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  1. My monitor on my laptop is already 1920 x 1200, it's going to be a downgrade for me! But at 17" text is just too freaking small when the monitor is sitting all the way away from me on top of my rack. I need a lower pixel density! (Never thought I'd say that)
  2. The more I think about it, the more nervous I get. No real guarantee on quality or pixels and they're really still quite expensive to me. They're double the original monitor. :/ I just really don't have the extra money to blow on what is essentially a gamble, I'm still paying off recording equipment as it is. I'm SO taken with the idea of a 27" IPS monitor.... But even at these stupidly cheap prices I have trouble justifying it. :/ Maybe an even cheaper TN panel is the way to go until I'm in a more stable place. If that were the case, any other suggestions?
  3. Damn, didn't notice that somehow while reading it. :/ Well, that shouldn't be a huge deal breaker for me... I think I would rarely watch anything copy protected on it... Is iTunes content protected? I have a few things from there, but most is ripped from Blu Ray or DVD anyway, and I'm pretty sure is not copy protected.
  4. I'm just about sold on that... Wow... That's fantastic. Still a little worried about warranty and shipping... But I'm looking in to it!
  5. Well, as I said, I'm not a Pro, or an aspiring pro. On the rare occasions that I'm printing or selling I can just drag my to my fathers house and check it on his expensive IPS monitor. The main thing is that it's BETTER right? And I don't even find my TN monitors to be awful, clearly I'm not good enough for perfection to matter. I do like Dells, minus their absurdly aggressive Anti-glare. If I can get it at $200... I think I might do that. I'll have me a look. This is rather relevant to my interests... (I feel like that's a meme or something, I think I've heard it before) are they... decent? That sounds FAR too good to be true. No warranty I'm assuming... But will I get away with a few dead pixels as a not pro?
  6. So, I was on uMart looking at monitors and found this seemingly amazingly priced IPS LG IPS234V 23inch IPS PANEL,1920x1080 Black. Now, granted I haven't been following this stuff lately, but is that for real? I swear a few years ago a 24" IPS would have cost at least $900... Or maybe I've been out of it for a while. Is this okay? Or is there a better/cheaper monitor I should get? I mainly want this to play Morrowind and Skyrim on my old gaming machine and to use Pro Tools and Aperture on my MBP. Photography is just a hobby for me, Pro Tools isn't. I get a little frustrated with lack of real estate in Pro Tools at the moment even on a 1920 x 1200 screen. It's not a huge issue and my budget isn't really above $200, but if there's a higher resolution monitor out there that would fit my needs that would be cool to hear about. If not, 1920 x 1080 is fine. Any help would be beyond fantastic.
  7. I'm afraid most of those are not options where I live. :/ I'm pretty much going to have to go to uMart due to how close they are, and their range has reduced drastically since I used to shop there (though so have the prices too) so I'm painfully limited. Does the option I listed have those apparently amazing integrated graphics abilities? The closest option is the Intel Core i7 2700K Processor LGA1155 3.5GHz CPU , which is a bit more expensive. Maybe it's more powerful though, I'm not sure which generation either is somehow. -.-;
  8. So, I haven't posted here in a year or two and I'm afraid I'm a bit out of the loop due to becoming primarily a Mac person. I'm looking to build a kickass rig for my father who's going to be using it primarily for photo editing (up to 21.1 megapixels) in Lightroom 4, I don't think he cares much for learning anything to do with photoshop, but the possibility is there as I don't think he'll settle for less then perfection. GTX 460s were all the rage back when I was still into this stuff, but I don't know if there's something cheaper or better value for money out now, especially as I was looking at gaming back then, not photo editing. I'm basically limited to stuff from uMart, shipping from overseas is a big no-no. CoolerMaster 650W Extreme Plus Western Digital 1TB SATA3 64M(WD1002FAEX) Pioneer SATA DVR219L 24X DVD Black & OEM Software eVGA GF GTX460 1G EE DDR5 DVI miniHDMI Corsair Obsidian 650D Black Mid Tower Case with Window Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 MB, Socket 2011, Intel X79, 8x DDR3, 3x PCI-E3.0 G Skill 16G(4X4G) DDR3 2133MHZ PC3-17000 CL11(11Q-16GBZL)\ Intel CORE i7 3820/3.60GHz/10MB CACHE/LGA2011/4CORES/NO FAN Total $1444.00 So anything I could do to make it a bit more cost effective. I don't really think 16gbs of ram is necessary, but it's so damn cheap now. ._. I don't even KNOW what's going on with CPUs or sockets anymore. Is 2011 the highest end one out at the moment? Because I swear I remember hearing about it back when I was in the loop. Not included is an OWC ssd, I don't trust OCZ I don't know if they've gotten better, but I've had GOOD experiences with OWC SSDs. Feedback appreciated.
