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by whm1974
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?

if however you can get a good price on a i7-8700 and board, GO FOR IT!!! That's probably not going to happen until Q2 2018. The vanilla 8700 has been perpetually out of stock everywhere and the 8700K has been hovering just under $500 since launch. Add a cooler, add a board, hope for a discount and ...
by whm1974
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?

Ok, KitGuru gave the information.. But honestly, it wasnt THE information I was looking for :\ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czRO7R_KWA0 And this https://www.tweaktown.com/news/60100/amds-new-ryzen-7-2800x-teased-12c-24t-up-5-1ghz/index.html He is basicly saying ⋅  5 GHz 12/24 AMD Ryzen...
by whm1974
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 4739

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

If returning to form means having a decent CPU offering against Intel while massively dropping the ball on the dGPUs and even more so on the HPC side, yeah. I don't know, while I could care less about HPC and servers, I do care about having CPUs and dGPUs with decent performance. Such as better per...
by whm1974
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."

a Kindle, Amazon knows what you read (and probably when you read it), and can sporadically track your location by logging IP addresses of WiFi access points the Kindle connects to and looking them up in a geolocation database. I'm not entirely sure about that. I don't have to sync my Kindle, and I ...
by whm1974
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Upgrade or build?

just brew it! wrote:
I think the only times I have bought a motherboard with 2 DIMM slots in the past 15 years has been by accident, or for the diskless Folding@home farm back when I was still doing that.

I don't think I ever did. And due to not knowing how long I will end up keeping a system, I'm not going to.
by whm1974
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Upgrade or build?

Problem is my motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots Lesson learned at least. I don't recommend buying mobos with 2 DIMM slots simply because there always seems to come a point in a PCs life where whatever RAM you had in there to start with isn't enough anymore. Much easier to be able to add 2 more stic...
by whm1974
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Upgrade or build?

Current specs: a Haswell i5 4460 @ 3.2 Ghz Ram: 8 gigs of DDR3 @ 798 mghz Sapphire Radeon 260x I upgraded my monitor a while ago and can't play at native resolutions (1440p woohoo) so the easy answer is GPU, but I'm not sure if it's worth upgrading that or just holding off till I can upgrade the wh...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Homebrewing is surprisingly geeky if you take it beyond the "Mr. Beer" kit stage to the next level. Math (recipe formulation), chemistry (mineral profile of your brewing water and how to tweak it, and how enzymes in the grain mash work), microbiology (sanitation, how environmental factors...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."

Lets see, I have my cheap cell phone,a Kindle, computer, and a laptop, and no smart appliances.
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Displayport cable

Apparently you guys haven't shopped for a new pair of Adidas Yeezy's lately. https://www.amazon.com/Adidas-Yeezy-Boost-350-9-5/dp/B01DPW2QII/ref=sr_1_49?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1512779230&sr=1-49&nodeID=7147441011&psd=1&keywords=adidas%2Byeezy&th=1&psc=1 $2,370.50 for ...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Displayport cable

Apparently you guys haven't shopped for a new pair of Adidas Yeezy's lately. https://www.amazon.com/Adidas-Yeezy-Boost-350-9-5/dp/B01DPW2QII/ref=sr_1_49?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1512779230&sr=1-49&nodeID=7147441011&psd=1&keywords=adidas%2Byeezy&th=1&psc=1 $2,370.50 for ...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I never went to mine.
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Displayport cable

Yeah I bought the Amazon Basics DP 1.2 cable about a week ago :P. It's still not here, supposed to arrive later today. Monster Cable makes some that were bathed in the blood of goats or something. I forget the exact ritual, but I do recall that they are directional - don't get the source and destin...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Yes I have drunk alcohol before, and I yes I have to two years of college. You really need to get to the TR BBQ. It'll help you dispel many erroneous notions. Nothing would make me happier then seeing whm **** faced drunk. Whm how much time do you spend dealing with people these days. I ask because...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

While you're posting, whm1974, you should probably make another one in the back porch. Something along the lines of "Nerd Don't Drink Alcohol, so JBI = ???". I mean if you're going to stereotype you may as well go all-in. Have you been to college or work in tech? Yes I have drunk alcohol ...
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 4888

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

FireGryphon wrote:
Good for you, whm. How does it feel?

