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#3867 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Make sense for what?
We're also 1.5 months away from the Ryzen 7000 release, so if you're willing to wait until 2023 for an RTX 4080 or something like that then why bother planning anything out now?
Also ngl, 2400MHz RAM would suck for Zen.

posted 1 week ago
#3864 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Always disappointing, but not surprising to see that things really haven't improved at all since 2015.
Thanks for reminding me about memory latency. TF2 does seem to be affected by that significantly, so it's possible that 5800X3D might end up being the fastest CPU for TF2 due to cheating a bit with its massive cache.

posted 2 weeks ago
#3862 PC Build Thread in Hardware


LeonhardBrolerKernel-Power Event 41 (63)

That's usually power failure or anything that could cause a hard reset, I think.
Check all cables, especially GPU power, check RAM (whether it's seated properly, maybe even run memtest86+), update BIOS and drivers, all that fun stuff.

Really bad.
Back when I check years ago, the answer was theoretically infinite, so it will use all cores/threads for the parts that are multithreaded, but so few of it is multithreaded that the average works out to less than 2. Plus one more for the GPU driver, so a third thread helped, but not a lot. As in, 2 cores were significantly slower, but 2 cores + SMT/Hyperthreading for 4 threads total was only marginally slower than 3 or 4 real cores. And beyond that nothing really changed.
The last time I asked, it seems to have gotten slightly better or just worked differently for Ryzen since those seem to be getting more frames beyond 4 cores/threads, but you definitely still shouldn't buy a CPU for TF2 based on cores.
You want clockrate/IPC and anything that is actually fast that way and/or overclockable will most likely have more cores/threads than you benefit from in TF2.

posted 2 weeks ago
#8 Changing the meta in Off Topic
murkscribeGive heavy a energy shield. There scout meta goes bye bye.

The game you're thinking of is Overwatch.

posted 2 weeks ago
#13 playing medic probably healthy in TF2 General Discussion

Playing medic is one of the best ways to combat low blood pressure.

posted 1 month ago
#3859 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Intel mobos tend to be more expensive in general, though it's especially bad with this generation for various reasons. Intel also releases a new socket every two years no matter what (even if it's just the same socket made incompatible via an extra pin or software), so that's very much by design.

Yeah, and RAM prices fluctuate so much that I really don't want to spend time on figuring out whether 3600 would be worth it.

No contest in terms of performance, but 500 GB vs 1 TB obviously isn't quite fair. Not surprising that the 500 GB ones are much better when they cost around the same as the 1 TB.

Depending on the GPU model you pick, that one will also push out some air and the CPU fan also will. 2 intake might still be better to keep dust out and getting air out of the case is always easier than forcing it inside. Not like changing the fan position or even buying a third fan is much of a problem, you can still do either or both later if you don't like the temperatures you're getting.

Never go by brands for PSUs. Completely different performance depending on the model, and they're all manufactured by completely different companies anyway. be quiet is mostly FSP, but also HEC and even some Seasonic models, much less spread than some others, but the difference between a low end FSP and high end FSP model is still huge. 80+ Bronze only tells you about efficiency and the standard is 14 years old. Any PSU that can't meet such an old standard is either ancient or dangerous. Again, not saying that the one you picked is bad, but it is the absolute lowest I'd go in terms of quality/performance. Who printed the fancy sticker on its side and named it doesn't change that.
EDIT: The only way to be sure is to read reviews.

Not sure where you got the idea that Intel needs less power.

At least with Alder Lake/12th gen Intel is at least back to similar power consumption instead of the embarrassment you can see with with 10th and 11th gen, but a 5600X is still definitely faster than a 12400(F) while needing less power. The 12400F is cheaper though, so Intel finally managed to produce a good deal in the 200$ segment again after 5 years of nothing. That's only going to last until Zen 4 is released in september, but competition is good.

posted 1 month ago
#3857 PC Build Thread in Hardware
_KermitSetsulSeems fine.
This is high praise coming from setsul.

