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by djkest
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 57196

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Well, I just ordered an Asus ROG Strix 1060GTX 6GB... will be $244.99 when I get my MIR back. I was really attracted to the sexy laser-cut aluminum backplate, lol. And it looks like a stealth fighter. So I guess I paid more because it looks cool.
by djkest
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Computer Help
Replies: 17
Views: 8949

Re: New Computer Help

As for tower, can you recommend me a full tower as well? The R5 is an amazing case- I'm not sure you'd need something bigger. I just bought one; they are on sale right now at Newegg for $79.99 free shipping for the R5 Blackout silent. You have many options for configuration, but let's break it down...
by djkest
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 57196

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Gigabyte 1060 6GB, $220.24 shipped after discounts I believe that model is equal to the Palit GTX 1060 Dual, which I happen to own. I would recommend against it for the noise conscious user - with a moderate overclock, mine hits a fan RPM of ~2k and reaches the high 70's (Celcius, of course) during...
by djkest
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 57196

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Right now I am seriously considering the following cards: ASUS STRIX 1060 6GB, $245 shipped after discounts and rebates Gigabyte 1060 6GB, $220.24 shipped after discounts Do you think the STRIX is worth the extra money? Looks slick, and supposedly it's made of higher quality parts? I would love to O...
by djkest
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current state of fan (brands)
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

Re: Current state of fan (brands)

This is a good post because so much of the market has changed in the last 4 years making some of the content outdated. Question related to fans and fan control. I am looking at this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128869 It has a CPU fan header that is 4-pin, th...
by djkest
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HDPlex H5 Gen2 dedicated 4way audio crossover build
Replies: 1
Views: 3587

Re: HDPlex H5 Gen2 dedicated 4way audio crossover build

Tell me about the speakers these are controlling please.
by djkest
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W
Replies: 11
Views: 21434

Re: Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W

With steady price decreases to CPU ($295), motherboards, and DDR4 memory, the i7-6700 is the best value in i7s now without a doubt.

The only real question is if the price premium for i7 is worth paying over say the i5-6600k which is about $75 cheaper as of right now.
by djkest
Wed May 25, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 25311

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

It might be just me, but it seems a little dissapointing that the best solution in many tests was a standard i5-2400 that was undervolted. I am running this setup right now and I appreciate the performance. It's mind boggling how low the idle temps/power is now. I can't really see anything that thes...
by djkest
Thu May 12, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 17076

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

Take paracematol/acetaminophen for instance which I guess most of you have used. Thousands of people die every year as a direct consequence of abusing this drug. The non-lethal effects and indirect fatalities are probably unknown. Can any of you tell me what harmful and lethal doses are as a functi...
by djkest
Thu May 12, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 17076

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

My proposal is dispensaries. I have no doubt in my mind that according to the current drug laws, alcohol should be illegal- there is a large body of evidence backing this up. I am also a firm believer that if Cocaine (among others) became legal, restricted (age and availability), taxed and NOT CUT/...
by djkest
Wed May 11, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 17076

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

I read the whole article about the harms of alcohol. Seems pretty silly to me, and here's why: "Overall, alcohol is the most harmful drug because it's so widely used." "Crack cocaine is more addictive than alcohol but because alcohol is so widely used there are hundreds of thousands of people who cr...
by djkest
Wed May 04, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help diagnosing problems with mid-range micro-atx build
Replies: 26
Views: 3462

Re: feedback on mid-range micro-atx build

How much clearance do you anticipate having for the CPU cooler? That's going to be the biggest factor in determining which one to go with.

The i5-2500k isn't exactly made of molten lava, so you could possibly go with something a little smaller and still have acceptable results.
by djkest
Wed May 04, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Refitting system; any new fans out?
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Refitting system; any new fans out?

The Scythe "Gentle Typhoon" fans have been getting some good reviews. I haven't used them myself. Besides that, and the Noctua fans, I don't think there has been anything remarkable in the last couple years.
by djkest
Wed May 04, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bin Laden is DEAD!
Replies: 65
Views: 14515

Re: bin Laden is DEAD!

Hey no worries. Each class is different and I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter- suffice it to say these are highly trained and selectively chosen military members. Back on topic though- Some conspiracy theorists are saying that perhaps he is not dead- just hiding and we faked th...
by djkest
Wed May 04, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bin Laden is DEAD!
Replies: 65
Views: 14515

Re: bin Laden is DEAD!

Also: 1 in 3 make it through Seal training, and this was team six, which is something unto itself within the seals. I don't know why you felt the need to state this, but: "Classes typically lose around 70–80% of their trainees," And that is just BUD/S which is the first of many schools. Source: Cou...
by djkest
Wed May 04, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bin Laden is DEAD!
Replies: 65
Views: 14515

Re: bin Laden is DEAD!

