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by Firestarter
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7936

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

What, you mean AMD might design their product line around what makes the most money for AMD share-holders? What a bizarro-world idea.... well betting on crypto is a rather short-term bet, if their gaming graphics card market share drops so low as to become irrelevant and their crypto mining revenue...
by Firestarter
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 92
Views: 5089

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

the ether price might have dropped 50% from its all time high but it's still up 20x year to date

don't get your hopes up
by Firestarter
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency
Replies: 97
Views: 4180

Re: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency

Day job here. Any US-based endpoint (where coins become USD & vice versa) MUST honor the Customer Identification Program rules laid out in the anti-money laundering regulations (31 CFR Chapter X, for the terminally sleep-deprived). Chief among that is a scan of a photo ID and a hard physical ad...
by Firestarter
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 6055

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

ColeLT1 wrote:
1080ti is now the best buy for the buck for hashing

that's bad news, pretty soon there'll be no graphics cards left for anyone
by Firestarter
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 70
Views: 4864

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

well if you went through the trouble of typing all this up, maybe you should share it on twitter or reddit or something. I don't suppose many Samsung people are monitoring these forums..
by Firestarter
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency
Replies: 97
Views: 4180

Re: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency

crypto currencies are complex beasts and there's no telling yet how much they should be worth. Maybe the collective value of it all is 0, maybe it's 100 billion USD. How much they're worth to you is something that you can either discover for yourself right now, or you can forget about them and wait ...
by Firestarter
Mon May 29, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX480 Remorse for not buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: RX480 Remorse for not buying?

all the cheap AMD cards have probably been bought by crypto miners
by Firestarter
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14712

Re: Formula One 2017

I'm just glad Max brought it home despite the brake problems
by Firestarter
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5253

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

ClickClick5 wrote:
Anyway, if you guys want me to add you in the sheet, please post the core clock and ram speed of your cards!

viewtopic.php?p=1347805#p1347720

i5-2500K at 4.3
16GB DDR3 at 1600 9-9-9-28 2T
AMD HD7950 at 1000/1250
by Firestarter
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5253

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

Image



is that smoke?!
by Firestarter
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Improving wifi coverage in my new home
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Improving wifi coverage in my new home

I've tried using 2 APs with the same SSID etc. but my phone always seemed to stick with the worst one
by Firestarter
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphones on a Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 1864

Re: Headphones on a Plane

I've used my Sennheiser HD-25's on planes before, they isolate very well but the drone of the engines is still present. But isolation is different from active noise cancelling, and as far as I know air travel is where active noise cancelling works best. You can forget about very high fidelity with t...
by Firestarter
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14712

Re: Formula One 2017

great race! it seems like the supersofts only have a short window in which they're actually better than the softs
by Firestarter
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Damage does Linus..err LTT.
Replies: 14
Views: 3028

Re: Damage does Linus..err LTT.

watching it now, Linus is so loud compared to Scott but I'm still watching so I guess it's working
by Firestarter
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts
Replies: 34
Views: 2504

Re: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts

Why would RAM amount depend on CPU choice? Shouldn't this just be "How much RAM would you want if you were building a system today?" because people buying more capable CPUs probably want to do more demanding stuff with them, which is exactly how AMD advertised Ryzen vs Skylake and why the...
by Firestarter
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts
Replies: 34
Views: 2504

Re: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts

I've had 16GB in my i5-2500K system for more than 5 years now. For my purposes, 16GB would actually still be enough at the moment, as I'm not much of a content creator. That said, I'd definitely go for 32GB in any new system I'd buy for myself
by Firestarter
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6232

Re: 7700k, wow!

unless you like to run memory bandwidth benchmarks all day long. or you play Arma 3 http://techreport.com/discussion/31410/a-bridge-too-far-migrating-from-sandy-to-kaby-lake?post=1021702#1021702 Here are some additional results: i7-7700K @ 4.8 w/ DDR4-3733 - 56.5 i7-7700K @ 4.8 w/ DDR4-3200 - 49.6 ...
by Firestarter
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8444

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

So what do my fellow Linux users think? I think you're delusional if you're serious. It's an awesome platform for a great many things, but if Joe Schmoe tries to use linux he'll run into an issue sooner or later that he won't be able to fix, far sooner than with Windows 10. I'm not talking about in...
by Firestarter
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 9451

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

just brew it! wrote:
If I was a bettin' man I'd probably short AMD (or buy put options)

it's always "buy the rumor, sell the news" isn't it?
by Firestarter
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..
Replies: 78
Views: 7922

Re: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..

