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by Khali
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56832

Re: Something's different...

I have been sitting quiet and observing the changes. No I wasn't happy but wanted to give things a chance. As time went by I had to accept that the old Tech Report was dead and was never coming back. Its been months since we have had a in depth review of some hardware. For the most part I see is reg...
by Khali
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 8997

Re: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos

Just tried Cinebench R20 on my new system.

i9-9900K Stock at 3.6 GHz

CPU - 4715 CB
CPU (single core) - 479 CB
MP Ratio - 9.84x
by Khali
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help! Not enough Sata ports
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Help! Not enough Sata ports

I picked out and ordered parts for a new system. It all showed up, except the case (still in transit), and I was looking everything over and I realized I had made a big mistake with the motherboard. It only has 4 sata ports and I need 6. :oops: I currently have a 1TB HDD and two 512 GB SSD's, and a...
by Khali
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help! Not enough Sata ports
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Help! Not enough Sata ports

I picked out and ordered parts for a new system. It all showed up, except the case (still in transit), and I was looking everything over and I realized I had made a big mistake with the motherboard. It only has 4 sata ports and I need 6. :oops: I currently have a 1TB HDD and two 512 GB SSD's, and a ...
by Khali
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Need some advice on CPU air cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Need some advice on CPU air cooler

I am looking to build a new system I have most of the parts picked out except for the CPU and a air cooler for it. Each of the CPU's on my list has a down side it seems. i9-9900k is pricey, i7-9700k no hyper threading, i7-8700k two less cores and threads compared to the 9900k. Then there is the i5-9...
by Khali
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Security issues with RGB control software
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Security issues with RGB control software

I came across this today. All RGB fanatics might want to read this one.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/asus-gigabyte-security-flaws-secureauth
by Khali
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 51
Views: 8872

Re: Post Your Old Games!

Lets see now. I used to spend hours with these on the old 80386 back in the late 80's. Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Their_Finest_Hour_(video_game) Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Weapons_of_the_Luftwaffe A-10 Tank killer ...
by Khali
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Re: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice

If optical drives count, I also have 5 (2 SSDs, 2 HDDS). So we are both doing it wrong I guess. :D I guess we are. I have a optical drive I use a couple times a week in addition to the 2 SSDs, and the HDD. I simply don't see the point of replacing the 2 SSDs and the HDD, when they are still in work...
by Khali
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Re: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice

The brands of the components I chose are primarily influenced by previous experience. If I have no problems with a brand I keep buying it. I have not had any issues with my i5-3570k system so I just carried that over. Well no issues except for the case. The front fan is an oddball size thickness wis...
by Khali
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice

My current system does what I want but its been 5-6 years since the last build and I'm feeling the itch to upgrade. Primary use is gaming, internet, videos, etc. Current system: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240...
by Khali
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices

And yet another lawsuit has the Lawyers rubbing their hands together. Probably with good cause. But, I'm not fond of Lawyers. Then again I think most big Corporation CEO's are about as low as most Lawyers. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180427005892/en/Hagens-Berman-Class-Action-Reveals-Wi...
by Khali
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133953

Re: What are you playing right now?

I got bored with my usual line up of games and went looking for something new/different. I spent around a month looking for a MMO that was acceptable to me and a few friends so we could all play together. We all got bored with Ark and decided Conan Exiles needs more work to make it worth spending mu...
by Khali
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 21483

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

I have also recently give up soda/pop as my main drink. I would go through one to two liters a day. At first it was Mountain Dew until I had some health issues. Turns out I was more sensitive to something in Mt. Dew than most people. That something was BVO, Brominated Vegetable Oil. Bromine is the c...
by Khali
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

I had a similar decision to make several months ago. I could afford either a GTX 1080 or a GTX 1070 and a new monitor if I didn't go nuts on the price of the monitor. This was back before the miners went nuts buying up all the 1070's. I went with the 1070 and a 27" 1440 monitor. I have not regr...
by Khali
Tue May 23, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 7776

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

I bought these back in 2012 but, the prices are current prices and I don't know how much they have changed since then. Unless I find a case that I like exceptionally more than the 600T I will be using it over at least once more for my next build. Corsair Graphite Series 600T Arctic White - $119.99 S...
by Khali
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 3770K, when to upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 14641

Re: 3770K, when to upgrade?

