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Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 05-18-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,447
Posted By Essenar
Sweet! Glad you got it working. Can't wait to...

Sweet! Glad you got it working. Can't wait to pick up an 8800 series card on Ebay so I can get something like this going for my own rig myself.
Forum: Forum Feedback 05-15-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 64,632
Posted By Essenar
I officially have an .edu email address. Got into...

I officially have an .edu email address. Got into UCSD for the fall. :) I'm going to update my profile to reflect the email, can I get access?
Forum: Cyber Deals 01-25-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Essenar
There's an i3 + P55 combo for $179 with $20...

There's an i3 + P55 combo for $179 with $20 rebate, but it's dual core and the motherboard doesn't have Sata III, and it's a mATX.

Here's the thing about this combo-
If you sell the processor,...
Forum: Cyber Deals 01-24-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Essenar
Fry's Q8200 + EP45UD3P for $150 AR is back!

I don't have the weekly ad but it's back!

It's $169.99 for the retail box Q8200 + EP45-UD3P and there's a $20 rebate.
Forum: General Hardware 01-10-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By Essenar
My transfer 2010 build.. Modest

This year I'm going to UCSD :D

Anyway, I want to build a computer for while I'm there. Due to some budget/financing/personal problems, I sold the sig rig.

I still have the HD3870, my Cooler...
Forum: Intel Motherboards 01-04-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,002
Posted By Essenar
I'll be the first to say: 1) Underwhelming...

I'll be the first to say:
1) Underwhelming performance.

Dual sockets have never yielded amazing performance as far as synthetic applications go.

Only server operating systems can support and...
Forum: General GPU 11-28-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,786
Posted By Essenar
This is a stupid, stupid, stupid idea, unless all...

This is a stupid, stupid, stupid idea, unless all you use your oven for is re-heating video cards!

When you heat that video card, you're heating electrical components and solder, which in turn,...
Forum: Cyber Deals 11-25-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,054
Posted By Essenar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o97EybW6s7o ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o97EybW6s7o

You add a pickle, you add my nuts.
Forum: General Hardware 11-14-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,250
Posted By Essenar
I can't get this Brother printer installed on D-Link router, help!

Model: MFC-8660DN
Problem: Will not be recognized over the router on any machine.
Machines: Four desktops, one running Windows XP Service Pack 3, the others running Windows 7 RTM x64 and one...
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-18-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Essenar
Honestly, I haven't felt compelled to OC...

Honestly, I haven't felt compelled to OC video-cards, even under my most extreme usage.

I used to compete with benchmark builds. Back in 2006, I built a custom 8800GTX SLI build with an X6800....
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-17-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,883
Posted By Essenar
Ahh I'm envious! Anyway, never feel like a...

Ahh I'm envious!

Anyway, never feel like a traitor when it comes to PC hardware. You're doing Nvidia a favor by showing them that they need to work hard and win their fans back :)
Forum: Games 10-17-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 16,120
Posted By Essenar
No 3 friends of mine are buying Left 4 Dead 2. So...

No 3 friends of mine are buying Left 4 Dead 2. So the discount doesn't apply to everyone.

You can't say it's a steal at $33.75 when not everyone gets access to it.

And no, Protip 3 does work....
Forum: Games 10-17-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By Essenar
I could never get it to work and it has way too...

I could never get it to work and it has way too many versions.

Great idea, terrible execution.
Forum: Games 10-17-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 16,120
Posted By Essenar
Protip 3 - Don't be a corporate puppet and let...

Protip 3 - Don't be a corporate puppet and let companies get away with lies. If you buy something because you trust a company that has made due on their promises before and they screw you, don't buy...
Forum: Games 10-17-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 16,120
Posted By Essenar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQWylFmqnwM ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQWylFmqnwM

Team Fortress 2 developer himself : "Post launch, we'll definitely be supporting the game with downloadable content on the PC and 360 similar to what we...
Forum: Cyber Deals 10-17-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Essenar
E8400 + Gigabyte EP43-UD3 $129.99 with $10 MIR - Fry's In-Store

http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=32664&adid=8449229&subid=27125525&type=

In-store only and that's no surprise, but it's an amazing deal.

The combo price is cheaper than...
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-15-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,598
Posted By Essenar
We can speculate all we want. The...

We can speculate all we want.

The performance is underwhelming because everyone is seemingly forgetting that these are mainstream cards and not high-range smashing machines.

People thought...
Forum: nVidia GPUs 10-14-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,358
Posted By Essenar
Even if you wanted to stick to one brand, (Which...

Even if you wanted to stick to one brand, (Which is probably the most ridiculous thing you can do) it would've been wise to wait at least until the beginning of November because MW2 comes out in...
Forum: Vendor Discussion 10-11-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,710
Posted By Essenar
Might want to hold your tongue on that. ...

Might want to hold your tongue on that.

While it's true you don't get charged at the time of purchase, that's because you're technically not a California resident.

You still owe sales tax on...
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-11-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Essenar
I'm trying some beta 9.10's from Guru3d right...

I'm trying some beta 9.10's from Guru3d right now. Hopefully it'll boost performance.
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-11-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Essenar
The newest ones from ATI. Catalyst version:...

The newest ones from ATI.

Catalyst version: 9.9
I'm on Vista ultimate 64-bit
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-11-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Essenar
E2200 @ 3 GHZ 4GB DDR2 800 HD3870 820/1200...

E2200 @ 3 GHZ
4GB DDR2 800
HD3870 820/1200 GDDR4 512mb

Before you blame it on the processor, with this exact same rig a few weeks ago and a 7600GT I was getting around 25-30 FPS with the same...
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-11-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Essenar
HD3870 - Terrible WoW FPS

I just installed an HD3870 and spent some time tinkering with it. Installed a good aftermarket cooler, over-clocked it to 820/1200, nothing crazy.

My 3dmark06 is 10333, which falls in line with...
Forum: nVidia GPUs 10-09-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Essenar
Apple may drop Nvidia as GPU manufacturer

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/07/01/apple_may_drop_nvidia_chips_in_macs_following_contract_fight.html

This is bad news if true for team green.

Being behind a monster that's Apple...
Forum: AMD (ATI) GPUs 10-08-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Essenar
5870X2 in Nov/Dec for around $500?

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/7904/r6764936.jpg

It's looking like ATI is staying true to their "sweet spot" plan. But where does the 5870 stand if such is true?

No one will buy a 5870 for...
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