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steelo

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  1. If you're looking for a solid 1080p at 60+ fps GPU...you can't go wrong with a RX 570 or RX 580. You probably could achieve 2k, but don't expect more than 30-60 fps at most. Honestly, anything more powerful will likely bottleneck with your CPU.
  2. Have you checked out the raspberry pi forums? I've asked questions on there in the past and they were really knowledgeable. Also, here is another piece of the puzzle...I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. I've never gotten that 'down and dirty' with my rpi's...other than utilizing the GPIO pins for projects or to power a CPU fan. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=246054
  3. Good question...this is all I was able to find. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/schematics/rpi_SCH_4b_4p0_reduced.pdf
  4. I agree with jaslion...it's pretty pointless to spend a lot of money on 'upgrades', which will result in it still being a low-end system. Enjoy what you have - you stated that you're getting 60 fps with 1080 and 1440. Your current PC is far from the worst I've seen - I have a brother in law with Pentium D and Core 2 duo machines. He insisted on upgrading the GPU in his core 2 duo to a rx 550 and still only gets maybe 25 fps playing world of warships on low. In the meantime, start saving for a new PC you can build and be proud of. Honestly, this may be a blessing in disguise. It
  5. I tried Twister OS even though it highly recommends running with a rpi 4. So far, very impressed...it looks very polished, seems to run relatively snappy (this is a rpi 3 after all) and is loaded with applications right out of the box. I think the biggest issue with the rpi3 is the lack of memory and the constant need to create swap files. Swap files are especially painful on a rpi because they are stored on a sd card that is as slow as molasses. I know the CPU is pretty limited, but it's enough for youtube videos, email, web surfing and python programming when its not running out
  6. SLI is not worth it and there are few games that would actually take advantage of it. I'd just upgrade your GPU when it no longer meets your needs. You probably don't have much ceiling remaining with that CPU before a more powerful GPU is bottlenecked by it. Honestly, I wouldn't spend any more money on that system unless it will provide tangible benefits. Save your money for a new PC.
  7. Windows update has made my wifes PC unbootable twice in the past 3 months. Windows reset was unsuccessful and I've had to format the boot drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. It's really sad when an OS, which is supposed to make life easier holds your PC hostage because the developers force updates that end up breaking it.
  8. That makes sense. I'm also working with an outdated ARM CPU and 1 gb of slow RAM...I'm probably asking for too much. LOL
  9. So, any OS using debian should be close to raspberry pi OS?
  10. Okay, thanks. I'll look into this! I wasn't aware raspbian had different desktops
  11. I apologize for my ignorance...do you mean I can install different desktops on top of Raspberry pi OS? I'm fairly familiar with the package installer within this OS, I run into issues when I try a different Linux OS and the syntax and everything is completely different.
  12. "Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have." -Thomas Jefferson
  13. Hi guys, I've been using Raspberry pi OS (formerly knows as Raspbian) pretty much exclusively for the past 5 years or so. It works fine, however I'm looking for something that looks a bit nicer but also includes a package installer. Recently, I've tried out Gentoo and the desktop looks beautiful. However, I could not find a way to install software on it...no package installer (that I was able to find) Nothing. Also, terminal didn't recognize sudo apt-get install...etc. If you couldn't tell, I'm not terribly familiar with Linux. I know the basic syntax to update the repositories and
  14. Just extremely lazy lawmakers wanting an easy answer to a complex problem while demanding we pat them on the back. Anybody with 2 working brain cells knows that video games aren't the root of the problem. However, I will not deny that it may exacerbate it in rare cases where a player already has serious mental health issues. We have a mental health (as well as a bad parenting) crisis in this country. The current 'up in arms' political and cultural climate doesn't help.
  15. And that's a wrap! I used this handy flag calculator for the dimensions: https://www.omnicalculator.com/other/flag
  16. Braces mounted, along with the hanging wire. One of the planks is a tad bit warped, so I tried to straighten it out with the extra screw in the brace.
  17. Painted the outside edges to look a bit cleaner. I still have to mount backing braces, but it's late and I don't want to wake my wife up making a racket!
  18. Thank you! It's not perfect but I'm working with limited space and tools. Overall, it wasn't a 'difficult' project if you take your time. If I were to do it again, I would use a separate piece of wood to create the union section. It would have looked a lot cleaner. Getting the transition between the red and blue perfect seemed almost impossible because of paint bleed. Tomorrow I may try to straighten it out a bit.
  19. Thanks! It is non treated pine.
  20. You may be able to see in the picture above how the edges of the union are bare and semi-visible...that would have driven me insane, so I went ahead and remedied that. While waiting for the stain to dry, I glued together and clamped the bottom portion of the flag. Once the stain for the edges of the top half is dry, I'll glue together the remaining sections of the flag. A note for anybody who uses wood glue for projects - A little goes a LONG ways! I put just a dab too much and spent about 20 minutes wiping it off of where it oozed through the planks. Tomorrow I'll work on painting
  21. Red and blue finished with 2 coats of stain.
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