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Dayglorange

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    Dayglorange got a reaction from abazaba in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Got the chonky boi gold water bottle. Plus bunch of other things like a new gaming laptop, wall mount for my second monitor, etc etc no one cares bout that tho.
     

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    Dayglorange got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Got the chonky boi gold water bottle. Plus bunch of other things like a new gaming laptop, wall mount for my second monitor, etc etc no one cares bout that tho.
     

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    Dayglorange got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Got the chonky boi gold water bottle. Plus bunch of other things like a new gaming laptop, wall mount for my second monitor, etc etc no one cares bout that tho.
     

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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Eschew in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Got the chonky boi gold water bottle. Plus bunch of other things like a new gaming laptop, wall mount for my second monitor, etc etc no one cares bout that tho.
     

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    Dayglorange reacted to Curious Pineapple in DIY wireless charging mouse?   
    I bought a wireless charge adaptor for my Note 2 a few years back. It was just stuck inside and made contact with 2 pads on the internal shell. I think it just shoved out 5v. May be able to use one of them, they were available for quite a few phones.
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from sub68 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I have almost finished my upgrade from (Blue) Beast to (Black) Beauty. It's been five years since I built the original Blue Beast, and since then I've gone through soooooooo many different iterations of it, to eventually replacing every part save for a few (like my card reader, BD/DVD drive, some fans and an external drive bay thing). I started out with:
     
    Rosewill Blackhawk Blue edition ATX mid tower case
    AMD A8 7600 APU
    ASRock FM2A88X+ BTC
    G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4) DDR3-2400
    WD Black2 1TB HDD 120GB SSD Hybrid drive
    Corsair GS600 80+ Bronze 600W PSU

     
    Over the course of the last 5 years since I built it, I've added and replaced so many things...to eventually end up with this:
     
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro tempered glass ATX full tower case
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Corsair H60 CPU cooler
    ASRock X570 Steel Legend wifi ax
    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (4x8) DDR4-3000
    Samsung 970 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
    ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT
    Corsair RMx 850 W 80+ Gold PSU
     
    and an arseload of RGB things. I love it, I've spent way too much money on this system, and I'm probably not done with it yet. I still have to try my hand at custom water cooling....


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    Dayglorange got a reaction from c0mplexx* in Would taking a case and spray painting it be bad?   
    As someone who is currently in the process of repainting some cases for custom builds, I have a few suggestions/tips that you might find helpful. First, yes prepping the case is the best way to ensure your paint looks good once finished. A light sanding to remove any existing coatings, then a basic soap+water wash to remove any leftover dust and stuff and air dry will be enough for most cases 🙃 then you need to consider your paint, and the types of materials the case is made from. If you have a case that has both metals and plastics, like the ones I've been working on, look for paint that specifies what surfaces its made for, and if it contains primer already or not. I personally would recommend Krylon Fusion as its made for multi-surface applications and also is a paint+primer formula so you don't need to worry about applying primer first buuuut that's just my experience with it and you may also not have the same paints available where you are. I can only get a decent selection of Krylon at my local Lowes and everywhere else has Rustoleum which I have not tried.
     
    The second thing I highly suggest to get a nice, even coat on all of the surfaces is to take the case apart as much as you possibly can. For mine, I even went as far as drilling out the rivets and taking it down panel by panel so I could paint every piece individually, but you might not want to or have the tools to do so. If you do, this mnpctech video shows how to do so and the stuff you'll need.
     
     
    Lastly, make sure you get a top coat to seal it all up once you've applied the color and whatever details you want. I've only just gotten into the case modding and painting thing but so far, its been fun, and I'm really looking forward to finally finishing a project this summer. Good luck to you!
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Wolf_Swagga in Shine-through Keycaps   
    I have the K95 Platinum and as said above, Corsair uses a non-standard bottom row and the only pudding style keycaps right now are standard sizes and generally only in sets. I looked and looked when I bought my set (the Hyper-X one) but could never find any with the right dimensions for my board, so I left the keys that wouldn't fit and it really doesn't look too bad tbh. I thought it would bother me more than it did, but it really never was an issue after the initial "aw poop" moment when I realized I couldn't make it a whole matching set.

