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  1. ^^^ I agree. I had a quick 5 minute listen to my buddies d600's and I didnt like the sound compared to my d2000's. To be fair, it was a biased comparison though. He was using one of those cheap fiio amps. I use a CEntrance DACmini at my desk and a Headamp Pico when I'm not at home.
  2. US Army. 2008-2012 active. Currently a weekend warrior until 2017. Was a 25f during my active years, serving as a communications specialist with the patriot missile system. Did a year down range. Currently a 91B. Mechanic in a reserve transportation company.
  3. Under. My desk has a cubby hole designed for large towers as it was made when the first pentiums hit the shelves. The towers were massive back then. (think gateway 2000. lol) I cut a big hole in the back for the exhaust fans on the case.
  4. Was hoping to see the vids. Know its old though. About a year ago I "helped" (just an extra set of hands/muscle) a buddy put a built sr20det in a datsun 280z.
  5. I'm liking the 840 evo for the extra 20gb and only a couple bucks more. Not to worried about features these days. Mostly interested in size, and reliability. I used to be big into overclocking, gaming etc, but I've cut way back on that. Gf, new house, my racing hobbies. Not much time for gaming anymore. Hell, this pc just got turned on for the first time in about 3-4 months just last week. Going to try to get back into bf3 (and bf4). Anyways, and as always, thanks for the help guys! Off topic: Its nice to see old names (long time members) still posting on occ. I havent logged on here in over a year and I was worried it would be all new faces.
  6. OK so as the topic suggests, I'm looking for a reliable 256-512gb ssd. It doesnt have to be the fastest drive in the world, but I dont want the slowest either. I'd prefer the 480-512 but Idk if I can afford that atm. In the middle of building a car so funds for pc parts are slim these days. lol I have no idea where to start anymore. I used to be huge into computers but have fallen so far behind, I couldn't tell you what the top of the line cpu is anymore. I've got a 128gb crucial m4 right now, and the small capacity has really been getting on my nerves. its been almost full since I've bought it, 2 years ago. I had my eye on the samsung 840 evo 500gb. Is this an ok drive? I've got a samsung 470 128gb in my laptop and its been great. Hopefully they are still ok? Thanks, Brian
  7. Picked up a Brand new Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H for $45 bucks at compusa. Dont ask how, lets just say I know a guy. I also ordered some tuning hardware and software for my project drag car. (347 stroker) Its a twEECer system, that provides on the fly tunning as well as real-time data logging. (managed through a laptop in car) I cant wait to get this tunning hardware/software. I might break 11's! (4000ft altitude ) Last week I got some 18in chrome 2000 Cobra R wheels for the project. 9in wide in the front, 10in in the back. Got some 275/40/18 Nexen n3000's in front and 305/45/18 Nitto NT05r's in the back. Got a 98 cobra hood for it, and hopefully next week I can get the 98 cobra front/rear bumper. (the car was originally a 96 V6, its now fully converted to a v8, including ALL drivetrain/suspension/body) EDIT* Just got some H & R super sport lowering springs. (1.75 front, 1.6 rear), and a pair of maximum motorsport Caster Camber plates. Wow this car has come a long way!
  8. Well, it looks like I have to rma my motherboard (in sig). I was just wanting to know if anyone here has had any experience with gigabyte rma, whether it be good or bad? Its been a LONG time since I've went through an rma process. For those wondering what happened to it, The 2nd pci-e slot died, so i cant use crossfire, and the ethernet port quit working as well. No idea why, but I've been having stability issues with it since I built it last october. As soon as the ethernet port and pci-e slot quit working, this thing became stable as a rock. Weird huh?
  9. Officially, stop pirating. Unofficially, switch ISP's
  10. A mobile headphone amp should work. Fios has some decent ones for under $100 that might work. My mobile headphone amp was $350 though and pushes 750mW rms. Mine is a headamp pico.
  11. I personally am not a fan of the jl subs. They are LOUD, and they are reliable, but the sound quality leaves something to be desired. To be honest, I would stick with what you have. The stock audio system probably wont be able to match the sound level's that your current subs produce. Why go louder when your already going to be drowning out the mids/highs, unless you turn down your amp gain considerably? If you must go loud, I personally like the sound of the boston acoustics SPG's. They are expensive, but just one of them is going to out perform your current setup. They are fully rebuildable as well, in the rare event that you cook one of them. Your current amp should be a good match for one of these. SPG subwoofer
  12. Air. NZXT Havik 140 for cpu, stock gpu coolers, stock mb coolers.
  13. Like the B1 bomber... I was deployed to an air force base in the middle east (undisclosed) (I'm army, and just returned to the states in jan). I worked about 200 yards from the flight line. They took off/landed every hour or so. Those things are ridiculously loud. You would have to stop talking for about a minute in the middle of a convo because they are so damn loud. They are so loud that it would shake the buildings we worked in. Soda cans would rattle on tables. The fighter jets arent too bad. The c17's and c5's were very quiet. The c130's made some noise but that was just from the prop turbulence.
