My MSI 1gb GTX 460 is on backorder right now, and I am debating cancelling the order and getting a XFX 5850 instead.
Is the 5850 worth the extra 60$?
I'm using a Asus Crosshair IV Formula, so CrossfireX is my main reasoning.
I game at 1920x1080 only - using a 40" Sony Bravia
The GTS 250, is doing the trick for now but I would really like to boost the settings and get games looking reaaaalll nice. I play Battlefield Bad Company 2 mostly right now, and Im stuck with medium settings.. which still do like nice.
I bought my v1000 two or three years ago, and I've never been in love with it being silver. (Bought it used on impulse, rather than waiting to find a black :mad: )
I've been out of the loop for quite some time, and don't really know whats out in the market currently.
My requirements are...
The 4650: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38504
The 3850: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28711
I recently upgraded from my Viewsonic a70 (Hells ya, beige 17" CRT) to a HP w2408h LCD. I was just planning on picking up whatever AGP card the shop had laying around that...
Here's a review of the PSU
Now, Im planning on picking up a HD3850 AGP pretty soon, and was wondering if my current PSU will do the job?
Not a whole lot else is there, 1HDD, DVD, and the Athlon XP thats in there.
So I was playing TF2 at a friends house this weekend. His PC devours that game (Q6600, 8800GTS 640, blah blah D:)
Anyway, does anyone have an idea how TF2 would run on my (very outdated) PC?
Athlon XP 2800+
FX 5700 Ultra
Wouldnt expect anything all that great, just playable is...
Everyone and their dog know's of MNPC's mesh, but I have zero way of ordering any.
Before I go scour every last hardware place in town tomorrow, can anyone give me ideas of what stores may have some?
Anyone know if Canadian Tire, or Irly Bird has mesh?
I'm planning on running some cat5e outside, along the side of my house and into another room. (Cheaper than a Xbox 360 wireless adapter :p ) I have plenty of other cables doing the same, (cable etc.) but I am not 100% sure about the idea, as this standard cat5 seems a little wimpy compared to...
I'm looking for a new heatsink for my AXP 2800+, the stock cooler works decently during most of the year but gets a little too hot for my liking during the hot summer months.
I'm looking at these four heatsinks:
Coolermaster Hyper 6+...
It's time to leak test all of my gear, I wont be here for most of the weekend so I'll be needing it to stain the paper towel to see leaks easily.
I know there are plenty of colored additives but I don't wish to buy one, and none can be found locally.
Any poorman solutions?
I just bought a bunch of used WC stuff.
At the bottom of the Res. there is some sort of growth/buildup that makes it looks 'smoky'.
I was wondering how I should clean this out.
I've tried running water through, but it doesn't have the power to lift it off.
It does rub off though. (I...
Today I swapped out my Zalman 7000AlCu for the stock cooler, on my AXP 2800+.
After POST, the computer turns off.
I try again, nothing happens. I fiddle around, and eventually it turns back on.
At the "Choose Last Known Good Config, etc" screen, I select Start Windows normally.
Pictures of the hardware can be found here.
I'm looking into buying that stuff of a fellow [H] member.
I'll be using this stuff for a first time WCing of my AXP 2800+.
(I'll be buying a Swiftech Apogee)
Anyway, I just want some basic info on the...
While swapping out my 2600+ to test my old un-used 1500+, I failed to lower the FSB to 100Mhz, from 166.
After DXDIAGing and noticing what I've done, I decided to stress test.
After 1/2hour of SP2004, and a low load temp of 42. I'm quite happy.
The load temp of the OC'd 1500+ is the same as...
I just ordered a TV Tuner from a fellow [H]ard member, and I have a few questions.
I don't actually know the brand/model of the card, but I have some pics of it.
First thing I...
I was working on my MythTV box last night. (The one with the crazzily desgined MoBo)
And when I powered, on I got no post, and no video.
The CPU fan, and video card fan both powered on.
The MoBo is a Sono VK 2208
The CPU is a Athlon XP 1500+
RAM is 256mb of PC100.
