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by scobywhru
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: An oldie but a goodie! Does anyone know what this is called?
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: An oldie but a goodie! Does anyone know what this is cal

I think that was a Tomshardware article about it. Premise is to try and use one of the cup of noodle USB warmer to actually cook something. Plate is a 5v Peltier with a fan and/or heatsink on the other side. Hence why they are using 30 USB ports at 5w each, so 150watt total. I don't believe it worked.
by scobywhru
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Need new CPU and Mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Need new CPU and Mobo

You don't need an i7 unless you have a specific reason for one.
by scobywhru
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Buying a new monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 2960

Re: Buying a new monitor

3D was always a fad, the ultra wide displays are a thing that is worth while and if you use a monitor for more than just gaming the extra screen real-estate comes in handy. There are also other options in the same vein as a gaming monitor.
by scobywhru
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Buying a new monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 2960

Re: Buying a new monitor

why not one of the ultra wide monitors?
by scobywhru
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: c'est la vie
Topic: real job
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: real job

6 axis CNC always looked so neat, but congrats to our favorite gorilla!
by scobywhru
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Computer stuck in an automatic repair loop
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

Re: Computer stuck in an automatic repair loop

windows 10 is pretty good. I hate the nagging shit MS adds but it's easy to remove, definitely better than windows 8
by scobywhru
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Games and Platforms
Topic: Factorio
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Factorio

Factorio is now on Steam
by scobywhru
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

You are making some grand notes there rough. DX12 isn't well supported yet, it makes little difference now and any vendor specific optimization could well in fact support higher frame rate and graphics. Planning to support DX12 as the holy grail will lead to disappointment. I Mention it as only a no...
by scobywhru
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

not saying it can't be done, it has been done with limited success, just that it isn't simple or a new idea. Just warning about issues you would run into. There is also the nasty problem of the High current draw and the fact they don't work when they fail so you are left with a CPU that can quickly ...
by scobywhru
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Yeah, but you can't insulate well against water, and since it will defrost when not in use it tends to get wet around the CPU socket. The best bet is a simple ambient air temp with an estimated moisture map, or real moisture if you get a sensor. There have been commercial peltier/TEC coolers and vap...
by scobywhru
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Because the AMD CPU isn't fast enough per core to be good at current gen games, let alone next gen games. He would do better going with a newer dual core then an AMD something like the i3-6100 with it's 20-50% faster per clock speed cores it would easily trounce that 8 core CPU. It's not that it can...
by scobywhru
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

144hz doesn't matter as much as 4k, refresh rate scales linearly but resolution is more of a logarithmic increase in GPU power.
by scobywhru
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

SSDs are plug an play as long as you have a UEFI bios and capable OS. SATA is as plug an play as any other SATA HDD, NVMe and PCIe through they require more current OS, windows 8.1, 10, Server 2016 along with UEFI Bios that allows booting to PCIe/NVMe. The benefit of a PCIe/NVMe SSD, beyond the phys...
by scobywhru
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 11245

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

There are only a few CPUs that are faster and even the none k CPUs can be overclocked. i5-6600k i7-6700 and i7-6700k are only slightly faster. No game is truly multithreaded so you are limited by the single fastest core. The K cpu may allow overclocking but don't allow certain virtualization tech, a...
by scobywhru
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: c'est la vie
Topic: hey remember the time
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: hey remember the time

That kind of action is why I never spent time on mumble. Thanks for reminding me, I was thinking of trying to use it again.