Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
Please Support Us!

Please help keep (=WDG=) alive

Donate with PayPal!
Last 100 Shouts:
January 27, 2024, 05:26:45 PM
Happy new year WDG
December 10, 2023, 05:52:39 PM
Hello Power!
November 24, 2023, 09:51:34 PM
Helloes! I'm here for my annual password change! How is everyone doing?
August 03, 2023, 08:42:51 PM
WDG are going to i71. All welcome. Message for more information or ask on discord
July 27, 2023, 07:35:21 PM
The WDG discord channel is up and running. Send me a message or post for details
December 08, 2022, 04:05:12 PM
Odd. Should do. Send Mode a messsage here. He should be able to pick it up and send you an invite
December 07, 2022, 11:26:55 PM
@berath link doesn?t work Sad
August 08, 2022, 09:32:46 PM
December 23, 2020, 12:34:53 PM
Spammers be gone!
September 28, 2020, 11:18:57 PM
September 28, 2020, 09:55:06 PM
I’m in 🙌
September 28, 2020, 02:59:45 PM
Yay!!!!!! Wix is in da house
September 28, 2020, 02:55:44 PM
Hey Berath !! I made it !
September 25, 2020, 05:13:56 PM
Wix - we may have some new friends playing a new game finding their way here soon.....
July 01, 2020, 11:05:23 PM
Hello Terror. People still drop by here now and again
June 29, 2020, 02:02:45 PM
Hi guys. I hope you are all well and keeping sane and safe during these trying times (and all that).

Just FYI that mode was looking for ways to get back in touch via reddit (r/WDG).
February 24, 2020, 09:26:46 AM
Zombie TF2? Do we need to dress up?
February 19, 2020, 01:03:56 AM
I'd play zombie TF2
February 19, 2020, 12:52:19 AM
Any appetite for a TF2 revival?
February 19, 2020, 12:52:01 AM
February 19, 2020, 12:48:30 AM
Yes this thing is still on
February 19, 2020, 12:47:16 AM
Hello! Is this thing still on?
December 26, 2019, 12:43:10 AM
Merry Christmas!!!
August 13, 2019, 07:35:11 PM
Sweeping and clearing out the cobwebs, keeping everything spruce https://gph.is/2oImD0j
March 08, 2019, 11:38:14 AM
Cheers Stu / Berath was going to happen one day Sad
March 06, 2019, 11:08:46 PM
It's officially 'not secure' according to Chrome now
March 06, 2019, 11:07:11 PM
Damn. 1&1 have upgraded their something or other but seem to have allowed for ancient forums like this to keep on
March 05, 2019, 03:37:50 PM
NuB site is no more due to a forced PHP v7 upgrade on the web host that breaks SMF/TinyPortal.
January 31, 2019, 09:50:48 AM
January 22, 2019, 11:22:09 PM
Sad nub  site down Sad bye bye

January 01, 2019, 11:43:02 AM
Happy new year.
Who Dares... Grins!!
December 30, 2018, 08:04:52 PM
December 29, 2018, 12:05:55 PM
MEssaage me
for a free steam key for faeria
December 25, 2018, 02:35:39 PM
merry xmas wdg
December 23, 2018, 11:34:33 AM
Hello Milli!
December 21, 2018, 10:55:25 PM
Hello WDG!
December 13, 2018, 10:51:13 PM
I still pop by to give the old place a dusting and clear out
November 09, 2018, 03:36:17 PM
The shoutbox has actually had shouts in it recently? Impossible.
November 08, 2018, 07:45:58 PM
:dohjan: :newkid:
November 06, 2018, 07:11:48 PM
November 05, 2018, 11:49:05 PM
Just poking about
June 02, 2018, 12:56:39 PM
Goodness me, so it does!
May 22, 2018, 03:38:35 PM
this site needs a shout in 2018 Smiley
November 16, 2017, 08:08:43 PM
Spam removed. Thank you muchly Hulinut
October 15, 2017, 06:02:47 PM
Yay, been fixed!
October 14, 2017, 07:08:12 PM
I'm trying to get the mumble server up again
October 11, 2017, 06:23:26 PM
Orange Box 10 years old wow
June 18, 2017, 09:46:41 PM
June 14, 2017, 03:14:35 PM
May 30, 2017, 10:14:48 PM
Hmph. Spammers!
April 19, 2017, 08:20:44 PM
Also - hai!
April 19, 2017, 08:20:38 PM
Just in case no-one saw it - I posted about i61 over on the wdg-reddit!
April 17, 2017, 02:18:03 PM
April 16, 2017, 12:28:45 PM
Don't mind me, just helping Berath clean up the dust
April 04, 2017, 09:46:13 PM
Mumble server down: I've submitted a ticket
March 13, 2017, 01:20:32 AM
It is. Sleeping
March 11, 2017, 06:24:54 PM
so quiet
December 06, 2016, 03:10:39 PM
Every day or so I drop by to empty out the logs, dust down the furniture and shake out the curtains
November 04, 2016, 05:15:57 PM
How's tricks WDG?
November 02, 2016, 10:36:32 PM
Yay CruelCow!!
November 01, 2016, 08:17:40 PM
Yeah, I still check here regularly
November 01, 2016, 06:16:46 PM
Forum is back up after I did some tinkering. Did anyone notice it was down?!?
September 03, 2016, 05:48:48 PM
Thanks for offering but platformers = frustration for me. All that jumping about and getting impaled
September 03, 2016, 10:54:37 AM
Does anyone want a 75%off coupon for Feist?
July 09, 2016, 02:56:39 PM
I knew you were behind them!
July 08, 2016, 11:40:05 AM
What the fucking hell is all this shit?

