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by MOSFET
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A crazy idea?
Replies: 42
Views: 959

Re: A crazy idea?

They were still around and made a lot of really good socket A boards, I have a huge pile of them from back then. They actually didn't go under until late 2005, I have one of their last AM2 boards they released. Hard to remember since this was 17 years ago. Too 3Dfx didn't make it past year 2000,and...
by MOSFET
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 89
Views: 3041

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

Sold and Shipped by OutletPC.com
by MOSFET
Tue May 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)

Any way to try with a different keyboard, or to plug in a USB keyboard after boot sequence? I have a certain cheap USB mouse at home that just kills Linux/BSD boots - I think it's a Kensington.
by MOSFET
Thu May 18, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose
Replies: 53
Views: 1538

Re: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose

1 glass of whole milk = the amount of fat in a McDonald's hamburger LOL. I grew up drinking whole milk, and switched to 2% (and eventually skim) as time went by. We never have whole milk in the house unless a recipe calls for it as an ingredient. On the occasions where our kids have tried whole mil...
by MOSFET
Mon May 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?

In my experience, it seems upload speed is absolutely a function of your outbound bandwidth limit. In fact, it IS your outbound bandwidth limit. Dropbox (Pro anyway) has a setting in the Windows client to automatically detect upload speed, to limit upload, or not to limit upload. It seems that the f...
by MOSFET
Sun May 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netgear CM700 vs Arris SB6190
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Netgear CM700 vs Arris SB6190

Arris and Comcast usually make a very compatible duo.
by MOSFET
Fri May 05, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Little known AMD feature: virtual PIP displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Little known AMD feature: virtual PIP displays

This is an all-time great post.
by MOSFET
Fri May 05, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

I have two H80i's from 2012. No coolant, pump, or noise issues, although I don't expect them to get any younger. In fact, the only problem is stripped threads in one radiator - so it became a push-only instead of push-pull, and case screws are now required for mounting that one.
by MOSFET
Fri May 05, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 3770K, when to upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: 3770K, when to upgrade?

Concupiscence wrote:
Ironically the 3770K will almost certainly be the better overclocker of the two, but you never know.
That's exactly what I was thinking. It's never too late!
by MOSFET
Thu May 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor

VMware for pretty much every reason you listed. I couldn't rehash it any better. P2V (and other conversions also) just work, if you follow some prereqs. VCSA makes management so, so easy. Nakivo or Veeam make backups so, so effortless. Virtual networking, switches, virtual NVMe devices, all of these...
by MOSFET
Tue May 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: APC UPS, asking for new battery, humming
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: APC UPS, asking for new battery, humming

Like ludi suggested, I would wait to see if new batteries fix the hum. I recently had a 8-9ish year old APC lose its ability to detect A/C. That's kind of a problem, and it made really horrible noises while trying endlessly. If you need a replacement anyway though, Cyberpower seems to be the new dar...
by MOSFET
Mon May 01, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 196
Views: 13759

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

whm1974 wrote:
Well I of course will very strongly disagree.
Well, you finally get to be part of the 0.001% (we will fondly call you the thousandthers)
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 54
Views: 2397

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

I was preparing to do the "internet forum" thing and post a predictable comment on how you obviously did everything wrong and chose all the wrong hardware. The problem is, I can't really find a fault with your list, short of questionable taste in picking peripherals with lights on them :P...
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

That particular ad looks particularly odd. Maybe it's the writing that starts on the right and continues on the left. Somehow it seems to be much more noticeable than whatever is normally there. Btw, what is normally there? Long skinny black and yellow Corsair ads? I'll take one of those hot Russian...
by MOSFET
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dell Hates AMD?
Replies: 62
Views: 4142

Re: Dell Hates AMD?

