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by deruberhanyok
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

@Topinio this is wonderful information, thank you for sharing it with us! Were those tests run on the i5-2500K system in your sig? Interesting to see the GT 1030 basically the performance of the R7 250, although I too expected the difference to be a bit bigger. I wonder how much the 64 bit memory in...
by deruberhanyok
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

Normally I'd suggest replacing the power supply with a pico psu or something similar - they have ones that push 200W so are more than capable of handling a system like that (I used one to power an i5-4590S and Quadro K1200 for a while and I think it was way overkill for that), but those Dell systems...
by deruberhanyok
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

I think the 1050 would perform better even on the x4 PCIe bus. I'd be really surprised if it didn't. The 1030 is basically half of a 1050ti, and I don't think the decreased bandwidth would hurt its performance near that much (if at all).
by deruberhanyok
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

Shinare, what model Dells are they? Do they have displayport inputs or are they old school dual-link DVI required? Either way I have to agree with rootbear, what you want is a low-end Quadro card, specifically from the Quadro NVS line: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvs-product-overview.html The Quadr...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Low profile single slot video card question
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Low profile single slot video card question

As a quick data point, the HD 630 on an i7-7700k seems to pull average 5000 points or so in 3D mark's skydiver test. Some scores go higher, one even breaking 6500, and that could be from overclocking. I did some testing with overclocking both CPU and GPU on an i5-4670k a few years back and was able ...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

@topinio do post back with your impressions on the EVGA card! I missed the sale at the local shop (sold out fast!) so I'll probably hold off on picking one up for a little while yet, but I'm curious how well it works. Some user reviews at Newegg seem to indicate it has excellent overclocking potenti...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Threadripper: THERE. ARE. FOUR. DIES!
Replies: 35
Views: 2316

Re: The Threadripper: THERE. ARE. FOUR. DIES!

Do you know, the worst part of it all, at the end there - I was going to say there were five dies. But more than that, I actually believed it.
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

@Topinio The EVGA cards are sort of the odd ducks of the available GT 1030s, at least the ones I've seen. The passively cooled one looks nice and if you've got a system where it would fit it would make for an excellent HTPC kind of card - as long as there's some airflow to keep it cool, of course. B...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

Yeah, a lot of the newer dell SFFs have the PCIe slots reversed (I think the ivy bridge ones were the last ones that had the x16 slot first, giving you room for a double-wide card in it). And I seem to recall seeing something about how the x4 slots were limited to providing 25W. Can't say for certai...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

@titan the Cryorig C7 would be a good fit if you're using the ASrock board you linked in your intel build thread. It's very low profile, and I had a pair of Gigabyte motherboards with the ferrite chokes inside the "CPU keep out area" specified by Intel. Technically they were within specifi...
by deruberhanyok
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

Hmm. I cooled some Haswell CPUs in an Antec ISK 300 with a small Xigmatek Praeton heatsink/fan for a while. Kept temps very low. That particular system I tried a wide range of CPUs with the heatsink, from i3-4130T up to i5-4670k - and it handled them all pretty well. I think I had settled on an i3-4...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 1207

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

A web request is to travel through the following chain. As safely as possible, solve for #3 in terms of software, protocols, and/or hardware: 1. Interwebs 2. Cheap cloud server with static IP and nginx or other routing software 3. ???? 4. profit! TR Gerbil hardware ie: What is the safest way to ser...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 4347

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

I guess it depends on how you define "consumer" CPUs, but I would argue that a "consumer" CPU is "the one in the computer I bought at the store". Most people don't know or care what kind of processor they have. I think you're talking about "mainstream" CPUs, t...
by deruberhanyok
Mon May 29, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (March 2017)

Nice finds, techrepo! The GT 1030 will definitely be a nice choice for low profile single slot and I see a number of those available on Newegg right now. I'll update the front post later on. Too bad there aren't any RX 550s in the same form factor yet. The dual slot one that you and topinio linked i...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (March 2017)

Interesting! I wonder if they share an OEM with someone who might sell a similar model in western markets. Might be worth keeping an eye on aliexpress, taobao, etc to see what prices on those are like and if anyone will ship to other regions. Although I couldn't find any "SL geforce" cards...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU

