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User avatar #34302 - alcoholicsemen (11 hours ago) [-]
smartphones, doesnt matter the brand you're still gonna do the same thing on it as the other
User avatar #34303 to #34302 - alcoholicsemen (11 hours ago) [-]
prices are a different matter
you like what you like
User avatar #34309 to #34303 - sniffythebird (2 hours ago) [-]
Uhm.... yea...
#34308 to #34300 - sniffythebird (2 hours ago) [-]
Still can't run AC Unity
Still can't run AC Unity
User avatar #34299 - charizarddad ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
1st question is basically how do solar panels work. Suppose I am generating 15 watts per solar panel at 3 panels, so 45 total(duh) and storing it into a battery 12v 35AH(specifically for solar applications) battery. How does that work? Do the solar panels just store the power into the battery when available? And at watt rate geddit ? 45 watts per second? Minute? Or? I also do not know a whole lot about electricity, i know terminology but not really how it works.

So then next question i guess is how does the battery work and how do appliances draw power? This is also where i get confused. Lets say in this situation i am using a computer and the psu is drawing 500 watts of power. Could i even hook the battery up to the psu? Would it run it, and for how long?

Lets say this is in perfect conditions for arguments sake, the psu is at 100% efficiency and the solar panels are drawing the max they can(45 watts.)
User avatar #34296 - marmiteistasty ONLINE (13 hours ago) [-]
I spilled rubbing alcohol all over my keyboard when I was cleaning the keys. Doesn't really work right anymore. pepsi?
User avatar #34307 to #34296 - multiplegermans (6 hours ago) [-]
Rubbing alcohol shouldn't have damaged anything. I used it to clean a cpu by completely submerging it in 90% alcohol. Just unplug it and let it sit overnight.
User avatar #34311 to #34307 - marmiteistasty ONLINE (1 minute ago) [-]
Right on. Thanks
Just curious, but if I spilled water instead of alcohol, would it have made a difference? Do I have to clean with alcohol?
User avatar #34298 to #34296 - reginleaf (12 hours ago) [-]
It may start working again if you wait a while. Can you take the keys off where it spilled and look/take a pic?
#34301 to #34298 - marmiteistasty ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
tried drying it with a hair dryer + sun and paper towels already. idk it probably got under the rubber bits
#34282 - garymotherfingoak (16 hours ago) [-]
Remember kids: always clean your graphics card to disinfect it of computer viruses.
User avatar #34288 to #34282 - dafuqisdisshit (15 hours ago) [-]
on to the annual computer hose down
User avatar #34286 to #34282 - sannukas ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
Thanks for the reminder.
#34261 - WickidJuggalo (20 hours ago) [-]
I wanna see dem rigs boys. Post pics and specs, lets see what you lads play on.
cpu: i7 4790k
gpu: msi gtx 980 gaming 4g (x2)
mobo: msi z97 gaming 7
ram: G.skill RipjawX 16gb
ssd: samsung evo 850 250gb
hd: wd black 1tb
psu: corsair ax860
cpu cooling: corsair h105
If you want to know the peripherals just ask.
#34295 to #34261 - kyogreking (13 hours ago) [-]
my current build
Cpu: core2quad q8200
Gpu: MSI R7 260 OC Edition
Mobo: ECS G31T-M7
Ram: 4Gb DDR2 Kingston
Hdd: WD320Gb, Samsung500Gb
Psu: CoolerMaster 600i 80+bronze
Cpu cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper T4
#34310 to #34295 - sniffythebird (2 hours ago) [-]
That oldschool CPU, mane.   
I have an E8400 (though the motherboard it's in is pepsi), but it performed surprisingly well in 2012/2013 games.
That oldschool CPU, mane.

