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=VG= SemlerPDX

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    Camping, hiking, shooting, and fast gaming computers
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    Scruffy looking Nerf Herder

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  1. =VG= SemlerPDX

    PSU help

    I thought you had a potato laptop with an i7 3770 and Radeon 4600? That's a crazy top tier PSU there, for sure!!! I have a $3000+ gaming rig yet nothing that fancy pants
  2. =VG= SemlerPDX

    PSU help

    Think of it like a race car -- one has a top speed of 200MPH and goes from 0-60MPH in 4 seconds. The other has a top speed of 200MPH and goes from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. Both have a top speed equal, but the timings are much tighter for the other model, meaning it can get up to speed faster and complete a sprint race in shorter time. *the example above is in no way a comparison of these two different RAM timings at 3600MHz - the difference is so slight, only a demanding task or benchmark would notice the difference of a computer completing a task with one set over the other. RAM timings very much matter, and when all things equal (like two different sets of 3600MHz RAM), it is the determining factor for performance. That being said, as I noted above, no reason to chase after a few nanosecond improvements if the cost is not worth it for your budget, or if you have different goals. 18-22-22-42 is not particularly that much different from 18-19-19-39 so I wouldn't sweat that decision too much; measured in nanoseconds, these would be very hard to notice any difference as a user, outside benchmarks. You certainly won't be kicking yourself later on down the road for your choice in one over the other here. Personally, I go for raw technical performance over bling, but only cuz I'm into numbers and overclocking, benchmarks, etc. If I had been into style as much as performance, my current PC would look a lot different, subjectively cooler and more awesome - but also in my case, it is off to the left of the desk, on the ground. I barely see it. You do you, whatever you choose will be just fine.
  3. Great pics, man! Had that vacation shoe thing happen to me once, too - at the start of 2 weeks in the Cascade Mountains camping - though it wasn't monsoon season and so duck tape for the win! Cheers!
  4. =VG= SemlerPDX

    PSU help

    Roger roger. Just out of curiosity, were the CMT and CMK versions with the faster Samsung chips too pricey to bother? I found something like that with the G-Skill set I got, the next step up wasn't a few dollars, it was like adding another hundred dollars!! I was able to get 3600MHz with 16-19-19-39 (2x8GB) for around a hundred dollars - though I was splurging there, and also got two sets of two for 32GB, and still paying off that credit card
  5. =VG= SemlerPDX

    PSU help

    FTR, these are the validated CORSAIR RAM Part Numbers which match the specs of the RAM you noted @=VG= I3RY4N It is important to make sure you match one of these or potentially run into issues with the XMP profile in the MoBo BIOS that you may be using to achieve 3600MHz (over base DDR4 speeds of 2133MHz). They will be specifically tested with these model/part numbered RAM sticks, anything else will be a shot in the dark and/or require manual RAM overclocking which involves a lot of time and tuning and testing and some technical tools. Much easier to just jam the XMP "on" and trust that it was set properly by the factory using memory from the QVL, unless you're an OC geek like me with too much time on your hands (and that being said, I don't mind saying that my one foray off the QVL with memory could not for the life of me get it to post at anything beyond 2133MHz - buyer beware) (from the following link) https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z490-e-gaming-model/helpdesk_qvl_memory
  6. =VG= SemlerPDX

    PSU help

    What motherboard model are you using? ROG STRIX z490 covers well over a dozen boards by ASUS (it matters for power requirements estimate for PSU) *EDITS: I added up estimates (guessing on parts not well defined) and came up with around 525 Watts before fans or additional storage drives (on top of the 2TB NVMe listed above). Seeing 3070 would make me think twice about which PSU to get, particularly an OC version from ASUS - expect around 275W draw on that card alone under load. Find the RAM you want to use on the Motherboard QVL for Memory (qualified vendors list) for the socket and specific board you are getting: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1043883/ Find a proper PSU from the LTT PSU Tier List -- name brand and 80 Plus certification are NOT indicators of a good PSU (though not to be ignored, either - just don't base a purchase off those two factors alone): https://linustechtips.com/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list/ I have the EVGA SuperNOVA 750W G1+ 80 PLUS Gold Modular from that list, in the Tier B section. The Tier A section is where you drop tons of cash for a tip-top overclocking system ready to set records and compete, imho - if budget is a concern, like it is for me, you might stick with the Tier B selections. Just don't go any lower than that if you can afford not to.
  7. I think he meant Kunsan?
  8. Hello and welcome! Thanks for the intro - see you around!
  9. Thank you all for your service! Happy Veterans Day!
  10. Tossed this up in the VG Events Calendar and the Discord Events, PR channels I'll be there if I can wake up early enough (edit: yeah, I didn't - couldn't rouse before 11, event was at 8 my time. Will catch the next one)
  11. Thanks to request from GRN&GLD to help with giveaways, etc. the VG Store now offers Gift Cards! Happy Halloween! https://veterans-gaming.com/store/gift-cards/
  12. This poll is now open to all VG Army Club Officers and Jr. Officers group members. Please be honest, answers are on your own honor, we want to identify those who are just starting to get into leadership in this game as well as those who spend most of their time for months (or even years) in leadership roles in VG PR COOP, Arma 3, and/or BMS at VG. This will remain open for some time, hoping to flesh out and solidify this new Leadership Wings program before the end of Quarter 4 of 2021 (Oct-Dec). There is much to do, and all of this will be part of an automated Ribbons/Medals/Wings plugin I will develop for this IPS website system, but that project has been put off so far for 8 months that I've been doing it all manually (adding donation pins, group ribbons for Enlisted/Jr. Officer/Officer, etc.) and trust me when I say it's getting old fast... I just can't find the time (yet) I need to develop this IPS plugin and all the ones I see for sale SUCK HOT ASS so VG will be designing our own very awesome plugin specifically for the VG Community and our specific needs (not only because I don't want to pay someone for a half-assed medals system when I can design one myself if I can find a week or few to fit it in my schedule, like the VG Wiki). Thank you all for being part of this thing we are continuing to build up!! So many great things in store for the future, some only teased so far, and we're happy you all are here for the journey! Looking forward to more regular gaming events for all our servers from PR through BMS, as well as regularly scheduled training operations events once we can get a structure and system in place for them (including modified maps/missions/TE's tailored just for us).
  13. Welcome to the VG Army Sytnaxx, Apologies, and mrgeniusgaming! ... Just a reminder to new VG Army members - we typically assume most members play PR COOP, but if we all don't know you from the games as a long time regular, please post up to say Hello and let us know what you play here! We just started this new membership path, and it seems the best route so that we don't accidentally award Enlisted group/ribbon to a semi-automatic bot preparing to fire off spam rounds in the club forums. We are glad to have you all - a simple reply from standard website members including what you like to play here will be rewarded with the entry level Enlisted website group!
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