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by Coran Fixx
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Media Creation is old
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Windows Media Creation is old

Yeah, the 4gb download is the creators update, I just don't know why their website doesn't have it baked in to the original download (downloaded today).
by Coran Fixx
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Media Creation is old
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Windows Media Creation is old

Is there any way to know when latest big patch is incorporated? Took forever and made a new usb drive only to install windows and have it tell me there was a 4gb update (which will take another 10 hours to finish); then I have to reclaim the space. 40% rant 60% wanting to find out if there is a way ...
by Coran Fixx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300
Replies: 129
Views: 18541

Re: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300

Things might make more sense as the full cpu lineup is available at suggested retail prices but right now the i3-7100 is available for only about $10 more than the pentium.  I would get that or move down to the pentium G4600, but all that is only right now.
by Coran Fixx
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: SFF half height 2GB to run Space Engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: SFF half height 2GB to run Space Engine

Consider the r7 240 from newegg $30 AR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127958

Pulls 30w max.  Here is the comparison to the intel integrated graphics:
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-240-v ... n-3000-IGP

Hope that helps
by Coran Fixx
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Is the Celeron G3900 worth it for a cheap build?
Replies: 22
Views: 5953

Re: Is the Celeron G3900 worth it for a cheap build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/7Vm7Cy

corsair psu and 8gb ram. G3900, xion matx case, Asus H110, 128gb m.2 ssd.   $224.12

I love hypothetical builds, I am currently considering a build centered around an AMD 5350/mb combo ($40 at Microcenter) and an RX360.  Just to see what can be squeezed out of it. 
by Coran Fixx
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Build! What Is Intel Best Upgrade Platform the go with?
Replies: 71
Views: 6750

Re: New Build! What Is Intel Best Upgrade Platform the go with?

Acer Predator 32" 4k gsync same price as the ASUS ROG 34".  Don't really know what would give you the better experience: 4k@60hz Gsync or 2k@100hz Gsync. FYI: 1080ti slated for Jan release, pricing unknown. In a mostly unrelated note; If this is a preamble to driving the convertible over a...
by Coran Fixx
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Wanting new monitor, research ends in confusion
Replies: 95
Views: 14471

Re: Wanting new monitor, research ends in confusion

I am currently looking at the 32" Pavilion 2k.  As a wow player and media consumer seems to be the perfect price/performance point at $350 US.
by Coran Fixx
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Acer Liquid Zest Plus
Replies: 23
Views: 3851

Re: Acer Liquid Zest Plus

I recently moved from iphone to moto g4.  Absolutely agree with OP, paid $125 for what works like a premium phone; qc3.0 charges very quickly, 75% in 25 minutes, full charge in under an hour.
by Coran Fixx
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Intel U are the only thing left
Replies: 64
Views: 7648

Re: Intel U are the only thing left

I got your lappy right here, its one I was looking at:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

i5 quad, 8gb ram (1 stick), 256gb m2 with room for 2.5 inch hard drive $800

It has a gtx960 in it but if you don't call the police I won't either
by Coran Fixx
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: What's the most problem free Distro you have used?
Replies: 102
Views: 8244

Re: What's the most problem free Distro you have used?

Hannah Montana Linux...

Had high hopes for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 but wireless issues are not working out.

Mint seems to "just work" so I would vote for that.
by Coran Fixx
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: i5 6600k + Gigabyte GA-Z170 270$
Replies: 1
Views: 2356

Re: i5 6600k + Gigabyte GA-Z170 270$

Nice Find
by Coran Fixx
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows activation mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Windows activation mystery

Yeah, definitely seems like that. She is a typical fixed-income senior citizen. Maybe I can talk her into trying Linux, she is only a facebook/email user after all.
by Coran Fixx
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows activation mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Windows activation mystery

Localhost- as far as I can tell it is not a mass produced computer; just some local person who put it together Ludi: yep no sticker triggered an inner alarm to me as well. To those thinking its a pirate key: Do you think Microsoft regularly checks that stuff? My question is why it works for two year...
by Coran Fixx
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows activation mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Windows activation mystery

Have a person whose computer has been running fine for two years on WIndows 7. She called me in about six months ago to help her with DSL (she was on dial up). I noticed nothing amiss at that time. Now Windows states that the time to activate has passed and she must activate now. Really weird for a ...
by Coran Fixx
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win 8 Drivers and Licensing questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Win 8 Drivers and Licensing questions

Ran into some trouble with a partial new windows 8 build. Put a MSI Z97 PC Mate motherboard and G3258 I had lying around with 8gb ram, bx100 ssd and Windows 8.1 OEM. As soon as I started trying to update the software I got the new blue screen with a vague Whea hardware fault. After looking it up, it...
by Coran Fixx
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: m.2 heat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: m.2 heat?

