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Forum Topic "Hades Canyon"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

I want one... I want one so badly.

Forum Topic "Ryzen 2 is out!"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Almost all brands will be releasing itx boards starting next month. Asrock and Asus have theirs up on Newegg’s site already.

Forum Topic "Ryzen 3+5 2nd Gen APU's 16gb vs 32gb RAM"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

You will only be able to dedicated up to 2gb of system memory for the onboard graphics. That is a limitation of the hardware. You won't benefit from anything over 8gb ram. 16gb would be overkill for what you have unless you're doing video editing or something else that's memory intensive.

thorkon77's Completed Build: Metroid: A 3D Printed Computer Case Build

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 7 days ago

Hey hey!!! It’s good to see it finally completed. Fantastic job!

Forum Topic "How many hours of sleep do you get?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

VERY cool. Thanks for info. Wife and I ordered the book, very interested to read it!

Forum Topic "How many hours of sleep do you get?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

Home schooling is a topic the wife and I regularly talk about. Our biggest fear is that we wouldn't be able to provide the proper education that they might get going through a far more structured program (like alternative public or private schooling). But, the biggest problem with home schooling for us is we unfortunately make enough for one of us to stop working. We talked about going to different shifts like a late swing or graveyard but I think doing that and then home schooling could be an eventual train wreck.

There are lot's of things for kids to do around here both in a social environment and as family activities to offset the lack of social interaction for home schooling. But we both agree we want our kids to have social interactions that sometimes don't have us involved, and school provides that necessary interaction.

We do, however, make enough to potentially put our kids into alternative or private schooling. Non religious focused private schooling. There are several schools here that are affordable and rank fairly high in the country. They are non charter schools, and do require a bit of participation from parents. Which is a big win for us as we want to be involved with their schooling to some degree.

We've got a wall of pros and cons. Kindergarten will probably be straight up public schooling for both boys. Most of the programs around us for that age group are really good, and allow for a LOT of parental involvement via volunteer work, field trip support, and coaches for the hundreds of public school sponsored sports activities for young children.. It will also give us a change to see how they do, and feedback from their teachers. Once it's time to go into first grade we will make our final decision.

Forum Topic "Selling my i5-8600k processor ASAP"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 8 days ago

or... you know... you could be polite. Want mandatory timestamps, go back to reddit.

Forum Topic "How many hours of sleep do you get?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 5 points 8 days ago

It's really not that bad. My kids are great fun in the mornings, and breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day (I'm a pretty damn good morning chef, yes I'll toot my own horn :). On most days, at minimum, my oldest helps out. When I can get both boys involved it's a riot. And then its filming, playtime, or both after that. And two - three times a week we go swimming as a family. I'm really dreading them starting school. My oldest will be starting kindergarten in the fall. I work a LOT, so I'm trying to squeeze every last hour I can get with them.

Forum Topic "How many hours of sleep do you get?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

hehe Just how life is here in my home. I've got two toddlers (2.5 year old and a 4 year old). They are up at 6:30am - 7am every day like clock work. I'm usually home from my day job around midnight to 1am, bed by 2am, and then up with the boys.

Forum Topic "How many hours of sleep do you get?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

Average is about 4 hours a night. Couple days a week the wife and I trade off getting up with the boys and that stretches the time in bed a few more hours.

Forum Topic "The year is 2001"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

I only remember my dad not being able to keeep them on the shelves, and try as I might I never could scrape the money to buy one before he put them out on the shelf. He had a few demonmachines that he loaded up with ti500s. Between college semesters I spent a LOT of time at his shop!

Forum Topic "The year is 2001"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Pretty sure the GF3 was the hottest piece of tech in 2001 right? Introduced new shaders, and really brought Nvidia to forefront of GPUs. I wanted one so so badly back then.

Forum Topic "Selling my i5-8600k processor ASAP"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 9 days ago

Seriously? Is that really a necessary way of putting it? Time stamps aren’t required on this site, this isn’t Reddit. How about being a bit more polite and just asking the OP to post new pics with a time stamp.

Remember will Wheaton’s words of wisdom: Don’t be a ****!

Forum Topic "I have this old Gateway Computer, CPU upgrade help"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

If the CPU was bad, the system wouldn't post. I'd guess it's a memory issue. The DX4720 motherboard can support duel and quad core cpus, so you should be fine there. Various forums I've ran across have people running quad cores in this system. Might want to check bios to make sure that memory is being recolonized and set correctly. Also make sure the CPU is being recognized. If you are running 2 sticks of memory, pull one and try installing. If that fails, swap out sticks.

