Jump to content


Photo

What's on your mind?


  • Please log in to reply
19119 replies to this topic

#12141 Cybes

Cybes

    Titan

  • Atomican
  • 17,713 posts
  • Location:Where I am

Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:27 PM

Didn't get much of a hit from the last one - it fell apart in transit.

"Reality does not care what you think." - Dr Richard Feynman
"Ideas do not deserve respect.- people do." - Peter Boghossian (paraphrase)


#12142 Rybags

Rybags

    Immortal

  • Super Hero
  • 34,498 posts

Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

Considering major upgrade.  Looking at the history of my computer here - main machine.

CPU, same Quad 6600 for 5.5 years, had a Dual 6420 for 3 years before that.

Motherboard, same Gigabyte 965 based board for 8 years.  DDR2 based and all, though I've changed Ram on it probably 3 or 4 times.

 

Before the Core2 era, I was upgrading CPU on average every year or less.  Motherboard about every 12-18 months.

Video cards back then about every 12-18 months though I think the ATI X800 which I still have served for quite a while as my #1 card.

Current card is a HD5850, it sat in the box for a year before I bothered installing it.  Last card I bought new was nVidia 9800GT, had HD4870 in between those.

Cant remember when I bought the 9800GT but was probably 2008 or 2009.  Owned a very unflattering 8600GT before that (fanless which was about it's best asset).

So on averages there, video card upgrades about once every 2.5 years or so for the last 9.

 

Under consideration is AMD FX-8320.  8-core.  Going by benches @ Toms HW looks like it'd be about twice as fast as my current one.  And reasonably priced.  Probably falls short of the best i7 offerings by nearly 70% but the value for money is hard to beat.



#12143 Nich...

Nich...

    Professional Tart

  • Mod
  • 42,970 posts
  • Location:Mexico

Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:43 PM

What is it you want to do with it?
"I think it is a sad reflection on our civilization that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus we do not know what goes on inside our soufflés" -- Nicholas Kurti

#12144 Rybags

Rybags

    Immortal

  • Super Hero
  • 34,498 posts

Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:32 PM

More grunt for video transcoding would be nice.  Most of the modern utilities utilize multiple threads so more cores won't go to waste.

Still play 3D games on occasion and modern games are getting more demanding.

And one of the biggest problems I have - my chipset is so old that it's only Sata2, and AHCI mode isn't well supported.  So my SSD is able to perform at barely half it's capability.



#12145 eveln

eveln

    Guru

  • Atomican
  • 15,894 posts
  • Location:Nth QLD

Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:16 AM

Must always be eating your greens to help make you big and strong !!

 


"“The clitoris is one of the typical products of Galician cuisine. Since 1981 ... the festival has made the clitoris one of the star

products of its local gastronomy,” the translated announcement read."

 

http://www.news.com....-advertised-it-

as-clitoris-festival/story-fnjwnhzf-1227596688149


 Laugh to Live . Live to Laugh.

atomic has π


#12146 Director

Director

    Immortal

  • Hero
  • 40,460 posts

Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:36 AM

Must always be eating your greens to help make you big and strong !!

 


"“The clitoris is one of the typical products of Galician cuisine. Since 1981 ... the festival has made the clitoris one of the star

products of its local gastronomy,” the translated announcement read."

 

http://www.news.com....-advertised-it-

as-clitoris-festival/story-fnjwnhzf-1227596688149

Quick! Someone corner the market!  (oh...tooo late.... ;)  )


More grunt for video transcoding would be nice.  Most of the modern utilities utilize multiple threads so more cores won't go to waste.

Still play 3D games on occasion and modern games are getting more demanding.

And one of the biggest problems I have - my chipset is so old that it's only Sata2, and AHCI mode isn't well supported.  So my SSD is able to perform at barely half it's capability.

I upgraded the 6600 last year, went for an i5 4690? an Asrock mobo and 16gb ram.  Was a great boost and now everything is on SATA 3.  Still have the GTX 570 though, just can't justify the cost to upgrade it ATM.

 

As for editing, lots of ram and a GOOD PSU were the order of the day when I used to build systems for a local Video crowd. Back then not all of the editing software supported GPU rendering on AMD products and instead focussed on CUDA.  I assume that situation has changed now though?


"The most powerful tool in the hand of the opressor is the mind of the opressed."-- Steve Biko

Those Who Dance Are Considered Insane by Those Who Can’t Hear the Music.


#12147 Director

Director

    Immortal

  • Hero
  • 40,460 posts

Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:28 AM

lols, just got a happy birthday letter form a local polly.  Half way to getting one from the Queen himself. :)


"The most powerful tool in the hand of the opressor is the mind of the opressed."-- Steve Biko

Those Who Dance Are Considered Insane by Those Who Can’t Hear the Music.


#12148 codecreeper

codecreeper

    Champion

  • Atomican
  • 5,020 posts
  • Location:Adelaide, South Australia

Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:30 AM

lols, just got a happy birthday letter form a local polly.  Half way to getting one from the Queen himself. :)

 

Happy Birthday ,enjoy the day.


Life is like a Straw , ...... it sucks.

 

 


#12149 Director

Director

    Immortal

  • Hero
  • 40,460 posts

Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:48 AM

 

lols, just got a happy birthday letter form a local polly.  Half way to getting one from the Queen himself. :)

 

Happy Birthday ,enjoy the day.

