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by JustAnEngineer
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Running 4K screen at 1080p for gaming
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Running 4K screen at 1080p for gaming

My disc player goes directly to the receiver. Everything else goes through the TV. The TV doesn't know what to do with the high bitrate streams from DVD-Audio disks.
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3445
Views: 507565

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

MC Hammer - Can't Touch This
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 67
Views: 2902

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

That's funny. I had completely the opposite experience with my Radeon R9-290. I bought it for MSRP on launch day, and it still provided good gaming performance for several years after the contemporary NVidia cards were no longer able to keep up with the latest titles. Other than being noisier that I...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Question about possible microATX case with high airflow
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: Question about possible microATX case with high airflow

It's actually almost preferential to go with a 120mm CLC mounted on the rear exhaust fan mount to provide ample space inside the Temjin TJ08-E . That's what I did with my TJ08-E. With patient tweaking using custom fan profiles for Asus' ThermalRadar 2 and my Radeon R9-290's power profile, I was abl...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best 24 port managed switches
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Best 24 port managed switches

A fiber/ethernet transceiver would provide electrical isolation, but that's getting a bit pricey.
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3445
Views: 507565

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

J. Geils Band - Must've Got Lost
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?

GeForce GTX1060 6 GiB: $270.
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 67
Views: 2902

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Chuckula is going to attack AMD for anything that they do or for anything that they don't do. Jerry Sanders must have sullied Chuckula's sister's honor on some unforgivable dark day in the past.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

There may be more things in Tyria today that hurt performance than there were a few years ago. I have noticed that fires (and the flickering light and shadows that they cast) tend to drag down my fps significantly. I wonder if there are technical as well as artistic reasons that they changed the way...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

You are running the 64-bit Guild Wars 2 game client, aren't you?
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

Heart of Thorns brought a number of new features to the game. The guild hall and gliding are my two favorite things from HoT. Path of Fire will introduce mounts, which also seem great so far. We're almost 24 hours into the first free demo weekend of this upcoming expansion. Log in, create a demo ch...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR System Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: TR System Guide

I expect that there are a small and shrinking set of niche applications for which the low-end 8-core CPUs of the SHED have an advantage over top processors from more maintream platforms. You've probably got a very specific set of requirements if Ryzen ThreadRipper 1900X meets your needs better than ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3445
Views: 507565

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Portugal. The Man - Feel it Still
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

I don't think it's been downclocked... but how do I know for sure? https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ My GPU core runs at 135 MHz at the desktop and at 1265 MHz while GW2 is running. Yeah, I checked that. My GPU doesn't downclock on the desktop according to GPU-Z, Your GPU should be slowing down a b...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

If you didn't let the whole 3½ GB demo of the Path of Fire expansion download before you started playing, you may be streaming in the background. Slow internet makes Guild Wars 2 much less fun. On the first options page, I have Content Streaming set to "Idle." My Guild Wars 2 directory is ...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

Vinceant wrote:
I don't think it's been downclocked... but how do I know for sure?
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

My GPU core runs at 135 MHz at the desktop and at 1265 MHz while GW2 is running.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 63
Views: 1549

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

You should expect game performance to vary depending on how many characters are on the screen at one time. In the busiest boss fights with hundreds of players, if you're trying to render every character's wardrobe and post-processed weapons effects at the highest detail, there's too much for the CPU...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 2228

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

I'm going to agree with Chuckula. If gaming is your primary use, take a hard look at the 8-core Ryzen R7 CPUs or the soon-to-be-announced 6-core Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K. Threadripper is for folks that know that they need a whole lotta threads.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3897
Views: 621672

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

by JustAnEngineer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3445
Views: 507565

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Killers - The Man
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 1832

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

I had one of those Athlons with an Alpha PAL6035 heatsink. After the fan failed, the heatsink go hot enough to deform the solder holding its pins in place. The CPU was fine.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3897
Views: 621672

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Lapsang Souchong. It tastes like a soured dishrag. :-P
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 3892

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

I think there might be a general impression that TR readers dislike the AMD processor and video platforms. If you noted that every 5th message on the front page comments was an attack on AMD, you too might believe that TR as a whole was anti-AMD. If you noticed that 90% of the anti-AMD comments wer...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 1104

Re: What's in your garden?

Chrispy_ wrote:
Oh my! Try something more like this and that or this and that.
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: [Solved] New i7-7820x build - need input on a few parts (case/mobo and more)
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: New i7-7820x build - need input on a few parts (case/mobo and more)

I think I will be fine with 32 GiB total. So 4* 8 GiB it is. When I would follow your plan - to upgrade to 8 modules later on - would that disable quad channel then? Definitely not. The drawback to running two DIMMs per channel (8 DIMMs total) is that it puts more electrical load on the CPU's memor...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: [Solved] New i7-7820x build - need input on a few parts (case/mobo and more)
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: New i7-7820x build - need input on a few parts (case/mobo and more)

Parts : http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xfVJ4C Motherboard : Asus - PRIME X299-DELUXE ATX LGA2066 Motherboard €392 Not really sure about the different options for X299. I need a mobo with a decent sound card, plenty of connections (USB/Sata) and good build quality. That seems like an expensive motherb...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 11422

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 Versta...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro games you'd like to see remade
Replies: 118
Views: 25312

Re: Retro games you'd like to see remade

Kretschmer wrote:
Mechwarrior 2
FASA's lawyers wrecked that property.