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AngryBeaver

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  1. AngryBeaver

    Rooting for AMD hard right now

    Just wait until the intel GPUs start hitting the market. It will really start to shake up the GPU market and hopefully the new competition will make it a better market for consumers.
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    Terrible EU prices on Ryzen

    Well independent reviews are still a bit off, but if these chips hit the numbers they are suspected to with the IPC improvements we have been told... then even at those prices they are a steal. 12 cores for the price of 8? The hardest decision for me is should I pull the trigger on the 12 core or wait another quarter for the 16 core. Them again the nee leaks on the 10nm intel chips are pretty interesting. I am expecting intel to try and rush out a competitor and maybe for a more competitive price. They haven't been pushed this hard in almost a decade.
  3. Then you are going to need something with good single thread performance and an SSD to handle the game (for saves). Honestly, if it is just one server I would go on the cheap. Pick up a dell optiplex for 150-200 used. You should be able to get one that has a 4770 cpu in it and 8gb of ram. Then you just need another 8gb of ram for 45-50 bucks and a cheap 512tb ssd for 50ish. So 250-300 total and it will run the server much better than an old rack mount machine. The 4770 has great single thread performance and being a quad core you can host atleast 2 servers for rust simultaneously.
  4. What game are you wanting to host, how many players, and how many simultaneous servers. Depending on the game, players, and number of servers the needs can be drastically different.
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    Apple continues to sue norway phone repair shop owner

    This is false. They are not the most profitable , but they are in the top 5. So they are currently number 3... they are about half of Walmart who destroys everyone. Then you have Amazon who will overtake them in a few years.
  6. Just use a site like haveibeenpwned.com which will look for pastes and other places these passwords can be shared. Then just issue a take down notice on them and change any accounts that used the same password
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    When do you upgrade

    I tend to upgrade or do a new build when I see a new peice of tech that I want.
  8. Yet both Intel and AMD mostly use base clocks to determine the estimated TDP. Enabling all core boosts already can kick it up a great deal... then xfr pushes it further... then whatever voltage you toss at it for the overclock. A 105 watt chip pulling 300 watts with a good overclock isn't a huge stretch.
  9. I expect we will see 300+ TDP of heat on high overclock 16cores. So when it comes to tower coolers they are limited in how much bigger they can get to deal with heat. Unless we are going to keep the covers off the case... then you have to worry about the weight hanging off the socket. Not saying it won't cool a stock chip or even a mild overclock, but I think we are approaching the point where air cooling might be a more limiting factor.
  10. We might be coming to the point where large air coolers won't be able to remove enough heat for decent overclocks. I am hoping we see some new waterblock for ryzen 2... the flow and jet plates will need to be different to account for dies not being centered like pretty much all other chips have been.
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    HELP! My cats love my new PC

    I hope you aren't serious with this... if so you better refrain from ever having kids. Cat, dog, or kid... if I don't want it up there I will train or teach it not to be in short order. You own the cats, not the other way around.
  12. So I just went on dells website and used the custom SERVER configurator. I went with a R940 Power Edge. I tossed in 4 x Xeon Plat 8160's (24c/48t cpus) for a total of 96 cores and 192 threads. I also added a bigger power supply to support them and 46 sticks of 32gb ram for about 1.5TB of ram. I didn't play with raid disks or the like outside of the default. The total for this came to about 58k. Now you might ask WHY I did this comparison. That is because if you really need that kind of horsepower for your tasks it is better to go with a server grab system and then use it via RDP to process those tasks. If you need more GPU power then you toss in a few Quadros. Now my setup is much more powerful and overkill compared to the Apple machine, but it could easily supply the same amount of power to 3 users which makes it a much cheaper option in the end. All they would need would be a decent laptop to access it for processing. You can actually purchase a tower server with similar better specs than the Mac for much less as well. So just did it for giggles. A T440 Power Edge tower. With Dual 14c/28T Intel Golds for 28c/56t and 1.5TB of memory would come out to about 36k. Another 1400 for for two Radeon VII puts you at about 38K. Yet you are not stuck with AMD cards and can go with much better compute cards like the Quadro line. The best part is these can be under your desk and don't need you to remote in! For a nice 12K savings and many more options when it comes to upgrades and expansions.
  13. Which is why I don't support apple products. They are just a PITA. Look at how they work inside a corporate environment. Unless you are going to shell out for a apple server or use more limited linux options... you have very limited control over them. That is why we have finally decided to drop them 100% come end of lease. The executives might not like it, but they lost to security. Thankfully we had already phased out all the iPads in favor of surface pros.
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    My first delid

