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Old 06-20-12, 07:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: We apologize

Originally Posted by OneEyedMule View Post
Yes. Question on point #2: Why are you settling for an "always-on" nVidia card? That's right, you are settling. You could have the option to use either Intel IG to save electricity -or- a discrete card for more power. But you probably also leave the faucet water running when you brush your teeth too, eh?
I wont use Intel integrated crap in anything except a laptop. I'm the person that uses 480's and 680's in Linux. Again without issue.

There are many power users who actually prefer their workstation to any silly limiting laptop. I use a netbook for working onsite and thats about it, its workstation for everything else.

As for saving power, it hit 34C in Toronto today, there's no saving any electricity unless you want to suffer....

Also, did I not mention I do most of my gaming in Linux too? Yeah, discrete card makes sense....
Playing Diablo 3 @ 2560x1440 @100Hz with a YAMAKASI Catleap.... while my second monitor still allows me to get work done. Laptop what?

Plenty of good reasons to "settle" on a high-end discrete video card....
Intel i7 980X @ 4GHz | ASUS Rampage III Extreme | GTX 480 3Way SLI @ 900Mhz | Koolance VID-NX480 | Corsair Obsidian 700D
Corsair H70 CPU Cooler | EK-FB RE3 | Corsair AX1200 | Black Ice SR1 360 | 240GB OCZ Revodrive X2 SSD | Windows 7 Ultimate
12GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 8-8-8-24-1T DDR3-1600 | Onkyo TX SR-707 | 70" Sharp Aquos LCD | KEF Audio 5.1 C3/C6LCR/C7
Intel i7 920 D0 @ 4GHz | ASUS Rampage II Extreme | GTX 480 @ 800Mhz | Koolance VID-NX480 | Lian-Li V1200B | Corsair HX1000
EK NB ASUS HP | Watercool HeatKiller 3.0 | Feser Extreme X-360 | 2x160GB Intel X25-M SSD RAID0 | 4x2TB WD20EARS RAID10
12GB Corsair Dominator @ 8-8-8-24-1T DDR3-1600 | Creative X-Fi Titanium | Pioneer DVR-212D | Gentoo Linux
Dell 3008WFP | JohnBlue JB3 | CityPulse DA2.03e II DAC | KingRex T20U w/ Modded Auricaps & PSU | Glow Audio Sub One
Quad Socket Opteron 8356 (16 cores) @ 2.3GHz | Supermicro H8QMi-2 | Supermicro 2U Chassis | Redundant 1200W PSU
32GB 2GBx16 DDR2-667 ECC | 4x 300GB Cheetah SAS RAID10 | Adaptec 5805 512MB w/BBU | Colocated | Gentoo Linux
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