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  1. ClassicMartini

    Name the Next macOS (10.15)

    MacOS Triggered :)
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    MSI Radeon RX 560 4GT LP OC 4GB Low Profile @ $125 ($110 after rebate)

    FYI, there's a single slot, half height GTX 1050 Ti. I have one. Only has HDMI though. https://www.gearbest.com/graphics-video-cards/pp_1261865.html Equivalent to Quadro P1000 (minus the 4 display ports). As of this writing, late January 2019, you are 'limited' to 10.13.6, and a few hoops to...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    We look forward to your "translated for mortals" addendum in the guide (on page 1?). Oh. Happy New Year from Sydney, Australia.
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    Best Single Slot Low Profile GPU for a Kaby Lake Sierra build?

    For anyone following this thread, have found an 'easier' way to get the single slot, 1/2 height gtx 1050ti. https://www.gearbest.com/graphics-video-cards/pp_1261865.html Still not cheap. On the windows side, my son get 1080p/60fps in Fortnite for extended sessions.
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    Fatal bug possibly with RX 580 and the big game Fortnite

    Why don't you use a small (say 128gb, or bigger) SSD and play it in Windows?
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Its tangential - there is no 'mechanism' on TMX86 for direct communication. And, knowing how you like to use as many OOB (Out of the box, for those unfamiliar with the term) items as possible, it seemed a logical extension of your build ethos. Until... You sent me that tear down with the USI...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Be honest. When you saw the 2018 MBP, did you think "Ooh, there will be a bluetooth 5 Wifi Card to go into my NGFF(M.2) Key A/E Adapter soon". :-)
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    Apple Reveals macOS 10.14 Mojave at WWDC - Available Fall 2018

    Apple seem to have gone "all in" on Thunderbolt III. That alone should dispel rumours of Arm on desktop? :think:
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Well thats both counter intuitive and reassuring :thumbup: Which CUDA "formula" - os + nvidia drivers + kexts - did you use, if I may ask? I'm committed to the 'hard' work of NVidia - yet to buy my gpu, very close now. Premiere/AE/Media encoder performance is paramount. (Stop looking at me...
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    MONSTER RIG HELP!!!!

    Have you looked at KGP's "How to build iMac pro"? https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-build-your-own-imac-pro-successful-build-extended-guide.229353/ You'd probably want to extrude that to the Asus WS-X299-SAGE board, with its plx chips. This will NOT be an easy build. You'll...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Hovering around $1000 AUD, which is about $760 USD.
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Pastry chef, Your guide has inspired me, and have pulled the trigger on a silicon lottery 8700k. Pricing on CPU in Oz, it was worth is for the the peace of mind, and I don't have to muck about with delidding process. (An additional cost, and risk). System will be used for "content creation" and...
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    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Agreed: I'm in same boat with DDR3. You also get M.2. Which is very nice. Recap: In Australia for an "i7" pre-build $300 to $400 AUD (basically halve that for USD*) will get you an SFF Ivy Bridge to Haswell, your Dell Optiplex, HP Elite Desk, Lenovo et al. $500 AUD to $600 AUD will get you a...
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    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Haswell also seems to have better CPU power management routines compared to Ivy Bridge (i.e., Intel 4th and 3rd gen), on real Macs. At home I have an ridiculously "maxed out" 27" i7 Ivy Bridge iMac, RAID 0 SSD etc, and a bog standard i5 Haswell with platter drives! The i5 has less sleep/wake...
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    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Cut from same cloth: I prefer Dell too. Unfortunately, market here a bit different at the moment. EB search term: (tower, MT) , (elitedesk, optiplex, thinkcentre) -i3 I can take the i5 and swap for my "on-hand" i7 - same chipset. ... Doing some due diligence on the Lenovo forums now. (Have to...
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    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Thanks gentlemen. Appreciate your swift input. I have some, er... "bigger" gpu's lying around, and have already boxed myself in with an SFF build. The Mini Towers look more attractive. Sort of the "deluxe" version of a value build? :) Think you're right, the price differential is not as great...
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    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Great Ultra Value SFF guide(s) pastrychef and trs96. Just an FYI that may be applicable stateside?. In Australia - May 2018 - I've noticed that the equivalent ThinkCentre M73 and M83 (Haswell) SFF's and MT's are considerably cheaper across the board. Roughly 30% to 40% so, sometimes more (as...
  18. ClassicMartini

    Name the Next macOS (10.14)

    The Eiger sanction.
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    Best Single Slot Low Profile GPU for a Kaby Lake Sierra build?

    I just saw an, used, ASL 1050ti "Battleflag" - Single slot, half height - on fle@b@y for AUD $327, before shipping. Mine was $220 - NEW - with shipping! Yikes. Conclusion: for maximum performance, get the P1000 or WX4100 (WX4100 needs 10.13x) p.s, If you're on High Sierra, don't forget the...
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