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It's very much a thing in the UK too, I guess memes are fairly international and a lot of it is rooted in that, jokes about depression etc which border on being not really being jokes, which in itself is half of the joke etc.

But yeah there's a massive gulf between what people often talk about as depression (usually low mood) and actual major depressive episodes, and then again between those and suicidal intentions (not just casual thoughts which many if not most people have). Then there's an even smaller subsection who act on those and smaller again who die from it.

Mental health as a whole is a very interesting field; I couldn't face working in it myself, but I have some friends who do. There's still so much we really don't understand but there's a lot of scope for improvement in treatment which is exciting in it's own right.

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An interesting statistic showed that around 15% of these suicides are American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Could there possibly be a correlation between ethnicity and location?
The main connection between ethnicity/location and suicide is primarily socioeconomic. That's not just to say absolute wealth but also financial security or lack thereof. With Alaska and extreme rural communities social isolation also comes into it which is a huge risk factor.

Off the top of my head (and excluding factors like age and sex):
The biggest protective factors are a partner, kids or barring that living with others, pets, a stable work environment etc.
Biggest risk factors are recent bereavement, relationship breakdown, loss of job/bankruptcy, access to the means.

Obviously that's kind of a separate topic to the main question being asked, as while social media, shitty world news etc may make people depressed, other than in very fringe cases it doesn't cause suicide.
Rates of suicide among youths are increasing substantially, but the 40-60 ish group still has the highest rate afaik, despite many of these problems described affecting them far less.
I imagine it's social isolation and job insecurity beginning at a much younger age that are having such an impact on younger age groups, but it's hard to measure either objectively.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:19:05 pm »
I mean I already posted a video showing someone doing everything wrong and still having a functional PC.
If you've ever played with lego you can build a PC. Essentially the only way you do something wrong is dropping things or buying non-compatible parts/not realising you have to flash older mobos to use Zen 2.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:42:26 pm »
Made for Ryzen is marketing, you can spend more if you want, but you really won't be getting that much more performance for a fairly hefty price increase. Even with extra frequency and tighter timings it's not worth it imo. Spending an extra 100 pounds on 5-10 fps isn't my idea of value, but to each their own.
Also idk if it changed since yesterday but for some reason the RAM in my list was like 400 quid, obviously don't spend that much, you can get 32Gb for 160-200 pounds depending on timings and frequency.

Also, if you're playing on a TV the refresh rate will be trash, I really can't recommend a good monitor enough, but up to you. Not to mention the lack of detail you'll be getting, so you're actually not even using most of the PC.
Imho, if you're happy with your TV then that's fine, but you won't notice any difference between a 3000 pound PC and whatever you currently have, so I don't really see why you want an insane build.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: August 10, 2019, 08:19:35 pm »
Not if you don't do video encoding. The Radeon VII isn't made for gaming in terms of the balance of specs. Unfortunately we're still stuck with nvidia when it comes to the top end cards.

Not to say you wouldn't get more fps out of buying a 2080 ti over a 2080 super, but given the extra 400 pound cost, you're FAR better off spending the extra money on a large, high refresh rate 1440p monitor so you actually appreciate it instead of having 5% more fps on a 1080p 60hz 21"panel.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:37:46 pm »
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yR9sRJ

You've got almost 600 quid left to choose a nice case, monitor and any other peripheries you want, plus case fans, thermal paste etc. And that's with Win 10 thrown in there too.
Something like this will be relevant for the next 8+ years barring any major leaps in technology which seem pretty unlikely at this point.

Building PCs is honestly easy, it's nerve wracking the first time because everything's expensive but you'd be amazed what you can get away with. This is a bit clickbait-y etc but it's a good demonstration at least:
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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: August 10, 2019, 01:42:06 pm »
A couple things about RAM:

1) RAM will only work at the same speed together. If you've got 1 set which can only get to 2666, buying a set of 3000 will only work up to 2666, so you're wasting money essentially (vs buying a 2nd 2666 kit). Also, RAM is very susceptible to compatibility issues at the best of time, even more so on Ryzen systems, and using 4 sticks of dual channel rather than quad channel (two kits of 2 vs 1 kit of 4 sticks) can be finicky to say the least.
2) More RAM barely helps for gaming past 16GB atm considering the massive extra cost. Much better to spend the money on a better CPU cooler, storage, monitor, whatever else you're looking to upgrade. If you're video encoding or 3D rendering, by all means more RAM will make a big difference, otherwise I'd stick to 16GB.
3) Overclocking RAM is only easy if you're just enabling XMP profiles, while it's technically overclocking it's also not really (as in it's tested and sold to do 3200 for example, it's not about pushing limits per se). If you get into actually pushing past what it's sold for and messing with sub timings then it's often complicated and frustrating, will involve clearing CMOS a lot. You can get a lot out of it, but up to you if the effort's worth it.

