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Posted 2/26/14 , edited 2/26/14
Hello fellow g33ks, I just saw a Linux thread and thought I'd start an official place for us, Techs <3

Come and discuss how much you love/hate apple (starting the debate here)

You may also brag about your CPU's GHZ ! (Mine is a i5 4670k at 4ghz - 30 degrees)

OR about you super cool gaming keyboard you just bought. (I rock a Razer Blackwidow).

Do you like speaking of Servers ? Wanna talk about DFS - DHCP - WDS - SQUID - NTFS - EXCHANGE ?

Routers and switches - Setting up some etherchannels. Post you amazing topology <3

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I'd like to start with Windows 8 - Why so much hate ? It loads quite faster (Drivers State are saved on the hard drive, Boot process is amzingly faster) It's stable as hell as far as I am concerned... I didn't get one blue screen (Well minus that time when I was testing my overclocking, but i kind of searched for it when i boosted my ram up to 3000mhz).
Also you can get Classic Shell, an amazing *free* software that gives you back the real windows button and disables all the 'Metro' stuff.
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I'm down with this.

I don't hate Windows 8 at all, but 8.1 was a massive improvement over 8. I will have zero qualms with using 8.1 for my gaming rig. But yes, those boot times on 8(.1) are amazing. It was a mind blower since I hadn't used Windows past XP.

As for Apple, I'm neutral. I just wished they appealed more to me, but that'd go against their design ideals (SD cards on Ipads, third party apps, etc.)
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I run a Nvidia i7 920 @ 2.66GHz dual hyper threaded 4 physical cores 8 logical with a Gtx 660 Ti 3gbs ram and 16 gigs ddr3
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I'm really not into the "mobilization" going on, It's not appealing to me, I like the good ol' desktop with the big screen, mouse and keyboard. Apple makes nice products, they have good support, but man, put the price tag accordingly to the components value please ?

15-inch: 2.3GHz
with Retina display

2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
$2,649.00

VS


MSI GS70 17.3inch
• Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
• 16GB Memory 1TB HDD + 128GB x 2 SSD
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
$1699.99


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Posted 2/26/14

Ardahele wrote:

I'm really not into the "mobilization" going on, It's not appealing to me, I like the good ol' desktop with the big screen, mouse and keyboard. Apple makes nice products, they have good support, but man, put the price tag accordingly to the components value please ?



Well, my interest in tablets is for manga really. E-reading manga on a widescreen monitor is less than ideal, but I do prefer a desktop.
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Posted 2/26/14
I have a computer. It works. Is it suppose to be better or something?
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Posted 2/26/14

Stonewolfe wrote:

I have a computer. It works. Is it suppose to be better or something?


Herm, Well if it suits your needs no ? If you are a gamer, you'll most likely need a computer with the proper components, if you are building a server, you will need to analyse it's future load and make sure it's components will be good enough to support it. Like a Truck for delivery, if it's not big enough, you might not be able to fulfill profitable business.
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Ardahele wrote:

Herm, Well if it suits your needs no ? If you are a gamer, you'll most likely need a computer with the proper components, if you are building a server, you will need to analyse it's future load and make sure it's components will be good enough to support it. Like a Truck for delivery, if it's not big enough, you might not be able to fulfill profitable business.


Heh this is where I always make other PC gamers mad for some reason, i'm a gamer, but I was never one to know, or even know where to find, the specs of my computer. I also get utterly lost in technobabble, and just tend to nob my head in agreement saying stuff like "Sure whatever..." but I tried to make sure my computer could do some basic computer programming stuff, since sometimes I like to poke around with those programs.

My Processor says ~3.7GHz
8gb RAM
and my graphics card is an NVIDIA GTX 660, So far lets me play everything at max graphics with little to no FPS issues.

Oh also on the whole Windows 8 question. I think most of the hate comes from when it first came out, like with any Windows when it first comes out, people out there, who are generally the loudest/run blogs/etc hate on it. I remember the same hate when Vista and XP came out. Also when it first came out, it was generally meant for tablets, which were still FAIRLY new in my opinion, and other touch screen devices, which everyone did not have. So it was meant for a smaller selection of people at the beginning. But it was quickly updated to be great with computers. I have loved it ever since I got it with my new computer last November.
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Posted 2/26/14 , edited 2/26/14
Oh yay a tech thread!

i5-2500k 4.5GHz (OC) 30 degrees
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
128GB SSD, 3TB HDD, 2TB HDD(backup)
2x GTX 660Ti (SLI)
1200w 80 PLUS Gold

I do plan on upgrading the CPU at some point in time but not sure if I should get the i7 Ivy or an i7 Hashwell because I would have to buy a whole new mobo since hashwell is a 1150 socket and my current one is 1155
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Posted 2/26/14

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Oh yay a tech thread!

