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by sgkean
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win8.1 down to Win7
Replies: 16
Views: 9890

Re: Win8.1 down to Win7

IMO The biggest problem with consumer laptops is the power connector, they're designed so flimsy. Make sure she knows not to bend/twist the cable when she's away from her desk, keep the cord straight out and no tension on it. Usually the USB ports are fine as long as things aren't plugged in while m...
by sgkean
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win8.1 down to Win7
Replies: 16
Views: 9890

Re: Win8.1 down to Win7

Leave her on Win 8.1 and install something like Start8. Gives the (few) advantages to 8.1 but with the classic start menu and boot to desktop. I think the only time I've ever seen the new UI is for the pdf reader, but that's because I haven't installed acrobat reader lol
by sgkean
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Case Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Case Review

I believe in the 915, the cages that comes with it are removable, but I'll verify tonight. Looking at the pics, I see four screws on the bottom, two on the front panel, and four on the top in the area of the drive cage. I can verify tonight though.
by sgkean
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 4726

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Bummer, hope your neck gets better...

Nothing really, everything the finance was going to get me, I bought when I found it on sale LOL She was a little upset at me ](*,) I'm a bit of a pain in the rear I guess...

Logitech G930 Wireless Headphones
3TB Hard Drive
Cologne
Slippers
by sgkean
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review

That's the type of drive I pictured when I first heard about the "Hybrid" drives, instead of a it being a caching drive.
by sgkean
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 4726

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas to everybody...

What'd you get? Anything fun and exciting?
by sgkean
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds Review
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds Rev

I have a pair of these and they are really nice and light, I switched to using them a the gym. However, when I'm working the problem I had is the battery time, working 10 hours days in a noisy server room I always have headphones in, I get there are 7AM and they don't come out until until 5PM the ba...
by sgkean
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: HDMI Cables
Replies: 4
Views: 5663

Re: HDMI Cables

I was using a THICK monster cable, swapped it out for a cheap thinner monoprice hdmi cable, and saw no difference on anything. Even watching Avatar 3D at 60". Recently swapped those cheap hdmi cables for the monoprice hdmi with redmere (wanted the thin cables) and still no difference. Unless you're ...
by sgkean
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Antivirus
Replies: 9
Views: 8205

Re: Antivirus

Blacklist sites, UAC (as much as we all hate that), proxy settings, lock down ie options so they can't change them, set the security level lower.
by sgkean
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Couple of Days off
Replies: 3
Views: 5184

Re: Couple of Days off

lol yea, just drives me up the wall felt like venting :P
by sgkean
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Couple of Days off
Replies: 3
Views: 5184

Couple of Days off

So decided to take a few days off at the minute as "me" days. Get a few things done, play some games, etc. First night (last night), instead of relaxing it was spent getting sick, shivering and being all around restless. WHY!!!!!! LOL Oh well, gives me a few days to recover before going back to the ...
by sgkean
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Zalman
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

bubba wrote: I tried different ways of mounting the block, the way the tubes are set up it flipping it over would have forced tubes up into the upper case fans.
Yup, that it would...then Zalman would be upside down LOL :) heheeheh Or does that part rotate?
by sgkean
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Zalman
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

I like how the Zalman Reserator 3 looks, but IMHO the tubes are on the wrong side. If this is in a case that I'm showing the system off, I don't want the tubes in front of the CPU block. With so much being nearly equal on these AIO coolers, the way it looks once installed is a big factor.
by sgkean
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a SATAIII Controller Card
Replies: 11
Views: 7907

Re: Adding a SATAIII Controller Card

Have you checked your event viewer to check your boot times, and see what is taking the time? I wrote a document on how to check it for work, I can put it here if you'd like. It comes in handy to see what is exactly taking the time to load at boot.
by sgkean
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Legit Deals
Topic: 3TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive - Toshiba/Hitachi
Replies: 0
Views: 1340

3TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive - Toshiba/Hitachi

I've had many Toshiba/Hitachi drives last for many, many years...this one is tempting to grab a couple. $89 is the lowest price I've seen for a 3TB drive, wish the 3TB WD Red drives were that price though LOL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822149396
by sgkean
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ECS GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X L337 Gaming Motherboard Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: ECS GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X L337 Gaming Motherboard Review

I've used a few of ECS boards in the past three or four years, and their quality has greatly increased. Wish I could remember the models but I go through too many systems to remember them all LOL
by sgkean
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Legit Deals
Topic: Seagate 3TB External @ Dell for $79.99
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Seagate 3TB External @ Dell for $79.99

Dell has a Seagate Desktop USB 3.0 3TB drive for $79.99

http://www.dell.com/us/eep/p/seagate-ex ... o3_g1Q_0_0
by sgkean
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Computer Case Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

Re: NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Computer Case Review

Yea, with some of the fast 2.5" mechanical drives, really don't need the larger drives, except for the price LOL

2TB 3.5" Mechanical: $80
2TB 2.5" Mechanical: $150+

Maybe I'll start wearing gloves when handling the cases to avoid the fingerprints LOL Never noticed them until you said something :P
by sgkean
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Kingo - Automated Android Root Software
Replies: 8
Views: 4229

Re: Kingo - Automated Android Root Software

Tethering would be nice but I am not giving Sprint any more money since my phone is worthless at home. You could TRY to get them to provide you a broadband extender, but you'd have to argue with them for a while. My phone is pretty worthless at home as well, Verizon wants me to buy the extender for...
by sgkean
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Corsair 2100 Wireless or Logitech G930
Replies: 0
Views: 1997

Corsair 2100 Wireless or Logitech G930

Tired of yanking the Cooler Master Sirius 5.1 puck off my desk or choking myself when I forget I have my headset on... So I'm looking to change to a wireless set...any opinions on the two "first choices"? Or better options in the same price range ($150)? I thought about Thermaltakes Sybaris, but the...