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About Phedg1

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  1. ERMAHGOSH. Linus himself! My first brush with fame! On a more serious note: Thanks for all you do man. Really.
  2. I bought my computer in 2012 and I decided that I finally needed some more grunt to power my gaming and app development. I am on a tight budget though so I couldn't justify buying new. I have watched every season of Scrapyard Wars and enjoyed them thoroughly, so I decided to finally have a go buying second hand. I started with: 16GB DDR3 @2133Mhz i5-4670K 4c/4t @3.40Ghz to 3.80Ghz GTX 760 x 2 Asus Maximus VI Hero I decided I was going to try and keep the motherboard, but to upgrade to a faster cpu with the same socket, preferably one with hyper threading. I needed more graphical grunt, in a single card, because many programs don't support SLI. I would also LOVE some more ram capacity (Chrome and VM's are thirsty). I ended up buying: 32GB DDR3 @1600 i7-4770 4c/8t @3.40Ghz to 3.90Ghz RX 580 G19 Keyboard G403 Wired/Wireless Mouse Along the way I actually bought a GTX 960 first at a good price, then decided I wanted a bit more so that I could run VR comfortably. I also dumpster dived and found a working Q8200 DDR2 system with no hard drives which I parted out as well. Selling my original components, the intermediate graphics card and the dumpster pc I broke even. I haven't noticed the decrease in my ram and the extra capacity goes a long way. The hyperthreading means I am no longer getting bottlenecked in my programming and VM's. The GPU lets me play almost any game at full detail at 1080/60 as well as most VR games. Overall I've noticed a HUGE improvement (Fire Strike score 9350 to 11500) and it only cost me some off peak public transport fees. A+ would recommend. PS: This all happened around Christmas, I wasn't helping to spread Covid.
  3. Hi, I'm a long time viewer but this is my first post in the forums. I purchased my current PC around early 2013 and I've been thinking for a few months now that it might be time to treat myself to a new one. I do game development, 3d modeling and gaming on it. I also need to run virtual machines fairly regularly. It has started to struggle at times, I've had to become conscious about not having more than about two creative applications or games open at once. Here's some of my current specs to give you an idea of what I'm working with, I spent about $1400 (Austrailian) on it when it was new: CPU: i5 4670K (4C/4T@3.40Ghz) RAM: 16GB DDR3 GPU: GTX 760 SSD: 256 GB 840 EVO I'd been putting off buying a new computer because it didn't seem like I'd get very much more bang for my buck. As far as I could tell the CPU and GPU performance for the same budget hadn't improved all that much. However, with the new Ryzen 3000 launch, as well as the improved value with the new nVidia Super cards, I'm considering it. My biggest concern is buying at the end of a technology cycle. Shortly after I purchased my current PC Intel changed CPU socket standards, DDR4 memory hit the main stream and a few years later M.2 was first introduced. In terms of having a build that will at least stay relevant for a couple of years, as well as value for money, is now a good time to buy a new computer?