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Mr Ben

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  1. Ok thanks. That's kind of what I was gravitating towards just looking at newegg/amazon. What's the difference in the A8 vs the R8? Mostly lower noise?
  2. I will be keeping my "media" pc/nas in a closed cabinet about 20x20x16 inches. It's just a Linux running on an ancient phenom 2, so it doesn't need much, just to keep the air from getting stagnant. I threw an old 80mm fan on the back I had lying around but it's very loud and want something quieter. I'd like to keep it 80mm so I don't have to cut a new hole. Recommendations for a nice quiet fan that will move enough air?
  3. I recently got a PIA subscription (please refrain from comments on the service alone, I am learning it's quirks) and am installing the apps on all my devices. My TV is a Sony Bravia 4k (2015) running Android 7.0. After installing the app I'm running into a weird issue where the TV won't turn back on from being "off" (it's more similar to a sleep state where you just turn off your screen on your phone and press the button to wake it up). The power light comes on but screen remains blank for about 20 seconds, turns back off completely, then begins to reboot (and it's not a quick startup). Th
  4. I've been trying to figure out a good weather proof case for outdoor cameras. I'm in Texas so it doesn't get very cold, but where I am it rains a lot and is also very humid. I settled on this pelican 1010 case drilling a hole for the power cable resealing with silicon. My concern is with overheating since there will be zero airflow and a fair bit of insulation with the rubber insert. Further the two IR lamps on the camera module I got put out a good little bit of heat. I haven't powered it up enclosed yet to test and check temps, but do I need to figure out a cooling solution of some sort?
  5. Wow guys, thanks for the different config recommendations. I'm pleasantly surprised that I could fit a hard disk in there too. Also the mouse and keyboard are just what I was thinking! Looks like in my price range I can either go Ryzen 3 + 1060, or Ryzen 5 + 1050... any thoughts on which would be preferable?
  6. I'm looking for help with this build both in what hardware to select as well as aesthetic design ideas. Location: USA Budget (system hardware only, not peripherals or OS): $550-$700 USD Display: I will get a single 1080p or 1440p 22-24" monitor Peripherals: Theme appropriate suggestions welcome but don't really need much help here. Definitely getting a mechanical keyboard though cause she likes the clicky! At the moment, the Sims 4 would probably be the most taxing thing she'll probably be doing with this. The rest will be general light productivity,
  7. I know it depends quite a bit on the game and the settings, but I routinely use 6+ GB vram with my 480 on 1080p. I haven't ran the same games with the same settings on a 4GB card so I'm not really sure if it's a case of "if you have it it'll use it" but the 8GB will certainly last longer. Especially if you ever upgrade your monitor.
  8. Yes.. I actually really wanted to go Ryzen but I didn't want to wait for the mobos to come down in price before building. Maybe when I build my wife a computer. Ok gotcha. Don't have any gta games yet. I'll have to get gta 5 at some point and see what it'll do.
  9. I just got a 6500 with an Rx480 for 1080p gaming and I've been very happy so far. I picked it because I didn't want to mess with overclocking and the cheaper b150 mobo and sticking with the stock cooler made the price advantage appealing. Couldn't find a used one but I didn't look very hard either. The only reason I didn't go with the 7500 was price; didn't need the extra speed or features. So far the rig has been able to handle everything I've thrown at it without flinching. Throwing out my own question too.. for a mid-range setup like this and at 1080p, are there going to ac
  10. I thought the 8GB 480 I just got was going to be overkill, but I wanted it to be at least slightly usable for the next several years. Turns out it's a good thing I didn't go 4GB cause I fired up Shadow of Mordor and I've seen upwards of 7.1 VRAM used at 60 fps at all max settings. I'm sure it would still look fine at lower texture resolutions, but dammit I want to run everything on ultra if I can!
  11. Yes, yes I definitely appreciate this about him.
  12. Oh I agree, I don't think Intel really has anything to worry about. I think Linus was just disappointed at how lazy of a response this was from Intel. Though you make a good point there right at the end about the internet (shall we say, the general populace?) placing importance in meaninglessness, and I think Intel knows this, which is probably exactly what the whole i9 etc launch was about. Because there would be a lot of people saying things like "Threadripper?! Damn Intel, and you just going to take that??" so they hastily launch a lazy retort. I will fully admit I'm sadly misinformed a
  13. BGR took notice of Linus's rant about the i9 and X299 chipset. "For such a big player to break from the script and annoy the biggest processor company on earth isn’t a common occurrence, so more than ever it’s worth taking note." The author makes an interesting point that Linus wasn't afraid to tell it like it is (though really, when has he ever?). http://bgr.com/2017/06/05/intel-core-i9-preview-linus-tech-tips-not-happy/
  14. I've been watching prices for the 480 8gb (which I'm wanting to get for my build). There were a few cards hovering around $210-230 US a week or two ago and there still are a few, but I'm guessing this is as low as they're gonna get for now until they exhaust their 400 series stock as the 500's replace them. I'm still on the fence if I should wait for a similar RX 580 8gb to get to this price range or try to grab a 480 if one with decent reviews goes on sale. This afternoon I'm toying with this one that's $210 US after rebate: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KCWZ1