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  • Birthday 08/08/1966

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  1. Astronomer

    Love these! Thanks for sharing! You have a great eye. I haven't posted in a while myself. I'll add a number of pictures over the next few days.
  2. Astronomer

    Thanks folks!
  3. Astronomer

    Happy solar-orbit day! Wishing you another great circuit around the home star!
  4. Astronomer

    I built a gaming rig last month. My old one was built in 2011-2012. No regrets: The new PC is a fast beast and nicely overclocked. I picked up a 1080 after some debate. I figure it'll do just fine for how I use it, and if I was buying, I may as well get a fast card. The TI's are still way too expensive here in Canada. As for the future, I may skip a generation and pick up a video card from the generation after next. I figure VR will be fairly mature by then.
  5. Astronomer

    Holy cow! That must have been terrifying. I'm glad the pup is doing OK and that nothing was broken.
  6. Astronomer

    Thinking of you and your family, Pete. I'm hoping the treatment is successful.
  7. Astronomer

    Also still researching power supplies and SSD storage. Looking at an efficient PSU of at least 850w.
  8. Astronomer

    OK, I've picked up a couple of bits: Corsair 2x16Gb 2666Mhz (easily overclockable) The case is a Corsair Carbide Clear 600C full-tower: I'm leaning towards the Asus ROG Maximus X motherboard, though the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming is pretty sweet too. I have an Asus in my current rig, so there is the "devil you know". I'm still researching a CPU cooler for the Intel i7 8700k CoffeeLake, and the cost of video cards nowadays is killing me. My wife says "just do it", but I may hold off for the 1180's to be released. Still on the fence on that one.
  9. Astronomer

    Beautiful shots! I have the f2.8 version of the 16-35mm. The f/4 is a tad sharper, but the f/2.8 was a gift. I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth!
  10. Astronomer

    There were a lot of them around here this year, which happens every few years. Here's an obliging one that sat on top of a utility pole at sunrise in January for the hour that I watched it:
  11. Astronomer

    The lights are RGB, and it come with a controller so you can change them to any colour you want. My current rig is stuck with only one colour, red, in 3 of its fans.
  12. Astronomer

    @MikeB @Krackennutz, I may get the Corsair Crystal 570X Tempered Glass case. It's on sale until the 5th. I like the look: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=103144
  13. Astronomer

    Thanks for the tip! I'm still working on the details of what bits and pieces I'll get. I've been researching online all day and my head is spinning faster! LOL!
  14. Astronomer

    No kidding!
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