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by Delta9
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hypothetical Device to use NVMe storage to old PCs
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Hypothetical Device to use NVMe storage to old PCs

Today after reading about the new x4 m2 NVMe drives I began to think about how a single drive with these performance capabilities could be used in old or aging PCs. I know that sticking a regular or multiple sata drives would be easiest but costley and held back by the older sata interface. I then c...
by Delta9
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 13445

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

You know, I have no issue with the people that are using old phones. That's your prerogative. What does bother me is how vulnerable those phones are to security stuff. Quite surprised some of you here are willing to expose yourselves to that. You can be as smart as you want about browsing habits an...
by Delta9
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 13445

Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

While cleaning up my PC work area, I was surprised to find every smart phone I have owned. I have been tethered to Verizon (I agree they suck) the entire time I have had smart phones, thus the 2+ year period between each one. I bounced around carriers with my flip phones, but got a job that required...
by Delta9
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega is [also] overpriced because AMD has manufacturing problems
Replies: 45
Views: 7133

Re: Vega is [also] overpriced because AMD has manufacturing problems

I am an AMD fan, but Vega is hot and expensive. On a side note, I suspect that it will take a good amount of time for some of the new features baked into the chip to be used fully in gaming and pro software, much like older GCN cards that kept getting faster as they aged. So, assuming Vega's product...
by Delta9
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10419

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

Funny you posted this, I took out every thing I needed to build an Athlon XP setup last night. I have 4 GB (1GBx4) ddr 400, a nforce2 NF7 series ABIT (sheds a single tear) motherboard with the super special onboard sound, dual channel memory support and the Via 8237 Sata 150 controller), a Nvidia (3...
by Delta9
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Paper Shredder
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Paper Shredder

One other suggestion, if the device is going to be used often or in a harsh environment be sure to pick up some shredder oil. Yes its real, and yes it will extend the life of the device significantly.
by Delta9
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro games you'd like to see remade
Replies: 118
Views: 28105

Re: Retro games you'd like to see remade

[quote="derFunkenstein"]The NeoGeo version was the original so it didn't do away with anything. It was an arcade baseball game. :lol: The Neo Geo version was developed by SNK, as was the original in the series. The NES version was released for the NES in 1989, and the Neo Geo version was r...
by Delta9
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro games you'd like to see remade
Replies: 118
Views: 28105

Re: Retro games you'd like to see remade

A true HD remake of Baseball Stars for the NES. Not the gimped second one or the Neo Geo versions. I want the one where you build a team, name the players, and can power them up. The second for Nintendo didn't let you change players names and the Neo Geo one did away with the entire team making aspe...
by Delta9
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: ryzen 3 1300X
Replies: 23
Views: 1641

Re: ryzen 3 1300X

I posted this after the review, but will add my 2 cents here as well. I would like to have seen how these chips fair when overclocked. Without the overclocked performance we are kind of missing out on the value proposition for gamers on a budget. If you are building a budget box to game chances are ...
by Delta9
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 1711

Re: Really strange thought of the day.

I did when I was 11 years old (1990). A family friend worked for a large telecom company here in North America. His job was to maintain, repair and upgrade workstations. They didn't fix anything, just threw it out. I asked if he could get me a computer and her brought over 3 AT&T PC6300s (true 8...
by Delta9
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 4802

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

I have a slightly different take on the X1X, and hear me out for a minute. Although X1X is being promoted as a true 4k system, I categorize it the same way I do the PS4 Pro. I view both devices as true 1080P@60fps systems. The machines that both MS and Sony failed to deliver at the beginning of this...
by Delta9
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 5 Bad GPUs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: 5 Bad GPUs?

What a bunch of scumbags. They probably figured the mining set would jump on them and avoid the issues you encountered by running different workloads, or underclocking and/or undervolting the cards. You nailed what happened, greed and laziness. Now the question is who did it? Was it the 'Egg, Asus, ...
by Delta9
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 5 Bad GPUs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: 5 Bad GPUs?

