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by helf
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU
Replies: 177
Views: 79335

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Yes, I'd like to enter and here is a link to my post in the 'post your rig thread'.
I am a fan on facebook under the name Josh Carlson
Put my name in the hat 2 times! :D


wooo! Hope I win
by helf
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: will you call me a poser if i dont OC?
Replies: 29
Views: 4931

Re: will you call me a poser if i dont OC?

'eh. you are definitely not a poser. Overclocking when you have no reason to is kinda pointless. I choose to do it on my old clunker machines simply because they are all horribly slow (p3 cpus) and I NEED all the power I can get. Overclocking shortens your components life span, makes them produce mo...
by helf
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Budget monitor opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Budget monitor opinions?

I would stay away from any of the cheaper ViewSonic LCDs. We use them at work (stupid government support bids!) and have had a HORRIBLE failure rate. I've had to replace over 15 of them already due to failed backlight inverters mostly, few has their power boards go out all together. We only have abo...
by helf
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Problems Booting My System...
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: Problems Booting My System...

You said you *had* vista on one of the seagate drives? I wonder if the MBR (Master Boot Record) on that drive still has part of the vista loader and its confusing your BIOS.
by helf
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Post Your Rig!
Replies: 556
Views: 211291

Re: Post Your Rig!

From my cursory browsing of this thread, I think I might win the "Saddest PC" award :) My current main x86 machine is a beige (literally) box with the following specs: Dual Pentium III-S Tualatin 1.4ghz/512kb L2/133mhz fsb CPUs 1.2gb PC133 RAm GeForce 9400GT 1gb PCI video card 20gb IDE boot drive, 4...