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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video playback problems after fresh win 10 install"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate your time, but I gave up. Tried several other players and eventually found some generic one that is suitable.

Thank you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video playback problems after fresh win 10 install"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't reinstall the OS. New install on a new SSD. All my apps were installed fresh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video playback problems after fresh win 10 install"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows or MB?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video playback problems after fresh win 10 install"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, the problem is bigger... MusicBee won't load at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video playback problems after fresh win 10 install"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I've even gone back and installed older versions of VLC. No luck.

Comment reply on Norm101's Completed Build: The "Purple Something"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... this build is from 3 years ago. The prices were reasonable at the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for Adobe CC?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Rocking a i5-3570k. Not a bad chip at all, but the work I'm doing is bigger and more processor intensive and I'm doing more video work. The i5 is just not holding up to the workload.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for Adobe CC?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

My primary question is about after more cores are better than the single core performance of a chip like the i7.

Would Photoshop/Illustrator/Premiere Pro, etc. perform better with, let's say, the Ryzen 1700, or with the 8700k? They're all relatively close in price.

Insofar as the test of the build, it is pretty straightforward. I have the other components all decided on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noctua NH-D15 missing"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Says it right on your parts list: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler and Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case are not compatible.

Cooler won't fit in that case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GeForce GTX Titan Release"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually remember this post. And I was thinking about it the other day. Nice! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How long have you been with PCPP and how active have you been?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

About 5 years, though This account almost 4. I got addicted in my first year and ended up taking some time off and deleting my account. I still check by every couple of days but don't participate as much.

Just check out new parts now and see what people think of them mostly. I have a couple more builds completed, but I haven't bothered to publish.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is most shocking book you've read?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  • Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk
  • American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Actually, any of Palahniuk's books are insane, BUT the one that was the most startling was Haunted; that book is seriously disturbed.

I read a book every week or so. Not as much as I'd like, but life gets in the way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT S340"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just checked out your Singularity saved build and it appears that the Cryorig cooler is too big for the S340 case. Remove it and you'll see those cases show up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT S340"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You likely have a part that is incompatible. Maybe a mobo that is too big or a gpu that is too long or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap sleeved extension cables?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't go with the Rosewill cables. I got some as a gift and they were pretty terrible. So stiff I couldn't use them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend installed new driver for his 970 and is getting the dreaded Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok...

He can't figure out how to boot in safe mode. The process is really challenging since he's an hour away and is using his cell phone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend installed new driver for his 970 and is getting the dreaded Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

He was unable to duplicate your process.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend installed new driver for his 970 and is getting the dreaded Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How'd you get it to boot in safe mode? He and I are doing this by text, btw.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend installed new driver for his 970 and is getting the dreaded Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Using Win 10 Home - This was a fresh install.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: Virtual Heroin

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job, Sam! Lovely, as always. Nice to see you back building.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Add a pricing structure into "System Builds?""

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty cool actually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lian-Li Cases"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about that then. I thought they were newer models.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The first few weeks after I was diagnosed left me profoundly depressed. I was so upset with myself and terrified of what the future held.

I felt like I should have known better.

Treatment is so much better than it was even a few decades ago. I went on insulin for a few months at first but was able to get off of it pretty quickly. I'm on a new med now called bydureon. First injectable I've taken in 10 years. Once-a-week. So far, so good

You're going to be ok. You'll have times when your sugar goes up. It's ok. So long as you respect it, it won't define you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes"

  • 44 months ago
  • 6 points

I'm Type 2. It's not a destroyer of life. Take your meds, check your blood sugar regularly, and most importantly, work with your doctor.

Scared the **** out of me at first. But monitoring my sugars has become so routine I don't really even think about it that much anymore. I have my glucometer next to my bed and check it first thing in the morning. It's habit.

Chocolate isn't that bad. I still have chocolate. I just pay attention to how much. I don't go for most of the sugar-free treats. I found most unpalatable. I'm eating a chocolate chip cookie right now. Not 5, just 1. And I don't feel any guilt or shame about it because my sugars are in good shape. 106 this morning.

