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  1. Vader1975

    How long do you use your phone before you replace it?

    Looks down at my 3 yr old Iphone. The only function that is impeeded is the speakerphone. Everything else works. Thus why spend a grand on a new one.
  2. Vader1975

    Rise of Skywalker

    I clicked this to see some of your comments. I havn't even watched the trailers.. nor will I even go to the theater to care. TLJ taught me that I don't care what Disney thinks about Star Wars.
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    Would you quit your job to finish your videogame backlog?

    So if the user is a teenager quitting his grocery store job for extra money above his allowance so he can play videogames on mommy's dime. Sure live it up while you can. The rest of us like things like housing and food and cloths. Yes you can study up for wilderness training and go all...
  4. Vader1975

    Cities protesting 5g

    You realize the exact same thing was said about digital modems in phones instead of analog. Oh less range not as good of signal, I'll never give up my Motorola Razor.
  5. Vader1975

    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I have twin X5690's with 96GB of ECC 1333 and a Vega Frontier all in a MacPro from 2009. NVME 1TB drive 3 512GB ssd's and a 5TB spindle with a USB3.1/C card.
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    What was your first pc?

    The question is interesting. What is yours? What quantifies as a PC? My parents purchased a Sears Intellivision and an Atari 2600 and an NES are they PC's? Most of us would say no but.. is that really true? Anyway lets move to what we would more traditionally call a PC. My parents...
  7. Vader1975

    Despite what AMD says in drivers, did s.o. test Ryzen 3000+Windows 7

    Depends on if you have to support that person.
  8. Vader1975

    Who's planning to buy 5700(?) GPU

    I was considering a Navi before the launch. However, I don't feel its worth it. I have twin Vega Frontier 16gb. I'll keep hanging on until the replacement for Vega VII happens.
  9. Vader1975

    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    PCIe 5.0 is in beta spec mode atm. As is the norm when a spec finally goes to market. PCIe 4.0 is now set. The only thing missing for me on the X570 is DDR5 support which I figured would be done by now. But hey other than that it works. I am just going to buy a CPU though and drop it in my...
  10. Vader1975

    Is a used CPU worth more or less if it has been lapped?

    Lapping a IHS is not the same as Delid. Where are you coming from exactly? Regardless I disagree with that as well. If a properly delided Intel from many of the series that Intel did a horrible job with the under IHS compound job was already done and the cpu was validated as fully functional...
  11. Vader1975

    Is a used CPU worth more or less if it has been lapped?

    depends on if you are selling to one of us. We arn't the regular ebay consumer.
  12. Vader1975

    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    higher-end staffs and the big wigs that do nothing more than use Outlook but want the computer to 'look nice' for when VIP's are escorted past the front-office staffers. I see this at my office. Only people with Mac's are those exact people.
  13. Vader1975

    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    While I think it looks great. The short NVME and only 2 slots for the entire storage capacity? The selections and specs seem odd but I do understand this design started quite some time ago so intel was sharing with Apple what they "would" be making in the future. It seems so end of generation...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    Industry insiders are showing even after a year Intel not catching up for up to 5 years. If that turns out to actually be true. This could be like the Core era was for Intel but instead for AMD. Centrino, Core , Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, I7 was where Intel dug out from AMD and destroyed them...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    Ah, I see it supports 128GB via the new 32GB single sticks. I wonder what the old boards will do since the 3000 can run on X370 and X470 if suddenly the new memory controller with bios updates will change the ram support.
  16. Vader1975

    WoW Classic 8/27. Beta is May 22–Thurs May 23

    Sure but people that started say 5 years ago don't know what original vanilla was like in Wow. They think everything's broken. So it's funny to see them saying it's too hard. I get it though. I left wow and moved on to FFXIV.
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    I'm going to wait for the 16Core release the 8 core and 4 core chiplets isn't what I want. I want the 8 and 8 core chiplets. It will happen. Note I am running 64GB of DDR4 on a 2700X(4300mhz) ram at 3000mhz. I have not heard if the new CPU can support more or not?
  18. Vader1975

    WoW Classic 8/27. Beta is May 22–Thurs May 23

    Yea it was an improvement from UO, EQ, FFXI but alot of people forget what it was actually like.
  19. Vader1975

    Texas expected to ban red light cameras

    Ours in Michigan are heat sensors pointed down from polls on the coners of the street with sheilds around the front. They look like camera's kinda but they are just giant heat sensors for traffic red light control. Gets green to come up much faster especially late with no one around.
  20. Vader1975

    Texas expected to ban red light cameras

    That shorting yellow light times comment above is accurate. My city did it and caused many deaths and got sued. We dropped the redlight system and increased the yellow by a full second from the original yellow time and now our accident counts are FAR lower.
  21. Vader1975

    Eye-strain with new monitor - how did you deal with it?

