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About Semper

  • Title
    Professional Potato
  • Birthday 1985-12-01

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    California (very much not by choice)


  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97-G45
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Edition
  • Case
    NZXT S340Elite
  • Storage
    2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB | 1x Seagate Barracuda 1TB | 1x OCZ Agility 3 120GB
  • PSU
    EVGA superNOVA 750G1
  • Display(s)
    1x Dell S2716DGR | 1x Asus VS-238H-P
  • Cooling
    XSPC/Bitspower loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    Onboard 5.1 / Audio Technica MSR7GM / Razer Surround
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. Semper

    How long do OC CPU's last?

    This is a question that doesn't have an answer, as a non-overclocked processor doesn't have this answer, either. There's no sticker or slip of paper in the box that says "this processor will work for exactly 447 hours and 18 seconds" It's going to operate as intended until it doesn't, kind of like your body.
  2. Semper

    G2A and Kinguin...

    Unless the seller discloses where the keys come from, no. Even then however, you have no way of validating when or where it truly did come from. If the keys were purchased through illegitimate means, there's a reasonable chance they will be revoked, particularly if the owner of the card that was stolen failed a fraud claim. If you purchase a key and it doesn't work, there's a very good chance you just "confirmed" that you purchased a stolen key.
  3. My only experience with Gigabyte has been with an FX chip, so my comparison is a little apples to oranges (BIOS vs UEFI for my current system) I think both subjectively and objectively, UEFI is better, but the Gigabyte board I had did struggle with translation errors and miscommunication. A number of things I had to look up to find a communal effort to discover exactly what they were. Natively, though, the BIOS did what it needed to. It didn't give me any issue in that regard.
  4. Semper

    Why Quora moderation is so unfair

    You're in control of what you do. He was in control of what he did. He doesn't have control over what you do, you don't have control over what he did. Take a moment to ask yourself, did what you replied with contribute to a meaningful conversation in any way, at all? From what I see, you both slung immature insults at each other. If you didn't much care for the post he made, report it and move in. If you'd like to have a constructive conversation (or, at least attempt to) make your position on the subject matter known. It's apparent he thinks video games (I'm assuming this is what we're addressing) are childish. He has every right to feel this way. You don't feel they're childish. You have every right to feel this way. Just because he was wrong, doesn't make you right. After this incident, you have come to this forum expressing discontent, and asked for feedback. When someone gave you a constructive feedback, you attacked this person. Strawman arguments are the absolute fastest way to lose any credibility for your stance. Was Quora moderation wrong for removing your post? I don't think so. Were they wrong for not removing his post as well? If they follow their own guidelines, I believe so. Neither of the positions presented here offer anything constructive (there is argument to be had that circumstantially, his could). The only time I find it appropriate to tell "someone" they're reported is on forums (like this one) where link bots spam topics, that way others see that you have reported them, and the moderation team aren't flooded with report tickets.
  5. I don't see why it would harm your pump, however I've never actually done it this way, it's just more flushing that you have to do to remove it from your system. If i use a premix solution (Blitz/sysprep), I run my loop for ~24 hours with the mixture according to the bottle before flushing and adding my long-term coolant If I clean it with a small amount of dish soap or vinegar, I just clean the radiator. It involves a few plugs, some gloves, and a lot of shaking.
  6. Semper

    Does 144 fps matter on a 144hrz monitor?

    Largely personal preference. I prefer refresh rate over visuals, some will sacrifice refresh rate for visuals. I don't play a lot of highly competitive games, and find that anything around 100-120 is where I start to struggle to tell the difference as refresh rates rise.
  7. If you're planning to pull the loop apaet, inspect the cold plate and/or pump for growth buildup. Growth is lower on my suspicions here though. I don't personally use nickel plating in any of my builds, but looking around, it doesn't look like it's corrosion so much as oxidation. I am recommending that you clean your loop though. Dish soap and near-boiling DI/distilled water should work fine if you don't want to use something like the aforementioned treatment options. Either flush until clear and then clean, or clean then flush until clear. I'd recommend the latter.
  8. That would be my guess, yes. Some people use a distilled/vinegar or very warm distilled/dish soap mixture if you want to keep it on the cheap. There's also formulated solutions like Primochill Sysprep (If you bought the boxed version of the Primoflex, it came with sysprep and liquid utopia) or Mayhems Blitz/Blitz Pro (among others, these two are the ones I have firsthand experience with)
  9. By chance did you flush your system with some type of cleaner beforehand? Flux from the assembly process of the radiator has been known to turn water a slight green tinge if it's not removed from the system.
  10. If by "not really" you mean "some pastes aren't electrically conductive"... some very much are. They tend to be older formulations (some still actively sold), but that's a moot point when you don't know what you're dealing with. Liquid metal isn't the only interface material that's conductive.
  11. Semper

    Asus ai suite not working

    Have you checked the troubleshooting guide directly from ASUS? https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1015921
  12. Semper

    Desk idea

  13. Semper

    Cpu cooler placing

    With the flow of your case, which is almost certainly from front-to-back, unless you change that for some reason.
  14. Semper

    Bethesda's 'canvas bag' vs garbage bag debacle

    From the limited scope of my knowledge on the subject (I'm just not all that concerned with Fallout given that my suspicions were confirmed that it is a poor game), it seems as though it's blatant false advertising. That said, has the validity of the original email been verified? It seems a bit brash for a response from a customer service perspective. Bethesda have decided to stand in the hole as they dig this one when it comes to Fallout 76 as a whole. Tin foil hat time tells me that Bethesda knew this was going to be a disaster, hence the exclusion from Steam and their refund policy. In what should be so readily apparent to them, this is not the multiplayer Fallout experience that anyone has been asking for. This was a platform designed to sell you a Fallout 4 rehash, slap multiplayer in the title, and monetize it however they could. When it comes to Bethesda games, I've got many thousands of hours spanned across several of their titles. They aren't GOTY material, but they're also not complete trash. Buggy? without hesitation, remarkably so. Where their games shine very well however is the very active modding community. That's where the bulk of my hours in their titles go. and once that's gone, so am I. So are a lot of people. It's why their paid mods platform for Fallout 4 (Did Skyrim get it too?) fell fairly flat on it's face as well. We support the modders through their distribution channels, Nexus for example, where the money given goes to them, not split between Bethesda and the modder. Bethesda give you the ingredients, the modding community makes the pie, makes it taste great. I'll buy the ingredients, but I'll pay the chef for his work.
  15. Semper

    Dead power button

    So is the realization that you could be sitting at your computer and have a meteorite smash through your roof and embed itself in your head. Or you could experience an unprecipitated MI and fall over dead before you finish reading this sentence. Heck, even your PSU could fail and cause not only property damage (taking your entire computer and potentially residence with it), but personal harm and/or death as well. Just because it can happen, doesn't mean it's going to. Of all the things to be scared of, as well, a power button should likely be the least of them. It wouldn't be all that complex to replace, or bypass altogether, one way in which you've already done. Just have to live life one day at a time and go with the flow . Life's a dangerous thing, but you've only got one, live it to your fullest, don't sweat the small stuff, like a power button .