I've been gearing up for an overdue upgrade, and have been getting pretty excited about upgrading my Geforce 285 to a new Geforce 660 later this month.
However, I just received an unexpected gift of a Geforce 295. This is roughly 2x as good as my 285, and "theoretically" compares very...
I've heard a lot of conflicting opinions about SSD drives from coworkers, so I want to check in with the community to learn your opinions.
Are SSD drives as reliable and fast as their plattered counterparts? Are there serious drawbacks?
I'm building a new PC for my wife, and as her OS...
This post is on behalf of my friend Anna, who isn't a member of the [H]. She's got a GeForce 9200, and is looking for an upgrade. She's gotten interested in some heavier games recently (Saint's Row 3 for example), and she wants to upgrade her PC.
Tragically, she's on part-time income right...
I won't weigh in on the hardware build, but I have done extensive research on monitors lately, and I would encourage you to consider an IPS screen instead of the 3D display.
The majority of your use of the screen will be in 2D, and as your computer ages, you may need to disable 3D to get your...
I have a wedge shaped crawlspace in my garage, just large enough to comfortably seat myself in bucket seat. I'd like to convert it into a mechwarrior (etc) pod, without spending very much money.
The diagram below shows my intended setup, but I can use some advice...
I found my old thrustmaster T2 racing wheel in my attic, and I want to get it working again.
I was thinking about picking up a gameport to USB adapter such as this
does anyone have experience with that? Would it be worth trying?
I have inherited a Plantronics "N10687" "SRS Adapter-01" headset, and I can't find the drivers for it :^\.
This is a nice over the hear headset and mic, with attached (optional) USB dongle. The headphones, with standard stereo plug connects to the dongle.
ALLEGEDLY... the USB dongle provides...
Just got mine... I used
and it looks like dropped the price by $6 to $329.
It also shipped and arrived in close to 3 days. If I were a better man, I'd order 2 more.
No dead pixels, the...
I do a little of all of the above actually, but nothing "professionally" as it were.
Gaming would be my highest priority though.
I think where I'm coming from is that aside from my wife, my desktop PC is my central focus during my leisure hours. I get home from work, and I sit down, and I...
Computer hardware will come and go, but a good display will last you years.
When do you find it appropriate to replace otherwise functional screens with newer technology?
My sitch: 2 19" Rosewill 4:3 2ms displays, flanking a 19" dell with similar specs.
I have like 5 Dell Latitude D830's that I got for an Artemis LAN for my 30th birthday party.
Come and Gone, big success.
The laptops are configured with Windows XP and Office, as well as a few LAN games.
But it's a slippery slope...
If I go all the way and build myself a new PC, I'll have to build one for my wife too. Next thing I know I'm selling seedy laptops to kids in a back alley, so I can earn $900.
"This will totally play Call of Duty...*cough* One *cough* "
Hello enthusiasts! Does anyone have experience with the first generation Asus Crosshair motherboard?
I want to upgrade my CPU, and I'd like to forestall another upgrade for a few years, so I want to hit it as [H]ard as I can.
Here's what I know..
Officially, the motherboard supports up to...
I know a lot of you have been here, and I want to get some of our thoughts on what is surely a common quest.
My wife and I are about to get our Sprint Galaxy S2 phones, and we have a couple of needs what need meeting.
We need a good case for the phones.
My Fiancee is a composer, and she makes good use of Garage band on her aging MacBook. I'd like to get her a Mac desktop as a graduation present, but the price/value is killing me.
The Mac Mini has a much more approachable price, but we'd be using a standard display, and that will lack some of...
Research indicates that in 2006, there was a way to rip Streaming Pandora audio into auto-tagged MP3's, using a command-line program called "Pandora Jar."
However, it looks like the program, and the forum posts referencing these files have been lost to time. Does anyone out there know how...
This is a really simple question, but it daunts me.
I want to filter my TF2 server list so I don't have to deal with servers taht host user content... sounds, mods, etc. I can't tell if people are cheating, or if the server allows bizarre mods to be used, so I want to just play the base game...
In this case, I am trying to copy the My Games folder from one profile to the other.
In another case, I am trying to delete a file in an old download directory.
I get the message "You must be an administrator to complete this task."
I am doing this through explorer GUI, just drag and drop...
Just installed windows7, and I'm trying to get my feet wet. I'm trying to move files between profiles, and I'm told sometimes that I need to have admin rights to move files. however, all my accounts are admins, so what's the deal?
Additionally, some folders appear to be locked for editing...
The save files are stored in c:\users\<username>\My Documents\My Games\Borderlands\Save Data\
When I first tried to copy this folder, it was protected and did not copy.
However, once I found the file I was able to move it to the same folder in my new profile, and it worked like a charm...
Hey all! I recently moved to windows 7, and I'm still trying to learn where everything is kept.
My old profile is messed up, so I made a new one, but I can't get to any of my saved games or characters in Borderlands.
I copied over the c:\users\<oldusername>\appdata folder to my new profile...
It's a tall order, but 'tis the season for upgrades, and I want your old crap.
I'm looking for a simple dual core rig, 2Ghz+, with 2GB Ram, and a video card that can run source engine apps.
It's pretty vague to start, but I want to see what is available.
My priorities are:
Hey thanks! That's a lot of good advice.
I think I'll start in the FS forums, because as cheap as I am, I'd rather get her a used motherboard of quality than a new motherboard of value.
If you can figure out how to share a newegg list with me, I'd be very happy to take a look at it as well.
I'm trying to build a cheap pc for my GF for xmas. I can get a 3GHz p4 bare bones kit for $150, throw in an old HDD, and a $100 video card, and that's just about way more than I can technically afford to spend.
My question is this: Does Dual Core effect game performance that much? Would it be...
Hello community! I have just installed my TripleHead2Go, and upgrade that I have been anticipating for YEARS. However, all is not punch and pie.
The first game I loaded up, (Team Fortress 2) had an interesting graphical glitch: No Swimmable water.
It has been replaced with solid black. Shooting...
That'sa good piece of advice, thanks!
I scoped out the motherboards, and I have found my dream girl: The Asus Crosshair.
You pay up the ass, but this baby has everything. I read a few reviews on it, and each one just made me...
good call. it looks like she has an audio-technica at3035 cardioid condenser microphone, selling for no less than $150 on ebay.
I think I should cancel my guitar center order :^x.
It has phantom power requirements from 11-52v
Hello! I am putting together a computer for the first time in a LONG time (4 years) and the world has changed a bit.
I'm interested in an AMD system, since newegg has the 6000+ offered at 169, and that seems pretty sweet.
Aside from that, motherboards from all manufacturers range in price...
the nice thing about a USB headset is that it creates it's own audio device, so if using skype or ventrilo or something for chat, you can listen and chat over completely different hardware from that which is playing your music and or game.
If that's not an issue or priority for you (I hate...
you can twist the connector ends sideways to squeeze them through a smaller shrink tube.
I don't know shrink tubing well enough to recommend a particular gauge (or however it;s measured). Best bet is to go to an electronics store, and try to slide differing sizes over your cable. Maybe they...