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About PowerPigeon

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  • Birthday Apr 11, 1998

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Occupation
    Software Developer


  • CPU
    Intel i5 4460
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X
  • GPU
    Asus Radeon R9 270X
  • Case
    NZXT H440 White/Black
  • Storage
    500GB 2.5” WD Blue, 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX500
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    13” MacBook Pro
  • Phone
    iPhone 12 Pro, Graphite
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  1. Oh those are some great graphs, thanks very much! At least I’ll have some time to consider while waiting for stock haha. Appreciate the help.
  2. Thanks for the heads up in the case! I’m adding airflow to the list of things I need to remember to think about haha. Will take a look at your case suggestions. I might be able to squeeze a 3070 into my budget. What sort of performance gain would it offer if I did? It’s about a $130 price difference from the 3060 Ti it seems.
  3. Hey all! Lately I've been dreaming of a new build to replace my ~7 year old one that's definitely starting to show its age, as I'm sure many of us have been in the COVID times. I've put together a list of parts working around a ~$1600 CAD budget and I was hoping people with more knowledge would be able to take a look and see if I'm hitting the targets I want to. In short, what I'm looking for is: Something that can run modern AAA titles at 1440p at high frame rates. By "modern AAA" I'm thinking the sorts of games LTT tends to use for benchmarking. What's "high"? I'm not sure
  4. Thanks! I'll let him know about the RAM/GPU idea, don't really want to throw an entire new system at him if this is almost there. Regarding VR, would you say this is a decent spot to start out with and upgrade down the road for a better experience? I have no idea when he's planning on buying a headset, I assume not for at least a year or so.
  5. As the title says, I got a text from my 13 y/o cousin yesterday with a PCPartPicker list and an ask for my opinion. It's been years since I did any PC building, and I've never had much knowledge on it anyways so I told him I'd come post here. For context this is the parts list he sent me, it's in USD but we're Canadian so if you have any thoughts/other suggestions CAD is best. Budget (including currency): $1200 CAD Country: Canada Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: He mentioned a few specific things: Minecraft, Valorant, CS:GO, Warzone, but also
  6. Budget (including currency): $1500 CAD, but I'm flexible Country: Canada Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: All I really do these days is light to medium gaming, lately things like Minecraft or Tower Unite, but I have some staples in my Steam library like Garry's Mod and the Half Life games. I'd like the system to have some headroom for the future in case I do get back into some heavier/newer stuff. My current build is also serving as a Plex server at the moment (just for 1080p streaming on my local network). My plan is to shift that responsibilit
  7. Managed to change my locale by setting PreventGeoIdChange to 1 in the registry. I still can't switch to a local account, but I know it's better to use a Microsoft account anyways so I can just stick with that.
  8. Back when I first upgraded to Windows 10 around its launch, Cortana still wasn't available in Canada. I did some Googling and found something that set (and locked) my region to the US so I could enable it, and didn't think anything else of it. Fast-forward to now and I'm having some issues with my Microsoft account, leading me to try to switch to a local account on my computer. However, I've been getting the following error when attempting to do so: I'm going on a limb and thinking this has something to do with the following notice in the region settings of my comp
  9. Will macOS install on something like VirtualBox? I always thought it was a pain to get the software to cooperate with non-Apple hardware. Also I always thought battery life of gaming laptops was pretty bad? I'm gonna be having 10 to 11 hour days and need something that can get through nearly all of that.
  10. Pending me trying it out at the local Apple Store, I am really interested in eventually getting a Mac with the new Touch Bar; not only just to see how it works in things like Photoshop and InDesign, but to see if I can write something for it to add some features to Atom which I use for code editing.
  11. Sorry to be the person making another "Help I need a laptop!" thread, but I'm honestly lost. I'm starting college in the new year, and am looking to replace my ~5 y/o MacBook Pro. My original plan was to buy a nice Windows machine, maybe dual boot Ubuntu if I needed it, and use that for the two year program. However, I've recently decided that I am most interested in taking the web and mobile app option in second year which requires macOS for iOS development. Needless to say, as much as I want the new MacBook Pro, the 512GB model costs more than a single term's tuition
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  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XgQhMPeE Been shuffling Billy Joel all week haha.
  14. The Time Round has a battery life quoted at a day, and isn't water resistant. If you want that you'll need to get a Time.