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by K-L-Waster
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

Sorry to keep on the Microsoft thing, but... the Win10 bundled version of Skype is absolutely atrocious. For example, if you minimize it, it keeps running but disappears completely -- not to be found on the start bar or in the system tray. You literally have to go back to the Start menu and relaunch...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: File system stops responding in new build

I've been able to make some progress by using the Clean Boot settings to disable some startup apps and services. By the looks of things, there were some ASUS utilities that were still on the system from when I installed the z97 motherboard a few years ago. I think they were having trouble running wi...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: File system stops responding in new build

DancinJack wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Sounds like time for a Windows reinstall to me...


this.

/thread


I'm inclined to agree at this point, so that's the plan for the day.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
by K-L-Waster
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build
Replies: 13
Views: 369

File system stops responding in new build

I'm having a major problem with the new build I just put together. I'm hoping someone has seen a similar issue and can suggest how to correct it. Physically, the system seems to be fine, It posts and boots, and runs well... for ~ 5 minutes. Then, Windows Explorer goes into Never-Never Land. When thi...
by K-L-Waster
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Nvidia Titan V

I really wonder if they still do a GV104 first like 980/1080 or go all out and GV102 at the same time? My guess is GV104 first. Assuming the usual improvements between generations a full fat GV104 should be 10% - 20% faster than a 1080TI, which would be plenty to stay on top of the gaming performan...
by K-L-Waster
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?

Other people probably had better luck, but I have NEVER had the CPU cut-outs in motherboard trays align with my motherboards. :lol: And the cut-out alignment just gets even worse as the case ages with newer board designs. Well, we'll see. The existing mobo is an z97 and the incoming one is my first...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Nvidia Titan V

I really wonder if they still do a GV104 first like 980/1080 or go all out and GV102 at the same time? My guess is GV104 first. Assuming the usual improvements between generations a full fat GV104 should be 10% - 20% faster than a 1080TI, which would be plenty to stay on top of the gaming performan...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?

Thanks, everyone. So we have 2 votes for installing the cooler first.

To answer the various questions, it's an ATX motherboard going into my existing Corsair 550D case, which has a CPU cut-out.
by K-L-Waster
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?

I have parts for a new build incoming, and one of the parts is a Cryorig R1 Universal CPU cooler. I'm of two minds about whether to mount the cooler on the motherboard before installing the motherboard in the case or after, and would like the opinions of the gerbil community. Reasons to Install Moth...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question

Waco wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Waco wrote:
My memory is failing me. :)

Better do an overnight run of Memtest86 then...

Checksum errors on old data. Dammit!


At least you're retrieving old data. I have multiple blocks that seem to either be missing completely or no longer have pointers....
by K-L-Waster
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1827

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

Bitcoin itself was not the issue. Most likely a security issue with nicehash allowed them to steal or bypass the private keys. Once news of this hits mainstream, it may hurt the price or not. Exactly. Using this as a reason to avoid BTC is akin to using a specific bank robbery as a reason to avoid ...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1827

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

And yet the BTC price is over 13000. Bitcoin itself was not the issue. Most likely a security issue with nicehash allowed them to steal or bypass the private keys. Once news of this hits mainstream, it may hurt the price or not. Exactly. Using this as a reason to avoid BTC is akin to using a specif...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 28
Views: 1334

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

TigerDirect was absolute ***t. Don’t even mention it in the same post as NCIX (RIP). NICX expanded into a market that was already covered by a well established high quality competititor ( Canada Computers ). The truth might hurt but it is what it is. Tigerdirect and NCIX are both equals. They charg...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

techguy wrote:
Don't worry guys, the AMD fans will be along soon to tell us how much worse Nvidia is!


