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When I had my first PC back around 1994ish I wanted to fit a nice graphics card into it so saved all my pocket money for one.. Had no idea how to do anything with computers at the time but thought how hard could it be.

Anyway I took the gigantic old thing out and then tried to fit the new one in and it would not align up with the back of the case.. so took a hack saw to the case to get it to fit only to realise that it actually went into the PCI slot and not the old ISA thing lol :)

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I use raid 0 for the lulz and the hate I get in my company (IT company). I also use negative air-pressure in the case and I find I have had less dust...

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Just now, GodSeph said:

I use raid 0 for the lulz and the hate I get in my company (IT company). I also use negative air-pressure in the case and I find I have had less dust...

Can’t speak to the raid stuff.  Others may.

 

Heavy negative is better than heavy positive mostly because the air tends to move slower.  The advantage of positive is air can be forced through filters and case seams don’t collect dust.  If there’s no filters though there’s no point to positive air.  The most preferred positive air is only very very slightly positive air.  A bare whisker above neutral air.  Only enough to make the case seams not attract dust.  Another option if there are filters, is to use negative air but put an airtight seal anywhere there is no filter.  This forces air through filters using negative air.  It’s complicated to arrange though because of the seals.


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12 minutes ago, caldrin said:

When I had my first PC back around 1994ish I wanted to fit a nice graphics card into it so saved all my pocket money for one.. Had no idea how to do anything with computers at the time but thought how hard could it be.

Anyway I took the gigantic old thing out and then tried to fit the new one in and it would not align up with the back of the case.. so took a hack saw to the case to get it to fit only to realise that it actually went into the PCI slot and not the old ISA thing lol :)

Ouch


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11 hours ago, Vitamanic said:

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

I feel like I get more gains from 3.6-4.0 as I do if I go 4.6-5.0, especially when heat and power consumption is taken into account.

 

Is it really just me that feels like there's an optimal point for performance - for me, that's 4.8GHz - and if I go further, it's not worth the cost.

 

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Is my PC confession a placebo on myself? :D

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23 minutes ago, sowon said:

I feel like I get more gains from 3.6-4.0 as I do if I go 4.6-5.0, especially when heat and power consumption is taken into account.

 

Is it really just me that feels like there's an optimal point for performance - for me, that's 4.8GHz - and if I go further, it's not worth the cost.

 

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Is my PC confession a placebo on myself? :D

Considering your graph claims 5.0ghz @70c I’m leaning towards placebo


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28 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Considering your graph claims 5.0ghz @70c I’m leaning towards placebo

I couldn't tell if that response was sarcastic or a genuine approval of a placebo effect so I ran a Cinebench R20 run at 5GHz on my 8600K. Results pretty much speak for themselves.

 

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Confession ended up being somewhat of a reminder of what my 8600K is capable of, didn't it?

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10 minutes ago, sowon said:

I couldn't tell if that response was sarcastic or a genuine approval of a placebo effect so I ran a Cinebench R20 run at 5GHz on my 8600K. Results pretty much speak for themselves.

 

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Confession ended up being somewhat of a reminder of what my 8600K is capable of, didn't it?

I was saying I guess that I thought the temperature numbers struck me as low and thought the graph might be an illustration rather than a graph.   Seems it is a graph.


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12 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

I was saying I guess that I thought the temperature numbers struck me as low and thought the graph might be an illustration rather than a graph.   Seems it is a graph.

I get that a lot. To be fair, I did fabricate the lower-end of the core clock spectrum since I don't ever run 4.6GHz and below, but the above I think stay true to my 'confession', if we can still call it that after my run and past experiences with running those high clocks.

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I run HEDT for gaming. 


