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    King_Jahh reacted to Moonroverer in Ultimate Case modding GUIDE - Submit your tutorials - Show off your mod!   
    Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24, mobo tray is the only stock panel

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    King_Jahh reacted to williamcll in Yeston takes weeb PC building to the next level - 5700 XT Sakura Eye   
    Showcased not long ago at Chinajoy 2019, Yeston (the company that many may remember for their RX 580 2048SP PET that GamerNexus reviewed) has once again reached a new height at combining anime waifus and computer processors to create this beauty. Selling at 501 USD and includes lipstick, mousepad, fan, keychain and a 100RMB coupon, this is one of the most expensive 5700XT out there, pricing higher than the anniversary edition and just slightly lower than the ASUS strix OC.
    News translated from french:
    A user on reddit by the name of WarUltima also made partial translations for some of the caption on store site (ask me if you want more translations)
    Thoughts: We have reached the apex of Graphic Cards, there is simply no more contenders, for now as long as Asus doesn't create the RTX 2080 TI virtual youtuber edition.
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    King_Jahh got a reaction from LogicWeasel in How badly am I bottle-necking my computer?   
    Power figures for ONE 1080Ti:


  4. Funny
    King_Jahh got a reaction from TheGlenlivet in is it safe (to some extent) to use windows 10 without 3rd party antivirus?   
    Somewhat relevant??🤷‍♂️

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    King_Jahh got a reaction from wkdpaul in is it safe (to some extent) to use windows 10 without 3rd party antivirus?   
    Somewhat relevant??🤷‍♂️

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    King_Jahh reacted to Chiyawa in Help with avoiding bottlenecking   
    It looks like your system is indeed old. To fully utilise your GPU, you need to upgrade your system to at least a more recent one.
    Anyway, if you want to upgrade your system without spending much, try to search for a better CPU of your generation (such as Core i7-4770K or 4790K). It won't give you a lot of boost, but should give you a better experience overall. You can opt for 2nd hand temporary (cost much cheaper) until you have the money to upgrade your entire system.
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    King_Jahh reacted to LinusTech in Who wants Linus Tech Tips Mousepads?   
    Definitely working on it
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    King_Jahh reacted to Princess Luna in Need Help...970 EVO+ just installed it...   
    You can boot from whichever you want and access the other as a storage drive.
    All you have to do is select which SSD you want to boot from on BIOS once both are connected on your Boot options.
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    King_Jahh reacted to Jurrunio in What Gpu to choose?   
    GTX 295 then, since you gave us no conditions
    i.e. no enough info, no meaningful answers
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    King_Jahh reacted to Plouffe in CPU or GPU   
    It depends of what you do (gaming or workload). But the 8700 is not worth the money over the 3600 x or non x for either anyway.
    The 1660S is better value over the 1660Ti.
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $309.99 @ Amazon Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING OC PRO WHITE Video Card $333.98 @ Newegg   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total (before mail-in rebates) $673.97   Mail-in rebates -$30.00   Total $643.97   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 02:44 EST-0500    
    Too expensive
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $193.90 @ OutletPC Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $299.99 @ Amazon   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $493.89   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 02:45 EST-0500    
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $193.90 @ OutletPC Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $403.98 @ Newegg   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $597.88   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 02:46 EST-0500    
    Way better value over the 8700+2060.
  11. Funny
    King_Jahh reacted to Xiee in Experiences with non-techies   
    This was from one of the local tech guys at work.

    Tech: The VGA is broken, we need to replace it.
    Officemate: Oh? You're replacing the cable?
    Tech: No, the VGA not the cable.
    Officemate: Uhm, can you point out what's actually broken?
    Tech: *Pulls out the GPU* This is the VGA.

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    King_Jahh got a reaction from Plutosaurus in I'm literally loling at my laptop right now   
    74 degrees under load for a laptop really isn't bad. My laptop sits consistently in the high 80/low 90s if i'm gaming. All dust free and re-pasted and everything.
    Laptops just have a whole lot less space for heatsinks and use tiny fans so yeah, obviously some are better than others but any laptop will be running insanely hot in comparison to a desktop with equivalent components
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    King_Jahh reacted to yaboistar in Can i cool 9900k with air?   
    no, nuclear reactors are only suitable to be cooled by water

    (yes, you can do that, but it may just be easier to use an AIO if you have room for it rather than having a heavy heatsink tower dragging on the CPU socket)
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    King_Jahh reacted to unclewebb in I'm literally loling at my laptop right now   
    For Intel mobile CPUs, the Resource Monitor calculates the Maximum Frequency percentage based on the CPU's base frequency.  Mobile CPUs have a low base frequency and uses lots of turbo boost to reach their maximum speed.  Based on this, it is normal for the Resource Monitor to report Maximum Frequency percentages way over 100%.

    The base multiplier for the 4700MQ is 24 and the maximum turbo multiplier is 36 so the Resource Monitor reports that the CPU is running at almost 150% of its base frequency.  That number might look stupid but it is correct.  
    I adjust my laptop so the Maximum Frequency percentage is as high as possible.  CPUs reach peak efficiency when they are running fast.  A fast CPU can process Window's background tasks quickly.  This allows the CPU cores to spend more time in the low power C7 state.  In C7, the core is disconnected from the voltage rail and the internal clock so it is running at 0 MHz and 0 volts.  That is how a modern Intel CPU saves power.
    Here is a good paper from some smart guys at Berkeley that explains the "race to sleep" concept.
    The important data to watch is how much time your CPU is spending in the C0 state working on tasks, and how much time it is spending in C7, consuming next to nothing for power. 

