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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can this be repaired?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

(sorry for taking so long to reply) Basically because of being left plugged in to my computer and repeatedly hitting the ground as a result of my dogs going near my desk and knocking the wire down

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryorig M9a"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler included in the 2200G box is more than adequate for the relatively cool-running chip. Keep in mind a M9a won't unlock significant overclocking headroom, as Zen-based chips tend to max out between 3.9-4.2 GHz on all cores anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LeBron James is going to join the Lakers"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

For the Cavs, "Angry" isn't the right word. They won one more and appeared in four more finals than they would have without him, and he broke the "Cleveland curse". Their odds to win the finals now are pretty much a summary of their supporting cast; 500 to 1, same as teams such as the Magic, Kings, and Grizzlies.

As for the Lakers, making the finals in a conference containing powerhouses such as the Warriors, Rockets, and Spurs just isn't going to happen without picking up another superstar such as Kawhi Leonard.

As for LeBron, he would've been best off in Philly. I'm not a sixers fan, but their ability to create cap space easily and the wonderful supporting cast with notable stars in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could've probably made his team favorites to win the finals, and being in the East would mean the Celtics with Irving and Hayward would be his only actual threat to making the finals.

On the flip side, if winning isn't his top priority, and he's more concerned with the city, media market, and being near his kids then LA was an excellent choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is AMD gonna BS their way out of this one..."

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Guys, ease up on him a little bit. OP is obviously inexperienced; don't just criticize him but also offer better solutions/suggest improvements for how he gets his information.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this legit? 99USD i7-8700K"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Reminds me of the time someone ordered an iPhone 7 in China after it launched from a sketchy seller, and in the box got an iPhone 3, 4, and a Yu-gi-oh "fusion" card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this legit? 99USD i7-8700K"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao I took this in like the fall

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer dummy needs help"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

There's nothing wrong with asking for a prebuilt under there, as the purpose is relatively identical. General discussion isn't the best place to ask for a PC suggestion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this legit? 99USD i7-8700K"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't be naive. It's fake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Changes"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Best of luck to you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a SSHD worth it?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

You're not meant to store anything on the SSD. It acts as a large, high-speed cache to the HDD, similar to Intel's Optane

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Something to code...."

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Make an AI to play something

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Xbox one x killler"

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

This has never been a problem with Intel CPUs or previous AMD APUs, why would it matter now? DX12 can benefit from the iGPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Xbox one x killler"

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Not talking about iGPU specifically. Its the same price, also 4c/4t, and while you do give up cache, it clocks higher.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Xbox one x killler"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Its difficult to kill the XboX. While a 1060-6gb could suffice for 4k, 30fps at xbox settings (medium), it's not amazing. However, keep in mind the cost to own for a $650 PC will be cheaper than an Xbox One X. No paying $50 a year just to use the internet, and steam sales can get you games for several times cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Xbox one x killler"

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not just a 2200G?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What programs only use one core, and what ones use multiple cores?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Another factor here is game companies re-using existing software and simply changing up graphics, setting, and story and calling it a new game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What programs only use one core, and what ones use multiple cores?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Premiere, Handbrake, Blender, Resolve, etc. will use any threads available.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1070 8gb vs PNY GeForce GTX 980 4GB XLR8 PRO"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

A few months ago 980 Tis were $300

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What programs only use one core, and what ones use multiple cores?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Most games rely heavily on single-core performance, where having four fast cores is better than having eight slower ones. This explains why 4c/4t i3-8350ks perform significantly better than 8c/16t Ryzen 7 1700s in games; ranging from ~5 fps to over thirty.

Other single-core applications include CAD software, audio editing software, many photoshop applications, etc.

One reason many games are still largely single-threaded is that multi-threading an application is an expensive, difficult, and time-consuming process. Another is that if they make games need more than four threads, it will greatly hurt sales, as people running lower-end systems will not be able to play smoothly.

Some examples of multi-threaded applications include streaming, video editing/encoding, color correction, file compression, deep learning, scientific simulations, and a few specific functions in programs I listed under "Single-threaded".

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quad channel memory?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

the other quad channel

Not how quad-channel memory works. If you buy four DIMMs now, you will be using quad-channel memory. If you add four more down the road, it will simply split each channel to two DIMMs, not magically become octa-channel memory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Threadripper memory compatibility"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

That isn't how quad-channel memory works. You don't need to buy 4 or 8 DIMMs for it to function properly. Say for example you buy two DIMMS, then you simply only get dual-channel. Not a major performance difference in most applications.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Smol But Capable"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Kaby Lake doesn't natively support Win 7 either, and by buying a GPU instead of getting a 2200G you're negating the cost of Win10

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should gamers and self builders take up cryptocurrency mining?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The start/stop motion of a fan has greater wear on its bearings than the consistent spinning itself. While the fans do eventually break, it's nothing to worry about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should gamers and self builders take up cryptocurrency mining?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I would be more afraid of burning up your GPU or other system parts in the meantime

GPU not an issue, provided it's properly cooled. They aren't humans. Hours of max capacity work doesn't matter.

