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post #3931 of 6628
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I think I was able to sit in a chair. Much better interactions with furniture than in Terraria where just right clicking the bed = set spawn point and really does nothing else.

 

In a sense that's still the same, except it's more dynamic than static, since furniture (and other objects) really only have 1 function anyways (and it would probably get a bit more confusing if they had more than 1 function besides taking up space).

Yup so it's better than Terrairia hry up and get over here

 

although there is no bashing head with furniture wep option

 

also I got to the Core of my first planet yesterday <3 

post #3932 of 6628
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I'm sure most of us heard about the resurected Linksys router...or a new one that uses the 'retro' design.

 

Reading the news blip about it, this was my thougth pattern:

 

 

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Linksys has announced the WRT1900AC home network router, which it styles as a resurrection of the legendary WRT54G:http://www.maximumpc.com/linksys_wrt1900ac_dual_band_wi-fi_router_reincarnated_and_updated_wrt54g

Oh nice, I remember back when I had one

 

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 It will support DD-WRT and Open WRT, and it certainly has the trademark blue-and-black color scheme, 

Oh cool, I love that stuff. Hope I won't screw it up but its still cool of course.

 

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 but there are a few upgrades under the hood: dual-band 802.11ac, a dual-core ARM chip, 128MB of flash memory, and 256MB of RAM, for example. 

Oh snap, those sound like some nice upgrades

 

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 You can also attach USB 3.0 and eSATA devices. 

Even better, but no Thunderbolt? Ehh, that isn't really made to be a format for storage devices only anyway. Nice nice though

 

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 The company says the unit will start shipping this spring for $300. 

..Ah......... You can go **** yourself Belkin. People liked the old one because it was extremely affordable, configurable, and very reliable. 

post #3933 of 6628

Well, it is a Wireless AC router which isn't supposed to become official until later this year.

 

Looks great though. One WRT54G in my house somewhat died so it's a repeater now. I got another one sitting here as the main router (RT-N56U would be here instead if I got my hands on one for $50 last year).

post #3934 of 6628
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Well, it is a Wireless AC router which isn't supposed to become official until later this year.

 

Looks great though. One WRT54G in my house somewhat died so it's a repeater now. I got another one sitting here as the main router (RT-N56U would be here instead if I got my hands on one for $50 last year).

Ahh, that reminds me of that day I almost killed my own.

 

I was playing around with DDWRT and decided to just up the frequency (I knew it was dangerous for the router) as I was bored. It wasn't my main router anyhow and was sitting gathering dust. 

 

Dayum that thing got uber hot 

post #3935 of 6628
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Ahh, that reminds me of that day I almost killed my own.

 

I was playing around with DDWRT and decided to just up the frequency (I knew it was dangerous for the router) as I was bored. It wasn't my main router anyhow and was sitting gathering dust. 

 

Dayum that thing got uber hot 

I have DD-WRT on both. Didn't decide to up the frequency from 20 to 40 since it's not like my current connection is strained or anything.

 

Do want to build my own router though...model it after the famous WRT54 routers? I like some of the design of the new AC version, but just not quite sure about Belkin. If they get it right, I will applaud them.

post #3936 of 6628
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I have DD-WRT on both. Didn't decide to up the frequency from 20 to 40 since it's not like my current connection is strained or anything.

 

Do want to build my own router though...model it after the famous WRT54 routers? I like some of the design of the new AC version, but just not quite sure about Belkin. If they get it right, I will applaud them.

 

Belkin has improved drastically since pre 2008. Their routers were practically un-usable back then. Their accessories still suck major ***** though. IT's quite obvious that they just rebrand extremely schitt made Chinese/HK goods. 

post #3937 of 6628
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Belkin has improved drastically since pre 2008. Their routers were practically un-usable back then. Their accessories still suck major ***** though. IT's quite obvious that they just rebrand extremely schitt made Chinese/HK goods. 

Their surge protectors are great though, and WeMo is interesting.

 

Their routers have gotten better, but not at the level to compete w/ Asus (but of course, Asus tech support either is unbearable or great, sort of like Sony).

post #3938 of 6628
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Their surge protectors are great though, and WeMo is interesting.

 

Their routers have gotten better, but not at the level to compete w/ Asus (but of course, Asus tech support either is unbearable or great, sort of like Sony).

I've used ASUS Tech Support USA twice. Schitty service both times

 

"We'll call you back"

 

NEVER got the fricking call back. 

 

"I'll personally check up on it and call you back"

 

Nope.

post #3939 of 6628
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I've used ASUS Tech Support USA twice. Schitty service both times

 

"We'll call you back"

 

NEVER got the fricking call back. 

 

"I'll personally check up on it and call you back"

 

Nope.

You should see Sony. I haven't dealt with Asus but Sony is freaking terrible in the US.

post #3940 of 6628
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I've used ASUS Tech Support USA twice. Schitty service both times

"We'll call you back"

NEVER got the fricking call back. 

"I'll personally check up on it and call you back"

Nope.

Hey, at least they didn't try extorting you. I sent an ROG Maximus in a few years ago after it stopped picking up any hard drive I plugged into it and was told by their support that they found some damage on it and they would not send it back if I didn't pay $150 to fix it. I told them to take a hike and got a board back with bent pins and the CPU retention bracket missing a few screws.