Most likely some mouth-frothing histrionics about the 970's memory split for a start....
by K-L-Waster
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

This kind of thing is why I get so annoyed when posters try to make AMD out as being the last of the good guys amongst the evil monopolists. I certainly wouldn't suggest that Intel and NVidia are "good guys" either (far from it) but it's hopelessly naive to proceed as if AMD is somehow bet...
by K-L-Waster
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 28
Views: 1334

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

Thing is, NCIX used to do a really good job of being Canada's answer to Newegg (or at least an earlier, less sophisticated edition of Newegg). Seems their problem was they decided they wanted to become Future Shop. Can't see why -- that model showed it was obsolete for Future Shop, so what would mak...
by K-L-Waster
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 28
Views: 1334

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

I used to buy everything from NCIX, but I gradually shifted over to Newegg simply because finding things was a pain on NCIX's site.

Sad to see it end like this.
by K-L-Waster
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1775

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

But I thought Macs were immune to security issues?!1?

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by K-L-Waster
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Investing in Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: Investing in Hardware

I wouldnt be surprised if old videocards become a collectors item some day. TBH, I wouldnt mind paying a pretty penny myself for an xfx geForce 1,2,3, or 4 in original packaging with the bulldog boxes. When you're dealing with really old stuff like that you also have to consider inflation. $200 in ...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 39
Views: 1791

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

meerkt wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:
I CANT TELL HOW VEGA IS BECAUSE THAT SITE IS IN SOME WEIRD FRENCH

Just read the graphs inverted.


Or with an outrageous accent...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 39
Views: 1791

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

sweatshopking wrote:
I CANT TELL HOW VEGA IS BECAUSE THAT SITE IS IN SOME WEIRD FRENCH


So Windows Phone doesn't have a WEIRD FRENCH translator?
by K-L-Waster
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need expert help on first computer build (1)
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: Need expert help on first computer build (1)

Photoshop reacts well to more cores, so you generally would get more benefit from having more cores than a single fast core. You may also want to look at a RyZen system -- for similar money, you can get more CPU cores which would help in Photoshop. (If you were more focused on gaming Intel would mak...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need expert help on first computer build (1)
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: Need expert help on first computer build (1)

For your use case, the speed of the RAM won't matter that much. Photoshop likes to have a lot of RAM though, especially if you are working with large images or complex filters, so going with 16GB would be much better than 8 GB. Depending on how large your images are you may even want to look at 32 G...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 6320

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

Jigar wrote:
Anandtech review of 8700K shows performance margin (gaming) to be not more than 10% at best. - https://www.anandtech.com/show/11859/th ... numbers/13


... in Civ 6. The discrepancy is larger in other games.
by K-L-Waster
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Disappointed with GTX 1070 Performance, Possible throttling issue?
Replies: 53
Views: 9595

Re: Disappointed with GTX 1070 Performance, Possible throttling issue?

Next mystery: how on Earth did you actually get ahold of an 8700K? :o
by K-L-Waster
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 6320

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

Chrispy_ wrote:
Now that *is* interesting.
Has anyone worked out why the TR results were so far from other sites?


Different games, different settings. Jeff has said repeatedly "other sites aren't running our test routine."
by K-L-Waster
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 6320

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

Go with a Ryzen 1600 or 1600X and save a few dollars. If gaming isn't your primary focus, money will be wasted on the 8700(K) platform. Ryzen is a beast in non-gaming, high performance workloads. Alternatively, look at an R7 1700 and get 2 more cores. Same motherboard would still be appropriate unl...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Econo box with less gaming focus
Replies: 40
Views: 2396

Re: Econo box with less gaming focus

I do think DPete's point is a good one. If they want to avoid gaming and save money, wouldn't the $160 i3 make more sense than a $110 R3 + $80 GPU? Save $30 and be even worse at gaming?
by K-L-Waster
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Econo box with less gaming focus
Replies: 40
Views: 2396

Re: Econo box with less gaming focus

Why not just get a NUC? "Budget system without much gaming" is the ideal use case for an i3 or i5 mini PC. This was my first thought too. Seems like the perfect use case. If they want to make use of existing HDDs, you can get external enclosures fairly inexpensively, or move the HDDs to a...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How do I install newer version of drivers & replace older version ?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: How do I install newer version of drivers & replace older version ?

It's been a long time since I've had an ATI / AMD card, but the NVidia driver installer has an option for a "clean install" that completely removes the previous drivers and all settings. I would presume that AMD's driver install package has a similar option.
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