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Member Since 10 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 28 2018 11:41 AM

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In Topic: Poverty PC 'upgrade'

15 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

Great! Thanks everyone. Just found a pair of  Kingston kvr1333d3n9/4g that I swapped out of someone's machine, so they'll be going in shortly!

Is there any real difference between an ASUS Phoenix 1050 Ti and an Inno3D card? Yes, I'm looking at PCCaseGear, I've had good experience with them over the last decade or so for other people's PCs, and the current components in my box.

Boot drive is a Seagate Barracuda, ST2000DM001, still reasonable for a physical drive but I guess a bottleneck for long-load time games. With the savings above, I could drop in a lovely Samsung 850 EVO 1TB, particularly if I can get it for less than $390! Yes, I'd love to get the Pro version, but $$$$. I just built a Sabre laptop with the Samsung 512GB 960 Pro NVMe and 1TB 850 Pro SSD. Wonderful stuff, but I could not keep them :(

In Topic: Poverty PC 'upgrade'

14 February 2018 - 09:24 PM

Thanks Rybags. My thinking re: RAM is the age of the system, and the difficulty finding NOS DDR3-1333 (667 MHz). I thought simpler/safer to just replace it.
The eBay CPU was used but owner had box and original, unused cooler. Did the Buy/Sell page disappear?

[edit] aha! there's trademart!

In Topic: revisiting peltiers

14 February 2018 - 09:07 PM

I don't think peltiers have anywhere near the efficiency needed in current systems. iirc, they produce about 3x the amount of heat they remove (could be way off).

In Topic: Woo! Star trek Discovery! (spoilers, probably)

14 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

Wow! That was a hell of a ride. I'm just talking about reading this thread, the series was simply excellent.

The Klingons - iirc, there is a plague that requires genetic tinkering and massively reduces the population before the Original Series. So changes.


In Topic: Gigabyte Sabre Upgrading - M.2 imaging tools?

14 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

Thanks for all the replies! Drive imaged and restored onto sexy Samsung, no issues. HDD replaced with sexy Samsung SSD.
Client happy as, so am I. SUffering hardware envy, as usual.
@Roscosity - Client is an author/editor, thus the large screen requirement. Connects to a lovely 27" Acer IPS pivotting monitor in the office but spends a lot of time travelling. Thanks for the offer of assistance!