Buzzingga.com

Posted in Buzzingga.com on June 26, 2012 by m3diawolf

Hi All, I am pleased to announce a new website that will also be launched soon. This is also an eCommerce site, dealing in all kinds of products and brands. This site will be online shopping mall once its completed, therefore it may take a little longer to go live, but keep checking back for updates. Thanks for the support and come back soon.

M3DIAWOLF

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Animals

Posted in Animals on June 26, 2012 by m3diawolf

Dog Blog!

Well, my blog certainly wouldn’t be complete without having an article or two about dog‘s (and wolves) You see I have an 80% wolf hybrid, crossbred with husky. He is a great dog and his name is Timber. He is a 6 year old intact male and I plan on breeding him soon just the one time before I get him fixed. I would love to keep the blood line going as he is the last of his litter, most of his brothers and sisters are gone as far as I know.

I got Timber after my last dog, Susie was put down due to old age and bad health. I never thought I would get a dog again, as it was very painful because I was very close to her. But as fate would have it about 8 months to a year after Susie passed, I received a call from a guy who ran a private dog shelter (whom I had asked to let me know if he came across any huskies) saying that there were a litter of huskies I may want to come look at.

So off we went, my wife, my son and myself to the shelter with no high expectations. On the way I remember telling my wife and son not to get too friendly with them as we may not be leaving with one. Well that lasted all but a minute after entering as they both were all over the puppies. As soon as I laid eyes on them I knew they were wolves, as I was raised up north and I hunt and spend a lot of time in the outdoors.

After I asked the man what was the story on these pups, he had told me that there was a farm 8 hours north of where I live that had champion breed husky sled dogs and the dogs always slept outside chained up. One night they were surrounded, and one of the females was mounted and the rest is history. All of the pups were in very poor shape with fleas, worms,  high fevers, and dry tongues and hot noses to the touch.

We took Timber home and within the first hour realized that he was really ill. Off to the vet we went. Well when he arrived one of  his brothers (a pure white one with bright blue eyes) was also there receiving medical attention. We met the owners while we were picking Timber out of the litter, as a matter or fact. We almost took that exact pup but Ryan, my son had already picked out our dog and had him named before we could choose. Well $1500.00 later and lots of medication and overnight stays he did get better. The brother on the other hand didn’t make it. He passed away the very same day.

Timber is a very healthy animal and his puppy hood was that of a monster. He was destructive but playful and very strong willed. He was one of the hardest dogs, actually the hardest dog I had ever trained and I have considerable experience with dogs. He turned out to be the best dog/wolf anyone could ask for. Great with children, good watchdog, lovable and extremely loyal, especially to me.

Please take a look and enjoy the pictures. I will post more on Timber at a later date. If you want to share the story of your dog, please feel free I would love to hear it.

Just post below or send it to me to be posted or if you choose I will not post it.

Cheers,

M3DIAWOLF

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Contests

Posted in contests on June 26, 2012 by m3diawolf

Monthly contests.

Every month I will have contests starting next month, so if you want a chance to win some exciting prizes, check back often and you never know, you could win!!

M3DIAWOLF

M3DIAWOLFS BLOG!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26, 2012 by m3diawolf

M3DIAWOLFS BLOG!.

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Review:

Posted in Product Reviews, Technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by m3diawolf

Layout:

Side panel with mesh fan mount locations

Four 5.25” drive bays

Six 3.5” hard drive bays with 2.5” compatibility

Eight expansion slots

Supports most 240mm dual radiators (15mm spacing)

Two-year warranty

Front I/O panel contains:

Two USB 3.0 connectors

One Firewire connector

3.5” headphone and microphone connector

Power and reset switches

Fan LED on/off switch

Dimensions: 20.5” x 8.1” x 20”

Supports graphics cards up to 452mm in length (with hard drive cage removed)

Multi-channel fan controller

Six 120mm/140mm fan mounts

Four 120mm fan mounts

Includes a 200mm side panel fan, two front-mounted 120mm fans, and one rear 120mm fan

First Impression

The 500R comes packaged in the standard Corsair box with an ‘exploded image’ of the case on one side and description on the other. We can see on the exploded image the stock cooling, which includes a 200 mm white LED fan side fan (not shown), two 120 mm white LED fans, and a 120 mm black fan.

The box is black ink on unprinted cardboard. The case is packed securely inside with two thick pieces of Styrofoam and wrapped in a thick plastic bag for shipping.

The case itself feels quite sturdy. Fit and finish are exceptional for a case in this price category. The metal is not powder coated and has a soft feel. The sides of the front bezel and top of the case are black plastic. The rest of the case is steel and steel mesh. The 5.25″ bays are steel mesh with a foam air filter.

Cooling:

Although the case includes four fans, which are sufficient for any average system, Corsair allows for up to 10 fans to be mounted to this case. Two 120 mm fans up front, four more 120 mm fans can run push/pull on the HDD bays, two 120 or 140 mm fans on the side panel, a 120 mm in the rear, two 120 or 140 mm fans up top, and a 120 mm in the floor. To run push pull on both HDD cages, you will need to have a short graphics card. I had to remove one HDD cage altogether to accommodate my ASUS DirectCuII GTX 580 when I assembled the system. All included intake fans have dust filters, except the side fan which does not.

Adding fans to the roof definitely adds to the cooling power of the system. Corsair lets us put 120 or 140 mm fans up here and this case is clearly designed to accommodate the H100 radiator from Corsair. The mesh roof panel is detachable via a clip, the same way the top mesh detaches on the 600T.

