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Phentos

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    Phentos got a reaction from Honik in Will a Ryzen 5 1600 Bottleneck a GTX 1080?   
    I don't have to delete old games for space either :P. I have 2 TB of total SSD space though.
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    Phentos got a reaction from 5x5 in Experiences with non-techies   
    A couple weeks ago my friend bought an RTX 2070 and installed it. Immediately he called me up and complained about the card overheating and throttling. I went through the usual troubleshooting steps to no avail. So I went to his place to have a look at it myself.
     
    Turns out the guy forgot to take off the plastic that covered one of the fans, and it had been preventing the fan from spinning.
     
    I still troll him about that one.
  3. Funny
    Phentos got a reaction from Ben17 in Experiences with non-techies   
    A couple weeks ago my friend bought an RTX 2070 and installed it. Immediately he called me up and complained about the card overheating and throttling. I went through the usual troubleshooting steps to no avail. So I went to his place to have a look at it myself.
     
    Turns out the guy forgot to take off the plastic that covered one of the fans, and it had been preventing the fan from spinning.
     
    I still troll him about that one.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Ben17 in AMD Ryzen 7 1700X/1800X or Ryzen Threadripper 1900X   
    When AM4 has just as long of a lifespan as TR4, that point is moot. AMD =/= Intel. 
     
    If OP were doing heavier workloads like high resolution video editing or daily streaming with high res/bitrate, then sure I'd advise OP to go for Threadripper.
     
    But he's not. Therefore AM4 provides the better value. Threadripper's reduced performance in games was not even brought up either.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Ben17 in AMD Ryzen 7 1700X/1800X or Ryzen Threadripper 1900X   
    Threadripper is beyond overkill for your desired usage.
     
    The Ryzen 1700 or 1700X are what you should be looking at. The 1700X if you don't want to overclock, or the 1700 if you do.
     
    If you are on a tighter budget, then go for the 1600.
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    Phentos got a reaction from melete in will the 3800x beat the 8700k clocked at 4.8ghz   
    Wait for independent benchmarks and reviews™
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    Phentos got a reaction from Origami Cactus in Can I get a 1920x1080 resolution   
    Yes. Even the lowly GT 710 can support up to 4K iirc.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Origami Cactus in will the 3800x beat the 8700k clocked at 4.8ghz   
    Wait for independent benchmarks and reviews™
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    Phentos got a reaction from Fasauceome in will the 3800x beat the 8700k clocked at 4.8ghz   
    Wait for independent benchmarks and reviews™
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    Phentos got a reaction from TacoSenpai in YouTube Is Changing the Way It Displays Subscriber Counts   
    So apparently Youtube thinks mass unsubscribe movements are toxic and unbecoming of the community but the rampant copyright system and Content ID abuse aren't?
     
    K.
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    Phentos reacted to imreloadin in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    It's pointless to argue with him bro. He KNOWS the silicon. It told him that it'll hit 5GHz all day while smoking its post-coitus cigarette while laying next to him...
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    Phentos reacted to Quadriplegic in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    If they overclock anything like current Zen/Zen+ chips, it's bad news for AMD, they have failed once again to take performance crown from Intel.

    Will wait for Hardware Unboxed's benchmarks, but now I am considering to switch to Intel o.o
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    Phentos got a reaction from NumLock21 in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    RIP AdoredTV. The less people who buy into his sensationalism the better. 
     
    My opinion about the Ryzen 3000 series. I'm honestly a bit disappointed as I was hoping the boost clocks would be a bit better than what was shown, so I'll probably just sit on my 9700K or wait for whatever Intel has waiting in the wings.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Fasauceome in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    Yea I do a lot of gaming and quite a bit of content creation as well. 
     
    Tbqh I kind of fell for the AdoredTV hype a bit in hoping they would have a 12c/24t part for $400. In the future I'll try to ensure that myself and all my friends and acquaintances never view or look at information sourced from his sensationalism again.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Billy Pilgrim in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    Yea I do a lot of gaming and quite a bit of content creation as well. 
     
