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About Krolic

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  • Interests
    Physics, gaming, computers, every thing tech
  • Biography
    Currently a PhD student in medical biophysics researching machine vision learning for CT images, Masters in Physics focusing on electromagnetic induction, and undergrad in Engineering Physics.... so ya, I'm kind of a nerd. Love gaming, tech, physics, electronics, and generally everything with electricity that is out of my student budget. Always love a fun DIY tech project, let me use my engineering degree to good use (especially if I can save a buck).
  • Occupation
    Graduate Student


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3800x
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime X570-Pro
  • RAM
    32 GB DDR4 @ 3600 MHz
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1070 AMP!
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    Intel 600P @ 512 GB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    B&W DM4 Bookshelf
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Maybe I should look into Autonomous, I've seen ads for them before. What refurbishers do you know of, potentially, if any?
  2. I'll look into those brands. However, I'm not too thrilled about shopping second hand these days. By ErgoChair, do you mean the one from Autonomous?
  3. Sounds good. Could you link it possibly?
  4. With all the working from home, and the fact that I'll probably be working from home for a long long while, I'm looking at investing in a new gaming/office chair. What are some good options. I'm thinking Secret Lab. I would LIKE a Herman Miller, but alas I can't afford. Thinking around a few hundred dollars. PS: I live in Toronto if that helps.
  5. Yes... but money, and lack there of.
  6. It has more to do with the heat and fan noise.
  7. I use it when I have stuff open that I still need the next day for work.
  8. I've had the issue for the longest time where my PC will not stay asleep. Even more, I've recently changed hardware the past November/December as well as reinstalled Windows 10 fresh not too long ago. However, before and even now my PC does not always stay asleep. This usually is not an issue as it is usually in another room, but with the current world events I've moved back with my parents for the next few months (less crowded area) and my PC is now in my room.
  9. What kind of aftermarket GPU coolers are available, other than liquid cooling.
  10. I found the fans, but the estimated shipping from China is already about a month and I except that's going to be a lot worse right now.
  11. I thought coil whine originally but looking at videos online on what it sounds like and some testing I'm pretty sure it is the fans.
  12. TLDR: GPU fans seem to be dying, not sure how to fix without buying fans from China that will take months to get here, or if I should buy a new card. Not looking for really janky DIY solutions with fans and zip-ties (I know those are a thing). I recently noticed the fans in my GPU are sounding odd and the bearings seem to be wearing out, and I'm not sure how much life they have left (weeks, months, years, etc.). With everything in the world right now (ie, Human Malware - (C) Gamers Nexus) I am not sure what the best plan is. I am currently rocking a Zotac GTX 1070 Amp and was able to find aftermarket fan replacements, but they are shipping from China and the current estimated time is about a month, which will probably be much longer right now. My other options are to buy a card comparable to what I have now (ie, something used or a 1660 Ti) or actually upgrade (2060 super). I only have 1080p monitors but they are 144Hz, so I am looking for high refresh rate. Prices on newer cards are still OK right now (by looking at Amazon) but unclear what will happen in the coming months, and I will need one for both work and gaming, and gaming is a necessity for my sanity. I know they are janky DIY options to fix GPU fans (ie, fans and zip-ties), but I'm not looking to do something like that and with my luck I'll just brick it. What I'm wondering is exactly what to do right now given my situation and the market. I was hoping for the newer 3000 series, but they'll probably be more pushed back and in higher demand raising prices. PS: I do need NVIDIA since my work from home does use CUDA. I would love a 5700(XT) but they won't work well with the work I do. Unfortunately the stuff I use is not compatible with OpenCL, yet.
  13. That's not entirely true. If you have a massive hardware change then there can be compatible issue bugs that can occur. In those situations a fresh install is generally needed.
  14. Not anymore. It's very common, even from Dell or best buy computers to have multiple drives. Laptops don't, but a significant amount of desktops do.
  15. Ugh... Why is Windows like that. I'm probably better off doing a fresh install on the boot drive and fully reformatting the secondary drive and fully starting fresh. Microsoft needs to figure out that most systems have more than one drive in them.