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by Starfalcon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke

No, Ill keep the 3770K up and running, I still have a ton of games installed on it that I am playing. It will be too big a pain to reinstall all of them on my new rig, and i still have to get used to win 10.
by Starfalcon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke

Yes I know....I don't usually care about new stuff, but with my current rig over 7 years old...it was time for a change. My trusty 3770K has lasted me a long time thanks to Intel rehashing their architecture for the last 10 years, but AMD is where I am back to again since the socket A days. So here ...
by Starfalcon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

Well that's interesting....
by Starfalcon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

Well I am sad to see everything I feared would happen, has. I am not cool with the unpersoning of jeff, and stealing all his work. It shows the kind of people now running the site and disrespecting the legacy of TR. On top of that comments closed so nothing can be said about any of this, it just ree...
by Starfalcon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

Well I'm glad my card expired also, guess the person they hired on fiver to redesign the site used up all $5 and they didn't have any more budget.
by Starfalcon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Ill be bringing my usual cases of pop and some chips.
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Rosewill AIO Pump in Rad?
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Rosewill AIO Pump in Rad?

The reason they put the pump in strange places like this is due to astek having a patent for the pump in the block. If they put it in there they have to pay patent fees to astek.
by Starfalcon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 18844

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Well, Ill throw a few more comments here. Lets say 20% of all the cars convert to electric from ICE....The big issue I see in america, is where is all that extra electricity going to come from. Our current power grid struggles in a lot of cities during the summer when everyone is running AC. Short o...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

@Starfalcon here's the thing about TR's recent financial problems. They're not the community's business. They're not my business, and I write for the site. Everyone knew (well, "knew") there were problems when TR got shut out on RTX review units. The time to address it was then, but nobod...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

If, at some point, we could get a rough idea of the scale of the cost of running the site as it was/is, that would be invaluable. If subs carried a few percent, are we talking $50k a year total? $200k? I understand it probably can't be posted exactly, but I think it's one of the problems with this ...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

The answers to some of your questions are a combination of things I don't know and things it would be inappropriate for me to share. Here's the best I can offer. The fact that the site was for sale was a private matter. I don't believe Adam knew John before the sale negotiations started but I think...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

I've been calling it for over 2 years or so now. TR wasn't making money. It had to make money to survive. The cageyness about "they" and "new owners" and whoever this Renee person is just makes it all worse. And everyone trying to make sense of it all is plowing through the 5 st...
by Starfalcon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1412
Views: 51286

Re: Something's different...

Well, I waited to say my piece, I don't know what has happened to the TR I knew but damn it breaks my heart to see the damage done here. I've been here a long time, and seen many things happen over the years....but I don't even know what to say about these terrible changes wrought on the site I used...
by Starfalcon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 131866

Re: What are you playing right now?

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. It was absolutely worth the wait from when I kickstarted this back in 2015. IGA has made an excellent game and gave me those SotN vibes back from when I first played that. Anyone that likes Castlevania or metroidvania games should check it out for sure.
by Starfalcon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

zgirl - My daughter still waxes rhapsodical about the ribs I brought back last time, which considering her age and the number of years involved, is a pretty amazing endorsement. Tell me you're actually coming this time. Hey StarFalcon, btw; Does an Athlon 64 X2 5000+ bear any sentinemtal or vintage...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

You missed me on the first page, will be there once again.
by Starfalcon
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 20114

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Well looks like Kyle is no longer at intel, he posted a thread that with his son fighting off leukemia he just couldn't move to cali and had to leave the company. He was asked if he had plans to open the [H] back up, he said he will have to see how things shake out.
by Starfalcon
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Graduating to the next level (again)
Replies: 2162
Views: 371468

Re: Graduating to the next level (again)

Damn I forgot about this old post , good to see its still kicking all these years later.
by Starfalcon
Tue May 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6779
Views: 1186779

Re: World Of Warcraft

I am looking forward to playing this again, going back to the more RPG and Less RNG WoW will at least be fun. Im not expecting to play it for the next 10 years but it will be something to do when taking a break from retail. Plus if this does well they will likely bring back TBC and wrath servers too...
by Starfalcon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 2923

Re: Retro Build

Well looking at the board manual, it may not support that 1.4Tul chip as the jumper setting don't seem to include it. Tul support was a very late thing to support and a lot of 370 boards don't. For the memory it just means that's the min you need to post, it supports both types. The 25A on the PSU i...
by Starfalcon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

I should be there as usual this year, got to give all that old hardware a new home after all.
by Starfalcon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 20114

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I was on there for a little while too, it's good to not see myself there anymore as it means people have been helping out TR now with a vengance.
by Starfalcon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Phoenix Point goes Epic-exclusive after Fig crowdfunding based on Steam/GOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3608

Re: Phoenix Point goes Epic-exclusive after Fig crowdfunding based on Steam/GOG

Oh and don't forget the best part of the Epic store, NO REFUNDS.
by Starfalcon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

That is a very nice rig, I finally am planning to upgrade my Ivy Bridge 3770k this year. Ive had this rig over 6 years now, and it is the longest I have ever kept a rig so far. The Ryzen 3k series has started calling me, and I am planning on a full upgrade when it comes out. I hope the R9 16/32 is t...
by Starfalcon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste (grease, TIM, whatever...) recs
Replies: 15
Views: 2121

Re: Thermal paste (grease, TIM, whatever...) recs

When I was going through all my old stuff, I found several old tubes. Looks like I have actic silver 2 and 3, some arctic alumina, along with some arctic silver and alumina epoxy. I'm sure most of the tubes are dried out by now, edging close to 25 years old on some of them.
by Starfalcon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 5867

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

The Ryzen 3000 Apu's are Ryzen+ on 12nm. The Ryzen 2000 Apu's are Ryzen on 14nm Amd said that Epyc (Rome) will be the first 7nm Ryzen 2, so Ryzen 3000 CPU will only be announced some time after that. rumour is CES will see Ryzen 3000 Apu, not CPU Yes, this is exactly what I was trying to explain ab...
by Starfalcon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 5867

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

The 3000 series ryzen will be based on ryzen 2 not ryzen plus. It will also be on TSMC 7 nm not glo flo 12, so it should be a massive improvement.
by Starfalcon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 5867

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

One thing to be careful with ASUS boards is last few generations they have been using both substandard cooling on their VRMS along with really poor VRMs. The first gen threadripper boards had such bad cooling they couldnt run the high core ones without the VRMs overheating and shutting down. They ha...
by Starfalcon
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 5867

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

Well don't forget AMD will be announcing the 3000 series shortly, so you may want to hold off and see how much better the new ones are before you take the plunge. At the very least, it will drop the price on the 2000 series ones.
by Starfalcon
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 9027

Re: Almost 20 years

Well I joined back in 2002, after I followed a link here from Storage Review and lurked for a while. Ended up staying and have been here ever since, at one point I was the top poster and traded that between Licketysplit. Now I do not post very much, but I still do read a lot. I did finally get that ...
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