Forum Topic "YouTube won't play! Windows 10"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Great! Thanks for the update!

Forum Topic "YouTube won't play! Windows 10"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

Are you running any ad block software? If so disable them within the browser and/or white list your streaming services.

The other thing you can do is download the streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc...) apps from the Microsoft store and bypass the browser altogether.

Forum Topic "Worth waiting for the 400series chipsets?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

You are more than welcome!

Forum Topic "New Ryzen CPU's up for preorder. Benchmark predictions?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Make be, but Intel let that go last year. It’s now free for anyone to use and it doesn’t cost anymore than putting a friggen usb3.1 gen 2 type A connection.

Was looken a bit closer at the new boards. Also seriously disappointed non of them support the new usb front panel connection. Wtf?

Forum Topic "Worth waiting for the 400series chipsets?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

You will see no benefit using the APUs in a 400 series board over a 300 series board. The current line up of 400 series boards are all the x variant (X470 to be exact). You can check them all out on Newegg.com. As of right now there is no launch date for b450 or b420 boards.

For the 2200g and 2400g, I’d just stick with whatever is in your budget and has all the features you want.

Forum Topic "What games are you playing currently on PC & waiting for release?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

Vanilla wow.
Far cry 5.
Turmoil.

Forum Topic "USA, Britian, and France release bombs on Syria"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Gotta keep in mind this was a joint strike with Britain and France, and from what I’ve been reading was a strike that was encouraged BY Britain and France. I think the consequences if those two had done it without US support would have seen instant retaliation on Russia’s part. Having the US involved, and unfortunatley in contact with the Reds, made this a proportional strike.

I farking dislike the current administration and I haven’t kept quiet about it either here or anywhere else. But this strike... was appropriate, though lacking. A clear message needs to be delivered that chemical warfare will never be tolerated. There’s enough atrocities going on to begin, chemical warfare doesn’t need to be added to the OK list.

Forum Topic "What should I buy next?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 11 days ago

Is that the FX 4100 or FX-4300?

The only significant upgrade you would be for a better CPU, which would yield better performance (and I'd recommend buying used to save a few bucks). With those specs, I'm not sure more RAM would really do you any good, specially if all you do is gaming. If you wanted a performance boost, then I'd recommend upgrading the 8320E. An SSD would speed up load times, so there is that there. Outside those two things, I'd say save your pennies and plan out a new build later on down the road.

70c for the 970 is fine.

Forum Topic "New Ryzen CPU's up for preorder. Benchmark predictions?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 11 days ago

I gotta admit, I don't like pre-NDA release reviews. But I do like how they included x370 vs x470 in that review. Though I'm not a fan of ECI, I doubt we will see much difference between the venders for the most part. Maybe slightly better OC depending on how well voltage is handled. I wasn't really expecting anything past 4.3ghz, but had hopes.

Not an overly bad review, and puts the 2700x (and I'd be willing to bet the rest of the release) on par with the 8700k.

I do NOT agree with their negatives though. Pricing is actually pretty good seeing how you get a pretty decent cooler with all models, and it can handle the 4.2ghz - 4.3ghz speeds.

Forum Topic "So I finished an IT Essentials course today :)"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 11 days ago

If I could upvote a comment beyond the 1 point allowed. This... this right here would be one of those.

Forum Topic "custom case advice"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

With acrylic, keep in mind it scratches very easily. Single most annoying aspect of the material. I'd recommend getting pieces at least 1/4" thick to keep warping to a minimum. The thicker pieces will allow for more weight to be applied, and makes drilling a bit safer as too (will be less prone to cracking and chipping). You also have to make sure you have the proper tools to work with it. Make sure to have threading tools for all screw points, Use a good acrylic welding cement like Weld-On 4 Acrylic Cement. It's not instant and takes a little time to set, and seal and will need a tight lock. I created jigs and templates for the different angles (90 degree mainly) to make sure my pieces were square. Also make sure you use drill bits and/or grinding wheels/sandpaper meant for acrylic. And once your case is down, if you are REALLY adventurous, you can flame polish the whole thing.

I've used [this site] as a guide on what tools and methods to use for working with acrylic!

Good luck!

