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About TheAlmightyOS

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  • Birthday Feb 17, 1983

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  • Location
    Austin, TX (no not born here. I have braincells)
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Writing (code and fiction). Games (playing and modding). Building Rigs. Home Improvement of the Tech Kind
  • Biography
    I don't want to watch the world burn. It just happens to be on fire and there isn't anything better to do.
  • Occupation
    System Administrator / Script Programmer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Taichi X370
  • RAM
    G.SKILL 16G 3200 RGB (2x8 Kit)
  • GPU
    GeForce RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra / GeForce GTX 950 (for two monitors)
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF XB EVO
  • Storage
    Crucial 275 GB SSD (M.2), SanDisk 1 TB SSD (SATA), Kingston 120 GB SSD (SATA), WDC 1 TB HDD (SATA), Hitachi 1 TB HDD (SATA)
  • PSU
    Corsair 850 Gold
  • Display(s)
    1 ASUS VE278, 1 LG 42" TV (RTX 2070), 2x HP LP2465 (GTX 950)
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Kensington Pro Fit Ergo (wireless)
  • Mouse
    Kensington Expert Wireless Trackball
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Phone
    Samsung Note 10+ (SM-N975U)
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  1. This might fit in the Storage Devices subforum, but thought I would try here first. My system currently has an ASRock x370 Taichi which has two M.2 slots. One is PCIe Gen3 + SATA (labeled 'ULTRA' because it's fast I guess) and the other is PCIe Gen2. One is occupied (the so called "Ultra" slot) with the other one open and tempting me as I am seeing some good deals on M.2 SSD's. However... will any M.2 drive work in that slot? Or do I need to be more choosy with what I get? Can that slot even work for storage? Thanks in advance.
  2. Liking the IO on that board. Might be the first gigabyte product I have bought in... how long? 16 years? 17? Yep, not helping with that feeling old part lol Now could someone tell me a bit about RAM timings? Is 3200 'Good Enough' or am I leaving a lot of performance on the table? Looking for the sweet spot between price and performance cause some of these kits are insane
  3. Holy shit. I remember the days when you needed a god damn floppy drive to flash a BIOS. Now you can do it with without the CPU. I feel old now.
  4. Can these boards enter/flash the BIOS without a supported chip? I mean, downloading and having the BIOS on hand before one starts is always good practice but the question here is if I need to add another chip to my basket at checkout? Contacting support is a good idea. But if this turns out anything like the Sabertooth 990FX debacle I had to deal with nearly a decade ago, they might have many BIOS versions out there in the wild and don't have the boxes labeled... Hell, I am sure I can find a used 3000 series that I can turn into a media center or something. The current board is still viab
  5. So, to repeat a question I made in my OP, do I need to buy a chip to upgrade the BIOS on these boards? I notice that the 1700 is not supported by the ASUS option and though the 5000 series is, I am sure that requires a BIOS update. Edit: not sure why it copied my last post
  6. Good to know. I generally build these things to last a while so x will be the way to go. There goes nearly all my budget on the board. I was not expecting that. The board might have been the cheapest part of my last build.
  7. It is less about their products and more about the company. I refuse to give them any more money after a terrible DOA experience that they refused to RMA and all the shady crap (scalping their own cards, hushing reviewers who find defects, etc) they have been doing as a company. I refuse to ever give them another cent. I will look into those. Thank you for letting me know about x570 and b550 being about the same. Will keep that in mind
  8. Budget: $500-$800 before tax (very lose. Can go higher if necessary for performance/quality of hardware) Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: CyberPunk2077 / Compiling Code / Video Streaming and Encoding Other details: Currently have: AMD Ryzen 7 1700, ASRock x370 Taichi, 2x8 G.Skill 3200 kit, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA (You can almost FEEL the bottleneck just reading that, I am sure), enough storage to shake a stick at, Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Let's get one thing out of the way before I start: I am fine sticking with the 2070 for a w
  9. Hi all. I hope this type of open-ended question is allowed here. I am having a hard time finding a suitable case to meet my needs and need some ideas. Here are my requirements: My family and friends like to get together and have good old fashioned LAN Parties, so safe and easy portability is key (no super towers, no tempered glass). Handles/handholds a plus. Needs to support ATX to fit my current Mobo (an ASRock x370 Taichi). I would like it to be big enough to fit an EVGA 2070 Super (link) which according to the specs is just shy of 12 inches (or 302 mm for those of you
  10. ADATA, huh? Alright, going to give this a go. Thank you all for your input. This has been very helpful
  11. Thanks for the input. Not looking for extra performance, Samsung is just what I usually go with for tower builds and I trust their quality. Are there some cheaper brands I could be looking at?
  12. Hi all. Been going back and forth on this and I am looking for some second (and third. And forth. And...) opinions. I got a Latitude E6410 running Win10 (8g ram, Intel Core i5-480M) that is in good shape. Mostly use it for writing or as a remote term for my main system and for those tasks it does alright. The CPU can keep up for the most part. However, booting is painful with the slow HDD and navigating the OS can be like walking through molasses in sub freezing temps. My CPU rarely peaks over 25% but my disk usage is almost always maxed. And because of this I have been playing around with the
  13. Looking for a spot of advice. I have been eyeing the Google Mesh Wifi system for a while now as an upgrade to my 6 year old (dd-wrt flashed) Trendnet TEW812DRU. Because my modem has to be all the way in the southwest corner of my house (only have one coax) I get exceptionally poor wifi signal in the northeast corner where my office is. Everything I have researched about mesh wifi has suggested that it is the solution to my problems, and Google WiFi has been the one most recommended. Recently the price dropped (right after I got my tax refund back. YAY UPGRADE TIME!) and I was excit