I have an E8400 (though the motherboard it's in is pepsi), but it performed surprisingly well in 2012/2013 games.
User avatar #34287 to #34261 - mcatheistnuggets (15 hours ago) [-]
Cpu: AMD FX-8320 @ 4.0GHz
Mobo: AsRock Fatality 990FX Killer
Ram: 16GB G.Skill Ares 1600Mhz
SSD: PNY Optima 120GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: EVGA 600B 600w
Cpu Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
User avatar #34291 to #34287 - WickidJuggalo (14 hours ago) [-]
No pics? Nigga what?
#34292 to #34291 - mcatheistnuggets (14 hours ago) [-]
Camera on my phone is shit. Had to remove side panel because it's smoked and glossy so you can't see shit through it in pics.
#34293 to #34292 - mcatheistnuggets (14 hours ago) [-]
Here's one with the cathode off.
#34283 to #34261 - garymotherfingoak (16 hours ago) [-]
you kids and your fancy SLI setups

i7 4670k
Powercolor R9 280
msi z97 gaming 5 (came with broken audio ports and overclocking options are greyed out, likely not gonna buy from them again)
ram: Crucial ballistix sport 8gb
ssd: pny xlr8 120gb
hdd: external 2tb
psu: corsair cx 600
User avatar #34297 to #34283 - wotterpatch (12 hours ago) [-]
jesus bro step up your keyboard game
User avatar #34304 to #34297 - garymotherfingoak (11 hours ago) [-]
It works for my needs, and back when i was building my rig, i asked /g/ if it's as shitty as it looks, the general consensus was it's pretty good for a plastic dome and amazing for the price
#34269 to #34261 - sniffythebird (19 hours ago) [-]
Case: LD Cooling PC-V7 (Black, 420 / 280)
MB: ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer
PSU: Corsair RM1000
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K (4.40Ghz, watercooled*)
GPU1: MSI GTX 980 (watercooled*)
GPU2: MSI GTX 980 (watercooled*)
RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 2400MHz 4x4GB
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB
HDD1: Western Digital Black 4TB
HDD2: Western Digital Black 500GB
Wifi: Asus PCE-AC68
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
*EK D5 reservoir and pump, EK Supremacy CPU waterblock, EK-FC980 GTX TF5 GPU waterblocks, EK 420mm + 280mm radiators (5 x Corsair AF140 fans), Mayhems Pastel Blue coolant.


Monitor 1: ROG SWIFT PG278Q
Monitor 2: BenQ GW2760HM
Monitor 3: BenQ GW2250HM
Mouse: Mionix NAOS 7000
Mousemat: Mionix SARGAS 900
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Brown
Sound Card / DAC: Asus Xonar U7
Headphones: V-Moda Crossfade M-100
Speakers: Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II
#34272 to #34269 - WickidJuggalo (19 hours ago) [-]
I want to upgrade to x99 chipset but i know i would kick myself for buying it because id waste the tech, I only play games so I dont need a workstation....but i wish i diiiiid.
User avatar #34273 to #34272 - sniffythebird (19 hours ago) [-]
It's more of an inbetween thing, but even if you only game it's not a waste. With DX12 coming and generally further into the future there'll always be a need for more CPU cores for gaming.

So even when a CPU like the 5820K doesn't outperform the 4790K in a lot of games now, it will later on when a game can take proper advantage of 6 cores.
User avatar #34274 to #34273 - WickidJuggalo (18 hours ago) [-]
Well yeah but I mean like in the near future, even when DX12 comes out im going to still be using my 4790k for a while because i want a 5860k and a third 980 maybe 2 years from now if architectures havent changed too much.
User avatar #34275 to #34274 - sniffythebird (18 hours ago) [-]
Are you talking about the 5820K or 5960X? Either way, 3-way SLI is often gonna do little for performance unless a game is really well optimized. Though in 2 years you could probably get a 980 real cheap, so I guess why not.
User avatar #34276 to #34275 - WickidJuggalo (18 hours ago) [-]
5960X my bad I'm not good with numbers. Why cant they just fully market to gamers and call cpus and gpus shit like "Intel Blazeatron" or "Nvidia Lightning shadow", appeal to all the neckbeards and its easier. And yeah everyone tells me about diminishing returns but honestly it will help some even if its slight unless its not optimized well for 3way like you said. My rational on getting a third is based on 40% i want more speed and 60% i want my shit to look cool. But who knows I might wise up in the end and save my money or just completely change my 2 way sli setup to whatever new gpu is out at the time.
#34277 to #34276 - sniffythebird (18 hours ago) [-]
I've got no problem remembering the model numbers, but I guess..   
And I know what you mean. I'm tempted to upgrade to an OC Formula motherboard and a 5960X later on. Kinda disliking the red color of this one.
I've got no problem remembering the model numbers, but I guess..

