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Forum Topic "B&H Catalog Pricing"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

After I saw this I check my B&H catalog that I got a few days ago and sure enough, I saw the page that your talking about.

So did you call them? Will they honor the prices in the catalog?

Forum Topic "Dentist mistreatment"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

Although once considered completely devoid of complications, it is now recognised that the misuse or inappropriate use of nitrous oxide (N2O) often results in adverse side effects.

I agree that the "misuse" and "inappropriate use" of nitrous oxide can be very dangerous.

Forum Topic "Pixel 2"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Don't update to iOS 11. My wife has an iphone 6 and she updated to iOS 11 and now a full battery dies within hours. I've researched it and tried many things, but nothing works, still dies within hours. It appears to be a major issue with a lot of people.

Forum Topic "Dentist mistreatment"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yea, I've even heard of people dying from drinking too much water, see Water Intoxication

Forum Topic "Dentist mistreatment"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nitrous oxide is not really that dangerous when administered by a dentist in a controlled environment.

Forum Topic "Dentist mistreatment"

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Ask for the nitrous oxide, so even if the anesthetic doesn't work too good, you have a 2nd drug that will help numb the pain.

Forum Topic "Is pay too high for some jobs and should there be a maximum wage?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Well, in a certain way, there is already a "maximum" salary for football players in the NFL. It's called the salary cap. The salary cap is for the whole team, not individual players. I do agree with the "salary cap" otherwise the riches owners would have all the best players.

Forum Topic "HDMI or VGA/DVI?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

If you are playing 1080 at 60Hz you probably won't notice any difference between DVI and HDMI. The newest versions of HDMI are better than DVI. HDMI can also carry audio if you need that. But don't use VGA if you don't have too.

spawn01's Completed Build: I Couldn't Resist, Its Cute

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yea, if both your PSU and back fans are exhaust then you probably do need two intake fans up top. In my build I switched the back fan to be intake instead of exhaust.

spawn01's Completed Build: I Couldn't Resist, Its Cute

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Very nice. Very similar to one of my builds (but I didn't do any mods to the case). You do know that they make the exact same case with a fan on top? See link. Could have saved you some hassle, but your mod looks as good if not better then the factory case with the fan on top.

Forum Topic "Mini PC (what to buy and where)"

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

You could build your own mini PC. Something like this or this.

Forum Topic "Hurricane Irma."

Mike2015 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Jacksonville got tropical storm force winds with gusts in category 1. We also got some kind of "perfect storm" conditions regarding the storm surge, so even thought we only got hit with tropical storm force winds we got category 3 storm surge. My house is fine, no damage as far as I can see. Lots of debris in my yard. I lost power about 2:00 am Monday and the power was just restored about 7:00 pm on Tuesday. There was a point where the retention pond behind my house started to rise and the storm sewers on the street were over flowing and I thought that I could possible get some flooding, but the water receded and everything is fine now.

Forum Topic "Hurricane Irma."

Mike2015 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Yes, it does not look good for Tampa Bay. So I take it that you didn't evacuate? Are you just hunkering down at your house? I hope you aren't where the storm surge will come in. Stay safe.

Forum Topic "lose my build any time i logout and login from this website. local saves defeats the purpose of this website. fix it !!"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

There must be an issue with your account. You can save builds on this site (even if you log out). Send a message to one of the mods.

Forum Topic "Eclipse in North America on Aug 21"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Only some welding glasses are okay, most are not.

Viewing with Protection -- Experts suggests that one widely available filter for safe solar viewing is welders glass of sufficiently high number. The only ones that are safe for direct viewing of the Sun with your eyes are those of Shade 12 or higher. These are much darker than the filters used for most kinds of welding. If you have an old welder's helmet around the house and are thinking of using it to view the Sun, make sure you know the filter's shade number. If it's less than 12 (and it probably is), don't even think about using it to look at the Sun. Many people find the Sun too bright even in a Shade 12 filter, and some find the Sun too dim in a Shade 14 filter — but Shade 13 filters are uncommon and can be hard to find. The AAS Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page (link is external) doesn't list any suppliers of welder's filters, only suppliers of special-purpose filters made for viewing the Sun.To find out more about eyewear and handheld viewers go to https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/eyewear-viewers (link is external).

