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About MEC-777

  • Title
    A little context goes a long way.


  • CPU
    i7-4770K @4.3
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-E
  • RAM
    16GB @1600 - Kingston Hyper X & AData XPGv1
  • GPU
    GTX 1070 FE w/ Kraken G12 + H55 AIO @2050MHz/9GHz
  • Case
    InWin 303 White
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 120GB SSD + 2x Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDDs
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 850 GS
  • Display(s)
    Asus 24" 1920 x 1080p + Samsung 19" 1440 x 900p + RCA 40" 1080p TV
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Lucifer V2 w/ TF120 fan + 6x TF120 chassis fans
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Reds
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Epic
  • Sound
    Edifier 1380 2.1 Speakers + Steel Series Siberia V2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Central Ontario Canada
  • Interests
    Building and racing cars (autocross, ice racing, time attack), anything technical/mechanical, fixing/building/troubleshooting PCs, PC gaming.
  • Biography
    Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering/Automotive products Design
  • Occupation
    Technician of Architectural Engineering for local school board

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  1. Experiences with non-techies

    Saw this today. Had to share it.
  2. GPU Debate

    Go with the 1070. -Run almost any game at 1080p, max settings and 1440 med-high settings. -It's very power efficient, quiet and cool running (even the FE which I have). -Don't be deceived by GPUBoost 3.0, they actually OC ALOT (above the actual rated base/boost clocks). -Has more than enough Vram (8GB) for future gaming at 1080p/1440. (980Ti may become limited here, like the 980 did with only 4GB). -Don't bother with SLI. Only works well in a handful of games, if that and can give you more issues/tinkering than it's worth. SLI is becoming a very niche thing. -Newer, can still be purchased brand new with full warranty.
  3. Show off your old and retro computer parts

    With 2 PC's going (3 CPUs and 2 GPUs) it barely made any difference. So with one more PC (using GPU only), it won't be much worse. It helps to reduce the GPU power limit to 60%, which I don't think too many people realise you can do without sacrificing hash rates.
  4. Show off your old and retro computer parts

    It does have 3GB ram with 3x 1GB sticks taking up 3 of the 4 slots. I'll check and see if they're all the same brand, clocks and CL. I have a feeling the previous owner(s) at some point added a stick or two that maybe didn't match. Odd that it works fine with the Core 2 Duo and not the Core 2 Quad. Certain hardware can definitely be picky though, for sure. Will experiment and see if that's the issue. Thanks.
  5. Show off your old and retro computer parts

    I consider them old(er), but still decently capable for basic use by today's standards. Have a Q6600 to put into this machine, but it won't run with it installed for some reason. I updated the BIOS and the chip was tested when I bought it locally just yesterday (I saw it working with my own eyes), yet it won't work in this machine. It is a supported CPU for this motherboard, so not sure why it won't work. Any thoughts? When I put it in, it won't POST, it just runs all the fans at max speed and does nothing (blank screen).
  6. Show off your setup!

    Do what I do with old free PCs that still run; Stuff a half-decent cheap GPU in it and turn them into budget mining rigs.
  7. Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Combined some old(er) parts with some new(er) parts. Dell Inspiron 530 Core 2 Duo 6300 1.86GHz 3GB DDR2 ram MSI GTX 760 2GB OC Thermaltake 750w PSU (which is honestly by far the loudest component in the system, even at idle ). Total cost: $85 ($60 for GPU and $25 for the PSU). Unbalanced? Heck yeah, but it's just for mining anyways.
  8. Statements that trigger tech fans.

    There is actually some truth to that, but it's only relevant in specific situations. Like if you're moving quickly through the map and it's trying to load all the objects and textures as you move along.
  9. Shoe-horned a GTX 760 into an old core 2 duo machine. Because mining. ;) 



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    2. MEC-777


      7850's actually mine better than 760's. ;) At least for Monero and comparing the 2GB versions.

    3. wkdpaul


      Yeah, a friend of mine just got a 7850 for $50 (CAD) and he's happily mining, I'm at fault for that since I kept showing him my mining stuff and how much I had made and he decided to jump in! xD

    4. MEC-777


      That's a good price for a 7850. They mine monero quite well for the price. I'm looking to grab a handful of R9 290's hopefully in the next month or so as they're fairly heavy hitters on both monero and ether. Little pricier but the ROI is pretty short.

  10. Wondered who that was. They didn't really give a proper intro on the show.
  11. Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa

    You could try dropbox, upload the raw video file, then share the link here.
  12. Show off your setup!

    Solo, Ether and Monero.
  13. I want to know the hash rate of this monster...
  14. Statements that trigger tech fans.

    Reminds me of another trigger of mine: when people advertise their used laptops or PCs as "gaming" machines, yet they only have Intel HD graphics. >_< When people advertise 4+ year old graphics cards for near original retail price. Yeah, good luck with that...
  15. Show off your setup!

    Another budget mining rig under construction... (Don't hate me. I'm buying older, used GPUs, not new ones. ).