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by lhopitalified
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9292

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

Weird thing is that there was a cell phone number on the shipping label, but I don't think we ever got a call. You would think the first thing to try when you receive a package and don't know where it goes would be to try the phone number of the addressee...
by lhopitalified
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9292

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

Update: Just had someone ring the doorbell and leave the case at the door. The box looks sealed and unopened. I didn't see who dropped it off. Looking at the address label, the unit # was printed first (two units with the same street address), and I'm wondering if it was delivered to the correspondi...
by lhopitalified
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9292

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

Happened to me (well, my brother) earlier this week. Silverstone case reported delivered by UPS ~ 12:20pm, brother came home at ~2:30pm, checked the front door, to find it gone. Some other stuff delivered in the past few week had been fine, including other holiday gifts and more expensive items. I g...
by lhopitalified
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs
Replies: 11
Views: 5069

Re: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs

I really don't want to pay Apple $80 for an external drive. I wonder if there is a way to file share or use the old target mode to use the ODD on my MacBook as a source for the Mini? Yes, you can share an optical drive from windows or mac (linux, too, if you're clever enough, I imagine): http://sup...
by lhopitalified
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD7750
Replies: 40
Views: 26061

Re: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD77

But jitter on the S/PDIF out from a typical sound card or motherboard is terrible. Asynch USB should be nearly jitter free. I'm using opitcal S/PDIF and never noticed anything. I always thought jitter would be caused by the source, such as a CD player, but shouldn't be an issue with ALAC/FLAC files...
by lhopitalified
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 42402

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

Windows 8 is an attempt to keep pace. In my opinion, it succeeds only partly. It's neither fish nor fowl. The design is daring, some of its elements are admirable, but it is half-baked. Aren't most of Microsoft's consumer products half-baked? I find it curious that MS seems to hire a lot of smart p...
by lhopitalified
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD7750
Replies: 40
Views: 26061

Re: Update | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, NH-C14

Cool -- did not know that there were fans with built-in controllers that slotted into PCI brackets. (being able to switch between PWM and VR with the knob controlling voltage/fixed speed is also very cool)
by lhopitalified
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD7750
Replies: 40
Views: 26061

Re: Update | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, NH-C14

Those fan controllers look nice -- can I ask what brand they are?

Nice audio setup, too -- not surprising that spcr members care about music playback, I guess. :)
by lhopitalified
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Update | Mummy wants a new computer
Replies: 33
Views: 7864

Re: Mummy wants a new computer

Jens Lyn IV wrote: [*]HDD: Western Digital Blue 2.5" 1 TB WD10JPVT (size TBD)
Is this necessary if you already have a 120GB SSD? Unless there are lots of music/video/photos to store, I think it'd be easier to manage with just a single drive.
by lhopitalified
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 76597

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

What about Social Security Numbers? Could these be used for identification? Not everyone knows their social security number or knows where their social security card is. Many residents who aren't US citizens have social security numbers, for tax purposes. I guess voting centers could have lists of ...
by lhopitalified
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC System Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3244

Re: HTPC System Advice

[*]SSD: 128 GB. 60/64 GB is obsolete IMO, you can get affordable and fast 128 GB or 90 GB models for such low prices it makes no sense to go lower, bar mobile devices or shoestring budget. The performance difference might not be immediately obvious, but the extra space should come in handy and guar...
by lhopitalified
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video card recs for driving 3 monitors - quietly
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

Re: Video card recs for driving 3 monitors - quietly

IIRC, the video signal over HDMI and DVI are the same. I use a single HDMI to DVI cable to route signal from my A/V receiver to my monitor.
by lhopitalified
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from US willing to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 6872

Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

I have a Panasonic LX-5 with 52mm adapter and two filters (UV & circ. polarizer).

I've been looking at a Sony NEX-5N, but waiting to see what the F5 looks like, and what new lenses are in the pipelines.
by lhopitalified
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from US willing to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 6872

Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Looks nice! And about the right size for my camera set-up, too.
by lhopitalified
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: suggestions for speaker system for my build?
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

Re: suggestions for speaker system for my build?

Pappnaas wrote:In respect to the OP you're right. If this topic were about sound and it's qualitiy, I'd likely oppose.
me too. ;)
by lhopitalified
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: suggestions for speaker system for my build?
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

Re: suggestions for speaker system for my build?

