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by f0d
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments
Replies: 49
Views: 1404

Re: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments

i think im going back to Intel and getting a 9600k https://www.techspot.com/review/1871-amd-ryzen-3600/ Ryzen 5 3600 offers a tremendous value. It smoked the Core i5-9600K in every single application benchmark we ran and worst case matches its single core performance. You get 12 threads opposed to ...
by f0d
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments
Replies: 49
Views: 1404

Re: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments

Once the pace of improvement of semiconductor fabrication process technology slowed down (or actually stopped more recently at Intel, Global Foundries and UMC), the chip designers have had to increase performance by making their designs more efficient. They've cleverly used up what used to be waste...
by f0d
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments
Replies: 49
Views: 1404

Re: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments

i know im a niche but its the overclocking that disappoints me on ryzen 3000 you barely get any overclocking headroom at all, stock speeds are competitive and are better value for dollar but overclocking isnt as competitive imo i actually was planning on getting a 3600 and overclocking the snot out...
by f0d
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments
Replies: 49
Views: 1404

Re: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments

i know im a niche but its the overclocking that disappoints me on ryzen 3000 you barely get any overclocking headroom at all, stock speeds are competitive and are better value for dollar but overclocking isnt as competitive imo i actually was planning on getting a 3600 and overclocking the snot out ...
by f0d
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Blinkenlights
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Blinkenlights

i guess RGB will conquer us all eventually

i have actually had troubles finding some good non RGB fans lately, sure they do exist but are usually expensive (noctuas) or low end crappy fans
by f0d
Wed May 29, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Improving peltier fridge efficiency??
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Improving peltier fridge efficiency??

im fairly sure those peltier fridges have thermostats too so what usacomp was saying about the compressor fridges will apply also
by f0d
Mon May 27, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 4985

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

looks like adoredtv got everything wrong even just days before this announcement i dont think anyone was expecting him to be right though... $99 6 core? $179 8 core? 5ghz clocks? model names? all wrong was fun talking to amd fans who thought it was going to be true though :lol: that said im going to...
by f0d
Wed May 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Do new phones have significantly better radios?
Replies: 14
Views: 1552

Re: Do new phones have significantly better radios?

The main problem is that the increasingly higher frequency signals like what they use for cell phones are bad at penetrating deeply into solid materials, so at a certain point the signal just won't get through. Interference can also be a problem. In my experience Verizon has a better signal than Sp...
by f0d
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (&CarbonFiber_5C drop) vs Silicone pad
Replies: 31
Views: 2349

Re: Silicone pad temp increase vs paste. How much.

Thermal paste was just fine with a threadripper I built last year
May I ask what was the problem with threadripper and thermal paste?
by f0d
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Handbrake: expensive old CPU versus new budget CPU
Replies: 42
Views: 4105

Re: Handbrake: expensive old CPU versus new budget CPU

if you can get an x58 cheap enough the 6 core xeons are crazy cheap at the moment i picked up an x58 mobo i7 920 and 6gb ram recently for $60au - admittedly thats mega cheap but if you keep your eye out bargains are around you can get a 6core12thread xeon for under $30 depending on what model you wa...
by f0d
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?
Replies: 38
Views: 2074

Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Ninjas come to me for stealth advice
I don't even allow hdd and power leds
by f0d
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My top first person shooters
Replies: 20
Views: 1668

Re: My top first person shooters

my favorite types of fps's are the open world type (or at least large areas) with some mmo planetside 1 and 2 crysis series tribes (not the new one whatever its called) borderlands series firefall global agenda earlier battlefield games were fun like bf1942 and bf2 and 2142 theres probably more but ...
by f0d
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: need help with citrix and new floor planning software for potentially new job
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: need help with citrix and new floor planning software for potentially new job

well that explains that issue
im guessing the latency of a 4G cellular connection would rule that out too
by f0d
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: need help with citrix and new floor planning software for potentially new job
Replies: 3
Views: 632

need help with citrix and new floor planning software for potentially new job

hey all i may potentially have a new job if i can sort out a floor planning program and fix citrix issues first off im usually more of a laborer driving forklifts and doing warehousey type stuff but im damn cluey with computers and IT type things, this position isnt even anything i asked for but whe...
by f0d
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?

its not the pinout so much as it is the bios some crazy people have modified bios's of some skylake and kaby lake motherboards to be able to take coffee lake i doubt someone has done the reverse though - it isnt as fun https://hexus.net/tech/news/mainboard/115877-coffee-lake-cpus-stable-modded-100-2...
by f0d
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: semi fanless motherboards
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: semi fanless motherboards

woohoo thanks guys i knew that i saw semi fanless motherboards somewhere and its exactly what i want to go with my semi fanless psu and gpu i know good quiet fans are effectively zero rpm but im looking to build something new anyways and this way i can use my high performance high rpm fans i already...
by f0d
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

Re: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?

