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post #2266 of 9059
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

I just ordered the adjustable lumbar support yesterday; I like the posture fit that came on my chair but it doesn't work so good for lower back as much as upper pelvis...especially when leaning back, which I do a lot of when gaming.

Also, this bit from Vendorgear is coming in tomorrow; I'm most excited about this as ... like I said, I lean back a lot and I think good head support will be near perfection in seating when combined with the rest of the chair:

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It's a bit spendy at about 160 dollars but considering the cost of a loaded Aeron ... no big deal. But reviews on it are highly favorable (other than cost) ... and so I figured why spare any expense on a chair I'll be sitting in for the next 20+ years.

;-)
Jeez guys, the most I've spent on an office chair is like $150
post #2267 of 9059
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

 

1600 USD would be way too much, but we have more used options in the US for getting Aerons.  I've been thinking about getting a Steelcase Leap with headrest for about 800-1000 USD lately.  

 

I tried the Leap too ... but found the Aeron to be a bit more cush/relaxed (it has such great reclining functionality as well as locked upright).

 

I think for a working environment where you wanted to mostly remain alert ... the Leap is a superior chair (though it *is* sort of rickety here and there which is not good for such a spendy chair).  Kick ass chair, though ...

post #2268 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Haswell... My doom... Need a new mobo... Not enough money... NOOOOO!!!

 

Eh, I'd say wait until Broadwell anyways.  Personally, though, I'm pretty sure I'm waiting until Skylake before I get a new system.

 

Oh...  I never posted specs, did I?  Well...

 

CPU: Intel i7-920 Bloomfield @ 2.66 GHz

MB: ASUS Rampage II Extreme

RAM: 2 GB x 3 DDR3 1066 MHz Triple Channel

GPU: 2 x Nvidia GeForce GTX 285

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA II 32 MB Cache

ODD: 2 x LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50, LITE-ON ATAPI iHES206 Blu-Ray Reader

PSU: Ultra X3 1000 W

Case: Thermaltake Xaser VI

 

Opinions?  Criticism?  Possible improvements short of upgrading platforms before Skylake?

post #2269 of 9059
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Originally Posted by JbstormburstADV View Post

 

Eh, I'd say wait until Broadwell anyways.  Personally, though, I'm pretty sure I'm waiting until Skylake before I get a new system.

 

Oh...  I never posted specs, did I?  Well...

 

CPU: Intel i7-920 Bloomfield @ 2.66 GHz

MB: ASUS Rampage II Extreme

RAM: 2 GB x 3 DDR3 1066 MHz Triple Channel

GPU: 2 x Nvidia GeForce GTX 285

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA II 32 MB Cache

ODD: 2 x LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50, LITE-ON ATAPI iHES206 Blu-Ray Reader

PSU: Ultra X3 1000 W

Case: Thermaltake Xaser VI

 

Opinions?  Criticism?  Possible improvements short of upgrading platforms before Skylake?

SSD for boot/load heavy programs. Possible GPU upgrade if you game.

post #2270 of 9059
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

 

I tried the Leap too ... but found the Aeron to be a bit more cush/relaxed (it has such great reclining functionality as well as locked upright).

 

I think for a working environment where you wanted to mostly remain alert ... the Leap is a superior chair (though it *is* sort of rickety here and there which is not good for such a spendy chair).  Kick ass chair, though ...

 

Good to know.  I've only briefly sat in a Leap and found I like the cushioning better than the ventilated fabric of the Aeron and all its look alikes.  The build quality comment is a bit of a concern though.  I've been keeping track of Craigslist deals on one that hits sweet spot for condition and price.  

post #2271 of 9059

UGGHHHHHH incompetent family members with computers...... My sisters Laptop that she takes TERRIBLE care of stops working wont turn on so they assume it's the battery and order another one on ebay when it gets he they put it in and and it turns on but when they try to charge the battery it won't charge... so they go to office depot do get it "diagnosed" I wasn't there but they tried charging both batteries with different cables and the idiot at office depot came to the conclusion that "The ebay battery is blocked by asus and won't charge" WTF really? Neither will the stock battery GOD these people lack common sense They trouble shot everything and are now blind, it's obvious that the problem is the plug/circuit on the mobo is at fault here and now they want to order a different battery online that is "an official asus battery" What a waste of money.... Y U NO LISTEN

