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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Has anyone benefitted from this pandemic in anyway?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

No traffic when I run errands, work is now pants optional... those sound like benefits to me

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you currently have going right?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am still working, but 100% from home... I have grown a beard, and still hopeing to close on a house next week.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Experienced builders, how do YOU start your PC builds?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I ask myself what I need this rig to do... if its for watching YouTube, and such then I can cheap out. If its a replacement for my main desktop... it needs to be a fairly beefy system. ID the budget segment you want, then figure out the specific dollar value you can spend. The use case for the machine will guide you when you see a great deal... on a part you don't need.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worst Insult to Have Been Directed at You?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, but she was having a rough week so I let it go. Its worth mentioning that I know I can be fairly oblivious at times... I likely did something wrong... perhaps not that wrong, but blame on both sides.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worst Insult to Have Been Directed at You?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I was called an "inhuman monster" by a teacher once...

Strange part is, She was one of the best teachers I had, and I still think positively about her to this day.

Comment reply on romanvalkre's Completed Build: My Grey and Green Monster

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, ya I don't think Grendel V is going to be quite this brightly colored. That said she makes a good night light:) Debating between a platform upgrade, or just get a new GPU, and squeeze a bit more life out of Haswell.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Saw a spark when I turned off PC... anybody have any advice"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

ya... thats an old PSU design. I would replace it, and hope it did not kill anything else on its way down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will i regret not clubbing?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I would guess no... but that could just be me projecting my own wants on to you.

I don't like crowds, and I don't really want to talk/interact in anyway with people I don't know. Meeting new people kind of needs to be done with a recommendation from someone I already know and trust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Japanese Snacks/Candies"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

HMart

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Multiple political systems for the USA?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

That sounds like a sure fire way to kick off a civil war... as much as having to take other peoples points of view into account is a pain, setting the system up to be a self re-enforcing echo chamber is worse.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I could literally change the world for the better, and make myself rich beyond the dreams of avarice just by thinking. Want to end a war... get me on the phone with the leaders we will hammer out a deal in 20 min. Want to really start cutting carbon, put me on stage at the G20... the world leaders would all go back home with a new found zeal for stopping carbon emissions. The opportunities are endless... if only I had a comic book characters ability to make others free will not matter:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Mind control Prof X style.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Power supply failure worries"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

its worth pointing out, that if your going by big seller review's that may give you a somewhat skewed perspective.

Mid range Corsair units are going to sell in huge numbers... and the vast majority of the ones that are bad, are going to get a bad review. The bad % may be tiny, but your still going to see a bunch just because of the volume.

Your better off finding a good review site, and really reading up on how well made the particular PSU you want is built.

Also, don't be in love with a brand name, they all have sold something with their name on it that was not good, either due to outsourcing, or cost downing etc. Look for testing of the unit you want to buy!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for clarification"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

While it is possible to do what your postulating... I would not recomend it, when swapping out a MOBO just plan on a full nuke and pave, you will save yourself a lot of weird driver/OS issues in the long run.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i don't want to build a gaming pc"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

as a general rule, the lower end system that your looking to build, the better value it will be if you get it pre-built. They really sock it to you on the performance pre-built, but a lower end system... could be worth it. It is nice to have the warranty... That said, if you want to be adding a bunch of HD's or upgrading the GPU later, you may run into power supply issues (not a lot of extra connectors or head room on pre-builds).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why don't people look at ram as a problem to their build?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

to be fair, RAM has gotten a lot better. I can't remember the last time I had a dead stick right out of the box last. That said, if a system fails to post, cutting down to one stick, and trying again is normally a viable troubleshooting step. Have not seen a case speaker in a while... the beep codes were useful in troubleshooting that sort of issue as well. Lots of MOBO's now have a little LED display that will throw codes, and tell you if its a RAM issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it worth upgrading from a kraken x62 to an x72 or other 3 fan radiator"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

your fine either way, the 2 200's as intakes will be plenty.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it worth upgrading from a kraken x62 to an x72 or other 3 fan radiator"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Your CPU has never hit 60C, and your saying it suffers in the summer? That said... end of the day, its your money, and that X72 is a sweet piece of hardware:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it worth upgrading from a kraken x62 to an x72 or other 3 fan radiator"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

its not going to be very cost effective... Not saying you should not, but if you can think of something else to spend the bucks on...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Greenland Expansion???"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

its just wagging the dog. Throw something crazy to the media, and let it be the topic of conversation for a while. What is being hidden by this, is the question we should be asking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new phone"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Any thoughts on the up coming Pixel 4?

