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    iiNNeX got a reaction from AnirbanG007 in Is 1080p really terrible for 27inch displays?   
    Yes it is.
     
    24 inch = 1080p
     
    27 inch = 1440p
     
    32 inch is perfect for 4K
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from UrbanFreestyle in The Problem with working in IT GAS....   
    I have been selling spare hardware on Facebook, Ebay and Gumtree with great success. £30 here, £50 there and it all adds up in the end!
     
    What are the 3TB HDDs btw, spec wise? I might be interested.
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    iiNNeX reacted to minibois in Which CPU cooler for my build?   
    The Dark Rock 4 will only have the fan overhang a bit on RAM slot 1 (and you will be using slots 2 and 4 with 2 sticks).
    This a little 'visualization' I quickly made for the board and cooler:
     

     
    As you can see,the fan would overhang the first slot a bit.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from jerubedo in Girlfriend's parents PC   
    Thank you for both your input, I have compiled bits from both builds and decided to go for the following:
     
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£73.16 @ Box Limited) 
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  (£104.32 @ More Computers) 
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£63.18 @ Aria PC) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£59.99 @ Amazon UK) 
    Case: Fractal Design - Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case  (£71.90 @ More Computers) 
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£60.46 @ Scan.co.uk) 
    Monitor: Asus - VZ249HE 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£107.99 @ CCL Computers) 
    Keyboard: Logitech - MK345 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse  (£29.98 @ PC World Business) 
    Total: £570.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-08 22:26 BST+0100
     
    I think the extra £70 over budget is justified for the better looking case/bigger ssd. With 500gb storage they won't need a HDD either.
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    iiNNeX reacted to jerubedo in Girlfriend's parents PC   
    This build will save you a bit of extra money, and it has more quality components including a much better PSU, a higher capacity M.2 SSD, and a slightly better, but cheaper, monitor.
     
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £73.16 @ Box Limited Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £69.91 @ CCL Computers Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £63.18 @ Aria PC Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £59.99 @ Amazon UK Storage Seagate - Constellation ES.3 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00 Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £37.97 @ Amazon UK Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £46.34 @ Amazon UK Monitor Asus - VZ249HE 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor £107.99 @ CCL Computers Keyboard Logitech - MK345 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse £29.98 @ PC World Business   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total £488.52   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-08 20:06 BST+0100    
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    iiNNeX reacted to maartendc in Girlfriend's parents PC   
    I would go with something like this:
     
    - I have put a Mini ITX system together. For these types of machines, I feel like even micro ATX is seriously overkill, and people appreciate having a smaller "box" in their living room (apart from going with a NUC, which is another good option but not upgradeable). I built my parents a Mini ITX system and they like it!
    - Storage: Go with an M.2 drive. Doesnt need a Sata and Power cable, which cuts down on the clutter in the case. Better airflow that way. Just a cleaner solution overall.
    - Case: I selected a fractal design Mini ITX, but there are many nice options. This one is more "shoe box" size. But there are those that are more vertical like a gaming console. Personal preference. The Silverstone Sugo 13 is a great option too (I have that one personally). Antec ISK 600 is good if they need an optical drive.
    - PSU: I would go semi-modular at least, especially for a build like this, that wont use 75% of the cables anyway. Much cleaner, better airflow. Also go with a Gold Rated PSU for extra efficiency.
    - Monitor: no opinion, I would get something nicer but thats just me. I would get my parents a 1440P monitor nowadays.
    - Keyboard: logitech is a solid option.
     
     
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£73.16 @ Box Limited)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  (£104.32 @ More Computers)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£73.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: ADATA - SU800  256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£36.68 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Fractal Design - Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case  (£50.98 @ Laptops Direct)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£60.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: AOC - I2481FXH 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£117.99 @ Box Limited)
    Keyboard: Logitech - MK345 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse  (£29.98 @ PC World Business)
    Total: £547.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-08 19:54 BST+0100
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from trevb0t in Cheap gaming laptops?   
    I buy a lot of things used, my entire secondary PC has been purchased through forums or ebay, and I've saved quite a few hundred doing that. 
     
    Buying used does not mean you ll get scammed, but as you said you just need to be careful who you buy from. On ebay I would not buy from people with low amount of sales/rating, and also I expect over 95% rating too. That way it ensures a sale is more likely to go through without any hassle. That said, if you ever get scammed and you pay through Paypal, you will get your money back pretty much instantly once you open up a case. Then paypal will go investigate the seller ect.
     
    Let me take a look online and see what I can find for you to give you an example.
     
