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by setscrew
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card
Replies: 175
Views: 100810

Re: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card

This would be a great card for my pending HTPC project. Thank you for the opportunity.
by setscrew
Thu May 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Sound cards of today
Replies: 30
Views: 7124

Re: Sound cards of today

My new system I assembled last weekend (for a friend) has an ASUS Xonar DX under Vista 64 Ultimate on an ASUS P5E-VM HDMI. Very clean installation with no drivers issues (used driver on included CD). I was quite happy to see that some manufacturer is finally using the PCI-e slot. http://www.newegg.c...
by setscrew
Thu May 15, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Got Vista SP1 installed? Read this!
Replies: 8
Views: 2470

Re: Got Vista SP1 installed? Read this!

Awesome post. Even though I have almost a terrrabyte of storage, cleaning up one gigabyte is nothing to sneeze at. I will try this tonight. Thanks OP.
by setscrew
Thu May 15, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Raptor or Caviar?
Replies: 9
Views: 3128

Re: Raptor or Caviar?

For the price, the WD6400AAKS offers great performance and thermal characteristics for anyone but the most hardcore enthusiast.
AFAIK, the Velocirator will be available at the end of May.
by setscrew
Tue May 06, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Microsoft Offered Free Copy of Windows Vista Ultimate if...
Replies: 50
Views: 10665

Re: Microsoft Offered Free Copy of Windows Vista Ultimate if...

I was fortunate enough to get in on this offer from Microsoft. I received two Ultimate discs (one 32bit and one 64 bit) each with a discrete serial number. Others have reported that the 32 bit serial will function on the 64 bit DVD. Two free versions of Ultimate can not be beat.
by setscrew
Tue May 06, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD: 320 2-plate vs 250 1-plate reliability
Replies: 4
Views: 2864

Re: HDD: 320 2-plate vs 250 1-plate reliability

Actually, you are referring to the discs or platters that form the basis of the storage system. The latest increase in disc density has resulted in a single platter that can store 320GB. With fewer spinning discs, noise, heat and vibration all typically decrease. If the aforementioned reductions wil...
by setscrew
Mon May 05, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: required PSU wattage for the system
Replies: 14
Views: 3176

Re: required PSU wattage for the system

I take umbrage with your statement regarding the statement "I am looking for "decent/ok", not "very good"." A solid power supply is the most important component in any system. You will do yourself a favor and follow the advice given here. http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-450w-power-supply/q/loc/10...
by setscrew
Mon May 05, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Intake and outake fan needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: Intake and outake fan needed

The Scythe Slipstream is a very adorable fan while being very quiet.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-KAZE-JYU ... -3943.html
by setscrew
Mon May 05, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!
Replies: 166
Views: 94366

Re: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!

Very nice. I would like to thank Legit Review and NZXT for making this type of giveaway possible.
by setscrew
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Do i have enough power for my X1950 Pro?
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

I recently purchased 1950 XT AGP. Prior to this purchase, I spent much time researching the 1950 AGP on many forums. I read accounts from disparate posters that had the 1950 Pro AGP or the 1950XT AGP. One consistent issue that ran through all of the threads was the need to have a high quality power ...
by setscrew
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: best case option around 100$
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

One case you might want to consider would be the PC-A05 or PC-A05B by Lian Li. Very good air flow (can be great with minor modifications) and can be very quiet depending on the fans selected. Plenty of room for an 8800GTX or 2900XT and a Tuniq Tower or Ultra 120 Extreme. http://www.newegg.com/Produc...
by setscrew
Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: checkitout
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

The included power supply providing 19 amperes on the twelve volt rail should be sufficient for the assemblage of components listed. You will run into a power issue if you upgrade the video card to a more robust offering, but you can tackle that limitation if and when you upgrade the video. Another ...
by setscrew
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: March 2007 Drawing - 3 2GB Super Talent DDR2 800MHz Kits
Replies: 241
Views: 73234

Very nice. I have not heard much about Super Talent in the past other than they are a OEM supplier of memory.
by setscrew
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: My Boss' Computer....
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

I'd start charging him more, he might start paying more attention to it. Great idea. Regarding viruses, you should check out NOD32 . I use it on both my systems with no problems for three years. If you decide to install this for him, swing by the official forums and read the stickies regarding the ...
by setscrew
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: X1950 PRO 512 AGP
Replies: 11
Views: 3571

Once your install is verified stable and the performance is acceptable to you, the cessation of benchmark programs my bring you peace of mind. I ceased worrying about synthetic measures a year ago and focused on real world gameplay. My life is so much better once I stopped worrying about every littl...
by setscrew
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Help/ advice please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Second that emotion. If you have need for a new set of speakers, pony up the cash or steal them :snakeman:
by setscrew
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: BBC report reveals 911 scripting
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

BBC report reveals 911 scripting

BBC Announced 9/11 Building 7 Collapse Before It Happened Video of a BBC News broadcast from the World Trade Center area on 9/11 has surfaced revealing that the BBC reported the collapse of Building 7 approximately 23 minutes before it actually went down. The reporter is seen in the video apparently...
by setscrew
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: pcmservice.exe dell media applications? cyberlink? do I need
Replies: 4
Views: 7748

Description: pcmservice.exe is a part of the Dell media experience software. This is a multimedia product, and program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. It will be alright to disable in start-up if you do not...
by setscrew
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: My new PC
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Yes indeed, you will not be able fit a 9500 in the case you listed. You will limited to water cooling, Zalman 8000 or something similar in size due to the constraints of the case. Drop the power supply you listed as you will not need SLI. Save yourself some cash and go with something like the one be...
by setscrew
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Building New System
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

What ram would you recommend to help get my cpu to oc @ 3.73? And would be compatible with evga mobo, vista? Thanks for any help guys. Good cheap RAM BUFFALO Firestix 2GB (2 x 1GB) $189.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820150054 or http://www.shopatbuffalotech.com/cart/produc...