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  1. That is essentially my plan. With the leak of the iffy benchmark, the supposed Ryzen 7 5800x is roughly 16% faster than the 10900k, but that is a take it with a grain of salt test. If the 5800k should be approximately against the 10700k, could be looking at 25%+ better from the top Zen 3 compared to 10th gen Intel. With just over a week until the announcement on 8 October for Zen 3 CPU's, I have decided to wait. Worst case, I stick with Zen 2 / 10th gen and get a better deal in a few weeks compared to now. Downside is my watercooling is just going to sit there waiting for my set up. But, I think this is going to be a decent setup and should prove well for overlclocks.
  2. The point of the gaming rig is just that. Gaming. I know AMD is announcing Zen 3 CPU's on 8 October and Big Navi on 28 October. Neither necessarily mean a launch next month, best bet is early to mid November for GPU nad mid to late October for CPU. I'm not in a rush. If I go AM4 or socket 1200, both will be changed on the next generation, so there isn't much of am upgrade path with the hardware. Most people don't want to wait, but for instance, 10900k marketing TDP is 125w, but for PL2, looking closer to 250w, while it appears AMD is more on the money with TDP, Zen 3 is rumored to be closer to 150w compared to 105w with the 3900x or so. Waiting a few more weeks isnt an issue. Worst case, the new Zen 3 isn't really a big performance gain, so stick with 3900x or 3950, or go intel 10700, 850, or 900k, which should all be at a lower cost, with the new hardware release. With 3080 / 3090 impossible to get right this moment, waiting is really the only way. Gaming will be all 4k, not planning on 1080p or 1440p. There will also be some multimedia work as I have my server rack in my office.
  3. Building up a new gaming rig and trying to figure out hardware. Case, PSU, and cooling is done, EK water cooling hardware, waiting on blocks until I figure out what to do. I know the waiting game is bad, wait for the next release and you'll always be waiting. But with the release of Zen 3 CPU's and pending Big Navi, the age old question is, wait for that or just get 10th gen Intel and 3080/3090 whenever there's actual stock available?
  4. Hey you guys rock for getting my account all fixed up!
  5. Hey guys, long time since I've been here. So here's the thing, trying to build a Quiz in Excel, the questions populate randomly in Column C, and the mulitple choice answers in Column E, G, I and K. In Column O, there is a drop down menu for answer choices (A, B, C or D). Currently in Column Q is where the answers to the randomly populated questions show up. This all works but would have to be manually graded. What I'm trying to figure out is the VBA code to match Column O to Column Q. Ex. Choose ' A ' for your answer, the correct Answer is ' A '. After all questions are answered, click the Score button and it will highlight the correct answers green and the wrong answers red. So, if column O = column Q, highlight green. If column O doesn't equal column Q, highlight red. But only from being able to click the score button. Thanks. Edit: Got it all figured out after a little help. So no need to have this thread anymore.
  6. IMO the Glock 17 and 19 are too wide. If you got bigger hands I can see how it would fit better. But I tried out numerous handguns today and settled on a Springfield xD 9mm. Went with the 9mm because it'll be easier for my wife. But the 9mm and .45 ACP fit in my hands perfect and I'd say it'd be worth checking them out before just going with the Glock, just to be sure that's what you want. So, my new purchase was a xD 9mm. Thought about the .40 or .45 but, they didn't have a .40 to play with and didn't want to just figure it'd be the same size. .45 I wanted, but I figured to start off for the wife a 9mm would be best. Also, the Glock felt cheap in my hands compared to the xD. The other guys I was with noticed the same thing. Could just be us though.
  7. Well figured it out guys. The PCI wireless card causes a crash and I'm pretty sure 1 stick of RAM is bad. 1 stick in slot 1 without the without the wireless card in, the system works perfect. He's been playing games having a blast finally playing at the highest detail. Looks like I gotta go through newegg and send back the wireless card (which I figured out there will be enough room, probably just get a 1x PCIE wireless card) and a set of new RAM should make the system work great. So, bad RAM with bad wireless card makes a big change in things. I'll update after the new stuff comes in when we can get with Newegg to swap out the parts. Also, I cleared CMOS and set optimized defaults, base clock to 101.00 and mem voltage to 1.550v. Haven't tried to back off those yet to see if it still works without the bad RAM and wireless NIC, but it's stable and going great now.
  8. Just stock. I would figure RAM or PSU if it would crash any time. But it only freezes within Windows 8 as far as I can tell. Installed Win8 with no problems, but once inside windows, IE froze almost immediately. Reboot and it lasts for about another minute if we're lucky. As far as BSOD's, there have been plenty with Windows8. Not generally enough time before it reboots, but it's usually something about File System and a couple other ones. Googling pretty much says to reinstall Windows, which is where I have been but when it reboots the first time after installing, it comes up with an error about installation and to install Windows I have to reboot, hit OK and it's a never ending loop.
  9. Just built a system for my buddy: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H Intel Core i5-3570K SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4gb) PC P&C Silencer Mk II 750w Windows 8 There is a 1gb Seagate hdd as well. Nothing major otherwise, the normal keyboard / mouse etc. However, we are having an issue where windows will boot but within a few seconds to a couple minutes it will freeze. I have been up and down google for the last 2 days trying things it says, but nothing is working. BIOS version is F14, which came with it and as far as I can tell is the latest version. I have been trying to install the drivers off the Gigabyte disk, however the system usually doesn't stay on long enough to allow me to install anything. I have gotten a few, but it quickly freezed and had to force reboot it. Is there anything that anyone knows how to get this thing fixed? I'd rather not have to tell him we have to send the motherboard back and get a new / different one. But if that is what needs to be done, we will. Also, I have taken out the video card and ran just on board graphics, no change to anything. RAM I have tried 1 stick, different slots, etc. Removed everything except cd rom, hdd and mobo + cpu / ram. Nothing seems to clear anything.
