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by Cannonaire
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 62
Views: 5179

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

derFunkenstein wrote:
Also guessing that re-recorded audio means Tricia Helfer as Kerrigan.

And probably Michael Dorn as Tassadar.
by Cannonaire
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 62
Views: 5179

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

I'm pretty excited about it. I have fond memories playing it at LAN parties and with my brother - though mostly we played original Starcraft w/o Brood War. Coincidentally, I just finished playing through the Starcraft 2 campaigns again yesterday. And I caught myself drinking SURGE! and eating Pizza ...
by Cannonaire
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The impending death of the 3.5mm audio port gains a new ally
Replies: 126
Views: 7236

Re: The impending death of the 3.5mm audio port gains a new ally

I for one fail to see what kind of problem(s) ditching the 3.5" jack is suppose to solve. What is wrong with the 3.5" audio port anyway? In the interests of copy protection, companies might be trying to implement something similar to HDCP to close the 'analog loophole.' That's just pessim...
by Cannonaire
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116473

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

New DYMT - much like the old ones, but shinier!
by Cannonaire
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Question about DSR
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Question about DSR

1. The main problem I have faced with DSR relates to the interface of the game I happen to be playing. Since the game is rendered at a higher resolution and then scaled down, the interface elements tend to be much smaller than normal, and often they can be blurry. In one case in my testing (FFXIV), ...
by Cannonaire
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Using the Steam Controller.
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Using the Steam Controller.

Thanks for the Steam Controller info! I'm interested in getting one at some point.
by Cannonaire
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: List of 1:1 mice
Replies: 47
Views: 5015

Re: List of 1:1 mice

...any feedback on the wheel welcomed! Man, that is the worst thing about the mouse for sure. The scroll wheel click on the G303 is way too stiff, and the wheel is a bit too far back for my liking (maybe 2mm closer to the front would be perfect). Just like you, I sometimes scroll when I intend to c...
by Cannonaire
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: List of 1:1 mice
Replies: 47
Views: 5015

Re: List of 1:1 mice

...MX300 which was the perfect shape for me... The Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex (what a ridiculous mouthful of a name) is shaped similarly to the MX300. It has two thumb buttons and the sensor is as close to perfect as you can get right now. It might be a good place to start looking, at least. http:...
by Cannonaire
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: List of 1:1 mice
Replies: 47
Views: 5015

Re: List of 1:1 mice

anotherengineer wrote:

FWIW my G303 doesn't have any kind of rattling problem. Feels solid. I was able to price-match it at Fry's for ~$40 (Amazon price at the time).
by Cannonaire
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: List of 1:1 mice
Replies: 47
Views: 5015

Re: List of 1:1 mice

I'd heard that one of the Avago sensors used by Zowie was also supposed to be good for 1:1 mapping. Zowie + Avago - you are looking for A3090. That one is kind of a pain because the quality varies by implementation. IIRC if it says 4000DPI, it's a bad implementation. You'll want to double-check tha...
by Cannonaire
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: List of 1:1 mice
Replies: 47
Views: 5015

Re: List of 1:1 mice

Are you saying that there's something wrong with just buying another Razor DeathAdder Black Edition? IIRC the newer DeathAdders aren't as good as the older ones. I can't remember for sure because I owned a DeathAdder for a night but it cramped my hand intensely and scraped my mousepad (construction...
by Cannonaire
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Wow... I think Win 10 might just be the worst OS ever.
Replies: 53
Views: 4916

Re: Wow... I think Win 10 might just be the worst OS ever.

I do feel like they made a bad compromise - navigating to programs you use once in a blue moon is going to be onerous I haven't used Windows 10 yet. Do you know if the taskbar still lets you make "toolbars"? Those would probably work well for you. Here's an example of what I mean: http://...
by Cannonaire
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Site Slowness
Replies: 29
Views: 3530

Re: Site Slowness

Tech Report's been really slow for me today too; some pages wouldn't even load this morning.
by Cannonaire
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: installed nvidia 320.18 drivers a while back, issues arose
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: installed nvidia 320.18 drivers a while back, issues aro

Try 314.22 WHQL. Those are the newest drivers that are stable for me.
by Cannonaire
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: is my PSU dying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: is my PSU dying?

This thread prompted me to check on my power supply. Let's take a look: http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/Cannonaire/badpowersupply.png Uhh... I guess I should head over to Newegg right this minute. I think I may be killing my components. Just for everyone's information, my power supply is a...
by Cannonaire
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Video editing build
Replies: 31
Views: 5156

Re: Video editing build

The way I see it, you can always change your video card at some point. If you do not get a 6-core processor (and quad-channel memory) now, you will basically have to make a whole new computer if what you get is insufficient. The processor and memory bandwidth are definitely the most important compon...
by Cannonaire
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Video editing build
Replies: 31
Views: 5156

Re: Video editing build

suicidemonkey wrote:
Who can comment on the i7 4770 vs the 3930?

I do not know how much of a difference there will be between the processors, but there will be a huge difference between 2-channel and 4-channel memory in the context of editing.
by Cannonaire
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Video editing build
Replies: 31
Views: 5156

Re: Video editing build

I do a little bit of editing in Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6, but I've likely spent more time reading about the software and learning about video processing in general (for what it's worth). Going by reviews I have read, I would definitely go with the 3930K unless you know you will get a tangi...
by Cannonaire
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Need a basic reliable router with wireless.
Replies: 12
Views: 3926

Re: Need a basic reliable router with wireless.

I also use a D-Link DIR-655. It has only dropped the connection maybe twice since I got it about two years ago, and it could have been my cable modem which was at fault. If you want a router that can handle a ton of concurrent connections and keep rock-solid stability, get a DIR-655.
by Cannonaire
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mouse issues, high LOD
Replies: 24
Views: 6702

Re: Mouse issues, high LOD

Razer's Imperator mice were made with dual sensors specifically so you could calibrate the lift-off distance for various surfaces. I haven't actually used one. Right now I'm using my old Razer Copperhead from about the time they first came out. The lift-off distance is terrible (rather high), but al...
by Cannonaire
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 8- Sell me on it
Replies: 155
Views: 20159

Re: Windows 8- Sell me on it

OP, I do not know if this has been covered, but Windows 8 has native support for Advanced Format (4k sector) drives. Windows 7 with SP1 still only supports the 512e (emulation) mode. Why does this matter? You probably will not notice any differences, but in some tests AF will be faster. What seems m...
by Cannonaire
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 8- Sell me on it
Replies: 155
Views: 20159

Re: Windows 8- Sell me on it

Privacy issues I can not remember where I found this, but it is relevant: http://log.nadim.cc/?p=78 Seems you can turn it off, but most people will not because they do not know about it. This is a rather glaring privacy issue. The rest of this post is just my opinion: First, let me say I do not use...
by Cannonaire
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Need an efficient VC-1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Re: Need an efficient VC-1 decoder

Codec problems/conflicts can often cause playback problems. In general, I recommend using (ONLY!) CCCP for your codec pack and selecting libavcodec for h.264 in FFDShow video decoder configuration. I also recommend MPC-HC, but this is more user preference and it looks like you're already using it. H...
by Cannonaire
Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video editing workflow
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: Video editing workflow

No problem, and thanks for the welcome!

Congrats for getting the editing done quickly.
by Cannonaire
Thu May 03, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video editing workflow
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: Video editing workflow

The NLE I use for most of my video editing right now is Sony Vegas (movie studio - the cheaper version), which is really easy to learn and will certainly let you accomplish what you have outlined. You can also download a 30-day trial which will not install a ton of bloatware and is easily uninstalle...