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Comment reply on Forum Topic "[CORRECTION] lenovo L24q"

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

Shut up cobalt, that's not how karma works here

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best platform for ballin virtualization on a budget?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that sounds about perfect!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Network Options For Build"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I have confirmed that that is an m.2 port on the motherboard and should work

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 DOLLAR PSU!!! What do ya thinK????"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Antec has a good reputation, they just don't get much love because they don't really refresh their lines much or pander to gaming etc.

to weed out the bad ones you can usually use the paperclip test, but this only confirms basic functionality (that it turns on) and doesn't garentee stability. (you'll want to do a stress test to make sure everything is stable anyway)

amazing deal for $2, I would have gotten 15 (the price of a low end psu :P) and just saved them to use when needed

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for an I/O board for an ASUS G60VX"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't happen to find a donor for an io board and the pcb itself isn't damaged you can always attempt to fix it yourself with the help of a soldering iorn. you can easily find packs of usb ports on amazon for pretty cheap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What would happen if Microsoft open-sourced the Win32 API."

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Wine would get a whole lot better, lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Razer Blade Pro "THX Certified""

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, "thx certified" was bs before razer bought it

Comment reply on Blog Post "$1250 Gaming PC Build - ASUS STRIX B250F Gaming / i5-7500"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Imo the c7 would've accented nicely with the case too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Clothing style"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Tshirt, done. Jeans, done. Long thick hair combed to the side in a somehat edgy/hipster fashion, done.
I don't really care that much about how other people see me, but this is my normal, it's almost a second skin. I don't know how comfortable i would be changing it. people find it a bit odd when it's 40c and not even very dry and i'm trudging around in jeans, but eeh.

just go full sjw on your parents and inform them of their privalidge and tumblerspeak tumblerspeak tumblerspeak Don't do that, never go full sjw

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen ipc beating skylake in linux"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It has, though I usually start with sandy bridge as there were actually some good architectural improvments :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen ipc beating skylake in linux"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

somewhat more likely to me: they did have a pocket of extra performance but have been procrastinating making performance improvements on sandy bridge so they've been leaking performance and shrinking the die to hide the fact that their architecture is stagnant, lol.

Either way to purposely hold back performance in windows would mean being in cahoots with microsoft as they are the ones actually writing the windows driver

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen ipc beating skylake in linux"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

XD amd and their documentation.

Intel is a big contributer to the linux kernel (probrably the best drivers I've seen). I have no doubt that Intel has a very well done kernel driver. Considering that the architecture hasn't changed a whole lot since sandy bridge (well before ms started relying so much on architecture specific code) I don't see how there could be very much gain to squeze out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen ipc beating skylake in linux"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

hopefully the windows kernel driver will be comperable to the linux driver in the future, but it will be harder than making the linux driver was and is completely dependant on microsoft so who knows

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen ipc beating skylake in linux"

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

probrably on reddit something like that, pcpp users are all closet amd fanboys, lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 starter PC"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

He's relying on the igpu

Comment reply on Forum Topic "*Survey* What phone do you use? (OS/Brand/Model)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

You deserve a cookie.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "*Survey* What phone do you use? (OS/Brand/Model)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Blu R1 HD 16gb feat. Android 6.0

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Open Links In New Tab"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This sounds like a personal problem :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it ok to place ebay links in for sale threads?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think there would be a problem, just try not to dox yourself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fx 8350 or pentium g4560?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If your motherboard has good overclocking capabilities an 8350 could definately tide you over for a bit. Note that an 8320 is a bit cheaper and still ocs well

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra sound damping headphones"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

The anc9 should be a nice incremental upgrade. Audio Technica tends to have very well priced quality products and these are no exception.

They are both wired, the battery is only used for the active noise cancelling and they can be used without it if you don't need it at the moment or if the battery is dead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra sound damping headphones"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

noise dampening headphones is a really underdeveloped market, there's one that I found from a company that really knows what they're doing. link

if you're going to be using these a bit away from everything active noise canceling headphones are good with medium volume droning noise (think airplane noise) in which case I would recommend these

of course, closed back over ear headphones will give you some isolation from outside noise and is simpler and more cost effective than either of the above link

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get a soundcard or not?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

if you are using optical out a sound card will make absolutely no difference as the digital to analog conversion is happening in the sound bar itself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra sound damping headphones"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.noisehelp.com/noise-dose.html
Some information, note that the db levels are in dba (a weighted) which better reflects how people actually hear sound, but an a weighted measurement will always be lower than an unweighted measurement.

