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by Mettyx
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Properly functional illuminated keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Properly functional illuminated keyboard?

I've been very unlucky with illuminated keyboards, with both last ones you had to look at 90 degree angle to see the keys and the monitor light itself made it very difficult to see. Only in total darkness and at right angle could you actually easily see the keys. Has anyone managed to produce a prop...
by Mettyx
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Quick question

I decided to go with SCYTHE Mugen3 PCGH Edition , it's not that big and the price difference is small. http://www.dvhardware.net/news/2011/scythe_mugen_3_pcgh.jpg Although I'm not clear about one thing, if it has 2 fans it has also 2 connectors but motherboards usually have 1 CPU fan slot for auto-r...
by Mettyx
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Quick question

I forgot to ask, is overclocking 3570k to 4.0GHz considered to be a mild overclock?

P.S.
Noctua products don't exist in my country.
by Mettyx
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Quick question

kuzzia wrote:Oh, I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I was writing about the Shuriken Rev B.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1270-page7.html
That doesn't tell me how would it cool i5 3570k overclocked to 4GHz, I thought there would be a large pool of people on this forum to know this.
by Mettyx
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Quick question

you didn't say anything about the cooler, would Big Shuriken be enough, I don't like those other giant CPU coolers...
by Mettyx
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Quick question

Which CPU cooler would keep temperature under 60C(full load) for i5 3570k overclocked to 4GHz, or not overclocked at all(i5 3570 without the k)

Would Big Shuriken do the job in both cases, if not which one would?
by Mettyx
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15537

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

Pappnaas wrote: If we don't want to backup, we should keep our data engraved in heavy stone plates, since i know some stone inscriptions still legible after several hundred years.
Or just buy this.
by Mettyx
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15537

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

Something I've read on another forum- The degradation with both(Samsung 830 256GB or the Crucial M4 256GB) is VERY low if you are using TRIM supported OS and TRIM is properly enabled . Basically if you use either of these two SSD's, you have Windows 7, you have your SATA ports set to AHCI and you ha...
by Mettyx
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diablo 3 guest pass?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Diablo 3 guest pass?

So, someone did send me a guest pass(thanks again), I downloaded the game client(about 8GB), which was not available before, when the game client downloaded I started the game and then got an error 12 message: This battle.net account does not have a Diablo 3 license attached to it. I don't understan...
by Mettyx
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Unlimited detail technology
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: Unlimited detail technology

Yes, it was very suspicious that both comments and ratings are disabled on that video.
by Mettyx
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15537

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

I don't know, medium price point for 180GB seems awfully inadequate, you would be able to fit windows, software suits and a couple of games on that. Btw, does anyone know if it is possible to transfer Steam games from one drive to another so you don't have to download them again?
by Mettyx
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Unlimited detail technology
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Unlimited detail technology

Please watch this video first before commenting. So, why is no one anywhere talking about this, at any conference/event about gaming, no hardware manufacturers, no game developers. not one journalist ever mentions it any article even considering hypothetical future of gaming etc. Can someone explain...
by Mettyx
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diablo 3 guest pass?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Diablo 3 guest pass?

If anyone can give me the guest pass for Diablo 3 starter edition email me here-

feasability@mailup.net
by Mettyx
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15537

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

the problem with that is the top cost double for a third less capacity
by Mettyx
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15537

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

So the SSD failure is higher than HDD!

I knew that people who talked about no moving parts=more reliability were talking a bunch of bollocks.
by Mettyx
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15537

Are SSDs really that bad?

Of course they are perfectly silent and super fast but you can't get anywhere without seeing someone commenting on their high-failure rate, defragmentation issues, firmware data loss etc.etc. Is this really the case, is it still untested technology? Because I would rather prefer reliability over sil...
by Mettyx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Robust storage solution/media center?
Replies: 15
Views: 3799

Re: Robust storage solution/media center?

With the expection of DVD players obviously, all the devices I've used work better with single-file DVD rips. You mean avi files which have significantly reduced quality, I wouldn't like to do that. Of course you can easily remove any protection with this , as I recall, haven't used it for a couple...
by Mettyx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Robust storage solution/media center?
Replies: 15
Views: 3799

Re: Robust storage solution/media center?

Just one more question about media players . All DVD movies have a structure with root folder containing folder "VIDEO_TS" and within that folder are .vob files. So for example, if I on my HDD create a folder "DVDs" and within that folder folders named after the titles of the movies, would the media...
by Mettyx
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Robust storage solution/media center?
Replies: 15
Views: 3799

Re: Robust storage solution/media center?

HFat wrote: drive lasting 10 years (what would be the point anyway?)
Zombie apocalypse and things of that nature? :o

But seriously it is always nice not having a throwaway technology.
by Mettyx
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Robust storage solution/media center?
Replies: 15
Views: 3799

Re: Robust storage solution/media center?

Mettyx wrote: So, is there a special type of robust HDD that can last for a decade and has some kind of warning system if it starts to fail, so the data can be safely transferred to a new HDD?
Btw, I'm surprised something like this doesn't already exist..
by Mettyx
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Robust storage solution/media center?
Replies: 15
Views: 3799

Re: Robust storage solution/media center?

I was afraid someone would say something like that. So basically it is all random and to reduce the randomness get an extra HDD which is used exclusively as backup, not intermittent use... You think SSD or something new will change this? Also which brand is the most reliable, Western Digital, Samsun...
by Mettyx
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Robust storage solution/media center?
Replies: 15
Views: 3799

Robust storage solution/media center?

I have about 400 DVDs and that is really a lot of space and a lot of time spent searching for a particular item and then putting them in the PC. Since now we have media players which connect to PC(mine is always on anyway) this also eliminates the need for DVD players. Basically all of that would fi...
by Mettyx
Thu May 17, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Silent Pro review
Replies: 0
Views: 838

Cooler Master Silent Pro review

I just watched this review (test begins at 10:00) and I have to say that I'm impressed with the features of this PSU, especially with the PSU fan and case fan controller, flat cables and completely modular design. Although, I have always used enermax and seasonic so I'm a bit reticent in switching t...
by Mettyx
Wed May 16, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: 24" monitor?

Does anyone know what could be the problem with this exact monitor, it does the exact same thing.

I already got it to the repair shop and he replaced 3 capacitors but it didn't fix the problem.
It can go on for hours without this issue, but it is increasing in frequency.
by Mettyx
Tue May 15, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: 24" monitor?

did you notice any blurring in Rage, Crysis 2 or Battlefield 3?
by Mettyx
Mon May 14, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: 24" monitor?

by Mettyx
Mon May 14, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: 24" monitor?

by Mettyx
Mon May 14, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: 24" monitor?

That Dell has 8ms, most have 5ms? Btw, what happened to OLED(or smthg), last time I got engrossed in monitors, which was 4 years ago, everyone was talking about how this would replace LCD by now... Also I've become extremely weary of samsungs because right now I have 22" samsung and it didn't take l...
by Mettyx
Mon May 14, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: 24" monitor?

Just copy the selected model name and put it here.

Also I would like a monitor that will last more than 2 years.
by Mettyx
Mon May 14, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

24" monitor?

I'm afraid I completely forgot all there is to know about monitors so I can't tell them apart, which matrix is better, which values, brands, etc..

Can someone who knows about this pick 3 LCDs from this list?