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guitpicker007's Completed Build: Curly

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 17 hours ago

It's great to see Bloomfields are still useful despite their age. Awesome. +1

Lurpticon's Completed Build: My Slight Upgrade to My First Budget Build 07/30/2017

Eltech 19 Builds 3 points 17 hours ago

=== KITTY MEOWS PC IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ===

Tgraeme1701's Completed Build: Batman Beyond Build

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 18 hours ago

Nice work with this build. How are you temps once you modded the front section for improving the airflow? How much of a difference did you see?

I like it and this will serve you well. +1

sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

When I bought the motherboard from a store in my area, they have updated the bios to the latest version so that the new ryzen 2200g that I have would work. I did not have any issues so far booting up and installing windows 10. It is just like any other PC out there.

That's good at least. Had a feeling the BIOS was up to date! Nice it worked out smoothly.

Having built and tested a number of PC's in the past with HDD's installed, there is a significant increase in boot times and programs load faster thanks to the optane module. In my opinion, an M.2 SSD is definitely a better option if you have the budget or want to get more performance out of your money. I use an NVME M.2 as well on my personal gaming pc.

Right.

Having said that, the optane is a great budget option for entry level builds and for people who are starting to get into PC gaming, etc. Speeds are pretty close to SATA SSD, or maybe I havent noticed the difference at all.

I'm sure it's all good. I was curious if you were counting the seconds on boot ups with the OS between applications you used. Guessing you see around 5~10 seconds with the OS and possibly 1-3 seconds with most applications or web browser load ups?

I have also calculated some of the cost if someone would want to go with a 120GB/240GB SSD plus a 1TB HDD vs 16GB/32GB Optane + 1TB HDD and I think you get better value with your money ($80-$200 range) with the optane combo. Just my opinion. Thank You for the feedback! :D

For my situation it would be about about $10-$45 difference between an Intel Optane Memory versus a 120Gb~256GB M.2. SSD. Hence why this is subjective/varies a lot for others. Yet understandable on what you said. Thanks for your lovely responses. :)

sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 2 days ago

Simple, clean cable management, and looks great. Question is how does it perform so far? Any troubleshooting on BIOS/OS/Software etc. or nothing to report about that?

I know this is subjective but was the Intel Optane Memory necessary? Could have waited and saved money down the road for an M.2. SSD instead of the Intel Optane but I'm certain the boot speed is great regardless. (Otherwise, yes it's already built and I'm certain it's satisfactory).

The main point is: great work and enjoy. Thanks for sharing. +1

Forum Topic "Gaming Rules"

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

What were my parent's rules about video games was that I had to finish my homework, do chores, and couldn't be up pass a certain hour which was around 9PM the latest. And this was when I was a kid through my teens.

I was very guilty breaking the hour rule a lot when I was 10 (and yes some before that age). Though age 4-9 I was really more an arcade girl than video game consoles in the house until N64 came into my life then it slowly went the other way around. PC gaming was barely exposed and wasn't really into them heavily until 17. Though the rules still applied until I was a stubborn, pain in the arse, 18 year old. (Plus the hour rule was gone by this time.)

  • I wasn't allowed to own rated M games (except I had at least three Rated M games approved by my parents when I was a kid and a teen). Until I became 18 then I was able to purchase rated M games, though ironically I was pretty selective on my choice of games when I was 18 (which most were still rated E-T video games).

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

Hey and thank you Camranatic! It was brief two weeks ago, but it was such an honor. Thanks for your support!

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Great, I will let you know very soon. Hopefully sometime soon this week when I have a spare evening to try it out. It'll be cool to find out.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Goodness, that is quite far back. I would say an upgrade is worth while if are interested of the Pi 3. Sorry for a late response on my end.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Hi Apoc,

Sorry for a late response on my end.

Thank you so much for your lovely compliments and your support. I'm glad and feel honored you checked this out. I appreciate it and may you have a great week!

