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by K-L-Waster
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 43
Views: 1940

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Sure, miners have more money than gamers, in general; however, it seems like everyone "should" pay launch day as apparently launch day prices are not the real prices ... Holy crap! Now, to be clear, we haven't seen anything official from AMD on the pricing model mentioned in that article....
by K-L-Waster
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 43
Views: 1940

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Sure, miners have more money than gamers, in general; however, it seems like everyone "should" pay launch day as apparently launch day prices are not the real prices ... Holy crap! Now, to be clear, we haven't seen anything official from AMD on the pricing model mentioned in that article....
by K-L-Waster
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 43
Views: 1940

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

What, you mean AMD might design their product line around what makes the most money for AMD share-holders? What a bizarro-world idea.... well betting on crypto is a rather short-term bet, if their gaming graphics card market share drops so low as to become irrelevant and their crypto mining revenue...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 43
Views: 1940

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

What, you mean AMD might design their product line around what makes the most money for AMD share-holders?

What a bizarro-world idea....
by K-L-Waster
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards?

Not the best news this week, but I for one am not as worked up over this as some people will be. I've never actually put an upgraded CPU in a motherboard before -- even when I bought the motherboard with the idea that I could upgrade the CPU later, by the time I got to thinking I needed a new CPU th...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: [Solved] New i7-7820x build - need input on a few parts (case/mobo and more)
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: New i7-7820x build - need input on a few parts (case/mobo and more)

For the use case you're describing, the x299 platform seems kind of overkill -- everything in there could be easily done on a z270 or any of the RyZen platforms for substantially less money. How much of a hurry are you in? We know that Intel will be releasing 6 core CPUs in their mainstream platform...
by K-L-Waster
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Threadripper: THERE. ARE. FOUR. DIES!
Replies: 35
Views: 2293

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

chuckula wrote:
Ifalna wrote:
Look again, there are FIVE lights!

*uses torture device*



Picard should have just started picking random numbers to mess with him.


"How many lights do you see?"

"37.2"

"You see 0.2 of a light?"

"Don't you?"
by K-L-Waster
Wed May 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Intel Licensing AMD GPU Tech
Replies: 63
Views: 7500

Re: Intel Licensing AMD GPU Tech

Jen Hsun Huang not gonna sell unless he can run Intel as well. That's actually not a bad idea, although I imagine Intel wouldn't think so. In any case, I assumed that the takeover would be hostile. Given the run up in NVidia's share price it would be a pretty costly move -- especially considering h...
by K-L-Waster
Fri May 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 3770K, when to upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 3342

Re: 3770K, when to upgrade?

My current monitor is 1600x900 :oops: That seems like the more important upgrade priority than the 3770K. Seconded. A better monitor will always be a benefit. If the 3770K is still performing, stick with it. The thing about CPUs is, each generation may not produce a huge upgrade, but they always ge...
by K-L-Waster
Thu May 04, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CyperPowerPC Ryzen Box DOA
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: CyperPowerPC Ryzen Box DOA

If you can. get CyberPower to warranty replace it. One of the reasons that buying a pre-built is more expensive than building your own is the warranty coverage -- you may as well take advantage of it when you need it.
by K-L-Waster
Wed May 03, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Flash your RX480 to an RX580
Replies: 25
Views: 5277

Re: Flash your RX480 to an RX580

You see, this one goes to 580. All the other blokes are stuck at 480 and where are they going from there? Couldn't you just overvolt a 480 and give it a clock bump to be a 580? But this one goes to 580. For an extra couple hundred buck I'll give you one that goes to 1080. (Obligatory XKCD reference...
by K-L-Waster
Mon May 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6155

Re: 7700k, wow!

Probably because many Sandy Bridge owners are reluctant to admit their setup has finally run out of puff. It is particularly hard on them as Sandy Bridge was seen as a special beast (unicorn). They enjoyed their time in the sun and the current gen offers nothing out of the ordinary for them. They h...
by K-L-Waster
Mon May 01, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6155

Re: 7700k, wow!

flip-mode wrote:
Still waiting to hear if OP OC'd though.


Please re-read the first line of his post -- he says 2500K at 4.5 GHz. Since the 2500K did not ship stock at anything close to that....
by K-L-Waster
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 54
Views: 3110

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

That layout looks more like it.

Methinks your sig is in need of updating. 'Tis time....
by K-L-Waster
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 54
Views: 3110

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

Ya just had to go and do it, giving me the itch again... Grrr.....