You'll be blaming me for shit Tf2 updates next!
July 06, 2016, 11:35:09 PM
Therefore, Lefty is indeed responsible
July 06, 2016, 10:56:20 PM
Wales voted Leave
June 25, 2016, 05:30:56 PM
Well he *is* called Leftism
June 24, 2016, 07:36:47 PM
I'm going to completely unjustifiably hold Lefty to blame for the Brexit.
That is all.
June 05, 2016, 01:56:52 PM
Woop woop i58 ticket bought!
May 13, 2016, 06:08:28 PM
I want that game
May 07, 2016, 10:20:36 PM
its not optimized well just like the ps4 version
May 07, 2016, 09:01:50 PM
why does everyone's gone rapture run like doggegg on my pc
April 13, 2016, 05:18:58 PM
Just to really bang it home. WDG sub-reddit here: https://www.reddit.com/r/WDG/
April 06, 2016, 10:06:39 AM
Thank you Smiley
April 04, 2016, 04:24:56 PM
Just send you one.
April 04, 2016, 10:48:17 AM
If there are any still going, I'll have one
April 02, 2016, 11:47:32 AM
i have beta passes if anyone wants them as well
March 23, 2016, 12:18:40 PM
If anybody wants a tf2 competetive beta pass, i have a spare.
March 18, 2016, 12:18:46 PM
It's too expensive Sad
March 15, 2016, 03:24:04 PM
Will you all go buy The Division now so I have someone to play with? Smiley
March 11, 2016, 08:32:56 PM
March 11, 2016, 07:56:09 PM
March 11, 2016, 07:56:08 PM
March 02, 2016, 06:02:38 PM
some of the stealth sections are a bit of a drag, but they're not as bad as the VIP escort missions in THE VITNESS
March 02, 2016, 12:06:23 PM
Easy with the spoilers, guys! I'm still  on the blunderbuss part.
March 01, 2016, 09:17:32 PM
Can't believe Henry managed to use his NAVY Seal experience to defuse the bomb that was strapped to the bear in the end
March 01, 2016, 03:38:29 PM
I just unlocked the rifle scope in firewatch, makes it much easier to pick off bears before they get into melee range
March 01, 2016, 12:34:14 PM
March 01, 2016, 12:13:37 PM
I can't believe GAMERS don't like the witness. It's the MOST GAMER game EVER.
February 29, 2016, 12:08:32 PM
Its overrated. Now FIREWATCH on the other side...
February 29, 2016, 11:21:43 AM
I got the basic ending in the witness and it was B A D
February 22, 2016, 10:58:37 AM
I have no understanding of the environmental puzzles
February 22, 2016, 10:58:25 AM
Every so often someone says something about "environmental puzzles" in the witness and I skip it because of spoilers
February 15, 2016, 01:02:48 AM
press x to exercise 5th freedom
February 14, 2016, 11:53:36 AM
My game came with an EXCLUSIVE PREORDER CODE for the Chaos Theory suit, shoulda preordered DUH
February 14, 2016, 02:02:52 AM
i want the super stealth suit.

