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by Sparky
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Starting A New Build Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Starting A New Build Today

mmmmmm that new components smell... :) Gotta love it! Have fun with that build, its a great way to spend your idle vacay time Yeah, it's been raining here for the past 3 days so not much else to do. Got it all built except for the video card, new one should be arriving tomorrow, if not I'm just goi...
by Sparky
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Starting A New Build Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Starting A New Build Today

Thanks, I tried to do a lot of research both with Legit Reviews and Maximum PC magazine. Only thing I'm not 100% on is the memory. It's not on the approved vendors list from Asus but comments on Newegg lead me to believe it should work just fine with a bit of additional headroom for OC'ing.
by Sparky
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Starting A New Build Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Starting A New Build Today

I'm on vacation this week so I'm going to start my new build. Bought everything using Black Friday deals, on sale or rebates, so it wasn't too painful. I'll be checking in after I get it up and running for some help with BIOS and OCing. Wish me luck! Here's what I've got so far: Asus X58 Sabertooth ...
by Sparky
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Does SATA HDD works on SATAII connector motherboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: Does SATA HDD works on SATAII connector motherboard?

SATA II will work fine, it's backwards compatible.
by Sparky
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Thanks XstollieX,getting the parts together using rebates and sales so it may be a while.
by Sparky
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Persistence paid off, got one at Frys last night for $179 with $20 MIR, sealed box. Let the fun begin!
by Sparky
Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

when i checked yesterday, the X58 Sabertooth was available on the egg for $150 openbox! Frys had three with open box today for that price as well. I'm not going to be able to build it for at least a month or so as I need to get all the components as I can afford them so I'm a bit leery of open box ...
by Sparky
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

Sounds like I'm going to get this board. Picked up the i7 950 today on sale, planning on buying 1 - 2 things at a time as budget permits. I'll be posting in another forum shortly asking about RAM recommendations on this board.
by Sparky
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

I've been reading more about this board and I'm thinking this might be a good start for my next build. Keep seeing the i7 950 for $199 at Micro Center, might just have to go get one.
by Sparky
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: New Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Re: New Tower

by Sparky
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: connect iPod to car stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: connect iPod to car stereo

We've tried the FM radio frequency adapters and there was just too much noise and poor sound quality. We used this in my wife's Nissan Murano: http://usaspec.com/ It's just OK. Works with the controls in the factory radio, but hard to use IMO. I swapped out the head unit for Alpine's w/iPod specific...
by Sparky
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: the weather thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2456

Re: the weather thread

skier wrote:
Sparky wrote:Pretty mild here this summer so far.

yea i heard cali was in the 60 and 70's for a while
Spoke too soon, hit 85 yesterday. Always seems to get warm in early September when the kids are returning to school.
by Sparky
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: the weather thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2456

Re: the weather thread

Pretty mild here this summer so far.
by Sparky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Local News - Smartest Guy In The Building Speaks Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Local News - Smartest Guy In The Building Speaks Out

If I hadn't seen the news article I'd swear it was a Saturday Night Live skit.
by Sparky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Traveling ot Australia/New Zealand - Laptop Concerns
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Traveling ot Australia/New Zealand - Laptop Concerns

I googled this and found that New Zealand is 230v @ 50hz. The US cycles at 60hz so be sure the adapter addresses that issue as well.
by Sparky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Windows 7 (64-Bit) unable to connect to wireless network
Replies: 5
Views: 4813

Re: Windows 7 (64-Bit) unable to connect to wireless network

I don't know if this will work or not but I had a similar issue about a year ago. I went to Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings and unchecked Automatically Detect Settings and was able to connect again.
by Sparky
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Need advice on a new BBQ
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Need advice on a new BBQ

I too have a Weber and you've got to love their ten year warranty on their burners. I've had mine for 5-6 years and I leave it outside on my patio (covered) and the burners haven't rusted out yet.
by Sparky
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Police release video of mob attacking cab after Lakers game
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Police release video of mob attacking cab after Lakers game

Ummm...shouldn't these folks be heading home to get to bed on time so they can go to work in the morning?

Proof positive why the unemployed shouldn't be allowed to breed. Idiots!

I really hope their families see them in the video and turn their butts in. Maybe a reward would be in order?
by Sparky
Fri May 21, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Wireless Cards

I picked it up at Fry's because I needed it right away. We just bought a new home and it doesn't have ethernet in the right locations (yet). Paid $59 for the luxury of having it now instead of ordering from Newegg for $44.
by Sparky
Thu May 20, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Wireless Cards

Went ahead and got a D-Link DWA-556 (PCI-E) and it works just fine under W7 64 bit.