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  1. xBruce88x

    [FS][US] MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97 GTX970 GAMING PC

    $450 in Northern Colorado along the "Front Range" I-25 corridor... will ship if needed (plus costs of shipping of course) For sale is a nice little compact gaming computer, great for a dorm. Case is part of the MSI z97 ITX barebones kit, comes with a 600w power supply and msi itx motherboard...
  2. xBruce88x

    i5-4690k overlcocking and igp issues

    So i've had this cpu for about 3 years and every time i've tried to overclock it doesn't stay stable long at all, even with a modest OC of only 300mhz more. I've been ignoring and and just figured maybe a board issue... but then today i decided to enable the feature that allows the igp and my...
  3. xBruce88x

    So who's using Windows 10? Thoughts?

    So i've been using windows 10 for a while now on my work desktop... and I've been pretty happy with it... until today. Seems they've released an update that took a good 30 min or so to install... and now every time I launch a full screen game the start menu for whatever reason decides to open on...
  4. xBruce88x

    Opening New Computer Shop!

    Well... I've had a great opportunity present itself recently. I've always wanted to open my own shop or at the least work at a computer shop. Well... I asked about a job and the guy said sorry... I'm closing up soon. I thought for a second and asked... you willing to sell what you got here? In...
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    Very Slow IPv4 upload rates... and a fix!

    I've been having trouble with this for a few days now and finally found a fix... stumbled across it on another site and thought i'd share it. Post/message 10 from http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Basic-Internet-Connectivity-And/Very-slow-IPv4-upload-speed/td-p/1984229 It also worked for my Killer...
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    MSI Nightblade Z97 - cpu cooler

    Just grabbed me this barebones kit... I tried installing an AIO liquid cooling kit but it wouldn't mount to the socket due to some parts on the board being in the way. right now i have the stock cooler on (haven't fired it up yet.. still working on the system) and was wondering what the best...
  7. xBruce88x

    Vintage Magnavox speakers

    I need some help figuring out just what these things can handle power wise. right now they're running off my ghetto modded sub unit but i think they could do better with more power. I think they're only getting about 10w or so. they ran pretty good off an old record player i had... before it got...
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    Bulletstorm: menu glitch

    I'm having the most frustrating glitch with the game menu... I can't change most of the video options in the game menu. It's acting like I'm holding down the left arrow key when I try to adjust any settings like resolution or texture detail, etc. This is very frustrating since it forces...
  9. xBruce88x

    [US] Deep Silver - Metro Last Light for ONE CENT $0.01

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Deep-Silver---Metro%3A-Last-Light-%28Digital-Download%29/9592148.p?skuId=9592148&productCategoryId=pcmcat50300050014&id=1219046650885 Just ordered mine, waiting on the email.
  10. xBruce88x

    Star Wars 1313 no more, Disney kills off Lucas Arts

    Wasn't sure where to put this so here it is... http://www.techoftomorrow.com/2013/news/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-cancels-star-wars-1313-lays-off-150-employees/ If you were looking forward to anything from Lucas Arts... don't. Its gone... forever... in a galaxy far far away. Disney now...
  11. xBruce88x

    connecting older hd tv to pc

    I found an older sony trinitron wega hd tv. Its a 34 inch capable of 720p and 1080i. Right now I have it connected via red green blue cables and another set of audio for sound. It works ok but there is the issue of overscan. I can't turn it off. I used the nvidia control panel to compensate...
  12. xBruce88x

    My quick review of a GT 640

    Well today I went to Fry's and my room mate picked up a GT 640 for playing Star Wars the Old Republic. We got a 2GB model from MSI. So far its running the game on highest settings at 1280x800 with high AA on his TV. It looks pretty good and runs between 35 and 60fps depending on number of...
  13. xBruce88x

    Folding@Home hates minecraft

    So apparently Folding@Home's GPU client and minecraft just don't get along. I was playing the free sandbox version... the java web version... and my PPD was pretty low. I looked and saw that it kept getting an UNSTABLE_MACHINE error. So I deleted the data and tried again.. still no luck. Finally...
  14. xBruce88x

    8800GT cooler upgrade mini-log

    stopped by TigerDirect asking about a job today and picked up a gpu cooler while i was there, it was only $16 :) the before temps... in an air conditioned room 68-70ish def F. and the new cooler The gpu before the new cooler installed in my PC. I'll post more pics when i'm done! :)
  15. xBruce88x

    Contest! Win Hard Reset!

