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Forum: Mainboard & CPU 15-04-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By Tortuga
I use lighter fluid, like you would use for...

I use lighter fluid, like you would use for briquettes? It sounds more dangerous than it actually is. ^_^
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 13-04-14, 12:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 892
Posted By Tortuga
Unlocked anniversary pentium

Is there anyone else excited about this pentium that's coming out? Depending on the price, it will be brilliant or bust. If they keep it sort of under 70usd I am going to buy one and do a little...
Forum: Screens and Displays 25-08-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,216
Posted By Tortuga
Ok, so now that I have my shimian IPS panel...

Ok, so now that I have my shimian IPS panel 2560x1440p I can honestly say, that it is quite breathtaking. The colors and images just pop out at you. I will Never go back to a TN or tft panel. 120hz...
Forum: Screens and Displays 17-08-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,216
Posted By Tortuga
Negative Ghost rider. Catleaps don't "suck". They...

Negative Ghost rider. Catleaps don't "suck". They are the very same panels used in apple cinema displays, LG and the Dell High end IPS screens. They are rejected by apple and dell for whatever the...
Forum: Graphics Cards 16-08-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,453
Posted By Tortuga
XFX Double D 7950 BIOS update

With the new AMD Bios update for the 7950 lineup, I was wondering if it would work on the xfx Double Dissipation.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150616

Now I have...
Forum: New Build Advice 16-08-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,991
Posted By Tortuga
Yeah I would honestly take a shot in the dark...

Yeah I would honestly take a shot in the dark with the vertex 4. This is coming from a guy that owned an Agility 2 and had to RMA it. Got the replacement, sold it on craigslist then bought the m4....
Forum: Screens and Displays 16-08-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,216
Posted By Tortuga
If you have two gtx 670's those would push a...

If you have two gtx 670's those would push a higher resolution fine. The 1440p overclockable 120hz catleaps are just around the corner. Best of both worlds?
Forum: New Build Advice 16-08-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,991
Posted By Tortuga
Aela, its too soon to judge whether or not the...

Aela, its too soon to judge whether or not the Vertex 4 is "reliable". The vertex 4 uses OCZs in-house indillinx controller, so there will not be any sandforce issues here. It does look like an...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 16-08-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tortuga
Hmm, I'm glad I went ahead and ordered the Double...

Hmm, I'm glad I went ahead and ordered the Double D Black 7950, got a killer deal on it. I was honestly hoping this card would come in at a cheaper price point for some sli action. I don't feel like...
Forum: Storage Mediums 15-08-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,549
Posted By Tortuga
Agree with the M4, picked mine up last year...

Agree with the M4, picked mine up last year 128gb, love it, not a SINGLE issue. I am going to grab another one soon cause the prices are getting so low. The Samsung 830 looks fast, and I have seen...
Forum: New Build Advice 15-08-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,991
Posted By Tortuga
Acer has a fair priced 120hz panel....

Acer has a fair priced 120hz panel. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222 But its not led backlit. If that is an issue for you. You are sorta right about IPS not being for...
Forum: New Build Advice 13-08-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,991
Posted By Tortuga
I respectfully disagree with James when it comes...

I respectfully disagree with James when it comes to monitors. In my opinion 1440p is gorgeous and you wont want to go back to 1080p. He is right that is does increase cost, because of the power...
Forum: Screens and Displays 13-08-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,216
Posted By Tortuga
I have been pondering this question for a few...

I have been pondering this question for a few weeks now. Was getting ready to pull the trigger on a 120hz Ben-q. But then I got to reading and reading, I ordered myself a shimian 27 inch 2560x1440....
Forum: Storage Mediums 13-04-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,666
Posted By Tortuga
any news on the 330? Its close to midnight, the...

any news on the 330? Its close to midnight, the release date may have turned out to be pure speculation indeed.
Forum: Storage Mediums 03-04-12, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,033
Posted By Tortuga
The crucial will be a little slower than the new...

The crucial will be a little slower than the new sandforce drives, but what it lacks in speed it makes up for peace of mind. Its one of the lowest returned drives, aside from intel. But even a slow...
Forum: Storage Mediums 01-04-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,245
Posted By Tortuga
I would look at something from crucial or intel....

I would look at something from crucial or intel. Intel a little spendier of the two. They are both super reliable and the Crucial m4 is dirt cheap right now. Also the Patriot Pyro is looking pretty...
Forum: Storage Mediums 01-04-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,547
Posted By Tortuga
The drive may be locked. It happened to my OCZ...

The drive may be locked. It happened to my OCZ twice. If mushkin makes a boot/flash utility you can boot into it and do a drive unlock, or a hot plug the drive. Unplug it while its powered on to see...
Forum: Storage Mediums 01-04-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,033
Posted By Tortuga
I just lost my OCZ agility 2 128gb today. I am...

I just lost my OCZ agility 2 128gb today. I am RMAing and deciding to go with the Tried and True Crucial M4. Probably not as fast as the newer sandforce drives, but It is frustrating to lose a drive,...
Forum: Drivers & BIOS 02-11-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By Tortuga
Don't know if we're supposed to bump. But bump. I...

Don't know if we're supposed to bump. But bump. I installed the newest driver, and i'm still getting the error maybe...once every 10 hours of computer usage. thanks!
Forum: Drivers & BIOS 30-10-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By Tortuga
Hi, every few days, my driver has an error, or...

Hi, every few days, my driver has an error, or resets. I'm actually not sure if its a driver error or not. Windows 7 Your display driver has stopped working but has been recovered. Its not a huge...
Forum: Graphics Cards 27-09-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,225
Posted By Tortuga
http://www.geforce.com/GamesandApps/games/battlefi...

http://www.geforce.com/GamesandApps/games/battlefield-3/GPUAnalyzer







BF3 Recommends at least a GTX 560. I'll probably be able to play on my 460 at lower settings, maybe i'll pop for SLI.
Forum: Graphics - Other 26-09-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,171
Posted By Tortuga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MypI551w8w4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MypI551w8w4
Forum: Storage Mediums 26-09-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,925
Posted By Tortuga
I realize that Windows 7 automatically aligns the...

I realize that Windows 7 automatically aligns the partitions on an SSD drive just fine, I also realize that you should always do a clean install on an SSD, BUT just for conversation, could you clone...
Forum: Graphics - Other 26-09-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,171
Posted By Tortuga
Does anybody have experience with the built in...

Does anybody have experience with the built in AMD video converter that is built into the GPU driver software? If so, it uses the graphics power to encode the video? Does nvidia have a similar piece...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 22-09-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,843
Posted By Tortuga
Haha, I was wondering why people were saying...

Haha, I was wondering why people were saying water cooking, I read the article an extra time, finally found why....durrrr on me. But back to the subject, Yah I think an intel water unit would cost...
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