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    Great specs for the price.. I prefer a bit...

    Great specs for the price.. I prefer a bit smaller (14") ultrabooks, but this thing is light!

    I only picked up a couple of Seagate USB hdds for cold storage, 2TB USB3s for $49 ea. I do have a...
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    [HOT DEAL]: New IPVanish VPN promo: Offer: VPN from...

    New IPVanish VPN promo:

    Offer: VPN from $3.25/mo (new users)
    Dates: December 20, 2019 - January 2, 2020
    https://www.ipvanish.com/?a_bid=48f95966&a_aid=speedguide
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    Look fine, I like Zotac cards actually.

    Look fine, I like Zotac cards actually.
  4. You can just use the TCP Optimizer "optimal"...

    You can just use the TCP Optimizer "optimal" settings and it covers most general tweaks.
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    Yea yea, but you're late in this thread too :P ...

    Yea yea, but you're late in this thread too :P

    jk
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    Hi Meg... You should stop by more often, happy...

    Hi Meg... You should stop by more often, happy belated.
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    Most likely that PC will have room for a couple...

    Most likely that PC will have room for a couple of PCIe expansion cards, and the PSU at 460w should be able to support anything up to probably GTX1050 ti.
    The PCIe slots should support most PCIe...
  8. Didn't know about "ohgodaneth...", thanks for the...

    Didn't know about "ohgodaneth...", thanks for the pointer. Seems to only work with GDDR5, not sure about 1070s.

    As to what to mine, https://whattomine.com/ says Ravencoin should be more...
  9. On that note, what are you mining these days? I...

    On that note, what are you mining these days? I switched my 1070 GPUs from ETH to Ravencoin at some point, not really sure whether to overclock core clock or RAM with it.
  10. Nice... Hardware has changed a bit in the past...

    Nice... Hardware has changed a bit in the past few years, hehe.
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    Happy late Thanksgiving from me as well, hey ace...

    Happy late Thanksgiving from me as well, hey ace :)
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    Black Friday / Cyber Monday

    So, did any of you guys get some great deals this year? I saw some good prices, haven't pulled the trigger on anything big. Still looking at some Lenovo / Dell laptops, a possible upgrade for the...
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    Gotta love the pretty lights lol

    Gotta love the pretty lights lol
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    I automated it a bit, logo goes on Dec 1st (after...

    I automated it a bit, logo goes on Dec 1st (after Thanksgiving) on the main site ;) and chances of snow increase a bit close to Christmas. Thanks for the reminder!
  15. Well, seems your "new" lan is using IPv6. Does...

    Well, seems your "new" lan is using IPv6. Does the printer work ok in that environment? If not, you could try to manually set IPv4 on both the printer and the client laptop, and try to connect that...
  16. Seems the third hop is congested/overloaded. some...

    Seems the third hop is congested/overloaded. some nodes give much lower priority to icmp traffic (pings), especially under load. As to the slow single-thread performance outside of your ISP, it is ...
  17. I highly doubt it... Open the box and see how...

    I highly doubt it... Open the box and see how many SATA ports there are on the motherboard, most have at least two (even the Dell MoBos in my experience). Note that one will be connected to the HDD,...
  18. You should be able to clone the HDD to a SSD. I...

    You should be able to clone the HDD to a SSD. I usually use "Macrium Reflect Free". I usually perform a disk cleanup (including system files) before cloning.

    First you connect your SSD as a...
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    Who is "they"? We have an ip lookup tool here:...

    Who is "they"?

    We have an ip lookup tool here: https://www.speedguide.net/ip/
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    SNR margin is the difference between A) actual...

    SNR margin is the difference between
    A) actual SNR (signal to noise ratio)
    B) signal level the modem requires to sync. SNR is the ratio between signal and background noise.

    You also have to keep...
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    I just pretty much ignore the pretty lights, lol....

    I just pretty much ignore the pretty lights, lol. I focus on the specs... Good brand name (Asus, ASRock, etc.)... Good components (capacitors and some other components have limited lifespan, so...
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    It depends how much you want to spend, and how...

    It depends how much you want to spend, and how much storage you need..

    If you're staying with 1TB you can even buy a SSD for decent price these days, Crucial MX500 1TB is $107, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB...
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    Even web pages seem to be much heavier these...

    Even web pages seem to be much heavier these days, transferring a lot of the processing power to clients via javascript, embedded videos, font libraries, etc.
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    Good move.. The i5-3470 has a 6724 passmark...

    Good move.. The i5-3470 has a 6724 passmark score, much better for the price, and those 8GB will make it all run smoother.
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    I believe the I5 in those is one of the earlier...

    I believe the I5 in those is one of the earlier generations, i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz (circa 2011-2012). The CPU "passmark" score for it is 4,988 --> https://www.cpubenchmark.net/mid_range_cpus.html
    ...
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    Humby, that would solve it for your store, for...

    Humby, that would solve it for your store, for example ;) --> https://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-mep-805b-30-Kw-USED/223720009013
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    They'd have to modernize the infrastructure, trim...

    They'd have to modernize the infrastructure, trim trees, bury lines... That will be expensive and take years. Seems to me like PG&E has been milking the company without maintaining/upgrading the...
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    Those generators are overpriced, and overrated, I...

    Those generators are overpriced, and overrated, I don't think they are rated for much continuous use and if you don't maintain them chances are they wont run when you need them...

    I'd rather buy a...
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    I can only imagine the chaos, heh. Last extended...

    I can only imagine the chaos, heh. Last extended power outage I saw was ~15 years ago in Tampa, after a hurricane some power lines went down and we were without power for 3 days.. That wasn't much...
  30. Spot on, my daughter's history teacher makes them...

    Spot on, my daughter's history teacher makes them watch YouTube videos a few times per week and answer questions based on them. Most of the other school software is browser-based, the only old-school...
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