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About Saladin

  • Title
    Full of Bad Ideas
  • Birthday Sep 06, 1985

Profile Information

  • Location
    Los Angeles, Ca USA
  • Gender
  • Interests
    3rd person shooters (Currently: Splinter Cell Black List (working on Perfectionist Ghost), Tomb Raider)
    Strategy (Currently: FTL: Advanced Edition (trying for all ships on Normal))
    MMORPG (Currently: Wild Star Online; Formerly: STO, EQ, EQ2, WOW, GW, SWTOR, Rift)
    Mario Kart (Red Shell, RED SHELL! SNES only)
    Cycling (SRAM acolyte)
    Building Computers (~15 years)
    Comics (Terry Moore, Brian K Vaughan, Jonathan Hickman, Tim Seeley, Brian Michael Bendis, Fiona Staples, Ming Doyle, Menton3 )
    Electrical Stuff (I like making lamps out of things that shouldn't be lamps)
    Reading (Jim Butcher, Edward Said, Joseph Conrad, Steven Pinker, Michel Foucault, Albert Camus)
    Music (Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Third Wave Ska, Irish Punk)
    Folding@Home (http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&username=Saladin99)
  • Biography
    I am a strange convergence of inquisitive, accident prone, and easily bored. If I'm giggling like a child, don't think, don't question, just run.

    A few years ago I had a surreal moment of introspection where I realized that I was wearing flip-flops, boxer shorts, welding gear (jacket, gloves, mask), I had just used a blow torch to light a cigarette for a friend and no one present at this event was concerned/surprised/shocked/wondered where my pants were.

    On a disturbing note I am seriously considering buying a LARGER blow torch...

    I sometimes wonder if I am not actually very strange.

    "The struggle of life itself is enough to fill a man's heart. One must always image Sisyphus happy." - Albert Camus
  • Occupation
    Defenestrated Gremlin


  • CPU
    Intel i5 3570k @4.4 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z77
  • RAM
    16 GB Kingston Hyper X Beast @1866 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 660 ti FTW + EVGA GTX 560 ti (folding card)
  • Case
    Corsair 500r White
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 250 GB, Western Digital Green 2TB (2x)
  • PSU
    Cooler Master 850w 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Samsung SyncMaster T220 2x
  • Cooling
    Custom Water Cooling Loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K 95 (Cherry MX Red)
  • Mouse
    Razer Mamba
  • Sound
    Razer Megalodon

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  1. 16 is stiffer and in my opinion long term makes better bends but is harder to train and you have to be a bit more careful when you crimp the connectors and it can be a bit harder to crimp 2 wires into the same terminal. also please follow your own thread. no. thicker wire = less resistance at the same current level
  2. Its a 20% overclock on the memory not the core. Still nice.
  3. yeah... thats sexy as hell. If only the GPU led was white...
  4. 1. do you have a post code (beep noise) when you try and power on 2. is the PSU power switch on 3. check the power/reset connectors 4. check to make sure the GPU/memory are seating in their sockets correctly (and are in the correct socket/slots) 5. make sure any drives you have are connected 6. make sure monitor is connected to the GPU output
  5. What are the specs of the build. Is the monitor plugged into the correct output (the gpu if you have one), are you using an igpu/apu or is it an actual cpu. also please follow your own thread.
  6. ^this. Personally I am thrilled that AMD has stepped up. More competition only means good things for consumers. I wish the Fury X beat up the 980 ti solidly instead of trading blows as this would really have pushed Nvidia but maybe with more mature drivers Nvidia will really feel the heat. Also @ZachtheMan please follow your own threads.
  7. We wont really know for sure until we get benchmarks but so far it looks like the Fury X was targeted at the 980 (which it beats) therefor I would suspect that the Fury (non-X) will perform between the 970 and the 980. If your budget allows it look into two 970 in SLI, it beats a 980 for about the same price (USD).
  8. Understand about the magnification, I have used them extensively. The way I look at it is simple, if you need the magnification, make the text a larger size, the gunnars can actually give you a headache if you use them and then take them off and look at other things (along with a slight sense of vertigo), further their cost does not justify their benefit (in my opinion). Basic shooting glasses with yellow lenses provide almost all of the same features and often are made to fit over prescription glasses as well and cost far less (10-30 usd on amazon).
  9. In my opinion Gunnars aren't worth the money, if you want yellow lenses just buy a cheap pair off shooting glasses such as http://www.amazon.com/Remington-Shooting-Glasses-Amber-Black/dp/B000F7VV42
  10. personally I love the carbon fiber look but either way it is awesome.
  11. any why a locked cpu on a z series mobo. also @juju please follow your own threads.
  12. Depends on the resolution but probably not very high. Also please follow your own threads.
  13. 1. Get it sandblasted 2. heatgun and a a razorblade 3. scrub with steel wool and then sand
  14. if your not going to overclock dont bother to get the k series chip. get the locked chip and save money.