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by Neutronbeam
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 3119

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

Read some of the articles. There are a few specifications you need to research and be careful about, but televisions are getting better and cheaper faster than monitors, IMHO. You can get 40" 4K TV for so much less than a monitor and it doesn't have to be a no-name brand... https://www.amazon.c...
by Neutronbeam
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 3119

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

That's an easy one. Don't get a 40" 4K monitor ...get a 40" 4K television and use it as a monitor and save a cubic assload of cash. https://medium.com/@keredson/using-the-samsung-mu6300-40-4k-tv-as-a-computer-monitor-8582390bb824 https://www.techspot.com/article/1439-using-4k-tv-as-desktop...
by Neutronbeam
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply question for new build
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Power supply question for new build

Hmmm....how about getting the 1070 Ti 'cause it's not much below a 1080 in performance, use the savings from not getting a 1080 to get a really robust PSU, then overclock the 1070 Ti to 1080 performance territory and Bob's your uncle! (I have NO idea what that phrase means, but love it).
by Neutronbeam
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Purchasing Windows 10
Replies: 17
Views: 2148

Re: Purchasing Windows 10

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Windows-10-Home-32-64-Lifetime-Key/505443914 For $10 I'll give it a try next time I need a Win10 license on a build. (Got that link from someone else at TR) That was me. Highly recommended for Win 10 and MSFT Office 2016 Pro and for anti-virus...bought 5 licenses an...
by Neutronbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: occasional slow windows 10 boot
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: occasional slow windows 10 boot

My wife's back-up system is an HP EliteBook 8540p--I had put in a 512MB SSD and just finished updating to latest Windows 10. Runs a bit hot but pretty quick to boot.
by Neutronbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: occasional slow windows 10 boot
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: occasional slow windows 10 boot

You checked the boot settings options and the list of start-up programs? You can definitely speed it up with a non-gui boot, etc., and I usually have to disable some start-up programs such as iTunes and Google stuff.
by Neutronbeam
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 97
Views: 6203

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Well the official Last Jedi trailer has been out a few days. http://nerdist.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-rey-dark-side/ and it is generating some funny memes too: http://nerdist.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-trailer-internets-best-reactions/ Unsurprisingly a darker theme in this sequel and it is "...
by Neutronbeam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 45
Views: 1804

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

Save yourself a lot of money on the OS....http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Windows ... /505443914

Bought Windows OS, Office and anti-virus stuff there at fell-off-the-truck prices and never had anything go wrong. Office 2016 was a steal...
by Neutronbeam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 7512

Re: Stay Safe!

We got 296mm of rain per my homemade raingauge. (A plastic Spaghetti noodle holder). Right around 11.5". Pretty impressive. Fortunately we are able to handle that amount of rainfall without too much trulouble in sandy Florida. Our lake is very very full though. Which lake? My mother-in-law is ...
by Neutronbeam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 7512

Re: Stay Safe!

Be safe. Storm coming to Atlanta...Nanoflower is on the extreme Eastern edge here, I'm on the Eastern edge and Ryu Connor is more towards the middle I think. Used yesterday to fortify windows and remove potential flying objects. I'm riding it out in the house while wife and son are 20 miles away in ...
by Neutronbeam
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 5135

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

FWIW, I use compressed air to clean the fans vents and all other vents periodically when the machine is turned off and unplugged.
by Neutronbeam
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Too good to be true? $20 W10 key Amazon
Replies: 10
Views: 4403

Re: Too good to be true? $20 W10 key Amazon

NOT too good to be true. Check out http://www.bonanza.com and see what you get. I've bought W10 Pro, MSFT Office 2016 and antivirus from there and never been burned. I bought Office 2016 from MSFT for about $227, then from another site for about $147 and then bought it from bonanza for $17 . All leg...
by Neutronbeam
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Am I crazy to buy a friends used parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4646

Re: Am I crazy to buy a friends used parts?

I bought just that CPU new in a great Newegg deal for about $289 a few years back; so overall it's a pretty sweet deal. You can overclock that chip and it should be good for most anything you throw at it.
by Neutronbeam
Tue May 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade frustrations
Replies: 22
Views: 2282

Re: Upgrade frustrations

Okay, I KNOW this is a dumb idea, but...did you install the driver using GeForce Experience (http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience), which then MIGHT have optimized the game with the driver? Do you have a buddy who could test the card on their system?
by Neutronbeam
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 4462

Re: What are the best offline games?

