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Dabombinable

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    Dabombinable got a reaction from OlympicAssEater for a status update, I'll definitely have to go with X570 (or if cheaper X470) with Ryzen 2, as all other   
    I'll definitely have to go with X570 (or if cheaper X470) with Ryzen 2, as all other boards based around the lower tier chipsets are actually far more limited when it comes to their from-PCH PCIe slots than my Z97 Sabertooth MKII...it only has the Asmedia USB 3.0 controller disabled when the x4 slot is used. 
    Pretty much all non X570 AM4 boards have all PCIe x1/x4 slots disabled if their m.2 slot is used, or 2x of their SATA ports disabled (both scenarios for dual m.2 boards).

    And I need both the PCIe x1 slots and 2x SATA ports, as I'm currently using them all on my current board (I could actually do with 8 SATA total - SATA II card for my ODD ATM).
  2. Informative
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Ryan_Vickers for a status update, When your headphones use a relay to disable bass boost, much like your soundcard swit   
    When your headphones use a relay to disable bass boost, much like your soundcard switching from front outputs to rear...
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from Tristerin for a status update, And I've found my original boot diskette for windows 98.   
    And I've found my original boot diskette for windows 98.
  4. Informative
    Dabombinable got a reaction from VegetableStu for a status update, I'm going to switch to BD for archiving. Far cheaper per GB and the good quality disc   
    I'm going to switch to BD for archiving. Far cheaper per GB and the good quality discs should last as long if not longer than my DVD (which are bottom of the barrel dirt cheap brandless discs).
  5. Like
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, Got a rather nice screen for $18 today. Full hieght adjust+rotate&pivot, 1920x120   
    Got a rather nice screen for $18 today. Full hieght adjust+rotate&pivot, 1920x1200 with very good contrast.
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from handymanshandle for a status update, Got a rather nice screen for $18 today. Full hieght adjust+rotate&pivot, 1920x120   
    Got a rather nice screen for $18 today. Full hieght adjust+rotate&pivot, 1920x1200 with very good contrast.
  7. Informative
    Dabombinable got a reaction from veldora for a status update, I'm going to need to record the sound of my old 200GB SATA 1 drive being defragged at   
    I'm going to need to record the sound of my old 200GB SATA 1 drive being defragged at some point. It sounds glorious.
  8. Funny
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, My computers fans increasing their speed simultaneously causes enough of a power surg   
    My computers fans increasing their speed simultaneously causes enough of a power surge to cause my motherboard to shut down...nice.
  9. Funny
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Cora_Lie for a status update, Having to download the English version of an old game at 4.5-5KB/s is fun... It'll ta   
    Having to download the English version of an old game at 4.5-5KB/s is fun... It'll take over a day for 483MB to download.

    That being said, at least the game has the standard placement of menus, so I can still sort of play the Japanese version.
  10. Informative
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, Finally got a for-bios-updating Pentium G620 on order (cost less than every single LG   
    Finally got a for-bios-updating Pentium G620 on order (cost less than every single LGA 1155 Celeron in Australia by far), as well as a Xeon 1230 v2. Which will be a huge upgrade from an i3 4160 (its motherboard might be dead - it's one of those "refurbished" ones off Ebay from China and shows no signs of life)