Pretty good actually. I haven't been eating out either for the last three weeks either. Other then going to Walgreen and getting a few things, I also been saving up my money.
by whm1974
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 4888

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Well guys, by this Monday afternoon coming up, I will have stop drinking soda for three weeks now. while I still have the cravings they much lower then when I started quitting.
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

OK I'm wondering why there is a sport's section on a geek site? Everyone has thrown in the obvious-Computer games are a sport. Different approach- Bricklayers-concrete workers-factory workers etc all get plenty of exercise. Geeks through no fault of their own can spend 8 hours a day on their bums. ...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Displayport cable

I have a GTX1070 with Displayport 1.4 as well as HDMI. Just bought a new Asus ROG Swift PG279G monitor. 2560x1440 with G-Sync. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236660&cm_re=asus_pg279q_rog_swift-_-24-236-660-_-Product I'm thinking that it won't do 2560x1440 through HDMI...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

My point is...did you try it? Did you try any sports? You can't say you hate something if you never tried it. Yes I was forced to play sports against my will during PE. :evil: First....the crap they force you to play during PE in school probably did suck and shouldn't be used to pass judgement. My ...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 29
Views: 4721

Re: It's worked like that for years...

I once knew a guy who had all kinds of problems with his computer and told me that it "worked" that way since he had it. The system would overheat and shut down for an hour before he would be able to turn it back on. It turns out that he and his wife were really heavy smokers, and when I ...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 29
Views: 4721

Re: It's worked like that for years...

That is pretty bad if the office people can do a better job then the IT department can. Well, more than half of the people in the office were engineers of some sort, and of those about a third were software developers; one of the developers had even contributed patches to the Linux kernel. So not r...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 29
Views: 4721

Re: It's worked like that for years...

The worst thing is people who report a problem... No. The worst thing is the heavily-accented non-native English speaker on the opposite side of the planet, connected through an overly-compressed and laggy VOIP system, who insists on reading each line of their script that doesn't even apply to my h...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

SoM wrote:
that's the section where we talk about sports in video games right ?

NEVER!!!
by whm1974
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone After all true geeks and nerds have a strong disdain for people that like or play sports Uhh... you didn't say " some true geeks and nerds", so yes, you indeed implied that it's an across the board thing. OK I forgot to included the word...
by whm1974
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 781

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

Nah, somebody at AMD thought they could slip this one under the rug. You don't change your own website's product page to include both 560 variants unless you don't intend to differentiate between them. With the latest statement someone else at AMD is simply shoving the first person aside and trying...
by whm1974
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 128
Views: 10019

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wrestling: basically LARPing. You mean the WWE. I was an amateur wrestler for 15 years, and I can assure you, it's not that similar to LARPing. Oh btw, I'm a tech nerd too. GASP! SPORTS AND TECH ZOMG THOSE DON'T EXIST. I also swam, played football, basketball, golfed, got a 4.0 in high school, and ...
by whm1974
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Hawkwing74 wrote:
K-L-Waster wrote:

Exactly. Using this as a reason to avoid BTC is akin to using a specific bank robbery as a reason to avoid dollars.

So Bitcon is FDIC insured, you say?

jbi beat me to it.

Nope and why would it be?
by whm1974
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Hawkwing74 wrote:
Why is it "worth" $13,000? It has gained $3500 in a week. Seems bubbletastic to me.

At this point if I had any Bitcoins, I would be slowly divesting them.
by whm1974
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 781

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

just brew it! wrote:
The problem isn't that they made a cut-down 560 in the first place. It is that they weren't clearly labeled as such.

I can agree with that.