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by Jay_S
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Samsung low-profile 1.35V 4GB DDR3 sticks, $14.44 @ Newegg
Replies: 4
Views: 3100

Re: Samsung low-profile 1.35V 4GB DDR3 sticks, $14.44 @ Newe

In case anyone doesn't already know, Newegg's free "Egg Saver" shipping can be a royal pain. I bought a pair of these, and in my case they are coming to me via DHL Global Mail who hands off to US Postal Service for final delivery. I assumed this is how they would ship so I had them shipped to my hom...
by Jay_S
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Samsung low-profile 1.35V 4GB DDR3 sticks, $14.44 @ Newegg
Replies: 4
Views: 3100

Samsung low-profile 1.35V 4GB DDR3 sticks, $14.44 @ Newegg

Saw this on slickdeals this morning:

4GB (1x4GB) Samsung 1.35V DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory (MV-3V4G3/US) $17 + Free Shipping

Save an additional $2.55 after promo code EMCJNHE45 = $14.44 with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820147094
by Jay_S
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Accelero S1 Rev 2 heatsink - $16 shipped, OBO
Replies: 3
Views: 3354

FS: Accelero S1 Rev 2 heatsink - $16 shipped, OBO

** Nov 1 2012 EDIT: Offering Accelero heatsink by itself. Originally, I was trying to sell this attached to my trusty old 8800gt. Better wisdom advised that I try to sell the HS by itself, thus the edit. Accelero S1 Rev 2. It's a classic. Asking $16 shipped to you in the lower 48, assuming UPS/FedEx...
by Jay_S
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help getting started w/software RTA analyzers
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Need help getting started w/software RTA analyzers

Well well, maybe this is the simple solution...

RightMark Audio Analyzer

http://audio.rightmark.org/index_new.shtml
by Jay_S
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help getting started w/software RTA analyzers
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Need help getting started w/software RTA analyzers

What I am trying to do: measure/test electrical specs of an old home audio preamp ( Acurus RL-11 ) that I have not used in over 10 years. What I have: Win7 PC with onboard Realtek ALC883 audio. Mini-jack to RCA patch cords. What I need: advice on selection and use of analysis software! For example: ...
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking input on shopping cart
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Seeking input on shopping cart

Ok, that Samsung RAM is the stuff. Changed OP to the 2x4GB kit.
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking input on shopping cart
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Seeking input on shopping cart

Thanks for all the replies. Although they cost a bit more, you would be better of considering the MSI GD series, such as the GD45 if you intend to overclock. The MSI Z77 GD boards have better quality power supply components, so they are a better bet for overclocking and are more power efficient than...
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking input on shopping cart
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Seeking input on shopping cart

Looking to bring my gaming PC out of the dark ages - moving from core2 to Ivy Bridge. Right now, I am looking at the core components: CPU, MB, RAM. Target principles: high-value / bang-for-buck and durability. Low-power consumption is not a major concern for this system. This is in my Newegg cart: I...
by Jay_S
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P3 ERA Celeron General Advice Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: P3 ERA Celeron General Advice Needed

Seems you're set against it, but today's Newegg email deals included this Asus DD-WRT capable router / wireles AP: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320076 ASUS RT-N12/B1 SuperSpeedN Wireless Router with 2x5dBi Antenna / Open Source DDWRT Support Reg price: $49.99 Your Price: ...
by Jay_S
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

Just to clarify things, which monthly fee are we talking about? How much for the phoneless options among which you can choose (24/2 and 50/5)? Phoneless ADSL options: 768k/384k = $30/mo 1.5M/384k = $38/mo 3.0M/512k = $43/mo 6.0M/768k = $48/mo (I have the POTS subsidized version of this service - I ...
by Jay_S
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

It would probably be better to completely deregulate the industry and not force private companies to serve rural areas, and then remove the tax on everyone else to pay into the USF. Are private ISPs forced to serve rural areas? It may differ by location. My experience is limited, but my parents and...
by Jay_S
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

I take a slightly more cynical view. It's not that politicians ... like to please their cronies ... they will do whatever is necessary to please their campaign contributors. They are always interested in reelection first I don't think you're talking about smalltime contributors. So what distinction...
by Jay_S
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

Attempts may have failed in your locale but they have worked elsewhere. Generally, the reason why private ownership is the rule and that most successful attempts have been abandonned is that politicians like to sell off publically-owned stuff, to please their cronies or because they're ideologicall...
by Jay_S
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

No technological innovation is involved in consumer-level Internet access, especially not in backward countries such as the USA. Korea has been the world leader in domestic broadband for quite some time. What organization do you think brought that about? Hint: it aint' Samsung. You are confusing de...
by Jay_S
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

