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Forum Topic "What’s your dream car(s)?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Any variant of the GT86. Scion FR-s, Subaru BRZ, or, ideally, the Toyota 86. Also would want a turbo kit to bum it up to around 300 hp, and widebody cause it's cooler. I really love the limited edition orange 860 that Toyota put out. Saw one last week and couldn't help but drool. https://jalopnik.com/the-new-toyota-gt-860-special-edition-is-an-orange-reas-1793176842

Forum Topic "PNY GTX 970 Died Today..."

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yeah, reseated it multiple times, cleaned the slot, reset BIOS, everything I could think of. I had a couple instances of a complete video freeze yesterday, but as they happened while I wasn't around I wrote them off as my CPU overclock (which I had to lower a few weeks ago) and dropped it down 100Mhz.

Forum Topic "Intel i5-6500 or i5-7500?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Sorry. I A) didn't factor in OC on the 2500k and B) Assumed the 7/6600k instead of the 7/6500 and a moderate OC on that.

Forum Topic "Intel i5-6500 or i5-7500?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

How does a 1+GHZ bump, already a 30% improvement, plus IPC improvements of about 30% since Sandy Bridge equate to a 10-20% margin? Also, unless the paste is burnt out, the fins are full of dust, or the fan stopped spinning, a cooler doesn't go bad.

Forum Topic "25UM56-P 4 way split questions"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I have the disk in my hand... Although it reads Win XP/7/8/8.1

Forum Topic "25UM56-P 4 way split questions"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I have an old 4:3 from 2004 as a secondary monitor

Forum Topic "No audio after installing motherboard drivers from disk."

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Solved it -- downloaded the new drivers, and they didn't help, but re running the setup program let me uninstall the realtek driver and now it works.

Forum Topic "25UM56-P 4 way split questions"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

it comes with a disc with the software (I have one and love it) but I haven't felt like i needed to rip it to USB (no optical drive) because Windows 10 does it fine.

Forum Topic "No audio after installing motherboard drivers from disk."

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Solved it -- downloaded the new drivers, and they didn't help, but re running the setup program let me uninstall the realtek driver and now it works.

Hackwood's Completed Build: Karma - First Build

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

No problem, it's really amazed me so far.

Hackwood's Completed Build: Karma - First Build

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

I have it at 4.3Ghz, I haven't seen it over 65 in Prime95 and FAH. The fan is great too, the only sound I hear (even at max) is a quiet whoosh of air going over the fins.

Forum Topic "5820K AIO cooler suggestions"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

I was trying to keep my opinion to my personal experience. Cryorig makes great coolers, period.

Forum Topic "5820K AIO cooler suggestions"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

The (relative) high wattage of the e series chips does cause the VRMs to get pretty hot -- even with beefy heatsinks. I've had experience with a Corsair H110i, but I was getting BSODs related to high mobo temperatures. I returned the H110i and bought a CRYORIG A40 Ultimate. It's only a 240 but its thick enough to compensate. In fact, it was too thick to be mounted in a Corsair 350D so I just moved the radiator towards the window and fastened it through the grill. OC'd to 4.3 (stayed conservative, was for a school) and haven't topped 46 with Prime95 26.6. The "airflow fan" on the waterblock seems to have solved my BSOD issues.

Forum Topic "Buy GTX 1080 now OR wait for Titan P next month?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

The 980ti was an "oh ****" card from Nvidia VS the Fury/X. I don't think they'll release a 1080ti until Vega gets closer.

Hackwood's Completed Build: Karma - First Build

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks!

Hackwood's Completed Build: Karma - First Build

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Really? I've been decided for months now and haven't seen any... But I'm not very diligent

Hackwood's Completed Build: Karma - First Build

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Yeah!

Forum Topic "Dual band router Ethernet question"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

You need a bigger pipe to the rest of the internet ie a better plan from the ISP

Forum Topic "Dual band router Ethernet question"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

You only have so much bandwidth, independent of the router. Think of it like a pipe, it doesn't matter how big the router's pipe is if it has to squeeze through a smaller pipe to get to the internet.

Forum Topic "LG 25" IPS ULTRA-wide gaming monitor for 57% off"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Just an update, I got one and its great!

Forum Topic "Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 $399.99"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks for saving me the trouble of checking XD

Forum Topic "Build Log: Jipster's MSI Dream Build!!!"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

XD My attempt to OC my 6600k to 5Ghz.

Forum Topic "Build Log: Jipster's MSI Dream Build!!!"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

It now lives a happy 4.3Ghz life.

Forum Topic "Build Log: Jipster's MSI Dream Build!!!"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I was in too much of a hurry to bash the CMOS reset before I fried it

Forum Topic "Build Log: Jipster's MSI Dream Build!!!"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Several weeks, several months, what's the difference?

Forum Topic "Build Log: Jipster's MSI Dream Build!!!"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Wouldn't he have beat it the second he finished it? Unless there was another contest I wasn't aware of.

