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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mic Question"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

the program you're using to record with should have an option called "monitoring" that you can use for this, but that isn't universal

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Older Working PC parts"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

standards for power suplies have gotten much tighter since that unit was made, it wouldn't do well in a modern computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCPP Meeting"

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd be able to come, that's all that matters to me

Comment reply on Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What about my dvd backups? (8gb each) (blu rays can be 25-50gb each) and anything that has to do with content creation? You can eat 1tb without too much trouble, it just depends on what you are doing.

Comment reply on Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Strikethroughs do nothing to hide your shame.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite thing you hear from your parents that you know is not true."

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

So, going to college gets you somewhere, it's just a bad place with greater potential for good?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite thing you hear from your parents that you know is not true."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get permanant damage from being outside on a sunny day (if you look at the sun)

The sun is much brighter than a screen is, i don't think it's exagurated.

Comment reply on BigAll's Completed Build: accidental sleeper build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Price to performance kings :highfive:

The case actually has pretty decent fan mounting options (for how old it is) he might just keep it and get some fans :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite thing you hear from your parents that you know is not true."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get eyestrain, but that's not permanant damage that's just annoying. You can get eyestrain from being outside on a sunny day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$699.99 Nice Prebuilt Acer Computer (i7 6700 & RX 480)"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

a bit op for most people though, no? I think it is gearing more towards vr than as a starter build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming from console"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What one specifically?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is $2300 a good price for all of this?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Sanjay97 has a fair point. You can get similar hardware new for the $1800 offer. It really hinges on how that massive monitor will fit into your space and benifeit you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite thing you hear from your parents that you know is not true."

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

dry humor warning

It looks like dad found a loophole ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite thing you hear from your parents that you know is not true."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Mom: aren't you a bit close to that screen?

Me: that's not actually a thing

Mom: k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming from console"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What power supply might i ask? I ask because standards have only gotten stricter over the years and the load is much different than it used to be. If it isn't fairly new you probrably shouldn't use it with high end parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could I damage my build?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, pcpp doesn't give a way to embed images so ¯_(ツ)_/¯

The propper wireing for the front panel connectors is in the motherboard manual

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FireCuda SSHD worth it over HDD?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

it only has 8gb of flash storage, not worth it unless it is very similarly priced to an hdd

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could I damage my build?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

just don't plug the berg connector into a fan header, that's the only thing that can damage something that actually fits in something

Comment reply on BigAll's Completed Build: accidental sleeper build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

There is actually a 120mm fan mount in the front and rear of the case, there's just no fan there :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I5 6600k motherboard"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your goals?

Comment reply on BigAll's Completed Build: accidental sleeper build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the banana is a bit of a mush pile now (see edit)

Comment reply on BigAll's Completed Build: accidental sleeper build

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

4.4ghz, I would have tried to push it a little more if i had a good fan to use for exaust, but it's happy and that's a nice boost over stock.

Oh, the bananna? It's running at 300mhz, i had to put it right up into the fan to get it there though and things got a bit slimey

Comment reply on Blackzcamaro's Completed Build: Fun with ITX boards; Why USB 2.0 headers are important.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Next you need a usb 2.0 to usb 3.0 header adaptor, then you can ise the front panel ports at 2.0 speed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The PCPP CPU/GPU Survey."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Fx 6300

Zotac 750ti

They have served me well over the years, but now they have started to falter under the load of toumb raider. I am lookin to the ryzen/polaris launch with bacon breath

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rx 480 4gb w/ freesync or Normal Moniter with 1060 3gb"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Freesync, tis a nice technology. The performance difference between the two is neglagable anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a trustworthy Windows 8 source?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Red flag counter = too damn high

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Speaker wire to audio jack [HELP]"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, there isn't much better under $50

