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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crossfire vs No crossfire"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Is crossfire worth it?

Generally not.

do games have to support crossfire?

These days, most don't support it effectively. In some games, you'd get a noticeable benefit, but others can even perform worse than with a single card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2020 Presidential Candidates"

  • 4 days ago
  • -1 points

Ironic. He could save others from getting wooshed, but not himself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EswrKsQczew#t=1140

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Am I not living enough?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 points

Am I not living enough?

Nope, do what works for you.

But Im not sure if I should do these things , because I feel that by not doing these things I'm missing out on life.

Nope.

I really don't know what to do, because most of the time a lot of the stereotypical "nights out with your mates" involve drinking and if I don't do that, how will I ever fit in?

Don't worry about it. If you don't want to do any of those things for yourself, don't bother. (And if you do want to do them, reconsider. Assuming you're in the U.S., you can get in quite a bit of trouble for doing some of the things you listed at your age.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2020 Presidential Candidates"

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 points

So uncivilized.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2020 Presidential Candidates"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Don't vote McAfee.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi, my main account was deactivated"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I am IMUstknow. Some time between 2-10 am CST, my account, LockedIn, was deactivated. I was wondering if I could get an explanation?

So you're saying you've been LockedOut of LockedIn?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is conservatism inherently bad?"

  • 8 days ago
  • -3 points

The tyrants did it: Hitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns.

The answer to 1984 is 1776. Don't let anyone try to fool you otherwise. Speak out against tyrannical government.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Gained Deific Powers for a Day, What Would You Do?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 points

What in the world would you change? What laws of the universe would you rewrite? Remember, you would only have a day to make them!

So you can rewrite laws of the universe, but you're still constrained by day? Next you're gonna tell us that you're a Nigerian prince...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[FEATURE REQUEST] Be able to report a user."

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Ah, so if a single user makes multiple spam posts, we only need to report one?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using Intel Integrated Graphics AND GeForce RTX 2070 together"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

for example, a Core i9 9900K and for example, an RTX 2070. In that example can you use the Intel Integrated Graphics of the CPU to power 1 display, and the RTX 2070 to power 1 or 2 other displays as well as do the GPU heavy lifting?

Yes. However, if you're not displaying anything graphically intensive on the additional monitor, and you're not butting up against limitations (such as the maximum number of monitors supported), the additional load on the 2070 by running that one extra monitor should be negligible in practice.

Using both Intel's integrated graphics and your 2070 requires you to have both drivers. This isn't too hard to navigate on Windows, but on Linux distributions (particularly more obscure ones with worse graphics drivers), this can be a royal pain in the rear.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Most Hidden Global War no one mention,THIS topic gonna give True Answers"

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 points

Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Most Hidden Global War no one mention,THIS topic gonna give True Answers"

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 points

It's the number one killer in history: Government.

Government, in the 20th century, according to a university study out of hawaii, killed ≈292 million people. It's called democide. Google it folks. "Democide."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PreCalc is slowly killing me"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

There's not much point in taking a dual-enrollment course for topics at that level. If you were taking something that exceeds what is available at the high school, then dual-enrollment is more likely to be worth doing.

Unless your high school is particularly poor, their instructors are under greater scrutiny for teaching ability than those at the university (especially those that are tenured). Non-tenure-track lecturers may be concerned about teaching ability, and tenure-track professors might also be, depending on the priorities of the institution. (Not all tenure committees value course evaluations or other indications of teaching ability.)

Moreover, not all faculty enjoy teaching courses like that. Many are of the opinion that "College Algebra" and precalculus courses are meant as remedial coursework for students who are behind and did not take them in high school.

The worst part is that my teacher doesn't actually explain anything. They just do a single problem for every new topic/formula, and then quiz us. It's also not like we have any kind of textbook to learn from. I'm just so lost.

If you truly understand the concept, you should not need to do more than one example problem. Learning by repetition is inefficient. Generalizability is key. Once the general process has been introduced, minor problem variations in things like numerical substitution or solving for different quantities from those available should be trivial after the first algebra course.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mini ITX case that would fit a certain gpu...."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Kolink Satellite/Satellite Plus.