Truly Ned, this story is about 15-20 years old, or a "rebrand" of the old conundrum. I used to wonder why, since margins on AMD chips have always been extremely low (good for reseller), and the chip prices were fairly low (good for resller), and the performance has occasionally been there ...
by MOSFET
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: trying to get a little more out of ram
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: trying to get a little more out of ram

It can work, although it also may not. Nothing should be harmed by trying. I was lucky recently with a pair of G,Skill Sniper DDR3-1333 4GB modules (8GB kit). I long time ago (2012-ish), I tried running them at 1600 with an AMD Llano A8-3850 APU. Didn't work, but they could get ~1460 MHz by raising ...
by MOSFET
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: April Fools

by MOSFET
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sparks flying
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Sparks flying

I'm just sayin', that here in the US, every coax cable I've ever touched in my life has shocked me. Don't have the modem connected downstream when connecting the coax.
by MOSFET
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How is "Kaby" pronounced?
Replies: 59
Views: 7877

Re: How is "Kaby" pronounced?

Darthutos wrote:
kaybee.


Exactly! Like the toy store!
by MOSFET
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 4154

Re: Console peasants....

Serval, ocelot, margay...all very very cool.
by MOSFET
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 7700 vs 7700K
Replies: 20
Views: 12244

Re: i7 7700 vs 7700K

There are two things I am wondering about the non-K 7700 on Z170/270 board: a) Will XMP work? b) Will mobo be able to keep boost at 4.2 GHz for 7700 when all four cores are busy? (and not automatically downclock somewhere to 3.6 GHz) A) Yes, it's a RAM thing. B) No, 4.2 is single core turbo. CPUWor...
by MOSFET
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1070 valley score
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: 1070 valley score

Following the power topic, are your PCIe power plugs solidly connected on both ends, card and PSU? I ran Valley on my system. i5-7600K and GTX 1060 6GB , with 1080p monitors. 1080p, DX11, Ultra, Single Monitor, OFF anti-aliasing, full screen = 116.7 fps , min 44, max 216, Unigine score 4882 same as ...
by MOSFET
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Where do you bank?
Replies: 57
Views: 4207

Re: Where do you bank?

lol ATM fees. No {...} As to ATM fees, I've seen a lot of comments in this thread about ATM fees. That's one reason I mentioned two consumer-friendly banks on a national level. All ATM fees will be reimbursed monthly, up to a pretty generous limit of about $10/month. There are other niceties, such ...
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Where do you bank?
Replies: 57
Views: 4207

Re: Where do you bank?

To OP: Ally Bank, back in 2010 truly the only consumer-friendly bank I could find. I was fed up with being a model BoA customer and still getting feed to financial death (they have such precise timing to create such fees, it's almost like it's handled by a computer in the background. Hmmm.) Today Ca...
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Newfound Opinion: Ryzen is the second coming of K7
Replies: 44
Views: 4941

Re: Newfound Opinion: Ryzen is the second coming of K7

I think when we see the full Ryzen lineup, including true 'desktop' chips meant to compete in gaming, we'll see ... better competition in gaming. As much as everyone wants them to, the R7 just doesn't focus on the 7600K/7700K.
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dating ads on TR?
Replies: 35
Views: 1420

Re: dating ads on TR?

I get to see hotties in my ads too. I'm not sure whether to complain - probably not, although it's not ideally SFW.
by MOSFET
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 5228

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

I think we've covered this, but back to the original question - at this moment, U.2 is useful for an Intel SSD 750 in a 2.5" formfactor, and not much else. I'm sure there will eventually be a successor to the 750, but will it, or any other semi-affordable drive, use U.2 - who knows? For your av...
by MOSFET
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why 'Ryzen'
Replies: 39
Views: 5457

Re: Why 'Ryzen'

If you don't focus too much on how it sounds out loud (slightly lame), Ryzen is a really strong visual brand. The word RYZEN just looks awesome in marketing materials, more so than Zen. They got it right when they said they imagined it printed on the side of a spaceship to Mars. The only letters vi...
by MOSFET
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Online vendor search options suck.
Replies: 13
Views: 4225

Re: Online vendor search options suck.

This doesn't fix the underlying problem, but for those who like to cross-check Newegg's searches with Amazon's prices, there is the browser plugin HoverHound.
by MOSFET
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey guys!! Need a bit of help!
Replies: 21
Views: 4927

Re: Hey guys!! Need a bit of help!

I don't think that's going to work. Z87 doesn't support the NVMe protocol unless the BIOS was specifically updated. I'm not suggesting this as an upgrade for OP, but I do think it would work. Asus 990FX and A85X have no trouble booting NVMe in a PCIe slot - they are more Ivy Bridge Z77 era. I don't...