What kind of cards and what were the fans doing? Any idea what kind of temperatures you were encountering despite the short time frame? A poorly ventilated case with a toasty GPU from a previous generation along with a messed up fan profile in software or an old video bios could be the culprit. See ...
by Delta9
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade frustrations
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: Upgrade frustrations

I had a very similar Nvidia problem after an upgrade, it may be a hail mary, but when you install the drivers do not install any of the 3d Vision Glasses software or driver. They were different Nvidia cards, but it did the same exact thing when I upgraded and not installing the 3d glass **** made it...
by Delta9
Wed May 17, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Match these speakers to a receiver
Replies: 46
Views: 6996

Re: Match these speakers to a receiver

I never said the Hafler sounded exceptional, or the Crown for that matter. I doubt he wants to hear about 50-60 year old tube amplifiers and the virtues of 20w a channel to a pair of 50 year old paper cone speakers, or the virtues of running a mono setup for 40+ year old music that was mastered that...
by Delta9
Wed May 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Match these speakers to a receiver
Replies: 46
Views: 6996

Re: Match these speakers to a receiver

I don't know if I have ever heard Yamaha and audiophile in the same sentence. I was raised in a household where the vacuum tube was king, making me a bit of a snob. The only solid state device in the house was a mid to late 70's Crown amp and preamp that were passed down when I moved out of the hous...
by Delta9
Wed May 17, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Match these speakers to a receiver
Replies: 46
Views: 6996

Re: Match these speakers to a receiver

NAD- Not Another Defect
by Delta9
Tue May 16, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Watercooling with an aquarium chiller
Replies: 20
Views: 3062

Re: Watercooling with an aquarium chiller

I figured that the bulk of these units would not be sufficient due to the fact that they were never intended to be used for a PC water loop. I also agree that one of $500+ HP rated units would do the trick, but cost and noise would be an issue. I have another thought, would one of the cheaper (108w)...
by Delta9
Tue May 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Watercooling with an aquarium chiller
Replies: 20
Views: 3062

Watercooling with an aquarium chiller

I have been thinking about this for a few days, so I got on the net and looked for aquarium chillers. I was surprised to find a few models that already have 1/2" fittings on them. The chillers are bloody expensive, but was wondering, could I use one of these in my water loop. Would I still need...
by Delta9
Thu May 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread
Replies: 32
Views: 6351

Re: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread

Here it is, superior liquid cooling for the PC and people. This is a water cooling system featuring a liquid to liquid intercooler in an insulated box with impellers to circulate water through it. Sitting atop it is a chiller to pull the water temps below ambient. It has 2 windows with stupid RGB li...
by Delta9
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 21247

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

I heard those were pretty good once they were flashed, that someone made some good firmware for them. The device was much better once the firmware was sorted out. The wife wanted the Zune, so every time it erased itself (after a firmware upgrade, randomly if not connected to the pc with Zune softwa...
by Delta9
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 21247

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

Shockingly M$ did me twice. The ill fated tech purchases were made within months of each other and I obviously require getting burned more than once to learn a lesson. For Xmas 2007 I purchased myself a Xbox360 HD-DVD drive and a copy of Fear and Loathing (No regrets on the movie or the video qualit...
by Delta9
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 24963

Re: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here

1. This psu makes enough clean stable power to eek out another couple hundred MHZ on my overclocked Prescott P4. 2. With a little wiring I could install every imaginable 12v car accessory from Pep Boys. 3. I could use a Radeon R9 285x and a GTX 480 in a mixed gpu array in Win 10 or with a Lucid enab...
by Delta9
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: USB port errors on my Asus P8Z68-V PRO
Replies: 36
Views: 6055

Re: USB port errors on my Asus P8Z68-V PRO

The only simple thing you did not mention checking is if there is any physical damage to any of your USB ports. A bent pin on any port or device can cause all sorts of issues that can be intermittent. To cover all the bases, check the ports for a bent pin, even on the monitor hub.
by Delta9
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Playstation VR will come with a processing box
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Playstation VR will come with a processing box

I read an article over at Kitguru, basically it states that the VR headset would have a Wii sized processing box. The processing box could be just a GPU that is running in a custom crossfire mode with the main SOC. Or it could be a full blown SOC with either more jaguar cores or fewer more potent co...