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post #3616 of 6751
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The more I look at benchmarks, the more drool falls out of my mouth at how good of a deal I got for $216.
 
Yeah yeah. I'm just too happy right now so I keep saying the same schiit, below is just schiit I typed out due to my own hype. You guys are probably tired of me saying the same schiit. But whatever.

 

PC Benchmark scores and rant (Click to show)
AMD 7870 1GHz Crossfire @$108 each =$216
AMD R9 270 is the direct rebrand of the 7870 and is $180-$210 each
 
AMD 7870 Crossfire is about 15-25% faster than a single Reference 7970 (if crossfire works that is for the game and all of CFx issues blah blah and efficency blah)
 
AMD R9 280x is direct rebrand of AMD 7970 and is $320-$340. 
 
Nvidia GTX 770 is $400-$420 (sales at $350-$380 after MIR right now) is approx the performance of a 7870 CFx(if CFx works, and works 'perfectly' and well optomized and everything)(yes, vram mirroring, and high resz. I only have 1080p anyway)
 
Granted, single cards are much better than Crossfires. But considering I paid about the same price I would have if I got the R9 270/x, I'm dayum happy

 

Still no CFx in my system though :(

 

Huge ordering and sales from Newegg means my order(new motherboard and 6pin pcie adapter) only just got packaged and shipped (5-6 days after I ordered it). My CFx bridge isn't here yet either after that idiot sent me an Nvidia SLI bridge. Bought a new one already though. Should be here tuesday

post #3617 of 6751

So I try to play BF4 again for the first time in a while only because Russian Badger is livestreaming.  I download the update, join his server and load in.  I have enough time to type in all chat "DICE made this game bad on purpose" and then I get DC'ed.  I've tried joining different servers and now I can't even load into a game for more than 5-10 seconds of loading.  Battlelog doesn't even give me an error message or anything.

 

So the "Stability update" actually screwed up more than it fixed.  Talk about motivation to stay with a game until they fix it.

post #3618 of 6751
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@ Everyone

 

$1 Custom printed Mouse pads?

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/1s8iah/are_mousepads_still_relevant/cduz0of

http://www.reddit.com/r/deals/comments/1s8xt4/099_custom_printed_mouse_pad_shipped_coupon_code/

 

Basically, there is a special promo code for a custom printed mouse pad of any (legal) image.

 

Those two links are for reference. The two codes mentioned no longer work

 

You have to use this new custom one I signed up for

Z099PLAYEE532 

 

The how to's are all simple. Keep in mind, Artcow is not exactly always guaranteed to be good. Many reviews have put it as spotty. However many in the threads have gotten their orders(from HK)

 

and it seems international people can do it as well

 

I just got one using this image

 

 

(with the creator's name cropped out of course :ph34r:)

 

Because Code Geass...that's why.

post #3619 of 6751

Well it looks like I won't be getting a new CPU anytime soon, unless I get an 8350 or go intel:

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/172015-leaked-amd-roadmap-shows-excavator-arriving-in-2015-and-possibly-the-end-of-amds-big-core-x86-business

 

I really hope that isn't true.  I don't see myself ever being in the market for an APU I don't have experience with them but wouldn't it just be pointless to buy one and still use dedicated graphics? Or are we going into a future where apus will become more powerful than gpus?                                                                                                                                                             


Edited by linglingjr - 12/8/13 at 5:02pm
post #3620 of 6751
I might do a Prodigy build like my friend oba da (over there), but I was wondering, is the Bitfenix quiet? And I know I keep asking this, but are there any alternatives to this mini-ITX case? (I wish the Define R4 came in a ITX.
post #3621 of 6751
Thread Starter 

Just bought a Mechanical Keyboard keycap puller, a few extra keycaps (came with the puller) and a 125lot pack of o ring dampeners for my keybaord for $10 total 

post #3622 of 6751
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

@ Everyone

 

$1 Custom printed Mouse pads?

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/1s8iah/are_mousepads_still_relevant/cduz0of

http://www.reddit.com/r/deals/comments/1s8xt4/099_custom_printed_mouse_pad_shipped_coupon_code/

 

Basically, there is a special promo code for a custom printed mouse pad of any (legal) image.

 

Those two links are for reference. The two codes mentioned no longer work

 

You have to use this new custom one I signed up for

Z099PLAYEE532 

 

The how to's are all simple. Keep in mind, Artcow is not exactly always guaranteed to be good. Many reviews have put it as spotty. However many in the threads have gotten their orders(from HK)

 

and it seems international people can do it as well

 

I just got one using this image

 

 

(with the creator's name cropped out of course :ph34r:)

 

Because Code Geass...that's why.


Looks good, but sadly I'll pass.  I uhm..  Illegal?  Darn ;)

post #3623 of 6751
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 


Looks good, but sadly I'll pass.  I uhm..  Illegal?  Darn ;)

Yeah, a few on the /r/ thread did some slightly NSFW images..........because Gaben=NSFW!! :D

post #3624 of 6751
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

I might do a Prodigy build like my friend oba da (over there), but I was wondering, is the Bitfenix quiet? And I know I keep asking this, but are there any alternatives to this mini-ITX case? (I wish the Define R4 came in a ITX.

With a front intake and rear exhaust it is pretty quiet.  The CPU fan (using a mobile processor mini-ITX) actually makes more noise.

