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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Square trade protection plans?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Ive used Square Trade and it was a Godsend for me. Son played with my MSI gaming laptop on the carpet and fried it. After sending in and being deemed non-reparable, they cut me a check that was actually higher than what I paid for the laptop. That was 5 years ago, so I am not sure how great they are today. At that time, phenomenal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming PC for Church Use"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi All. I thank everyone for the input.

I think we need a streaming/capture card as well. Any insights?

Comment reply on ghostnha's Completed Build: A Computer Build for Skyrim, Work, and Content Creation

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Good choices. Nice write up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3600 build vs 3700X build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

With what you have, you should probably step up to a 1440p monitor. I think you have picked GPU’s worthy of 2k.

Comment reply on V_I_P_Unknown's Completed Build: My first build ever. Ryzen 7 3700x 4.2 GHZ

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome.

The one thing that I might suggest, is perhaps an air cooler. I think that the stock cooler will probably perform well enough, however, I am partial to the Scythe Mugen 5 (rev b). I have this cooler in all three pc’s I built in 2019 and am very pleased.

They recently released an RGB version of this cooler and it looks very nice imo. I am actually thinking of dropping the $80USD and picking one up.

Just food for thought and enjoy your PC.

Comment reply on V_I_P_Unknown's Completed Build: My first build ever. Ryzen 7 3700x 4.2 GHZ

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Thumbs up!

Comment reply on Miguelicious's Completed Build: #dadlife PC Gaming

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

4 stars for build and summary.

Why 4 stars? You did not rate anything in your build as 5 stars 😉 (nice work)

Comment reply on faceFISTER93's Completed Build: Dream Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Nice write up. Kudos to you. I smell a feature 😉

Comment reply on doggystiles's Completed Build: Tax Return Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I only have one question... What is a tax return 🤣?

Comment reply on Subtle3d's Completed Build: Warp PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I got a good smeller 😉😉😉

Comment reply on Subtle3d's Completed Build: Warp PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Very nice. I’m smelling a feature😉

Comment reply on Forum Topic "newb needs help with air cooler- noctua or ?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The Scythe Mugen 5 is a great cooler. Add a second fan for push/pull if you wish. I’ve built 3 PC’s and have used this cooler. Will likely buy another when build 4 happens.

Comment reply on Eyevee's Completed Build: Liquid Devil AMD ITX Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

When someone makes a good/great/stellar build, I always appreciate reading the journey.

A stellar PC with no text is a buzzkill😉

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Western Digital Blue or Black?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is buying an 8TB WD Elements for $129 and shucking it taboo on PCPP?

Comment reply on Eyevee's Completed Build: Liquid Devil AMD ITX Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Well done! Thx for the time spent explaining your decisions and process. A pleasure to read.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ThreadRipper Workstation/Gaming Build - You can really spend a lot if you want to..."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I own the ASUS Rog 34” IPS at 100hz. Love it. But for a man of your means (just kidding around) 😉 I’d be looking at

Asus Rog Swift PG35VQ 35” Curved HDR Gaming Monitor 200Hz (3440 X 1440) 2ms G-Sync Ultimate Eye Care DisplayPort HDMI USB Aura Sync HDR10 Display HDR 1000. Only $2500.

If I was at your position in life, I’d probably go for (I primarily use for gaming), AMD 3950, one of the sub $400 boards (prob Meg Ace), 32 Gb of 3600 C<=16, 2080ti, a beefy air cooler, a couple of NVME drives, a couple HDD’s for pics/docs in RAID and a nice case with big airflow. Good PSU too.

I wish you much success with your build. Shoot me a PM when you build it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build After 15 Years"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a real nice build. If you don’t care about the AIO aesthetic, you may want to consider an air cooler. A good base cooler would be a Scythe Mugen 5. If you want black, a Dark Rock Pro or Noctua now has a black model. Just something to consider. I own the Mugen with a 3600, run it full speed, and I cannot hear it. Cool temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ThreadRipper Workstation/Gaming Build - You can really spend a lot if you want to..."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’d get an Ultrawide. I play MMO’s, WoW specifically, and love the extra real estate. If the budget allows, I’d strongly consider.

