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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Black Friday starts 11/19 9AM PST/ 12Moon Est"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

If I had the money I would be down $400 in a few hours for a monitor lol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cold water and shower."

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Only when under actually pressure. It is why you can't breath as long the deeper down into water you go. While you take in just as much oxygen, the increased pressure on your lungs from water surrounding your body and not air like your body is used to means that it will feel like your lungs are being crushed the longer you stay under water. At 5 feet under water you won't feel much if anything. However the deeper you go the worse it gets on your body. Because 15 feet isn't 3x as bad as 5 feet. It will feel on your body 4-5x worse. Plus your body expends oxygen faster under water due to all your muscles being stressed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Move to Japan?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

I wouldn't. I could not give up the personal freedoms I have here in the US. It would be a nice place to visit for the food aspect. But personally there are just too many things here that I can't give up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Free Game - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I highly recommend Sins of the Prophets. It is a total conversion mod that makes that game a lot more fun if you are a Halo fan.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSA: throw out your turkey ASAP"

  • 13 months ago
  • 16 points

90,000 pounds of Turkey recalled.

Well guess it's time for my mother-in-law to go back where she came from.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD RADEON RX 590"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It is supposed to be a gap card between the rx 580 and the Vega 56.

With a $280 price tag it actually isn't too terrible of a price. Although I say that a $260 price tag would have been better. But it hard to argue with it's price to performance. In some games beating the 1070. But in a few it can get beaten by the 6gb 1060. But overall falling between the 580 and 1070 in 1080p performance.

https://www.pcgamer.com/amd-radeon-rx-590-review/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R 2200g"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

At 1080p low/med mix Fortnite runs great on a 2400g. 60fps easy. It would be perfect for games like Fortnite, Rocket League, League of Legends, Minecraft and even AAA games(Although with those you would likely be running them at 900p or depending on the game 720p)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gift Ideas"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

While true there is not much in the area of tech you can get for $20 that isn't junk.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gift Ideas"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Well cash is in my opinion the best option when nothing you want is within the budget of the gifter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please fix the monitor section of your website."

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

If you want a specific refresh rate, you can set to a specific refresh rate and only get monitors with that refresh rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p 100fps gaming rig?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

This would be great for 1440p 144hz gaming. And it supports Freesync. So yes this is just for the example. But it is entirely possible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $489.99 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler $51.09 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $209.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $143.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.88 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Video Card $581.01 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ PC-Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $119.50 @ Vuugo
Monitor AOC - AG241QX 23.8" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $399.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2334.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-13 18:44 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p 100fps gaming rig?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Trust me once you have it you won't go back. It speeds up so many every day things. Your PC booting in under 20 seconds and being able to use instantly is just something you don't want to go back from. And yes load times in games is something that is something that is nice, but for most games it won't make a massive difference like it does with booting. Trust me, get one. You will thank me later. Get a smaller 240gb or 480gb SSD and a 1tb or 2tb HDD for your large games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hating on "x" because its popular"

  • 13 months ago
  • 5 points

I think people "hating" on Fortnite is more just making fun of what it has caused to really no fault of it's own. A lot of people like to make jokes that people that play the game are autistic. And while yes their likely are people are actually are autistic playing the game, the reason this is such a common thing is from what I have seen because of how obsessed people, mainly kids and teens, get with it. And these people that are completely obsessed with it seem to not be able to shut up about it. When it comes to Minecraft yes there were a lot of people that were obsessed with the game. I was on the boarder of being one of those kids. But the thing is that compared to 2011-2014 when Minecraft was at it's highest, there are a lot more kids and teens with social media and can just talk about on there all the time. And I have seen a lot more cases of kids legitimately having a problem with the game. Not a problem as in a complaint, but a problem as in that one kid who missed a few weeks of school because he was playing Fortnite. It is one thing to enjoy something and spend as much time with it is as you can, it is another to let it actually interfere with your daily life. I see a lot of the second with Fortnite.

I did play Fortnite back before it was extremely popular. It was shortly after I saw the first trailer for it(Sometime in early summer of last year) and I just didn't enjoy the game. I spent about 3 hours in it and just didn't see the massive appeal. I tried it again a few months later and same thing. I found it to be more enjoyable when I started playing it on my phone, but since July when I first downloaded it I have still only put about 10 hours at most in the mobile version, and as of now have not played it in weeks. This is just me. When I started playing Minecraft I knew a lot of people who felt about the game like I did about Minecraft.

