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  1. No I built it. The Alien head isn't alienware, just something I bought. It's actually a metallic badge for your car. I just thought it looked more fitting on the case. The only thing that is actually new is the case, mobo and ram. I plan to get a GTX 1080 this year and put in it, mostly because I plan to get a Vive VR sometime and will need more GPU power.
  2. No it's not upside down, the case is designed so that the graphics card is on top and can be seen through the plexi glass window...as seen on first pic. It has a liquid cooler, the pump is under the PSU and the cooler is down on the bottom. The SSD card is on the front as shown in the first pic. The emblem is an alien head with red eyes though it's hard to see. Yes it's ITX with an SFX psu. Specs: i7 4790 GTX 970 16 gigs ram Here is an another view, maybe it won't look as confusing.
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    Windows 10

    Written more securely? ...now insert the words "determined criminals" in there and see if patching would change any...oh, yeah, every new OS version is more secure but the patches keep coming don't they?. Technically, there is no such thing as secure while on the grid, about as much as there exists perfect code. There are plenty of Linux vulnerabilities discovered, patched and delivered like any OS, 5 this month alone just for Ubuntu. Code can be injected through exploits without you doing anything allowing arbitrary code execution. You might be super careful with what you execute on your
  4. SoulFly

    Windows 10

    That's OEM. I was referring to retail in stores. I don't want to order it online when I can just run 5 minutes down the road and pick it up. Since stores don't carry it yet, I assume there is a release date of sorts?
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    Windows 10

    When will the boxed version be in stores? I haven't found it anywhere.
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    Windows 10