Forum Topic "A Dammed Desk"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 11 days ago

semi gloss sealer????? YOU BUTCHER!!!

I agree though. the cost and time put into one of these tops is so so so so so so so so so so so so SO worth it. When the wife and I finally build our house, my office will have something very similar. Though I'd REALLY like to get a piece of oak or redwood live edge slab, 2" thick by 25" to 30" deep and 96" long. light stain to bring the grain out and then a soft satin seal...

seriously doubt the wife would let me spend the money for that, but I can dream!

Forum Topic "New Ryzen CPU's up for preorder. Benchmark predictions?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 11 days ago

So disappointed not to see TB3 or usb gen2 type C on the new motherboards.... glad to see a few itx boards being released, even though they will an extra couple months out. Asus can pretty much fark off, duel m.2... would rather see Tb3 over a second m.2. And @ $210... rediculous.

Forum Topic "Possibly dead Sapphire R9 290"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

That was the recommendation I was going to make. My old tri-x cards had the primary heataibk screws come slightly lose. Would cause black screens non stop. Pulled them, cleaned and reapplied thermal paste, reattached and had 0 issue afterwards.

Forum Topic "USA, Britian, and France release bombs on Syria"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 9 points 11 days ago

Well... it’s a necessary response to any form of chemical threat. That’s inexcusable and shouldn’t be tolerate by any nation, period. But how far this goes I’ve got no clue. Russia’s been flexing its muscles now for sometime, but I seriously doubt they have the economy for a serious sustained military endeavor. What worries me far more would be the propaganda engine behind Russia. A non stop barrage of western aggression propaganda is what would get China to back Russia. And in doing so China could use that to shore up relations with North Korea, bring the regime inline and truly make NK a true threat. All conspiracy theory nonsense.. at least I hope.

Forum Topic "2200g SUPER laggy"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 13 days ago

Check out this review from Digital Foundry and follow his steps. Over clocking the GPU side of the APU showed some pretty fantastic improvements in game play without effecting thermals much using a stock AMD cooler. THAT's impressive!

AMD APU's really benefit more from ram by running in duel channel mode. So if you are running a single stick, I'd recommend adding a second stick. I think I remember reading that it's better to have more than 8gb of memory too, but don't quote me on that.

You need to make sure that you have 2gb of dedicated memory set in bios.

You are going to have to play with all of your in game graphic settings. Set resolution to 1080p, set all graphics to low and if you have the option set resolution scaling to around 75% Then go ahead and play the game. From there adjust settings as needed to get to a quality/fps level you like.

lititztheone's Completed Build: Custom mozart tx gaming rig on a budget

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

THAT is one aw some looking machine. Very cool!! Thanks for sharing.

That’s a killer case!

+1

Forum Topic "Thunderbolt"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 13 days ago

Thunderbolt 3 can support 5k 60hz, but it’s going to be dependent on the actual device.

Take this Star Tech external dock. It supports duel 4K or a single 5k 60hz resolutions. But that’s still being powered by whatever the gpu is.

So yes, an external gpu enclosure can support 5k 60hz with a Tb3 card.

But remember those numbers are in dedicated TB3 connections. With an adapter card you are limited to the pcie bandwidth, regardless of the tb3 max bandwidth. Pcie x4 slots have a max bandwidth of 10Gbps single direction, 20Gbps duel direction.

Thunderbolt 3 supports up to 20Gbps/50Gbps, you won’t see the full potential on an expat too. Card (unless they make x8 adapter cards).

But if you are lucky enough to have a thunderbolt 3 port then you can utilize the full potential of the dock, but you will see less performance @5k than you would with a direct connection to a x8/x16 Gpu. And even a dedicated high end card is going to be shredded at 5k.

That’s my take on this. If there is someone here more familiar (Jeff looking at you) please speak up.

Forum Topic "Should college athletes get paid?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 13 days ago

Sorry, that’s a big F no. Most get full ride scholarships. And from when I was at college and knew a few of the baseball players (and a couple of the football players too), had it easy in classes to make sure they stayed on the team. They might have had to maintain a certain gpa, but most didn’t have to try very hard. And they all bragged about it. I watched many talented, highly intelligent students struggle to pay for school while brain dead athletes skated through. Never forgave that, and changed my perception of organized sports from there on.

Forum Topic "Best way to jitterclick?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 13 days ago

Ok... it finally happened... you youngens have finally made me feel old via your lingo.

