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plaxus

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About plaxus

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    NJ

Gaming Info

  • IGN
    plaxus
  • Steam
    kenwood720
  • Battlelog ID
    kenwood720

System Specs

  • OS
    Win 8.1
  • Mobo
    x79 Sabertooth
  • Processor
    3820
  • Graphics
    970
  • PSU
    750
  • RAM
    32
  • Storage
    120GB SSD
  • Audio
    Stock
  • Monitor
    27" Samsung 2ms
  • Case
    1200
  • Peripherals
    GX518
  • Speed Test
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/3214976941.png

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  1. CPU i7 CORE

    i7 3820 2001 chipset 3+ years ago.  Still now signs of slowing with anything I do.  32GB ram, nvidia 970, SSD, etc.
  2. Hyper threading

    I have been rocking I7 since 920, now running 3820 2001 chipset.  Never looked back. 
  3. Yeah Samsung!!!!!   It's not a tough design decision.  
  4. SSD (Solid State Drive) Tweak Guide

    @[member='Friskies']  Backups...  
  5. SSD (Solid State Drive) Tweak Guide

    Sadly, I don't think I have the option of changing this.  I will take the suggestion next time.
  6. XBMC, Kodi, etc

    @[member='lvcircuit']  Setup in 10 minutes?   I'm guessing you know Linux a little more than me. :D
  7. I would recommend a 256GB SSD Samung Evo for boot and programs and install all games to a large HDD.   For sure, get a 970 and a RAM upgrade.  Nothing wrong with 7 and a SSD.  I ran it for 4-5 years before switching to 8.1.   Way faster than it was with the 1TB HDD I had.   This is one of my favorite SSD tweak guides.  http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide I follow most but not all options.
  8. 94 degrees C?    Try resetting bios to erase any possible incorrect overclock settings.  @[member='Faustulus']
  9. Energy Efficency tips

    This would be best for existing equipment.   http://www.amazon.com/P3-P4400-Electricity-Usage-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU
  10. Energy Efficency tips

    @[member='Tygersthunder'] That's a tough question.  Try using sleep mode with it if you want to save energy.  That will be your best bet with any equipment that's not being used as a server. 
  11. My first thought it to look for bulged capacitors.    That is the leading cause of what you described.     Newegg reviews report of many boards dying as well.   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421   Might be time for a new board.
  12. I mainly repair computer in homes.  Have been doing it since 1998.   I have only come across 2 gaming oriented laptops.  Both were Alienware.  The first was Alienware before Dell got it's hands on it.   This one has OS issues and it needs to be reformatted so not a hardware issues.  The second was a recent Dell alienware machine which seemed nice but had bezel issues.    So to answer your question, I have only worked on the Alienware computers before.  Personally if a client asked me what to buy, I would choose the safe route and tell them to purchase Alienware as my reputation is on the line.  I could not simply suggest one of the many other companies out there that claim to have the next best gaming laptop. Even if the "Internet" reviews said something was good.   If I have money to throw around, sure take a gamble.  Some customers never listen to my advice and do what they want anyway.
  13. XBMC, Kodi, etc

    @[member='CipherLogic']  Nice and simple.  I used to do that but felt I needed more.   That method wasn't really passing the wife test and I wanted to also be able to sort and watch trailers.  I also like sending youtube videos from my phone to the XBMC.   I know there are a lot of other solutions out there but I figured I would try something new and learn more about linux in the process.  
  14. XBMC, Kodi, etc

    @[member='Bromance']  I already run a couple of websites so adding the XBMC database to this server was a no brainer.  
  15. @[member='lordhi']  That would work well with a child's hand.  So small.  
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