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About ContraHacker

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  • Birthday Aug 31, 1998

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  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Location
    U.P. India
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers, JavaScript, NodeJS, "stats, graphs, charts, ...percentages".
  • Biography
    Why am I doing MBA? Please teach me computers!
  • Occupation
    Student / Entrepreneur


  • CPU
    Ryzen 3 3300x
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550M
  • RAM
    2 x 8 Corsair Vengence @ 3000 Mhz
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon R9 290X - 3GB GDDR5 (Sapphire)
  • Case
    Corsair SPEC-04 (Black)
  • Storage
    120 GB WD Green (OS), 120 GB WD Green M.2 (Apps), 1 x 1 TB & 2 x 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD.
  • PSU
    Antec 750W
  • Display(s)
    Acer Nitro 1080p @ 165hz + Samsung S22F 1080p @ 60hz
  • Cooling
    AMD Stock Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Razer Chroma Blackwidow TE v2 (Orange Switches) + Corsair K60 Pro (Red LEDs)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 & Logitech G304
  • Sound
    Audio Technica ATHM20x + AKG K92
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    HP Pavilion x360 | i3 8125U, 12GB RAM, 250 GB SSD.
  • Phone
    Redmi Note 9 Pro

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  1. Hey all, I'll keep this short and straight to the point. My PC turns off when there is a fluctuation in the wall-power. Not only is this annoying, but I'm afraid this can cause corruption to my OS and hard drives. My current setup is as follows: Wall power (230V 50Hz) -> UPS -> PC (750W Antec PSU) Link to my UPS: https://www.intex.in/product_details/ups-protector-725 I'm thinking I need a better UPS, or perhaps a stabilizer. Or a surge protector? I don't know what that is tho. Please advice. Thanks!
  2. Thanks dude! I have decided to go for the 3300x with an amazon renewed ASRock B450 Pro4 which I found for 8,499. I will make a no compromises PC in the future when I have the money for it. For now, a 3300x is a huge upgrade from my 6100.
  3. Will the B450 Tomahawk MAX be compatible with the 3300x? Also just for future planning, what GPU would you pair with this config? Something like a 1660Ti?
  4. I'm already on Intel. I am running an i3 6100. I want to switch over to AMD. If Intel has better options for me then I'll stick with Intel.
  5. Budget (including currency): 25,000 INR (Around $350) Country: India Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Programming, Valorant, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Graphic Designing (Figma, Photoshop) and a few other games. Other details: I have: AMD R9 280x 2 x 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz Corsair Vengeance. Antec 750W PSU Storage: 3 x SATA HDDs, 1 x SATA 2.5" SSD and 1 x SATA m.2 SSD. What I want to replace: i3 6100 @ 3.7 Ghz Gigabyte B150M-DS3H Motherboard Why: 3 out of 4 RAM slots seem to
  6. Yeah, I should have mentioned budget. I am currently comparing various CPUs by their price to %age increase from a 6100. Seems like an i5 6600 is the best contender right now; assuming that it costs somewhere around $130 and I can't find a better deal on a 6700, or 7th gen i5 / i7.
  7. I did that last night. Had a mini heart attack when boot priorities were shuffled and windows refused to boot back up. Luckily I manged to spot the issue and restore peace. On the plus side, the bios looks much nicer and I was able to enable XMP and speed step too.
  8. @Jurrunio I too was thinking that simply giving the CPU more juice can't give you "Up To 1Ghz" more. Also, have you seen cinebench scores for i3 6100s? The leaderboards are insane! Mine manages 660 CB in R20. These people have insane overclocks going, perhaps using flashed bios? https://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/core_i3_6100/
  9. Thank you everybody for the awesome replies. Here's what I gather. The CPU is more than likely holding back any sort of decent GPU. Stated by everybody. No overclocking for me; I don't have a Z series motherboard. Thanks @TofuHaroto Possible CPU upgrade: 6700 or a 7700. Thanks @asile9 A CPU upgrade can help towards 144hz upgrade. Thanks @Moonzy Yes, the SSD is DRAM-less (most probably). Getting a nicer, high capacity one will be great. Thanks @dizmo I don't have much of a budget. I'll sell my i3 and buy a second-hand Skylake i7 for now. And then may
  10. I'll keep it very short and sweet. Inspired by today's Techquickie, Can You Overclock a LOCKED CPU? , I want advice on the most sensible upgrade path for my aging PC. Current Specs: Skylake i3 6100 @ 3.7Ghz | Stock Intel Cooler (some Cooler Master thermal paste was recently applied.) Gigabyte B150M - DS3H Motherboard Sapphire AMD R9 290x 3GB VRAM 2 x 8GB DDR4 (Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 2133 Mhz) (I can't use XMP due to the motherboard.) WD Green 120GB SATA SSD for OS (Win-10) WD Green 120GB M.2 SSD for commonly used apps and games. S
  11. @Hi P Turns out I already own this course, never got around to starting it. Feels almost the same as your typical steam library; yes, I bought a bunch of games and yes, I haven't gotten round to playing them. Thanks for your reply, I'll get on it. (And hopefully not spend all my time playing Far Cry 5 and Life is Strange.)
  12. @JacobFW That's rather surprising. Given that CSS is... well CSS - used to frequently. I'll definitely take your advice of using scratchpads. I own a McGraw Hill publications' HTML and CSS Reference (Author: Powell, 5th Edition), but it's more or less only a reference. I'll be on a hunt for good CSS books (I could even write one. ) and I'll try to remember to share it here on this forum. Cheers.
  13. Dang! That's a gold mine! Thanks! I'll start chipping away at it.
  14. Looks great, I read the first few pages online. It's $31. May have to think about purchasing it. Thanks a lot!
  15. Hey dude! I've never heard a motherboard catch on fire. Pretty wild. Anyway, have you dug around with Windows power settings? Also, take a look at Nvidia control panel's power settings. Could it be that your games are running on the integrated GPU? The graphic card's driver might have changed due to the motherboard being repaired.