What is jitterclicking/butterfly clicking and what is the purpose?

Forum Topic "Pny 1060 6gb dual fan $259 Newegg"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Link leads to a $351 PNY gtx 1060 6gb card.

Forum Topic "Remote Control/Access for my PC?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

I’ve been using chrome Remote Desktop for years. But it doesn’t let you remote turn in your pc. It’s pretty easy to use, and has a pretty nifty phone app that Inuse constantly.

Forum Topic "LOOKING TO SELL ASAP VALUE OF OVER 1000+"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

eBay is going to screw you. Your best bet is Tech Sites that have a for sale forum. R/hardwareswap is pretty damn good. I’ve yet to sell something there Below my asking price. But you need to post prices that reflect thebused market (eBay sold AUCTIONS are a decent way to check prices).

Do your research on your parts before listing. They have rules that need to be followed or your not going to get a listing.

You could always head over to linustechtip forums and sell there too, but I feel it’s a pretty toxic crowd. Might get low balled a lot.

Unfortunately PCs don’t appreciate with age. For the most part they have a pretty staggering depreciation with every generation they age. It’s shiatty, but it is what it is.

Looking at eBay, though, it looks like the auction price for your cpu, motherboard, and memory would bring in... $160 - $180. The gpu is worth quit a bit right now @ $300ish. The rest you won’t get much for unfortunately. The case isn’t in huge demand, can’t sell the windows key and no one is going to pay extra for it since it’s coming off a used system. The HDD can be bought for $20 - $40, same with the PSU.

So taking the a positive look and you sell on the good side, you’re looken at $550 on eBay. Minus 10% from eBay and 2% from PayPal will yield you a take home of $485. You might be able to sell the whole system for around $600... MAYBE $650 on eBay, but that’s a long shot. If it sells for $650, and After eBay and PayPal tax, you’d take home $575

R/hardwareswap you may have a better chance of selling for a little better price and avoiding eBay/PayPal tax.

Good luck dude!

Forum Topic "Any room for upgrades or build a new pc? Budget $2000"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

You could post here on the for sale section or over on r/hardwareswap. Pretty much any tech focused forum has a for sale section.

Forum Topic "Thoughts on the "Trade War" between China and the USA"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

We could have to some extent. One of the planned propositions I was reading about during the election season was to start transitioning the US away from coal and oil dependency. Part of that transition was making education and retraining easier and cheaper ( if not free) for American coal miners, and those who work in the natural gas and oil industries to transition them into much more lucrative jobs in alternative energy fields. Training in solar, hydro, tidal, wind power, and several other fields. Money was going to be moved to build larger tidal generators, make solar power far cheaper for land and home owners (which usually are one in the same and probably would have been in higher tax breaks or kick backs) to purchase and eventually move solor panel production back into the us. Would have taken probably the entire term to actually set things in place but the plan would have made the US the center of an energy revolution that would have put us smack dab center on the world stage. Would have possibly brought back a lot of industry, industry that could have helped us fight against the oil and coal barons. The next 10 - 20 years could have been the beginning of a new prosperous era.

But... Best party won, and it’s Coal 4 life and black lung for payment and all that.

Forum Topic "Raijintek Morpheus II VGA Cooler Fans"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

If you want to use afterburner then you will need an adapter for the controller on the board.

From one of the reviews:

IMPORTANT: If you want to control your fans with the GPU you may need to buy a 4-pin PMW to VGA Fan header adapter. The fan connector on many graphics card is a non-standard mini connector. Took one star off this review because that seems like something that should come with the package.

THe noctua's will run pretty silent, but really it's preference on a cooler like that. ANY 120mm fan is going to work.

Forum Topic "Any room for upgrades or build a new pc? Budget $2000"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

$2000 budget plus the resell of your current components is one HELL of a budget for a new gaming rig. I'd say sell what you can and build a new computer.

Forum Topic "Thoughts on the "Trade War" between China and the USA"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 6 points 16 days ago

What trade war? There's no trade war going on. I've been very confidently told by my representatives that there is NO TRADE WAR.

idontknowmason's Completed Build: AIO costs more then my GPU

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

I feel yanon the memory. I’ve been wanting to upgrade to 32gb ram, I just can’t justify the cost.

Good looken rig +1

Forum Topic "Silent minimalistic case"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Could always go super minimalist with Cryorigs Taku.

