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virus464

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    virus464 reacted to blu4 in Need to discreetly kill my wife's laptop   
    Just say that it's waterproof and wait.
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    virus464 reacted to YouRezz in TV on your PC   
    My provider supplies us with a VLC playlists which streams tv to us over the internet, though you have to be on your providers network.. going to a friends house who has a diffrent provider will not work.
     
    The mobile tv app does work though on any network with the registration username and password they give you
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    virus464 reacted to LinusTech in EDIT : HTC Two Leak   
    Looks faaaaake.
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    virus464 reacted to Insoluble in G-SYNC Feedback   
    Hey guys, I was one of the winners here on LinusTechTips for G-SYNC, I saw a thread about one's point of view about it so I decided to make one as well. I don't have any pictures or video but I can try to give as much information as possible.
     
    INSTALLATION PROCESS
    Opening the monitor without messing up the plastic was a tad difficult but I’m sure I could have prevented it. Some latches broke upon opening the monitor, but the monitor housing closes fine. Removing both PCBs was a tad annoying due to size of the cables. There was nothing to hold the power connector metal plate so I had to remove a piece of metal shielding tape from one of the four to hold it into place. The metal shielding tapes was worn out during the process but applying pressure with a rubber gripped tool did a good job of keeping the metal plate intact. The LVDS at first didn't reach its connector port but it managed to be enough for the metal plate to be placed accordingly to the back cover of the monitor. Connecting the blue flex cable to the J6 connector was a bit of a mission. The connector wouldn't unlock and had to tinker with it. The picture in the manual shows some sort of plastic that one can grip to with tweezers but that wasn't on the physical connector itself. The display is a tad bit blurry for my liking; wish there was a way to adjust that, then again, I might just have to get used to it. All brightness, contrast and saturation configurations were done under control panel. Monitor can only adjust brightness as what I can see.  
    GAME TESTS
    For those wondering, my computer specs are:
    CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz MB - MSI Z68A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 RAM - Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX780 3GB ACX Cooler – SuperClocked PSU - Corsair Professional Series HX 850 Watt Displays - ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch, Asus VH242H 23.6-Inch Mouse - Logitech G500 I’m usually not a fan of a couple of features within a game’s video settings, but for the sake of this test I set the video settings for most of them with the Geforce Experience application (optimal settings), however, Vsync and motion blur were both turned off. All games are running on fullscreen; if you don't already know, G-Sync only works when applications are running at fullscreen.
     
    Let's start with Battlefield 4, the game ran smoothly until I experienced some tad “hiccups” while playing. At first, I wasn't sure if it was the game itself until I ran Crysis 3, but with all the issues that BF4 is experiencing lately I wouldn't doubt that the game was to blame. Crysis 3 was probably my favorite to test G-Sync with because it was a successful PC port for obvious reasons. I was able to run the game at the highest settings possible and not suffer the fps drop that I would otherwise experience without G-Sync. G-Sync allows me to run both games at the highest settings without the stutter and mouse lag.
     
    As for the poorly optimized game like Call of Duty Ghosts, I knew I was going to run into trouble. I tried to play Ghosts at optimal settings but I kept receiving errors and my card crashed once so I went ahead and customized the settings. The game runs better with G-Sync on; I used to experience mouse lag while performing quick movements with my mouse due to the fps fluctuation. This was an issue that bothered me the most when playing shooters because it can cause unnecessary deaths. Speaking of problems, Assassin's Creed IV: Blackflag was another problem because of the fluctuating fps that tends to range from 20-63 fps. I had to run the game on low settings, but other than that, the game plays fine. When running games less than 35 fps or so, the experience is terrible, but that was expected.
     
    I tested several other games, including Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online, Batman: Arkham Origins, Dayz Standalone/Mod and Bioshock Infinite, and they all performed very well; G-Sync was the missing piece of the experience.
     
     
    VERDICT
    I got used to G-Sync rather quickly since I haven’t experienced tearing in quite some time due to the high refresh rate of the monitor. Mouse lag on the other hand was a really big issue due to frequent quick mouse movements and fps fluctuation. The only problems with G-sync, personally, is that it performs poorly below 35 fps, give or take. The games lag and stutter which was expected but hopefully in the future that could be taken care of. The lack of features for setting the monitor is not really a big deal since you can set it under the control panel, however, there is no way of configuring the sharpness of the monitor which I wish was implemented. Perhaps the upcoming monitors will have a regular interface. Other than those things mentioned, I love the thing and it's another great tool for a gamer's arsenal.
     
     
    Thanks to those who took the time to read through this short wall of text and if you have any questions please post them. Thanks LinusTechTips for the opportunity and NVIDIA for this exciting new technology.
     
    EDIT: Added another game to the list. 
     
     
    UPDATES:
    1/30 - I should have mentioned this earlier, not sure if I'm the only one, but before modding the monitor, you used to get an orange led on your power button that indicated that the monitor was on stand by after the computer was shut down which was nice during the night. However, after modding it, it stays blue during stand by. That being said, I ran into a situation, for the second time just now, where I would turn off the monitor and upon turning it back on I would receive the "No Input Detected" prompter which would stay frozen on the screen unless you reboot. The monitor does display my computer because the computer is indeed detected but the prompter is just frozen on the screen. Unplugging/plugging the power cord of the monitor would have been a solution but it seems that windows sometimes doesn't detect the monitor after doing so.
     
    EDIT: Rewording.
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    virus464 reacted to That Norwegian Guy in nvidia driver 334.67 beta adresses physx cards better   
    Man. I just doubt it so much.
     
    But that's not gonna stop me from testing!
     
