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About Imabigmac

  • Title
    clap, clap, clap....

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  • Steam
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Profile Information

  • Location
    Vancouver Island, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers, tech, boating and politics, Cars
  • Biography
    Started watching NCIX tech tips when I was going into High School and got addicted to computer tech, and over the past years I have developed a deeper perspective on Tech.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    i7 6700
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 6
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill DDR4 2400Mhz
  • GPU
    GTX 1080 (Founders Edition) Asus
  • Case
    Corsair 400C
  • Storage
    Kingston Savage 240GB SSD+ Intel 530 120 + 2x 1TB WD blue + ADATA SP610 256GB
  • PSU
    650W EVGA g2
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB278Q (main) + Dell u2412m
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ - also have a driving Force GT wheel
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700
  • Sound
    Sennheiser 598 se's
  • Operating System
    Win 10

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  1. Hopefully there is a tiny gap between the plastic base where the metal pins stick out of the motherboard and the actual plug with the wires attached.
  2. If you can get a small screwdriver blade in there are lift up while wiggling the connector. One of the pins is probably bent slightly or you have a really tight fit. Wiggling should eventually yield the right angle or free up the binding pin and the force will either break a tight connection or pop it out when the angle is right. Pulling straight has never really helped me. Wouldn`t advise solely pulling the wire as tempting as it is for obvious reasons.
  3. Original VW's and Porsches... They are pretty hard to beat. My dads 81 911, will roar to life instantly despite sitting since September 270K kms, no and the thing runs and looks mint (as mint as 38 year un-restored car could be). Talk to any old time Porsche tech and they will tell that they rarely do/did suspension work aside from upgrades on the cars. My 944 not as amazing but, with oil changes and changing out 30+ year old hoses and wires and seals the car still drives and feels as new. (200k km (family owned since 80k). My Mini cooper on the other hand... 135k kms and it
  4. Seems like no one is looking at the benefits. In a year there will a HUGE amount of used cards hitting the market! And they will be high end and cheap. Say what you will about mining cards, obviously they aren't stellar and not for everyone would want the risk but it drives down used market substantially even for the used non-mining cards. So you might not have a brand new AMD 580, but you may just be able to have 2 in a year for the same money as a new one today.
  5. I think this a very good point and often overlooked by new ITX builders and manufacturers, most of my ITX is covered by a heatsink.. I have a full glass side panel but as you said its tinted. If i was going to do anything for visuals i think i would do those plastic I/o covers and decent looking heatsinks.
  6. I pay for it too, and I would probably pay twice as much max. if I had to go back to the old ways I don't think I would listen to as much music at all or it would be youtube based (which is not much better than Spotify when it comes to $$/listen). The trouble is finding what that per play cost would be - its very difficult thing and far from perfect world. Too much and people will torrent or not listen as much. Thus the market for music decreases and the music labels still loose. The numbers aren't lying for past number of years thanks to streaming more music is being listened to, but ju
  7. As a current VIVE owner, I dont think its a good time to go for a V2 of the VIVE. GPU's haven't advanced enough to support higher resolutions, while this minor because they will shortly. The biggest problem is truly a lack of good VR content that is pushing boundaries. Don't get me wrong VR content has improved in quantity/quality and features - but I don't really there is a game out that is being held back by current tech. Yes, it would be nice to not walk around with a cord and to see higher resolutions but the mass majority of the games that are made aren't making it feel like these are nec
  8. You got to be a special idiot to buy a 04' civic for nearly $9000.... Other than that Its neat and very cool, this is the future and it it is cool to see where AI can intersect with politics and other non-techy stuff. Too bad its not useful information for anyone other than Fox, CNN (news network), ABC and other partners in crime to speculate on the next election. Now just wait until Alexa, Google Now, Siri get these results and start slowly giving biased answers to important questions asked to sway voters... Now that will be... well crazy!
  9. More of a characteristic of the originals, before they got AWD (964/993 carrera 4's) or any form of TC. And it needs to be a heck of corner + speed, they handle quite nicely otherwise.
  10. My few year old WD blue made noise, could hear it over my fans, actually thought it was a fan... I got new seagate 2TB and it is much quieter.
  11. I wonder if it can speak french... and the Canadian version at that
  12. Wait for this guy to come out, https://www.nzxt.com/products/h200i-matte-white
  13. Build a linux based server of some sorts. That will make you learn both at the same time.
  14. I don't think 100ft is going to work too well for you, but I only have experience with this method using 25ft cables. The USB cable will likely run into issues due to maximum length without needing a repeater. Adding in repeaters introduces lag. That said I'm not an expert but an active powered USB cable may work and they do exist. As for the HDMI cable again the cable needs to be really good (Actively powered and thick) in order to maintain the high bandwidth speeds for the entire length as the VIVE needs most of it. Its possible. I think the issue here is you
  15. Malwarebytes active protection seemed to prevent coinhive from running, when Pirate Bay was in the news for starting to use it. But I can't confirm it 100%, going to check it out again though.