It's in Intel's best interest to keep AMD in the state it was the last decade: surviving but not competing. So far, when Intel had to compete with AMD they did that with a plethora of dirty anti-competitive tricks, a few of which they got a slap on the fingers for. We could assume that Intel has wiz...
by Firestarter
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 7730

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

do you like the water you drink? have you considered getting other water? I'm lucky in that I love the tap water around here, but if you have to buy some to be able to enjoy it then just buy that instead of soda and you won't have any soda to drink since you didn't get any. You'll probably have to p...
by Firestarter
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First time home buyer
Replies: 40
Views: 5159

Re: First time home buyer

remember, if running new cable isn't going to work out for you, you can still get Ethernet over Coax / MOCA adapters and get wired ethernet by using your existing coax cables if you have them. Cat 6A is definitely better, no doubt, but any kind of wired ethernet is going to be more stable than wirel...
by Firestarter
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K @[H]
Replies: 48
Views: 5187

Re: Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K @[H]

Further, a 2600k with fast RAM wasn't the common configuration at the time: that was a 2500k and DDR3-1600, yeah, at the time faster RAM just wasn't that ubiquitous and DDR3-1600 was widely deemed "good enough" anyway. I guess much of it has to do with the integrated memory controller tha...
by Firestarter
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: If you are getting Kaby Lake, go ahead & Delid it
Replies: 53
Views: 8541

Re: If you are getting Kaby Lake, go ahead & Delid it

I have not decided on a Kaby or Ryzen build in Jan, but if Kaby, I will begrudgingly remove the lid and re-TIM it, cause this is who I have become lol (gotta go fast!) to get back on topic, I think I'll probably end up doing that myself as well, if Ryzen is not competitive. For me, overclocking tod...
by Firestarter
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bottle-necking my aging beast
Replies: 38
Views: 2540

Re: Bottle-necking my aging beast

I don't really understand the report of an overclocked sandy bridge bottlenecking BF1 hard, because when I played the demo it was obvious that at ~60 fps, my GPU was the bottleneck. But then again it seems the demo ran *better* for many people than the released game (which I don't have) regardless, ...
by Firestarter
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: If you are getting Kaby Lake, go ahead & Delid it
Replies: 53
Views: 8541

Re: If you are getting Kaby Lake, go ahead & Delid it

Yeah, I remembered reading about the thinner Skylake packages. All of it just makes me really nervous. :lol: The thin package has keep me from being comfortable deliding any more Skylake chips :< http://i.imgur.com/WD8LSMD.jpg but did you kill that one in the process of delidding it, or by running ...
by Firestarter
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Do cheap USB storage to LAN adapters exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2438

Re: Do cheap USB storage to LAN adapters exist?

Not the WiFi ones, but the $10 LAN one might be interesting. Although the "internet sharing" orientation is not promising. Yeah, from the description it is not clear that it even supports local shares on the LAN. Plus, I believe Pogoplug is shifting their entire business model to be a rem...
by Firestarter
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula 1 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13917

Re: Formula 1 2016

man that was a wild race!
by Firestarter
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: About these BeyerDynamic T90's...
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: About these BeyerDynamic T90's...

well if you want something nicer than you're going to end up having to upgrade your source anyway, because those 555's are about as good as it gets from "normal" soundcards and the like. I recently got myself a Fiio E10K for my HD595's to replace an older DAC/AMP, it's a great little amp f...
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