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by Philldoe
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1094
Views: 27149

Re: Something's different...

I know that Renee was shocked and hurt by the reaction she received here. To be fair, the shock and hurt were reciprocal. It's like showing up to your job you've had for years and you have a new office, new floor, new duties, they gave you a 10 year old laptop and told you to get on with it, with n...
by Philldoe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Elite V3 500W?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Cooler Master Elite V3 500W?

I bought 2 CM 550w PSU's back in 2009 for 2 AMD builds. Both work to this day, but one had to have it's fan replaced a few months back. I've been surprised by how well they've worked over the years. Personally I'm not touching anything that lacks a seasonic badge. I've went though 4 Corsair HX850's ...
by Philldoe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Unicode emoji inflation
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Unicode emoji inflation

The few programs I use that have support for such things... thankfully allows the user to disable showing them completely. I can understand a smiley here and there, but what I've seen on some platforms is just an idiotic over use of "emojis" to make up for a persons lack of literacy.
by Philldoe
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

After 18 years on TR, you'd think I would be able to make it to a TR BBQ but the long drive is just too much for a weekend only thing for me. Thankfully, next year I should be living in Canada just a short 2 hour drive from the BBQ location so I should be able to come out to the next BBQ. I might e...
by Philldoe
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

After 18 years on TR, you'd think I would be able to make it to a TR BBQ but the long drive is just too much for a weekend only thing for me. Thankfully, next year I should be living in Canada just a short 2 hour drive from the BBQ location so I should be able to come out to the next BBQ. I might ev...
by Philldoe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1094
Views: 27149

Re: Something's different...

Someone needs to get ahold of emkubed and tell him to revive the CBE forums for us.
by Philldoe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: guitarists
Replies: 90
Views: 16992

Re: guitarists

meerkt wrote:
As Toki Wartooth or Skwisgaar Skwigelf? :)


As himself. I like is Galaktikon albums more that the dethklok stuff.
by Philldoe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: guitarists
Replies: 90
Views: 16992

Re: guitarists

Holy 12 year old necro batman.

I don't listen to mainstream...anything. But I'd put Brendon Small up for most talented and fascinating guitarist.
by Philldoe
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1094
Views: 27149

Re: Something's different...

Ludis video content was really nice. Loved the bigclive feel of the table view portions. I'd really love to see more of that, of course staying as a long-form style video. I've withheld my opinion of recent events, and I have to say I really had my doubt about TRs new benefactors, but some of the co...
by Philldoe
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 1564

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

The person who requested deletion of the wiki page has changed his vote thanks to sources users (auxy) provided that showed links from major tech news site to TRs own findings on events related to Inside the Second, AMD's Phenom TLB issue, and other significant events from recent tech history. Keep:...
by Philldoe
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1094
Views: 27149

Re: Something's different... (new)

I mean.. just bring back the all blue theme and we're good. The white is murder on my eyes.
by Philldoe
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: SUPER-duper: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, 2060 SUPER and 2080 not-so-SUPER
Replies: 23
Views: 1168

Re: SUPER-duper

JustAnEngineer wrote:
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As yet, there's no SUPER version of the Turing 102 chip found in GeForce RTX2080 Ti and Titan RTX.


That's only because Engineering forgot to cut enough off the 2080Tis T102 to make room for the 2080Ti Super.
by Philldoe
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Blinkenlights
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Blinkenlights

Well boys, we lost another good man to RGBism.
by Philldoe
Thu May 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Using TV's with computers
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Using TV's with computers

I've been doing this since 2012. Stick with LG. Even their cheap-o 4k HDR TV's can push 4k 60hz or 1080p 120hz both on RGB Full modes. My current model will even do 10-bit at 1080p. The Frame interpolation that they do can be turned off easily as well. The more expensive models come factory calibrat...
by Philldoe
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Build For $1500?
Replies: 25
Views: 2188

Re: Build For $1500?

