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Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 Motherboards Compatible With AM3 Coolers?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for saying what i was about to say! +1

i find it funny that Asus managed to make the pre-AM4 holes work. really makes you wonder what AMD was thinking...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1080ti revealed"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

sigh i should really think things through before i post nonsense :/

what i'm trying to say is, the only real tangible difference between the 1080 ti and the titan xp, aside from some minor tweaks to the chip itself, is double the RAM, and for that you get almost double the price. i understand that in order to get better performance you have to spend more money, but there comes a point when it becomes obscene. the Titan series graphics cards have always had very heavy premiums for what eventually amounted to only a moderate performance difference, whereas everything else has a high but otherwise reasonable price to performance difference. this is one of the many things that grinds my gears with Nvidia, and Intel as well to a lesser extent.

don't get me wrong: titan xp performance for a little bit more than a 1080 is a step in the right direction, and i might even get a couple of 1080 tis when i consider my next Nvidia purchase, but like i said: there comes a point when you gotta step back and wonder if it's worth it.

lol and i say this as someone planning on getting a Ryzen 7 1800X soon :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1080ti revealed"

  • 37 months ago
  • -2 points

so an overclocked Titan X with some of the ROP disabled. seems like they could have just released a new revision Titan X (with the backend untouched) for less $$$ instead?

but then that wouldn't be Nvidia. gotta milk their audience for every penny they're willing to give up. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommendations? Gaming/project computer"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

in price-point terms, sure, but give it some love and extra juice and it might just compete with processors a tier higher. really, the only major difference i can see between the Ryzen 7 SKUs, aside from XFR in the 'X' parts, is a few hundred megahertz, which could probably be eeked out with some decent cooling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommendations? Gaming/project computer"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

the Crosshair VI Hero already has an Intel NIC on-board according to Newegg's page about it, so there's no need to add another unless you absolutely insist. you could also probably get away with using a Ryzen 7 1700, as it'd probably be about the same or slightly better overall than an i7-6800K (and if you were willing, there's always overclocking).

what are the fans for, might i ask?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unpopular opinions about PCs"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i'd like to get a guide together so that others can replicate it in part or in whole. i had to take several steps from several guides to get it working how i wanted, but yes it's definitely practical. i was lucky in that my motherboard had good hardware mapping (IOMMU groups) and thus didn't need any additional steps.

my next steps will be to pass through an Nvidia SLI setup on my X99 platform and run Windows on top of my upcoming Ryzen/Vega system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unpopular opinions about PCs"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

functional overall. Starcraft 2 is a crawl when there's a lot of units on-screen but runs fine otherwise, and Heroes of the Storm works good when it isn't the ISP being janky. Planet Coaster ran at about 30-40fps in the career park i used for the pictures. Dark Souls III was very playable, with many scenes topping out at 60fps.

i made it specifically because i wanted something at a buddy's, so i'm not entirely concerned about the overall performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unpopular opinions about PCs"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed with 3 and 4. gigantic cases (or even small boards in average cases) and tempered glass seem silly.

i have a few wrong/unpopular opinions as well, and note that not all of these are mine:

  • AIOs are loud, cumbersome to install, and expensive for the performance they offer. get a good air cooler instead.
  • top-mounted power plugs on graphics cards ruin the look of an otherwise excellent interior, even with cable sleeving or modding.
  • SSDs are unnecessary from a gaming standpoint. all they do is cut down on loading times.
  • you should get a sound card.
  • RGB lighting is stupid. it does nothing to performance and is nothing but a distraction.
  • nobody needs more than 4 cores for gaming.
  • the human eye can't see more than 30fps. those 144hz monitors are totally overrated. (inb4 them's fighting words)

okay, i may have gone overboard with those last two lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unpopular opinions about PCs"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

u think ur clever m8? XD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unpopular opinions about PCs"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's largely unnecessary to dual-boot Windows. It's only necessary to single-boot Linux.

