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The 2700 seems like it would make a solid all around processor. I like that it is still weighing in at 65w.

CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / New Ryzen processors
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
I am really looking forward to seeing your review on these.

CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / Re: Threadripper and crypto mining
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:28:55 PM »
That is good to know because this story is starting to trickle into the financial world (I read it on Forbes).  What I found interesting was you could  dedicate your unused codes to mine crypto currency to offset the cost of the system.  It is an interesting idea.

I actually went to EVGA's website and got on their waiting list just to see how fast I could get a 1080ti.  It took about a day to get a notification that one was available for purchase.  Going to a card manufacturer may be an alternative solution if you need one.

CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / Threadripper and crypto mining
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:39:37 AM »
Apparently now Threadripper can be used for crypto mining.  The article said that this is something that high end desktop users can do with their unused threads.  The economics of it is viable enough to pay for your processor and possibly your system within a year.  I doubt it will wipe out the Threadripper supply as you need a motherboard for each chip, but it may push people to higher end parts of they can recoup their costs.

General Discussion / Re: CES 2018
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:20:22 PM »
Some news on the crypto front.  The market has crashed again with bitcoin losing well over 50%.  It is not necessarily good news on the gpu front because it is trading around $11000 as of this writing. Ethereum is sitting at $1000. 

It gets even worse. There are currently 1400 (yes 1400) crypto currencies out there.  Companies are creating cryptos because they found a way to use them.  Kodak created one to help the photography industry.  Goldman Sachs threw their weight behind cryptos.  Two blockchain etfs were added today.  And the biggest news is bitcoin is now traded on the futures.  Right now China and South Korea are trying to restrict it, but it they do not get on board, technologically speaking, they will be in the stone age.

The bottom line is blockchain is here to stay.  Right now it is mirroring the internet book in the 90s and I am sure there will be a bust, but when the dust settles, it will be part of you everyday life just like the internet is.

CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / Re: The Intel Flaw
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:59:42 PM »
How serious is it?

Ha, ha, does anyone know?

There are two related flaws that were found, code-named Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown affects only Intel and some ARM processors, and it seems easier to exploit. This is the one that the OS manufacturers are rushing to patch (Linux, Windows, Apple, etc.). It allows one application resident in memory to bore into another application, even if they are on separate virtualized systems. This isn't a serious threat for home users, but it was a huge problem for cloud servers, which is why Google, Amazon, and Microsoft were all over it right away.

Spectre affects all chips, including AMD, and seems harder to exploit, and perhaps harder to fix. It's much more technical, and so I haven't followed it that closely.

Overall, while I know home users are a bit panicked and rushing to download all the latest updates, I'm not particularly concerned. I'll let Microsoft push out the updates to all TBG's machines during the regularly-scheduled patches, rather than downloading them manually.

Thanks. It is good to have people like you to cut through the fluff and give us the stuff.  Now might be a good time to buy some Intel stock.

CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / The Intel Flaw
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:06:05 AM »
How serious is it?

Laptops and Tablets / Re: The TBG Laptop Buyer's Guide
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:05:59 PM »
Well if I have to wait, I can accumulate enough cash to just to build a desktop. You really sold me on that Dell monitor in your stock build guide.  So I am kinda on the fence now.  Do I buy a laptop or wait a couple of months a build a true trading station?

Btw I hope you are still getting decent yields on your mining. Eth has been sitting comfortably above 300.

Laptops and Tablets / Re: The TBG Laptop Buyer's Guide
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:35:44 PM »
When are the 8th gen cpus did to arrive?

Laptops and Tablets / Re: The TBG Laptop Buyer's Guide
« on: September 04, 2017, 05:20:09 PM »
Thanks for the kind words. We were ok but my in-laws were wiped out so I will be helping as much as I can. 

Thanks for the storage upgrade advice. When I saw the computer, I was planning on putting a hard drive in because of the lack of storage. 

I know this is a gaming machine, but it should have no trouble pushing my stock trading software, correct?

Laptops and Tablets / Re: The TBG Laptop Buyer's Guide
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:17:29 PM »
Ari, my budget for a new build just got cut thanks to Harvey. So I am going to have to get a laptop for now.  What is your opinion of Acer's Predator series? I am looking at the Helios 300. Thoughts on this being a temporary trading rig?

General Discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency article
« on: August 19, 2017, 11:21:22 AM »
Believe it or not, there are reasons in the markets, especially stock markets.  People usually take summers off so June through early August the markets are fairly quiet unless some big news event like Brexit or war with North Korea pops up. When traders get back they start trading again and so volume goes up which means prices move more which increases volatility. This is pretty much the final push for a lot of investors so they are either trying to maximize gains or keep what they have.  So from now to December the markets will be extra sensitive to fear/ greed news. Every major market crash has happened in the fall.

Furthermore a lot of companies have a lot during on back to school and Christmas shopping.  If those numbers are down, then those companies take a hit.  So for the majority of companies, they indeed have a harvest season.

General Discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency article
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:48:02 PM »
It has been two weeks since my last update (school starting) and what a two weeks it has been. Bitcoin hit a new high of around 4500.  This is due to the geopolitical tension as people have dumped stock in favor of what they perceive as safe havens. Usually people click to precious metals, but now bitcoin can be lumped into that group. This gives it legitimacy which means bigger money will flow into Bitcoin. 

The CME is also looking into using block to handle its trading. This will again put more bullish pressure on the crypto currency.

Ether stalled out at 300.  It did not make new highs as I suspect everyone was chasing bitcoin.  Still it may be worth it to miners.

Another thing that is coming around the corner is the fall trading season.  This means there is a lot of uncertainty in  the markets which means people will be clocking to save havens like metals and crypto currencies.  So I would expect demand may continue to outstrip supply.  The only thing I can see that might ease this is if Trump can push his tax plan through.  This is unlikely as his government is falling apart, so uncertainty will remain.

That's it for the update.  School has started so I will do my best to keep this updated.

The HTPC Build / Re: Office small form factor
« on: August 04, 2017, 06:07:12 PM »
I suggested that he create his own crypto currency so he could fund it, but he did not want to. Opportunity missed...

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