After that I went to the BBB, ASUS responsed to my complaint which was enough to get the strike against them removed, but I never heard back from them after I responded politely to the response they had given me there. I had gone to the BBB after trying to contact them numerous times over a 6 month period as well as having complaints deleted off of their facebook page.

To add insult to injury I found out that they have a policy with ROG products in which they will pay any shipping that takes place during the RMA process as well as guarentee you a returned product within a week. Every time I had inquired about such a policy(vaguely remembering something but not being certain) they told me that I would have to pay. Through the whole ordeal I sent my board back to them three times, at a cost of $20 each time. Likewise they held my board for a month and a half each time.

I like their soundcards, but never again...

Gigabyte is up there as well, returning a DOA board to me three times in a row. I will consider them again in the future though as they had the decency to have a customer support manager respond personally to my complaint on their FB page. At that point though I was so sick of waiting on RMAs that I just built a new computer. 4th time might have been the charm but I wasn't going to chance it.

I'm using ECS now as they have a guaranteed 3 day RMA process, though I fortunately haven't had to use it.
post #3941 of 6628
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Hey, at least they didn't try extorting you. I sent an ROG Maximus in a few years ago after it stopped picking up any hard drive I plugged into it and was told by their support that they found some damage on it and they would not send it back if I didn't pay $150 to fix it. I told them to take a hike and got a board back with bent pins and the CPU retention bracket missing a few screws.

After that I went to the BBB, ASUS responsed to my complaint which was enough to get the strike against them removed, but I never heard back from them after I responded politely to the response they had given me there. I had gone to the BBB after trying to contact them numerous times over a 6 month period as well as having complaints deleted off of their facebook page.

To add insult to injury I found out that they have a policy with ROG products in which they will pay any shipping that takes place during the RMA process as well as guarentee you a returned product within a week. Every time I had inquired about such a policy(vaguely remembering something but not being certain) they told me that I would have to pay. Through the whole ordeal I sent my board back to them three times, at a cost of $20 each time. Likewise they held my board for a month and a half each time.

I like their soundcards, but never again...

Gigabyte is up there as well, returning a DOA board to me three times in a row. I will consider them again in the future though as they had the decency to have a customer support manager respond personally to my complaint on their FB page. At that point though I was so sick of waiting on RMAs that I just built a new computer. 4th time might have been the charm but I wasn't going to chance it.

I'm using ECS now as they have a guaranteed 3 day RMA process, though I fortunately haven't had to use it.

I've found that most companies more or less are like this so it really doesn't matter.

 

I've had failed products from companies I still use. It's a ****** when they break though :(

post #3942 of 6628
Finished building my friend's PC. Went pretty well, though I had a hard time getting the SYS_FAN plugged in because the 212 was taking up a schiit load of space. I strapped the Noctua to the 212, both of the included fans as front intake, the Cougar as exhaust (don't judge), and the thing's pretty quiet so far... I gotta install all the drivers and the OS (Win 8.1) tomorrow, as I didn't have the time.
EDIT: Forgot to add the fact that I had mounted the cooler parallel to the GPU, with the fan blowing air to the right side of the case, through the 212, with 1mm or so of clearance between the fan and GPU. And finally, the 212 was a fiddly little thang. Took me some wiggling and maneuvering to get it mounted. (BTW, does it actually take the much force on the bracket to screw it in?
Edited by ibob4tacoz - 1/6/14 at 8:27pm
post #3943 of 6628
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Finished building my friend's PC. Went pretty well, though I had a hard time getting the SYS_FAN plugged in because the 212 was taking up a schiit load of space. I strapped the Noctua to the 212, both of the included fans as front intake, the Cougar as exhaust (don't judge), and the thing's pretty quiet so far... I gotta install all the drivers and the OS (Win 8.1) tomorrow, as I didn't have the time.
EDIT: Forgot to add the fact that I had mounted the cooler parallel to the GPU, with the fan blowing air to the right side of the case, through the 212, with 1mm or so of clearance between the fan and GPU. And finally, the 212 was a fiddly little thang. Took me some wiggling and maneuvering to get it mounted. (BTW, does it actually take the much force on the bracket to screw it in?

Pffft. Exhaust. Delve into proper computer air cooling and then you'll learn that you don't need an exhaust. Just do positive pressure (while trying to avoid areas of stagnant, hot air buildup). The pressure caused by the intakes at the front will naturally push the air towards the back. "Air goes where yu push it"

post #3944 of 6628
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Pffft. Exhaust. Delve into proper computer air cooling and then you'll learn that you don't need an exhaust. Just do positive pressure (while trying to avoid areas of stagnant, hot air buildup). The pressure caused by the intakes at the front will naturally push the air towards the back. "Air goes where yu push it"
Pfft. I already knew about the positive/negative pressure cooling stuff. Still want/need an exhaust.
post #3945 of 6628
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Pfft. I already knew about the positive/negative pressure cooling stuff. Still want/need an exhaust.

You won't need one if you did it right. *cough*ehume*cough*

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