  9. Looking for an SSD for my 17" MBP, and the Samsung 470 seems to be the only reliable choice. Thing is, I can't find one at a reasonable pice or AT ALL in Australia. The local shops and uMart have all come up blank. Any suggestions? ^_^ EDIT: Anyone heard of 'bhphotovideo' before? They were recommended to me, but I haven't heard of them, so I don't know if they're safe or not. They do accept paypal though, so I guess if it falls through I could open a dispute through them?
  10. ... Really? I can't say I want issues considering the amount I payed... I'm having more trouble then I'd expected finding decent stories about SSDs on MacRumors too. Thanks for the tips though.
  11. klinic

    Gamer - Defined

    Wasn't Tiny Wings an indie game... made by one guy? I... love that game. Er, not really the point, but I respect that game a lot. I do agree with everything else in this article though. I DO think that mobile games qualify as casual gaming, some of them are actually kind of in depth too, nothing compared to big budget games. I do love Tiny Wings an absurd amount though. =3
  12. Well, this is mainly going to be used for video editing and photoshop work. I'll be backing up all of my work constantly, plus I will be storing most important files on an external harddrive in addition to that. All my music and finished videos will be on that for example. So, maybe I SHOULD just go for the fastest. Keep it backed up in case of death.
  13. Thanks for your reply, yeah, it has thunderbolt. It's the 2011 MBP as it says in the OP. I know that I can at least RUN almost any SSD, I'm just not sure how well. I know it will at least work off the bat. But I don't want to lose an important project later down the track. I'm pretty religious with backing up though, so I imagine it won't really be an issue,
  14. By asking a bunch of knowledgable people on an overclocking website, clearly. I'm not even completely joking. The fact is, most people on a Mac website are probably not going to know very much at all about which SSDs are the best/ going to work the best with their hardware. Whereas here, people tend to be a bit more knowledgable. So, I can find out what is most commonly used, but that doesn't mean it's the best. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find out who exactly makes my motherboard... So it looks like I might just have to go with the more reputable brand. Which seems to be almost unanimously OCZ, with horror stories every now and then. I guess I'll have to see what their warranty is like in Australia. Hi Praz, I missed you before somehow. I hear you have a very solid rep. So would you possibly be able to expand on the SSD troubles a bit? I understood that Apple were pushing towards SSDs, so I wouldn't have thought that they would be much of a problem, especially seeing as their flagship laptop uses them exclusively. Do you know if this is an old issue, or a confirmed current one? And are Vertex 1s going to be reliable at all? I've heard very bad things about early SSDs.
  15. I can't find . all about who makes the MBP Logicboard or Motherboard. :/ I didn't think that it was apple it self manufacturing it... But more likely that they outsource it and pay whoever makes it to not brand them or reveal that they make them. :/ I'll keep looking, but nothing so far. >_> Yes, I can. That doesn't tell me anything though. Just because people DO use them, doesn't mean they're reliable. Lots of Vertex 3's or toshiba and hitachi drives which are what apple offers (at a huge price premium) in their store. I hear lots of stories of failures and lots of success stories. I don't really want to risk it.
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