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gummyz last won the day on December 18 2009

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  1. Vacation Piccys

    Ok, I have no idea where you went lol. Looks very nice compared to the winters we get Although I can't complain lately because we've had west coast type of winter so far.
  2. Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 and xBox

    I'll end up playing this for sure, but it sure doesn't beat the older style FF games. FF 1, 2, 6 (3 in US), 7, 9 are the ones I loved and played a lot. I haven't got around to play some of the remakes (for GBA and DS).
  3. What was your very first computer?

    IBM-XT was my first PC too, but it was a hand me down. I remember playing this NFL game, the graphics on that thing (it was just X vs O). Ran it off the floppy (a true floppy disk @ 5.25"). Good to see another XT user here. I think I had a Roland (or is that two ll's) dot matrix with it too. First "real" computer I got for myself was an AMD 486 DX2-80 - I believe it was AMD.
  4. Logitech G940

    This would be "cool" if it came with that helmet - on the main page that is linked (headphones/mic) It has a nice nostalgic feel to it.
  5. Hellos

    Off topic from this but who's this *ahem* I've been hearing about with chc lol. Oh wait I also see "girls" not just "girl". Chc stop blushing man!!! hehe @chc - Calgary was/has always been on my roadmap for places I'd love to live, along with Vancouver or at least in BC. It sucks you refused me as a roomate though cuz I remember offering to stay in your closet even, but I think you got too much review equipment in there. Is it still all there? Signed lease today, so it's official. I was walking back from the shopping center to my friend's place (who I'm staying with for the week until I get furnished) and I couldn't help but smile at the idea that I've finally got my own place. I've had to stay at home this past year for family reasons. It's about time I moved out. When I take pics, keep in mind it's all bare. I can't paint cuz winter has hit us pretty quickly and I won't be able to air out the place in time for me to live there. I still need to do my own cleaning even though the landlord has already done cleaning.
  6. Help me buy a LCD TV

    @ shift - oh my 52". Hmmm maybe I need one that big then lol. TIA for the pics if you manage to get them. Not to worry if you forget to do so, since I can have a glance at it when I visit Futureshop again. I guess I'll drop Sharp for now since not many deals on those. @TL6MT - Yeah, I agree with your IPS vs TN panel type of assessment. I forgot to mention that I read somewhere that 120hz and 240hz has more to deal with 24fps films. Basically the idea is that 60 does not divide into 24 evenly, therefore it requires some "filler". With the new 120/240hz, dividing those by 24 does produce even numbers, and therefore no "filler" is required, which results in better motion. Also, since LCDs use 60hz based refresh rates, refresh rates need to be a even multiple of 60 (btw when I mention even, I mean no remainder is left over after division for those wondering). Anyone else care to comment on this, feel free. I think I may just drop the 120hz priority a little more judging from various comments that it doesn't really make a big difference (at least for now. Brand seems to be a bigger factor (along with what the brand brings in terms of technological advancements). Wish I could buy Plasma, but since I'm pretty much just gaming on this, Plasma is generally a no-no. I have read some people saying you can do things to help (possibly) prevent screen burn-in but it can still happen.
  7. Micro SD

    Yeah, I figure there are lemons out there (which is why I don't hold anything against Kingston yet). Don't almost all SD/uSD (or just flash memory in general) come with life-time warranties? I never checked my packaging so I forget. A-data SD 16GB Class 6 is my newest card, so I can't comment on long term life. So far though, all the others I have listed are fine and are 5+ years, with some light use of read/write. Oh I forgot to mention I have a couple of Patriot SD cards (class 6) for my p/s camera. So far so good too.
  8. New stuff ordered!

    Sorry to be in a non-googling mood, but what's this Intel Edge program? Everyone's getting new PCs/parts, I need to join in soon =D Waiting to see pics and such.
  9. My Thinkpad SL510 just came in!

