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Everything posted by AngryBeaver

  1. AngryBeaver

    Rene Ritchie throws down the gauntlet with Linus

    We will have to agree to disagree here then. I don't consider 10% or more a minor benefit. I have also been overclocking for roughly 20 years. The gains less because Intel for example is already pushing boosts as high as feasible and AMD needs every bit of clock speed it can get to stay competitive. Now I am not saying you can't get excellent results on air, but a good custom loop gives better results. This is due to how lower temps reduce electron migration meaning higher clocks at lower voltage.... lower voltage means less heat. Anyways let's look at this in a productivity setting and not gaming. If I gain 10% (at the low end) in an 8hr day that saves me 48 minutes meaning in a week I would save 4hrs of time or gain 4hrs of workload. That adds up quickly and makes that machine much more profitable and pays for itself in short order.
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    Rene Ritchie throws down the gauntlet with Linus

    Fiber is becoming more and more available. You also will be seeing more channel bonding on the upload side for cable. So 150+ mbps should be a lot more accessible. I mean it isn't like shadow is sending out 200+ mbps. They claim that only 15mbps of downloaded is needed to enjoy their service with good quality. For example I have a steam stream box and it is normally under 100mbps of usage by a decent bit. Anyways I wasn't saying this is the solution all should take, just that it can be a viable and/or more powerful alternative. Now the above is from a gaming point of view. For rdp it is MUCH lower.
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    How practical is 1 CPU 2 Gamers?

    So it is viable if you pick the hardware for it. The thing is you still need double everything except CPU , motherboard, psu, and case. Now the thing is by the time you invest in a CPU and motherboard that has the optimum cores and pci-e lanes... then you would have probably built two machines for less or around the same price.
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    What's the best Windows Server OS for me?

    I would go with 2016 standard. Just my personal Pref
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    Rene Ritchie throws down the gauntlet with Linus

    I am surprised more people don't just run beastly machines and just remote in on a cheap laptop. You could also set up a home VPN and stream your games via something like steam (if you have the upload) I mean I look at it this way. What is a decent macbook pro gonna cost me.. 1.5 -2k ish I am guessing. That means I could spent 1500 on a very solid desktop and then pick up a 350-500 dollar laptop that has good storage, memory and processor.
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    Rene Ritchie throws down the gauntlet with Linus

    This is completely false. You do get performance benefits. In a nvidia GPU for example you don't get the boost down clocks at around 55c. You also can push the farther in most cases. Now on the CPU side depending in the chip there is also some solid gains to be had here. I mean between GPU and CPU you might only get 10 or 15 % more performance than air, but it is there if you have a proper loop. Now if you have a golden chip on CPU and GPU the gains can be a good bit higher.
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    Can I make some money off this?

    Honestly, this is a very competitive sector now. You don't have the name or warranty the big names do. Your best bet would be using craigslist or Facebook market to buy cheap, but decent PC hardware. If you get a good enough deal you might be able to turn around and sell the finished product for some profit. If you really want it to get lots of hits make sure it is very visibly appealing.
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    Can one dude program a operating system?

    It really depends on the language used. You can program and OS rarely quickly with a high level language, but if you wanted to use something low level like machine language it would take way longer than 10 years on your own.
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    Best System Information Tools

    HwInfo is a good tool.
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    Would you pay $130 for this used PC?

    130 for PC 150 for a rx580 75-100 for 3770k So for 355-380 you could have a very decent gaming pc. Now if the motherboard doesn't support overclocking then you would save another 10-20 bucks on a 3770 used. Also you could get a 2600k for 35-50 used and they can pretty much all overclock to 4.4ghz and above. You will just lose pci-e 3.0 support, but that shouldn't hurt fps much if at all on a 580
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    How to teach someone PC hardware?/Where to start?

    Ok this is going to sound funny, but I had a young nephew that wanted to get in to the PC building. I got him a cheap copy of PC building simulator on steam. He LOVES that game. He has also learned all the components, how to build a PC, and how to troubleshoot issues. He did need my help on overclocking, but after explaining voltage/temp balance and how it relates to CPU clocks... he has even been doing decent there. So if young I would recommend this game. Gives them knowledge in a fun way.
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    GPU sparked :( help

    I would look at something like a 970, 980, 580 (amd), or 1060 6gb. If you are on a budget. Depending on where you live you can get a NEW 580 for about 150 atm and that comes with 2-3 games. All of these choices would outperform your current card... although the 970 would only be slightly, but you should be able to find one dirt cheap used.
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    How long do you use your pcs?

    I have machines that get uses in my lab going all the way back to a 2600k at (4.7k I think atm) now the GPU in it has been upgraded to a 580 lately (100 bucks open box at microcenter). Now on a personal level I generally upgrade pretty often. I still have an used 2080ti that was going to be part of a 9900k build that I shelved waiting on ryzen 3000 to hit. I plan on going with a 16c/32t CPU with a high overclock if possible. I tend to custom water every machine I build now. Now on the newest upgrades coming if the ryzen 3000 can hit 4700mhz it will be a pure win. I game at 1440p minimum on my main rig so high fps bottlenecks aren't a concern this generation. I still come across a lot of retired dolls that rock 4770s or 4570s that I toss a low power GPU in like a 1050ti or now the 1150ti. I generally sell these off for about 250-300 for a decent gaming rig for someone or at cost to friend/family.
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    Help!!! Low fps after cleaning pc

    Coolant oil? To a machine that doesn't have an AIO or water cooling? Not a good idea, probably part of the problem if you did. Now the truth Is that card is outdate and was the lowest of the low end of it's generation. You would be better off buying a used card that will fit like a 1050ti or a 1150ti. Yes it will set you back between 80-150 bucks, but the performance will be MUCH better. You could also pick up a used 680,770,780,970... for less than 80 bucks (if they will fit and you have a good enough PSU) which would also make a vast improvement. Hell a 570 an be had for a hundred bucks these days and it is on par with a 1060 3gb.
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    Pc upgrade.

