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Old 02-14-2021, 06:42 AM   #226
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Re: All the cool kids (NC thread 0.0.2a)

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do you guys think OLED displays are a good idea for pc use?
burn-in issues and all
They seem relatively expensive for the same size/pixels as a LCD screen.

The key value of the OLED display technology is so you can have absolutely black parts of the screen, and very bright parts of the screen adjacent to it. That has value for movies etc, but seems of less value for my computer use. In other words, I don't really care about the colour accuracy of my computer screen at high/low brightness, and hence, I would just get whatever is cheaper on other metrics.
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:01 AM   #227
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a friend just got one of those cheaper LGs and is using it as a 4k monitor. not gonna lie, it's awesome, big difference in experience from a regular IPS display. I've been wanting to get a 2nd big ass monitor, just worried the oled's going to start ghosting sooner than not and I'l be pissed I wasted 500$ on it
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:28 AM   #228
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it's awesome, big difference in experience from a regular IPS display.
how so? more vibrant colours etc?
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:56 AM   #229
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ye really vibrant and amazing contrast w/o having to set the backlight high at all, black is deep and gorgeous, icons, text, everything looks really good. it does 120hz refresh rate (at least at 1080p), no motion blur, low input lag, which is a big help for fast pace shooters (I play 30 mins of cs:go in between poker sessions to keep me plugged in)

I mean you don't NEED one but it is a thing of beauty
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:07 PM   #230
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saw this in a fb ad, dell selling this with 10900kf, 64gb ram, 3070, and a 500w psu?? i wouldnt have thought that was anywhere near enough.
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Old 02-15-2021, 12:15 AM   #231
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That's probably running close to the limits of what the warranty department would sign off on. There are a couple settings in the motherboard firmware that OEMs can tweak to control max CPU power draw. I suspect Dell may have used that to keep the system as shipped in spec.
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:45 AM   #232
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^ yep that's what they're doing most likely. lower max TDP, mby a light undervolt in BIOS, prob all these options are locked to the user
same with the gpu
they do it on laptops too that would otherwise overheat, only here they're cutting costs pretty aggressively. this is what happens when marketing has a say on things.
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:49 AM   #233
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Re: All the cool kids (NC thread 0.0.2a)

So they lower the performance of your system so they can put a cheaper PSU

lol

**** prebuilds
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:52 AM   #234
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So they lower the performance of your system so they can put a cheaper PSU

lol

**** prebuilds
if engineers were allowed to do their thing, prebuilts would be great. they'd also be significantly more expensive and would most likely take forever to release new SKUs cause they wouldn't stop tinkering with one til they got it perfect.
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:02 PM   #235
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So they lower the performance of your system so they can put a cheaper PSU

lol

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It's a little less cut and dried than that. Intel has made a mockery of what Thermal Design Power (TDP) used to mean. TDP used to be pretty much the peak possible energy usage running at stock speed. Now with modern turbo schemes, Intel TDP means typical power usage when using all cores at non-turbo clockspeed.

Many motherboards sold in the retail market tweak the PL2 setting and allow the CPU to turbo until it hits thermal throttling, basically an overclock at default motherboard settings. The Dell will give you the stock performance profile, Asus/MSI/etc. enthusiast targeted boards will try to sneak a bit more in at the cost of more power draw and possibly reduced stability, but their benchmarks look better when users go shopping for boards.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13544...cted-tdp-turbo
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:28 PM   #236
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ye TDP is a pretty inaccurate measurement
if you get a refurb 3rd-4th gen i5 and slap a 1050ti/1650 in, realistic power draw at the wall is no more than 150w, so even tho you get a 250w psu, it will handle it like a champ
you could in theory power a more powerful gpu, except they're limited on the 5v rail so you actually can't
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Old 02-15-2021, 06:28 PM   #237
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yeah basically my thoughts as well. a good way to sell top line parts in a neutered form.

made it a point to never own a dell, but had to deal with HP before it was my money buying, and they def have all bios options locked.

