What are your thoughts on add-on sound cards these days? I've been using built in sound in every build I have done. Im researching new surround speakers for gaming. Do you all think that its worth getting add on sound cards like a Creative X-fi or the like while I am at it? Will it sound that...
I was walking bestbuy yesterday and came across this guy. I wouldn't have looked twice at it except the price.... $139 for a 23" wide? Its not a high-end monitor to say the least... 5 ms response time; 15,000:1, 1920 x 1080.... VGA and HDMI only. And I did not recognize the name...
OMG I hate decisions like this...... ~_~
Ok so its time to get a new monitor. I want to go with a bigboy and the 2 monitors I am looking at are the 30" from Dell and the 37" from Westinghouse. I have heard great things about both.... and im having a hard time deciding /cry
Here are some of...
Im looking at putting together a new system and have a memory question. The system I am putting together will probably include the P4 Extreme running at 1066fsb. I was going to probably throw it on a matching Nforce MB. My question is what kind of memoru should i throw in this thing...
So it was time to upgrade monitors. I had been watching the forums for a while now and I knew I wanted to go Widescreen. Since I promissed my wife I would upgrade her first she got first dibs....
I picked up a Samsung 215TW. I must say I was HELLA impressed with it. The screen was near...
I have 2 fans I sleeved for a project im working on. They are just a noname brand from compusa, but are hella quiet. I think better than my stealths at same speeds.
Anyways, I egerly sleeved them for installation and I realized I made an oppsey. The fans are thermal controled. Thermal...
About to finally complete my water cooling setup, and I just want to solicite advice on the routing. Here is what I have for the loop:
2x HD Blocks
Inline Flow Sensor
In what order do you think these should go in? So far the...
Ok ok I know it may sound like a goofy idea.
I have this Ultra X-Connect that I refuse to use in my main system. I've read enough about it not not have a warm fuzzy about using it. But thats not the story of this post.
I picked up a OCZ ModStream 520 to put into my system, to power the...
Ok so I got my silver watercooling blocks in, and what I want to know is 2 fold.
First, should I lap this block?
Tried to capture the reflection quality as best as I could....
The finnish isn't bad, but mill marks are visible. Though it feels smooth I'm sure it could...
For some reason my FTP just up and stopped resolving URL host names. I can punch an IP in no problem, but if i throw the domain in there... it cant resolve it. Same error for any FTP i try to connect to. This problem is also affecting my Seti@home packets... they aren't going out either.
Ok here is the problem.....
So I got boared and decided to test out this Abit AV8 I had sitting on the side here. I like the MB :) I have been running smooth as silk on the board using the FX-53 939 processor for a few days. I had benched and was playing many games with absolutely no problem...
I just got done completing my 2 identical builds for project stackers. However, one of the computers seems to be having an issue. Naturally its mine >.<;
Here are the specs:
AND FX-53 939
MSI Neo2 Plat mb
512x2 Crucial Ballistix PC-4K
Antec Neopower 480
ATI X800XTPE (real)...
Ok I have a major rant, along with a question.
WTF is up with creative using a non-standard pinout for their livedrive ribbon cable? They are suck friggin huge idiots! They use an IDE ribbon cable, but just had to insture the pinout wasn't compatable with newer rounded cables. The blocked...
I am trying to perform some benchmark tests and I want to turn off AA completely. I don't see how I can turn it off entirely. I see where I can raise it from 2x up.... and I see where you can set it to "Application Preference", but no "off".
Does Application Preference turn it off by...
Ok the deal is I am testing the ATI x800xtpe (real not patch) against the Nvidia 6800 Ultra.
I have several benchmarking tools, including Aqua, 3DMark 2k1 & 2k3, and Fraps to use with a few games.
What are teh common settings used to test in these benches?
Aquamark3's test #1...
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This is my first review, so...
Project Status: Complete
Last Update: 23 Feb 2005
Reason: Finally doing some work yeay
Actual modding starts on pg. 11.
