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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

Megor1 Re:Cost for a diy (804 comments)

Crap the Apple price was for a 16GB of ram add another $1,200 to the apple price my bad...

about 7 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

Megor1 Cost for a diy (804 comments)

Here is a breakdown of diy.

Cpu :Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 12 core - $2,524.00
Motherboard: ASUS Z9PA-U8 - $277.99
64GB 16x4 (4 slots still free) - $720
PCIe ssd :480 GB - $1007
Power supply 1500 Watt - $374
Case: $274
Video cards: ??? not currently available

Total: $5,176
Apple with similar specs: $7,899
So that leaves $2,723 for video cards, I can't find any suggested prices on the D500 or D700, except that Apple charges $300 per card to upgrade from D500 to D700.

Of course if you wanted 12 cores you could save a bundle and just get a dual socket board and 2 6 core cpus. Also the MB supports a lot more ram etc, but is a lot bigger.

Sources:

CPU: http://www.compsource.com/ttechnote.asp?part_no=BX80635E52697V2&vid=211&src=14
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131915
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147307
HDD: http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Drive-Series-Express/dp/B0058RECOU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1388118274&sr=8-9
PSU: http://www.amazon.com/SILVERSTONE-ST1500-CrossFire-Certified-Modular/dp/B002BH3Z84/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388118413&sr=8-2&keywords=1500watt+power+supply
Case: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Series-Performance-CC-9011035-WW/dp/B00EB6O4N8/ref=sr_1_1?srs=2529199011&ie=UTF8&qid=1388118511&sr=8-1

about 7 months ago
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What To Do With Old Domains

Megor1 Honeypot (3 comments)

Use it for honeypots or donate it to an anti spam group so they can use it

about 9 months ago
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Battlefield 4 DRM Locking Out Part of North America Until EU Release

Megor1 Not on Steam? (312 comments)

I checked and it's not on Steam, same with Battlefield 3, looks like EA is trying to force that Origin crap down on people, oh well one less sale for them.

about 9 months ago
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Flattr Adds Support For Funding In Bitcoin

Megor1 Re:Bitcoin: a ponzi, and/or early adpoter unfairne (60 comments)

Except the initial investment was a tiny amount of CPU time. The person who wrote the original software made a ton of BC when it took no cost to create them. And who created the bitcoin software? We don't know but I'm sure they are having fun selling off coins they got for free to suckers who just finished eating their tulip bulbs.

1 year,22 days
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Linux 3.10 Officially Released

Megor1 Re:I wish they would fix khugepaged (157 comments)

Yeah, someone should invent "echo madvise > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled" and maybe make the default a config option or something... oh, wait.

Except that crappy workaround doesn't fix it, you have to set it to never as a workaround or simply disable transparent huge pages on boot.

1 year,27 days
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Apple Devices To Outsell Windows For First Time Ever In 2013

Megor1 Xbox and Windows CE? (391 comments)

Did they include Xbox and windows CE devices?

about a year ago
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Triple Monitor Solutions From AMD, Nvidia Face Off

Megor1 Re:Still a flat viewing plane (75 comments)

You angle your side monitors to avoid some of that.

about a year ago
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New Largest Known Prime Number: 2^57,885,161-1

Megor1 Re:Global Warming? (254 comments)

I heat my apartment calculating prime numbers. I have electric heat so I'd rather have the power go to something interesting than heating up a wire.

about a year and a half ago
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Senators Seek H-1B Cap That Can Reach 300,000

Megor1 Re:Definition of a cap (605 comments)

That is not how you get a green card! The amount of time is largely dependent on the visa bulletin dates. Presently the wait is up to 10+ years depending on your country of birth. The "line" to get the green cards has been getting longer and longer. http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5856.html

about a year and a half ago
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What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

Megor1 Re:Not so great once you go through a wall (132 comments)

Whoops sorry listed the wrong router model, I did get the AC model you listed. It's also fun how they list 1.75Gbit on the box, but it's really 1.3gbit if you use 5ghz and 450mbit if you use 2.4ghz.

about a year and a half ago
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What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

Megor1 Not so great once you go through a wall (132 comments)

I just got a Asus 802.11AC (RT-N66U) router and their AC66 PCIE adapter last night. The performance through one wall about 20 feet from the router is a claimed 1.3GBIT however transfer rates so far are 8 megabytes a second. I know it's still in draft blah blah but it's quite sad how slow it is in the real world.

about a year and a half ago
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Driver Update Addresses Radeon Frame Latency Issues

Megor1 Re:as a Radeon 6870 owner (108 comments)

Same here, had two of them in crossfire and it was always super unsmooth even though it claimed high frame rate 120+. I switched to NVIDIA and it's night and day.

about a year and a half ago
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DARPA Wants Distributed Network of Deep Sea Storage Units

Megor1 my first thought was underwater raid (81 comments)

Since this Slashdot the title should really be storage containers as the obvious assumption is a storage unit stores data!

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft's Future of the Living Room Starring SuperTuxKart

Megor1 I think I saw Halo? (82 comments)

At 55 seconds that looks like the halo shard gun or whatever it's called?

about a year and a half ago

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