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by Kurkotain
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Trouble with used Radeon 290X
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

Re: Trouble with used Radeon 290X

You play MWO? nice. Pug or are you part of a group? Regarding your card, doublecheck temps, voltage, try the auto-overclock feature of the catalyst control center and see if that triggers a crash. That could be an indicator that the card is on its way out. If possible, try undervolting it and see if...
by Kurkotain
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Dead HDD, now what? Windows 8 reinstall help
Replies: 27
Views: 18403

Re: Dead HDD, now what? Windows 8 reinstall help

Indeed. The key recovery process from the Bios sounds interesting, kinda want to know how that works. But yes, in the end the only thing you needed was a Win 8 OEM disc. The disc pulls the key from the bios while activating and you don't even need to input the key. It will be only useful if you inst...
by Kurkotain
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Dead HDD, now what? Windows 8 reinstall help
Replies: 27
Views: 18403

Re: Dead HDD, now what? Windows 8 reinstall help

The Win 8 license is stored inside the BIOS, migrating an install is really easy. I bought an Asus G750 JW last year. Bought an SSD and swapped it with the included 1 TB HDD along with a 750 gb scorpio black i had. All i had to do was reinstall windows with an OEM disc. A friend of mine had one of t...
by Kurkotain
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Feeling Blue
Replies: 77
Views: 11856

Re: Feeling Blue

This is one of the rare cases of 'the internet making me regain my faith in humanity' When complete strangers (well, not complete, TR DOES have an amazing community) over the internet come together to help someone in need. Sometimes even just saying "Hang in there, buddy" is enouth to chan...
by Kurkotain
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Can I run 8 to 12 Monitors from one Laptop ?
Replies: 51
Views: 19629

Re: Can I run 8 to 12 Monitors from one Laptop ?

Err im pretty sure that isn't possible. Something about laptops only having 2 possible display outputs at the same time (for example, and HDMI/Dp/VGA port external monitor and the laptop's screen simultaneously) Buuuut things may have changed as of late and i might be wrong. Besides, 8 to 12 monitor...
by Kurkotain
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Video Playback: Ivy Bridge Laptop Gets Hot
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Video Playback: Ivy Bridge Laptop Gets Hot

I concur. For me i has gotten to the point where if i have to youtube something, i use firefox. Chrome has been buggy as hell for the past 4-6 months. Only reason i keep using it is because its lightining fast, but even that is almost not enough. Almost. Wonder what happened with the chrome team. I ...
by Kurkotain
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mechwarrior Online
Replies: 58
Views: 10817

Re: Mechwarrior Online

i'm a MW fan, tried MWO and had my ass handed to me, just like in World of Tanks, where everyone had better stuff that i couldn't compete with. uninstalled i'm waiting on Homeworld Shipbreakers, signed for beta but not picked yet :( I'm fine with loosing in a high skill game. I played starcraft 2 o...
by Kurkotain
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mechwarrior Online
Replies: 58
Views: 10817

Re: Mechwarrior Online

I love it. I'll admit it can get really frustrating at times, and the hardcore battletech community being in open revolt being a clear signal that some choices are not right, but still. Been playing it for a year, since closed beta. Yeah it was more "fun" back then (not as much cheese buil...
by Kurkotain
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a retro case
Replies: 32
Views: 6000

Re: Looking for a retro case

Wil something like this work?

http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Lin ... eries.html

Or is it too cubeish?

maybe this one?

http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Det ... te130.html

Something along those lines?
by Kurkotain
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Just joined the GeForce
Replies: 30
Views: 5501

Re: Just joined the GeForce

Game_boy wrote:
What are the advantages of this GeForce 6200 over the Radeon HD 3450?


hahahahahahahaha


I think game_boy's remark explains my feelings about this thread.

I bought a passive 5500 agp, 5 years ago. And it was considered obsolete back then.
by Kurkotain
Thu May 30, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does anyone buy their glasses/sunglasses online?
Replies: 12
Views: 7563

Re: Does anyone buy their glasses/sunglasses online?

I just do a search of the code of the frame i'm interested in amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Ban-Eyeglasses-RX7012-Tortoise/dp/B003EEPDG0 As an example. Ray ban frames have codes so its easy to find a new frame for a given model, and its at least half what they usually charge at an optometrist for...
by Kurkotain
Tue May 07, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Well.........crap
Replies: 31
Views: 6083

Re: Well.........crap

If EA make Star Wars games people want to buy and play -> great! If EA make Star Wars games that suck and people don't buy them -> they go bankrupt I don't see a problem? Unfortunately you forgot the third option: EA makes craptastic abominations of Star Wars (think Jar-Jar on Ice) and still manage...
by Kurkotain
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Any 64-bit web browsers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4499

Re: Any 64-bit web browsers?

