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by taichi135
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU
Replies: 387
Views: 115804

Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

jadawgis732 wrote:I wish to enter the contest
a little late for that.

Congrats Hark!!! enjoy!
by taichi135
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: what's a good hard drive for running an OS on?
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

Re: what's a good hard drive for running an OS on?

I wouldn't recommend any SSD. Iirc, some cheapy SSDs with JMicron controllers can be slower than mechanical HDDs after a while. That's what I read in passing somewhere and always had that in the back of my head. (concern). Now that Intel has a somewhat reasonably priced SSD I might spring for it. t...
by taichi135
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: what's a good hard drive for running an OS on?
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

Re: what's a good hard drive for running an OS on?

What kind of SSD was it? Let me pose the question this way: Any value/cheapest/most economical SSD going to blow away your typical 7200rpm HD or even the latest VelociRaptor 10K rpm hard drives? For an SSD boot drive, I'm only concerned about lowest pricest and highest performance. Size doesn't matt...
by taichi135
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Intel or AMD?
Replies: 17
Views: 2902

Re: Intel or AMD?

/agree

Go for the AMD. Sure you may not save a ton of money, but it's savings vs. the small increase in performance going for intel. (at the same price point)
by taichi135
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: what's a good hard drive for running an OS on?
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

Re: what's a good hard drive for running an OS on?

Is it really that noticeable? Startup, shutdown, and start up applications (games?) I've been tempted to buy a SSD boot drive a little while now, but wasn't sure if I was ready for it... Also, any programmers out there think it would impact linux kernel compile times much? (or any large compiles for...
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Retailer lists AMD phenom II x12-cores
Replies: 10
Views: 5709

Re: Retailer lists AMD phenom II x12-cores

I didn't think the opterons were made in AM3 or AM2+ socket. Pretty sure they're different. (?)
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU
Replies: 387
Views: 115804

Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

My official entry post! :)

My rigs:

http://forums.legitreviews.com/about154 ... ml#p170700

I'm already folding for Legit Reviews. I'm almost at the 250k+ milestone marker too, yay.

folding name: taichi135
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Post Your Rig!
Replies: 556
Views: 207867

Re: Post Your Rig!

My Rig(s): Pictures are only for the first system. (second system is seen in one of the pictures) AMD 955 BE Gigabyte Motherboard 790GXUD3 (something like that) 4 x 2GB Patriot Extreme 6400 Ram WD Black Caviar 500GB HD ASUS ATI 4850 Video Card 1GB Ram Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (old, I know, onboard sou...
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Site Milestone Just Happened
Replies: 37
Views: 6168

Re: Site Milestone Just Happened

Congrats!

I like LR for the smaller community! Other major hardware sites just seem to have waaaay too large of a community. I fold for LR because I enjoy the forums here, otherwise I would have never bothered.
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Gaming PC
Replies: 19
Views: 3327

Re: New Gaming PC

I would say go for an ATI 5770 or 5830 if you can afford to. Little more performance, and should run slightly cooler than 240.
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Retailer lists AMD phenom II x12-cores
Replies: 10
Views: 5709

Re: Retailer lists AMD phenom II x12-cores

Anyone see motherboards for these processors? (I assume they're pretty damn expensive.) I'd love to get one for a desktop linux system. Do I "need" 12 cores, probably not, but that's not the point! :) In all seriousness, I could possibly need one for work in the future, and since I'm not paying for ...
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ITX Build
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: ITX Build

Don't suppose you have a Kill-A-Watt or something similar to report us the power consumption? (idle and load)

I want to replace my desktop file server with a mini-itx setup, save some money/electricity...
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Which would you rather have on your next system
Replies: 25
Views: 4370

Re: Which would you rather have on your next system

ATI Eyefinity. Mainly because multi monitor support is what I'm after. Aside from that, I'm an ATI/AMD fan! :)
by taichi135
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: You have to read this post
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: You have to read this post

That's why I fold at work (mostly). Electricity is free (sort of), just have to bug your co-workers to fold for you, and explain that fah is a not some sort of spyware. Better than facing the wife with insane electricity bills! I already have to justify why I have and NEED so many computers at home,...
by taichi135
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **
Replies: 844
Views: 112902

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

just an observation...it seems Vectrexer stopped folding completely as soon as the contest ended..Hmmm hahahah! On that note, my points dropped considerably (percentage wise, as my points were nothing spectacular anyway). Xmas shutdown at work, most of the PC's are off - hence the major drop. I'll ...
by taichi135
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **
Replies: 844
Views: 112902

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

I have no idea what are you guys arguing about? The rules were laid down at the beginning and should not change after. 6 CPU's are given to the members of the winning team (team F) and the 4 remaining are being raffled between those who PARTICIPATED in the other teams, were not excluded or did not ...
by taichi135
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **
Replies: 844
Views: 112902

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

It may be viewed 'unfair' if contributor's are given entries based on points - given the obvious financial restraints (nice video card(s), electricity costs) and/or resources involved (getting a friend(s) with nice hardware to contribute and/or workplace resources). Given the nature of the rules of...
by taichi135
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **
Replies: 844
Views: 112902

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

One entry per person that replied to the thread and contributed? It may be viewed 'unfair' if contributor's are given entries based on points - given the obvious financial restraints (nice video card(s), electricity costs) and/or resources involved (getting a friend(s) with nice hardware to contribu...