Ladies and gents, please keep it civilized. This sub-forum is full of threads that devolve to personal attacks. Including TV in this discussion is counter-productive. TV/cable is the industry darling because the content and commercials (ie, revenue) is so controlled and predictable. That we have 4 c...
by Jay_S
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

If infrastructure duplication is not be allowed, or made cost-prohibitive, there would be no technological innovation because it would be too expensive to compete with government subsidized/regulated infrastructure. We would never have gotten fiber to your home as Verizon (FiOS) and AT&T (U-verse) ...
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

In any given market there's only one provider of a cable or DSL system. Obviously, you can't have competition with respect to these, for it would mean duplication of the infrastructure. So these providers are monopolies, and unregulated ones at that. And, no, they aren't in competition with satelli...
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

Re: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

I assume that you live in the "Styx" to have such a bad selection of choices with lame speeds I live in a metro area with over 1.7million people. I can buy 24/2 from AT&T, and 50/5 through TWC. I choose 5Mb because it satisfies home needs and I was sort of grandfathered in at a very reduced price. ...
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silence Epson 8350 Projector
Replies: 2
Views: 3016

Re: Silence Epson 8350 Projector

Just curious if anyone here has tried silencing a projector? I know you can make a hush box for projectors but I was hoping there might be a different solution. Replacing the fan? Remove the projector housing? Etc? I have a waaay-out-of-warranty Optoma DPL projector, so I was not hesitant to open i...
by Jay_S
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?
Replies: 30
Views: 7603

America: Y ur internets so uncompetitive?

I have enjoyed stable and adequately fast (5Mb down) ADSL from AT&T for many years. It has been reasonably affordable paired with (and subsidized slightly by) my POTS home phone service. My household is dropping the land line before year-end, so I am starting to investigate my options for phone-less...
by Jay_S
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 7676

Re: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mo

cyberspyder wrote:Oops, forgot I started a topic here, got my AP working for a while now...
Good to hear.

Smallnetbuilder.com has a great primer on bridging / repeating: Everything You Need To Know About Wireless Bridging and Repeating
by Jay_S
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 7676

Re: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mo

Check that you're on latest firmware (v2.0.5.3, May 2012). The first Newegg review reports the following: Cons: Supplied firmware has issues, lockups, and dropouts. Does not work well in bridge mode with current firmware. Other Thoughts: Cisco confirmed issue. Solution was to install version 2.0.2.3...
by Jay_S
Tue May 22, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: APC Smart-UPS 5000VA RM 5U 230V
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

FS: APC Smart-UPS 5000VA RM 5U 230V

Any IT businesses out there? Or hard-core home enthusiasts? :D The company I work for is trying to sell two new, unused APC Smart-UPS 5000VA RM 5U 230V battery backup power supplies. APC P/N: SU5000RMI5U We have 2 of them. They were never used, are in original boxes, were opened only to verify the c...
by Jay_S
Thu May 10, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 670 launched
Replies: 38
Views: 14630

Re: GTX 670 launched

The Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream and Gainward GTX 670 Phantom non-reference coolers look interesting. The Palit makes just as much noise as the reference model, Asus seems to be the quieter one. Oh, well I assume they're ALL too loud for SPCR standards. Those non-reference coolers interest me fr...
by Jay_S
Thu May 10, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 670 launched
Replies: 38
Views: 14630

Re: GTX 670 launched

The Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream and Gainward GTX 670 Phantom non-reference coolers look interesting.
by Jay_S
Tue May 01, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Crucial M4 128GB - $110 at Buy.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Crucial M4 128GB - $110 at Buy.com

Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)

$109.99 + FREE SHIPPING

http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-m4-128g ... 50373.html
by Jay_S
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Intel 7-series mITX boards w/DC in?
Replies: 17
Views: 14018

Re: Any Intel 7-series mITX boards w/DC in?

Another board, but I guess you need more SATA ports. Actually, I only need 2 sata headers: - mSATA for the OS drive - SATA0 for a bulk storage drive - SATA1 for an optical drive There are a bunch of thin ITX designs out there. Retail availability is another story. Regarding Intel's DH61AG, I notice...
by Jay_S
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel 520 vs Crucial M4
Replies: 11
Views: 4513

Re: Intel 520 vs Crucial M4

The other manufacturers just don't seem to be inclined to spend the extra time and money to deal with flaws, other than those that hurt short term sales. I get what you're saying, but in this case "the other manufacturer" is Micron. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is an American multinational ...
by Jay_S
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: low-budget HTPC
Replies: 17
Views: 6153

Re: low-budget HTPC

@trxman ... "gentoo user"? If that's your planned OS for this HTPC, you make want to check the current state of linux intel drivers. Back when I used linux on my htpc, Nvidia was the only game in town (VDPAU) for DXVA decode acceleration. I've been using Win7 since its debut, mainly for the media ce...