According to what i read somewhere, if you have bad browsing habits (like i do) and have a ton of tabs opened at the same time (+20) the browser will starts to get slow at switching tabs and normal scrolling independently of how much memory you have on your system. its a problem because of the 32 bi...
by Kurkotain
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: $150-$200 Headset?
Replies: 34
Views: 5222

Re: $150-$200 Headset?

My experience is the exact opposite, internal soundcards are an amazing value since you don't have to pay for case or psu and the boards are mass produced. The titanium HD and Essence STX are better than any external DAC/AMP solution I know of below $350. Especially the Essence STX and a pair of HD...
by Kurkotain
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard drive not registering
Replies: 6
Views: 2267

Re: Hard drive not registering

we've all been there :) just "stick around" (sc2 thor)
by Kurkotain
Fri May 25, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who would you bring?
Replies: 49
Views: 6636

Re: Who would you bring?

vote for best poll of the year. (and its only may!)

(no offense to anyone, guys :) )
by Kurkotain
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need New Speakers
Replies: 24
Views: 1921

Re: Need New Speakers

I had the logitech Z-Cinema two years ago, that set died because of a power surge, and although they didn't wen't as high as other sets, the quality of the sound from the speakers was unbelievable (for PC speakers), even if the bass was a little boomy, and were seriously underpowered. When those die...
by Kurkotain
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Deleted partition - help!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1984

Re: Deleted partition - help!!

if anything can help you, its Getdataback, has worked for me everytime except when the issue is a hard drive with bad sectors on it, if it comes to that, it depends on how bad the situation is, and how long did you waited to recover your data :(
by Kurkotain
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My Bulldozer is HERE!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 6960

Re: My Bulldozer is HERE!!!

Most misleading post ever.

made me laugh like crazy thought :D
by Kurkotain
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO
Replies: 18
Views: 9965

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

there's got to be a way to thumbs up a forum post
by Kurkotain
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Paintball Games?
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Paintball Games?

accurate representation of paintballs trayectory, i presume, since shooting real paintballs are a lot different than any virtual ammunition (they tend to fly in a arc, are heavier, slower)
by Kurkotain
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New headphones suggestions and comments
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

Re: New headphones suggestions and comments

So, thread necro, but i just wanted to update everyone that offered some insight into the headphones suggestions. I went to my (relatively) local guitar center, planning on just playing a bit on some classical acoustics, since i don't have access to my classical acoustic anymore :( and after playing...
by Kurkotain
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 14301

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

chances have never been slimmer but what the heck, count me in :)
by Kurkotain
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New headphones suggestions and comments
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

Re: New headphones suggestions and comments

If you are considering a headphone amp I would suggest you take a look at the NuForce uDAC2. I looked it up on amazon and my first reaction was "god...its beautiful" sadly, it seems its a headphone amp meant to be used with a computer, and i need an amp that is portable, so its either the...
by Kurkotain
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New headphones suggestions and comments
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

Re: New headphones suggestions and comments

Best thing to do is hit ebay for a CMoy amp kit. http://cgi.ebay.com/Banzai-V2-CMOY-Headphone-Amplifier-DIY-Kit-PCB-Amp-HiFi-/280616872541?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415611aa5d#ht_17024wt_1139 if you can solder. They run about $35 if you want one already completed. I don't trust my skills w...
by Kurkotain
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New headphones suggestions and comments
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

Re: New headphones suggestions and comments

I don't want to cheap out on anything, however if i have to buy a headphone amp i could save up some more to spend just on it, i want this to be a buy i won't have to repeat in a long, long time. The thing is, i don't know anything about headphone amps, such as extra features or how much money i'll ...
by Kurkotain
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New headphones suggestions and comments
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

New headphones suggestions and comments

Hello everyone, i'm a long time lurker but i rarely post :( Well the thing is, i looking to buy a new set of headphones, with these conditions: Willing to spend 200 maybe a little bit more if its worth it (20 more, not 50 or 70 more) They must be of a closed design since i can't afford to wake every...
by Kurkotain
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter here for a chance to win a free Just Cause 2 license
Replies: 115
Views: 19316

Re: Enter here for a chance to win a free Just Cause 2 license

Well... my first "build" was a pentium 4 era computer, put together with all kinds of cheap components, but over time i went through a lot of hassle just to upgrade it so it could run half-life 2 (depressing, i know...) normally on a reasonable resolution without a hiccup... Pentium 4 pres...
by Kurkotain
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 403
Views: 353127

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

asbestos seems interesting... count me in
by Kurkotain
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: PS3 always turns itself on through HDMI
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: PS3 always turns itself on through HDMI

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