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by Sasquatch
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Heating bills expected to soar
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

I'm glad I have a wood furnace.
by Sasquatch
Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: St. Louis Science Center LAN - September 24th, 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 5678

I'm all signed up. Between the Science Center and the Legit Reviews workshop, I may run into a little information overload! I guess to much learning never hurt anyone.
by Sasquatch
Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Baseball Fan will win chance to implode Busch Stadium
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

I still can't believe that they are going to tear down Busch Stadium. Is there any reason to demolish it besides not having enough high dollar booths?
by Sasquatch
Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Help! Can't install Win XP
Replies: 3
Views: 2588

Do the drives show up in the POST screen when the computer starts up? You may have to check your jumper settings on the cd roms if they don't show up.
by Sasquatch
Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Built PC, it powers on, monitors don't work!
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

You may check and see if there is a P4 power connector on the motherboard, if it's not connected, everything may spin up but you won't see anything. Does it make any beeps when it powers on? If it beeps repeatedly, you may have problems or incompatibility with your memory. Otherwise you may have a b...
by Sasquatch
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Good power supply?
Replies: 7
Views: 2438

Enermax is a good brand. I have a EG651P-VE FM (550 Watts). It's powering an AMD Athlon 64 3200+, Leadtek 6800GT videocard, and 12 hard drives. It runs like a champ for me.
by Sasquatch
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

If you have another drive that you can temporarily copy your OS to, Seagate's Disk Wizard (Windows edition) works very well. I copied my OS from one drive to a RAID array and it worked and booted perfectly.
by Sasquatch
Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Post your ride
Replies: 75
Views: 11588

When I was in FFA in high school, we always talked about having a tractor day, but for some reason, we never did. For some reason the teacher didn't think too much of the idea of teenagers driving tractors through town.
by Sasquatch
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Post your ride
Replies: 75
Views: 11588

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Here's MY ride. It's a John Deere 6715 with a 16 speed Powerquad Transmission. I'm rollin on 30" wheels up front and 40"s out back. It may not be the fastest ride out there, but it definitely gets attention.
by Sasquatch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: August Contest: 1GB Kit of OCZ PC-3200 Gold VX memory
Replies: 110
Views: 46677

Count me in too, please!
by Sasquatch
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: AVG or Avast?
Replies: 52
Views: 33669

When I worked at a PC repair shop, we would get in flakey machines with Norton or Mcaffe installed and they would run like crap. So I would uninstall their antivirus and install AVG Free. AVG would always find a bunch of trojans that the other scanners would miss. Personally, I run AVG free at home ...
by Sasquatch
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: $20 for new hl2
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

I'm still mad about preordering that piece of junk collectors edition for $90 (or something like that). And all I got with the game was that damn t-shirt!
by Sasquatch
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Rockstar's Sex scenes force 'Grand Theft' re-rating
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

I'm starting to think now is the time to sell my PC copy on Ebay. I think I could probably get what I paid back out of it.
by Sasquatch
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Official Anti-Spyware Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 46578

Recently an update for Microsoft Antispyware came out pushing back the beta expiration date to December 31, 2005. So it appears that you can still use it for free for a good while.
by Sasquatch
Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Large capacity drives
Replies: 25
Views: 6734

Unless space or connections are an issue, you may look into RAID. If you raided 2 160's or something like that, you still get your large chunk of space plus you gain some performance. However you still run into the issue if 1 drive dies, you loose the entire array. So if you have something important...
by Sasquatch
Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Sound blaster problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

There are a couple things to try, different/updated drivers or move the card to a different slot. A quick way to tell if it's the card or not would be to put the sound card in a different system and run it for a while. Doesn't quite sound as bad a problem I had. I once had a Sound Blaster EX on whic...
by Sasquatch
Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Xbox modding
Replies: 21
Views: 10203

I chickened out and had someone mod my Xbox for me, I think that was the best money I ever spent. It's so much nicer being able to play your favorite games without having to fumble around and find your game discs.
by Sasquatch
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: ultra x-connect psu
Replies: 38
Views: 8913

In answer to Audiophile and Bio-Hazard: 8 of the drives are in RAID 0 arrays of 2 drives each over a Highpoint controller card. Plus 2 onboard standard IDE and one onboard serial. All together it's about 2 terabytes of space. Most of the drive space goes to uncompressed dvd rips and video captures. ...
by Sasquatch
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: ultra x-connect psu
Replies: 38
Views: 8913

I'm a big fan of Enermax. I have a 550 Watt PS in my rig now. It's powering a Athlon 64 3200+, Leadtek 6800GT video card, 2 120mm fans, 2 90mm fans, and 11 hard drives (6 in removable drive bays with individual fans). I've had nothing but good luck with Enermax. http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b29...
by Sasquatch
Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The What does your desktop look like? Thread *56k Warnning*
Replies: 89
Views: 18933

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Here's the background I've been using ever since I installed Windows XP. Simple but effective. By the way, all the image editing was done in MS Paint only. Who needs Photoshop anyway?