i5-2500k 4.5GHz (OC) 30 degrees
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
128GB SSD, 3TB HDD, 2TB HDD(backup)
2x GTX 660Ti (SLI)
1200w 80 PLUS Gold

I do plan on upgrading the CPU at some point in time but not sure if I should get the i7 Ivy or an i7 Hashwell because I would have to buy a whole new mobo since hashwell is a 1150 socket and my current one is 1155


Any specific reason you are looking into an i7 ? Hypethreading is useless for games (aka the 8 virtual cores). I chose the i5 4670k, no games use virtual cores. i7 is only really useful if you are going to run virtual machines on your computer or correct me if I missed something (thats why we are here for anyway :D). I think you should keep your 2500k a bit longer !
And you got some sexy 660tis, man i love this card <3
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Posted 2/26/14 , edited 2/26/14
Sup.

Xeon E3-1230V2 3.47GHZ (It's like an I7 but 150$ cheaper and coud not be overclocked, 8MB LVL 3)
Asus P8Z68 V-LE
16Gb Kingston DDR3 1600 (Semi ECC?)
AMD Radeon 7970 GHz
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
Microsoft Side Winder X4 Spanish/English
crapy LCD1600 x 1200 monitor
Samsung Evo SSD 250Gb
Windows 8.1 Pro 64

Time to time since some games only use 1 or two cores xeon E3 can dissable 1 2 or 3 as contrary of HyperTreading in order to boost other cores by memory charing. Contraty to OC, this boost is very stable for encoding videos that only require few cores.
The only way i found Hyper Threading usefull is on Video Convertion or Using 30 Tabs on Internet Explorer.

Why waste 150$ more on a I7 when you can buy an 250gb SSD and the same specs Core only that is lock for OC. OC only give boost of 3-9%? while disabling core give me 15% on solo core games.
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Posted 2/26/14

Ardahele wrote:


Bob_Bob_Law wrote:

Oh yay a tech thread!

i5-2500k 4.5GHz (OC) 30 degrees
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
128GB SSD, 3TB HDD, 2TB HDD(backup)
2x GTX 660Ti (SLI)
1200w 80 PLUS Gold

I do plan on upgrading the CPU at some point in time but not sure if I should get the i7 Ivy or an i7 Hashwell because I would have to buy a whole new mobo since hashwell is a 1150 socket and my current one is 1155


Any specific reason you are looking into an i7 ? Hypethreading is useless for games (aka the 8 virtual cores). I chose the i5 4670k, no games use virtual cores. i7 is only really useful if you are going to run virtual machines on your computer or correct me if I missed something (thats why we are here for anyway :D). I think you should keep your 2500k a bit longer !
And you got some sexy 660tis, man i love this card <3


No real reason to be honest I but I most likely will get a i5 4670k just for the extra power but then idk why I would even need a i7 lol silly me just trying to spend the extra money! As for the GTX 660Ti they are amazing! I got a sweet deal a while back on newegg.com that offered tow of them for about $300 and I was just sold at that point! So I do SLI because why not, and man I get some of the best FPS on 1920x1080 mmmm mmm mmm
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Why waste 150$ more on a I7 when you can buy an 250gb SSD and the same specs Core only that is lock for OC. OC only give boost of 3-9%? while disabling core give me 15% on solo core games.


Mmmh i don't know much about core locking, thanks for mentioning i'll look into that !


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No real reason to be honest I but I most likely will get a i5 4670k just for the extra power but then idk why I would even need a i7 lol silly me just trying to spend the extra money! As for the GTX 660Ti they are amazing! I got a sweet deal a while back on newegg.com that offered tow of them for about $300 and I was just sold at that point! So I do SLI because why not, and man I get some of the best FPS on 1920x1080 mmmm mmm mmm


I have a single 660ti and it's probably one of my best purchase next to my i5 4670k Also have a corsair force 128gb, It's quite faster than my previous intel ssd (530 series i think ?).
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Might be a good place to ask knowledgeable people. My 7970 blew up pretty much. Don't feel like shelling out 400-500$ for a new v card right now, whats the best to get for like 200ish?
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KnightOfZero1991 wrote:

Might be a good place to ask knowledgeable people. My 7970 blew up pretty much. Don't feel like shelling out 400-500$ for a new v card right now, whats the best to get for like 200ish?


It sucks your card blew up (and a 7970 is quite good), for 200, you're not quite into the the midrange cards, either save more for the 800 series coming soon or you can grab this Msi 660. Good enough for actual games. But might not be a good future proof buy.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699

If you are more into Radeon, you can look at the r9 270 :

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161452

If you want to play the patient game, grab a 650 ti, good and cheap card :

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121725


Just quick exemples, 700 and 600 series are quite equal at this level, you'll get a better bargain in the 600 series. Radeon i do not have alot of experience with them, but their new r9 series is fine aparently.
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