In addition to all the cooling Corsair provides, I went ahead and added another fan via a Lian Li addon fan box where three of the optical drives were to give me a total of three 120 mm fans up front. It’s worth noting that while all the fans (minus the side fan) come with fan filters, the front fan cover is not detachable like on a 600T or 650D. You would have to clean the front air filter with compressed air or remove the front bezel. However the bottom air filter for the PSU and bottom intake fan slides out via the back for easy washing. This is a great feature.

Building in the 500R:

My system consists of the following components:

Intel 2600K w/ Noctua NH-D14

Asus Maximus 4 Extreme B3

2 x 4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600

Asus DirectCuII GTX 580

Intel 510 SSD

Western Digital 150 GB Raptor

Asus XonarSTX Sound Card

Asus Bluray Player

Corsair HX850 PSU

The 500R is a very accommodating case to build in. The bowed side panels make installing thick  side fans over large CPU coolers a non issue, and wire management in simple. No need to tie cables down tight to the back of the motherboard tray any longer. The door bows out to allow your cabling more space. Not only that, the door screws are ‘captive’. This means that the door screws won’t get lost when you remove the door. They stay on it.

The front I/O panel has a lot of options as well, with the ability to run either USB2 (via included adapter) or USB3. The USB3 header is a proper USB3 header. No passing wires through the back on this case. Moving on we have Firewire, as well as control for fans via a built-in 3-speed fan controller and a switch turn the LEDs for the stock fans on and off. This particular option comes pre-wired from the factory with headers for additional fans to share this function. The built-in fan/LED controller connects to the power supply via a 4-pin molex. Also on the front I/O we get the standard headphone out, mic in, and reset button. The stock LED for the power button and HDD LED is white to match the white LED fans included with the system. Of course, this is easily remedied if you don’t like white by removing the front bezel and placing your choice of little squares of colored electrical tape over the LEDs. I chose blue to match the blue USB ports next to the light.

Corsair also provides a convenient place to put pens, USB keys, a pack of cigarettes, a digital camera or any other small items where you won’t lose them on top of the case.

I was able to run the bottom hard drive cage push/pull, install a 120 mm fan in the floor, and still fit my HX850 PSU with no issues when building the system. Hard drives and optical drives just slide into place with Corsair’s tool-less system. The hard drive caddys just wrap around a 3.5″ drive and grab on with grommeted metal ‘fingers’ where screws would normally go. Optical drives simply slide into place. Press a button on the side panel and they just slide out. The drive implementation could not be better executed. The SSD had to be screwed into place as it was 2.5″.

Corsair’s wire management system made wiring a dream and I completed the build in a relatively short amount of time. The only issue I have with the case regarding wiring is that if you use an EATX board, and it has right angle SATA ports, the bottom (closer to the motherboard tray) SATA slots will be blocked meaning you lose half your SATA ports. The reason for this issue is that the motherboard tray is indented. This is to take advantage of the extra room due to the bowed out side panel and make sure huge coolers like the NH-D14 will still fit under fat side panel fans when the system is fully assembled. So, make sure you use an ATX board or smaller with this case. I chose to use two Noctua 140 mm fans for the side panel intakes.

Conclusion:

This case has great features, great air flow, and only only has one true flaw, and that is that it blocks some SATA ports on EATX boards. Corsair also needs to include more than zero documentation with their cases to help new builders. Otherwise, I think that you’d be hard pressed to find a finer case that retails at this price point. It has equals, but it is an excellent unit. It’s something I’d recommend to anyone looking at getting all of the features you could get out of a pricier case, at a very reasonable price point. It’s durable, it’s easy to build in, and well-designed. Getting the white fans with their LED and speed control pre-wired into the fan controller which you connect to a 4-pin molex was very convenient. Additional fan headers are provided with this built in system so more LED fans can be connected to this as well to serve the same functions of speed control and LED on/off. The bowed side panels made side fans easy to fit and wiring even easier. In fact, the wiring and cable management were a walk in the park, even compared to an Obsidian series or Graphite series case. Corsair seems to try to think of everything, and this time, they pretty much did.

However, as much as I love this case, I can’t help but wonder why the roof wasn’t made to accommodate three 120 mm fans, which it would, or why the front mesh panel can’t be detached to clean the air filter. I also can’t help wondering why the motherboard tray is sunken so much that it interferes with an EATX board’s SATA ports. Only these reasons keep it from being a perfect case in my eyes.

Submitted by Pablo Escobar! Special thanks!!

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Posted in Polls on June 24, 2012 by m3diawolf

Roger Waters The Wall Live! Concert Review.

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , on June 24, 2012 by m3diawolf

 

Whats the album you think of when you hear the name Pink Floyd? No doubt, like most people, you think of – The Wall. One of their most successful albums, and one of the most successful albums of all time. Complete with full length movie starring Bob Geldof, The Wall represents so many things, although it’s all a matter of perception.

Regardless, its one of the best, now classic, albums ever!

First I have to say thank you to some very good people that gave my wife and I the tickets, thank you Kev and Kim! Ok so my wife and I got to the concert at the Rogers Centre at about 7:30 and it took about 45 minutes to get inside because of the amount of people, full house, about 45,000 people. We got to our seats and I was really happy with where we were sitting, we were pretty much center with a great view.

The stage was designed to look exactly like a massive wall and there were holes where the band would be seen on the other side. The concert kicked off with fireworks complete with smoke-show, explosions and planes crashing into the wall! Epic Pink Floyd trademarks at their shows. The band that accompanied Roger were without a doubt top notch musicians that played as Pink Floyd is supposed to sound.

The evening was a huge thrill thanks to Roger Waters and his band and I would recommend anyone catching the next show when he comes into your town. You will not be disappointed as I have seen Pink Floyd and Roger Waters before and this was as good as any of them and that is, my friends, saying a lot!

M3DIAWOLF

 

 

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