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Aniallation

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    Aniallation got a reaction from TechTippee in How many watts do I need? 2.0 (Intel 10/Nvidia 3000 series update)   
    Thanks for continuing this!
     
    Never truly retired I guess, I still pop in and out occasionally xP 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from ByteMe in PWM or DC fan mode?   
    If it's a 3-pin fan use DC, if it's 4-pin use PWM
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    Aniallation got a reaction from jonnyGURU in Can u buy 100 $13 psu's and test them   
    You could also go to the junkyard, get a car battery, and toss a wrench across the terminals
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    Aniallation got a reaction from jevargaskid in Bent/Cracked PCB - Intel Core i7-6800K SkyLake Processor   
    Would have had to ram it down really hard to get it to break as well, geez
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    Aniallation got a reaction from AshRiver in Bent/Cracked PCB - Intel Core i7-6800K SkyLake Processor   
    Would have had to ram it down really hard to get it to break as well, geez
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Fatboyslim02 in Which ram slot?   
    If you have only one stick, there is literally zero difference what slot it goes into. It will get read from and written to all the same even with the less than an inch distance difference in electricity crossing a PCB.
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Haro in PSU under 200 dollars for gaming PC   
    A good quality 650 has been more than enough to run any single-GPU setup for a while now, and as total system power draw for an average gaming PC continues to drop with less power-hungry components for what's considered good performance, it will likely remain this way for a long time. 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Spotty in Is this psu actually 600w   
    Woah my god that link
     
    But no, it is a 500W. Whenever a piece of electronic equipment lists a capability as "peak", it means "ignore this number". Like when a tiny amplifier for $100 claims to be able to do "2000 watts peak" yeah no.
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    Aniallation got a reaction from platysaur in Why is my monitor erratically changing refresh rate in game?   
    Yes, that's what the purpose of adaptive sync (GSync/FreeSync) is, to actively match your refresh rate to your frame rate and prevent the screen tearing that occurs when you aren't able to constantly maintain a high enough frame rate to match your monitor's refresh rate (in this case, 144 fps).
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    Aniallation got a reaction from lexusgamer05 in Why is my monitor erratically changing refresh rate in game?   
    Yes, that's what the purpose of adaptive sync (GSync/FreeSync) is, to actively match your refresh rate to your frame rate and prevent the screen tearing that occurs when you aren't able to constantly maintain a high enough frame rate to match your monitor's refresh rate (in this case, 144 fps).
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    Aniallation got a reaction from uzair ahmed4567 in cpu bottlenecking my gpu   
    It's a bit of a bottleneck but you should still be getting better performance than that.
     
    My previous PC had an A8-7600 as well and a 1050 (non-Ti), I was still able to get FPS in the high 40s to low 50s even in the city with action going on at 1080p high. The biggest limiting factor in games I actually ran into frequently was the 2GB of VRAM. 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from TVwazhere in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Still here and still haven't let go of my Protege obsession.
     
    Latest shitbox:
     

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    Aniallation got a reaction from Beef Boss in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Still here and still haven't let go of my Protege obsession.
     
    Latest shitbox:
     

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    Aniallation got a reaction from nox_ in How many watts do I need? 2.0 (Intel 10/Nvidia 3000 series update)   
    Thanks for continuing this!
     
    Never truly retired I guess, I still pop in and out occasionally xP 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in Umidigi A3X - $70 for a brand new smartphone   
    Backstory:
    It's about time that the misses younger brother got his first phone, but I didn't want to spend too much to get him one to start him off, and performance didn't need to be any more than usable, so I was keeping an eye on the local classifieds looking for a good deal to come up on something like a used Galaxy S6 or original Pixel, preferably around the 120 Canadian dollars mark. However, with a used device of a decent age, there's always the threat of something hidden being wrong with it, or a worn out non-replaceable battery holding a poor charge. Browsing through Amazon later on though, I saw the Umidigi A3S and A3X listed for $120 CAD and was immediately intrigued and thought I'd give it a try to see just how bad a brand new smartphone could be for the same price as what people want for old weights sitting in their drawers.
     
    Initial Impressions:
    In the box along with the charger and manual, Umidigi also includes a pre-applied basic plastic screen protector and a black TPU case. Nothing fancy, but when you don't even get these with $1200 phones, it was a very pleasant surprise on a $120 phone. The phone feels very solid, the build is glass front and back with a metal frame around the edges. It has a good heft to it without feeling too heavy, although it is a bit on the thicker side. The buttons have a nice click to them and overall it feels nice in the hand.
     
