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About Anghammarad

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  • Birthday 1976-02-17


  • CPU
    Intel Core I5 3570K @4.3 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional
  • RAM
    2x 8 GB ADATA AX3U2133W8G10-DR, XPG V1.0
  • GPU
    Gainward Phantom GTX 760
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define XL R2 Titanium
  • Storage
    Crucial MX100 256GB, ST2000DX001, WDC5002ABYS
  • PSU
    CoolerMaster V550
  • Display(s)
    Benq GL 2460
  • Cooling
    EKL Alpenfoehn Gotthard
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X4
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Preformance
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Biography
    Started with computers at the age of 6. An Atari 800XL with tapedeck. Then a C128, Amiga 500, Amiga 1200 (which I still own and care for, moved from the keyboard to a tower, 2 CPUs 1 FPU, 1 MMU, FastSCSI II, 2 CD Drives, 3 Harddrives, 10 megs ram). Then later switched to PC and windows/linux. Build my own firewall/router on linux and used it until it hardware died. Found a wife that was handy with computers as well, and who joined me in my online gaming hobby. We both were an awesome duo, but then 15. April of 2016 she died of a heart attack. Now I'm a solo camper again missing her very much. Else I still like to create computer builds for me/her, friends regarding budget and what it's used for to get most bang for the buck invested. Most times the systems I configure outperform more expensive ones. I like to use midrange hardware like GTX X60 versions, and on the intel side the I5, and then mostly using things, one generation old. Why that you may ask, if there isn't a change in the cpu socket type in the next one or two generations, you can easily upgrade. And to be honest, from the I5 3570k to the new I5 6600k the performance gain is measurable, but do you really feel it in the daily use?

    So that's for now =)
  • Occupation
    IT System Architect

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  1. what brand makes the best tv´s

    PC or console gaming? If pc, try what @samcool55 mentioned, get a decent ips computer screen. If for console... well I currently don't have a decent hint, but you can take a look here : https://www.prad.de/test-kaufberatung/testberichte/ I know it's in german, but if you are from denmark, then you should have at least some school german skills
  2. what brand makes the best tv´s

    That usually depends on what you want to use your TV for and then the quality spreads from model to model as well as form brand to brand. For example I chose a Toshiba 40" tv a while ago for the living room, it wasn't the best tested, but had the best non HD upscaling...
  3. Cores and threads

    Usually in the "old days" 1 core was executing 1 thread. Then Hyperthreading came around that brought that one core could handle two threads the same time. So 4c 8t is not the same performance as 8c 8t. but it is better in multicore than 4c 4t. The Core I5 for example are 1 thread per core. The I7 have usually 2 threads per core.
  4. On the autobahn today there was a porsche behind me. the driver was a nice one for the usual "german porsche driver" I know... 


    After a while he switched lanes and drove away... only then I saw the license plate... I had a little laugh... it said: "BAD - IQ - 1".


    And another licence plate already gone was from my now home town " HH - BE - 1337 " still have to find the person having that on his or her car and shake them hands =)

    1. The Viking

      The Viking

      for the usual "german porsche driver"



    2. Anghammarad


      Those usually are kissing your rear bumper until you let them pass... are way too much aggressive... 


      The one today was a real nice and good driver... not going the usual "I got more HP than you, make way, I'm the king, me first!" =) 


      And I have seen lots on the autobahn =) 

  5. preparing for a small road trip to the in laws... 700 km to go.


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    2. Canada EH

      Canada EH

      I think you can go as fast as you want in fast lane. In Montana you used to be able to do the same during daylight hours.


      Its what 8 hrs ahead or is it 9 hours ahead. Traffic would explain extended driving hours.

    3. Anghammarad


      not anymore. the most part of the way there was a 120 km/h max limit today. 


      It took me 11 hours to arrive, the funny part, the way through the construction sites were the best parts. Outside of those I was in many traffic jams. 3 due to accidents, one big one and 2 smaller ones, the big one happily only car damages, no persons harmed. but well about 8 cars involved, i could see as i drove by... due to that 2 from three lanes closed...

    4. Canada EH

      Canada EH

      whiplash is subtle, thats why you need to sue them on the spot

  6. External Storage recommendations needed

    I personally don't know about a combo that can do both, I would suggest a usb dongle for the SD cards, and a 2.5" external usb HDD which come now with up to 4 tb capacity.
  7. It is a nice deal for sure, if the card is in good shape. But you could get a fresh 1070 TI directly from NVIDIA for less, which with a little overclocking performs better in most cases.
  8. Sennheiser HD 598 SR vs Phillips SHP9500

    I have used quite a lot phillips headphones in my years, due to them being in sale every now and then. At first they sound nice, then you crank the volume up one time, and afterwards they start to get faulty, can only listen in low volume, else they start crackling... just my experiences with phillips... They built nice stuff which can't be used to full potential.
  9. My first guess would be a faulty psu. When a PSU is getting "older" it sometimes can't give the system enough "juice" for a power up, which takes in part the most strain on a PSU else than running the machine balls to the wall.
  10. Stock Cooler not Enough

    making it run faster won't help. the whole structure of that cooler isn't built for the i7. Intel stock coolers are designed for exactly the cpu they come with. The "smaller" CPUs have an all aluminium cooler and are quite small, while the more potent CPUs come with higher stock coolers with copper cores. The whole heat dissipation system is designed differently. An exaggerated example, you won't cool a threadripper with only a 40 mm fan without heatsink... But this is in kind what you try with your i7.
  11. Stock Cooler not Enough

    The i3 stock cooler isn't built for the tpw of the 3770. There is no "I have heard that" get a cooler that is suited for an i7. No buts.
  12. What Does This Mean?

    People are different. Things that you smile about, or have no problems with, may be a armageddon for another one. And vice versa. You always need to see the "full picture" why someone does something. An example if there was a shooting, well the shooter/killer has done something really bad, but then, what has driven that person to become the violent murderer in the first place. Usually we aren't born like that, but lot of things in life do shape us, others may break us. For every and each of us the things that are breaking us or give us trouble are different in kind and amount. But always respect the other persons personal limits. There are reasons why someone arrives where he/she is. Some are due to circumstances, others due to pure personal ignorance. It is a thing I have learned. I usually projected myself onto others and couldn't understand why others don't act like I do, or couldn't do things I do or see as optimum. Well those other people aren't me. I'm unique how I am... and the world can be happy there is only one me That you need to understand. We are all different.
  13. Homesick, can't really get over it...

    Homesickness, I personally don't feel homesick big time, but there are things I miss from my home town. Like the sea shore, the wind, the small city itself... I'm away now for over 20 years, but I still miss some things. After visiting after a long while not, I was shocked how the city has changed, it didn't feel like home anymore. And against homesickness, try to build yourself a cozy home, best with a partner and grow new roots. Your hometown will ever stay your home town, some things you'll miss always, but it helps.
  14. What Does This Mean?

    This kind of behavior usually hints to "the problem isn't big enough to be recognized" and so it's ok to joke/deny addictions. No matter what kind of addiction. Depending on the addiction itself, some substances due quiet a lot of screwing around in the mushy thinking part of your body...