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I confess, I'm a USB whore. I've saturated 14 ports and just ordered an add-in card to get 7 more.

I'm also a "______ over Cat6" whore. 
 

What are your confessions?


Intel Core i7-5820k | Noctua NH-D15 | ASUS X99-PRO | Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-2400 32GB (8x4GB)
EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 Samsung 850 EVO 250GB x2 | Samsung 860 EVO 1TB | 2TB & 750GB HDDs

Corsair RM750 | Fractal Design Define R5 | Fractal Design GP-14 Case Fans | Cyberpower BRG1500AVRLCD

Corsair Strafe RGB | Logitech G502 | Yamaha HS-8s & Outboard Audio Equipment

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My confession: I have turned off a lot of my RGB lighting equipment. Or really most LEDs.

Only my keyboard lights are on. GPU, Mobo, mouse and RAM are all turned off. Pls don't prosecute me.


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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i have all the rgb , but leave all the lights off. like i paid extra for a feature i don't use lmao. 


Please quote me or tag me if your trying to talk to me , I might see it through all my other notifications ^_^

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the current list of dead cards is as follows 2 evga gtx 980ti acx 2.0 , 1 evga gtx 980 acx 2.0 1600mhz core 2100mhz ram golden chip card ... failed hardcore , 1 290x that caught fire , 1 hd 7950 .

may you all rest in peaces in the giant pc in the sky

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I kid myself i have overclocked my i5 8600 because I tweaked settings in IETU to improve its benchmark scores.


i5 8600 - RX580 - Fractal Nano S - 1080p 144Hz

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If i'm not at work i can spend 16 hours a day on mine... :( 


 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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I have disconnected both the power LED and HDD LED because they annoyed me. I have used part of the case of an old PSU to create a fan mount that sits in a stack of 3 5.25" drive cages.

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I spent a lot of money on rgb and crap, yet I'm still using an hdd as my boot drive and a 1600x900 monitor.


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x  | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition | RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus M | PSU: EVGA 650 B3 CASE: Phanteks Eclipse P350x | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Keyboard: Redragon K556 | Monitor(s): Main: Dell E2014h 1600x900, Secondary: HP w19e 1440x900

"You don't need to spend a crap ton of money to build yourself a worthwhile gaming computer." -JayzTwoCents (Blasphemy, I know. Deal with it.)

I can't help you buy something if you don't list a budget or intended use.

I can't help you troubleshoot if you don't list your specs/config.

P.S. Pictures usually help.

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Inside of case is currently a cable mess.

 

Airflow is fine. It's mostly the psu cables being too long. I'm using a 20l case that's very tiny 


R9 3900x; 64GB RAM | RTX 2080 | 1.5TB Optane P4800x

1TB ADATA XPG Pro 8200 SSD | 2TB Micron 1100 SSD
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My confession: I find anything over 4.9GHz on my 8600K to be a flex more than anything else because there's huge diminishing returns when at those clocks, but I still run 4.9GHz and above anyway because it sounds good.

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Only confession I have is that I have a ton of actually hardware just sitting around because I hoard it a bit. I have a couple of systems with 16gb of memory, SSDs, and even somewhat OK graphics cards put together that are not in use. Nothing amazing for cutting-edge games, but still decent.

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I confess I have books and books full of old CDs of games I have no interest in ever playing again and probably won’t even run on my machine.  They fill my “shelves” though.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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3 hours ago, sowon said:

My confession: I find anything over 4.9GHz on my 8600K to be a flex more than anything else because there's huge diminishing returns when at those clocks, but I still run 4.9GHz and above anyway because it sounds good.

Overclocking gives linear results, not diminishing returns.

 

Whether or not what you're doing on your computer can utilize more CPU headroom is another story.

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1 minute ago, Vitamanic said:

Overclocking gives linear results, not diminishing returns.

 

Whether or not what you're doing on your computer can utilize more CPU headroom is another story.

Not sure I agree with this one.  It depends on how you count things.  It can be diminishing if you count the difficulty of getting to the next clock point.  Heat goes up faster than CPU clock generally, and that heat needs to be gotten rid of, which gets harder and harder and costs more and more.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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2 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Heat goes up faster than CPU clock generally, and that heat needs to be gotten rid of, which gets harder and harder and costs more and more.

This. The higher I go, the less performance gains I get for something like a 3.6-4.0GHz to a 4.6-5GHz jump, it also does get significantly hotter and that's the part where I feel the higher clocks aren't worth it.

Still feels good to flex those high core clocks though... ;)

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53 minutes ago, sowon said:

This. The higher I go, the less performance gains I get for something like a 3.6-4.0GHz to a 4.6-5GHz jump, it also does get significantly hotter and that's the part where I feel the higher clocks aren't worth it.

Still feels good to flex those high core clocks though... ;)

That's not what he's saying. 3.6-4.0 is the same potential performance increase as 4.6-5.0.

 

58 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Not sure I agree with this one.  It depends on how you count things.  It can be diminishing if you count the difficulty of getting to the next clock point.  Heat goes up faster than CPU clock generally, and that heat needs to be gotten rid of, which gets harder and harder and costs more and more.

I'm only referring to performance. I think when most people refer to "return" in the word, they're referring to the actual delivered result, not what it took to get there. Though I can see how the context is also important.

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More times than naught, I look for components that are pleasing to the eye, if not necessarily practical. For example, I spent $350 on a motherboard because I liked the way it looked. It's got WiFi, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, dedicated overclocking button, support for an intense water cooling setup and so much more...and I use absolutely none of it.


CPU: Intel Core i7 4790k | RAM: Crucial 16GB @ 1866MHz |

GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid | Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Formula VII | 

Monitor: ROG Swift P278Q | Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX | PSU: Seasonic 860W

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I install my steam games on HDDs, even though I have plenty of space on my SSDs, I am just too lazy to move them over.


Gaming PC

 

CPU: Ryzen 3700X GPU: EVGA 2060 Super XC Ultra Gaming MB: MSI X470 Gaming Plus

RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3200 NVME: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280

PSU: Corsair RM550x Case: Corsair 680X RGB Black

 

NAS/Media Box

CPU: Ryzen 3200G  MB: Gigabyte Aorus B450 Elite

RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 M.2: WD Blue 500 GB

PSU: Rosewill Photon 850W 80+ Gold Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo

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I have 17 PCs hidden in various locations around my house and garage that are all rubbish and will never ever be used. Plus probably enough spare parts to build another 10 more if you're not worried about running inside a case.


I'm an IT System Admin with 15+ years worth of XP, plus I've been tinkering computers since I was old enough to hold a screwdriver, so I usually know what I'm talking about.

 

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Buying USED with obnoxiously low offers.

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I also turn off RGB

 


Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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