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    Ryzen 5 1600 AF 12nm refresh overclocked to 4.1 ghz
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    ASRock B450M
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    8 GB G. Skill Ripjaws V 3200mhz
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    XFX RX 5700 8 GB DDR 6
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    VIVO 'Smart' ATX Case
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    240 GB Gigabyte SSD, 500 GB Seagate Baracuda HDD, Slow-ass 250 GB Samsung HDD for media
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    EVGA Bronze 500W
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    HP 29" 1080p/ 60hz widescreen as primary monitor, old Acer 19" as secondary monitor

    Oculus rift
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    (3) 120 mm fans - 2 inlet, 1 exhaust
    AMD wraith prism CPU cooler
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  1. Ah, that's funny...I just googled how to do this and read about MoCA. I did notice though that often they advertise speeds up to 1200 mbps but you usually get about half of that. Still pretty cool stuff though.
  2. Do you by chance have unused telephone jacks throughout the house. If so, you can convert the jack to a RJ45. If it has 8 wires, you can get up to gigabit speeds. 4 wires, up to 100mbps. I've thought about doing this, but the existing jacks aren't exactly located in ideal locations.
  3. I'm not a networking 'expert' and I could be wrong, but I don't think you can use the existing coax here. You'd need a modem/router in every room and even then there probably would be serious conflict issues between the modems/routers (I don't know if you can turn them into switches in this instance). However, I would route the ethernet cable along the existing coax cable through your walls. If anybody knows of a way, I retract my statement. LOL
  4. I use a powerline adapter for my gaming PC upstairs (wifi sucks on the second floor) and only get between 50-75 mbps. Even so, it's plenty fast for gaming online.
  5. I completely agree...the 1030 is a pile of horse manure. Heck, the igpu in a Ryzen 5 3400g performs about the same and is a much better value.
  6. Is wifi out of the question? If you get a decent router (and assuming you don't live in a castle), you can probably service all rooms...it probably won't quite be gigabit speeds, but should be plenty fast. That would save you a lot of trouble cutting drywall, etc...
  7. Find a used RX 570 for under $100, you should be able to play high settings at 60 FPS easily.
  8. Just tried it on my PC...of course, I have a pretty good internet connection. Ran WoW max settings at 75 fps (that's my max monitor refresh) with almost no latency. It did sometimes get a little blurry, but I was amazed how well it worked. I don't know about my bro-in-laws connection, but hopefully it works for him!
  9. Will this work on a Raspberry pi How awesome would it be to play Witcher 3 on max settings at 120 fps on a rpi
  10. Hey! I was just checking it out...looks like you can get a free 6 mos trial. That will at least hold him over for awhile. I will mention it to him...worse comes to worse he can parsec into my wifes PC to play, but I'm not sure about how bad the latency will be, we are in KY and they are in MI...LOL Yes, he is definitely a 'collector' I built him a PC last winter (which became my nephews) and he's since purchased yet another Ryzen laptop. My nephews (9 and 10) really enjoy playing WoW with their uncle and dad...I think this is the main reason why he 'needs' so many computers...LOL
  11. Thanks, I'm sure at the end of the day my bro-in-law will want yet another laptop or pc but my sister won't let him...haha. He also has a Pentium D machine and asked about upgrading...I told him to use it as a paperweight
  12. That is very interesting, so he'd be able to 'stream' it on his old pc for free while it runs on a server? Could you provide instructions on how to do that?
  13. Do you think a RX 560 would be bottlenecked by that CPU? Also, it's very important I find a GPU that does not require external power....This is an old Dell PC and I'm not counting on the PSU having external power. Thanks
  14. Hi, My brother in law has an extra (very old) pc he mainly uses so he can play World of Warships with his sons. I believe it is a Core 2 Duo e8400, 8 GB RAM (which I think is the max for that MB) and a Radeon HD 5450. He says that CPU usage sits at around 40% while playing Warships, but he is only getting around 18 fps on the very lowest settings. Is there a GPU out there under $30 that will at least give him acceptable frame rates? He already has 2 other computers, so he isn't looking to build another. I explained that this PC really isn't worth putting much money into. Again, this computer pretty much will only be used as an 'extra' pc so he can play World of Warships and (possibly) War thunder with his sons. I don't think he minds playing in low to medium settings as long as it's playable. I believe the GPU would also need to not require external power, we looked at used RX 550, 460 and 560's...which I know aren't great, but would be a big improvement. The last I checked, ebay users wanted WAY too much for them (~$50 USD) Thanks