  • Accommodates thick cards

  • Accommodates tall CPU coolers

  • Accommodates ATX PSUs, though an SFX/SFX-L one with a bracket would be nice for shorter cables.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is this warning?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

I get an incompatibility warning saying "Unable to verify blah blah blah blah"

The quotation marks clearly indicate that verification of the blah blah blah blah poses a potential problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Super Cow Powers

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which way to install?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If the case is going on carpet, try folding and trimming a cardboard box or something to place beneath the rear feet to avoid choking the PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't see all the reviews"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ratings != Reviews

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comment karma"

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

There is no tangible benefit for commet karma granting you better deals on technology.

I see the karma store remains closed to you. Comet karma is out of this world.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you transport you PC ? E.g. to new home"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

One suggestion that people haven't mentioned is that you should remove the hard drives, if you have any, and store them safely.

HDDs are reasonably robust when off and the heads are parked, but you still wouldn't want them bouncing around or getting dropped.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair 200R Compatibility with Micro ATX Motherboard"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It should fit fine. Are the standoffs in the right positions?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are VGA and Perif on a PSU?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

On very many modular PSUs, they are designed to be interchangable on the PSU end, but note that the official SATA spec does provide for a 3.3V line that is omitted from 4-pin molex.

The perif label alone doesn't make it acceptable for a SATA power cable. Such a port would be for perif and for SATA. That's just semantics, though. Most such PSUs allow for both SATA and 4-pin molex connectors. The 3.3V line can either be dropped from the 4-pin molex power cables or sometimes even omitted entirely for HDDs (which is particularly good for certain shucked ones).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The two fields are not entirely mutually exclusive. Some approaches to machine learning processes are based on our understanding of the human brain. (Others are more of a ground-up approach from the math.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are VGA and Perif on a PSU?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

VGA, when used on a PSU, usually refers to 6-pin and/or 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

Perif usually refers to 4-pin molex connectors. For example, these are used for some fan connections (when the user wants to connect them directly to the PSU), most IDE drives, and some older SATA drives.

The labels on the PSU-side just tell you where to connect the modular plugs you plan on using. That side of the cables is nonstandard, which is why you should avoid mixing sets of cables for modular PSUs unless it's been verified that the pinouts are identical for the cables you plan to use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 Super SLI or 2080 Ti?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If at all possible, stick a single-card solution. If the 2080ti is the best fit, then that's what you should go for.

Adding another card introduces complications that can easily be avoided if a single-card solution exists. Additionally, performance rarely scales well across multiple cards. Good SLI, NVlink, Crossfire/CrossfireX support is not a high priority among game developers, and for many, it's not a priority at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i just build my new pc"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Have you considered making a part list using this cool site called PCPartPicker.com?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryorig H7 worth it ?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Load temperatures of 60C are fine. If it's noisy, you could go for a less aggressive fan curve. If you still can't find a good balance between temperatures and noise, then I'd suggest getting an aftermarket cooler.

However, the Cryorig H7 might not be worth it, depending on where you're trying to buy it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much could I get for EVGA 1000w g3 80+ gold?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on who you sell it to, as well as its condition.

For the typical single-GPU desktop configuration, a 1000W PSU is unnecessary and holds no additional value over, say, a 650W unit. 1000W is unnecessary even for many dual-GPU configurations. Moreover, the typical pricing step between 1000W and 850W units in the same lineup tends to be greater than steps across lower-power units, such as 650W vs. 850W, so you may find it difficult to recover the cost of the PSU by selling it to someone who does not clearly desire a 1000W unit (perhaps even erroneously, or perhaps if they actually stand to gain tangible benefits from having one).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer can’t read ssd with fan hub plugged in to sata power cable"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Link or embed your part list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car Part Builder"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy some tire valve stem caps as a consolation prize.

