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by hansmuff
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: OS/2 is coming back.
Replies: 39
Views: 3696

Re: OS/2 is coming back.

OS/2.. awwwwww yeeeeehhh So what what cool about OS/2? The WPS (workplace shell) (the desktop environment) was neat. You could do all sorts of customization that even Win10 won't do. Bitmaps for folder backgrounds for instance. Cool ****. What was not cool? The SIQ (single input queue) hanging the O...
by hansmuff
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 23773

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

1. I'm great and special, so that's a good match 2. My PSU lineage goes back to 80186 days, so I've seen a good many of them. None as pretty as this RM1000i. That's to say, make my day! 3. It has a dashboard. I love dashboards! My car has a 'calculated fuel efficiency' as well and I live for eeking ...
by hansmuff
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: I'm Bored: Let's Predict Zen's Performance.
Replies: 161
Views: 7397

Re: I'm Bored: Let's Predict Zen's Performance.

Zen's performance won't topple the charts. As much as people love to bash Intel, there's only so much to gain right now. So AMD made a choice that IMO is incredibly smart: give enthusiasts something they will get excited about like 8c16t with good platform features and instruction set extensions at ...
by hansmuff
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: More Explosive News from Samsung
Replies: 60
Views: 12268

Re: More Explosive News from Samsung

curtisb wrote:
This dryer also has a steam feature, so it was a little weird having to run a water line to the dryer.

I hate to tell you, but you're supposed to hook it up to ethernet. It's a Steam feature, you can see what's on sale on Steam while you're doing laundry.
by hansmuff
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Considering first SSD
Replies: 53
Views: 4078

Re: Considering first SSD

My thought is that if this is your first SSD, you'll be floored by the performance and not want to have a spinning disk ever again, unless it's strictly for archiving large files. I'd get the highest size I can afford, and really the 400/480/512GB drives have come to very reasonable prices. I wouldn...
by hansmuff
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: What to do with an ITX Celeron J1800 board?
Replies: 37
Views: 3324

Re: What to do with an ITX Celeron J1800 board?

I picked up a Foxconn Celeron J1800 based Mini-ITX board a while back for a measly $35 on a whim, because I had grand plans for a cheap and super power efficient 24x7 running file\media server that could also be used as an always-available media playback system. Turn on the TV, and there's the desk...
by hansmuff
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Why still DDR3?
Replies: 28
Views: 3200

Re: Why still DDR3?

RAM has been stale for a while. Memory controllers, in turn, have improved vastly and increased throughput, but RAM is still slow as hell. DDR4 isn't solving any of it, it's still relatively slow and the latencies are higher than DDR3. That's all because the driver for these technologies are not end...
by hansmuff
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Need an SSD
Replies: 13
Views: 2573

Re: Need an SSD

Re: X-25M

It still beats the piss out of ANY hard disk drive in access time, and that's the delay you are usually experiencing in desktop use.
Transfer rate is nice and all, but which HDD beats a X25-M in that consistently? I don't think any do.
by hansmuff
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Grounding a CRT monitor
Replies: 44
Views: 14853

Re: Grounding a CRT monitor

May I suggest a simple, cheap USB mic like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/120882667942?lpid=82 I am not related to that seller. It's just that this mic is discontinued but actually very nice. I bought it years ago and it's worked with Windows from XP to 8.1 and probably for a long time yet a...
by hansmuff
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My farewell to extreme PCs
Replies: 98
Views: 6564

Re: My farewell to extreme PCs

There is a happy medium, I feel. I mean, if you must play the latest crysis/battlefield on insane resolutions at 60fps with ultra detail, well there's always a high price for that. I skip those games on purpose. They're oftentimes neat, but ultimately little new in terms of actual multiplayer gamepl...
by hansmuff
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Help w/opening ports for Steam
Replies: 12
Views: 7828

Re: Help w/opening ports for Steam

Great resource on the topic:

http://www.portforward.com
by hansmuff
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 14582

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Please oh please let it be me! I swear, it will also bring a nice upgrade for the kids' machine :)