I'm probably going to pick up the Acer C720. It is a Chromebook with Intel Haswell hardware (meaning, x86).
It is easy to get Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) on it and turn it into a fully workable PC. It is thin and light and for $200, you really can't go wrong.
I'll probably do a guide/review on it. I'm going to Best Buy tomorrow to check it out. There's no benefit to ordering on Amazon or the like since it is the same price and I have to pay NJ sales tax, regardless.
While not perfect, the In-Win K1 case is a great solution for those whose primary concern is to conserve space. The tradeoff between space saving and customization is always difficult to balance. While it doesn't have the versatility of using a larger case, it certainly offers a more customizable and more serviceable alternative to an All-In-One PC.
GIGABYTE 990 series motherboards strictly follow the AMD AM3+ load line calibration design guide, and so CPU V-core voltage will drop according to loading. Such calibrations are built into the platform to protect the user’s purchase and prevent damage to the PC system"
want to upgrade HDD to SSD(solid state drive), anyone use brand Renice SSD? i find it on http://www.b2cit.com, it looks quality with nice price, pls advise? Thx much
See below informaiton, better than Intel, !
Renice-Tech Mini PCI-E 70mm SSD
Similar to the full-size SATA SSD's, the Renice-Tech 70mm SSD offers maximum read and write speeds up to 260 MB/s. Thanks to the unrestricted SandForce firmware, sequential read operations are good for 50,000 IOPS, while random read IOPS produce 30,000 (@4K blocks). Random write IOPS is also good for 30,000 IOPS (@4K blocks), with a 10,000 IOPS sustained burst.
As you've probably noticed, many of the features and specifications are identical to the other SandForce SF-1222 based SSDs. As such, MTBF is rated for 2,000,000 hours, and ECC is computed as 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector. Unrecoverable read errors account for less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read, and includes an auto bad block management system. Renice-Tech specifies the input voltage as 3.3V ±5%, with only 0.5W idle power draw and 2W at full load.
for a video card. almost all video cards out there are the same fitting (PCIe x16) unless you buy a high end card then power shouldnt be a problem. most mid and high range card need extra power, in the form of 6 pin power cables (although some GFX cards come with adapters) so open up your case and see what you have. the mid-high cards use 1 or 2. if the card requires 2x 6pin connectors I'm not sure if the computers power supply will be able to deal with it, as the ones that come with the PCs aren't designed with huge upgrades in mind. just try and get one with 1x 6 pin power connector thats in your budget.
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Thanks for the welcome! got everything figured out mostly however there are some minor changes... mainly now my temp spikes at 98C on my cpu,(in S & M) its running at 3.4Ghz with a 1.35 voltage... or it might be 1.3 sorry its late and my monitoring systems arent the most accurate. I also voltage tweaked my gtx570 and the clocks are at 1700 shader, 850 core and 2100 mem now. Also got a non public released version of my bios from evga, I can now crank the fan speed to 100% Everything is stable, but I am still getting some lag when I scope in and out in Battlefield3. I also noticed from the changes I made that my FSB:RAM clock ratio is 2:3 now... I was shooting for 3:2 so a little bit of a failure there... Do you know if that will affect my performance? And if so, how I would go about changing it short of underclocking my ram? Or would that be the best solution? cpu (378 x 9) DDR clock is 567 with 5-5-5-15 timings. Forgot to add before that my ram is OCZ reaper edition 1066 2x2gb
I have thought of the 2500k, on the same wavelength, that a bit less than top is the way to go it.
Coming from computer dark ages, I just get a feeling that if I go with one of the earlier i7's, with an X-58
mobo, maybe I can position for an upgrade when they are updated, and keep the same mobo. I understand the next gen may be compatible with the X-58, and given Intel's way of changing board param for new CPU's, it would be cheaper to catapult forward then - in case the 1155 doesn't carry forward - in time -.
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As Smartphones take better and better photos some consumers have opted to leave their digital cameras at home.
It’s true that Smartphones are great at sharing pictures from anywhere, but the cameras that come with them vary widely in quality. The ability to upload better looking photos and video without connecting the camera to a computer would be appealing to many shutterbugs. So, here comes the problem:How to connect digital camera to internet on the go?
Digital Camera with WiFi receiver build-in (also called Wireless Digital Camera) 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot (3G Router)
What’s a Wireless Digital Camera?
A Wireless Digital Camera is a Digital Camera with WiFi receiver build-in, it can receive WiFi signal from wireless hotspot (wireless router) and connect to the internet.What does WiFi have to do with digital cameras, you ask? Wireless digital cameras allow you to connect to a wireless network without using any cables. This makes it possible to download photos, save photos directly to a computer while you shoot, or print wirelessly. You can even connect to a cellular network and share photos, just as you would with a camera phone.