Another thing I see is that people don't like it simply because it took some of the players from the playerbase of their favorite game. I just don't get this one. If people find a game more enjoyable then they would rather play that one. For example when I was playing League of Legends few months ago I ran into somebody who was ranting about Fortnite because League took a small hit to the playerbase because of it. In 2016 there was an estimated 100 million monthly players. But because of the rise of games like Fortnite, that dropped to 81 million in 2017 according to this.

https://www.unrankedsmurfs.com/blog/players-2017

I do think that there is a lot of cringy crap in Fortnite. For example kids dressing up as Fortnite characters for Halloween and taking dance lessons for the dance moves in Fortnite. This is the kind of things where I just say why? This is the cringy and annoying stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sort Storage by SSD NAND type"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes finally something that is actually useful. I am sick of seeing people request features that are either useless or already have been implemented in another form.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could somebody build my PC?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah especially in a crappy case. I recently built in a cheap case and it had no room for cable management and it was annoying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could somebody build my PC?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course not all the tutorials are going to be the same. However the primary difference will be between AMD and Intel with CPU installation and then there is CPU cooler. For your CPU cooler it is literally as simple at taking a few screws out of the motherboard and then screwing in the cooler to those 4 screw holes. It is literally one of the simplest cooler installations ever. Other than that you install the RAM exactly the same on 99% of motherboards(Including yours), Installing a GPU is the same across every motherboard and case that has a standard layout(Like yours) and plugging in the cables is also practically the same. The main difference in the cables in the front panel power, USB, audio, and reset. But all that information is in your motherboard manual and the biggest problem is how annoying it is to get the power button plugged in to the motherboard. Which is only annoying because of how small it is.

As long as you don't act stupid then you probably won't damage it. It will take you around an hour if you pace yourself and don't rush it. If you rush it then you are far more likely to screw up. But again take your time don't rush it and you will be fine. I highly recommend the video VapidDarkness recommended. That is my go to recommendation video because it is easy to understand and you can follow along.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could somebody build my PC?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I usually recommend this video. I watch videos like this all the time(Even though I already know all the stuff) just to see if I can recommend it to people.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1050ti with 2560x1440"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I have seen a lot of people including myself refer to it as 2.5k because it has 25% of the pixels of a standard 5k display. 2k is extremely inaccurate. standard 1920x1080p is what the average 2k monitor is.

QuadHD is also an accurate description of 2560x1440p since it has 4x the pixels of 1280x720p(Standard HD).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1050ti with 2560x1440"

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

Well for 1440p you would actually be fine in AAA games. The RX 470/570 is recommending as an entry level 1440p med-high card. And the 1050ti is not far behind the 470/570. So if you are playing at 1440p med settings you will be fine in most games. For the games you listed(Civ 5 and Minecraft) your FPS will likely be well into the 200+ area. I had an rx 470 and was getting 600fps+ in Minecraft.

Just a note 2560x1440p is actually considered 2.5K by some because it has 25% of the pixels of a 5k monitor. Making 2.5k a more accurate description than 2k or quadHD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need to convince parents"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I don't have much to help you get it. But you could ask if you can get a high school credit for doing it and treat it like a computer class. You are homeschooled. You can find some way to get credit for it. I know from experience.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the AMD rx 8350 a good modern day cpu?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

More like 7 years. It was released in 2012

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the AMD rx 8350 a good modern day cpu?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

If you can get it and a motherboard for under $60 combined it is a good option. But anything after that and you would be better off saving for a 200ge and a motherboard for it.

It should be worth noting that while yes technically, it does have 8 cores if you just look at pure core count. But in actuality it really only has 4 cores due to it only having 4 core modules. A traditional 8 core CPU would have a module for each core, but with the Bulldozer architecture and the other variants of it, with the 8 core models for every core module there are 2 cores in it. So in actuality it is more of a 4 core 8 thread CPU.

If you can get it for cheap then it is a good option. But if you are spending more than $70 it is better just to save a bit more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do people complain about the President when they didn't vote?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an interesting question. I know that if I was of age to vote I would have. I guess it depends on whether or not they would have voted if they could. But that is just the way I see it.

Comment reply on MyBigRustyNuts's Completed Build: Frankie

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I actually remember watching my brothers play that when I was about 3 years old.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The next best CPU after Ryzen 2600?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Uh what? As long as your case has an intake fan you should be good:

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The next best CPU after Ryzen 2600?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know where you heard that. I have a Vega 56 abd it has a blower styke cooler. The cooler itself isn't bad but because it is blower style it will naturally run hotter then a standard cooler. But mine never goes past 79C and rarely past 75C

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The next best CPU after Ryzen 2600?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

If your monitor supports freesync then a Vega 56 would be the better option. If not or you don't care about freesync get the 1070ti

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my Build"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this for? Can't really rate it without knowing the use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RIP GTX 1080 Ti"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Good combo. Have a 6600k and had an RX 470

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RIP GTX 1080 Ti"

  • 13 months ago
  • 6 points

So its not just me?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RIP GTX 1080 Ti"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. Another thing to compare it to would be the past 2 console generations. I was expecting the PS5 and Xbox 4 to launch by this year. I don't think anyone was expecting 2 generations of consoles to last 6+ years one after the other.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RIP GTX 1080 Ti"

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

From what I have seen that was only on a small batch of cards and was a memory issue, and people are just making it a bigger deal than it is, again from what I have seen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RIP GTX 1080 Ti"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I just think this was nVidia's plan from the start. Know that they likely couldn't meet the demand of RTX from launch they instead decided to just have lower prices on the 10 series because they had overstock of them. They get rid of the remaining 1080ti stock making way for the 2080 to be the dominate $700 GPU. Once they finish cutting 10 series production completely I expect a slight drop in price for the 20 series. Especially when the lower end cards start to emerge.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What does winning the house ultimately mean for Democrats?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

the senate has the final say

"I am the senate." - Sheev Palpatine.

