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Everything posted by paprikman

  1. Yes, this is the only thing I was considering - getting just a new cpu. It's not about for how long this one should work fine, it's about getting a proper performance right here and right now, and to eliminate these issues.
  2. Yeah, it's like a spike of 100% usage at this time. I have also did a scan with malwarebytes and it's all clean.
  3. I didn't do a fresh install, but it's the windows 8.1, which was doing some 'configuration' stuff when the new hardware was installed. I hoped that this was enough, since it was up and running. Sure, this is the most obvious thing to just reinstall everything. However, getting everything set up after a true clean install should take up the entire weekend. I work from home and this is my daily driver pc, so I cannot afford any sudden problems with it.
  4. Hi, dear community! Two years ago I upgraded (as I was thinking of this purchase) my pc. Namely, I have moved from the i5 2500 to the i5 8600 (note, that there is no 'k' letter after either of the model names), B360-G mobo from asus and the pure rock cpu cooler from bequiet. I have instantly noticed that my old cpu's turbo was much more of a turbo than of the new one. These two extra cores do not seem to make any impact on the real performance of the system. I started to get various stutters, freezes and spikes in performance. In example, if there's a code (typescript) being compiled
  5. @The Flying Sloth the 'big brother' looks like a killer in terms of both price and quality. I've had the ESI u22 xt from the same price range, which didn't impress me a lot and had a huge channel imbalance on the headphone monitor output. So I had to return it. From what you've mentioned above, looks like I'd better be getting something at ~$100 price point. I also like the quality of the Scarlet solo. And that feels like falling into the rabbit hole.
  6. I mean, it sounds junk to me, in comparison to what I can record right now with this common mic connected to the workstation synth. Namely, this interface sounds like it lacks highs, some resolution, the amp can't handle peaks and dynamics well. By saying that, I refer to this review. I totally agree with you that there are many factors that can make this interface sound bad. And I would've definitely checked it in the store before getting one, if only it was possible right now. I never get any audio equipment without testing it live.
  7. Eh, I have checked out a review of the UM2 and it sounds terrible, much worse than my moxf6 line input. Idk if I should look into something a bit more expensive, but with a reasonable sound quality.
  8. @The Flying Sloth, @kelvinhall05 thanks for the detailed discussion there. I'd like to note one more time that I already have some cheap dynamic mic. Even if it's not that great, it makes sense of buying some audio interface for the mic, which can suit my need at lower price. On the other hand, it's pretty difficult to place on a pantograph, since it has to be pointed directly at me (I have a dual monitor setup).
  9. Nah, 3.5 jack is definitely a bad idea in that case. I see that there are neewer kits on aliexpress, that do include an audio interface. But do they really worth it? I think that it's better not to cheap out on the interface.
  10. Hi, dear community! I've been taking advantage of voice communication in games, work and other related stuff for years by now. But I'm not fully okay with the quality of the setup I have. Namely, this is just a standard webcam stereo mic (built into the monitor), that works well enough. And it pick up just everything, even the sound of a tv in another room, not saying anything about my mechanical keyboard (not cherry blues). I already have some random dynamic mic, which is not that bad, but I don't have any audio interface to run it, except for my workstation synth. So, a
  11. Yeah, sure, but this is not a solution. I have to open it up multiple times a week, since I have to clean the filters (I have pets). Also, I don't care about these reviews much. I wanted to get an opinion from a real-world use case, some long-term stuff.
  12. Hi, dear community. As the title states, I have the define R4 case from fractal design (it's with me for about 5-6 years now). I've always had rattling and vibration issues (there's one hdd) with it, and from my research it all comes from the front panel part. Moreover, a couple month ago the locker of the front panel grill (see figure below) broke, so that it won't fix in place. Closing the front panel door in that case will result in amplified low frequency noise, wich is complemented by the rattling, described above. Figure: front panel grill won't lock in place.
  13. I've selected the Silicon Power P34A80, according to your recommendations and reviews online. I can't justify getting the 970 evo, but I would definitely have considered one if I was only struggling for performance and not storage at the same time. edit: copied wrong name, I mean the P34A80
  14. Thanks, that makes sense. I've already saw info on how bad the dram-less drives would be for me, this is why I decided to ask about it. Unfortunately, the sn750 is a bit out of the price range for me (in my country), but I think that I won't find anything reliable within my budget, so I'd probably extend it.
  15. Hi. I finally decided to get a 1tb ssd for work and some games. I don't game a lot, as well as I'm not interested in most AAA-like stuff, though I feel that getting 512gb is not worth it nowadays. As it comes to work, I do a lot of programming, which requires frequent rebuilds, and this is where I can benefit from the ssd. The process also requires writing/reading a lot of small files, which is very important for me. If the drive won't be capable of it, then there's no point for me in switching to an ssd. I already have one as a system drive (I was asking about it in this post), but
  16. Yeah, I was thinking of it, thankfully they are cheap today, so I can improve my workflow and load times.
  17. Yeah, thanks, I somehow forgot to add a crystal disk info results, but it says 'very good'. Will look into them again a bit later. As for the nvme drives - I have one in a laptop, but I can't really see that it is any faster. I think, I will just make a backup of all the data and give up for now.
  18. Sure it can, but it kinda sucks. The crystal disk info shows 'good' and 'very good' for my both drives, but it was the same when my previous hdd died. I would like to get something for work anyways, since build/test times are sow much better on the ssd.
  19. Hi! I've had my corsair sata ssd for about 8-9 years now. It still performs ok, but Idk when I should replace it. It has no particularly reliable data, most of the software is installed to a hard drive. The ssd is used for the os, some has-to-be-smooth stuff like vscode, etc. It was used for games only once, for about 2 weeks when my old hdd died. So, the question is, how to determine whether it's time to upgrade? My CDM test results are below. Thanks! P.S. the mobo is asus rog strix b360-g gaming.
  20. Thanks, but I've found no good enough forks of xfce4 panel. Moreover, the xfce components are bound together so badly, that patching just one of them can ruin everything (from personal experience). Functionally, xfce panel is ok for me, but it could have looked better. When I was using i3 last time (about 4-5 years ago), it was really bad. Awesome seemed to me like an i3 on steroids (just like fish shell and zsh, you know), and I see lots of i3 posts in /r/unixporn. Right now I'm looking at polybar. P.S. Hm, first post? Welcome to forums!
  21. Hi there. I was wondering if there is a nice panel which has good customization options and works well with xfce. I really wish there was something like a standard awesome-wm panel with its configurability power, and yet as simple as tint panel. I'd like to add some other info like proper weather display and stuff. Thanks! P.S. many will say 'just use awesome then', but it's been a year since I struggle to do that, but I just don't have enough time for this.
  22. Still looking for a monitor...
  23. Thanks, will add this to a list.