1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Project White Boy

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [H]@RD5TUFF, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Man you missed out!
  2. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,477 (3.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,580
    Yeah I know. My grandfather passed away when it was released so I had to fly down to AZ for his funeral. By the time I got home it had already left theaters here in my small town. I was sooo pissed. Sorry to be off topic:)
    You have a shit load of Steam games by the way!!! I think I have around 60 or 70...
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    [​IMG]
    Jetster says thanks.
  4. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Sorry to hear about your grandfather.

    Yeah all told between Origin, steam, and desura, I have well over 300 games.
    HammerON says thanks.
  5. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    7,045 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,424
    Location:
    Wyoming
    Yea Hammer, very sorry to hear about your Grandpa bro. :cry:
    HammerON says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  6. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Just ordered me some dual layer blu-rays!


    [​IMG]
  7. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Today I am off to see my grandmother, so no updates for a while.:cry:
  8. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,658 (3.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,767
    Location:
    Chicago
    Well in better news I just ordered my "Yang" Prodigy (black front) from PPCs!! Getting a 3570K from Microcenter for $179 in a few days. Still deciding on mobo; leaning towards the ASRock Z77E-ITX as it stands right now.
  9. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,477 (3.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,580
    Hope all is okay...
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I highly recommend the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, it's a joy to work with and it has the beef to take my 3770K to 5Ghz!

    I'm afraid not she is in hospus, this is a trip to spend time with her and say goodbye.:banghead::cry:
    Wrigleyvillain says thanks.
  11. PopcornMachine

    PopcornMachine

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,563 (0.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    459
    Location:
    Los Angeles/Orange County CA
    Sorry to hear that. Been through it myself. At least she will get the proper care there.
  12. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    That's the way it goes, she has decided she doesn't want to do khemo or dialysis anymore, and though I don't like her decission I have to respect it.:cry:

    I do appreciate ya'lls best wishes and concerns.:toast:
    Wrigleyvillain says thanks.
  13. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,424 (2.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,146
    Just went through the same with my grandmother earlier this year and we laid her to rest in August. It was her third bout with cancer and although she wasn't in pain, she decided she was done with all of the chemo and radiation. Of course we all wanted her to be around longer, but you have to respect your elders' wishes. At least you'll have a chance to see her before she goes, I was 1500 miles away when my grandmother passed.

    Here's hoping the best for you, your grandmother, and all of your family. My heart is with you, man. :toast:
    [H]@RD5TUFF says thanks.
  14. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Really appreciate that, it means a lot, to have yall's support!

    I plan on throwing myself into this project when I get back, and dedicating this project to her memory.:eek:

    I have a lot planned, in fact I'm in solid works right now, designing away!
  15. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,658 (3.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,767
    Location:
    Chicago
    Yeah...went with the ASRock. I really wanted a black board (can do without the gold accents frankly...though they are minimal) even though you can't really see it in the Prodigy even if you had a window but what mainly turned me off to the Asus was it being $199. Plus apparently that Digi+ VRM thing, while seemingly a great idea offhand, is really a gimmick, at best, and could even affect the power delivery negatively (based on readings over at OCN and such anyway; don't actually have a great specific "source" for that TBH). Also the AsRock is one of the few to support VT-d (for future uses once no longer in my main rig).
  16. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA

    Excited to see this build of yours.










    A quick update on my grandmother, she is in an amazing hospus facility, and she comfortable and content. Thanks again for everyone's support during this trying time.
    Wrigleyvillain says thanks.
  17. manofthem

    manofthem

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    5,841 (4.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,030
    It's really a happy and encouraging thing to hear of your positive hospus experience and that your grandmother is doing well. Send her the love from the virtual world of TPU! :)

    On a lighter note, looking forward to the mouse. Did that come in?
    [H]@RD5TUFF says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  18. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Latest Event: San Diego CA
    Delivered - October 10, 2012 3:52:09 PM
    Text Trace: Your package has been delivered and you will not receive any further text messages for this package. Be sure to sign-up your other packages for Text Trace.

    Arrived yesterday, along with some other goodies!
  19. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,658 (3.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,767
    Location:
    Chicago
    Yeah not sure about cooling yet...may move my loop from the CM 690 II, may just get an all-in-one liquid cooler. I see that there are others on the market now besides just Corsair. Just gonna use the stock cooler for initial testing. Also will be re-using RAM and an SSD I have plus my GTX 480 though the latter will eventually be upgraded with something else.

    Glad to hear that about your Grandma...
    [H]@RD5TUFF says thanks.
  20. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Also on a much lighter note, I may have a new more powerful video card coming in the future.:eek:

    I was able to use my contacts from my old job (before I quit to come to Wyoming for my grandmother), and I was able to negotiate my way to a chance to a card that is truly something special.
    manofthem says thanks.
  21. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,658 (3.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,767
    Location:
    Chicago
    I thought you were an HR Director :laugh: Though I guess where you worked can be more important than what you did there!
    [H]@RD5TUFF says thanks.
  22. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,424 (2.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,146
    Is it a dual-GPU card?
  23. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Correct, yes I was the head of HR, but I was the head of HR at a company that sold test handlers, to major company's like Intel, AMD, and Nvidia and many more. And I would often sit in in major contract negotiations, so I have quite a few industry contacts.;)

    I can't say exactly what the card is yet as it's far from a done deal yet, but I think I have dropped some good hints. :D
    Wrigleyvillain says thanks.
  24. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,424 (2.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,146
    There's only one Nvidia card I can think of off the top of my head that's faster than the 680 Classified...
  25. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA

    Maybe your not thinking hard enough . . . .
    Random Murderer says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page