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Old 02-25-17, 11:45 AM
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The Dude abides..

This may sound weird, if you want to think it's all me, no worries.

I got a new power supply that was 50% more powerful than my old power supply. I'd been running the old guy hard. Power supply calculators said I should have had over 700 watts (my old video card was a sweet Radeon, I loved it, but it was a power hog) and I had 520 watts. I think, at the end, it killed 2 video cards..

I also got a new video card, a 1070, which is very nice.

I would swear my sound card sounds better now. This is old news among audiophiles (read audio nut). Stability in the power supply is a must for best sound. Let me give you an example, the Ferrari of preamps is the Blowtorch. It shoves out 100 watts, or a few hundred times more than most preamps. You really have to feel that kind of effortless power to understand it.

Anyway... video is better, sound is better, the controversies du jour are right up my alley.

The Dude abides.
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so now, you're "the dude"?
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so now, you're "the dude"?
Everyone's a dude, Dude.

It's just that everyone hasn't figured it out yet.
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I have a hard time imaging The Dude getting into the internals of a computer.
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I have a hard time imaging The Dude getting into the internals of a computer.
You have a point.

I can do the simple stuff, but when it's upgrade time, I take it down to my local shoppe..
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You have a point.

I can do the simple stuff, but when it's upgrade time, I take it down to my local shoppe..
From the mid-90's until ~2012 I always built my own PC's, buying components based on compatibility with Linux/[Free,Net,Open]BSD, and Solaris x86. Since 2013 my principle desktop has been a Mac Mini, with a pair of redundant HP microservers doing multiple server functions. A Macbook sits in the den with audio/video connected to a 37" monitor and the stereo system for watching videos. I still have a PC standing by for running Tails off a DVD and doing Linux/*BSD testing.
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Old 02-25-17, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post

From the mid-90's until ~2012 I always built my own PC's, buying components based on compatibility with Linux/[Free,Net,Open]BSD, and Solaris x86. Since 2013 my principle desktop has been a Mac Mini, with a pair of redundant HP microservers doing multiple server functions. A Macbook sits in the den with audio/video connected to a 37" monitor and the stereo system for watching videos. I still have a PC standing by for running Tails off a DVD and doing Linux/*BSD testing.
I play games, listen to music (clapton at the moment, SF Bay Blues) and give people a hard time.

I'll change a video card, but that's about it.
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Wrong forum. Off to electronics we go.
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oh, phooey.
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No, electronickey.
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Foo would have been the smart choice.
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...if it were only there in the beginning. But you are talking electronics. So be it.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post

...if it were only there in the beginning. But you are talking electronics. So be it.
Tom used to talk about his cooking, and post pics. And a lot more besides..

P&R was a digital bar, and that was it's enduring appeal. Hang around, chew the fat, shoot the breeze.

Just as an FYI, this forum is about bike electronics, PC computers don't belong.

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Tom used to talk about his cooking, and post pics. And a lot more besides..

P&R was a digital bar, and that was it's enduring appeal. Hang around, chew the fat, shoot the breeze.

Just as an FYI, this forum is about bike electronics, PC computers don't belong.
it was always just meat, tons of meat. goes to show ya
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So what you are really saying is that the new power supply "really ties the room together"?
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Tom used to talk about his cooking, and post pics. And a lot more besides..

P&R was a digital bar, and that was it's enduring appeal. Hang around, chew the fat, shoot the breeze.

Just as an FYI, this forum is about bike electronics, PC computers don't belong.
Hey thanks. I didnt' know that.
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Originally Posted by KLiNCK View Post

So what you are really saying is that the new power supply "really ties the room together"?
Not at all.

I don't remember what I wrote, but what I was getting at was that the sound is better. I think the new PS is helping as bizarre as that might sound. If you want to put it down to me being a nut, I plead guilty, subjective experience is notoriously unreliable.

But I will say I've seen it many times before, in the stereo world, and I recognised the difference as being that.
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it was always just meat, tons of meat. goes to show ya
And philosophy and politics, and his experience going back to college during retirement (that takes serious cojones)

and a hundred other things.

You should realise your jealousy has gotten amusing, methinks thou protests overmuch...
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