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zombienerd

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About zombienerd

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    Shazbot

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    White Mountains, NH, USA

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 1600
  • Motherboard
    AsRock X370 Killer SLI/ac
  • RAM
    16GB Team Vulcan
  • GPU
    Dual GTX 960
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide AIR 540
  • Storage
    Samsung 850evo
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus Gold
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Masterliquid 240
  • Keyboard
    MX Blue

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  1. I've done it once or twice lol... Mostly personal servers. But even regular DDR2 was hot stuff. There's a reason you'll find a LOT of interesting coolers for DDR2, such as this old gem: https://www.newegg.com/thermaltake-amcooling-kit-fan-heatsinks/p/N82E16835116004?Item=N82E16835116004
  2. DDR2 was HOT stuff. I had a dual Xeon Supermicro server with registered ECC DDR2 that would REGULARLY hit 100c if I didn't keep massive airflow going over them.
  3. An austrialian chiropractor and his engineer friend have released a study linking bone spurs at the base of the skull to a heavy use of mobile devices. I'm not sure I buy into it, but stranger things have occurred in nature. http://fortune.com/2019/06/20/horns-growing-human-skulls-cell-phones/
  4. Judging by the age, your thermal paste was probably dried, and the fall probably cracked it, causing it to lose good thermal contact. Remove the cooler, and replace the thermal paste.
  5. Looking at BOM cost, a 15-16" 1080p 60fps panel w/ controller + keyboard + USB hub + chassis + 5W speakers would come in at around $150 for decent quality parts. I'm not looking for some tiny 11" screen. I want 15-17 inches. I'd also really prefer to not stream, and just connect directly to a desktop. The desktop I'm currently using in my bedroom is only temporary. I plan to put together a slightly better build. I don't plan to go back to a laptop for this use case. I'll either deal with my 8lb lap desk, or make something a little lighter.
  6. That's how I was running things until my 10 year old Compaq died a few days ago. I had in-home streaming from my primary gaming rig (specs in signature) - and had full desktop control using a dummy "game" (Notepad.exe) in steam lol.
  7. I'm fairly decent at design, and I have no doubt I could create this product myself, I just wouldn't ever have the funds to actually have such a beast produced lol... Maybe I should start a kickfarter for it lol. I am tired of Janky, and just want something simple, elegant, and purpose built that does what I want it to. Didn't even think of speakers, that would be a nice feature.
  8. I've been waiting years for someone to design a monitor with keyboard in a laptop form factor that I could plug into a Desktop PC. This would be perfect for bedroom gaming, couch gaming, etc. My bedroom laptop died, and I resurrected my old janky lap desk idea. I built a temporary "gaming" rig out of scrap parts I had laying around (Phenom II 955 with 16gb and a GTX 750). Currently, my bedroom PC "Lap Desk" is a piece of OSB, skinned in Vinyl, with a 19" monitor screwed to it with drywall screws, and a cheap keyboard/mouse. I've used some iteration of this type of setup for 8 out of the last 10 years. I'm tired of having 6-7 lbs on my lap. What I really want is a lightweight LCD with a moderately acceptable keyboard attached on a hinge, with a USB cable and a HDMI/DP port. I'd even be okay if it required a wall wart for power, lol. Is that too much to ask? EDIT - I'm aware of the $400-600 Console Monitor/Keyboard combos for server racks. Those things weigh more than my current ugly setup, and cost about 4x what they should.
  9. Double check your power switch connector. Re-seat the CPU power connector (8 pin) Re-seat RAM. Try one stick of ram in all 4 slots (one at a time).
  10. There is no benefit to using an AMD GPU with an AMD CPU, Intel CPU, Nvidia, in any combination thereof. Figure out what programs he'll be using for editing, and look up reviews to see if it plays better with AMD or Nvidia, then go from there.
  11. SSD - Solid State Drive DRAM - Dynamic Random Access Memory NAND - a type of Flash Memory NVME - A drive connected directly to PCIe bus, not SATA. SSD does not require DRAM, but having a DRAM Cache can speed up the drive. Nearly all SSD's (Sata AND NVME) use NAND flash. NVME connects to the PCIe bus instead of using SATA. Basically, the difference to the end user is speed. NVME is faster than Sata. DRAM cache speeds up any drive.
  12. Buy a Used GPU. I recommend the R9 390X or R9 390. You'll be able to VR at 1080 for about 80-90 bucks.
  13. Ahh... Yeah, what ^ they ^ said. That is normal. You need more anti-aliasing, higher resolution, scaling change, or all three.
  14. I'm not seeing what you're complaining about... Might be your monitor, and only you can see it. Try shooting your monitor with your cellphone camera.
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