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by DrDominodog51
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 141
Views: 3711

Re: Video card prices

I should sell my R9 Fury sometime. It might fund an 8700K at these GPU prices.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1350

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well I see if I can talk him into getting a SSD then. A 120/128 SSD should be fine for Linux right? he already has 8GB of memory and a 1TB HDD. As long as he doesn't have much data. Something in the ~250 range is probably a safer bet. Or keeping /home on the HDD and putting everything else on the S...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1350

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Good point, but I though a quad core would be a step up from his dual core Haswell Pentium. Sure, it would. But is he really CPU limited now? Does he run anything that would really take advantage of more than 2 cores? If even a Brisbane dual-core K8 can still power a semi-reasonable "basic PC&...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: ATI 5970 - What to do with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: ATI 5970 - What to do with it?

What brand and model of HD 5970's are the cards?
by DrDominodog51
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 889
Views: 67200

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

just brew it! wrote:
Does fixing a string of Christmas lights count?

Did you bleed?
by DrDominodog51
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 2149

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

*sighs*

I've already been gradually getting more and more annoyed with Mozilla as of late. Integrating a 3rd party service (Pocket) pissed me off quite a bit and don't like the new GUI either, but this is over the line. Time to switch back to Midori I guess.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 2557

Re: What happened to my overclock?

If the node was an issue, Ivy Bridge would have had the same issue. Ivy Bridge, however, was fairly voltage tolerant (once delided). It is my understanding that Haswell and Broadwell were fragile CPU architectures. My favorite theory is that the FIVR is degrading before the rest of the CPU and gradu...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features
Replies: 42
Views: 3840

Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features

Am I the only person who laughed at the minimum requirements having a R9 290 and the recommended requirements having a RX 470?

Regardless, the game seems interesting. I've never played an ID Tech game, but I've played quite a bit of UT 2016. If the gameplay is any similar, I might pick it up.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...

Get the FTW3. The Kingpin is only better for subambient overclocking and costs significantly more.
by DrDominodog51
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Impact (Z170) One of these things does not belong. Can you spot it? I get that going with a Z series board was necessary to run faster RAM speeds, but IIRC you can non-K OC on H110 boards (I know AsRock had some H170 boards with non-K OC for sure) that probably cost 1...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?

What motherboard size is your motherboard? With ITX and Micro-ATX, flex shouldn't be too much of an issue when installing the mobo.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build

Awhile back, I posted somewhere in the Hot Deal subforum that Newegg had an open-box Asus Maximus IX Apex on sale for extremely cheap. I, unfortunately, was slow and Newegg ran out of stock, so I bought the next best thing; an Asus Maximus VIII Impact on sale. Since open-box items lack a manufacter'...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1320

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

Yeah, instead of being the kind of 6+2, or 8+2 power phase setup we're used to seeing, I guess this board would be something like 6+6+2? Just speculating, but there does seem to be a lot of components around that socket especially considering that this isn't a high end desktop board we're looking a...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

What memory speed and timings were used for each CPU?

IME the 32 million size can be extremely sensitive to memory frequency and latency. I'm not sure how much the 1 million size changes this.
by DrDominodog51
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Econo box with less gaming focus
Replies: 40
Views: 2966

Re: Econo box with less gaming focus

Lowering the SSD capacity to 120 GB and using that money to upgrade the ram to something that will achieve 3200+ MHz on Ryzen might boost performance a tad.

Other than that, it looks good.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2407
Views: 78527

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
farmpuma wrote:
It appears that cat urine will attack the coating on some antistatic motherboard bags.

Why are you storing your cats in antistatic bags?

Why aren't you storing bags in your cats?
by DrDominodog51
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Talk me out of it!
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

Re: Talk me out of it!

This morning, I couldn't even talk myself out of buying a high-end Z270 board on sale; I'm not sure why you expect us to be able to talk you out of it. :P Seriously, DDR4 is extremely marked-up right now. Getting a 2x4 GB 2000MHz kit is going to cost me $125. I could have gotten 16 GB of DDR3, for t...
by DrDominodog51
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

At LN2 temperatures, thermal paste cracking is a serious problem. I would imagine that liquid metal would crack quite often.

Regardless, liquid metal behaves as an insulator at low temperatures. I don't know why, but I know it does.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120

Newegg is now out of stock.
by DrDominodog51
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120

Newegg presently has open-box Asus Apex IX for $160. With discount code 71019CBS30, another 30% discount is applied to that price.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... gnorebbr=1
by DrDominodog51
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2407
Views: 78527

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

How does one go about crashing a slack server?
by DrDominodog51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

Mr Bill wrote:
Did he mention how he managed to keep temperature above -100C with a -195C liquid?

You only put enough LN2 into the pot to keep it around that temperature. LN2 pots tend to have fairly large copper bases that can make it a bit easier to control the temperature.
by DrDominodog51
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 5826

Re: Which cpu to get?

The i7 8700K is more suited for your particular use case than the 1700x. An i5 8600K, however, should offer the almost exactly the same experience as the 8700k in your workloads and costs significantly less.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2407
Views: 78527

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yea the real ending was the whole cap to even the title name. He's not a good legend because he's a survivor, he's a bad legend because he's a murderer of people in the new world civilization of zombies with culture. That whole grenade thing really weirded it up. The alternate ending would work bet...
by DrDominodog51
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

Ryzen benefits greatly from increased memory frequency. Upping the ram to a 3200 MHz kit like this should provide a decent performance boost.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Psychonauts for free
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Psychonauts for free

Humble Bundle has Psychonauts for free in their store for the next 36 hours.

Fair warning: to get this deal you mush register with Humble Bundle using an email.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 618011

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/227693679/m%3D900/v2?user_id=23531533&webp=true&sig=172478b9c3b25672e9a69fb7b94389b56678ecea245f2c87f6d740f896ad69c3 https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/227693697/m%3D900/v2?user_id=23531533&webp=true&sig=d33a667ed5c2135e42a7a3ea1b60d7d7e5b03e44f7063eff71ee...
by DrDominodog51
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Basic Upgrade for failing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: Basic Upgrade for failing system

Really? There are 6 chokes along the left side of the CPU socket and 3 above. Counting chokes is the traditional method of determining how many phases. Did they do something atypical? If there are more than 8 "phases" on a VRM (such as the 6+3 advertised on the B350 Pro4), it must do some...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Basic Upgrade for failing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: Basic Upgrade for failing system

DPete27 wrote:
it has more VRM phases

The ASRock B350 Pro4 has a 3 phase VRM (not a 6 phase).
by DrDominodog51
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 8
Views: 5923

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

im generally considered crazy by the "average" overclocker but have had sandy class cpu's at 1.5v+ for months encoding videos with handbrake without issues so i dont think 1.4 is too insane to give a go. I won't call you crazy, but 1.5V does degrade Sandys over time. That said; I've pushe...
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