I have the Nexus 6P, and my wife has the Pixel 2... we are thinking of upgrading soon... Just not sure on what phone to get (Android only plz).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ice cream - frozen??"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Never heard of chemical additives to keep Ice cream soft. For things like soft serve its is a slightly higher temp, and they blow a bunch of air into it. That froths it up, and keeps it soft. You sure your freezer is working right?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many monitors do you use on your home and/or work computer"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

2 on all of them. Size is less important than if they match... My work from home station has a laptop doc, a pair of 19 (or 17 in can't remember) old Dell monitors, the main rig has a pair of 24's. My work set up is also a pair of 24's

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A MONITOR STAND for $1000"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I miss those days... that monitor stand is about two weeks of my rent now:(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there a villain you agree with?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a movie, its from Not a Hero Vol 1 #4

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there a villain you agree with?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup: Magneto

Just to give you a flavor... here is a quote

“The thing none of you will ever understand is that there are no sides. There are no heroes or villains. There’s just what I want and how I’ll get it.”

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got a job today"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Grats!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you keep from losing your USB thumb drives?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

My desk has a drawer that I keep at least 3 USB sticks in. Should I every open that drawer and find less then 3 sticks, I buy 6 more. That way I never have 0 USB sticks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Y’all I accomplished something"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Jump on that... taking boot camps via something like Global Knowledge while a good way to learn a lot fast... is mad expensive. If you can get your school, or company to pay for it you can really start to bulk up an IT resume.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Y’all I accomplished something"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Good, and if they offer any kind of company support training classes or certificates grab them up.

Depending on what they have you doing this sort of job can be a very nice first IT job, that opens doors to something better. Learn as much as you can, and if there are engineers on the team, make friends... ask questions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is a high end build really necessary??"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

All depends on what your doing with it. If your not stressing your smaller build, then don't sweat it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got pulled over because they thought i was drunk (yes DUI line walking and everything)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

While I agree with you... I kind of understand the frustration. The right way to fight back against a cop is to use the legal system; however, the people the cops (the bad ones anyway) bait the most are the very people who lack the funds to fight in the legal arena. Groups like the ACLU can help pick up the torch for a small % of the wronged... however, its never going to be more than symbolic. Not to mention that ACLU help can be a double edged sword...

Picking your battle is easy when you know you have the means to fight the next one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Help] Concerning problems with heat and noise!"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

your fine, those temps are not bad at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Help] Concerning problems with heat and noise!"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

what is the load temp of the CPU, and GPU?

That question asked... most of the time your front fan is going to be an intake, and the top will be an exhaust, the top is going to be kind of warm.

If your load temps are good, your likely ok.

As for the noise... that 212 is not known for being super quiet... you may be able to mess with the fan profiles, and replace with better fans...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Things that, for the life of you, you absolutely hate"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

do people really give the Coastguard crap about that?

I like the hold the CG up as a great example of our government working about as well as we can expect any government agency working. They do a great job setting safety standards, and are not so badly captured by the industry they are overseeing to be ineffective. When was the last time you saw a news story about a US passenger ferry overturning due to over loading or some other profit before customer safety nonsense on a US flagged ship.

When accidents do happen CG is Johnny on the spot with the rescue service, and the investigation after.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Things that, for the life of you, you absolutely hate"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

people parking or standing in a cross walk... happens all the time at metro stations... people dropping off or picking up can't be bothered to park in the kiss and ride... 10 whole feet away.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rip My Build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Just checking, but are you sure your not shorting on a cross threaded stand off? I have gotten this sort of weirdness from that before...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got pulled over because they thought i was drunk (yes DUI line walking and everything)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

hum... this is an interesting one. Clearly the cop did not have real cause to pull you over, and kept you far to long. That said, if this is the worst thing you have experienced with a cop, its really not that bad, lots of ways this story could have turned out worse.

Far to often this sort of story ends up with someone getting a ticket, or worse being baited into cocking off to the cop and getting some sort of disorderly or resisting charge.

