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by flip-mode
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul
Replies: 35
Views: 1074

Re: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul

*looks around* *sees lightly-beaten horse galloping majestically across the plains* :lol: That's why I didn't say "beat a dead horse". *suggests flip-mode spend less time in R&P* No need to talk about fight club here. One's got nothing to do with the other. :wink: This isn't an MSI X3...
by flip-mode
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul
Replies: 35
Views: 1074

Re: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul

The main thing about going for the super-premium X370 board is longevity and flexibility; it's a lot easier to upgrade a CPU, GPU, SSD than it is to replace the motherboard. Future-proofing a motherboard has been a fool's errand for at least ten years now. If the socket doesn't get changed in the n...
by flip-mode
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading from an i5-4590
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Upgrading from an i5-4590

Agreed. I have some doubts that the i5-4590 is bottlenecking a GTX 970. In what games and with what settings? Also... rapid fire browser tab opening slowness seems more likely to be due to internet connection than slow CPU. I just hit "open all" on a folder of bookmarks and experienced no ...
by flip-mode
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 4238

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

Holy cow. This thread makes me happy me dear old mum didn't let me drink soda until I was in my teens. By then I pretty much had no preference for the stuff. These days, I have a can of pop maybe once a month or even longer than that. I more than make up for that with beer though. I usually have 3 b...
by flip-mode
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 119
Views: 5167

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

Heh, that made me laugh.
by flip-mode
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Back to the Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Back to the Nexus

I told my wife the fingerprint reader alone seemed worth the $350. I got her a 5X as well. She never used to lock her phone, regardless of how much I admonished her to do so. Now that she has the fingerprint reader her phone is always locked. It's just begging for trouble not to lock your phone, but...
by flip-mode
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 119
Views: 5167

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

Best if you don't bottom out keys when you type - it can lead to repetitive stress injury, which (from personal experience) can be excruciating. It's one of the reasons I love my Ducky Zero - I can actuate the keys with a slight application of pressure, without needing to bottom out. I'll try, but ...
by flip-mode
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 119
Views: 5167

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

Embrace your inner Luddite and bask in the glory of 1391401. I fully reject RGB backlighting, if that counts. I caved. I picked up a Drevo Tyrfing 87 key board with off-brand brown switches for $40. I refuse to spend $100 on a keyboard, but I can do $40. I don't see why not considering that a good ...
by flip-mode
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 119
Views: 5167

So, mechanical keyboards

I caved. I picked up a Drevo Tyrfing 87 key board with off-brand brown switches for $40. I refuse to spend $100 on a keyboard, but I can do $40. This thing is pretty OK. Not bad. I thought the brown switches were supposed to be quiet, and these probably are "quiet" compared to what they co...
by flip-mode
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Back to the Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Back to the Nexus

Nice to see some love for the underappreciated 5X. Man, I love my 5X. It is not flawless. It's laggy sometimes, but I am honestly not bothered by that. I don't need INSTANT responsiveness. The stock Android is great. Timely updates = great. The camera is great; finally I have a phone that takes pict...
by flip-mode
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
Replies: 29
Views: 1225

Re: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

She can now join Obi Wan to train future Jedi from the great beyond.

60 too young to be dying tho, unless there's a light saber involved.
by flip-mode
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple's (lack of) Mac ambitions
Replies: 104
Views: 3738

Re: Apple's (lack of) Mac ambitions

When the latest MacBook Pro launched in October, pretty much everyone in the TR comments was down on the updated notebook. Man, you should have seen the backlash on reddit. Of course, reddit being reddit, it was fire and brimstone and end of days. As for Mac laptops, desktops, and mini-tops languis...
by flip-mode
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3292
Views: 494770

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

This guy is amazing (to me at least)
https://soundcloud.com/lorn

I've never really heard anything like it.
by flip-mode
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dr. Strange..
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Dr. Strange..

seankay wrote:
It is a lot better then the total crappy Fantastic 4!
:lol: Don't stub your toe on that low bar.
by flip-mode
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: The Great Re-Encoding
Replies: 64
Views: 4422

Re: The Great Re-Encoding

How long did you wait to see if the info refreshed? Long. I put the next disc in and then left the house for some reason or other and it still hadn't refreshed later that day. Restarting WMP gets new disc info in less than 5 seconds. It could be an issue with my system in particular. My system does...
by flip-mode
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3292
Views: 494770