Comment reply on ltdan84's Completed Build: Ryzen Ninja

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

He must have followed the guide by the Verge.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Voting Day in the USA"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

While I don't agree with Canada on everything, getting rid of something that costs tax payers millions more than it os actually worth is something I can get behind.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade path opinions."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Although I expect this 64 core CPU is a response to Intel's 48 core Xeon that Intel just recently announced. Don't get me wrong they have clearly been working on this for a while but I get the feeling from all this that they didn't initially plan on announcing that CPU now.

Glad to see that they announced GPUs. Makes sense to see a 7nm Vega.

I was expecting 8 core CCXs, but for Zen 3. I thought they would wait to see how Zen 2 handles a 6 core CCX and then go from there. But hey this looks like an interesting product.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internet signal gets better when i turn this device on?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't ask don't tell.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying components in the US and bringing them back to Canada"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? I almost always find stuff there cheaper than online. At the time I got my Vega 56 the cheapest one online was $400 but the one at Micro Center war $370. I mean that is a small discount but still. The Ryzen 5 1600 has been $130 there for a while. And generally if you buy your parts there you will save compared to buying online. For example when I build my PC I got my 6600k for $140 after the mentioned discount and my old rx 470 for $150 when everywhere else they were $180. And their open box products are great. They are basically new but you can get a big discount for something as simply as a missing SATA cable or box damage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying components in the US and bringing them back to Canada"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Trust me if they are going to Micro Center they are getting a great deal no matter which currency.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1700 or 2600"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

NO the difference at stock speeds would only be a few fps. After overclock even less. I would advise checking if there is a Micro Center near you. They have the 1600 for $130. But if not go for the 1700.

Comment reply on Nullarc77's Completed Build: Grandparent's web browsing PC.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No it works fine. That is odd though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Voting Day in the USA"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Well I can't vote because I am too young which sucks but makes sense.

I am still waiting for a candidate who supports getting rid of the penny. It costs more to produce then it is worth and is almost completely useless in 2018. Heck nickles are just as bad. And every second somebody spends trying to get exact change costs both the people and the retailer money.

And when you look pack the Half Cent was stopped being produced in 1857. And that back then was worth 13 times as much as the penny today according to https://westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

If somebody proposed a proposal(Don't know exactly what it is called that got rid of the penny and maybe even the nickle I would review it because usually those things have a lot of other stuff so I would see if I wanted those other things too, but if it all I was okay I would vote for it no matter what party proposed it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade path opinions."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So I was checking Micro Center and it appears that the 1600 is only $130 there. That would mean that cost of it and a high quality motherboard great for overclocking would end up costing only $200 for me. Making that(If you live near a Micro Center) the best value CPU on the market.

Now I just gotta wait for AMD announcements to decide.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do we have time changes?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah here is how I was thinking we would do time zones.

Start of the north pole(True north not magnetic) And draw 2 lines that run to the south pole that would end up creating a space in between the lines covering 1/24th of the earth. Then just repeat that. Of course do it on a globe and not a flat map because flat maps suck for accuracy. I wouldn't care where the starting point, although because of it's important in the world economy I think New York would be the place to be left unchanged. This "new" time zone map which I am sure I probably heard the idea of somewhere else would be similar to our current one but more better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please fix the monitor section of your website."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The slider works 2 ways. If you want to select a specific refresh rate bring blth sides of the slider to the same rate. Then it will only display monitors with that refresh rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade path opinions."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Jokes on you. My comment was a troll and I never had respect for you. So I guess for your sake I will double it.

0 x 2 = 0

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade path opinions."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Because that meme I am not shre if I should lose all my respect for you or double it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade path opinions."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah when Intel announced the 8th gen CPUs I was expecting to be able to just put in an 8600k, but now it is just better to switch to a completely different platform when the time comes.

Well now that I have 2 different opinions from people who's opinions I respect on this site that are advising the same thing thing I guess it is time I get a RAM upgrade then monitor. After that I will see if my CPU is limiting my performance.

Unfortunately, it seems you beat me to 16. You win this time, Nullarc77, but I’ll find a way to win something

I have not known defeat and I shall not. Watch your back Zeromus. You never know what may be lurking in the shadows hehehehehehehehehehe.

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