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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Elektra57 in Move LTX 2019/2020 to Florida/Georgia?   
    LOL No. LTX should stay right where it is. The USA already gets every feckin convention under the sun you could possibly want. You want an LTX-like event in your area? Start your own.
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    Dayglorange reacted to kelvinhall05 in Official Hotel Accommodations/Discounts   
    More like been going to anime conventions for a long time. Spraying yourself with Axe when you stink of BO just makes it ten times worse.
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    Dayglorange reacted to greenmax in Official Hotel Accommodations/Discounts   
    Well, you can always shower at any gym. City pools have a shower fee of a couple dollars. Use baby wipes or just cover body odor with Axe Body spray. A quick wipe down at any Tim Hortons coffee shop washroom. Truck stops you can use their showers, and if someone just got out you can use the dirty shower for much cheaper.
     
    Been backpacking and traveling for cheap for a long time. Gotta know all the tips and tricks.
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Elektra57 in LTX Tips and Advice from people who went last year   
    I volunteered and spent my Saturday at the con, Sunday working. Being a broke college student, I couldn't afford a hotel so I decided to pull an all-nighter in the BYOC...
     
    DON'T. That was a mistake ? I was miserable most of Sunday, having been on my feet basically all day the previous day and with no real rest in between. I was lucky enough to be working the Gaming at Every Price Point booth, which was right next to Vertagear, who graciously let me lounge in their chairs the whole day.
     
    So with that experience in mind, as much fun as I had last year, being miserable and dead on my feet wasn't the best idea and my drive home was not fun either. (I drove up from Washington)
     
    I think I'm going to try and book a hotel this year, and will probably try to do the BYOC properly as I only brought my laptop last year which isn't meant for gaming and I've since upgraded my desktop to something I feel actually proud to show off, however its still a chonker and carrying it down the stairs in my house is terrifying...just the prospect of moving this thing around is why I didn't bring it last and opted for the laptop instead. I'm also definitely driving up again, as I'm only about a 2-hour drive away and that's the cheapest and easiest option for me. Assuming I have the funds, I plan to do it properly this year and not try to run on nothing but coffee and prayers on Sunday lol
     
    If you're like me, and you're coming on your own, and really don't need a hotel for much more than sleep and a place to change clothes, the Panda Pod hotel looks like a good deal. I think I'm going to book one of those this time around, so when I get tired of playing around at the BYOC at like 4am I can go snooze and actually feel like a human again for the second day. I also plan to volunteer, and if that's an option for you I also highly recommend it! Volunteering last year was awesome, and having volunteered for other conventions in the past like PAX I'd have to say this has been my favorite to work so far.
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from GreatnessRD in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I have almost finished my upgrade from (Blue) Beast to (Black) Beauty. It's been five years since I built the original Blue Beast, and since then I've gone through soooooooo many different iterations of it, to eventually replacing every part save for a few (like my card reader, BD/DVD drive, some fans and an external drive bay thing). I started out with:
     
    Rosewill Blackhawk Blue edition ATX mid tower case
    AMD A8 7600 APU
    ASRock FM2A88X+ BTC
    G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4) DDR3-2400
    WD Black2 1TB HDD 120GB SSD Hybrid drive
    Corsair GS600 80+ Bronze 600W PSU

     
    Over the course of the last 5 years since I built it, I've added and replaced so many things...to eventually end up with this:
     
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro tempered glass ATX full tower case
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Corsair H60 CPU cooler
    ASRock X570 Steel Legend wifi ax
    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (4x8) DDR4-3000
    Samsung 970 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
    ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT
    Corsair RMx 850 W 80+ Gold PSU
     
    and an arseload of RGB things. I love it, I've spent way too much money on this system, and I'm probably not done with it yet. I still have to try my hand at custom water cooling....


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    Dayglorange got a reaction from soldier_ph in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I have almost finished my upgrade from (Blue) Beast to (Black) Beauty. It's been five years since I built the original Blue Beast, and since then I've gone through soooooooo many different iterations of it, to eventually replacing every part save for a few (like my card reader, BD/DVD drive, some fans and an external drive bay thing). I started out with:
     
    Rosewill Blackhawk Blue edition ATX mid tower case
    AMD A8 7600 APU
    ASRock FM2A88X+ BTC
    G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4) DDR3-2400
    WD Black2 1TB HDD 120GB SSD Hybrid drive
    Corsair GS600 80+ Bronze 600W PSU

     
    Over the course of the last 5 years since I built it, I've added and replaced so many things...to eventually end up with this:
     
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro tempered glass ATX full tower case
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Corsair H60 CPU cooler
    ASRock X570 Steel Legend wifi ax
    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (4x8) DDR4-3000
    Samsung 970 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
    ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT
    Corsair RMx 850 W 80+ Gold PSU
     
    and an arseload of RGB things. I love it, I've spent way too much money on this system, and I'm probably not done with it yet. I still have to try my hand at custom water cooling....


