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26 minutes ago, tymmur said:

Cooling seems to be very overlooked compared to how important it is. It doesn't matter if you have a 3 or 4 GHz CPU if your cooling won't allow it to go faster than 2 GHz. You want a case where the entire front can be covered with fans, ideally at least 120 mm. The bigger the better because not only will bigger ones move more air, they are also less noisy while doing so. You also need to avoid the stock CPU cooler since it's noisy and not cooling very well. The 212 EVO is popular because it's arguably the best CPU cooling without going into the high cost CPU coolers.

It's funny you should mention the 212 EVO, cuz that's exactly what I have installed. And I agree, it's pretty sexy. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ahlor/saved/

I know there are more factors to look into with the case other than just airflow, but I kinda assumed that any case that prioritized that would already have the slots needed to install more fans. I suppose I could be wrong, though.

34 minutes ago, tymmur said:

I would recommend Corsair both because of quality and because the warranty lasts 10 years, meaning you can easily end up using it in multiple computers within the expected lifetime of the power supply.

Wtf, did you hack my list or something!?

41 minutes ago, tymmur said:

Keep in mind that regarding RAM and CPU, more expensive doesn't always mean better. There are expensive components, which are optimized for tasks like databases and will actually perform worse in games than some cheaper alternatives.

I did prioritize spending on GPU over CPU, mostly because my research lead me to believe that the former has more impact on gaming than the latter. I kinda confirmed as much when I tested the build out while playing The Witcher 3, and found that the game relied very heavily on my GPU, but moderately on my GPU.

As for RAM, I don't remember why I went with my choice, but it doesn't feel like I spent too much. The lowest my MB can take is DDR4-2133, and what I bought was 2400. I'm, like, 50% sure I got my ram on sale, which may explain why I went with that over 2133. At least I didn't go with the fastest it can take. Although lately it feels like I need to double the amount of RAM I have since browsers are so heavy on it nowadays.

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2 hours ago, Kenshin_sama said:

I know there are more factors to look into with the case other than just airflow, but I kinda assumed that any case that prioritized that would already have the slots needed to install more fans. I suppose I could be wrong, though.

While multiple slots for fans isn't uncommon, you can't take them for granted and it really makes a difference if it's 2 80 mm fans or 3 120 mm fans. Obviously you should pay attention to other features as well, like does it have room for graphics card etc.

2 hours ago, Kenshin_sama said:

Wtf, did you hack my list or something!?

Oh dear. I was hoping you wouldn't notice :amane:

2 hours ago, Kenshin_sama said:

I did prioritize spending on GPU over CPU, mostly because my research lead me to believe that the former has more impact on gaming than the latter. I kinda confirmed as much when I tested the build out while playing The Witcher 3, and found that the game relied very heavily on my GPU, but moderately on my GPU.

Some games depend on the GPU, some have heavy interaction between the CPU and GPU, which mean either can be a bottleneck and some rely on the CPU. There are plenty of turn based games, which looks fine, can make do with the integrated GPU, but can max out even the best CPU when the AI takes its turn. Games also depend differently on RAM, both throughput and latency. This is why "the best" gaming computer at a specific price doesn't exist. It will always be "the best for which game?".

Which monitor is best? That can't be answered for similar reasons. Which monitor is best for VNs? That would be good colors, brightness, contrast etc while pixel update time won't matter. Resolution should be 4K.

Why 4K? It's because it scales well to both 720p and 1080p. Native resolution divided by used resolution should be a whole number. The alternative is an image where some pixels are bigger than others because the screen cant display half pixels.

  • 2160/1080=2
  • 2160=720=3
  • 1440/720=2
  • 1440/1080=1.33
  • 1080/720=1.5

Notice how 2160p (aka 4K) is the only resolution to properly support both 1080p and 720p. I'm not saying other resolutions are bad, but this is about the best option. You can get decently priced 4K monitors to match everything mentioned here, but be prepared for pixel response times upwards toward 10 ms, or around 4-5 times slower than monitors aimed at fast action like FPS. I wouldn't recommend a fast updating monitor for VNs though as they tend to sacrifice colors for speed, making VNs look noteworthy worse. Once again "the best" depends on what you plan to use it for.