    I just pre ordered a W10 laptop for the wife. I'll grab a retail copy for mine later on at some point. I'm glad it will have trackpad gestures, I'll just have to wait and see how well they do on Mac pro laptops.
  7. I never did get one, I probably would end up never using it after the novelty wore off so glad I didn't. I already own a few things that I regretted after the immediate fun wore off. Like my PS4 for starters, haven't turned it on since February.
  8. Wow that G3 looks really impressive. Looks like it would work out to around $700 a year but the only service plan available is a family plan and appears to be 1 gb plan. I don't want to get it then realize later that 1gb isn't enough. At least it doesn't sound like much for a whole month.
  9. I think I may go with the Nexus 5 (32gb) for $400 and use Ting. Wish it had a bigger screen, the Galaxy S4 is the only other decent option from what they have but it's not new and older version of Android. The Galaxy note 3 is $700 and I'm not even sure if it even has phone capability or if it's just a tablet. But If I use data saving techniques and HTTrack as much as possible, I don't think I'll use much data or I'll limit it to what I want to pay. I have kindle so I could always download some books on wifi and read them later as well instead of watching YT. So for this first year it might co
  10. How do I find out if any particular phone has that feature to disable once I hit my limit? Is there a specific name for it? So far atm, I'm looking pretty heavily at Ting.com. I could buy one of their phones but their selection of phones seems pretty limited and from there I'm taking it that I will pay for what I use with no hidden stuff. I also had a great idea, I could use this android app called HTTrack and download a few gigs of internet stuff from home on my wifi and use that to browse when needed instead of using as much data. It would help anyway so maybe I should try to find one w
  11. Another question. I don't get the cons vs pros of contract plans vs no contract. Maybe if someone could break that down for me that would be great. Also, when they say unlimited data...is it really unlimited? How much is the regulatory fees? Anything else I should know in general cause I literally have no clue about this stuff. I just know that if I were to have one, I'd want the largest screen and ability to access internet without worrying about hidden costs or overage charges unless it wouldn't likely be too expensive.
  12. So basically even 2.0 gb data plan isn't much use. There are times when I may have 2 or 3 hours of downtime. I'm sure there may be times where I would visit a lot of sites or watch more than 30 minutes of video. So how do people watch netflix and do so much online with their cell phones? Or do they just pay $100 + a month? The last I want to do is worry all the time about my data consumption and I assume there never is any carry over so it's a use it or lose it kind of thing? Oh and also what about Ting.com? Would it make more sense to buy a phone full price and use their service? apparen
  13. So I know nothing about them. I started considering one just to get online at work when I have downtime or to use GPS to find job sites cause I work in construction. But I really have no clue how much data I would use, Like how much data is it just to watch a YT video? So I wanted to know what anyone thinks of this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pcat17071&type=page&st=pcmcat211300050006_categoryid%24pcmcat209400050001&sc=Global&nrp=15&sp=&qp=carrier_facet%3DCarrier~AT%26T%5Ecurrentpricemobile_facet%3DPrice~%241.00&usc=All+Categories&br
  14. *casts master level 80 thread resurrection spell* Had mine for a couple of weeks now, I don't think the UI is any better, if anything I find it more cluttered and a tad slower cause it loads a lot of stuff from the cloud. Old one felt more organized but whatever, it's a nice system and glad it can download updates while suspended. Game suspend will be another nice feature once it's released. If nothing else, it's certainly more streamlined than PC gaming while boasting very similar visuals in a much smaller and quieter package.
  15. ^Have to draw lines somewhere at some point.
  16. I gradually lost interest in hardware and overclocking. Recently broke down the desktop and peripherals, got a Macbook Pro and a PS4 for gaming. No regrets, it just started to feel pointless so figured it was time to simplify my computing lifestyle and be a little more eficient while clearing some space. I just need to get around to selling the parts.
  17. This registry entry will put shutdown options in the context menu. Right click on the desktop and you will now see options to choose a shutdown command which is much faster than some other methods without the need to make a shortcut in the start menu. (restart,sleep,shutdown,shutdown(hybrid) Copy text below and open "Notepad". Paste it then "save as" "all types" **shutdown**.reg. Name it whatever just make sure you add the .reg extension and set it to save as any file type. Now just double click the entry to add it. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDesktopB
  18. Kinda big. That size i'd rather just have a laptop. 16:9 isn't it? No way i'd want to read digital mags and books. Android in VM...skeptical of how it will really perform compared to how it otherwise would have. Also skeptical about how great all those android apps look when stretched to 3k. That is one thing I do prefer about ipad, the apps are designed with the resolution in mind or updated to support native and plus it's the perfect size for reading stuff. I'm still on a first gen ipad, so it's about time to upgrade but think I would rather wait for the Ipad 5. I'm also skeptical of how
  19. Which ones? So far I have found none. However it should be noted that there are literally dozens upon dozens of games that didn't run on specific MS OS's and also everyone's experience with games stability or operation can be different despite similar OS. Lots of factors come into play. I have over 98 Steam games, over 3000 older emulated games, they all seem to work fine in Win8, Actually I had trouble with NFS: undercover in Win7 but did run fine for WIn8, again it could be lots of other things cause that and it's usually anything but the OS itself.
  20. Windows 8, like any OS, is never faster if you don't want it to be faster. If you only look for negatives, that is all you will find. That applies to anything in life though. However many W8 users might be interested in "modernmix" by Stardock. I really like it, it makes "metro" apps windowed and on the desktop, completely resizable and includes min/max/exit buttons. The apps feel more natural and part of the desktop and not as visually jarring as before. It's $5 cheap chump change and worth it imo. As a heavy gamer myself, I very much like the speed of the OS, feels a little lighter overa
  21. Free Windows 8 for dummies E-book from Dell. http://marketing.dell.com/windows-8-ebook You don't have to use you're real info when filling out the form. This should be a useful guide for System Builders to include for you're customers, seeing as how some may find W8's new UI confusing.
  22. Never had an interest in Surface until i saw "the making of Surface" video. I was amazed how the keyboard sticks so strongly to the tablet. I figure they must use Neodymium magnets, but may be annoying to take the keyboard off. Liking the color schemes of them too though for $100 kb, kinda stuck with whatever color you choose. I have a 1st gen Ipad, use it everyday but aside from keeping the apps i paid for and the higher res screen, not as much incentive to get an Ipad 3 considering the prices between them are the same and with Surface i would get the KB and built in kicksta
  23. I now went through qiute a number of various commands regarding video drivers. Out of the several commands for restarting x server, only one particular functioned which seemed odd as they say any of those would work. So it seemed no method ordriver version actually makes it function. I also noticed i lost my clock and running tasks on far right side for no reason seemingly. So i gave ubuntu a shot using dvd, but now back to same issue i had from usb on mint, fedora...etc Where mint would run with uefi off but only from dvd, this one wont on either, nor usb Non uefi, i can make it to a b
  24. seems xorg.conf was created...whatever that is. just out of curiosity i also typed in sudo nvidia.xconfig but resulted in "command not found" either way, still no functioning driver. It is a 5800gtx which fairly new, so perhaps there just is no support for it.
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