There is also that fluid they use for immersion cooling
Can't look it up right now but 3m makes some im sure someone else will know about it
by f0d
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: semi fanless motherboards
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: semi fanless motherboards

yes they turn off during low load (movie watching in particular) my cpu is cool enough while watching movies that even the crappy intel cooler is on the lowest rpm the motherboard can output so my cm hyper212 plus could easily handle it - and as a test i stopped the fan while watching a movie and it...
by f0d
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: semi fanless motherboards
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

semi fanless motherboards

a while ago (maybe up to a month or two) i was reading about a motherboard that had semi fanless capabilities like some gpu's that switch fans completely off under a certain temperature and it is exactly what im looking after for my semi gaming htpc the problem is i cant find any more information on...
by f0d
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: best gaming system that is very low power for a campervan
Replies: 11
Views: 4553

Re: best gaming system that is very low power for a campervan

wow 2 great ideas i diddnt think of i totally forgot about those radeon intels they would be perfect and im definitely not in a rush as im planning to go around australia april-september 2019 if possible the switch is also something i just diddnt think of and would fit my requirements also maybe i w...
by f0d
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: best gaming system that is very low power for a campervan
Replies: 11
Views: 4553

best gaming system that is very low power for a campervan

hey all im currently building a 4wd campervan (mitsubishi delica l400 lwb) so i can spend 6 months going around australia and i was wondering what would be a good low powered gaming system that can preferably be run from 12v - i have an inverter so i can run 240v if i need to but i wouldnt mind avoi...
by f0d
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Drone Talk!
Replies: 26
Views: 4073

Re: Drone Talk!

Those look like brushed motors. If you find yourself enjoying it quickly order some more motors as they have lifespans like 5 to 10 hours if they're high quality. They're inexpensive usually just want to prepare for them dying. i must have a good one as i have used mine easy 20+ hours without issue...
by f0d
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 13673

Re: Form factor trends

Your HTPC's awesome Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E is a compact 30.2 liters. The Cooler Master Cosmos II in TR's system guide is 160.8 liters! yes but my main pc is a thermaltake corex9 which is 502 x 380 x 640 mm http://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Cube_Case_/Core/C_00002562/Core_X9/Specification.htm
by f0d
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 13673

Re: Form factor trends

unless you live in a tiny room or an apartment or its a htpc i never saw the point of making computers super small i have plenty of room for a big atx case that can hold a whole bunchload of harddrives and custom watercooling, infact my htpc is starting to show its limitations by only being able to ...
by f0d
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 82
Views: 23112

Re: Console peasants....

My only problem with console systems is being forced to pay just to play online
Now I know you get value in paying for Xbox live and such but being forced to pay for it to play online is redonkulous to me
It's why I will never purchase the new consoles
by f0d
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?
Replies: 46
Views: 19355

Re: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?

hey guys i got the sony for my GF and she loves it - i havnt had much time to play with it (got a new job so been busy) but it seems to tick all the box's and she has had no problems at all i think i might even get a sony phone for myself in the future, they take great pictures have a great cpu fm r...
by f0d
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 8
Views: 12219

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

when i was doing 1.5v+ on my 3930k the vrm's needed some pretty good cooling so i suggest if you do start going above 1.4v that you actively cool the vrm heatsinks with some fans http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/screenshot/pzlkgd.png also i have done 1.7v on my ram but again im a little nuts so you p...
by f0d
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 8
Views: 12219

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

im generally considered crazy by the "average" overclocker but have had sandy class cpu's at 1.5v+ for months encoding videos with handbrake without issues so i dont think 1.4 is too insane to give a go

when i saw vintage overclocking i was thinking z80 or 8051's lol :P
by f0d
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Drone Talk!
Replies: 26
Views: 4073

Re: Drone Talk!

Those look like brushed motors. If you find yourself enjoying it quickly order some more motors as they have lifespans like 5 to 10 hours if they're high quality. They're inexpensive usually just want to prepare for them dying. yeah i heard that brushed motors dont last as long but the parts are ch...
by f0d
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Drone Talk!
Replies: 26
Views: 4073

Re: Drone Talk!

yesterday (dont have it yet - waiting for it to be delivered) i bought myself my first drone a "toy" $50 drone to start with, a "VISUO XS809HW 720P WIFI FPV" http://www.geekbuying.com/item/VISUO-XS809HW-720P-WIFI-FPV-RC-Quadcopter-RTF-Black-379824.html a sample video with it http...
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