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by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: July 2010 Forum Drawing - Three XFX Power Supplies!
Replies: 193
Views: 91770

Re: July 2010 Forum Drawing - Three XFX Power Supplies!

Add my name to the scrum, please! I need a good power supply to be able to add a good video card...Lets kill two birds with one stone, shall we? [-o<


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by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Patriot Box Office HD Media Player Review
Replies: 38
Views: 17876

Re: Patriot Box Office HD Media Player Review

I agree 100% that they would be great for kids TVs (as long as the kids don't fubar the remote). I myself have been using RCA DVD/Divx players on my kids' TVs and those work fairly well for Xvid files (sometimes had to reencode with AutoGK) but this box would probably trump that hands down due to th...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Patriot Box Office HD Media Player Review
Replies: 38
Views: 17876

Re: Patriot Box Office HD Media Player Review

I was jonesing for one of these for awhile but ultimately was discouraged by the idea of having to wait for firmware revisions, also scared off by the lack of operating controls on the box itself ie: if the remote dies then you have a brick. Much cheaper than an HTPC, but then again my HTPC will pla...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Biostar TA890GXB HD Micro-ATX Motherboard Review
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Re: Biostar TA890GXB HD Micro-ATX Motherboard Review

I like the placement of the SATA ports on this one, some mobo makers aren't thinking and put them in line with the PCI-e 16x slot so you lose one or two with an oversize card. Looks like it would be a decent HTPC mobo.
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Holy Horsepower, Batman!

This thing needs a frigging flux capacitor just to boot up...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??
Replies: 25
Views: 5546

Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Nate I've had those spiders in my home every year since we built in '98. The first few years they were everywhere, I'd be sitting in the living room watching TV and see one or two walking across the carpet nonchalantly. My cat even lost interest in them because he got used to them. At first I didn't...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: EVGA GTX 400 Series High-Flow Exhaust Bracket Review
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

Re: EVGA GTX 400 Series High-Flow Exhaust Bracket Review

Actually, I have to ask. Were you using the Extreme Burning Mode? In all honesty I wanted to make it the worst case scenario and if it would reduce the top end temperature at all. Many ways to test it, but at the end of the day it took more than a full 8 hour work day just to run these tests in the...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: EVGA GTX 400 Series High-Flow Exhaust Bracket Review
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

Re: EVGA GTX 400 Series High-Flow Exhaust Bracket Review

One degree drop isn't worth purchasers' buying it separately (even just for S&H), but it is worth the manufacturers' adopting the design for future use since they can do so for no extra charge. A win-win for both parties.
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2010 CyberPower Power System Drawing w/ Intel CPU
Replies: 470
Views: 161841

Re: June 2010 CyberPower Power System Drawing w/ Intel CPU

fingers, toes, and eyes all crossed for luck... :prayer:
by Kaos Kid
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Computer
Replies: 15
Views: 2270

Re: New Computer

If you want to save a little money you can get by with 2Gb of ram, i would kind of avoid Gskill ram. My computer with has 2gb Crucial Memory installed and registers 2gb whilst my brother has 2gb Gskill memory but only registers 1.78gb. so thats a little fishy. Also if you are using a 32bit operatin...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Club 3D Radeon HD 4350 PCI-E x1 Video Card
Replies: 12
Views: 7813

Re: Club 3D Radeon HD 4350 PCI-E x1 Video Card

Ahhh, I see. The reason I have these is that I bought a Gigabyte 4350 OC awhile back, and recently inherited a XFX 4350 and since the 2 mobos I have now have HD4290 and HD4200 onboard I figured they weren't really much of a boost over the onboard. I thought that if I could crossfire them using the 8...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Club 3D Radeon HD 4350 PCI-E x1 Video Card
Replies: 12
Views: 7813

Re: Club 3D Radeon HD 4350 PCI-E x1 Video Card

Yep, you're right. I dug out my mobo manual and find that it supports ATI Hybrid CrossfireX, and makes no mention of any cables needed. I'm not sure what CrossfireX does, can you clue me in?
by Kaos Kid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Club 3D Radeon HD 4350 PCI-E x1 Video Card
Replies: 12
Views: 7813

Re: Club 3D Radeon HD 4350 PCI-E x1 Video Card

DON'T LAUGH at this question...



What if you have two 4350's laying around and wanted to Crossfire them? Would it boost performance at all? is it even worth buying a crossfire cable to do so?



OK, after thinking about it I guess you can laugh now...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD05 HTPC Case Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD05 HTPC Case Review

Nice! I like its shallow depth for fitting into E-centers for use as an HTPC. Also plenty of venting to allay heat issues. PIA about the fan filters though, my house is prone to dust so every 3-4 months would have to break down to clean. Otherwise pretty cool case!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: 8-pin mobo connector
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: 8-pin mobo connector

Cool. Thanks!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: 8-pin mobo connector
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: 8-pin mobo connector

The 4 pin will work on a 8 pin board. I just came across this a couple of days ago. Hmmm got a link? Since I already ordered it and its on the way the info will be for future reference but it is still good to know. I did notice though that plugging in 2x4pins wouldn't work, the 4 pin fit when plugg...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

Cool. I 'm not running any kind of vmware or anything like that, like I said it will just mainly be videditing on that box and not every minute so if I can pause then resume later that will work out. I actually have 3 OS's on that box, one is my original XP-32bit on one hard drive, then a dual-boot ...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

I was thinking the videditing box would be a good candidate because it is downstairs in the coolest part of the house so it is easiest to cool and I don't run videditing 24/7 anyway. Once the parts I'm waiting for get here and I can get them all up and running, I will test out the SMP you referred t...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

Well, I have a Phenom X2 555 (unlocks to 3 cores) on an 890 ATX I built for videditing that has the 4290 onboard and an Enermax 500w PSU in a sniper case, I have a 785 mATX board with a Phenom X2 550 (was skiers so is pretty strong and may unlock as well) and HD4000? onboard that will go into my HTP...