I go lethal on grim missions
February 13, 2016, 12:40:44 PM
any of the optional missions are annoying.
Total Members: 304
Latest: vayuh
Total Posts: 129726
Total Topics: 6756
Online Today: 35
Online Ever: 340
(September 23, 2014, 12:11:24 PM)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 28
Total: 28
My CommunityForumPublicTechnicalTopic: Opinions on this i5 PC
Pages: 1 [2]
Author Topic: Opinions on this i5 PC  (Read 41506 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Millicent Bystander
Clan admin

Karma: 740
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2523

WDG Conception Expert

« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2009, 02:49:25 PM »

I'd get a fast mechanical hard drive and wait for SSDs to come down in price.

I find myself stark naked except for a pair of latex gloves attempting to pull on a pair of red tights on in my parent's spare bedroom.

Karma: 1265
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 5291

Spam, Egg, Sausage, Chips and Spam

« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 03:01:23 PM »

80Gb Intel SSD's for £135 + delivery.
For some reason they sell the 1.8" version for £135 yet the 2.5" version for £400+
You might have a job with mounting it i.e. getting some rails or something but for £270 for 160Gb ish of SSD in RAID-0 you can't really go far wrong!

Alternatively, scan sell the 2.5" versions (including the new G2 version which if you read the SSD thread supports trim (which needs win7 to work but stops the speed decreasing when you fill the drive) for the same price) for £170 each (which is £340 for a pair in RAID-0)

Fail Artist

Karma: 638
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 4452


« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009, 03:18:04 PM »


Mode: Chaos is wise

Hz: No, you were right

Karma: 111
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1455

« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2009, 12:30:54 PM »

Brackets? huh? Whaaaa?

Also, you're making it more expensive deadly!! I'm a little confused how that's meant to persuade me Wink

The main thing is if I wait, the drives won't get faster only cheaper and bigger. I'm lazy, so the main reason to get them now and not wait is it means I don't have to reinstall my OS, which I hate doing unnecessarily.

I'll decide tonight and order it all. I might just splash the cash now, despite it being a ton, since faster hard drives would help me do some of my work (specifically capturing with FRAPS and video editing). Thanks for everyones thoughts on it, even the mad "more, get MORE FLASH! MORERREEEE!" Cheesy

« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2009, 12:45:27 PM »

I'd get a fast mechanical hard drive and wait for SSDs to come down in price.
This, but I suppose I'm just old and sensible, especially if I wanted to do video where I'd want lots of drive space. These SSD's are nice for fast bootup and first time loading a tf2 map, but if it were me I'd be moaning in a couple of years that I wish I had more space Smiley
Clan member

Karma: 710
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2161

The Paragon of Animals

« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2009, 04:08:42 PM »

prices on SSD's won't be coming down for a while, at least 6 months. They are actually increasing atm thanks to the recovering economy (increased demand, similar supply levels). Samsungs NAND process shrink to 34nm has apparently gone tits up too, which isn't going to be able to help bring prices back down.
6 months time and we should start seeing 34nm 3bits-per-cell mlc (currently mlc is 2 bits-per-cell) which should reduce demand for the standard MLC flash and bring prices down a little (3bpc has performance and longevity tradeoffs so it's not suitable for SSD's, fine for usb drives, mp3 players etc though).

IMO it's going to be a year before prices are back to the levels they were at 3 months ago.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2009, 04:13:18 PM by Zarf » Logged


Karma: 111
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1455

« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2009, 06:09:33 PM »

Might as well get them now then, hah. No time like the present eh?

claws - I'd only need the SSDs as working space, I'd have the 1TB normal HDD to shove things onto, and a properly-RAIDED server to actually put anything important on (all my documents, email, video, audio, firefox settings, and anything else will be stored there! I'd want my PC to be basically an empty shell with programs and games on Wink . However for some working stuff it'll mean keeping it locally then moving it to the server for backups every so often Smiley ).

I'll probably bite the bullet and get them. It's fancy and shiney, and has a practical purpose. Going with Zarfs suggestion on which ones, the others are much more expensive.


Karma: 111
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1455

« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2009, 11:31:19 AM »

I decided to spill on the SSD's. Costly but now I've no reason to upgrade and reinstall for a fair, fair while. I'll report back in this thread when it's up and running (probably will try the RTM Windows 7 for now) and try a bit of minor overclocking probably too.

Pages: 1 [2]
My CommunityForumPublicTechnicalTopic: Opinions on this i5 PC
Jump to:  

Who Dares... Grins UK TF2 Clan