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  1. " i5-6400, single stick 8GB DDR3L, 7200 RPM HDD. Those are the main power hungry components"
  2. My friend works with a company that does A/V for events and he recently built a streaming/recoding box for broadcasting these events on Twitch. Now he's wanting to run 2 instances of OBS on the same machine and the hardware he put in it can't handle that so asked me to help him pick parts for upgrading. Currently, the new streaming box he built has an i5-8500, 8GB of RAM, and GTX 550Ti which can easily stream 1080p60 @ 5500 Kb/s and record locally using the stream renderer. His secondary streaming rig is an older thinkserver with a measly i3-4130 that can only do 720p30 @ 5500 Kb/s and locally
  3. My friend works with a company that does A/V for events and he recently built a streaming/recoding box for broadcasting these events on Twitch. Now he's wanting to run 2 instances of OBS on the same machine and the hardware he put in it can't handle that so asked me to help him pick parts for upgrading. Currently, the new streaming box he built has an i5-8500, 8GB of RAM, and GTX 550Ti which can easily stream 1080p60 @ 5500 Kb/s and record locally using the stream renderer. His secondary streaming rig is an older thinkserver with a measly i3-4130 that can only do 720p30 @ 5500 Kb/s and locally
  4. Well you can’t overclock non K chips, technically you can increase the baseclock if your motherboard allows you too but usually not enough to make any difference. Also like I said a 320GB HDD + 240GB SSD would be enough for his uses and if he needs more space I can get a 1TB HDD for $50 ontop of the $290. As for RAM another 8GB would cost me $40 and that’s a lot with the budget I have.
  5. They both have 8GB of RAM, if they 3770 build had more RAM for that’s price then I would go for it.
  6. I'm building a budget rig for a friend and I was looking at refurbished systems, for $240 I could either get a i5-4670 system or for $315 a i7-3770 system. My friend is using it mainly for gaming but also some photo/video editing on the side. Originally I thought the i7-3770 would be the best choice because of the extra 4 threads would help it in editing over the i5-4670 while they would be similar gaming wise, but upon doing some research and looking at several benchmarks the answer isn't so clear. Looking at gaming benchmarks with a 980 ti both cpu's performed the same with the 4670 having o
  7. Is that a stock card? Was that the same thermal paste that came on the card? Thats really interesting if that card is full stock, was the card running hotter than usual? FYI the thermal paste most likely isnt conductive so the board and the card should be fine, the paste was probably just preventing pins from making contact.
  8. The HDD in my families old desktop was dying and the windows 7 installation on it would no longer boot so I cloned the drive to a new healthy one before attempting to repair the windows install. I've booted up into the recovery mode and I've already run chkdsk, it gets to stage 4 then comes to a halt at 28% for a few hours before continuing. I tried running SFC but it giving me issue, with the "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" message. I ran chkdsk and it gave me no errors and I've already run the "ICACLS C:\Windows\winsxs" command and yet sfc still won't
  9. I recently discovered that a small blob of thermal paste on my PCIe slot under my gpu, this seemed weird to me as the water block on my gpu was mounted properly and tightly. My GPU is vertically mounted so that could be the reason but I haven't found anyone else to have this issue with a vertically mounted GPU. Has only one else experienced this? Does anyone know what the cause could be and what a possible solution may be? The paste is just EK's Ectotherm paste that came with the block, thankfully its non-conductive so I don't think ill have any problems other than a mess and decreased thermal
  10. No problem, glad to help. With GPU prices finally starting to drop again nows a great time to get one.
  11. No, I used the original 180w PSU, it was to much trouble to find a higher end one or mod an ATX PSU. 180W is plenty for this card, when OEMs calculate the wattage for a system they factor in the power a PCIe slot can deliver. So in this model 35W(CPU)+20W(~10W/stick of ram)+75W(max possible PCIe power)+~10W(HDD)+~10W(chipset)+30W(other devices; fans, USB, other motherboard components, etc)=~180W total. Since the 1030 only uses 30W you have plenty of power available, even enough for a 1050ti since they draw only 75W and we’re designed to run off only PCIe slot power.
  12. Yep, it worked perfectly with no issues at all. The only concern I’ve had in the past few months of running this card in this system is that it does get hot, up into the 80s under load. I don’t know if this is the cooler limitation or the poor air flow in the case but even thought it runs hot it still turbos up to its max the whole time.
  13. Im looking for a ideal media for backing up data that meets my requirements: external portable the media itself must be decently rugged at least 3TB; more is better connected over either ethernet or USB (type-c is nice to have but not necessary) high transfer speeds (200MB/s+) not expensive (<$300CAD) some kind of incryption would be nice
  14. I'm upgrading my friend's system from a budget build he did a few years ago from an FX-4300 to an 8600K. I went with an 8600K specifically for the purpose of overclocking but I'm trying to find a good air cooler that can handle it overclocked to at least 4.5Ghz on all cores and hopefully 5GHz. The issue is that his case the Carbide 100R has a max CPU cooler high of 150MM which means my original idea for a Dark Rock Pro 3 or like is not an option. As for water cooling, my friend is not to keen on that idea.
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