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by jihadjoe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2053

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

Will there be a 1180 Ti, though? It was safe to assume before because there was "big" Maxwell, Kepler, Pascal, etc... But is there a "big" Turing? If the rumors about the 1180 prices are true, I suspect there might not be a bigger version coming. IMO there almost certainly will ...
by jihadjoe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2053

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

Judging from how well Pascal Founder's Editions did for Nvidia, they will almost certainly do it again. I'm guessing the actual time to upgrade will be when the 1180ti comes out, or at least AIB custom cards.

1180 might beat 1080ti, but it'll almost certainly launch at $700 minimum.
by jihadjoe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation

Intel will achieve its marketing 5.0Ghz Q4 2018 goal set in E3 stunt demo by making it turbo speed on the XE SKU under single and dual-threaded loads. I'm still gonna be surprised if it's that high. It takes a reasonably high amount of voltage to get those clocks stable in all workloads (and if I r...
by jihadjoe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555100

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Been a while since I last sat down to really listen to an album. My choice for the night:

D'Angelo - Voodoo (2000)

Image

The cover might make you think 'Rap', but the album is pure soulful Jazz.
by jihadjoe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asrock P67 Extreme OC
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Asrock P67 Extreme OC

For ASRock I recall the options for saving (or loading) config profiles should be in the Exit menu of the BIOS.
by jihadjoe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Good choice! Now you can have fun comparing analog output through your ZxR, then using the speaker's internal DAC though optical and USB.
by jihadjoe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation

Intel is really killing it with these anniversary editions! Right on the heels of the 8086k we now have the successor to the Gallatin Pentium 4 EE.
by jihadjoe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 68
Views: 4312

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

You guys haven't tried setting the PC up in another house yet. I've had a case where a stereo was getting pops from the speakers after a few minutes and try as I might it wouldn't go away. But when we took the whole thing to the audio store to get it checked out, the same setup, amp, speakers, cable...
by jihadjoe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Help me choose a speaker for my folks
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Help me choose a speaker for my folks

Sonos Play 1
Bose Soundlink Color
JBL Pulse/Charge/Link
UE Boom
by jihadjoe
Tue May 29, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 5931

Re: Formula One 2018

The funny thing is that Ricciardo was pretty much on-pace despite the broken car. I guess Monaco turned out to be more about preserving those ultra/hyper-soft tires than outright engine power. Maybe he was even helped a bit by the broken hybrid power unit. It'll be a lot easier to not apply too muc...
by jihadjoe
Mon May 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 5931

Re: Formula One 2018

The funny thing is that Ricciardo was pretty much on-pace despite the broken car. I guess Monaco turned out to be more about preserving those ultra/hyper-soft tires than outright engine power. Maybe he was even helped a bit by the broken hybrid power unit. It'll be a lot easier to not apply too much...
by jihadjoe
Mon May 28, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Wow, I have an IBM Model M (or do I?) (pics!)
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

Re: Wow, I have an IBM Model M (or do I?) (pics!)

Thanks FireGryphon! That is indeed top stuff right there.

@UberGerbil
MDA was very indeed very nice. Text was so much clearer compared to CGA. And going from floppies to one of those 20MB HDDs? Far bigger jump in responsiveness compared to going from HDD to SSD in the modern day.
by jihadjoe
Sun May 27, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 1768

Re: How to reset no boot W10

How did you originally install Windows on that machine? I imagine if you back up your C: partition, then re-doing the original install procedure will re-create the hidden system partition along with a C: that you can restore your backup to if you'd rather not re-install all your apps and reconfigure...
by jihadjoe
Sun May 27, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Wow, I have an IBM Model M (or do I?) (pics!)
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

Re: Wow, I have an IBM Model M (or do I?)

Wow that is top!

Pictures please? Imgur will host your stuff, no accounts needed.
by jihadjoe
Sat May 26, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Unable to run Windows Update (Or other downloading installers)
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Unable to run Windows Update (Or other downloading installers)

I used to use Hotspotshield to get around website geoblocking, but that was a few years ago.

