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#1 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

Been overclocking since you could just flip a couple of dip switches on a board to get that Pentium 100 up to 133mhz. Went through a few Celeron 300a's. Redid laser cut traces on AMD's Athlon chips with a #2 pencil. Now I'm running a 6700k overclocked to 4.8ghz.

I tried overclocking software once out of curiosity. I think it was from Asus. It annoyed me with the number of times it needed to reboot, and by the time it was done, it was a slower overclock than I had set manually and it also locked up where my manual overclock was stable. One and done on that!

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#2 Edited by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

A picture's worth a thousand words, or something. I'm just going to toss in a few pictures of our pups, taken on various cameras with various lenses and various phones doing various sorts of things.

This is Josie, taken on a Sony-Nex5t with a $25 lens (new!) I got off Amazon. The lens was manual only, stiff as heck, and super fuzzy outside the immediate center. Made for some interesting pictures.
This is Josie, taken on a Sony-Nex5t with a $25 lens (new!) I got off Amazon. The lens was manual only, stiff as heck, and super fuzzy outside the immediate center. Made for some interesting pictures.
Taken on a Nex-5t with the kit lens. We had to put her to sleep the next day and it was all very unexpected. So, I'm very glad I have this picture.
Taken on a Nex-5t with the kit lens. We had to put her to sleep the next day and it was all very unexpected. So, I'm very glad I have this picture.
Even fake dogs mount. This was taken on an S5 and Josie wasn't moving much. Despite that, there's lots of motion blur.
Even fake dogs mount. This was taken on an S5 and Josie wasn't moving much. Despite that, there's lots of motion blur.
Our breeder let us visit our pup whenever we wanted before we could take her home at 8 weeks. This is our new puppy, Lily at 5 weeks. We played with her for 15 minutes and then she just fell asleep in the middle of playing. A6000 with a 19mm fixed lens.
Our breeder let us visit our pup whenever we wanted before we could take her home at 8 weeks. This is our new puppy, Lily at 5 weeks. We played with her for 15 minutes and then she just fell asleep in the middle of playing. A6000 with a 19mm fixed lens.
We took Lily to a horse farm to socialize her with horses and work on recall. She likes tall grass. Taken on an S5, since I didn't bring my camera with me.
We took Lily to a horse farm to socialize her with horses and work on recall. She likes tall grass. Taken on an S5, since I didn't bring my camera with me.
First snow at the dog park. Very overcast day and taken from quite a distance away. A6000 with a 55-200mm lens, zoomed in at 130mm.
First snow at the dog park. Very overcast day and taken from quite a distance away. A6000 with a 55-200mm lens, zoomed in at 130mm.
Getting a 9 week old puppy to stay still long enough to take this was tough. A6000 50mm fixed.
Getting a 9 week old puppy to stay still long enough to take this was tough. A6000 50mm fixed.
We were about to throw out the toy since she got the squeeker out, which was one of her first. S5 taken mid-afternoon.
We were about to throw out the toy since she got the squeeker out, which was one of her first. S5 taken mid-afternoon.
Taken by our dog walker. She's very good at getting Lily to pose for pictures. On an iPhone 6s, I believe.
Taken by our dog walker. She's very good at getting Lily to pose for pictures. On an iPhone 6s, I believe.

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#3 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

Adobe Premier. If you're a student, check with your school to see if you get a CC discount. If you work at a school, you most likely get a discount as well. Student is $20 a month for All Apps, so you'll have access to After Effects, too.

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#4 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

It's a must. It will save your ass when someone says, "I didn't get XYZ and now I'm super angry at you and will jump through hoops to see you suffer." and you go, "This was sent fourteen weeks ago at 2pm. I then sent a follow up one week later."

For personal stuff, gmail filters work perfectly for me. Looking at my gmail inbox and other tabs, every email in there is something I want, and I delete nothing outside of the spam folder which is set to auto purge, anyways. And for some reason, all that spam is in French...

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#5 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

@tyn0mite: Puppies are expensive off the bat! Within the first 6 months, I put another grand into the vaccinations and spay alone. I'd look at vets now, since you have the option of just walking out if you don't like them now, rather than feeling like you're stuck because you have a puppy in your arms. Our vet provided a puppy kindergarten/socialization class and it was -great-.

Since I already tossed up the idea of a used Nex-5, I'd also toss up a used Sony RX-100.

