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    Post your workstation 2010!

    thanks:) ive always wanted to know how to play violin.
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    Post your workstation 2010!

    i knew someone would ask that:D. lost a disk, bought another copy, cd key banned, bought another copy, cd key got unbanned, found the disk, so now I have 3 fully functional copies of bf2:D one of my favorite games. Im going to stain the big speakers on the bottom black one day soon, we are...
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    Post your workstation 2010!

    havnt posted here in a looooong time, so here it is, sorry no natural light
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    Sound Quality: Receiver through PC

    that took away a LOT of the problem, I cant notice anything at resonable volumes (when people are home). But when I turn it up pretty loud it starts to get a little fuzzy. Im going to hook up my dvd\cd player and see if theres any distortion, if there isnt I guess its my computer.
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    Sound Quality: Receiver through PC

    headphone to rca jack. thats all I have really. I do have a soundcard with a couple other inputs. but the card isnt working for me in windows 7. wow and sadly this was the problem! i feel stupid now
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    Sound Quality: Receiver through PC

    I recently hooked up my stereo receiver to my pc because I wanted some better speakers than some cheap $10 computer speakers before. So right now I have a Yamaha RC-30 receiver (probably late 80's or early 90's) hooked to my pc through the stock motherboard sound port, through 2 brand new 10...
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    Monitor Help: 19 inch Philips

    bump, no1?
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    Monitor Help: 19 inch Philips

    Well my mom won a 19 inch philips tv. Now its not a specific "computer monitor" but you can use a computer hookup. and I want to use it as my primary monitor as its nicer than my samsung 19 inch and it has built in speakes that are probably better than my speakers i have now. But the problem...
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    new pc. need help

    Ive been out of the pc world for a while now, and it shocks me on how much new stuff has came out and im lost. Ill be building a new one around christmas time and iwant to start getting ideas now Ill be building from scratch, i need a case on the small side yet have enough space for...
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    Happy Windows 7! How'd your install go?

    i love windows 7, really quick and easy. but for some reason torrents are slow on it.
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    Switched to HDMI, now less clear?

    Im going to try and switch to HDPC cables now and see what that does. if nothing ill just go back to normal vga so i can have sound.
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    Good LCD tv's?

    go to hhgreg and deal with a salesman. If the first one doesn't work for you go in another day. We got a lg 47 inch for $1000 but added a 5 year warranty for a total of $1300. The sale price was $1250 and he was gona throw in a free stand but they didn't have the one we wanted so they lowered...
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    Switched to HDMI, now less clear?

    http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/tv|audio|video_lcd%20flat%20panel__47LG50.jhtml
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    Switched to HDMI, now less clear?

    Ok so my hdmi cable finally arrived today and i put her on and the quality of the image seems far less then the standard DVI. It seems like the colors are all weird also, it just doesnt seem right. Also when i put it into full 1080p the computer screen doesnt even take up the whole screen. If...
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    "invalid input" playing nfs on 47 inch LG

    yeh im going to, but those things are dang expensive, even for 4 feet. I thought i had some extra hdpc cables laying around but i guess not, and im not even sure i want to keep the pc here because its kinda hard to game on, but i guess if i buy the hdmi and dont like the pc here i could use it...
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    "invalid input" playing nfs on 47 inch LG

    no no... im running on 1980x1080. i RAN it on 1440x900 on my old screen without problems.
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    "invalid input" playing nfs on 47 inch LG

    i havnt had a problem either. ive been running it fine at 1440x900 and i jsut got this new tv and wanted to test my comp on it.
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    "invalid input" playing nfs on 47 inch LG

    idk, dont have any other games installed so i cant check.
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    "invalid input" playing nfs on 47 inch LG

    Whenever i try and play need for speed undercover on our new 47 inch lg it says "invalid input" and turns black. Im running the stardard vga cable, no hdmi cables, is that my problem? My desktop resolution is full 1980x1080.
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    has anyone bought an open box item from newegg? Are they like re-certified and working and nothing wrong with them? I like this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136043R
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    my cpu isnt really that new its a E4500 got it about 2 years ago
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    I actually just noticed something on the DFI, im not really sure my cm geminII would fit over the north bridge?
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    no way im upgrading. My next upgrade is gona be a whole new system.
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    correct. not really i high end system. probably looking to overclocking the 4500 though. its only 2.2. probably oc it to 2.8. I have very good cooling. And i got a new psu, not that it matters anyway. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    NFS:Undercover....Your thoughts?

