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by Nation
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 23940

Re: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here

1. The white reminds of a much simpler time of Snow and Bearded men.  2. The way the 1000 reminds me of dressings in a bottle. 3. The way the i reminds me I have two. 4. The fact my 550w continues to strain and wait for that sweet low power bliss of a pentium 5. Candy 6. The magic that will once aga...
by Nation
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?
Replies: 14
Views: 6104

Re: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?

Good idea, unfortunately I have a low end motherboard with a 4+1 power phase so overclocking is limited. I tried to do some mild overclocking but the motherboard seems to ramp down the speed if I go any higher then stock. When running Prime95 with all cores maxed out it will frequently drop the vol...
by Nation
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?
Replies: 14
Views: 6104

Re: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?

Still playing games typically doesn't max my FX-6350 so the 970 should show some improvement over my 660. If I can catch a better motherboard on sale I might give it a try. Try recording some fps values with your current card and then with the 970. I believe you may be pleasantly surprised. I'm als...
by Nation
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?
Replies: 14
Views: 6104

Re: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?

As everyone else is suggesting, get the 970 (It looks like a great card), then overclock that FX processor to help it along. Your processor uses the same Vishera family as mine, and it overclocked pretty well. I saw some pretty decent frame rate returns in game's where the CPU is more important (be...
by Nation
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?
Replies: 14
Views: 6104

Re: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?

I'd put it this way: Will the GTX 970 run games better on your rig than the GTX 660? Yes. Are there situations where your CPU will limit the systrm before the GTX 970 would max out? Also yes. Hey Thank you everyone for the responses. I see no reason why I shouldn't get the 970 then. I still imagine...
by Nation
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?
Replies: 14
Views: 6104

Geforce 970 bottle-necked by FX 6350?

I have read several reviews on the Geforce 970 and I have got to say the performance is spectacular for the price!! I am planning on ordering one in the next couple of weeks as long as they are back in stock. However I have been seriously wondering if I should just save some money and wait for the G...
by Nation
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What motivates a CPU upgrade for you?
Replies: 57
Views: 6817

Re: What motivates a CPU upgrade for you?

I typically don't buy a new CPU until the old one starts feeling "long in the tooth" on day to day tasks. My last major upgrade was going from my Core 2 Duo E8400 to my current AMD FX 6350. The choice was mostly do to my budget when my Socket 775 motherboard went out and I decided it was t...
by Nation
Sun May 19, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Phenom II x4 975 @ 4ghz vs Ivy Sandy Mid Range Graphics Card
Replies: 18
Views: 4235

Re: Phenom II x4 975 @ 4ghz vs Ivy Sandy Mid Range Graphics

You might find this article useful. It shows testing on some semi-modern games with a Phenom II x4 970 using a HD 7970.

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsec ... itemid=828
by Nation
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Re: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers

Thank you everyone for the help and suggestions. I just ordered the M-Audio BX5 D2 speakers this morning. I was Really tempted by the Audioengine A5+ but went with the BX5's because of price. http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-BX5-Studio-Monitors-Standard/dp/B0064RD6PO/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1358185...
by Nation
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Re: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers

A friend of mine at work has the Audioengine A2's. They sound good to me and have a small footprint. I have pretty much ruled out everything but the Audioengine A2's, A5+, M-Audio BX5, and I am seriously considering the SIESTA BS1 for the price. I have Creative X-FI Xtreme music in my desktop and Cr...
by Nation
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Re: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers

Everyone has different tastes but I'm very fond of using powered studio monitors for 2.0 PC sound. The Audioengine A2 are very good monitors for their size, although they are a little small for my tastes. They are the speakers I would chose from your list, but only because your list doesn't include...
by Nation
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help finding new 2.0 Speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Help finding new 2.0 Speakers

My speakers recently quite working. I had a 2.1 setup in the form of Creative I-Trigue L3800. I have had them since early 2006 and have loved them. However I have decided to simply go with a 2.0 setup under $200. I have looked at several options but I haven't had a chance to hear any of them with th...
by Nation
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Best ultra book style computer that can play some games
Replies: 35
Views: 13823

Re: Best ultra book style computer that can play some games

Why not try another 11inch monster like the Origin EON11-S? I like the 11inch form factor personally. It is small enough I can carry it anywhere as in my own m11x r3. http://www.originpc.com/Laptops/Gaming/EON11-S/?TAB=FEATURES&ACTIVE=TRUE&SYSTEMID=5 It is only 3.9lbs has an 11.6 inch screen...
by Nation
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Best ultra book style computer that can play some games
Replies: 35
Views: 13823