And I know what you mean. I'm tempted to upgrade to an OC Formula motherboard and a 5960X later on. Kinda disliking the red color of this one.
User avatar #34280 to #34271 - dafuqisdisshit (17 hours ago) [-]
runescape heh
#34281 to #34280 - sniffythebird (17 hours ago) [-]
Gotta have the rig to handle it
#34266 to #34261 - dafuqisdisshit (19 hours ago) [-]
CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU's: ASUS HD 7770 2gb GHz
XFX HD 5450 1gb
Geforce GTX 650ti
mobo: Gigabyte 990-FXA_Ud3
RAM: 8gb corsair vengeance
HDD's: 1 500 GB WD drive
4x 500GB WD drives raid 0
PSU: Thermaltake 750W SMART
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 evo
User avatar #34264 to #34261 - sannukas ONLINE (19 hours ago) [-]
That table is wayyyy too small for you to have a computer on top of it. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
User avatar #34265 to #34264 - WickidJuggalo (19 hours ago) [-]
Nah its all good g. I aint tryna have no dust. I'm super careful. Plus I'm an asshole that loves to show it off on my desk when people come in my room cause side window.
User avatar #34255 - insanemanoo (22 hours ago) [-]
I'm considering building my first PC soon for gaming, and I've done a bit of research. Could someone who's built a couple PC's take a look at this build and tell me if it'd be a relatively straightforward build (since its my first), if all the parts are compatible (the website says they are but I'd like to double check), and lastly and most importantly, if it will run my games well (The most intensive games I'd be playing on it would be like Skyrim, Saints Row, and Black Mesa).

User avatar #34289 to #34255 - mcatheistnuggets (15 hours ago) [-]

Better CPU, Motherboard, Ram, and an SSD for less.
User avatar #34290 to #34289 - mcatheistnuggets (15 hours ago) [-]
As for windows, if I were you, I'd pirate it.
User avatar #34305 to #34290 - insanemanoo (10 hours ago) [-]
I kinda have a moral compass that prohibits me from pirating.....just a quirk of mine....and adding that in makes this build much more expensive
User avatar #34306 to #34305 - mcatheistnuggets (7 hours ago) [-]
The way I justify it is if I have owned an OEM system with that version of windows, I'm entitled to use it on whatever system I see fit. That's where they make most of their money anyway, OEMs.
User avatar #34267 to #34255 - sniffythebird (19 hours ago) [-]
Will do, but the CPU is definitely going to bottleneck in more CPU intensive games like GTA V.
User avatar #34279 to #34267 - insanemanoo (17 hours ago) [-]
Okay sounds good. I'm planning on getting GTA V on console anyways because all of my friends play on console so I'll be able to hook up with them online.
User avatar #34260 to #34255 - WickidJuggalo (21 hours ago) [-]
Yes this is a pretty good build, its good enough for everything you're going to need it for you should be able to get a smooth 60fps on most games that arent super demanding like saints row as you said.
User avatar #34278 to #34260 - insanemanoo (17 hours ago) [-]
Okay thank you. Now its just the task of getting the money saved for it.
User avatar #34256 to #34255 - insanemanoo (21 hours ago) [-]
EDIT: I switched out the XFX graphics card for a Powercolor one with the same chipset. (Its slightly cheaper and actually has a slightly higher clock speed by about 30 mHz)
User avatar #34254 - domkooo ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
Should I get a gtx 970 and catch the witcher 3 + batman promo or should I wait to see what the new amd cards have to offer ?
User avatar #34259 to #34254 - istartedthewar (21 hours ago) [-]
Wait for Computex. Less than a month away, and the AMD cards are suspected to be announced then. Also Nvidia may announce the 980ti then, which could also drive down the prices of the current 900 series.
User avatar #34268 to #34259 - domkooo ONLINE (19 hours ago) [-]
Yeah, probably gonna wait for the AMD cards. Gonna get an i5 and the IGP is gonna do the job until then.
User avatar #34252 - sineztro (05/26/2015) [-]
Hey guys is there a way to make a keyboard shortcut to disable a mousepad?
User avatar #34253 to #34252 - hwangw (05/26/2015) [-]
I'm not sure about making one but most laptops come with a shortcut already set up, normally fn+f7 I think.
User avatar #34223 - mcatheistnuggets (05/25/2015) [-]
Just installed chromium on my laptop, hopefully it'll be a bit faster than Windows 8.1 was.
It came with 8.1, but this dual core Celeron struggles with it.
User avatar #34241 to #34223 - istartedthewar (05/25/2015) [-]
Can it be dual-booted? I need some way to get more than 2.5 Hour battery life on my Lenovo y50
User avatar #34251 to #34241 - mcatheistnuggets (05/26/2015) [-]
Also there's absolutely no guarantee it will work, especially with that display and gpu. It should ignore the gpu and use the integrated intel graphics.
User avatar #34250 to #34241 - mcatheistnuggets (05/26/2015) [-]
You could install it on a USB 3.0 drive and just run it from that, should be fast enough to keep it snappy. That just cuts out one of the steps in installing to hard drive.

