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About DOSjockey

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  • Location
    Southeastern US
  • Interests
    Exploration, Martial Arts, Graphic Design, Remote Delivery and Overland Expedition, Bush Security, Motor Vehicles, and pretty much anything Geeky
  • Occupation
    Depends... How much you willing to pay?


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  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth 990FX
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Dominator
  • GPU
    Evga 1080 Classified
  • Case
    Corsair C70
  • Storage
    Corsair Force GT SSDs and WD Velociraptor
  • PSU
    Corsair AX750
  • Display(s)
    Predator X34 and Sony Playstation Monitor
  • Cooling
    AIO; They're not different enough to care which is which
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3
  • Mouse
    Ducky Secret
  • Sound
    Asus Xonar D2X with Klipsch Promedia 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Yeah, I'm familiar with the technology. That is my interpretation, as well; but it depends on what the headset does with that information. It's possible for a device that doesn't "sync" as we consider things today, to affect the same result in a few different ways. Eh... I don't know. There's a Best Buy nearby, but they only carry Oculus. I might be able to order them, but I don't feel cool test driving them like that. If a product doesn't meet my requirements I'll return it; but I'd be walking right into this suspecting that it might not work. Not going to return something like that. I can get them used to save a few bucks if I don't have an answer after a while. If they don't work, I can resell and not be out all that much.
  2. Thanks. I would, but I don't have the other two base stations yet. It'll cost $200 or so, and I'm not keen on buying them if it's going to be an issue. The ones I've got are already wall-mounted with the cables in raceways. I can take them down and move them (going to run conduit anyway), but that wouldn't help investigate the question. No point doing it, in the end. It would get me VR in this room now, but my question wouldn't be answered in the process. I find it hard to believe that it can't migrate to different base stations and computers, but you just plain never know unless someone has tried it.
  3. I'm tired of digging through the wrong answers on Google from people who didn't read the manual. Let's make this simple: If I have one room with a powerful computer, and I also have another room with a powerful computer, can I set up a second set of base stations, and simply move the Vive from one PC to another? No, I'm not going to extend any cables, or try to use 62 base stations in the same room; nor am I interested in cooperative play with more than one headset. All I want to know is if the headset knows the difference between two separate computers, two isolated sets of base stations, two different rooms, and can migrate between them by simply unplugging the headset and plugging it into the other computer in a room prepared with another set of base stations. I'm changing my office around, and want to use the thing in another room. I would like to be able to bring it from room to room at my leisure in the future. How does the Vive respond to such things? Is it designed to function in that manner, or will it give me trouble swapping from one system/tracking solution to another. Is it a plug in and go thing, or will I have to repeatedly run setup? I can't be the only one on the planet who has two VR-capable rigs, and wants to use the thing with both; but according to Google, I am. Very difficult to search these days... The whole web is clogged up.
  4. In my experience, neither standard comes even close to performing as intended.
  5. Honestly, if it'll do what you want it to do, I think the best reason is to encourage competition in the industry. That's just an opinion, but I feel it's reasonably valid. If you lose nothing, it doesn't hurt to throw the cash at someone who is on their way back up. Full disclosure: I've always favored AMD (well, once Cyrix folded, anyway), even when they were behind the times. I'm aware of my bias, however.
  6. I would fully populate the RAM on that board for browsing, if it'll take more and take advantage of it. Not every board will make the most of every slot. Seems nearly every browser is a hog nowadays. Cruising places where you'll find used stuff should suffice. As for the rest, you're good.
  7. When I determine someone is about to move in for a hug: Female: 1: I step back slightly with one foot. 2: I extend my right hand or left, depending upon which posture I observed and which foot I chose. 3: Their natural reaction to reach out allows me to gently draw them into the most sensible arrangement with a light touch of the bottom of their wrist. 4: I direct my gaze over and past the appropriate shoulder. In short, I guide them as I would in a dance. It all happens quickly enough to adjust to essentially any event or level of surprise. Male: 1: I observe them quickly to determine their dominant hand. 2: I reach out to shake it, and swap to an upward grip to gain control. 3: I draw them into the classic "Male Hug" and back pound if appropriate, or if in another nation where it's more acceptable, I will at times adjust the procedure. In this manner, I've controlled the situation without appearing to do so, and ensured no disquieting "close-up" moments occur. Nobody likes that when it happens, whether they aim to do more than hug in the end or not. While I generally do not appreciate being touched or hugged in any capacity, people are often either too afraid to come near me, or can't resist touching me. It's always one or the other. Never understood why. I'm always reading expressions and body language, though. It certainly helps prevent issues.
  8. Windows and BIOS tweaks will really pep up a machine's daily driving "feel". There has already been some solid advice in that regard, though. Remember: Windows is meant to be everything for everyone. There's a lot that can be ripped out without affecting your own use scenario, but it can be risky if you're not used to such tweaking. You can land yourself with a problem you're unable to sort out, and that will be difficult to communicate when you need help. So, be wary. Also, keyboards and mice that do not require any after-market drivers make a difference. I use Ducky, but there are probably others. You don't have to give up any modern functionality to make it happen, but they aren't cheap. Comes down to how much value you place on fractions of a second; because those are what you're looking to shave to pep up a machine's instant click gratification. If it's got fancy drivers, but will work without them, axe the things. They're firing up when you boot just like everything else. It's like shaving tenths in a drag car. Once you've got a fast rig, you're going to have to dig into the details.
