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  • Yesterday I had a "Eugene Porter" from Revolution Brewing. It was a buck forty-nine. "Porter in a can, how bad could it possibly be?" Bearing in mind that many porters are just crap by my measure. Uh, how about absolutely friggi…
  • (Quote) ... people still don't understand this simple fact? Dell doesn't manufacture a damn thing. They assemble or pay somebody else to assemble it. For that matter, what, you think AOC makes their panels? HELL NO. HP? Nope! ZR24/2440 is based on a…
  • (Quote) A) If it was better, they'd be willing to stand behind it for the full warranty period. Why? Because they know it won't come back. It's there because it already came back once, and it's got no warranty because they know it's likely to come b…
  • The adapter Kwitko linked is made under a dozen plus different brands. They're all the exact same. (I have the Ultra branded version.) It's a very good adapter - I use it regularly. The external Molex is frigging awesome. Just find whichever one is …
  • How high quality do you actually want? AOC is fine for casual, not a bad brand, and that particular monitor isn't half bad at all. Exceeeept it's refurb which basically translates to "not even with a thirty foot pole." No warranty, probabl…
  • Played beta. Payday 2 is freaking aaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome. Seriously. Go get it. Go preorder it. Now. Right now. Immediately. Overkill is pretty damn awesome and worth supporting.
  • (Quote) I agree chances of it working are very low. Bear in mind, just because it installed doesn't mean it actually works right. Don't ask. I deliberately blot out the majority of my Windows driver knowledge. Suffice it to say that while HAL is a s…
  • Yeah. People assume the power management driver is 'just for X.' It's not. Especially not in a laptop. On a Compaq of that vintage and newer, the power management driver also interacts directly with beyond critical elements of the system. Things li…
  • I laughed my ass off at this. "NO DOWNSIDE AT ALL! DRIVERLESS CARS AND MANDATORY GLASS FOR EVERYONE! They can just use all the poor people as cheap labor or buy them bus tickets out of town! All part of the Google Residence Policy! EVERYBODY W…
  • (Quote) Ugh. The power management driver is the most critical one. Go figure they don't offer it for download in an easy place. You're going to have to dig around - it may not be available at all except on the OEM restore media. (Which they charge y…
  • It's not the GPU. This particular behavior is specific to Compaq, and there's a reason for it. You're missing a system driver - but damned if I could tell you which off the top of my head. But the symptoms are that exactly. And Compaq doesn't have t…
  • Detroit: more halfassed articles than you can count about "OMG BANKRUPTCY CLEARLY IT'S THE LIBERALS FAULT" with implied and explicit overtones of racism and ignorance. East Cleveland: another serial killer and there's one article. What, y…
  • Sigh. Got to love TechPowerUp's atrociously bad reporting and complete lack of clue. The first Intel 8 core processor? NOPE. And high end UP and MP workstations have been at 6+ for ages. If going past 4 cores offered a real benefit for gaming, they …
  • (Quote) Pretty much exactly - I'm on X58/ICH10R i7 950 Bloomfield. The only reason I'm going SB-E 2011 is necessity - board's pretty much dead, can't get a replacement. Sad when a new C602 board costs less than an old stock X58 - by a huge margin. T…
  • Haswell's at best a fractional jump from SB-E; the same as SB-E's a fractional jump from Westmere. Two generations and maybe a 10% difference at the extreme. Since AMD's relegated themselves to "used to be an also-ran" and Intel's decided …
  • First time I went up to Icrontic HQ, the old one, I ended up lost in Warren. I ended up lost in Warren on 8 Mile. Yes, that part of 8 Mile. In a shiny car with out of state plates. And you know what? I survived. Nobody pointed a gun at me, nobody s…
  • (Quote) Yeah, typical Newegg shenanigans. They're worse than the Ukranian/Russian fly-by-night shops at computer shows.
  • (Quote) Oh gods no. I'd never get my Wireless back then. :P
  • (Quote) Boooooooooth?
