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Ryzen 2600X or Ryzen 7 1700?

05 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

which is better to get

assuming the ryzen 7 is cheaper?



Ryzen 1600 big upgrade over FX 8320?

28 November 2017 - 05:42 PM

I do alot of video encoding

not really worried about a few FPS increases in gaming 

I use my computer basically 24 hours a day though

would this upgrade make sense? 


should I consider a 1600X? 

Best Buy bluetooth speakers seem to be on clearance I bought a pair

10 April 2017 - 04:11 PM

Ive been looking for a general purpose powered speaker

recently, I found these best buy insignia speakers that are a copy of the Klipsch

they originally sell for 200$ but you an get them on ebay for 60$ new




for the money, i have never heard any speaker better than these for under 100$

they have bluetooth so you can pair it to your laptop or iphone without a cord 

it does not have digital inputs though so you wont be able to pair it to a PS4 unless you use a standard cable from your TV

that is because SONY cuts corners to make things cheap so the PS4 does not support bluetooth streaming output

my laptop was burning my fingers not because of dust bunnies

26 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

it was so cold outside, my computer decided to put on some socks

this was between the actual fan and the heatsink and was completely blocking the airflow


while gaming, my keyboard was getting so hot it was literally burning my fingers, i thought man, I am doing some hard core gaming with huge FPS

but my laptop was not putting out as much hot air as it usually did

so I thought the fan went bad


after opening it up, I had to remove all the taping around the heat sink and inside was this 

I believe this was mostly caused from using the computer on a bed without a hard surface

it has been pulling in the cotton residue, dust, and a little pet hair while i was visiting relatives for the holidays

I do blow can air to clean out the heatsink, but this was on the other side in the fan and nothing would help it other than physical removal


moral of the story: dont use gaming computers on a bed without protection 

this was a nvidia 640M heatsink and I could see it throttle while this was happening



I have had 5 ebay auction winners refuse to pay this year and it's only been January

07 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

This is getting ridiculous

ebay allows buyers to cancel orders which is fine

but they allow people to win an auction and then refuse to pay if they dont like the price - without penalty 


you can just bid on three of the same auctions at the same time and whichever you win that are higher, just cancel them 

of course, ebay still charges sellers fees and give you "fee credits" for future auction listings instead of refunding your money when people cancel.