pugnaq reacted to Omon_Ra in WesternDigital My Passport Ultra on Airplane!
It was a 2.5" drive in an external USB enclosure. It may have been the cheap enclosure not protecting the drive enough, but who knows. It could have just been from bouncing around in my backpack as I traveled around southern California as well. *edit* However, I didn't have the issues until I got home, not at all during the trip.
pugnaq reacted to thekeemo in WesternDigital My Passport Ultra on Airplane!
I wouldn't worry about it
If they were to check your hard drive they would have to stop every single person passing by for hours.
I am a regular flyer and never had problems with carrying computer parts.
Only problem I had with my luggage is when I was younger and had a backpack full of metal toy cars.
pugnaq reacted to 33 Vinyle in [Budget Build] Pentium G3258, AMD x4 860K, or FX 4350?
Seriously, i recommend searching through local classifieds or Craigslist for cheaper parts......
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.00 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.00 @ Newegg) Total: $294.95 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-22 00:26 EDT-0400 Go to ebay, craigslist, classifieds for a used 7850/7870 as they cost around 50-100.
pugnaq reacted to dizmo in Is this External HDD Reliable?
Yes you can ignore the cloud back up option, and they're pretty reliable.
Of course, as with all things there will be some bad ones. So, you might get unlucky, but generally WD is pretty solid stuff.
I've used WD externals, and they've been great. I currently have a LaCie external, it's also great (and faster), as well as a pair of budget/no name drives.
The only difference so far has been transfer speed. They've all been reliable.
pugnaq reacted to Sam Z Man in i7-5820k second thoughts? You thoughts/suggestions?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Plus ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($163.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($122.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window XL (Black) ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($86.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-28 16:41 EDT-0400
pugnaq reacted to mathijs727 in i7-5820k second thoughts? You thoughts/suggestions?
Its certainly a good buy.
What they mean with "a waste of money for gaming" is that its "overpowered" for current games as no game uses all 12 threads. That does NOT mean its bad at games (its good, but for gaming an i5 would do just as well).
As for the 4930k vs 5820k:
4930k has 40PCIe lanes, 5820k "just" 28. 5820k uses a newer architecture (faster) X99 uses DDR4 and as such is more "future proof" 5820k is much cheaper
My vote definetely goes to the 5820k
pugnaq reacted to thekeemo in x99 help
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($372.95 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Plus ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Value 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($160.98 @ Newegg) Total: $768.82 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-14 20:26 EDT-0400 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($372.95 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Plus ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg) Total: $787.83 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-14 20:27 EDT-0400 the 5930k is not worth it
pugnaq reacted to JESUSARIUS REX in Watch Dogs 2 leaked by Ubisoft employee’s LinkedIn account
This. Look at Bioshock Infinite, GTA games, Max Payne, Metro, Just Cause, Older Assassin's Creed, Alan Wake, Deus Ex, ArmA, Batman Arkham Games, Elder Scrolls/Fallout games, Witcher, and Valve games. What do they have in common? They are all great achievements technically and gameplay wise, and they don't do yearly releases.
pugnaq reacted to i_build_nanosuits in Dose CPU really affect my gaming performance(FPS)?
Is it another incredibly moron vid like the one they made when they tested the pentium G3258 against the i7-5960X in gaming and told everyone they played games the same?
Not only the CPU does impact performance very much in games, it does more than that: CPU DIDCTATES THE PERFORMANCE...the GPU is what dictates the IMAGE QUALITY SETTINGS you can achieve and fidelity...where as the CPU dictates ALL the performance...
See, any gaming GPU can run the games at any given framerates that the processor can feed them, the difference between GPU's performance in real world games will always manifest in IMAGE QUALITY and FIDELITY you can achieve...the CPU is dicating the performance.
pugnaq reacted to mapegl in X99 vs Z97
Ok your last explanation basically answers the question for you. If you really want "future-proofing" (which there is no such thing, but still) you should take the 5820k. Support for higher core-counts will definitely get better and therefore I would go with that.
You can also get much more RAM with that combo and just in case that will be important, you are ready to upgrade.
If the 960 is enough for you, and it will give you fairly good results at 1080p, that is also a good choice. Also with the X99 you can definitely get great multi-gpu support, so again very good for high-end future-proff setups.
Go for the X99 build.
pugnaq reacted to Weak1ings in Help with build.
An unlocked processor allows you to overclock. This feature may save you some years ahead if you are still using it and can't upgrade but the costs are usually not worth it. By the time this CPU is too slow, you'll want something new anyways. The Xeon is the best value out there.
You can go for a 750 Ti but, the GTX 960 will Max out all games at 1080p with usually 60 FPS. All of those games you mentioned will be maxed out.
3200Mhz RAM or etc gives you 1-2 Frame per second increase vs slow RAM at the cost of 40% more price. It's just not worth it and will never be. I am maxing out the games I play with my DDR2 900Mhz RAM and 660.
The Titan X will max out everything period with at least 100 FPS. (in 1080p)
What I listed will be exactly what you want if you want solid performance for 5+ years.
16GB of RAM is more of a personal conviction that any build $1000 or more should have more than 8GB of RAM. You will probably need to upgrade in 2020 based on the rate of increase of use. Right now you can do 8GB but will need to upgrade soon.
I'd like to suggest exploring the genres exclusive to the PC like RTS, Management games, The Golden FPS games(the classics like Unreal), and many more things that aren't even gaming.