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Battle Of Kings Creative X Fi Vs Asus Xonar

Introduction After trolling many, many years on forums for info on sound cards, you will eventually get the impression that two sound card makers reign supreme in gaming circles. Yes, that's right, I'm talking about Creative and Asus. (Sorry other makers, I'll get back to you. Particularly HT Omega...) So today, what I'd thought I'd do is write a shoot-out/review of Creative's and Asus' flagship soundcards, the X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty and the Xonar Essence STX (Oops, I almost wrote GTX there). (You can skip this if you want. Its not important.) So lets start with... read more

Asus Mylogo2

Quote: Originally Posted by Dorianime OK. So I've been wanting to make a custom post/boot (whatever it's called?) Image logo for a while and after roughly ten hours i did! I went with the recommended 640x480 dimensions and only used colors within the 256 colors. according to The manual it says must be below 150k ok.. My Jpeg says to be 123Kb , is that the same? and can i trust the update? BIOS Update custom Splash tutorial Sweet! So ever since I got my Asus Motherboard build I’ve been wanting to fully customize it. I remember reading... read more

Top 10 Reasons Why Competitive Swimming Sucks

Before I start writing all these reasons why I hate this sport, let me say that I am a competitive swimmer, and these opinions aren't coming out of no where. I swim for my school in the winter swimming program. The season started in late November and ended mid-February. The season was 2 and 1 half months long, and without a doubt those were the hardest 2 and 1 half months of my life. We practiced daily from 3:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. For these 2 and 1 half months I had no life other than school and practice. I usually got home at 6:30, and by then I was so sore and tired I... read more

Hyperthreading Explained

I've noticed some misinformation about HyperThreading and how it works so I'm going to attempt to explain it. In doing so I tradeoff simplicity for a bit of accuracy but I think it's a reasonable summary. HyperThreading…what is it? Basically, HyperThreading is just Intel’s marketing term for their implementation of Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT, for short). SMT literally means executing two threads simultaneously on a single processing core. In reality, the name SMT is used mostly for historical reasons as two threads never actually execute simultaneously on the... read more

The Case Of Pc Stuttering

Run-time problems with RAM can be tricky to diagnose. Not dead RAM because if the RAM is dead the computer simply won’t start. The issue here is failing RAM. In this case, failing RAM causing PC stuttering. What’s PC stuttering? It’s when one’s PC abruptly and abnormally pauses for a very short time interval, say maybe a few milliseconds. How can we tell? Sometimes, it may not show at all, but when stuttering happens it can be seen through the display on a monitor. What does it look like? It may appear differently for others, but on my computer it happened... read more

7 Constitutional Isomers Of The Cycloalkane With The Forumla C6h12

1) 1,2-dimethylcyclobutane 2) 1,3-dimethylcyclobutane 3) methylcyclopentane 4) 1-ethyl-2-methylcyclopropane 5) isopropylcyclopropane or cycloisopropylpropane 6) cyclohexane 7) 1,2,3-trimethylcyclopropane What do you guys think read more

Antec Three Hundred Vs An Outdated Pc Case

I've recently bought an Antec Three Hundred chassis to upgrade my nearly a decade old INTER-TECH 2011. I decided to do a small test and see if a modern case actually makes a noticeable difference in cooling. Everyone buys "gaming cases" these days and even install additional fans to boot, but will it actually make a difference for a humble system like mine? For example, I added a rear exhaust fan to my PC, but it didn't result in any noticeable temperature decrease. But of course, my old case doesn't even have intake fans, so perhaps it doesn't create good airflow. The... read more

Windows 7 Bootcamp Slow Down Fix

http://viperfx07.blogspot.com/2010/0...n-windows.html Just putting it in my blog so I don't forget about it read more

Project Extreme

Log 15.01.2012 Hi all, After some thinging of doing new upgrades to my rig, I finally ended on the fact that I wanted to build a new rig from scratch - as I do find that more fun. I've spent a few days looking at reviews and other users opinion on various components and such, and compared them in my mind in relation to what the new rig will be used for. Obviously, as this will be my new main rig, it will have to cover most areas - since I do both heavy gaming, video editing and at times heavy photo rendering and other various things in Photoshop among other more heavy... read more

[Op-ed/Opinion] Why AMD needs an R9 280 or R9 270XT tweaked Tahiti Pro /Tahiti LE rebrand and fast.

The current state of the market is quite odd. The holidays have gone already and R9 290X, R9 290, and R9 280X are all pushing ludicrous prices , asking $50-100 over MSRP. The second issue is power draw. R9 280X, R9 290, R9 290X have over 250W peak power draw. The R9 270X is a badly priced SKU simply because aftermarket versions are running too high a premium over the R9 270 aftermarket versions. There is no discernible difference other than power delivery and market segmentation. R9 270s typically pack fewer power phases due to the 150W TDP limit in place due to the... read more

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