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GDRRiley

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  1. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to The_russian in Response to Linus' Terrible Non-Apology About RAID Sponsorship   
    I think what causes problems like this for LTT is they say they vet sponsors and stand behind the products they advertise. I think it would be better if they said: "Look, just treat our sponsors like you would any other ad on a random website. A company paid to have their product show here, nothing more to it." 
    Fixed that for you.
  2. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to Ross Siggers in SFF2: Electric Bugaloo... The PlayStation 2 build!   
    The goal is to custom loop, both the CPU and the GPU. The first post would have told you that.
     
    A similar idea was floated in my Dreamcast thread, that I print a scaled up version of the case...Doesn't it go against the whole point of picking a certain case to build into? The idea of SFF is if you have a size goal, you change your internal plans to work with it...you don't just 'make the case bigger'. Not to mention the people that'd be intrigued by the finished product will definitely know the proportions of a PS2, and know straight away if anything is off.
     
     
    I implore you... do a few seconds of research before telling ME that I need to do some thinking...don't be that person.
     
    Two Google searches would have shown you the width of a PS2...and the width of a mini ITX board. Spoiler alert, it wouldn't work. And with ITX, the 24-pin connector, full size RAM, and PCIe slot are actually all detrimental features; An STX board gives me tons of flexibility when it comes to my packaging.

    I had a lot more positive support about my last ultra-SFF build, and that was just as ambitious in a lot of ways. I wonder what changed.

     
  3. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to aisle9 in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    They'll just put it in the beat-up old i5-2400 HP Elites they buy in bulk for $40-50 each (tops), then sell the whole thing as a 4K gaming computer for $500.
  4. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to Caroline in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    Came from other topic, to those who say "there's no market for this, an iGPU is better" there *is* a market for cards like the 1010, you might not see lots of them in highly developed places but cards like the 210 and 710 are common in poor countries, comes reasonably cheap considering a high end card or rig costs literal years of work. A low end card doesn't requires aux power and you can pretty much slot it in any mobo that comes with a PCIe slot. The only downside is that apparently the 1010 will be fully digital, no more VGA.
    An iGPU is better, yes, but you're talking about a **current gen** iGPU, the UHD630 comes packed with a 700 dollar CPU for God's sake, old onboard outputs can't keep up with today's requirements (even playing a youtube vid) and most of the times upgrading the entire computer is in a word impossible, but adding a card like that can give your old computer a couple more years of life, apparently nvidia knows this and keeps releasing cards, they also know AMD failed to satisfy low end users, the last truly low end cards were the HD5450/6450 more than 10 years ago, the R5/R7 and RX cards were pathetic compared to what nvidia offered in the same price bracket.
    I fix computers, most of them don't even have a graphics card and rely on the onboard graphics for everything, yes they're probably painfully slow compared to a brand new PC but adding a 710 or a 1010 usually does the trick and people don't need to sell a kidney to get it.
  5. Informative
    GDRRiley got a reaction from sub68 in Please help me putting pressure on Lenovo.   
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/ftc-warranty-voiding-language-like-nintendos-and-sonys-is-illegal/
    this gives you the right to fix it
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson–Moss_Warranty_Act
     
  6. Like
    GDRRiley reacted to Ross Siggers in SFF2: Electric Bugaloo... The PlayStation 2 build!   
    So I did a little more trimming, and with the ram removed, and the fan from the GPU....I can test fit.
     
    Thoughts; the ethernet/usb section on the motherboard makes things an extremely tight fit, width wise. Also, I'll be using low profile ram, which was going to be a 'nice to have', but it's now a necessity. The pump-block combo idea is out the window, as I don't have enough verticle height. So a universal fit, low profile block will be going on.
     
    If you line the GPU up against the motherboard, there's a fair bit of space beneath it. Which is great for fitting my riser cable, and also this is where the power lead will run. I need to look into it that'll cause any interference, I should be fine if I'm careful.
     
    On the subject of GPU, the Barrow waterblock didn't fit, and would be incredibly difficult to modify so I'm going down the same route as the Dreamcast build; matching coolers on both the CPU and GPU.
     
    In the back(narrow) half of the case, were looking good too. There's enough space behind the radiator to mount my Pico, and in the space above, enough room for my pump. I'm going with the silent, 2600rpm version of the Alphacool DC-LT, and accompanying block because the top radiator fitting is the highest point in the loop, I may have to fit it lower down. 
     
    Or...put the pump in the bottom, and the Pico in the top. Means slightly more cabling and piping, but any thoughts?
     
    PICTURE TIME!!!
     

