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by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 312
Views: 19537

Re: Video card prices

Prices have been a slow decline for about 2 weeks. The used market is also on a slow decline. Some used models are in a slightly faster decline like the gtx 1070ti. I assume it's because many miners projected to never hit ROI with them.
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

There is a Moana joke in their somewhere :lol: She likes Shiny, but also likes her system to kick ass like mine. Now she is on the same CPU as me. Granted, I'm not sure she would notice the difference of the low latency in the near future lol. Was just hoping someone had feedback on the real world ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

Yep, I'm aware of how RAM latencies work (albeit, a bit rusty), very good overview explanation of them. These were specs I actually cared about too much back in the day. I should have mentioned that I would be using 3200 regardless, no plans on using a slower frequency and hoping tghter timings wil...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

DDR4-3000 CAS 15 for $165 Not sure where you find out if RAM is Samsung B Die or not. (It's so dumb that's a requirement for higher clocked RAM on Ryzen) These are not Samsung B's. These are probably Hynix. Easiest way to get B's is to get 3000c14 or 3200c14. Also going to 3600 or faster pretty muc...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 2633

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Ryzenfall, Masterkey, Fallout, and Chimera.

Yeash.

Details are lacking to say the least. Local admin needed......

That article is buzzword central.

Who is cts labs?
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)

Dead Ebay has a single cart purchase deal. It's 20% with up to 100 dollars worth of saving. See the link for details, as some exclusions do apply. How to redeem your Coupon: Shop for eligible items. (See below for exclusions). Pay for your item by 8:00 PM Pacific Time on March 9, 2018 Enter the Coup...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)

Yea, I'm extremely stuffy and don't have a lot of thought capacity. This said that coupon works for almost anything.
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)

Cancel. Buy from ebay and newegg use killer coupon. PSPRING20 = save

Order total
$441.98

That's the 480 gig one.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2756
Views: 100905

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The intel p3700 had a total host write of 700 GB. Running this diagnostic scan is going to write more to this disk than that.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2756
Views: 100905

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I bid on an intel p3700 fully expecting to lose the bid, I totally under bid on it. I won it instead... I was gonna buy an Optane but it's just not big enough for what I want to do. I have to buy one of those stupid u2 pci-e adapters.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 1215

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

Hi, I am using a Dell T-7500 Workstation for day trading stocks, futures & forex.. My current workstation which is 7 years old has processor Xeon E 5645 @ 2.4 GHz, 12 GB RAM, 3 ATI 2460 low profile Cards driving 12 monitors. I am configuring new workstation with 16 GB RAM, 3 NVIDIA P600 2 GB Ca...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RISC-V single board computer is available.
Replies: 15
Views: 1101

Re: RISC-V single board computer is available.

Holy crap that's expensive.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Help me with Amds models please
Replies: 15
Views: 1514

Re: Help me with Amds models please

I'm using an r9 fury at 2560x1440. I don't think it would be powerful enough to drive 3440x1440 at a reasonable framerate without dropping a lot of settings.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrades Complete (2500k to 1600x)
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: Upgrades Complete (2500k to 1600x)

Congrats! Sounds like everything went well. I had a bizarrely problem-free experience myself, replacing a Sandy Bridge-E motherboard and CPU with a Ryzen 1700X. Everything just... worked, no need to re-install Windows 10. My only real problem when I went from x79 the x299 was the mobo manufacturer'...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 312
Views: 19537

Re: Video card prices

Buying high end graphic cards is nutty right now. At this rate I'll be using my r9 fury for a really long time.
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 353
Views: 21294

Re: So who here is actually mining?

It's the new age of Creative Accounting.
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 234
Views: 14908

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/184wcDt9I9TUNFFbsAVLpzAtckQxYiuirADzf3cL42FQ/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0 A managed list of AV vendors who have or haven't set the correct registry key in Windows to receive the KPTI patch. Thank you, This was extremely useful. I can't browse our AV vendors site be...
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 234
Views: 14908

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

This is for my p51. Which links to the Intel-sa-00088

[Important updates]
- Enhancement to address CVE-2017-5715. (this update was released on Christmas Day). I couldn't figure out why it was so important... Timing is everything...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2756
Views: 100905

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

-11f right now (it could be worse). Indeed. We don't get that cold here very often (some years we don't get there at all), but it looks like this winter is gonna be a cold one. -10F predicted for New Year's Eve, and -11F for this coming Thursday night. (Northern Illinois) At least it's not snowing ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2756
Views: 100905

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

-11f right now (it could be worse). Indeed. We don't get that cold here very often (some years we don't get there at all), but it looks like this winter is gonna be a cold one. -10F predicted for New Year's Eve, and -11F for this coming Thursday night. (Northern Illinois) At least it's not snowing ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2756
Views: 100905

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

-11f right now (it could be worse). At least the snow has slowed down. I'm glad I'm not in certain parts of this state.

(Montana)
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 11735

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

I'm kinda curius about total system power usage myself, but that doesn't really tell me exactly how much of that is used by the cpu. Money is also low after buying these parts, buying presents and having to order a better cooler for this hot cpu and a new receiver for my speakers since the old one ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 11735

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

Yea, it took me a bit to get used to my x299 sli plus mobo. I will say this, you are probably not wrong about how much line load calibration was on by default.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Modern Apps Broken Again!?
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Modern Apps Broken Again!?

I've never really had a problem with modern apps except in a specific instance. When I sysprep stuff.
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop
Replies: 30
Views: 3026

Re: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop

Good questions. I'm seeking a laptop because I travel, sometimes 4 or 5 times in a year. An SFF with external monitor won't do. I'll cut back on my 3 or 4 bay requirement if I can get more SSD capacity into one or two 2.5" bays. But I don't think I can compromise down to a single 2.5" bay...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 82
Views: 5215

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

Just today, updating a very popular VM program on a machine, it complained it did not have rights to a certain folder within the install folder. Checking the folder showed the folder it wanted to update did not exist. I created the folder, named it to what the program wanted, and it proceeded just ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 31½" 2560x1440 @144Hz FreeSync2 for $550
Replies: 37
Views: 6397

Re: 31½" 2560x1440 @144Hz FreeSync2 for $550

They're basing it on the panel being a Samsung LSM315DP01. http://www.panelook.com.cn/LSM315DP01_Samsung_31.5_CELL_overview_29419.html True 8bit panel. We need info to either refute or confirm that panel model. It's a 8bit+frc and so is the lg32ud99 as far as I can tell. Looks like the page was upd...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 31½" 2560x1440 @144Hz FreeSync2 for $550
Replies: 37
Views: 6397

Re: 31½" 2560x1440 @144Hz FreeSync2 for $550

DPete27 wrote:
Wasn't the refresh range always 48-144MHz?


Originally it was supposed to be 48-144, however when it was released it was 80-144.

*I own the 27 inch version of this monitor, it was 450 on bf*
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Black Friday Approaches!
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Black Friday Approaches!

If I was you, I'd go with Coffee Lake for the extra cores. You had initially mentioned a 6850K...think of an 8700K as getting a 50+ percent off discount. The HEDT platform's other advantages shouldn't be a big deal for the typical gaming machine. 6850's regularly go for 350-370. https://pcpartpicke...
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