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    Phenom II X6 1090T BE (4GHz #yolo)
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  1. apu

    You're talking to me like I don't literally carry all three of these things around every single day dude. My Zenbook (UX31E-DH52, so fairly ancient running a sandybridge i5) was originally purchased to be a leisure machine, but once my old dell crapped out it now gets thrown in and out of cars to use for tuning and datalogging, it kicks around the garage for checking shop manuals, it gets used heavily in the kitchen, in and out of backpacks whenever I travel, etc. Basically anything I'd ever need to do with a computer that doesn't require lots of power. Aside from me killing the charge controller by plugging a USB cable with a floating ground into it (there was a spark), it's been perfect for the 3 years I've had the thing (and I bought it used). Also, BS on macbooks only lasting a year and a half. I'm telling you, the T400's are NOT an especially stout computer at all, and the pile of broken ones in my department (screen damage, glitchy keyboards and trackpads, failing fans, dead ports, etc) would agree with me. Aside from getting dragged into cleanrooms and wiped down with isopropyl alcohol, they basically have the life of a normal office PC, if not easier. Maybe the fact 95% of my interaction with thinkpads is with 4th gen's is coloring my judgement, and the newer ones are better, but between these and the X1 Carbons that like to destroy the display cable during normal use I don't see how they're so great. Oh, and they're a pain to take apart for repairs.
  2. apu

    My zenbook gets kicked around way more than the T-series machines at work. Seriously the T-series thin and lights are not that stout at all. They certainly hold up better than your typical Dell/HP back-to-school laptops, but pretty much any metal-chassis consumer laptop will hold up better. My company provides 2015 MBP Retina's running windows, specifically because they hold up so much better. I'm a contractor, so when I'm on-site I'm not allowed to use the MBP.
  3. apu

