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Sonefiler

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About Sonefiler

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    Fanboy of Many an Unknown Brand
  • Birthday 2000-12-24

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    PowerColor, Intel, AMD, Team Fortress 2, Sony phones, and most of all, Tech.
  • Biography
    i have unhealthy obsessions to swedish fish, pistachios, and pizza (not together).

    PowerColor is love, PowerColor is life.
    I want the PowerColor Devil13 R9 295X2, even if I don't have enough of a wattage PSU to run it, and my CPU will bottleneck it. Just as a badge.

    PCMR actually stands for Power Color Master Race
  • Occupation
    Student

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4670K
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ares 2x8GB DDR3-1866MHz
  • GPU
    PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 450D
  • Storage
    A-Data SP900 256GB, Transcend SSD370 512GB SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750M
  • Display(s)
    BenQ GW2255 1920x1080 21.5"
  • Cooling
    CPU: Corsair H100i Push with Scythe GTs, two 140mm silent wings 2
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair Raptor M40
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 650s
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1
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  1. Sonefiler

    Now that PCI-E 4.0 exists...

    You're right. I'm not thinking big (or small, i guess) enough
  2. Sonefiler

    Now that PCI-E 4.0 exists...

    It opens up a massive library of possibilities with the new technology. Just because it's not useful in the way that we're used to doesn't mean it can't be useful. We'll see soon enough
  3. Sonefiler

    Now that PCI-E 4.0 exists...

    doesn't even necessarily have to fit onto an M.2 card. With an adapter you could just fit any normal sized GPU
  4. There needs to be a tiny form factor motherboard that has a PCI-E 4.0 4x M.2 expansion slot. Imagine what you could do with that... That's the equivalent of an 8x 3.0 port, or a 16x 2.0 port; you could literally run a graphics card off a 4x M.2 slot. I want to see a STX motherboard with these specifications! Get on it, motherboard manufacturers! (Looking at you, ASRock)
  5. Sonefiler

    Tiny Motherboards

    Looking into it more, I guess that guy that I linked just fucked up? It doesn't seem like that second M.2 slot is x4. Was he just running his graphics on x4 this entire time? That's a massive bummer for me. It would explain why he doesn't have any benchmark numbers posted...
  6. Sonefiler

    Tiny Motherboards

    Did some research. Turns out someone's done a tiny PC with this motherboard before, and has done the same thing with the x4 risers that I was planning on doing: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/stx160-0-the-most-powerful-atx-unit-in-the-world.934/
  7. Sonefiler

    Tiny Motherboards

    Upon closer inspection, I'm actually not sure where I got that first idea. As far as I can tell, only one of them is wired directly to the CPU. I don't know what kind of negative performance impact that will have. I do know that both are x4, since it does say that on quite a few of the pages that I've looked at about this motherboard. I guess that's another thing that I will have to look into. 50W should probably be fine for my use case. I will need to be careful to choose a card that has a little extra leeway with its power connectors, though, that is true.
  8. Sonefiler

    Tiny Motherboards

    Well, my idea is that I would be able to separate the GPU into another traincar, and just have the cars be interconnected via a riser cable or something along those lines. and I don't think the GPU will necessarily be the biggest part. It will obviously be thicker than the motherboard, but I don't think that will be an issue. There are plenty of small form-factor graphics cards in existence, and even some of the bigger ones won't be too big of a deal (I think). In terms of horsepower: I just want to be able to run CSGO at 200FPS, something along those lines. Ideally I will fit as much horsepower as is possible into the thing, but I don't know yet what's feasible.
  9. Sonefiler

    Tiny Motherboards

    I'm trying to fit a computer into the size of a (large) model train. No one part can be too big or else it won't fit into the size of a train car.
  10. Hey everyone! I'm in the planning stages of an incredibly ambitious build, and I need the PC to be as small as possible while still having all the features that I need for this PC to function. Right now, I'm looking at this ASRock motherboard. It's a mini-STX board (140mm x 147mm), and you may note that there is no PCI-E port on it. However, this motherboard has some CRUCIAL features: a.) takes a DC input (which means I don't need any SFF power supply or anything, or even an internal power supply at all) b.) has TWO PCI-E 4x M.2 ports that go directly to the CPU (not to a separate PCIE processor thing that a lot of motherboards have). My plan is to combine these two M.2 ports into one PCI-E 8x port with a riser cable, and (hopefully) be able to connect a high power graphics card. This Puget Systems article indicates that 8x vs 16x should have zero impact on the performance of the system. However, I'm not sure if this is the best option. There are other options available; I could go with an Intel NUC, but as far as I can tell, there is no NUC board that has 8x of expansion bandwidth available. I could also try to loot something from a pre-existing computer, but the time and effort it takes to research all the different OEM motherboards would take ages, and I already have enough on my plate as it is. I've also heard about MXM graphics cards, but I don't really know what they are or how they work, so information on that would be really useful. Here's where I need the help. I want to find more options for my motherboard. All it needs is the ability to have at least PCIE 8x total, directly to the CPU. (I can figure out the power stuff if necessary, if it's that small then it probably won't be too big of a deal.) Please let me know if you have any information that may help me! Thank you so much!
  11. Sonefiler

    Stylish smartwatch

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  12. Sonefiler

    Stylish smartwatch

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a really sleek and stylish smartwatch that I can wear whenever. Price really isn't a factor for me. I've been leaning towards the Skagen Falster 2, but I don't know what else is out there. Any suggestions?
  13. Looking to use a second GPU for mining/folding/etc when did i say bitcoin? whys my text so big wtf
  14. Wow, you're incredibly condescending and I'd rather not talk to you.
  15. Hey guys, so I upgraded my GPU from a R9 290 to a GTX 1080 a while ago. Since the AMD GPUs are so good at mining, I am looking to see if I can use the R9 290 at the same time as the 1080, and use the 290 for mining and such since I won't be using it otherwise, and it's not in good enough shape to morally sell. Ive heard of this being possible, but I havent been able to find any guides online or anything. Could someone link me to some helpful stuff, or just tell me how to do it? Thank you!
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