Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation
Hey guys, just letting you know:
I've made a repair on my old X360 and have it plugged into my computer's speaker system and one of my monitors. I should be grinding more points more frequently now. I was never got around to beating one of my favorite games on the hardest setting (Infinite Undescovery on Infinity). I'm starting to play it now, but I still might watch YT or something on the computer. I've got dual monitors, so even though my 360 is on one, I've still got another.
No worries, sir. You can leave the folding client running in the background if all you are doing is watching YT or web browsing. The only time I turn mine off is if I'm gaming or doing something that is really resource intensive, so you should be just fine. Thanks for the update, though, and sorry for the slow response, I was tied up with other things all weekend.
On a side note (how I spent my weekend), my mother-in-law gave me her old 32" flatscreen TV (similar to this guy - http://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-SK-32H240S-32-Inch-LCD-HDTV/dp/B000NIK9WS/ref=sr_1_2?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1376926317&sr=1-2&keywords=westinghouse+32+inch+tv
) because she was having issues with it shutting off after a few minutes. I brought it home and after doing some research found that it was most likely a blown capacitor, so I thought I would just open it up and try to fix it myself (since she replaced it and was just going to junk it anyway). I've never done anything like that before, so I thought I would give it a go.
So I took the entire thing apart (for as big as they are, there really isn't much to a TV) and checked all the capacitors. They were all fine, none were blow, had bad connections, nothing. Everything actually looked just fine with both boards in it. So I put it back together thinking that it would still not work, but low and behold, it worked all day yesterday with no issues! So I just got a free 32" TV (720P but hey, it was free) that I will add to my monitor bank!! Right now I have it hooked up to my laptop and was using it to play poker and watch YT videos on. Really not bad, even for 720.
Now, my goal is to get this monitor stand (http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Monitor-Standing-Supports-002-0023/dp/B006JGG9FE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=116BWJWYERHCC&coliid=I182Q1O09PI95M
) in the next couple of months, mount all 6 of my current monitors on it, then put the 32" next to those as yet another screen. Yeah, I think I'm going a little overboard on my screens...
Actually I found the exact TV, it's about 3-4 years old, so nothing fancy, but here it is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824234002
.Edited by WonderMutt - 8/19/13 at 8:42am