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About cartdog

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    Well lets see now. I believe that a judge of character can only be fully realized by those observing, not by the one being observed.
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    i7 3930k 4.0ghz 1.2v (lows of 0.8v)
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    Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
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    Corsair Dominator 2133mhz 16gb Quad Channel
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    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti H20
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    LianLi 011-DYNAMIC (white)
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    Intel 520 60gb
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    Silverstone Strider 1000w
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    Logitech MX620
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  1. At the highest end of the spectrum they have racked in $150Million. Not much to show for that amount of revenue......
  2. @AluminiumTech judging by those quotes it seems to me that the Devs have essentially said "well this is it, our jobs done. Enjoy the shell of a game...". Aside from PUBG Corp, Bohemia Interactive would have to be the unskilled and laziest Developers in the industry. Forget about the time frame of DayZ development for a second and just look at the idiotic decisions these guys went made. They had a perfect blue-print, DayZ Mod. So they start to develop on the same old Legacy engine, somehow believing that miraculously the engine would perform better, nope it doesn't. So they make a new one but that is a flop as well. They finally nailed it on the 3rd go, I'm so glad I'm not paying their wages. Now they've released this "v1.0" that is still as poorly performing, lacking in even the most BASIC of content and somehow they call that an "achievement"...like, what planet am I on??? It's obvious these guys just pushed this to v1.0 to get it off their hands, despite that whole "we plan on future development", they know that the modders will take over the development and making DayZSA what it should have been. So as far as Bohemia Interactive is concerned their job is complete. Over $150Million dollars and this is the game they have to show for it, it's insane isn't it.
  3. cartdog

    What was your first Linus Tech Tips video?

    I think it was this video, though it could well have been earlier. On a side note, how proud of Linus are we! He has come such a long way from this fresh-faced enthusiast who is now one of the leading influences in his field. I'm just a stranger but I'm so proud of his achievements, his innovation and expansion. Also, who's looking at these videos and thinking where did the time go?
  4. cartdog

    Serious help!! Asking for help

    I'm just guessing here but have you considered that it might have something to do with your OS? How come you're using Windows NT 6.2 (8) **I see you have tried Windows 10**
  5. cartdog

    What was your first job?

    Bricklaying. 16 at the time.
  6. Online reviewers are your friend, Linus, Guru3d..these guys offer solid and reliable advice on the hardware you need for the tasks you need it for. Take your time doing your research...better to spend an extra few weeks making sure you get the right parts. Opinions of individuals on here are beneficial but ultimately you'll only know for sure by reading up on your part selection. Good luck, don't rush (believe me, I know how exciting it is to get those shiny new PC parts), read reviews and look at the details.
  7. Might I make a suggestion regarding your storage options, scrap the 860 EVO 1TB and the IronWolf 3TB. Your motherboard supports Optane, so buy a 16GB or 32GB optane M.2 and then buy a https://www.ple.com.au/Products/631213/WD-Black-WD4005FZBX-35-4TB-256MB-7200RPM-Desktop-HDD using your Optane M.2 to provide SSD-Like speeds for your standard HDD You'll still have 4TB of total storage (not including boot drive) and be saving $100 or more. That's just my 2c. Also, I don't know if the 8700 comes with a boxed cooler, if not this is something else you'll need to factor into your budget.
  8. Linus is an astute business man, nothing would escape his or his teams notice. Either they aren't interesting in the product or they are working on a video for it.
  9. cartdog

    cpu not being detected

    Thanks for the pictures and description. I can't help but notice that you're missing atleast 3 screws for your motherboard standoffs. Perhaps someone with a bit more knowledge of this could tell you whether that's has caused an issue or not. If you do decide to put screws in them, make sure your PC is powered off, unplugged and discharged (by pressing power button after PC power unplugged)
  10. cartdog

    cpu not being detected

    Don't forget you might be covered by warranty, so don't over stress just yet. Now to the issues, could you provide a bit more information on this. You mentioned the system was running last night, so I gather you have installed windows and were able to get into the desk top? or did you just build the system last night but have yet to install windows or anything? Also, what makes you think it's the CPU not being detected, is there a BIOS message? If your CPU is heating up I gather that's a promising sign. When you enter BIOS is your CPU detected in there, I gather it must be if you're able to tell it is heating up. Make sure that the CPU power cable is plugged into the motherboard, this power cable is different from the 24pin power cable. Though since you had it running lastnight it would be odd if the power cable became unplugged. Doing some reading on this issue, some users have mentioned that the EZ debug LED you're seeing on the CPU is a result of the motherboard not detecting any iGPU, as the 1600x doesn't support integrated graphics. They suggested that you make sure your display cable is plugged into a GPU and not the onboard display ports found on the rear I/O of the motherbaord Just provide more info on this and a picture of 2 if you can.
  11. cartdog

    Windows 10 October Update 2018 - Re-Released

    I have been using Windows OS software since Windows 95 yet I have never seen such a critical piece of software face so many problems and vulnerabilities as I have with Windows 10. This is a company with nearly an unlimited budget and decades worth of experience and talent (one would think), yet we are facing issues that even the slightest QC adviser would detect. If it was non-essential software you could let it slide somewhat, but system's today are tightly bound to many aspects of this modern day OS' software protocols, and any vulnerability of downtime could seriously affect the end user. I'm beginning to honestly believe they have some very amateur, or at least intern-like, programmers writing this software. While I understand there is inevitable issues missed in the QC process, this is just laughable at this point as every update is having serious stability issues in one way or another.
  12. Profanity censor needs a little work
  13. cartdog

    Why do my parents HATE video games?

    That's really interesting, more so because of your position and career in the industry. I often wonder about the access too and the time constraints CEO's from some of the biggest tech firms put on their children relating to technology developed as part of the business..sort of like "do as I say, not as I do" Do you think this attitude of limiting you're children's time gaming will also be applied to their access to technology such as the internet and mobile phones? This question could be diving down the rabbit hole abit I know, so I understand if it's something that you choose not to respond too.
  14. cartdog

    They say money doesn't bring happiness.... I disagree.

    Well financial security certainly brings happiness with things relating to financial costs. However life is life, and most of lifes problems don't revolve around how much money you have in your bank account. And with the more you have the more you have to worry about, insuring your money is secure, your property is well protected and insured. It sounds rosy but there's a reason wealthy people live in fortresses and employ an army of lawyers and security. All of that brings stress and anxiety. There's are just the things involving yourself, all the money in the world won't stop a family member from dying of a terminal disease, from you dying in a car accident or becoming a victim of crime. It won't save you from a broken marriage or issues relating to everyone else around you.