     

     

     

  7. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to Morgan MLGman in [Updated #1][Rumour] Intel and NVIDIA had an internal agreement that blocked the development of laptops with AMD Renoir and GeForce RTX 2070 and above   
    Not even close, PCIe 3.0 8x is still enough, especially for mobile GPUs which are slower than their desktop counterparts.
  8. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to Arika S in What does your girlfriend / wife think of your gaming set-up?   
    I am the girlfriend...i'm jealous.
  9. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to PlayStation 2 in What does your girlfriend / wife think of your gaming set-up?   
    Well, uh... this is a bit of a predicament... predominately because I'm gay and have a boyfriend...
  10. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to WereCatf in What does your girlfriend / wife think of your gaming set-up?   
    I am the wife. I also built both of our setups, so I, rather obviously, totally approve of them.
     
    That said, I can ask my hubby if he has a girlfriend or another wife I don't know of and, if so, what they think of our setups.
  11. Informative
    GDRRiley got a reaction from thechinchinsong in After over 2 decades in shop SLS fails first test   
    the F1 is something very well know. we still have unflow copies of the updated F1A and in 2010-2013 they were working on modernizing them for SLS side boosters. I'm not saying rebuild the Saturn V, we can do much better with CAD
     
    rocketdyne really likes the F1 so" The company has also maintained an F-1/F-1A knowledge retention program for its engineers for the entire period the engine has been mothballed."
     my quote on the top of the page has a link to an article about it
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    GDRRiley reacted to Donut417 in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    Well then Europe needs to FUCK OFF and stop telling Apple how it should produce is products, but they seem to keep regulating it. So its not just the US who tells companies what to do. Its called regulation.
     
    I think many people like you cant wrap their head around the fact that we are in the second Cold War. This time its between the US and China. Do you think the US and Soviet Union shared tech during the Cold War? NOPE. Hell the US had to use Shell Corporations to purchase Titanium from the Soviet Union, which we promptly used in the SR71 Blackbird which was used to Spy on the Soviet Union. 
  13. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to gabrielcarvfer in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    US also has UMC, Texas, Linear/Analog, Micron, Microchip, Renesas, NXP, Infineon, GloFo, and smaller fabs. They're not producing most advanced nodes, but still relevant in memory, graphics, embedded, etc.
  14. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to Blade of Grass in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    ~75% of Intel’s fab is located in the US, Intel is still one of the largest fab companies in the world. 
  15. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to StDragon in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    Mumble mumble...EMP...mumble mumble, building new fabs to meet demand...mumble mumble...chip stock valuation.
     
    Rules of Acquisition

    #34: War is good for business
    #35: Peace is good for business
     
     
  16. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to gabrielcarvfer in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    **US examining the possibility of towing Taiwan across the pacific**
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    GDRRiley reacted to Tan3l6 in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    There are russian CPUs and chinese CPUs - why aren't you promoting them? 
    Because they suck?
     
    Never mind that I'm talking about desktop CPUs this time.
  18. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to NeuesTestament in More US-China Tradewar Company Restrictions Including Xiaomi   
    This is a trade war and not just nonsense. This game has been going on for a long time and escalating the last couple of years.
    We should not forget that China is already and has always been severely limiting foreign companies in its country.
  19. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to Ash_Kechummm in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    it does look like a replacement for the GT 710

    since it has 256 CUDA cores and 16 TMUs instead of 384 CUDA cores and 24 TMUs of the GT 1030, it'll be slower than the real GT 1030 (the GDDR5 version), but since the DDR4 one has literally half the performance, the 1010 (with its GDDR5) could outperform the DDR4 GT 1030.
  20. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to Spotty in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    I was not expecting Nvidia to release a new Pascal card in 2021.
     
    Maybe if we pretend like this is a really good graphics card all the scalpers will rush out to buy it, then get stuck with a bunch they can't sell.
    Wow, the GT 1010!? I've been waiting for this for years! This is going to be the best value graphics card on the market! Hopefully I will be able to buy one on launch!
  21. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to Dabombinable in After over 2 decades in shop SLS fails first test   
    I think that there are already plans in existence for a re-worked F1 engine, that apparently use only 6 parts due to the advancements in manufacturing (which at the same time meant that the originals couldn't be reproduced either).
  22. Informative
    GDRRiley got a reaction from starry in Please help me putting pressure on Lenovo.   
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/ftc-warranty-voiding-language-like-nintendos-and-sonys-is-illegal/
    this gives you the right to fix it
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson–Moss_Warranty_Act
     
  23. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to PlayStation 2 in People slag on Madison ... and shouldnt ...   
    insert obligatory "she's not gonna get with you dude" comment here
  24. Agree
    GDRRiley reacted to CarlBar in 'Your c**k is mine now' - Hacker hacks 'smart' chastity cage and demands $750 of BTC as ransom   
    To be fair you only have to watch a few LockpickingLawyer videos on master-lock products to realise even some security companies don't care about actual security.
     
    For the curious a General Channel Link.
     
    And an example of him opening 11 different masterlock products with the same security flaw in less than 4 minutes.
     
     
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