Forum Topic "Part list help"

Mike2015 2 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

No, you build the PC and take some pictures along the way and some of the finished build. Then go to the front page of PCPP and click on "See All Completed Builds" and then click on click on "Create A Completed Build".

Forum Topic "Newbie."

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

As far as power supplies go, this would be a much better power supply.

PCPARTPICKER is stating that the that the h100i is not compatible with the Corsair SPEC 3 case for some reason. You would need to double check the specification for the case to see if it can handle the radiators for that CPU cooler or check some of the builds on this site who used that case and see if any of them used that cooler. You can sort by case and the again by CPU cooler. There are a few that use the same case and h100i but not many. Not sure if the radiator blocks anything. You might be better off just picking a different case.

FYI, when you are on your build page, click "Browse by Individual Parts" and then "CPU Cooler" and then you uncheck the box towards the top left that states "Enable compatibility filter" then the h100i will show up, but then if you add it to your build that is when it states that it is not compatible with the case.

Forum Topic "Newbie."

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yea, you posted in the wrong section. You should have posted in the "Part List Opinions Wanted" section. Actually building your own computer is not really "waaaay" cheaper, but can be "waaaay" better.

Regarding your build, I would switch out the i7-6700K for the i7-7700K and switch the motherboard for a Z270 motherboard. Also, swap out the power supply with something a little better.

As far as the video card is concerned, it is not the most powerful. I'm not a gamer so just check some reviews of it to see if it will play your games with decent frame rates.

TettenMan's Completed Build: My Girlfriend's build : El violetta

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Wow, spectacular build.........................but...................why didn't you go with the most recent hardware like the i7-7700K and 1080ti? You didn't want her gf to have a better build then you is that it?

All joking aside, extremely nice build. Great cable management and that custom loop, there are no words.

apexwarrior's Completed Build: Micro Briefcase Build

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

They make low profile graphics cards that are like half the height of a regular card and it might give you enough room between the graphics card and lid. Here is an article about a few of them.

apexwarrior's Completed Build: Micro Briefcase Build

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Very cool. I was thinking if there was a way to remove the two exhaust fans that you have inside the lid and put them somewhere else and then put a monitor inside the lid. So when you lift up the lid you have your monitor as well.

Forum Topic "ANYONE DONE AN X299 BUILD?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Here is one.

Forum Topic "Laptop upgradeability?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Just by looking at the picture it looks like either an mSATA or miniPCI Express. I doubt that a laptop from 2010 would have an M.2 connector on the motherboard.

Forum Topic "Laptop upgradeability?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Didn't that laptop come out in 2010? The M.2 port didn't really become mainstream until about two years ago.

Can you upload a picture to a website so we can see what the port looks like?

Forum Topic "Any improvement?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Your build looks pretty solid. The PSU might be a little overkill but whatever. If this was my build I would just change two things: 1) I would put in an SSD for the operating system and a few programs in addition to the HDD and 2) change the PSU from the "G2" version to the "G3" version.

Forum Topic "If you had $5 billion, what would you do with it"

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

high interest savings account

Does this exist in today's economy?

Forum Topic "If you had $5 billion, what would you do with it"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

But what about all the Monopoly boards that are out there that people already own? It would take 150-200 years before all those Monopoly boards disappear.

Forum Topic "Cool lightbulbs I found at IKEA"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

$150? There are many that are way less than $150.00. Here and here are just two examples I found on Amazon by searching for 2 seconds that are under $20.00 and are app controlled.

Forum Topic "Possible psu problem?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I would suspect that it is the PSU, I had a computer do the same thing and I originally thought it was the motherboard but it ended up being the PSU. Can you get your hands on another PSU from a friend or something to test it out?

Forum Topic "Cool lightbulbs I found at IKEA"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

There are a bunch of lights out there that you can control from your phone from anywhere in the world, wouldn't that be better than one with a dedicated remote control that you have to keep track of?

Forum Topic "Buy or wait?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I don't see Intel or AMD prices fluctuating that much; however, the i7-7700K and i5-7600K could go down a few dollars with the release of the i7-7740X and i5-7640X.

