Recent content by BigDov

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    V30 vs S8+, shopping decision

    Just got the V30 for myself, on T-Mobile, and my wife has an S8+ - it's really a better phone, in my opinion. It's super-sleek, plenty fast, and does what I need it to. And if you're into it, the QuadDAC is pretty excellent with some decent headphones.
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    Corsair TX850M PSU & Type 4 Cable Kit Luck Draw!

    A huge fan of Corsair products! 350D with all of the Corsair fans it can hold, and a Corsair HX1000 that doesn't seem to stop or slow down.... looking for a HX100 or 110 to round it all out now :)
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    Your stories about how you got "x" computer part

    I think one of the best scores I've had was my monitor, followed by the SSD I'm using now. Monitor - saw it on the local CL for a crazy price that I couldn't pass up, went to look at it and verified there weren't any dead pixels, walked out with a 14-month old Dell U3014 for $150 NVMe SSD -...
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    What add-in cards do you have in your computer (besides a video card)?

    Right now, the only add-in card is a PCIe SSD..... video card migrated to my daughter's computer and I'm relegated to on-board video for a while
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    Windows Vista Has Just 30 Days to Live

    I had Vista Ultimate x64 installed on a workstation that was my main computer - 146gb SAS boot drive, 4x1tb drives in RAID something-or-other 16GB of ram, and a consumer grade video card. I never really had a problem with Vista itself, more my long-standing love of XP that made it difficult to...
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    M2 SSD vs older SSD for OS

    QFT! I was a bit skeptical, 1, at the work I needed to do with my BIOS to get it to work with an NVMe drive, and 2, if there would be a discernible difference going from a SATA III SSD to the SSD in my sig. Easy answer - YES! I'm getting drive speeds, boot times, load times, etc., that I...
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    Bringing back the Lanboy - Socket A / 462 Throwback Build

    Oh man, I am strangely jealous re: the Abit NF7-S V2.0. That was easily one of my favorite boards, ever. Good luck, have fun, can't wait to see it!!
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    my i7 980X is 7 years old!

    I probably won't be upgrading the guts of my PC for quite a while either, not a compelling reason to - GPU, yes, the rest not so much. If it's still working for you and doing all you need it to do, why worry?
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    3dfx VooDoo / retro rig / capacitor thread

    I love this thread and the work you're doing - it is *really* making me sad I don't have any of my old hardware laying around any longer, kudos to you for working to keep this stuff alive.
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    3dfx VooDoo / retro rig / capacitor thread

    This is a great thread, derailed or not :) Those old DFI, Epox, Abit boards were what I always seemed to rotate through - my Epox 8K3A+ got me to something like 213fsb, and the DFI and Abit only built on that.... the good old days. Can't wait to see your recap station and some results!!
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    Lucky Draw - SilverStone ST80F-TI 800W Power Supply

    I wasn't really planning on it because I don't like the idea of going to yet another connection type, especially for phones, because of all of the frreaking cables that a family of 5 requires me to have in the vehicle!! Anything else, I figured I would wait it out and see if the connection...
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    Who Killed PC Audio, and will Soundcards Ever Be a Thing Again?

    I used to have a CL Audigy 4 Pro, well before I had started moving to Win7 and newer computers over the years, and it was pretty great, honestly. On my current motherboard, Asus Maximus Gene V, it's got the Supreme FX whatever on it...... I'm really struggling to feel like there's anything I'm...
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    Great deal on an older monitor via CL (Dell U3014T)

    I was looking through the local CL (Seattle) and saw an e-cycler had a few items for sale, one of which being a pair of Dell U3014T's, at $199 without a stand. Surely, I thought, it was a typo. Called them, verified, drove from Tacoma to Seattle today to have a look. Examined two of them...
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    Xbox Live 2-year $100 @ NE

    I grabbed it for $80, it was a great deal for me since XBL is set to expire next weekend :)
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    Giveaway: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

    Yeah, that 'tomshardwares' link leaves me feeling a bit nervous :D