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28 minutes ago, tymmur said:

Resolution should be 4K.

By the way, one thing I had to give up after switching to 4K display was reading VNs in window mode. Even 720p window looks, like, very small on my screen, and most VNs I read still have even lower resolutions, so... :vanilla:

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16 hours ago, r0xm2n said:

I've actually had a pcpartpicker account for a while. And this is my part list so far....

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HYGpr6

:sachi:

Nice choices you got there mate! When it comes to Processor, always go with AMD! They're the best choice for custom build PCs!:sachi:

ASUS Motherboards are a safe bet, however in my opinion, they too overpriced, your paying too much money for the brand and not for the actual motherboard itself... 

There's other reliable Motherboard brands, try checking out MSI ,GIGABYTE and BIOSTAR, Although GIGABYTE does cost a little than MSI or BIOSTAR, its much more durable than ASUS for less the price, partly because of their Dual BIOS unique motherboard feature and they already had a track record about it. I've been using GIGABYTE for decades now and it haven't failed on me yet... :sacchan:

I kinda envy that you could buy all these high specs parts without worries lol, the feeling must be awesome! Computer or PC parts here in the Philippines is ridiculously expensive, still need to hoard tons of cash just to buy a decent PC... The world is unfair sometimes lol :vanilla: 

Hope I'll have my very own AMD Ryzen PC someday... :mare:

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40 minutes ago, Templarseeker said:

Nice choices you got there mate! When it comes to Processor, always go with AMD! They're the best choice for custom build PCs!:sachi:

That's debatable. Intel has a track record of better reliability, like it's AMD, which have had issues with cracks killing CPUs, CPUs bursting into flames if the cooler is removed etc. Intel has a history of reliability in that regard. AMD tend to deliver more CPU power at the same pricetag, but they do so by pushing the hardware more. I have a few 10+ year old Intel CPUs running just fine and I will not expect Ryzen to survive that long.

Another way to tell the difference between Intel and AMD is you can overclock Intel CPUs quite significantly without issues (personally 4->4.7 GHz) while Ryzen can't really be overclocked. It's already clocked at the limit and if you clock it higher, it has a risk of overheating because it can't move the heat from the CPU to the heatsink fast enough. It's not a question of how good a heatsink you have, it's a question of how fast the heat can leave the CPU itself. Ryzen has a tendency to use a lot of power and produce a lot of heat.

I wouldn't say "always go with... (Intel or AMD)" because question of finding the right CPU for the task is more complex than just looking up benchmarks and price. Ryzen does have some attractive features, particularly considering the price, but it doesn't beat Intel in all aspects.

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10 hours ago, tymmur said:

That's debatable. Intel has a track record of better reliability, like it's AMD, which have had issues with cracks killing CPUs, CPUs bursting into flames if the cooler is removed etc. Intel has a history of reliability in that regard. AMD tend to deliver more CPU power at the same pricetag, but they do so by pushing the hardware more. I have a few 10+ year old Intel CPUs running just fine and I will not expect Ryzen to survive that long.

Another way to tell the difference between Intel and AMD is you can overclock Intel CPUs quite significantly without issues (personally 4->4.7 GHz) while Ryzen can't really be overclocked. It's already clocked at the limit and if you clock it higher, it has a risk of overheating because it can't move the heat from the CPU to the heatsink fast enough. It's not a question of how good a heatsink you have, it's a question of how fast the heat can leave the CPU itself. Ryzen has a tendency to use a lot of power and produce a lot of heat.

I wouldn't say "always go with... (Intel or AMD)" because question of finding the right CPU for the task is more complex than just looking up benchmarks and price. Ryzen does have some attractive features, particularly considering the price, but it doesn't beat Intel in all aspects.

