• The "Quick Questions that does not Deserve a Thread"...Thread. V3
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[QUOTE=HolyCrapAWalrus;35620739]Define XL for $99.99 on newegg. I don't even have a computer yet, but is it a good enough deal to justify getting it now? Answer soon please, deals like this don't last forever.[/QUOTE] In my opinion they are good, but there are cases with better air flow.
[QUOTE=Ezhik;35617365]Powerful laptops are heavy and have shitty battery life. Also, even the most powerful laptop will get old fast. I suggest you get a desktop and some cheap laptop.[/QUOTE] Already have a desktop, and I need a laptop because it will then be more private.
Oh, okay. What's your price range, and what do you need more: power or portability? You can get one of those Alienware laptops, but they kind of go against the entire point of a laptop.
What's the best program for recovering deleted files?
Recycle Bin
Piriform's [URL="http://www.piriform.com/recuva"]Recuva[/URL] works well. Be aware that deleted files are written over in no time. I remember I deleted a folder while messing around with a command line tool once and within 10 minutes a lot of the files were partially written over.
[QUOTE=Ezhik;35625755]Oh, okay. What's your price range, and what do you need more: power or portability? You can get one of those Alienware laptops, but they kind of go against the entire point of a laptop.[/QUOTE] My range is 600$ and my objective is to play pc games while it not being incredibly hard to move.
Will the IdeaPad Z575 laptops drop the prices a bit after the ivy bridge ones come out? I've been thinking about [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246327"]getting this one[/URL] if the price drops a bit, if it's any better than the [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246328"]amd one[/URL]. Actually which of those two are better anyway? I'm pretty sure the intel one is a bit better, but then again it's $150 more. Also, if anyone owns the intel one, does it look as purple as it looks in the pictures? I mean seriously, look at this girly thing. [IMG]http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/34-246-327-Z03?$S300W$[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Yogkog;35630369]Will the IdeaPad Z575 laptops drop the prices a bit after the ivy bridge ones come out? I've been thinking about [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246327"]getting this one[/URL] if the price drops a bit, if it's any better than the [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246328"]amd one[/URL]. Actually which of those two are better anyway? I'm pretty sure the intel one is a bit better, but then again it's $150 more. Also, if anyone owns the intel one, does it look as purple as it looks in the pictures? I mean seriously, look at this girly thing. [IMG]http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/34-246-327-Z03?$S300W$[/IMG][/QUOTE] The purple on it is more subtle, it just looks crazier cause of the white photography box its in. Also fuck AMD until they release a new generation of CPUs that aren't terrible
I want to buy a portable hard drive and a mic (possibly as a headset). I know newegg is usually where people go to buy hardware in the US - what's the equivalent for the UK?
[QUOTE=aero1444;35635536]I want to buy a portable hard drive and a mic (possibly as a headset). I know newegg is usually where people go to buy hardware in the US - what's the equivalent for the UK?[/QUOTE] Scan.co.uk Overclockers.co.uk Ebuyer.co.uk
Want to sell some old stuff, is it a good asking price? 1x Core i7 920, C0, 2.66Ghz, stock cooler 3x 2Gb 1033Mhz DDR RAM 3x 1Gb 1033Mhz DDR RAM 1x Gigabyte EX58-UD5, 2x Gigabit LAN, 4x + 2x USB, Realtek HD Audio, 4x SATA + 2x SATA 1x Coolermaster Silent Pro, 620W 1x Club3D AMD Radeon 4870, 880Mhz, 1Gb 3x Samsung SpintPoint F1 320Gb single platter Total 340 USD, 215 GBP or 260 EUR.
[QUOTE=Exl;35635844]Want to sell some old stuff, is it a good asking price? 1x Core i7 920, C0, 2.66Ghz, stock cooler 3x 2Gb 1033Mhz DDR RAM 3x 1Gb 1033Mhz DDR RAM 1x Gigabyte EX58-UD5, 2x Gigabit LAN, 4x + 2x USB, Realtek HD Audio, 4x SATA + 2x SATA 1x Coolermaster Silent Pro, 620W 1x Club3D AMD Radeon 4870, 880Mhz, 1Gb 3x Samsung SpintPoint F1 320Gb single platter Total 340 USD, 215 GBP or 260 EUR.[/QUOTE] That's pretty cheap everything considered.
Does an independent sound card really make a difference in your music?
[QUOTE=Drfastfood;35653968]Does an independent sound card really make a difference in your music?[/QUOTE] not for a casual listener. Dint bother unless you're employed in music production or have the speakers to back it up (you don't unless you've got studio monitors)
[QUOTE=Drfastfood;35653968]Does an independent sound card really make a difference in your music?[/QUOTE] only slightly, but it does take the sound processing load off of your cpu so it helps performance a tiny bit.
[QUOTE=Drfastfood;35653968]Does an independent sound card really make a difference in your music?[/QUOTE] Depends on the quality of the previous dac and the quality of the sound card's dac.
[QUOTE=Drfastfood;35653968]Does an independent sound card really make a difference in your music?[/QUOTE] Only the really expensive ones. And only if you have some SERIOUSLY badass equipment to go with it.
I have this really wierd problem with my gtx 570, when I overclock it just a single mhz it drops the fps in BF3 to like 5. As soon as I reset the clocks the lag stops. Using 296.10 drivers. nvm fixed it
What's a good video card for around $150? I'm upgrading from a Radeon HD 5570.
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017%20600286767%20600298539&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207770%20GHz%20Edition[/url] Any of these.
[QUOTE=Makol;35664913][url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017%20600286767%20600298539&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207770%20GHz%20Edition[/url] Any of these.[/QUOTE] 6870 is faste rand within price range, If he has a reliable 400w or better power supply 6870 all the way.
I hate those cards remember? :(
I have a 480w power supply.
Is it an IED waiting to happen? If not, 6870!
I don't [I]think[/I] it's an IED. I'd post what kind I have but I'm away and I can't remember what kind it is at the moment.
Does anyone know of a way to get an Enhanced IDE Hardrive working on USB as a sort-of Removable HDD?
[QUOTE=DudeGuyKT;35665721]I don't [I]think[/I] it's an IED. I'd post what kind I have but I'm away and I can't remember what kind it is at the moment.[/QUOTE] It should be ok, even if it is a shitbrand, 6870s don't use more than 150w load and I doubt the rest of your computer uses more than 150-200w.
[QUOTE=David Tennant;35665819]It should be ok, even if it is a shitbrand, 6870s don't use more than 150w load and I doubt the rest of your computer uses more than 150-200w.[/QUOTE] If the PSU can even output 480w.
I need to reinstall Windows on my laptop, problem is I can't find the CD anymore. The key says I got the "Windows 7 Home Premium OA Acer Group", can I just get a normal CD from somebody else and reinstall it with my key?
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