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meenmeen1103

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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Marasmic in Custom cables + no capacitors = potential damage?   
    If adding capacitors to a cable set affects your system stability, there's other greater concerns
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Drama Lama in Advice on Headphone + Mic combo needed   
    It does have a combo jack and includes a Y adapter for separate mic and audio lines, but yea they're not the cheapest option
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Drama Lama in Advice on Headphone + Mic combo needed   
    The Beyerdynamic Custom Game cans are great, but they're closed back although with adjustable bass response with a physical slider. IDK what pricing would be in your area, they cost me $150USD. The cable is detachable from the headset, but the microphone is built into it and they're not USB. Easy solution to use them without mic is by using a standard 1/8" to 1/8" cable.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Jstagzsr in capacitors for rc car question.   
    I've built several impractical speed run cars. Things like 1/10 touring and 1/16 micro on 4s lipo, and a slash 4x4 on 6s.
    First I'll agree that the theory of cap packs has been explained in the thread already: stores excess power when system is not under load, and can more quickly release stored power than the batteries in said system.
     
    However, the scope to which this is actually helpful hasn't been explained or argued much. The battery temps increase when under load specifically because of their internal resistance, which IS used to determine C rating but: C ratings are about as accurate as CPU TDP ratings when you consider them as a whole in the industry (not taking shots at specific brands) . They shouldn't be used as an exact basis.
     
    Now, practicality: they don't store anywhere near enough power for long term. A capacitance of 1 Farad (1 million uF's) can hold 1 amp for 1 second. In systems rated over 100 amps, cap packs, which are definitely not anywhere near 1 Farad, can only ever help on startup power i.e. take-off burst power, 'burst' meaning microseconds.
     
    The reason cap packs from known brands even exist is because they are cheap af to manufacture, and marked up substantially to a market that looks for any and every possible advantage for their setups, this also ignores the marketing behind them. Oh, and laziness. I would say some people just can't solder for various reasons and these products being pre-built helps but soldering caps of this size to a board is no more difficult than soldering the leads, which you will definitely have to do anyway. 
     
    This is absolutely no solution to helping batteries run cooler, but it's a passion driven hobby so if you want to give them a try, just pick low ESR (again, internal resistance is the biggest factor) and try to ignore any placebo for a validated answer yourself!
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from bob345 in capacitors for rc car question.   
    I've built several impractical speed run cars. Things like 1/10 touring and 1/16 micro on 4s lipo, and a slash 4x4 on 6s.
    First I'll agree that the theory of cap packs has been explained in the thread already: stores excess power when system is not under load, and can more quickly release stored power than the batteries in said system.
     
    However, the scope to which this is actually helpful hasn't been explained or argued much. The battery temps increase when under load specifically because of their internal resistance, which IS used to determine C rating but: C ratings are about as accurate as CPU TDP ratings when you consider them as a whole in the industry (not taking shots at specific brands) . They shouldn't be used as an exact basis.
     
    Now, practicality: they don't store anywhere near enough power for long term. A capacitance of 1 Farad (1 million uF's) can hold 1 amp for 1 second. In systems rated over 100 amps, cap packs, which are definitely not anywhere near 1 Farad, can only ever help on startup power i.e. take-off burst power, 'burst' meaning microseconds.
     
    The reason cap packs from known brands even exist is because they are cheap af to manufacture, and marked up substantially to a market that looks for any and every possible advantage for their setups, this also ignores the marketing behind them. Oh, and laziness. I would say some people just can't solder for various reasons and these products being pre-built helps but soldering caps of this size to a board is no more difficult than soldering the leads, which you will definitely have to do anyway. 
     
    This is absolutely no solution to helping batteries run cooler, but it's a passion driven hobby so if you want to give them a try, just pick low ESR (again, internal resistance is the biggest factor) and try to ignore any placebo for a validated answer yourself!
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Man in Can I just use a single PCI-E cable?   
    Adapters melt due to poor contact from the metal pins being an electrical resistance that creates heat the more current is pulled through them, the PSU doesn't detect that as a short; unless a ground pin bridges a live pin due to the melting. Generally, I like minimizing unnecessary connection points though they don't often fail.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from jackoneill1984 in Is chosen Mobo/RAM/Cooler combo for 3700X good?   
    The b450 tomahawk max boards apparently do support 3rd gen natively, the non-max tomahawk and b450 pro carbon require a BIOS flash that can be done without a cpu on those boards. As far as VRM, there's a tier list on this forum that includes more than just x570 boards.
     
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from jackoneill1984 in Is chosen Mobo/RAM/Cooler combo for 3700X good?   
    You would need to update BIOS first on any current motherboard that isn't x570 in order for a 3rd gen ryzen cpu to be compatible. MSI b450 pro carbon and tomahawk are subjectively better boards, would recommend either of those instead.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from NathanWantsPC in Shopping for computer   
    For gaming, #2 is the best CPU and is paired with a still decent GPU (the 970), though unsure about the PSU and not having an SSD is a real bummer
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Draconid in Shopping for computer   
    For gaming, #2 is the best CPU and is paired with a still decent GPU (the 970), though unsure about the PSU and not having an SSD is a real bummer
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from ToastyHere in Upgrading from 4770K to 3700X, Need help with memory and an overall sanity check   
    What about the same kit with AES but at 3200 stock and cheaper? https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gLGxFT
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    meenmeen1103 reacted to DrMacintosh in Re: Let's talk about our big mistake... - AMD Ryzen 2nd vs 3rd Gen - LTT, can you stop flip flopping please?   
    Then you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how language and communication works. Never have I said that Ryzen outperforms a 7700K in GTA5. 
     
