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by sgkean
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Do routers REALLY need this?
Replies: 4
Views: 92600

Re: Do routers REALLY need this?

Yea, not "needed" but sometimes people do things just for the heck of it to show that it could be done LOL
by sgkean
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Need cooler for Phenom X4 9850
Replies: 2
Views: 3860

Re: Need cooler for Phenom X4 9850

Maybe take a look at Thermaltakes NIC L32, install dual fan in push/pull configuration to increase airflow through the cooler.
by sgkean
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS PB287Q 28-in 4K Single Stream 60Hz Monitor Review
Replies: 1
Views: 2422

Re: ASUS PB287Q 28-in 4K Single Stream 60Hz Monitor Review

Love the monitor! Just got mine today and it has a perfect picture even at the default settings. Might have to play around a little with the calibration sometime but right now, doesn't seem to need it. WOW 4K is incredible! Wonder how good those "Mastered in 4K" blu-rays are any good... What's reall...
by sgkean
Tue May 13, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 MB DOA
Replies: 3
Views: 7019

Re: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 MB DOA

I have two ASRock boards currently in use, one is 3 years old, the other about six months. My luck with them has been great thankfully, sucks there are so many issues with their customer service. As for bent pins, I have a MSI board where the USB 3 header had a badly bent pin, and when I went to str...
by sgkean
Tue May 13, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: No more contests?
Replies: 6
Views: 10279

Re: No more contests?

Yea, contests are great, but as Nate said, lots of issues and being a pain in the rear. I've always thought the word search through reviews are good, gets people to read the reviews (yes I know there's ways to bot those searches). As for those whiners, just have to specify how things are shipped, co...
by sgkean
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Wireless Router Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3092

Re: Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Wireless Router Review

Thanks, this is one of the three AC routers I've been looking at, and been leaning towards the Nighthawk :)
by sgkean
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: New chassis...
Replies: 2
Views: 4127

Re: New chassis...

Looks cool :)
by sgkean
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Really Good/Low Cost Bookshelf Speakers
Replies: 10
Views: 9849

Re: Really Good/Low Cost Bookshelf Speakers

I see the Monoprice set is getting good reviews from a few places, for the price difference (about $100) It's hard to decide LOL Still have time to decide, going to look into building some shelves this summer and figured replace the floor speakers with bookshelf ones to conserve space and look bette...
by sgkean
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Really Good/Low Cost Bookshelf Speakers
Replies: 10
Views: 9849

Re: Really Good/Low Cost Bookshelf Speakers

Thanks for the thoughts, never heard of Martin Logan before, will have to check into it. I've had Sony speakers before and they do a decent job, just not sure on the bass reproduction without a sub, so would still have to add a sub there. With the ML set it's a full system. Also found out when recon...
by sgkean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Really Good/Low Cost Bookshelf Speakers
Replies: 10
Views: 9849

Really Good/Low Cost Bookshelf Speakers

Looking to replace a pair of floor standing Polk Audio speakers, think they were like $150 each on sale with a pair of bookshelf speakers. Just started thinking about it, so not done any research yet, was just curious if anybody had any suggestions? What I'm looking for is recommendations on: 2 Book...
by sgkean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Samsung Evo 750GB
Replies: 2
Views: 4723

Samsung Evo 750GB

Got a new Samsung Evo 750GB SSD, I enabled the Samsung boost software, and was surprised at the CrystalDiskMark results...

Went from 520mb/s read to 1000+mb/s, write speed went 490mb/s to 980mb/s LOL

Anybody else have the Samsung SSD's and enabled their boost software?
by sgkean
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Legit Deals
Topic: Adata 512GB SX900 - $249.99
Replies: 0
Views: 2632

Adata 512GB SX900 - $249.99

Since my OCZ 256GB SSD decided to flake out on me, I need a new SSD for games...this looks to be a good deal on a good size drive :)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... =A208-5209
by sgkean
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Need Help Choosing Fans
Replies: 8
Views: 4430

Re: Need Help Choosing Fans

Stay away from Enermax Magma fans...I bought three of them 8 months ago, and all three started making loud noises about 5-6 months after being installed. Great fans when they were running smoothly. Contacted Enermax, sent receipt and got nothing back (really wasn't expecting anything for $12 fans). ...
by sgkean
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: So I just ran speedtest at school.....
Replies: 202
Views: 66162

Re: So I just ran speedtest at school.....

Didn't like the dimensions of my image either LOL

http://speedof.me/show.php?img=140210125547-30394.png

Down: 10.96
Up: 11.96

From my test machine in the office. Wonder what it'd give first thing in the morning when I'm the only one here...
by sgkean
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Mantle BF4 and StarSwarm Testing Part 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: AMD Mantle BF4 and StarSwarm Testing Part 2

In Origin right click the game and Check for Updates, or Repair Game. Last ditch is maybe uninstall the game and re-download it.
by sgkean
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Finally my much needed upgrade!
Replies: 19
Views: 6055

Re: Finally my much needed upgrade!

Mine was on the Zalman 9900CNPS so the MAX you shouldn't have any issues :)
by sgkean
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Finally my much needed upgrade!
Replies: 19
Views: 6055

Re: Finally my much needed upgrade!

What are you going to use to cool the processor? Keep in mind that Haswell is the hottest running of the 3 i series processors (Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell). With that said though I think you might be low balling yourself with 4GHz. My 2600K will do 4.5GHz with stock voltages. Yea, my 3570k g...
by sgkean
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win8.1 down to Win7
Replies: 16
Views: 9888

Re: Win8.1 down to Win7

Yup, anything cushiony is bad for laptops...blocking vents (side and bottom) and possibly putting tension on the various connectors... I told them after they got their last laptop, if something happens that I can point to that then they're on their own. hehehehe they've all been very careful not to ...
by sgkean
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Finally my much needed upgrade!
Replies: 19
Views: 6055

Re: Finally my much needed upgrade!

CM N600 but you'll have to buy the 200m fan CM HAF (most will allow 200m fans on side panel) TT Armor Revo (again have to buy the 200m fan) I'd have to look around for others, sadly don't think they're all that common on the side panel. One thing I would caution on your build, is the ASRock MB. I've...
by sgkean
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win8.1 down to Win7
Replies: 16
Views: 9888

Re: Win8.1 down to Win7

That's what I've instructed the kids at my place, and my fiance uses a laptop desk in the living room.