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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would Full Divr VR cause human extinction?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 points

Sounds like the Matrix but ok

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SFM Videos"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Gmod Idiot Box (YT user DasBoSchitt)

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Which movie is that quote from?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Stomach pain"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Ginger tea/Pepto Bismol for nausea, mint tea for cramping. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain relief (not ibuprofen/naproxen/aspirin because those are not good for the stomach). Hope you feel better! Obviously see the doctor if it gets worse.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers Endgame Discussion - SPOILERS"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it moved in terms of location but not between timelines. That particular Space Stone (the one from the 2012 timeline that Loki used to abscond) did not quantum tunnel into a different timeline, the way the Avengers did with the other stones (including the 1970's Space Stone).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers Endgame Discussion - SPOILERS"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't disturbed. It was taken to a different place but stayed in the same timeline. The Avengers borrowed the Stones from different timelines and then Cap put them back at the end. The Avengers temporarily created different timelines but Loki did not because it stayed within the same timeline.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers Endgame Discussion - SPOILERS"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah gotcha. With Loki who knows xD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers Endgame Discussion - SPOILERS"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with what you said about Thor. He was always strong-headed in the previous movies but it wasn't until Endgame that we saw him distraught.

As for Loki taking the Space Stone, that didn't make a new timeline because he simply teleported (Space Stone) and not travelled the Quantum Realm like the Avengers did. Thus, the Space Stone stayed in the 2012 reality. They took the Space Stone from the base where Cap is from and where Cap got more Pym Particles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers Endgame Discussion - SPOILERS"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

WHAT HAPPENED WITH LOKI????

He was killed at the beginning of Infinity War by Thanos, not by the snap at the end of IW, so he didn't come back when Banner snapped his fingers in Endgame. After watching Infinity War, I had the impression the stones were limitless, but considering Banner couldn't get Nat out of the Soul Stone, there seem to be some limits. Or at least that's one point I'm confused about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Powerline Adapters For Multiple Devices?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes - connect a switch to the powerline, then attach your devices to the switch.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any Good Ideas On Organizing An Entire Music Library On A PC?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Compressions such as storing the music as mp3 reduces sound quality. The kind of compression that Jack is talking about does not reduce quality, because each time any of those files are accessed they get decompressed on-the-fly. Same thing with ZIPs; it is lossless compression of files in general, not a lossy compression such as mp3 or AAC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with Spanish"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

ir, preterite, tú = fuiste

I went = yo fui

I go = yo voy

salir = to leave

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do we have BGA CPU's?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Because it's BGA - Ball Grid Array. Ball referes to the balls of solder on the bottom of the CPU for each pin. The CPUs are pre-soldered to the motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Steam download speed"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, *Mbps (mega needs to have a capital M per standards), but yes. 1000 Mbps -> 125 MBps. (lowercase m means milli, which would be very slow speeds :P)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Steam download speed"

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Speed tests measure bandwidth in Mbps (mega bits per second), while Steam measures bandwidth in MBps (mega bytes per second). 8b = 1B. So, your speed isn't any slower in Steam.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any good 60s, 70s, 80s music?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, they were 70's and 80's. So you're all good :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I Have to Use Compressed Air?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I had to call out the vacuum because, as I said, those generate /massive/ amounts of static. I would advise you to use compressed air (if you want, there are special vacuums that are used like compressed air. This route is more economical over time because you won't have to keep buying compressed air). However, I have also used cotton balls and Q-tips together with 91% isopropyl alcohol for cleaning reaaaaaaally dusty PCBs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I Have to Use Compressed Air?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Regular vacuums are not to be used with computers. They generate a shitton of static electricity.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should regions of countries be allowed to break free and form their own country"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you meant secede instead of succeed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I open a banana?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I like how you said "other apes". Self-awareness ftw.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where are you in the world?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

IL, USA. Lotsa "wind" here, lol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what is it called if a cable is like a L"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, I often see them called right-angle cables/connectors/plugs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is Ethernet considered superior to WiFi?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, good point. If you're happy with your setup that's good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is Ethernet considered superior to WiFi?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get a switch and more ethernet cables so you don't have to plug and unplug :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To what extent is it better to be safe than sorry?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The extent depends on how much headroom the 30% gave you and the wattage of the new devices. For example, let's say you make a build that is estimated to use 400 W. 30% of that is 120, so you get a 550 watt PSU (round up from 520 to 550). That's approximately enough for another graphics card that uses around 150 watts. Drives use about 10 W max, if you wanted to add more. You can always get a wattmeter from Amazon or wherever to measure how much power your computer is actually drawing.