Just get an AMD64 image from here: chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/

Write it to your flash drive with Win32diskimager. (google is your friend)

Also when you'll need to use this command in the shell to get flash. This is the only one I could get to work.

curl -L www.brash.ca/flash.sh | bash
User avatar #34249 to #34241 - mcatheistnuggets (05/26/2015) [-]
Not the way I did it. It has to wipe the entire drive in order to install.

Or at least I don't know how.
#34175 - alimais (05/25/2015) [-]
Which Anti-Virus do you use and why ?

User avatar #34284 to #34175 - garymotherfingoak (16 hours ago) [-]
malwarebytes and superantispyware, they don't drag on system performance from what i've seen
User avatar #34242 to #34175 - istartedthewar (05/25/2015) [-]
Common Sense 2015 edition. Been using it since around 2011 or so and I've never had any problems.
User avatar #34207 to #34175 - dafuqisdisshit (05/25/2015) [-]
whatever win8 came with.
User avatar #34204 to #34175 - voltkills ONLINE (05/25/2015) [-]
im just careful
i lie, im not careful
im lucky
User avatar #34197 to #34175 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
Common sense 2015

Anti virus is basically for children and incompetent people
User avatar #34257 to #34197 - machiavellianhumor (21 hours ago) [-]
what is common sense never heard of it
User avatar #34212 to #34197 - sannukas ONLINE (05/25/2015) [-]
Common sense is all good and neat until trustworthy sites/programs get compromised.
Just 2 thing from the recent history where common sense wouldn't really save you.
Yes, it's highly unlikely for this to happen but it's always a good idea to run weekly scans just in case. That's what i do, i don't like active scans because they hog resources.
User avatar #34181 to #34175 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
AVG and Malwarbytes.
Because my dad installed it on my computers when I was a kid.
User avatar #34178 to #34175 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
I just use Malwarebytes because it hasn't given me a reason to consider getting anything else yet.
#34176 to #34175 - anonymous (05/25/2015) [-]
Common sense, because I know what I'm gonna download
User avatar #34174 - mondominiman (05/25/2015) [-]
For some reason I've been having connection problems lately. My modem just disconnects from the internet then comes back online after a few seconds. This sucks when I'm playing online since I lose connection to the server. It happened twice as I tried to post this, and I'm on the laptop right now. Desktop is connected through ethernet and laptop is through wifi but both managed to kill the connection. On an unrelated note so I don't double post my laptop is acting strange today.. It froze and I had to forcibly shut it down, first time it ever happened too. Then a few minutes ago it froze,shut down, then it force ran chkdsk. .
User avatar #34258 to #34174 - machiavellianhumor (21 hours ago) [-]
have you checked to make sure your wifi card is working properly on your computer. Or it could be the router itself and maybe a quick router reset might help. go to reddit.com/r/techsupport and go in the live chat and post the same thing
#34172 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
So I just bought BF4, and Im getting massive FPS drops, no matter what settings Im on.
Ill just randomly drop to like 16 or so FPS.
I was running on High with 60FPS solid.
Amd FX-8320, R9 270, 8gb Kingston Hyper Fury black, MSI 970A MB.
I know my system isn't the issue.
#34173 to #34172 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
Does it randomly plunge down and jump back up, like so?

Does it happen during heavy action where the FPS would normally drop (but just not as much)? Or is it completely random even when you're just looking up at the sky or something?