    GTX 470 (primary)
    GTX 560Ti (PhysX)
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    virus464 reacted to needmorewood in nvidia driver 334.67 beta adresses physx cards better   
    dedicated physx cards actually help performance???
    @LinusTech plz look at this and test for us
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    virus464 reacted to brownninja97 in Make way for the gigabyte Brix, actually it doesnt really need space   
    They seem to be going for the gaming look with this box but its nice to mesh because these things just defy god when it comes to cooling. This can be put up on a vesa mount and i think that is where must people are gonna put them, there are now 2 usb 3.0 in the front(previously 1) and i a headphone port. 
     

    At the back we have two more usb 3.0, ethernet, mini display port(or thunderbolt) and hdmi and the little baby power thingie. AND MOAR MESH for cooling and it looks like there is a heatpipe on the bottem right.
     
    This little guy packs a punch with a R9 M275X, im not sure if that is better or worse then a 7870 so lets just say it has 7850 performance. It supports all the shit that amd do so there is no point listing that, im pretty sure its molded into the lives of people by now.
     
    Its the standard story, you have to get a msata, some ram and a wireless card if that is needed.
     
    http://www.techpowerup.com/197291/gigabyte-launches-brix-gaming-mini-pc-barebone.html
     
     
     
     
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    virus464 reacted to beebskadoo in Make way for the gigabyte Brix, actually it doesnt really need space   
    I want to see them try to outdo the new MAC Pro in size and power. 
    If they did I would buy it
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    virus464 got a reaction from Beskamir in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/fully-explorable-middle-earth-modeled-in-outerra-game-engine/
     
    part of the article:
     
    A couple of Reddit commenters actually discussed the possibility of exploring the Middle-Earth environment using the Oculus Rift and the Virtuix Omni. Imagine being able to actually walk from Shire to Mordor on your own two feet. Outerra does support the Oculus Rift, and I can only assume the Virtuix Omni will be soon to follow, so whenever it becomes available for retail, taking the journey on foot will be 100% possible. Tell me that doesn’t send a Frozen North chill down your spine.
     
    a comment below:
     
    Mordjinn on
    January 24, 2014 at 2:10 pmsaid:
    One does not simply walk into Mordor!
     
    my comment:
     
    well, stuff we waited for, had to post here.
     
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    virus464 reacted to Imaginaerum in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    To cause conversation by saying something useless. It worked!
     
    If I could walk around Middle Earth with Oculus, I would buy one. Immediately. And all the other things you need. Then I might never come out...
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    virus464 got a reaction from IDprofile in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/fully-explorable-middle-earth-modeled-in-outerra-game-engine/
     
    part of the article:
     
    A couple of Reddit commenters actually discussed the possibility of exploring the Middle-Earth environment using the Oculus Rift and the Virtuix Omni. Imagine being able to actually walk from Shire to Mordor on your own two feet. Outerra does support the Oculus Rift, and I can only assume the Virtuix Omni will be soon to follow, so whenever it becomes available for retail, taking the journey on foot will be 100% possible. Tell me that doesn’t send a Frozen North chill down your spine.
     
    a comment below:
     
    Mordjinn on
    January 24, 2014 at 2:10 pmsaid:
    One does not simply walk into Mordor!
     
    my comment:
     
    well, stuff we waited for, had to post here.
     
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    virus464 got a reaction from Levis95l in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/fully-explorable-middle-earth-modeled-in-outerra-game-engine/
     
    part of the article:
     
    A couple of Reddit commenters actually discussed the possibility of exploring the Middle-Earth environment using the Oculus Rift and the Virtuix Omni. Imagine being able to actually walk from Shire to Mordor on your own two feet. Outerra does support the Oculus Rift, and I can only assume the Virtuix Omni will be soon to follow, so whenever it becomes available for retail, taking the journey on foot will be 100% possible. Tell me that doesn’t send a Frozen North chill down your spine.
     
    a comment below:
     
    Mordjinn on
    January 24, 2014 at 2:10 pmsaid:
    One does not simply walk into Mordor!
     
    my comment:
     
    well, stuff we waited for, had to post here.
     
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    virus464 reacted to PortentousLad in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    What about Westeros?
     
     
    uuhh I totally forgot WHAT ABOUT BRITANNIA? Can someone please put UO into a modern Game Engine?
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    virus464 reacted to dalekphalm in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    What was the point of your comment then? Just to get a +1 to posts? Well done...
     
    Anyway back on topic, this sounds sweet. I don't have an Oculus yet, but maybe I'll get one once they go retail and are a bit more affordable. In any case, I would love to check out Middle Earth, Oculus or not!
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    virus464 reacted to El Bejelando in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    Dude that looks sooooo cool. The future is here gentlemen, even though it is set thousands of years in the past in another dimension lol. Great post 
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    virus464 got a reaction from Covalent in Fully Explorable Middle-Earth Modeled In Outerra Game Engine   
    http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/fully-explorable-middle-earth-modeled-in-outerra-game-engine/
     
    part of the article:
     
    A couple of Reddit commenters actually discussed the possibility of exploring the Middle-Earth environment using the Oculus Rift and the Virtuix Omni. Imagine being able to actually walk from Shire to Mordor on your own two feet. Outerra does support the Oculus Rift, and I can only assume the Virtuix Omni will be soon to follow, so whenever it becomes available for retail, taking the journey on foot will be 100% possible. Tell me that doesn’t send a Frozen North chill down your spine.
     
    a comment below:
     
    Mordjinn on
    January 24, 2014 at 2:10 pmsaid:
    One does not simply walk into Mordor!
     
    my comment:
     
    well, stuff we waited for, had to post here.
     
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    virus464 reacted to qwertywarrior in just found : Dual mini-SATAto SATARAID Adapter   
    pretty sure the on board raid controller is crap
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