Nelson1tom's Completed Build: New PC for my mother

Mike2015 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Great build. Looks very nice. How is your mom enjoying that RGB RAM?

Forum Topic "Dragonflair.com help!!"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I deleted my comment because I was just going to build the computer and post it but you had already responded to my comment. So what country are you in for the currency?

Forum Topic "Online retailers"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I have no personal experience with SuperBiiz or OutletPC, but I have seen a number of post on PCPP about SuperBiiz. Here are a few posts I found for SuperBiiz here and here and I found one for OutletPC here.

Eltech's Completed Build: Ace V2 (Raven)

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Great write up, great pictures (as always). It looks like this computer is handling your needs. I love the case. Would you recommend this case?

Forum Topic "Vents not pushing enough air in my room"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Well, if you want a do it yourself, then there are products like this or this. If you call an HVAC contractor, they can install a fan in the duct work.

Forum Topic "Ipod nano gen 5 or Android phone for music"

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I actually had one of these back in the day.

Forum Topic "need opinions and help"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I think the incompatibility is just that your PSU doesn't have all cables you will need. You would have to buy more.

Here is a custom wood desk that was featured a few days ago. As long as you have enough ventilation I don't think you have to worry about over heating.

Forum Topic "Where's MicroCenter?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I edited my comment, see the thread that I linked to, Philip stated that there was no ETA on MicroCenter's return.

Forum Topic "Where's MicroCenter?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

MicroCenter has been off PCPP for awhile now. There was a thread about it when they were taken off, but I can't remember what the reason was. Can't you just buy your monitor at MicroCenter, why do you need it to be on PCPP?

Look at Philip's comment in this thread

Forum Topic "Help/Tips Wanted for Potential Incombatibility"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Your original build is solid, just swap the motherboard with one with a Z270 chip set and the incompatibility message should go away.

fubrick's Completed Build: Giant ITX

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Here is a link from the Intel site comparing the B250 chipset with the Z270 chipset indicating that the Z270 chipset supports overclocking but the B250 chipset does not.

fubrick's Completed Build: Giant ITX

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I don't plan to overclock anytime soon

I don't think you will be able to overclock with a B250 motherboard. Nevertheless, nice build. +1 from me.

Forum Topic "Can I do an install (Not upgrade) of W10, without losing all my applications, settings and files?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

You should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 without a fresh install. When Microsoft was giving away free Windows 10 updates last year, I updated a laptop from 8.1 to 10 without doing a fresh install.

Forum Topic "My Build guide doesn't show up"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Your 2 build guides do show up under your profile, I can see them. If you talking about showing up on the PCPP front page under the "View the Build Guides" button, then no, they will never show up there. The "View the Build Guides" is only for staff submissions.

Forum Topic "B&W Gaming PC $2000 Rough Budget. (Future Proof w\aesthetics of course)"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I realize the HOF cards look sweet, but at this point don't you think you should get a 1080ti?

You could get a 1080ti and get a custom white back plate made or something.

Forum Topic "fidget spinners"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It kind of reminds me of this one guy that was on the show Shark Tank. He bought a patent from somebody for about $4,000.00 (don't quote me on this figure) and then went on to make millions on the product.

Forum Topic "Customer Service?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

My vote goes to EVGA for the best customer service. ASROCK could be better but is not terrible.

Forum Topic "Is there a way to find out what Windows OS/Keys were on my motherboard?"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I think it is saved on Microsoft servers and not the motherboard itself. So the Windows product key is tied to the motherboard on the Microsoft servers. I did find a website that stated the following:

In the future, whenever you install Windows 10 on that same PC, it will automatically report to Microsoft’s activation servers. Microsoft will confirm that the PC with that specific hardware configuration is allowed to use Windows 10, and it’ll automatically be activated.

Forum Topic "First PC build"

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Well the GTX 1080ti GPU is currently the fasted most recent gaming GPU by Nvidia. Here and Here are some comparisons between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080ti. The GTX 1080ti is about 25% better than the GTX 1080. Was there something particular about the motherboard that you picked that had something that you wanted that the other motherboard does not?

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