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by Sttm
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Re: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor Review

I like the APUs for those really really cheap PCs you see at a Best Buy, because it will put out more PCs capable of gaming. But how does it make sense if you are building to not put in the extra $70 for a add in card and get the much faster Intel CPU, or hopefully Bulldozer CPU. To me Llano's deskt...
by Sttm
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Ivy Bridge Dual Core CPU Benchmarked vs Core i5-2400
Replies: 4
Views: 3403

Re: Intel Ivy Bridge Dual Core CPU Benchmarked vs Core i5-24

2011 should be the Sandy Bride-E chips, the 6 and 8 core versions. Ivy Bridge I thought was a 22nm refresh of SNB.
by Sttm
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 8 Video and a Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 7483

Re: Windows 8 Video and a Rant

Calamar wrote: Why do you need an OS every 2 years?
Because I end up building a new PC every 2-3 years and I typically still need my old os on the old pc.
by Sttm
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Ivy Bridge Dual Core CPU Benchmarked vs Core i5-2400
Replies: 4
Views: 3403

Re: Intel Ivy Bridge Dual Core CPU Benchmarked vs Core i5-24

So Ivy Bridge is socket 1155? Or will they drop another pin so you have to get a new Mobo.
by Sttm
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 8 Video and a Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 7483

Re: Windows 8 Video and a Rant

The main thing they should do with Windows 8 though is make it all optional and able to be turned off relatively easily. You should be able to go into the control panel, and their should be an option for the UI that you can click to not have it use the tablet setup ever. That said I do like certain ...
by Sttm
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Getting disappointed lately...
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Re: Getting disappointed lately...

Major has the right of it. There just isn't any games out there that push the hardware. Which is why I think Nvidia and AMD are trying to push 3D and Surround gaming so you have to get multiple cards. I spent $220 on my GTX560ti, which should be around as fast as your 5870 I believe, and I have been...
by Sttm
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Llano APU Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Llano APU Review

Llano is going to make getting the $299 Best Buy special a hell of a lot more fun. I hope this does well for PC gaming.
by Sttm
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: EVGA Announces Frostbite Thermal Grease!
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: EVGA Announces Frostbite Thermal Grease!

I wonder who the competitors are. At best it looks like almost a 3 degree drop, which does not sound like that much, but then when you look at a cooler review and see the chart 3 degrees separates $100 coolers from $40 coolers.

If its under $20 I might do an impulse buy and try it.
by Sttm
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: EA and Crytek Release DirectX 11 Update For Crysis 2
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: EA and Crytek Release DirectX 11 Update For Crysis 2

Now if only they could make something to explain wtf happened to the first game's story. End of Crysis 1, Prophet heads back to the island to fight more aliens. Start of Crysis 2, Prophet is in New York fighting private armies and getting guided to a scientist and his suit is alive and bonding with ...
by Sttm
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: 2600k Corsair A50 temps too high?
Replies: 9
Views: 3350

Re: 2600k Corsair A50 temps too high?

I used the TIM that came with it. It's been over a week now, and I am really dam satisfied with this CPU. I currently have it setup so it Turbos to 4.5ghz, but idles at 1.65ghz, and the temp so far has maxed at around 60. The 2600k at 4.5ghz is just phenomenal and I am going to leave it like this I ...
by Sttm
Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Anyone want a free copy of WoW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Anyone want a free copy of WoW?

As a long time Blizzard Subscriber they have given me a serial number for a full copy of World of Warcraft with 1 month of game time. I've made sure its not a scam. Everyone I know has already played the game or is vehemently against it. So I thought I'd offer it up here. Whoever first sees this and...
by Sttm
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review
Replies: 7
Views: 3239

Re: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Review

These 990FX boards are such a tease. I want to see Bulldozer already.
by Sttm
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review
Replies: 13
Views: 2514

Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Where did you get this deal? Pray tell.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... &CatId=798
by Sttm
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review
Replies: 13
Views: 2514

Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Looks great, and it sounds quiet.

But at $75 there should be no ambiguity on how to mount it, and it should always outperform the Corsair A50 I bought for $25.
by Sttm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: Facebook Friday - Corsair 1050HX Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 7863

Re: Facebook Friday - Corsair 1050HX Power Supply

Cant find the thermaltake one either.

Entered the Corsair one though. It would fix a problem I have right now with not having a PSU to power the components I just pulled out of my system when I got my i7 in.
by Sttm
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Windows OEM ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Windows OEM ???

You typically should reformat the disc before a new installation.
by Sttm
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: 2600k Corsair A50 temps too high?
Replies: 9
Views: 3350

Re: 2600k Corsair A50 temps too high?

I pulled it off, and it did looks surprisingly like Bubba's first picture. So I decided to try it his way and I put the lines of tim on the heat pipes, and I booted back up and the temps are about the same, 36-38 as I type this. I am all out of goop, and trying to stress it the max temp I got was 61...
by Sttm
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: 2600k Corsair A50 temps too high?
Replies: 9
Views: 3350

2600k Corsair A50 temps too high?

Finally got my 2600k upgrades in place but I think I may have messed up on the installation of the Corsair A50 air cooler I bought as the temps I believe are high. Stock clocked. Idle seems to be around 37-40C and playing Crysis 2 and TF2 it seems to max around 59C. I am using the Asus AI suite moni...
by Sttm
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard Review

I was just pointing out that Asrock probably did it to appease their "celebrity" whose name they are slapping on it and they probably know they are pointless too.
by Sttm
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Best graphics card?
Replies: 17
Views: 3221

Re: Best graphics card?

Looks that way Major. @op What is your friend trying to achieve with the graphics card upgrade? Looking up the E520 it seems he is stuck with a Pentium D? from 2005. So he might not gain enough to be able to smoothly play games on that system by just upgrading to a new graphics card. So it might be ...