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Forum: Massively Multiplayer Online 05-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By megatard
I'm still playing, studying for finals has been...

I'm still playing, studying for finals has been in my way lately, but I will be on much more in about a week :D

35 Sith Inquisitor - Hyperspace Cannon

I have really only been doing PVE.
Forum: Apple Products 04-23-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By megatard
I think it's a pretty safe bet that the iPhone 5...

I think it's a pretty safe bet that the iPhone 5 will be out by October. If you are willing to wait that long I would, and am :)
Forum: ATi Technologies 04-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By megatard
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2012/4/15/amd...

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2012/4/15/amd-drops-price-of-high-end-cards---hd7970-to-24479-and-hd7950-to-24399.aspx
Looks like it's official. I am looking at the 7870 but am going to wait for...
Forum: nVidia 03-20-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 256
6xx
Views: 9,039
Posted By megatard
I never claimed accuracy or morality. Just posted...

I never claimed accuracy or morality. Just posted some links I found ;)
Forum: nVidia 03-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 256
6xx
Views: 9,039
Posted By megatard
Yeah, each resolution bump brings the 7970 closer...

Yeah, each resolution bump brings the 7970 closer and closer FPS wise. I'm interested to read their review once it goes up.
Forum: nVidia 03-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 256
6xx
Views: 9,039
Posted By megatard
Anyone seen this at Tom's Hardware? via...

Anyone seen this at Tom's Hardware? via overclock.net (http://www.overclock.net/t/1231711/toms-geforce-gtx-680-review)

EDIT: Tom's has already pulled the images. Here (http://imgur.com/a/ZFVDq) is...
Forum: Great Deals 03-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By megatard
Expired :(

Expired :(
Forum: General System Help & Questions 03-07-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By megatard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results....

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360527 This is what I have in my system. I haven't tried to OC it at all but it has been rock solid. I haven't seen RAM usage jump...
Forum: Sound Cards, MP3 Players, Speakers 02-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,726
Posted By megatard
The G35's use USB correct? If that is the case...

The G35's use USB correct? If that is the case they aren't even using the sound card, whether it is integrated or otherwise.
Forum: Intel Motherboards 02-27-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By megatard
As far as I understand the only thing you will...

As far as I understand the only thing you will gain with Z77 over Z68 Gen 3 boards will be integrated USB 3.0. There may be some specific boards with better features, that no one will know until...
Forum: nVidia 02-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By megatard
No problems here. No BF3, but SW:TOR, Skyrim, and...

No problems here. No BF3, but SW:TOR, Skyrim, and Dirt 3 are butter.
Forum: Games, Games, Games... 02-15-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,276
Posted By megatard
I haven't had any problems, even when loading the...

I haven't had any problems, even when loading the Imperial Fleet with close to 200 pop. I have heard a lot of people complain of slow load times in the swtor forums. Hopefully your SSD helps, I know...
Forum: Cases, Case Accessories, Case Modding 02-08-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By megatard
Nzxt 810

Hey guys!

I just saw this case on Anandtech and subsequently did some reading and it looks sooooooo nice. It's actually sitting in my newegg cart because I have no self control :rolleyes: Anyways I...
Forum: General System Help & Questions 02-07-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By megatard
If you have a Microcenter in you're area I'd...

If you have a Microcenter in you're area I'd check out their ad. About a month ago I got an Intel 2600k, Gigabyte mobo, and 8GB RAM for 400+ tax. You could sub a 2500k in there and save $100 so your...
Forum: Sound Cards, MP3 Players, Speakers 02-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By megatard
Glad I could help stimulate the economy!

Glad I could help stimulate the economy!
Forum: Sound Cards, MP3 Players, Speakers 02-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By megatard
I hear ya. I have a little dot...

I hear ya. I have a little dot (http://www.littledot.net/forum/index.php) mk III and I love it, after shipping from China it was about $250. It sounds great, puts out more power than I would ever...
Forum: Intel Processors 02-06-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By megatard
QFT (10char)

QFT (10char)
Forum: Sound Cards, MP3 Players, Speakers 02-06-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By megatard
Glad you like them! I was really considering some...

Glad you like them! I was really considering some Beyers but ended up going with the Sennheiser HD 650's because I'm not much of a bass head. I also have to jump in and second an amp in the future,...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-14-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I think I fixed it but I feel kind of dumb now...

I think I fixed it but I feel kind of dumb now :embarrase

I was getting ready to send OWC an email and I noticed a folder in my start menu labeled Marvell. The drivers for the Marvell controller...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-13-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
Haven't gotten a chance to email OWC yet, I'm at...

Haven't gotten a chance to email OWC yet, I'm at work and I want to run one more bench and take screens to send them, but I ran across this blog posting on OWC's website....
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-12-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
Just wanted to post back, I uninstalled the Intel...

Just wanted to post back, I uninstalled the Intel Rapid Storage and the drive is now running on the MSAHCI and I am seeing the same results. Any other ideas.

Thanks again guys I really appreciate...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-03-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I do have a RAID setup and the benchmark you gave...

I do have a RAID setup and the benchmark you gave me says it is using the same drivers as my SSD. If it makes any difference I created the RAID using Disk Management in Windows.

Thanks

Andrew
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
iaStor 10.6.0.1002 how do I change it?

iaStor 10.6.0.1002 how do I change it?
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-02-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
How would one enable the MS drivers/tell which...

How would one enable the MS drivers/tell which ones are being used.

Thanks again you guys are the best!

Andrew
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 01-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
OK I just plugged the drive into the Intel SATA...

OK I just plugged the drive into the Intel SATA port 0. BIOS picked it up and my machine is noticeably faster with sub 5 second boot times :)

My ATTO readings seem normal now for reads but writes...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-31-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
Max write is 250ish and max read is...

