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    posted a message on Constructive Criticism Needed on Build
    Quote from bc112354

    My justification for everything:

    EVERYTHING: Budget of 700$ w/o monitor

    CPU: AMD FX chosen for good clock speed and lots of cores.
    CPU Cooler: Cheap, 3200 RPM
    MOBO: Cheap, fits CPU (duh), and supports 32 GB's of RAM (for possible upgrades)
    SSD: Planning on an SSD for LMDE
    HDD: For the bulk of my storage.
    GPU: Cheap, good, OpenGL 4 (No more OpenGl minecraft issues)
    NETWORK ADAPTER: got wireless and wired because I don't know where it will go.
    CASE: Cheap, good-looking, built in PSU


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DK9-7E52A-0L-GP CPU Cooler ($8.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
    Wired Network Adapter: Syba SD-PEX24009 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VO545A1N2U ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Masscool FD06025S1M3/4 19.2 CFM 60mm Fan ($2.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Evercool EC-3510 35mm Fan ($10.48 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Keyboard: Gear Head KB5150W Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.06 @ Amazon)
    Other: Linux Mint Debian Edition
    Total: $702.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 22:43 EST-0500)


    It has an on board LAN slot, get a Wireless card in it's place rather than an adapter.

    You need a PSU, never use PSUs that come with cases.

    Still rusty on current consumer hardware so I am not going to comment on that.
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    posted a message on Painful injuries
    Quote from Kursze

    BMX: One year ago, I missed aa jump, rolled on the side safely, only to realize that the hill wasn't finished. Ended up in a thornbush with several scratches and a twisted wrist.
    Rock climbing: Dislocating my shoulder after missing a jump. Fixed it myself, got some pills, everything's fine.
    Snowboarding:Whiplash after falling like a rock while trying to break.
    Fencing:You would expect an injury from a saber or something? Nope. Just Chuck Testa. Or maybe I fell down the gym's stairs and my "in-between" landed on a helmet.

    Yet my worse one was breaking my foot while dropping a chess game on it.
    A chess game.
    No wonder I hate chess so much.


    I don't Dyno anymore while bouldering because of shoulder dislocations and ankle issues or while climbing because taking a whipper sucks.
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    posted a message on Is it worth it?
    Quote from BKrenz

    You can comb through his post history. Have fun.


    Yeah, no thanks. I'll go without it, I know how much he posts.
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    posted a message on Is it worth it?
    Quote from BKrenz

    Define your "lag".

    There's hardly a difference between the two in terms of speed. fm87 tested it a while ago. A few milliseconds I believe.


    Could you link me this test? I always enjoy his tests.
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    posted a message on Painful injuries
    Broken finger, this happened while playing football, hand got kicked.

    Split knee cap, this happened by missing a backflip, got resplit while climbing.

    Double dislocated patella, also happened while playing football.

    Dislocated both shoulders three or four times, most memorable was missing a Snatch and didn't let go of the weight.

    Wrist, elbow, knee, shoulder, tendinitis, more chronic injuries.

    Pulled a pulley, that was really unpleasant.

    Three concussions, one from wrestling.

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    posted a message on Recommended software for recording on a Mac?
    Quote from FyreCrafted

    Hey guys,
    Wondering what an ideal recording software would be for Minecraft? I want to start making videos on Youtube but wonder if any of you have experience that could help me decide on good software.

    Version 10.5.8.
    Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    Want to be able to record both fullscreen and selected region. Needs to be able to record my commentating, but if there is another program I should use in the background for my voice as well as the screen capture than I am happy to do that as well. Whatever option you think would work best.
    I'm pretty nooby on the recording side of things so directions and installation links would be greatly appreciated ^_^

    Thanks!


    Do you have a dedicated GPU? I remember that CPU being really sluggish with minecraft; if there's not a dedicated GPU you might see a massive drop in FPS.
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    posted a message on Can someone explain CPU prices to me?
    Quote from BKrenz

    The amount of cores and speed of the processor isn't useful for comparing power at all.

    For example, the i7 is able to accomplish much, much more per cycle than the 8350. This means that you'll get more performance, even though there are less cores and less cycles per second. The only way to truly compare processors is to look at benchmarks that have been done.


    Even then there may be things that either are better for, despite overall better performance, like IIRC the FX is far better for programs that are optimized for multiple threads which is wonderful for certain types of workstations.

    Benchmarks are the only true judge.
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    posted a message on Is this good internet speed or.....im guessing its not.
    Quote from fluorescent



    Huh. Well, either way, I'm very jealous of you :P


    I wonder what the throughput for higher QoS devices are, because this was on a lab workstation.
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    posted a message on Any advide on transfering iphone contacts to itunes?
    Quote from Ankenmann2



    He's right though.


    I hate this so much, the fanboyism, a lot of people like the simplicity and general (albeit there's issues.) user friendliness of the iPhone. I have an A+, am taking the class for my S+ currently, taking my ICND1 in the upcoming month or next, working toward a CCNA. I am no stranger to technology, but when it comes to my phone I just want something I like and I don't have to think about. I don't like the OS in general the layout is unintuitive to me. I know that it can do far more, and is better hardware wise but I don't need it to be better, I need it to do what I want it to do, and that is why I like the iPhone.
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    posted a message on Is this good internet speed or.....im guessing its not.
    Quote from fluorescent



    Either you have Google Fiber (which shouldn't even have speeds that high), you live right next to one of the servers, you tampered with your modem, or that's photoshopped.


    None of these, wasn't a home network, was at my colleges Cisco lab, during low hours I have seen it hit 800/600.
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    posted a message on Bought new ram; computer won't boot
    Quote from aceattwister



    When working with old(er) machines, my boss tell me to discharge the capacitors. Simply turn off a running computer, unplug it, and push the on button. Most, if not all the pent up electricity is discharged and your less likely to accidentally short something.


    I have never heard of this being used much. Discharging is used so little that it was hardly mentioned in several of the A+ and hardware guides I have, and only in one lecture in the two classes for it. Never had to use it when working either.


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    posted a message on Is this good internet speed or.....im guessing its not.
    Think I have y'all beat.

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    posted a message on Bought new ram; computer won't boot
    Quote from aceattwister

    YOu did remember to discharge the capacitors right? If not something may have been fried.


    What are you talking about?

    Quote from Etk102

    Update:
    I learned that I my pc has awardBIOS, which means with the beep code, I screwed up the graphics card. So now I know.


    Check to make sure that your video card is properly seated as well, check connections, contacts, so on so forth.

    Things can get moved around when you are working inside a case and can come loose.
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    posted a message on laptop crash
    Quote from BKrenz

    Yeah, that was a possible conclusion. Contact your manufacturer about a replacement.


    Check the warranty as well, may be stipulations about third party techs and expiration and such. Depending on that it might just be cheaper to replace it all together.
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    posted a message on Hosting a Server
    Quote from reneeyva

    My problem is that I don't have a static IP and I thought it had something to do with the whole 2 IP thing. What I do is I could port forward my computer/private IP and it would work, but then the IP changes and I would have to do it all over again.
    My router model I think is a:
    Netgear WGR614 v7


    If I had a ".11" it would change all the time. I don't know how to fix that or how to keep it static :I


    Assign a static IP to your computer.

    Assuming win7:

    Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing > Change Adapter setting > Whatever interface you are using right click > properties > IPv4 > Properties > Use the following address > Fill in the information.

    From there you would go into your router and follow whatever instructions it needs for that static IP to be assigned.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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