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Major Snafu 13

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About Major Snafu 13

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    Male
  • Location:
    Lawrenceville, GA

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    major-snafu-13
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    major-snafu-13
  1. Will You be upgrading to Windows 8

    You want a 40 second boot time. Windows 7 64 bit on a SSD. The cards have dropped to about 1$ per Gig. The motherboard I have, an Asus Maximus V, has a mSATA slot. The SSD is a daughter card on my MB. My Windows 7 boot partition is dedicated to it. 256 GB in size. Average cold boot is less than 40 seconds. Newegg ADATA XPG SX300 ASX300S3-256GM-C mSATA 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211664"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211664[/url]
  2. Need more USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports ?

    I recently built a new system that includes both Intel and ASMedia USB 3.0 chipsets. Thinking that this would not be a problem I connected my Adaptec USB 2.0 hub which sits on my desk and connects my keyboard, mouse, and gamepad to my computer. After a while and a MB chipset driver update, I started to experience USB connection issues mainly upon Windows 7 startup. After repeated USB failures and cold boots, I decided it was time for my seven port Adaptec USB 2.0 hub to go (over 5 years old). Shopping around I noticed that the options for multi-port USB 3.0 hubs were slim pickins. Mainly 4 and 7 port versions. The 7 port hubs almost always had operational foot notes or caveats. I finally discovered something that stood out and was new in the market. Check this out: Manahattan Mondo 28 port USB 2.0 & 3.0 hub w/power. I ordered this USB hub and it is now running on one of my MB Intel USB 3.0 ports with no problems. The hub has (24) USB 2.0 ports and (4) USB 3.0 ports. You can turn off/on each USB port separately with a push button. Major Snafu
  3. Better Cooling For i5-3570K

    My temps were underload at the time. I was playing BF3 at the time I took the screen shot. I neglected to say I also have 8 fans in my case, a Corsair 600T. (2) on top above the H100 radiator pulling, (4) on the access door pushing, (1) back pushing, and (1) in front pulling. The MB controlls all the fans, an Asus Maximus V Extreme. Most of the time the fans run at 43% RPM or less in quiet mode. Compared to my previous Danger Den water cooled system which sounded like a jet taking off, my present system is super quite. Major Snafu
  4. Recommended Headsets?

    One week ago, I finally gave up waiting for the Asus Vucan Pro 7.1 USB Spitfire to release in NA. You can find them in the EU and AUS. [url="http://rog.asus.com/audio/headsets/vulcan-pro/"]http://rog.asus.com/audio/headsets/vulcan-pro/[/url] I purchased a pair of Sennheiser PC 360 and I am extremely pleased with them. My research took me to two recommendations a) Sennheiser PC 360 and Astro A40. Both were comparable in the YouTube reviews except for one difference the Astro was better on the bass end and the Sennheiser was better on the treble end. Astro [url="http://www.astrogaming.com/a40-headset-astro-edition"]http://www.astrogaming.com/a40-headset-astro-edition[/url] Sennheiser [url="http://www.sennheiserusa.com/pc-professional-gamer-gaming-headset-noise-cancelling-pc-soundcard_504122"]http://www.sennheiserusa.com/pc-professional-gamer-gaming-headset-noise-cancelling-pc-soundcard_504122[/url] I like the Sennheisers for the HD surround drivers, large ear cups, and velvet lining. They are extremely comfortable to wear for an extended duration. I decided to also buy a soundcard with a headset amp. [color=#D3D3D3]My purchase was the [font="Times New Roman","serif"][size=3]Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Pro Sound Card SB1356.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#D3D3D3][font="Times New Roman","serif"][size=3]Major Snafu[/size][/font][/color]
  5. Better Cooling For i5-3570K

    I too have an i5-3570k and I cool it with a Corsair H100 in a Corsair 600T case. Here are my cooling temps: [attachment=748:Corsair H100 CPU Temperatures.png] Major Snafu
  6. Sound cards?

    I recently (3 days ago) upgraded my Asus Maximus V Extreme sound (Realtek HD onboard) to [font="Times New Roman"][size="3"][color="#000000"] [/color][/size][/font] [font="Verdana","sans-serif"][size=2]Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Pro Sound Card SB1356 [/size][/font][font="Times New Roman"][/font][font="Times New Roman"][size="3"][color="#000000"] [/color][/size][/font] [font="Verdana","sans-serif"][size=2]Sennheiser PC 360 Headset for Pro Gaming[/size][/font] [font="Verdana","sans-serif"][size=2][color=#FFF0F5]mainly because I needed a new headset and Creative's maturity with EAX, Directsound 3D, and Alchemy. HD suround is extremely crystal clear and 360 degree. I am extremely pleased with this combination. It works great on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. No issues.[/color][/size][/font] [font="Verdana","sans-serif"][size=2][color=#FFF0F5]Sincerely,[/color][/size][/font] [font="Verdana","sans-serif"][size=2][color=#FFF0F5]Major Snafu[/color][/size][/font]
  7. My introduction - Jon from Atlanta, GA aka Major-Snafu-13

    As a follow up, here are some of my favorite travel and recreation photos: Red Rock Canyon Nevada ATC Tour [sharedmedia=core:attachments:536][sharedmedia=core:attachments:535][sharedmedia=core:attachments:534] Germany - Me next to Marx and Lenin in former East Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie, and belting a cold one down in Potsdam [attachment=537:Berlin (2).jpg][attachment=538:Berlin.jpg][attachment=542:Potsdam Germany.jpg] Hunting in South Georgia [attachment=539:Georgia Hog Hunting (2).jpg][attachment=540:Georgia Hog Hunting (3).jpg][attachment=541:Georgia Hog Hunting.jpg] Class 5 Rapids in North Caorilna [attachment=544:Class 5.jpg][attachment=543:Class 5 (2).jpg][attachment=545:Class 5 (3).jpg] My Favorite - Co-pilot of a 1925 Ford Tri-motor [attachment=546:Ford Tri-motor.jpg]
  8. Hello, My name is Jon aka Major-Snafu-13 and I live in metro Atlanta, GA. I am 48 years old and married with two children, who are college age now. I am a senior network engineer and solutions architect with 20+ years of experience with a global manufacturer of data networking and UC equipment. My long time hobby has been building personal PCs since the late 80s. My first one being an Intel 286 w/DRDOS. Now, they are high-end gaming PCs for personal use. My current machine to date is: Corsair CC600TM Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Case CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply ASUS Crosshair V Formula/ThunderBolt AMD 990FX AMD FX-8120 Processor - Eight Core G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) Two EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card SLI Bridged ASUS VG236 120 hz Nividia 3D Hitachi 3TB Serial ATA Hard Drive SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Blu-ray Razer Blackwidow Ultimate R.A.T. 7 Cyber Snipa gamepad Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT Throughout the 80's, 90's and 21 century, I have played Internet games from their earliest releases to what they are today. I prefer FPS. I don't always dwell on this so I try and balance my interests towards other hobbies as well i.e. flying (private pilot), white water rafting, and travelling. I'll see about posting some of my more interesting pictures from my latest escapades as soon as can i.e. co-pilot in a 1929 Ford Tri-motor, sky diving on my 45 birthday in December, rafting on class 5 rapids in NC, and hog hunting in South Georgia, etc. Sincerely, Major-Snafu-13 aka Jon
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