Thread: The PC Snobbery Thread
05-01-2012 12:25 AM #3676Currently Playing: Uncharted 3, Zelda: Skyward Sword
Back Burner: LBP2, LA Noire
Just finished: Anno 2070 (PC)
Home Theater: Panasonic PT-ae4000u, 110" Carada Brilliant White Screen, PS3
Gaming PC: I5 2500k, GTX 670, 8GB Gskill 1600 RAM, 64 GB Patriot SSD, Samsung BD Drive
05-01-2012 12:37 AM #3677Member
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05-01-2012 05:08 AM #3678
Anyone have any experience with wireless access points/repeaters? I need to extend my home wireless range by about 50 feet and I'm not sure how to best go about it.Intel i5 2500k (@4.7Ghz) + XFX Radeon 7970 3GB RAM! + 16GB DDR3 RAM (STEAM/Origin: Nealon_Greene)
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05-01-2012 08:47 AM #3679
The list I was given by their chamber of commerce has over 100 software companies on it.
They also have fiberglass internet there, I believe.
Perhaps I'll entirely move there one day (seeing as how petrol is pretty darn expensive, that might be sooner rather than later).
I have no idea what you're saying. Are you saying shit just broke again? Your 680 just got hammered? Are you using a surge protector?
It's still functional.
But I almost pissed my pants when the fans crashed.
Good thing they restarted this time and I hadn't increased the fan speed all the way up like I usually do (my GTX 680's fans never go much higer than 38% in games. Strangely).
And yes. Using a surge protector. Not sure how efficient it is, though. Had to connect it through a cable extension (wall socket -> cable extension -> surge protector). I know this isn't a perfect solution but it's labour day, so I can't even buy another one.
The electricity in my new place will be top notch.
I intend to buy portable solar cells (the ones found on trailers) for all my lighting. Perhaps I'll even buy one to power my PC (if I can find one that sports a wattage of more than 300W) .
Not sure about heating yet. Perhaps electrical heating with a bunch of overclocked Pentium 4 machines and 47" LG Scarlett TVs?PSN/XBL: BLINX1234
05-01-2012 08:55 AM #3680
Don't buy anything else.
I've been using the DAP-1360 for the last two years and it works great.
There were some issues with the earlier firmware revisions* (I'm to software/hardware issues what a magnet is to metal. But we all knew that. The trade off is that I'm lucky enough never to have my XBOX360 break), but it's all fine now.
Can't say anything about the repeater function though, as I'm running it in "wireless" ethernet mode (basically helped me getting the signal all the way up to my place on the third floor -- the router itself is in the basement).
*DHCP connections were lost a couple of times and I had to apply a static IP. Which, of course, didn't work that well.
Was fixed after roughly 3 months though.PSN/XBL: BLINX1234
05-01-2012 09:15 AM #3681
I personally used a netgear extender in my old house and it worked great, i'm sure they are all the same though.
Also, I think Blinx, the reason you have so many problems with your PC is that you constantly keep tinkering with it! Leave it alone! Just play your games on it and stop trying to squeak out performance in benchmarks that have no bearing on reality! I've never seen someone who posts EVERYDAY that they are doing this and doing that to their PC. Unless you are upgrading hardware, there is no real reason to download beta drivers and hacks everyday for performance on games that came out 10 years ago or mmo's that are no longer being played!
05-01-2012 09:20 AM #3682
Pretty much. I think he creates his problems by no knowing or understanding what he's doing. He might understand what the core idea is, but I don't think he understands harmony or the big picture.
That's just what I get from the pages upon pages of personal problems he posts.
My problems I figured out quickly. Also, lot of them were hackintosh related. Which no one on here has tried but me. I fucked up my own install and I know exactly what I did and how to fix it. It is now just a matter IF I want to fix it. Spending hours in terminal is not my idea of fun. So I held off.
05-01-2012 09:23 AM #3683
I think we should chip in and all get Blinx this
Of course 2 days later it will be broken because he tried to run a benchmark with hacked drivers.
Now the below picture is how I see Blinx's room. Filled with tools and his PC in a constant state of being opened and worked on. Also, notice his trusty CRT and the printer he fixed.
05-01-2012 09:28 AM #3684
He'll try to overclock his GPU without locking the PCI Express voltages down. He'll leave it on auto and then wonder when he does a slight bump that the GPU is drawing more voltage and eventually dies because it wasn't administered properly. He'll then think Nvidia makes terrible products and get in a month long exchange debate.
Personally, I think he should go Mac. Seems like he needs the "It just works" environment.
05-01-2012 09:33 AM #3685
05-01-2012 09:35 AM #3686
05-01-2012 11:23 AM #3687
Guys. I'm not tinkering that much. I usually tinker in the early days and then leave it alone after one or two weeks.
So far, the only things I've tinkered with in 6 months are:
1. CPU (4.3GHz)
2. a RAM adjustment (lower latency)
3. MVP (tried it for about 5 minutes then disabled it)
4. Anti-Aliasing in games (NVIDIA Inspector)
6. iGPU (mild OC)
Nothing of that kind could've had any direct impact on my hardware (the clocks on the RAM, CPU and iGPU are far too orthodox to inflict any damage).
I know I might seem a bit childish sometimes, but I'm well versed in computing things.
Even a strain of bad luck can't change that.PSN/XBL: BLINX1234
05-01-2012 11:26 AM #3688
05-01-2012 11:34 AM #3689
How fucking dumb do you think I am?
Not only is this freaking mindblowingly dumb, but in the tool suite I'm using (EVGA Precision X), the voltage curve is the last thing you could miss.
Besides. I think you're confusing something. Most tools will automatically lock the PCIE voltage down.
Are you referring to PCIE frequency (in MHz) by any chance?PSN/XBL: BLINX1234
05-01-2012 11:51 AM #3690