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by deruberhanyok
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

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

thanks for those links all. I hadn't checked newegg in a bit - always so tempting to spend money when I do - but I've now updated the top post with the MSI card links. I'm disappointed we haven't seen RX 460 in low profile single slot yet. With the e9260 being shown 3 months ago I figured one might ...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (August 2016)

Going to have to update this soon - MSI announced a low profile, double width GeForce 1050 and 1050 Ti recently: http://techreport.com/news/30996/msi-latest-gtx-1050s-slot-into-even-the-smallest-pcs So once those are available, they're definitely the new king for low profile, double width form facto...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 2663

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

0 1 I'm so tired of all of these PC peripherals being red and black 10 this unit is black and white. 2 in binary is 10. Only 2 colors, and you want 10 reasons why I should have it. coincidence? 11 yes but, why not just make 2 louder? 100 each unit is individually numbered, sure, but I'll give mine a...
by deruberhanyok
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ballistic Cases?
Replies: 55
Views: 1800

Re: Ballistic Cases?

I don't know if they're bulletproof, but have you considered building a PC out of an ammo box?

http://imgur.com/a/RXq8u

http://www.pcgamer.com/build-of-the-wee ... ionskiste/

She might hesitate to shoot at it if she likes guns that much.
by deruberhanyok
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: How to install Word on Ubuntu
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: How to install Word on Ubuntu

Is there a particular reason you need Office 2002/XP?

You may be able to find Office 2003/2007 for cheap these days and avoid the issue with getting that version running.

Alternately, you could use Office 365 and the online version of Word. That works just about anywhere and it's pretty solid.
by deruberhanyok
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 Review Roundup
Replies: 45
Views: 2357

Re: GTX 1060 Review Roundup

Stronger showing from the RX 480 than I expected - I fully figured the two to be about even, but [H]ard|OCP's numbers on the 480 in Doom and Hitman are impressive.
by deruberhanyok
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX1060 NDA lifts tomorrow
Replies: 50
Views: 2032

Re: GTX1060 NDA lifts tomorrow

I can't speak for TR, obviously, but I can tell you guys for certain that a lot of "internal communication" between the companies and press is intended to be confidential. I've been out of the field for a loooong time now, but when I was doing reviews the unofficial rule was always "a...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOOOOOOM
Replies: 168
Views: 16302

Re: DOOOOOOM

So far, it's hilarious. I cracked up a more than a few times blasting stuff. The "glory kills" are a nice way to keep momentum going, they don't bring the game to a halt like the chainsaw stuff in gears of war. I also dig how fast it feels - I remember Doom 3 having this slow, floaty sort ...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOOOOOOM
Replies: 168
Views: 16302

Re: DOOOOOOM

So speaking of Doom, I just got it on sale from Amazon the other day, total price was something like $25 after discounts for Prime Day. Installing now, super stoked! I bought a copy on Prime Day, too! I only got around to kicking off the install late last night but hoping I'll have some time to try...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX1060 NDA lifts tomorrow
Replies: 50
Views: 2032

Re: GTX1060 NDA lifts tomorrow

I'm with everyone else expressing disappointment in NVIDIA for not sending something to TR. And also some puzzlement - is that a word? - since I always had the impression that TR had a good relationship with both AMD and NVIDIA in the past. Also, has this launch just seemed a bit bizarre to anyone e...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Nice mod! This is similar to what some of us had discussed before, repurposing the heatsink from a single-slot card with similar TDP. The Quadro K1200 has a single-slot design and I'd hoped to find a source for those heatsinks to be purchased separately, but didn't have any luck. I don't recall it's...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Yeah, I'd like to see an affordable Maxwell part that would fit into low profile single slot form factor - the Quadro proved it could be done, and we've had 750ti cards in low profile double slot cards since they launched, basically. But so far the only single slot options have been HD 7750s or R7 2...
by deruberhanyok
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Yeah, the next generation from both NVIDIA and AMD will hopefully provide a nice boost to this segment. I was disappointed to see that AMD just rebranded the 7750 again (okay, the R7 250 is a different chip, but it's the same tech) for the Rx 300 series. And, this far into the GeForce 900 series' li...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Sanity check on my Mini-ITX build plans?
Replies: 44
Views: 4197

Re: Sanity check on my Mini-ITX build plans?

quick heatsink alternative suggestion. Xigmatek Janus:

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=998 ... e=Xigmatek

I've used one in a Silverstone SG05. Very quiet, very effective. Also very low profile.
by deruberhanyok
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: It's almost 2016, do we still like the xonar line?
Replies: 42
Views: 4944

Re: It's almost 2016, do we still like the xonar line?

