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About xmarvlouslie

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  1. I think that might be what I'm going to wind up doing, tbh. The 570 is still a capable card. The final component I need for my system is a 1 TB SSD for my game drive, and I'll get that next month. I might just go ahead and grab my monitor and only upgrade if it becomes absolutely necessary. I just wanted folks opinion on it before I commit either way. I've still got about five months before I decide, but it's always nice to have folks advice on stuff, since I'm kinda new to this whole scene and all.
  2. I know I'm kinda new to this whole PC build scene, but I'm currently running a Quad Core R3 3200g paired with a 4gig RX 570. I was thinking about upgrading to the 8gig RX 580 near the end of the year. Would it be worth it to upgrade to the 580? Or should I just save my money and get a better monitor setup (since I'm still running everything on a 32 inch Roku TV) ?
  3. That's actually a really cool idea. Have you figured out how you're going to do air flow with it?
  4. I tend to delete a lot of the stuff after I binge watch it and only tend to keep around stuff I know I'm going to go back and watch again and again. Stuff like classic Star Trek, Stargate, Babylon 5, a lot of Anime series and cartoons I grew up with, but yeah, some of the modern stuff usually doesn't tend to stick around a whole lot. I just keep and collect what I grew up with and what shows and movies were dear to me.
  5. Yep. It's nuts, dude, but I'm just now taking my first steps into a wider world after being so used to console gaming for most of my life and early 20s. How can I be almost 37 and just NOW getting into the PC side of things?
  6. Honestly, if I had to do it all over again, I'd likely go that route, but what's done is done, and I'm actually pretty happy with it either way.
  7. I did, as frustrating as it was at times. I kept thinking I was going to break the motherboard trying to screw the heatsink in and didn't realize until later that the stock cooler was on springs and had to be gently forced into place. It scared the hell out of me, but I got it in, and it's working, so I'm happy with how it turned out.
  8. Uh. I'm a bit of a media hoarder. It's not a proud thing to directly admit, but when you're living on disability month to month and have to decide on whether or not to continue a Netflix or Spotify subscription, or eat for a week, well.. you tend to find "other" means of acquiring stuff. The 4TB and 2TB drives I already had, and I just recently used my Trump Bux to acquire the 6 and the 8, as well as my entire PC. Likely the only time I'll thank the President for anything. Ha.
  9. If I didn't pull the trigger now, I wouldn't have been able to get it built period. Power Supplies are strangely selling out all over the place, and they're all GONE over at Newegg, and folks are gouging the hell out of them everywhere else, so I was kinda stuck.
  10. It's basic, but it gets the job done. I didn't want to break the bank, 'cause I only had about a $600 budget.
  11. After watching a ton of build videos, and realizing I didn't have to spend a fortune on parts to have a half decent little "console killer" rig, I finally decided to dip my toes into PC building. Yes, I realize my management skills are atrocious, but I'm trying to ignore it and just be proud of the fact that this is a rig *I* personally built, and everything works, and it plays games beautifully. Before tax & shipping, everything totaled around $557.93, so I think I did pretty okay. As for the external drives? This is doubling as a Plex media server as well, so that's why I have so many. Yes, yes, I know I'm running everything on a Magnavox Roku TV. Feel free to roast that, but I'm gonna get a proper monitor in September and update this post, I swear. CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200g Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450M DSH3 (ver. 1) RAM: 16 gigs T-Force Vulcan (at 3000) (2x8) Video: GIGABYTE RX 570 (4gig). PSU: EVGA Supernova 550 80 Plus Gold Modular. Drives: 256 gig Team Group NVME SSD (boot drive) 4TB USB 3.0 External (game drive) 2TB USB 2.0 External (media) 6TB USB 3.0 External (media) 8TB USB 3.0 External (media) Case: Thermaltake Versa H17.