Snark aside, that is a sweet lookin' build.
by K-L-Waster
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability

I feel like almost nobody writes real code any more. Apollo Guidance Computer. Got Apollo to the moon and back. 16-bit words 2,048 words RAM (4K) 36,864 words ROM (72K) Assembly language, and RAM/ROM in core rope memory. That likely explains its abysmal performance at real time Twitter updates and ...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 3716

Re: What are the best offline games?

This is incredibly subjective.

For example, 5 and a half years after it was released I'm still playing Skyrim (I've gotten hooked on role-play playthroughs). OTOH, one of my best friends got bored of it 3 weeks after it was launched and hasn't opened it since.

Very much a YMMV question.
by K-L-Waster
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Shield K1 out of production?
Replies: 19
Views: 3085

Re: Shield K1 out of production?

I suspect a lot of the market for powerful tablets has migrated over to convertibles like the Surface and the Yoga.
by K-L-Waster
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Ryzen 1800X temperature reading - subtract 20C???
Replies: 11
Views: 6696

Re: AMD Ryzen 1800X temperature reading - subtract 20C???

I couldn't believe they would do something like that, but here it is, on their website: https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2017/03/13/amd-ryzen-community-update Temperature Reporting The primary temperature reporting sensor of the AMD Ryzen™ processor is a sensor called “T Control,” or...
by K-L-Waster
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How likely is it that my GPU is fried?
Replies: 10
Views: 3228

Re: How likely is it that my GPU is fried?

Of course I've got my 970-owning friend gloating about how I should have gone with the green team... which is probably true. Oh well. Speaking as someone who has gone "green" the past 4 GPUs... this sounds like the least valid reason to choose a GPU that I can think of. Cards of either co...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Build in the DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Build in the DAN A4-SFX

Wow, that really is teeny. Sweet.
by K-L-Waster
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Build in the DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Build in the DAN A4-SFX

Looks like a very nice build. Thanks for the pictorial documentation.

Would it be much trouble to take a couple more pics with a measuring tape beside the case? It's difficult to get a sense of scale with just the case on a desk. (If that's inconvenient now that it's in use, no worries.)
by K-L-Waster
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hold Out for Ryzen 5?
Replies: 26
Views: 4859

Re: Hold Out for Ryzen 5?

Depends how urgently you need to upgrade. If you need to upgrade ASAP or sooner, the i5 system you are talking about should meet the needs you describe just fine. However, if you can hold off a few months, it certainly won't hurt to see what the R5s can do.
by K-L-Waster
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Downsizing my rig... thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Downsizing my rig... thoughts

How small do you need to go? mITX leads to a lot of trade offs in terms of heat dissipation, part compatibility, and cost. If you are looking to move to a smaller system but don't need to make it super small, often mATX ends up being the sweet spot. mITX is really best left to scenarios where you ne...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 11305

Re: Formula One 2017

So far it's looking like Ferrari are pretty competitive.

Of course, this time last year it looked like they were ahead, and we all know how that turned out....
by K-L-Waster
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Downsizing my rig... thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Downsizing my rig... thoughts?

Have you taken a look at the SFF Station section here in the forums? It's a great resource to get you started. (I used it a couple of years ago when building my HTPC and the gerbils provided excellent advice.)
by K-L-Waster
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: I thought the Ryzen NDA lifted today?
Replies: 26
Views: 2485

Re: I thought the Ryzen NDA lifted today?

I.S.T. wrote:


I...

Dammit AMD, why do you keep doing stuff like this?

Why?


They can't afford to bring more qualified interns in to run the marketing department.
by K-L-Waster
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 6700K good time to buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 5480

Re: 6700K good time to buy?

If you can get a price you're happy with, why not? Especially if you already have 170 or 270 based motherboard.

Having said that, the reviews on RyZen should be hitting tomorrow -- probably no harm waiting to see those if you don't have a motherboard already.
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 198
Views: 15726

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

Well guys, now that Ryzen will be released on March 3rd and since there will be a 8C/16T CPU with a 65W rating, which will be suitable for use in a SFF case like the Milo 08B. This project would be a go if I could justify building a new system. Anyone else wanting build a SFF system with a RyZen CP...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How long before your last build started to fail?
Replies: 76
Views: 3451

Re: How long before your last build started to fail?

I've never had a system die on me due to age. I have had specific components (HDD, GPU) fail, and I managed to kill a mobo through my own impatience by bending a pin on a USB header and shorting it, but other than that every system I have had has been retired or passed on to another person because I...