Recent content by Mi|enko

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    What is your backup GPU?

    Honestly, it was a rig I built a couple years ago for a once a year lan party. Then I used it for x265 encoding throughout the year to not tie up my main rig. Having recently moved cross country, no more lan party goodness unless I fly back (which if I do, I'll just take his rig with me haha).
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    What is your backup GPU?

    lol Yeah. Kind of a DB move, but between Minecraft, TABS, and Fortnite, he wouldn't even notice. He's only 9 (birthday today) and I just upgraded him from his 1660 & 2600x to my secondary rig (8700k & 2080) so that I could pass his original rig down to our soon to be 6yo for his birthday...
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    When working on a computer, do you sit or stand?

    In my infinite wisdom, I got an 8' workbench to use as my desk. In hindsight, while I love the look of it and the desk space, I would've gotten a desk that can raise and lower. I can set the workbench's height, but it's a manual pain in the tail to do and this thing's heave af.
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    What is your backup GPU?

    2080Ti is my primary. If it dies, I'll take the 2080 that I put in one of my son's rigs and place the GTX 960 that's in my plex server into his system. Doubt there's much risk of this happening, since my Ti's on a custom loop and barely peaks at 45C.
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    What was your 1st 3D video card ?

    Nvidia Riva TNT was the first one I had and it came in a gateway PC. This was back in '98 or '99 and I was also just discovering access to videos & FTPs. . . so I wanted a card that could output to my TV. As a result, the first GPU I actually purchased on its own was an ATI All-in-Wonder Pro...
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    what case would use this

    Just about any decent mid tower should be able to support those, but it all depends on the case layout. Popular ones like the Lian Li 011 Dynamic would absolutely work, but may be overkill for what you're looking for.
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    what case would use this

    For those AIOs, you just need a case that supports 2x120mm fans in either of these instances. Then look for a case that has that setup in 2 separate locations if you have 2 rads. I had 2x140mm rads in my Corsair 600C, so both of those would fit but there are plenty of other options too. Any...
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    G1 Questions

    If you use exchange 2003, make sure you check 2003 compatibility. For myself, I use 2003, as well as my OWA address, combined with my corp username/email address. All in all, you're looking at 5 minutes to set it up and start syncing. I'll also let you know that any existing items in your...
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    G1 Questions

    For exchange, I use TouchDown. You gotta pay for it, but it pulls all of my corporate stuff. As for podcasting/IM, can't really help you as I only use the built in IM client for Google Talk and removed all the others (my G1's rooted).
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    Office Space…In A Box

    I gotta say, that idea's pretty genius. It may not float in the US, in in India at one of the Dell or Dish Network call centers, I'm sure it'll make a killing.
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    is the Xigmatek S1283 better than a Zalman 9700 on a q6600?

    I'm runnin' a Q9300@3.5Ghz (1.40v) with the xigmatek 1283. I also have the little fin on the back directing a little flow through my 780i fins. Seems to work some wonders for me.
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    Silverstone TJ07 / Maximus Formula newbie wiring question

    For question one, skip the shield for one of the ports. For question two, they connect to the audio leads on your board or soundcard. If your board has HD audio, you'll use the Azalia. If it's got an AC'97 chipset, you'll use that plug...
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    AMD: Phenom or X2?

    Isn't the 5000+ 2.6Ghz? Or are you saying that you OCed to 3.2?
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    FS/T Mobo/CPU/RAM Combo

    Dude. Here's a bump for one of the best mobo's ever made. The only think better was the A7N8X deluxe. :-D
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    WTB AGP(7800GS/7900GS/7950GT), S478 P4, 2x1GB DDR

    I've got an eVGA 7800GS with the Fatal1ty Zalman cooler on it. I'd be willing to part with it for 130 (cooler and shipping included). It has been registered on eVGA's site though, just to let you know.