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Not a particular song, but rather the source: Amazon Prime Music. Pretty awesome. I know it's one of a bunch of similar services out there and may not be the best one, but it comes with my Prime membership and I've never had access to this much music before. Pretty awesome.
by flip-mode
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: The Great Re-Encoding
Replies: 64
Views: 4422

Re: The Great Re-Encoding

This has also served as an interesting anecdotal data point for longevity of burned optical media. I just finished re-loading 168 DVD-Rs worth of WAV files containing the CD rips (over a half TB total) from discs which were burned anywhere from 5 to 13 years ago. Every single one of them read witho...
by flip-mode
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Newegg bought out
Replies: 36
Views: 2668

Re: Newegg bought out

Newegg is always the starting point for my tech purchases, even if I end up buying from someone else. The organization and search capabilities of their online store puts Amazon's mess to shame. Searching Amazon is horrible. Searching for something with a specific model number isn't so bad, but find...
by flip-mode
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iphone 6 Touch Disease
Replies: 31
Views: 2317

Re: iphone 6 Touch Disease

tanker27 wrote:
Microsoldering specialist, WTH. These things are soldered by machine not man. Is that even a job???

Yes.
by flip-mode
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Why are Android Updates so Difficult?
Replies: 26
Views: 1968

Re: Why are Android Updates so Difficult?

It is a good question. Two reasons I can think of for "skins" is first to get people committed to a specific interface design (kinda like how some people will refuse to upgrade windows because of start menu changes, even when those changes REALLY aren't that big of a deal - but to those pe...
by flip-mode
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Horrendous price gap / availability in AMD's lineup...
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Horrendous price gap / availability in AMD's lineup...

Gotta agree with others - you've got an R9 390. Put some lotion on that itchy and try to relax. I know the itchy feeling well, but patience always pays off. I would think it best for you to sit on that R9 390 until AMD launches the high end Radeons. That's late this year, right? And yeah availabilit...
by flip-mode
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10110

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors

Glorious wrote:
But your self-admittedly baseless speculation is baseless! :wink: (To be clear, I agree with you).

We can start a thread called "worthless discussions" and let people go in there and complain that the discussions are worthless! :P
by flip-mode
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10110

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors

Guys, seriously? You're comparing spec sheets in two completely different architectures and with 3D Mark scores ? THe advice is the same as it's always been: Wait. For. Reviews. The title of this thread says "leaks, and rumors". If people don't want to see or discuss leaks or rumors, they...
by flip-mode
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10110

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors

DancinJack wrote:
I'm just going to start replying too all rumours with WFR.

Get out of the thread then, seriously. THIS IS A LEAK/RUMOR THREAD. If you don't want to talk about rumors, leaks, and crappy, ill-conceived benchmark graphs - leave the thread.
by flip-mode
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10110

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors

Ugh, can't you guys just wait? Honestly - speculation and leaks and FUD and misdirection and anticipation - I find it highly entertaining. Then the reviews hit and I'm engrossed for 30 minutes. Then after that it's the fanboy wars that are entertaining. When all of that is over and the dust is sett...
by flip-mode
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Can we drop the "p"
Replies: 41
Views: 3111

Re: Can we drop the "p"

yogibbear wrote:
No, because saying 1440p is quicker/shorthand than typing 2560x1440. :/ No one's resolution is 1440.


Yep, and "p" stands for "plumb" because it measures in the vertical direction.
by flip-mode
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?
Replies: 25
Views: 6786

Re: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?

I would think the performance difference would be similar to what you would find with any other card that comes with a 4GB and 8GB option. At present, I don't think there is any scenario where 8GB offers any appeciable improvement over 4GB, even at 4K resolutions. But people are constantly talking a...
by flip-mode
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen/Kaby Lake delayed till Jan 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2633

Re: Zen/Kaby Lake delayed till Jan 2017

I always go with the best bang for buck quad core. Intel doesn't cut prices much at all anymore so buying an i3 just to upgrade to an i5 later is wasted money as far as I'm concerned.
by flip-mode
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Licketysplit
Replies: 59
Views: 2341

Re: RIP Licketysplit

It's been a long time since I've seen him post in the forums. Rest in peace, Licketysplit.
by flip-mode
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Skylake going to be a legitimately big deal for desktops?
Replies: 174
Views: 24569

Re: Is Skylake going to be a legitimately big deal for deskt

Definitely not 3 or 1. Intel only stopped using solder after Sandy Bridge. My guess is 4 (and possibly 5). To be fair, the material they use is really good at conducting heat. The problem lies not with the material, but with how they use the material. Some Haswells had massive air gaps between the ...