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    I would hope not! ADATA has been around for a while though too I believe, not sure why they never got big, perhaps it's that weird name? :P

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    Yea, I havent really heard anything bad about them, so I took the chance on it, It's about a month old now and still working great. Of course now that I took the leap into SSD, I dont think I could ever go back to anything else for an OS drive. Booting up in less than 10 secs is awesome, anything longer just feels like an eternity now. Been thinking about getting one for my laptop.

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    A guildie has had an ADATA ~120GB SSD for about a month now, haven't heard any complaints from him about it yet.
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    Finally upgraded!

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    On it's way from Digital Storm

    After playing on a 4 year old boot-camped Imac, I finally made the switch back to PC for gaming (SWTOR, WOW, D3, GW2, and The Secret World)

    Processor : i7 2700k
    MB : ASUS P8Z77-V LX
    Memory : 8 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Power Supply : 800W Corsair GS
    HD1 : 120 GB Corsair Force GT
    HD2 : 1 TB Western Digital
    Optical Drive : Blue-Ray Player/DVD Writer
    GPU: Nvidida GTX 680 2GB
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 Liquid
    Op System : Windows 7 Professional
    Keyboard : Razer Anansis (already owned)
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    Now just to find a nice 24" monitor before this rig arrives in two weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I will fully endorse (and I know several other uses here too will) the Corsair Vengeance K90 as a beastly keyboard, especially good for those of us who play lots of games, MMOs especially, or type a lot. Also the full-size wrist-rest is damned AMAZING. Idk why the K60 only has a partial wrist-rest on the left side, but I would be very annoyed with that.

    In terms of monitors, any ideas in mind what size/resolution/quality you want?
    ill have to check that out, I was thinking 24" monitor @ 1920 x 1080 seems like a good size to upgrade to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mallish View Post
    ill have to check that out, I was thinking 24" monitor @ 1920 x 1080 seems like a good size to upgrade to.
    That's the biggest 1920x1080 monitor I would suggest, beyond that, I'd say higher resolution, because beyond 24" you typically can start seeing pixel-blur.

    Personally I have a 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor. XD It's hilarious sitting next to a 22" 1680x1050 monitor. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Post some pictures Nilan!
    I have literally never owned a digicam in my life :P Nor does my phone have a camera that would do it any form of justice. Anyways, all you would see is the inside. No windows on a sonata 3 (Although I have heard you can get custom case sides for it. Defeats the point for a silenced case though...).

    Made sure everything was tidied and wrapped well though however.

    Just benched it. Old spec was a Phenom X3, 3870HD, 6gb RAM (Built it October 2008). Guess what? It's between 2 and 3 times faster depending on game. SWTOR PVP is now about 50-60fps but it was 20-30 before for example.

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    Get a throw-away camera, take pictures, get them developed and scan them in then
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  11. #6771
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickz View Post
    Looks real nice!

    I'm still not sure if I want to get an MSI mobo to fit the blue scheme for my build, or an ASrock mobo since they have a bit better reputation.
    I didn't want to get the latter because of the yellow accents, now I see that they don't really "jump out."

    Hm..
    Yeah I was really worried about the same thing when I was looking around at them, even at the gold caps on the extreme4 xD

    But yeah after getting it I'm really pleased with how it looks, and the yellow and stuff really isn't that noticable in the general scheme =]

  12. #6772
    24 inch is the biggest u would suggest? Dude im playing on a 96 inch screen behind a 720p LED projector..and ill never go back!!! HAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalamahara View Post
    24 inch is the biggest u would suggest? Dude im playing on a 96 inch screen behind a 720p LED projector..and ill never go back!!! HAHA
    I've played Xbox 360 on a HD projector (that is 1920x1080) on a 100" projector canvas. The picture becomes so blurry and/or pixelated that it seriously strains your eyes unless you are more than a few meters away. I'd pick a 27" 1440p monitor any day, even if they were priced equally and I had the space. The only reason to fo 100" is if you have the resolution to support it; I'd say 4K minimum.
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    well LED projectors have only been on the market for about 2 yrs..the old style projectors..the lamp LCD projectors dont have nearly as good of quality as the LED ones.Theres practically no glare..and i can even turn on the lights in my room and see pretty dam well..i agree though..lamp projectors werent that great.ive had both..and my LED projector doesnt blur..and the quality is the same as an led or lcd tv.I was impressed how much better the led ones are from the lamp projectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    I've played Xbox 360 on a HD projector (that is 1920x1080) on a 100" projector canvas. The picture becomes so blurry and/or pixelated that it seriously strains your eyes unless you are more than a few meters away. I'd pick a 27" 1440p monitor anyway, even if they were priced equaly and I had the space. The only reason to fo 100" is if you have the resolution to support it; I'd say 4K minimum.
    Is the extra 2 inches worth the massive drop in FPS? For most people, it isn't.
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    Hey all. If you want a bigger chance for in-depth discussions about pixeldensities, you are free to make a whole thread about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Wow an ADATA SSD, now there's something you don't see, like, ever. =| How does that thing work out for you?
    My experiences with A-DATA flash memory have been nothing but positive, and I have heard their SSD's are decent for the price.

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    Still no CPU in it since well I plan on an Ivy (i5 3450S/3550S) and it's not released. Everything else is in there. Gonna be hard to actually mount the CPU cooler and fasten screws etc without deassembling the entire thing I think. xD Well the back plate is on at least so maybe...
    Quote Originally Posted by ME
    Case: Silverstone Milo ML03
    CPU: Will be a 4-core ivy since that's what's going to be released soon. An i5.
    GPU: Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5 Low profile
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    HDD: For now it'll be 2x WD Caviar Green 2TB since that's what I bought before the flood.
    TV-tuner: A Hauppage something DVB-C tuner. Already have it, need to find LP bracket.
    LG Blu-Ray drive (burner/reader), that I own already.
    PSU: Corsair VX450W.
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    Got the new machine fired up in SWTOR last night, did a few BGs. Averaging 70-100fps from 20-30fps. Worth every penny. Windows Experience index is only giving me a 6.6 due to the Sata II HDD though so its about time to jump up to a SSD by the look of things. Gave me 7.8 for memory and 7.9 for everything else though even if it's not a great indicator of performance.

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    case - custom mountainmod u2-ufo
    mobo - asus maximus extreme iv
    cpu - i7 2600k at 4.8ghz
    gpu - xfx 7970 *2nd 7970 in process of rma*
    ram - 8 gigs gskill *upgrading soon*
    ssd - 2x crucial m4 120g raid 0
    hdd - 2x western digital caviar black raid 0
    hdd - 1x velociraptor 10,000 rpm -fraps drive.
    psu - seasonic 1250w gold
    12x - 1000 rpm fans
    2x kaze master pro 6 channel fan controllers
    cpu cooler - custom water loop
    water loop - apogee rev2 water block / black ice stealth 360 rad / lanig d5 pump / ek spin dual bay rez / 3/8th-5/8th feser white tubing / ice dragon white coolant

    not going to post the entire thing again as i have a thread dedicated to it just posting my rig in the gaming setup thread =)
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    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...1#post16052811

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