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About steelo

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600 AF 12nm refresh overclocked to 4.0 ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450M
  • RAM
    16 GB G. Skill Ripjaws V 3000mhz
  • GPU
    XFX RX 5700 8 GB DDR 6
  • Case
    VIVO 'Smart' ATX Case
  • Storage
    240 GB Gigabyte SSD, 500 GB Seagate Baracuda HDD, Slow-ass 250 GB Samsung HDD for media
  • PSU
    EVGA Bronze 500W
  • Display(s)
    HP 29" 1080p/ 60hz widescreen as primary monitor, old Acer 19" as secondary monitor

    Oculus rift
  • Cooling
    (3) 120 mm fans - 2 inlet, 1 exhaust
    AMD wraith prism CPU cooler
  • Keyboard
    Logitech wireless keyboard - cheap but adequate
  • Mouse
    Logitech wireless mouse - cheap but adequate
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  1. I am trying out the Win 11 insider build and after reading this am very tempted to revert back to Win 10. So far it (mostly) works fine other than file manager being VERY slow to appear or completely locking up. Thankfully, I have vital files backed up on a NAS so if it does crash and won't restart it's not the end of the world. I definitely wouldn't trust Win 11 in its current state to store valuable data.
  2. It looks like it is a USB dock, correct? Assuming the hard drive is functioning and not corrupted, you should be able to pull the files you need off of that hard drive if you connect it to another PC.
  3. I ran into this issue with a RX 570. The GPU was already pretty borderline maintaining 90 fps but it got to the point where I couldn't get over 30-40 fps. I completely uninstalled ALL the oculus software and drivers and reinstalled. I believe it was some type of driver conflict. Fixed the issue.
  4. Perhaps but I've looked on glassdoor reviews and this seems to be a serious problem across the board with several intertek locations in the US (they are a UK based company).
  5. HR is nonexistent (at least in this location)
  6. Hi everyone, So, I used to love technology…collecting it, building it and admiring what it can do. I was laid off from a job (of 5 years) around 3 months ago and I’ve recently started a Project coordinator position for this business. At first believed it to be a ‘perfect fit’. I love technology, right? So being around the latest and greatest technology is a dream come true. Wrong. This place literally sucks any joy like a black hole envelops light. The location where I work is complete chaos…we’ll get dozens of ‘samples’ coming in separate boxes before noon and dozens more after l
  7. Sorry for the confusion. It does exist but it's quite old and low powered for today's games. That's why I was questioning it.
  8. Do you mean RX 5500? What will you be using it for? What type of frame rates are you expecting, what resolutions will you be running? For $200-300, I'd go with something like a RX 5700 or 5700XT...they are well rounded GPU's Unfortunately, right now is a really tough time to buy any PC parts at sane prices.
  9. In my case, I just found alternative services to youtube. For what I watch, Rumble and Vimeo work great. I do watch youtube if I'm in a bind and need quick directions on something I'm working on. I've pretty much been youtube free for the past 4-5 months and am doing just fine...LOL
  10. I converted an old ipad mini into a display monitor. I have a rpi running MotionEyeOS (surveillance system) which streams to a local ip address. The ipad simply has a browser open to that ip address so I am able monitor what's happening on our front porch in real time. I've also used it as a scoreboard monitor during football and basketball season...lol
  11. If that's what you currently have in there, then you're fine. If it works, it works. However, keep in mind that you have very little headroom if you want to do any serious upgrades. Another concern that I failed to mention before is that your PSU is borderline 'sketchy' (I believe it's in the bottom or second to bottom tier on here) but hey, it's your money.
  12. I've been using Brave for about 6 months now and it's not bad.
  13. Well, it depends on how you look at it. Yes, if you throw in a 1000W PSU for this system, you are wasting your money. However, installing one that is 100-200W above the minimum requirement allows for flexibility in the future. Now, I'm not saying either one of us is 'right' or 'wrong', but this is how I look at things with the systems I build.
  14. Perhaps it is overkill, yes. However, I try to always leave comfortable headroom for potential upgrades in the future. Efficiency isn't going to suffer that badly.
  15. "Can this psu handle this component at 50-60 percent load ?" Such an odd way of stating the question....so, are you not expecting more than a 60% load on your CPU/GPU and components? I would go with at least a quality 500W PSU personally.