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

Thankfully the case is compatible for Raspberry Pi 2 and Pi 3. And you are correct, I read some articles stating that the Pi 3 can reach as high as 80° C without heatsinks and a fan which this throttles it. Seems like the Pi 3 can reduce around 10° C. And I'm not sure how much a Pi 3 can overclock quite yet, but seems like around 1.3GHz with heatsinks and a case fan.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

Is that Raspberry Pi 2's first version or their 1.2v? I'm assuming the first as you said earlier.

  • First version: Broadcom BCM2836 32-Bit Quad Core Processor @ 900 MHz
  • Version 1.2: Broadcom BCM2837 64-Bit Quad Core Processor @ 900 MHz

It may only depend if you prefer something more CPU and RAM performance with some additional features which can expand more possibilities of what you intend to do with the Pi 3. I do admit its nice to have WiFi and Bluetooth along more USB ports. Though keep in mind the Pi 3 can get more warm then its predecessors which is why I wanted heatsinks and a fan. Since the power supply is 2.5A to power the Pi 3 without it crashing with the Power Supply 1.8A.

Basically it really depends if you would like to expand to something more with different Operating Systems and many other projects is all I can say.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

Sorry for a late response. I was pretty busy plus had to sleep. I have not tried OpenArena. It's a free open source FPS game Quake3 Arena, correct?

I will let you know and see how it goes. Is there a preference? Singe-player and Multiplayer? Or does it not matter as long you know it runs? And I'll make sure to see how the temps are too.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

Thanks Battlestar! And thanks for the support. I always appreciate it. (You mention not a full system because it cannot handle a full OS and hardware is already built into the the motherboard which has its limitations due to the processor, RAM, GPU, etc is soldered? I know it's not Intel nor AMD hardware.) Regardless, this computer is able to do some basic tasks and it's quite fun to work on with many possibilities besides a bare bone desktop environment.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

:)

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

It is certainly a tiny powerful computer. Unfortunately, it will not run a full version of Windows 10. It can run a Windows 10 loT Core which is ideal for servers or temperature sensor.

Another OS option, besides NOOBS or Raspbian, is Ubuntu MATE or Ubuntu Core. RetroPie which you can certainly play some classic games from past consoles like Atari, GameGear, GameBoy, Nintendo, Super Nintendo and much more! Make sure you have the original games first (due to copyright, though this can vary yet ethically should have a physical cartridge of the game.)

There are many possibilities to do with a Raspberry Pi, it just all depends on what your purpose is for your Pi. Realistically it's not Intel and AMD hardware, but it's a very fun project, it's easy to build and it is affordable. And sometimes troubleshooting comes along the way yet it's rewarding and worth it once you got it working.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

Aw... Thank you so much! I appreciate the support friend. :)

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

That is wonderful. :)

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

Thanks Gooberdad! I was surprised yesterday.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

Aw, thank you. It certainly is cute. :)

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

Haha, and thank you so much. Raspberry Pis are pretty awesome.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

32GB which about 23.7GB remains. There is also 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB MicroSD cards if are in need of more capacity; however, the 128GB and 256GB can get pricey depending on the seller. It's safe to get a 32GB or 64GB microSD for the basic uses in desktop environment and even RetroPie. I see it boot and load the OS about 3-5 seconds.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Haha, I wouldn't try Crysis with the Raspberry Pi.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Thank you for your support! And that would be great because there are certainly many fun projects for the Pi. :)

strangepax's Completed Build: Quicksilver - 2018 Refresh

Eltech 19 Builds 5 points 17 days ago

It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad to see some of these parts are still useful too. Well done! +1

...this build became a project for me to focus on when I was going through some tough things in my personal life; particularly the unexpected death of a close friend. Rebuilding my setup, researching parts, and watching techtubers gave me something to focus on and a way to get out of my head, which was a huge help.

I'm also very sorry to hear about your friend. It's not easy for unexpected loss. At least you had something to work on.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Thank you! This lady feels honored and very grateful. Thanks again knuckles for the kind words.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

No worries Radox! And thank you for your kind and supportive words as always. It means a lot coming from you!

...Making me want to dig into getting a Raspberry pi now (both food and actual hardware!)