X58-X79-X99-X299 lads: Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Megathread - Murica (But International) Parrot Gang

 

Big Rig (Done) - (Main Rig) - i7 5960X @ 4.7Ghz/3.7Ghz core/uncore - Custom Loop: 2x 360GTS with EK-ZMT/Stubbies and EK D5 pump/res combo - EVGA X99 Classified - 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator DDR4 @ 3200MHz CL16 XMP - AMD Radeon VII (best TimeSpy so far: here) - 1TB 970 Evo - Corsair RM1000i - Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG - 6x iPPC NF-F12 2000 

X79 Rig (Done) - (Alt Rig 1)- i7 4930K @ 4.5GHz - EVGA CLC 280 w/NF-P14s fans - EVGA X79 Dark - 16GBGB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 1600Mhz CL9 XMP - EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra - MX500 1TB - 2x Seagate Barracuda Compute 2TB - EVGA 1000W G3 w/CableMod PRO Carbon cables - Phanteks P400 (White) - NF-P12

 

X58 Rig (Done) - (Alt Rig 2) - Xeon X5675 @ 4.4/3.7 core/uncore- NH-D15S - EVGA X58 Classified SLI 4-Way - 24GB (3x8GB) HyperX Savage Red DDR3 @ 1750Mhz CL9-10-10-27 - 2x EVGA Classified 780s - 120GB HyperX SSD - EVGA 1600W T2 - Corsair 750D - 5x iPPC NF-A14 3000 PWM

 

2019 13" rMBP (i5/8GB/256GB) {work} - 2012 13" MBP (i5/16GB/525GB) {mine} - iPhone 11 Pro Max + Apple Watch S3 42mm - iPod Classic 6G 80GB running Rockbox + iPod Classic 5.5G Enhanced 30GB also on Rockbox - iPhone X - iPhone 4S on iOS 6.1.3

 

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i only bought a hall of fame cuz i was paranoid about the RTX issue at the beginning where cards were artifacting and dying super early so i thought to myself a card of such a caliber like a hall of fame gotta be free of those issues, so i bought it LOL 

 

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Current, New System

 

Mobo: MSI MEG Z390 Godlike // CPU: i9-9900K // GPU: Galax Hall of Fame RTX 2080 Ti // RAM: 32GB Vengeance LPX // Cooling: D15S with 3 Noctua Fans // Storage: 1TB SSD Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda PRO // PSU: RMi 850w 80+ Gold // Case: TT View 37 RGB Edition

 

Old System (Now Retired)

 

Mobo: Asus B85M-E // CPU: i7-4770K // GPU: Gigabyte G1 1070 // RAM: 16GB Single Channel // Cooling: Stock Intel // Storage: 167 GB SDD OCZ Agility3, 2 TB Seagate Barracuda // PSU: AeroCool Strike X 800w 80+ Silver // Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Blue LED Mid-Tower

 

Peripherals And Others

 

Mouse: Razer Mamba Tournament Edition // Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow X Chroma Mercury White // Headphone: Razer Man'O War 7.1 // Display: LG 2560x1080 25' 60Hz Ultrawide // UPS: Pure Sine Wave, Online Topology 3000VA (2100w) (this shit is heavy as fuck)

 

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17 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

i mounted noctua fans on a bequiet heatsink

Lol. I call that a win myself.


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I replaced a 970 with a 580 simply because I couldn’t get the drivers for the 970 to work. Afaik the 970 card is still functional.  Then of course the AMD drivers crapped out on me too, so im stuck with two cards and no functional 1440p monitor even though the thing still works because I got abandoned.  I don’t know if by microsoft, AMD, Nvidia or some combination.  


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I use the stock cooler that came with my CPU. My profile says otherwise but I've been too lazy to install it.

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On 2/13/2020 at 2:04 PM, minibois said:

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

Good

 

because RGB is utterly USELESS

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On 2/13/2020 at 9:04 PM, minibois said:

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 didn't even bother buying anything with RGB... there is some minor illumination on my motherboard (turned off) and there's a logo on my AIO pump which is set to change colour with temps only.

 

Aside from that, my keyboard and moused are a mix of red/blue... the KB is all red aside from WASD keys and the very top row, ESC through Pause Break as well as the logo and lighting/lock buttons. My mouse is also red whilst the DPI lights are blue.

 

That's it... I refused to buy the AIO with RGB and I purchased non RGB Corsair ML fans.... Don't like it, don;t want it... not paying extra for crap I'll only turn off.

 

I just wish they'd offer one with and one without for those of us who don't like it and would rather save some money.


