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by Laxergreg
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom X4 CPU Pricing - X4 9700 is $288
Replies: 16
Views: 7864

Re: AMD Phenom X4 CPU Pricing - X4 9700 is $288

about power consumption... 125W TDP is peak, right? i was under the impression that AMD had really done some work with idle power consumption. for many of us on here, that may not be that much of an issue :P but for the average consumer, that's a huge deal.
by Laxergreg
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: November Forum Drawing - Ultra Products 1000W PSU
Replies: 127
Views: 41822

Re: November Forum Drawing - Ultra Products 1000W PSU

building a new rig after xmas
count me in
by Laxergreg
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Starting to think up a new PC, need ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

I would try to hold off putting a lot of money into a new video card until the R600 comes out, or at least engineering samples start to hit the review sites
by Laxergreg
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February 2007 Forum Contest - XFX 8800 GTS 320 Video Card
Replies: 297
Views: 130847

Count me in!
by Laxergreg
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DX9 cards vs DX10 cards
Replies: 10
Views: 4806

I'd definitely wait for dx10 cards. DX10 releases with Vista, which is sometime in the first half of 2007 (unless they've pushed it back AGAIN :P). DX10 will not be backwards compatible w/ dx9, although I've read some stuff that says they're going to make some kind of software emulation support, but...
by Laxergreg
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe and AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

don't buy yet!

wait for the end of next month when conroe releases and existing chip prices hit the floor.
by Laxergreg
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Modding an Apartment Livingroom?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4642

lol that owns dude

i'm getting an apartment next year... wonder if my roommates will be willing to have that much fun
by Laxergreg
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: LiquidXS Watercooled A939 System
Replies: 6
Views: 6426

That's hella purdy.
by Laxergreg
Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: New system
Replies: 9
Views: 2682

Bleh, didn't see that you already had the cpu.

Anyways, think about that chip as an upgrade! :-p

On the power supply note, I've had good experience w/ Thermaltake. I've used a couple of their CPU hs/fan's and one of their power supplies. They make some quality stuff.
by Laxergreg
Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: New system
Replies: 9
Views: 2682

Get a Pentium D 805. Cheaper, dual core, UBER overclocker.

Check out http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/10/ ... ghz_cores/ for some info.
by Laxergreg
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Asus Z62F 14.1" Yonah Notebook For $546
Replies: 5
Views: 4361

mmmm Yonah
by Laxergreg
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2006 Forum Contest: Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 C4 Memory
Replies: 134
Views: 48512

I'm in!

This is going to go in an Intel system if Conroe really lives up to the hype, otherwise I'll probably build an AM2 rig.
by Laxergreg
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New PC Quote - Suggestions Welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 2501

Hey TGM,
(sorry to jack this post)
Good insight on the ram vs. cpu. I knew this was an issue, but never crunched the numbers or looked them up or whatnot. You're just helping out all us lazy folk :-p, don't feel bad. Keep up the good work!
-Greg
by Laxergreg
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 24
Views: 4182

I've used Opera and Firefox. Opera seemed a bit faster, but Firefox's extensions are priceless. The IE--->Firefox transition is also the easiest thing I've ever seen on a computer. FF is pretty much IE that doesn't suck. Oh, when you get Firefox, make sure you get the MouseGestures extension. I can'...
by Laxergreg
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: How to make PCB's with a laser printer
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

yeah... that pwns.
my high school electronics teahcer would go nuts!
he used to do all the photo negatives and have to try to scale them and blar blar blar.
good find.
by Laxergreg
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS Z71V Notebook Vendor/Retailer Finder Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 16285

Got the new board, works like a charm. I'm still kinda boggled at how the lcd on the laptop would flicker for a while, but the dsub out to a monitor worked fine. I'm guessing maybe due to the lcd's digital sensitivity and dsub being analog, the crt i plugged in cared less about a messed up signal. W...
by Laxergreg
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: When selecting a Power Supply....
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

I've had good experiences with Thermaltake as a brand. I have a 480W power supply from them and a cpu heatsink, both have worked great ever since I've had them. I haven't gotten to play with an SLI system yet, but I'd definitely say you're gonna need a very solid PS to run 2 video cards with stabili...
by Laxergreg
Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Newegg - not as good as they used to be
Replies: 43
Views: 7141

Oh God... Lotus 1-2-3 LOL. I was a wee child, but I lovingly remember my 2800 baud modem and BBS's. TEXT ADVENTURE GAMES FTW! Legend of the Red Dragon anyone? That might be a long shot though...
Windows?! wtf is that?!
by Laxergreg
Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Newegg - not as good as they used to be
Replies: 43
Views: 7141

Anyone remember when it was googlegear?

I better get a yes... I'm only 19 :rolleyes:
by Laxergreg
Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: your favorite Song
Replies: 39
Views: 6960

Sigur ros is a trip.

For me - Dave Matthews Band, Moe., Tenacious D, 311, Blind Mellon, Dispatch, O.A.R., Raq, Umphrey's Mcgee, Widespread Panic... I could go on for a while lol