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  1. thinwalrus

    GPU Recommendations

    If you can have a cheap Asus Vega 56 strix with the 6 game bundle, and you like those games you should check it out.
  2. thinwalrus

    So my pc is acting up once again

    Did the pc go to sleep? Or is it just the monitor? Next time you face this, try re-plugging the display power cord if it has no "hard" switch on it. Display port is a real piece of shit sometimes.
  3. thinwalrus

    So my pc is acting up once again

    Its hard to see what happens on that video. Did it do that while it was on or on startup? If its on start up and no picture it could be the same thing with monitor that I had. Pc booted up just fine and picture was showing on tv but I was not smart enough to check it before wasting an hour
  4. thinwalrus

    So my pc is acting up once again

    My pc sometimes lost dp-connected monitor with the fast start up on. Had to always use the real on/off rocker switch on monitor to get it to recognize it.
  5. thinwalrus

    So my pc is acting up once again

    Win 10 fast start up on or off? Turn it off and see if it helps.
  6. thinwalrus

    NEW PSU Tier List

    Ok so voltage/current protections wont kick in and save your other parts if psu gets too hot? I was trying to make a point that a top tier psu lacking in otp and with a loud fan in a hotbox, is likely to be better and last longer in use than a cheap budget model with otp, lower rated caps and a quiet fan in hotbox. And with a cheap budget model you are more likely to need any of those protection features? Or do the higher midtier(rmx) ones break down just as much as the budget lineup(cx) and have a higher price to cover the longer warranty(and parts)? I know I'm probably basing my hatred on Chinese brands on stuff that happened in early 2000:s or problems with counterfeit parts. But the fact that no large manufacturer is willing to give 10 year warranty to psu:s made solely using Chinese branded caps makes me think there is a known quality difference there.
  7. thinwalrus

    NEW PSU Tier List

    I was under the impression there are other protections too. Wont one of those kick in?
  8. thinwalrus

    NEW PSU Tier List

    Well maybe it has loud fan and lacks ocp Might be tier S otherwise. Manufacturers put tight protections on psus that are made of questionable parts. Funny enough its still better to have 105C Japanese cartel caps without otp than 85C fuhyooouuu or Capxon with otp if you are not swapping psus before they turn 5 years old.
  9. thinwalrus

    Is gamer meld for real?

    Its not like nvidia hw can run real ray tracing in anything modern looking. Quake 2...
  10. thinwalrus

    Headphones that let sound through

    Sennheiser rs185 are open. You'll need a bt receiver too.
  11. Its not how free market works. Apple has got away with this anti competitive extortion for way too long.
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    Use win+p and disable tv when you game on monitor?
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.88 @ OutletPC Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $288.99 @ SuperBiiz Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120mm Fan $7.49 @ SuperBiiz Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1027.07 Mail-in rebates -$50.00 Total $977.07 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 05:20 EDT-0400 Faster ram, cheaper and better cooler. Also an added fan as p350x has no exhaust on default. Easiest way to save 20$ is to swap cooler to hyper 212. Not as quiet but should still allow some oc.
  14. thinwalrus

    Which CPU for gaming and streaming

    You can always stream using shadowplay too if you have nVidia gpu. Its pretty lightweight.
  15. Its pretty much the same game nowadays as consoles are x86. Thats why the ports usually run 60fps even with bad old parts like fx8000-series. FX8350 is about twice as fast as the console jaguar. Pretty much same ipc but double clock speed.
  16. thinwalrus

    i7 6700k is it still good?

    Dont pay that kind of money for very old cpu. You can get 8600K/9600K and a new motherboard instead. Or are those some weird dollars worth 0.2-0.3 US?
  17. So you can buy and distribute apps to ios devices without using Apples store? Cool. I thought it was a closed platform where you are forced to pay Apple.
  18. So you think Microsoft has the right to do the same? 20-30% for every program purchased for windows?
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    Thoughts on build?

    Why do you ask for help if you know better? And you dont... You can oc memory with asrock boards too. If you dont need more pcie-slots, you dont need atx. Better off saving a bit or getting a decent cooler for cpu. Both of those Corsair psus are better longevity wise(made from quality parts), rm550x is a lot better in everything. 140mm fans have longer lifespan? Arctic fans have 5 year warranty so I would trust those over Fractals better branded stuff. 140mm moves more air, but does 120mm move enough air? Plus I just think 50£ 480GB ssd offers better value than a 40£ 250GB one, but what do I know.
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    Thoughts on build?

    I would buy two cheap Arctic F12/P12 pwm fans and spend the difference on quality psu. Corsair tx550m is +10£ and rm550x +20£. Another change I would make is the motherboard. Just get an Asrock b450m pro4. It has equal or better vrm and is 20£ cheaper. You can buy a cooler with that or add 10£ to budget and get a 480GB sandisk ssd.
  21. But its not only your choice if you live in a populated area. Your choice affects other people too.
  22. You really think you can reason with anti-vaxxers? It's a waste of time as they are like religious people. You would have to prove a negative. And vast majority of them would still reject that proof based on some paranoid ramblings of a non scientist. No vaccines and child mortality rates will spike to early 1900:s numbers. You have to protect people from their own stupidity as the diseases can take innocents too.
  23. thinwalrus

    CPU Temps Too High?

    Did you install the software(cam)? What rpm is pump and fan running?
  24. thinwalrus

    Looking for a QUIET Workstation for $2050

    That is true. Fan blowing against a radiator will make much more noise as the airflow is more restricted.
  25. thinwalrus

    Looking for a QUIET Workstation for $2050

    Is this a troll topic? Or wtf is going on? I would like to see a cpu or gpu cooler run under 15dB on full load like these loud psu fans. Plus opening up the top of the case for 360 radiator will leak all noise out. Hx1200 is louder than rm750x.