Okay, it was nice to have a few minutes to fart around this evening. So what did I do with that valuable time... I made up a 'potential' new avatar for one of our esteemed members. It will not take a rocket scientist to figure out who this one is for!
If you have an idea for some other user, please post it.
With a case to enclose it, it seems like it would be a neat little gadget, but since I already have a UDS-10 and Vonets hanging off the back of my TI to give it WiFi, capability I'm going to pass on this one.
What I'm really interested in is either the UberGROM device or the TIPI since either one does not need an expanded TI with an RS-232 port. I still want to expand my small-footprint system.
I think some people have expectations that are too high for these price points. What can you really expect for $30?
Many people have become used to cheap imports from China and have unreal expectations. People sometimes forget that it's not just scale of production, labor rates and currency manipulation are major factors that come into play.
Many of us older folks here remember how much things used to cost, and what WAS considered value for the dollar. When adjusted for inflation the younger generation might spontaneously combust at the thought of paying those prices.
I know it sucks for the seller, but if a person wins an auction fair and square and has already paid for the product, that's it, case closed. The buyer should get what they paid for without any additional time consuming hassles that only make the seller look bad and will probably affect his feedback in a negative manner.
How would you feel if you bought something from Amazon dot Com and they called you to extort you for more money before they shipped? Sure, eBay has lots of 'little guys' selling stuff, but any hassles should remain between the seller and eBay. That's just my two bits worth.
I should mention: if you want 4K resolution at 60 FPS, you'll want to look for a card as well as a monitor that supports HDMI 2. My card and monitor are only HDMI 1.x and therefore only do 4K at 30 FPS.
Thanks... but why do I get this sick feeling in my stomach that the price is gonna jump...
The attached image is a transparent version of one shown above. If you want to create your own project, you can print this off on << clear waterslide paper >> for a more professional look. Be careful who you let use a photo of your finished project... you never know what they are going to use it for!
64 GiB RAM is gigantic, and I have some doubts that it can ever be reasonably filled with a desktop PC, even when you're doing video editing. My PC does not even fill its 16 GiB RAM.
Also, 2 TB is really big for the HD, again, depending on whether you keep your stuff on the HD or burn it to a Bluray. I'd rather go for a bigger SSD (512 GB).
The graphics card is from the second line; a faster choice would be GTX1080.
But I guess this will suffice for any application including running current games with 4K resolution.
You make some good points there, thank you. I suppose it will also save me some money. I guess I can cut the RAM down to a more reasonable 16GB. I currently have 8GB on my current system, but that does not appear to be enough and I cannot extend it further.
Yeah, on the HD I have a 3TB WD as a backup, and only keep about 250GB on my primary drive at one time, so yes that would be overkill.
With the money I save on the PC side, I can put towards a larger 4K monitor.
I'm hoping the setup I end up with will have a serviceable life of at least 5 years.
I will now sit back and laugh as I continue to watch them struggle on social media....
Wow, just wow. One would think that if they really had over 9K real followers, their upcoming "Coleco Expo" would appear to be anything other than a ghost town in the making. To me, it appears to be a case of a guy desperately, but ineptly trying control the narrative and all public information in a losing game of damage control, while at the same time insulting our collective intelligence. It seems like the more action he takes, the worse he makes the situation, and the more of a laughing stock he appears to be making of himself.