If anything, check CPU and GPU temperatures + usage while ingame. See if the GPU usage plunges down along with the framerate. One possiblity is thermal throttling.
User avatar #34179 to #34173 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
I don't think its thermal throttling, because the card isn't even hitting 70.
The cpu is hovering around low 40's.

I tried setting everything to low, and its still dipping alot.
Like dropping from 60 to 30, or even 20.
User avatar #34202 to #34179 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
Drivers up to date?
User avatar #34211 to #34202 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
even when I turn it down to low it does that.
My input gets all laggy, the fps bogs down to like 17-30, and it lasts for like 30 seconds.
User avatar #34214 to #34211 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
Is there any way you can monitor your cpu usage and both temps while actually in game?
User avatar #34215 to #34214 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
I dont know of any, but a short trip to google could enlighten me.

Also, I would like to mention that its not EVERY game, just some.

I also had flickering of textures also.

I have uninstalled everything from the game, and deleted all my files for it, Im gonna try a clean install and see if that helps, if not Im going to call and bitch at EA.
User avatar #34216 to #34215 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
Also BF4 is the only game thats been doing this to me, so again, Im certain Im not dealing with a dying GPU, because I run GTA 5 on high and its doesnt tank like this. I also have been playing ME3 and its not doing that either.
User avatar #34217 to #34216 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
What os are you on?
User avatar #34238 to #34217 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
User avatar #34239 to #34238 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
Try the beta omega drivers
User avatar #34240 to #34239 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
beta omega? Where do I get these.
Can you provide me with a link, just so I get the right thing?
User avatar #34166 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
Can somebody troubleshoot with me like I'm an idiot? I'm fairly certain I'm overlooking something obvious and I just need a fresh pair of eyes to help me see it. I just installed a Hyper 212 on my rig but now I don't have any video coming out. I've tried un/reinstalling it and checking the pins on the cpu but it all looks fine and went back in great.
User avatar #34171 to #34166 - reginleaf (05/25/2015) [-]
Can you take a pic? I promise only 2 or 3 users will tease you about your cable management.
#34177 to #34171 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
I deserve to be teased. It was all so neat when I first started, I need to do better ha. Also, I discovered I could still remote into it from my laptop. I don't know what that means exactly though.

User avatar #34203 to #34177 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
That looks like a generic psu with an adapter for the graphics card. make sure the adapter is plugged in good on both ends
User avatar #34208 to #34203 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
Just checked, both ends appear to be solid
User avatar #34209 to #34208 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
Was your system working with the card before? all you did was put the new heatsink on?
User avatar #34210 to #34209 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
Yeah, was working 100% with no problems before I put the heatsink on.
User avatar #34213 to #34210 - multiplegermans (05/25/2015) [-]
Did you have to take the motherboard out to put the heatsink on?
User avatar #34246 to #34213 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
No, I could get to the back of it from the other side of my case.
User avatar #34184 to #34177 - reginleaf (05/25/2015) [-]
When you turn it on do any fans not come on?
User avatar #34186 to #34184 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
No, all 4 fans are going. CPU, graphics card fan, and both case fans.
User avatar #34180 to #34177 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
Try making sure everything is all plugged in right.
Try a different connection method, like DVI or HDMI or VGA
User avatar #34182 to #34180 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
I've tried both DVI and HDMI. And I believe everything is in right, the only thing that goes into the graphics card is the power which is plugged in. Everything else seems to be plugged in and running smoothly besides the graphics as far as I can tell.
User avatar #34183 to #34182 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
I wouldn't freak out yet, but you could possibly have a defective card.
Search around a bit more for trouble shooting.
User avatar #34185 to #34183 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
Well I just realized that it's not showing up as installed at all so I think you may be right unfortunately. I wish I had a spare so I could test it.
User avatar #34187 to #34185 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
That suck dood.
Get a replacement, they will replace defective cards.
User avatar #34188 to #34187 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
Is their a way to know for sure whether it's the mobo or the card with the problem?
User avatar #34189 to #34188 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
Like you said, you would need another card to test.
User avatar #34190 to #34189 - hwangw (05/25/2015) [-]
Okay, thanks a lot laza.
User avatar #34191 to #34190 - lazaman (05/25/2015) [-]
No problem, I like helping people out with their computers.
User avatar #34159 - rakaka (05/25/2015) [-]
What's a good mid-tier laptop that's not dedicated to gaming but is still capable of shit like tf2, minecraft, warband, or other low-maintenance titles? I have a shitty one thats around 5 years old that's gone to shit so I'm planning on getting a new one just for vacation or road trips so I don't plan on spending a whole lot. Windows 7 is preferred but 8 is alright if it meets my requirements.
User avatar #34243 to #34159 - istartedthewar (05/25/2015) [-]
Get any Lenovo Y-series laptop. Just make sure to choose an option with an IPS screen. I'm rocking a Lenovo Y50 4k. Protip though: Stick with a 1080p IPS.

