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by spiritwalker2222
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 11688

Re: Form factor trends

I don't know why mini ITX cases that are actually small aren't more popular. Most mini ITX cases are bigger than my current micro ATX case.

Check out the Antec ISK 110, if you don't need dedicated graphics or something other expansion card it's very compact.
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ram speed vs tight timings?
Replies: 5
Views: 5099

Re: Ram speed vs tight timings?

--------------- CORSAIR 16GB 2Rx8 CMK64GX4M4B3333C16 DS 16-18-18-36 1.35v V V V V 2133 3333 @ 16-18-18-36 vs 3000 @15-17-17-35 CORSAIR 16GB 2Rx8 CMD64GX4M4C3000C15 DS 15-17-17-35 1.35v V V V v 2133 You know the faster ram (that you quoted above) has the tighter timings. 16/3333mhz = 4.8ns vs 15/300...
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 11495

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

Looking to get a 4K monitor myself. The 40" range sounds about right. I'll be moving in early December so I've been waiting for the move so I don't have to move another fragile item. Although the new house doesn't have an office, not sure where I'll setup my PC and desk...
by spiritwalker2222
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Plis help don't know what's wrong :/
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Plis help don't know what's wrong :/

Did you remove the old drive and just put in the new one?

I'm not certain what you did.
by spiritwalker2222
Tue May 30, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 32
Views: 5690

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

I believe I've already told the story about the co-worker who insisted that her PC occasionally "ate" floppy disks. As in, she put them in, and they simply disappeared without a trace. Somehow, she had just accepted this as normal -- "yeah, it does that sometimes, I just go and get a...
by spiritwalker2222
Mon May 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How long before your last build started to fail?
Replies: 76
Views: 4887

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

A week back my video card, an Nvidia 660 died on me. When I switched to my iGPU my PC would work fine except for a random restart every half hour or so. Got a new PSU and very thing is good now. Retested the video card, it still doesn't work with the new PSU. So 5 years from the video card, and 10 y...
by spiritwalker2222
Sun May 28, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Netflix 2560x1440
Replies: 8
Views: 10947

Re: Netflix 2560x1440

My monitor is running at 2560x1440. Netflix is pushing an up scaled 1080P image to it. I'd prefer Netflix to show a 2560x1440 image on it, so I get the best image possible. Especially since the shows I am currently watching are available in 4k.
by spiritwalker2222
Sun May 28, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Netflix 2560x1440
Replies: 8
Views: 10947

Re: Netflix 2560x1440

I have checked the info on Netflix using cntrl+shift+alt+d.

So you think to get 2560x1440 Netflix needs to stream 4k and then down sample.

OK, I think I'll up my internet service and then judge if I think it's worth it or not.
by spiritwalker2222
Sat May 27, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Netflix 2560x1440
Replies: 8
Views: 10947

Netflix 2560x1440

Look for assistance. I can't get my Netflix to run at my monitors native resolution of 2560x1440. It only runs at 1080P. I have Netflix ultra HD, with a Kabylake 7100 cpu using the iGPU. I have windows 10 and am running Netflix thru Edge. I thought that was all the requirements. Although I don't kno...
by spiritwalker2222
Fri May 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Integrated GPU death frequency
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Integrated GPU death frequency

Are you using display port? I've heard that display port sometimes doesn't work with the balanced power profile and requires high performance.
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Build!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2743

Re: New Build!!

Intel K series CPU's don't come with coolers.
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Build in the DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: Build in the DAN A4-SFX

Thanks for posting. I'm thinking of buying that case for my main rig.
by spiritwalker2222
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 6700K good time to buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 6244

Re: 6700K good time to buy?

Ram prices are stable, they haven't in the past year(much). Now when they will go down, who knows.

Mandatory KLR question. Do you have a milk create on the back of that bike?
by spiritwalker2222
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How long before your last build started to fail?
Replies: 76
Views: 4887

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

I had a wolfdale CPU build that I replaced with Skylake. So 8 or 9 years. It didn't fail, it was just getting old.
by spiritwalker2222
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: My latest Case project, as of 10-18-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 25670

Re: My latest Case project, as of 10-18-2016

Where did you get the CAD files for the PC components? They look a lot more detailed than what you'd need and probably care to spend time detailing.
by spiritwalker2222
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 8575

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

paulWTAMU wrote:
But if I totally give up soda what do I mix my bourbon with?

Good question. I gave up pop a couple decades ago and that was my biggest issue. Now I just drink hard liquor neat. Less filler, and don't get sugar headaches after a night out.
by spiritwalker2222
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Just how big is that case?
Replies: 37
Views: 18294

Re: Just how big is that case?

