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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: 48
Views: 1159

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: 16
Views: 581

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: 39
Views: 1071

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: 751

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: 1173

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: 912

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: 553

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: 553

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: 2100

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: 632

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: 52
Views: 3525

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: 431

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: 2217

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: 2462

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: 170
Views: 9520

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: 28
Views: 1033

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...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Canada -- 25% off on AOC U2879VF 28" Black/Silver 4K AMD FreeSync
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Canada -- 25% off on AOC U2879VF 28" Black/Silver 4K AMD FreeSync

For gerbils in Canada who are looking for a FreeSync monitor, looks like a good deal.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... _-02162017
by K-L-Waster
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Good advice, or how to be helpful.
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Good advice, or how to be helpful.

Vhalidictes wrote:
If TechSupportYou Then Print "Dude, get a Dell."

If TechSupport = You Then Print "Dude, get a Dell."
Set TechSupport = Dell
Revel in freed up time.
by K-L-Waster
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: THE SILENCE OF THE BUFFALOS (RyZen release confirmed?)
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: THE SILENCE OF THE BUFFALOS (RyZen release confirmed?)

I just want AMD to hurry up and release Ryzen CPUs so we can either: a.) go back to being disappointed in the company —or— b.) buy the damn things Hell yeah. I have no idea if I'll have the moneys right away so I hope stocks aren't low enough that prices skyrocket, cause we all know how long that t...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 31
Views: 3008

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

If you haven't bought anything yet, you should take a look through the February system guide -- just published today.

http://techreport.com/review/31389/the- ... 17-edition
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 31
Views: 3008

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

The other thing I am not sure you need is dual GTX 1070 cards. For photo and video editing you are unlikely to need more than one card, at least for displaying your images. You could probably economize by dropping back to one card. (If you are using a program that can use the GPU for speeding up ren...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: High-End Graphics Card for Video Games
Replies: 49
Views: 4478

Re: High-End Graphics Card for Video Games

It's at that point where you should start considering importing for yourself. Problem there is you usually get reamed on import duties (you're either paying Newegg or you're paying Canada Customs... pick your villain.) Cheaper to buy off .ca there is currency conversion.  Then taxes (13%) then a $1...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: High-End Graphics Card for Video Games
Replies: 49
Views: 4478

Re: High-End Graphics Card for Video Games

CScottG wrote:
It's at that point where you should start considering importing for yourself.

Problem there is you usually get reamed on import duties (you're either paying Newegg or you're paying Canada Customs... pick your villain.)
by K-L-Waster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5 with SMT inbound?
Replies: 33
Views: 2949

Re: i5 with SMT inbound?

wingless wrote:
.....what other improbable event can we think of?...

Half Life 3 confirmed?
by K-L-Waster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5 with SMT inbound?
Replies: 33
Views: 2949

Re: i5 with SMT inbound?

A more sensible / easier to understand approach would be to drop the prices on lower end i5 and i7 models and add a clock bump at the high end to both. Adding SMT to the i5 would be confusing to customers.

Of course, that doesn't mean Intel won't do it....  :P
by K-L-Waster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: 1st time builders no beeps blank screen - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: 1st time builders no beeps blank screen - please help!

the power connection cord into the case is not stable though and makes an electrical zzzz noise if you so much as look at it! There is a very good chance this is your root problem. A functioning system should never ever have electrical zapping sounds (game sound effects excepted of course) -- short...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Even Without A Headphone Jack, iPhone 7 Boosts Apple’s Sales
Replies: 19
Views: 640

Re: Even Without A Headphone Jack, iPhone 7 Boosts Apple’s Sales

The other thing is no one ever went bankrupt under-estimating the general public. Amongst the  non-technical, iPhones are considered to be the best because marketing and received wisdom says they are the best: details like actual functionality delivered vs price are largely ignored. (From what I can...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: High-End Graphics Card for Video Games
Replies: 49
Views: 4478

Re: High-End Graphics Card for Video Games

As a start, I would suggest reading some of the graphics card reviews here on Tech Report and specifically look at the performance in the games you intend to play at the resolution you intend to play them. That will give you an idea of which cards meet your needs.  The question you are asking is ver...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Edited: Wi-Fi screws with LG 5K display
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: LG 5K display screws with Wi-Fi

The Apple-endorsed (probably Apple-sponsored) LG 5K monitor interferes with routers .   To be accurate, routers interfere with it -- i.e. when a router is close to it the picture flickers as opposed to it blocking wi fi signal for other devices.  Still a ludicrous problem to have, but at least only...