     
     
    The good:
    Performance: The phone has a Helio A22 chipset with eight A53 cores at 2.0GHz and 3GBs of RAM. While not fast by any means, it definitely has no problem with the typical daily tasks one would do on a smartphone. Browse the web, watch YouTube, stream Spotify, scroll through social media, etc. Casual games run just fine as well, though obviously more demanding stuff like PUBG and COD mobile are out of the question.
    Expansion & Connectivity: Dual SIM with LTE connection available on both. 16GB of storage is built in but can be expanded via the MicroSD slot up to 128GB, and it is a triple-slot tray so you can use two SIMs AND a MicroSD card at the same time. And most importantly of all, there is a headphone jack.
    Battery Life: I tried it out as my daily driver for a few days and during normal use battery life was great, I never finished a day with less than 30% remaining. 
    OS: The phone runs Android 10 which is currently the latest version, and completely stock with no unnecessary skin and very little bloatware (all of which can be uninstalled).
     

     

     
     
    The alright:
    Display: With a 720p resolution the pixel density isn't too bad, but the colors are somewhat washed out, and viewing angles aren't amazing. 
    WiFi performance: The 5GHz reception is very weak, even though my room is only one floor up and directly above where the router (Archer C20) is, and all other devices in my room work on the 5GHz network just fine, the A3X shows a very weak signal and 90% of the time fails to connect. The 2.4GHz WiFi works perfectly though and no complaints there.
     

     

     
     
    The complaints:
    Camera: Images with either the front or rear camera look alright under bright daylight, but anything less and they become quite washed out, the colors go funny, and there's quite a loss of detail as noise becomes more prevalent especially once you get to low light where images really become grainy. The viewfinder in the camera app has a very low framerate even with good lighting making it kind of frustrating to use. It's still perfectly usable for the quick Snapchat message or Instagram story and therefore not a huge deal for my use case, but don't expect anything great. 
    Charging speed: The phone comes with only a 5V/1A charger, not because they're cheap, but because that's all it supports. Charging with a 2.1A unit doesn't make it any faster, so it can take a while for the 3300mAh battery to fill up from empty. It also uses a MicroUSB port which is a bit behind the times for a "2020 design device" when just about everyone has switched to USB-C.
     

    Umidigi A3X
     

    Samsung Galaxy S8
     
    Overall:
    For the price it is simply an awesome value even compared to what you could find for the price as far as used devices go, with a fresh battery and a lot more assurance that everything will work properly. It's far from what I'd call an amazing phone in the greater picture, but when taking into account such a low cost it makes an awesome choice for me as teenager's first phone that they just want to be able to text and go on social media with and that I won't be too chafed at the financial loss if they end up losing or breaking it. It is also available in an alternate form which is the A3S. The difference between the two is that the A3S has a smaller display but in a standard aspect ratio without the "notch" that seems to bother some people. It also has a slightly larger battery. The rest of the specs and build are the same.
     
    I am in Canada and got my A3X on Amazon. It does not appear to be listed on the US Amazon site, although it is available on AliExpress as well for $70 USD. 
     
     
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Godlygamer23 in Ryzen 5 Dual Channel Memory Question   
    All RAM will run at the speed of the slowest stick.
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    Aniallation got a reaction from 3 Lions in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Yep. Well, it's the Protege here in North America, but Familia in most other places of the world. 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Muhlis Gursoy in Acer Swift 3 (i5-8250U, MX150) Ultrabook Review   
    I have the 14 inch version and very happy with it. No dedicated GPU, but it does have 8GB of RAM. Been going strong for a few years now and never had any issues.
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Haro in Motherboard USB Ports Intermittent Issues   
    Is there a BIOS update for your board? 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from SpookyCitrus in Ryzen 9 3900x Overheating A LOT   
    Is the pump running? Thermal paste good?
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    Aniallation got a reaction from Rea Imemi in PCIe 4.0 SSD   
    Well outside of the overkill argument, to answer your question yes it should work just fine, the PCIe standard is made to be backward and forward compatible. 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from LukeSavenije in How many watts do I need? 2.0 (Intel 10/Nvidia 3000 series update)   
    Thanks for continuing this!
     
    Never truly retired I guess, I still pop in and out occasionally xP 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from seon123 in How many watts do I need? 2.0 (Intel 10/Nvidia 3000 series update)   
    Thanks for continuing this!
     
    Never truly retired I guess, I still pop in and out occasionally xP 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from SyedHamed in Who's the actual winner? AIO vs Air Cooling   
    IMO as far as price to performance goes, for light-duty a half decent air cooler will give you better value than one of the small thin 120mm AIOs, but for heavy-duty applications you'll still end up having to spend quite a bit to get a beefy air cooler that can match the performance of a good 240/280mm AIO. 
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    Aniallation got a reaction from SyedHamed in Who's the actual winner? AIO vs Air Cooling   
    This topic has been brought up repeatedly for like a decade lol, at the end of the day it always boils down to so many variables such as your case layout and most of all your own preference. 
     
    Personally, I just dislike the look of AIOs and prefer an air cooler.
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