    I didnt care for GRID. all the cars handling didnt feel realistic. I agree, after most wanted its gone down hill. I only rent the latest ones just to see what kind of cars they have on them and what customization they have to them. Although undercover has a factory five 65 cobra on it (we built...
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    that has a 8 pin cpu power connector? does it come with an adapter? i only have 4.
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    Everyone under 18 post your setup

    nice setups. I would definatly have a new computer setup if i had a job and saved all my money. I have too many hobbies. Guitar, hockey, 2 dirt bikes to keep after, and computers. All very expensive hobbies =[
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    Best Cheap Motherboard?

    Ok im just getting back into the computer scene and I need a new motherboard. I dont really know whats the best anymore since ive been out of it for a while. So im looking for a good cheap motherboard preferably at or under $100. It needs to support LGA775 Core 2 duo, and needs to have a pci-e...
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    2nd freaking time. Card dying.

    My Diamond 3870 is dying again. idk whats up i have plentiful airflow in my case and its running at decent idle temps (35) and it keeps happeneing. The video card idk just like quits, screen goes black and windows when it recovers (display adapter stopped working) and then it goes all different...
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    Toddler proof case?

    cheap solution: go to bestbuy and get a rocketfish. they have a locking door.
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    Thanks goes to Arctic Cooling

    no i couldnt. i checked lowes, ace, home depot, any local computer shops, any metal working shops, they had didly squat! Its really amazing how they didnt have what i was looking for... So that was my last resort.
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    quiet, good looking, 120mm fan?

    bump, i went to radioshack today to look for some copper ramsinks but they were out of stock. but man they have some good comp stuff. they have wc parts, heatsinks, cable sleeving, cables, all sorts of fans and ramsinks and all sorts of stuff. its pretty cool. anyways, i got 2 thermaltake...
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    Thanks goes to Arctic Cooling

    well since they are cooling i thought this was the right section. my screws were stripped for my accelero, so i contacted them to see if they would replace them. they said yes and asked for my adress. i gave it to them and in 2 days i received the screws. very fast and good cs. two thumbs up to...
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    quiet, good looking, 120mm fan?

    i might get those, but only 2 since they are $10 and short of money. im still going to get the zalman controller because so i just have one controller instead of 3. and 2 more fans probably the xigmatechs because their cheap.
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    quiet, good looking, 120mm fan?

    i dont care about if i can see temps or rpm. i just need to lower the noise and it would be pointless to stop the fans because i need them ,lol.
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    quiet, good looking, 120mm fan?

    im gona go with the xigmatech's they say it has less than 20db and 65cm. even if they arent as low noise as they say im going to order a fan controller also. how about this one? its cheap and it has a lot of fan inserts http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999171
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    quiet, good looking, 120mm fan?

    the db is too high for me. i have 30db fans and they are loud to me. i was thinking these but they are 130mm and i dont feel like cutting my case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999144 EDIT: i just saw these, these look nice and are quiet and have 65 cfm...
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    Zotac 8800GTX 768MB (G80) for $228 Shipped

    holy moly, thats a better price than what i paid for my 3870 =[. very nice deal. now its $219
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    How to determine exhaust/intake when adding fans?

    any fan can be intake or exhaust. exhausting fans will have their more curved or underside face facing where it is exhausting from. intake fans have their less curved side facing the place t needs to cool pics of what im talking about: intake: http://www.hardwarecooling.com/images/SFF21E.gif...
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    Lapping an Accelero S1 Rev 2?

    well i got around to lapping it 2day. turned out really good and smooth. i first started out with 600 grit becase it was already smooth, soaked the paper, then put dish washing soap on it, then sanded about 100 strokes, turned 90 degrees, 100 more and so on until i made a complete rotation. then...
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