National Thermal Engineer Day Shortbread

Shortbread challenge: Identify the motherboard.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel's plans for 3DXP DIMMs emerge @ Real World Technologies
  2. EVGA SuperNova 650W G3 power supply review @ PC Perspective
  3. MyDigitalSSD Pocket Vault eXpress portable SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  4. The Patriot Evlvr portable Thunderbolt 3 1-TB SSD capsule review @ AnandTech
  5. Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM fan review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Stardew Valley adding multiplayer on August 1st @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Nintendo to ROM sites: forget cease-and-desist, now we're suing @ Ars Technica
  3. Dynamic shape-shifting display lets you touch VR objects in real time @ New Atlas (way cooler than the ridiculous CGI version movies always use)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. HOPE XII: make your own holograms @ HackADay
  2. Graphene Jacket drapes you in everyone's favourite wonder material @ New Atlas
  3. Be a fire bender with the power of magnets @ HackADay
  4. Sapphire INCA CS-14 compute system review @ KitGuru

Science, technology, and space news

  1. How Amazon scrambled to fix Prime Day glitches @ Slashdot
  2. Student engineers build hyperloop test pods with commercial-class top speeds @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. This is why stinky cheeses stink @ rd.com
  2. Ritz recall: cracker products with cheese pulled over salmonella risk @ livescience.com
  3. Aorus RGB memory DDR4-3200 review (GP-AR32C16S8K2SU416R) @ Hexus
  4. Rosewill NEON K81 RGB gaming keyboard review @ thinkcomputers.org
Colton Westrate

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    • HERETIC
    • 1 year ago

    In other news Backblaze’s latest no’s are in…………
    [url<]https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q2-2018/[/url<]

    • roqz
    • 1 year ago

    Supermicro P4SCA. it says so on the motherboard. 🙂

    [url<]http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/P4/E7210/P4SCA.cfm[/url<]

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      LMAO, I didn’t even notice.

      • Anonymous Hamster
      • 1 year ago

      A Pentium 4 Socket 478 motherboard from 2003, that supports the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition running at 3.4 Ghz. Those were the days with high clock speed, high power consumption, but without high performance. In 15 years, we’ve gotten more performance, but the clock speed hasn’t grown much.

        • Wirko
        • 1 year ago

        A delicious challenge for thermal engineers, then.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      That board has both ISA and PCI slots but no AGP slot. Judging from the picture it looks like HSF is on the northbridge not the CPU.

        • Anonymous Hamster
        • 1 year ago

        I had that impression too, at first, but you can see that the heatsink is aligned with the end of the DIMM sockets further from the I/O ports, where the CPU socket is.

          • drfish
          • 1 year ago

          Yep, that’s a vintage [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185114<]Arctic cooler[/url<] with a modern Noctua fan unconventionally zip tied on to it (the original fan was discovered to have died when the machine was in storage). That system's also got 4GB of RAM, up from the original 512MB and a 120GB 840 Evo that replaced it's original RAID 1 36GB Raptors. Curse the old machine that still needs ISA controller cards, but at least I'm ready if the production system dies.

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