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  1. TurtleCrusher

    Just traded a 7th gen i5 w/ 1060 laptop for a Ryzen 2 system, big mistake with ryzen 3xxx coming?

    I've been out of the loop for a while since I left the semiconductor industry. I though the Ryzen 2xxx would be current for a bit until I got a google alert 30 minutes after making the deal about the new Ryzen CPUs. I traded a Dell 7577 w/1060 6gb for the desktop in sig. Am I SOL on future...
  2. TurtleCrusher

    i3-4130T: Should I upgrade or stay as is?

    Hello everyone, I just got a Thinkcentre M73 Tiny USFF that has an i3-4130T. My main goals with this PC is to keep it working as an HTPC and an extremely casual gaming setup and hopefully cheap as I bought this for $45. I use my Thinkpad X230 for casual gaming on the go and would like better...
  3. TurtleCrusher

    Max-Q running at full speed

    Hello everyone, Just picked up a Dell 7577 with the 1060 6GB Max-Q installed. The performance has been great but I was wondering if I had made a mistake going with the limited version of the 1060 6GB. I looked at GPUz after gaming and didn't believe the numbers I saw. It denotes it as being the...
  4. TurtleCrusher

    What kind of performance increases does Kaby Lake quads get from dual channel ram?

    Hello everyone, My system only has one 8GB stick of DDR4 in it. I was wondering if I'm not using it for 3d gaming does dual channel help out? Also, I'm thinking of adding in a 4GB DDR4 stick to stave me off until a 16GB stick becomes relatively affordable. It still runs in dual channel with...
  5. TurtleCrusher

    Radeon R9 270 2GB vs GTX 1050 4GB (notebook)

    About to move and thinking about going all laptop to save space. Is the GTX 1050 4GB as fast or faster than my 270 (270 with OC right below 270x) I'll be pairing this likely with an i5-7300HQ (4c4t 2.5-3.5). On a budget but also want it to last a while, hence not going with MX 150 laptops...
  6. TurtleCrusher

    Photoshop/Paint Contest - Steam Game Prizes

    Hello everyone! Let's do a photoshop/paint contest. Whoever gets the most likes while using the image below in 24 hours gets their first pick of the following games: Hacknet (humble link) Verdun (humble link) Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (humble link) The Ship - Single player and...
  7. TurtleCrusher

    Is there any rational upgrade from an R9 270?

    Hey everyone, I just looked at GPU prices and dropped my jaw through the floor. How much money am I looking to get a 50%-100% performance increase? My R9 270 is factory overclocked, really close to 270x levels.
  8. TurtleCrusher

    In the Phoenix area for work. What to do? The lady will be here for the weekend.

    What is there to do in this area that isn't a total tourist trap? Looking for something relatively close and would be memorable.
  9. TurtleCrusher

    What was your favorite ebay/thrift/garage/pawn score?

    Just curious, what was a good deal that you got on something? I keep finding myself getting really, really lucky on things and looking back prices are outrageous on the same things.
  10. TurtleCrusher

    Just so everyone should know...

    I'm happy you fuckers are here. When I get bored with the people in my circles and want to read about current and upcoming tech news, help with cars or to talk shit about each other in the nef thread, I come here. I appreciate those of you still posting. Every other forum I frequented as a...
  11. TurtleCrusher

    What piece of technology have you purchased that you absolutely do not use?

    I try to use everything that I buy and sell or gift away things that I do not. I cannot for the life of me encourage myself to use my Kindle after my first few weeks of owning it. I've had it for a couple years now. I also cannot seem to part with it. What's your piece of tech you don't seem...
  12. TurtleCrusher

    What is your opinion of the Chevrolet Volt?

    My wife and I were just rear ended by an SUV while in our Honda Fit and will be getting a check for it shortly. We're thinking about a pre-owned volt. As this car is a hybrid/electric w/ electric drive is there anything special I should be aware of? I have a 110v outlet in my carport that I can...
  13. TurtleCrusher

    No License or Insurance? Feel free to total someone elses car and only get a ticket in Portland OR.

    What the hell happened to cops going for real shit? I see people being busted all the time for fishing without a license, yet we have people able to drive without a license or insurance and total people's cars (at fault no less) with no penalty. TL : DR Got rear ended at a light, guy going...
  14. TurtleCrusher

    Installing Linux to spare M.2 16GB Drive, advice needed.

