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by Shinare
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X $280 Today only
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X $280 Today only

Is this a hot deal? $426 @ the egg

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-core/24-thread) Desktop Processor (YD192XA8AEWOF)
by Amazon.com
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074CBJHCT/re ... MCb8HYS6CY
by Shinare
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 342
Views: 38661

Re: Video card prices

I may be heckled for saying this, but I wish the whole cryptocurrency world would implode.
by Shinare
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade from HD7850? Yes/No?
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Re: Upgrade from HD7850? Yes/No?

Thank you all for that great insight. The performance comparisons are especially helpful. $200 is usually the price point I buy at for a video card so $250 isn't unthinkable. It certainly sounds like I need to wait and just keep my eye out for a 1060. As a new "empty-nester" this is the fi...
by Shinare
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade from HD7850? Yes/No?
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Upgrade from HD7850? Yes/No?

Hi, 5 years ago I purchased an HD7850 and its starting to show its age in newer games. in 2016 I upgraded to a Skylake i5-6500 system, then an M.2 PCIe SSD, and now I think I am ready for the new video card to go with it all and round out the system. 1) With the crypto crap spoiling the market, shou...
by Shinare
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)
Replies: 343
Views: 395176

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

I have several computers here at work that have two dell 30" monitors each running at 2560x1600. Now that I've gone through three R5 340x replacements I'm finally getting it through my thick skull that these vid cards may not be able to sustain such high res on two monitors. Does anyone have a...
by Shinare
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)
Replies: 343
Views: 395176

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

I have a solution for all my problems with GPU... except aesthetic Remove PSU and waiting for msi 1050 lp 2gb https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tL6TCeKB-xI/WYh97dnUUCI/AAAAAAAADxo/g96QdXrpPzMlsdKr4WNRerVjgV8xrNq2wCLcBGAs/s1600/20170807_162555.jpg LOL I've had too many "coffee spillage" incidents...
by Shinare
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)
Replies: 343
Views: 395176

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

Shinare, what model Dells are they? Do they have displayport inputs or are they old school dual-link DVI required? U3014's with dual DP. PC's are OptiPlex 7040's SFF desktops. Either way I have to agree with rootbear, what you want is a low-end Quadro card, specifically from the Quadro NVS line: ht...
by Shinare
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)
Replies: 343
Views: 395176

Re: Best low profile video cards available (July 2017)

I have several computers here at work that have two dell 30" monitors each running at 2560x1600. Now that I've gone through three R5 340x replacements I'm finally getting it through my thick skull that these vid cards may not be able to sustain such high res on two monitors. Does anyone have a ...
by Shinare
Thu May 04, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor

I wasn't sure where to post this, but "Networking" seemed OK. I am the server admin for around 12 servers and its time that we start thinking replacements. So i'm pretty sure its time for me to go completely virtual for my server environment. I've tried the two titular hypervisors and real...
by Shinare
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How to dynamically add controls to a web page?
Replies: 4
Views: 4092

Re: How to dynamically add controls to a web page?

WOW, thanks for that, doing a search on those terms did in fact get me to exactly what I am wanting!! :)

http://www.asp.net/web-forms/videos/asp ... a-web-page
by Shinare
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How to dynamically add controls to a web page?
Replies: 4
Views: 4092

Re: How to dynamically add controls to a web page?

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see post below
by Shinare
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How to dynamically add controls to a web page?
Replies: 4
Views: 4092

How to dynamically add controls to a web page?

Hi all, I am a beginning web developer and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on this. I saw this on a page I frequent at http://poe.trade which is an item trading site for a game I play often. On that page you can search for an item based on the "mod's" it has. The page starts off wi...
by Shinare
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

PS> My case is an old thermaltake tsunami like the following photo indicating where the dust is caked up like mad. (except my case is piano black)

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by Shinare
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