Thanks for the suggestion. What kind of input do those take? For all my 3.5mm ports, I don't seem to have one for simple stereo output. Do these have a USB option? The green port is the default for a single stereo out. You can try plugging in headphones to see if it will work. The motherboard drive...
by lhopitalified
Tue May 29, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get CPU fan below 1000 rpm on Asus P7H61-M LE
Replies: 17
Views: 7449

Re: Can't get CPU fan below 1000 rpm on Asus P7H61-M LE

I would test if speedfan is the problem: if you're in the BIOS and have the CPU fan profile set to manual, you can adjust the fan settings down to 20% (or lower, if your temps are low enough). If it's fine, I'd just uninstall speedfan since it doesn't seem to be reading CPU temps correctly. If not, ...
by lhopitalified
Wed May 23, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Low range computer component check

You don't mention your monitor resolution. In any case, I think the 6670 is underpowered for Diablo 3. Here's a couple of benchmarks. Techspot Tom's Hardware Good call. Also depends on what the OP meant by "higher settings". Seems like it'd be ok at 1680x1050 on highest settings with AA, while you ...
by lhopitalified
Wed May 23, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Low range computer component check

I wonder if it wouldn't be better to invest in a GPU with a better cooler installed, rather than spend $55 on an aftermarket one. EDIT: I assume the Gelid case fan is fine, but you might be able to save a couple bucks with a scythe slipstream pwm fan. (dunno if there any benchmarks comparing the two)
by lhopitalified
Wed May 23, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the i7 GPU [enough] for two displays?
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Is the i7 GPU [enough] for two displays?

From http://forums.adobe.com/thread/979969:
MGE is new to Photoshop CS6, and uses both the OpenGL and OpenCL frameworks. It does not use the proprietary CUDA framework from nVidia.
by lhopitalified
Tue May 22, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the i7 GPU [enough] for two displays?
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Is the i7 GPU [enough] for two displays?

I think how much of a boost you'd get with photoshop CS 6 by going to a GPU would depend on what filters you commonly use. ...and CS6 will work but I think it could perform better with a better GPU. While Adobe has added Open CL features to CS6, I haven't seen how much gpu is really needed to make f...
by lhopitalified
Sat May 19, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Build: a couple of quick Qs...
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: First Build: a couple of quick Qs...

You may want to look into aftermarket CPU and GPU coolers depending on their respective noise levels. The Noctua should be fine. Though the specs for the Temjin say a height of up to 165mm will fit, which works for most of the tower coolers. I suspect the GPU will likely be the worst culprit in ter...
by lhopitalified
Mon May 14, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?
Replies: 22
Views: 6768

Re: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?

2. Is there any difference between the two dell monitors besides the inch that I am missing (100$ for 1 inch seems a lot), on the same note I have heard people raving about the 16:10 aspect ratio is it noticeably better? (I know this is very subjective but I am curious about your opinions. It used ...
by lhopitalified
Wed May 09, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sanity check build I'm about to buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5860

Re: Sanity check build I'm about to buy?

I think most coolers fit inside the Antec Solo II without any difficulty. So you should probably dig around for some comparisons of noise levels among the various heatsink choices. Personally, I'd go with a Mugen 3, but only because I have experience with the Mugen 2, and with the fan being controll...
by lhopitalified
Tue May 08, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: display choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3437

Re: display choice

More modern screens handle this problem much better than older screens, but the point is still 100% valid, native resolution on an LCD looks much better than a non-native resolution. Fair enough. On my old computer, it was either run games at low resolution or at unplayably low FPS. You can guess w...
by lhopitalified
Tue May 08, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: display choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3437

Re: display choice

The wikipedia page for DisplayPort suggests that it is possible to send audio over some of auxiliary channels, but whether this is supported by your hardware/OS/driver configuration is something you'd have to figure out. My guess is probably not, given that the vast majority of hardware with display...
by lhopitalified
Tue May 08, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sanity check build I'm about to buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5860

Re: Sanity check build I'm about to buy?

As mentioned previously, size constraints are a concern for choosing a cooler. Which case did you end up going with? That might restrict your choices already.
by lhopitalified
Mon May 07, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: display choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3437

Re: display choice

@Andy, you don't necessarily have to run games at full-res if you go 27". If you run at a lower-resolution and let the monitor figure out how to upscale the image, it's like free anti-aliasing! ;) Though I agree that if you want to be able to watch movies with buddies, the TV option is much better. ...
by lhopitalified
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16867

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

If you mix 1l of boiling water with 1l of water at 50°C, the temperature of the resulting 2l water won't be at 75°C .... Actually it will be at 75°C, discounting the heat gained or lost from the container. Even discounting the container, the result won't be 75°C due to thermal expansion. Now, if it...