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mark84

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In Topic: Sport is not sport. It has not been sport for a few decades, imo.

09 April 2018 - 06:10 PM

Not sure I completely understand the agument being put forward by OP etc, but my thoughts:

 

The pinnacle of a sport not being a sport, is F1.

As a fan it's tough to watch them regulate themselves. Certian teams have full-on veto powers on rules, and certain teams get paid millions just to rock up, because history. It's carzily unfair to newer or lower budget teams. Is why Ferrai is always on the podium, things are constantly stacked in their favour.

Liberty Media now that it has taken over is making big strides towards fairness to all teams and reigning in the crazy costs the well of teams/manufactures can pump in. But there's a long way to go (2021 at the earliest for true team parity)

 

NRL lost me a while ago, mainly because players are just commodities for the most part, no aleigence, they see money elsewhere, they follow it.

Rugby Union on the other hand is much more fascinating a game to watch. Actual strategy goes on. League is for the most part just played tackle to tackle, kind of a one trick pony imo.

 

Tennis is good too imo. Mano a mano.

Don't mind the hawkeye stuff. Humans can get it wrong or blink at the wrong moment.


In Topic: What's the difference between a piano, a tuna, and a pot of glue?

09 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

So what's the difference to the pot of glue then?


In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

09 March 2018 - 12:13 PM

Definitely go the 8700K. For gaming it can't be beat. AMD's interesting if money and threaded performance is of concern, both of which isn't if just gaming is your aim at any cost.

 
For PSU, I'd recommend going a little higher than necessary. Once you have a nice higher wattage PSU, it'll last you through any system build into the future. Spec it well once and it'll do whatever you need for a decade.

I've been using Corsair PSU's everywhere, I find them good quality. Never had one die on me.
Something like the RM750i / RM850i or HX750i / HX850i (for the platinum rating) would be nice. The "i" in them indicates Corsair Link compatibility, so you can view power usage, temps, volts, amps and all that cool stuff on the fly via software.
I've run the software side-by-side with a PowerMate on the same system and can confirm it's essentially just as accurate readings. Great if you're into that sort of thing.
 
SSD. Money not an issue? Intel 900P Optane 480GB.
I had one for review a month or two back. Insane is the only word for it. It won't beat top end NAND drives in straight line tests (just a fraction slower), but that's rarely needed and being able to fill your drive in like 2 minutes is enough for anybody. It totally destroys when it comes to radom IO, especially when both reading and writing concurrently.
It won't speed up games much if any but with like triple the endurance rating of NAND it'll last you a long time and as an OS drive would be great, particularly if using it for scratch disk duties or running some VMs from it etc.
An indulgance for sure, but oh so nice.
 
Forget the Optane Memory stuff. Only used when pairing with HDD's that you want some higher level cache on to speed up a bit. For just cold storage HDD use, not needed.

 

Cooler. If you can get a water cooled GPU, very nice idea.

For CPU something like the H75 might be better. Mainly because it's a rebrand of some OEM brand name I can't remember the name of but a lot of the AIO's use it. You can tell them apart as they have a round CPU pump/block with teeth around the circumference which is part of the mounting mechanism. It's so common AMD when they launched Ryzen brought out an AM4 retention bracket for it, that works across any brands version of the AIO, Corsair, Thermaltake, NZXT etc.

https://www.pccasege.../products/39368

Point is, it may last you a long time across several socket types potentially because there's alot of mass behind it in the market.

 
 

Oh man, I know the theory (what a chip\lid is made of, and that liquid metal should be A-OK), but I've been bitten with liquid metal.
See my thread "Being Forced to Transplant".
 
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You just never know what liquid metal is going to touch.....

I haven't used liquid metal but I've seen that there's protective stuff you can use called acrylic conformal coating, which comes in spray cans. Apply over the things you want to protect incase of spillage/unwanted contact.


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

06 March 2018 - 12:09 PM

Spoiler


STD S1 was ok, a little too fast paced imo, a symptom of its binge watch serialized intent. It all kind of merges into one mass in my memory. The 2 standalone eps are easy to seperate out and remember.
I prefer DS9 style structure where the eps are mostly self contained but usually had season/series wide story arcs in them.

 

Anyone here play Star Trek: Online?

Great for Trekkies. Free to play too. Not too grindy if you just want to do the story arcs.

They're about to introduce the ability to get your in game kit bashed ships 3D printed.


In Topic: What are you playing at the moment?

06 March 2018 - 11:27 AM

Bomber Crew.

 

Was more fun and challenging than I expected.

Unlocking gunner AP ammo, Spitfire escorts and equipping crew for high altitude flying are keys to success. Oh and belt fed fore and aft turrets are a must :p Mid section turrets can save on weight there as the ammo box is just a second or two's walk.