you're right, though. i virtualized a couple of Windows guests on top of Ubuntu and passed through a USB controller and a graphics card to each.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "request to earlier adopters of Ryzen..."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i've always heard of AMD chips being soldered, so delidding would do virtually nothing for cooling for the average user. the only place i can see it being effective at all is in LN2 cooling for overclocking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i upgrade"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not that it won't be any good, it's that it's not what it's meant for in the grand scheme of things. AMD has always pushed for greater parallelism in their products, so it's not entirely surprising to see single-threaded be a step or two behind Intel. if you know what you want out of it, i'm sure Ryzen will be a perfect fit for a lot of people.

hopefully more games start using Vulkan and DirectX 12. most games nowadays are based off code that's at least a decade old at this point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i upgrade"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

one of my coworkers showed me a leaked GTA V benchmark with the 1700 against a 7700K, both using a GTX 1080 at 1080p. the MAXIMUM framerate favored the 7700K by like 30 percent, but the average was only off by ~5 frames. now, i could argue there's more value out of the AMD chip purely because of the extra cores, or that it's rated to consume less power, but that's a whole 'nother argument.

anyone who thinks AMD is gonna wipe Intel across the board is silly. what it is likely to do is finally offer a viable second option, and i think that's probably the most important part of the whole launch.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i upgrade"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

if you absolutely want to get on the hype train, then sure. otherwise, you have no legitimate reason to upgrade. the first AMD chips are directly competing with Intel's higher-end Broadwell-E chips. even then, those SKUs are more for professional or prosumer use and don't do as well in gaming as the [x]lake series (a few frames, but meh).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Ryzen CPUs are people interested in?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

1800X for my upcoming personal build. i plan on getting mine day one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I sell my overclocked CPU?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

the short answer is yes, you can. the chip will be the same speed from the factory if you sell just the CPU; it's the motherboard that sets the clock speeds and voltages. leaving the CPU with the motherboard will preserve those clock speeds and voltages. most motherboards these days have failsafes in case an overclock goes wrong (there's also clearing the CMOS).

if you DO sell it, how much you can get out of it depends on how well the overclock works and what conditions it's been in. i've heard of chips selling for greater than retail simply because it overclocked well, but by the sounds of things yours seems to be fairly average. so long as it hasn't been subjected to high temperatures while running Prime95 24-7, someone will be wanting what you have for cheap[er than retail]

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: Hydra 1.0 - Codename "Cho'Gall"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

anytime, and thanks! :D

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: Hydra 1.0 - Codename "Cho'Gall"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

i appreciate the +1! i'm kind of an AMD fanboy in case you haven't noticed :D

yes, the Void has the Dolby 7.1 surround sound technology built in and yes, you do get RGB lighting. you gotta download Corsair's CUE utility to change it, but that's to be expected and it's compatible with other Corsair RGB products. once i was able to pass a USB controller into a virtual environment Windows picked it up right away as did Corsair's software. i haven't played around with surround sound and the microphone just yet, but the sound itself is good.

yeah, i haven't seen anyone else showcase virtual environments that juggled attached hardware, and at least three more systems i hope to show on this site, including one with Nvidia cards, will also deal with virtual environments to some degree. it'll be an adventure, for sure :)

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: Hydra 1.0 - Codename "Cho'Gall"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had great success with passing through AMD card, and for $100 apiece a 2GB 460 was a no-brainer for me. Handles 1080p decently enough at lower settings, but I imagine 720p high settings would be feasible. Really, the only thing holding it back is the CPU in most cases.

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: Hydra 1.0 - Codename "Cho'Gall"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And yes, it was a fun project! I'd definitely suggest something like this to anyone who's willing to put in the effort and has the right equipment.

Comment reply on drivethatbus's Completed Build: CRAIGSLIST Mostly

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

i think the 390X or Nvidia equivalent is about as good as you can get on the 8350 for anything other than DirectX 12 or Vulkan applications. other than that, it's a really good collection.

Comment reply on GoliathPC's Completed Build: Goliath VFX Studio

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i see. yeah, phone cameras are awful for dark shots. i've noticed that on my Nexus potato as well.

