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About Gachr

  • Title
    I'm a ginger, so Chuck made himself my avatar

Profile Information

  • Location
    Mancheser, UK
  • Gender


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570
  • Motherboard
    ASUS H97M-E
  • RAM
    Corsair XMS3 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9
  • GPU
    ASUS GTX 660
  • Case
    Corsair 400C White
  • Storage
    2x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VN247H
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K120
  • Mouse
    Logitech M100
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD205
  • Operating System
    Solus OS

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  1. Is the top vent obstructed? And the front? Is the side panel mesh?
  2. So, I actually found out that the A14 fan can be incredibly loud... It was a lot louder at around 1000RPM than the CPU's cooler at about 2000RPM. I adjusted the fan curves for the case fan to be slower and the CPU to be faster... And it works pretty well while maitaining decent temperatures. I think that the high temperatures are also caused by some heat radiation of the chassis - the bottom burns my hand, it's so hot (the part under the motherboard). At idle, it's usually around 55*C, and when playing Cities: Skylines, the temps were at about 75*C.
  3. Hello, I hate those summer days... I have an i7 8700 with a Noctua L9i cooler inside of the CM Elite 110 case with Noctua A14 in the front. I experience the following temperatures with those RPMs on my fans on idle (browser, steam etc open). Is that normal or should I re-mount my cooler? Perhaps ramping up the case fan would help... It gets very annoyingly loud when doing something slightly intensive (installing a program etc).
  4. Poor wording on my side. What I meant was that it is the best choice for beginners, because of its popularity, it being web-oriented and simple in a comparison with Node's async nature for example. I'll correct it. Thanks a lot for the suggestions! I'll include them in the original post later today. Although, I think that stuff like JS game dev is more of a path for people that already know the web, and "native" choices are better.
  5. Yes freecodecamp is also one of those "pretty websites" that I mentioned, but it's actually really good, I tried it. All it took me to learn React was the official docs. Sometimes the easiest solutions are the best React code can differ quite a lot, so make sure you research features a lot (like class properties) and read a lot of the code that's already out there.
  6. Hi, there are very many topics like that, also a few explaining those things. I decided to make my own, share my few years of programming experience. The most important question is - what do you want to do? Game Development I'll tell you straight away - if you want to get a job in game development, it will be very difficult. There are very few jobs, which require versatile skillsets. You can still manage to get one of course, or learn game dev just as a hobby - it's still great! You can learn a lot about programming making games. Even if you want to solely be a programmer
  7. The 120/140 rad coolers aren't worth it. Your build is really decent, but get different RAM - OC capabilities of LPX on Ryzen are pretty terrible, I had those myself. Also, it would be worth it to eventually buy a large SSD too, the speed difference is huge.
  8. Speed - it would still take quite a long time to back everything up and access it. Yeah it is a backup, but it can be annoying nonetheless. Reliability - you would store everything on one drive, it is a backup, but it's still a risk - stuff like corrupted files are difficult to notice. Noise - obviously. If I were you, I'd get a really good external HDD or two - no noise and a smaller chance of breaking and corruption (since it wouldn't be in operation all the time).
  9. I read through the post twice, and I can't find you mention what GPU is used there currently. Also, do a SMART check on the drive, laptop drives really like to break.
  10. I wouldn't get a 12TB HDD. Are you sure you need that much storage? For the price, you could upgrade to a 2TB NVMe SSD. You could also for example get four drives of lower capacity, put them into RAID0 or RAID 10 for increased performance and safety. You could also get an optane.
  11. Yeah, I'm only playing indie games, so getting a dedicated GPU would be a waste of money. Web development tools perform WAY better on Intel than on AMD, so it's the only sane choice for developers. When compiling one project of mne, the performance was significantly worse on a Ryzen 1600 than on an old Haswell i5.
  12. No siema. Are you going to be using Linux exclusively on the machine, or besides Windows? For the best chance of Linux compatibility, don't choose a gaming motherboard. Also, don't get less than 16GB. In general, your idea of the build is pretty great.
  13. Funny thing, I had a mechanical keyboard, and still the K120 is my favourite I might get a really good one in the future, but I'm on a tight budget.
  14. Mate, the budget is in the title and in the post - 750 quid. It's GBP, so the location is obvious. I don't need a GPU, like I said in the post, it's a (web) development machine.
  15. Hi, I'm building a development PC for myself - I'm a web developer. Just wanted a small but very powerful development machine for around 750 quid plus keyboard and monitor. I think I'm settled for this build, but any tips or recommendations are more than welcome BTW, I'll be buying a much better monitor and RAM in the future, along with a CPU cooler perhaps.