Nice of your government to shield you from Microsoft's telemetry though lol
by jihadjoe
Thu May 24, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Also, active speakers with a built-in DAC (like the KEF X300A or LS50W) can make very good computer speakers. $2,199.98 Yeah, I'd hope so for 2200 dollars. Despite the expenses involved audiophilia is a very pleasant rabbit hole to fall into. Sound recording and playback is basically a solved probl...
by jihadjoe
Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Review + measurements for the LSR305. These are professional studio monitors so the sound is really accurate.

These things are normally $150 each so a bit beyond the $200 budget but as I mentioned earlier they do occasionally go on sale for $99 a piece. Massdrop previously did a drop on them.
by jihadjoe
Wed May 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 1768

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Sorry to be a little OT. I had a situation recently where the recovery/boot partition suddenly had a drive letter attached to it, which was not removable from Disk Management. Fortunately, it received drive letter D: even though C: lay beyond D: on the same drive. Windows booted fine into C:, but w...
by jihadjoe
Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Unfortunately was spoiled with a computer I had about 8 years ago that had an ASUS Xonar Essence ST in it. And yes, I could hear the difference. I have considered the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system again as that is what I had before. I know some onboard audio has been improved, but unfortunately the o...
by jihadjoe
Tue May 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

+1 on jbi's budgeting. I'd rather spend $350 on speakers and use onboard audio than $150 on a sound card and $200 on speakers. In fact, I'd not spend anything on a sound card until the amp and speakers are at $2000 or higher.
by jihadjoe
Tue May 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

After having tried it as an experiment, I think soundbars make surprisingly good computer speakers.

There's also the JBL LSR305s. They're occasionally available for $100 a piece.
by jihadjoe
Tue May 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Sound bar recommendations <$300?
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Sound bar recommendations <$300?

I'd get one from an audio brand like that Yamaha model. They tend to be better at audio than the TV guys (Samsung, Vizio, LG).

Home Theater Review recommended the Polk Audio Magni-Fi Mini in the soundbar category last year.
by jihadjoe
Sat May 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How To Edit File Type Context "Open With" List?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: How To Edit File Type Context "Open With" List?

Sounds like more of Windows 10's general ****.

You might want to try something like Default Programs Editor.
by jihadjoe
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help choosing a new router
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Help choosing a new router

If you need something that just works and gives full coverage for a large home the new Google and Linksys mesh wifi systems are really good. I've recommended them to my non-techie friends and they pretty much give the performance of a well setup system of router and APs without the hassle of running...
by jihadjoe
Sat May 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Very basic packet sniffing against invader
Replies: 23
Views: 1610

Re: Very basic packet sniffing against invader

Doesn't Win XP have its own built-in firewall? You could try activating that first. If you need a third party firewall, I recall ZoneAlarm's Firewall worked pretty well in XP. It has per-application/per-zone permissions, and logged the source IP/host for blocked incoming attacks. I'm just not too su...
by jihadjoe
Wed May 09, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

Almost stock-clocked E5-2690: 103MHz bclk, 3.9GHz single core, 3.4GHz all-core turbo -- about as high as I could get it while sustaining all-core turbo clock under load within the original 135W TDP. Any higher and I'd have to raise the TDP or get throttling. https://i.imgur.com/wilZzsr.png
by jihadjoe
Wed May 09, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!
Replies: 61
Views: 5687

Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Pre-Athlon XP era you have be to really careful which CPU and mobo to pick, especially for OCing since its the difference between +50% free performance versus none at all. IIRC even during the dominant days of AMD media encoding was one area (along with gaming) where the Pentium 4 did pretty well ....
by jihadjoe
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!
Replies: 61
Views: 5687

Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

I somehow managed to skip DDR3 altogether. 2007: Core 2 Duo E6400 + DDR2 2011: bought a used Intel SSD 2016: i5-6600K + DDR4 I've never heard about someone making a bigger upgrade than some guy on Slashdot's leap forward. I've never been able to find the post again, but he went from bringing his fa...
by jihadjoe
Sun May 06, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?

So I went and got an E5-2690 like I was suggesting, and let me be the first to say I WAS WRONG . MCE doesn't work on it and you have to do bclk to OC. My board did allow me to raise the base freq to 3.3GHz and adjust the TDP/power limit, which I currently have at 150W. Currently have it running at 4...
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