Thanks Chrispy
by Coran Fixx
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: m.2 heat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

m.2 heat?

I was thinking about a for-fun build with a z97 itx build. Specifically the AsRock board with the m.2 connector on the back of the board. I was going with a cheap Transcend ssd. Was wondering if anyone knew what kind of heat these things throw off? Would I need to cut a hole in the back of my mother...
by Coran Fixx
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Technical Preview
Replies: 48
Views: 7144

Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview

Just getting started, I am installing this on a NUC. When I set up, I did not have to login to a Microsoft Account. Wireless detected networks but could not connect, I'm hoping a driver download will fix that. I hoping this build is stable enough to use as an htpc for awhile. I was using linuxmint b...
by Coran Fixx
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100

Well I was thinking that I must be suffering from some learning disability because I could not get my cpu to overclock at all. The bios was not let me have access to change the oc settings and oc genie was doing nothing at all. My bios was at 4.0 MSI website said 4.2 was available and Live update sa...
by Coran Fixx
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100

Nah, I must have caught it between website refreshes. When I went back to the website to get the local phone number the $99 deal was advertised on the front page. I just got home with it. I should be able to give some overclocking with the stock cooler results since My corsair cooler doesn't get her...
by Coran Fixx
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100

Shows no discount in the cart now. Maybe a July 4th deal only.
by Coran Fixx
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: Microcenter deal Pentium G3258+MSI MB for $100

Well double fudge. I had my sister in law pick this processor up since I live too far away, I may have to see if shell go back. Which Microcenter did you go to? The one closest to me is in Overland Park.
by Coran Fixx
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: nuc n2820 minty goodness
Replies: 6
Views: 6097

Re: nuc n2820 minty goodness

If you can point me to a sample file I will give it a go. I was able to find a 480p sample and it ran fine. Of course it is XBMC under Mint so you may not be interested (not Windows)
by Coran Fixx
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: nuc n2820 minty goodness
Replies: 6
Views: 6097

nuc n2820 minty goodness

Total Linux lightweight, but just wanted to report that it is a pretty smooth install of Mint17 on the nuc n2820. Everything but sound over HDMI works after install. After software update the intermittent sound problems went away. I really only have two and a half complaints right now (with the susp...
by Coran Fixx
Mon May 05, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build, Avoton?
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

Re: Server Build, Avoton?

Yep that Powervault looks pretty nice. Id have to find someone other than DELL for this particular customer. Opinions have varied and I took the middle road. Overall I can sleep with my choices. I could definitely get burned if the motherboard needs replacing. Something like remotely checking on the...
by Coran Fixx
Sun May 04, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build, Avoton?
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

Re: Server Build, Avoton?

For any curious I ended up ordering:

Xeon e3-1220
AsRock C224 mb
8gb Kingston Ram
Seasonic 520
Intel 530 ssd X2
WD blue 1tb (for backups)
by Coran Fixx
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build, Avoton?
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

Re: Server Build, Avoton?

Hope you don't take it the wrong way, but seems like you are trying a bit hard to use up an inflated budget due to the relatively expensive amount for their last build. Unless this Sage accounting app is performance sensitive, I think a 3-person small company hardly needs anything exotic, most cert...
by Coran Fixx
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build, Avoton?
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

Server Build, Avoton?

I am building my first server for a company with 3 clients who access bookkeeping software off a main computer. I am going to run win7 pro and was wondering what you all thought of the new avoton. Also if you think it is sufficient, is it worth it to go the extra $120 for octocore over quad? It woul...
by Coran Fixx
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Specific Raid Question and general server questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2585

Re: Specific Raid Question and general server questions

I will look at the new build maxing out at $2000 but probably more like $1500 as I am leaning heavily towards a win 7 solution. What is the build you are looking at? Win 7 Ultimate is like 360 bucks, not 500. And what is this Sage software? I am not seeing why a build closer to the $1000 builds in ...
by Coran Fixx
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Specific Raid Question and general server questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2585

Re: Specific Raid Question and general server questions

You guys are awesome, thanks for all the advice. They backup the data nightly and swap external hard drives offsite once a week so worst case scenario should be one week of lost work. I might want to take a look closer but I think that their entire data imprint is about 40gb right now. That is not e...
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