    Tbqh I kind of fell for the AdoredTV hype a bit in hoping they would have a 12c/24t part for $400. In the future I'll try to ensure that myself and all my friends and acquaintances never view or look at information sourced from his sensationalism again.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    That Acer guy throwing major shade at Intel and Nvidia lmao.
  17. Funny
    Phentos got a reaction from soldier_ph in Experiences with non-techies   
    A couple weeks ago my friend bought an RTX 2070 and installed it. Immediately he called me up and complained about the card overheating and throttling. I went through the usual troubleshooting steps to no avail. So I went to his place to have a look at it myself.
     
    Turns out the guy forgot to take off the plastic that covered one of the fans, and it had been preventing the fan from spinning.
     
    I still troll him about that one.
  18. Funny
    Phentos got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in YouTube Is Changing the Way It Displays Subscriber Counts   
    So apparently Youtube thinks mass unsubscribe movements are toxic and unbecoming of the community but the rampant copyright system and Content ID abuse aren't?
     
    K.
  19. Funny
    Phentos got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    A couple weeks ago my friend bought an RTX 2070 and installed it. Immediately he called me up and complained about the card overheating and throttling. I went through the usual troubleshooting steps to no avail. So I went to his place to have a look at it myself.
     
    Turns out the guy forgot to take off the plastic that covered one of the fans, and it had been preventing the fan from spinning.
     
    I still troll him about that one.
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    Phentos got a reaction from Cyberspirit in What do you guys spend your time with?   
    Daily routine here.
    If I work days: Wake up, shower, eat small breakfast (sometimes), go to work, sit at desk doing exciting IT stuff all day, come home, go on PC and play something for a bit, do work, or continue writing, then eat dinner, shower, go to bed. 
    If I work nights: Who the hell knows at this point tbh ?.
     
    Every week I try to visit the gym at least once. My social life is slowly whittling away over time though, such that when going to school I used to hang out with IRL friends twice a week or so, now I barely have time to visit a couple of them maybe twice a month. I don't date because I have confidence and self-esteem problems. 
     
    Pretty pathetic tbh. At least the money from my job's pretty decent.
  21. Funny
    Phentos reacted to LinusTech in Twitch Streamers Paid up to 50k USD per hour by publishers for new games   
    Gotta get into Twitch streaming lol
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    Phentos got a reaction from Kitsan in 2080ti getting better memory?   
    I know Nvidia's supposed to refresh most RTX 20-series cards with 16Gbps memory from Samsung, but I'm not sure if the 2080TI would be among the refreshes. It's kind of in a class of its own atm. I highly doubt Navi will prove a significant threat to it. 
     
    However I have heard from a few sites that the TU102 and 104 chips might be refreshed with more CUDA cores enabled at some point. Maybe not quite as much as the Titan RTX on the part of the 2080TI, but close enough to not really matter.
     
    If Nvidia releases a 2080 with 3072 CUDA cores and 16Gbps memory I might look into it. I wanna pass down my haggard 1080TI to my cousin, who's still slumming it on a 1060 3GB.  
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    Phentos reacted to Atmos in Hacked on Steam!?   
    Likely no, traces sure, but extremely doubtful anything harmful was left, just crumbs hinting at what was there.
    Just pickup a free AV and be done with it lol, then stop going to shady porn sites and especially dont click ads. I know hot single moms in your area want your d, but dont pay the price of russian super viruses. 
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    Phentos got a reaction from itswillum in Anyone else gaming facing the exhaust heat from PC?   
    I've got my PC on my desk, and all heat is exhausted out the back and top. So no problems with heat personally.
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    Phentos got a reaction from ImAyaanKhan in What convinced you to switch from Console to PC?   
    I switched to PC back in 2008 because I wanted to play Crysis and Oblivion at better than 480p on an HP laptop my parents bought me for school.
     
    I was in high school at the time, so I could only afford to build a modest PC with an Athlon 6000 and an HD 4850. Not a very good combo even at the time I think, but it was enough to run Crysis at medium settings, so I was happy. Oblivion ran flawlessly at max settings with mods, so I was even happier.
     
    I thought I was in really good shape with my 19 inch 1440x900 monitor too. A nice step up from the laptop.
     
    Been a PC enthusiast since. Though I do own a PS4 because there's a lot of PS4 exclusive games I like.
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