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by VLSmooth
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

How much HD space are you running with these days anyway? How much content do you have archived? Too lazy to check, a lot, but I haven't acquired much new content recently. The real pain is finding stuff since I have volumes all over the place (NAS, main PC, a ton of external hard drives with a har...
by VLSmooth
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

In due time 8)
by VLSmooth
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Purchased
  • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
I'll likely pick up the i5-3570k for $214.99 from newegg and 2 or 4 sticks of G.SKILL DDR3 (newegg search, could get 2 sets of these for $176) to finish off the build.
by VLSmooth
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Purchased Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack ($168.00) 256GB Samsung 830 MZ-7PC256D/AM (i.e. with Desktop kit, $249.99) Updated and re-factored original post. CPU, motherboard, and RAM to go! The motherboard is the most annoying choice so far followed closely by RAM (see '...
by VLSmooth
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Purchased
  • ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP get! ($468.51 -$6.44 cashback)
Updated and re-factored original post. CPU, motherboard, RAM, and SSD to go! The motherboard is the most annoying choice so far followed by the SSD.
by VLSmooth
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Get a laptop, and put all you terabytes in another box! Thread solved! I actually got a laptop about 2 years ago; it's a crazy slickdeals core i3 HP for $350 instead of the standard $500. I mostly use it as an HTPC which can play most things, but stutters on high-end 1080p encodes. Oh yeah, it's lo...
by VLSmooth
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Power Supply Get! I also updated the original posts format to ease reading. Regarding motherboard, I'm still debating between ASUS and Gigabyte. ASUS is rock solid, but I'm not sure about paying for crap I'm not going to use (e.g. Wifi antenna and bluetooth). Ah, nostalgia... I've used many ASUS boa...
by VLSmooth
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

I updated my thoughts section and really need to work on those unknowns... (motherboard and SSD especially)

Thanks! I'll try to snipe a good Asus GTX 670 deal.
by VLSmooth
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

I was waiting on a sale, so I've been sticking with my 4-drive HP MediaSmart with a 5th drive via eSATA.

Btw, case and UPS came today; the case is HUGE.

Also, no comment on the video card? (seems non-TOP is the way to go after reading some more)
by VLSmooth
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

CPU: Due to using an $80+ CPU HSF with quiet fans, noise isn't the issue. Best performance per price is pretty much the only metric here. From what I can tell, all the stock CPU HSF units would be too loud regardless of model (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). Mobo: Don't plan on encoding at a...
by VLSmooth
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 28097

2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Wow! It's been awhile. My sister's hoping to get my current quiet desktop sometime this month so it's time for a new computer! Any advice would be appreciated. I'm hoping some people here might know a thing or two about CPUs and GPUs 8) Edit: Done researching and ordering! Took 6 days, 2012-07-15 to...
by VLSmooth
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Links
Topic: YouTube: League of Legends: Stick Figure Spotlight
Replies: 0
Views: 694

YouTube: League of Legends: Stick Figure Spotlight

League of Legends: Stick Figure Spotlight
http://youtu.be/XzxjGEPTPZw

That's an impressive amount of character references.
by VLSmooth
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Diablo 3 Beta
Replies: 19
Views: 9248

Re: Diablo 3 Beta

Same, my monk's lv11 now after focusing on +xp gear (not even sure how it exactly works, but I have +25 xp per kill in gear) and I have a lv3 wizard.
by VLSmooth
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Diablo 3 Beta
Replies: 19
Views: 9248

Re: Diablo 3 Beta

Regarding clicking a ton, I'm definitely do it of habit, but one can just hold down the mouse button, especially when holding ground since one can change targets then by simply pointing.
by VLSmooth
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Diablo 3 Beta
Replies: 19
Views: 9248

Re: Diablo 3 Beta

Already updated, hopefully will be able to log in tonight.
by VLSmooth
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Official: Legend of Korra Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Official: Legend of Korra Videos

Legend of Korra (wiki) Videos
http://www.nick.com/videos/legend-of-korra-videos

For full episodes click the tab in the bottom section (cannot directly link).
by VLSmooth
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: A Game of Thrones *Spoilery*
Replies: 21
Views: 8410

Re: A Game of Thrones *Spoilery*

Game of Thrones–to–English Premier League Converter
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-trian ... -converter
by VLSmooth
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: YouTube: Trick Shots
Replies: 0
Views: 704

YouTube: Trick Shots

Trick Shots: Episode 1 - Frizboys
http://youtu.be/kH8y_xeCfzQ
by VLSmooth
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Mohtalim MOTD 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Mohtalim MOTD 2012

Candidate: "1337% of pi is 42" (mind-blown)
Source: http://entertainment.slashdot.org/comme ... d=39356191