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by travbrad
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 131
Views: 10137

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I think the OP was just pandering expecting a large number of "OMG ME TOO" responses and to my delight, the realities of real life kicked in. People are diverse. We don't live in a trope of what a 'real' nerd should be. That's a small mindset. http://reddit.com/r/gatekeeping or the "...
by travbrad
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 45
Views: 3152

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

I use Serviio not Plex, but same basic idea. My OCed 6700K is overkill for the task. My old bluray players (that don't support H265) stream "H265" just fine. I don't notice any drop in quality either. Serviio does it by basically transcoding the H265 files to temporary MPEG2 files, and sin...
by travbrad
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements

You can't go wrong with Accell Display port cables. I've tried other brands and Accell is the one that consistently gives me perfect results with 4K@60 hz 4:4:4 and 2560x1440@165 hz. Their 10 footer works perfect for my system - even when I used a Startech 3 foot DP 1.2 extension cable with 4K@60hz...
by travbrad
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?

I'm not sure. But I found that the in past if I'm play FPS games all day, every day long enough my wrists and hands will be really stiff and hurting. I would advise you take a break from gaming for awhile, or least with FPS. Like a few days at least. Yep and when you do play games it's probably wis...
by travbrad
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Purchasing Windows 10
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: Purchasing Windows 10

In the past, I usually always bought an OEM version of Vista or 7, usually through Newegg. These were always one-motherboard use licenses, and were usually about $110 or so, while the regular/full licenses were almost twice that. Now what's the difference between the OEM for $100 vs the "norma...
by travbrad
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: Smartphones with removeable battery?

I don't suppose anyone has experience with the Huawei Honor 6x? Technically the battery isn't removable, but you can do it without any glue melting or soldering, so basically no more difficult than laptop repair. The performance looks pretty comparable to the G5/G5 Plus but it's cheaper and has 3GB ...
by travbrad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: Smartphones with removeable battery?

I just don't see user replaceable batteries as important any more. As mentioned usb power banks are a thing these days and are generally cheaper and more convenient than a spare battery for the phone. (it charges multiple devices, can be recharged independently of the phone, you don't have to turn ...
by travbrad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Smartphones with removeable battery?

Is anyone still making such a thing in 2017? LG V20, Moto G5 (not plus), Moto E4 (not plus), Moto G4 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 version only, not 2017) are about all I could find. Any others I'm missing? From what I've found most or all of those Motorola phones have issues with overheating, b...
by travbrad
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23808

Re: Formula One 2017

Nice to see someone else win for a change. :) Mercedes pace seemed to be missing in Malaysia all weekend but I wonder how much temperatures, tires, and all those fast corners played a part. Might need to wait till Suzuka (if it's actually dry) to get a clearer picture of whether Mercedes is really b...
by travbrad
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23808

Re: Formula One 2017

Given the raw pace of his car I wouldn't be surprised if Vettel finishes in the top 5-6 in the race, maybe even better if a safety car comes at the right time or there are mixed conditions, but the championship really is looking like an uphill climb for him now. It's pretty much going to take a Hami...
by travbrad
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23808

Re: Formula One 2017

It was a surreal weekend. McLaren were "best of the rest" - faster than all but Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Both Honda-powered cars finished in the points, including Vandoorne's first point of the season. Lewis Hamilton honored a deal and yielded a position to his team-mate. Max Verst...
by travbrad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 2475

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

I've had multiple hard drives for a long time that I take with me through upgrades/re-installs/etc so I never really tried to use the Documents/Libraries stuff either. I know you can link them to other drives/folders but why bother in the first place? I use Crashplan for cloud backup though which le...
by travbrad
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 5378

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Graphics cards are an another example where consumer products have gotten really silly. They look pretty stable to me, except the very highest-end 7980 extreme edition equivalents: https://hardforum.com/attachments/geforce-prices-02-jpg.8198/ https://hardforum.com/attachments/upload_2016-9-26_17-28...
by travbrad
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 5378

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

OK after hearing all about AMD and Intel's new "Threadripper" and Core i9 CPUs along with their price tags, I'm beginning to wonder what exactly is a consumer CPU? Don't get wrong, I love having high end hardware but I would have to be making money with it to consider buying what are now ...
by travbrad
Fri May 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!

Sargent Duck wrote:
What's this? A snowboarder actually going down the hill rather than just sitting around?

Now I've seen everything...


