Recent content by ReaperX22

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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    As someone who worked at an online retailer who shipped builds often, it's actually quite rare there's any major issues. We generally used insta-pak where applicable, and that held the heatsink in place quite well in a high majority of cases. This is an ncase m1 with a U9S. Not a giant case with...
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    Currently using a 1600p - upgrade to 4k?

    Just remember your ability to see pixels doesn't necessarily equal your ability to determine the difference in clarity. Great examples are phones. Iphone has a ~320ppi requirement for their phones to be 'retina', determining from a certain distance you can't make out individual pixels. However...
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    amd 3000 cooler?

    Probableh
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    New PC build time

    2600x + B450M board? Comes with a usable cooler, double the threads, sure you lose a little IPC, but you can also Zen2 upgrade later down the line.. Or 3 assuming supported! The two options below are both a fair bit below your current picks...
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    Most significant upgrade you ever made ?

    Biggest upgrade was a full system leap really. From a Celeron something 800mhz to an Athlon 3500+ and 6600 GT AGP. Ran D2 like butter while it was struggling on my old uh... Geforce 2 MX?
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    Intel 6500T

    Yes. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/88183/intel-core-i5-6500t-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3-10-ghz.html
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    Need to find a MB with the following specs

    I'd really have to ask what a church that drives a few screens needs a 8700k for. You could try the used market for Z97 boards? I just sold two earlier this year myself... Or alternatively I'd really consider a B360 board, an 8400 i5 +something like a GT 730 or low-end card that comes with all...
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    Need to find a MB with the following specs

    Yeah I'd really not limit your options to a VGA-featured board.. https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z390-F-GAMING/ Perhaps?
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    Nuc or itx build for quiet?

    The NUC will give you the small form factor you want, but lose out on upgradeability and overall performance. For your use case, I'd probably go the Nuc, given I don't expect the requirements for YouTube or media streaming etc for a long while. It's also just an easy build, get the NUC, RAM and...
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    Google Pixel 3

    My pixel 2 laughs at your puny bezels. XD
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    Google Pixel 3

    I have 2 gripes with the 3a. One has nothing to do with the phone itself. 1. Lack of any water resistance. Not a deal breaker, but I'm clumsy and have previously dropped a phone in a toilet before (long gone now :P), so whilst I own it's my fault, water resistance is nice! 2. The price in...
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    I need new Computer Headphones... recommendations?

    Nice, i literally just bought these for my brother for his bday. He's pretty happy and in the small moment I had to check/play with them they sound pretty good for a budget headset. Detachable mic is nice though finnicky.
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    Demand for HDDs decreasing more than previously estimated...

    Although SSDs have come down in price, I haven't seen a huge shift in HDD prices. With less demand won't we see potentially higher HDD prices? I personally just have 2 SSD's in my system and it's realistically plenty. 250 + 500 gb drives, and a 2x3TB NAS for general storage.
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    I need new Computer Headphones... recommendations?

    Again as above for around ~60 there's the Shure SRH240? I own two higher end models and am very happy with them, however I can't really vouch specifically for this model. I've always been happy with my Shure products, and based on a quick look a reviews seems like most others are too...
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    The lies of IGP.

    I take issue with this statement. 'Slightly more expensive'. I'm sorry have you seen the price of the 9900k vs an 2700x??? In Australia at least, 2700x = sub 500 ($469 from my go-to website). The 9900k at the same store is a giant $879. For that price difference I get a decent board and fast...
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