FWIW I've found that dongles using MediaTek/Ralink chips generally seem to be a bit better behaved. It's certainly worth something. Linux support any good, and/or better on one than the other? From my personal experience, ralink chips seemed pretty well supported by open source drivers, but my USB ...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: It's almost 2016, do we still like the xonar line?
Replies: 42
Views: 4944

Re: It's almost 2016, do we still like the xonar line?

Wow, thanks for all the great responses so far everyone. I didn't think to include this extra info when I first posted, sorry about that. The Optiplex 9010's audio is limited to analog stereo output only, and there's no SPDIF header on the motherboard. The output quality isn't bad, maybe a bit tinny...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: It's almost 2016, do we still like the xonar line?
Replies: 42
Views: 4944

It's almost 2016, do we still like the xonar line?

Hi all, A friend of mine recently picked up a Dell Optiplex 9010 on the cheap and is doing a few upgrades to it. System is running Windows 10. As is expected for business-centered boxes with business-centered chipsets on their business-centered motherboards, the onboard audio kinda blows. He wants t...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Good news, everyone! http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f42/thecatviking/goodnews_zpsqelj8ux7.jpg According to an article over at WCCF tech, the card we all know and love as the GeForce GTX 750 has been given a new lease on life with a cut-down version of the GM206-150 GPU: http://wccftech.com/nvidia...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The writing in Fallout 4 is garbage. *MAIN STORY SPOILERS*
Replies: 63
Views: 4252

Re: The writing in Fallout 4 is garbage. *MAIN STORY SPOILER

Fast-forward over fifty hours (I don't use fast travel) and I'm making progress in the main quest, totally by accident; I walked into the detective office in Diamond City just exploring and apparently I purposefully went in there looking for my lost son? (Don't get me started about how irritating i...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Some Minecraft Low End GPU Performance Results
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Some Minecraft Low End GPU Performance Results

thanks for posting this, ozz! comparisons of low-end GPUs have always been interesting to me, and I have to agree - neat to see how Intel's very basic graphics stacks up to cards, and it's an important question to consider if you're upgrading a box that doesn't have room/power for a high-end GPU. Yo...
by deruberhanyok
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

I agree. I think a rebadge of the 750/750ti is much more likely, and I'd be okay with that.
by deruberhanyok
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Well, if they take the design of the Quadro K1200 and make a regular GeForce version of it, it wouldn't be anything new - just another GM107-based card. There's always the possibility that they update it to GM2xx, so the entire desktop 900 series is using the same generation of Maxwell, but I don't ...
by deruberhanyok
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

I'm curious what we'll see out of the last few cards in the GeForce 900 series. Or if we'll see anything! NVIDIA has a working low profile single-slot solution for GM107 in the Quadro K1200, but it's expensive ($300 ish) and I really can't recommend it if you're just gaming. It's quiet, though, and ...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

That sounds about right. I'd expect it be about half the speed of your GTX 750 in games - should be perfectly capable for 720p gaming at middling quality settings.
by deruberhanyok
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Can I find any compatible PSU with higher wattage? I don't believe so - it's a custom form factor and I don't know that you'd be able to find anything that would fit in it. Possibly other Dell SFF power supplies, but I don't recall seeing any above 240W. But what type of license do I need for the O...
by deruberhanyok
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Yeah, I was a bit disappointed to see the 950 fall where it did. Looks like a great 1080p card, though.

Maybe GeForce 940 will be updated silicon that fits into the low profile / single slot form factor. That's... really my last hope for this generation.
by deruberhanyok
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2015)

Hi Radu, welcome to TR! The 990 SFF power supply that I've seen is rated at 17A on the 12V rail, so it's max combined 12v output is just over 200W. That video card is rated to pull up to 65W, and the low power i7 2600 was rated at 65W as well (I'm assuming the system you're looking at has an i7-2600...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: What's the Win 10 Cortana background task doing?
Replies: 41
Views: 5940

Re: What's the Win 10 Cortana background task doing?

That's a LOT of data - this would tip over Comcast's "unofficial" monthly data cap in ten days or so if your system was set to never sleep. Any sort of sharing services, whether it's for windows updates, search, etc, really ought to be opt-in only, not enabled by default. And if help doesn...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building a Titan X based CUDA workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

Re: Building a Titan X based CUDA workstation

They don't put low-end power supplies in the workstations, regardless of what video card goes in there. We order T7910s for work with little Quadro 310 cards in them for dual monitor output, and they ship with the same 1100W power supply that they would if we put K6000s in there. Check when/if you o...
by deruberhanyok
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 177008

Re: Best low profile video cards available (May 2015)

Oh, it's a fine card, but I absolutely can't recommend buying one unless you specifically need a low profile workstation card. If it's just for everyday system use, gaming, etc, for the price it's just a terrible value. It does seem to be (subjectively, of course) a little quieter than the Powercolo...
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