All of the Mini - ITX cases listed are monstrous. Here are a couple of smaller ones. I believe they are 3.3L and 3.1L respectively. https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108485&cm_re=in_win_chopin-_-11-108-485-_-Product https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABWM4N...
by spiritwalker2222
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Steelseries Apex 100
Replies: 6
Views: 7959

Re: Steelseries Apex 100

They way it flickered, my guess is that it's a design flaw, not manufacturing defect. I'm thinking the Corsair Gaming K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. With cherry brown keys. More than I want to pay, but it's either that or a $15 keyboard. Now to find a store that has one in stock to try out. htt...
by spiritwalker2222
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Steelseries Apex 100
Replies: 6
Views: 7959

Steelseries Apex 100

I just bough the Steelseries Apex 100 and will be promptly returning it. There is no way to turn off the backlight. And the backlight is not only overly bright, but it also flickers once every second or two. All I want is a reasonable quality keyboard, that doesn't scream I'm 10 years old. Thought I...
by spiritwalker2222
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 4K, how is this going to work???
Replies: 209
Views: 40027

Re: 4K, how is this going to work???

Airmantharp wrote:
HappySOB wrote:
any news on these 4k 120hz+ VRR monitors?


'Nuther year or two? We don't have a DP spec implemented that can handle that yet do we, especially with HDR/10bit thrown in?

Displayport 1.3 and 1.4 have the bandwidth to run 4K at 120hz.
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Installing Linux on a USB stick.
Replies: 14
Views: 2815

Re: Installing Linux on a USB stick.

I would think 16GB that would be plenty, assuming your also not installing other massive programs.
Maybe a USB3.0 stick for a bit more snap.
by spiritwalker2222
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3719

Re: Winter driving sucks!

With the tow plows the trailer wheels are steering in to the blade and pushing it hard sideways. The hopper of salt on top helps add weight to give the wheels more traction. No idea on how fast they go through tyre treads though. While it is possible to swap tyres on and off wheels, there is a fini...
by spiritwalker2222
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3719

Re: Winter driving sucks!

That hill in Montreal is steeper than it looks in the video.

Winter driving is fun(I mean with snow and ice), it's just the congestion that's no fun.
by spiritwalker2222
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM not working at advertised speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 10093

Re: RAM not working at advertised speeds

Do you have the latest BIOS loaded? I have a Gigabyte Z170 board, and the latest BIOS, allowed me to run my ram at it's XMP settings.
by spiritwalker2222
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: PCIe SSD benefits
Replies: 24
Views: 2679

Re: PCIe SSD benefits

I went from an X25-M G2 to a 950 Pro and noticed a huge difference. But I also went from a wolfdale cpu to 6600k, ddr2 to ddr4 at the same time.
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: lcd horizontal line
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: lcd horizontal line

Chrispy_ wrote:
It sounds like it has a CCFL backlight and one of the multiple cathode strips in the middle has blown/gone.

If that was the case the image would be darker, but still present in that area. Not sure if that's what the OP is describing or not.
by spiritwalker2222
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 11957

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

It'd be interesting to see some benchmarks of 4/8 i7s versus 4/4 i5s at identical clocks for each generation to see the differences/generational changes.  I don't recall ever seeing an i7 come in lower on a benchmark than an i5 unless it was clocked lower, so if HT is ever a detriment, it must not ...
by spiritwalker2222
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nissan/Infiniti VC-T engine - variable compression
Replies: 23
Views: 1721

Re: Nissan/Infiniti VC-T engine - variable compression

The cars and bikes I'm talking about are Otto cycle engines. No turbo or supercharger, so no lag. While every manufacturer identifies the motors theoretical compression ratio, no one gives a range for their effective compression ratio. As they hold their intake valve open on the compression stroke (...
by spiritwalker2222
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nissan/Infiniti VC-T engine - variable compression
Replies: 23
Views: 1721

Re: Nissan/Infiniti VC-T engine - variable compression

Seems overly complicated (prone to failure) for no real gain. My engines compression ratios are between 12.5 and 13.0 to 1. Their running the engine at 14:1, barely higher. Sure it has a turbo, but reduce the boost instead of the compression ratio to avoid the extra complexity. That and you don't ha...
by spiritwalker2222
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's happening with monitors these days / in the future?
Replies: 93
Views: 7188

Re: What's happening with monitors these days / in the futur

After reading about G-sync and Freesync, or the lack of it in 4K monitors I decided to wait on purchasing a monitor and GPU. 4K gaming requires a really strong GPU. You will need a 2016 Titan X or a SLI/Crossfire setup for 4K (I don't really recommend SLI though based on my experience with my previ...
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