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by odizzido
Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Chimney-effect low-noise cases
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Chimney-effect low-noise cases

If I get a new case I am likely going to be making my own next time. I want one where the mobo lays down flat and the case is cooled by a single 40 or 50cm fan. With a nice big CPU/GPU heatsink you could cool them both with that single fan probably. I'd probably test angling a board of some kind dow...
by odizzido
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 39
Views: 1651

Re: What are the best offline games?

...Offline gaming has taken a back seat to online games... Offline gaming is thriving! Sure, it doesn't garner the same levels of obsessive mainstream mass-coverage as the endless raft of "e-sports" events, but that's "sport" for ya. I've barely touched an online game in years, ...
by odizzido
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 39
Views: 1651

Re: What are the best offline games?

the ones on gog.com
by odizzido
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 66
Views: 2709

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

It's going to be full of stupid just like all of the other starwars movies. A shame, because there is potential with the series.
by odizzido
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 5549

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Valve has the money to make a good linux distro for everyone. They also have the presence to effectively force game devs to make linux ports. Who knows if they will or not but they could.
by odizzido
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dating ads on TR?
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: dating ads on TR?

I just got an ad for meeting asian women while reading this thread. I get them fairly often though so it's not surprising. I suspect I specifically get asians because I use japanese sometimes with google.
by odizzido
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen physX test request in upcoming review
Replies: 5
Views: 3224

Re: Ryzen physX test request in upcoming review

God...don't encourage Nvidia please.
by odizzido
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RTS genre
Replies: 27
Views: 3825

Re: RTS genre

Supreme commander is pretty fun yeah. I played starcraft 2 for a while but it runs like complete garbage since the third expansion came out so it's unplayable.

FAF is what I use as well.
by odizzido
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: UHD playback on PCs DOA?
Replies: 111
Views: 6532

Re: UHD playback on PCs DOA?

The DRM certainly isn't helping. I've not purchased things because of DRM plenty of times. Heck, I won't even buy steam games unless they're really cheap because of steam DRM.
by odizzido
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 85
Views: 6757

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

I agree that the site isn't as good as it once was....some of this is due to having all new people, but I think a lot of it has to do with nothing really happening in the tech world. Intel releases minor CPU update after minor CPU update, AMD continues to have very little on the CPU front. However m...
by odizzido
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How good is the music of this country?
Replies: 13
Views: 495

Re: How good is the music of this country?

The only one I actually thought was decent was the first. Also I am not sure how xenophobic a bunch of computer geeks would be? Despite growing up/currently living in north america the majority of what I listen to is from outside of the americas. I find it likely we've all been exposed from a young ...
by odizzido
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Worth It?
Replies: 15
Views: 5619

Re: Kaby Lake Worth It?

Also reasons to stay with 7 /shrug. Use whatever windows works best in your situation.
by odizzido
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Worth It?
Replies: 15
Views: 5619

Re: Kaby Lake Worth It?

AFAIK you can run kaby on W7. If there are any new instructions those will likely be effectively disabled. Probably not something you'd notice under normal circumstances, but I've never really looked into it.
by odizzido
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: New Win10 (Insider Preview) update options
Replies: 7
Views: 3949

Re: New Win10 (Insider Preview) update options

35 days huh? Until you can just disable updates it's still ****.
by odizzido
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 38
Views: 2846

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

You know it sounds to me like the best option people have is when they're going to buy a new CPU to try delidding it and OCing. If they break it, well, you were going to get a new one anyways. If it works then you save a bunch of money. There isn't much to lose and a decent amount to gain. Unless so...
by odizzido
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Looking to Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Looking to Upgrade

For you perhaps. Only the OP knows how much space they need. Same with ram. If they run out of either they will know pretty quickly. It's why I never mentioned it.

