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Everything posted by Egad

  1. Sager normally has a rotation of deals going on. They also have some pretty solid, both in terms of thickness and general quality laptops that can be had around 1,400 CAD. Right now their lower tier on sale laptop is a GTX 1650 based one though, the 1660Ti and 2060 based ones are above your budget. Worth monitoring though. Since you mention you plan to never or almost never move it, even with the sit/stand desk, what exactly is the issue with going: 1. Non thunderbolt KVM switch (well two of them, one per monitor since 2x single outputs is normally cheaper than a d
  2. The baked in AIO is really nice. Many other small form factors have the issue that you're forced to use a lower profile cooler (ex: NH-L9i) for clearance which in term limits your CPU options. But I'm not seeing this as something to recommend to new builders. Linus calls out RAM clearance and a preference for avoiding rear SSD mount, but there is also the issue of GPU thickness and length. The nice thing with your bog standard ATX build is that about the only really potential trouble is an air cooler overhanging your RAM slots. I'd feel much more comfortable pointing a first ti
  3. Considering you already dumped the R22 once, that's probably a pretty killer feature for your team.
  4. I think the big note to hit on is the portability. Specifically you can boot off a memory key or that in general Linux is very dual boot friendly (if you want Windows and Linux on the same box). I run a Linux Thinkpad at work for developer. My old gaming rig at home is Linux, serving as my NAS, my Plex box, and the gaming box plugged into my TV. I've been forcing myself to stay booted into Linux on my personal laptop, a MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, but that's a struggle. My big take away is that Linux is totally worth as having as a boot option. As Linus mentioned with Windows for
  5. I do rear exhaust. Top mount also works. The primary benefit of the hybrid cards is the ability to dump the heat outside the case. Given you have a 280mm AIO for the I'd go rear, because I assume your top AIO is also exhaust, so that's three fans all exhausting in the top rear of the case. At that point your only concern is dust if the case the case ends up negative pressure, depending on the air those three fans move vs whatever you have on intake duty. For exhaust the only concern is that you're not pumping the hot air off your CPU tower cooler through the radiator, and since that's all
  6. I'd lean toward 280mm. You can estimate about 9% less surface area on the 280mm than the 360mm assuming all else equal, but you can get fatter 280s. A fatter 280mm with good fin density has one less moving part, fits in more cases (unless you have one of the rare cases that just doesn't do 140mm fans period), and it's generally easier to work with. Also consider the general rule that the bigger the fan the better the performance at the same RPM. So a pair of 140mm static pressure fans generally gives better results than three 120mm static pressure fans when tuning for noise.
  7. I honestly wouldn't buy any extra fans from a need perspective. Your PSU is segregated in that case and you're only running a 2600X and 590. If you start to see the 590 throttle even with its fan curve up, you can at that time decide to buy a front fan to blow onto it. Right off the bat, if you want them for looks sure. From the perspective of performance and acoustics though, honestly buying cheap fans now doesn't seem to offer much. In a scenario where even with max fan curves on the 590 and the rear exhaust fan (or you can pop the top vent on the case, move the fan to be
  8. I think the Wraith Spire that comes in the box with that R5 2600X looks like a better cooler than the older flower design Aerocool. That Aerocool isn't going to net you any performance and may actually hurt you. If you drop the CPU Cooler and those Case Fans (I'm assuming you're buying the Thermaltake case new so it comes with some fans), what does that do with regard to letting you either put more money into the CPU or more capacity on the SSD? Both of those are quality of life improvements you'll see more value out and frankly if you're unhappy with the noise of the Thermaltake
  9. At least it follows the same purchasing logic as the AIO Corsair cooling products. If the sale price of the unit + cost of buying better fans < competitors, buy it.
  10. Can you fix permissions on the folder and get it into a state Windows will actually realize it is empty/show you stuff inside to delete? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17590/automatically-diagnose-and-repair-windows-file-and-folder-problems I'd probably go the round of trying permission repairs, disk checks, and then seeing if you can delete it. Alternatively maybe booting into Safe Mode would let you kill it. Windows powershell might also be a solution.
  11. Use os.rename or shutil.move to actually move the file. Those commands will handle white space escaping for you. You might also find filename, file_extension = os.path.splitext a useful command. Because splitting on period is going to fail on "my.file.has.periods.docx"
  12. I assume the only reason we don't see Yvonne call an insurance agent to up her policy on Linus midway through the video, is that she's been married to him long enough to have gone up to max coverage years ago.
  13. I think the workstation aspect is a bit of a tough sell. Doing machine learning, right now I'm pretty much buying new GPUs the minute they drop, since time is money. Looking at the config, it looks like I'd have to touch both loops to swap all four slots on the big system (since access is blocked by the mITX's card). Since the case pushes you toward water, as their air cooled temps show, you have big savings by grabbing pretty much any full tower, slapping your machine learning cards in it, and going from there. Plus you can go exile your work system to some dark corner and just remote the
  14. I'm just sad because LTT missed a great chance for a mini scrap wars. Linus and Luke each get some cash and don't need to hide who they are. However you have to source everything in the parking lot as people load their cars up after the auction.