I picked up a Sono VK 2208 Hawk for a Myth TV rig I'm making.
After installing it in the case I look at it.
Apparently that thought it would be a good idea to put the RAM next to the AGP slot.
I won't be able to put the video card in (FX 5700 Ultra) that board.
So, I'm in need of a...
For a few years I've been using a Dremel Multi-Pro I've noticed that it's starting to die.
I asked my Grandparents for a new rotary tool, and they got me a Mastercraft w/ a ton of extra stuff. :)
How do Mastercraft rotary tools match up to Dremels?
Edit - This is a spin saw
I'm doing a PurePwnage case, mod and am changing the lighting in my case from blue to red.
The main problem is the PSU, which has blue LEDs.
Anyone know of a way to turn them off?
Need more information? Just ask.
When - Over the holidays
PurePwange logo as the window (With black mesh behind)
Most of the case will be red
Jeremy Headband on the front
Where - Workshop
Why - Joined the PurePwnage Gamer Army.
Onto the worklog!
Masked and sketched.
(Modified the logo...
Before anyone posts links to NewEgg.
NCIX is local (Canada) and I will be ordering from them.
Both would be a giant upgrade for me. (Using a 6800 in current rig)
I'll be gaming on a Dell...
I've been having some stability issues.
Everyonce in a while, while doing something my PC will just restart.
The last time was while playing Oblivion. Once I had loaded up windows I checked all the temps.
Video card - 48 (VF700-AlCu)
CPU - 40 (7000B-AlCu)
And Ambient - Which was 30
In my file server I have an extremely loud PSU. The fan in it is a little 80mm.
What I plan to do - Remove the currnet fan in the PSU.
Cut up the PSU's casing, adding in mesh windows for airflow.
Mount the PSU in a 5 1/4 drive bay with a 120mm fan placed in front of it.
(The fan will just...
In the first LAN Part we had we had everyone hooked up to hubs, which were hooked up to a router, which was hooked up to the cable modem.
This months LAN we have rented out a local Judo Dojo, and will be using that.
The bad thing, there's no way to hook up to the internet.
Q - Could we...
Ultra Wizard for 9.99$ AR
Ultra Aluminus for 29.99$ AR
Wizard Case With 500W Power Supply 29.99 AR...
First off, don't tell me to upgrade.
I have a s939 rig, the sktA rig is my LAN rig.
Basically, I need a new MoBo as my ASROCK isn't good enough.
I'm looking for a new board.
Something that looks nice, (So preferably not an ugly brown) and...
I'll be recieving this card shortly
And I am wondering how it stacks to other cards like it.
EG other models of 6800's, X800s (Primarily the X800 GTO)
and let's say a 9800 PRO.
I will be getting an Arctic Cooler to use on that card due to to the crappy stock fan.
There are two different ones for 6800's.
I just noticed that XaserII's were only 30 bucks here
So I decided I might buy one.
The only big knock I have against it, is that 800mm fans are used.
Question - How much room is there to mod in a 120mm fan in the front and back?
I may be buying a Thermaltake Bigwater 745, along with a dangerden waterblock for skt A.
I know I have seen a lot of bashing of the Bigwaters, but I just need something to start out with.
(Will be my first time WC'ing)
How is the Bigwater745 for a noobie?
After scrapping the idea of getting a Microfly I startef looking at the Antec Minuet 300.
The one thing that is making me hesitate is the room.
How much room is in there for a video card?
Could I get something like this...
I'll be getting a Athlon XP 2600+ for my socket A system, which I will be overclocking to 2.4GHz (Aiming for. I might stay at 2.2Ghz)
In my 939 rig I have an Athlon XP 3800+, which runs at 2.4GHz.
They'll both be running at 2.4Ghz, but which will have the better performance.
Mobo - Asrock K7S41GX
CPU - Athlon XP 2600+
HSF - Zalman 7000B-AlCu
I recently bought (Waiting for it to arrive) an Athlon XP 2600+, and was wondering the easiest/safest way to OC it. I heard overclocking a 2500+ to 3200+ speeds is easy, so it should be the same with a 2600+ right?