As for the number of years, that would really depend on a model-to-model comparison, not to mention what kind of load you are putting on the PSU (how much power, which rails, etc.). Higher quality PSUs have better engineering and components that provide better power to your computer, but also last longer. As far as I know (someone correct me if I'm wrong), a component as relatively simple as a PSU should not ever fail or perform any less than when it is new, assuming it was engineered correctly and well and has good components that last.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To what extent is it better to be safe than sorry?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

A good rule of thumb is to get 30% more than your estimated draw. That leaves overhead room as well as room for upgrades (higher power graphics cards, more drives, etc.).

But quality is also very important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is Isopropyl Really Required?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Isopropyl alcohol = rubbing alcohol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Some MOBO Questions"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a PCI slot. PCI is the predecessor to PCIe. There are PCI graphics cards, but of course, they are oooold. Modern graphics cards use PCIe x16.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best headphones between $300-$400?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The Magni 2 is an amp. The Modi 2 is a DAC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to do before upgrading CPU?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you've already updated the BIOS, remove and replace is all you need to do. With, of course, cleaning off the old thermal paste and applying new paste.

A random thing I'd recommend is to run a benchmark before you upgrade, and then run that same benchmark after you upgrade so you can see just how much of an improvement you have :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Song/Artist Recommendation"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Neon Trees!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gigercounter"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Geiger counters detect radiation, such as gamma particles, not light (including radio waves).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen Info?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok. I see now. Thanks everyone! Ryzen looks promising.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen Info?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, ok. I saw the other thread and I was wondering where the OP got the model numbers of the other Ryzen chips. Thank you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen Info?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. So it looks like they come out at 1 PM Eastern.

To others seeing this topic: what about all the other Ryzen models? I only know about the R7 1700, R7 1700X, and R7 1800X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USA electric plugs to European electric plugs..."

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

It's all right! Everyone starts out with the basics. Enjoy your new hardware!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USA electric plugs to European electric plugs..."

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

+12 V is one of the PSU's output voltages. That doesn't help us with connecting your components to the mains. If you go to the specs tab, and look on power specs, then AC input, it says it takes 100-240 VAC, 10 A, 50-60 Hz. So the PSU will work in your country, and all you have to do is get a power cable to connect the PSU to your wall outlet.

Then on the page for your monitor, under Power Consumption, you will see that it also accepts 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz. So the monitor will also work in Portugal, with a new power cable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USA electric plugs to European electric plugs..."

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Most likely, you should be able to simply switch the power cable to an Europlug cable. You'll just have to make sure your power supply and your monitor can accept your country's voltage (European countries are usually 230 V).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Socket question for Intel Xeon e5-1650 3.2ghz(3.8max)"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

1) It can only work with LGA 2011, not LGA 2011 v3. 2) There is no LGA 2011 v2.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Second Place"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. This. I'm similar age to you (you being the OP); I'm 20. Comparing myself to others has literally led me to depression. Just be the best you you can be. Do what you like and be the best you can be at it. As Walk the Moon has said, "Growing up is a heavy leaf to turn."

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

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I already practiced without thermal paste. Thank you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Disk drive problem"

  • 33 months ago
  • 0 points

I assume you mean 34-pin, not 36-pin, which would be the connector for a floppy drive. The 40-pin PATA connector on your ODD cannot be plugged into the 34-pin floppy drive connector. I would suggest buying a new SATA ODD. If not, then you would have to buy a PATA to SATA converter to plug in your PATA ODD to your mobo. Assuming your mobo has SATA ports.

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

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll just apply the MX-4 and the Socket A HSF. I imagine that's how it was done back in the day.

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

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, I'll use that one then. Thanks for your help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "advice on card to get for mostly HD tv streaming and watching 1080p videos"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope! You'll be fine using the CPU's integrated graphics. Buffering is a network issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Difference between i7 6700k and the i7 7700k?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

According to Intel ARK, both CPUs have the same number of PCIe lanes: http://ark.intel.com/compare/97129,88195

Z270 has 4 more lanes than Z170: http://ark.intel.com/compare/90591,98089

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 7700k spikes"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Small correction: Thermal Interface Material.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Add RAM speeds to Motherboard parametric filter and compatibility check"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, that mobo and the CPU (if it is Broadwell-E or -EP) support 2133 and 2400 natively, without need for overclocking. Any other speed requires overclocking - I don't see how it is marketing.

I'm just saying, this feature would be nice to have on the site so as to utilize the rest of the available parameters when looking for a motherboard. But I understand you guys might be busy with other features, and this might be a time-intensive thing to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Add RAM speeds to Motherboard parametric filter and compatibility check"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the 2400 does not have the "(OC)" next to it.

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