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About Dimwitted

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    Strictly Amateur

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    16GB 1866 DOM PLATS
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    Corsair 230T Graphite - Rebel Orange
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    EVGA Supernova 750-G2
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    ASUS PB238Q
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  1. I think Linus made one mistake. Underneath the M.2 cover is thermal pads that are protected by plastic. He (or James) needed to remove the strip after installing the drive. Easy to miss if you've never seen it before. BTW James... nice hand model.
  2. This is the fourth week that it's become unwatchable. Twitch is ruining the show. Something has to give or it will pointless to keep "broadcasting" the WAN Show.
  3. Tempest in a teapot. Even so, just running a good quality UPS will fix this issue no problem. A quality UPS, not a surge protector, will condition the power before it ever gets to the psu. No spikes or dropouts.
  4. Agreed. The hdd sector has made all these a commodity which means there's really not much difference between a lot of these. That said, Seagate has had real trouble with their 3tb drives and the Red's are made for NAS not desktops. Stick with the Blue.
  5. The only caveat to the usefulness of your chip isn't the cpu itself but the chipset on the m/bd. You *know* Intel will change sockets again. And dollars to donuts they'll add something to the next chipset that you must have. Faster Sata? Better bus to the cpu? Faster Ethernet ports? Who knows but it's sure to be something attractive that will make you want to upgrade even though there's nothing wrong with your current system.
  6. >>Honestly id say 3-5 years is about max for most enthusiasts to keep anything<< I would totally disagree. Intel has admitted that they've stopped the Tick/Tock business. It's an admission that they can't get good improvements by just reducing the process. It's been obvious post Haswell that the die shrink gains are miniscule except when it comes to TDP and that's irrelevant on the desktop. I can see that i7 being good for a decade or longer. Your gpu will be the bottleneck not the cpu.
  7. It's Easter Good Friday.
  8. Will the WAN Show be on at the regular time or will it be on Thurs?
  9. I would pay attention to Windspeed's advice. You need dead nuts reliability with good support. Another thing is a good b/up strategy. Your data is going to be your life. A decent DAT drive is more than your total machine budget. Offsite caching is mandatory for disaster relief and I don't trust things like the "Cloud". I would advise getting a quote for a new decent system from Dell or HP sized properly with a support package and do it on a monthly lease. It does lock you in but it works for cashflow and for tax purposes. Your needs are not extreme and you might be surprised how reasonab
  10. Instead of Fricke I'd suggest you watch the short films of Tony Zhou. He's an editor based out of Vancouver and he does a series called Every Frame A Picture. Brilliant stuff and really shows what he's talking about with clips. What you have here is coverage. A ton of B-Roll. Great!!!! There's nothing like lots of coverage. You can't make a movie without it and is generally the failure point of young directors. Of course you can take it too far like a Kubrick or Cameron but you're in good company. Your problem is that it's all you have. That said, it doesn't mean you don't have, j
  11. A lot of the issue is materials technology. Finding new insulators. New substrates. New trace componentry. We're down to atoms here so exotica is the standard. As for the asic question above, is that yet not another iteration of the old RISC/CISC issue? Different paths to the object that in the end were absorbed and didn't amount to diddly.
  12. Lots of pretty pictures. Ok, now for some harshness. The constant cutting and abrupt transitions is tiring. Without context there's very little to work with. You need a story. Did that kid in the yellow snowsuit show up in any other footage? Could use him/her as a focus. The background music has a definite beat. Why not use that for the transitions if you're going to change? It would make the change feel more organic. In the Great Wall segment it starts to fail halfway through because of sameness. I would have used an insert to show where you are in each segment (Google maps?) to a
  13. The low hanging fruit has been picked. Now things are getting serious and it's going to slow down even more than it has. It's one reason for Kaby Lake. Intel can't move to their intended 10 nm process so have an interim chip to save the day. What Kaby Lake will do better than Skylake is an open question. It certainly looks like they're trying to spin reduced clock speeds but more "efficiency". We're heading into very interesting times. There's not a lot of processor bound software out there. That means the easy gains of better hardware to make things run faster don't apply. Add to that th
  14. Yep. While the Dom Plats are pretty they certainly not the area to spend your money. The two areas I'd look at is the RAID0 you posted in your screed for the 850 EVO. EVO's don't do raid. Period. Run 1 drive straight with the Magician software. And you keep focussing on hardware that was working just fine. As a beta tester you must be able to drill down to the performance issues with Win10. Something is wrong and throwing hardware at it won't work. If you can't find the cause I would start to save and replace your system with something modern or downgrade to 8.1 again.
  15. Look at Crucial BX200, Mushkin Reactor or SanDisk. All 3 have good products and they are good pricing. In Canada you're looking at $.36 per GB which is great. US is much, much cheaper. Sigh.