If you do need some serious sound dampening I would suggest getting some protective earmuffs and wearing clip on or in ear headphones under them. With a touch of ingenuity you can even mod some on ear headphones (my suggestion would be the koss ksc75 into the cups like this

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Operating system survey"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Laptop: debian testing (amd64)
Desktop: debian testing (amd64)
Mac mini: debian stable (don't remember)
rpi model B: osmc (debian based) (arm 32)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do 80+ Rated PSUs Require PFC if Using UPS?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure active pfc is a requirement of 80+ certification. fact check anyone?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Applying thermal paste on a CPU with a bare die?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

MAKE SURE you install the cooler correctly or you can crack the cpu die.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Women's March, and what comes Next"

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

No, it's political bs because it is the result of stupidity.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Women's March, and what comes Next"

  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

no, don't pin political bs, pls

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gnu+Linux CVE-2016-10156 vulnerability looks terrible."

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

this is why we shouldn't use systemd

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Firefox vs. Opera browser opinions"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I used to use opera on an old p4 xp machine, but I haven't used it much ever since they switched to chromium for the rendering engine, now it is just chrome with a different feature set (and honestly, I like chrome's features better than opera's).

nowadays I use firefox for the most part because I can leave a bunch of tabs open with no performance impact on the rest of the machine (I tend to have a lot of tabs, like 4-6 windows full of tabs, chrome's sandboxing really takes a toll with that many tabs) and I keep chrome around in case I need proper flash support (because Linux hasn't had a proper flash update in 4 years, but chrome has its own version of flash) and as I start doing more away from web browsers I have shifted focus from features to efficiency.

Note:because opera and chrome use the same rendering engine performance and such should be near identical between them. Basically, chrome sandboxes everything you do which is great for security, but makes it a resource hog. If your computer can handle it it has great performance though.

My suggestion is to use a different antivirus if avg is causing trouble :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Console HDD Upgrading"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i go for a hdd that has a faster rpm than 5400 for the console, or is the console speed lock the hddd rpm?
can i pick a hdd with more cache or does the console lock the cache?

the interface used (sata) does not give any control over things like this, so there is no way for the console to be able to do something like that.

can i pick a hdd with moar capacity than 2tb or will the co sole prevent bigger than 2tb

it does not support drives larger than 2tb for the internal drive.

The xbox one does let you use an external hdd. the only requirements are that it is usb3 and is larger than 256gb, so you can easily use a usb dock like this one with no restrictions as to size and usb3 is fast enough not to hold back a 7200rpm drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT H440 Sticker bomb"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Needs more stickers :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where to buy GPU backplates?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you will be able to find backplates for less than $10, so I would just go with the sc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this good build from microcenter?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.70 @ OutletPC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $81.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $91.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.66 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $375.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $35.49 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1198.25
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1158.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-18 20:41 EST-0500

this is a similar build, so yes it is a good deal

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In-ear/earbuds with low noise cancellation?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

In ear headphones are made to block the ear canal, so it's impossible for them not to deaden the noise around you. I would suggest some clip on headphones like the Koss KSC75

Comment reply on confuzledandlost's Completed Build: Member Gaming in 2012?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

23 Builds

Must be a walk in parts closet :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD cable needs."

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Look up "sleaved sata extention" iirc silverstone, nzxt, and rosewill all make them starting at around $5 each (though the price varies wildly) you can get extentions for any cable you want, but you'll have to make sure you have the space to put the extra slack where it won't be an eyesore. There are companies like cablemods that specialise in this kind of thing, but they can get quite expensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How often do you clean out the dust from the inside of your case and fans?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I blow my pc out probrably once every 2 weeks. I have a problem, i know. But at least my problem isn't dust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Watercooling Coolant"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I know many people prefer to use colored tubing and distiled water to keep from the extra trouble of using coolant. Something to consider at least.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone in San Diego Area help me build a computer?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I would love to, but uh, unfortunately I'm a few states away. You could always grab someone on the pcpp discord to walk you through it if nobody shows up locally. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Airflow: Positive or negative airflow"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I usually use negative airflow. one good fan in the back will handle 99% of builds. Dust is a different issue, but if someone isn't goingto take the time to dust out their pc they probrably wont bother to clean the dust filters either which is just as bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many different types of AMD RYZEN CPUs do you think there will be"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

From what i've seen there will be 8c16t 6c12t and 4c8t cpus made from the summit ridge die and later when vega+zen based apus come there will be 4 and 2 core apus (no extra threads) with possibly a 4 core athlon as a cut down version of that die

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to tell CPU health - Interested in buying a used CPU"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Cpu performance degradation is not a thing in cpus. If it is working it will perform as it always has.

What is a thing is voltage degridation, which is where the cpu has to have higher voltages to be stable at the same clockrate, but this only happens under extreme overclocking and voltages higher than any sane person will use for daly use.

A modern cpu will always shut itself off before reaching damaging tempratures. Cold shock can crack contacts under the die, but that only happens with nl2 cooling (once again extreme overclocking)

overall buying a used cpu is pretty safe as it can be very hard to damage it under normal usage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "18$ 900P Monitor vs 100$ 1080P Monitor?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant beat that price/performance.

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