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

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

Mine wasn't built in one go, so I think the first issue was installing Windows 10... God... Damn...

Countless of issues forced me to just re-install, re-install, re-install, constantly. Not enough space, some partition screwing things up, aaaaaaargh...

Forum Topic "Custom or painting, I/O shield?"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

Spray paint should do the job, and you can use vinyl stickers if you want a pattern. Check out Dietec's YouTube channel if you need some more info.

Forum Topic "Is this Fractal Design Nano S 1660 ti build good enough?"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

Well, for one, you can make sure the compatibility filter is enabled. If that's not the option you're looking for, there is an expansion slot width filter aswell, which you'll have to limit to 2.

Forum Topic "MSI vs. Asus"

PrivatePengu 2 points 1 month ago

For a relatively low-range RX 570, does the heatsink make that big of a difference compared to the additional memory?

Forum Topic "Single or double?"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

This may be true, but does this heavily inflict performance in the same way that dual channel does? If so, could I have the source?

Forum Topic "Is this Fractal Design Nano S 1660 ti build good enough?"

PrivatePengu 2 points 1 month ago

The GTX 1660 Ti and Define Nano S are not compatible because of the amount of expansion slots (The white ones in the case). The GPU needs 3 (see the fifth picture on this page), but the case only has 2 (the white slots in the back of the case).

The BIOS update is necessary, but some motherboards already have the BIOS update installed.

Forum Topic "Need troubleshooting help"

Forum Topic "Need troubleshooting help"

PrivatePengu submitter 1 point 1 month ago

The max resolution is 1920x1080, and that's what I've always used. The GPU is meant to run more demanding games at lower resolutions, but I don't get why the Epic Games launcher doesn't work.

Forum Topic "Need troubleshooting help"

PrivatePengu submitter 1 point 1 month ago

When I decided to sell it, I factory restored it, so afterburner isn't installed. It's been factory restored numerous times in the past, throughout its entire lifespan. I tried disabling the Nvidia overlay. There aren't any background tasks running apart from some Windows stuff. I've tried reinstalling the launcher, will do again when I get home later.

Do you think it could have something to do with the resolution?

Forum Topic "Shredders, big ones, not paper"

PrivatePengu 2 points 1 month ago

Imagine putting tons of cockroaches and a brand new IPhone X in there and then carefully describing the cockroaches and the IPhone X afterwards. Sounds like quality content, haha, am I right??

cough cough TECHRAX cough cough

Forum Topic "X-X motherboard compatibility PLEASE HELP X-X"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

Return the 7600K if you still can and get something newer. AMD Ryzen 2xxx, or Intel Core 8xxx/9xxx.

Forum Topic "Does this bottlneck me??"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

What's the application?

Forum Topic "Custom loop vs AIO"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

Start off with EKWBs Custom Loop Configurator, and then customize from there. Stay away from AlphaCool D5 Pumps, as I've heard pretty bad things about them - though I can't back that up.

Forum Topic "Does this sound right"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

I think it should more than sufficient.

obligatory sarcastic tag

Forum Topic "What do you try to do when your bored AF?"

PrivatePengu 2 points 1 month ago

Go to bed.

Forum Topic "FPS Website Calculator"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

You can try looking up GPU benchmarks for each game. That's usually what makes the biggest difference, and it'll give you a pretty good idea.

Forum Topic "Unusual Build Projects"

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

That'd be huge. However, from what I've drawn up and measured, you can actually usually fit a 120/140mm radiator + fan in the front, where the engine is normally placed. You put the SFX PSU in the rear and the motherboard in the middle, and boom - PC. No GPU though, but...

... if you have a full-size PC that the car-PC stands on top of, you can maybe use extensions to mount the GPU inside the full-size case. The same goes for cooling: What if you mounted the car-PC's radiator in the full-size case?

dunno, really, just thoughts

Forum Topic "Request to reword the m.2 / SATA compatibility note."

PrivatePengu 1 point 1 month ago

I agree. Most people don't even understand what they mean by "share bandwith".

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

I should definitely just hold you right there before I start making promises about things which I have very minimal knowledge about.

Personally, and this is just my view, I'd rather save the 30 bucks and get something nice for myself with that.

I suggest looking into some benchmarks for your specific workload and seeing if there's a connection between drive speed and performance. But personally, I'm not much help beyond what I've collected from reading through this site for a good year or so.

Sorry

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

7200 RPM, I think. I don't know much about HDDs, but from what I've seen on here, 5400 RPM is usually recommended as a quieter option.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

I wouldn't be worried if I were you, to say the least.

DarTroX's Completed Build: Skipper

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

That case is honestly very good looking. Great build!

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Yeah, it's decent. The difference between a fast SSD and a slow SSD is usually only milliseconds apart, so you should just go for whichever is cheapest and has the storage you need.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Do you mean Nvidia GPU?

Anyhow, any Intel or AMD processor can be used alongside any Nvidia or AMD graphics card.

guib545's Completed Build: Dark Side of The Moon rig (first build)

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

That's actually pretty sweet attention to detail from OP

Forum Topic "PCPartPicker App?"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

If you have an IPhone (I don't have an Android so I can't vouch for those), Safari lets you add a website as an 'app' to your homescreen.

You can try that.