    Well the other thing is that if you carry it in a backpack, you really don't feel that much of the weight. I mean sure a netbook you barely feel a thing. I think I'm going to be using a Thinkpad at work too again after going to work to visit last week, and seeing almost everyone with one. We had Dell Latitudes that I used for over a year, which were okay but definately not Thinkpad quality.
  10. Going i7

    Hey Hops! I'm oozing of jealousy for the i7 setup. Welcome to last year, okay I'm even worst cuz I've not even thought of getting a full i7 system yet. Anyhow, can't wait to see all the stuff in action. Also, I think you should upgrade your headset Really, I can't comment on them though cuz I've never used them. If it makes you feel any better, I almost always go over budget.
  11. Xigmatek Dark Knight

    Yeah, I remember reading about one particular Noctua model (or maybe two) that is recommended for use with heatsinks with tightly spaced fins. Honestly though, I hate doing testing and figuring out what is best. As long as the temperatures are good/great and it's quiet, I'm happy with results. Keep in mind, I generally run everything stock because I have no need to overclock. If you do overclock and are one of those who want every bit of ghz, then you'll have to do more tests to figure out which fan is best. Add to the fact that the exhaust fan(s) can play a part in what particular CPU fan is best for a particular heatsink (again further tesing, but again, for those who are picky or want the highest overclock possible. Overall though, I'm very happy with Noctua fans for CPU and case fans (I think I followed something along shift's advice - P model for CPU fan, S model for case fans). Of course, Noctua is on the pricey side so I stay away unless I really want them. Hmm which reminds me I've still got a few lying around in Ottawa when I went Noctua fan shopping crazy (I think I really bought 10 at one time lol). I think I posted a thread on it somewhere way back. Also loud power tools, you really shouldn't put that drill bit into your head cuz it can hurt not only your head/brain but your hearing, yet I guess you figured that out already
  12. Hellos

    Forgot about God too, but I guess people do leave and move on, or have priorities =) @redeemed - thank you, I don't feel as bad lol. You seem to be a very good person just like everyone else here (except for me cuz I don't want to sound conceited lol). Just an update, I found a place now! I'm signing my lease on Friday so I'm moving, hurray! I'll take pics and the setup when I get furniture. It's a cozy place (aka a little small but it will do for now until I decide what I'm going to do in the next year or two).
  13. My Thinkpad SL510 just came in!

    A little too heavy for me, but hey, I'm a lightweight. Good specs, but why didn't you go for the Acer Timeline, oh yeah, ooops lol. I like Lenovo though, and especially Thinkpad line as I used many at work. Since you've got money, why not buy a Lenovo for an APH contest
  14. Xigmatek Dark Knight

    Xigmatek products I've been very interested in since I heard good things about them. Push pin installation with a tower like this always makes me scared (I have a Scythe one that uses push-pin and the contact probably isn't that great on my Q6600). Easy to install though I guess =/ Good idea on the cleaning on the base. I always end up cleaning all my heatsinks with alchy before installation. I hope this holds up during Atlanta heat waves =) From your testing thus far, this is awesome! Thanks for your post, and keeping an eye on this since I gotta get an i7 sometime down the road.
  15. Help me buy a LCD TV

    Thanks for the responses all. I guess LCD TVs, or TVs in general follows the whole you get for what you pay. Seeing as most have mentioned Sony Bravia line, I'll have a second look at it. I tried to ask the Futureshop rep to give me a deal on a bundle with a Sony 120hz 46" (V5100), but he only knocked off $200 (bundled with PS3 Slim 120GB, TV Stand, Pioneer speaker/receiver system and protection plan). Anyhow, not a sweet deal at all so I'm going back again to see what I can do for a cheaper price. All that and after taxes was something like $2800 (ouch!). Surprised no one mentioned Sharp Aquos as I have heard they are the best LCD TVs, for price and "performance". Is this wrong, or has Sharp been surpassed by others? @shift - yeah that's what I plan on doing, maybe even HDMI to the LCD TV to support HDCP in the future when I get a Bluray drive for the PC. VGA/DVI is definately a good alternative. @chc - do you happen to know if upconverting to 1080p would make 120hz "work better" or actually see a difference, or are you speaking of 1080p native content? LG doesn't stand out for me in terms of output for sure, but the features and price I guess tells you the story. @TL6MT - Hot car!!! I feel sad cuz I just missed the Dell deal on the Philips 46" (or was it 47") which was 120hz, but I hesitated since I don't know where I would ship it to since I didn't have a place yet lol. @MoM - I'll stay away from Vizio as I know a local store here carries it and I would get a good discount off of it, but I'm not going to cheap myself too much. @boomer - I was looking at Samsung myself, so I'm glad I'm not too far off.
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