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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2009, 12:35:37 AM »
Okay, I'll honestly answer the question: Because I don't want my computer to be able to max out games for six months and then putter out over new games. I want my computer to be able to max out games for years to come. If you want to pull this off, you buy the best and you maximize the power. It may seem excessive now, but it won't be in four years.

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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2009, 12:42:04 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I'm much like yourself in that regard. I just can't see myself doing that in one go. Maybe two separate times (once for the first card, a bit later to max it all out) as time goes on.

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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2009, 12:44:42 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I'm much like yourself in that regard. I just can't see myself doing that in one go. Maybe two separate times (once for the first card, a bit later to max it all out) as time goes on.
I'm a bit too impatient to do that. I definitely see myself upgrading parts as time goes on, but GPU are expensive; I kinda want to have those set from the start, so I don't have to worry about it later. Other things like RAM and HDD are cheap in contrast.

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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2009, 10:52:03 PM »
Time to talk iPods folks. For the few of us who might be interested, Apple is having a music-focused media event this coming Wednesday. While everything about the conference has been kinda hush lately, there have been some pretty interesting rumors flying about, most notably in regards to the discontinuation of all current SKUs in favor of brand new models.

Other speculation on these new iPods mentions that all models short of the Shuffle will come with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera for both snapshots and recording video, larger disk drives, a large iPod Touch/Apple Tablet, and an aspect ratio change in the case of the Nano.

I, for one, am very excited about this upcoming event. Putting off on all of my tech buys really looks like it's gonna pay off this September. :D

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« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2009, 05:35:41 AM »
I'm looking forward to this, yes!

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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2009, 08:52:25 PM »
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After thinking about it, I decided that it might be better for me to wait a few more months before building my new desktop. Mainly because there's going to be a lot of new releases in hardware soon and it's better to wait a while before buying them. At release, hardware typically has poor drivers, which means slow performance on something that should be fast. Plus, it'll give Windows 7 a little time to mature before I buy it. Not only that, but Office 2010 will be out by then.

Instead, I've been thinking of buying a lappy-chan. So far, the Asus G Series G71Gx-A1 NoteBook has given me the best deal. Plus, it's from Asus, which is a company known for its quality. It's just under $2,400 after two-year and extended warranty and shipping.

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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2009, 08:54:30 PM »
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2009, 08:56:28 PM »
I usually just call mine lappy. Its an easier abbreviation XD
plus, it sounds cute.
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2009, 08:57:13 PM »
Everyone likes to use this name ever since I coined it~ <3
I can't help but use it. It's so cute~

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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2009, 05:47:26 AM »
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2009, 04:28:43 AM »

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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2009, 04:56:13 AM »
wow. That looks kinda awesome.
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2009, 05:23:25 AM »
Ok...this is quite weird. When I try the SFIV benchmark it needs to have the settings at the absolute lowest to even be able to get 60FPS, but with the actual game I can use higher settings than that. I have no idea what the hell is happening, I was wondering if someone had an explanation...I'm not complaining though XD

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WTF, seriously WTF, someone freaking explain why SF4 is now running better in my PC at higher settings than it was a few hours ago in the lowest settings?! WTF?! XD

This is just seriously so weird and awesome XD

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« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2009, 06:29:06 AM »
It might be that your laptop downloaded a newer set of drivers and thus enhanced your performance.

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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2010, 02:55:34 AM »
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2010, 01:14:40 AM »
Hrmmm, I suppose this is the best place to ask:

Router suggestions - especially in terms of being the best for current gen consoles? Discuss amongst yourselves.

I've actually never had any kind of wifi for my Wii or anything else. My brother had a router in college, and I tried it one week when he came back home, but it didn't work. After a while, I looked it up on Nintendo's website and found out it was one of those that had a history of not being compatible with Wii. 'Course, that's what you get with older routers.

Before MM9 came out, I bought one of those LAN adaptors so I could just connect it to one of my cable modems. That worked for a while (albeit a tad slow), but now that thing hasn't been able to get any connection for months. I forget the error code at the moment. Kinda pisses me off, since I have points to use and whatnot. So I figure it's probably time to actually purchase a decent router, especially before MM10 comes out. Sounds like Wireless N's are the best choice, and I know you can find some for dirt cheap on eBay, but have to be wary of refurbished ones. Just curious if anybody has tips on brands or models that you've had good experiences with. I'd love to hear 'em.
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2010, 02:31:57 AM »
My Wii connects to my home's wifi without attachments.

Posted on: January 19, 2010, 01:23:08
Can anyone  recommend me a good tablet for under 100 bucks?
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« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2010, 02:40:02 AM »
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2010, 03:36:28 AM »
I got my Bamboo for $88 CAD. ($75 USD)
Don't like the new series of Bamboo though, they look more like the Intuos and aren't as small from the looks of it.

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« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2011, 06:10:26 AM »
I'm sorry for the bump but I really need some help here.

In a couple of months I'm going to be going to college and I need a laptop the problem is that I don't know too much about computers myself.  So what I want is an example of what kind of specs I should look for a decent laptop that can be used for school work and maybe some let's plays of a few games in the future.  I also want to know what brand of laptops that are decent becuase my brother had a HP Laptop that he customized online but the thing is crap and he wasted a ton of money on the the thing.  I'm thinking my budget would be around $800 give or take plus I want to buy an extenal hard drive to make things easier.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2011, 05:30:13 PM »
Toshiba laptops are usually pretty solid.  As far as specs go, I'd recommend at least a 2 GHz dual-core CPU and two gigabytes of RAM; four or higher would be preferable.

This site has some decent Toshiba laptops around $400 that you might be interested in.

If you want to shop other brands... Asus, Lenovo, Sony and maybe Dell might be worth looking into, but be sure to read the user reviews on that site to get a feel for what you're buying before you spend any money.
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2011, 06:25:56 AM »
Thanks this helps out a lot.
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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2011, 06:57:37 PM »
I'd say get something like my MSI Wind U270 (some call it a sub-notebook). Dual core 1,6 GHz cpu, radeon hd 6310, 4GB of ram, and a 320 GB hdd. It has a 12,1" screen, so it's small, and light (1,3 kg). When you're going to carry it everyday, you really want something as small as possible.
VERY important is battery life - I can get almost 7 hours. Just imagine 100 people trying to plug their laptops into 5 sockets at the back of the room, and you can just sit anywhere you want and laugh at them.
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« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2011, 05:29:16 AM »
Okay I'm having some trouble with youtube. Whenever I click on a link to a video, the page loads up fine, I can see the comments and links to other pages, but the video does not. Does anyone know whats going on?

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Re: Official RPM Computer & Electronics Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2011, 05:16:43 PM »
So anyone got any hands-on experience with Samsung XE700T (series 7 tablet)? I'm planning on getting it for my birthday on january.