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Cliff_Forster
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  • @Thrax said: Most of these keys are misused VLK. Avoid. That is what I suspected. Thanks, I'll not go down that rabbit hole.
  • I actually have one, it is a brilliant little headphone amp. If anyone does desk work where they can put on some headphones most of the day, maybe programming or CAD work, and your company has the typical run of the mill awful OEM boxes from Dell, H…
  • @Thrax I went with your suggestion. ASRock B350 gaming K4 with some G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 CL 14 paired up with a Ryzen 1600X, and a shiny new RX 580. A few parts in hand, some on the way, should have a build together by this time next week. …
  • Thank you, won't be much longer now. I'll probably build in a couple weeks. Amazing how much decision making goes into your personal build. I had a case in mind, kinda backed off, thought no way I'd do glass, now I see some tempered glass side windo…
  • @AlexDeGruven - How do you feel about that motherboard? That is what I'm thinking about since I don't really feel the need to crossfire anymore I figure it will be decent enough. It looks like it has a pretty good audio chip. Looks like you at least…
  • In a way, I wonder if this is a smart promo. People are going to see it anyway, leave some mystery there. We knew Luke was going to train Rey, that was obvious. Otherwise the promo does not give us much, and I think that is a good thing for a change…
  • Rat BBQ or Star Wars... @primesuspect
  • My brother found one for me finally. I paid him the $60 for it, and now I feel somewhat guilty because I'm finding out nuts are paying $350 for it on ebay because Nintendo just decided to up and discontinue the thing. I will say, it's a little piece…
  • @Linc said: @Cliff_Forster said: Mad Catz sucked. That's why they are no more. That's the kind of epitaph you write for a company that folds in year 3, not year 28. Plenty of business ventures survive off the m…
  • First, hate to see news that means anyone is loosing work. That said, Mad Catz could never escape the image of being a manufacturer of low quality components that grandma got for the kids because she wanted to save five bucks and "it's just as go…
  • Trying again. Remember a vote for Cliff is a vote for a better tomorrow. When I have the power of Ryzen it will be amazing, wonderful, I'll have all the biggest words and best processing power.
  • @CB said: This time I'm the guy who has not seen any of these films. I don't get to be that guy very often. The 1933 film is a marvel. It's almost like one of those STEM engineering tests where someone hands you a few straws, some rubber…
  • I think the first film is a master class in imagination. They were so limited yet figured out a way to tell this huge story. Honestly without it, where would modern film be? I dig the Peter Jackson take as well, even Jack Black which seems to be …
  • I've read some good things about KLEVV RAM actually hitting almost 3K holding at 1.2 volts on certain Ryzen boards but you can't seem to buy it anywhere in the US right now.
  • How did I leave off "Stop Making Sense"! It is so funny how a discussion like this makes you think about the music you love on the drive to and from work. I hear all this stuff on the radio and it's like, I LOVE THAT!!! But I don't always activel…
  • MicroCenter currently has the Ryzen 1700X for $369 with an extra $50 credit for an AM4 motherboard. You can score a killer sixteen thread CPU and board for less than the flagship CPU alone right now.
  • Man, Dream Theater, Tool, Genesis, Yes... Smart people dig Prog.
  • It is the "Unforgiven" of the super hero genre. Of the films in this genre that take themselves a bit more seriously, I think Logan is even better than The Dark Knight. That whole argument about humanity, nature vs. nurture, what parts make you, you…
    in Logan Comment by Cliff_Forster 21 Mar
  • Thanks guys! I promise should you need to spam me a little sometime, I'm good for a vote, or even reasonable donations for stuff. I'd not ask if I didn't welcome it myself. Thanks again.
  • Also, like @Linc how do you pick one Floyd or Who album? I went with "The Wall" because it has some of my favorite moments. David Gilmour may be my favorite guitarist and the solo's on "The Wall", so brilliant, but "Wish you Were Here" may be the be…
  • http://icrontic.com/article/digital_killing_albums I am 100% with you. That front to back experience is important. It is an art that is less appreciated today, and thus, less effort is going into crafting great albums from front to back. And s…
  • Just in case anyone is looking to buy a gently used gaming PC. - https://baltimore.craigslist.org/sys/6046329676.html Gotta prep for Ryzen! Need $$$
  • https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ycby3F I'm hijacking Prime's thread because my dreams of Ryzen ownership are just as important. It's so odd, last few days as I have been dreaming up my new build I've actually gotten away from the limits of mATX and…
  • I'm thinking about shrinking and doing a stock R 1700 and getting off the H100 AIO. @Thrax if a guy wants to buy the higher end Wrath cooler as an add on, can it be done? Know of a source?
  • Another thing I could think of looking at that case and motherboard combo. If you go with a sound card, your side window may look a little cluttered with the sound card cutting off your graphics. May or may not matter to you. Personally, I don't lov…
  • @ardichoke it is probably less about performance than @Thrax being able to tell you what AMD has tested extensively on the new memory controller.
  • My #1 gripe with the launch is that the Micro boards are all kind of lame. I'll gladly pay $130-150 or so for a Micro ATX offering with the best electronic components, build and top line integrated audio. Newer boards are doing a great job at isolat…
  • I have read that Windows is not handleing the AMD SMT quite right. In simple terms the OS sees it as more physical cores and thinks it can utilize it as such. So its like, where is the L2 cache and there isn't and it is making things less efficent r…
  • If the only thing biased reviewers could find to pick on is 1080p gaming where the results will just as likely be bottle necked at the GPU for most people (when they enable AA, AF, and other visual goodies).. and if they are not GPU limited, still r…
  • Ahhhhh, is there enough of a performance boost to justify it vs. The $329 1700? From reviews I have read the advertised 3.0 on the 1700 is actually stock clocking at 3.2 in CPUz, seems like it is just as easy getting it to 3.9 or so at 1.3 volts jus…