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About samcool55

  • Title
    Going sideways since 86

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    On a comfy chair.


  • CPU
    i5 4690K @ 4.2Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
  • RAM
    4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer
  • GPU
    Powercolor Red Devil RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Antec 1200
  • Storage
    128GB 840 Evo and 5TB of hdd drives
  • PSU
    Ocz ModXStream 700w
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow with MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Performance
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional x64

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  1. That single dimm stick is really painful to see. Ryzen is known to benefit from dual-channel on the higher-end so it seems crazy to me they didn't think that it would also be a big deal on the low-end... And 2x4gig costs basically the same as 1x8gig anyway so it's not a cost thing.
  2. You can connect the subs to a speaker port if you want to. Afaik is the signal not that different so it should be fine. Uninstalling drivers, nothing to worry about. If you know the exact model you can either download them from their website or just let windows figure it out.
  3. A usb bluetooth dongle will do the trick.
  4. Do a clean install. Even with Windows 10 being quite flexible if you switch CPU brand a clean install is the only option you should consider. Just think about random crashes, BSOD's, instability in general. With such a big upgrade, take the time for it to do it properly. It's a lot easier to start properly than to go it quick and dirty and have a lot of problems afterwards.
  5. Is it just me or is it a bit funny that the AMD logo is bigger than the intel logo on the motherboard box?
  6. Well that can work as well but i'm not sure if a webserver exists for that. You can always 3d print a case for it to keep it neat somewhere inside the system. Don't forget you need some GPIO pins to control and sense the motherboard pins and that means more wires. If you decide to take a PCI slot, length and width won't matter because you have plenty of room for both an allwinner and a raspberry pi. Thickness is a worry but it's the same because the tallest thing is the usb/ethernet ports and they are the same size.
  7. Raspberry pi it is then, that has an ethernet port so that solves the connection issue. Then it's just a matter of learning to work with GPIO pins, a bit of python, a webserver to get the webpage going and then you should have a decent starting point. Sounds like a lot and it might take a few hours, but you have to start somewhere. Oooor you follow this guide and are basically there in 5 minutes:
  8. Well if you want to go full ghetto, get either an arduino or a raspberry pi You can connect GPIO pins to the motherboards buttons (power, reset) and use the power LED pins as an input to figure out if the system is on or not. You have things like an ESP8266 that you can buy with wi-fi so no need to have a cable to your pc. Only thing you need is permanent usb power but most modern pc's have usb ports that are always powered so that solves that (or a regular phone charger works fine too) web-interface can also be done on an ESP8266.. If you want to connect to it from outside, I recommend going the raspberry pi route so you can run a VPN server on that and allows you to control everything from outside. Or you can use something like Cloud4Rpi to remote control your raspberry pi via cloud, it's free for small amounts of commands/traffic and there are a LOT of alternatives if you want to.
  9. If you guys create a feature list, can you at least make it clear you are either selecting features that are exclusive for the platform or just every feature in general? Because right now it's confusing, Nvidia has the NVENC encoder, fine, but AMD has an equivalent of that that's not mentioned. Also custom resolutions isn't unique to nvidia either anymore with the new big amd update. And RTX features like DLSS aren't mentioned at all, which is a big selling point for RTX cards which is, confusing...
  10. I would go AMD, not only is it cheaper, it's overall faster as well. Linus' CPU buyers guide would also go for the 3950x so I would follow that advice.
  11. Reddit is also a good place to get them https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/
  12. Well, what you need to do is take a tool like aomei backupper for example and configure it that it takes a full backup every day. Can easily be done. The reason why you don't find that often is because let's say you have 40 gigs and want to keep backups for up to a month and create them daily, that's 30 times 40 gig, which is 1.2TB of backups for just a 40gig disk which is rarely what you want. Which is why most people go for a combination of incremental and full backups so they have the benefit of recovering to a specific day (if they backup daily) without needing an insane amount of storage. But hey if that's what you want, go for it. It can easily be done.
  13. It worked fine, but the bottleneck was the CPU in new AAA games which would only get worse as time goes on. My CPU was at a solid 100% all the time while my RX 480 was between 80-100%. Also because it was maxed out the fps dips were afwul even with my 144Hz freesync monitor. I have a 2700x now and the rx 480 gets maxed out just fine now and not only did my average FPS increase (not a lot tho, but enough that I notice it), the awful fps dips are basically gone as well.
  14. As someone that had an rx 480 with a 4690k @ 4.4Ghz, don't be an idiot and don't combine those. You will get AWFUL performance, like my rig couldn't even max out the rx 480. It will work but expect RX 480 performance because that's the max the CPU can feed.
  15. Holy crap that intro was bad. Like, it's a sponsored video, I get that but holy crap even Linus sounded like he was annoyed by it. This video could be an absolute hit but holy crap that intro instantly killed all the hype...