Comment reply on Forum Topic ""Getting into" cars"

  • 3 months ago
  • 6 points

"Getting into" cars I really need help figuring out how to get started.

Unlock the car, select and open a door, then step right in (watch your head).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dark Mode is here"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Now you will experience the full power of the dark side...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone else use PCP at school?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

"If you're a new listener just type in 'Pentagon tested gay bomb on Iraq'. They considered —no, they didn't consider using it, they've used it on our troops. In Vietnam they'd spray PCP on the troops, Jacob's Ladder. HAH! You think PCP's some horse tranquilizer or something? HAH! They've got stuff that'll whack your brain —permanently."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "help with understanding drive bays"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally, you'll be looking for external 5.25" drive bays. (There's also "slim" ODD bays and drives out there, though.)

Alternatively, you could just use an external USB BDR.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which major should I pick?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the second topic this week where I’ve seen people asking about majors. We should rename the site Perfect College Path Picker.

That escalated quickly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Request] Advanced Search"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Googling with "site:pcpartpicker.com" can usually do the job.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I use Ubuntu or other linux os's to run games?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

If you stick with big-name Linux distributions (like Ubuntu) and big-name games (like Minecraft), you should be fine. The intersection of those two user bases is substantial and should leave you with plenty of support options. (Just Google "Ubuntu 18.04 Minecraft," and you'll find plenty of recent walkthroughs.)

If you want to try something more obscure, you might be on your own, or at the very least, good documentation might be scarce.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/Editing mATX Build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you mentioned portability, is there any particular reason why you prefer the uATX form factor over mini-ITX? (RAM slots, PCIe slots, etc.)

As far as cases go:

While it's smaller than the Define R5, Thermaltake's Core V21 is quite a bit bigger than you might think. In terms of volume, it's bigger than my Corsair 400Q, which can take ATX boards.

There are smaller uATX cases that will still accommodate your suggested components or equivalently-performing ones. For example, the Raijintek Styx is less than half of the size of the Define R5.

The Kimera/Sliger Cerberus is also a thing, but it might be out of your preferred budget. (Most niche SFF cases are on the expensive side.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ATX mid tower portability"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't mind, how do I figure out if a component has the right dimensions?

In general, start with clearance specifications from the case manufacturer. If you want to push something close to or slightly beyond the advertised clearance, you might have luck looking up completed builds with a particular combination (if they're fairly common components).

Also, should I worry about not having enough pcie ports on a mini itx motherboard?

Are there any particular devices you'd want to use them for? (Sound cards, USB expansion cards, RAID cards, etc.) For many users, the graphics card is the only one.

I had a very hard time finding a board and case combination that would work for my purposes, where I wanted an SFF system with both a graphics card and an internal RAID card (requiring PCIe x4 or higher for best performance). I ended up going with the Kolink Satellite Plus, which can take boards that extend down to 3 expansion slots (though it only has 2 cutouts, which isn't a problem since the RAID card's bracket is removable, and its ports are inside the case), and an ASUS EX-B360M-V5 motherboard.

While you will likely not require that functionality, I would personally recommend the Kolink Satellite or Satellite Plus over the SG13. The SG13 places the PSU directly above the motherboard, which restricts clearance for larger air coolers. The Kolink Satellite moves the PSU towards the front of the chassis (using an internal extension cable to place a power connector at the back), allowing you to use larger heatsinks and fans that will permit better temperatures vs. noise.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Request] Case fan filtering options"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, fan specifications such as max CFM And Static Pressure are among the most commonly-fabricated (or at the very least, generally not reproducible) specifications out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DIY Picking apart an old tower"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It might be easier to just get an external USB optical drive for your laptop.

If it's a really old optical drive, you'd need an IDE adapter and a 4-pin molex power source. For a more recent one, you'd need equipment for SATA, instead of IDE.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Staff Activity?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

They've been working really hard to prepare for the big [deleted by staff] release.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cases And Fans With Radiator!?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, push-pull configurations are possible with the x62. Make sure your case has sufficient clearance if this is something you really want to do.

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