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About DeadnightWarrior

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  • Birthday 1976-12-18

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 Patriot Viper 4 3200
  • GPU
    Vega 11
  • Case
    Sharkoon S25-W
  • Storage
    M.2 NVME Adata Gammix S10 128Gb + Toshiba P300 1Tb
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Hamburg 530W 
  • Display(s)
    AOC I2490PXQU
  • Cooling
    Wraith Stealth
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K120
  • Mouse
    Microsoft basic mouse
  • Sound
    the usual integrated Realtek
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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  1. I'd say it's more than adequate. I actually purchased three A400s during the years and I think they're decent drives overall and well worth the price.
  2. I'd wait for the new chipsets / CPUs to become available, that's granted. But if you absolutely need it NOW, I guess you could go with an X470 motherboard (B450 if you're on really tight budget), a decent 16Gb DDR4 kit at around 3000/3200 Mhz and maybe a Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G: having more than capable IGPs, these chips could eliminate the need for a graphics card until you're ready to buy the one you want. Down the line, you could easily upgrade to a 2600 / 3600.
  3. Well, it seems the majority is still using ODDs one way or another. And being on a forum like this where most of its users are tech-savy, the result is even more significant. I don't know about you but I'm yet to find a single techtuber who isn't thrashing optical media saying that "No one uses this anymore", like it was a given fact and RGB radiators and fans were more important than anything else... Well, it seems it ISN'T a given fact, at least not yet!
  4. A little poll about dear old shiny discs. I'm a bit old style and still use them, after all I have a TON of music, movies, games and software on those things and I certainly won't throw them away any time soon! What do you say?
  5. I know the 2x00Gs are way better, after all I'm using a 2400G for my main rig and I'm really happy with it. Considering the HTPC is already performing great with the A8-7600, I don't think I need that much of an upgrade. Apart for some retrogaming I hardly ever game on it and the multimedia performance is right where I want it (remember, it's 1080p only). Also, I will never overclock anything 'cause I want the system to be as quiet and consume as little power as possible. However I can find the 200GE priced at around 39€ while the 2200G is around 80€ (including taxes). I could throw in a basic B450 motherboard and maybe upgrade the CPU later, who knows...
  6. Hi all, So here's the situation: - My mother has an old AMD A4-5300 that is quickly becoming a serious bottleneck, even for web browsing. - I have an HTPC sporting the A8-7600 that's serving me very well in terms of performance (perfect 1080p Blu Ray playback, perfect music / video streams and decent retrogaming with emulators, even set at the 45W TDP). Now, I might consider replacing my mom's A4 with the A8, which should be a significant improvement overall. On the other hand I'd have to put a new motherboard / APU / ram combo in my HTPC. The Athlon 200GE seems up to the task: Zen architecture vs Bulldozer, DDR4 ram vs DDR3, Vega graphics vs R5, 35W TDP vs 45W. The only "drawback" would be 2 cores / 4 threads vs 4 cores / 4 threads but we know that 2 Bulldozer cores are more or less one hyperthreaded core, so... The question is: would it be an upgrade performance wise? Or would I simply see no improvement overall? For reference, the rest of the system consist of a Kingston A400 SSD, an LG sata Blu Ray drive, 8Gb of ram (maybe Patriot Viper 4 3000 - still thinking about that) and a generic SFX 400W PSU, all hooked to a Samsung 39" 1080p non-smart TV. Thanks to all
  7. Hi all, I have a really weird issue with UltraVNC. I use it to connect to a 2-in-1 Lenovo and everything works fine except for one thing: I can't type dots! I mean dots like [ . ] EVERY OTHER key works, including symbols and accents (I'm on a standard Italian layout). I'm forced to copy a dot and type it using CTRL-V ... It's Windows 10 on both sides, I really can't figure out what's wrong. Any thoughts on how to solve this very annoying problem?
  8. Well if I needed a reason to think again about AIOs, now I have plenty of them for sure Guess I'll try to squeeze some performance out of the Spire and if it doesn't go that well, I'll look for a decent air cooler and that's it.
  9. Could it be a driver issue? Maybe installing or re-installing the latest Intel chipset drivers could improve the situation.
  10. I made the assumption that a liquid cooler would be quieter but I may very well be wrong. The Gammaxx looks eerily similar to CM's Hyper series (there are SO MANY 212s out there! )... so would one of those outperform my Spire or should I consider a higher budget? I seem to have plenty of room in my case anyways but something like a Noctua would definitely be overkill for me.
  11. Hi all, So I have my trusted Ryzen 5 2400G running at stock speed with its original cooler. I'd love to try some overclocking (I never really tried to overclock anything to be honest) but I'm worried about temperatures and above all, noise. Please keep in mind that I'm not after "extreme" OC and I have a tight budget anyways. I found the Cooler Master Master Liquid Lite 120 on sale for 40€ (= around 45 USD) and it's really tempting me. My question is: will it be better than the Wraith Spire or is it a waste of money? For reference, here's what my system looks like. The radiator would replace the blue exhaust fan on the back. (I know, I should improve cable management...) Thank you
  12. Proud of my little Ryzen 5 2400G at stock speed! It was running at 3.76 Ghz during the tests, here are the results: R20 R15
  13. If you already have one and don't want / need ultra high resolution / framerates, then the FX can still hold it's own. But buying one new? I'd never do that. You'd be stuck with an old platform, DDR3 memory only, expensive motherboards and mostly an old, underperforming and power hungry CPU architecture. Any AMD Ryzen or 7th / 8th / 9th generation i5 would be significantly faster and much more efficient than any FX chip out there. And a lot more modern as well.
  14. Cool! At some point I had Intel with Nvidia and then AMD with ATI But that was a very long time ago!
  15. Maybe (and I say MAYBE, I don't really know for sure) the fact that an all AMD system has a unified driver could help a little. I mean, if you have and AMD CPU and GPU you'd only use one driver package for chipset and video and that's the Radeon Crimson one. While if you had an AMD CPU and an Nvidia GPU you'd already have to use two very different packages. Same with an Intel CPU and any kind of GPU out there. That being said, I don't think a GPU would care about what processor it's working with, as long as it's well balanced.