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by Calamar
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive Review
Replies: 25
Views: 16499

Re: WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive Review

Almost all my concerns about these beluga drives have been pointed out and answered. Things are moving towards reFS or X-Raid, that aren't actually RAID structures but file systems that allow more than one disk units with redundancy. I think X-Raid its even a file system but its like FlexRAID a data...
by Calamar
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive Review
Replies: 25
Views: 16499

Re: WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive Review

I agree 100% with him. No mater if its your personal home made videos, pictures, or whatever. Everybody find his stuff important. Rebuild a RAID5 5 drive 3TB its dangerous once one drive has failed, specially if all come from the same lot. W8 and some linux distros come with x-raid or similar disk s...
by Calamar
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

hmm 400 usd without memory (50-60usd), hard drive (60-100usd (probably ssd) and remote (15-30usd). Isn't that as expensive as a mac mini? Price tag should be around a cheap mobo (nothing to do with size, mini itx are usually have lots of features this is not) + a "cheap" intel chip, that closer to 1...
by Calamar
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: What happened to techpowerup
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

What happened to techpowerup

I get this when I try to acces.


I see, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day
Didn't know about that. :P

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by Calamar
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula VGA Cooler Review
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula VGA Cooler Review

All x80 nvidia series should be wced if you want to spend extra money on them. Its a matter of sound, temp and oc.
by Calamar
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Kingston HyperX Genesis 8GB DDR3 1600 Memory Kit Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: Kingston HyperX Genesis 8GB DDR3 1600 Memory Kit Review

I've installed this kits twice, and in a matter of fact its all the ram you need. Spend the extra 100€ in the graphic card :D
by Calamar
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: LG unveils 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K 3D UD TV CES 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: LG unveils 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K 3D UD TV CES 20

I don't understand the obsession for 2k and 4k displays. Rather than that I would prefer new 50 or 60 fps video content.
by Calamar
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: NVIDIA Desktop Graphics Processor Roadmap for 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Re: NVIDIA Desktop Graphics Processor Roadmap for 2012

I like when they release first the big horses and then the rest. This roadmap really sucks. I'm sure all those 28nm issues made them release first the little brothers to see how actually work. I wouldn't get close to GK107-106 chips.
by Calamar
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: buy GTX 570 (2 for SLI and WC) now?
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: buy GTX 570 now?

I'll wait. I'm a little bit tired of some of the gtx295 issues, specially driver hangs and resets which leads to change of P state (most 295 owners know what I'm talking about). However runs like a single 570 without DX11 support. I'll see what those new ATI cards can do (7xxx series), but the fact ...
by Calamar
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: buy GTX 570 (2 for SLI and WC) now?
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

buy GTX 570 (2 for SLI and WC) now?

I want to change my "old" gtx 295 (wc) by a couple of 570 or 580, also wc. I probably change again the card before I change my display so DP is not important to me. I've been following nvidias roadmap and it looks like they've already started their kepler production (may I cite xbitlabs?) My proble...
by Calamar
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS ROG MARS 2 3GB Video Card Review w/ NVIDIA Surround
Replies: 9
Views: 3279

Re: ASUS ROG MARS 2 3GB Video Card Review w/ NVIDIA Surround

Given you've got the numbers, what about a vs. with 2xGTX580-SLI. That would be the true performance vs. price review. I won't ask for a couple of WC 580 review, because I'm sure would beat that card in performance price and endurance. The big brands should start shipping their high end cards withou...
by Calamar
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Win a Trip for You and a Buddy to BlizzCon 2011!
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Win a Trip for You and a Buddy to BlizzCon 2011!

Only for US & Canada... Not a fan of blizzard but the trip sounded fun :P
by Calamar
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

..or even 3dmark. For 1500$ can't you buy a couple of WC 580, a pump and a radiator?

All these "extreme" designs should come with a WC block or with "no cooling" option.
by Calamar
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 8 Video and a Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 8554

Re: Windows 8 Video and a Rant

I got on XP until 7 was released and just because 7 offered me some improvements: boot times, 64bit, etc. So who cares about next MS OS? Until 7 gets very old I will use it. Why do you need an OS every 2 years? Its "only" the platform to run your programs or games. MS tries to emulate the smartphone...
by Calamar
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD, which one?
Replies: 6
Views: 2568

Re: SSD, which one?

Given you have ICH10 you could go for a RAID0 to achieve similar to 6GB sata. I've got a pair of Vertex2 E 120GB and had run flawless (rampage 2 extreme). Raid 0 means no TRIM. I say that because maybe its a good money/space/speed combo vs. a single drive. And I don't see the point of a future-proof...
by Calamar
Wed May 25, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Dell Introduces XPS 15z - Thinnest 15-inch Notebook PC
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Dell Introduces XPS 15z - Thinnest 15-inch Notebook PC

Price/specs looks good compared to a macbookpro, I wonder if its so reliable on heavy duty. Today I contacted a "dell chat expert" (while browsing dells site to view the different models) to know if these laptops started to use UEFI. He replied it uses "Intel ® Centrino ® Advanced-N 6230 (2x2 b /g /...
by Calamar
Tue May 03, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel high-performance ITX platform-ECS H67H2-I and i3-2120
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Re: Intel high-performance ITX platform-ECS H67H2-I and i3-2

very impressive, but its a mistake to use BIG PSU in low wattage cpus. A big mistake. PSU has a performance that starts low at 1% max-load, increases at about 50% of max-load, and drops again until 100%. Like this: http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4469/6a0120a85dcdae970b01287.png or 0-50%: http://im...
by Calamar
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Converted my old IBM Model M Keyboard to USB but........
Replies: 6
Views: 8144

Re: Converted my old IBM Model M Keyboard to USB but........

I wish they were a little thinner. But I use one (1988) and are the best.
The greenest keyboards ever made. I wonder how many keyboards people have had to bought while I've been using this one. :D
by Calamar
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 Practical In a Desktop?
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

Re: RAID 5 Practical In a Desktop?

RAID 5 have more to do with redundancy than speed. You'll have fairly good read speeds, but write speed requires a XOR processing which slow downs speed unless you have a dedicated hardware raid controller. With 4 disks you get the space of 3 and any of the 4 disk can fail without information loss (...
by Calamar
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Little ROG MONSTER
Replies: 5
Views: 7254

Re: Little ROG MONSTER

He didn't WC cards because is for showcase and he changes gpus very often. Imagine to buy blocks, some tubbing, etc for every set you change.

Nice stuff to play with, but not to have it. I take the components, you can keep the case ;)