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Forum: General Hardware 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
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Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Are there any other websites that aggregate...

Are there any other websites that aggregate failure rates? Backblaze has good data, but their sample sizes are rather small.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I have a 120gb 850 for my OS drive, and it's...

I have a 120gb 850 for my OS drive, and it's great; but I can't justify the cost for one that big right now.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I'm looking in the 2TB and up range. Cost isn't...

I'm looking in the 2TB and up range. Cost isn't as huge a deal as reliability.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Just checked, it's out of warranty. So, yeah,...

Just checked, it's out of warranty. So, yeah, throw me some ideas on reliable drives, please.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Hard drive recommendations.

My 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 may have just kicked the bucket. It lost the partition table, and deleted my Documents partition. We were able to recover much of the data, but I am unsure if I can trust...
Forum: General Hardware 12-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Now that I'm on Winter break (Teaching does have...

Now that I'm on Winter break (Teaching does have a couple of perks) I had time to track down the problem, the original cable was fraying. I ordered a new cable for $7.45, which should be in...
Forum: General Hardware 10-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Guys? Is this thing on? -Adam

Guys? Is this thing on?

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 10-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
New gaming mouse.

What's good and affordable these days? My G5 is getting a little twitchy. Wireless is fine, as long as it doesn't lag. I'd use my Logitech m705 that I got for my laptop, if not for the off-center...
Forum: General Hardware 05-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I like that Corsair, and the fact that the LEDs...

I like that Corsair, and the fact that the LEDs can be turned off. I'll check it out, thanks!

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 05-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
That NZXT is nice; I'll look into that. Not into...

That NZXT is nice; I'll look into that. Not into LED fans, since the computer is in the bedroom.

Hey, Wicked! Long time, no see.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 05-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Ugh. Cases have gotten way too flashy. Might just...

Ugh. Cases have gotten way too flashy. Might just stick with the Lian Li full tower, even if it is huge, just to keep it simple.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 05-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Case Suggestions

I love my Lian Li Rocketfish case, but I'm looking to downsize. Any suggestions for a mid tower with four 5.25" external bays and good airflow?

-Adam
Forum: GPU Discussion 04-14-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Tried it with some AS5 to see, and it lines up....

Tried it with some AS5 to see, and it lines up. Load on Dead Island so far is 69C. So, I'd say it works.

-Adam
Forum: GPU Discussion 04-14-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
HD 6870 heatsink.

I have a 1gb XFX 6870 in my main computer, and it's running hot. My definition of hot is 78C idle, and it just had a shutdown at load. Performance-wise, the card is fine for me, so I'm not really...
Forum: General Hardware 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Hmm. It seems to me that for connecting it to the...

Hmm. It seems to me that for connecting it to the receiver for 5.1, I should be able to use three 1/8 to RCA cables, which I think I have that many somewhere here.

One more question, As of now, I...
Forum: General Hardware 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I found a Sony STR-K502 receiver at my local...

I found a Sony STR-K502 receiver at my local Goodwill store the other day, and I finished modifying the subwoofer from my old set of BA-7900s (had to extend the back with some 2x3 studs to...
Forum: General Hardware 12-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Any suggestions? -Adam

Any suggestions?

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 12-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
So I remembered that I kept the control module...

So I remembered that I kept the control module from my first set of BA-7900s that was killed in a lightning strike (as well as the speakers). I tested this set with the old controller, and it works,...
Forum: General Hardware 11-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I just won this...

I just won this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181261964420?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) amp. It tested good, so, I just need to dig out my receiver (tested it on a friend's), and...
Forum: General Hardware 11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I'm okay with that. Actually, the old amp didn't...

I'm okay with that. Actually, the old amp didn't have any, near as I can find.

What are the rules with impedance? I can never remember if the amp can be higher, or the speakers.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Speaker changes.

So my Boston Acoustics BA7900 SPEAKERS have developed a problem. The front right channel doesn't work. I tested the speaker on another channel and it works, and tried it on my motherboards onboard...
Forum: General Hardware 08-29-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,231
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Very. I'm digging it nicely. Hoping to be able to...

Very. I'm digging it nicely. Hoping to be able to grab another 8GB memory kit in a week or two, and an SSD in a month or two.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,231
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
My 6870 is having temper tantrums, so I contacted...

My 6870 is having temper tantrums, so I contacted XFX, and they are having me RMA it. So, we shall see what comes of that.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,231
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Okay, so I have this...

Okay, so I have this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264) PSU, this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519) memory, and this...
Forum: General Hardware 08-19-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,231
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Figures. I was about to order right now, and the...

Figures. I was about to order right now, and the memory (that G.Skill you'd linked) is out of stock. Any other recommendations?

-Adam
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