  10. Thought about getting that one. But didn't justify the $180 more. I got the Inspiron new 15r.
  11. Some places have the HUP available. We have it available to us in the Air Force, maybe you can to. All you have to do is either get your code or put in your email and see if the allow that email. http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx?culture=en-US Probably use your .edu or something email address.
  12. My new Dell Inspiron 15r with core i5 3210. $577 after tax was added in with free 2 day shipping.
  13. I know about the GI Bill, I'm in the Air Force, about 5 years now. What did you do in the Army? Look at becoming a Police Officer? Correctional Officer? What interests you? With the GI bill, you get as many months as you were Active Duty because you were separated with a medical condition. Definitely call the VA or another education center to verify that. But it is possible you can get almost a year worth of school for free which would help you out. -edit- Also, I know about the serving less than a year thing. Try 5 weeks and having to explain that one. It all works out and there are waivers for everything. But in the end, since you are out it's worth looking into the GI Bill benefits. Just because you served less than a year doesn't mean you are completely out of benefits. -edit #2- Did you sign up for Selected Reserve status if that was part of your discharge? That could gain you the maximum 36 months if you did.
  14. Yes, it is 180 days and you can go through the VA to get whatever you need fixed. Just bring your DD214 and have the VA get on it to fix it. Unless you did something wrong...
  15. I'd do a search on google for that. I don't remember exactly the settings in my router (D-Link DIR-655) but there is a certain way to make it do the fastest 300mbps. Something like N only, 20/40MHz and WPA2 only I believe. But like I said, do a quick search on google to make sure you have all the correct settings.
  16. Hey guys been a while since I've posted here but here's the deal, I bought my wife a Gateway NV53A laptop. Nothing special, going to be used for school and normal web surfing and what not. However, it won't connect to my wifi outside of 15 feet or so. Right now in my room the laptop is showing 4 bars out of 5. Out in my living room I get 5. My laptop I'm on right now gets 4 bars in the room. However, the gateway will not connect to the router. I can go into the room where the router is and it will connect and work just fine. But if I go away from there and say, sit on the couch in the living room, it will slow down. Pinging the router nets between >1 ms to over 3000ms ping times. It varies, but once it slows down it stays pretty slow but then will spike back up to fast. But will always go back and slow down. This makes web surfing impossible. I have updated the firmware on my router (D-Link DIR-655 (Rev A, F/W Version 1.35)). I have updated the drivers for the Broadcom 802.11n wireless card. Also have tried downgrading them. The laptop is on Windows 7 Ultimate right now. I thought there was a possible driver issue with 64 bit so I went and put 32 bit on. No change. I have changed every setting in my router I can think of that might help fix this. I was thinking a possible antenna issue on the gateway, however the signal status is the same on all 3 of our laptops in each area I have tried. So I am leaning toward the wifi card being junk or a driver issue. However, I have been searching for 2 weeks now for an answer and netting nothing. But I go back and forth between antenna issue and driver issue because in the room with the router it works fine. Outside the room it barely works at all. So it will work, but I have to be close to the router, where my laptop and the wifes old laptop, both phones can be anywhere in the house and be fine. Is it time for a new router possibly? Hoping anyone has some ideas to try. I really don't want to buy a new router, but I could possibly.
  17. Actually, due to friction, it would have hit at different speeds, although very tiny change due to not a very high drop, would have resulted in tiny changes in speed. Unless he dropped a bowling ball on his foot in a complete vacuum...then off from that I don't know how he is alive.
  18. I know originally they had the iPods charge via firewire. Which on the cable still conntects via USB, but that's how it was designed. Then later on changed to USB charging vs firewire. Which I'm sure they changed pin layouts. Could be the other way around as well. It's like the iPod plug on my car. It would charge my buddies 1st gen iPod but it would not charge mine. Come to find out I needed to get an adapter to allow it to charge. Probably the same issue. If it's the cable that came with your iPod and just stopped working recently, well then you may have a problem internal to the iPod. In which case, either A) buy a new cable or B) send it into Apple and have it fixed for XXX money.
  19. Thanks for the invite flareback. It looks pretty fun. There is definitely a lot on it. But it looks like they are trying to make it really secure as well. But there is a different setting for each part, which is kind of confusing.
  20. If anyone has a invite and would like to send one my way I'll PM my email address for whenever they open the registration back up.
  21. How about instead of complaining the computers are too slow, make a power point she can see how new computers at 'x' amount of money will increase productivity 'x%' and in turn make the business more money. Also add in tax advantages because it's a business. Just because she is old and doesn't like change, if you say she spends $5,000 on new computers and in the next 2 years she'll make $15,000 more (just an example), she would understand that more than... "Oh hey, every single computer is fried, you need new ones." I really can't believe nobody else mentioned this. All the money she spends on the business can be written off in taxes. If she makes more money she'll be happier. You all win.
  22. Not bad price. Over 300 bucks off. Maybe sometime when I decide to update I'll go through there...can't beat great discounts through AAFES.
  23. Yeah I don't think you really need a break in type period. I think for most people, they play on it stock and then OC the hell out of it just to see for themselves how much better games are.
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