    Not sure what your plans are for the machine, but that chipset is basically dead and investing in it at all is wasted money. I would start peicing together a budget build. I literally just built a AMD 2600/580 combo build for less than 600 around a month or 2 ago (birthday present for a relative)... think my total was 535ish. I can provide the microcenter receipt I'd needed lol
  16. Single channel vs dual channel only makes a big difference if you are benchmarking your memory. In real world usage the difference is imperceptible. You might gain a 1 or 2 fps in a game, so if you are seeing more than that then the reviewer has a flawed test setup.
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    What does your company offer as a work computer?

    Let's see... at my current employer I have a nice Dell laptop with an 8700 and 16gb of ram. I also have an HP Zbook with a beastly xeon and 32gb of ram (my main workhorse), then lastly I have my examiner machine that I am constantly remoting in to which is running dual xeons with 512gb of ram and about 40Tb of raid protected storage. My desk at work consists of 5 displays. 3 to my 8700 and 2 connected to the Zbook. I also run 4 monitors horizontal and 1 vertical. I just use a nice KVM to switch between the two as needed.
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    How much to charge for Tech Support?

    I personally do it for free most of the time to help out people around here... not really in the need for cash and I like to help out my local community as I can. Now that being said the hourly rate can be anywhere from 25-100/hr. It really just depends on how well known you are or if you have a little self run business for it. I have taken little 1-2 night gigs from a few people I know in the field to just help them get caught up and normally the rate is close to the upper range on 1099. I rarely do this anymore though as I have twin boys I am raising.
  19. This isn't going to stop micro-transactions. It is just going to remove the pay real money for a box with random items inside. So as long as you KNOW exactly what you are getting from the purchase it is fine... it is only when that purchase leads to a random reward.
  20. Just a little info. I don't want to post it here (think it violates rules), but you can google it. There is a way to change the browser code (easily) to make it think you have an AMD card and get it to work. It is literally just one line of code and then hitting enter and reloading the page. Goodluck.
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    GPU upgrade fence jump or sit tight

    I am in the same boat just on the CPU side. I am itching to build a new machine and I am just waiting on the ryzen 3000 line at this point. If they can put out a 16c/32 thread CPU that can hit 4.6+ ghz for the $550 ish.. then it is a no brainer, but the waiting is killing me.
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    What MY School HAS!!

    That being a state school means it is in part funded by everyone living in that state. Now on your pell grant covering your tuition... I just don't see that happening on anything higher than maybe a 2 year college... the pell grant does help, but it is far from covering the majority of tuition for a 4+ year school. Now I am not saying there is anything wrong with that, that is what FSA is for, but with the way the IRS is taking over the Federal loan program in 2020... I have a bad feeling for getting that funding moving forward. I mean I just got done fighting the IRS over them changing my filing status in 2014 (because they thought I didn't qualify for head of household) which then said I owed 2400 in back taxed... then tacked on interest and fee's pushing the total over 10k. No clue why they decided to do all of this around the time I filed my 2018 taxes... thankfully I found a decent tax lawyer. Anyways my point is the IRS likes to do things like the above because most of the time they get away with it... because well they are the federal government. It makes me concerned for the future of education loans when they will try to apply the same system they have in place for taxes.
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    Do not buy from newegg!!!

    Before I moved to a state with a microcenter I would use newegg exclusively. The problem is that over the years the quality of their service has declined along with their customer service. The last experience I had with them was terrible and if I did need to order parts online I would probably use Amazon first these days. The last experience I had was for a PC case for a relative I was going to build a machine for. The box was completely crushed in shipping and I refused the shipment. Well newegg decided they were going to charge me a restocking fee and make me pay to re-ship a new item all because I didn't notify them before denying the shipment. Basically, they said I should have accepted it and then requested a return with a new shipping label. This was one of the rare times I chose to use them and after having this experience I decided it would be the last. In the end I ordered the case from Amazon and filed a dispute with my bank claiming services not rendered. I got back my original purchase amount and newegg lost the business and the money.
  24. Honestly OP, I would just pick up a pair of Arctis 3 or 5's and call it a day. My teenager has a pair of the 5's which will work on analog or usb. I have found using them with Dolby Atmos is about as good as it gets. So if you have windows 10 I would recommend spending the little money for Dolby Atmos and picking up a good set of analog or even usb headphones. The whole 5.1 or 7.1 surround headphone thing is just a gimmick anyways. Now if you use the Dolby Atmos or to a slightly lesser extent Windows sonic... then you will see decent results. That is because they are object orientated instead of directional. So instead of a sound being coded to come from the back left speaker or side right channel... they are instead placed in a 3d space. With headphones the speakers are generally in the same area(don't need to build the 3d space by configuring speaker locations) so it is easy to create the correct effects to place that item into a virtual 3d space. Now to elaborate on the above. We only have 2 ear drums, but somehow can tell direction of sounds. That is because of the way the sound shifts or hits our ears at different times. That is what Dolby Atmos taps into to create the 3d space and they are basically slightly changing the sound of each object to reproduce what you would hear naturally from that virtual position.