\rant

post #2272 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

UGGHHHHHH incompetent family members with computers...... My sisters Laptop that she takes TERRIBLE care of stops working wont turn on so they assume it's the battery and order another one on ebay when it gets he they put it in and and it turns on but when they try to charge the battery it won't charge... so they go to office depot do get it "diagnosed" I wasn't there but they tried charging both batteries with different cables and the idiot at office depot came to the conclusion that "The ebay battery is blocked by asus and won't charge" WTF really? Neither will the stock battery GOD these people lack common sense They trouble shot everything and are now blind, it's obvious that the problem is the plug/circuit on the mobo is at fault here and now they want to order a different battery online that is "an official asus battery" What a waste of money.... Y U NO LISTEN
\rant
I feel you bro, my friend's lappy, his IE took a few minutes to boot, his fans were clogged, keyboard gunky, and screen greasy. I took almost an hour cleaning out the fans, removing junky toolbars/software, etc. And guess what? A few months later, he said cleaning out the fans did nothing (facepalm). Well, at least he didn't complain about cleaning his HDD.
post #2273 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post


I feel you bro, my friend's lappy, his IE took a few minutes to boot, his fans were clogged, keyboard gunky, and screen greasy. I took almost an hour cleaning out the fans, removing junky toolbars/software, etc. And guess what? A few months later, he said cleaning out the fans did nothing (facepalm). Well, at least he didn't complain about cleaning his HDD.

#CiviliansWithComputers

 

How about that? biggrin.gif

post #2274 of 9059
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

#CiviliansWithComputers

How about that? biggrin.gif
Well said my friend, well said.
post #2275 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post


Well said my friend, well said.

Heh, thanks. I had a similar experience...but not with a computer. This one's on my sis' iPod Nano 7th gen. I think this is off-topic, but I'll have a go at it anyway.

 

   So, when we came home from some walk about a month ago, my sis noticed that her iPod would not turn on. As I'm the Apple 'Genius' in the family, I got first dibs on troubleshooting. Problem is, the Nano isn't on iOS, so even I was confused. So, she brought it to dad, then, an air of worry started to cloud over us thanks to my mother's freaking out and s***. (Okay, maybe not exactly freaking out like 'freaking out.') My sis gave it back to me, and I tried another booting method which is similar to the original iOS' Safe Mode boot. And what do you know - it turned on.

   And that happened in about 5 minutes. I was kinda surprised since even I didn't get to crack the code. I mean, normal iDevices would simply turn on with just the Lock button, right? Right, so I expected that to happen. Sigh...

 

#NoobsWithTech

 

A more general term for just about any device.

post #2276 of 9059

You guys have no idea what stupid people can do with computers. My friend was having trouble getting a new monitor hooked up. He said that he couldn't get it to work because he didn't have the right plug (HDMI) on his computer. So he goes out and buys some cheap graphics card. He texts me later that day and tells me that he got the new card installed but it wasn't working and asked me to come take a look at it. I get to his house and I open up his computer. This idiot has taken a PCIE x16 card and cut off almost all the pins with a hack saw so he could fit it in a PCIE x1 slot. I face palmed so hard I left a red spot on my forehead. 

post #2277 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Tman5293 View Post

You guys have no idea what stupid people can do with computers. My friend was having trouble getting a new monitor hooked up. He said that he couldn't get it to work because he didn't have the right plug (HDMI) on his computer. So he goes out and buys some cheap graphics card. He texts me later that day and tells me that he got the new card installed but it wasn't working and asked me to come take a look at it. I get to his house and I open up his computer. This idiot has taken a PCIE x16 card and cut off almost all the pins with a hack saw so he could fit it in a PCIE x1 slot. I face palmed so hard I left a red spot on my forehead. 
Sooo, what you're telling me is that he doesn't know how to install a GPU?
post #2278 of 9059
"I'm just gonna cut up an extremely sensitive electrical/computing component with my hacksaw! That'll do the trick! (Feels self-pride)"
post #2279 of 9059

Yep wow apparently all these super simple things we think is just common sense are actually extremely complex tasks for others.  It amazes me how a teacher that teaches CAD at a private charter school, some one that can identify any wood in the world and can work any lathe with his eyes clossed doesn't know how to change the resolution on windows 7.

 

That GPU story is insane, surely this person has done other things like this thinking it would work lol.


Edited by linglingjr - 7/24/13 at 11:10pm
post #2280 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

Yep wow apparently all these super simple things we think is just common sense are actually extremely complex tasks for others.  It amazes me how a teacher that teaches CAD at a private charter school, some one that can identify any wood in the world and can work any lathe with his eyes clossed doesn't know how to change the resolution on windows 7.

 

That GPU story is insane, surely this person has done other things like this thinking it would work lol.

Oh. My. God. I bet a kid knows better.

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