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Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 02-14-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By hydrata
I ended up getting a Surface Pro on sale at Best...

I ended up getting a Surface Pro on sale at Best Buy.
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 02-12-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By hydrata
I'm not specifically looking at Lenovo. I am...

I'm not specifically looking at Lenovo. I am looking for a 11-14" screen with x86 processor and SSD and good (5+ hours) battery life. It seemed like the Lenovo Outlet may be the best bang for the...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 02-12-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By hydrata
Lenovo Outlet

I'm looking for a highly portable laptop that can still handle most applications (no gaming). Since I'm a grad student though, I have a tight budget. I've been looking at the Lenovo Outlet and...
Forum: Games 01-09-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 16,649
Posted By hydrata
I'm enjoying the game and haven't experienced a...

I'm enjoying the game and haven't experienced a single crash (yet). I play very casually (maybe an hour or two a week) and find this game easy to pick up and put down. I mostly play Conquest Large....
Forum: Games 12-30-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By hydrata
Sent you an origin friend request.

Sent you an origin friend request.
Forum: Games 12-20-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 16,649
Posted By hydrata
I've only put in 6-7 hours of gametime, in about...

I've only put in 6-7 hours of gametime, in about 1h increments per session, but I haven't had any issues yet. Knock on wood. Sig rig.
Forum: Games 12-10-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 16,649
Posted By hydrata
I did the same thing after reading this...

I did the same thing after reading this thread...sorta. I just started pushing buttons and then jiggling the mouse around to see if I could tell a difference. Some buttons highlighted text in...
Forum: Games 12-05-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 16,649
Posted By hydrata
Thanks to manu2b's giveaway, I just got this game...

Thanks to manu2b's giveaway, I just got this game and got a 670 from MattNo5ss.
I played 2 rounds tonight and didn't have any issues *knock on wood*
Playing at 1680x1050. Settings are all at High...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 12-01-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By hydrata
Check out this summary from...

Check out this summary from Anandtechhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/7554/best-gaming-laptops-and-notebooks-holiday-2013
There's also a link to budget laptop recommendations on their main page. It's...
Forum: Games 11-30-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,303
Posted By hydrata
A free game? Why the heck not. Thanks for the...

A free game? Why the heck not. Thanks for the generosity!
Forum: Console Gaming Systems 11-22-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,846
Posted By hydrata
I was excited about the prospects of the Xbox1 as...

I was excited about the prospects of the Xbox1 as an all in 1 system for entertainment, but I thought I remember reading that the Xbox1 doesn't do surround sound pass through if you hook up your...
Forum: Games 11-06-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By hydrata
And now they are the humble bundle :)

And now they are the humble bundle :)
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 11-05-13, 12:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,915
Posted By hydrata
Thanks for another great review, Hokie. What...

Thanks for another great review, Hokie.
What a sweet deal!
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 11-04-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By hydrata
Take my opinion for what it's worth (nothing),...

Take my opinion for what it's worth (nothing), but since you said you use the desktop at night, I'd go with an option that allows you to keep the desktop.
Maybe even buy a nice new monitor for it,...
Forum: Cases and Case Modding 11-01-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By hydrata
Incredible

Incredible
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 10-12-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By hydrata
I'm interested in comparing these two options as...

I'm interested in comparing these two options as well, but for reasons other than the stylus. Sorry you haven't had any replies yet, but I guess it's hard to answer a question about things that...
Forum: Games 09-27-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By hydrata
Good to see AA is still going strong. I played a...

Good to see AA is still going strong. I played a lot of AA 10 years ago, didn't know it was still around.
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 09-18-13, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By hydrata
The few comments I've seen on facebook are...

The few comments I've seen on facebook are negative. Then again, it's the people with strong negative opinions that tend to be the most vocal. My brother seemed to like the new OS, but I'm waiting...
Forum: General Hardware 09-13-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By hydrata
This is probably dumb advice, but can't hurt in...

This is probably dumb advice, but can't hurt in case you haven't thought of it:
Have you tried a different USB port? I know that shouldn't make a difference, but I have a cheap laptop where it...
Forum: Sound Systems & Audio Devices 08-28-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By hydrata
The Z623's are only $15 more on Amazon. Sorry,...

The Z623's are only $15 more on Amazon. Sorry, but I guess I can't answer your question because I don't know about the other options.
Forum: Sound Systems & Audio Devices 08-27-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By hydrata
Logitechs Z623 if you can get them.

Logitechs Z623 if you can get them.
Forum: Console Gaming Systems 08-27-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 7,874
Posted By hydrata
The Forza gameplay videos you linked look like...

The Forza gameplay videos you linked look like the graphics could really benefit from some AA...but maybe you don't notice it as much from your couch.
Forum: Console Gaming Systems 08-02-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 7,874
Posted By hydrata
Updates: Most notably, a slight bump in the GPU...

Updates:
Most notably, a slight bump in the GPU speed
http://kotaku.com/the-xbox-ones-insides-have-changed-a-little-bit-since-992960685
Forum: Console Gaming Systems 06-10-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 7,874
Posted By hydrata
I've never owned a console before, and in...

I've never owned a console before, and in contrast to what seems like most people on the internet, I was very intrigued by the Xbox 1 being more of a set top box. I like the idea of having an all in...
Forum: General Hardware 05-13-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 694
Posted By hydrata
I further support the bid to OC the CPU and buy a...

I further support the bid to OC the CPU and buy a new GPU if you'd like.
Here's a link on how to OC the CPU: http://www.overclockers.com/updated-intel-overclocking-guides/
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