 

Hey thanks, not for a couple more days though. :)


"The most powerful tool in the hand of the opressor is the mind of the opressed."-- Steve Biko

Those Who Dance Are Considered Insane by Those Who Can’t Hear the Music.


#12150 codecreeper

codecreeper

    Champion

  • Atomican
  • 5,020 posts
  • Location:Adelaide, South Australia

Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:04 AM

Just heard that TPG is shutting down Games.on.net seems like the hatchet is really swinging now.

 

Seems like TPG are designing a better system for gamers by merging all forums under a new banner and new management.


Life is like a Straw , ...... it sucks.

 

 


#12151 Rybags

Rybags

    Immortal

  • Super Hero
  • 34,498 posts

Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:14 AM

Happy Birthday, D (for "in a couple of days).

 

Send the politician a return letter...

 


Thankyou for the Happy Birthday card you sent to me recently.

Please accept this stool sample as a gift of thanks.



#12152 Nich...

Nich...

    Professional Tart

  • Mod
  • 42,970 posts
  • Location:Mexico

Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:24 AM

More grunt for video transcoding would be nice.  Most of the modern utilities utilize multiple threads so more cores won't go to waste.
Still play 3D games on occasion and modern games are getting more demanding.
And one of the biggest problems I have - my chipset is so old that it's only Sata2, and AHCI mode isn't well supported.  So my SSD is able to perform at barely half it's capability.

Yeah, the raw CPU power is nice, but it's really the motherboard I like best in my last two upgrades.
"I think it is a sad reflection on our civilization that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus we do not know what goes on inside our soufflés" -- Nicholas Kurti

#12153 Director

Director

    Immortal

  • Hero
  • 40,460 posts

Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:00 AM

 

The water is still going up. It's still being laid down faster (ATM) than it's being lost AT THE POLES, but glaciers all over are receding. And, the rate of deposition is slowing - expect the poles to be shrinking in the near future.

Of course, if you read the article you would not have been confused in the first place, and saved yourself two days. :p

OK sweet.  I did read the article actually but I didn't grok their point first up and then I kinda drifted off....ahh the brain is a funny thing.

 

Not to worry, Corbett to the rescue with an analysis I can understand. :)

 

https://www.corbettr...mate-alarmists/


"The most powerful tool in the hand of the opressor is the mind of the opressed."-- Steve Biko

Those Who Dance Are Considered Insane by Those Who Can’t Hear the Music.


#12154 codecreeper

codecreeper

    Champion

  • Atomican
  • 5,020 posts
  • Location:Adelaide, South Australia

Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:07 AM

KFC Ultimate wipe a wet cloth the size of a beach towel. 


Life is like a Straw , ...... it sucks.

 

 


#12155 tastywheat

tastywheat

    Primarch

  • Atomican
  • 1,842 posts

Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:16 PM

http://www.bbc.com/n...health-34731498

 

A friend of mine, along with her team at UCL, literally cured cancer.



#12156 codecreeper

codecreeper

    Champion

  • Atomican
  • 5,020 posts
  • Location:Adelaide, South Australia

Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:51 AM

Just watched the new World of Warcraft movie trailer ,looks not bad.


Life is like a Straw , ...... it sucks.

 

 


#12157 Director

Director

    Immortal

  • Hero
  • 40,460 posts

Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:29 AM

http://www.bbc.com/n...health-34731498

 

A friend of mine, along with her team at UCL, literally cured cancer.

That's pretty star-trek.  Watch it get buried. :(


"The most powerful tool in the hand of the opressor is the mind of the opressed."-- Steve Biko

Those Who Dance Are Considered Insane by Those Who Can’t Hear the Music.


#12158 eveln

eveln

    Guru

  • Atomican
  • 15,894 posts
  • Location:Nth QLD

Posted 07 November 2015 - 11:03 AM

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...health-34731498

 

A friend of mine, along with her team at UCL, literally cured cancer.

That's pretty star-trek.  Watch it get buried. :(

 

Maybe not. With all the new technology we are using today lotsa rich kids get cancer too.


 Laugh to Live . Live to Laugh.

atomic has π


#12159 Mac Dude

Mac Dude

    Immortal

  • Super Hero
  • 36,351 posts
  • Location:Melbourne

Posted 07 November 2015 - 12:37 PM

grrrr.

last time I changed my telstra bundle contract it literally took months and and a truck load of phone calls to get it right.

Last month I changed it again, and guess what? They stuffed it up AGAIN.

:(
Karl Kruszelnicki - No, I’m fully prepared to believe in the “Church of God the Utterly Indifferent who sets the universe going and says you’re on your own kids.

#12160 Cybes

Cybes

    Titan

  • Atomican
  • 17,713 posts
  • Location:Where I am

Posted 07 November 2015 - 01:03 PM

Maybe not. With all the new technology we are using today lotsa rich kids get cancer too.


Aside from that, or those pesky ethical concerns, people who die from cancer use fewer drugs than those who live another 20 years. It just makes economic sense to keep 'em around.

"Reality does not care what you think." - Dr Richard Feynman
"Ideas do not deserve respect.- people do." - Peter Boghossian (paraphrase)





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users