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Reply 1020 of 1106, by ODwilly

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-04-12, 02:43:

Have fun, eh? I need to upgrade to a Ryzen and install nVME drives over the 480GB SSD, 1TB SSHD, and 1TB HDD. Might get a board that supports 3 of them and get a 1TB for the OS, and 2TB for the two 1TB drives for more storage.

I was going to, but my B450 Tomahawk died before I could do any gaming. Guess the dead audio was a giveaway that the board was faulty 🙁 have an AsRock x370 board on the way to replace it.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1021 of 1106, by bjwil1991

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Ouch. My USB X-Fi card is crap (stutters and crashes). Could be a defect somewhere or driver issues, but my main tower will be upgraded to an X-Fi PCI-e card.

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Reply 1022 of 1106, by appiah4

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wiretap wrote on 2020-04-28, 22:10:

I mainly wanted to pick this up so I could have a fast Windows 7 system without having to hack up the OS for later update/driver support since Microsoft shafted us with the 7th gen+ chips.

Intel shafted you not Microsoft.

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Reply 1023 of 1106, by wiretap

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-29, 03:52:
wiretap wrote on 2020-04-28, 22:10:

I mainly wanted to pick this up so I could have a fast Windows 7 system without having to hack up the OS for later update/driver support since Microsoft shafted us with the 7th gen+ chips.

Intel shafted you not Microsoft.

I suppose. Microsoft is the one blocking updates from occuring though, so maybe both are complicit.

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Reply 1024 of 1106, by ODwilly

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Got my AsRock x370 SLI Killer A/C installed and all my hardware swapped in. Luckily it had a Ryzen 2000 ready sticker on the box so I didnt have to contact AsRock for a loaner cpu.
Everything works great! Only thing left is to clone my 250gb Samsung over to the new WD 1tb NVME drive and I can downcycle the old 850 Evo to my parents to replace their dog slow 1tb WD hdd.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1025 of 1106, by Intel486dx33

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I bought another DELL Venue 11 Pro tablet with Keyboard.
I keep buying these then selling it because I don’t like the Windows interface.
It is just so cumbersome compared to an iPad.
But I always go back and buy this tablet.

I like this model because it is small and has a good quality keyboard.
Also it has a quad core i5 CPU and 8gb or ram with 265gb SSD.
It performs good and is pretty fast for a small tablet.

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Reply 1026 of 1106, by ruthan

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You can try Toshiba Portege Z20t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIw-GWL2X5c it had LTE modem, trackpoint, hdmi and vga (to up to 3 monitors without any monitor boxes), it has 16 GB variant .. im using normal desktop Win10 with classic shell with it Linux and Android x86 are working too. Its not supported but i was able go inside and replate M.2 disk and WAN chips.

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Reply 1027 of 1106, by ODwilly

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Purchased a GTX 970, a Asus Maximus Vi a-z 990fx mobo, the most insane CoolerMaster HSF iv ever seen, a fx 8350 and 8gb of corsair ddr3 for under $200 today.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1028 of 1106, by wiretap

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Well, attempted to buy a Cooler Master 212 RGB. The eBay seller shipped it USPS in just a bag, so it arrived like this.

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Reply 1029 of 1106, by chrismeyer6

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Damn that really sucks. I absolutely hate how some people just don't put any thought or care in how they package things. Hopefully you can get your money back

Reply 1030 of 1106, by wiretap

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I'll definitely get my money back, even if the seller doesn't cooperate. I'm really just more annoyed because I can't complete my new PC build now.. it is my only day off for the next week, working 84hrs a week.

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Reply 1031 of 1106, by Intel486dx33

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My new dell tablet arrived today. I like it.

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Reply 1032 of 1106, by darry

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Ordered a Corsair TX850M for my X58 based Xeon x5675 build (Supermicro X8SAX board, GTX1060 3GB, X-FI Platinum, Aja Kona LH capture card, 3 SSDs, 4TB HDD, Blu-Ray burner). It will replace an aging (12 year old) Antec TP3-650 that I have doubts about . This is mainly my legacy Windows 7 build, but also has Windows 10 and CentOS 8 on it (each on an SSD).

The old PSU was overkill by at least 100W, the new one will be even more so, but I want reliability above all and the 850W version was actually 10$ cheaper than the 650W one .

If there are no visible capacitor issues, it will become a spare. Otherwise, I may recap it some day .

Reply 1033 of 1106, by darry

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Well, got my Crestron Crestron HD-SCALER-VGA-E with positively ancient 1.01 firmware . It does not support 7202x400 text mode or 320x200 mode . Additionally, since I did not purchase it through a Crestron dealer who would have access to firmware updates, I am SOL (already contacted Crestron about firmware updates and they said I would need to talk to a dealer) . The firmware changelog says 1.02 is initial release and I hav 1.01 .

So much for the spec sheet saying :
Input Resolutions, RGB: 640x480@60/72/75/85Hz, 720x480@60Hz
(480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@56/60/72/75/85Hz,
848x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60/70/75/85Hz, 1280x720@50/60Hz
(720p50/60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz,
1280x1024@60/75/85Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz,
1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz,
1680x1050@50/60Hz, 1920x1080@50/60Hz (1080p50/60),
1920x1200@60Hz [5] , plus any other resolution up to 165MHz pixel clock

EDIT : I reached out to Crestron again, mentioning my specific issue and the fact that resellers are closed anyway in my neck of the woods. I had initially only asked about firmware from a hypothetical standpoint (had not received unit yet) .

Reply 1036 of 1106, by wirerogue

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got tired of the my crappy viewsonic lcd on my workbench (aka kitchen table).
picked up this thicc boi to replace it.
new old stock nec LCD2090UXi
20.1" 1600x1200
this thing was crazy expensive when it came out 12 years ago. not so much today.

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Reply 1037 of 1106, by luckybob

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I finally upgraded my main system monitor. Went from a 30" 2560x1600 IPS to a 4K VA.
https://www.msi.com/Monitor/Optix-MAG321CURV

yes, going from an IPS to a VA is a *slight* "downgrade". But 4K is amazing for Civ6 & WoW (classic).
The curve disappears when you start to actually do anything and it looks amazingly natural in game or video. Webpages, not so much.

Next purchase is a huge glass case for my system. i'll link it when it actually arrives.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.