    Edit: For example something like this, not sure what it will bid over to but spec is good: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GS60-6QE-Gaming-Laptop-15-6-GTX-970M-I7-6700HQ-with-2xSSD-8GB-RAM/254235675297?hash=item3b31a08aa1:g:vXMAAOSwO~Jczqv1
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from HeavyFtw in Cheap gaming laptops?   
    I buy a lot of things used, my entire secondary PC has been purchased through forums or ebay, and I've saved quite a few hundred doing that. 
     
    Buying used does not mean you ll get scammed, but as you said you just need to be careful who you buy from. On ebay I would not buy from people with low amount of sales/rating, and also I expect over 95% rating too. That way it ensures a sale is more likely to go through without any hassle. That said, if you ever get scammed and you pay through Paypal, you will get your money back pretty much instantly once you open up a case. Then paypal will go investigate the seller ect.
     
    Let me take a look online and see what I can find for you to give you an example.
     
    Edit: For example something like this, not sure what it will bid over to but spec is good: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GS60-6QE-Gaming-Laptop-15-6-GTX-970M-I7-6700HQ-with-2xSSD-8GB-RAM/254235675297?hash=item3b31a08aa1:g:vXMAAOSwO~Jczqv1
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Meeseeks in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    Pointless, when I've changed 5 entire systems, from the power cable to the last component.
     
    This is a software bug. I have a good response on it somewhere let me see if I can dig it up.
     
    Edit: Here is a pretty technical reply that I got:
     
    "So i dug up a little bit more and i'm kind of following this problem as deep as shader programming. So apparently LoD bias is a general topic in OpenGL SL so im trying to narrow it down as much as I could. So right now i know the problem is that Shadow Depth Map Algorithem is messing up.  This algorithem has 2 passes. The first pass is to use the Vertex shader to generate a depth map using the World Space coords and the camera projection information. The second pass is for the Vertex shader to take in the vertecies that are being selected using a combination of our previous camera projection information and World space map and sends it to the "Pixel Shader" to have the depth map projected on it using a matrix.
     
    Now the Vertex shader has to do two calculations here and it can't do it at same time. Any delay or miscalculation in any pass can result in artifacts. Here are multiple scenarios:
     
    1. First pass is completed but the depth map is Not smooth out through space (1-1-1-0-0-0 instead of 1-0.75-0.5-0.25-0)> second pass is completed successfully> result in shadow popping and hard transformation from high res shadows to low rez blocky shadows.
     
    2. First pass is being completed in delay (a hardware/code slowing it down?)> second pass completed successfully> Flickering and Shimmering of shadows and jaggy edges (it gets fixed when there is no camera motion since the second pass is not being applied anymore)
     
    3. First pass is completed successfully> second pass Is completed with miscalculation> object popping or misplaced shadows aka peter panning + shadow is different shape than object
     
    4. First pass completed successfully> second pass delays> flickering and alaising alphas (transparent textures like grass, trees or vertex paint like snow on a thatch roof or moss on a wall)
     
    5. First pass contains faults such as artifacts on special surfaces such as metal or specular (shiny)> second pass is completed> grains and noise on metal/wet surfaces.
     
    note that one can have all the problems above or maybe one of them or two. I hope i explained it as best as i could. Sorry for long reply  I grabbed this info going thru dev blogs and forum posts on shader programming but ive came across a good MSDN page that explains this with more details. I also attached a graph of how the passes work. Ill message you if i know more. I was thinking of posting this is Kenji's thread but then i figured they only believe what they wanna believe so i wont bother. If you make thread feel free to use this info. "
     
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ee416324(v=vs.85).aspx

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    iiNNeX got a reaction from DaoNayt in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    Pointless, when I've changed 5 entire systems, from the power cable to the last component.
     
    This is a software bug. I have a good response on it somewhere let me see if I can dig it up.
     
    Edit: Here is a pretty technical reply that I got:
     
    "So i dug up a little bit more and i'm kind of following this problem as deep as shader programming. So apparently LoD bias is a general topic in OpenGL SL so im trying to narrow it down as much as I could. So right now i know the problem is that Shadow Depth Map Algorithem is messing up.  This algorithem has 2 passes. The first pass is to use the Vertex shader to generate a depth map using the World Space coords and the camera projection information. The second pass is for the Vertex shader to take in the vertecies that are being selected using a combination of our previous camera projection information and World space map and sends it to the "Pixel Shader" to have the depth map projected on it using a matrix.
     
