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Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,585
Posted By Optix
Last night I picked up some organic honey beer...

Last night I picked up some organic honey beer called Honey Dew (pics to follow), but consuming it had to be put on hold when my boy ended up being sick...again.

Chances are I won't be able to get...
Forum: General Technology 08-30-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Optix
/presses the power button ...

/presses the power button

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Forum: General Technology 08-30-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Optix
I already have plans to swap out the case. If...

I already have plans to swap out the case. If you think this one looks good, wait until you see the next!
Forum: General Technology 08-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Optix
Update: Yes, I already have an update, but...

Update: Yes, I already have an update, but that's only because this rig has been built and running super stable for the last 4 days.

Here's a new shot of the updated cable management.
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Forum: General Technology 08-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Optix
My answer is a combination of two - I replace...

My answer is a combination of two - I replace what fails, but for the most part, NOW I go from new rig to new rig.

That is of course subject to change based on the thickness of my wallet.
Forum: General Technology 08-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Optix
Bang The Box! (Mini-ITX Build Log)

No, bang the box isn't something that you might find in the dark corners of the Internet. It's my new mini-ITX build, which I have to admit right off the hop, is all Rob's fault. ;)

It seems...
Forum: General Hardware 05-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By Optix
I'm a certified non-believer in mechanical switch...

I'm a certified non-believer in mechanical switch technology. It's just too loud. Lately I find that even membrane keyboards tend to be too clicky for my tastes, but then again I've always been a...
Forum: Off Topic 05-06-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,585
Posted By Optix
Gotta love it when a staff member bumps a beer...

Gotta love it when a staff member bumps a beer thread.

I need to go through the shots on my phone and pull out all of the different kinds of I&G that I've had over the last couple of years.
Forum: Mobile & Small Form-Factor Computing 04-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,624
Posted By Optix
Cool idea. It makes me want to mod my laptop,...

Cool idea. It makes me want to mod my laptop, but then I remember that the higher ups would probably shit themselves when I tear apart a company asset.
Forum: Off Topic 04-09-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By Optix
Ooooh, you're a love ma-cheene! Grats,...

Ooooh, you're a love ma-cheene!

Grats, Doomy! Sorry for being super late on this. I'm not as active on the forums as I used to be, much to the delight of our spam checkers.
Forum: General Technology 03-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By Optix
Put them all over your ceiling so you can...

Put them all over your ceiling so you can multi-monitor game while in bed.
Forum: Gaming 02-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By Optix
*sigh* It was on sale. I had to buy...

*sigh*

It was on sale. I had to buy Digistruct Peak, the three head hunters DLCs, and the other Mechromancer skin pack. Now I've got the loot and shoot itch again!
Forum: Motherboards 02-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By Optix
Atta boy! The difference will be like night and...

Atta boy! The difference will be like night and day.

I'd never be able to go back to a mechanical drive for my OS given the number of times I reboot.

Waiting for the HTPC to boot up is like a...
Forum: Processors 02-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,255
Posted By Optix
I don't believe there are SKUs per se. Just...

I don't believe there are SKUs per se. Just making sure you're getting an unlocked chip as denoted by the trailing K.
Forum: General Software 01-30-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,450
Posted By Optix
I've been there a bunch of times thinking that I...

I've been there a bunch of times thinking that I missed something. All that does is allow you to remove the password requirement for login, which is something that I did want to setup at this time. ...
Forum: Motherboards 01-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By Optix
I believe the $135 kit was by Crucial, which had...

I believe the $135 kit was by Crucial, which had Micron chips. Back when I first started getting into overclocking, Crucial Ballistix where all the rage because the chips that were used were such...
Forum: For Sale & Trade 01-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,613
Posted By Optix
I'm not much better at this sort of thing than...

I'm not much better at this sort of thing than Rob is unfortunately. If it was a current generation system, or even one generation back it would be easier to give you a ballpark amount.

If this...
Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 01-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Optix
Once you do your initial stability tests with...

Once you do your initial stability tests with your system running at stock frequencies, you can ramp things up and overclock right away. There's no break-in/burn-in time required.

I say that you...
Forum: Motherboards 01-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By Optix
Alright, I love these threads! Let's get...

Alright, I love these threads! Let's get started!

CPU - a total winner, nobody will dispute that.
Motherboard - you could probably save yourself some $ and put it elsewhere if you needed, unless...
Forum: General Software 01-18-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,450
Posted By Optix
Help Needed - Windows 7 Welcome Screen

Since my son is getting older and likes to play games on the Lego.com, Nick Jr., and other sites, we thought it was time to setup a separate account for him so that we could set controls and keep him...
Forum: Mobile & Small Form-Factor Computing 01-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By Optix
I've had mine for about 2 months now. We had...

I've had mine for about 2 months now. We had intended to actually do a review of it, but the holidays were on us, things got busy, blah, blah, blah.

Going from a Nexus S to this is like going...
Forum: General Hardware 01-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By Optix
Ok, so I cheated a bit. Easy to do with some...

Ok, so I cheated a bit. Easy to do with some lighten/contrast adjustments. At least we can see the front.

http://s10.postimg.org/namclpidj/Untitled_1.jpg

***EDIT: I didn't realize until now...
Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 01-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By Optix
I wanna cut down a tree with it.

I wanna cut down a tree with it.
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 11-27-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,995
Posted By Optix
You could try an older driver. I'm still using...

You could try an older driver. I'm still using an AMD driver from March because the two versions after that resulted in BSoDs before the desktop even loaded. Rather than fight with uninstalling it,...
Forum: Processors 10-29-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,215
Posted By Optix
The 8-pin power connector in the top left will do...

The 8-pin power connector in the top left will do the trick in providing extra juice, so don't worry about it.
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