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About thedangerine

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  • Location
    Misery, I mean Missouri
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  • Interests
    Really interested by server stuff, would consider myself a budget enthusiast considering I'm at least still on the X99 Chipset with an nvme boot drive and a gtx 1080, would like to be able to move from using intel rapid storage technology to a real raid card with more drives as well as getting a xeon and some ECC ram. Other than that I really like space and the UFC.
  • Biography
    Got into computers around late 2015-early 2016. Had been wanting to build a pc as some of my friends had and it looked cool. I had been working in computer sales at Best Buy and eventually just got all the parts I needed. Since then I have found a new love for computers and I am currently working towards a degree in electrical engineering, I am also minoring in nuclear engineering and math.
  • Occupation
    Currently division of IT at my school; Former Bestbuy computer sales/applemaster


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    32gb (4x8gb) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 3200Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass
  • Storage
    128gb intel 600p NVMe m.2 ssd boot drive, 1tb samsung 850 evo, two 512gb sandisk ultra 3D in RAID 0, three 2tb seagate ironwolf's in RAID 5
  • PSU
    EVGA supernova G+ 750 watt 80 plus Gold
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 144Hz 1ms 1080p as well as some 1680x1050 hp screen
  • Cooling
    LTT Edition Noctua NH-U12S Chromax, My EK A240G loop leaked :(
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum RGB cherry mx browns
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar
  • Sound
    logitech Z200 speakers/logitech G933 headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
  • Laptop
    Base model 15" 2018 Macbook Pro
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  1. My best guess is that you probably would be able to update to windows 11 from 10 even without it being activated but it would have the same drawbacks as unactivated windows 10. Also if you ever see or manage to come across an old tower that is broken or being recycled check for a product key. Every windows 7 key I have tried from a bunch of old Dell Optiplexes I got from a surplus center (they are from around 2012ish) has worked for activating and installing windows 10 so that could be a sneaky way to get a legit key for free if you ever see someone tossing one or find a nearby school or busin
  2. It really does feel like the update is mainly for laptops and touch screen devices. I very likely won't put it on my desktop right away so guess my laptop is going to be the guinea pig for windows 11
  3. Really depends on what you want more. The gigabyte board has at least two more usb ports than the others, the MSI board probably has the best VRM of the three thought that doesn't matter a ton since you won't be able to overclock anyway. I would just think more of what connectors or ports you want more of and base your decision on that or if there is a brands bios you prefer or something like that
  4. You should be able to add another fan fairly easily with the same kind of wires that hold the one it comes with on. I can't remember for sure but it might even come with the wires to add the extra fan in the box
  5. I would try clearing your cmos and see if that helps. There might be a button on your rear i/o for that but if there isn't removing the battery on the board for about 15-20 seconds when the system is unplugged will clear the cmos
  6. I didn't even think about that, it still has a north bridge so that makes sense. My question seems kinda dumb now lol, thank you
  7. Does anyone know if the Q6600 supports ECC Memory? I recently got an Asus P5W board which says it supports ECC DDR2 which I already have some of, but Intel ARK doesn't say if the Q6600 has ECC support or not This is the list of supported CPU's for the board: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/P5W_DH_Deluxe/HelpDesk_CPU/
  8. So I recently got Star Wars Squadrons and have found it to be the game I didn't realize how bad I wanted. Anyway anyone have any recommendations for flight sticks and throttles, the keyboard and mouse controls are good, but a flight stick and throttle would really make the game, plus if I ever get Microsoft flight sim I could use them for that as well
  9. I mean just don't leave it plugged in well past it being full charged, if you charge at a higher wattage than what it came with it will degrade the battery faster, but it also charges faster, as always there is a trade off
  10. thedangerine

    Sound Cards

    I got a dac from Schiit audio and it made a huge difference in audio quality, personally I would recommend going with something external like that over an internal sound card as you will avoid a lot of electrical noise. idk how much that actually matters to have it outside, but the Electrical Engineer in me thinks that having an external dac will sound a lot better than a sound card for that reason, though I have never done any extensive testing with something like an oscilloscope to see how much that really matters
  11. I'd check the motherboard manual to see what that light is for, typically that will tell you at the least vaguely what the issue is
  12. I mean VRM is a big thing for a high end cpu but something like the MSI B550 tomahawk's VRM can likely handle any cpu you could throw at it
  13. I would check to see if there are any driver or windows updates. If that doesn't do it then I would make sure there isn't something in your router settings that might potentially limit speed to that specific device
  14. It is an ADATA XPG SX6000 that is technically under warranty still but I don't have an invoice to prove my purchase from an authorized reseller. Probably going to try and see if they can just do it anyway, or see if I can figure out a way to get an invoice