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  1. Sorry, but that doesn't make any sense no matter which way I read it. There is a difference between partly downloaded files and compressed files. It doesn't matter which transfer protocol you are using as long as it's sequential.
  2. Although Microsof Security Essentials is free and does a fair job, it's not something I would recomend for the average user. MSE lacks HIPS, Behavior Blocker, and even a Firewall. There is a price to pay for "free", in this case, it's lack of features (and you'll probably get better 0-day protection with a paid program in part due to likely more frequent definition updates).
  3. I read this in an asshole-ish voice which is what it came off as to me. Maybe that wasn't your intent though. If it was, being a bit nicer would be good for everyone. As for PhysX on AMD cards... that requires unofficial patches and such, so I wouldn't say it's supported (and probably never will be since they are competitors). And although PhysX is certainly not the main reason to choose a card over another, it's certainly a good feature and selling point.
  4. You shouldn't turn on V-Sync when doing benchmarks. This limits the FPS to a number relative to the refresh rate of your monitor. While I'm here, I'd like to show an awesome benchmark website that any gamer should have bookmarked: http://benchmark3d.com/ Edit: Also... f*cking finally have my 15th post. Now I can finally get what I came here for however many months ago I joined. Damn google kept bringing back here lol. I hope it's worth it. Edit2: Well, it looks like it actually took me more than a year... but I didn't want to make posts just for the sake of posts; and I hardly ever post... anywhere.
  5. It doesn't work the same way as other AVs do (i.e. checks definitions), it checks the actions of the running process. If those actions are known to be harmful (checked on cloud), then it takes care of it. If the actions are suspicious, it keeps track of the running file for more info and gives you a warning I think. When offline, it uses a small local definition. The way I've described it is really... well, not very good. Check out this short video for a bit more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clbfvlvrfTY
  6. Wow, I've got to say that is the most lazy thing I've heard today. Not necessarily. This feature can be very useful when downloading multi-part compressed files. If you download them sequentially, there's no need to wait until the last part of the file finishes to start watching the movie. This is good for people with somewhat low bandwidth as it lets them download 10% of the file and start watching the movie without interruptions assuming that their connection speed keeps up.
  7. I know that this has been asked more than a million times, but are there any more animes regarded as must-watch by the general population? Such as my all-time favorites: Death Note | Code Geass FMA | FMA Brotherhood Elfen Lied | High School of the Dead I love animes, but so many of them can be so silly to the point of being stupid and childish that it's hard for me to want to watch new ones.
  8. Corsair Obsidian 800D - Chasis ATI Radeon HD 6990 - Video Card OCZ Gold 6x2GB - RAM Intel Core i7 950 - CPU EVGA x58 SLI3 - Motherboard OCZ RevoDrive x3 240GB - SSD 27" ASUS 1080p w/ built-in cam - Monitor 5.1 sorroundsound speakers - cheap ones but they work Oh, and I have the video card and the CPU liquid cooled in a single loop.
  9. If you want to go the free route, I suggest using a variety of tools such as Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware along with Spybot S&D and practicing safe surfing. If you're planning on buying something though, I recommend ESET Smart Security. This is the best software I've had the pleasure of having installed for many years now and it hasn't failed me yet. I'm so confident in it that I regularly download things that I know to be harmful just out of curiosity. It contains great real-time protection and an expansive firewall. If you'd like something very secure and light-weight, I'd recommend Webroot SecureAnywhere. It's a cloud-based AV which should take care of any problems that you come across. The way that it detects viruses can be called revolutionary. The only downfall is that it requires an online connection to work properly. However, if you're not connected to the iternet, there's a very low risk of getting a virus anyway.
  10. I'm not an expert on the subject, so if you're really debating the subject, I'd suggest to use google. I really like the simplistic yet feature-powered look of Windows 8. The File Explorer makes me want to get W8 just because of it. And I wouldn't mind having IE10 as an option (although I'd be using FF). The way that the system shuts down and restarts is pretty neat as well, cutting down on a lot of the boot-time. However, if you're a gamer or a power-user, I suggest waiting until SP1 is released for it. By then, it's safe to assume that a lot of the issues should have been taken care of. I say this because drivers don't generally perform as well on W8 due to it being a fairly new OS; also, I can't pin-point an example, but I've had some trouble trying to actually get some administrative-level stuff done before. Oh, and all the inter-connectness of social media is just something that I'm not into, but a good feature for many. It's also somewhat annoying that UAC is so persistent, and that the only way for it to not be a bother without turning it off is to use a feature-limited Administrator account. Oh, and the forced (emphasis on forced) start menu is a pain to deal with (I shouldn't have to download a third-party app to change this).
  11. Well, there's nothing special about my desktop so I won't bother with posting a screenshot of it. However, I did want to share a background that I use (Sammurai Jack), it's awesome: />http://i.imgur.com/Qu3hw.jpg
  12. The reason that it's "pixilated at points" is because the player/your computer could not keep up with rendering the video at a fast enough rate. This results in frequent dropped frames and such which causes those artifacts (pixilated stuff) to appear. Using a better codec along with a good player as suggested before should help.
  13. For most people, I would suggest Firefox (if they will be using addons) and Chrome (general use). I'm using the 64 bit version of Firefox called Waterfox. Although some plugins like GMail Voice plugin don't work, it's nice if you want to make use of your memory for added responsiveness when multi-tasking (i.e. you use a lot of tabs frequently).
  14. I use MPC-HC along with madVR and LAV Filters. It does a pretty damn good job at providing quality video along with playing everything I need. Although VLC Media Player is a good second choice for me since it has some features that MPC-HC doesn't provide such as playing videos straight from rar files.
  15. N4200Pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822102048 It comes with a buil-in UPS. Although the price is quite high, it's worth it. If you don't mind paying $200 more, you can get the newer version which has USB 3.0 and the like. The new version also has HDMI output which can make the device not only work as a NAS, but an HTPC as well.
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