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Everything posted by Jiggery-Ponkery

  1. I'd like to share an experience that didn't happen at the time I took the survey... it may be a very rare use case, however. I wanted to share a few specific songs from the Terranigma album with some friends. Off the top of my head, there was 2 ways to do this: Get them to download the torrent/mp3 album, or re-encode the mp3s I had to be under 8 megabytes so I could upload them to Discord chats. I didn't want to go through the hassle of re-encoding and uploading to each friend, or make a Discord group just to share them, and I didn't want to try to explain to different peole how to use to
  2. I didn't get a custom-Proph-built computerr, due to being in another country... but he did help me with understanding how to shop for parts, gave good recommendations, and was just super helpful and kind! I was able to figure out what I wanted, and building it myself was not too big a problem. Even though some of the assembly manuals could have been more helpful, like the motherboard should have a "DID YOU PUT THE STANDOFFS IN FIRST???" section on page 1. I'm quite happy with it! Gotta make some music so I can get a new GPU though. One part I couldn't find/afford...
  3. Its about that time again! I have enough money to go for all new now. Going to give my current one away. I'd like to stay under $1500 (really love to stay under $1000, in fact, but all new, music-making, game-playing machine for that price?) Don't need keyboard, mouse, or any of that stuff, just the tower. Would you be able to build something and ship it to Quebec, or make a list of recommendations available from Canadian retailers? Are things expected to go on sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, or is any time this month okay for pricing?
  4. Alright. Budget was lower than anticipated, so for now... I just got a replacement cooler. No upgrading yet. But I'm keeping all I learned for next time! Hopefully next November.Thanks again for the advice and putting up with my whiney moment!
  5. This is getting pretty difficult for me as a picky person who knows nothing about modern technology. Someone suggested this case and this motherboard, but a Youtube review mentioned that my particular graphics card tends to run hot with this case due to the lack of front fans. That sounds bad, since the most annoying thing is the graphics card's fans running loud. Then my friend mentioned the motherboard has spacing issues and limited fan plugs, so if I went with another case I don't know if I'd even be able to plug in more fans? And both those suggestions came with downgrading to a Ryzen
  6. Thanks! I'm looking around some, and I might be a little confused. A Motherboard doesn't come with a CPU? So its $100 for the motherboard, $60-70 for the case, and the CPU itself... This? Do CPUs come with thermal paste for installation, or is that another thing to get on its own?
  7. Been following this thread from the shadows for 12 years now... Seeing all the people getting help, this is the one place in the internet I trust! I'm looking to upgrade a few parts... What I have now: (Sorry its kind of word-salad to me; just writing down what I see on the boxes, or the Amazon pages I bought them from.) EVGA Supernova 550 G3 550 watt gold power supply ASRock Phantom Gaming Radion RX 580, (8GB GDDR5) Patriot Signature DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 240-Pin DDR3 Desktop Memory Kit PSD38G1600K -- and another 8 GB of whatever came with the compu
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