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    Pacific NW
  • Interests
    Computers; PC gaming; 50's rock; Playing guitar and singing


  • Computer Specs
    Cooler Master, Wave Master (Silver)
    Samsung, SyncMaster 226BW
    DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra D 939
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo
    OCZ, GXS 600W
    OCZ, Gold GX 2GB
    XFX, GeForce 7900GTX (665MHz) 512MB
    Hitachi, Deskstar 7K80 (2 ea.)
    XP Pro SP3; Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04 (Second drive)
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    5.1 Speakers... Is Time To Get Some...

    I hope you enjoy your 5500's! I decided rather than upgrade to a new sound card ($200) (using on-board sound) and a new set of 5.1 speakers ($200) (have Polk Audio AMR 150), I will buy a set of Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speakers ($349). They connect to the computer through a USB port. They sounded great when I listened to them in Best Buy. Of course, I won't buy them from BB, I will get them from Newegg.
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    Whats Type Of Music Do You Listen To

    50's rock! Buddy Holly and the Crickets
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    What Os Do You Use

    I voted XP, but I actually have two drives. The main drive has XP Pro and the secondary drive has Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS 64-bit installed on it. I would be using Ubuntu solely if I wasn't a gamer. I don't like using programs to allow game playing.
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    How Many Firefox Extensions Do You Use?

    I voted (2). I use "Adblock Plus" and "Forecastfox".
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    First Build

    Looks to me like you have a darn good rig. The only thing that I would have done differently is go for a full case.
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    Where Are My Street Members!!!!!!!

    You hit the nail on the head, Ex. When my avatar showed up on the Street, I swore that Angry had been having me followed. It fits me to a tee. Maybe it is the fact that he knew I was an old_geekster and 50's rocker. I don't know. If I remember correctly, you have taken on a new face. It is becoming, however.
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    Where Are My Street Members!!!!!!!

    Glad to see all of the old faces (Avatars) and the new ones as well. I couldn't get rid of my old "bobble-head", it looks too much like me. It actually keeps time to my 50's rock. It appears that we are going to have a good mix from the Street here at OCC. I look forward to helping.
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    Thanks to all of the "OCC" members for the warm welcome! Yes, we all like to get our hugs! We got so used to it from our leader at DIY-Street, Angry_Games. He was always quick to hold our hands and give us a big hug. Hopefully, this site will grow at the same rate that DIY was growing. However, I was not routed to OCC from the DIY site. It showed the URL, but didn't bring me here. Here's to OCC and all of its members, new and old. Hooray.
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    Do you pay for websites?

    I voted no way. Personally, I have no reason to go to a website that collects premiums. There are too many that don't with the same info.
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    Windows XP SP3 & Windows Vista SP1 Pre-BETA Released

    Well, I guess I live right. Shortly after making the post above, I used MS Update. Of course, there it was --- SP3. I couldn't just let it sit there, could I? Nope! So, I hit the button and zap it began the update to SP3. I am now typing with my new updated system. Glory be.
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    Windows XP SP3 & Windows Vista SP1 Pre-BETA Released

    I don't even tell the wife when I screw it up any more. She just shakes her head, shrugs and says ---"What's new", when I do tell her! I will try SP3 in a month when I get back from my trip. I don't have time to reinstall everything at this point.
  12. I agree with rado. I have the 226BW and use it with XP Pro and Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS. It is a great monitor and with 2ms response time, it makes gaming fun. You can see things in games that you missed without it. Old games seem new.
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    I need a replacement PSU...

    With your setup, I would highly recommend an "OCZ" GamerXStreme GXS 700W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341002 I would give you more than enough power for now and in the future. It is also reasonably priced.
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    How Many PC's Do You Own?

    Just two: My sig and an AMD Athlon 1.4GHz HP Pavilion.
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    Can a woman lead a nation

    Techno hit the nail on the head. I voted yes that a woman could run the country. However, not Hilary. She is the most dishonest politician in Washington. She took first when her husband retired. Just as a point of clarification, I am not a right-wing loon. I am an "Independent" thinker and voter. I follow both sides of the aisle very closely and hold all of their feet to the fire.