    Now the Vertex shader has to do two calculations here and it can't do it at same time. Any delay or miscalculation in any pass can result in artifacts. Here are multiple scenarios:
     
    1. First pass is completed but the depth map is Not smooth out through space (1-1-1-0-0-0 instead of 1-0.75-0.5-0.25-0)> second pass is completed successfully> result in shadow popping and hard transformation from high res shadows to low rez blocky shadows.
     
    2. First pass is being completed in delay (a hardware/code slowing it down?)> second pass completed successfully> Flickering and Shimmering of shadows and jaggy edges (it gets fixed when there is no camera motion since the second pass is not being applied anymore)
     
    3. First pass is completed successfully> second pass Is completed with miscalculation> object popping or misplaced shadows aka peter panning + shadow is different shape than object
     
    4. First pass completed successfully> second pass delays> flickering and alaising alphas (transparent textures like grass, trees or vertex paint like snow on a thatch roof or moss on a wall)
     
    5. First pass contains faults such as artifacts on special surfaces such as metal or specular (shiny)> second pass is completed> grains and noise on metal/wet surfaces.
     
    note that one can have all the problems above or maybe one of them or two. I hope i explained it as best as i could. Sorry for long reply  I grabbed this info going thru dev blogs and forum posts on shader programming but ive came across a good MSDN page that explains this with more details. I also attached a graph of how the passes work. Ill message you if i know more. I was thinking of posting this is Kenji's thread but then i figured they only believe what they wanna believe so i wont bother. If you make thread feel free to use this info. "
     
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ee416324(v=vs.85).aspx

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    iiNNeX got a reaction from darksquall in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    I was one of the people that initially reported this issue back on the nvidia forums, 4 years ago. Sadly still no fix and my system is entirely up to date lol (5th PC since then).
     
    You learn to live with it though.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
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    iiNNeX reacted to Fasauceome in 1070 GTX  Bottleneck + i7 980 X + Rampage III Extreme + 12GB RAM DOMMINATOR GT   
    OP:  builds PC with 10 year old CPU and relatively new high end GPU
    CPU: bottlenecks GPU
    OP:

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    iiNNeX got a reaction from ShoshinUK in Is 1080p really terrible for 27inch displays?   
    Yes it is.
     
    24 inch = 1080p
     
    27 inch = 1440p
     
    32 inch is perfect for 4K
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Imbellis in Pros & Cons of buying a GPU that was used for mining   
    As long as it's been in an environment with proper cooling, I don't see why there would be anything wrong with the card. It's meant to last years under stress.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from SupaKomputa in Pros & Cons of buying a GPU that was used for mining   
    As long as it's been in an environment with proper cooling, I don't see why there would be anything wrong with the card. It's meant to last years under stress.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Raspi454 in Holy hell! Doing a custom EK water cooling setup is this expensive!?   
    Well put it this way the fittings for my loop are half of the cost... so yeah about $1k should be enough for that kind of setup. 
     
     
    But that's boring
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from GDRRiley in x62 rev 2   
    Then invest in custom watercooling and stop being a peasant
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Pip313 in 4K gaming   
    1080ti
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Dreaper in Which radiator to buy?   
    Hardware Labs are amazing, I ran a full loop with 2 of their rads and some Noiseblocker fans, it was so quiet and so efficient! Also the quality of those rads is second to none imo.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Tech22 in Which radiator to buy?   
    Hardware Labs are amazing, I ran a full loop with 2 of their rads and some Noiseblocker fans, it was so quiet and so efficient! Also the quality of those rads is second to none imo.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Vizent in What do I upgrade to get better FPS?   
    Yes I agree, to be honest it comes down to budget.
     
    If you want best bang for the buck, AMD is impossible to beat at this stage. But if you want the best hardware for the job period, intel has the solution. I hope this changes soon so both companies can bring out more competitive products at lower price points.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Vizent in What do I upgrade to get better FPS?   
    Actually the 8700K especially when overclocked comes out on top still. Streaming will be the only thing that will benefit from more cores, but they are still slower cores compared to the intel counterpart.
     
    I've done this test back to back before with an R5 1600 @4ghz and my old 6700K @ 4.8ghz, and the i7 was better in every use case bar a few specific programs, in which case it came very close.
     
    8700k is the way to go these days till AMD catches up on IPC.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from genexis_x in 120hz TN or 144hz IPS?   
    Never go TN if you have the option of purchasing IPS.
     
    That said, high end TN panels are not as bad as people make them out to be.
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    iiNNeX got a reaction from Phentos in IPS with no speakers or TN with speakers   
    Never use monitor speakers... ever.
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