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About Mvard

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  • Birthday Aug 14, 1996

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  • Location
    Dayton, OH -- US
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Stuff and Thangs
  • Occupation
    General Manager @ Hilton


  • CPU
    Ryzen 3600
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200 (2 x 8Gb)
  • GPU
    EVGA 1070ti SC
  • Case
    Thermaltake View 31
  • Storage
    512 Gb M.2 (NVME) + 1TB SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB
  • Display(s)
    ASUS KG271U
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i Pro
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Rapidfire
  • Mouse
    Logitech g502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Logitech z506
  • Operating System
    Win 10

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  1. Greetings All, I own a 2017 LG Gram (13Z980) and it has been my daily driver for the past 2 years. I use it for work and personal so it has seen a TON of use. A few weeks ago I noticed a spot form on my trackpad and thought it may have been a piece of dirt or whatever. I ran my fingernail lightly over top and ended up taking a good bit of the top coating off . Its now wearing away at a pretty good rate probably due to finger oils decaying it and whatnot. (Attached Photo) I've been searching for replacement trackpads but the closest thing I've been able to find is th
  2. So I've recently been having issues with my network over the past few months. The internet access will randomly cut-out at various times for all devices which can usually be remedied by a reset of the router / modem. We were not seeing our advertised speeds for what we paid for either. I suspected that this was on the ISP side of things so I had a tech come out and turns out it was a 15 year old cable spliter. This 100% fixed my speed issues. They ran diagnostics on the modem to confirm and I was getting upwards of 520 down and 120 up after the fix and the modem is stable. Fast f
  3. Very True. I've been itching to build something. I've had thoughts on a media server / streaming rig. This is probably that push, if anything -- it came with a free key for Win10 so why not lol?
  4. https://dell.to/315H0DO Thank you for pointing that out! Totally would have missed that. Probs some good ol' Dell proprietary bs. I found a spec page and I think it looks like the PSU is hot swapable - which probably points to the odd connector. Might have to dig around to look for an OEM case & replacement psu for this thing. Feels like this could get real pricey real quick. ?
  5. There is probably a flash drive or external drive plugged in that its trying to boot from. Find it, unplug it, then restart. Hopefully that helps!
  6. So I work in hotels, and long story short a guest left behind a motherboard for what appears to be a replacement part for a Dell Precision T5820 workstation (Based off of the Service tag for the pc on the invoice). Naturally he didn’t want it back and now I have it. The box came sealed in an anti static bag with a license key for Win10 home, an alcohol pad, and a syringe of thermal paste. Im thinking about possibly making a build out of this thing, but I can’t seem to find out much info about the board. Dell specs the T5820 with Xeon W chips on the 2066 socket. What’s inter
  7. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a good diagnostic software to check drive integrity? I pulled and formated an 840 Evo from my MBP that recently died and I wanted to check to see if it would be worth using in my rig. Thanks! --Mvard
  8. Not sure if you peeps have seen this before or not, but I thought this was a pretty awesome project and thought I'd share. I love little DIY things like this. I linked the original build guide, but they have an updated video with some new hardware and software tweaks. They also have an OG Gameboy project too. Enjoy
  9. Assuming the game supports the legacy drivers then yes, I’d assume it would do fairly well. I’ve never played overwatch personally, however the 6870 could handle he Witcher 3 on Medium - low settings around 30-40 FPS, and Warframe maxed out at 50 - 70 FPS, if that helps.
  10. I have a 6870, and it honestly keeps up pretty well with most games Med - High settings at 1080p. The only problem is they stopped further driver support so it’s not supported in a few newer titles.
  11. So I’m trying to repurpose an old system. When I try to boot iT, it posts and the heat sink fan ramps to 100%. I can get into the bios, but it will shutoff in like 30 seconds. When I check the hardware monitor, the temperature on the CPU climbs insanely fast and hits 235F /113C and cuts out. I’ve tried replacing the thermal paste twice to no avail. Is this a dead Mobo/Faulty Sensor? The heat sink is slightly warm to the touch, but not that warm...
  12. How cool would it be to see a modern gaming rig built inside an old CRT monitor? Like an ultimate sleeper all-in-one gaming machine. Would it be possible with the limited space? Could this work...?
  13. Long story short, I am moving and I need to de-clutter and get rid of a few things. My 'ol rig being one of them. Didn't know if its worth selling whole / parting out...? CPU: AMD FX-8320 (Never Overclocked) Heatsink: Corsair H-Something Closed Loop H20 Cooler RAM: 2 x 4Gb Kingston HyperX Blue GPU 1: MSI Nvidia Gtx 650 Power Edition 1Gb GPU 2: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1Gb (Driver Support has ended for this guy) MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970a-D3P PS/U: EVGA Supernova Nex 750B (750W) 80+ Bronze (Semi-Modular) HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM HDD 2:
  14. Well, it worked but now there is nowhere to sign the in... like the text box for me to input my password isn't there....