But if you have to go new, the Canon you linked looks pretty good.

There have been a few dog posts, but I believe the share your pet threads have been long dead?

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#6 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

Be ready to hate your puppy to all hells! We were as mentally and physically ready for our pup and the first two weeks were very stressful for us.

If you're happy with what your iPhone can do, those cheaper point and shoots can do that just a bit better. You have a physically larger sensor, so they'll work better in low light before the ISO needs to be cranked up. Better optics and for real optical zoom. But in bright light, even my ancient S5 can produce surprisingly good photos.

The Canon looks all right. Isomeri listed that Sony, which is what I'd probably go with since it has a screen that can flip. Sony's menus are really annoying, but I can navigate my A6000 and my older 5t with no problem. If you're not against getting something used:

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-NEX-5TL-Mirrorless-Digital-16-50mm/dp/B00GUSVP3M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1485205362&sr=8-4&keywords=sony+5t

It doesn't have a built in flash. I learned on this camera and worked around not having flash. But if you want to capture fast motion, or want depth of field in your images, or might want to consider digging into a manual mode for photography, it's cheap and it's pretty good. If you just use the kit lens, it's pretty compact. If you want to expand out, you can get new lenses and you can use other manufacturer lenses with an adapter. Heck, I bought a $25 lens on Amazon, 35mm fixed F1.7. It's real fuzzy around the edges and is manual focus only, but got some interesting stills out of it!

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#7 Edited by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

Took a look at your build. It's pretty good. Even if you're not going to overclock, the 6700k has a higher clock speed than the 6700.

That cooler is great. I have my 6700k overclocked to 4.8ghz and I don't hear that cooler at all.

I don't know if I'd do a liquid cooled 1070. I believe its voltage capped and that is going to limit overclocking on it quite a bit. I'm running an air cooled 1070 and I never hear it.

I have 16GB and do hobby grade Photoshop/Lightroom stuff and I've never had an issues.

You don't want thermal glue, you want thermal paste. Just in case you walk into a shop and ask for glue and actually get a thermal epoxy - you don't want that unless you never want to remove your CPU from your heatsink.

If it's your first build, get a wrist strap. They're super cheap.

Whenever I build/upgrade my machine, I do the powersupply too unless it's fairly newish. I've had older power supplies cause my 970 to squeel.

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#8 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

Price range?

If I were going to buy a laptop that wasn't a Surface Pro, I'd probably go with an XPS15. I believe they come with a 1050 nowadays and can be fitted with a standard drive for more space in exchange for drive speed.

Also, if you're only going to be using it at home, why not a desktop? You'll get so much more for so much less.

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#9 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

I'll pass. I think for the most part, I've just moved on from a lot of gaming in general. If it was $250, I might have impulse purchased one for Mario Kart.

When the Wii first came out, I camped out in front of Target and missed getting one. I spent weeks trying to get one, spend a silly amount getting some Gamestop bundle or something, and played a few hours of Wii sports and a few hours of Zelda. Picked up No More Heroes and played 2-3 hours of that. Then it just sat and collected dust. Bought Super Mario Galaxy and I still have it, new and shrink wrapped...

I'd probably pick up a Nintendo platform for a 2d Metroid. Even if its another remake of Metroid and Super Metroid and if they did another Super Mario All Stars where they redid the sprites of 3 and World.

A portable device with good games for an airplane is something I'd like, but 3-4 hours won't cut it.

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#10 Edited by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

@colonel_pockets: It's free, short of the bandwidth it takes to get it. It's ok, I guess. I thought the character creator was incredibly limited, but if you've never played City of Heroes/Villains, or Champions Online the creator is probably all right. Personally, I'd be really reluctant to put any real amount of money into it because...

@mike said:

I actually thought they shut this game down.

Being under the Daybreak umbrella, I'm sure it'll soon join other Daybreak titles like:

Everquest Next, Everquest Landmark, Legends of Norrath, Bullet Run, Magic the Gathering: Tactics, Fortune League, Star Wars Clone Wars, Free Realms, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Vanguard, Matrix Online, Everquest Adventures, Planetside, and Star Wars Galaxies.

And depending on how their licensing is, if Justice League explodes and is super awesome and that license fee changes, I really wouldn't have faith in Daybreak keeping the DC license.