Agree with many of the previous comments, but both offline and multiplayer and co-op (including with fellow gerbil Nanoflower, who lives in my city), Borderlands 2 has probably brought me more fun, stupid joy than just about anything I've played in 16 years. Simple, profane, dumb, over the top--it's...
by Neutronbeam
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Windows 10 Creator Update: Planetside 2 broken.
Replies: 11
Views: 3495

Re: Windows 10 Creator Update: Planetside 2 broken.

Win10CU has made one of my drives disappear...none of my software can detect it, not even my Paragon disk management suite. So pissed at MSFT again.
by Neutronbeam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Behind the Seams: Fur E
Replies: 28
Views: 1229

Re: Behind the Seams: Fur E

Perhaps the case could be auctioned or raffled off with the money going to a local pet shelter--or ASPCA?
by Neutronbeam
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How to subscribe without a credit card?
Replies: 23
Views: 3024

Re: How to subscribe without a credit card?

Or you could send me a certified check to my post office box address in Nigeria and I could pay for you with my card ;-). I'm just glad to help out a fellow gerbil.
by Neutronbeam
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3552
Views: 524742

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Sharon Jones &the Dap Kings
Raphael Saadiq
by Neutronbeam
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone upgrade advice
Replies: 80
Views: 3285

Re: Headphone upgrade advice

Also a Grado fan, but with your budget look at the Grado SR125e...

http://www.whathifi.com/grado/sr125e/review
by Neutronbeam
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bill Paxton
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: Bill Paxton

I heard he had a stroke while on the table; dunno if true. But the role that so many skip over is the one closest to my heart...evil brother Chet in "Weird Science." For me, that is a supporting actor Oscar performance hands down; he owns every scene he is in, and the timing, voice control...
by Neutronbeam
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Memory Alerts
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Windows Memory Alerts

Kept getting something like that on my wife's Win 10 laptop, but I had outfitted it with 12GB RAM so memory should not be an issue. Looked at the boot / start up list and disabled Adobe Reader and several Apple programs and uninstalled some stuff--Dropbox was on there for some reason and I didn't in...
by Neutronbeam
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Every few years, painful MS Office "upgrade"
Replies: 65
Views: 8248

Re: Every few years, painful MS Office "upgrade"

Did not think 2016 was worth the update over 2013, but assume MSFT will move to all SaaS Office 365 only; you can only subscribe and not buy.
by Neutronbeam
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey guys!! Need a bit of help!
Replies: 21
Views: 6425

Re: Hey guys!! Need a bit of help!

Not just a bigger SSD, but some version of this--a NVMe drive with a PCI adapter for a boot drive--
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1302797&gclid=CKqGuIyzktICFUkbgQodUA8EEg&is=REG&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C92051677682%2C&Q=&A=details
by Neutronbeam
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please help me name this song...
Replies: 35
Views: 6403

Re: Please help me name this song...

Geez you folks are picky...I thought everyone loved aural sax.
by Neutronbeam
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Ryzen pun & meme thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: The Ryzen pun & meme thread

Apparently I have no choice but to participate if Fish and the Chuckster are here.... sigh . Okay, here's a start (don't let Morphine into this thread; he gets PAID to do this  :D): ⋅ Ryzen expectations--The chip that will beat Intel. ⋅ Ryzen bread--power packed and good for you....
by Neutronbeam
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 23950

Re: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here

 1. I am an IT god. 2. I am powered by clean energy--I shower every day. 3. I use only Japanese caps--my current cap says "I want a Japanese girlfriend" 4. I am fully modular--you can plug me into sockets, menial jobs, loud drunken parties--I fit it all. 5. I have lots of cables--telephone...
by Neutronbeam
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Windows 10. Why so expensive?
Replies: 44
Views: 6287

Re: Windows 10. Why so expensive?

eBay?
by Neutronbeam
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How is "Kaby" pronounced?
Replies: 59
Views: 9509

Re: How is "Kaby" pronounced?

Wheeeeeeeee! This is fun! Can we do "tomato", "potato", "aunt" and (for our UK gerbs) "whilst"?
by Neutronbeam
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 77378

Re: What are you playing right now?

Just started Fallout 4 and slowly getting interested. Was big fan of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
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