I am shocked at the inconsistencies. I'm not trying to propagate any conspiracy theories, but there is a big difference between what was initially reported, to what president Obama said, to what was reported later, and later spoken by officials. Seems like the story keeps changing. I'm not sure who'...
by djkest
Mon May 02, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bin Laden is DEAD!
Replies: 65
Views: 14515

Re: bin Laden is DEAD!

I heard they attempted to capture him and that he resisted, and was killed. According to the BBC article I read, anyway. This is good news I think. I do agree that a fair trial would be the ideal situation. He has confessed in numerous statements his guilt with involvement with the 9/11 terrorist at...
by djkest
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best $40 Hard Drive - low noise and good performance
Replies: 8
Views: 4437

Re: Best $40 Hard Drive - low noise and good performance

You are right. I just bought a Samsung F3 for my parents- it's super loud, by my standards. It's not seek noise it's the idle noise- a pervasive metallic ringing noise that I've seen on some 7200 rpm drives. Would not recommend.
by djkest
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 43439

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

Well then you can't read, for I clearly stated I don't agree with this list, and that it was made with the same techiniques the other list was made, the republican techniques, so you can keep the hatred crown, it's well earned and well deserved. The point of that list? As a group, you can dish it o...
by djkest
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 43439

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

Capital gains are taxed at a lower rate because the money that is invested has ALREADY BEEN TAXED ONCE. If I take income from my paycheck and invest it, that money has already been taxed. When my investment gains value, this increased value is again taxed. Yes, redistribution of wealth has occured d...
by djkest
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 43439

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

I don't believe the list that Judge posted, but I do believe in equal time to state opposing opinion. I don't buy either list. Are you finding these as funny as the other list? So then by standards already stated here this is the definition of a US conservative. 1. You have to be against abortion b...
by djkest
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 43439

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

Questions about conservatives: 1. Do all conservatives believe in environmental conservation? 2. Do all conservatives love all weapons, no matter how lethal? 3. Are all conservatives libertarian; or are they all anarchists? 4. Do conservatives think all taxes are bad, and that all businesses are go...
by djkest
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

Re: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?

The Gigabyte 460 SOC, thanks to the cooler it's fitted with, is one of the quietest of the 460s - see this review at http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-460-soc-review/8 . And despite being overclocked load temps are only in the mid 60s. In performance terms, it seems to be as good a...
by djkest
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

Re: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?

My suggestions: Depends on what video card you go with, But I would get a Seasonic "Fan-cooled" power supply. I know the fanless work pretty good but the fan-cooled one I think will be better overall for a system making that much heat. The fan will be overshadowed by the GPU fan easily. I would go w...
by djkest
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1671416

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Right now:
Duffy, I'm Scared
by djkest
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power multi-monitor graphics card(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: Low power multi-monitor graphics card(s)

The 5770 is a good card- there is also the 5750 which is a downclocked version- might have the same inputs and is getting pretty cheap now, too! Also I don't recall from the recent review but what about the 6570 and 6670 cards that SPCR reviewed? The newest gen cards are remarkably efficient and pre...
by djkest
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which SSD to buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 8870

Re: Which SSD to buy?

My opinion: the Crucial C300 is the way to go. Faster than intel, durable, decent price. The intel models you were talking about just look too slow. If I'm going with SSD, I need some speed!

Still waiting for the magic price though: I want a 96GB SSD for $100. It will be awhile.
by djkest
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: low draw, disable PSU fan Corsair
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: low draw, disable PSU fan Corsair

That's an interesting idea. I'll ask. What do typical pc's that are not overclocked and not SLI draw? That's kind of broad. For example. A 6-core AMD CPU, 2 hard drives, nVidia GTX 580 would draw 200+ at idle and 500+ on load. Not overclocked. A Quad Core i7, HD 6970 system would probably draw 150W...
by djkest
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Durability of EarthWatts fan
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Durability of EarthWatts fan

I have 2 Earthwatts 380 watt power supplies. 1 has been used on and off for 4 years. The other has been used continuously for the last 4 years. Both of them have been quiet and reliable the whole time. They are both what I consider quiet at my low power draws. Did I mention I got them both for about...
by djkest
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold $99.99 at newegg
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold $99.99 at newegg

Seems pretty awesome. I wonder how the efficiency is at 45W ? :)

Edit- found the review. 77% at 45 W. 80% at 60W. 90% at 160W.

If only the 560W or even lower had a promo code. I can't find any additional info on this.