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  1. Yeah - if you start looking at them (and there are a ton of them) they all look like knock-offs of each other. Probably come out of the same handful of factories and just slap a different label on them.
  2. Working for OCC is like hitting the lottery, so you could say I have won something!
  3. Thanks - and it is nice, especially for a new company. But it has to be to compete.
  4. I did make it work with a 6V adapter. Funny you mention the solar - I am working on that for another Argus.
  5. Stay tuned - we have another one from VIVO in the near future...
  6. Stay tuned - we have another one from VIVO in the near future...
  7. Ah - I see. Well, there are a lot of cool projects to control, monitor, and report things like you have with a Raspberry Pi. Might be worth looking into it.
  8. There are a few ways you can do it - and just thinking out loud - can you use a regular thermostat to control a relay for the heater? Then you could use a wifi switch (like a WeMo) to control the output of the relay?
  9. Definitely tempted to slap my Rampage V Extreme in there, and three red LED fans up front would look sweet!
  10. I have had a few bumps with Win10 - and usually I Google search with my symptoms / error codes and figure out the fix. Sometimes the fix comes with the next update. You will want to include in your search, your Windows version / release.
  11. Most people didn't have any problems - two of my other systems made the update on the first try. Just my main system had the issue, and the patch worked for me. I think what bothers people is that MS knew about it from the feedback from people in the Insider program, and still released it.
  12. I have a buddy with the computer in a cabinet and he mounted a couple of fans in the back of the cabinet to improve the temps - worked well for him. Anyway - the new tablets are quite powerful, and affordable, so that may be a path worth researching.
  13. Just a few random thoughts - I assume you are using Windows as your OS? If so, have you upgraded to Win10? And is it a retail or OEM copy? Reason I ask is that you may need to factor that into the budget if you need to purchase a new copy of Windows if you build a new system. A pre-built system does have an advantage of coming with Win10 installed. You can always get a cheaper pre-built, and use your SSD to speed it up. You can look at the upgrade path for a fresh AMD CPU and perhaps some faster memory. Your board is AM3+ / FX capable, so you have a nice range of FX processors available - but the higher end units will generate more heat, so you may need to upgrade the cooler too. And changing a CPU may force a Windows reactivation, so be prepared for that.
  14. And please - any feedback is welcome!
  15. So Frank, does this one make it into your Motherboard Hall of Fame?
  16. It really is a nice little case. It will be interesting to see if any other manufactures release their own "upside down" version.
  17. Everything I have seen from Thermaltake lately has really been top notch. I am using the Core X9 case now and I love it. I am going to use the F51 as a nice upgrade for my wife's system.
  18. So, in your opinion (Frank) is this board (and 6700K combination) worthy of an upgrade over a similar Z87 or Z97 system?
  19. Right, chip set limitations - for that kind of money I would expect dual X16 so the X99 Rampage V Extreme may be the way to go (I have been kicking both of these boards around for a new build)... Of course, you know how it is with top dollar for any new release.
  20. And at that price you no x16/x16? Expansion Slots PCI Express 3.0 x16 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4, gray) 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, gray) PCI Express x1 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (black)
  21. Finally - some pricing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132637&cm_re=maximus_viii-_-13-132-637-_-Product
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