    Good day, I shouldn’t have even commented on this post. 
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from TechyBen in AMD Agrees To Pay Out $35 Per Chip Over FX Marketing Lawsuit   
    Seems like Bulldozer arch has sparked the false equivalence debate...yet again. On one hand, you have the issue of what defines a CPU "core" which we still see a large majority of people not agree on, or think that there should be a different definition that's easy for a non-savvy person to understand and then the other more technical definition which is best set by the actual tech engineers. That's about all that should be discussed, but I don't comprehend why a relative performance metric comparing an arch performance efficiency to literally any other one should hold any weight on either of the previous two definitions. Come to an agreement on that first, then argue performance metrics separately.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from RAM555789 in Steam Not Reporting Installation on DIsk Correctly?   
    In this screenshot, your game files are done being downloaded which is the only thing steam tracks, and task manager is unpacking the files at the indicated speed of 178MB/s. So they weren't measuring the same things and can't be synced
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Jito463 in AMD Agrees To Pay Out $35 Per Chip Over FX Marketing Lawsuit   
    Semantics and shenanigans. Language such as: more, faster, best, super, massive, optimum etc is commonly accepted as just general marketing gibberish when used in a statement that doesn't make a clear and direct comparison to a competing product. That said, it would be great if manufacturers stopped using such language to bloat their products appearance but it has always ultimately fallen onto the consumer to research what is expected of a product based on real comparisons. 
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Dean0919 in i had 2 really slow ssd's so i did this   
    This has devolved into a troll thread of OP bashing win 10 unfoundedly, good luck guys
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from leadeater in AMD Agrees To Pay Out $35 Per Chip Over FX Marketing Lawsuit   
    Seems like Bulldozer arch has sparked the false equivalence debate...yet again. On one hand, you have the issue of what defines a CPU "core" which we still see a large majority of people not agree on, or think that there should be a different definition that's easy for a non-savvy person to understand and then the other more technical definition which is best set by the actual tech engineers. That's about all that should be discussed, but I don't comprehend why a relative performance metric comparing an arch performance efficiency to literally any other one should hold any weight on either of the previous two definitions. Come to an agreement on that first, then argue performance metrics separately.
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    meenmeen1103 reacted to leadeater in AMD Agrees To Pay Out $35 Per Chip Over FX Marketing Lawsuit   
    Wrong, they claimed they had something the competitor did not and that was true. Assuming more is better is on the buyer, AMD already had more and performed worse, the expectation was already there, if you ignored it then it's on you.
     
    You're still going through litigation because the product was inferior to a competitors, which is perfectly acceptable situation.
     
    I get that this is around the marketing but this is all falling back on consumer assumptions, ones that were already not true.
     
    Without Zen AMD would fight this, right now it is not worth the reputation damage to fight it so made it go away. AMD has not conceded anything here they are just doing what is in their current best interest. 
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    meenmeen1103 reacted to spartaman64 in AMD Agrees To Pay Out $35 Per Chip Over FX Marketing Lawsuit   
    the amazing amd 0 core cpu
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from TechyBen in SSD Space disappears randomly   
    The colored boxes each represent a file, those gray ones are a bunch of 1GB files, clicking on them should bring up the subfolders they are located in. The bottom right red-orange ones are likely system files (the 10gb one likely hibernation file and the 1.7gb one pagefile), not a huge concern. Those gray ones are suspect, so worth checking into if they are needed for a program you use/need.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from jaydeltaa in Benchmark (AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 3xxx vs Intel i5/i7/i9 9xxx)   
    Monetization and information accuracy is all beside the point. Posting with the intention of driving traffic to a channel that belongs to you or a friend of yours when no one asked for the information your link may present is advertisement i.e. promo.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from SenKa in SSD Space disappears randomly   
    WinDirStat is great for this situation. It is third party, but works great, and very light.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from TechyBen in SSD Space disappears randomly   
    WinDirStat is great for this situation. It is third party, but works great, and very light.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Tedster in SSD Space disappears randomly   
    WinDirStat is great for this situation. It is third party, but works great, and very light.
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    meenmeen1103 got a reaction from Fasauceome in New Ryzen 3000 CPU's   
    NVENC is a great thing, if your GPU isn't near the 90% utilization mark yet during streaming. It will need some overhead to work best. If you don't already have an SSD main drive, or can use more SSD space for games, the 3700 looks the best deal for sure, and even with most games and encoding on CPU, I don't think there'd be much benefit to even more cores to justify the price jump unless cost just isn't a factor for you.
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