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  1. Yesterday
  2. OC scanner is running well, but we will see what it spits out. Power limit is restricted to 100%, and it is hitting the power limiter already on its 3rd of 4 test points...hmmm. May end up doing this more old school, or a combination thereof.
  3. So, here we go. First thing was to remove the regular bracket (unfortunately he didn’t have the low profile, so it’s going in with none): Next up was the install: Then some testing in rocket league. Boldly tried to run it maxed at 4K, which resulted in mid 20s fps (obviously a no go, but I was curious). Low settings was getting around [email protected] 4K (better than I thought). Then down to reality at 1080p, but maxed out again. This has me sitting at an average in the mid 40 fps range, with some jumps to the high 40s and some drops to the high 30s...good enough. This was all as is out of the box, where despite the “boost clock” being rated around 1500ish MHz, it was stabilizing around 1700. Temps were slowly climbing (never peaked), but after 15-20min it was at 75deg and seemed to be settling. Now it’s time to play a little with what I learned on my laptop 1050ti. OC scanner is running now, with my intention to get a reasonable voltage drop while staying around the 1700mhz I was getting in game (maybe a bit more, but not going for max OC or anything). This should help lower temps a bit. We will see where this leads...
  4. yah at $40 that is a steal and I would of done the same. plus passive cooling is great for media centers
  5. Will do. Completely understand going for a 1050 or something better, since for some odd reason the 1030 seem to be holding value. It makes them a terrible value most of the time, but for $40 I though it was a no brainer and worth a shot.
  6. better post pics of the rig, the 1030 was funny as many times I almost bought one for videos then got distracted or found a 1050 for less haha
  7. I decided to give kijiji a bit of a browse and I stumbled on a gt 1030. While I normally wouldn’t think twice about something that low end, I do have my tv pc that is a SFF HP box running integrated graphics with its i5 2400 and it’s lowly 240watt power supply. That does suffice for my uses, BUT, I couldn’t say no when I found this for $40. It is a zotac gt 1030 with gddr5 (not the completely useless ddr4 version). Passive model. This will let me go to native 4K for the tv and maybe some rocket league (Or other low end games). Pictures to follow when I can.
  8. Damn that looks awesome, thanks for sharing it good idea in the rgb heat spreaders really makes it pop
  9. Last week
  10. Recently put this neat build together It is a mix of used and new parts that I feel has potential going forward. Swapping the R5 1400 for a new 6 core and eventually the 1070 for something faster should mean that this puter I put together for my brother in law should be great for a long time IMO. After assembling and using this computer I will say I am surprised by the R5 1400. This computer performs well enough for the people that will use it. Also a note about the P300 case, I enjoyed working with it and would consider another. I appreciate that it was all steel and does not use plastic for any of it's panels. However I would like it to be $20 cheaper Phanteks P300 AMD R5 1400 ASROCK B450M Pro 4 2x4GB ram oc'd to 3000mhz (Up Here! RGB heat spreaders) EVGA 850 BQ EVGA 1070 Samsung m.2 256GB Gelid 120mm intake fan ** Thanks to all that helped me find value parts to put in this rig **
  11. oh man, I so wish I could make it. That sounds amazing!!!!!!
  12. Hey hey everyone hope we are all well, this year the RHR crew some how got invited as honoured guests for ltx2020 and do to this we want to celebrate right. we will be holding a private event with many many many beers from our local micro brewers. there will be a small entrance fee and some awesome giveaways. If you are at ltx 2020 please comment here and we will have more info soon. thanks everyone and look forward to seeing everyone there and enjoying the best beer on earth... Canadian beer suck it merica. -John and the RHR crew
  13. Seems like a great bang for buck at current pricing. Always good to get another competitor.
  14. Whether you own a smartphone, tablet, GoPro style ‘action camera’, or the typical mundane camera your choice of SD storage can indeed have a noticeable to large impact on overall performance. Put simply, your device is only as ‘fast’ as the slowest component used. Invariably the bottleneck is going to be your SD card. The sad fact of the matter is the lowly SD/SDHC/SDXC/etc card’s performance is terribly slow by modern standards and the SD has been slow to adapt to the changing times (they only recently announced a PCIe express based specification). Right now, the fastest real-world SD cards are SD UHS-II class of cards which top out at about 300MB/s. While UHS-II adoption is, to put it mildly, slow these cards easily work in UHS-I devices (at UHS-I speeds) and are rather future proof to say the least. The only downside is usually their increased cost. Silicon Power and their new Superior Pro series intend to change that, as their latest models offer blazing fast speeds and yet do not cost all that much more than UHS-I card of similar capacity. Today we are going to look at their latest edition, the Superior Pro microSDXC UHS-II series. Specifically, the 128GB capacity model. Full Review
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  16. Good to know about the SSDs in externals. HDD are definitely a different story. I grabbed an 8tb WD external for $135 shipped not long ago...it’s crazy, since you would be lucky if you got a 6tb without the enclosure for that price. That said, I don’t plan on shucking it (at least for the time being).
  17. You can sometimes find a deal but on average... nope. You will pay a premium for the enclosure vs internal version. It really is only moderately big HDDs where shucking makes sense.
  18. That is very fair, I used to work for Apple so not a fan due to that haha. Their phones are fine for sure, work just asked if I wanted a free phone and they would cover my contract so I said “why not” it’s been fine thus far in all reality
  19. Haha. All is not lost. I will be honest and say that I do not live in the Apple world...with the exception of iPhones. Too many times my Android devices would have apps stop working, not receive updates without forcing/rooting/etc, or would corrupt sd cards. I dont do anything intensive on my phones and just want it to work. So far Apple has done that for me me...and so I now stick to iPhones (atleast for now). I refuse to pay any other Apple taxes though.
  20. I did not know this, thanks for the info GaK. i know I’m going to need to buy more nvmes and sd cards soon, is there any external nvme drives that are shuck worthy yet or still cheaper to buy on their own?
  21. Interesting question. Yes they do state in their specs sheet pdf that you can download. The tricky thing is... its only in the PDF. So it could be changed out at a later date. However, considering LaCie is Seagate and the new drive would have to meet the same specs it is unlikely that they would change it to a worse drive. Most likely if they do change it, they will change the model name. That is usually how Seagate and LaCie do things. This is the spec sheet for the 2TB'er and it too says what they use: https://www.lacie.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/lacie-rugged-ssd-pro-DS2017-2-2001US-en_CA.pdf
  22. Day 1 with iPhone, I feel any sense of creativity and originality has now left my body, I have a desire to go to Starbucks as well as get avocado toast. The desire to protest and be a hypocrite about how everyone else needs to do better for the environment has yet to kick in but I fear it is only a matter of time now Day 2. all the apps have far more ads then my rioted android I have seen that one chick yell about raid shadow legends about 100x in the last hour, notifications come in droves as well as I can understand why people with iPhones hate their lives so much, analytics apps show far more negative data on their home screens then android devices that try to pick you up instead of put you down. By day 3 I fear total insanity. may the gods have mercy on our souls
  23. Another little test bench. Need a baseline for the strix 1070 before I mod a bunch of them The rig is dead silent. Specs I7 4790 32gb 1866 Asus s97-c Scythe big shuriken 3 Pny SSD 480gb 128gb adata m.2 SSD for the hell of it.
  24. That is a lot of stuff. Clearing out some of your extras. look forward to seeing the build.
  25. Ryzen, ram, cooler, ssd, gpu, PSU and more haha
  26. yah I almost died shipping the 20+KG giant box yesterday, normally this would not be bad but yesterday there was a giant line at the CP
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