Forum Topic "Build Log: Jipster's MSI Dream Build!!!"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I tried this on a 6600k w/ m9i... Went into BIOS and auto voltage sat at 1.5V

Forum Topic "Task Manager says I have 4 RAM slots"

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Seems odd that they would do that on a mini it board... I guess it's possible

FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

:/ Idk then. Not experienced enough in hardware to advise, and I haven't run KDE long enough to know it very well.

FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I've never had KDE run well, but it seems that it's just me. It's likely a software/driver issue.

Forum Topic "[PC Stories] The Wars of GPU !"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Do it

Forum Topic "Job interview help"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

If you don't know something, admit it but also express an interest to find out.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Something tells me iGPU's don't count, and I was under the impression that all of Intel's GPU efforts went into accelerated big compute (like Tesla for Nvidia).

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I really think Linus put it best in one of his videos "Back when FX meant something." When it came out, it was pretty cutting edge. 4 years later, not so much.

Forum Topic "Should I be worried?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Yeah, if you're going to do a fresh install, I wouldn't worry too much, just swap the passwords and be watchful when you reconnect the internet.

Forum Topic "LG 25" IPS ULTRA-wide gaming monitor for 57% off"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Personally, I am getting one. Whether or not you should get one depends on a lot of things, not least your build and what you do mostly on it.

Forum Topic "Should I be worried?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Redo your passwords first. If you're really worried you could format your drives (after making rescue media) but I would change the passwords, turn the internet back on and keep a close eye on task manager and/or Resource monitor. If you see a service/program under the name of the virus, kill it and turn the internet back off to try more antivirus steps.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

If they were on the brink of bankruptcy, AMD would probably sell x64 to Intel for some absurd amount as a sort of last resort. My point with Nvidia was that Intel would need x86 competition, and Nvidia would need GPU competition to avoid monopolies, in which case they would each be split.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I meant the time when AMD's drivers were notoriously bad with crashes, etc. I'm really not sure what you mean with your point about Intel, since they don't license out to board partners, they basically only offer a "founders edition." With Nvidia, if you don't want the founder's edition, you buy a different version, one by MSI, etc. And companies are now supposed to wait for the competition? Nvidia beat AMD to the punch, cut and dry. This has nothing to do with the founder's edition.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Without AMD, Nvidia would have to make x86, Intel would have to make GPU's, or they would both get split to avoid monopoly. Nvidia vs AMD is pretty stupid, but that's corporate battles for you. intel beats out AMD because consistent 10-20% IPC improvements over 4 years is better than "slap on more cores, overclock it" for 4 years.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

AMD doesn't do the same thing, at least not on Gameworks. They release open source API's that do the same things.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

they have released drivers that are unstable in the past that they didn't immediately take off the site

Sounds like the old Radeon drivers...

Founders Edition cards

Nvidia isn't allowed to manufacture and sell it's own products? And charge what it wants? God forbid.

Gameworks hurting performance on AMD cards

Have to agree here. Worse is that AMD continues to produce similar things but makes them open source, but Nvidia refuses to take a hint and follow suit.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Taking notes from a successful attempt is common practice though. Pascal probably takes cues from Maxwell and Kepler, Polaris and Vega from GCN, etc, etc. Sandy was probably derived from Nehalem. Everyone does this. You learn from your successes as well as failures.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Nvidia hurts AMD worse than Intel ever could. Gameworks is just an excuse to cripple AMD cards that are otherwise on par or better. AMD tries for open source that helps everyone. Yes, Intel needs AMD to avoid a monopoly, but it's AMD's own fault that they literally sat on their *** for 4 years without an architecture. The only thing Intel ever did to them was patent x86, so they pay a licensing fee. But AMD licenses x64 to Intel, so it doesn't even matter.

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

AMD is like this too, except only in smaller increments.

At least Intel has new architectures. (2012 anyone?)

Forum Topic "Don't fall into the PC gaming money trap"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Polaris won't, it will be Vega that will shake up the 1080. Polaris is the "budget" section more than anything.

Forum Topic "What are your planned upgrades for your PC?"

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

In this order:

PSU fan mod (currently crazy loud)

HDD led (lacking one)

21:9 monitor (up from a 4:3 monitor from 2005 I found)

Mx Brown tenkeyless keyboard. (up from an old apple one that came with my all in one when I was like 5.)

Bluetooth m.2 E

Blog Post "Fractal Design Gaming PC Giveaway"

Hackwood 1 Build 0 points 33 months ago

You should be disqualified until your rig becomes obsolete.

Forum Topic "I need a monitor suggestion."

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

GTX 970

Forum Topic "I need a monitor suggestion."

Hackwood submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I don't think you understood what I meant. By ultra wide and 1080x2560 I mean a 21:9 aspect ratio. I wanted to know if and how well a 970 will drive it

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