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  1. Austinjh

    Best way to transport gaming pc

    I'll have my Pro Tech Toolkit with me. I'm sure a lot of other people will have theirs too.
  2. Austinjh

    Where is everyone staying? Looking for places.

    I'll be at the Samesun Hostel as well.
  3. @Infensus oh wicked. I've never stayed in a hostel so I opted for the shared bathroom private room.
  4. I'll be flying in from Penticton Friday night if anyone wants to hang before the event. I'm staying at the Samesun Hostel until Monday. I'll also be at the BYOC.
  5. Austinjh

    Upgrading mom's desktop advice

    I'd rather buy new components for warranty purposes and Id also still have to get a wireless card to solve the original problem. As far as their website goes Asus doesn't have an ITX prime board with WiFi for LGA 1151. Thanks, I'll keep the 1030 in mind for the old parts. Hmm, oh ok, I haven't really consider Ryzen, I usually stick with Intel but I'll take a look at it. I'll have to look into the codecs more, I'm not that knowledgeable on them, thanks for the advice.
  6. Hi, I'm planning on upgrading the desktop I built for my mom 5ish years ago. The primary reason is she will need WiFi soon and instead of adding a wireless card I'd rather upgrade the core components. Her current system includes: i3 3225 Asus P8H77-I 2x4GB Corsair DDR3 2x1TB WD Blue Corsair semi-modular powersupply (maybe a cx500, I cant remember) BitFenix Prodigy I'll be adding an 860 evo 500GB this weekend, making it the os+programs drive, and using one HDD for storage and the other for backups. She has a small book keeping business which is the desktops primary use. Also something of note is that when I originally built it I installed 32 bit windows because I was an idiot. So I have to reinstall windows anyways so I figured I'd combine it will the SSD install. Currently the plan is to go with an: Intel i3 8100 Asus ROG Strix B360-I Motherboard (I'm partial to Asus and its not too expensive on Newegg canada) 2x4GB DDR4 (whatever is cheapish at the time of purchase) It's a pretty basic upgrade but is there any other boards or processors I should consider? What could I do with the old hardware? Would it work for an HTPC or something? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  7. Austinjh

    DAC for MSI GS63VR

    @Amforev Sorry I'm not the most proficient with my audio terms. I was assuming a usb sound card was a DAC. Is something like this my best option? Eventually I will build a desktop so I'd like something that I can carry over to that
  8. Austinjh

    DAC for MSI GS63VR

    What DAC would you recommend? I have an MSI GS63VR. The headphone and mic ports don't work also the middle usb port (same PCB). I use vmoda headphones with the boompro mic. I'm thinking under $200 but that's flexible. Also what have you guys done to help with loud laptop fans in game. I don't want to annoy other players. I do use a moniter as my primary screen so I can relocate the laptop a little. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  9. Hey, I started undervolting the 6700HQ in my MSI gs63vr. Using XTU Ive got it down to -.200 while doing a 5 min stress test between voltage drops. When I test with XTU I get a CPU temps around 72C. But when I test with Prime95 it sits around 90C to95C. Is it normal for Prime95 to be so much higher? Ive never done any under or overvolting before so I have no idea. So far Im only 30 mins into the Prime95 test, my intention is to run it over night. Thanks
  10. Austinjh

    Backup Opinions

    Ok so if using an external drive is the best then there is no way to automate it?
  11. Austinjh

    Backup Opinions

    Hey question for you guys, My moms computer has 2-1TB WD Blues in it. Only one is in uses as I've wanted to setup backups or something. She has a small book keeping business so daily backups would be ideal. With this whole ransom ware scare, what is the best option. Linus had mentioned snap shots on last WAN Show, what are the hardware requirements for that? Thanks
  12. Austinjh

    Back Up drive Question?

    Thanks ill probably go with the internal drive then.
  13. Austinjh

    Back Up drive Question?

    Thanks, It will be just in the one desktop i built for her a couple years ago. How does using syncback compare to using an external? can both be set up to do automatic back ups?
  14. Austinjh

    Back Up drive Question?

    Hi, I'm wanting to setup some type of backup drive or external drive for my moms computer for christmas. She is a part time book keeper and it is important she doesnt lose data. What im wanting to know, is it better to install another drive in her computer and install software for it. or buy something like a seagate back up thing and use its software. im hoping it can be something i can set up and forget and its automatic. Dont know a who lot about back ups as i usually just wipe my macbook if anything goes wrong. Thanks for any advice.
  15. Austinjh

    32bit Windows Ram Usage

    hey, The computer i built for my mom a few years ago has 8gb ram and original had windows 8. I installed it as 32 bit there for it only accesses 4gb. it now has windows 10 and i am wondering if there is a way to upgrade to 64 bit without a fresh install? Thanks in advance! Intel i3 3225 Asus P8H77-I 8gb Corsair vengeance ddr3