Comment reply on GoliathPC's Completed Build: Goliath VFX Studio

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

i was about to ask why you had only a 6800K and a 960 in a near-$6000 build, but then i saw that the Wacom screen was like half the budget. XD

either way, it looks really good. i'm surprised by how the lighting doesn't show the Sabertooth's odd color clash - that or that's just how the camera sees it.

Comment reply on GoliathPC's Completed Build: Goliath VFX Studio

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

photo/video editing takes a lot of data, so the more RAM/HDD space the better.

Comment reply on jerico928's Completed Build: Temp AM3+ filler until Ryzen comes out

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

it's not native, but some of the newer boards include m.2 slots. it's gen2 pci-e, in some cases only 2 lanes (to my knowledge), but it's there

Comment reply on SweetVandal's Completed Build: OG Rig: ~2011-2013

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

i think i had a 925 and a GTX 570 in 2011. i've come a long way since then

Comment reply on SweetVandal's Completed Build: OG Rig: ~2011-2013

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

personally, i think your problem was Windows. i know it may seem like a lot of work, but reinstalling Windows has solved many a problem for me.

either way, good to see a middle-aged/grandpa build every now and again

Comment reply on timngwena's Completed Build: Jack aka the Joker (first build)

  • 39 months ago
  • 5 points

In the end I started off with a modest budget but that went up once I started paying attention to details and OCD took over.

85 percent of PCPartPicker builds and 100 percent of my builds summed up in one sentence.

Comment reply on redmadcat's Completed Build: The #BetterRed build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

huh. then if it's true i guess i stand corrected.

Comment reply on redmadcat's Completed Build: The #BetterRed build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They also need to make AMD cards run on CUDA applications, so they can enter areas where only nvidia cards are allowed to run.

good luck with that. CUDA is proprietary Nvidia IP, which means costly licensing and architecture redesign. not likely that it's gonna happen. on the plus side, the Mac Pros and new Macbook Pros are using AMD, so that's good.

other than that, your reasons for gaming on AMD are very similar to mine (i myself have an RX 480), though i can't comment on Geforce Experience. they (AMD) may not be the best currently, but they'll still be relevant two or three years down the line.

Comment reply on jnanof's Completed Build: think I forgot to post this one!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not every day you see a Phenom-based build being featured. congrats!

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: 3 Minutes 2 1mpact

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately, no. the original power supply started shutting off in idle, and i moved everything but the case and motherboard to another build/project. i'm actually looking to sell the motherboard to a coworker and potentially using the case for another mini-ITX build.

Comment reply on Rainbowtron's Completed Build: They said it wouldn't fit.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i suppose i should wonder no more! thanks! :D

Comment reply on Rainbowtron's Completed Build: They said it wouldn't fit.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

i really like this build, purely because you have a giant cooler in a tiny box like this AND a graphics card to boot!

i imagine a Noctua NH-D14/D15 would've been just as difficult to manage...

Comment reply on Chino1's Completed Build: Ultimate Gaming PC

  • 43 months ago
  • 14 points

the case alone costs more than most peoples' PCs.

Comment reply on Chino1's Completed Build: Ultimate Gaming PC

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point
  • "the budget is a limiting factor"
  • ten-core Intel CPU, two GTX 1080s, a case that costs more than most peoples' whole setups, 128GB RAM, and one of the most expensive motherboards on the consumer market
  • $6000+ spent

lol

but in all seriousness, i love it! i especially like the photography work done!

Comment reply on Blog Post "Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway"

  • 43 months ago
  • 7 points

an $8 CPU heatsink and a $12 PSU with a 220W electron-guzzler of a CPU? 32GB of RAM and a fancy motherboard with a graphics card that's barely entry level?

i think we have a WinRAR! :D

Comment reply on Blog Post "Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway"

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

and yet Minecraft still struggles at 27.87 fps, 28.46 if you're lucky

Comment reply on FigKing's Completed Build: Cost too much, Took too Long

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

such is the life...

