Upcoming reviews and Builds!

Hey Everyone,

My favorite part of working on this blog and my Youtube channel is the fact that I have an outlet to discuss PC parts, build choices, etc and to give people advice if they need it. I really hope this channel takes off soon and we get a community of readers and active participants who want to learn and help me learn at the same time. Thats really been my experience in the PC Gaming/PC Building community so far and I really hope that continues.

The Home server Plan:
As you guys know from Previous posts I am a huge fan of PLEX media server. So far I have a really basic server but it works perfectly fine for my needs and I plan to continue to evolve and upgrade this as needed. I use this PC primarily for streaming and storing my media files as thats the point of a server and my wife likes to play older games on it like Fallout New Vegas. I currently have all my content creation and video recordings on my main PC. Part of the life of a server is being on 24/7 so I have to trust my parts to remain cool and my hardware to hold up.
As you saw in my post about the plex server update, this PC is currently in an old Acer M16 case which has horrible cooling. There is no intake whatsoever and only 1x 8-mm exhaust fan but its what I had on hand and I made due.

For this PC's upgrade I will be dropping in a new motherboard, adding more RAM, and giving it my desktop PC's case for better cooling.

The desk machine:
For my desktop and do everything PC. I recently bought a Fractal Define Mini C and a EVGA 450B power supply for SILENCE and a more reliable power supply as my old school 300w OEM was starting to act up with my RX 460 over clocked.

Side Project:
Bonus post to come in I bought a CPU cooler from China. No name, No brand, and I have been putting it through the paces. I will be posting the results from a bad case and from a good case, plus how its doing in basic games as this is on my home server, not my gaming pc.

Ryzen 5 Release Leaked !

Looks like someone leaked the Ryzen 5 release date. I have been excited and waiting for Ryzen for a long  time but the 5 series has been what I am the most excited about. 4 cores and 8 threads for under $200! Time will tell but I am really considering a Ryzen 5 build sometime in the later half of the year.

Learning some new video editing techniques

Hey Everyone,

So since I created my blog and Youtube channel I have played with many different video editing software and I finally found one I like. As a requirement since I don't make any money from Youtube and this blog I decided to limit my testing to only Free software. After blowing though Windows Movie Maker, Filmora, and Hitfilm Express. I tried Davinci Resolve 12.5. This software has amazing color correction, video editing tools, Audio editing, multi track caching for all kinds of media. I watched a few quick tutorials and I was able to add my title page, images, several audio files and render the whole thing in 1080p @ 30fps in h.264 for Youtube.

If you are new to video editing I really recommend giving this software a try. IF you have any questions about it please let me know I would be happy to help if I can. In the mean time please enjoy some GTA V Online Gameplay.

**Rendering on an i3 is a slow process, this video took 18 minutes to render**


Thanks for Reading

Ryzen gaming Controversy..Are they really bad for gaming

Hey Everyone,

**I just want to notate that I am not a reviewer or on any companies radar and did not receive any Ryzen products to actually test myself.**

My opinions are based on my own knowledge and research from around the internet.

So to start off, I hate how this launch is being received, it is absolute garbage. Everyone is coming off saying the Ryzen chips can't compete with a 7700k, they don't have the same IPC as the 7700k. They aren't getting astounding frame rates......

OK so some knowledge. Ryzen 7 CPUS should be treated as workstation and professional use CPUS. These are equivalents to Intel's X99 platform of professional and workstation CPUS. Big fact they don't play games any better than Ryzen 7 and they are double the price. If you go and get a Ryzen 7 1800x and a 7700k and ask them to lets say:

  1. Render large videos in 4k 
  2. Compress complex multi audio files 
  3. Video and Photo editing 
  4. 3D Modeling 
  5. File compression 
  6. Running Virtual Machines 

Ryzen 7 or an X99 platform CPU is the way to go and Ryzen 7 is coming out ahead of Intel in this category on launch with these professional grade CPU's. Despite them being new and still working out compatibility issues. One of the biggest speculations out there and this was addressed by GamersNexus (after they received death threats....Really People?) was the fluctuations in the data being reported by various reviewers. The main problem as with all new PC tech THE MOTHERBOARDS. The often overlooked central nervous system of your entire PC. Ryzen is brand new, AMD has made a enormous leap and completely overhauled their entire architecture. The Bios's aren't perfect, new tech hardly ever meets its full potential right out the gate.

So give it time

Thanks for Reading, 

Ryzen Price Table

Hey Everyone,
Been awhile since I've posted anything. But today I wanted to go over the leaked Ryzen Processor price list that has been floating around the internet.

Officially the only confirmed prices are the Ryzen 7 CPU's since they are officially available tomorrow! Based on the initial benchmarks I am very excited to see how the rest of AMD's line up performs. The 1800x is on par with the intel 6800k a $1000.00 CPU. I am hoping real world performance is also comparable in all categories which may cause the first Intel price drop that I can remember. I think it also might bring some competition back into the CPU market. For a long time going on 5 years now Intel has been ahead in IPC and single core performance which equals out to superior gaming and rendering performance. But with these new Ryzen chips competing with and beating some current gen Intel hardware it may be time for Intel to get serious again.

Because of the lack of competition the increase in performance from Haswell to Skylake to Kabylake have been very minimal. Especially since Haswell is still such a strong performer a lot of people (myself included) haven't budged off our gen 4 CPU's and for good reason.

So my hopes for this year
1. We see Intel prices on Haswell, Skylake, and Kabylake decrease to be more competitive with Ryzen counter parts.
2. We see AMD take a larger portion of the market share to help them to continue making innovations like this.
3. That Intel delivers some serious performance increases over Kabylake now that there is some competition in the CPU marketplace.

Thats all for now, thanks for reading

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