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by Strid3r-
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video Card Upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 3632

Hmm...

I don't really know why you are upgrading if the sole purpose is for BF2... I used to have a 6600Gt before I got this 7600GS and I could run BF2 at a pretty high resolution, high detail (maybe max), and it was pretty lag free. Now the 7600GS, which I have now so that I can get a second and run silen...
by Strid3r-
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 3rd Party Service Plans?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Eeek

Service plans typicallly are terrible. I tend to stay away from them. Except for the rare case of the manufacturerers warranty coming at a big cut, and then only on notebooks. 3rd party warranties are a little bit worrisome.
by Strid3r-
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: March 15th Forum Contest: Epox 8NPA SLI Motherboard
Replies: 165
Views: 58268

Yay

I'm in.
by Strid3r-
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Ebay items worth it? Monitor Question also
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Re: Ebay items worth it? Monitor Question also

Hi all, I've been looking at ebay for some items that I am thinking of buying, is ebay worth it? How often do you get something used from someone that is messed up? I know I can look at feedback about buying initially, but what if I have a problem with the purchase down the road? I'm really looking...
by Strid3r-
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Ebay items worth it? Monitor Question also
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

DeusEx wrote:i sell all my broken items on ebay. broken telescope for 800$ sold last yr. they didnt know tho
You F**K UP ebay....don't be a douche and do that.

eBay is one of the highest concentration of counterfeit parts so I'd be hesitant. Check on-line retailers first.
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Newegg - not as good as they used to be
Replies: 43
Views: 7258

NO

Isnt monarch and newegg owned by the same company? NO! Where did you hear that rumor?!?!? Monarch is a small company in Tucker, GA. Newegg is a California based internet giant owned be completely different people. Monarch is service with a smile. Newegg is service with a smile till something goes w...
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Dell 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

The red only appears if you're looking at the LCD at exteme angles. I don't have any issues when viewing the monitor properly or from usable angles. I don't know the low res issue you are mentioning b/c its not present here. The entire LCD is sharp (due to the high quality phillips panel - the same ...
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cordless gaming mouse
Replies: 31
Views: 5643

Here's What I use

Well I know wireless mice are not ideal, and I do keep a wired optical mouse in my desk drawer, but I find that the new Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 is great. Its very comfortable to use and I can still maintain a KDR in Scoutknivez in CS:S. I like it, other's don't. I'd suggest givi...
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Which is better evga or bfg
Replies: 9
Views: 5590

Eh...

Its sorta a wash. I think I'd go with eVGA if their products were identical and prices equivalent, however.
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Dell 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Dell 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD

I just recieved my new monitor a couple of weeks ago and did not see an existing thread about it so I figured you guys might like to know how it performs... Color Accuracy/Photographic Work: The color out-of-box was very close to accurate. After a quick color calibration the colors and brightness ar...
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 3457

Um...

Not sure about that one. It works, but is it really worth it? The computer is hosed after you pour the oil in isn't it? It may be economical, but I'd rather lay $200 on water cooling so I don't destroy/eliminate all future use of my computer components. I guess it works for some people. Oh, well. Bu...
by Strid3r-
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February Forum Contest: 2GB Mushkin DDR PC-3200 Memory
Replies: 208
Views: 66174

Count me in...

Count me in. Here is my "entry." Good contest..can use the extra ram on my computer at home. Thanks.
by Strid3r-
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Need help finding system builder
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Monarch

Monarch Computer http://www.monarchcomputer.com is a great place to look for parts as well as having a custom system built. They beat Alienware, Falcon NW, ABS, and Voodoo on prices and I believe them to be one of the best vendors out there.
by Strid3r-
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: does neone know about a company called TWINHEAD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

...

Nope...Look at eopinions.com and consumerreports.com
by Strid3r-
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Computer, Your Thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 6239

20 Widescreen

Actually good 20.1 Inch Widescreen LCDs are going for as low as $460 when dell is running their 20% off LCD sale. So keep an eye out.
by Strid3r-
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Computer, Your Thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 6239

Very Nice

Not sure about the case but of course I love the monitors and actual computer components. Have fun man. I'm very jealous of the dual LCDs I might have to get 'em myself.
by Strid3r-
Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: The most outrageous custom cooling I've yet to see!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3537

Just sad

Poor guy has no life, too much money, and might ruin his computer at those low temps. I don't understand why he was unhappy with Phase Cooling.
by Strid3r-
Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: 1988 Suburban Problem/Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2989

Umm

I'm no expert, but we do own a suburban and dodge ram. The Ram's converter collapsed on itself but it was still driveable I would look to other parts of the car...but I could be wrong. Our new suburban just lost power on the left side of the car for no apparent reason. It went threw 3 sets of fuses ...
by Strid3r-
Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ****ing DSL/Network
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Okay

Thanks Dan,

I tried your suggestions and things may have sped up a little. The trick, however, seems that the Airport just needed a firmware update...sorta odd that it would stop working when the new firmware was released. Perhaps SP2 is at it again. Thanks again.
by Strid3r-
Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: December Forum Contest: ECS Motherboard & Intel CPU
Replies: 237
Views: 73221

Re: Notification

audiophile wrote:
why not just stick around and check out whenever it's updated? don't cop-out and only stick around for the giveaways...
Um...I just wanted to know when to keep checking...I don't plan on coping out...relax buddy.