Actually I'd recommend a Lenovo Y40 instead though, it has a Low-voltage CPU so you get wayyyyyy better battery life.
User avatar #34247 to #34243 - rakaka (05/25/2015) [-]
What do you mean by 1080p IPS? I've never come across those two terms combined
User avatar #34164 to #34159 - paintskillz (05/25/2015) [-]
I consider the microsoft surface pro's to be mid tier however expensive and know some people who use them to run shitty titles. I would recommend a Y series lenovo due to their great prices and gaming capability
User avatar #34167 to #34164 - rakaka (05/25/2015) [-]
Lenovo looks pretty good. Just within my price range. Funny, I never would've thought of Lenovo since I only know them for the thinkpad.

I'd prefer a real laptop and not a tablet with a cloth keyboard though.
User avatar #34170 to #34167 - paintskillz (05/25/2015) [-]
yeah man I've never been a fan of the surface's for that exact reason
#34145 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
ITT: A dream build that is somewhat realistic budget wise.


This is what I might have gone for right now if I didn't have my current desktop. The idea of a really small but powerful build is pretty intriguing somehow.
User avatar #34162 to #34145 - dafuqisdisshit (05/25/2015) [-]

I kept it under 5k which is not too bad considering the power
User avatar #34163 to #34162 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
Change the motherboard to the OC Formula variant and the CPU cooler to the H110i GT (no reason to go 240x120 when the 900D can easily take a 280x140 radiator).

Still that's pretty dank
User avatar #34156 to #34145 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
Also the prodigy is shit, especially the prodigy M
User avatar #34160 to #34158 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
My asshole gets better airflow
User avatar #34161 to #34160 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
The AIO can pull air in from above and at the same time feed the card. You can also add a huge fan in the front of the case.

User avatar #34151 to #34145 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
>high end build
>windows seven

thats worse than using linux with quad sli titan x
#34154 to #34151 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
U wot M800.

I prefer 7 over 8 because of reasons. It's not like 8 has any big groundbreaking features I feel I'm missing out on.

Runs fine on this rig.
User avatar #34155 to #34154 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
Windows 8.1>7 there's no other way to put it. It's literally better in every way other than the UI changes which are fucking retarded, but changeable irregardless
#34157 to #34155 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
MFW 8.1 offers nothing I need that 7 doesn't have.

I see no reason to spend effort adjusting to a different OS when I don't need to, and 10 is out soon which will actually bring some new things to the table like DX12.

Windows 7 Basic theme / UI >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 8.1 tablet UI with massive blocky squares and too much obnoxious screen clutter. It's just pure fucking ugly, IMO. I know you can mod it to look more like 7, but then why not just use 7? I prefer a simple and minimalistic OS rather than something that's trying desperately to be fancy and revolutionary, but just being a nuisance.
#34148 to #34145 - hueduebue (05/25/2015) [-]
If only money was at ones hands at all times. Also did you hear evga is making ACX 2.0 coolers for titan x now. Has to be self mounted but otherwise nice to hear a flagship card isn't keeping the usual nvidia reference blower.
User avatar #34150 to #34148 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
Funny thing is I'd actually have gone for this build if I hadn't bought my current PC, AKA held off until now.

And yes I saw that. But I'm assuming it doesn't matter which manufacturer the reference card is from since they're physically the same? Though I'm not sure if a non-reference cooler would be better in such a tight space as in that build, as I'd have the CPU radiator right on top of the card. Not sure if this would make a big difference as reference coolers blow air directly out of the case and not all around. Either way it would be a cool experiment.
#34143 - bigandbeautiful (05/25/2015) [-]
Hey, FJ. I found this wedges in the juicy flabs of my asscrack. Anyone know what it is?
User avatar #34169 to #34143 - billybong (05/25/2015) [-]
Looks to be an old school AV switch. Could be useful on a newer TV if it only has one set of the old AV inputs. It couldn't be a KVM switch (KVM stands for Keyboard, Video Mouse) because it doesn't have an input for Keyboard or mouse, only video.

