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by JustAnEngineer
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless

Canon has seven EF-M lens models plus the EF-EOS M Adapter , which allows any of the more than 120 million Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses plus millions of EF and EF-S compatible third party lenses sold in the past 30 years to function fully with an EOS M camera. There are currently just under ...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: QLED
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: QLED

The strange part about the brightness is that you don't lose any contrast (and it's a curved VA panel so no IPS glow and I didn't have any backlight bleed on my unit). The dynamic range is great when the monitor is at the same elevation as my eyes. After decades of using UltraSharp IPS displays tha...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1040

Re: New drive suggestions?

This drive right here is one of the crappy ones that uses SMR:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6822178871
Avoid.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1040

Re: New drive suggestions?

I hate the company because Seagate obfuscates which of their drive models have the inferior SMR technology and which will actually work for common applications. If the fact that certain models or revisions in a series of drives use SMR technology were available in the marketing materials for that dr...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1040

Re: New drive suggestions?

I'll mention that TiVo Bolt is one of the many applications for which Seagate's problem-plagued SMR drives are totally unusable. After several hours or a few days on-line, the Seagate drive corrupts the file system and makes the DVR completely unusable. :cry: I'll be sticking to other brands of driv...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First build parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: First build parts advice needed

The Tech Report's System Guide has just been updated. There's a lot of great information in there. I recommend reading the entire article, even though I don't completely agree with the selection of the Core i7-7740X + X299 for the Sweet Spot gaming system versus the similar performance available fro...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless

Canon is going to have infinitely more lens selections, but their mirrorless cameras aren't the best. The EOS M6 isn't awful by any means. The EOS M5 is actually Canon's best mirrorless camera. Don't ask about the product numbering scheme. :lol: Review: https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/C...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 29
Views: 836

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

The SeaSonic G series has their S 2 FC fan control, which runs the power supply's fan at nearly-silent (22 dB) low speed at less than roughly one-half load. The SeaSonic Focus Plus series has S 3 FC fan control, which can be toggled to switch the power supply's fan completely off for totally silent ...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 29
Views: 836

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

Other than the Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 mentioned above, the other micro-ATX socket-AM4 motherboard that appeals to me is the Asus TUF B350M-Plus Gaming , but I haven't spotted it for sale at my usual e-tailers. My experience with Realtek NICs in recent times has been more satisfactory than my ex...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Newegg's auto-notify system mailed me a few times today as Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics cards came back into stock (and then sold out again).
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 29
Views: 836

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

I went with a full ATX mostly because of the room that an ATX tower affords. My last build was a mini-ITX affair inside a Silverstone RVZ01 and it was a giant pain not just to build but to clean. I'm finding it very easy to clean the magnetically-attached nylon filter screens on the outside of the ...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Bounties 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2674

Re: TR Bounties 2017

I thought that your washed up 40 year-old quarterback from week 1 had assured you a win with his youthful week 2 performance, but Jimmy Graham sank you again.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22742

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

For calorie counting, I've been pleased with the MyFitnessPal app on my android phone.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First build parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: First build parts advice needed

The Corsair MX300 SSD may be priced attractively, but a PCIe NVMe SSD like the Samsung 960 Evo provides measurably quicker performance. https://pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/#i=85&S=400000,10000000&sort=ppgb&page=1 Just because you are able to spend more on a PC build doe...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: College Football 2017

Week 4 rankings: 1 Alabama(45) 3-0 2 Clemson(15) 3-0 3 Oklahoma(1) 3-0 4 Penn State 3-0 5 Southern California 3-0 6 Oklahoma State 3-0 7 Washington 3-0 8 Michigan 3-0 9 Wisconsin 3-0 10 Ohio State 2-1 11 Georgia 3-0 12 Florida State 0-1 13 Virginia Tech 3-0 14 Miami 1-0 15 Auburn 2-1 16 Texas Chris...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: College Football 2017

