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About Eastman51

  • Title
    I like collecting/building PCs and working on cars.

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  • Interests
    Video Games, computers, music, cars
  • Biography
    I enjoy working on computers and cars. I like to collect computer components and build functioning systems out of them, even if the machine is nothing more than a meme. I also like working on and driving older 80s and 90s cars. I presently own a 1983 Mazda RX-7, complimentary with a still working rotary engine.
  • Occupation
    IT Support


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600x
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG STRIX B350-F Gaming
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    Asus RTX 2070 STRIX 8GBOC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R6
  • Storage
    8TB (total) storage
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750W
  • Display(s)
    Asus PB258 27" 1440p, Asus VS247 23" 1080p
  • Cooling
    2 120mm case fans, Noctua NH-D15, 4 140mm case fans
  • Keyboard
    Asus ROG STRIX Flare
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar Pro
  • Sound
    Asus DGX PCIe sound card
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (x64)
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  1. handbrake cables will stretch over time if they're used frequently. They can also be prone to snapping with age, depending on the car. On my RX-7, the handbrake cable runs over the exhaust and when it begins to rust with age it becomes easy to snap thanks to the constant heat cycles. Yes it is "protected" by the exhaust heat shield, but that did not prevent it from snapping anyway.
  2. Nah, they're fine. I've driven behind my friends with and without the fog lights on, before and after the LED swap. None of them think the fog lights are too bright, in fact, they think my headlights need aimed because my low beams are borderline too high. Edit: its probably just glare in my phone camera. Proper LED lights won't blind anyone. The key is that the light emitting chips are the same size, shape, and placed in the same location compared to a halogen bulb; if they do, they will have the same cutoff lines as a halogen bulb while having more/stronger light within the
  3. Gave the Corolla it's first pressure wash, and gave the new wheels a good cleaning. I also swapped from cheap no-name halogen bulbs to some nice Alla LED fog lights on my daily driver. The difference is night and day, almost literally
  4. Hello I am in the process of setting up a new machine I put together, however I can't seem to get the thing to clear POST or do anything at all. I purchased a used ASRock H97m Pro4 off a guy I know today (he had it stored in an esd motherboard bag). I am using a Pentium G3220, which I got from a different friend (I've had this CPU in my possession for a while, stored in a CPU plastic holder thing like what comes in the box); the CPU worked just fine on the motherboard it used to be installed in not too long ago. (Funnily enough, the old CPU from the H97 board is in the mot
  5. A 3600 will perform better in gaming, but the higher core and thread count on the 2700 will edge it to a slight victory in multithreaded workloads. All Ryzens can run 3600mhz RAM to my knowledge. Overclocking a lower rated memory kit to 3600 will depend on the memory. Some kits respond poorly to overclocks, while others can overclock to the moon. Pretty sure there's a website out there you can use to generate a memory profile to plug into the BIOS to try and get lower latency and higher clocks
  6. You'll have to look yourself, unfortunately. All of the well priced ones are auctions, so anything I link could sell or end up overpriced through bids. 2700s are close to that $150 mark it seems, but you can get cheaper if you snipe an auction.
  7. I'd personally go for a 650W or 700W. Check the PSU tier list here on the forums for recommended units.
  8. Sounds like you have made up your mind. Clearly nothing I say will get through to you that there are better options. Any further help from me is a lost cause.
  9. DDR4 is cheaper than DDR3. Any Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 will be significantly better value, and overall MUCH cheaper. The performance difference on Ryzen compared to Kaby Lake and Haswell E is basically nil. Your argument holds zero weight. Ryzen 7s are 8 core CPUs, and are significantly more modern; Ryzen 5s are 6 core yes, but they have 12 threads, so you still essentially get the performance of an older 8 core. As I mentioned above in my edit, you can do whatever you want. I'm just saying you'd be wasting money since there are better options and better value deals out there.
  10. Ironically, the i7 is barely any faster than a Ryzen 5 2600. The only reason its faster is that it has more cores and threads. In single thread, performance is identical. You'd be spending more money for something with little gain and dramatically increased power consumption. Looking at eBay, you can legitimately find a Ryzen + motherboard + RAM combo for less than the cost of the 5960x (not including shipping). I don't understand your argument, at all. It makes absolutely no sense. The only thing I see here is "I want extreme edition because it sounds like its probably better th
  11. that's an even worse idea..... A 1st or 2nd gen Ryzen will last plenty enough. Used Intel CPUs and their motherboards are exceptionally overpriced right now, and have been for over a year. smh my head
  12. Big F for your 02. This is a 95, as I mentioned in my post DX trim, so it does have the 1.8L 7A-FE. The 4 speed auto was an option higher on the DX trim, the 5 speed manual was standard equipment for DX models. I expect it'll be solid enough in autox stock, but my plans should get some more performance out of it. 7As are oil burning queens, if its not burning oil its not running Supposedly its an issue with the rings getting sludged by faulty rings and/or long oil change intervals. There's a high chance I'll be getting a mostly complete, or possibly running, sing
  13. Thanks for the airbox tip. I already joined the forums there, and they've been helpful. More than I can say for the Prius forums and RX-7 forums....