If your PSU didn't have an 8-pin CPU power, it was probably old enough to be due for a replacement. I would say that it was "probably" only a few years old. One thing that I was debating to do was also suggested in this thread, which was remove everything from the case and blow out the du...
by Shinare
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Oh I forgot to mention... On a side note, this new motherboard had an 8 pin "ATX" power socket on it (the power socket next to the CPU, not the main huge one) where as my PSU had a 4 pin ATX power plug. FORTUNATELY for me I had a new, never been opened, 500W 80plus PSU sitting on my floor ...
by Shinare
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Just wanted to let you all know that I got my parts in yesterday, ripped out the old and in with the new. Did a fresh install of Windows 10 and its working wonderfully! Thanks so much to all for your help in getting the right parts at the right price. :) PS> In regard to memory configuration on this...
by Shinare
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Status: SHIPPED!!! (counting down the days now) After you have removed the old motherboard from your case, clean up all of the accumulated dust and grime, swap out the I/O shield plate, then carefully look at the positions of the motherboard standoffs as you install the new motherboard. Nearly all ...
by Shinare
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

... I don't think >16GB RAM is necessary at this point unless you're outside the norm in your usage. DDR4 is here to stay, so no need to upgrade prematurely. You can add a 2x8GB or 2x16GB kit a few years down the road and be plenty good I'd bet. ... Ahh, I will probably wait a few months then and g...
by Shinare
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Status: SHIPPED!!!

(counting down the days now)
by Shinare
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

I know that slots != channels, but I was under the impression that 2 slots = 1 channel, so if you were running 2x16GB you would be running on a single channel, and if you run 4x8GB you would be running on two channels. I think what you are saying is that two sticks each run in a single channel, and ...
by Shinare
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Unfortunately the WAF (Wife Approval Factor) was pretty low spending $360 on a computer that "still works just fine" hehe. But I will certainly keep that in mind. I do intend (within the next few months) to quietly slip another 16GB in there. A $60 expenditure is easier to go through the b...
by Shinare
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
$102 ASRock Z170M Extreme4


TR's System Guide does not appear to have fully recovered from Cyril's departure a year ago.



Just pulled the trigger! Thanks for the head's up on this motherboard, I got it!

Motherboard
Memory
Processor
$353.96 after shipping!!!! :) :) :)
by Shinare
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Posting this more for my own future benefit but it looks like newegg is adding/changing inventory all the time. I've missed out on the instant rebate offer on the processor, but they now have cheaper RAM. I've decided to go with: Motherboard: The excellent suggestion by biffzinker ----------(However...
by Shinare
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

I'm going to go with the three components I linked above. The missing USB 3.1 from the motherboard I don't think is much of an issue. If I ever need it in the future I guess I could always buy an add-in board for it but of all my "requirements" (things I think might be nice to have), that ...
by Shinare
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Is there any TANGIBLE speed/experience diference between H170 and Z170 other than the ability to OC? The revelation that I can only use the slowest of DDR4 RAM makes me think yes? But would I notice that?
by Shinare
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Jeff Kampman wrote:
...

As for the parts you just posted, you can't use DDR4-2400 RAM with an H170 motherboard. DDR4-2133 or bust.



oooo thanks for that, that truly IS a gotcha.
by Shinare
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

OH, over the course of the 9 years I've already replaced the PSU a couple times, hehe.
by Shinare
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

Re: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Thanks for all the help, I'm trying to go current gen but would like to stay as frugal as possible. After all I plan on having this PC another 9 years probably. Any gotcha's I am missing? Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-H170-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) (rev 1.0??? that sounds scary) Processor: Intel Core...
by Shinare
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?
Replies: 56
Views: 5237

No "Tax Refund" TR System Guide?

Getting my refund in several days hopefully, and would like to use it to buy a motherboard, cpu, DDR4 memory upgrade to my 9 year old PC. I'm thinking skylake i5-6600 (non-k) and Z170 motherboard. Any reasons to go Z170? I do not plan to over clock. I just want m.2 pciex4, usb 3.1 and usual other th...
by Shinare
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: old VB/Access VBA programmer wants to learn asp.net - help!
Replies: 1
Views: 4123

old VB/Access VBA programmer wants to learn asp.net - help!

Hi everyone, Lemme give you all a little background because it is pertinent to my needs. A while back, I cut my teeth in the IT programming world coding in VB 6 accessing an MS Access Database file for a small company (circa 2000). It was an in house built inventory system with VB front end and an a...
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