My current PC is: i7-2600K, Asus P8P67, 32GB RAM, a Crucial MX500 512GB SSD, a SanDisk 480GB SSD and an XFX R9 200 Series If you're feeling the upgrade itch right now , you could upgrade your GPU and gaming monitor today and still get good enough performance with the rest of that kit for the next s...
by Philldoe
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of Old LAN Games
Replies: 19
Views: 1526

Re: List of Old LAN Games

I still havea copy of the freely released MekTek Mechwarrior 4:Mercs with all of the MekTek expansions up to 3.1b if you are interested in the DL link.
by Philldoe
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 13412

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

I have an old PATA 4GB Maxtor drive in a retro gaming rig that came in a computer I bought way back in 1999 with 80k hours on it. All of the other hard drives I own are pretty new aside from one of those 1.5TB Seagate drives that just die. It still worked when I replaced it and frankly I'm afraid to...
by Philldoe
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Advice Needed: The Latest 2019 Crop of Gaming Laptops
Replies: 24
Views: 2348

Re: Advice Needed: The Latest 2019 Crop of Gaming Laptops

I've not bought a gaming laptop since 2012, and I bought an Asus G75, the battery life is trash, but I didn't buy it to play games on battery. I bought it because it was easy to fold up, toss in a bag, and take it with me. I never had issues with it overheating, nor have the hinges failed in any man...
by Philldoe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hey new EIC, Seth, we'd like to hear from you!
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Hey new EIC, Seth, we'd like to hear from you!

...no mention of Gerbils? And you people call yourself ... whatever the people of TR call themselfs... We call ourselves gerbils. I'm super disappointed in this thread. :lol: The last part was a dig at people not mentioning Gerbils. I've been around long enough to know of the Anonymous Gerbils that...
by Philldoe
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hey new EIC, Seth, we'd like to hear from you!
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Hey new EIC, Seth, we'd like to hear from you!

...no mention of Gerbils? And you people call yourself ... whatever the people of TR call themselfs...
by Philldoe
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Frametime and memory speed correlation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Frametime and memory speed correlation?

This is going to sound odd but... are you by any chance running Corsair link or the ASUS AI Suit? I've had both create microstutter in a number of games. It's so bad and so common that I've refused to run either program on my systems for some time now.
by Philldoe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 79
Views: 33047

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

I admit I've not read the whole thread, but did you check the injectors? This new (and frankly terrible) Ethanol fuel likes to gum up things. This guy here runs through a nice diagnostic of a similar issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdG0MaKc36M
by Philldoe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: not sure what its called
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: not sure what its called

The Car Report: Car Hardware Explored. I know nobody else here would enjoy it, but I would love random car part reviews with the same rigor applied as the normal Tech Report reviews. It's shockingly rare in the car industry as well. I'd be down for it, and I know some one Jeff could try to recruit ...
by Philldoe
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: not sure what its called
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: not sure what its called

The Car Report: Car Hardware Explored.
by Philldoe
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Phone dilemma
Replies: 97
Views: 7204

Re: Phone dilemma

You should look into getting a Nokia 8 off of amazon. It's built with Android One which means it's just the base stock android with none of the stupid crap companies like Samsung add to their phones.
by Philldoe
Fri May 04, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 177
Views: 19083

Re: Battletech game coming out

I doubt we'll see a time skip in the game to open up more advanced mechs but I bet they'll add more time relative variants. Hope so. I'm kind of glad there's no Clan tech in at the moment though, don't know how much you know about the tabletop game when clans came out but it basically broke the ent...
by Philldoe
Thu May 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 177
Views: 19083

Re: Battletech game coming out

That's good that you can swap weapons. Now I can pull out an old MWO 3xPPC HGN-733P build for funsies. I doubt we'll see a time skip in the game to open up more advanced mechs but I bet they'll add more time relative variants.
by Philldoe
Thu May 03, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 177
Views: 19083

Re: Battletech game coming out

As big of a Mechwarrior guy I am, I never really got into the RTS/TBS Mech games, but I have started to consider this one. How is the mech lab? Are you stuck with stock variants that have fixed weapons or can you actually modify the loadouts on your mechs?
by Philldoe
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 342
Views: 37795

Re: Video card prices

Redocbew wrote:
Yeah it's completely bonkers. No doubt the increase in DRAM pricing helps with that also. Nearly a year ago I bought 16GB of DDR4 for $200. The same stuff goes for 280-ish now.


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by Philldoe
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 14230

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

To add in to this thread... I was at a Sams Club a week ago and saw an LG 43" 4k 120Hz HDR TV for $318. https://www.samsclub.com/sams/43-uhd-smart-120hz-3-hdmi-wifi/prod21401273.ip?xid=plp11810111-elec:product:1:1 It's pretty stellar. I know the item description says it's 60hz with "Truemo...
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