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Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's El Cheapo - The Hand-Me-Down Upgrade

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You can set the multiplier and voltage offsets but that's about it. It doesn't give you any fine tuning controls for OC or even the fan curves. Heck! interesting bit of trivia, that motherboard is running an Evaluation Version of AmericanMegatrends UEFI 5. That's the level of jank we're talking about, here.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's El Cheapo - The Hand-Me-Down Upgrade

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it'd be much harder to find an X99 motherboard for this low a price from one of the name brands.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's The Monolith (aka RGBs Not Allowed)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, they do. You're still going to be stuck at 3200MHz on the RAM on most, though.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360 Mk.II

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The secret is to paint after you cut, it hides a lot of the blemishes.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360 Mk.II

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought a bunch M3 nylon screws, spacers, standoffs, etc. on Amazon and just drilled through the cage to mount them. If you check picture #9 you can see them.

Comment reply on tngwojo's Completed Build: XBOX case PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not an ATX motherboard, but I did manage to sneak in a dedicated GPU into mine: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/MNXPxr

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360 Mk.II

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There's already a couple in here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/K2pG3C and https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/xtcYcf (Slim)

Comment reply on tngwojo's Completed Build: XBOX case PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

As the person who built this one: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/7nCbt6

Nice job! Your power LED looks better than mine.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

It's about as fast as an M.2 SATA SSD can be. Both OS boot and game loads are pretty fast.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's The Monolith (aka RGBs Not Allowed)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

They were bought at different times and for different things. They all ended up in here at one point because they were ones which were available.

No particular reason other than convenience.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's El Cheapo - £300 Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great but it comes with no fans at all and, being so small, makes airflow a bit of a crapshoot. I just threw two fans I had lying about in it, to at least create a little bit of a draft in there.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's El Cheapo - £300 Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed. The graphs with the results are in that link I put at the top of the post, about 2/3rds of the way down.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. Once kernel 4.19 went mainstream the modesetting issues were resolved!

It works perfectly fine since then.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe with a smaller heatsink and a modular/semi-modular power supply. And you'd need to mount the motherboard so the IO connections come out from the top of the case.

As it is, there's no room left anywhere.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed it does.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I might have to try the vanilla repo to see if the modesetting/boot issues are addressed with newer releases.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

It is square but it ended up slightly offset from the bottom. I'm not particularly proud of it but it does its job.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6th picture shows the bottom shell piece.

I cut a hole below where the mesh is to let the power supply breathe.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Indeed! I've tested quite a few games on it with Proton.

Games which work really well:

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

Final Fantasy VIII

GTA San Andreas

DiRT 3

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It's laser cut from 3mm acrylic. As I mentioned in the post, I got it from shar-kade.com

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

It took me the better part of this year. I got the broken console back in February and I've been pacing myself with purchasing hardware as the prices dropped.

Thank you!

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: SteamBox 360

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

Hopefully not. The big hole in the front lets the Noctua pull air in and the two 40mm fans at the top push the hot air out.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Ryzen Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually a bit of perspective trickery because I took the picture at a slight angle. (If you look at the 5.25" bays you see they're tilted too.)

The Gigabyte G1 1080 isn't really all that heavy either, so it shouldn't sag easily.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Ryzen Build

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I payed through the bloody nose for that kit of RAM because of that fan! I'm gonna use it.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded PC

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's just an extra 4mm it should be fine. There's just enough clearance from the window for that.

Any more beyond that and I don't think it'll fit.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded PC

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, yes. The coil whine is still very much there. If you have your case on the ground, it's negligible but since I have the case up on the desk and right next to my ears, I can hear it.

The drivers were easy, if you ever installed NVidia drivers on Linux be it from a distro repository or even the NVidia .run file it's the same deal. The configuration is the same, as well. As for the overclocking, that works differently than it does in Windows. There are no preset profiles for you to cycle through.

Case in point, this G1 1080 has a max clock of 1999MHz on the GPU in Linux. It usually levels out at around 1896MHz when in heavy use, which is still higher than the biggest preset you get in Windows. In Linux, you have to enable the "CoolBits" options (Google helps there) in order to get access to clock speed adjustments on both the Memory and GPU.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded Steam Box

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The 970 is okay, it runs just about everything which is currently available on SteamOS including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Though, that port is very bottlenecked on the CPU and as good as that 860K is for the money, that game doesn't even use half of it properly.