Also VGA doesn't natively convert to Composite RCA (yellow plug), only composite RCA (Red, Green + Blue) You'd need some sort of VGA to composite converter box.

Alternatively if you wanted to feed a video signal into your PC, you could use a capture card to do it and select the sources using your selector box
#34144 to #34143 - bigandbeautiful (05/25/2015) [-]
Here's the back. pls help
User avatar #34147 to #34144 - dafuqisdisshit (05/25/2015) [-]
Looks like an old KVM switch. You have 3 inputs that can be switched between and one output if you have a single monitor or TV
User avatar #34146 to #34144 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
Looks like a switch, since it has multiple inputs to a single output. Also hence the stickers labeled PC and PS2.

I imagine someone used it for having more than one device (PC and PS2) on the same TV that only has one input, and not having to swap cables every time.
#34149 to #34146 - bigandbeautiful (05/25/2015) [-]
Alright, thanks. I'm asking cause I wanna use it as a switch for the off monitor in the background so it can go back and forth between displaying PS2 Video (or future consoles I might be getting) and being the second half of my dual monitor setup. Since the switch thing uses RCA and the monitor uses VGA, i'm thinking of buying two male/male VGA to RCA converters so I can connect the monitor to the switch's output and my PC to the switch's input. My only fear is that it wont work and Ill waste 10 dollars for nothing. Any thoughts? Is this plan full Retardo just like me?
User avatar #34152 to #34149 - sniffythebird (05/25/2015) [-]
VGA and RCA are both analog, so for all I know there shouldn't be any issues. You might lose a lot of quality though because RCA only runs at standard definition. Not sure how to explain this well, but you won't get as high resolutions as with just one VGA cable straight to the monitor.
#34141 - anonymous (05/24/2015) [-]
Hey can anyone help me find a .xap to a .apk file converter?
#34140 - animedudej ONLINE (05/24/2015) [-]
could someone tell me why Skylake is using LGA 1151? is it because of the different way its connections work? its just frustrating that my 1150 is one pin short and my 1155 2320 has 4 more pins
User avatar #34153 to #34140 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
Intel develops things in a tick tock pattern.

A tick is a bump up and a new socket, a tock is usually just a die shrink/minor refresh on the same socket.
Skylake is a tick, broadwell was (supposed to be) a tock
User avatar #34285 to #34153 - garymotherfingoak (16 hours ago) [-]
finally an explanation that isn't le greedy intel may may
User avatar #34195 to #34153 - animedudej ONLINE (05/25/2015) [-]
so would you recommend getting broadwell or wait til maybe a couple generations onward since i got a 4690K
User avatar #34196 to #34195 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
At this rate broadwell may or may not come out, and besides, it's never worth upgrading every generation

Wait till at least skylake, if not skybridge or whatever it was
User avatar #34198 to #34196 - animedudej ONLINE (05/25/2015) [-]
Skylake, i'm kinda glad they did that cause i mean they already have two bridge CPU types

(IVY-bridge and Sandy-bridge i forget if they have more)
User avatar #34199 to #34198 - wotterpatch (05/25/2015) [-]
I knew it was skylake, i couldn't remember what it's tock was.

Turns out it's skymont
User avatar #34200 to #34199 - animedudej ONLINE (05/25/2015) [-]
oh... well carry on, i dont know enough about that in any case :S
User avatar #34142 to #34140 - sniffythebird (05/24/2015) [-]
Usually happens with a new architecture.

Same as Haswell-E using LGA 2011-V3 and not being compatible with the old LGA 2011.
#34131 - whyunofeellucky (05/24/2015) [-]
So i'm trying to update my drivers, I have windows vista 32 bit, my model is NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, I'm assuming its series 6 and everytime i've tried to update it, I says access denied when the installations dones.
#34132 to #34131 - whyunofeellucky (05/24/2015) [-]
Does file location matter?
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