Power supply maybe if its cheap, but if its quality it shouldn't be an issue.

Plus with one GPU running, your electricity cost from running your PC every night would quickly offset the money you may or may not make while mining

If you undervolt your card this isn't as much an issue, and your GPU could still pay for itself within a year.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 video cards?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

You need to give a bit more info than that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A bunch of "why"'s"

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

1) Not everybody is so crammed for desk space; many mATX cases occupy just as large a footprint as ATX ones and are only shorter; more competition for ATX cases makes for better deals; Lack of mATX board variety; eyc.

2) More performance is more performance, no matter what "psychological" way you want to describe it. Is the performance "that bad"? Not at all. But could it be better without spending more money? Definitely.

3) Yes they do., although 110-120 isn't huge. Take a South Korean pro gamer team, give them 60hz monitors and pin them against an inferior team with 240hz monitors and the inferior team will win. The only time you wouldn't tell the difference between 110 and 120 is if your reaction time is too slow to benefit.

4) Solid point, saying that many people use overkill drives in their systems. But on the flip side, many people also use underwhelming SSDs. For example, many people buy cheap DRAM-less SSDs when a noticeably faster drive is only a few dollars more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA GTX 1080 hybrid for sale, $700"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that they die quickly, just that the pumps fail. Keep in mind hybrid/AIO cards are a relatively new design, while pumps typically take several years to fail.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vertical Gpu and 5.25 bay."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Another alternative is getting a case with a vertical GPU and buying an external DVD drive

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ram for vr?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Get 16gb, and take the $150 you saved and put it towards a better CPU and GPU, such as an 8th-gen Intel CPU and a future GTX 2000 series GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for Sub $500 Laptop"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.microcenter.com/product/484741/Aspire_5_A515-51-596K_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

http://www.microcenter.com/product/488376/IdeaPad_320_15_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Grey

Two $530 laptops, have 256gb SSDs, new 8th-gen Intel quad-core processors (roughly equivalent to a 7th gen Core i7), Big 15.6" screens, and enough RAM to do anything reasonable

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA GTX 1080 hybrid for sale, $700"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The Zotac Mini was in stock when I posted that originally for $719.99

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA GTX 1080 hybrid for sale, $700"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The cheap blower card will outlast your hybrid. 70C is better than room temperature cause the pump failed and it won't work anymore ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 1700 thermal compound"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You wouldn't really need extra cooling, but a custom cooler would make for quieter operation than the stock cooler. Keep in mind Ryzen has a very low overclock ceiling, around 3.8-4.1 GHz

You should also check out Ryzen 2, launching in coming months

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Steam drive"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

When you have more available storage than time to wait for downloads and effort to put into un/re-installing you simply keep them. For example, I finished Far Cry 4 in April, but still drop in from time to time to do side-quests and such. That's extra value from the game I wouldn't have gotten if it wasn't for keeping it locally.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another HD 6XX Massdrop for $199.99"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I love Intel HD Graphics 650. Thanks for the bargain!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA GTX 1080 hybrid for sale, $700"

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

AIOs aren't exactly the most reliable, and now this card's pump will fail seven months earlier than a new one. New cards are $720, and you likely paid $600 for this, so a more fair price to ask would be $650

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SLI Question"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Will it work? Yes.

Should you do it? No, unless you have some very-specific and well-researched use case, such as 3D CAD rendering. Otherwise, a single GTX 1080 Ti will be a superior choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS ROG GTX 1080 $700"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Used* Asus ROG STRIX

New* mini Zotac

Don't get me wrong, STRIXs are great cards (I own one), but its still not a new card

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why does PCPP not have mousepads?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe thats what he was referring to

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 1700 thermal compound"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

it includes some in the box with the stock cooler

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BlueStacks software."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had no problems with it either

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need some advice. Home Recording Studio/Gaming and Video Editing Build (1500-1800 pounds)"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

All of them max out between 3.8-4.1GHz with some rare exceptions

Comment reply on Forum Topic "selling asus phoenix 1050 ti for $240 obo"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

There are brand-new, on-par or superior cards for less money

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/NndFf7,RDQRsY,x7s8TW,x7Jkcf/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you please help me expose Thermaltake dishonest behavior on RMA issue?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

issue with a EVGA GPU

EVGA is famous for their stellar customer support, no surprises here

Best of luck with the situation

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you please help me expose Thermaltake dishonest behavior on RMA issue?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you sure its the PSU and not a variety of other possible factors? i.e. a bad wall outlet (Colombia doesn't exactly have stellar infastructure), a bad motherboard, cables not connected right, etc.

I thought that maybe if I get enough exposure to the case they might consider honor their word and refund me or send me the replacement

You'd need an excessive amount of 'exposure' for them to care. All you could do is whine about it or go to court, which will be very difficult and time-consuming considering you're a Colombian who bought a product through America from a Taiwanese company. At best, ask for a refund of the PSU (which you said on twitter was around $40)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts On Purchasing A GTX 660 Ti?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's at best comparable to a 1050, but $85 is too much for it. $70 or even $60 would be better.

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