I’m an engineer too. Can not afford what you are doing😉. That damn married, with house, and kids in college thing 🤣🤣🤣

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone recommend any chairs?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Well - I have nothing to gain by recommending it. I’m not on the payroll. It works well for me.

I sat in about 30 different chairs (big & tall). I took a chance on this one ($159 vs $300+ -> wife approved purchase ). I am glad I did.

If you have $600 burning a hole in your pocket, go to whatever stores you have available, sit in several chairs, then buy the one that feels the best and is rated for your weight. I am sure you will find something with your budget.

Lastly - if you are considering a “gaming” chair, be sure to try before buying. All the gaming chairs I sat in were shite(no comfort).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone recommend any chairs?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/High-Back-Executive-Ergonomic-Adjustable-Computer/dp/B07KG5D9TX/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=big+and+tall+office+chair&qid=1579044524&sprefix=big&sr=8-5

In case link is bad again (I’m on phone posting), it is on amazon. $159. Big and tall 500 lbs. Cheesy pics of under skinny folks. 477 reviews ~ 4 stars.

Hope it works. If not, feel free to DM me. All the best!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone recommend any chairs?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m 6’3” and 310. I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/pop/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_pop?_encoding=UTF8&gen=canonical&lineItemId=kmkhrvlmnqmuqny&orderId=114-6985786-2676205&packageId=1&returnSummaryId=&returnUnitIndices=&shipmentId=DBn5nHTlV

I am extremely happy with it. Inexpensive (relative), sturdy, and comfortable. After 6 months, still pleased.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a good gaming mouse"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using the Redragon 12 button mouse. I’ve owned the Naga (3 versions) and the Logitech several years back. The Redragon is just fine and saves a few dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Impeachment results"

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I am 100% sure that the actions in the Senate will be every bit as fair as the House proceedings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Impeachment results"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

To be honest, I don’t think Trump is formally impeached till the articles hit the senate. So - what we now have is a president who was voted as impeached - but actually is not (yet).

I find it funny, the president being accused of quid pro quo. What is Nancy Pelosi doing now to the Senate ?

In the end, they are all crooks. They all need to be thrown out of office and be replaced with people not beholden to anyone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Terrible static noise from both speakers and headphones"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I experienced a somewhat similar issue with my build. It ended up being a bad power outlet (at the wall). Electrician replaced it and the humming went away. Not saying that is your problem, however, it could be. You could take pc to different circuit and see if that removes your issue.

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

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds to me that you are doing EXACTLY what you ought to be doing with your life. When you hit college/university, you will have a chance to do all of these things (if you wish).

University is also a good time to find a mate (that is where my wife of 24 years and I met). You will both have something in common, likely a proper appreciation for education, as well as upon graduation, you are both likely to get good jobs (if you pick an employable major).

I wish you the best with your future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer chair >300 lb?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I sat in several “gaming” chairs with the added padding. They were not very comfortable. All because they provide extra padding, that does not translate to more comfort. I am just trying to provide as much data as I can so you can get the best chair for your use. BTW - the pneumatic cylinder on the chair I recommend seems very strong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer chair >300 lb?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07KG5D9TX?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

I’m 6’3” and 300 lbs. This chair is great for me. I sat in about 30 different big man chairs at a variety of stores. Some ranging to $500. The wife said I could buy this one. Permission granted and struck while iron was hot. This was as good, if not better, than the more expensive chairs.

It does take some time assembling, however, it was not difficult. I am happy with my purchase. If you buy, chime back in, and let me know your thoughts. Btw - rated to 500lbs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This build has just been ordered"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I would add a second storage drive.

