Lay's >>> Pringles.
@Technomancer__ I'll fucking fight you.
Amazon's trying to tell me something...
My first ever PC build right here.
This was the keyboard that I got for it...
The build's still running. It's my little brother's computer now. In a different case though.
Well, everything seems to check out nicely.
Just a word of advice, Threadripper is very PICKY on how you insert the RAM.
Not sure if it's due to the slots having only one locking mechanism, to save space, or just another quirk when it comes to Ryzen and memory.
Anyway, it's going to be nice to have 32 GBs. Gonna be much easier when dealing with large textures.
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@dizmo RAM pickiness is better then it was, but it still has a long way to go.
Agreed. I actually have high hopes for Zen2, or perhaps Zen2+. By then not only should they be almost caught up if not ahead of Intel, but their motherboard ecosystem will be matured and maybe we'll see more boards with more than one M.2 slot. Though, if Intel changes their lineup so that the i5 has hyper threading and the i7 gets 8 cores...I think Intel will still be the better choice. Unless they're severely undercut by AMD price wise, and AMD manages an even further improvement on their included cooler.
I love times like these.
Around the time the Meltdown patches started rolling out, I got a BIOS update that really helped with RAM. Although Ryzen still tends to shit their pants then dealing with dual sided DIEs.
As far as competition goes between AMD and Intel, I think AMD has the advantage when it comes to packing a lot of cores in a CPU cheaply, but the same technology that allows them to do that has some weaknesses that has become apparent ever since consumers got their hands on Ryzen.
As long as AMD can continue ironing out those weaknesses, while also making good performance gains, they may leapfrog over Intel.
Even if they don't, if they continue to put pressure on Intel to improve, or get left behind, i'll call that a win in my book.
I should have named it Count Fapula...
Also, since I know someone's going to ask.
So, I have a slightly defective NZXT Kraken, and I decided to put it in the freezer.
Why? Because a rep from NZXT stated that the liquid would likely freeze at 32f (0c) but every AIO radiator spill that I have seen has green liquid in it, and antifreeze is typically green.
So far, it has been in the freezer for ~6 hours, and it still hasn't frozen yet.
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Well, I guess an update is in store.
The tubes are still just as flexible, and I see no signs of splitting.
Although antifreeze doesn't expand when frozen, that property is unique to water.
There's no way that I could know if it's frozen in there for sure unless I hack the tubes open, which I intend to do.
@Jurrunio I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong.
Corsair themselves state that they use a distilled water and Propylene Glycol mixture.
It's very possible that NZXT uses something different though.
As far as I know, nobody has done a real life test though, probably because there is a real possibility of ruining one's RAD.
So, I changed my Steam account name, and updated my profile pic.
That was long overdue, you see, I named myself Inky as a Pacman reference not realizing there was a My little pony character named Inky.
The spaghetti was real...
Please keep in mind, I have nothing against bronys, but the sheer level of spaghetti that I dealt with due to that name was... terrifying.
Happy earth day!
The whole "Apple refused to repair my iMac" has blown up. Anyway, here's my stance.
Apple not having the proper support for repairing a ten thousand dollar all in one seems insane to me. Those who are defending Apple are stating that their terms of service state that they don't have to. Although that point is irrelevant since Apple did seem to try to repair it. Also, that's more a legal disclaimer to cover their asses. Most companies have something similar, and most companies try to repair, since it's usually cheaper, and tends to make the customer happy, thus helping ensure repeat business (and to be fair, that does seem like what Apple was trying to do). Stating that you aren't going to repair it, and you legally don't have to is a surefire way to loose repeat business with said customer.
Although those who are using that excuse are pissing me off, it makes Apple's service technicians out to be complete dicks, which isn't the case. They are trying to twist the circumstances in Apple's favor, yet ironically, making Apple seem even worse in the process. Being incompetent is better then being an asshole, and is usually easier to fix as well.
My biggest criticism to Linus was buying a non self serviceable product in the first place. At least one that was that expensive.
I break my desktop screen? I can replace it without having to replace my whole computer (that is, if the company in question refuses to fix it). Same goes for any other component in my machine, motherboard, RAM, CPU, GPU, hard drives, etc.
It's idiotic to spend that much money on ANYTHING that doesn't have standard replaceable parts (ATX/ITX style motherboards, PCIe slots, etc), period.
Be it Apple, ASUS, Intel, MSI, AMD, anyone.
So, with that said, why should I ever invest in a iMac Pro over an equivalent prebuilt?
The only reason that I can think of is for the OS, and there are very few OS X only applications that make the OS necessary.
Words cannot describe what I just watched...