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by JustAnEngineer
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: buying pc for gaming
Replies: 3
Views: 2903

Re: buying pc for gaming

A Radeon RX 6600XT 8GB graphics card may be available for less than the price of the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB. The Radeon would provide slightly better gaming performance except for ray-tracing, where the GeForce has a significant advantage. https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007709%204131%208000%204814%...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire, The Masquerade: Bloodlines II available for pre-order
Replies: 24
Views: 7154

Re: Vampire, The Masquerade: Bloodlines II available for pre-order

https://wccftech.com/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-is-doing-well-but-itll-be-a-while-before-its-out/ The new developer is doing quite well and we are happy with the progress of the project now, but it's still quite some time before we can start to talk about release dates. We prefer to give th...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12169

Re: Who is left

meerkt wrote:
Who is left / Win11 / DYMT
- aka anything not SPAM or the playground insult war between Vrock and Waco.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12169

Re: Who is left

A helpful former gerbil linked to the WhyNotWin11 utility for Windows 11 compatibility checking: https://www.xda-developers.com/tool-tells-you-exactly-why-pc-cant-run-windows-11/ Other than the need for folks to enable PTT or fTPM in their motherboard's UEFI BIOS, there are questions of TPM 1.2 vs. ...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12169

Re: Who is left

by JustAnEngineer
Mon May 31, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help with fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1699

Re: Help with fans

The translucent fan blades should glow with color when viewed from either side. Orientation may matter more for fans with halo lights on the frame rather than ones that illuminate the blades.
by JustAnEngineer
Thu May 20, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading an Ivy Bridge Sytem
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Upgrading an Ivy Bridge Sytem

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g94BD3/amd-ryzen-5-5600x-37-ghz-6-core-processor-100-100000065box A CPU with 12 threads hits the sweet spot for performance with currently-available games. Asus TUF Gaming B550M-Plus WiFi: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HjQfrH/asus-tuf-gaming-b55...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu May 20, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The TR Internet Videos Thread
Replies: 763
Views: 350629

Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

The Oroville Dam's concrete spillway has broken about 2/3 of the way down, apparently due to poor maintenance.  The erosion is happening far enough down that it doesn't threaten the dam, but it's sure putting a lot of mud into the Thermolito basin and Feather river in this video.  Additional erosio...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon May 17, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading an Ivy Bridge Sytem
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Upgrading an Ivy Bridge Sytem

Ryzen 5 5600X, 3600 or Core i5-11400. Surprisingly enough, it's Intel that has the best value at the cheap end and AMD that dominates performance at the high end.
DDR4-3600 memory. B550 motherboard.
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD equivalent to i7-4790k?
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

Re: AMD equivalent to i7-4790k?

Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 5 5600X would be an excellent choice.
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360

Even if the graphics card were what was holding you back instead of you old CPU... There has never been a worse time to try to buy a new graphics card. Between the pandemic, the ransomware coin miners and the scalpers, you cannot find a graphics card in stock for less than double its full retail pri...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Rocket lake
Replies: 18
Views: 2465

Re: Rocket lake

If you read that Intel has taken delivery of a dozen or more new EUV lithography systems from ASML, that will be when Intel is back in the game. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/tsmc-euv-tools-order Rocket Lake is pretty amazing when you consider that Intel has once again gone back to Ye Olde 14 nm...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 143050

Re: Something's different...

anotherengineer wrote:
JustAnEngineer, on November 2 wrote:
This is a great time to build a new PC... RyZen 5000, GeForce RTX 3000, Radeon RX 6000....
You were saying......................
lol ;)
Well, compared to January or February of 2021, maybe that was a great time. :-?
I still haven't gotten my hands on a Ryzen 9 5900X or 5950X CPU.
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU for Gaming?
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Best CPU for Gaming?

Waco wrote:
Yes.
Maybe?
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to replace a dying secondary drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Re: How to replace a dying secondary drive?

Install new SSD. Use the free trial of Macrium Reflect to clone the old drive onto the new SSD. Use Windows Disk Management to re-size the partition to use all of the space on the new SSD. Remove the old drive. Re-assign the drive letter of the new drive to match the letter that the old one had. Done.
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Revisting the Original Guild Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 2305

Re: Revisting the Original Guild Wars

Time flies. I'm sipping my morning coffee out of a LittleWhiteDog.com mug.
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Revisting the Original Guild Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 2305

Re: Revisting the Original Guild Wars

Guild Wars 2 has been playable for only 8½ years, but it does appear that at least one guild member hasn't been on-line in over 7 years.
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Revisting the Original Guild Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 2305

Re: Revisting the Original Guild Wars

Wow. It's been 11 years since some of CBE's members logged into Guild Wars 1.
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2020
Replies: 99
Views: 12937

Re: NFL 2020

There's plenty of room on the Brady-hating boat. Captain Ned is commanding.
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Snag a 6900XT
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Re: Snag a 6900XT

We should be checking for pods in Krogoth's basement!
"We came here from a dying world. We drift through the universe, from planet to planet, pushed on by the solar winds. We adapt and we survive. The function of life is survival."
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Gelsinger, eh?
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Gelsinger, eh?

Rambus the product was just overpriced.
Rambus the company were some underhanded scum-sucking patent trolls.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8755

Re: TR Dead?

9 years ago? Dude! you are way past due for a new gaming PC.
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best AMD graphics Card this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Best AMD graphics Card this year?

Here's a relevant chart showing that the Radeon RX 6800XT and GeForce RTX 3080 both provide excellent gaming performance at 2560x1440: https://tpucdn.com/review/msi-radeon-rx-6800-xt-gaming-x-trio/images/relative-performance_2560-1440.png The rest of that review is here: https://www.techpowerup.com/...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best AMD graphics Card this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Best AMD graphics Card this year?

I use a 1440p 144Hz monitor- the "problem is, it is using FreeSync, so I would like to get another AMD card to use this feature in the future. NVidia finally quit blocking VESA standard adaptive sync (also known as AMD's FreeSync) in their drivers in 2019. If you have a GeForce GTX 1050 or new...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2020
Replies: 99
Views: 12937

Re: NFL 2020

Philadelphia has already been eliminated from the playoffs. If the WTFs beat the Eagles, then they'll be the NFC Least champions. If the Eagles win, then the winner of the Cowboys-Giants game will be the NFC Least champions. If both home teams win on Sunday, the Giants will set a new low-water mark ...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Re: Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz

If you could get a Core i7-7700K for £60-ish, the 15% increase in boost frequency might add sufficient oomph to let you live with your existing motherboard for a while longer. The performance difference between the i5-6600K and the i7-7700K is probably just significant enough to be perceptible outsi...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Re: Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz

Zen2 (e.g.: Ryzen 5 3600X) and Zen3 (e.g. Ryzen 5 5600X), when paired with a B550 or X570 motherboard, support PCIe 4.0. Current generations of graphics cards (Radeon RX 5000 or 6000 series or GeForce RTX 3000 series) also support PCIe 4.0, but the extra PCIe speed doesn’t do much for graphics. Howe...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Re: Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz

My recommendation would be to only upgrade the monitor, GPU, and PSU first: the PSU you will need because the 3080 and 6800XT both require a lot more juice than the 970 did, and the GPU and monitor because that's the improvement you're after. Once you get those, try living with it for a few months ...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 2753

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

That L3 cache is paying dividends at low resolutions. Higher resolutions are limited by traditional GPU grunt.
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