Awesome and oh my some pie does sound nice. I'm thinking Wildberry pie, though there are many other yummy pies too.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

You should whenever you have the opportunity. And thank you for your support!

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

I agree. Thanks!

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

Thank you for your support and that's great! I am glad this gave an interest and inspiration.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

Thank you for the kind words as I truly appreciate it. And I'm glad to know this puts a smile on someone.

[ Something about this build reminds me of a guy who pulls up in luxury sports car and tries to impress an attractive woman. She rolls her eyes and murmurs, "Whatever...," then turns to her humble but sensible husband and says, "I'm sticking with you!" ]

A very interesting interpretation.

Attilian88's Completed Build: Orange White and Black all over

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification and hope you are enjoying it.

Forum Topic "Seriously, don't upvote yourself with alt accounts."

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Philip, is this still happening often? I remember this in the past which I understand and will respect on what is said. Not asking for x amount to know how many, just this is the 2nd time I seen this about in a long time. I hope there are less alt accounts than before but sounds like it is happening again?

mseverobrum's Completed Build: Black and Red Edition/Gaming build

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 19 days ago

It's still a great 1080p GPU. Should still be able to play High settings with recent games but with some adjustments when necessary.

Attilian88's Completed Build: Orange White and Black all over

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Sounds like OP had it for a while and is content. Possibly before GPU prices went up again. Though a lot of GPUs have... and yes, nice job Attilian.

jack9766's Completed Build: MITHRIL

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Awesome, thank you. It looks great! Appreciate it and enjoy your computer.

Bee66's Completed Build: Project Dynasty - Oriental Themed CNY2018

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

:)

Liera21's Completed Build: SnowWall Defender

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

You are most welcome. And that makes sense. You did great.

Liera21's Completed Build: SnowWall Defender

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

Ooo... nice customize aryclic cover. Looks more stylish and beautiful. I love it. +1

Bee66's Completed Build: Project Dynasty - Oriental Themed CNY2018

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Congrats for feature spotlight, well deserved!

jack9766's Completed Build: MITHRIL

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

Looks like a great build. but those small... small size photos... any chance you could pretty please update them down the road? When you have time of course, no rush. Just very hard to see some of them at the moment, but have the gist of it. (The benchmark and one photo is OK). Otherwise, good work and enjoy it.

Just_a_mere_PC_builder's Completed Build: Temporarily Unnamed PC [First Build]

Eltech 19 Builds 4 points 21 days ago

I actually like this build. Despite you say it's a work in progress, I think you've done great. It's simple, clean, cable managed and will serve you well. Well done! +1

aetas_20's Completed Build: My clean machine.

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

This. ^ I get you. (It's understandable.) +1

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Thank you! I recently measured the case. Here are the measurements (L x W x H):

  • 3.7 in. x 1.8 in. x 1.1 in.
  • (9.4 cm x 4.4cm x 2.9cm)
  • (93.7mm x 44.5mm x 28.6mm)

Thank you again for the compliment and checking the Pi out! I appreciate your support.

Bee66's Completed Build: Project Dynasty - Oriental Themed CNY2018

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

Good. :)

Bee66's Completed Build: Project Dynasty - Oriental Themed CNY2018

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

You are most welcome. Oh my, it would be unfortunate if this was used as display only. Being used is what it's meant to be yet at the same time to appear lovely and appreciated.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

No worries. I understand. :)

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Thank you! :)

Hehe, no worries. And yes, it was very fun.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

True since you mentioned it. Though it's too bad he thinks an S7 Note dubs technology to catch fire right away. I know it can happen to anyone, which is why I take precautions too just not to an extent of being fearful when trying things out.

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 19 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Wow, sounds like he is that nervous. I understand about the S7 Note, but for the wood not sure what there is to deeply fear about. It may be hold more heat, but if you form it in a way where air can come in and out then you'd be all set. I don't think I known anyone either who does that charging their tech in a sink. Very interesting and thanks for explaining about it further.

...but not his laptop, apples don't have any problems ;)

Right? ;)

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