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by Tempesta
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Quakecon 2006!!!!!
Replies: 96
Views: 16843

I can't make it this year.... due to the fact that they had troubles securing a venue, and announcing the date so late has made plane tickets out of my financial reach. Some of the other [Q3] guys local to Texas are going, so hopefully you'll see some of them there.
by Tempesta
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February Forum Contest: 2GB Mushkin DDR PC-3200 Memory
Replies: 208
Views: 65627

I am a recent AMD convert and I'm lovin' my 3700+ San Diego. This would be the perfect marriage!
by Tempesta
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: I have seen the light...
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

I have seen the light...

After being tired of watching 'lesser' AMD-based systems walk circles around my Intel systems, I broke down and built an AMD system. I won an Abit AX8 mobo at QuakeCon '05, so I needed a CPU, GPU, and psu. Everything else - case, sound card, DVD-RW drive, and most importantly, the RAM! - came over w...
by Tempesta
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SATA v. PATA HDs
Replies: 14
Views: 3388

I've got my SATA Raptor as my main drive and my 120GB PATA drive on its own IDE channel for storage only (no programs). I've even Ghosted from the SATA to the PATA when making a backup image and didn't have any problems. All the systems I have built in the past 6 months have been SATA. Definitely th...
by Tempesta
Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 LED
Replies: 24
Views: 5195

I have the CNPS7000a-Cu and I love it. It keeps the CPU cool at a low fan speed even under a full gaming load. It's very heavy but I've brought this PC to QuakeCon two years in a row now and not had a problem. Whenever I build my next system, definitely a Zalman CPU cooler. Don't know if that helps,...
by Tempesta
Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: December Forum Contest: ECS Motherboard & Intel CPU
Replies: 237
Views: 72654

Done - thanks as always! :)
by Tempesta
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: How To Build A Sonoma Notebook
Replies: 27
Views: 8898

I saw Nate's workshop at QuakeCon '05 and was very impressed. I'm really considering building my own with this chassis come next year to replace my current laptop (which is almost two years old and is starting to develop minor but annoying problems). I may just hang on another year since I have unti...
by Tempesta
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: November Contest #1: AOpen 1558J Notebook Chassis
Replies: 107
Views: 46658

Yep, sounds good! Count me in!
by Tempesta
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: October Contest #1: Intel Pentium M 760 Processor
Replies: 293
Views: 91091

I attended at QuakeCon and it absolutely opened my eyes to custom laptop building. This would be a wonderful start.

Count me in!
by Tempesta
Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI Catalyst 5.9 Drivers Released: Download Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Man, I wish I knew that when ATi first released the Mobility drivers in the last Catalyst release. The 9600 wasn't listed so I didn't bother. Oh well, it's all good.

I tried it at 1600 x 1200 last night and whle I had to turn the eye candy down a bit it ran great. Thank you ATi!
by Tempesta
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI Catalyst 5.9 Drivers Released: Download Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

I played Wolf with it tonight and it seemed to keep a steady 76 FPS at 1280 x 1024 with high detail. I will try 1600 x 1200 and see if I can run that and keep a steady framerate. I will also reinstall the BF2 demo and see what I get now.
by Tempesta
Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI Catalyst 5.9 Drivers Released: Download Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

At last! I just installed it to my Alienware Area51m '766' chassis with the 9600 Mobility Pro and the installation went flawlessly. I rebooted and confirmed that the latest drivers are installed. Can't wait to test them out while gaming later tonight!