    Hello everyone. I have a 16GB M.2 SSD to put in my X230 Thinkpad. I already have a 1TB SSHD with Windows 10 that I still want it to automatically boot to without a prompt. I want to put Linux on the 16GB M.2 drive just for coding. What is the exact process to do this? Do I disconnect the SSHD...
  15. TurtleCrusher

    Which of these two phones would you keep? Blu vs Samsung

    I have two phones, one coming back from Samsung repair in a couple days. Blu Life One X2 Snapdragon 430 Octacore 1.4Ghz/1.1Ghz 64GB + MicroSD 4GB single channel ram Android 6.0 5.2" 1080 IPS Quickcharge 3.0 Non-removable battery 16mp/8mp cameras, both lackluster. Flash in both directions...
  16. TurtleCrusher

    What were the specs of your first computer?

    As a child I received both a Compaq Prolinea 590 and a Macintosh SE when I was 10 years old. Prolinea 590 specs: Pentium 90mhz 16MB Ram No Sound Card 1.44MB FDD 2x CD Rom 1GB IDE Quantum Fireball HDD 13" SVGA CRT Macintosh SE 8Mhz 68000 CPU 1MB of Ram Dual 800KB FDD 20MB HDD 9"...
  17. TurtleCrusher

    Would you like to go back to slot CPUs?

    With the reemergence of low TDP chips coming back into style, cooling a modern processor doesn't require much these days. The simplicity of swapping out CPUs would lead to more CPU sales in comparison to motherboards as people could upgrade far easier. Reusing motherboards with newer generations...
  18. TurtleCrusher

    ATOT: What made you start coming to AT in the first place?

    I'm just curious. When I look back I remember lurking for years before starting an account. I wanted to know things like why did my Pentium 4 play music files better while I was gaming than my Athlon, what video cards to avoid, and cheap deals. Why did you start coming to AT?
  19. TurtleCrusher

    FedEx Smartpost... WTF. Update: USPS outdid them!

    I essentially live in Troutdale OR. You have got to be kidding. 8/29/2017 - Tuesday 3:00 pm Arrived at FedEx location FEDEX SMARTPOST KENT, WA 10:25 am Departed FedEx location TROUTDALE, OR 12:51 am Arrived at FedEx location TROUTDALE, OR 8/28/2017 - Monday 8:25 pm In transit TROUTDALE, OR...
  20. TurtleCrusher

    Bought "new" netbook, what can an i3-3227U/HD4000 actually run?

    Since my laptop (A10-4600m) has a faulty fan for the second time I went on eBay and bought the top model Thinkpad X131e. It'll be here in a bout a week or so. They're going for $95 these days and seemed like a solid compact laptop. I've never owned a mobile "i" variant CPU before. I have a...
  21. TurtleCrusher

    Can we get a ban on cotton boxer briefs?

    They are absolutely terrible. If you're an adult sized male they chafe the inside of your thighs like sandpaper if you're doing anything other than sitting at a desk. No one should be subjected to that. Nylon boxer briefs let you climb a mountain and then play a basketball game before giving you...
  22. TurtleCrusher

    Surprisingly good budget phone - Blu Life One X2

    Does anyone else have experience with BLU phones? I started buying them when my Note Edge (Note 4) eMMC failed out of warranty. I can only buy unlocked phones and prefer dual-sim phones due to traveling abroad for work often. I initially bought the Life One X (2015) but the touchscreen on it...
  23. TurtleCrusher

    Are all Verizon LTE capable phones unlocked?

    Hello everyone, I just bought a Verizon branded Galaxy Note Edge from ebay that didn't say it's unlocked. I thought all Verizon LTE phones were unlocked. Is this the case? I have metroPCS (T-Mobile).The ESN should be clean for this phone. It's a seller that's sold thousands of the same...
  24. TurtleCrusher

    Debating which Android phone to get.

    Hello everyone. I just switched over my both of my iPhone 6 to MetroPCS from Sprint but during a sale I got two Samsung Galaxy on5 phones for free, which it turns out I really like the customization of Android again. Here is the spec page at GSMarena. It's a quad/1.3Ghz/a7 based/5"...