• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Recent content by jgrahl

  1. jgrahl

    Why is this HD7970 SOOO Expensive??

    this would be reasonable if it was 3 collectors edition games. haha, yeah right :)
  2. jgrahl

    Why is this HD7970 SOOO Expensive??

    There have been some websites that would charge 3-7 times the MSRP of items when I've shopped around online.
  3. jgrahl

    No DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7?

    As a windows PC gamer, it started with win 3.1 in 1992 for me - upgraded to win 95, 3 years later - upgraded to win 98, 3 years later - upgraded to win XP, 3 years later - upgraded to vista, 5 years later, then reverted back to XP - upgraded to win 7, 4 years after vista, 9 after...
  4. jgrahl

    No DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7?

    ethically wrong, financially right, wtg micro$oft.
  5. jgrahl

    OCZ Vertex 4 Issue

    put the exact reason for the problem. i would RMA it.
  6. jgrahl

    Castle Building Sims, where are they? Why are there none?

    you should design one, i'd buy it
  7. jgrahl

    Real reason why HDDs are sold as bulk OEM in europe ?

    a drive without extras means less trash and clutter. give me more drives with just an anti-static bag! :)
  8. jgrahl

    Windows 7 x64 installation doesnt recognise Vertex 4

    You have the latest firmware available. I was going to tell you to post in the OCZ forum, but you already have. However, you should update your system info as it says you're using an ASUS MB and other things that don't match what you just said. I would try to install it to the sata 2 port...
  9. jgrahl

    Fraud involving a video game distributor?

    When will your pre-order be available? Don't expect an equitable reply instantly. I would wait at least one full business day after you made the purchase for it to show up for them. Check the policies of your bank for fraud claims and time limits on making claims. Compare that to...
  10. jgrahl

    Looking to buy my first SSD, how do I install games on my HDD if I have Steam on SSD?

    I would just install steam on the drive with large enough capacity for steam and all games. You won't lose any noticeable performance from it.
  11. jgrahl

    Who Has The Best PC

    Yeah, exactly the reason why I tell people to have one custom built. I point out that there is usually at least one or two components that are sub-par for gaming.
  12. jgrahl

    Who Has The Best PC

    I don't play Second Life. No one I know does. I don't know anyone with a $1200 HP PC. Most people buy HP PCs because they are cheap. I only build from parts and never purchase from companies like Dell or HP or Acer. I don't understand the lag reference and I'm not entirely sure what you are...
  13. jgrahl

    Who Has The Best PC

    People often give me random amounts of money to build PC's for them. The first question I always ask is, "what do you intend to do with your PC?" Then I build it and everyone is always content or impressed. So, having all of the best hardware does not matter, it's how you use it.
  14. jgrahl

    Thousands may lose Internet?

    Would using an IP address fix this problem? I used to type in those numbers many years ago.
  15. jgrahl

    Thousands may lose Internet?

    I never know what a fair price is to fix people's PC problems