Max write is 250ish and max read is 360ish.

Additional Comment:



So if I just plug the drive into sata 0 or 1 will I lose everything on the drive? I called Gigabyte and they said I had it...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
Ok I'm back. I caved and bought a 2600k,...

Ok I'm back. I caved and bought a 2600k, GA-Z68XP-UD3 (rev1.3), and some DDR3 RAM. I also kept this drive :)

Questions:
1. For some reason when I had the OWC plugged into SATA 0 or 1 (Intel...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-27-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I'm looking at stuff and I might end up splurging...

I'm looking at stuff and I might end up splurging and going with the 2500k and the ASUS P8Z68-V LX (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371775) with the OWC SSD I...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I'm now considering just returning the drive and...

I'm now considering just returning the drive and picking up a 2500K, mobo, and RAM. Then I can get an SSD a few months from now after I save up a little dough. Thanks for all your help guys!

Andrew
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-27-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
Just talked to OWC, they said I would not be able...

Just talked to OWC, they said I would not be able to get this drive to work without AHCI :( Has anyone used a PCI-E SATA controller that they would recommend for my situation (read supports AHCI).
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-27-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I've read on the EVGA forum that people have had...

I've read on the EVGA forum that people have had ssd's with Sandforce controllers work on this board before so I'm not sure.
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-27-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I might have an external enclosure laying around...

I might have an external enclosure laying around actually, I will try that tomorrow. They are closed for the holidays but open in the morning so I will give them a call. Also my mobo, if I understand...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
I can't try no cd drive because I am needing to...

I can't try no cd drive because I am needing to get windows installed. Tried everything else. Why would DVD drive matter?

Thanks.
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-26-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,635
Posted By megatard
SSD not recognized by BIOS

... or anything else for that matter. I just got a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G(FW 3.3.2 which is most current) for Christmas and I have been messing with it for 3 hours to no avail. I have downloaded...
Forum: HTPC & Home Entertainment 01-04-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By megatard
Bluray Playback Software?

What do you all use? Unfortunately I lost the free version of PowerDVD that came with my drive and I am shopping around for the best and or the cheapest. So I thought I'd ask you all what you liked...
Forum: General Windows Troubleshooting 12-18-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By megatard
It eventually went after I retried it enough....

It eventually went after I retried it enough. It's just frustrating, you know?

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
Forum: General Windows Troubleshooting 12-15-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By megatard
Windows 7 Update wont DL?

Hey all,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, rest of specs in sig. For some reason the windows updater, after checking for updates and showing 14, just sits there saying its downloading updates but...
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-09-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By megatard
I'm just using the built in RAID controller on my...

I'm just using the built in RAID controller on my mobo, should I be okay? I'm not looking for groundbreaking improvements, just a little speed boost and some more space.
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 12-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By megatard
RAID0 non matched drives?

Hey all,

I was planning on picking up a second WD caviar black to RAID 0...
Forum: Network Hardware (Wired & Wireless) 12-03-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 78,319
Posted By megatard
http://testmy.net/share2-JZ1OKC0RQ&.png...

http://testmy.net/share2-JZ1OKC0RQ&.png (http://testmy.net/db/JZ1OKC0RQ)

:D
Forum: Cases, Case Accessories, Case Modding 10-02-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,269
Posted By megatard
I like the fans just sitting on top/hanging from...

I like the fans just sitting on top/hanging from things :lol
Forum: Web Browsers, News & FTP Programs 09-26-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By megatard
Posting in this thread right now as well. I also...

Posting in this thread right now as well.

I also wanted to point out that I love how the toolbar is layed out.

FF4 Beta has given me nothing but problems, anyone else?
Forum: General System Help & Questions 09-21-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,227
Posted By megatard
I would definately consider a modular PSU over...

I would definately consider a modular PSU over the non modular one you are looking at.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
It adds to the cost but cable management is much...
Forum: Web Browsers, News & FTP Programs 09-21-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By megatard
This is pretty slick at first glance. I'll let...

This is pretty slick at first glance. I'll let you all know more as I use it more but this is very very promising.

Additional Comment:

I've been using it as my primary browser for the last few days...
Forum: Member's Showcase 09-21-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 191,788
Posted By megatard
9.5/10 great rig. I have the 900 as well, how do...

9.5/10 great rig.
I have the 900 as well, how do you like the Noctua fans in it? I was actually considering doing it.

Please be gentle I am broke ATM, lol.
Forum: Web Browsers, News & FTP Programs 09-16-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By megatard
Downloading as we speak...... er type.

Downloading as we speak...... er type.
Forum: Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives & Flash Media 05-21-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By megatard
Looking for a USB 3.0/FW800 Enclosure

Do they exist? I haven't found one yet. I have my desktop that has a USB 3.0 PCI card and my Macbook uses Firewire 800. I would like an enclosure that supports both of these so I can have max...
Forum: Network Hardware (Wired & Wireless) 05-18-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By megatard
Tried speedtest.net about 6Mbps solid on EOP....

Tried speedtest.net about 6Mbps solid on EOP. 4.8Mbps with N.
Forum: Network Hardware (Wired & Wireless) 05-17-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By megatard
I ran a lot of tests (downloading the same file...

I ran a lot of tests (downloading the same file from the same source over and over) and I get about 15% slower speeds over wireless N than EOP. I don't know why, I just do.
Forum: Network Hardware (Wired & Wireless) 05-17-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By megatard
The only outlets in the room in my apartment are...

The only outlets in the room in my apartment are power. No coax, no ethernet, no phone.



What do you mean by that?
I have a wireless n card but my speeds aren't nearly as good as over the EOP. This...
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