I could really bite myself in the butt right now

Somehow, I managed to lose the Intel mounting bracket and standoffs for my Corsair H100i v2 liquid cooler. To be honest, I’m pretty sure I sold them together with the Intel motherboard when I switched to AMD Ryzen. Yes, you read that correctly.

Sold. With. Motherboard.

I can’t find that stuff anywhere in all the packaging that I always keep around until I throw away or sell the hardware. So that’s the only logical conclusion says Mr. Spock.Read More »

Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5820K vs. Ivy Bridge Core i5-5370

This one’s been bugging me for some time, mostly because I’m an enthusiast and even more so since I started transcoding my Blu-Rays to mp4. But I’ve never pulled the trigger. The reasons are simple:

  • The GPU is not fast enough.
  • It’ll only be good for this one thing, transcoding.
  • I reasoned myself into not needing one.
  • I am a penny-pincher.

Until recently…
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