Forum Topic "Communism and Socialism"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

On the socialsm-to-communism-scale, wherever Denmark is I love that. The only thing anywhere near "human rights violations" is our high taxes, but we don't mind that.

My teacher once told me that if you took the most right-oriented danish politician and put him in the US, he'd be a communist, if that puts things into perspective.

The primary bullet points of our welfare system is free healthcare and free education at the cost of very high taxes. The high taxes allows us to have less things privatized, so things like everyday sports is cheaper because they can receive government funding. Or, if I want to go swimming at a pool, I don't have to pay the full price of a ticket because the government partially funds the swimming pools.

Forum Topic "If SHTF...."

PrivatePengu 3 points 2 months ago

A Tank.

A Tank.

Forum Topic "Brands you Fanboy Over"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

I don't think I've ever agreed so much with someone.

Forum Topic "Unusual Build Projects"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

I wanted to build a PC in a small-scale car model, but then I noticed someone else already had done so and lost the motivation...

GoblinKiller's Completed Build: WhiteNoise

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Gotta get that billion-tuple channel

Forum Topic "Vengeance rgb vs rgb pro"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Whichever one is prettier.

Forum Topic "What product did you purchase that you were so giddy for, you liiterally was constantly saying “I want it today”"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

A used Logitech G27.

Forum Topic "Want to know the best fans for a case"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

I'm sure they could suck up roots without issue

Forum Topic "Want to put liquid cooling in, if possible bump the price down a bit."

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B

Scythe Fuma Rev. B

Noctua NH-D15

Cryorig R1 Universal

Cryorig H7 Plus

Cryorig M9i

be quiet! Dark Rock 4

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Any of these will do very well. I recommend the M9i particularly because it's cheap and does the job for an i5 non-k.

Forum Topic "Want to put liquid cooling in, if possible bump the price down a bit."

PrivatePengu 3 points 2 months ago

Don't get a liquid cooler.

1) They're not at all quieter than a good heat sink + fan

2) They have a shorter lifespan

3) You don't need high amounts of cooling because of your mildly low-heat CPU

4) (3.1) Either way, it's not guaranteed that a liquid cooler with perform better than a good HSF

5) They're overpriced for what you're getting

6) The only reason you'd ever really want one is for aesthetics.

Forum Topic "Saving money via buying international"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

Just make sure you read up on it. Shipping, customs and taxes, like TheShadowGuy said, can all vary greatly.

Forum Topic "Saving money via buying international"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah, I think so. It's within the EU and shipping is cheaper than, say, the US. Amazon UK might also be a possibility, but I'm not sure.

Forum Topic "...FINE: i5-8600K + EVGA Z370 FTW [FS]"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Where are you located? US?

Forum Topic "Fortnite Hate Discussion"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

God, I hope not...

EDIT: I mean, people aren't nostalgic over Call of Duty, so I doubt Fortnite will be the same as Minecraft.

Forum Topic "Saving money via buying international"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

I wouldn't order from anywhere outside of the EU if I were you. Amazon Germany should have better pricing, but ordering outside of the EU is probably not going to be worth the trouble. Even if it says 200 USD on the product page, you're going to pay far more.

Forum Topic "Ranting"

PrivatePengu 3 points 2 months ago

People who think there are "PC Peasants"...

Honestly, for the love of god, if you think you're some kind of god because you spent $6000 on a PC, you have the worst superiority complex of all time. People are part of the PCMR even if they have a $300 prebuilt, and you can't convince me otherwise. They shouldn't be limited to a lower social status by your low economics, and you denying people the right to feel accomplished by telling them that they're "Not the PC masterrace" is just garbage human behaviour.

The PCMR is not about gatekeeping, it's about sharing the good feels of playing on a computer and sharing that experience with tons of other players like you. It has nothing to do with your build.

Forum Topic "Windows 10 cost???"

PrivatePengu 2 points 2 months ago

If that code was genuine, why would Windows still be selling theirs officially for 20x the price?

Because it isn't genuine

Forum Topic "Pros And Cons of Hybrid GPU"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Price, mainly.

Forum Topic "Most legendary song"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Thunderstruck

Forum Topic "why do people put a bad name on minecraft?"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

We need to convert to using signs.

Forum Topic "Do I need a UPS?"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Where do you live? Is there frequent storms in the area? Have you had computers shut down due to reasons that would've been remedied by a UPS before?

If you answered "No" to the two last questions, no, you probably don't need one.

Rezna's Completed Build: First Build after taking a College Course

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Hey! Congrats on your first build!

What did you think about working in that case? I've seen it on tons of semi-budget builds, but it doesn't look like anything I'd recommend, so I would love some thoughts on it

Forum Topic "Best airflow case with tempered glass"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

If you're okay with going mATX, there's the Corsair 280X, which is kinda reminiscent of the A540. It's very pricey though.

The O11 Dynamic, like ImperiousBattlestar noted, is incredibly big, has no fans included, and has a lot of front end empty space. So unless you're going custom loop, it's probably a waste.

Forum Topic "Coolest animal you've ever seen"

PrivatePengu 1 point 2 months ago

Every single time I see a cat-like animal like that I just think of the awesomeness that would be having a tamed Lynx.

It's like that feeling when you think about how awesome having pokemon in real life would be.

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