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by jtm55
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Boutique Gaming Computers
Replies: 32
Views: 16168

Boutique Gaming Computers

Hi All, Before I ask this question I,d like to thank Capper, Gvblake,Infinitevalence, Apoptosis, & everyone else that helped me put together this machine. You Guys are the Best. I wanted to get folks opinion on some of the Boutique Computer Sites Like Voodoo & Falcon Northwest. Do you think that the...
by jtm55
Wed May 11, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi All,

My Thanks for all of your help. Quick question, How long should I "burn" in my system?

Also I forgot to list my Power supply in my last post which is the Silverstone Zeus 520 Watt Power Supply.

Again my thanks to all of you.
by jtm55
Wed May 11, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi All, Sorry I've been away for a while however, my parts came & I've assembled my FIRST computer. My system is running at stock speed right now as I have Sandra 2005 running. My System specs are as follows AMD Athlon64 3500+ Venice DFI LanParty nForce 4 DR Thermalright XP 120 Maxtor Maxline II 300...
by jtm55
Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Copy Protection EULA & Us, the Consumer
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Copy Protection EULA & Us, the Consumer

Hi All, I wanted to get your take on Copy Protection & EULA. As I'm sure you are all aware of, Windows XP64 Bit is finally released, however for those of us who play Silent Hunter III, we would not be able to play that Simulation because Starforce, the Copy Protection Scheme used isn't compatable wi...
by jtm55
Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi All, Just wanted to let you know that I've ordered my CPU, the AMD Athlon64 3500+ (Venice) which will ship 29 April from Monarch Computer. The excitement is building more & more. Will definetly let you know how I make out once my processor arrives. At the risk of repeating myself, Thank You to ev...
by jtm55
Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Capper, I wanted to know if the Thermalright XP-120 was compatable with the DFI Lanparty nForce4 Ultra board. I checked on Thermalrights site & it appears to be okay, just wanted to be sure. Also, would 1GB of the OCZ EL Platinum Rev2 Memory be sufficent? I'm really excited about this build & am ...
by jtm55
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD A64 3500+ Venice
Replies: 44
Views: 21549

AMD 64 3500+ Venice

Hi Apoptosis,

Looks like I'll be waiting for the Venice CPU's to arrive.
by jtm55
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Guys, I've decided to go with the Maxtor Maxline III 300GB Hard Drive with the 16MB buffer. I asked this before but in reference to the 4000+, but as I'm going with the 3500+ will the retail cooler be sufficient or do I need a after market cooler. I'm thinking that either Thermalright or Zalman. ...
by jtm55
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Capper, I'm going to take your advice & go with AMD's 3500+. As to the Memory, OCZ VX Gold 4000, do I need the SLI version of DFI's Lanparty to utilize it? Let me know so I can make the necessary adjustments, as there is a big price difference between the 4000+ & the 3500+. Thanks for looking out...
by jtm55
Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi All, Here's some of the components I've decided on AMD Athlon64 4000+ DFI's nF4 Ultra-DR Silverstone Zeus 520 Watt Power Supply EVGA Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT Plextor PX-716A Mitsumi 3.5 Floppy Coolermaster ATC 101 (Already purchased at a computer show) Pioneer DVD-120S 16X 1 GB Corsair XMS PC 3200 ...
by jtm55
Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Guys'

I'm not sold on SLI either, I was just keeping my options open as you can run those boards with 1 Video card.

Which makes ask as we are talking about the Nvidia chipset, wouldn't the Nvidia Video cards be the better solution, both being from the same manufacturer?
by jtm55
Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: What gaming sites do you go to?
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

I go here http://www.subsim.com/. It's not a gaming site per-se,as it's all about Naval Simulations.
by jtm55
Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Capper, just out of curiosity, how come you don't recommend Asus Motherboards now? The reason I ask is that while looking at DFI, MSI, Gigabyte, & Chaintec, I also looked at the Asus board. From what I could tell folk hold them in high regard. Also, taken to heart what you said about being flexib...
by jtm55
Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Teqguy, Can I really save that much by waiting a couple of months? It took me some time to come to the decision to build it myself. My Cousin just purchased a System from Falcon Northwest & His head has gotten so big since then. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful system but $6000.00? I figured ...
by jtm55
Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi All, I plan on building my system the end of this month. I should have the funds to purchase the parts by then. I'm thinking that NewEgg would be my best bet for buying said parts. Capper's explanation about DFI's offering more customization as well as assistance should I get stuck is compelling....
by jtm55
Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Guys, Thanks gvblake22 for the advice as well as the welcome. I think I'll be going with the nVidia solution, as my research indicates that it's the chipset of choice. I know what you mean about the DFI board, I went to their site & downloaded the PDF File of the motherboard manual. I'm not sure ...
by jtm55
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi Capper5016, Thank you for the info, as well as the welcome. SLI may be something I'll consider down the road. As far as Overclocking, I'll have to get more information on how it's done. As you've probaly guessed by now I'm new to computers, however, I realize that the only way to get the system t...
by jtm55
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: First Time System Build
Replies: 72
Views: 19272

First Time System Build

Hi All, I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area. I'm looking for some advice concerning a Motherboard for a AMD socket 939 system that I want to build. I read Rich's review of the DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard & was impressed with the board as well as by Rich's review. My question is w...