My apology for the delay in this project. I did not realize time would be against me, but it's finally getting going again. Thanks for hanging in there :)...
Ok I tried doing a little search and couldn't find anything on it.
Is it best to Pull air through the rad, or Push air through? Does it even matter? I wasn't sure if there was a right or a wrong way to do it.
We were talking about PSU mods in class today and someone asked about a place that does it for you. I think i've seen a site offer that, but I couldnt remember to save my life. What company out there takes any psu you buy and turns it into a modular & sleeves in the color of your choice? Not...
I know alot of you are into the micro pc setups. I would like to know what the smallest MB out there is, as I may be looking for one soon for a mod. Onboard sound is ok. Onboard ethernet a plus. Onboard video a big plus, but it can have an AGP port just incase I would have the room for a card. I...
Ok just some off-the-wall thinking here. Is it possible to change out the actual AGP & PCI connectors on a motherboard if you had a fine micro-tip solder iron/kit? Example: Change non UV to uv connectors. Not sure if this can be done, because I don't know if the "layers" in the MB pcb have...
Here is a link: a link
20" monitor with DVI. Looks very much like an apple screen but its not. Review sites said its better... if thats saying anything. This can be had for about 800$ and some of the reviews are good, but I don't know anyone that has it hehe.
Well, off to bestbuy I went to pick up a Canon A80 on sale for $249. When they opened the display there wasnt any :eek: . Turned out someone "misplaced" 2 in another bin, because the department mgr knew there was still some suppose to be in stock. After alittle searching we found the secret...
Both are on sale here for $249, but I don't know which one to get /cry
Kinda leaning towards the A80.. its 4mp vs the 3.2 of the SD110. But because they are the same price I don't know :/ Anyone have any advice here?
3.2 mp, 2x optical / 3.2digital zoom, 1.5" lcd
4.0 mp, 3x...
From what ive read and see, having at least 1 raptor in your system is generally a good thing. I was ganna get a 74gb for the main system drive, and I have a few Qs:
1. System drive only or no? I've been reading that alot of people only use the raptor for their system drives. This kinda...
Sound out what Camera you own. :)
EDIT: I didn't see this, which is also useful.
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Ok it was a simple plan. Order both cards, and when the first batch shipped, can-x the 2nd batch. (I should have known better)
I put 2 BFG 6800Ultra's on order at 1 place, and 2 PowerColor x800xt pe le's on order at another place. The...
I'm trying to decide what WC solution I want to go with. The 2 that have caught my eye are Swiftech and now Aquacomputer.
Anyone using either of these and can share any thoughts? I find the Aquacomputer interesting because of the low-flow and smaller hoses... curious how it performs vs other...
Can anyone tell me if the WD Caviar RAID Edition 250GB SATA is worth getting over the non-raid edition? The raid edition is 50$+. I do not plan on running raid or hot swap.
Im getting a 74gb raptor for my system drive and a 250gb for everything else. Raid edition or no?
First, let me apologise for my lack of knowledge in this department. I have probably asked this a few times and I am still lost >.< I hate shopping for memory.
Basically I want the BEST memory I can buy that will work well, and OC good later in
these 2 mother boards:
MSI Neo2Plat or an...
They popped up this morning on their site In Stock :)
POWERCOLOR X800XT PLAT LIMITED W/ CARRYING BAG RETAIL
Priced alittle high because of the LE Backpack and whatnot I guess.
Edit: Doh just looked and they are on Backorder again :eek: Story of my life :rolleyes:
Where can I get one? Noone has any in stock, and the ones that list it just keep bumping their date farther and farther back.....
Anyone know where I can get one? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease
Edit: Please don't say Ebay.
I am just wondering how well you AV8 users have been able to OC. ^_^
Getting good stable results? Please do tell what memory you are using as well as timings would be a big help as well if you know them off hand.
Just wondering if anyone has or has used this software, and how well does it work. I am trying to determin if its worth picking up a copy from a 3rd party while you can still get them.....
I want to be able to copy all of my newer DVD's. Any recomendations?