Personally I think 4TB is too small but my parents can get away with less than 15gigs.
by odizzido
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Looking to Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Looking to Upgrade

The only thing you could grab and have it make a real difference is a 1080/1070. For games. Which I am assuming you're wanting the upgrade for.
by odizzido
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win 10 boot followed by random monitor power offs
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Win 10 boot followed by random monitor power offs

Just want to mention that this sort of behaviour can be caused by the monitor itself going, likely due to to the caps.

This also sounds like it's potentially caused by video driver crashes. I'd try updating your video card drivers.
by odizzido
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Phishing and Old Folks..
Replies: 88
Views: 5086

Re: Phishing and Old Folks..

Both of my parents are hopeless with computers but they can see a scam for what it is quite quickly. My dad has had several calls from microsoft which went nowhere for the scammer. One day I hope to get one. I will let them play around in a VM and see how long it takes them to figure out I am rollin...
by odizzido
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Windows 10. Why so expensive?
Replies: 44
Views: 4289

Re: Windows 10. Why so expensive?

I second giving linux a whirl. Paying as much for the OS as you did for the hardware is silly.
by odizzido
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: VLC - The best worst media player?
Replies: 25
Views: 2784

Re: VLC - The best worst media player?

Another vote for MPC-HC from me if you're a little tech savvy. VLC is a great player that I will recommend to people who are not good with computers but MPC-HC offers a number of benefits.

One of the things I do like about VLC is the audio over-volume it has though.
by odizzido
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: new to watching the Walking Dead, opinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: new to watching the Walking Dead, opinions?

That's so not true. Characters don't need to do stupid things. The writers just need to be smart enough to force smart characters into bad situations. Making characters do stupid things is just bad writing.
by odizzido
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: new to watching the Walking Dead, opinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: new to watching the Walking Dead, opinions?

The walking dead started off okay but I felt like it fell apart by the end of the first season and I stopped watching it. A lot of shows fall apart really quickly as they try to extend stories that should end or they do something stupid to ensure a particular character or plot development continues ...
by odizzido
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphone life cycles?
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Smartphone life cycles?

Not that I know of. When I was shopping for a phone recently I actually went and checked manufacturer's older products to see where support for updates stopped to answer that question.
by odizzido
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Network Best Practices
Replies: 20
Views: 1959

Re: Network Best Practices

Anyways for the IP address you can just do 10.floor#.room#.DHCP assigned address. So a comp with the IP 10.2.3.5 would be a PC on the second floor in room 203. A PC on the fourth floor would be 10.4.x.x. You shouldn't have to make it any more complicated than that. I would recommend against doing t...
by odizzido
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Network Best Practices
Replies: 20
Views: 1959

Re: Network Best Practices

All of your control will be through the routers. Switches are there to branch connections from routers. The networks will be set at each router port. I don't know how you're set up or what equipment you have but you can keep it nice and easy and not worry about subnetting /17/18 stuff. Keeping every...
by odizzido
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?

I am not terribly impressed with W10 though TBH. Adware built in which seems to be fairly removable as long as you are okay with taking ownership of hidden directories(though I don't know if they're going to try to reinstall stuff in which case I am going to deny everyone write access to that folder...
by odizzido
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?

Can take quite a long time if your internet connection is slow. Or if you run into problems with windows refusing to install on a drive because it doesn't think the drive will boot it can take a while. The installer really should have a force option because that was pretty annoying. But I'd say mayb...
by odizzido
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD looking more future proof than nvidia
Replies: 52
Views: 2800

Re: AMD looking more future proof than nvidia

The biggest thing vulkan has going for it is valve IMO. Valve controls a lot of desktop gaming and they're pushing linux with steamOS. Since vulkan will work on windows and linux and if they offer discounts to devs who support vulkan/steamOS that could be enough to get pretty good adoption.
by odizzido
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FFXV :/
Replies: 22
Views: 2135

Re: FFXV :/

The stories in the older FFs are so much better and combat seems to becoming more prominent as well. Since I play FF for the story I just can't see myself enjoying this much. Maybe some day when it's on sale for like $5 on steam I MIGHT get it but even then I just don't know if I am interested anymo...