  15. Here you go https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yieldYear&year=2014 You can pick a day in July and get the yield on a 3 year for that day, of course there are a bunch of ways this plays out for how you bought the bonds (you have been doing shorter term ones, buying and selling bonds, etc)
  16. Last time I bought it was the WD - easystore 8 TB external for 159, my old box shows WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN for model number. I tend to want the 8 TB ones for my overkill RAID 10 data hoarding NAS, but yeah the 4 TB are often better deals. I'm hoping things like Toshiba talking 14 TB PMRs in 2018 helps push the price further down.
  17. Best Buy, at least in America, will often do deals on Western Digital 8 TB external drives. If you shuck the drive out of the enclosure you end up with a WD Red. I've been slowly filling up my NAS that way. Definitely going to check Best Buy on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
  18. I know people talk about different time frames for MX-4 to degrade, be it weeks, months, etc but I've repasted five GPUs with MX-4 and never personally seen that behavior. I have an 18 month old repaste job on a Titan Black in my Plex server that gets hit for GPU assisted transcodes daily and it's still showing the same temp improvements from when I pasted it, so I expect similar behavior out of the 980Tis, we'll see though (and it got worked under continuous load for two weeks while I transcoded most of my library). I mean I did the 980Tis five days ago already and I've seen no temp change
  19. I wanted to share my results with doing some rig maintenance in hopes that it may be of values to others now or in some nebulous future when some is searching around. When I first built my rig I was admittedly pretty lazy, just used the various stock fans, manufacturer paste applications, etc. Setup was: Case: Noctis 450 Front Intake Fans: 3x120mm of whatever NZXT fans came with case Rear Exhaust: 1x140mm whatever NZXT fan came with the case CPU Cooler/Top Exhaust: H110i GTX (280mm AIO) with stock Corsair static pressure fans/pre applied Corsair p
  20. Frankly you're getting bad advice because you're asking bad questions. Upgrading sockets solely to move from DDR3 to DDR4 is not worth it to a gamer, you make that kind of move due your games demanding more from your CPU not your RAM. At the same time sinking more money into DDR3 RAM at this point in time, especially a totally new kit vs increasing existing capacity, is also not really worth it since the slow but steady shift toward DX12 won't do that 4c/4t i5 any favors. Hence right now you focus primarily on things you can carry to a new system. You need to focus on GPU and CP
  21. The point being, especially with the titles you linked to, it's not worth investing significant money in a Haswell i5 platform at this point. You can carry the SSD and GPU to a new rig, aside from some of those Skylake mobos that ran DDR3, your DDR3 is a short term investment. If you have 8 and 16, buy more DIMMs, don't do a total replacement. Or even better close some stuff before launching a game and save the money for AM4 or Z370.
  22. On RAM, I'm a bit curious if you mean defective as in the DIMM simply doesn't work or defective in the sense it doesn't run when you load a desired XMP profile or try to manually OC. If it's the latter, unless you have really bad frequencies or are getting a sweet deal, investing in DDR3 seems like a poor use of money. A 1060 is fine, but ultimately you simply cannot force any kind of common load percentage onto your components, nor should you. Let the game lean on hardware as it desires. Some games are more CPU intensive with AI, pathfinding, etc. Most games are more GPU inten
  23. This is more like a budget workstation build, where you have workloads that benefit from higher core count CPUs and/or run GPU accelerated tasks (which is where the SLI benchmarking sense, since for work purposes you can pull them out of SLI and run one task per GPU but game using SLI). The two things that are weird are 1070s and going Ryzen for a higher refresh rate monitor. The 1070 at MSRP is still a rare find thanks to miners and the 1070Ti has its review embargoes lift this week. I mean yeah I know you do these videos in advance, but you'd think at this stage in the game y
  24. Incorrect, most of them do decrypt, which is why the FBI agent recommended paying. Typically they come back on you a couple times, it goes from 500 dollars to 2000 dollars or something like that because the hackers know they have you, but they do decrypt. They need people on the forums talking about how they did eventually did get the data back. Otherwise no one would ever pay.
  25. I like the righteous indignation in here on paying them. Ransomware makes its money going after the little folks who have a little local server and just enough revenue they can pay but not enough they can afford a full time IT department. Normally at most they have a part time guy on contract. A full time IT guy of decent standing is probably 30 to 50 thousand per year depending on what part of America you're in, plus benefits. Ransomware wants 500 to 5000 bucks typically. The business logic is pretty clear for many small businesses. Save on the IT guy for years, make a on time paymen