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Speaker wire to audio jack [HELP]"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Speaker wire to audio jack [HELP]"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/ONEU-amplifier-Stereo-Booster-Supply/dp/B019MBUX40/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1482104601&sr=8-3&keywords=mini+amplifier

you'll need an amplifier to use them. the one listed above should work, though you'll still need some wire to connect the speakers to the amp.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a trustworthy Windows 8 source?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't trust it. The seller is also trying to sell "used-like new" windows copies (laughable) and sketchy flash drives. 3 total ratings too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Macbook storage transferrable to PC?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

looking at the ifixit guide it seems to be an m key m.2 ssd. there should be an open slot for it on the back of your motherboard (unless there is already an ssd there)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with fast 2D day trading computer"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth upgrading already bought cpu?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

ddr4 isn't any faster than ddr3, in fact it has higher access times. the biggest difference is that it uses much less power because it uses 1.3v instead of 1.5 like ddr3.

If you're looking at nvidia surround/amd eyefinity I would point you to the widescreen displays, which are basically the resolution of two monitors stitched together (and without the bezel)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth upgrading already bought cpu?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu should be fine for a while yet, no need to upgrade for the next couple years. Plus upgrading would be quite expensive as you'd have to upgrade your cpu, motherboard, and ram to use a 6th gen processor (likely a $300-400 upgrade for insignificant gains)

Note that a 1070 is very overkill for gaming on a 1080p monitor, even a 1060/rx 480 is somewhat overkill for 1080p@60fps. A fancy freesync 144hz monitor and an rx 480 would be a better buy imho than a 1070 to use with an existing 1080p monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with fast 2D day trading computer"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.91 @ Jet
Motherboard Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $124.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.82 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 480 4GB RS Video Card $214.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.90 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.98 @ B&H
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 $833.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 15:40 EST-0500

I believe this will be the best combination of your goals.
-the i5 should be effective enough for gaming or work
-16gb of ram so you have plenty of room for datasets
-somewhat oversized ssd so you can try to keep databases on fast storage while you're using them
-rx 480 supports 6 monitors (4 have to be using displayport and you'd have to get a dp hub or use a monitor that supports daisy chaining as the card only has 3 physical dp) (an nvidia card only supports 4 max) and gives good gaming performance in 1080p (ultra settings 60fps+) and exceeds minimum spec for vr (it was originally made to meet minimum spec for the oculus, but the spec was lowered after its release)
-unsuspecting and profesional case with good fans preinstalled and good airflow
-best bang for the buck wifi card

The only thing I would change if you were to ditch gaming is to downgrade to an rx 460 which would be a similar price to using a Asus Z170A motherboard with no video card, but would still have better performance and similar outputs, considering that this would only save about $100 I would just use the 480

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Flat Drive dock 2 drives"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

you can use a usb3 hdd enclosure made for your respective drive sizes example the xb1 can support two drives at a time through usb3 so you're golden.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need active speaker suggestions"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Two of these(they're sold individually) and one of these

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Protection while streaming (DDoS, etc)"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

For voip, discord is much better with not handing your information ot to the world than skype.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which PCie express X1 wireless card?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seagate or Western Digital?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, they seem to be settling into which drives they want to use and the Seagates are it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Cryorig CPU cooler to buy?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, the m9i will fix that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seagate or Western Digital?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

also, there was a flood that took one of the hdd manufacturing plants out of commission leading to shortages and a huge drop in quality control, Seagate's 3tb drives were most effected.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A good mouse pad under $100"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

there are mouse pads over $100?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Value Speakers?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

if you want good sound on the cheap I would stick with headphones, you really can't beat the price/performance of a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M20x or Sennheiser HD 201. the only issue is sharing sound.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overprotective Parent?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

How old are you? 12? That isn't unreasonable. My suggestion is just to find fun games with lower age ratings like Rocket League.

Take other games on a case by case basis, I would use imdb's parental guides (example, this game is rated M, but looking at this she might just let you play)

all anyone plays in school is cod and gta v

typical 12 year olds, try picking something mlg and see if you can get people on board with it. (like rocket league)

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