And yeah, you'll get much better performance going forward with a 1050Ti than a 970. Pascal scales much better with Vulkan or DX12 than Maxwell does. So, yeah. The 1050Ti really is the best choice for the money, right now.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded PC

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hindsight being 20/20, that would've probably been the best choice.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded PC

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You only need 3 connections on the motherboard, since the front fan draws power from a Molex adapter. And you can plug in the 2 top fans to the front panel Hi/Lo button, which means you only need 1 Fan connector on the motherboard. They're 3 pin connectors.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded PC

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The only things I upgraded since last time were the CPU heatsink and GPU. I won't touch the Motherboard or the CPU itself until Zen and Kaby Lake are out and about.

Also, it's not going to be 2 months. According to AMD, the first few Zen chips will only drop in 4 months. With the rest following suit well into 2017. Same goes for Intel's Kaby Lake.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Upgraded Steam Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Waiting for Zen is probably te best choice, right now.

Since the SSD is only 120GB, the default partition size for /home is 90GB. I can't have all those many games installed at once but with a fast enough internet, it's not that big an issue.

SteamOS is really easy to install. It may get a bit more complex if you add multiple drives but even then it's just a matter of reading the prompts which appear on screen.

Yes, I have tried Dolphin 5. I'm waiting on them to finish the Vulkan renderer, though.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - The Finale

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't buy a processor right now. Wait until 2017 and see what the Zen and new Intel architecture have.

If you absolutely must buy a processor now, yes. Probably the 8320 is the way to go since it's pretty cheap.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - The Finale

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point I'd say wait. Wait until Zen comes out and see the benchmarks and how it compares with Intel.

But if you really must buy a processor right this instant, Intel.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! BTW, this is the final build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/dV8KHx

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Unofficial Steam Machine - Finished

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

if you look at the last picture in the build (except Bound By Flame, I've finished that one), those are the games I'm currently playing on it.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Unofficial Steam Machine - Finished

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't begin to tell you. Not a fan of either of those series.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Unofficial Steam Machine - Finished

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume you meant PSU. I would have, except I couldn't find an EVGA PSU in any of the local stores.

And as for the CPU thing, that's why I said arguably.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Unofficial Steam Machine - Finished

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless it's a really good plastic knockoff, judging by the texture and brittleness of the things (they'll shatter if you drop them), I'd say yes.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Unofficial Steam Machine - Finished

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I payed around $47, last year.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Unofficial Steam Machine - Finished

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That's still a thing? I thought 2013 was over. Thanks!

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - The Finale

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

After I spent an hour fiddling with the settings, with the help of a few websites, it's great! That's their only flaw, they didn't come calibrated from factory.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Whatever helps you sleep at night, Ken.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 56 months ago
  • -2 points

And are you his white knight? Or are you, like him, just looking to get a rile out of me?

Also, using my argument and riddling it with your fallacious and petulant sanctimony isn't doing you any favors. I've made my opinion clear. Don't agree with it? Move on.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

If you're alright using something you hate to do something which supposed to be for escapism, that's your business.

I refuse to set up an anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, anti-adware piece of bloatware that constantly takes up takes system resources, on top of an operating system that already takes up 2-4x more resources just to idle than your typical Linux distribution.

I also don't see the need for the NSA to make a cloud backup of my entire stored data, when I have a server in the corner of the living room already taking care of that.

And on top of all that, I refuse to pay €150 for a license for an operating system which I would be using only for gaming.

I'm sorry but I fail to see the reasoning you're putting behind trying to get me to use Windows. Just so I can play ****** "AAA" games riddled with all kinds of DRM and micro-transactions on top of the already €50 tagline?

I'm sorry you feel like you have to be a slave to Microsoft and the big game publishers, in order to be able to enjoy gaming. That's no longer true and your attitude isn't helping anyone.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I hate Windows.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's far too expensive for something that gets out performed by an i5. The Xeon will probably be slower in heavy multi-thread tasks but it'll be faster in just about every other situation.

Case in point: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Systems/Quad-Core-Gaming-Hardware-Roundup/Metro-Last-Light-and-Middle-Earth-Shadow-Mordor

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Price/performance the 8320 wins but with AMD screwing up lately, I honestly don't know if they'll be around long enough for me to actively recommend it.

The Xeon will probably give the best performance today and for several years down the line. Even if you're paying $100 more over the AMD, I still think it's the better option.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I always heard the opposite. Socket should be cooler than the processor, otherwise the silicone of the motherboard's PCB would melt.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Linux Monster - Tune Up

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

A 125W TDP should be able to dissipate (in theory) up to 85ºC.

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