  14. Nice rifle man, I Have a couple of pistols stored at the rod and gun club myself. We should go shooting some time.
  15. Well, I was having some stability issues (narrowed down to mb) so I decided to figure out what the problem was.....while drunk. While pulling out the 2nd video card, I didn't have the release tab down all the way and pulled too hard (Not as hard as you might think). The result is in the pic. Sorry for the bad quality, I was still inebriated when I took this picture, and I used my phone. Fortunately, it still works and since it was the 8x second pcie slot, there were no pins on the portion that got broken off. I was able to super glue it back together and you cant even tell it was broken. I had to make it look like it wasn't broken because the board is unstable at times, and recently, the ethernet port stopped working. With that being said, an RMA is in order. LOL BTW, the system this happened to is the one in my sig. Moral of this story...Don't work on your pc while drunk!
  16. I still like to buy my software physically, as its a lot faster to install a 3-15gb program/game from a disc then it is to download (even with high speed servers). It took me 2hrs to download bf3 last night. It would have took 5 minutes if I had a physical copy. I still use my optical drives in my machines on a weekly basis. With the extremely cheap prices of optical drives, I dont see what the hurt of having one, even if you dont use them. A nice bluray burner cost $50-80 bucks. If you rarely use an optical drive, you can get a basic cd-dvd burner for $12 bucks. EDIT* This would be a nice poll of the week question.
  17. Must suck to have to replace the tires every 3k miles, only having about an inch or two of tire contacting the road and all.... Not to mention the saftey, and handling aspects. Must be impossible to drive in the rain. It looks flat out retarded. Some guy that lives in the barracks next to me has a hatchback civic thats camber'ed similar to the one at 1:20 in the first vid. Being sarcastic, and subtly telling him it looks retarded, I said "dude dont drive that saftey hazard next to my car". I'm not normally an butt but I couldn't help myself He didn't think it was as funny as I did. haha
  18. Current cars: 2006 Mustang GT Vortech V1 s-trim supercharger (9lbs) FRPP Longtube's, Borla offroad xpipe (no cat's), Borla Stinger mufflers C&L intake manifold with charge motion delete plates BBK twin blade 65mm throttle body K&N typhoon CAI 3.90 gears (Thinking of going back to the stock 3.55's. I do a lot of highway driving and these 3.90's murdered my fuel economy) FRPP aluminum driveshaft Steeda Tri-ax shifter Eibach Pro system plus (Complete suspension kit, springs, struts, sway bars, bushings, etc) 20in mb motorsport wheels (same weight as factory 17's 285/35/20 rear, 275's front p-zero's) Thats mostly it for performance. Very few appearance mods, lots of sound stuff. 1996 Mustang base model (v6) converted to GT....ish 347 Stroker by HPS Automotive (just the bottom end, I built the rest) Built GT40P heads (from explorer), ported, 1.7 roller rockers, etc) Cobra upper/lower intake manifold 75mm BBK throttlebody TKO500 Trans with Steeda shifter 8.8 swap rear end with 4.10's (originally a v6 car so it had the 7.5in stock) ford racing aluminum drive shaft 17in Cobra replica rims. Stock GT suspension, just lowered an inch with eibach springs (for now...out of money lol) BUNCH of other stuff. That was the simplified list. lol My dream car? 2003/2004 Cobra "Terminator"
  19. "The Pony car is an American class of automobile launched and inspired by the Ford Mustang in 1964. The term describes an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image." Basically, we are talking about the Ford Mustang, and its variants (cobra, Shelby, boss, etc), the Dodge Charger/Challenger, and the Chevy Camaro, (and the discontinued Pontiac Trans Am, GTO, and G8). I don't know why people started throwing Euro/Asian cars into this. Its asking what your favorite "pony car" is. Very soon, this thread is going to start sounding like a mild version of the comments on every video of a car on youtube. "Mustang vs Camaro" JDMguy: Ford and Chevy suck A** Muscleguy: Nuh uh, JDM Blows.... GuywhoLikesAllCars: This is about muscle cars, if you don't like them, click a different video. ...big vicious cycle for 20 pages.... I'm the "guywholikesallcars" If you haven't noticed already. lol ( I really favor american muscle, but I give respect where its due.)
  20. I mostly just stream. If I am going to buy it, it will ONLY be a cd as that seems to be the easiest way to get high quality lossless audio.
  21. I currently own 2 mustangs. An 06 GT (full boltons + a vortech v1 s-trim supercharger) 96 v6 converted to a 5.0 (347 stroker, built gt40p heads, x303 cam)
  22. If anything, I would venture to guess Israel would make a first strike before the US would.
  23. I have 3 ipods, all of which are 32gb. My first one is a 3rd gen. I got it "wet' (by wet, I mean "damp") and the digitizer quit working. I put a new digitizer on it but it still doesn't work. I need the little board it connects to, but I've been lazy. I now use it as a hard drive for my car, as I can still control it with my dash unit. I bought a 4g and it fell off of a folding chair (1 1/2ft at the most) and the screen shattered. I let the battery die on it and it never came back on after that. My current 4g still works only because I have a nice massive case on it since they are such delicate pieces of hardware.
  24. I agree. I have no reason to visit their forums, but its still one of those bs features. Again, I agree. The ONLY reason I have origin is because its mandatory for bf3. Origin doesn't even compare to steam.
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