This week BYOB talks to Richard Gunther and Paul Braren on home automation. Be sure and check it to get three perspectives on it.
Well finished all the gyrations with Haswell and wrote it up on these posts. The punch line is that there will be some growing pains. Memory timings appear to be an issue just like the first gen Core I series. Mostly in the motherboard which is good thing. The Part 3 explains what happened. In summary, safer to run on 2 banks of memory till some of the BIOS tweaks get implemented. Affects several MFG from what I understand but I only tested 2 gigabyte models (2 each).
Part 1 - Problems
Part 2 - Success with the 4570S
Part 3 - Lots of pain but ultimately success with the I7-4770
Last night they released the Haswell motherboards and CPUs to retail. I have been waiting for this to upgrade my main computer and my HTPC and I just picked up two boards and two CPU's. Are you going to upgrade or wait this one out?
By Guest no-control
AMD Hondo, iHomeserver, D-Link DAP-1522, Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB, and Raspberry Pie?
AMD readies Hondo
AMD Readies Hondo, a 4.5W APU slated for Windows 8 Tablet later this year.
iTunes for WHS with i Homeserver
Manage iTunes from your central library using iHomeserver for iTunes add-in
Extend your WiFi coverage
The D-Link DAP-1522 is a great little access point to help extend your coverage or just to bridge the connection to remote wired connections. The GigE switch is a nice touch as well.
Same speed, but bigger
Mike adds in another Vertex 3 Max IOPS SSD to increase his speedy storage space, but this time springs for the 240GB model.
Check out the cool little RaspberryPI computer. Starting at $25 and boasting HD playback capabilities. Any technology n00b can afford to tinker with. With a recent port of XBMC for it….velcro HTPC anyone?
By G. WadeTech
I am building a new PC (this one is not going to be a WHS) over time and would like to see what the communities thoughts are. This PC will replace my current desktop PC. I will expand on things more as the discussion grows.
USB 3.0 external/internal
PCIe 2.0 x16 - 2 slots (for dual graphics cards)
CPU support for Intel Core i5
eSata internal onboard connector for existing PCI card
32GB Max RAM
Over Clocking ability for the Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge Processor
PCIe 3.0 x16 - 2 slots
Touch Bios / Click Bios
Enhanced USB charging functionality (super charger) on Mobo
SRT - Smart Response Technology (this would be for a SSD HD later)
On/Off Charge Technology
Items I have:
2 - ATI Graphics Cards
Full ATX Case (Fractil Design Arc Midi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007)
System Hard Drive
Items I need yet:
Motherboard - Full ATX
Processor - Intel Core i5
16GBs of RAM