    Edit: The Xeon btw will provide near i7 3770 performance, all for $109 AUd. And the Sandybridge (non V2) version is only $99, with i7 2600K level performance. Though from what I understand, neither have an iGPU (which is another reason for the Pentium - seeing if the display outs on the motherboard actually work)
  11. Agree
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, Why do I have to be the only one among my friends and family who understands even bas   
    Why do I have to be the only one among my friends and family who understands even basic PC/tablet hardware and peripherals.
  12. Informative
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, Asus P5Q Deluxe + Pentium 4 631 + 1GB DDR2 800 (4-4-4-12 @ 2V) + PCX5750 = Windows ME   
    Asus P5Q Deluxe + Pentium 4 631 + 1GB DDR2 800 (4-4-4-12 @ 2V) + PCX5750 = Windows ME attempt on semi modern HW.
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, I'm loving this case even more now that I've got an SSD that actually has a reason to   
    I'm loving this case even more now that I've got an SSD that actually has a reason to get hot (unlike my "works 50% of the time" SATA II SSD). Instead of having to fork out money for an m.2 heatsink, I instead just bought a cheap 200mm fan, which has also made a noticeable impact on the thermals of everything outside of the drive cages.
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, Moving Chrome's cache from my boot SSD to my HDD array has saved me nearly 100GB in w   
    Moving Chrome's cache from my boot SSD to my HDD array has saved me nearly 100GB in writes already. And the SSD has 119 power on hours. Hopefully it'll have its life stretched well past the 5 year warranty as it'll actually be seeing below typical use.
  15. Informative
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, So...my ADATA S596 "Turbo" SSD has its write speeds maxed out when installing games o   
    So...my ADATA S596 "Turbo" SSD has its write speeds maxed out when installing games off both my x8 BD and x22 DVD drives 🤣
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from Derkoli for a status update, So the hum of the rather (unnecessarily) beefy transformer in my rig's speakers is lo   
    So the hum of the rather (unnecessarily) beefy transformer in my rig's speakers is louder than the case fans...nice.
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, I'm loving this case even more now that I've got an SSD that actually has a reason to   
    I'm loving this case even more now that I've got an SSD that actually has a reason to get hot (unlike my "works 50% of the time" SATA II SSD). Instead of having to fork out money for an m.2 heatsink, I instead just bought a cheap 200mm fan, which has also made a noticeable impact on the thermals of everything outside of the drive cages.
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, A good way to setup your rigs storage if you have a motherboard that isn't gimped by   
    A good way to setup your rigs storage if you have a motherboard that isn't gimped by turning the third PCIE "x16 (x1-2 actual)" slot into an x4 slot:
    Small but fast (well over 2GB/sec R/W) & durable TLC based NVME SSD for booting Windows (installed in second PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, which runs at x8) Large but slow (around 2GB/sec reads, not far over 1GB/sec writes) and less durable 1TB+ QLC based NVME SSD for installing games (installed in 3rd "x16 slot, PCIe Gen 2.0 or 3.0) 2TB+ HDD/2x HDD in RAID 0 for general storage Mamoth HDD/ dedicated to backups of everything (can be external or via NAS)
  19. Agree
    Dabombinable got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, Getting any of the GTX 10 series cards is worth the cost when it comes to VP9 and HEV   
    Getting any of the GTX 10 series cards is worth the cost when it comes to VP9 and HEVC decoding. My GTX 970 when I've done comparisons really did struggle unlike the GTX 1070.
  20. Funny
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, This is why I'm in charge of building PC for my friends.... It was plugged in correct   
    This is why I'm in charge of building PC for my friends....

    It was plugged in correctly when the side panels got put on...
  21. Funny
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, This is why I'm in charge of building PC for my friends.... It was plugged in correct   
    This is why I'm in charge of building PC for my friends....

    It was plugged in correctly when the side panels got put on...
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    Dabombinable reacted to Arika S for a status update, @Dabombinable TvQXNEe - Imgur.mp4 same energy   
    @Dabombinable
     

    TvQXNEe - Imgur.mp4  

     
    same energy
     
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from handymanshandle for a status update, It's almost surreal being able to download a 100GB game within 1 night, when previous   
    It's almost surreal being able to download a 100GB game within 1 night, when previously it would have taken a week.
  24. Funny
    Dabombinable got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, Still seeing laptops instore that market Optane as "16GB Optane Memory + 4GB DDR4"   
    Still seeing laptops instore that market Optane as "16GB Optane Memory + 4GB DDR4"
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    Dabombinable got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, This mornings task: Backup as many DVD as possible to my new 2TB HDD.   
    This mornings task: Backup as many DVD as possible to my new 2TB HDD.
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