atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4424: Sunday? Really?

I don't know where the days went. Suddenly it's Sunday evening. *sigh*

Today was a fair dinkum day, even if I bought a bag of chips at 6:30 intending to have a snack, and then proceeded to do nothing but serve clients until the store closed. I ended up bringing the chips home, unopened. *sigh*

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So it's autumn and last night we had another frost warning. Looks like we'll have another one Wednesday night.

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The other day I was looking at mini-ITX system boards, just because I was curious to see if I could find anything that would perform better than the board in El-Hazard, and the answer was NO, not without spending far too much money.

On I saw an ad for a 10-pack of system boards, but when I clicked on the link it went to a dead page. That would have been kind of funny, but mainly I was curious to see what you got for your $1,000--was it boards with processor and memory, or just the boards themselves with processors? At $100 each that would be a bit spendy, though it turns out you can spend up to about $600 on a mini-ITX system board without a processor.

It's still possible to get a mini-ITX board that will take an i3, of course.

The other thing I researched was video cards. I wanted to fully understand why you'd run two video cards in parallel, and I learned that it was indeed as I'd suspected: it's to combine the GPU and memory of both cards into one super-video card.

Floristica lacks the hardware to support that kind of configuration, worse luck; otherwise I could get another GT650, throw it in, and link them with an SLI bridge...and turn all the graphics settings in WoW to maximum.

Oh well.

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