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Everything posted by Bond007

  1. Looking good. Selling the PSU is what really brought the cost down. If I was keeping the build I would have kept the Corsair and accepted the minor cost, but it’s hard to argue with a nearly free build.
  2. Used to a lot, but haven’t much in the last year. That said, I installed COD warzone 2 days ago and I think I will be giving it a play for the next while. I knew it was free, but now there was a super convenient install/launch button in blizzard...sold (for free).
  3. Also agree. My brother’s build is a 3600X. Only reason for the X model was a sale for $240 shipped...couldn’t say no at that price.
  4. One build for my brother. AMD. otherwise probably a half dozen random upgrades. Cpu/ gpu swaps or ssd upgrades. Low volume for me. I consistently get tempted to redo my main rig, but it really does still suffice for me. With the exception of cpu upgrades or great used deals, I am solely recommending AMD CPUs now...just like a year or two ago when I was solely recommending intel.
  5. Looks good to. Have to start somewhere. I have given away/sold/thrown out all my old stuff...hindsight.
  6. Good here so far. I was off last week, but working now primarily from home (expecting a day a week ish going in to work). - marvel movies with the kids - some brake pads arrived to install on my 4 wheeler - work - bee swarm simulator with the kids (roblox) - walks with the dog and family - washed the cars because it was beautiful out ...and then it snowed overnight How are things with you?
  7. Oh no, or yes...excited and scared. I really don’t need anything...or do I?
  8. Ugh. $1k for everything means compromises for sure. I think you are going to find very quickly that looking at the used market for some of the purchases is going to be the best way to go. Get a basic keyboard and mouse new (<$50), a used monitor (21.5-23”) most likely, something like a b450 motherboard and 2600 cpu, and the best used graphics card with the remaining budget. $1k for the tower is t bad, but all in is hard. My main consideration would be making it good enough for now, but having a solid mob, power supply, and a case he is happy with....the rest is easy to upgrade over time.
  9. Both look like solid options as well. Your call really. The pixio is nice spec wise.
  10. Yes please. They are huge as well. And one just brought me to an add page that I had to X out in order to display this page.
  11. Add on to my last. Haven’t looked into monitors in a while, but this monitor ticks A LOT of positives for the price of $330. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07V39QHMY?tag=pcp0f-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
  12. Unfortunately 27” are getting harder to find due to 31-32”. I prefer 27” 1440 still as well. Do you have any specific requirements/wants (ips/adaptive sync/high refresh rate/curved vs flat/etc)?
  13. Haha. Well played Mr.MattyV. thanks for the giveaway! Good luck everyone.
  14. Apparently evga and superflower have cut ties for power supplies (G2,G3,P2,T2), and superflower is going to start selling direct the public. Always nice to have more solid options. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/super-flower-entering-north-america-pc-power-supply-market
  15. Haha. Nice. I feel like some of the settings must not be defaulting the same as that is a bit too much of an improvement.unfortunately vantage is now unsupported and I didn’t have the newer version installed to test before. Oh well.
  16. Found and installed the discontinued 3dmarkvantage, since I just dropped the gt 1030 in. Left all at stock settings, so I hope they are the same...unfortunately I didn’t record earlier. Cpu is within margin of error at 16543 GPU now 16822. P16752 total score.
  17. Update 3: All is running well as per update 2. Great little low power gpu for older/“esports” games at 1080p. With my tweaks it is never hitting any of its limits (power/voltage/temp), so there would be room for more, but it is fine for me. As for moving forward I plan to pretty much run it as is, but if I get in a mood to play with it more I may continue to refine and see if I can get a similar freq out of it at even lower voltage. I may also try a repaste at some point just out of curiosity. Temp is fine at max 65 in a relatively poorly ventilated case with a passive gpu, but lower is better.
  18. If a tomshardware review is anything to go by, it seems like the SN550 (not the older SN500) is sitting at the top of the budget nvme pile. Could be a solid recommend over all the other qlc and dramless choices. Tomshardware SN550 review Any chance of an RHR review of the 1TB? It would be nice to have a more valued source.
  19. The 1030 is in my own box (looks the same) with an i5 2400 and 8gb ram, not this one.
  20. It accepted the i3 3220 fine (just needed to re-seat the cpu to fix a ram channel issue). I have on hp8200 that came with sandy bridge (my tv box), and this 8300 that was ivy bridge. The i3, 2x2gb ram, intel 120gb ssd in the end. Basic, but it works great. My parents are actually going to have a play with it to see if they want it connected to their tv (I would rather that, than to sell.
  21. I didn’t end up going with an adapter, since I didn’t want to deal with potential issues. Let us know if you do end up giving it a shot.
  22. Update 2: Learned a few tidbits that I didn’t know about voltage curve editor. 1. If gpu temp is >39 deg when you “apply” it causes the moving dots I (and may others) have issues with. 2. it also doesn’t seem to like applying as depicted if you have only certain points changed (as I had in update 1). Results of those learning points are that I shift+drag the whole curve up until the desire voltage point has my desired freq, and then drag all the remaining points down to the same or lower. This applies correctly every time I tried as long as gpu temps are <39 (it seems). 1080p maxed settings is now giving steady 50 some fps (still rocket league), 1750ish MHz in [email protected] Temp stabilizes at 65 deg...10 deg cooler than stock with more fps. The curve is +170mhz over the default line per voltage point. Obviously it could run faster with more voltage, but that is not my goal with this low end card.
  23. Update 1: OC scanner fared pretty well despite the power limiter coming into play during its testing. Resulted in the following: From there I slid a lot of points around, since I don’t care about it running faster at idle/low load, and I want to avoid the high voltages. This is what my first attempt resulted in: A quick gaming test looks like it gave me roughly +90mhz, +4ish fps, and more importantly a 8-9 deg drop in load temps. More to come.
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