thegammaray

thegammaray

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Mar 10, 2013

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  • I agree. That's what I wrote. Statements about "most people" are impossible to defend. Practically, it only matters if the OP needs one. mSATA is covered by the M.2 slot, which all the 9-series ...
  • I'm not sure what all those "etc"s are for. A CPU upgrade will often require another motherboard and RAM. That's it. Are you saying saving money wouldn't be worth the money because the savings ...
  • You gain the money you saved by not upgrading all the components you keep using. Here are the standard components: CPU, motherboard, RAM, GPU, SSD/HDD, optical drives, PSU, case. Only the first ...
  • Do you have any standard ATX motherboards laying around that you could compare? I wholeheartedly disagree. Regardless of whether buying Dell is cheaper than building a complete system, certainly ...
  • That's better than I expected. An upgrade would require a new motherboard, but I guess it'll be a long time before the i7 is inadequate anyways. The stated wattage rating just tells you the ...
  • I hesitate to recommend this route because Dell gives very little information about the components. For example, what kind of motherboard is inside? This matters because there are motherboards ...
  • It's certainly a good PC. But I just added up the cost of those components, and you can build it yourself with a faster/newer i7 and an 80+ Gold certified PSU for the same price. That's worth a ...
  • This is true. I'm assuming the OP already has Win7, but I might be wrong. The OP already has a NAS system, which should suffice for now. Again, I'm assuming the OP can reuse these. I've never heard ...
  • That could be 17 months from now. Personally, I disagree. The machine I use now blows 2010-era machines out of the water, and it's not even fancy.
  • Can you provide a link to the Dell you were looking at? I don't think you can build with those specs at that price point..... but I don't think Dell does either. The closest I can find on their ...
  • Mobile Broadwell will trickle out at the end of 2014, but AFAIK the desktop parts won't be available for a while. Nobody (including Intel, seemingly) knows exactly when Skylake will be released, ...
  • 9-series chipsets are compatible with both Haswell and the forthcoming Broadwell, are already available, and for precisely that reason are even the recommended components in the guide I posted. ...
  • Yeah, I have no idea. I guess I thought the background mountain wasn't in focus because I'm used to newer camera sensors being sharper.....? I dunno. As far as the DoF goes, the only thing I can ...
  • In my experience, that's true for low-end stuff, but not for high-end stuff. I assume it's because economies of scale allow companies to discount cheap hardware, but I don't work in that industry, ...
  • Replied in Some problems
    I'm not gonna disagree about the backfocus, but the background definitely looks motion-blurred to me. Look specifically at the vertical poles, the trees, and the buildings in the distance.
  • I can see how capturing the blur of motion might be cool. It certainly can't hurt to try. But given that even the stationary objects are blurry in these photos, subject motion isn't the primary ...
  • +1. If the OP is already taking the time to calculate the hyperfocal distance, there's no reason to let the camera pick a distance. Autofocus might be faster (obviously), but it also results in ...
  • I think your budget is a bit unrealistic. The lowest-model recent i7 costs ~$300 AFAIK, and a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD runs ~$130. That only leaves you ~$270 for the entire rest of the system. It's ...
  • I'm glad you've made progress, but I wanna caution against being satisfied with that sort of calibration/profiling. The disappointment of discovering your past photos are misprocessed will likely ...
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