Recent content by coldpower27

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    LG 38" 24:10 (NOT 21:9) 3840x1600 Ultrawide impressions

    Yeah it's been a few weeks now since I have had the 38" as well. I really like it. Great upgrade from 30" 2560x1600. Alot more visual real estate to work with.
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    2016 CPU Progression Thread

    Let's see if I remember CPU's Pentium 200 MMX (Gave Away) Pentium 3 800MHz/133 Coppermine S370 (Retired) Celeron D 347 (Retired) Core 2 Duo E4300 (Retired) Pentium Dual-Core E5700 (Dad's Machine) Core 2 Duo E8400 (Retired) Core i7 970 (Retired) Core i5 6500 (Current) Future: Skylake-E variant...
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    Broadwell-e, Skylake-e?

    For me it's just about getting more power efficient really, performance levels we're fine on my X58 platform too. Just wanted something better at Single threaded performance and more power efficient. Skylake is much more efficient then Gulftown is on Single thread by far. New shiny played into...
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    Kaby Lake

    Hopefully they get some eDRAM on the desktop again, would be good. I like the concept of Broadwell with eDRAM cache.
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    Upgrade to i7-6700k from i7-920 - lower performance?

    Yup you can get away with the same install. I just switch out my mobo from my I7 970/X58 to the i5 6500/Z170, and plug and everything backed in works, like a champ! No strange issues. Just uninstall older non relevant driver and install new relevant ones.
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    Replacing Intel Q9550 2.83GHz

    Yeah I felt a big difference in booting time for sure with Z170 the new SATA3 ports help tremendously over my X58 platform before. Really lets the Intel 730 drive stretch it's legs. Really love the temps now that I have seated the heatsink properly. 5-8 C over ambient for idle and ~50-55C at...
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    Replacing Intel Q9550 2.83GHz

    Wow very nice! I considered getting the i7 5930K as an upgrade, but I find I don't use all that power so energy efficient computing is where it's at. Depending on if I can get a deal on a Broadwell-E/Skylake-E when they actually arrive. Hopefully all the performance improvements and power...
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    Replacing Intel Q9550 2.83GHz

    Yeah time to update to current gen stuff, just went from i7 970 to i5 6500 and loving the new tech on the mobo that can fully take advantage of my SSD. Yorkfield processor to Skylake is a massive upgrade and well worth it at this point for much greater efficiency.
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    Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac Electric Duster, Safe alternative to canned air?

    Have to consider getting one of these then, had no idea such a thing existed. Better for the environment then constant consumable cans of air.
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    i7-970 or SB?

    Getting the i7 970 at 850 ish vs the 999 980x is no point to me.. might as well get the best in that case... If the i7 970 were half price then yeah I would go for that.... Like I got the i7 970 through the RetailEdge Program.. final cost was 285 CND after taxes and shipping... now that's...
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    Sandy Bridge Reviews Released!

    Yeah makes me almost regret getting the Intel RetailEdge promo for the Core i7 970... This CPU destroys it in a much lower power envelope. :rolleyes:
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    Intel Desktop CPU Decoder iPhone App

    Too many different combinations at this point...unless you follow tech.. it's too hard to keep track of them all.
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    Anyone else sat out the i-cores?

    Was planning to go Sandy Bridge, but couldn't resist the Intel RetailEdge Promotion.. So I will be skipping Sandy bridge and going for Ivy Bridge on Socket 2011.. when that rolls around.
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    Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card, resurrected!

    This is some incredible stuff, I haven't had any electronics fail on me yet to use this method... but it's great that it works for so many people.
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    Mixed Impression about the 6850/6870

    I guess it's impressive that they gave some of the previous generations high end performance in a cheaper price. 6870 is above 5850 but lower then 5870 with last generation the 5770 was slower then the 4870 NM then 4890... but it was faster then 4850. (A little bit more disappointing) The 4670...