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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 09:38 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I have a boatload of point and shoots. My main ones anymore are:

-The Fujifilm above (Finepix S3300)
-Olympus SZ-14 ($2 score in a prior post)
-Fujifilm Finepix Z70 (compact holster camera I've...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-14-2019, 11:17 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

$15: Fujifilm FinePixS3300 Bridge Camera. Was a bit apprehensive (Like I need another camera that isn't a proper DSLR)... but seems to have been worth it. A bit old (2011 model), but seems to take...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-24-2019, 06:17 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

You do know that years ago (10 years or more), we at BCN found out that Taicon was behind the Nichion HM/HN fiasco of the early 2000's. They are garbage.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-22-2019, 01:05 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not not as much as 15K SAS drives... SSDs. SSDs can be RAID'd too.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-22-2019, 10:11 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I have some of them in service... Not as fast as a decent SSD, but still pretty spiffy, especially for the era.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-22-2019, 06:22 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Nice score on the (veloci?)raptors. *drool*

Would make for wicked fast server storage if nothing else.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-21-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Budget Telephone System- Panasonic KX-TA624 Conquest

Odd. I never noticed any call quality issues. Maybe I'm lucky for once?



That's the kind of day I've had... but that's for another thread. Or a PM. :nutkick:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-21-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Budget Telephone System- Panasonic KX-TA624 Conquest

To each their own... I didn't know you had prior experience. If it works for you, great.

(Sorry for being an asstard there).
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-21-2019, 06:32 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Budget Telephone System- Panasonic KX-TA624 Conquest

... and he has internet through other means! It's not great (been to his place, can confirm) but it's more than plenty for magic jack to run without hogging the bandwidth.

So, given the available...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-20-2019, 07:52 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: AT Server Case Score

Yeah. It had your name written on it pretty much.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-20-2019, 03:40 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: AT Server Case Score

I hope so! :d
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-20-2019, 02:55 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
AT Server Case Score

Not posting this in best cheap/free scores because it wasn't particularly cheap... and it isn't ultimatly my score (bought knowing that somebody else on here already agreed to buy it from me, at...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-20-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Budget Telephone System- Panasonic KX-TA624 Conquest

Topcat, you got ripped off.

Magic Jack is by far the cheapest landline service out there. $30 for the VOIP module (Ethernet to phone jack box) which includes 1 year of service, plus ~$30 a year...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-14-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,267
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Dell Dimension 1100? ...or is it? The Ultimate Sleeper System

Beat you to the punch:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=69058

That one had a Prescott era celeron in it originally.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-14-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4,074
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My plan was to replace anything that was garbage brand, big or small.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-13-2019, 07:57 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

... and the 28" monster needs TLC. Intermittently cutting out... cracked it open, the inverter board looks good, and most of the PSU does too (UCC caps everywhere, and not KZJ's or the like). But...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-13-2019, 05:44 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

This weekend:

-$25: Acer Veriton VL4260G USFF. No power cord, but I am assured that it runs (some jackass stole the cord off the shelf, and they dropped the price from $60 accordingly). Will setup...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: Dell Dimension 1100? ...or is it? The Ultimate Sleeper System

Mine runs pretty much all the modern stuff... but it has a GTX970 thrown in:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=69058

Solid platform for sleepers, that's for sure.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-26-2019, 11:54 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Quick updates:

-Decided it will go to my dad, whose birthday is this coming month.
-Reinstalling 10 pro on it. Should serve him well; he already has and uses 8.1 on things.
-Not bothering with...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-22-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,074
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not in a 2012 era 14" you won't. The "standard" low-res option is 1366x768.

Sure, the big ass laptops I have at work* are 17"+ 1080P CAD workhorses (precision M6800 and a Precision 7710)... but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-22-2019, 01:20 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a "For parts" Latitude E6430 for $25 at a yard sale:

Good: Near clone of my personal E6430 (nicest laptop I own). Good specs:

-i5 CPU (same as mine was stock, I swapped for a quad i7)...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-20-2019, 07:28 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I shouldn't have poked you... Now you'll have THREE of these. THREE!!!

Oh well... unless you pony up on a GPU, mine's faster :D
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-19-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 639,456
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Oh c'mon, you can probably find a case for it. Remember, they kick ass when built right. Mine is "showcased" in the living room and sees daily use, often times for gaming... it holds its own....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-09-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,074
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Sounds like I'm not the only person who "owes" BCN members freebies. :duh: One I owe a vintage PSU and GPU (and some other fun stuff), the other I owe an old CPU I left for dead.

Those of you who...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-09-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 639,456
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Went to a GW on my way home from a trip yesterday. Mostly Overpriced junk, but I did score a NOS (Still in shrinkwrap) for $10.

I think it's one of these:
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