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    posted a message on Make different mouses have different button IDs?

    Unless you manage to change the mouse firmware to send different scan-codes then it is going to be rather impossible.

    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on If Minecraft Was Happy ver. 0.9
    Quote from Z0Z0aA9»

    its a bucket fill in-depth commentary on modern consumerism's over-exploitation of positive human emotion via minimalistic figures seated in a retro-aesthetic.

    Posted in: Resource Packs
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    posted a message on I built a computer for 270 dollars!
    Quote from Meawa123»
    That Pentium actually does better than a Quad-Core athlon on most games. Also, you should get the Hyper 212 Evo for $30 later. And also, I'm Pretty sure it doesn't heat up because of the Low thermal Design Power.
    Where did you get that case? It looks so old. and also, you should probably get a Hyper 212 evo later.

    I really don't think I need a heat-sink. My clock @4.4 is fine enough with stock and I really don't think the extra .3ghz an aftermarket cooler will give me is worth 30 dollars.

    As for the case, I got it from newegg for 20 dollars. It's got USB 3.0 and rounded metal edges so it's not particularly old. Just kinda basic and a bit cheap. It's not like I'm staring at it 24/7, it doesn't need to look god-like, it just needs to conform to the budget.
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    posted a message on I built a computer for 270 dollars!
    Quote from Meawa123»
    That Pentium actually does better than a Quad-Core athlon on most games. Also, you should get the Hyper 212 Evo for $30 later. And also, I'm Pretty sure it doesn't heat up because of the Low thermal Design Power.
    Where did you get that case? It looks so old. and also, you should probably get a Hyper 212 evo later.

    I really don't think I need a heat-sink. My clock @4.4 is fine enough with stock and I really don't think the extra .3ghz an aftermarket cooler will give me is worth 30 dollars.

    As for the case, I got it from newegg for 20 dollars. It's got USB 3.0 and rounded metal edges so it's not particularly old. Just kinda basic and a bit cheap. It's not like I'm staring at it 24/7, it doesn't need to look god-like, it just needs to conform to the budget.
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    posted a message on I built a computer for 270 dollars!
    I'm probably doing something wrong, but here are the Hardware Monitor highs and mins after running cinebench:

    VCore is at 1.2

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on I built a computer for 270 dollars!
    Quote from Akame»

    Yeah it's such a shame that you have a 650 XD A 270x or 280x would probably be the perfect match for a G3258

    Yes, but it was a free 650. Later on I could always sell it and buy a nicer card.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on I built a computer for 270 dollars!
    Quote from Akame»

    I don't know what the heck you're talking about, that pentium is on par with some i5's

    Overclocked it's a complete beast

    Aye, my graphics card is actually bottlenecking my performance in games. I'm sure I could go up to a 280 and get completely awesome fps.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on I built a computer for 270 dollars!
    FIRST... pictures!

    Well, technically 270 dollars.

    So after saving up for a while, I've finally been able to build my own computer!

    Several sales made this possible. The G3258 was a steal at 55 dollars, and I've quite fallen in love with it. The stock cooler is keeping everything cool and happy at a 4.4 GHz clock and I don't really think I'll need to try any higher.

    My motherboard came with the necessary firmware update, so I didn't have to try and bum a temporary chip off someone else. The bios is laughably overdone and tacky but considering it's price and ability for non-Z overclocking, it's dandy.

    RAM is ram, though it is nicely low-profile and pretty-looking. Amazon accidentally sent me another stick, so I actually managed to get 8GB! Woo! However, I'm sure for most applications the 4GB would've been sufficient.

    Hard drive is a breath of fresh air coming from a old, slow, 5200rpm 130gb laptop drive. I'll probably add an SSD later on, but for now I'm enjoying the WD.

    The GTX 650 was given to me free by a friend who was upgrading. It's definitely not the fastest card, but it can max out TF2 and gets good frame-rates at Medium-High settings in most games.

    The case is probably one of my favorite parts of this build. My cable management sucks, but I love the exterior of this case. For $20 at newegg, it's nice, clean, white and pretty. All I really need in a case for a ridiculously cheap price.

    Lastly, I probably went overkill on the PSU, but it's quiet, pretty and will allow me to upgrade to a r9 series card when it comes time.

    Enough blabbing! Specs:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Cougar MG100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $149.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-04 00:54 EST-0500
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on ~350 dollar budget PC (Some parts purchased)
    Hey guys! I'm making a gaming PC after my friend gave me his old GTX 650 for free. Mainly looking to play source engine games, minecraft with shaders and other gamey things. GPU and PSU are already purchased, so there's not much to changing those.