Faster RAM is only financially sensible up to about 3200, beyond that its very much diminishing returns.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: August 03, 2019, 02:48:41 pm »
There's not really any point upgrading your mobo, but whatever floats your boat

And yeah you can get some good money selling parts on ebay, managed to get like 40-45 pounds each for an old GTX 760 and an i5 4670k, which considering they were like 5 years old was pretty sweet

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 31, 2019, 03:59:57 pm »
Oh, interesting, didn't realise that.
I haven't really looked into VA panels at all, mainly IPS vs TN

Being a large brand, it should be pretty solid I'd imagine, but always look at lots of reviews before buying!

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 30, 2019, 11:54:44 pm »
Why are you worried about response times? It's 1ms, same as the other monitor. Plenty of monitors have 5ms response times and are completely fine. Looks solid.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 28, 2019, 04:29:53 pm »
Any remaining stutter could well be that BF5 and Squad are just a bit much for your CPU and GPU, but I'm just hazarding a guess at this point.


If you're keeping the same GPU (at least for now) there's no reason to get the 3700X as your GPU is going to be the limiting factor, even at 1080p.
Monitors are often slept on when it comes to rigs, so if it's a decent upgrade over what you currently have then I'd go for the 3600, desk and monitor.

As for if that monitor's any good, it's a TN panel, so very good for fast paced games like FPS, racing due to high refresh rate, low latency and Freesync is a nice bonus.
It won't look quite as fancy as an IPS for slower paced games (RTS/grand strategy etc). Depends on what you're playing really.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 26, 2019, 10:11:45 pm »
Which titles are still sketchy?
Also are you using the latest drivers?

Not really sure what else it could be at this point other than either poorly optimised games or simply your rig can't handle new titles at the resolution and/or graphics settings you're trying. If you turn down the details etc see if it improves, then at least you can see if your rig is up to scratch.
That's about as far as my basic troubleshooting will go though

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 25, 2019, 12:44:43 pm »
5G internet is faster but has worse connection and gets interrupted more easily, so if you're having connection issues (ie connection dropping) then it's worth using regular. Speed won't be noticeable in games as long as it's above the minimum required, it's more downloads where you'll notice it. Streaming would also require faster speeds but honestly you should be using ethernet if you're doing anything like that.

If the tearing is bad then enable vsync in games that you notice it in. It's not the best but it depends what's more noticeable, lower FPS or screen tearing, and if your TV has a low refresh rate anyway it's worth doing.
Screen tearing is very different to FPS drops though, and also not related to your CPU or GPU.

Personally I'd sort the internet first and then see if it persists.
Also what's your full setup, in particular your GPU?

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 25, 2019, 02:16:33 am »
Sounds much more likely to be internet related imo, considering it only being in MP plus the spikes to 300+

Do the same things occur on lowest settings, lower resolution etc in the same games?
If so, use ethernet instead of Wifi if you can, or otherwise try to move your router closer to your PC, make sure you're not using 5GHz wifi etc



In other news, User Benchmarks has just changed how they rate CPUs to favour Intel for no apparent reason. Instead of increasing the weighting of multithreaded performance (or even quad) to keep up with the fact that modern titles are utilising more cores more effectively, they've increased the single threaded weighting at the expense of multicore and quadcore weighting. I can only imagine they must have gotten a fat wad of money for it.
Old weightings: Single 30%, Quad 60%, Multi 10%
New weightings: Single 40%, Quad 58%, Multi 2%
https://web.archive.org/web/20190721115323/https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Faq/What-is-the-effective-CPU-speed-index/55
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Faq/What-is-the-effective-CPU-speed-index/55

Edit: It's lead to some pretty funny results, like the chip I used to have (i5 4670k) compared to it's big brother:
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4770K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4670K/1537vs1538

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:54:51 pm »
Viotek GN24C - 1080p 144hz curved 24" for $170
In terms of your requirements probs the best option, assuming you're in the US, I think it's hard to get elsewhere.

Otherwise look at
Acer XFA 240
AOC G2590FX

Source:
These guys know there stuff when it comes to monitors, so I'd say any of them is a safe bet

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