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Old 09-04-2014, 01:35 PM   #22301
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I've read a 2.0 SkyActiv engine with 180hp, but only from one source that isn't Mazda.

If it's true + the 100kg weight reduction, that should be a hell of a fun little car.
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2016 ND Miata. Looks upgrade- check, engine upgrade- check.
Hmm. Haven't heard a spec on curb weight yet.

(Am I the only one who isn't really impressed with the whole Kodo design language?)

Got a new PC at work, finally. We recently decommissioned one of our realtime 3D previsualization suites, so I stole one of the workstations out of it for myself. Six core i7-3960X overclocked to 4.1 Ghz (it came this way, I'll probably turn it down to stock), 16GB, Nvidia Quadro 4000 video card, a bunch of storage, blah blah blah. It's kind of fast-ish.







(Six PCI-E x16 slots is probably enough.)








Much better for running AutoCAD 2014 inside a virtual Win7-64 machine while also running WireCAD, 30 Chrome tabs and MAP Designer in the main OS. The machine ain't even breathing heavy, whereas my old laptop would be absolutely dying under this load.

It's honestly kind of hilarious how quickly this thing boots up. I'm happy.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:53 PM   #22303
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Why did you only grab one of them?! I'd happily pay shipping and send you moderately priced whiskey in trade.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:10 PM   #22304
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I just realized that I have an $800 video card.

I really don't need it in this machine. Any idea whether this card would be significantly better at Portal and TF2 than my Radeon 7770 GHZ edition, which cost $150? I may swap them.



Oh, and the rotating base I ordered for the LED TV arrived. The specification is full of originality and of many methods:



(Seriously, I have to assume that they used Google Translate to generate this text from the original Chinese. No human could be this bad at grammar- not even Leafy.)
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I thought you were not a fan of liquid cooled pc's
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I thought you were not a fan of liquid cooled pc's
Aren't I? Wouldn't surprise me.

I honestly can't remember what I hate anymore...


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Old 09-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #22307
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Joe, I just remembered you missed my birthday this year.
Here's your chance to make up for your missed opportunity to celebrate that momentous event.
I will PM you my address.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:54 PM   #22308
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Thats a pretty slick case (Functionally. Looks are 'meh'.)
I bet those fans on the back are noisy though. Look like 80 or 92mm.

As for the liquid cooler goes, IIRC Joe previously equated them to the cyborg from West World in that they are over engineered.
At the point it is the best way to do a serious overclock without having a heatsink that fills the entire volume of your case. But w/o OC I bet even that CPU would be fine with a modestly large heatsink, like the Noctua. It would probably be quieter too.
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Thats a pretty slick case (Functionally. Looks are 'meh'.)
I bet those fans on the back are noisy though. Look like 80 or 92mm.
Really? I think it looks pretty slick. It's shockingly heavy for something made of aluminum. Quite rigid, which seems pointless for something designed to spend its whole life sitting on a rack shelf in a pristine, access-controlled environment.

I was worried about the noise, but honestly I can't even hear it over the ambient noise of the office. All of the fans are speed-controlled by the motherboard, and they're just ticking over at a few hundred RPM right now. I'm not pushing the machine very hard at all.



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As for the liquid cooler goes, IIRC Joe previously equated them to the cyborg from West World in that they are over engineered.
That sounds like something I'd say. Probably complained about it being needlessly complex and having too many failure points as compared to a heatpipe system. I'll just say that I didn't choose any of this- the manufacturer, Boxx Technologies, builds these machines in about a dozen standard configurations, all with the same basic hardware. The liquid cooler and factory-overclock are standard on this model. Nuttin' I can do about it, and I'm not gonna spend money to replace it unless it fails.



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But w/o OC I bet even that CPU would be fine with a modestly large heatsink, like the Noctua. It would probably be quieter too.
The TDP is relatively high at 130 watts, but I'm sure you're right.




Did it ever both anybody that the robots in Westworld were mostly filled with passives and discrete semiconductors, with nary a VLSI chip in sight?

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:19 PM   #22310
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gaming cards are for gaming
quadro cards for for cad/rendering/whatnot

they don't typically compare well to each other in the wrong environment.

that said, I've got a K4000 in my work machine. sadly I am stuck with an older xeon so your i7 blows me out of the water by about 2.5x
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I would've bought it
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Oh my god. To punk someone that hard and not have them realize they are being trolled ... beautiful.
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That one is from like 2010, here is the rest of them.

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^ awesome - lol'd at the surrogate father.
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It's honestly kind of hilarious how quickly this thing boots up. I'm happy.
It's hard to confirm from the pictures, but does it have an SSD boot drive? They're the best thing since, well, pre-cut loaves.

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Enough with the super-efficiency, just put one big-***-well-designed-turbo on it and call it done.


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It's hard to confirm from the pictures, but does it have an SSD boot drive?
It does have an SSD, but it's not a boot drive.

This motherboard supports SSD-based caching. It dynamically pages data into the 60G SSD from the primary drive (500 GB at upper-right) which is what hosts both the OS and the applications.


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It does have an SSD, but it's not a boot drive.

Well, that's one way to paddle your canoe!
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