Comment reply on FigKing's Completed Build: Cost too much, Took too Long

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree. even as an experienced builder, mini-ITX can be a pain to work with due to such a small space you're working with. but once you get everything working, it's quite impressive to pack so much into so little.

i do like the comparison shot between the Xbox and your case. just goes to show that PC gaming comes in both big and small packages :)

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

"Windows is like that guest who just won't leave." you forgot about the part where they set their own preferences and then whine about you changing them.

i feel the burn with these Radeon R9s, tho. my 290 is a space heater when gaming. but hey, it's great during the winter!

Comment reply on bradwjack's Completed Build: Video Editing PC (First Build)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

according to their website, it does indeed allow for hardware (GPU) acceleration via H.264, which all modern graphics cards use (not sure about the 6450, but anything else later than that should work).

Comment reply on bradwjack's Completed Build: Video Editing PC (First Build)

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

what software do you use? some software allows you to leverage the GPU to speed up encoding and rendering times, so if at all possible i'd see what software could actually do that and go from there. if you were to get a second monitor get one that has an "IPS" panel. IPS panels have better color reproduction and a wider viewing angle than a standard monitor and thus are better favored for creative content purposes, although they can be a bit more expensive. you can still pick up a decent monitor with an IPS panel for $150 give or take.

other than that, ~$800 for a full 'entry-level' video editing machine is pretty good.

Comment reply on silent_wolf's Completed Build: In Win D-Frame Mini Carbon - GTX 1080 SLi - Build #002

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

well, if you know what you're doing, then i guess i can't complain. looks pretty sweet nonetheless.

run some VMs and servers with all those excess cores! do some video editing, or something! a $5000 PC isn't for sitting around looking pretty! :D

Comment reply on silent_wolf's Completed Build: In Win D-Frame Mini Carbon - GTX 1080 SLi - Build #002

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i would hope that a $1700 10-core CPU would be used for more than just gaming and benching, because you could build a Z170-based machine with the exact same hardware for about the same price. also, as other commenters have pointed out, i would seriously consider a different power supply. a newer 700W+ Corsair AX or RM-series unit programmed for silence through their Link software would've been more ideal. it looks like a $5000 mistake about to happen...

otherwise, it does look very cool, and to give credit where it's due it's by far the strongest point in this build. i love the colors and carbon-fiber accents you've given it and the logos on the side - kinda makes it look like a race car.

Comment reply on CanadianReaperX's Completed Build: Back to the Master Race

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i was actually referring to the mouse, but i totally agree either way. incidentally, i've had much better experiences on AMD hardware than Intel. i see no point in dumping another $600-800 on a new Intel platform where the only benefits i would see would be maybe 10 percent better performance and some shiny new interfaces i won't be using anytime soon.

yet i'm expecting to do exactly that when Zen becomes available. if the eight-core Zen CPU does as good if not better than my 4790K in single-core performance, then hell yeah i'm getting one!

Comment reply on CanadianReaperX's Completed Build: Back to the Master Race

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

lucky you!

i've gotten used to mine, but that doesn't excuse the fact that i'm looking for a replacement. i mean, it's not entirely useless. :P

Comment reply on CanadianReaperX's Completed Build: Back to the Master Race

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

there was a driver issue with the GTX 590 that literally caused the card to blow up. and now that you mention it, i think it was either the 600 or 700 series where MSI was found to be out of spec with their cards, but that's a board partner issue more than an issue with the chip itself. and of course, we'll never live down the 3.5GB VRAM debacle with the 970s. it's only a matter of time before we find something wrong with Pascal, other than its very low release stock.

so yeah, Nvidia fanboys have enough on their plate as it is.

Comment reply on CanadianReaperX's Completed Build: Back to the Master Race

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't know of any burnt-out motherboards where the RX480 was to blame, and tbh the issue may have come about when people started overclocking the card. at any rate, a driver update earlier in the month fixed the issue and now power draw is biased towards the auxiliary connection.

still not nearly as concerning as the GTX590 instance, if you ask me.

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