Forum Topic "m.2 confusion"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

As far as I know Crucial hasn't released an m.2 version of the MX500, nor released any plans to. BUT the 500gb MX500 is cheaper than the 500gb MX300. The m.2 variant of the MX300 is the exact price of the 2.5, I'd be pretty safe in guessing the future release of the m.2 variant of the MX500 will be the same price as the 2.5 version.

So no... it won't, it will be the exact same price regardless of the form factor.

A more updated product to refer to is the WD Blue drives, which are also identical in price between form factors. The m.2 is only $5 more than the cheapest ssd I'd even recommend at 500gb, and in honesty I wouldn't recommend that over the WD Blue ssd.

The old 850 and newer 860 evo's have a $20 difference in FF. shrugs Completely worth the $20 for no cables. But then... if you're going to fork out the money for evo's, an extra $20 isn't a big deal. If it is, then just stick to one of the other brands which will offer almost identical performance in the real world, and the m.2 FF are still cheaper by $20 - $40 than the evo's.

You have a technology on you're board that has high end options that won't cost you any more than the older tech, saves you a bit of space and reduces cable clutter. Why not use it?

Forum Topic "1080 ti & 1050 ti or 1080 WITHOUT SLI POSSIBLE????"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Yes you can have two gpu's in a system and not have to sli them. Win10 will see two GPU's but only the GPU in the first PCIe slot will be "active". If you have software that allows you to select specific GPU's in a system you will have the option to pick whatever gpu is currently installed in the system.

I haven't played with the Elgato 4kpro much, but how would that work? You run your primary 1080ti to the elgato, then then the elgato to your monitor. In the software you're telling the elgato to capture video from the primary gpu, but to use the secondary GPU for the actual work load?

Forum Topic "m.2 confusion"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

With a board that supports m.2 drives, it's well worth populating it just to reduce the number of cables inside a case. Price difference between the 2.5 and m.2 Sata is minimal if at all (look at the western digital blue ssd. Costs the same whether you buy the 2.5 or the m.2, same with the Crucial MX300 which is a great value ssd). Far worth the price of not having to run those cables.

If you have an m.2 slot, you might as well utilize it when it costs nothing more to do it.

Forum Topic "South Carolina Threatens to Secede"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

God damnit I wish I went into law... I beat myself up for that every day. Who knows, maybe when I'm to old to run presses I'll get my act together and take night classes!

Forum Topic "South Carolina Threatens to Secede"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

You don't have to have the top tech to be well funded. Having an unending supply of weapons is being well funded. If they weren't, they wouldn't have, or still be, an issue.

The **** Act passed by Congress in 1903 'invalidates all gun control laws' in the U.S. - Fact Check

Under current public law, the militia of the United States comprises two classes, not three: the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and the unorganized militia, which consists of those who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. The “regular army” (i.e., the U.S. Army) is not a class of militia.

Nothing in the **** Act or any other item of U.S. legislation states that all members of the unorganized militia have an “absolute personal right to keep and bear arms of any type.” The term “unorganized militia” simply refers to a subset of private individuals (i.e., men between the ages of 17 and 45 who are not part of the National Guard or the Naval Militia), and those persons are subject to the same legislative limitations on firearm ownership and possession as any other private individuals. The existence and enforcement of modern laws limiting the ownership of certain types of firearms is prima facie evidence that those laws have not been “invalidated” by a piece of legislation enacted back in 1903. (And even if such a claim were true, then the unfettered right to keep and bear arms would not apply to men over the age of 45 or to any women, as neither of those groups falls within the legal definition of “unorganized militia.”)

hehehe it censored it, didn't even think about that.

Forum Topic "South Carolina Threatens to Secede"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

tragik, I like talking with you and think you're a great member of this community. SO I mean absolutely NO disrespect. I really really don't.

but what you posted is pretty much all wrong.

The federal income tax was implemented after the 16th amendment was ratified in 1913. The whole POINT of the 16th amendment was to allow Congress to impose an income tax which had been held as unconstitutional up to that point. Congress enacted the first federal income tax October of 1913 which was part of the Revenue act of 1913. Taxed income at 1% for anyone who made more than #3000 annually and 6% surtax on anyone above $500k. It was raised in 1918 to support WW1, raised again during hte Great Depression and again AFTER WWII

BUT... what I think you mean is during World War II, Congress introduced payroll withholding and quarterly tax payments. Or maybe the New Deal that established Social Security in the 1930's?

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