    Ok, like the title says, this is a contest to win a free copy of Hard Reset, via Steam. I won an extra copy during the holiday stuff on Steam a while back, and I really don't need a 2nd copy lol. I haven't redeemed it yet, its still tradable, i.e. I can gift it to someone on Steam. This is my...
  16. xBruce88x

    16x and 4x PCI-e 16 slots

    what's with soo many boards that have 2 fullsize 16x slot but the 2nd can only do 4x period? why can't they just have both do 8x when running multi gpu? :shadedshu
  17. xBruce88x

    Motherboard or cpu bad?

    Thought i'd get some opinions on this. For w/e reason I started getting BSOD and hard crashes. I tried resetting the BIOS several times and to no avail. So, finally, I decided to pull a stick of ram just for the hell of it out of the first slot... its been running stable ever since, however it...
  18. xBruce88x

    [US] Newegg 5-egg Hall of Fame sale

    Newegg is doing a big sale on 10 of their best reviewed products with free shipping, many others too. Pic is a link...
  19. xBruce88x

    [FT][US] Trading Hard Reset for Left 4 Dead 2 via Steam

    I won an extra copy of Hard Reset on Steam that I don't really need. It's currently selling for $9.99. I'd like to trade for Left 4 Dead 2, which is the same price of $9.99... Yea I know you could just buy Hard Reset for yourself and be done with it, but I was just wondering if someone could...
  20. xBruce88x

    Motherboard not detecting PCI-E video cards

    My friend just got the rest of his parts in today for his new build. the parts are, In Win Griffin, 8GB red Rip Jaws, Gigabyte HD 6850, Core i5 2500k, and the mobo is an Asus p8z68-v lx, and the psu is a TX650 from corsair. We've tried everything we could think of to get the 6850 to work. we...
  21. xBruce88x

    Drive space usage reporting off by 10gb+

    OK first to clear this up... i'm not talking about the whole... "I formatted my 500GB hard drive but I only have 490ish to use". i know what that is and this problem is not it. so a friend of mine has set 75GB as a partition for his C: drive. He says that when he click on the drive properties...
  22. xBruce88x

    my latest dumpster diving results...

    Well a while back a friend of mine went "dumpster diving" and handed me some laptops. He said he'd like to fix some of the newer models and sell them, though no luck with those. out of the bunch were a couple dells (one is a inspiron 1525 with a T2370 cpu and good screen, but the system is...
  23. xBruce88x

    Reviving my rigs...

    Well the other day I had a little spending money (after saving to fix my car... clutch, trans. mount, bushings, A/C stuff... gas) and took a trip to Tiger Direct! All the images were taken using a Motorola Atrix 4G, the camera seems to make use of the accelerometor, since it automatically...
  24. xBruce88x

    8800GT Baked to perfection!

    A while back I posted a thread about some loots I got from my friend who pulled it from the trash... http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139530 well one of the items was an 8800GT 512mb card. The thing was non-functional in every system we tested it in. I decided to hold on...
  25. xBruce88x

    Issue with TPU GPU database?

    i gotta ask. which is right? the TPU GPU database lists the GT430 as only having 4 rops, while the gpu-z screenshots i've looked up show 16. Also, for the GT 440, the TPU gpu database lists the GT440 as having 24rops/144shaders (which when i first saw that i got really excited b/c i can get a...
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