even my comp, which i like and have no need to replace, is a cyberpower with decent specs til you look at the near bottom end motherboard. whats the point of dropping K chips into locked boards?
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:53 AM   #238
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ye TDP is a pretty inaccurate measurement
if you get a refurb 3rd-4th gen i5 and slap a 1050ti/1650 in, realistic power draw at the wall is no more than 150w, so even tho you get a 250w psu, it will handle it like a champ
you could in theory power a more powerful gpu, except they're limited on the 5v rail so you actually can't
I remember my prebuilt system with I7-7700 and Radeon RX 460 that had a miserable 180W PSU

When there was a power outage my motherboard got killed. I'm unsure if a better PSU could have avoided that. But since then, I don't use anything in my own systems that isn't Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic or equivalent
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Old 02-16-2021, 07:02 PM   #239
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several stops should be on the way before the motherboard.. fuse box, outlet, surge protector, psu should all attempt to stop that from happening. i think the last electronic item that burned out was a vcr in the 90s from lightning lol
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Old 02-16-2021, 07:20 PM   #240
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I had a pc catch fire at the precise point when my neighbor started welding something
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:21 PM   #241
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so its a euro thing? must be those wonky connectors you insist on using
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Old 02-17-2021, 03:02 AM   #242
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002084033035.html

another aliexpress scammer from France
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:04 AM   #243
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so its a euro thing? must be those wonky connectors you insist on using
it's also 220V vs 110V mooooar powaaar
kidding I think all modern electronics run on both 110 and 220
the plug differs too, UK's is not the same shape as the rest of Europe and I think the swiss use smth else entirely so even we can't get away travelling w/o adapters sometimes
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ahh, now brexit makes sense!!
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for you security gurus on here, i use defender and don't generally dabble in the more nefarious parts of the web, but are there any programs or things to look into to FULLY sweep my comp, make sure there are no real threats/viruses/keyloggers?

gonna start trading amounts of money i cant afford to lose in that way and i'd like to be 100% sure. also considering buying a laptop for the sole purpose if thats a better idea. ty
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:37 PM   #246
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxeeKKfjb5o

the guy's slightly paranoid but there's some useful stuff in there worth educating yourself in
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for you security gurus on here, i use defender and don't generally dabble in the more nefarious parts of the web, but are there any programs or things to look into to FULLY sweep my comp, make sure there are no real threats/viruses/keyloggers?

gonna start trading amounts of money i cant afford to lose in that way and i'd like to be 100% sure. also considering buying a laptop for the sole purpose if thats a better idea. ty
You could look into using a cloud VM with 2FA login. Turn it on when you're working, shut it down when you're not to save costs.
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:41 AM   #248
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Re: All the cool kids (NC thread 0.0.2a)

If you are dealing with large amounts of money, make sure all relevant accounts in those transactions have unique strong passwords and are linked to unique unguessable e-mails with unique strong passwords.

I have a bunch of e-mails for my financial stuff, of the type iye4d8kkj6rb58j3@gmail.com. If they don't know what account is linked to my Paypal, eBay, Amazon, e-wallets, poker accounts, etc, how can they hack it?

The weakest link for hackers is your personal e-mail that you use a lot and might be know to a lot of people. Make sure that if that gets hacked (e.g. by the infamous "security questions", that in reality are "insecurity questions"), they cannot start resetting passwords in accounts that contain your treasures.

For the rest it basically comes down to you not doing any stupid ****. Security software is overrated. The best security comes from the user being aware.
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Old 02-19-2021, 11:20 AM   #249
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If you use Google for your email, you can activate 2FA for your email, and further, enroll in their advanced protection program:
https://landing.google.com/advancedprotection/
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I'm sure you can protect your e-mail account in many ways. I have chosen not to and in my computers at home and work I have open sessions to my gmail, for my own convenience. The damage someone else can do is very limited.

I'm also invulnerable vs ransomware. All I need is in the cloud and synced to three computers.
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