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About samcool55

  • Title
    Going sideways since 86


  • 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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  • Location
    On a comfy chair.
  1. Chrome 63 will use even more RAM to "protect" you

    I have a netbook with XP, offline and a normal HDD and that one is actually quite fast. I also have like a really old pentium 4 system with 3GB ram, normal hdd, my old 5770 and linux mint, runs quite well! Maybe you can create a live usb and let him try it out, maybe he likes it... It's at least worth trying If you stick with linux something like an i7-920 will be more than plenty for years! That's a rocket compared to what i have, especialy with an SSD. Just getting him away from XP would be the biggest win, regardless what system he ends up with tbh.
  2. Is this a good build

    If you aren't scared to OC, get an R5 1400 and OC it. Or upgrade to an R5 1600. And maybe get an SSD, a 120GB one is enough, i wouldn't say it's required but it's highly recommended.
  3. Kraken x42 or h80i v2

    Both use 120mm fans, the x42 comes with 1, H80i comes with 2. x42 = 140mm H80i = 120mm If performance is key, H80i. If you want it to be silent, x42. What do you actually want to do with it?
  4. What should I chose ?

    64 is required. 32 isn't even a good option because that does only support 4GB RAM.
  5. Chrome 63 will use even more RAM to "protect" you

    Holy crap stop using an XP system that's connected to the internet... If you need tools that require XP, run them in a VM. If you just need an OS that works, go linux. There are options that look and feel very similar to XP but is at least safer to use and supports the latest versions of software...
  6. Older AMD Graphics Cards

    Maybe a 7850 fits in your budget? Pricing should be similar but it should have a nice performance bump.
  7. Seriously, some people can't even properly aim at the fly, do you really expect those people just stop watching where they are aiming, watch the ad and just assume their aim will be fine? No! Some people can't even pee properly without any distraction, and now they just assume they can pee properly WITH distraction? It's going to be a mess...
  8. Well, as someone that doesn't want to go down the rabbit hole, i think it's just an issue with the lack of a proper alternative. Like nobody cares if twitch is in your browser history, but if a sexcam website is in your browser history, it's a whole different story... Most of the stuff on twitch doesn't actually contain nudity or whatever but if those girls want to go to somewhere where they can do the exact same thing without worrying of being banned, the world of porn is their only alternative. It seems like there's no platform where these kinds of streamers are welcome without being pushed too far in either direction . It's either too restrictive or too nonrestrictive. Or is that just me missing the point? O_o
  9. 11 slots, that's server-grade stuff man. What i would do is contact supermicro, or a similar brand that sells server-grade hardware. i know they have servers that have 12 pci-e slots but i can already tell you, that's going to be expensive AF. I mean you can ghetto something together but i would do it properly from the first try. edit: it's stuff like this that you need http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/4U/4028/SYS-4028GR-TR2.cfm http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/4U/4028/SYS-4028GR-TRT.cfm
  10. Windows USB Boot Not Working

    Download the ISO with the creators tool and create the bootable USB with rufus.
  11. Gaming in 4K - Upgrade or Buy New?

    That's the point i'm trying to make, it "looks like" just throwing in a 1080ti is the better option for 4K, but is it? And to measure it, same settings and maybe more games, 4 is imo not enough. It would be nice to see if there's some truth to this or older cpu's really need to be upgraded because they bottleneck just too hard.
  12. Upgrading my PC

    Going from a 270 to a 1080 will be a massive upgrade. It's likely the cpu will bottleneck in a few modern games but if you don't have the money right now to upgrade the cpu as well, it's fine. There's still some life left in it so i wouldn't worry for now
  13. question about the 7 gamers 1 cpu pc

    No, it won't. You can even shut one down and delete them and it will be fine. The VM's are isolated so they are independent from each other.
  14. Gaming in 4K - Upgrade or Buy New?

    Actually, what's the better option? Keep your old platform and whack an insane gpu in it or upgrade both the platform and the gpu for a more balanced system?
  15. Windows 7 update broken on some systems

    Honestly, i have a netbook with windows XP and i use it like once a month because it runs an old program i sometimes like to mess with. And there's just something about it i really like. It's, simple, or something, it's difficult to explain but it's still such an amazing OS to use. Everything. Just. Works. Without any bloatware! It's fantastic and so underrated.Also you can mod the sh*t out of it and it doesn't give a damn, it just keeps working.