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by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What Router do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 9833

Re: What Router do you use?

An ASUS RT-AC68U like everyone else apparently. BTW, right now you can buy a rebranded RT-AC68U from T-Mobile for $59.  T-Mobile has their own custom firmware on it, but there are instructions online of how to overwrite the bootloader and be able to load the stock (or Merlin, if you prefer) Asus fi...
by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What Router do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 9833

Re: What Router do you use?

An ASUS RT-AC68U like everyone else apparently.

Sits behind the Verizon router, but that's really only functioning as a coax -> ethernet bridge.
by mongoosesRawesome
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?
Replies: 45
Views: 6109

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?

uwsalt wrote:

So that's about $1,150. It seems like I'm I'm right on the cusp of a killer setup, but the monitor makers, especially, really need to pick it up. Really cramping my style here.


Ha, good one!
by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?
Replies: 45
Views: 6109

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?

I'd like to jump in the Freesync pool but I'd have to see if anything comes up at 300 or lower. I'm not paying more than I did for my GPU for a monitor, heh. Seems a bit backwards in a way; surely the average lifespan for a monitor is longer than that of a GPU? This argument doesn't quite make sens...
by mongoosesRawesome
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?
Replies: 45
Views: 6109

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?

Yep, right there with you. I was looking forward to the release, and hoping for something that would kill gsync outright, but I think we're going to have to wait a long time for that (this is coming from someone with a GTX 670 which is compatible with gsync, but no gsync monitor). The ghosting issue...
by mongoosesRawesome
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD 280X giveaway
Replies: 150
Views: 13586

Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Would replace a GTX 460, which would then go to my wife's and replace her 9800GTX.

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by mongoosesRawesome
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Haiku contest entry thread
Replies: 365
Views: 22716

Re: Haiku contest entry thread

drone control system:
intruder alert - a spy!
begin self destruct
by mongoosesRawesome
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Free Cloning Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: Free Cloning Software

This is what I use. It costs 5 dollars to download, or you can get a free version from the previous release. It is free software, so this is should still be fine, but donate to them if you enjoy it!

https://partedmagic.com/

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details ... magic.html
by mongoosesRawesome
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Best Android Phone to Buy (VZW)
Replies: 42
Views: 6799

Re: Best Android Phone to Buy (VZW)

I believe Samsung is one of the best, as far as updates go. Usually the fastest to release the updates, as well. Have you thought about the google play editions of the Galaxy S 4 or the HTC One? Not sure if they support Verizon's frequencies, but they are unlocked, and presumably will receive update...
by mongoosesRawesome
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Best Android Phone to Buy (VZW)
Replies: 42
Views: 6799

Re: Best Android Phone to Buy (VZW)

Does the incredible 4g run ICS or Jelly Bean? Consider HTC's poor support of non-tier 1 models. -> From an owner of an HTC One S that was promised an update to 4.2 which was recently axed: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/07/htc-pulls-the-plug-on-promised-android-4-2-update-for-a-year-old-phone/
by mongoosesRawesome
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good 2.1 set?
Replies: 40
Views: 11956

Re: Good 2.1 set?

A very good sounding set. I own the 4.1 set (now discontinued) and they were incredibly unreliable (the satellite speakers were fine, but the amplifier which controlled them wasn't - inside the subwoofer). They now function as a 2.1 set because the rear speaker amps died. My main comment is that the...
by mongoosesRawesome
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Best cloning software?
Replies: 20
Views: 3625

Re: Best cloning software?

I've used this before and it worked well for me. Not for RAID, though http://clonezilla.org/
by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BF3 beta
Replies: 35
Views: 3498

Re: BF3 beta

my wife got an alpha invite tonight. she was kind enough to share :)
by mongoosesRawesome
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Replies: 113
Views: 19449

GTA IV

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by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 27677

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

In. Thanks for doing this guys.
by mongoosesRawesome
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Windows 7 for 20 dollars?
Replies: 16
Views: 3873

Windows 7 for 20 dollars?

