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About minibois

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    beans in tomato sauce on toast

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    - Programming
    - PCB design
    - Graphic design
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    - PC's
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    * Mechanical keyboards
    * Gaming Controllers
    - Old Trance/Eurodance music
    - Making stupid YouTube comments

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  1. Yes, this SSD would work in the motherboard's M.2 slot.
  2. Zen 3 is the codename for a CPU architecture, made by AMD. Much of AMD's current CPU's (like Ryzen 5000 on desktop/mobile and certain Epyc server/workstation CPU's) are based on this architecture. https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/zen-core-3 Here is a list of the current Zen 3 CPU's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_3#Desktop_CPUs Before Zen 3 we had Zen 2, before that Zen+ and before that Zen.
  3. It's always very amusing when he says: "I'm fine" and "Everything is fine" Because whenever I hear that, I imagine a narrator in the background saying: "Everything was definitely not fine"
  4. -- Thread Locked -- Asking on how to bypass (school) security programs is not allowed on the forum.
  5. In the past I've come across this project to use PWM to control the fan speed: https://howtomechatronics.com/how-it-works/electronics/how-to-make-pwm-dc-motor-speed-controller-using-555-timer-ic/ That still requires some sort of +12V input and of course the PCB and components (plus some soldering) I suppose a step up/down board could work too for DC control though. How did you plan to supply power, if not through some power brick? USB on your laptop/PC and then a step up board? Have you considered the power draw max of USB?
  6. With these sorts of projects, people usually just source a +12V power supply with a barrel jack (think the sort of power supply your router might use). That supplies +12V, you just gotta plug it into your power outlet. You can even wire up multiple fans on a power source like that. Example: (Of course this goes over the entire process of a third hand, but also incorporates multiple +12V fans).
  7. Those sorts of headers are typically used for: - Diagnosis (reading out certain info from the board, like BIOS version) - Programming a chip (ICSP/ISP header is the typical name. It being rather close to a chip under it could support that) - Headers for jumpers (to turn on/off certain features of the board) In any case, it's not a header a user/consumer would need/want to use, which is why it's unlabeled in the manual and probably has no info on the silkscreen about it
  8. The main difference in my opinion is CUDA and the NVENC encoder on the Nvidia side. One could mention real-time raytracing and tensor cores, but these are things I don't know enough about (nor AMD Radeon's alternatives) to say something constructive about. Intel CPU's have Quicksync, which could come in helpful in Adobe Premiere or OBS recording, but not in many other scenarios. Of course you should always consider CPU single-core performance + amount of threads and compare that to the work you do, before considering those sort of features. Here it really is a case of
  9. If the switch is clipped into a plate, you can't take it apart. You said you only need to do this maintenance on some keys, you could desolder just those? You should only do that if you're entirely convinced you need to do that though, since desolder can be kind of tough.
  10. Looking at this screenshot from one of their videos: It looks like the program is called "SMART Notebook" (SMART is a manufacturer of digital schoolboards): https://epson.com/Accessories/Projector-Accessories/SMART-Notebook-Software-for-BrightLink-Interactive-Projectors/p/V12HSSW020 Something similar to this can be done using a program like Microsoft's OneNote or really any other program that supports importing pictures + drawing. People using this software likely either use one of these SMARTboards, or another type of drawing tablet (like those from Wacom).
  11. Portal 2 for sure (I don't remember if Portal 1 had coop online). Battleblock Theater is fun too
  12. Yes, it will work with 3200Mhz memory: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z490-A-PRO/Specification Anything above that 2933Mhz is just an overclock done by the motherboard, because the CPU's normally support up to 2666/2933Mhz.
  13. Oh you said "GTX 1650", but meant "GTX 1650 Super"? That is quite confusing, since the "GTX 1650" is just as much a graphics card that could've been brought up, so that is what threw me off. Well reading this sentence now, but imagining Super behind 1650, the 'more powerful' statement is still not fully true. Again, the RX 580 and 1650 Super are neck and neck, so it depends on what games OP will play.
  14. You mention the GTX 1650 (which uses GDDR5 VRAM), but this topic is about the 1650 Super (which does use GDDR6 memory). Whether the GTX 1650 Super or RX 580 is better depends on the game. (This test only contains the RX 580 8GB though) In the 17 game 1080p High/Ultra average (at 11:15 timestamp), the GTX 1650 Super and RX 580 (8GB) are neck and neck, at 73 and 74 fps respectively. So again, it's not a matter of one is more powerful than the other, it depends on the games played (or anything other than games run on it).
  15. -- Moved to Graphics Cards -- They are quite similar in power, it could depend on the game which is better. The RX 580 does consume more power, if that is of any concern to you.