The full **** hits the fan version of this story ends up with a shooting... and it does not have to be race related (not saying it don't happen sadly).

I have seen several times where a cop stops someone for erratic driving, and it turned out to be a diabetic in crisis. In some cases the diabetic ends up being shot for not following instructions (put your hands on the wheel sort of stuff I guess)

Comment reply on jarderwil330's Completed Build: GTX-G1-970

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I like its very close to my main system:),

My 4790K is still working just fine, and the 970 can handle the games I want to play. Should be good for a little while yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is your home NAS/server/streamer for?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

My "streamer" is for entertainment, and Folding@home. Its way over kill just for watching streaming services, but its ready for when the budget permits a HTC Vive pro:) The 1.2mill Folding PPD (ish) is nice, but its putting my "main" system to shame at this point.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HyjJGG

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reparations"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

You are very right. State condoned slavery in the US was, is, and always will be a stain on our history. However, rather than rehashing the miss-deeds of the past who no living American perpetrated. We should be focusing on the uncounted thousands (or 100's of thousands), who are living and suffering as slaves today. While it is not condoned by the state, there is so much more we as a people, and our government could be doing to help those suffering now, and to create an environment where enslaving another person is not a risk worth taking.

For further reading, and interesting article on the topic can be found here: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4173&context=flr

Its title alone grabbed my attention... Misery and Mypoia: Understanding the Failures of U.S. Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking by Jennifer M. Chacon

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Spamming Spammers"

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Well I don't disagree with what you did.... I can't say I will ever be bored enough to do it. Bravo to you sir.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What was the scariest part of building your first PC?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

paying for it... I was so broke when I built Grendel-III (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CkH8JV). It forced some badly researched part choices (read not researched)

Found out latter that I dodged a big bullet with the PSU... every review of Huntkey PSU's I read said they were terrible, but the one I bought. The reviewers went out of their way to say this one unit was safe, and could do the wattage it had on the box. I learned my lesson... broke and in a hurry is not an excuse for not knowing what your buying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HardOCP shutting down."

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I am going to miss that site:(

Best of luck to Kyle, here is hoping he continues to tell truth to power in his new role.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Let’s perform a thought experiment(an experiment that needs no tools, just your brain)"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd look for a $200 price tag so I could spend the rest of the money on hookers and drugs.

This

Comment reply on Forum Topic "U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Votes to Incorporate the Eighth Amendment's "Excessive Fines" Clause"

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

I think its about time the court started to roll back the forfeiture's. Its been getting out of hand...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "64 GB of RAM to Use for a RAM Disk"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Most RAM disks are running on top of an existing OS. In order to put the OS on a RAM disk (and have it be faster than the drive), you would need something like a Cloud Drive (http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/allone-cloud-disk-drive-101-ramdisk-review-500k-iops-ddr3-storage/).

The vast majority of people do not need a RAM disk, it can be helpful for some few usage cases. As a general rule... if you need a RAM disk, you already know you need a RAM disk. If your questioning it... you don't need it.

The idea was great when everything was running on slow HD's. Now SSD's make the speed boost from a RAM disk, not relevant to the vast majority of users.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Order of Upgrade"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

ok from where you are at you have two basic paths to upgrade. You can try to squeeze as much life (time) from the CPU/MOBO you already have. The best way to do that would be go for the best GPU upgrade you can get, a 1070 Ti, or even going big for a 2080 would let you game at a fairly high level for a couple more years. **(I would lean to the 1070 TI just for the bang for buck) Your other option is to start thinking about a full platform upgrade. You want to get the strongest CPU/MOBO you can get, and then upgrade the rest of it around the existing platform.

As a general rule I try to do platform upgrades every 5 or 6 years, and do GPU upgrades every 3 ish years.

Your about due for a platform upgrade... if you want to stay AMD, wait for the next chips to drop, and then get the strongest one they are selling. Let it run with the 1060 until you can afford to take a big step up with the GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Order of Upgrade"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Would need your build list to really dig into this; however, just some general thoughts.

As a general rule I expect a case, PSU, and CPU cooler (air) to be transferable to the next build. If you already got the new case, and its the one you want to keep long term, you could start looking for a well reviewed PSU with a 10 year warranty.

Don't expect fan to keep running forever, they are a little like hard drives... some will last forever, and others will crap out for no reason.

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