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AM4 Motherboard manufacturers , make overclocking effortless on motherboards people want. (AM4 board Revision 2 , or AM4 refresh) - Opinion

The easiest thing by far to do would have been to go with 6+2 for ALL X370 boards in the lineup. Then for the highest end one use the 60A phases and double them for the ultra high end. Strip off ICs as necessary to hit pricepoints. Focus on the three main non-power delivery things: audio, LAN, storage. Have RGB kits as a plug in option on midrange boards. $20 granularity is going to hurt all motherboard manufacturers after 6 months go by. You can't discount the motherboards much then.4.0GHZ at about 1.4V Ryzen 7 consumes about 100-110A. By that notion a 6 core Ryzen 5... read more

AsRock, you dissapointed me on Ryzen launch day. (How AsRock AM4 B350 boards failed to deliver on value.) - draft

Let me begin by stating that the B350 is supposed to be a mainstream-oriented chipset. It is meant to provide 2017 niceties such as up to 2x NVMe, PCI-e 3.0, SATA 3, SATA Express, RAID support, USB 3.1 Gen 2, minor overclocking capabilities, while still being affordable at the approximately $100 pricepoint. [[SPOILER]] I/OGiven that at time of writing (March 4 , 2017) the price of a USB 3.1 add-in card is around $20 USD, it stands that the launch-day AsRock B350 motherboards are poor value on top of sparse availability. The price delta to a better designed X370 board... read more

Why 240GB, 250GB , 256GB, and 275GB SATA3 SSD drives are generally no longer a deal in 2017 --- draft

At the time of writing a top tier Samsung 960 Evo M.2 NvMe SSD costs $130 for 256GB , while many 240GB-275GB SSDs are found for $70-90 and 480-525GB SSDs are going for $120-130.There's only a small handful of companies competitive right now:Samsung (with about half the market) , Sandisk (about 10% of the market , Western Digital owns them now), Micron (includes Crucial and Intel that is cooperated via IMFT), Lite-on (Plextor , which sources NAND) , Kingston (which sources NAND), and then a large gap in percentage market share before you can mention Toshiba (includes... read more

Seasonic Fanless PSU Noise

"Silence is golden" read more

The Minecraft Server "Ok" Minimum

I have been doing a minecraft server on my old and and only computer, while playing minecraft. Sorta makes it go crazy, so I put the game to minumim settings. Intel I-5 650 (Dual Physical Core, Quad Logical Core, 3.2GHz- 3.456GHz) 12GB DDR3 1600 RAM (LAPTOP MEMORY, all in one with a desktop professor and laptop ram, Yes I know what your thinking) HDD 1 TB 5,600 RPM Intel HD Graphics (Screwed up, only uses 64 MB out of 1.7GB, have any solutions? Please PM me, I tried updating the BIOS) I am planning on getting a new laptop (thank god) and I want to give this computer to... read more

Broken CM Storm Xornet scroll wheel

I've had a CM Storm Xornet for a little over a year. Generally happy with this mouse, but yesterday the scroll wheel broke - it just scrolls with no resistance, and the scrolls aren't registered, either. I was curious so I decided to open it up. My apologies for bad photo quality, my camera is basically the cheapest thing ever. Turns out the Xornet has a really, really bad scroll wheel design, at least to my inexperienced eye. In the photo above you can see a black round thingy - the rotary encoder, which registers the scrolling - to the right of where the scroll... read more

My First Case Mod!

Hey guys! I'm so exited to be posting my very first case mod on the internet ever! It was an absolute blast and I'm really glad with how it turned out! just to give you guys a little of the specs and projects, these are the parts:CPU: AMD FX-6200 (Overclocked to 4.3Ghz)Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9RAM: Corsair Vengeance 18GB DDR3 at 1866Case: Corsair Carbide Air540 (Silver)Cooler: Corsair H80iVideo Card: XFX R9 280X (Overclocked to 1125 Mhz core and 1650 Mhz VRAM)Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster ZXPSU: Rosewill HIVE-750Wifi card: Rosewill RNWD-11005Fan controller:... read more

Really long term project: Conversion from Windows Linux, utilizing Gaming VM (part 1 of infinite)

I was trying to decide if I should make this a thread in the OS or Linux forum or "something else". That something else being an article or blog. Well since I don't think I'll be updating it nearly often enough to keep anybody's interest as a thread I'm going with blog entry. I'm expecting this to take...well if I'm still updating this two years from now I won't be the least bit surprised. I could always convert it to a thread later.I should mention I have installed Linux a whole bunch of times, and used lesser VMs like VirtualBox but have never really started from... read more

What I expect from Nvidia's Maxwell - speculation (draft)

GM107 would likely be reused for GTX 850 , GT 840 / GT 830 , unless there's a refresh GM207 or GM208GM206 (^ $150-200 MSRP pricepoints , 2-way SLI2 GPCs with 192-bit memory bus w/ fast memory = GTX 660 Ti performance at a minimum ; if power use scales nicely it'll be * 3.3Tflops FP32, ~ 104GFLOPs FP64, 102 GTexels/s , 31.2 GPixels/s at ~ 1300Mhz* 1280 CUDA , 80 TMU, 24 ROPs* Memory bandwidth , 192-bit @6Ghz eff = 144 GB/s ; @7Ghz eff = 163GB/s* If 2GB VRAM is used then there's going to be interleaving issues (see... read more

[Op-ed/Opinion] Why AMD needs an R9 280 or R9 270XT tweaked Tahiti Pro /Tahiti LE rebrand and fast.

The current state of the market is quite odd. The holidays have gone already and R9 290X, R9 290, and R9 280X are all pushing ludicrous prices , asking $50-100 over MSRP. The second issue is power draw. R9 280X, R9 290, R9 290X have over 250W peak power draw. The R9 270X is a badly priced SKU simply because aftermarket versions are running too high a premium over the R9 270 aftermarket versions. There is no discernible difference other than power delivery and market segmentation. R9 270s typically pack fewer power phases due to the 150W TDP limit in place due to the... read more

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