  • (Quote) Okay, well, I'll definitely grant you FPSes as well though honestly the three non-programmables were a serious dealbreaker for me since that actually limits it's use in MMOs IME - but the multiple pages is supposed to make up for it on the s…
  • I've had my hands on the G700, Cyborg, Naga and SteelSeries WoW. (Obviously. I mean I did write the reviews for both the Legendary and Wireless.) I have not much opinion on the G700 - I wouldn't buy it, as I know Logitech has switched to lower qual…
  • (Quote) Derpderp. I forgot to link my wishlist above. (Yes, the /wishlist URL works for anyone who has a wishlist. At least if you wanted the badge thing for last summer sale.)
  • Don't suppose anyone wants to trade a game for either NS2 (I believe Deluxe Edition, but UWE never really specified - they're idiots) or HL2? My Steam wishlist is up to date and my funds are absolutely nil.
  • (Quote) Yeah, as I said, I just went through it and it is a 'replace whole system planar' situation. (Integrated in the QM67 etc.) Given the typical cost of HP service parts, unless it's a system from the past year and a half or so, or high end, it'…
  • Uh, what issue with my diagnosis? I said SATA controller. How would this make the HDD not pass in a different system? That's exactly what's supposed to happen. And let's not get me started on false-positives and false-negatives; memtest86 is absolut…
  • Bad news: it's the SATA controller. BTDT, symptoms line up exactly - including the not booting off DVD. Which yes, means the chipset, which of course means the system planar. (The excessive heat's also a hint; usually means thermal management isn't …
  • (Quote) ^^^ Trufax. But I came up with Bobby Miller Light. Obviously I have magical powers. BRB, going to create Bobby Miller Bacon Pony Porter. :D
  • But WHO STARTED IT?! ... why's everybody looking at me? Oh right. I kind of did.
  • (Quote) You know, I would love to know what you all are smoking that makes you think this is someone trying to 'not play by the rules.' Seriously. If we say "10 hours" for MMOs, fine, great. I'll just fire it up and chat with people for …
  • (Quote) As a matter of fact, there are a lot of them on Steam. Everquest 2, APB Reloaded, Planetside 2, Eve Online, The Secret World, you get the idea. The Steam Store even has an entire category dedicated to MMOs.
  • I propose the following adjustment for MMOs based on my experiences: APB Reloaded: 10 hours recorded by Steam. EQ1 or EQ2: Level 20 (Knight of D'Lere achievement) World of Warcraft: Level 20 or 2 level 10's. (Can't count deleted characters or exist…
  • (Quote) Thankfully nothing like Greens. You do not want to see the performance of Greens. I would not sell those things to my worst enemy. And Caviar Blue - more like BLECH. Even my Samsung 154UI's lasted longer. But hark, what is one to do, consid…
  • (Quote) They are not. Reds do not behave well in desktops because the motor is designed for constant running with minimal start-stop cycling. They also have extremely poor random seek performance - well below even 5400RPM drives. You should not EVER…
  • (Quote) Related for those not requiring 12TB of RAID5 but want to use the same link: 1TB WD Red - $86 2TB WD Red - $122
  • Some people need to shut the hell up about crap they know nothing about. Anyhow, had to find it... Dragon 22sv: CPU: Intel i7-3820 (3.6GHz, 6C/12T, 10MB) MB: Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI (it's actually a C602 - much more reliable than all the recalle…
  • Y'all are small time. Dragon North Peregrine (Generation VI) (yes there are five preceding designs, all built, all similar.) CPU: 4x Intel Xeon E5-4640 (2.4GHz, 4C/8T, 20MB) - - $10,900 ($2,725 each) Motherboard: Supermicro X9QR7-TF - $1,500 (wro…
  • (Quote) You have to convert to APB Reloaded, which is still running as a F2P. NOBODY is getting out of APB if they have it. If I have to suffer APB Reloaded and it's glut of cheaters and aimbots and trolls, YOU DO TOO. :P
  • (Quote) I refuse to answer on the grounds that it will impair my ability to suppress those memories.