Hahahah! :wahaha:

So finally one of the Intel fanboys showed up! Please spare me with the debates and facts since I'm not a fan of participating in a pissing contest of which one is better. I both use Intel and AMD, however I seemed to have better results and experience with AMD Processors. Heck even Japanese Overclockers such as this guy in the video prefers using a AMD than a Intel Processor!:maple:

I wouldn't even argue with you Intel being the best and all that wonderful stuff since they were the first microprocessor maker in the market, AMD just followed years later... 

Personally in my experience, I've never had any of my AMD processor fried, burned, or got overheated like the ones you mentioned. I even got a pretty old Athlon II X2 Processor that still works which I still use interchanging between my other AMD AM3+ sockets motherboards so I wouldn't need to buy a new set of PC parts just to have a new computer...

That's the real power of AMD Processors in its Backwards Compatibility Motherboards wherein you could swap different processors with the same motherboard as long as it supports the same socket, I never heard of any Backwards Compatibility with Intel Motherboards. For many, Intel user will have to replaced their whole rig, including the motherboard, processors, memory cards, etc. You might be able to salvage the fans for use in your new PC setup but in the end. If you want a upgrade, you'll need to start from scratch, discarding your previous motherboard and buy a new one... This kind of practice is only beneficial and in favors to the companies and corporate bastards themselves since we are going to spend more money than necessary. If you really got your facts right like you always do, you should know that Intel was charged by the EU with Monopoly Abuse!:leecher:

At least I have a clear conscience when I'm buying and using AMD Processor. Plus its consumer friendly wherein it gives you options on what you want to upgrade on your AMD PC system, if you want a new processor but don't want to replace your motherboard, you can do that with AMD... That's what I done with mine, instead of buying a new set of PC gaming Rig, I just replaced my old Athlon II X2 Processor into a new FX-6300 Processor plus I bought a new video card and some couple of generic memory cards... 

All you Intel users cares are about power and performance which is very reasonable and logical, these qualities are of only secondary concern to me since I value Longevity more than those two since resources are scarce and I couldn't buy a new rig if my current one is malfunctions for some reason anytime unlike the awesome guys here lol:wafuu: 

Besides having the same PC for decades with you feel kinda like a achievement, well only for me since I'm strange :michiru:

AMD Processor are meant to be used by specialists and technicians like myself and other guys or girls out there who knows what they're doing with their PC...

Aside from bashing Intel and the like, I be fair here since, constructive conversation are better than destructive one huhuh....:nokia:

Buy/Purchase Intel Processor if you have tons of money to waste and want to have the "easy and safe choice" 

Buy/Purchase AMD Processor if your a specialists/technicians or if you know what your getting and doing... 

Well that's all from me... Happy PC hunting or assembling I guess :Chocola:

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Confession : yesterday i experienced food poisonning, it was a pretty...interesting experience.

 

I'm fine now tho, so there is that...but quite frankly, now i want to be more careful with what and where i eat.

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Seemingly, I have a choice. An abstract one. A choice maybe everyone faces at some time....

* Make counter measures against the oncoming storm. Flight. Some might call it cowardice. Some may call it an attempt to preserve oneself.

* Stand my ground. See the possible end, accept responsibility for it.

* Accept that everything is temporary. Try to live through as many experiences as possible. And let the universe decides what happens.

And I thought my life was going to be incredibly dull, and I was going to die unhappy. Now I see, one way or another, it's going to change. Rather drastically. Sooner, rather then later. And I have a choice.

 

I think that applies to all of us. To all of humanity. We are collectively making a choice.

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2 hours ago, r0xm2n said:

Seemingly, I have a choice. An abstract one. A choice maybe everyone faces at some time....

* Make counter measures against the oncoming storm. Flight. Some might call it cowardice. Some may call it an attempt to preserve oneself.

* Stand my ground. See the possible end, accept responsibility for it.

* Accept that everything is temporary. Try to live through as many experiences as possible. And let the universe decides what happens.

And I thought my life was going to be incredibly dull, and I was going to die unhappy. Now I see, one way or another, it's going to change. Rather drastically. Sooner, rather then later. And I have a choice.