    When properly setup, Windows 10 can be very efficient.  Every time you install something new, you have to keep a close eye on how that new program changes the C0% and C7% residency time.  It only takes one poorly written program to screw up a lean system.  
    When a computer with a 6 core CPU is idle, the individual cores should be spending 99% of their time asleep in C7.  Forcing a CPU core out of C7 where it was happily sitting at 0 volts and then immediately sampling its VID voltage will provide you with a meaningless number.  C state residency time is important.  VID voltage and the reported CPU MHz when idle are not.  
    What you really need to be doing with an 8750H is under volting both the CPU Core and CPU Cache by approximately -125 mV.  You can use Intel XTU or ThrottleStop to under volt.  This is what most enthusiasts do to help control heat.
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    King_Jahh reacted to atxcyclist in Well, I won't use an AMD stock cooler again (pictures)   
    Ding ding ding, that is correct. Are their plastic cooler bits notorious? 
  16. Funny
    King_Jahh reacted to dgsddfgdfhgs in Well, I won't use an AMD stock cooler again (pictures)   
    let me guess , msi mobo?
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    King_Jahh reacted to TechNono in What do you use and do to clean the dust?   
    I use cc cleaner for almost all devices i have.
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    King_Jahh got a reaction from Wingfan in Wraith Prism Cooler   
    Have a prism on my 2700X (stock speeds). Note the prism cooler has a toggle switch to choose between low and high fan speed modes, i keep mine on low. I have the fan set on 50% from 0 to 60 degrees, then a straight gradient to 100%  from 60 to 75 degrees.
    Idle temps range from about 40 to 50 degrees. Max load (Cinebench etc) get its up to 76 degrees with the CPU boosting to ~4GHz on all cores and pulling ~120W
    During gaming it sits around the high 50s to low 60s (My main game is warframe, not very CPU intensive so YMMV)
    I also have a Masterliquid ML120 RGB which i used to run on it, with dual fans in push pull exhausting air. Temps were slightly better but basically identical. peaked at 75 degrees (obviously took longer to get there) Idled around 42-45
    Stuck with the air cooler for simplicity
    I'd say you need to get a 240 AIO to make the performance difference worth it, the prism is a half decent air cooler already so a 120 AIO is barely any better
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    King_Jahh got a reaction from Ryan_Vickers in Computer fails to start up first try, usually fine second time.   
    FYI if it is fast boot causing the issue you can disable it here in control panel.
    It's a terrible feature that microsoft sets to ON as default. At my work I've set a network policy to disabled on every PC we have automatically as it causes a whole host of issues, all just for the sake of (if you have an SSD) literally booting 1 or 2 seconds faster

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    King_Jahh reacted to Bananasplit_00 in Running out of plug here, is it safe or ok to use power strip?   
    Nervously laughs in own setup
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    King_Jahh reacted to xAcid9 in 5700xt custom cards   
    I know deep inside OP want this card.
    Me personally i want the THICC2, but only if it got great cooling performance.

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    King_Jahh reacted to Spotty in This is a scam right?   
    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    Looking at the seller "Telecom Online" they have a lot of items that are far below MSRP. There's RTX2080Tis for 500 pounds (normally more than 1000 pounds), RTX 2080's for 300 pounds, Threadripper CPUs for under 200 pounds, etc. The GTX 1080 series cards have been out of production for over a year, very unlikely stores still have new stock. The business address listed for the seller is a residential house in the Netherlands. Very high likelihood it's a scam account. Regardless of any buyer protections Amazon offers I would suggest you don't take the risk.
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    King_Jahh reacted to SolarNova in Should I go with an AIO over Air?   
    If you do NOT have room to fit a large dual tower heatsink air cooler, like the NH-D15 and DRP4, then yes a 280mm+ AIO is a good choice.
    If however ur using a normal average tower case which does have room for one, there is no reason not to use a top end Air Cooler unless you really hate the aesthetics of them. At which point if aesthetics mean that much one shouldnt be asking about if its 'worth it' or not.
    In terms of cooling performance the route for upgrades should be.
    120,140mm AIOs for SFF builds.
    Mid Range Air (240mm AIO for SSF/height restricted builds)
    Top end Air (280mm, 360mm AIO for SSF / height restricted builds)
    Beginner custom loop (Aluminium)
    Veteran custom loop (Copper)
    Enthusiast custom loop (overkill & aesthetics)
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    King_Jahh reacted to 191x7 in 8GB Ram vs. 16GB...What's Enough?   
    Do not get a Ryzen 5 2400G if you're buying a dedicated graphics card. An Ryzen 5 1600 costs about the same but offers two more cores and utilizes the RX 570 way better.
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    King_Jahh reacted to TechyBen in Every MMO games has "Weekend = Noobs days out"?   
    Could be worse. Could be Rocketleague.