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by hnzw_rui
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Official AMD Bulldozer Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 3593

Re: Official AMD Bulldozer Thread

skier wrote:Important Info:
  • Launch Socket: AM3 with *Rumored* possibility of new AM3+ System
Where did you find this info? So far, I haven't been able to ascertain this from other articles.
by hnzw_rui
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Power Surge/Ethernet cable question
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Power Surge/Ethernet cable question

Can a power surge take out Ethernet cables? I'm not sure about cables but I know for sure it can take out modems, etc. I'm actually surprised you don't have extra cat5e/cat6 cables lying around. I've got bunch of patch cables of various lengths (bought from Monoprice) on-hand in case I ever need to...
by hnzw_rui
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 29999

Re: New computer

Corsair H50 with the pump off a molex connector - dual fan, the corsair as exhaust and a high power, high flow intake 1055T 3.9GHz (or 4.2GHz depending what i'm doing) was at 1.65vcore 1.5v NB, now at 1.5vcore 1.4v NB 4GB 2x2GB DDR3 1600 CL9 1.5v @ 1488 CL8 1.5v GTX 260 Black -overclocked shaders, ...
by hnzw_rui
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 29999

Re: New computer

the better +higher wattage the unit the less it Actually draws Not true. AC power draw is dictated by the efficiency of the power supply. Heat also plays a factor. In general, the hotter the PSU runs, the lower the efficiency. Power supply efficiency curves often peak at around 40~60% and trail off...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Intel SATA and mSATA SSD Roadmap Leaked - 600GB SSDs
Replies: 7
Views: 3913

Re: Intel SATA and mSATA SSD Roadmap Leaked - 600GB SSDs

I don't know that I buy into that - at least in the short term. I'm betting that the manufacturing process is more expensive and until there is plenty to go around to meet demand, the costs will be at a premium. I'm actually inclined to think MSRP would be close to what Anand speculates. The Intel ...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Intel SATA and mSATA SSD Roadmap Leaked - 600GB SSDs
Replies: 7
Views: 3913

Re: Intel SATA and mSATA SSD Roadmap Leaked - 600GB SSDs

Hmm, if the block placement gives any indication as to price, it would seem the X25-M 160GB 25nm would be priced slightly higher than the current X25-M 80GB, probably around $250-300. Oh well, better than the current $400-450 I guess. If the X25-V 80GB retails for $100-150, I might finally get aroun...
by hnzw_rui
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Processor Power vs GPU Power - How Much is Needed?
Replies: 22
Views: 13181

Re: Processor Power vs GPU Power - How Much is Needed?

Tom's actually has a pretty nice series on building a balanced gaming PC. It basically varies per game but all in all, no, you don't need a Core i7 nor a 1090T for a single GPU configuration. From the results, the Thuban worked the same as Deneb clock for clock. No benefit whatsoever from the two ad...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 29999

Re: New computer

My vote's still on the Corsair 400CX . The Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus , while decent enough, just doesn't have the same quality. Cooler Master's higher end series such as the Silent Pro are excellent. Alas, their budget models can't be held to the same standard. You get what you pay for, I gue...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Processor upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: Processor upgrade

the celerons have lots of disabled features so you gain some cool stuff like lower power use (C1E & EIST) and support for "virtualisation" The newer Wolfdale Celerons don't. I think the only Core 2-based Celerons that had C1E disable is the Celeron 4x0 Conroe-L. The Celeron Allendales have C1E and ...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 29999

Re: New computer

I doubt they would put a POS in their computer and call it a day. You clearly underestimate the lengths people would go to in order to cut costs. :P @bandieramonte Again, a lot of generic PSU's work well enough. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a market for it. I've seen a lot of PC's 10 years or ...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 29999

Re: New computer

So, if you personally would pick at least 600+ of a brand name PSU, do you mean that this generic PSU would cause hardware damage and/or system instability while gaming? Maybe, maybe not. The issue with generic power supplies is the lack of quality control. It's likely you won't ever have a problem...
by hnzw_rui
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Run any app off a USB drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Run any app off a USB drive ?

Darkstar wrote:not really....

http://en.prayaya.com/index.html
Huh... Never heard of them before... It's more like a sandbox of some sort rather than full virtualization software.
by hnzw_rui
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Run any app off a USB drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Run any app off a USB drive ?

for that i believe you would have to install a virtual operating system on the USB drive. But you'd need to install virtualization software on the PC anyway which kinda defeats the purpose. Unfortunately, for apps that won't let you install on removable drives, your only option is to look for alter...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Logitech G19 longevity?
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

Re: Logitech G19 longevity?

After accidentally coming upon the article "Starcraft Competitive Keyboard" by Tasteless, plans for the G19 or G110 have been scrapped. Buying a cheapie wired USB Logitech Internet 350 and one of those large-print keyboard overlays instead (and maybe a cold cathode for illuminating the keyboard at n...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Run any app off a USB drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Run any app off a USB drive ?

Depends on the application. Some apps let you do that, some apps don't. However, you can usually find a portable equivalent for those that don't. I actually use Firefox Portable as the browser on my primary PC. I like having my apps self-contained instead of leaving traces in obscure folders. http:/...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Starcraft 2 beta available for everyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: Starcraft 2 beta available for everyone?

Sporg wrote:I received an email from Blizz the other day with a key for the Beta. Got it downloaded on 2 machines but haven't had a chance to play on either yet. Maybe tomorrow.
Beta closes today...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Starcraft 2 beta available for everyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: Starcraft 2 beta available for everyone?

Phase 2 of the beta is closing today. Unfortunately, I wasn't lucky enough to get invited but I'm still getting the game on release day. Anyone else here getting StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty come July 27? :)
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Downloading Speed Being Cut!
Replies: 20
Views: 3874

Re: Downloading Speed Being Cut!

well i have now been hit and knocked down to 1MBPS as the 100GB bandwidth is maxed :evil: Ouch. I actually installed Tomato firmware on my router (Linksys WRT54GL) so I'd be able to monitor bandwidth going to and from the modem. I highly suggest you also have some form of bandwidth monitoring set-up.
by hnzw_rui
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Downloading Speed Being Cut!
Replies: 20
Views: 3874

Re: Downloading Speed Being Cut!

and people say that digital downloads will be the end of physical media. 100gb in a month, if you think about it, can go real quick with 4 people in a house all pulling email, youtube, hulu, ect.. Hell I had 500mb in email alone in the last week from the email groups I belong to for drawing/art, th...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Logitech G19 longevity?
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

Re: Logitech G19 longevity?

Additional question, how much difference does a gaming mouse make when it comes to precision control? Right now, I'm just using regular wireless keyboard/mouse to play (Logitech EX-100) and I do get frustrated at times when the screen starts scrolling in StarCraft (original) because the pointer move...