2017 pre-season rankings: 1 Alabama (52) 2 Ohio State (3) 3 Florida State (4) 4 Southern California (2) 5 Clemson 6 Penn State 7 Oklahoma 8 Washington 9 Wisconsin 10 Oklahoma State 11 Michigan 12 Auburn 13 Louisiana State 14 Stanford 15 Georgia 16 Louisville 17 Florida 18 Miami 19 South Florida 20 ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/2017-classifications Drivers' standings after fourteen of twenty races: 263 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - seven wins 235 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - four wins, 1 DNF 212 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - two wins. 1 DNF 162 Daniel Ricci...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

Results from Singapore: http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/race-classification-33 1 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 105.0s , 290 kph 2 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull / Renault - 105.3s, 291 kph 3 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 105.4s, 296 kph 4 Carlos Sainz Jr., Toro Rosso ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: College Football 2017

I believe that college football is more entertaining than NFL professional football because there is more variation in the capabilities of the players and in the coaching styles. The young players are more likely to be affected by emotion. In the NFL, all of the players are good (many are great) and...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 424

College Football 2017

This is what makes college football great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pLZrs2rkwM
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Monitors tend to outlast GPUs, so I fully agree with CScottG and is why I always spend more on the monitor. Got a Dell 2407 in 2006. It seems pretty rare to have a monitor go out before five years, let alone three. You may have a few more years left. My UltraSharp 2000FP failed at 16 years. Somethi...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

Singapore Grand Prix qualifying and practice lap times (Q3/Q2/Q1/P3/P2/P1): http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/eventtiming-information-1 99.49 / 100.5 / 103.3 / 101.9 / 103.1 / 102.6 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - 308 kph 99.81 / 100.3 / 102.0 / 101.8 / 101.4 / 102...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Newegg continues to get Radeon RX Vega in stock, but the available Radeon RX Vega 56 cards are in the bundle with Prey ($60 value) and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ($60 value) for $550 now versus the $500 bundle price at launch. It's got to be discouraging for AMD and gamers to see the reseller ...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

Power unit elements used (out of 4 allowed) through 13 of 20 races: http://www.fia.com/file/61406/download?token=y6VMiIw3 N° Car Driver ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE 44 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 4 4 4 3 2 2 77 Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 4 4 4 3 2 2 03 RBR TAG Heuer Daniel Ricciardo 5 5 6 3 2 2 33 RBR TAG Heu...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10921276/why-mclaren-had-to-divorce-honda Why McLaren had to divorce Honda: Performance, Personnel, Prestige, Prizemoney, Philosophy https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/131789/renault-split-could-force-red-bull-to-honda Red Bull may be forced into a switch to Hon...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Which budget case?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Which budget case?

Welcome to the Tech Report! In addition to the £40 Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 , have you looked at the £40 Fractal Design Focus G Mini , or the £50 Corsair Carbide 88R ? Of these, I would choose the Focus G Mini for its inlet air filters. They will keep evil dust bunnies from overheating your ...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First build parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: First build parts advice needed

Welcome to the Tech Report! TR's System Guide is an excellent place to start looking at components. The top-performing CPU for most games is currently the $323 four-core Intel Core i7-7700K. You can get quite satisfactory gaming performance from a six-core AMD Ryzen 5 1600X for $100 less. There are ...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3599

Re: Stay Safe!

Central Florida is dotted with hundreds and hundreds of lakes. Every time a sinkhole opens up, it creates another lake. (Except for the rare times that it remains a dry millhopper.)
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

There are always rumors, of course. I don't believe that the rumor of Honda putting Nobuharu Matsus hita into a seat at Toro Rosso is very credible. Nor do I believe the rumor that McLaren would make their own power plants. http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2017/09/10/mclaren-would-consider-making-ow...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14525

Re: Formula One 2017

Silly season has gotten rolling with a 3-way trade involving McLaren, Toro Rosso and Renault. McLaren will trade Honda engines and a pile of Honda sponsorship dollars to Toro Rosso for their Renault power, which will keep Alonso at McLaren. Renault will take Carlos Sainz from Toro Rosso to replace J...