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by Irinikus
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 30
Views: 801

Re: Things to buy....

by Irinikus
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 30
Views: 801

Re: Things to buy....

Simple, because I use my PC for an awful lot more than watching films. In fact if I want to watch a film, I'd rather watch it on the big TV in the living room (I have a Raspberry PI set up for video streaming to the TV). And if I do watch any TV/film on my PC, a tiny black bar at the top and bottom...
by Irinikus
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

I find putting PC-systems together quite boring these days as there is not much of choice for the parts anymore. Everything is more or less the same from just the couple manufacturers, and instead of building something you are really just assembling existing parts together. The problem that we sit ...
by Irinikus
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

I agree with you that most games today are complete garbage. I am into only into extremely well produced games which have a story line. If it doesn’t have a story line, then I’m not interested. (Good RPG’s and FPS’s). Notable games for me since 2006 were: Fear 1&2 (3 was garbage) The dark messia...
by Irinikus
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

I understand what you are saying, but for many gamers, including myself, the hobby of gaming also includes the interest in building up the hardware associated with gaming. This may seem crazy, but it's reality. You just have to note the amount of views that YouTube channels such as "Linus Tech ...
by Irinikus
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

As far as home users are concerned, the only applications that truly need extreme compute and graphics performance in the present tense are games, and lets face it, games are still limited by hardware performance. (Not enough of it) DirectX is a bitch, as it kind of ties gamers to X86 machines runni...
by Irinikus
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

All of Apple’s “A” processors found in iPhone’s and iPad’s are in fact ARM processors, from what I understand.
by Irinikus
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Intel has the niche market for now, but quantum machines are on the rise and it doesn't look like intel is doing as much research in this field as they need to. Wait until there is a breakthrough in this field, allowing quantum machines to operate at room temperature. When this happens, silicon will...
by Irinikus
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?

The storage medium might be able to last "14 billion years" so they say, but the technology required to read it certainly won't. If you were to use such a technology to store graphical information in an extremely high density microfiche type format, that would help to store information for...
by Irinikus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6340

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

The Talos II looks like a really nice system and has some really nice features like being one of the first systems to sport PCIe 4.0 and I also believe that X86 does need some good competition, as diversity in the market is a good thing. My only problem is that I do like to play the odd game and tha...
by Irinikus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

I will definitely put a 100Mb NIC into the machine. Beware that the 3com EISA 100Mbit card is a disappointment. It is relatively slow (~ 35Mb/s, half duplex iirc) and pulls 100% CPU load on top of that. You want something on the GIO64 bus, like the Phobos G160 card, which does the full 100Mb with l...
by Irinikus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 920
Views: 32488

Re: your latest purchase

Believe me, I go long periods without finding anything at all! I just happened to get lucky finding this... You've managed to collect some really nice systems! I have a similar problem to you concerning the hard drive for your system. My Olivetti M280 needs a drive and it's the same kind of drive, ...
by Irinikus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 920
Views: 32488

Re: your latest purchase

How ya gonna do it? Well, you're gonna PS/2 it! The solution is IBM! https://i.imgur.com/UlZ4e7e.jpg https://i.imgur.com/blpioH1.jpg Very cool! How do you source all of this cool stuff? (Every second day you're posting something new on this forum! It's very nice to see! :D)
by Irinikus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

Personally, I'd say the 100Mb Network has to be a high priority. 10Mb is decidedly slow, and I'm very glad I've got a 100Mb NIC in my own Indigo2. Ultimately though, it depends on your use. IMPACT Video is interesting, but would you use it? Personally I only see the point of adding a card to a mach...
by Irinikus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

It depends on how you want to use the machine: if you want to use it for (standard definition) video capture or output, and also transfer captured files over the network, then it would be helpful to have 2 spare slots, one for Impact Video and the other for a 100Mbit ethernet card (either the G160 ...

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