[RndTbl] config setup

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu May 11 07:51:13 CDT 2017

I don't disagree with your reasoning on the PSU, I just haven't seen any gamers that keep their system for >1yr before upgrading anyway, and in my experience even the"Blue light special" (ha!) PSUs work fine for the first year.  So different conclusion based on different starting premises.  YMMV, obviously.  The original PSU spec'd doesn't look like junk, but it's hard to tell nowadays.
Definitely agree with all your other comments though.  (I have had vendor utilities conflict before. In ASUS' case it's not just tweaking, it's monitoring too.)


On May 11, 2017 2:21:42 AM CDT, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
>On 2017-05-11 Adam Thompson wrote:
>> Yikes, that's barely readable now... And could have been done as a
>> 1kb text file anyway.  But I digress.
>Hah.  The original looked just as bad (I compared before posting)
>across 3 pages.  It took me waaay less time to unwrap the pdf and
>the images vs the time to transcribe to ASCII.  I was tempted but don't
>have the time tonight.
>> 2) deliberately choosing a motherboard and a video card from
>> direct competitors (suggest getting them from the same mfgr to avoid
>> conflicting "optimizer" utilities)
>I 80% disagree... mix & match VC and MB willy nilly, they'll still
>work.  However, your "optimizer" bit might hold true if you're tweaking
>the heck out of it, and the vendors provide said tools vs just
>repackaging the stock nvidia ones.
>Since I strongly discourage the use of vendor "optimizers" for all but
>the most advanced users, I would say just plunk in the stock nvidia
>utilities and don't worry about it.
>That said, it isn't terribly hard to match vendors, especially if you
>use Asus.
>> Other thoughts:
>> - the PSU can probably be whatever generic crap NewEgg sells this
>> week without making much difference
>Ha!  See my other post.  The PS boils down to "I want the gamut
>between weird hard-to-pin-down problems through to no-POST and actual
>fires with my system sooner rather than later" vs "I want to never have
>problems". Been selling hardware / custom systems since 1997 and
>learned my PS lessons the hard way... YMMV of course.  Funny, the #1
>hardest thing to research and source are good PS's.
>I'll agree with you in one regard, the fancy marketing, high wattage,
>and high price ones don't mean squat when it comes to being "good".
>1200W $200 supplies are usually just as junky as 400W cheapos, just
>with higher wattage.  People are all looking at the wrong specs.  A
>couple of vendors care and "get it", but 99% don't.
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