    When I switched from my 3 27's I moved to a 34 Inch Ultrawide LG. Its the same height physically as my old 27's and I moved up to 1440. When switching make sure to ponder the vertical realaestate volume. Also, any increase in rez may require using features in windows such as large text mode.
  22. Vader1975

    Star Citizen Selling A $900 Ship

    While I agree with the wholy molyness.... If I add up all I have spent on World of Tanks... hangs head in shame.
  23. Vader1975

    Disney Reveals Price, Release Date, and Content Plans for Disney+ Streaming Service

    All I was saying is raising prices at the other services right now is not wise with the new powerful guy coming in so much cheaper.
  24. Vader1975

    Disney Reveals Price, Release Date, and Content Plans for Disney+ Streaming Service

    I smell the death of HBO's service price and Netflix's recent price hike will go over like a lead balloon.
  25. Vader1975

    OLED burn-in is real

    Yea for something your watching news or sports constantly with markers on the same point of the screen I would just go simple cheap LED TV. No real worry if it happens to one of them in a few years they are dirt cheap anyway.
  26. Vader1975

    Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

    Faith has been had before. Look what happened to Mass Effect.
  27. Vader1975

    What AMD chipset do I need?

    Id look at ASUS TUFF series for 24/7/366 running all day.
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    What AMD chipset do I need?

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119141&ignorebbr=1&source=region&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-N82E16813119141&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItez2wMax4QIV5B6tBh1XAAstEAQYASABEgLlGfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  29. Vader1975

    Post up your video card collection!!

    I continuously sold my old cards back out. My 1st system of any kind was an Apple 2C, Then a Packard Bell Pentium 75 with aforementioned Cirrus logic 5430 PCI on the motherboard. I added an S3 Virge 325 2MB and later added a Canopus Pure 3D 6MB which blew all my buddies away because it could...
  30. Vader1975

    Post up your video card collection!!

    On a side note. What was everyone's 1st Dedicated Graphics Chip? Cirrus Logic 5430 PCI 1MB upgraded to 2MB. omg... I know! (of course, this discounts the Apple 2C's 65C02 as it wasn't dedicated to graphics.)
  31. Vader1975

    Radeon VII Owner's Club!

    I'm still running my Twin Frontier's will wait for the 2nd Gen after Navi. Everything runs tip top right now and I have them both on water. I heard EK just made a new waterblock for you guys.
  32. Vader1975

    Intel's 9th Generation Core Family - R0 Stepping

    Intel’s 3-8% improvements marketed as new “Generations” of processors is what allowed AMD back into the game. I now wonder if ARM will have any say about this market. Time will tell.
  33. Vader1975

    Intel Shows Off Graphics Card Designs at GDC 2019

    Intel has never had stellar driver support. Especially in the video cards or integrated video card side. So I have zero faith that even if the product works that it would get proper driver support. Has anyone suddenly heard about Intel hiring AMD/Nvidia Videocard driver personnel away?
  34. Vader1975

    Google Fined $1.7 Billion Over Monopolistic Practices

    I assume the EU just goes hey we need money.. which big company can we just steal from today?
  35. Vader1975

    Epic's Tim Sweeney Calls Store Exclusives "Procompetitive"

    Don't forget folks. Epic is owned by Tencent SEHK: 700 Hang Seng Index component ISIN KYG875721634 China. Their installer is already scanning non Epic content and reporting back to China. Anyone else get the webegebes?
  36. Vader1975

    Captain Marvel Will Lead the MCU, Kevin Feige Says

    Captian Mediocre will help the MCU with her poor acting skills and lack of range and emotion. Wait, didn't we try this crap with Batman in the past?
  37. Vader1975

    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    You will find the electrical grids in nearly all developed countries cannot take us all switching to “battery”. The UK is already 1% from Max. New no nickle hydrogen prodution techniques are looking to lower the cost dramatically. We will see in the end. Yes 3000 lbs lugged around everywhere...
  38. Vader1975

    What If Zen 2 Actually Sucks?

    I am quite happy with my 2700X and don’t really see the need to upgrade to 7nm immediately. Im thinking wait for DDR5 and the gen later and then do a ground up rebuild. My AMD Frontiers on water have been doing just fine powering 1440 ultrawide.
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