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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for clarification"

  • 8 days 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"

  • 1 month 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?"

  • 1 month 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"

  • 2 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"

  • 2 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"

  • 2 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???"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 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"

  • 2 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??"

  • 3 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"

  • 4 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"

  • 5 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?"

  • 5 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?"

  • 5 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"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Grats!!!

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

  • 5 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"

  • 6 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"

  • 6 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??"

  • 6 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)"

  • 6 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!"

  • 6 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!"

  • 6 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"

  • 6 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"

  • 6 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"

  • 6 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)"

  • 6 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

  • 6 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?"

  • 6 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"

  • 7 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"

  • 7 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?"

  • 7 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."

  • 7 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)"

  • 8 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"

  • 8 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"

  • 10 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"

  • 10 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"

  • 10 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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Pump Fail Safe"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Should be able to get it at https://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Pump Fail Safe"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

you could use the overheat protection functions of CoreTemp to set where you want the system to shut down. Has worked well for me in the past, not sure if its still being updated though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How would $10,000 affect your life right now?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

It would go into the house down payment fund... Would not quite get us there, but would be a big help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What would you do if you were a billionaire"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

First things first... House (real nice). While the GC is building that, I am going to go visit my Mom, and all my Sibs... and wipe out their debts. Next up, I think an annuity for the Big Cat Rescue in FL. After that... I am going to need to take a cruise... for a year or so:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Exhaust Fans for Radiator? Dual Fan Setup?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

The pic's at the link are set up as a pull, so outside air is passing through the rad, and into the case (after being warmed). Are you asking if you can flip the fans and have it exhaust through the front? If so then yes you could do that. You would want the top fans to also be reversed into intakes.

My Kraken x60 is top mounted with a push/pull exhausting out, and it works just fine. My wife's H110 is top mounted and pulling air in from the top, and exhausting out the front. Both set ups have worked well, even with the system at 100% load (folding@home). If your really looking to min/max your cooling I guess you would want to have a push/pull intake on the front with vigorous exhaust at the top. In the real world you will almost never see a significant gain assuming you have sufficient intake, and exhaust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you steal from your child's piggy bank?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Children have very few legal rights over property... Still its shady... parents should be encouraging their kids to be responsible, and save money, not to dip into the kids lawn mowing cash when ever they feel like it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HDD Lifespan"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

HDD life span is a crap shoot. I have had brand new drives fail in a year, and had drives in the same product line last for years past their warranty date.

The best way to think about it is to assume that any drive can fail at any time. You should always have back up and redundancy in your data storage.

Critical documents should be backed up off site as well, this can be a USB stick you keep at your mothers house, or a cloud storage (depends on how important, and how secretive you want to be). The point being a house fire should not get your critical data, and nor should a drive that fails.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do people ACTUALLY believe the earth is flat?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Its sad to say, but it seems like the people who hold these type of beliefs are so disillusioned by the popular society that they willing to latch onto the idea because it creates a focus point for them to bond with others.

The world view of folks who feel the earth is flat is many times bound up with a deep distrust of government, and science. The primary premise becomes the rallying point for a sub-culture that feels put upon by the rest of society.

The more they are ridiculed the more they bond, and will double down on their belief. The idea has become tied up with their whole world view/self-worth, and to reject it would be sub-consciously feel like a betrayal of self.

Comment reply on CR4ZYD3MON's Completed Build: Riley Aurora

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

No harm in recycling drives.

I think that PSU is the same platform as the 500w EVGA 80+ white, so while not great its NOT dangerous crap either. The big knock against it is (other than older design) is some slightly sketchy caps. don't expect it to last for 10 years, but you should be good for a while.

Review of the 500w version: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=384

Comment reply on j2Hydro's Completed Build: Ariel

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

The old grab a drive from out of the drawer... speaking of that, I should check... I think most of my spares are IDE. May be time to get rid of them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "m.2 and PCIe AIC Compatibility"

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

You may need to format it before you can see in properly in Windows. Should be able to find it in Device Manager. A guide on how to do so is at: https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/format-hard-drive-in-windows-10.html

Comment reply on CR4ZYD3MON's Completed Build: Riley Aurora

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I like it so +1

Your going to get some stick from folks that see an i3 and a Kraken x62 as a waste... That said, the x62 does look amazing, and if you get a windfall grab an i5 or i7 and make that cooler work for a living:)

Are you recycling parts from an older build? I don't see very many of the Constellation drives, or 80+ White PSU's around anymore.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "It seems that YouTube is down."

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

You missed the most important stat when ever talking about the outage of a major part of the internet...

Pornhub traffic spiked 21%

https://www.hardocp.com/news/2018/10/18/pornhub_traffic_increases_21_during_youtube_outage

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC things that have more or less died."

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Fire Wire and ESATA connectors on PC's seem to be fairly rare nowadays.

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