 

I think that applies to all of us. To all of humanity. We are collectively making a choice.

This is one of the most profound ways of saying "my parents are finally kicking me out" I've ever encountered.

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On 7/29/2018 at 1:49 AM, Kurisu-Chan said:

Confession : yesterday i experienced food poisonning, it was a pretty...interesting experience.

 

I'm fine now tho, so there is that...but quite frankly, now i want to be more careful with what and where i eat.

Ouch

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Every time I read a VN's description that I'm convinced it's just right for me, only to find out that it's not translated into English seconds later, it feels like a punch in the guts that rubs in my face the fact that I've been too lazy to keep up my japanese learning process :vinty:

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Confession: I've just, most likely, won my last battle with MMO's and other timesink multiplayer games, deleting WoW and all the other, similar life-stealers that I theoretically didn't touch any more, but they still lingered on my hard disk. Since Battle for Azeroth went live, my productivity got abysmal even though I theoretically kept playing it pretty limited after the first week and there were other factors involved (a lot of family drama, putting actual effort in some other things, like working out regularly for the first time in my life). I just knew I couldn't keep up with giving this game an hour or two of my every day without jeopardizing things that are actually important to me (and I see very little point in playing it from time to time). Hopefully, I'll be at least be able to get back to my Japanese studies in this newly-recovered time every morning and sort out my work schedule a bit better. As much as I was happy with my achievements in July, I was seriously, seriously disappointed with myself later on and while I have some super-annoying events ahead of me, I really hope that I can end this summer with a decent record and proper motivation moving forward.

TL;DR: My quarter-life crisis and personal crusade against timesink video games came to a conclusion of sorts.

And no, I don't consider VNs time sinks. Some of them  may be long as fuck, but they're stories to read, not sandboxes to tinker with and grind in for an unlimited amount of time. I can control my VN consumption, but I was never anywhere close to controlling my habits with RPGs, strategy games and sims. I seriously hope I don't touch another Total War game in my life. They're poison to me. :s

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4 hours ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

Confession: I've just, most likely, won my last battle with MMO's and other timesink multiplayer games, deleting WoW and all the other, similar life-stealers that I theoretically didn't touch any more, but they still lingered on my hard disk. Since Battle for Azeroth went live, my productivity got abysmal even though I theoretically kept playing it pretty limited after the first week and there were other factors involved (a lot of family drama, putting actual effort in some other things, like working out regularly for the first time in my life). I just knew I couldn't keep up with giving this game an hour or two of my every day without jeopardizing things that are actually important to me (and I see very little point in playing it from time to time). Hopefully, I'll be at least be able to get back to my Japanese studies in this newly-recovered time every morning and sort out my work schedule a bit better. As much as I was happy with my achievements in July, I was seriously, seriously disappointed with myself later on and while I have some super-annoying events ahead of me, I really hope that I can end this summer with a decent record and proper motivation moving forward.

TL;DR: My quarter-life crisis and personal crusade against timesink video games came to a conclusion of sorts.

And no, I don't consider VNs time sinks. Some of them  may be long as fuck, but they're stories to read, not sandboxes to tinker with and grind in for an unlimited amount of time. I can control my VN consumption, but I was never anywhere close to controlling my habits with RPGs, strategy games and sims. I seriously hope I don't touch another Total War game in my life. They're poison to me. :s

I'll give you a week

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Confession: I now work at the worst fictional location ever, that's right, high school...

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6 hours ago, Ranzo said:

I'll give you a week

Nah, I might play a few rounds of Close Combat or Darkest Dungeon in the coming weeks (literally last two non-VNs I've left there), but nothing beyond that. I'll be busy AF anyways. :] 

6 hours ago, Ranzo said:

Confession: I now work at the worst fictional location ever, that's right, high school...

