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    Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

    I've been running Windows 10 since it first come out, and I like it better than 8.1. I haven't bothered to tweak Windows 10, as I haven't seen much of a need to.
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    Re: Sound Core3D

    You're so full of it isn't even funny, even Creative Labs in their own specs for the card states that is uses the Sound Core 3D chip.
    http://www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-z.aspx
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    Re: Sound Core3D

    I have the SoundBlaster Z, which is a decent soundcard from Creative, but don't really use it. Why you might ask, is their driver support stinks. This is why I use the onboard ALC 1150 on my...
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    I just prepurchased Fallout 4, and plan on when I get some bills paid off, getting a new videocard. SLI or Crossfire is too darned expensive. Current cards which will hold me until then are a pair of...
  5. Re: so I bought a 100hz Sony 42" LCD TV as monitor what vid card?

    The GTX 960 has a 128bit memory bus, I would go with either the 970 or the 980. Contrary to what to all the claims that have been made in recent months about the 970 most of the trouble with the 970...
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    Re: Upgrading to Transcend SSD370 512GB SSD

    Why not use your current SSD for a boot drive and get this new SSD for data, such as games and so on. I currently have a Crucial C300 128 for my boot drive and a Crucial MX100 512 for my games and...
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    Re: Simcity 4 (Deluxe)

    I have this game and enjoy it, haven't played in awhile, but am working on a city. I got this game real cheap on Steam in the summer of last year.

    One of the things I did was to locate the the...
  8. Thread: Windows 8

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    Re: Windows 8

    I downloaded the freeware app Classic Shell which restores the Startmenu, but haven't installed it yet.

    Been using Windows 8 as is, have gotten so used to the OS as is, including using the...
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    Re: I am confused wat GPU should i buy

    I wouldn't recommend the GTX 960 later this month, it only has 128bit memory bus, and is going to be more for the low end spectrum.
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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    Might be worth it, ASUS hasn't updated the Xonar DX drivers in over 3+ years. I ended up sticking my Sound Blaster Z in, when I discovered that Realtek's drivers when used would cause no sound to...
  11. Re: Do You Really Need the Newest Processor, fastest processor?

    I could have upgraded to the latest and greatest i7 4790 cpu for my motherboard cause I'm running the latest bios for it, but I chose not to do so, cause my i7 4770 cpu is running everything out...
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    Re: Your first PC Build ever?

    First PC build that I did myself was a 486DX100 that I did myself, back in the day, and have been building computers ever since.
  13. Re: How to determine build date on ROG Swift?

    I can tell you this, ASUS doesn't put any labels with build date on their boxes for their monitors. Only way to find out would be, to have the shop order to the monitor if they don't have it in...
  14. Thread: Windows 8

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    Re: Windows 8

    I ended doing a fresh install, as doing it as an upgrade, none of the updates would take effect, including the updates needed to get Windows 8.1 downloaded, and it would always hang on reverting...
  15. Thread: Windows 8

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    Windows 8

    I made the leap to Windows 8, after reading on the official forums for the new Dragon Age where the game is more stable and performs better on Windows 8 and 8.1. I even discovered after I got it...
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    Re: How do you choose the right Z97 board?

    I did it this way, when I went Z87 for my upgrade in August 2013, I got to looking at the Z87 boards, and the one that had the all the features I was looking for, including USB 3.0, ALC1150 with DTS...
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    Re: 1 SSD vs 2 SSD/HDD

    I do have a couple of optical drives for installing cd and DVD programs, otherwise the rest are two 320GB harddrives and a 500GB harddrive. One of the 320GB harddrive's contains my music.
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    Re: 1 SSD vs 2 SSD/HDD

    I've got a 128GB Crucial C300 SSD for my boot drive, and now a 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD for my games. Both of these SSD's are fast, the rest of the drives in my system are harddrives. Nothing is...
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    Re: Max Payne 2 help needed.

    I ran in to this awhile back with Jade Empire from Steam. What you have to do is right click on the Steam icon on your desktop, if you have one on your desktop, select the compatibility tab, check...
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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    The drivers actually come from CMEDIA, and I've used HT Omega soundcards in the past. I'm getting by with the onboard for now, until I get situated in the money department and then I intend to get a...
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Just got Dragon Age Inquisition for my computer.
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    Re: Getting a 144Hz monitor in November

    The ASUS VG278HE doesn't have a display port, but uses a DVI cable to get 144Hz. HDMI is limited to 60Hz, and that standard needs to be seriously updated. The monitor isn't even a WQHD which is...
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    Re: Video diagnostic help needed

    I had for over 3 or 4 months an odd squelching sound coming from my speakers, I never was able to solve. Then one day within the past 4 weeks, it up and quit, I tried a Sound Blaster Z during the...
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Bit the bullet for my monitor upgrade. Have a ASUS VG278HE 144Hz monitor incoming to a local shop I deal with, will be picking it up on payday next Friday and will be also grabbing a 512GB Crucial...
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    Getting a 144Hz monitor in November

    I decided come November to treat myself to a new monitor. 3 years with a 60Hz monitor for gaming is long enough, and since I can't afford a GSYNC Monitor, which costs a whopping $800 I decided to go...
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