 

It is a bloody big case though; they slightly re-engineered the internals and had plenty of room for the micro-ATX motherboards.  Have you looked at Lian-Li?  They were actually on MY short list for the computer build that my daughter and I did in particular the PCQ35; but she got all goo-goo over the red Prodigy and...well it was going to be for her so whatever.  Well engineered products, but a bit costly compared to the plastic and pot steel competitors since they use aluminium throughout.

 

Tomshardware did a review on the PCQ30 they built.  If your friend wanted to show off his rig and you your building skill it might be something to consider.  Other than complaining about the rear fan noise, they stated "The build quality is top notch, Lian Li's design is great, and the case is as practical as I could have hoped."

post #3625 of 6751
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

Well it looks like I won't be getting a new CPU anytime soon, unless I get an 8350 or go intel:

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/172015-leaked-amd-roadmap-shows-excavator-arriving-in-2015-and-possibly-the-end-of-amds-big-core-x86-business

 

I really hope that isn't true.  I don't see myself ever being in the market for an APU I don't have experience with them but wouldn't it just be pointless to buy one and still use dedicated graphics? Or are we going into a future where apus will become more powerful than gpus?                                                                                                                                                             

 

i see the "apu" model as a power saving measure.  you use the "apu" as you might onboard or "crappy" graphics for runing windows, browser windows etc etc.  stuff that makes use of gpu acceleration but doesnt actually need masses of it.  so that way you arent using your huge 200w dedicated gpu when its not needed.  then when you want to fire up a game you fire up the big gpu and let it pump out all the frames it can.

 

that said, i use a laptop with intel onboard and an ati gpu and well i wont be getting one of them again. asi the intel gpu is so slow as to be useless so i run the gpu always.  i like the principle though.

 

 

amd need to do soemthing though, im sort of looking to upgrade comp and i dont like intels marketing activities so i want to go amd but.... i mostly use firefox and its not multi process at all yet and amd sigle core performance is poo.  sure amd can do lots of cores but nothing makes use of them all so either amd need to do beter performance or get applications to write properly threaded ones so they run better.

post #3626 of 6751
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 

 

i see the "apu" model as a power saving measure.  you use the "apu" as you might onboard or "crappy" graphics for runing windows, browser windows etc etc.  stuff that makes use of gpu acceleration but doesnt actually need masses of it.  so that way you arent using your huge 200w dedicated gpu when its not needed.  then when you want to fire up a game you fire up the big gpu and let it pump out all the frames it can.

 

that said, i use a laptop with intel onboard and an ati gpu and well i wont be getting one of them again. asi the intel gpu is so slow as to be useless so i run the gpu always.  i like the principle though.

 

 

amd need to do soemthing though, im sort of looking to upgrade comp and i dont like intels marketing activities so i want to go amd but.... i mostly use firefox and its not multi process at all yet and amd sigle core performance is poo.  sure amd can do lots of cores but nothing makes use of them all so either amd need to do beter performance or get applications to write properly threaded ones so they run better.

Solution?  Write up a modified scheduler on Linux and develop your own internet browser that can appreciate the multi core beast ;)

post #3627 of 6751

That PC-Q30 case seems like a huge departure from the typical Lian Li visual aesthetic.  I've always like how understated their designs are.  

 

Really can't understand wanting a case with LED's and a huge window for a media center computer though.  The lights would be distracting from the TV screen when you're trying to watch something, especially if you like watching movies in low light.  


Edited by daigo - 12/9/13 at 10:06am
post #3628 of 6751
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

Solution?  Write up a modified scheduler on Linux and develop your own internet browser that can appreciate the multi core beast ;)

 

or i could just use chrome.

 

 

i like firefox though and repeatedly dally with linux but i always hit a point where i cant make it do something trivial.  yes its a familiarity issue.  also i fcuking hate sudo.  i want to be able to say i am the admin, making me type sudo repeatedly isnt going to stop me breaking things or not allowing me to log in as a superuser with out having to manually modify a config file.  my typing sucks and i hate command line.

 

linux is still too user unfrdiendly and too preocupied with devs continually getting their pannties in a twist about stupid things that only they care about.  then in a giant hissy fit declair they are forking whatever which is why their is 400 thousand distros and all of them are seriously flawed user experiences.

post #3629 of 6751
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 

 

or i could just use chrome.

 

 

i like firefox though and repeatedly dally with linux but i always hit a point where i cant make it do something trivial.  yes its a familiarity issue.  also i fcuking hate sudo.  i want to be able to say i am the admin, making me type sudo repeatedly isnt going to stop me breaking things or not allowing me to log in as a superuser with out having to manually modify a config file.  my typing sucks and i hate command line.

 

linux is still too user unfrdiendly and too preocupied with devs continually getting their pannties in a twist about stupid things that only they care about.  then in a giant hissy fit declair they are forking whatever which is why their is 400 thousand distros and all of them are seriously flawed user experiences.

There are many philosophies when it comes to designing an operating system, and just about darn everything in computing! If there was only one way to do things, there's a good chance AMD would not be around.

 

There are many Linux distributions because there are many ideals and goals in the Linux community. I like Linux because of the sheer flexibility and possibilities to achieve something that the average user would not think to do/ care about.

 

In respect to Super users, why not make yourself root? Or you could just use the default root account made by your distro if applicable.

post #3630 of 6751
My internet is a POS. I don't know if it's my router or the stupid server, but one month I would get what my parents are paying for (~20-30Mbs), then another week after, BOOM, Ping jumps to >60 and 5Mbs max on very lucky times. Hardwired internet (Ethernet) works almost perfectly fine. Frustrating as hell.
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