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by cfOH
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?

C: A $555 Threadripper 1950X offers 16 cores and 32 threads for a very accessible price. You'll have to spend $45 more to add a CPU cooler. Yeah, I think that's a bit outside my price range. This is my home machine, after all...truly serious work happens at the office with someone else paying for h...
by cfOH
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?

It's a bit difficult to make recommendations without knowing what you intend to do with the PC and how much you are wanting to spend on it. I really didn't expect anyone to produce a custom shopping list for me...that's what the SG is for, innit? ;-D But since you asked, I don't game anymore on my ...
by cfOH
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking for new TR System Guide
Replies: 27
Views: 2005

Looking for new TR System Guide

The current System Guide is now over 6 months old. In PC hardware terms, that's about 11 years. My current PC, which was built a fairly long time ago based roughly on a TR system guide configuration, needs to be replaced. Can anyone confirm if there's a new System Guide in the works? If so, when wil...
by cfOH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?

How long do we think consumers will need to wait before CPUs designed to avoid the Spectre and Meltdown bugs (i.e., are safe without after-the-fact patches) come to market? 12 months? 18? Longer?
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