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About MR.awesome1

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  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Coding and PC building


  • CPU
    Core i5 4690k
  • Motherboard
    MSI H97M-G43
  • RAM
  • GPU
    Strix GTX 970
  • Case
    Define Arc Mini R2
  • Storage
    1 TB SSD and 3TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA P2 650W
  • Display(s)
    ASUS 27" 1080p
  • Cooling
    Shadow Rock LP
  • Operating System
    Win 10
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  1. My personal opinion for any Mini Itx system is go with a blower style card (ie. reference design). There is a lot of heat being pushed around in such a small area that there really isn't any point to an open air cooler like the one in your picture.
  2. It really depends on the field of IT you would like to get into, if you are solely looking at hardware and just that that sounds great! The reason they are probably saying this is because most of the stuff you learn in A+ can be learned by yourself and through experience. However it's never bad to have more tools in your tool box. Just taking A+ will not get you into IT however you need a broader knowledge of different OS's, networking and etc. I would suggest taking the test as you never know what an employer is looking for.
  3. Hi, in response to your caps being cooled through your block I don't believe the water gets over there. Those are just cut outs so that the caps aren't squished once the cooler is on. Therefore the only parts of your card being cooled would be the main chip and the vrms, resulting in the caps having very little to no cooling placed upon them. You might want to either consider another fan or a different block.
  4. Personally I'd hold off for Ryzen, it's my assumption AMD will under cut Intel to stay competitive which in return will put their previous products even lower. Ryzen is expected in Q1 so not far off could be in the coming weeks!
  5. Depending on the GPU manufacturer the warranty maybe voided once the cooler is taken off. However as long as you're not stabbing the card when u take off the heatsink and put it back together properly the card will work 100%. There are screws on the PCB side of the card and once you remove all those the heatsink should come right off with ease (watch the fan wires though as they might be connected to the PCB itself.) For the paste you want to use I cannot say yes i've never heard of such a thing, but replacing the thermal paste on GPU die has shown some improvement in many tess no matter the G
  6. AMD is expected to release their Zen architecture in early Q1 (early 2017, between Jan - March). Looking at rumors and rumored benchmarks we could be looking at Intel and AMD going head to head again, however these are rumors. Personally I am waiting for Zen to upgrade as I don't want to miss out or bit the bullet too early.
  7. Personally I'd wait for AMD's new Zen architecture. Looks very promising and could under cut Intel's offerings price wise to be competitive. I'd suggest waiting until early 2017 and then building, that way you won't be regretting not getting into what AMD really has to offer and losing out on any performance losses. AMD'd current CPUs are very out of date and are not worth building especially if you are on a budget, as you would need to upgrade in the near future again.
  8. Just as the title states, whats your guys opinions. What do you prefer more Android Wear or Pebble OS and why?
  9. I agree however I'm more asking what everyone's opinion on the Pebble side Vs Android Wear and Weather the 7 Day battery life and the E-ink display can rack up against Sony's offerings.
  10. Hi so I've found some lightly used SONY SmartWatch 3 SWR50 on ebay for about $100 to $150 CAD but I've also noticed Pebble is about to release there Pebble 2. So my question is should I buy the SONY SmartWatch 3 SWR50 or Pre-Order the Pebble 2.
  11. Looks compatible to me, that is to say if you still have the mounting hardware for the Intel sockets. http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-liquid-cooler/seidon-240m/
  12. I do agree with all that you have stated and I am ready to basically redo my whole system ... However the reason I am going with the A4 SFX is the ease of getting to your core components if necessary compared to other compact layouts. Thx for the response!
  13. So I've fallen in love with the Dan Case A4 SFX since day one, but was scared to back as many probably are with such high failure rates of delivery on indie campaign . So I waiting for the full release. My question to guys would u wait until Zen and see what's up or down size now but keep my i5 4690k? (LGA 1150). *Note the Dan Case A4 SFX has not been released but I am assuming it will be in North America before Zen releases.
  14. Try resting the card to defaults then using an OC wizard if applicable, then run the same games and benchmarks. If problem persists it could be the driver try reinstalling the driver fresh.