Yeah, it was partly the amount of space available behind the panel there, I didn't want to try and cram too much stuff in there in case it made the back panel too tight. I'm going to try and clean them up a little when I get a chance later this weekend, trust me, my OCD wasn't too thrilled about it ...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU

Yeah I was really puzzled by that too! On the other end it all merges down to the standard 24-pin connector you'd expect, so couldn't figure out why it splits the connector that way on the end of the power supply. The 4-pin or 8-pin aux12v that goes near the CPU socket comes out of the 2x4pin plugs ...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU

Now, Corsair says the Carbide 88R can't repel firepower of this magnitude, and I think technically that's true: http://i.imgur.com/Ce0ZwEo.jpg With the 3.5" drive cage in place there's very little room between it and the power supply. You could probably do some creative cable routing through th...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU

I will start with the box. I laughed at the scale of the box. It is bigger than most PCs I have built. Here it is next to the box for the CX550M: http://i.imgur.com/KFuU2wB.jpg It comes with a bunch of stuff in that box though: http://i.imgur.com/uETLZj9.jpg There's the power supply (wrapped in a so...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Corsair's RM1000i Special Edition PSU

(skip to the second post if you don't want to read my nerd rambling flavor text) So a few months back TR ran a contest where whichever one of us managed to make enough funny word strings would win a power supply. I won and said I'd share pictures of this thing when it showed up. I don't have equipme...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)
Replies: 275
Views: 241754

Re: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)

Oh, very interesting find, @jackfrost! I had been looking for Radeon Pro cards to see if this happened to show up anywhere and somehow missed it. A little more info on this part: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2874/radeon-pro-wx-4100 This appears to be the full unlocked version of the Polaris 11....
by deruberhanyok
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

I am really shocked to see someone, who shall remain nameless, be pedantic and point out that "Linux" technically only refers to the kernel and not a complete OS. While it's true that "Linux" only literally refers to the kernel that Linus wrote, in the decades that have followed...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

I mean, I don't want to get into an audio quality argument here, but I rip all of my audio in FLAC too. I keep it all on a Synology NAS and have it running a media server to stream to iTunes or Rhythmbox or other DAAP clients, or I can use a mapped network drive on my Windows system to play stuff in...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Linux on the desktop is hardly dead, it is alive and well and growing. This is a really optimistic take on it. Here's some stats: https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0 It's gone down a little in the last four months but it's sitting at 2% right n...
by deruberhanyok
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

The notion that the average computer user is completely baffled by the command line but is capable of troubleshooting problems on Windows strikes me as ridiculous. It is totally ridiculous. Which is why I said the average computer user doesn't know and doesn't care to know. If the user is already a...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

@Vhalidictes, Not entirely sure where you're going with the car example? It looks like you're trying to be sarcastic and use the example of buying a car to make a point that people are perfectly capable of doing their own research, so this shouldn't be any different. If that's the case, see below. I...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

You're just basically proving my point with your responses, but: 1) This has been changing over the last few years as there are more "noob" friendly distros and forums now than there were. Manjaro and it's forum, which I use is very helpful to new Linux users. And yes I do agree that thing...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 8073

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Will Windows users get tired of MS's crap and begin to switch over to Linux? I think this will never happen. For a while it seemed like every year was the "year of the linux desktop" to Linux users, that this was definitely the year it would gain real marketshare vs Windows, and every yea...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 6700K temperature problems -
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: 6700K temperature problems -

Can relate! Picked up a cryorig C7 heatsink a while back to try using in an SFF build. I've got the H7 in a gaming system and it's fantastic, and I'd heard good things about the C7. It's very low profile and very quiet. But I was seeing numbers WAY off base from what reviews had shown. Couldn't figu...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dating ads on TR?
Replies: 35
Views: 1490

Re: dating ads on TR?

I wonder if it serves up stuff based on IP address if there's no other UID-related data to be found. I really only see them at work, so now I'm trying to figure out who is visiting mail order bride websites while at the office, or if it really is just a generic default for adsense that doesn't show ...
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