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DaftBehemoth

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    Need help upgrading my (unfortunate) pre-built HP Pavilion

    The link works fine for me. The motherboard in that HP computer is proprietary. The power connections are not the same as what you would have on a standard ATX or MATX motherboard... So you will have trouble with upgrading the PSU. You may also have trouble plugging in the power button to a normal case.
  2. Primochill (primoflex) Advanced LRT has never given me a problem.
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    PSA: Synergy 2.0 is terrible!

    Add me to the list of people that REALLY should have checked the forum before my purchase of Synergy. What an absolutely abysmal program... ZERO configurable options. Zero options at all. There isn't even a simple start/stop button. You have to manually stop the service to get it to stop running on your system. That alone makes the software worthless to me, but the crappy attitude of Nick Bolton, CEO of Symless, on the Synergy forum is the nail in the coffin. He refuses to answer simple, uninflammatory questions on the matter and instead immediately gets snippy and defensive. He'd rather point to the refund option rather than answer a simple question or address a user's concern. VERY disappointed. I don't mean to raise pitchforks, but this REALLY took me by surprise. The LTT team should really consider looking into this. As it stands, I'm going to try my luck at refunding. @nicklmg @LinusTech @CPotter @Slick
  4. Shots fired @LinusTech, but seriously, I'd love to see these guys collab after this. lol
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    Intel Coffee Lake or AMD Ryzen?

    All we can really say for sure (or close to it) is that the Intel chips will have better IPC numbers.... Who knows what the value will actually end up being though. Wait for benchmarks and prices.
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    $600 Budget student laptop (CS Major)

    The i5 will be plenty. I think you picked some pretty good options as long as you don't mind refurbs. There are a couple really good options at $715, if you don't mind increasing the budget though. Edit Link: https://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Computer-Quad-Core-i7-6700HQ-GeForce/dp/B01MR05UO2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503259691&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+950m+laptop Actually the other one's price went up, so just one at $715. Proper quad core i7 and a dedicated GPU.
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    Acer Predator x34 3440x1440 or ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 2560x1440

    If budget doesn't matter, go with the X34. Upgraded from a PG278Q to the X34... I'll never go back. Ultrawide FTW. Super excited for the 200hz HDR ones.
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    Is the msi 1080ti Sea Hawk worth it?

    Hard to say, but within a year (my guess is Q1 or 2 2018) we'll see a GTX 2080... The 2080Ti will probably be 6-8 months after that.
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    Is the msi 1080ti Sea Hawk worth it?

    Considering your clocks go higher the cooler you can keep your card, I think it's worth it. So long as you don't mind paying a $100 premium for good cooling. If I leave mine at stock clocks, they boost to 1920mhz. OC'd they can hit 2050 pretty easily. Though with mine being custom liquid cooled, your mileage may vary.
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    144hz monitor overclocking

    Wasn't able to achieve any overclock on one of those monitors... but honestly an increase of 10 to 20hz from 144 won't actually be noticeable. You start getting some serious diminishing returns after about 100hz. I assure you that 144hz is completely worth it though.
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    Final Fantasy XV on PC?

    The ports of the more modern Final Fantasy games have all at least allowed 60fps... I think it'd be pretty safe to assume they would at least offer that. But who's to say? I want Durante to work on the port like he did for Trails of Cold Steel.
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    Final Fantasy XV on PC?

    I sure hope so... Trying to keep the hopes reasonable though.
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    Corridor Calls Out LTT on RED Video

    They have one channel with 4.4 million subs and a second with 800K.... They're probably fine.
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    Final Fantasy XV on PC?

    Source? http://gematsu.com/2017/06/big-final-fantasy-xv-announcements-teased-gamescom-2017 They have FFXV news, apparently. No idea if it's a PC port, even though it has been somewhat strongly suggested since the console release.
  15. Agreed with Purgent. IF Crossfire would work, the faster card would have to match the clockspeed of the slower card. It's pretty safe to say it wouldn't work at all though.
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    Triple Vs Ultrawide?

    My vote is the ultrawide. They're fantastic for games that support them, and pretty great for desktop use as well. If you're thinking of going Surround with the three 24"s, I would still vote for the ultrawide there as well. Swapping between Surround and normal triple screen is a big pain in the neck, unfortunately (especially if you use high refresh displays). Also, I do like my Predator x34 a lot, but the 200hz, 35", HDR versions are supposed to come out in Q4.
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    Forum usage survey (official)

    Ahh. I didn't scroll down when testing. Thanks!
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    Forum usage survey (official)

    Unsure if I'm blind or stupid (or both), but I can't tell what pinning and unpinning navigation actually does. Pinned and unpinned it while navigating around a bit, and I couldn't spot a difference... Halp!
  19. On any decent, modern graphics card, the difference is negligible... to absolutely nothing.
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    Dead HDD or something else?

    How about your SATA mode? If it was set to AHCI originally and then got changed to RAID (or vise versa), you would stop being able to boot to your hard drive.
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    Cores vz Megahertz

    First step, know what load you're going to be putting on the CPU. If you're gaming, 4 cores is enough (maybe 8 if you want to go a little overkill). If you're doing any production stuff like rendering, get as many cores as you can. Step two, completely ignore clock speed. The only case where clock speed matters is if you're comparing identical platforms. Such as a Sandybridge CPU to another Sandybridge CPU. As others have said, it's instructions per clock (IPC) that matter, not the actual clock itself. Step three, look at benchmarks. Do not speculate performance based on core count and clock speed. Look at actual performance.
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    Dead HDD or something else?

    Have you checked the boot order?
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    21:9 closest to Acer X34

    No black bars (assuming it supports 21:9 in the first place). It'll just stretch the image. And yeah, you don't really want to go below 90 PPI. 1080p ultrawide at 34" is like 81 (1440p is 109).
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    21:9 closest to Acer X34

    You could skip G-Sync and go this route (once it's back in stock): https://www.amazon.com/Designo-MX34VQ-Frameless-Monitor-Adaptive-Sync/dp/B01N4UQIGT/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1501803593&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=34"+ultrawide+1080p+100hz Still has the resolution that's too high, but you could run games at a lower res for now and at least have the desktop that looks sharp. Believe me, 34" ultrawide at 1080p is blurry as hell.
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    21:9 closest to Acer X34

    The Predator X34 won't look right if you lower the resolution to 1080p ultrawide (source: I own one). I wouldn't blow that much money on the monitor and then NOT use half the resolution. LTT just put out a floatplane video on this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025121&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=11552995&PID=1796839&SID=262247179 It's closer to your budget, but still pretty high. Unsure if you're going to hit your 100hz target at $800...
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