I'm running a 3570K with a GTX 1070 on a 2560x1440 monitor and I have not noticed any issues with the CPU holding my system back. At this point I plan on running it until it dies.
by Khali
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Single Slot GTX 1070
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Single Slot GTX 1070

by Khali
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 1440 monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 4957

Re: 1440 monitors?

I just spent over a month researching monitors for a friend. It was a confusing mess trying to find something decent that wasn't $500 or more. She ended up going with this one. Its just over your $300 budget but worth the extra $30 as far as I am concerned. Acer UM.HX2AA.D03 27" Widescreen LCD ...
by Khali
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Need some advice helping select a monitor

I also have the Acer K272HULbmiidp and it's a good 1440p IPS monitor at $280 (maybe it's been lower than that? 260?). The frustrating thing to me is that there are two versions of the K272HUL. One is TN, the other is IPS. The TN is easy to spot because it's much cheaper, and has an advertised 1ms G...
by Khali
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Need some advice helping select a monitor

Just thought I would give you folks an update. She went with the Gigabyte 1070 and the Acer 2560x1440 monitor and is tickled pink. :P After installing and seeing how her system turned out I decided I liked it well enough to do the same. I needed to replace my failing 780 Ti and I was still using an ...
by Khali
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133953

Re: What are you playing right now?

Its been slow game wise around here. Been alternating between Star Trek Online and Fallout 4 the last week or so. Just killing time until I find something new to tackle. Been watching news about Mass Effect Andromeda. So far it looks promising but keep reminding myself about the way they flubbed ME ...
by Khali
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How long before your last build started to fail?
Replies: 76
Views: 5530

Re: How long before your last build started to fail?

My last system was a core2duo and it went about 8 years before the Geforce 8800 died. I replaced it with a cheap GTX 550. It wasn't a week later when the fan on the CPU cooler started making grinding noises. At that point I decided it was time to replace the whole thing instead of patching/replacing...
by Khali
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Need some advice helping select a monitor

If money were not an issue I would definitely recommend a G-sync monitor. But, money is an issue and that rules out the 144 Hz as well. I found two Acer 144 Hz monitors with IPS and DisplayPort, $740 and $800 for those. The others that came up were the Crossover brand I had never heard of before. K...
by Khali
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Need some advice helping select a monitor

Running a 1080 or 1070 with a sub-par monitor is likey buying a Porsche and then putting bargain basement tyres on it. Just like the tyres are the only part of the car that touches the road, the monitor is the only part of the computer that touches your eyes (metaphorically speaking). I would recom...
by Khali
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Need some advice helping select a monitor

The 1070 is pretty much locked in if she goes for updating her monitor. If not she will fall back to the 1080 that she originally wanted. Its her money and her choice. Just thought I would try to get more bang for the buck with the 1070 and a monitor over the 1080. I looked at that Dell and its only...
by Khali
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Need some advice helping select a monitor

I suggested a 1060 and hit a brick wall. It took some convincing to drop to a 1070. Plus dropping down to GPU's with lesser capabilities to save a few bucks for a better monitor leads to having more monitor than said GPU can utilize. Just where that line is I'm not sure but I'm sure its there some w...
by Khali
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need some advice helping select a monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Need some advice helping select a monitor

I built my cousin a system a few years ago and now she is wanting to update the GPU. First thing she says is that she wants a GTX 1080. But after discussing it for a bit it became clear she would never use it to its full potential and would be a waste of money considering she is still using an old 1...
by Khali
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mariah Carey NYE Disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: Mariah Carey NYE Disaster

I'm not a fan of her work but I don't think this one can be blamed on her. From what I have been reading it can be laid at the feet of whoever was in charge from Dick Clark Productions. They were told three times, before and during the show, that her headphones where not working. They decided to go ...
by Khali
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided worth getting?
Replies: 18
Views: 2686

Re: Is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided worth getting?

My advice is to wait until the "super duper all in one" version gets released with all the DLC included for about half the current price. By the time it comes out they will have squashed a majority of the bugs and done some tweaking to the game. This is the route I normally take when getti...
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