Re: Best ultra book style computer that can play some games

Well I know personally I have a friend who recently upgraded from his M11x r1 to this: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineU-M5-481TG-6814-14-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B0085H65VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344532897&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+timelineu Acer TimelineU 2.6 GHz Core i5-3317U 4gb ram NVIDIA G...
by Nation
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My farewell to extreme PCs
Replies: 98
Views: 6589

Re: My farewell to extreme PCs

Well the one thing I can say is for me I have been waiting to upgrade for Ivy Bridge and Keplar before I upgrade again. I used to upgrade and re-build every year and a half, but I changed jobs and moved around the time I would of upgraded from my Core 2 duo and Geforce 260. My last all in PC was pro...
by Nation
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Diving into Mobile Gaming...
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

Diving into Mobile Gaming...

Some time ago I moved to a new city and changed careers. I have always been a PC gamer and always will be. I have built several gaming rigs and comps over the years only to find with all of my changes needing something more mobile. I bought a cheap netbook to use for internet and to carry to meeting...
by Nation
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your FIRST Graphics Card Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 7653

Re: Your FIRST Graphics Card Thread

I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 16mb. I bought it when it came out. It was an upgrade to my integrated S3 Virge 4mb.
by Nation
Fri May 20, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Is there a better Option???
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Is there a better Option???

Well unfortunately I am selling my desktop and purchasing a Laptop that will hopefully play a few games and give me the mobility I need. My new job requires a lot of traveling and it leaves me with little time to play games. But I definitely would like the option to continue to play Starcraft 2, COD...
by Nation
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: An ode to the HD4870 1GB
Replies: 31
Views: 3118

Re: An ode to the HD4870 1GB

Not surprising at all, RV770 and GT2xx architectures are still quite potent. That is quite true as I am still rocking along just nicely with my GTX 260 Core 216. I still use it to power through games to this day. Although I am currently looking for an upgrade, my 260 still runs games like Crysis 2 ...
by Nation
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crysis 2/Demo
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: Crysis 2/Demo

Well I finally tried out the demo and love it. It runs about 30-35fps for me on Hardcore mode at 1900x1200. My setup is listed in my signature below.
by Nation
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crysis 2/Demo
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Crysis 2/Demo

Has anyone played Crysis 2 or the Demo? Does it perform well on your PC? I am downloading it now to see how it runs.
by Nation
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sound Cards - Why do they all suck?
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Re: Sound Cards - Why do they all suck?

I have been happy with my Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music since I bought it a couple of years ago. It has been a great sound card for me. I have heard many good things about the Xonar DX2.
by Nation
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Which Laptop to buy???
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Which Laptop to buy???

Ok sounds good I think I will have to go ahead and get one!! I typically play games like SC2, BC2, and Bioshock 2 at the moment. It sounds like it will play all of those just fine. Thanks
by Nation
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: America's last WWI vet
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

Re: America's last WWI vet

It is sad but true. The last report I saw said that WW2 vets are passing away at a rate of almost 2000 per day. That was a count for all over the world.
by Nation
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Which Laptop to buy???
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Which Laptop to buy???

my acer timelineX 3820TG (core i5 480m, HD6550M) costed me $720 CDN, and can easily handle mass effect 2 and BC2. played the DA2 demo with the DX9 shader path easily as well. the big thing here is the display resolution. at $750, it's actually better to go with the rather common 1366x768 than anyth...
by Nation
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your FIRST Graphics Card Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 7653

Re: Your FIRST Graphics Card Thread

My first was actually a TNT2 M64 I bought it to put in my pentium 1 to run Starfleet Command and Elite Force.
by Nation
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 15275

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Sign me Up!!!
by Nation
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Loving the Netbook!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Loving the Netbook!!!

Thats one of my favorite things about my netbook is that it's small and portable.
by Nation
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Loving the Netbook!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Loving the Netbook!!!

I am curious of what peoples opinions of netbooks are. I personally own a netbook, an Acer Aspire One 721 with the Athlon II Neo k125 (1.7ghz) and Radeon 4225, 11.6 inch screen. I also have a normal desktop computer. I saw no need to spend more money on a full fledged laptop because I have a good ga...
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