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by TK421
Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: The Future of Computer Memory: 2GB+
Replies: 31
Views: 10531

That's a good read and just might change the way I build future sytems: laptop and desktop. I just recently went from 512MB to 1GB (2x512MB) and didn't notice too much difference, maybe another 1GB would help me attain the performance I'm striving for.
by TK421
Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Gaming Notebook Design Thoughts: GPU/Screen/Capability
Replies: 17
Views: 4026

I've never felt the need to lap a stock CPU. The hardcore modders and overclockers have results to show that it does inprove temperatures, but again, not worth the risk IMO. I'm not an overclocker though. I don't need to push that last 5% of performance out of my parts to sacrifice its logevity and ...
by TK421
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Discuss: What do you use your PC for?
Replies: 34
Views: 5516

Well, games are the reason I own a computer, but I still use it for more practical things. I sit at one all day (thus the trolling here and other forums all day), so I've learned to do a few more things with them than just games. I mostly play Blizzard games and right now I'm enthralled with World o...
by TK421
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Thanks to LR i got z71v
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

are the video card drivers - the yellow cd ? Even if the chassis was shipped with video drivers, be sure to visit the manufacturer's website for the most recent. More than likely the drivers included in the shipped software is out of date. This applies for 99% of all video cards from my experiences.
by TK421
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SATA v. PATA HDs
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

I have a question !!! I just ordered an SATA II drive, but my motherboard says it support SATA I. So does this mean that I'm only gunna get SATA I speeds? Backwards compatibility at least??? :) At least you don't have to buy a completely separate HDD. Sorry, just trying to create a positive out of ...
by TK421
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Gaming Notebook Design Thoughts: GPU/Screen/Capability
Replies: 17
Views: 4026

Was it that much prettier/faster? The differences from the GeForce 6 series and the 7 are mostly shaders. (Mostly shadows, reflections and lighting) However, most games that will be supporting these features are still in development and won't hit shelves till most likely next holiday season. It see...
by TK421
Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: December Forum Contest: ECS Motherboard & Intel CPU
Replies: 237
Views: 73209

Anyone willing to link some of the other sites hosting this contest? This is the only one I've seen so far. I'll google it, but for any others that would like a chance it would be nice to enter several times. :)
by TK421
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: December Forum Contest: ECS Motherboard & Intel CPU
Replies: 237
Views: 73209

Email and answers sent! Thanks ECS and LegitReviews.com!
by TK421
Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Gaming Notebook Design Thoughts: GPU/Screen/Capability
Replies: 17
Views: 4026

My big concern is, by going with the big screen, will the 7800 still be able to drive things like WoW, Doom3, et al. at a very high frame rate? As I have never had my hands on a laptop with that sort of graphics card (or screen for that matter) and so am sort of twitchy about buying into it 'sight ...
by TK421
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Gaming Notebook Design Thoughts: GPU/Screen/Capability
Replies: 17
Views: 4026

Here's a site carrying the barebones M570A that was displayed in an Oct 29th thread and given away at BlizzCon (I was there, it's a screaming machine) It's got nearly everything you've listed above and on the site you can choose to have them build it or you can purchase your parts and DiY if you cho...
by TK421
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: AMD and Nvida in the same laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

I'm an AMD guy myself. I've built only AMD desktops for others over the last 5 years and don't have plans to change that at all. I've surfed the web till my eyelids were held open with toothpicks and the only information I'll share with you is this: AMD plans to announce in the near future that they...
by TK421
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS A7G Notebook Specifications/Details with Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 10308

Hmmm, the site has gone back to what it was before the change now. They do have some of the new model numbers but the site layout is back to it's original form. That I am glad for. Sorry, must've been a test site gone live either by accident or just a short time. I'm glad it's back! Did anyone else ...
by TK421
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS A7G Notebook Specifications/Details with Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 10308

It seems to me that ASUS has re-evaluated their ENTIRE product line. Their site is different than it was yesterday and all the model numbers have changed! Ahhhhh! I was just getting ready to order my parts! Now I have to research all over again. :'( After just a quick glance at their new product lin...
by TK421
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Need Opinions on the Toshiba QOSMIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

I also went to BlizzCon and plan on building my own notebook. What I've come up with is 1/2 the price of the one you've listed. Entire System: $1218.67 Chassis: Uniwill 259EN3: $869.00 RJTech.com 15.4" WXGA LCD Display 1280 X 800 Intel® Pentium® M Processor up to 2.6 GHz Intel® Graphics Media Accele...
by TK421
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: EVGA 7800 GTX KO Giveaway
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Entered! Thanks for the tip!
by TK421
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS Z71 PATA to SATA Adapter Board
Replies: 6
Views: 21586

Can we purchase this part separately? I'm interested in the 259EN3 Uniwill Chassis and it supports SATA. I don't know whether the notebook includes an adapter similar to this or not. I'd prefer the SATA drive due to speed and energy efficiency over the PATA. I don't know that it will make THAT much ...
by TK421
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS z70va versus z71v chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

I've just been introduced the the Uniwill 259EN3 chassis that includes dual video support that will help with my battery life. I haven't yet heard what the avg battery life is on that, but I'd expect it to be in the 3-4 range because it's a Pentium M board with a 6 cell lithium ion battery. If anyon...
by TK421
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Uniwill 259EN3 Notebook Chassis Retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 5748

I think this is the chassis that I'm going to go with. I like the idea of having dual video cards for work/gaming to preserve battery life. As far as prices go, you really cannot and will not find a chassis for this low of a price (Thanks Ogre for the links). I'm constucting the following Whitebook ...
by TK421
Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS z70va versus z71v chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

I get ~9hrs with my second battery on my Z63A, and i use it. Some days im in classes from 8am untill 9:30pm O.O So I can assume that you get half that with your first battery alone? I do like the option of a second battery, but do you use your machine for gaming at all? I'm most interested in the g...
by TK421
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS z70va versus z71v chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

If you're going to pay the premium for mobility, make sure you can go as long as possible without having to be plugged in. Point taken. Thank you! I've also heard that you can store a second battery in some chassis. I've considered that an option for either, but your point still remains 12 hours of...