  9. How's this to add to the "DOSjockey sucks" factor: I got it for free. LMAO It even came with a fancy display case (kind of like a tiny, glass-top humidor) and some development literature. I wish I still had the extras, but there's just no finding replacement stuff like that. At least I still have the drive. I love those things.
  10. I don't have a YouTube account, so I can't really post up any gameplay videos. Maybe Floatplane will allow me to do something like that at some point. Too scared of Google, so I'm excited about the new platforms cropping up. That's a conversation for another forum, of course, but I think it would be interesting to see someone actually running games on hardware that people tend to discount as producing unplayable results, when it's quite often not the case. Not sure what that CPU will do as-is, without the over-clock; but I did run Oblivion for some time on the Thunderbird CPU I originally bought for the machine. It's all I could afford, and I enjoyed it just fine. You know, I might fire it up tonight and see if the game runs fine. Here's the REALLY cool thing: That motherboard is an ABIT NF-7 2.0. Obviously pretty hot for the era, and at that time my favorite manufacturer. I bought that at a MarketPro computer show in the King of Prussia, PA convention center from a very nice long-haired vendor. I bought my first ATX motherboard from the same man. This was when you picked on off the table and they built a system right there to prove they weren't selling dead hardware. LOL Around 2008, or so, I went to another in Maryland, and while it was a ghost of what it used to be, that man was still there... And I bought a spare NF-7 from him. LMAO Wish I could remember his name. Wouldn't be surprised if someone here remembers buying from him, as well. My word those shows used to be absolute bedlam. Sodom and Gomorrah rolled into Chinese New Year and Mardis Gras. Scantily clad women, pickpockets, stolen hardware for sale, people pulling RAM out of cardboard boxes to match sets, laser shows, VR booths (Cybermaxx was the cat's ass back then), alcohol, and ABSOLUTELY standing room only. The parking lots were particularly "interesting". Hehe... Lots of fun.
  11. You know, I've never actually damaged one of those dies. Always counted myself lucky, in that regard. I swapped the fan out on that one because I had a Thermalwright with a Tornado fan on there to manage the overclock, and it was absolutely as loud as a small vacuum cleaner. Wouldn't run Crysis (no Shader 2.0 available on AGP; or at least I couldn't find one at the time), but it'll run Oblivion just fine.
  12. Here's my 3200+ machine when I was swapping the heat sink out. Don't have a shot with the new one, but it looks nice in there. Tried to keep it vintage inside, and resisted the urge to go all out. Obviously it's not modded to perfection, but I think it's clean for the era. I did tidy up the cables a bit down below, of course. Couldn't help including one of those round IDE cables. LOL That's an original WD Raptor down there. When I say original, I mean I was standing in line at the launch event, just by chance. The thing still works just fine.
  13. Hehe. Those I didn't buy individually. I found a fellow that bought out an old computer repair center thinking he would turn it over for a quick profit... Don't know how much he paid (thogh given his reactions, I suspect it was far too much in a storage bidding war), but I was able to convince him I was his only salvation, and scored all 5 pallets. It was a gamble, as they were already re-packed and wrapped, but I promised I'd take them anyway. 4 hours and a box truck rental (it was raining) and I got to see what he'd hidden in there: About twenty reams of dot matrix printer paper at the bottom of the stacks, along with another twenty or so boxes of internal records. Whoever ran that shop was obsessive about bookkeeping. LOL Ended up with a ton of those boards. I might end up using those for the Doom builds, actually; though I was kind of dreaming of going 486. With these, though, they could be Quake machines as well without spoiling the Doom factor, and I can use ATX cases. There is actually another row of boards behind the one you can see. They were purchased as replacements, and never used. I've got other stuff in the totes you can see, so far as motherboards are concerned; just not all in nice, easily organized boxes. I'll get some more shots of the funny stuff I end up with in lots like that. I had about 50 "Mouse Brand" mice, actually. That was a riot. LMAO Buying like that when I see a big lot allows me to sell the stuff I don't need to pay for the stuff I actually wanted to get. Bright side: In their attempts to bury wasted money at the bottom of piles, they always forget something cool that offsets the rip-off. This dingbat left a fully functional Sansui A/V receiver from their halcyon days in there. Yup. That one hit the shops. LOL
  14. Hell, my whole home is filled with HUE bulbs. I'm a huge RGB fan, but not specifically for the reasons you might think. RGB allows you to use any color light you like, wherever you like. It also allows you to use none at all. As a result, I favor the proliferation of RGB features. For those times they're the right answer to an aesthetic problem, you've got them. When you don't want them, turn them off. This also lets more people with more tastes to enjoy the same products without conflicting with their own artistic vision. Given a choice between otherwise identical cases; one with no lighting, one with single-color lighting, and one with full RGB lighting, I'll take the RGB case any time. I'll also have it in my peripherals, to match. My eyes are extremely sensitive, so a lighted keyboard prevents the bright monitor from obscuring the key cap legends. As long as I'm having a lighted keyboard anyway, it may as well match the case, and so on... RGB is good.