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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-912 View Post
    Hi tplat, I would say very practical, I have an Icy box with a western digtal black 1TB hard disk what I use to take back up images of our Laptops, I do mine through Esata and my wifes I do through usb, my Gaming rig I back up to internal sata 6 western digital black 500GB drive, I also have a Micro server running windows server 2011 which backs up all my Laptops, if you value your data then it's a must. My backup program I use is Acronis backup & recovery 10 advanced workstation, the server uses built in Windows Backup, if you go down the route of backing up to external usb try to get usb 3 interface for speed. You can get free backup programs aswell, such as Macrium reflect, clone zilla
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    Thanks for the reply. I normaly use Acronis 11 to back up to an internal hard drive in an external docking station. I never used a USB flash drive for it nor know anyone who has and was wondering how practical it was. I also read that you can use a flash drive for a boot drive now that their big enough. The drives in my computer are WD Velociraptors, a main 500gb one for doing Blu Ray movies and a 300gb one for a back up of the operating system and programs I have installed. I just picked up a 64gb Patriot flash card that is only USB 2.0 that was on sale for $20.00 at Frys Electronics. Looks like they might be phasing out their stock of 2.0 flash drives since they have been putting quite a few of them on sale or just trying to get rid of old stock. I used to do beta testing and occasional tech support for a several dvd burning programs but got bored of it after a few years so kinda quit doing that and really haven't kept up on new computer stuff for quite a while until I had to build a new computer last week. If something would go wrong or get corrupted on a main hard drive I simply booted up the back up and used Acronis to clone the back up to the main.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tplat View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I normaly use Acronis 11 to back up to an internal hard drive in an external docking station. I never used a USB flash drive for it nor know anyone who has and was wondering how practical it was. I also read that you can use a flash drive for a boot drive now that their big enough. The drives in my computer are WD Velociraptors, a main 500gb one for doing Blu Ray movies and a 300gb one for a back up of the operating system and programs I have installed. I just picked up a 64gb Patriot flash card that is only USB 2.0 that was on sale for $20.00 at Frys Electronics. Looks like they might be phasing out their stock of 2.0 flash drives since they have been putting quite a few of them on sale or just trying to get rid of old stock. I used to do beta testing and occasional tech support for a several dvd burning programs but got bored of it after a few years so kinda quit doing that and really haven't kept up on new computer stuff for quite a while until I had to build a new computer last week. If something would go wrong or get corrupted on a main hard drive I simply booted up the back up and used Acronis to clone the back up to the main.
    Hi Yes sorry I missed the flash bit trust me, no I've never used a flash drive to do Os images but I had a friend who had a 64GB corsair flash drive that trashed on him, and it was not very old. I do however use a 8GB flash drive for my Acronis boot recovery as well as dvd disk, but I find usb flash drives great for Linux distros that I try out and boot as live drives, I also dual boot Windows 7 with Linux Ultimate Gamers version on my Dell Studio Xps Laptop, so how far have you got with the new build?
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    My new build is up and running nicely right now. As for flash drives I prefer the Patriot brand. I`ve had stuff on them from pictures, program downloads and other misc. stuff for years and haven't lost anything on them due to malfunction. My oldest Patriot flash drive is a 2gb one that still works fine and is years old and still has stuff on it that old. Just learned how to change the setting to turn my computer on with the keyboard or mouse. Didn't know you could do that until I was looking around at stuff in the screen that F2 brings up. The last time I built a computer was about 6 years ago when I did beta testing for a few dvd burning programs and helped give tech support to others on their website LGSI Software Innovations, not related to LG electronics. Since its been years since I built a new computer I haven't been keeping up as much on all the new **** the newer set ups can do that isn't dvd related.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-912 View Post
    Hi Yes sorry I missed the flash bit trust me, no I've never used a flash drive to do Os images but I had a friend who had a 64GB corsair flash drive that trashed on him, and it was not very old. I do however use a 8GB flash drive for my Acronis boot recovery as well as dvd disk, but I find usb flash drives great for Linux distros that I try out and boot as live drives, I also dual boot Windows 7 with Linux Ultimate Gamers version on my Dell Studio Xps Laptop, so how far have you got with the new build?
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    Tried asking this question in a different forum but so far no answers or opinions there. I`m thinking of upgrading from my monitor an HP W2207H to an Asus VE248H Black 24" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor. I occasionally play World Of Warcraft but mostly watch Blu Ray movies and such on my monitor and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on Asus monitors or other brands. Right now Asus and a lot of retailers have put their monitors on sale and some also with rebates to clear out old inventory to make room for new models. The one I`m looking at listed above the newegg promo code ends tomorrow but Amazon just lowered their price on it to match.

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    I bought my Asus 24" VH242H in January, 2009 and it's still going strong.
    Absolutely no pixel problems of any kind.
    The monitor's menu is user hostile at best and is not at all intuitive, but after dialing in the settings, I haven't used the menu for the past 4 years.
    No regrets at all with my monitor.

