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  1. Getsome

    The Random Thoughts Thread

    Fuck Off As A Service (FOAAS)
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    -Now with Poll- Help Crayons Choose a Forum Title

    Well, I'd like to point out here that the did not include the For guidance in this matter, I think it good to refer back to scripture. Spends Money to Reroll Seems appropriate.
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    The Random Thoughts Thread

    This really is priceless... ‘Mom of the year': Baltimore woman praised for smacking rioting son
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    This is what is wrong with HP's electronics in general. They build it good enough to look good and survive the warranty period, and random things start breaking. Three years in, you can expect keys to break, USB ports to stop working, and the machine to generally look and work like its been dragged down the street behind a car. In contrast, last year I replaced the battery on my 5 year old ASUS laptop. Despite being carried around in a backpack and being dropped at least 3 times, it may as well be brand new.
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    Video Card RIP

    Hell if I know. I bought "new" from Amazon during the peak of the bitcoin mining rush, but who knows what kind of shady shit was happening.
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    Video Card RIP

    This is a bit of a tangent - don't take any of this as advice, just someone else's experience. My Gigabyte R9 280X shipped with the wrong BIOS installed. The card "worked" but I had similar graphics issues to yours. I set up an RMA and was ready to ship it back. When I was packing it up, I noticed that the memory chips were a different brand than the one indicated in GPU-Z. On a whim, installed the BIOS for a different board revision that would have had the memory chips I had on my board. The update fixed the issues, and the card has run stable that way for a year now. In your shoes, I would still RMA the thing. Gigabyte boards have a dual bios switch, which would have enabled recovery if it didn't work. IIRC, MSI boards don't have that option, which makes what I did far more dodgy.
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    ASUS: Good. MSI: Good enough. Lenovo: Meh ok. Dell: Inconsistent. Acer: Disposable. HP: Garbage. ASUS is Apple hardware without Apple software. At the consumer level, their stuff has the best build quality at most price levels.
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    First build

    When it comes to Xeon 1231 vs 4690K, I have a hard time justifying the premium cost of Hyperthreading, the lower clock speed, the inflexibility wrt overclocking, and the absence of QuickSync. If you do go with the 4690K, know that it occasionally drops to $180 at Microcenter.
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    First build

    Take the SSD to 256GB. That is the top of the capacity/price ratio atm, and by experience, 120GB is really quite constraining. If the computer will be on a LOT, a Gold PSU will pay for itself. Purely optional though - your current choice is adequate. Nice system.
  10. Both my TR2 units were made by FSP. Both were purchased around 2010-2011. Apparently they switched hec at some point. That is... disappointing.
  11. Conclusion: TBD I don't believe you. Take your computer to a technician, ask what is broke, buy what he suggests to replace it. Expect to pay about $220 USD or your local equivalent - that should cover about an hour of the tech's time for diagnostics and the retail cost of the replacement part.
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    The Random Thoughts Thread

    Reminds me of this.
  13. PSU failed with no secondary damage? Good PSU. Thanks for the report. Let us know if they dishonor the warranty. Not my experience. I use them a lot.
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    Warships Closed Beta HYPE

    So this mod is to WoWS what Battle Assistant is to WoT. Or is it just me?
  15. 1 x 8GB is worth an extra $10 for the sake of upgradability. Try to get DDR3-1866 or DDR3-2133. DVD writer + Blu-ray reader drives are down in the ~$50 range. Optical standards are heading that way. With the parts you have specced, I would downgrade to a Seasonic 550W. You'd still have a lot of headroom.