Comment reply on wilmo119's Completed Build: RyZen Gold

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build. Nice pictures too. Well done.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just started high school"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Be yourself. You will make friends, likely of higher quality than the extroverted socialites. Quality >>> Quantity.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Senior Year"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Finish strong. If you are looking to continue your education at University, your 3rd and 4th years (1st semester) are important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G-Sync Monitor Suggestions"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I bought - and am quite happy with:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vhkwrH/asus-monitor-rogswiftpg348q

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RYZEN 3600 build, best MB options."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Both of those boards reviewed well on Hardware Unboxed. You probably could not go wrong with either. I personally went with the TUF, because Buildzoid really liked this board when he reviewed it through photos of the board (Actually Hardcore Overclocking - YouTube).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "School is coming back?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

4 years of education is only "really expensive " when you get a degree that is not employable or does not pay well. Do your homework and research career paths, in demand skills, and starting salaries. If you pick the right major, the cost of your education will be an investment in your future😉

Comment reply on Forum Topic "School is coming back?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

From a workforce warrior ;-)

Don't be to eager to finish your education. A life of 8:00-5:00 awaits you (for the following 40-45 years), as well as all the new adventures that come with growing up (marriage, kids, elderly parents, etc.) :-D

Comment reply on XxJordanB6xX's Completed Build: The Build That Needs Explanation

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job - way to take care of a friend!

Comment reply on ManSlayer74's Completed Build: Lava Under Ice

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm thinking feature too😉

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard choice"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which MOBO should i get?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

ASUS TUF. Hardware Unboxed did a review. Take a look.

https://youtu.be/_7PkZwY9PWM

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD build instead of Gen 5 console"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

As far as cooler, I strongly suggest the Scythe Mugen 5 rev b. It is keeping my 3600 and 2x2700X's very cool and very quiet). I have added an additional(kaze flex) fan for push/pull. You could also always get the PCGH edition (dual fan).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Getting ready to pull the trigger on this suggestions welcome"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hardware Unboxed did a review on 4 $200ish Mobos. The ASUS Tuf X570 came out on top. I think that the MSI board tanked - temps way high. I think the Gigabyte board was a reasonable second.

As for storage, any thoughts of getting Inland Performance NVME 4.0 at 1 Tb for ~$179? I have this drive and so far so good. If you buy an X570 board, why not take advantage of PCIE 4.0?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anyone else out there fall apart because of undiagnosed anxiety/depression?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry for your mental health issues. When they hit, they hit hard, and very often people do not understand what the hell is going on at the time (especially if it is the first time that they have experienced things, such as panic attacks).

You did the right thing seeking medical help. I want to share two things that you may or may not know when dealing with mental health. One - it takes time to get back to what you feel is your normal. Please be patient with yourself. Sometimes it is two steps forward, one (or two) steps back. Know and purpose for yourself, that you will get back to normal. Do the things you used to do for enjoyment and comfort. It may take a while to truly enjoy again, however, you will get there.

Thing 2 ;-) Medicine can help, but it is not the cure-all. There were underlying reasons for your breakdown. You have to deal with those. You may be able to untie the knots by yourself or you might want to consider a counselor.

I'm not a medical professional by any means, however, I am a logical individual who has had some issues in the past I had have to overcome. I certainly wish you the best in your situation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First ryzen 3600 build"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Parts list is private.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Of these 5 cpu coolers to get?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I am on my 3rd build this year. I have ordered the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B for all 3. I buy the same fan (kaze flex) and use it in push/pull. I love this cooler. Does a great job. FWIW - I set my fans to max speed on the cooler and it is inaudible to me. Never used a Noctua, however, I would be surprised if I could tell the difference. Also - let me caveat - I have no hearing loss ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AM4 Cooler under 50$"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I second the Mugen.

Comment reply on Wrobo's Completed Build: Dad's Battlestation (SWMBO-Endorsed)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes - tight fit - but it fits. There is no negative affect, as my PC runs cool. The heat fins are top/bottom facing. Also - because it is so quiet, you can run the fan(s) (I bought a second for push/pull) at full speed and are effectively inaudible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Alternatives to Meshify C"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice choice. You won’t be disappointed.

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