Just remember to avoid certain popular romance scenarios... Or at least check the consent laws in your state first. :chaika:

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Back in my high school days I used to write quite a bit (mostly short stories), it was very relaxing and rewarding for me. I was never that great, but I did manage to qualify for some contests in my region, ocassionally winning some awards. Somehow it's something I slowly drifted apart from after entering college, but I really miss it and I'm thinking about taking it up again, if only as a therapeutical device for me. 

Man, I actually dropped so many things during these last years. I'm kind of ashamed of myself.

Actually now that I think about it, after reading everything in English for years I don't even know if I'll remember how to write in my native language anymore :michiru: And my English is nowhere near literary level :notlikemiya:

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2 hours ago, Thyndd said:

Actually now that I think about it, after reading everything in English for years I don't even know if I'll remember how to write in my native language anymore :michiru: And my English is nowhere near literary level :notlikemiya:

Heh, I guess I can still write in Polish properly, as I wrote a pretty lenghty academic paper last month, but I know the pain. Funnily enough, because I watch, read and write stuff in English every day and basically stop consuming any kind of local media, my spoken Polish is a mess, as I constantly mix in "false friend" words in their English meaning or stagger to find a Polish equivalent of an English word I would use to describe something. The more abstract/advanced the conversation, the more this problem shows up.

And well, maybe you should try writing in English anyways? It's good training and you'll have a much easier time to find literary communities to share and discuss your stuff with. ;) Good luck either way!

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The difference between academic, online forum and fictional writing is quite big though, especially if you're trying to switch between languages. I remember our teachers hating it when we used literary devices we learned in English classes for creative writing in German. Some things that sound good in one language can turn out really cringeworthy when you translate them literally into another one.

Maybe you should try reading some literature you like that's written in your native language first to get back into the right mindset? I don't think you can really forget how to write in your native language. 

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9 hours ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

Heh, I guess I can still write in Polish properly, as I wrote a pretty lenghty academic paper last month, but I know the pain. Funnily enough, because I watch, read and write stuff in English every day and basically stop consuming any kind of local media, my spoken Polish is a mess, as I constantly mix in "false friend" words in their English meaning or stagger to find a Polish equivalent of an English word I would use to describe something. The more abstract/advanced the conversation, the more this problem shows up.

You can say that again. Literally every time I'm speaking in any context or environment I stumble a lot looking for words, expressions or idioms in my freaking own language that have a similar meaning to English ones. It's like I'm not a native speaker anymore -.-"

And I think it's not exactly a matter of forgetting your mother tongue. What's happening here is that every language has a pool of very common words and expressions that is quite different from other languages, so from your being in frequent contact with it you are just more likely to start expressing yourself using those. It's actually kinda similar to subliminal stuff :michiru: I also think that's the reason why many bilingual people report "changes in personality" when switching from one language to another. It's not that the language changes the way you think or the content itself, but rather the way the content comes across, if I'm making any sense.

9 hours ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

And well, maybe you should try writing in English anyways? It's good training and you'll have a much easier time to find literary communities to share and discuss your stuff with. ;) Good luck either way!

Yeah I guess, as long as I'm writing stuff for 6-year-old kids it's ok :sacchan: It'd be kind of embarrasing to share those though. And thank you!

7 hours ago, alpacaman said:

The difference between academic, online forum and fictional writing is quite big though, especially if you're trying to switch between languages

Agree. They are just two different beasts. Academic writing, which I still do for uni, is all about conveying information in the most concise and unambiguous way possible. Fictional writing, on the other hand, hinges on your ability to make the text immersive for the reader. Any unnatural character interaction or poor scenary or sensory/cognitive depiction can totally ruin it. And it's very, very hard to be as natural as possible in a language that's not your own. It's not even a matter of huge vocabulary or the skill to play with the language syntax: leave that to poets; In my opinion the trademark of a good writer is the ability to manipulate the reader through their writing.

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Yeah, sometimes I wonder if I'll experience something like that if I get too much into reading VNs in Japanese. But I guess I won't have to worry too too much since I'll still be reading and writing English here on Fuwanovel, and I doubt I'll be reading any physical books in Japanese for quite some time (non-digital literature is my go-to for pre-sleep cooldowns).

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