    I have always personally used RTV silicon gasket maker. I have tried both and seen no decrease in thermals with it. I just out a small bead on the edge of the IHS and make sure to leave a gap of about a 1/4" or so on one side. If you have the die mate just use the relid attachment. If now I just used a foam and clamp setup for about 2-4 hrs to let it set then let the socket hold it down which let's it completely dry over the next few days while you use it. The benefit to this is that if you do it properly noone can tell it was ever delidded. I mean I have only personally killed one chip and it was a very long time ago. It was the old vise and block of wood/rubber mallet method. Chip went flying and didn't survive. I have used a razor blade for all my delids since. Btw if you do not use an adhesive you need to move the IHS slightly down from center as it will move up when you clamp the chip down via the locking mechanism.
  15. I think Intel will bounce back in probably 2 years or so. The real problem is the setbacks they ran in to with the 10nm node or this wouldn't have been possible. This is actually good for us all. The last time AMD pulled ahead we saw some pretty big advancements and much more competitive pricing from Intel. I expect once 10nm hits and they refine the node a little for 10nm+ that we will see some pretty big leaps again in IPC, clocks, core counts, and power draw. The truth is I expect the first 10nm chips to take a slight IPC hit and hopefully offset it with a little higher clocks. So it will be a wash. That is to be expected with how optimized their 14nm is compared to 10nm atm though.
  16. I think you could probably list if as a minecraft/fortnite machine and pull in 175-250 for it USD. The parts on their own are worth much, but having it all together and posting some fps numbers for fornite will probably land you 250ish for it. The problem is you will be competing with retired workstations with a 1050 or 1050ti tossed in them for 250-350.
  17. I would have to agree with them. This isn't a disorder or disability. If I choose to play games 24/7 or gamble all my money then that is still a choice I am making. I let them take over my life because I am making constant decisions to allow it. I know that video games can cause you to release excess amounts of dopamine, but that is still a much different thing that addiction to say drugs. Games give kids quick access to self gratification which produces dopamine and makes them want to play more... so now anytime they aren't getting game time they feel bored. I have seen it with my teenager and once the additude showed me had a problem we cut game time drastically and made him do school sports to earn some time each day. It means he stopped being so socially excluded, he learned how to be part of a bigger team, and that he could have fun without needing games. Oh and he got in better shape. So again I feel these things are a problem introduced by parents or adults that just don't understand moderation. It is like anything else and too much of something can become a bad thing. It however is not some disability or disorder that needs backing.
  18. Can we stop classifying everything as a mental problem. People making bad choices and parents not keeping their kids in check doesn't make for a disorder. I guess we should all apply for long term disability because going to work takes us away from video games!
  19. AngryBeaver

    Have you ever bought extended warranty?

    The only things I might buy extended warranties for our my phones and my vehicles.
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    Single vs dual liquid cooling

    If you are going with an aio then don't got smaller than 240mm unless you are forced to due to size constraints (micro builds) Going with a 120mm or 140mm AIO isn't going to be much if any better than the h212.
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    IT Job Roles

    No promotion out of a Junior Role in 3 years? Now on to the specialized areas.... it really depends on your end goal. Do you want to do something you love over all else or do you want to make big bucks. So understanding what is most important to you is number 1. The next thing you need to do is look at what you have done and figure out what you liked doing most. You can then reference that to average pay in those roles and start moving towards the ones that tick the most boxes. Now if you are looking at high growth and potential jobs then I would recommend infosec and devops. They are very in demand jobs with big salaries and huge growth still coming.
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    What would u pick?

    In your scenario I think keeping the r7 is the best choice. Now choosing between the 2070 and 2080 the best option is to move up a tier vs buying a non reference card. That being said the R7 is no slouch and while it doesn't have ray tracing it isn't at an adoption rate that it matters yet. I also have a feeling that like nvidia, AMD might have a way to introduce it via drivers.
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    Any way to make money from my servers?

    So the truth is.... it isn't going to be realistic for you to make much doing this. You are on a home connection which will have limited bandwidth compared to a datacenter. The amount of time you would probably need to invest in support will make this a loss in the end too. I mean there are models that can make money, but getting out there enough to market for them is extremely tough in the saturated market we have.
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    Good custom loop case

    I am getting ready to toss together a system in July. I have been on the fence about my next case for over a year now (originally was going to do a 9900k build) I will be cooling both GPU and CPU and I am planning on using dual 420mm rads. The view71 rgb tg is one of the cases I like for the build, but I am sure there are better cases out there for the job. Just wanted to see what everyone else recommends.
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    Good custom loop case

    Awesome. Ya I picked the 420s because they have more surface area than a 480 while taking up less fan bays. I have heard the 140s that come with the rgb version do have good static pressure, but I'll probably swap then for ml140s (still unsure on this one). Then again maybe I will just order 3 or 4 more and use it on the other rad too.
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