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WMGroomAK

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  1. Depends on how much you want to sink to their level of immaturity, but your best bet is to ignore it and think about how after you graduate you'll have a better/easier path forward since you understand tech, while they'll probably be at the burger place down the street operating the deep fryer for minimum wage only to be outsourced by a robot.
  2. Watching the video, I was getting the general (pardon any unintentional puns) impression that the General was pushing the issue of multi-dimensional battlefields and that forward commanders need to have more options available to them in these instances. Basically, the forward commander shouldn't be needing to contact command for Anti-Air support when dealing with a drone and there needs to be more options available. I think that this is definitely an issue that the military needs to address with drones becoming cheaper and easier to deploy. Kinda wonder if something like the Active Denial System (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Denial_System) could be modified and miniaturized for a more specific targeting to take out a drones electronics...
  3. They all come with the PSU, but you also want to make sure you know which are your PCIe Power cables for the GPU and which is the EPS Cable (different from 24-Pin, usually 4+4 or 8 Pin labelled EPS) for the CPU power on the Motherboard. Also may still need Sata power if you have an optical drive or other peripherals.
  4. Who is going to be the first to have 4 or more browser instances open with 10 tabs each to see if they can crash it... Begin a mini-game of how many chrome instances does it take to crash a computer?
  5. If you are really going to regret not getting the 1080 Ti Strix, you could just wait for it to come out... Maybe just play a different game for a while until you get your Strix...
  6. Just to actually add something of substance to this, here is the article on PCPer: https://www.pcper.com/news/Processors/Ryzen-Locking-Certain-FMA3-Workloads Their looking at this as a potential power delivery issue through the control fabric to the chip. In closing on this, they have confirmed from AMD:
  7. If you are just looking Multi-Core Perf in Cinebench, then it would be 6950X, 5960X and 6900k for Intel (Consumer HEDT) and any of the R7 lineup for AMD.
  8. What do you mean by fastest??? Highest Clock Speed? Most IPC? Best Multi-Thread Perf? Best Single Thread Perf? Specific Task? Seems like a good way to start yet another Intel vs AMD thread...
  9. Gonna toss my vote in on the Coffee front... Usually a 16 oz Mocha and at least 1 20 oz drip coffee a day. Used to also have 2 Mountain Dews as well, but cut myself off from sodas about 4 months ago. Now I just use bourbon and wine to make up for it.
  10. Beginning to think that I can't wait for Vega to launch just so that instead of a daily Intel v Ryzen pissing session I can read a Vega v NVidia pissing session.
  11. Here is the video provided in the BBC article. Starts off at the point where he is talking about the US ally using a Patriot to take out a quadcopter.
  12. I don't think there is a video yet, but I wonder if the missile actually detonated or was it more like a fly on the windshield effect.
  13. At a military symposium, Gen David Perkins stated that a US ally used a $3 million Patriot Missile to take out a $200 Quadcopter. Understandably, terrorists and what not are using these cheap quadcopters as weapons, however, to put it lightly, this is a case of serious overkill. Even the general points out that the economics of using these missiles to take out quadcopters is horrendous. Still, have to admit that the quadcopter never saw it's demise coming. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39277940 EDIT: Techspot Article http://www.techspot.com/news/68534-us-allies-have-used-patriot-missiles-shoot-down.html In this article they do mention at least some of the techniques people are looking at for drone removal other than overkill...
  14. I'm fairly sure they're going to operate with multiple CCX as that is the direction AMD has decided to take with the whole Zen Architecture. My basic understanding is that their plans are for the ability to connect CCXes and/or GPUs through the 'Infinity Fabric' Hypertransport that they're implementing. Basically giving them the flexibility to adjust their dies with however many CCXes or GPU cores they might need. Hopefully as the system matures, this HT system will show improved performance...
  15. The main difference, besides the ability to OC the k SKU, are that the 7700 has a base clock of 3.6 Ghz and Turbos to 4.2 Ghz with a 65W TDP where as the 7700k has a base clock of 4.2 Ghz, Turbos to 4.5 Ghz and a 91W TDP. I will mention that OC-ing with a good cooler is not that hard and you can probably get a 7700k to somewhere around 4.8 to 5 Ghz.
  16. It's a toss up on cost to performance... M.2 over PCI will perform faster, but also tends to cost more. Where you see the performance increase is a decrease in your boot times and load screen times, not really an increase in your FPS. Having the SSD/M.2 drive as your main boot drive/current game drive is probably the most cost effective with the 1 TB drive serving as storage for games you are not currently playing. Faster RAM can see you getting better performance but it is not an across the board, all scenarios situation. 3200 RAM should be sufficient for your needs in a build like this. Also, you may want to update your original build plans to include a PSU. I would look for a decent 650 to 750W PSU for your build in case you decide to go SLI on 1080 Ti's in the future.
  17. You can get a non-k SKU i7 7700 for about $30.00 cheaper. Same specs, just doesn't overclock. Similar for Mobo, you can probably get a H270 board for about $30.00 cheaper. You really are not getting much extra from the Z270 chipset and k-sku i7 besides the ability to overclock.
  18. If you're not overclocking, then why bother with a Z270 board and K sku CPU? Otherwise, I would look into a decent pair of headsets over the dedicated speakers...
  19. I would only really consider it if Intel either releases something that is a drastically greater improvement over their Broadwell-E chips and/or they actually price the hardware near something competitive.
  20. That's what I thought as well... It also makes sense in that it provides at least a bit of framework for the APUs, which should be a single CCX and a GPU SoC.
  21. This article from Ars Tech (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/03/amds-moment-of-zen-finally-an-architecture-that-can-compete/2/) would seem to indicate that the 4-core chips will be a single CCX (which does make more sense than building a dual CCX chip than going in and either physically or microcode disabling half the chip and associated L3 cache). If you've got any news that would indicated that the 4-core SKUs are all going to be dual CCXes, I would enjoy reading those as well...
  22. My understanding is that the 4-core Ryzen R5 and R3s will consist of a single CCX node...
  23. You night try overclocking the 4770 first to see what you can get it stable at... Otherwise, a CPU upgrade to either a R7 or new i7 will require a new Mobo and new DDR4 RAM. If it is just gaming, then go with the i7. If you are doing more content creation or plan to do more content creation, then get the 1700, a decent AIO and OC it to about 3.9 Ghz.
  24. While not an 1800x, I've been looking at this as a potential system: PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KpvRyf Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KpvRyf/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Alphacool Eisbaer 240 63.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock X370 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($141.11 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SC2 Gaming iCX Video Card ($569.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($122.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1704.03 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-14 14:01 EDT-0400 Should run right around $2000.00 and from everything I've been seeing the 1700 should be able to stably overclock up to at least 3.9 Ghz putting it right up there with the 1800x. Also, probably won't get for at least 6 months to see how all the stability upgrades happen to the platform and to see what happens if/when Vega releases...
  25. Can't remember the exact order, but it should be something like Circumference, diameter, Rim size and width...
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