    Right now I'm kind of thinking of buying a "shipped from Korea" 27 inch IPS monitor for $300 - $400. Going this route might be an unexpected adventure for many reasons. Surf the web and you will find articles, guides and forums that detail the good and possible bad points when you're not buying from an established name brand outfit.

    The Newegg.com - 27" IPS, PLS Higher Resolution LCD / LED Monitors list includes several of the shipped from Korea to your home brands that you can order through Newegg if you're feeling lucky. Some of the brands appear to offer excellent quality monitors, but some claim that some of the monitors are "home made" using panels that were rejected by the major manufacturers. Be sure to carefully check out the specs, especially the type of video cables that are used in each model!

    I'll probably chicken out and end up buying a name brand 24" IPS monitor that comes with a 3 year warranty.

    I laughed and then winced when I found out what "Perfect Pixel" means in the monitor's description.
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    I`m on a limited budget so keeping it below $200 or close is my budget on it. Whats your opinion on Samsung monitors? Sams Club has theirs on sale as well? The last time I read up on monitors there was only a small number of manufacturers and the rest were rebranded monitors but that was years ago. Looking for one that wont have as much ghosting as this HP monitor does with HD movies.

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    I bought my Asus 24" VH242H in January, 2009 and it's still going strong.
    Absolutely no pixel problems of any kind.
    The monitor's menu is user hostile at best and is not at all intuitive, but after dialing in the settings, I haven't used the menu for the past 4 years.
    No regrets at all with my monitor.

    Right now I'm kind of thinking of buying a "shipped from Korea" 27 inch IPS monitor for $300 - $400. Going this route might be an unexpected adventure for many reasons. Surf the web and you will find articles, guides and forums that detail the good and possible bad points when you're not buying from an established name brand outfit.

    The Newegg.com - 27" IPS, PLS Higher Resolution LCD / LED Monitors list includes several of the shipped from Korea to your home brands that you can order through Newegg if you're feeling lucky. Some of the brands appear to offer excellent quality monitors, but some claim that some of the monitors are "home made" using panels that were rejected by the major manufacturers. Be sure to carefully check out the specs, especially the type of video cables that are used in each model!

    I'll probably chicken out and end up buying a name brand 24" IPS monitor that comes with a 3 year warranty.

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    Check out the Amazon and Newegg user reviews for the specific models that you are considering.
    I'm normally skeptical of most user reviews dealing with tech gear especially with motherboards, ram, etc. where too many idi0ts shouldn't be anywhere near tech components when they don't have the common sense to know that they really need expert help.

    I found the user reviews helpful when I bought my monitor 5 years ago.
    To avoid unpleasant surprises I always download and thoroughly the user manual before I press the buy button for any hardware.
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    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    The Asus model I was looking at the main complaints was that the color was usually all out of whack when first set up and that the menu isnt very user friendly. To me stuff like that usually takes a few minutes or so to figure out and get dialed in but I don't consider that a flaw. Like any new tv you need to learn how to use it properly that includes getting it dialed in.

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Check out the Amazon and Newegg user reviews for the specific models that you are considering.
    I'm normally skeptical of most user reviews dealing with tech gear especially with motherboards, ram, etc. where too many idi0ts shouldn't be anywhere near tech components when they don't have the common sense to know that they really need expert help.

    I found the user reviews helpful when I bought my monitor 5 years ago.
    To avoid unpleasant surprises I always download and thoroughly the user manual before I press the buy button for any hardware.

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    I agree, when I bought my Asus monitor it was way too bright. I spent about 10 minutes learning the OSD settings and getting the colors and brightness corrected. The one completely unexpected problem that I encountered was the the windows text was unbelievable poor and Illegible. The graphics looked fantastic, but I couldn't read any text. There was no mention of this type of problem in the many reviews I read. It took a while but through trial and error I found a setting that when turned down to almost zero, the screen text was then perfectly clear and I didn't have to readjust any of the other monitor settings. My major concern with a monitor is if there are reported problems that develop down the road.
    It was a rocky start but my monitor has been fine ever since.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
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    Another thing I just realized is that I`m going to need a monitor stand with it so I can have my line of site centered with the monitor. I read a few reviews that weren't to favorable in regards of text like in notepad and a few other programs like that but one reviewer found that one of the pre-set settings worked good for it.


    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    I agree, when I bought my Asus monitor it was way too bright. I spent about 10 minutes learning the OSD settings and getting the colors and brightness corrected. The one completely unexpected problem that I encountered was the the windows text was unbelievable poor and Illegible. The graphics looked fantastic, but I couldn't read any text. There was no mention of this type of problem in the many reviews I read. It took a while but through trial and error I found a setting that when turned down to almost zero, the screen text was then perfectly clear and I didn't have to readjust any of the other monitor settings. My major concern with a monitor is if there are reported problems that develop down the road.
    It was a rocky start but my monitor has been fine ever since.

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