Wireless technology is another way to transfer images from your digital camera to a computer, printer, or even the Internet. It’s an extension of what thousands of people are already doing with their camera phones. The difference being, with a wireless digital camera, the emphasis is on photo quality and camera features – not the phone. So you get some of the cool wireless functionality of a camera phone, but in a “real” wireless digital camera the offers more control and better photo quality.
3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot – 3G Router
The 3G Mobile Hotspot is a pocket-sized device about the size of several credit cards stacked on top of one another. It creates and shares a personal Wi-Fi hotspot with a 3G SIM Card, so you can connect to the Internet on-the-go in any places your cell phone signal has coverage.
The 3G Mobile Hotspot lets you connect your favorite Wi-Fi enabled devices such as your laptop, netbook, iPod or iPad to Internet service from virtually anywhere you work and play. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is powered by a rechargeable battery and supports industry standard Wi-Fi security.
The advantage of using a Mobile Hotspot is that whenever you travel or work outside you can use just one 3G card to share the connection with all your mobile devices such as psp, ipad, digital camera, laptop, etc. And no need complicated settings, just insert the SIM card, power on the 3G Router, and enjoy surfing.
News about 3G Wireless-Equipped Digital Cameras
It’s said that Sony has been secretly developing a point and shoot camera with a built-in 3G modem. The camera would operate much like a Cyber-shot model except that images could be uploaded directly from the device using a 3G cellular network. Many cameras already come with Wi-Fi built in, however 3G is typically thought of as technology used by Smartphones and Tablets.
Note: The ‘iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot’ feature is for the iPhone 4 only
Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G is expensive than Wi-Fi iPad. But if you already have an iPhone 4, then you can save extra $130 and access 3G network with Wi-Fi iPad by using iPhone as a 3G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. If iPhone is using 3G connection, then you can turn on “Wi-Fi Tethering” on iPhone and share Internet connection on other mobile devices like laptops, iPad, PSP or any other Wi-Fi enabled devices. If you want to turn on hotspot on iPhone, then here is the tutorial.
How to turn your iPhone into a 3G mobile hotspot
1.Upgrade your iPhone 4 to 4.3 IOS:
Just plug your iPhone 4 into PC and open iTunes, click the “check for an update” button. (If your iPhone 4 is already higher than 4.3 IOS, ignore this step)
2. How to set up your iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot
Go to the settings menu, in “settings”, you’ll see a new “personal hotspot” menu item. Tap it.
In the personal hotspot menu, slide the “personal hotspot” option to “on”.
You’ll note that Apple has allocated the connection a default password which is shown on this screen too. You can either use it (as each iPhone 4 gets a different random password) or change it to something you can more easily remember by tapping on it.
Then, on your iPad’s Wi-Fi menu, you should see your iPhone pop up in the list after a few seconds. The network name is the name of your iPhone in iTunes.
IPhone 4 + Personal Hotspot + Wi-Fi iPad: Possible, but with drawbacks
“Awesome! So this means if I have an iPhone 4, there’s no reason to get an iPad with built-in 3G, right?” Well, no, that’s not necessarily true. I can think of 3 things you lose if you go Wi-Fi-only with your iPad and use your iPhone 4 as a hotspot.
1.Locked phone makes locked tablet
In most countries the iPhone is locked to whatever carrier you buy it from; the iPad has no carrier locks whatsoever, and you can roam between carriers (or between countries) at a whim.
2. Additional fee
Many people think that use the iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot + Wi-Fi iPad saves money, the truth is that in several countries (most notably the US) you’ll pay an extra monthly fee to enable Personal Hotspot on your iPhone 4. In the States this comes to $20 per month, which gives you an extra 2 GB of monthly data, for a total of 4 GB per month on your iPhone’s plan.
When using your iPhone 4 as a 3G mobile hotspot, you can expect the iPhone 4′s battery to last for only about five hours before it needs to be charged. But the iPad 3G supports 9 hours surfing over 3G.
Turn your Wi-Fi iPad into iPad 3G with a 3G Wi-Fi hotspot
Recently I read an article which is about “How to turn Wi-Fi iPad into an iPad 3G with a 3G hotspot?” It mentioned a tool named E583C WiFi Hotspot, and actually it’s a kind of 3G Router which can be used as a 3G mobile hotspot by just inserting a 3G SIM Card and not other settings needed. It can share the network with at least 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices without additional fee or longevity problem, and it is a unlocked 3G Router cost about 140 dollars.