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Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTPC R5 3400G HEVC Playback"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

That it does. Thanks for the link! I mistakenly put sw decode, I meant hw, haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTPC R5 3400G HEVC Playback"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, it does. The small description above the graph says encoding, though. Weird.

I'll take a look at the kitguru links, thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTPC R5 3400G HEVC Playback"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

I did actually see that but that's for encoding in hevc. I don't think it would translate into playback of those files, like if it can smoothly playback 4k 10bit hevc content at 40 Mbps.

Comment reply on maxim777's Completed Build: My bank account drowned trying to fill this rgb pool

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, no hate here man. Props to you. Nice view, btw!

Comment reply on maxim777's Completed Build: My bank account drowned trying to fill this rgb pool

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Could just be super well off - he mentions it himself how he's fortunate to have this at 13. I guess I'm just not phased by it because I've been around a lot of well-off (read: stupidly rich) kids in high school and college.

Comment reply on maxim777's Completed Build: My bank account drowned trying to fill this rgb pool

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Could be allowance? Or just a title to grab attention. Can you even have an open account at 13 lol?

Comment reply on maxim777's Completed Build: My bank account drowned trying to fill this rgb pool

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Bought from a friend. Guess I got the friends and family discount :p

Comment reply on maxim777's Completed Build: My bank account drowned trying to fill this rgb pool

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, fair. Was recently able to get a used strix 2080ti oc for $600. Paying retail for it would be out of the question.

Comment reply on maxim777's Completed Build: My bank account drowned trying to fill this rgb pool

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Parents with a lotta money? Not really difficult to believe.

Comment reply on Aphrenedge's Completed Build: *Zero Suit Samus* - Lian Li 1080 TI Wall Mounted Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the feature! You 100% deserve it

Comment reply on Aphrenedge's Completed Build: *Zero Suit Samus* - Lian Li 1080 TI Wall Mounted Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 29 points

WOW If this doesn't get a feature I'd be pretty disappointed. Beautiful build, setup, and pictures. I'm impressed. +1

Comment reply on interception_'s Completed Build: The Destroyer of Friendships

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the update! This case looks lovely but man does it look like a nightmare to build in lol.

Comment reply on interception_'s Completed Build: The Destroyer of Friendships

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't there a way to manually add a price similar to how you removed them? I know you can do that in the Saved Parts List section but I never made a Completed Build myself so idk if you can do it there or not.

Edit: Oh yeah, super sick build. I'd love to see some pics of the internals as well once you've got the time. +1

Comment reply on Mr_illicit6266's Completed Build: My Second Gaming PC ~$800 Budget

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! I'm noticing a little bit of GPU sag on Picture 1, unless the card is just like that (maybe you dropped that too ;D ) but that might be worth checking out in case it is GPU sag.

I'm here to help on some migration info. Migrating all your data from an HDD to an SSD is actually pretty easy. There are 2 ways I know of doing it.

The first way: (this one is just for the knowledge for you or others as it won't help in your case) System Backup and Restore Image - There are a number of freeware programs out there (and even one built into windows I think) that can create a system image of the current state of your PC which can then be restored onto any drive. There is a catch, however, and that is that (in the cases that I have personally done this) the system image file created is the full entire size of your HDD. In your case this is a 1TB image file. So you'll need two things. A 1TB or greater external drive to write the system backup image to and a SSD of 1TB size. But you have a 120 GB SSD so that's an issue. Now full disclaimer here; I haven't used all the freeware out there and maybe this behavior is a program to program thing and not just how a system backup image works. I honestly have no idea which of the two it is. I just know in all of my cases, it has been like that.

The second way: System Clone - Before I begin, there is not a single program I have seen that does System Clone on a free version. You may get lucky and maybe it's possible with a free trial of the program but you will very likely have to pay for a version of a program to use System Clone or get it through other means. Not that I condone that but I also don't judge but I digress. Using System Clone, the way I believe it works is that it copies over all of your files as an exact copy from the HDD to the SSD but does not copy free space (as a system backup image would do). This means if you are using 90 GB of your HDD, it will copy the 90 GB of data to your SSD and the free space will be skipped. I'm not 100% sure that's how it works but that's how I remember it from the last time I did it forever ago. Now obviously if you choose this method, you'll want to copy ALL of your files (downloads, documents, music, videos, pictures, etc) onto an external and then delete them from your HDD to slim it down as much as possible. Maybe even uninstall games if needed because reinstalling a game is child's play compared to reinstalling an OS and building it back up. Next thing after slimming it down as much as possible is to Defragment your HDD. There are tons of guides online on how to do this and it isn't hard at all so I'll leave that up to you to figure out. You'll want to do this to essentially make your data one contiguous block of data in layman's terms. This is so your data isn't internally partitioned which I hear isn't great for SSD's but I don't know myself (again I'm explaining this as best as I can without delving too deep into probably unnecessary information but I also don't know all of it myself).