His weed was at the bottom of the hill, maaaaan
by travbrad
Sat May 06, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7-7700K-Heat problems
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: i7-7700K-Heat problems

You would think the many competent and capable reviewers and over-clockers would have caught this in a reproducible manner. If it's a rare enough issue there's a chance reviewers wouldn't have come across it but I agree these problems should have shown up long before now considering both reviewers ...
by travbrad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23808

Re: Formula One 2017

Amazing how Hamilton controlled the Chinese race with 5 percent less top speed. (Y) You can gain a lot of time in the corners with a bit more downforce, and a setup with more drag/downforce is generally better in the wet (plus Hamilton has been great in most wet races). There is definitely a point ...
by travbrad
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 32
Views: 3695

Re: RAM prices

I know tons of phones have switched to DDR4 so that probably created more increased demand than anything else. Plus RAM prices have always fluctuated a bit.
by travbrad
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts
Replies: 34
Views: 2933

Re: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts

... and the reason you're buying that CPU is for the intended workload, no? My intended workload would mostly be video encoding. I wouldn't need 32GB of memory for that. The current machine is headless with xfce installed on it just in case I need it, so I could get by with 8 and the CPU would be p...
by travbrad
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23808

Re: Formula One 2017

Australia is always a low number of overtakes. We need to wait until we get some better tracks before declaring the new rules have broken overtaking. Overtaking was already broken, or they wouldn't have had to introduce the DRS gimmick. When overtaking is impossible even WITH that gimmick, somethin...
by travbrad
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23808

Re: Formula One 2017

I'm really glad I watch MotoGP in addition to F1. What a snoozer. As everyone has predicted on track battles and overtaking are pretty much non-existent. I guess it's good that 2 teams can win now instead of 1, but it's sad that 99% of the "race" doesn't matter. All that matters is qualify...
by travbrad
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?
Replies: 33
Views: 5105

Re: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?

High refresh rate monitors are one of the biggest changes you can make to your gaming experience IMO, For gaming it makes the whole experience feel much more responsive and immersive, and can even give you a competitive advantage. However if you aren't interested in gaming the benefits are pretty li...
by travbrad
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 6600K vs 6700 vs 6700K
Replies: 36
Views: 6842

Re: 6600K vs 6700 vs 6700K

 whereas the 6700K requires something on the lines of a H100i.   You don't strictly need a AOI water cooler for a good OC on a 6700K, but if you go air cooling you will want one of those giant double towers if your case can fit one, like a Phantek PH-TC14PE or Noctua NH-D15/D14.  They are a little ...
by travbrad
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fry's has an Interesting Take on Discounts
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Fry's has an Interesting Take on Discounts

So you are supposed to go into a Fry's and ask about their hot secrets?  I can't see how this could go wrong.
by travbrad
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 19907

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

I'm regretting my Sony Bluray players the last couple weeks.  All of the sudden they can't see any DLNA media servers on my network, while all of my other devices still can...which is basically the whole reason I have them in the first place.  I don't know if Sony borked something with firmware upda...
by travbrad
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Random thermal paste from China, yes/no?
Replies: 26
Views: 2461

Re: Random thermal paste from China, yes/no?

I agree with others that there isn't really much difference between thermal pastes at this point, especially not enough to matter in system that isn't extreme overclocked at the ragged edge.  Also unless you like re-seating your heatsink on a regular basis the length of time it lasts probably matter...
by travbrad
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula 1 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14527

Re: Formula 1 2016

http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2016/2016-classifications Rosberg: 1st:  9 times 2nd:  4 3rd:  2 4th:  2 5th:  1 6th:  0 7th:  1 8th or lower:  0 DNF:  1 Hamilton: 1st:  9 times 2nd:  3 3rd:  4 4th:  0 5th:  1 6th:  0 7th:  1 8th or lower:  0 DNF:  2 Travbrad's &...
by travbrad
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula 1 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14527

Re: Formula 1 2016

The 2016 Formula 1 drivers championship comes down to the last race between the two Mercedes drivers.  With just a 12 point lead, this table summarizes what Nico Rosberg must do to win his first championship. HAM - ROS 1st   -   3rd or better 2nd  -   6th or better 3rd   -  8th or better 4th   - 10...
by travbrad
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade 6570 to ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Upgrade 6570 to ?

I don't have the game so I can't confirm for sure but a lot of people on Steam discussion are saying the game is very CPU demanding (I know probably not what you want to hear).  It doesn't make good use of multiple cores though, so that is likely why you are seeing low CPU usage.  It just seems to n...
by travbrad
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New build after 8 years!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4131

Re: New build after 8 years!!

i forgot to mention, i will be gaming at 1080p, is gtx 1070 overkill to play at that res? i do want to play games at max settings, and whats a better choice 6600k or 6700k? for gaming, media wise? Depends on which game. There are a few games out now like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that really heavily...
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