    I'm totes looking to overclock the pentium, and if the stock fan dosen't provide the uumph, I'll buy an aftermarket fan. My absolute maximum budget is 280 dollars (for what remains unpurchased). Even though the G3258 dosen't support 1600 ram, I want to get blue ram to match the mobo.

    I know I'll need to update the mobo for Haswell Refresh. According to my research the h81 motherboard I selected's bios can be updated via USB without a CPU. If I'm wrong, please tell me.

    Are there any ways I can improve this build?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nyxYf7
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Upgrading CPU to get better integrated graphics? (i3-370M)
    Quote from Miiralion
    You can't upgrade laptops.

    Why exactly? I don't believe they soldered in the i3 like a Mac or something. I'm most than willing to take apart my case and gut it's insides if that's what it takes. I've already spray painted the laptops case for fun (individual plastic components, not the entire laptop) and it works just as fine as it always has.

    What exactly is preventing me?
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Good PC for light gaming?
    Welp, let's try! A budget of 300 euros favors highly APU-land, so let's use those. Your only requirement is having 40+ fps on minecraft and the ability to play flash games and GTA: SA. These are all very easily achieved even on modern intergrated graphics.

    For our CPU, we can use the A6-6400k. As shown by this video (which has shaders and is recording):

    It's more than capable of running minecraft at 40+.

    For our RAM, I went with a baseline of 2400 Mhz. APUs greatly benefit from faster ram.

    I cut it really cheap on storage, so we are going with a 160GB drive. It's small, but it can definitely hold the games you want.

    The case is just the cheapest Micro-ATX one I could find.

    For our PSU, I went with the cheapest 80+ one current available, some 430w EVGA. You can totally shove a graphics card in here later if you want to.

    Our optical drive is just some cheap thing that will install Windows 8.1.

    And lastly, I selected Windows 8.1 64-bit for the OS.



    This build should absolutely do what you want it to do, comes under budget in USD, and includes an OS.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HLDqP6
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Upgrading CPU to get better integrated graphics? (i3-370M)
    Hiya guys! I'm looking to see if I can upgrade the CPU on my Gateway NV55C laptop to get (somewhat) better graphics.

    As of now, the laptop has a i3-370M in it, with awful first-gen i-series integrated graphics.

    Are there any possible CPUs I can upgrade to and get somewhat more functional intergrated graphics. I'm just curious what would be the maximum possible graphics-wise/processor-wise CPU I can shove into this thing.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on How's this build?
    Have a budget of around 420 dollars. Mainly going to be playing mildly taxing PC games (Skyrim, Minecraft, Final Fantasy XIV, Borderlands 2, that other Borderlands game that is coming out, and Battlefield 4) and browsing the internet.

    This is my current build:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ycgwyc



    Is it good or rubbish? I'm not looking to overclock, and I don't need an os, accessories , or optical drive. Windows 8 installs just fine from a USB :).
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    posted a message on What are the benefits of rooting my nexus 7?
    Quote from 16cadrian

    Last time I checked, the point of rooting a device was to get to run stock android, which nexus devices already do... So why????


    There's a million things to do. Rooting ain't just to run stock.
    1. Installing Adblock Plus to block ads in apps and in browser.
    2. Installing various phone recovery programs that cannot be removed.
    3. Installing other apps that require root.
    4. Removing stock apps using root uninstaller.
    5. Fiddling with the root directory.
    6. Having absolute control over your device.
    7. Being able to completely destroy it under your whim.
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    posted a message on [Whitelist][Snapshot] Minecraft's Super-Fun Vanilla Minecraft Server
    Hi guys! I wanted to set up a Minecraft server, so I did! However, I have no one to play with: a travesty that must be sated.

    So, I'll be inviting a couple fellow forum members to join me.

    Here's a showdown of all the fun things:
    • No plugins! Pure vanilla.
    • Whitelist! I'll be able to easily sort out the smucks.
    • Not big. I'll keep the player cap at around 12.
    • Greifing isn't allowed.
    • No, exploits and mods aren't allowed either.
    • A blank canvas: I've only just started in this world, and it's ours to develop.
    • Relaxed. Feel free to play as much or as little as you feel like. I really don't care what you do, as long as you aren't being rude.
    To join, fill out the application below with the relevant information, and I'll PM you the IP if you are accepted!
    You can post it on this thread or PM me instead.

    What is your Minecraft username?
    Do you have a microphone (i.e for TeamSpeak and Skype)?
    If you have a skype account, what is its username?
    Why do you want to join my server?
    How old are you?
    Where do you live (just in general, please. Like North America or Australia or Europe.)?
    Anything else you want to say:
    Posted in: PC Servers
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