System 1: Gigabyte Aorus B450 Pro, Ryzen 5 2600X, 32GB Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz, Sapphire 5700XT, 250GB NVME WD Black, 2x Crucial MX5001TB, 2x Seagate 3TB, H115i AIO, Sharkoon BW9000 case with corsair ML fans, EVGA G2 Gold 650W Modular PSU, liteon bluray/dvd/rw.. NO RGB aside from MB and AIO pump. Triple 27" Monitor setup (1x 144hz, 2x 75hz, all freesync/freesync 2)

System 2: Asus M5 MB, AMD FX8350, 16GB DDR3, Sapphire RX580, 30TB of storage, 250GB SSD, Silverstone HTPC chassis, Corsair 550W Modular PSU, Noctua cooler, liteon bluray/dvd/rw, 4K HDR display (Samsung TV)

System 3 & 4: nVidia shield TV (2017 & 2019) Pro with extra 128GB samsung flash drives.

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13 minutes ago, Anomnomnomaly said:

I didn't even bother buying anything with RGB... there is some minor illumination on my motherboard (turned off) and there's a logo on my AIO pump which is set to change colour with temps only.

 

Aside from that, my keyboard and moused are a mix of red/blue... the KB is all red aside from WASD keys and the very top row, ESC through Pause Break as well as the logo and lighting/lock buttons. My mouse is also red whilst the DPI lights are blue.

 

That's it... I refused to buy the AIO with RGB and I purchased non RGB Corsair ML fans.... Don't like it, don;t want it... not paying extra for crap I'll only turn off.

 

I just wish they'd offer one with and one without for those of us who don't like it and would rather save some money.

I also find lighting at all let alone rgb to be an active detriment.  There is some argument for a lighted keyboard, and possibly a mouse for playing in the dark, but not an RGB one.  I find RGB actively annoying and don’t like it.


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1 minute ago, Bombastinator said:

There is some argument for a lighted keyboard, and possibly a mouse for playing in the dark, but not an RGB one.

That's exactly my argument, I don't have the lights on in my home office simply because I have three 27" monitors that throw of a lot of light and on the wall behind me is a 3 metre wide 2.4m tall display unit that has led strip lights on them when needed, as well as my plasma ball and my lava lamp... I rarely have the display unit lights on unless I'm on video chat as it does look cool behind me with all my little toys and stuff on display... like my Good/Evil Ash figures, my Crow figure and my deadpool... as well as an R2 unit, a giant lego super star destroyer on top of it and various other little bits and pieces.

 

 


System 1: Gigabyte Aorus B450 Pro, Ryzen 5 2600X, 32GB Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz, Sapphire 5700XT, 250GB NVME WD Black, 2x Crucial MX5001TB, 2x Seagate 3TB, H115i AIO, Sharkoon BW9000 case with corsair ML fans, EVGA G2 Gold 650W Modular PSU, liteon bluray/dvd/rw.. NO RGB aside from MB and AIO pump. Triple 27" Monitor setup (1x 144hz, 2x 75hz, all freesync/freesync 2)

System 2: Asus M5 MB, AMD FX8350, 16GB DDR3, Sapphire RX580, 30TB of storage, 250GB SSD, Silverstone HTPC chassis, Corsair 550W Modular PSU, Noctua cooler, liteon bluray/dvd/rw, 4K HDR display (Samsung TV)

System 3 & 4: nVidia shield TV (2017 & 2019) Pro with extra 128GB samsung flash drives.

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On 2/13/2020 at 4:11 PM, NinJake said:

I only clean inside my PC twice a year.... IM SORRY OK

My old Kraken x60, I never cleaned the radiator. I used that for like 7 years.


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Here’s one that no one else can claim: I do not aim for anything aesthetically pleasing with my rig. I built it to be as easily swappable as I could possibly make it. It’s actually worked out okay. My rig is fucking ugly as a result, but whatever.

Also, I have a disc drive for a reason, too: I rip DVDs, CDs and PS2 games. Despite the fact that I can rip Blu-ray discs, I actually haven’t needed to. Hopefully, that’ll change soon.


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I confess, I'm the kind of person that puts googly eyes on my computers. I've got a whole bag of them just waiting to be put on stuff


-Undeniably Indie™

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I once ran a water cooling loop for over 3 years without draining/refilling it then let it sit for a decade with that same water/anti-freeze mix in it. Everything still works just fine!

I build PC's for friends perfectly, everything managed, tied, and tucked like Ru Paul...but my own PC's? Eh if it works it works, it looks like a spider on LSD was popping wires across my case.

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