I was searching for a copy of Windows 7, and I came across this site: http://www.msoftkey.com/ They advertise selling a copy of Windows 7 on a USB key for as little as 20 dollars. Ultimate edition is 32 dollars. Anyone know if this is a legitimate website? I tried chatting with one of their represen...
by mongoosesRawesome
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Password Keeper
Replies: 13
Views: 1576

Re: Password Keeper

I use last pass. Really like it.
by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: what am i doing wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: what am i doing wrong

It would be better if you posted the motherboard, RAM, and PSU your using (especially the PSU). Great point. Can't believe I neglected that. Mobo: Gigabyte P55A-UD3 RAM: 4GB G.skill 1600 MHz model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM PSU: OCZ 700W GameXtreme My plan for the next round when I get the RMA back will be...
by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: what am i doing wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: what am i doing wrong

anyone? I have a feeling, your PSU is the culprit here. The way I am understanding your statement - you think my PSU fried my motherboard, and switching to a different PSU (which I've done in order to try and bring it back from the dead) won't help now. That is something I hadn't considered. This w...
by mongoosesRawesome
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: what am i doing wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: what am i doing wrong

anyone?
by mongoosesRawesome
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: what am i doing wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

what am i doing wrong

Hi all and thanks for viewing and giving advice. I've been in the midst of an upgrade from an Athlon X2 to a core i7 860. During some mild overclocking of i7 860 (~3.5 GHz) I've now had two motherboards die on me and I can't figure out what went wrong. Both motherboards worked great for a few days a...
by mongoosesRawesome
Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Here we go again! Gaming Sleeve Tattoo #2! It's Done! Pics!
Replies: 46
Views: 13008

Re: Here we go again! Gaming Sleeve Tattoo #2! Session 4 Done!

The duck hunt part is really well done. Looks great!
by mongoosesRawesome
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Hitachi 1 TB Hard Drive $68 Newegg Shell Shocker
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Hitachi 1 TB Hard Drive $68 Newegg Shell Shocker

Newegg shell shocker at 1pm PT today (3/15/2010). Link

Anyone know the platter count, benchmarks, or any other details? All reviews seem to be from the original model Hitachi released in 2007
by mongoosesRawesome
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Hot Deal on a 5770
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Hot Deal on a 5770

Skrying wrote:
... when HD5850s are now back to the original price.


Where have you seen 5850s for $260? If they have dropped in price, then that's good news, as the 5830 may drop in at a lower price. But I haven't seen them for under $289.
by mongoosesRawesome
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam Games: No One Plays Them
Replies: 21
Views: 1362

Re: Steam Games: No One Plays Them

HL2:E2 and Portal were part of the Orange Box, so that might explain some of that. People could have bought that box set and not gotten all the way to Episode 2 in HL2 or just gotten it for TF2. I played Portal all the way through but never touched HL2:E2, mostly just got it for TF2. When you look a...
by mongoosesRawesome
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Sub $350.00 Office Machines
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Sub $350.00 Office Machines

i have a netbook. hardly use it except for traveling because it's too damn slow. i wouldn't recommend using it day in and day out for work. upgrading the ram might actually be something to consider, especially if you can find some on ebay. ram can definitely bring new life to an aging computer, espe...
by mongoosesRawesome
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Legal Music Download Services...
Replies: 8
Views: 1989

Re: Legal Music Download Services...

I use the new napster. They have a monthly subscription (5/month) that allows you to listen to nearly all of their entire library from your computer (some tracks are only 30 second previews). In addition, that monthly subscription includes 5 downloads. Those downloads are DRM free and 256kbps mp3's....
by mongoosesRawesome
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: L4D2
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: L4D2

imtheunknown176 wrote:
I think this is more of a hot deals thread but that's still a great sale. Perfect for anyone that didn't pick up the 4-pack preorder. For reference it's $29.99 for the pc at the dell site.


actually cheaper than the 4 pack.
by mongoosesRawesome
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 4-pack anyone?
Replies: 99
Views: 9224

Re: Borderlands 4-pack anyone?

have 3/4 ready for a 4 pack. message me if you want.

EDIT: purchased! great game, btw!
by mongoosesRawesome
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 upgrade question
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: Windows 7 upgrade question

A slightly different question: Does the upgrade media allow you to do hardware upgrades? I'm looking at doing a complete hardware upgrade of my current machine around March or so of next year. I could wait to install Windows 7 until then, but would rather start using it now over WinXP. Does anyone k...
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