These are the only two ways I know of migrating an OS from one drive to the next. There may be more so I'd search online (Google is man's best friend despite what dog owners have to say).

I hope this helps!

Comment reply on St2714's Completed Build: The "Slightly Better than a PS4" build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I think MMO's might be the only ones that do that consistently, maybe? Thanks for the info tho. You learn something new everyday lol. I'm working on building a pc within the next few weeks. Nothing major but I still love my PS4 <3

Comment reply on St2714's Completed Build: The "Slightly Better than a PS4" build

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Can confirm it's much better. I did extensive research on the matter before because of all the people I knew who said you can build a better PC for the price (not so surprisingly that was kind of impossible for a solid $400 at the time) and the desktop gpu equivalent of a PS4 GPU is like an AMD Radeon HD 7950 maybe one tier above. The 1060 6GB blows that card out of the water.

I didn't do research on the desktop equivalent of a ps4 processor though so I can't say if what you have is better but since most games are gpu dependent (I think right?) then that shouldn't matter too much afaik

Comment reply on Jiphen's Completed Build: Ryzen 7

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently bought that case for the build I'm doing but in grey!

I have a Asus Strix RX 480 O8G instead for GPU and am reusing my i5-6500 processor from a pre-built PC to save a couple hundred.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

I believe stock Ryzen cooler. Yes, the stock cooler comes with RGB =0

Comment reply on 702Wolfi's Completed Build: Alpine Joy

  • 37 months ago
  • 11 points

I'm pretty sure to only way to get cable management skills like that is to sell your soul. Count me in because my cable management skills are worse than mediocre.

Comment reply on cjp24's Completed Build: The flow build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful looking build! Quick question though. Does the cpu cooler block off any RAM slots and I doubt you'd just randomly know this, but if you do, how much clearance does it give for RAM height/how tall is your RAM and is it just barely able to fit under the cpu cooler or does it have a good enough room to breathe?

Comment reply on roguexone's Completed Build: ...lol

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job on improvising to get the build to work but you should definitely plan on getting an actual ATX case when you have the money lying around.

Here are some options:

Raidmax Vortex - Similar to one I have that was originally meant to be a build for the living room for anyone to use and then became a small NAS for me. It's not great but it works.

Deepcool Tesseract - Most people seem to dig this and I can see why for only $40.

Fractal Design Core 2300 - I hear you can never really go wrong with Fractal cases.

NZXT Source 210 - All NZXT cases are just stunning.

Comment reply on Nillafudge's Completed Build: MiniNAS / Plex Server

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

FreeNAS recommends 8GB base (for home/personal use) and then 1GB more per 1TB of storage.

I'm assuming these will be in RAID 1 so OP should have at least 11GB to be on their safe recommended requirements.

Although you're probably right that it'll never really need that much. It's just for the off chance that it does, it never hurts to have the extra.

Comment reply on chochristian97's Completed Build: The Fett *Repost

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for making it go up

Comment reply on jeffreymays44's Completed Build: Custom NZXT Source 220

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

This is so cool! I almost hate you for how cool this is.

I have a few questions, if you don't mind. Did you make the plate in picture 24 with the laser cutter? Did you learn this yourself or did you have some experience with stuff from school (like are you a mechanical engineering major)? What laser cutter do you have and what program did you use to make the designs for the cutouts (if you used one)?

Comment reply on Triggadafunz's Completed Build: MY Playstation

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It's actually more around 1.5x to 2x The ps uses a modded hd 7850. According to many articles I've read, the ps4 uses the gpu much more efficiently so to get a desktop equivalent you need to go a tier above. Using Tom's Hardware GPU Hierachy chart, the hd 7950 is one tier above the hd 7850 so going one tier above means they're on the same level. Having an secod card doesn't equate in 100% more power so it would be somewhere between 1.5x-2x.

Great build btw. Looks awesome.

Comment reply on llevene's Build Guide: Entry Level Minecraft Server (MANY DIFFERENT BUILD OPTIONS!)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I'll concede to there being better ones for the price.

On the last part though, my SSD is near full and gets ~250 MB/s sequential read and ~125 MB/s sequential write.My HDD 7200RPM is just under 100 MB/s for both. In terms of read, it's 2.5x better and that's what I mainly need it for. Just need it to be booted up really fast and programs to run really fast. As for write on the SSD, it'll barely be a problem as it's more than enough for copying and making word documents, which is what my father will mainly use it for.

I still think it's a pretty good SSD but you probably know more than me on the matter.

Comment reply on llevene's Build Guide: Entry Level Minecraft Server (MANY DIFFERENT BUILD OPTIONS!)

  • 48 months ago
  • -2 points

Ahh okay I see. Thanks for the info. I guess I could have just searched that up myself.

Regardless it's still a great ssd for $40. Kingston shouldn't be allowed to get away with this but sometimes you're on a tight budget, you know.

Comment reply on llevene's Build Guide: Entry Level Minecraft Server (MANY DIFFERENT BUILD OPTIONS!)

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