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About AbydosOne

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  • Location
    Chicago, USA
  • Biography
    Not really a gamer (but I enjoy building higher-end computers for fun of it)

    Electrical Engineer (I think in binary and hex more often than I'd like to admit)

    Semi-abashed railroad enthusiast (they employ me, so I keep a low profile)

    Datahoarder (I have spent a single-digit-percent of my annual income on hard drives in the past)

    Java programmer (I don't claim it's the best, but it can do everything I've needed it to do so far)

    Arduino dabbler (actually, more of a fan of the Particle Photon at the moment)

    Chicago transplant (Michigan is home, but Chicago has taken me in)
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix B350-F
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    XFX RX 5600XT THICC II (so many capitals...)
  • Case
    Anidees AI-07BW
  • Storage
    Samsung 500GB 960 PRO, Samsung 500GB 970 EVO, Seagate 3TB 7200RPM HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX650M
  • Display(s)
    Dell U3415W
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i v2
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Modern Keyboard (over Bluetooth sometimes)
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Sound
    Teac CR-H101 w/ Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional
  • Laptop
    Lenovo Flex 5 (81X20005US)

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  1. Bluetooth or just RF? (I feel like Bluetooth is a lot of engineering work to go through just for a remote.)
  2. AbydosOne


    Regardless of "personal use", at least in the US, this is an illegal act (and I'd expect that to be true in most other countries).
  3. I'm pretty sure it is UEFI, just skinned to look like BIOS. My 2020 laptop UEFI looks just like that.
  4. There are AMD APUs with arguably better graphics performance than Intel iGPUs (especially pre-Xe). I've been eyeing a R5-4650G for a while (just need to find a purpose for it lol). Also, look at DisplayPort Mulit-steam. Depending on the monitor resolutions, you can run two or three displays off one DP.
  5. The USB-C ports on the back of motherboards don't (generally) carry video signal, so using the USB 3.0 adapter would be the best way. How many displays are you running from your GPU?
  6. IIRC it's 160mm without, which is close enough that I would be hesitant to outright recommend it without trying myself.
  7. Not directly. There exist adapters, but USB 2.0 will really limit how well they work (better on 3.0).
  8. S340 = 161mm clearance, NH-D15 = 165mm height; would say "probably not".
  9. This is almost certainly what it is. Copper corrodes into that color in the presence of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water.
  10. I remember when Youtube first beta-ed 4K video and I tried it on my Pentium 4 desktop. I averaged something like one frame every 10 seconds or so.
  11. You can do that with a lot less of a GPU. And it doesn't make a ton of difference unless you have 4K monitor to go with it.
  12. ECC RAM can/will behave as normal RAM in non-ECC-aware systems (like Z270). More than likely, it will work with Ryzen, it's a matter of whether the ECC part will be active that tends to be up to the motherboard manufacturers discretion.
  13. Not the wrong driver per se, just the wrong OS. Not very many PCI devices got drivers updated for Windows 10. The drivers I can find go up for Win7, so something probably broke somewhere along the upgrade path. There are similarly priced PCIe alternatives that will work (unless you're actually limited to PCI, at which point, I'd recommend at least an upgrade of a few generations to PCIe).