You'll need to make some adjustments to your lifestyle, but again, it isn't the end of the world.Be honest with yourself about which behaviors caused the most damage. Work on those. But be kind to yourself. Berating yourself is counter-productive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Email Computer for my Grandpa"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That's cool

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Email Computer for my Grandpa"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD and processor will be so much faster.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Email Computer for my Grandpa"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

How about this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe SCKZT-1000 24.8 CFM CPU Cooler $27.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $19.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $70.99 @ NCIX US
Case Thermaltake VL520B1N2U Mini ITX Tower Case w/220W Power Supply $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $401.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-23 16:20 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'New Additions' Section"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I watch the Part Additions forum to check out requested new parts. I love this idea.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4790k vs i7 6700k??"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly Photoshop. Big files. It might not be significant, might be in my head, but it seemed faster.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4790k vs i7 6700k??"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I, too, have been considering the difference in the chips. The $100 price difference (currently where I am) between the 4790k and the 6700k are really making me consider the 4790k.

That and DDR3 is so cheap. I can pick up 32Gb for around $150. I do development work so I use extra RAM as a ramdisk.

I know the performance of the newer CPU would be better, but I'm trying to decide if the extra $200 is worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's your Internet Connection like?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 140Mb/s down though I've had bursts of 170Mb/s
  • 18Mb/s up
  • 9ms for ping

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The lack of Microcenter CPUs"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. My apologies. Then I have no clue. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Yay my case will be coming today!"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not thrilled with the Rosewill capstone PSU. I'm planning on overhauling this whole rig soon with the 6700k and DDR4 and I'm getting a new PSU to boot.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is chugging along nicely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Yay my case will be coming today!"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I love mine. You won't be disappointed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seagate Backup Plus 8TB"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That just sucks!

Your advice is good though. every time I add a new drive, I backup all of the family pics. I also have them on Google Drive and Dropbox in case my system is destroyed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Samsung 950 PRO announced"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My compulsion is purely aesthetic. I obsess about the little visual inconsistencies.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wire questions"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Those cables actually come with the case. It really is just plug-and-play.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wire questions"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

For the monitor?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seagate Backup Plus 8TB"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't remember where I read it, but there was an article about 3Tb drive platters failing at a higher rate than other sizes. I don't know why. I have a 4Tb and a 2Tb and haven't had any problems. I just avoided the 3Tb drives.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seagate Backup Plus 8TB"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg has been big on eBay for years. I can only assume it is just an expanded marketplace. Using the glut of visitors on eBay, they can expect people to visit their other site.

You can occasionally get some really good sales that aren't on their primary site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wire questions"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

USB cables normally come with the devices. So the external dvd should have them. You can check the product page for whatever it is. They'll usually tell you exactly what is in the box. If not, they're really cheap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Be Quiet! Company"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Most companies that do AIOs use OEM from Asetek: http://www.asetek.com/customers/do-it-yourself/

If they went this route it would be disappointing, but the easiest and cheapest way into the market for them. Their fans are good. I have 3 of them in my system right now.

From a business perspective I could see the allure. Expansion of brand, hire out the development and design of the pump/radiator, slap a logo on them and package them with existing fans. But the market it rather full at the moment with various better-recognized AIOs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Samsung 950 PRO announced"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually snorted when I read how "gauche" green is after Labor Day.

With that said, I'm glad they're making a black one too. After years of comments, mobo manufacturers finally started giving their boards extra coats of black. I've a little OCD for colors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wire questions"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The power supply will have all of the wires to power the CPU/mobo, and drives. The data cables that go from the drives to the mobo are included in the mobo packaging. However, there are only 2 SATA cables, which, since you only have 2 drives listed, the ssd and hdd, you should be fine with unless you want to add an old one, like from an older computer. Then you'd need to buy an additional one.

I'm assuming the external dvd writer comes with it's own cables.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asetek 570LXL 240M Liquid CPU Cooler - Missing"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually all Asetek products are on this site. Asetek is the manufacturer for nearly all of the major AIO coolers on the market: http://www.asetek.com/customers/do-it-yourself/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noob with a slightly awkward Skylake build ready for Fallout 4 needs reassurance please!"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Possibly 2 use, but it should be the white packet just to the left of the spreader on the radiator.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noob with a slightly awkward Skylake build ready for Fallout 4 needs reassurance please!"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure the paste is in the little white package next to the spreading tool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help needed with a prebuilt machine!"

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

You have nothing to worry about.

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