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    Dayglorange reacted to St. Nick in Are the PC case fans enough for my build?   
    Just to point out, if you need Gen 4 PCI-E you will need both a Gen 3 Ryzen AND an X570 board. A 2600 with an X570 board would still not have PCI-Gen 4!
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    Dayglorange reacted to Spotty in Sensitive PSU   
    You can clearly see in that photo that the cord is not properly inserted in to the socket.
     

     
    It is clearly not inserted fully in the photos you provided, which also explains the symptoms you are having. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck.
     
    You just perfectly explained why you cannot trust amazon customer reviews, especially when it comes to things like power supplies. Any customer who doesn't know how to plug in the power cable can go on Amazon and leave a review. Just because you know how to click "Add to Cart" does not mean you know how power supplies work.
     
    How many programmers does it take to plug in a cable?
    Wrong department; that's a hardware problem.
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    Dayglorange reacted to Bombastinator in Space Heater + Computer on same Circuit? (U.S)   
    Can I argue for a more powerful computer on the grounds that they make great space heaters?
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from LunaP0n3 in reliable HDD for massive storage?   
    The more files you have, the longer backups take (or at least the initial backup if you use something that only copies files if they have changed), but the less you'll lose if you have a failure. Invest in some sort of external storage - either an external HDD, a NAS, or a cloud storage service to backup your important files. If you watched the recent Synology NAS video as Linus said its the 3-2-1 rule of data backups: Have at least 3 copies of your data, store them on 2 different kinds of media, and keep one safe off-site. I was taught the same thing in my IT classes.
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Ben17 in My most painful PC Build... - ROG Rig Reboot 2019   
    There's part of me that would love to see her work for LMG (I think they need more women on staff tbh) but the other part of me jealous because I have at least another 2 years before they'll even consider hiring me cause I'm not Canadian (gotta get that bachelor's degree to be considered "skilled" enough to get a work visa) and I've been trying for the last 2 years while working on my associate's. BUT I am glad to finally see a female win one of these tech giveaways for once; we like computers too ya'll!
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from amdorintel in Move LTX 2019/2020 to Florida/Georgia?   
    LOL No. LTX should stay right where it is. The USA already gets every feckin convention under the sun you could possibly want. You want an LTX-like event in your area? Start your own.
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from PabOu in My most painful PC Build... - ROG Rig Reboot 2019   
    There's part of me that would love to see her work for LMG (I think they need more women on staff tbh) but the other part of me jealous because I have at least another 2 years before they'll even consider hiring me cause I'm not Canadian (gotta get that bachelor's degree to be considered "skilled" enough to get a work visa) and I've been trying for the last 2 years while working on my associate's. BUT I am glad to finally see a female win one of these tech giveaways for once; we like computers too ya'll!
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Bombastinator in CPU Idles at 50 C, Plays Games at up to 100 C   
    @Tech Deck If you're not comfortable potentially ruining a perfectly good CPU, don't try de-lidding it. It sounds like you should be fine if you replace the stock cooler with a better aftermarket one. I'd try that FIRST, before anything else, because if it works then great, you're done. If not, then you could look into de-lidding if you feel comfortable risking it. Always start with the safest option first! It will save you a lot of headache and potentially money.
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    Dayglorange reacted to BTGbullseye in Need new GPU, help!   
    ASRock has an extra year on their manufacturer warranties. (3 years total) Might be worth it considering your current experience.
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    Dayglorange got a reaction from Bombastinator in CPU bottleneck with RX 580 8gb   
    I'm not familiar with the MSI BIOS but it should be pretty similar to most others, there should be a section for "Advanced config" and listed under north bridge config. At least that's where it is for me on my asrock board. If you have your motherboard manual handy (you can also Google it for a digital pdf) it should also mention where that setting is located specifically for your board. I added a pic of my bios screen that may or may not help depending on how similar yours is.

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    Dayglorange got a reaction from amdorintel in Water cooling the FASTEST Mac on the Planet   
    You'd think I'd learn by now not to read the comments buuuuuut I guess not. I'd rather leave my comment here now, since it won't get drowned in all the stupid on YouTube. I'm glad to see the new staff in videos and honestly can't wait to see this thing finished, especially that RGB logo
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