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    CSS God

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    Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.7GHz
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    MSI Z77 Mpower
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz
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    EVGA GTX 780 Classified, ASUS GTX 650 Ti 1GB Twin-Fan
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Black w/ Window
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    1x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB, 1x WD Green 3TB, 4x WD Blue 1TB, 4x WD Green 1TB
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    Corsair AX750 (Fully Modular)
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    24" Dell P2414H (1080p IPS), 23" Acer X223HQ (1080p TN)
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    Noctua NH-D14
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    Ducky Shine 3 with Cherry MX Blues w/ White LEDs
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    Logitech Performance MX and Corsair Vengeance M65
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    Corsair Vengeance 2100, Logitech x530
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

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    Scotland

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  1. iphone

    I don't want a bezel-free iPhone. I'm glad Apple are one of the few manufacturers who haven't decided to get rid of the bezels yet. For ergonomics, bezels are just sort of necessary. When you get rid of them as much as the S8 does there's barely anywhere to hold the phone securely. It's one of the reasons I got rid of my Galaxy S6 Edge. What I'd like to see on the iPhone 8 is support for the Apple Pencil (on the Plus model anyway), or at least the implementation of a Wacom digitizer. I used to use my Note 2 quite often for doodling and note taking and I'd love to be able to do the same on my iPhone, but I can't stand capacitive styli and from what I've read most other solutions suffer from pretty bad input latency.
  2. How disgusting. This is a huge overstep of their authority, I feel. (The Department of Homeland Security, I mean.)
  3. I was playing the game a few days ago and noticed the performance issues too. Curiously, my GPU usage sat at around 80% or so and my overall CPU usage fluctuated between around 15 - 50%. But when I looked at core utilisation I noticed that core 2 was pinned at 100% use pretty much the entire time. Changing the game's resolution even down to 480p resulted in only a 4fps improvement because the game was being CPU limited. Which is pretty amusing when it's running on a 3770k @ 4.7GHz. Assuming I'm not the only one this is happening to, they're definitely not threading the game properly. The load should be much more evenly distributed. Hopefully they'll fix it soon.
  4. That's enough of that; locked. Throwing insults around is not acceptable. Be helpful and respectful, and if you can't do that... don't reply at all.
  5. Locked. I'm afraid we don't allow advertisement or self-promotion of this kind of thing. Good luck with the challenge, however.
  6. I've merged both of your threads on this. Please don't post multiple threads about the same thing, it's better to post it together in a single topic.
  7. Locked. Please don't post the same topic multiple times. The original topic is still open and available for people to post in. We don't mind people bumping their own thread as long as they don't go over the top. Certainly it's preferable to bump one thread every now and again (no more than once every 24 hours, I'd say) than it is to submit the thread multiple times.
  8. Could you provide examples of this? I've heard this accusation multiple times and have yet to see an example of it.
  9. It heavily damaged the value of the pound, caused many companies to contemplate moving their base of operations to outside of the UK, already having an impact on the influx of foreign students studying in the UK, already having an impact on science funding confidence if not actual levels quite yet. And all of that before Article 50 has even been invoked. How has it allowed us to make strides towards being a more successful state? We've traded a position of relative power and authority within a strong union of allied countries for having a tiny bit more control over our own countries - most of the power we sought to get from leaving the EU is power we already have, it's just that our Government haven't wielded it properly. At the very least Brexit has divided the United Kingdom into two very clear sides - Scotland and Northern Ireland who strongly want to remain in the EU, and Wales and England who want to leave. I see no positives having come from Brexit yet, and I doubt we'll be seeing any soon.
  10. @Enderman @Nicholatian Tone down the hostility. It's unnecessary to throw insults at each other; either discuss your difference of opinion in a civil fashion or don't bother responding at all. And to be clear, this works both ways - accusing people of being a fanboy because they don't agree with your opinion isn't acceptable, and nor is telling them they must 'open their mind' just because they view things differently. Your opinion is not law. Keep it civil or the thread will be locked.
  11. Welcome!
  12. As long as you have a decent power supply (which you do, though a lot of people will want to argue otherwise) and you're not pushing your computer way beyond its acceptable limits (running CPU at a high voltage, CPU running at really high tempereatures etc), your computer should be fine running for extended periods of time. You might want to see if you can contact your ISP to enquire about your connection speed though. Sometimes they can fiddle with your line remotely to get you better speeds, if you're lucky.
  13. I don't hate Apple, and I generally like their products. That said, I entirely disagree with (and dislike) some of their design decisions. Their design focus is just in the wrong places at times. Apple used to be a company focused on the important things - user experience, creating practical and tangible uses for existing technology and functionality, making technology more simple and straightforward to use. But they're starting to reach a point now where they're going down the opposite path. Their decision to remove the headphone jack provides an inherently worse experience for users, as does the decision to limit battery life to accommodate making their devices less than a millimetre thinner. The iPhone 6, 6S and 7 all have far too little battery capacity - less than 2000mAh on a modern phone is ridiculous. iPhones may be more power efficient than most Android devices, but the difference is not great enough to make up for this inadequacy. The Samsung Galaxy S7 manages to contain a larger battery than the 7 Plus in spite of being only marginally larger than the 7. If Apple would give up with their relentless determination to make their phones as slim as possible, the non-Plus model iPhones would have adequate battery life. iOS started off life as a fantastic mobile Operating System. It was incomparable to anything else at the time - attractive, efficient, responsive, simple and most importantly intuitive. But over the years they've added so much more functionality, so many new features and so many new applications that it's a much messier experience. The functionality is great - but the interface was not originally designed with it in mind so they've had to figure out new ways of adding to the UI to accommodate the functionality. As a result you've got an absurd number of interaction levels, button combinations and navigational complexity to consider as a user. The home button, once dedicated to being just a home button, is now responsible for accessing your multitasking tray, Siri and even accessibility controls. But you can also switch between apps by using 3D touch at the edge of the screen. You have a notification dropdown available by swiping from the top of the screen - but also a quick controls centre available by swiping from the bottom. Quick controls used to be one pane with all controls easily accessible; now it's 2, with music controls separated from the rest. iOS, in my opinion, needs a fundamental overhaul in user interface design. They need to carefully consider how to better design the OS so as to allow functionality to be more easily and more intuitively accessible. Perhaps they could consider the implementation of a gesture based control system like BlackBerry 10 which I find to be significantly more responsive, efficient and simple.
  14. Let this be a warning to those participating in this thread, or any other: If you are unable or unwilling to assist the OP with their question, do not bother responding. If all you want to do is post to ridicule them or insult them, don't bother. If any more insults are thrown around, this thread will be locked.
  15. Moved to the Storage Devices section.