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Member Since 22 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2018 07:39 AM

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In Topic: Your Retro Gaming PC Builds (1995-2005)

13 December 2018 - 07:35 AM

LanParty! cool, made note to come back to that link, I'll be Working to get Ep5 finished after Xmas


Speaking of Lan Parties...Not sure if you've seen one lately, but I used a DFI Lanparty NF-II ultra-b (can they get any more unnecessary in naming things?) board for a couple years. So an event like that was so popular it creeped into advertising. Like "gaming" is today.

The box for it even had a hoodie sweater guy. Complete with blurred cans of mountain dew and a can of Bawlz. Because if I wanted any image to promote what I would become if I used a product, that's exactly what I wanted to be! An over caffeinated dude with bad posture and a beige desktop! yessssss.


(not my image...)

In Topic: Your Retro Gaming PC Builds (1995-2005)

13 December 2018 - 07:28 AM

..... I guess I was kind of a Thermaltake fanboy in the mid 2000's LOL.



My first performance build in '03 used the Thermaltake Volcano 12 heatsink. Manual speed control knob. It was the hot item on newegg at the time. When booting up BF1942 on a 45% overclock, it was a howling hairdryer!!

In Topic: Ya'll Won't Believe It

12 December 2018 - 08:34 AM

My signature has my new new build in it. The xmas prize lasted 8+ years with only 2 gpu swaps and a memory kit. it was time. But I do need to also second the comment about Gigabyte's VRM. I went with MSI's b450 board cause their VRM's are solid and quite capable, at least on this board.

In Topic: Ryzen 2600X or Ryzen 7 1700?

10 December 2018 - 08:09 PM

I suggest asking yourself how long you plan on keeping this 8 core chip. I was looking at the 2700x but since I knew the 3000 series would be coming next year, regardless of any announcements ahead, I knew it would be wise to wait until then if I was planning on keeping the next build for as long as my last one (8 years) so I once I saw the 1500x on sale for $139, that was the answer. I'll run it until thanksgiving next year when the 3700x hits on sale.


Reason being, the 3000 series will be on the AM4 socket, so the 1500x, which BTW is running at 4.0 on all cores [email protected], hums along just fine on pc3200 ram. If you have to build a system right now, like I did, then get everything you need for futureproofing, and grab a 1400x or 1500x or something in that price range and sit for the next year. I wasn't going to spend $300 on the 2700x only for a year later to have something show up for that same price and it be 25% faster/better/stronger. It is a big leap ahead, not just a standard march.

In Topic: (WTB) AMD Phenon II X2, X3 or X4 cpu

30 November 2018 - 09:20 PM

huh....just run some solder lines or some real fine work with a mag glass?