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by stinsonk
Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Motherboard problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Motherboard problem?

I've had my new computer for nearly a year now and have come across a small glitch it would appear with the system. Every now and then, I will start up and, after taking a good 30 seconds to POST, the computer will have reset back to stock frequencies and the BIOS startup screen will display the fol...
by stinsonk
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: September Forum Drawing - 4GB Corsair Survivor
Replies: 98
Views: 41909

Re: September Forum Drawing - 4GB Corsair Survivor

I liked my odds more when it was just out of 18 people :P

Kevin
by stinsonk
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Somethings is buggered up, any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Somethings is buggered up, any ideas?

Recently, I've been having a few problems with selelct games on my computer. The two games I'm having trouble are COD:UO and PSU. For COD, whenever I adjust the sound or video settings and the game has to restart, I get a black screen and, although I can hear my mouse moving over menu things, I can'...
by stinsonk
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Power Supply at the Bottom? why?
Replies: 19
Views: 12387

Re: Power Supply at the Bottom? why?

the PSU is placed at the bottom in a separate 'thermal chamber' Actually in the antec 900, the PSU is in the same chamber as the rest of the system. expansion cards, however, can recreate chambers and allow for better cooling. This case has so much exhaust at the back and top that any rising heat f...
by stinsonk
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Power Supply at the Bottom? why?
Replies: 19
Views: 12387

Re: Power Supply at the Bottom? why?

my friend said it's cause these cases are S*** Well the antec 900 is probably one of the most highly rated gaming cases available (that I know of, its been a while since I've had to build a high end gaming computer) and that antec is up there with it. As for cases without PSUs are s***...could you ...
by stinsonk
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DX10 OS??
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Re: DX10 OS??

Didin't they already release SP1??? I haven't really been following vista's sucess...but I do know that an entire company got hacked into because they were all on vista and a hacker breached through a few backdoors that were never closed...safe OS that one :P

Cheers,
Kevin
by stinsonk
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DX10 OS??
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Re: DX10 OS??

I suppose I could give it a shot...after SP2 comes out lol

Too bad they just wont make DX10 for XP, but then Bill would lose all that money. Anyway, thanks for the help.

Cheers,
Kevin
by stinsonk
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DX10 OS??
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

DX10 OS??

Are there going to be any operating systems other then Vista that will support DX10??? (ie somebody makes a linux system that will use the thing). I really wanna get the best out of my 8800 but I don't wanna get vista (i hear terrible things about it...) What does mac use? I'm use to windows and onl...
by stinsonk
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Case cooling help please!
Replies: 17
Views: 3777

Re: Case cooling help please!

So I've finally got me new cooler (I picked up the Ultra-X) and this thing is a bloody beast. It looks amazing, but it's HUGE. If your considering this, make sure you've got lots of room around the CPU. I have mine set up so that it blows its air all around the northbridge and the assorted heatsinks...
by stinsonk
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: September Forum Drawing - 4GB Corsair Survivor
Replies: 98
Views: 41909

Re: September Forum Drawing - 4GB Corsair Survivor

I REALLY need a new drive, hopefully I get lucky :P Will be good for storing my book from loss.

Cheers,
Kevin
by stinsonk
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dont build this one
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: dont build this one

If it is real, I wonder how well he would fare going into business building computers lol
by stinsonk
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: In your opinions...
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: In your opinions...

Ouch, I just looked at the price for that. 199 Canadian...thats 90 bucks overbudget lol

Still nice card.

Kevin
by stinsonk
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: In your opinions...
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: In your opinions...

I am looking more to the EAX then dolby, but still the idea of using my home theater system (good, high quality 5.1 system compared to my 20 dollar 2.1 system) seems nice...mayby in Creative's next card they'll incorporate that technology as well as latest EAX.

Wonder what that would cost :P

Kevin
by stinsonk
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: I need a couple retailers.
Replies: 1
Views: 2214

I need a couple retailers.

Anybody know of a site that will custom cut fan grills based on the customers design? Also need a site that will create professional logo stickers (could probably make em myself but a pro would be better lol) and if anybody know one, a site that will build customer designed computer cases...without ...
by stinsonk
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: In your opinions...
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

In your opinions...

OK guys, what would you rather have in a sound card, Dolby Digital Live or EAX 5.0? The two card I have in mind are the Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer 24BIT Sound Card http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23249 which has EAX 5.0 support but no dolby live or AuzenTech HDA X-PLOSI...
by stinsonk
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Case cooling help please!
Replies: 17
Views: 3777

Re: Case cooling help please!

Well that is one advantage to systems like the CoolIt Eliminator, 99 percent of the weight is supported by your case, not your CPU.

Kevin
by stinsonk
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Case cooling help please!
Replies: 17
Views: 3777

Re: Case cooling help please!

I am eventually going to upgrade to a liquid system anyway, but for right now I need a way to beat my stock CPU cooler...bloody expensive hobby for a student don't you think? :lol:
by stinsonk
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Case cooling help please!
Replies: 17
Views: 3777

Re: Case cooling help please!

One way or another, for 15 bucks you can't get much better lol. The idea of a top down cooler really relies on proper case cooling as well so that your not blowing warm air down onto the heatsink. Anand tech's review seems to have much higher results then any other sites I've read. Most rate it as a...
by stinsonk
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Case cooling help please!
Replies: 17
Views: 3777

Re: Case cooling help please!

I'm not so sure that the Ultra 120 Extreme is the best still. Some review site state that the Enzotech is better, some state that it's worse. Either way it is still high on the chart of top coolers and I can get it for 15 bucks...on my budget thats rather good lol

Kevin
by stinsonk
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Costom fan grills
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Costom fan grills

Worth a shot, not THAT for from Toronto lol :P whats the site?

Thanks,
Kevin