Well, the detailed analysis is that it seems entirely logical apart from maybe the SSDs, and I don't know enough about the prices and supply situation in russia (and I really don't want to go down that rabbit hole) to try and optimize anything else.
He explained why he went for the 12400, which is a budget-ish pick, 3200 RAM fits with that though it is certainly possible to obsess over potential gains from something like 3600, but without prices and a budget I can't even begin to guess whether it would be worth it.
The budget SATA SSD is probably being reused, since the rest of the build made sense I'm just giving Abyss the benefit of the doubt here.
The NVMe SSD is definitely a budget pick, not terribly impressive, wouldn't be my first choice either if something better is available, but in russia there might not be and it is still an NVMe SSD and quite cheap.
Good case. Only 2 fans but that's just nitpicking because I prefer having a rear exhaust fan better airflow and helping out the CPU cooler fan(s) a bit, on top of keeping two intake fans for positive air pressure. Sure, a smaller case would suffice for a μATX mobo, but paradoxically most cases smaller than the Focus G with the same features and build quality are somehow more expensive.
PSU same as the SATA SSD, nothing wrong with it if it's being reused, and even if it's not, I know the pain of finding decent PSUs at reasonable prices in eastern europe and beyond. It might not be winning any awards and 600W is technically a bit too much for that build, it's still a solid, if low-end (the acceptable low-end, not "might catch fire" low end) PSU that'll do.

Add that I wasn't sure if I had it in me to write something more detailed today, let alone next week, and I wanted to at least put out something instead of leaving the question unanswered for a week.

"seems fine" not as in "ugh, fine, it'll do" but as in "fine build."

posted 1 month ago
#3854 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Seems fine.

posted 1 month ago
#1271 Post your setup in Off Topic

You gotta appreciate the honesty of someone posting their actual setup instead of some unrealistically tidy version of it that hasn't been seen in 5 years.

posted 1 month ago
#33 #freeb0nes in TF2 General Discussion

It's amazing how RGL can fuck up something as simple as banning someone for not submitting a demo by waiting until he actually does submit it.

Of course the rules also suck because on one hand they state that demos must be uploaded within 48 hours, but on the other hand the punishment is for "Failure to submit Demos". So it's unclear if the punishment applies when demos are submitted too late.

ETF2L is quite clear on all that.

2.1.1. Penalties for not providing requested demosFailure to provide a requested demo file before its due time (i.e. 72 hours after being requested) will result in a penalty for the player and a Warning being issued to their team. Multiple instances of requested demo files not being applied come with greater punishments for both the player and the team.

Warnings applied to teams that fail to provide requested demo files can be removed once those files are uploaded. Player demo infractions expire after four years and will not count towards future penalties.

-72 hours because weekends are a thing
-penalties apply if that time is exceeded
-team warnings can be removed (the vaunted admin discretion applies) if demos are uploaded later

RGL may have 45 pages of rules, but clarification for how late demos are to be handled really couldn't be squeezed in.
But hey, instead there's this gem:

1008.5 - POV and STV DemosNon-match demos may be requested if it involves an important case.

You better be recording your scrims and pubbing!

posted 1 month ago
#14 Trading is unsafe atm in TF2 General Discussion
GritomaSetsulNot fixing it so that anyone who wants to trade safely has to use the community market would actually be a big brain move and kill off most of the independent market that doesn't make Valve any money.Gabe Machiavelli, president of Valve

Yeah, not expecting that to be on purpose, but there's a chance that someone sees the community market revenue going up and goes "well, no need to panic then. should be fine if we fix it next week (valve time)"

posted 2 months ago
#11 Trading is unsafe atm in TF2 General Discussion
Reerocant this just be used to send keys back and forth to a friend and unbox infinite crates

Nope, the trades abort with the keys gone, if I've read this correctly.

Wild_Rumpustaking bets how quickly this gets fixed since it actually hurts valves wallet

It doesn't actually affect Valve directly. This should only affect trades between players (or bots) which Valve doesn't and can't take a cut from.
The community market should be safe and that's where Valve makes money.
Not fixing it so that anyone who wants to trade safely has to use the community market would actually be a big brain move and kill off most of the independent market that doesn't make Valve any money.

posted 2 months ago
#31 rgl, enough. in TF2 General Discussion
Richarrrrdsetsul tries to not embarrass himself challenge

The only challenge that matters is posting in every RGL thread at any cost, despite not checking tftv for months at a time.

mustardoverlordThesis: koth maps

Antithesis: boomer maps

Synthesis: 3 koth and gravelpit

Does turbine count as a boomer map or is it beyond even that?

posted 2 months ago
#22 rgl, enough. in TF2 General Discussion
brodySetsul3 koth maps is the perfect american map rotation.
They only require counting to 3 instead of 5.
what on earth are u talking about man

On 5cp maps you need 5 cps to win.
On koth maps you need 3 minutes to win.

I guess the game notifies you when you win, so you don't need to able to count either way, but I heard it helps.

posted 2 months ago
#19 rgl, enough. in TF2 General Discussion

3 koth maps is the perfect american map rotation.
They only require counting to 3 instead of 5.

posted 2 months ago
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