    My Lenovo T440s at work disagrees with this. My aging Zenbook is built WAY better. I will give the Lenovo credit for being thick enough to have actual ports on it. I swapped out a battery (unnecessarily) after I killed the charging circuit in my zenbook, so I've got two packs sitting around for this. I've been bouncing around the idea of making a new bottom plate and stuffing both packs into this thing just to see how much bulkier it would be (still thinner than the T440s), and what the battery life would be like. Aside from bitching about my work machine, I'm interested in what a higher-TDP raven ridge sku would be like. Could make for some really amazing small form factor console-replacement builds.
  4. It is low. A stock 1600X at 3.7GHz runs around 1250. Like the 1249 that mine did. OP got me all kinds of excited for a minute there.
  5. At normal pricing I'd agree 100% (i.e. that card costing under $200). The RX 470 used to be the king of $160-ish GPU's for 1080p gaming. At current pricing, you can't even get a used one for less than $200-250. And once you're spending $250 or so, you might as well just spend slightly more and get a used Fury. Miners don't like them, but they generally perform like a GTX 1070. Basically just max the settings at 1080p and go. Power hungry buggers, so you'll need a decent power supply (I run mine on a 650W) unless you want to do some major underclocking/undervolting.
  6. YAAAASSSSSS. The number of people I've had tell me that I'm insane if I think a Fury (or a 1070 for that matter) is a 4K-capable card is annoying. Yeah, if I just launch the game and move all the sliders to the right, of course it might run like shit (realistically, that means it's actually just running at 35fps or so), but there really is hardly any discernible difference between high/ultra (usually low looks okay, medium looks decent, PS4/Xbone are somewhere between medium/high, high looks very good, and ultra basically looks like high). @Zodiark1593 As far as "older machines that can't run CS:GO" how old are you talking about there? Because CSGO ran very nicely with my old Phenom II X6 (even before I overclocked it) and R9 270X (aka 7870, a card for 2012).
  7. Anyone that's rocking a 1080p panel will do more than just fine with a 1070/Fury in basically any game. Honestly my old RX 470 did very well at 1080p, and I'll go back to recommending those to literally everyone once prices become sane again. Esports titles? I can hold CSGO above 120fps at 4K with a fury and the settings maxed out. Overwatch I have to turn things down a notch or two to keep things above 60fps at 4K (again, on a used Fury Nitro I bought for $300). The things that gamers have been sold on are pretty hilarious. Uncomfortable, tacky, and cheaply made racing seat computer chairs (gotta have that lateral support to sit still for 4 hours bro!), "A 5GHz 7700k is necessary for gaming", high refresh TN panels that look like shit, and the idea that you NEED 144hz in order to not suck at counterstrike. Once you're on the bleeding edge (and getting paid to play videogames), any advantage, perceived or otherwise is worth it, but most people are nowhere near that level. If you really think those extra frames are gonna make you play better, turn the settings down a bit and watch your score not change at all. Or spend a few minutes tuning the settings to find your preferred balance between "this is running smoothly enough for me" and "I like pretty graphics", exactly the same way PC gamers have been doing it forever.
  8. Why are you undervolting a 1050ti?
  9. On May 31st, Trump tweeted this, and it stayed up for like 4-5 hours: Then followed it up with a "Who can figure out the meaning of 'covfefe'?" tweet. It probably was going to be the beginning of a rant about the media's "constant negative press coverage" but it quickly turned into a running joke and people started calling coffee "Covfefe". Hence it's connection to coffeelake
  10. I believe they're the same, but you'll need to check which CPU's are compatible with your motherboard before dropping the new chip in.
  11. Time to build a server! My old machine had a small SSD along with 3 3.5in drives (2 x 500GB's and 1 x 3TB). Even just with those, you're dealing with a lot of cables. It worked server duty for like 2 years, and held pretty much all my media for a while before that. My new machine has a 512 m.2 nvme SSD, and a 512 m.2 sata SSD, which should be pretty good as far as necessary local storage. My server currently has 2 2TB Ultrastars, and once I get the new drive cages 3d printed will have 4 of them in raid 5 (for 6TB of total storage). I was originally planning to run a 10 gigabit link between my new machine and my server, but wasn't able to fit/use the NIC so I'm choked to only the gigabit link. Build a cheap server with all of your drives, and whatever raid implementation you feel like. I can guarantee you don't need high speed access to every single file on every one of those drives, so just access it over the network when you need it, or copy it to a working drive on your main machine when you want to work on it. If you get a 10 gigabit link set up, you'll be able to access the data at speeds faster than SATA is capable of.
  12. See, you all just need to get more woke, and open your eyes to the globalist conspiracy that's all around us. Okay, I'm gonna stop now. I was originally looking for a quick couple sentences to laugh at, but I couldn't not subject somebody else to that level of insanity.
  13. I'd say I've tempered my expectations, but... And I figured that about the Vega FE launch.
  14. It's all about the Ice Wall bro. Insanity copied from the Flat Earth Society's wiki below. It has all of the coherence and clarity of thought you'd expect from people who think the earth is flat. ------------------------------------------------------ "The figure of 24,900 miles is the diameter of the known world; the area which the light from the sun affects. Along the edge of our local area exists a massive 150 foot Ice Wall. The 150 foot Ice Wall is on the coast of Antarctica. The Ice Wall is a massive wall of ice that surrounds Antarctica. The shelf of ice is several hundred meters thick. This nearly vertical ice front to the open sea is more than 50 meters high above the water's surface. The Ice Wall was discovered by Sir James Clark Ross, a British Naval Officer and polar explorer who was among the first to venture to Antarctica in an attempt to determine the position of the South Magnetic Pole. Beyond the 150 foot Ice Wall is anyone's guess. How far the ice extends; how it terminates; and what exists beyond it, are questions to which no present human experience can reply. All we at present know is, that snow and hail, howling winds, and indescribable storms and hurricanes prevail; and that in every direction "human ingress is barred by unsealed escarpments of perpetual ice," extending farther than eye or telescope can penetrate, and becoming lost in gloom and darkness. Some hold that the tundra of ice and snow stretches forever eternally. The Ice Wall is a natural formation, a thick mass of floating ice that is attached to land, formed from and fed by tongues of glaciers extending outward from deep within the uncharted tundra into sheltered waters. Where there are no strong currents, the ice becomes partly grounded on the sea bottom and attaches itself to rocks and islands. The wall is pushed forward into the sea by glacial pressure until its forward growth is terminated. The entire coast of the Ice Wall is not one single complete wall, however. There are actually a series of thousand mile long walls, divided by Transantarctic Mountain Ranges up to 11,500 feet high. The weight of The Ice Walls are so enormous that they have literally pressed the land two thirds of a mile (one kilometer) into the earth. Under the massive forces of their own weight, the ice walls deform and drag themselves outward. Very large glaciers called ice streams flow through them continually, transporting ice from deep inland out to the sea. Temperatures are thought to approach absolute zero the further one explores outwards. Exploration in this type of pitch black freezing environment is impossible for any man or machine. We live on a vast plane with an unknown diameter and an unknown depth. Dr. Samuel Birley Rowbotham held that knowing the true dimensions of the earth is something which will forever be unknowable by man." --------------------------------------------- Sorry, I just had to share this.
  15. Right? Pretty stoked about Vega 56. Everything I've seen suggests Vega performs clock for clock like Fiji, and since my Fury Nitro is awesome, what is basically a Fury with double the vram that will clock to 1500MHz looks like a perfect upgrade.