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  1. Kamel

    what's the new toaster?

    alright, i've changed my mind on the mobo again. that infinity doesn't seem like a good performer at all from what little i've seen. i also have gone with zipzoomfly because i have to pay tax with newegg (bah!). am sticking with them on the case though, that case looks like a sweet deal. anyway, here goes: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811119115 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...oductCode=85236 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=327727 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...uctCode=80725-9 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=240193 i'm certain i am satisfied with the processor and ram, but the motherboard and video card i'm still a little eh about. anyone happen to know if the 8600gt out performs the 6800ultra by chance? i've been very unsuccessful in finding benchmarks that directly compare the 2... generally only compare to like the ati counter part, not really as interesting to me.
  2. Kamel

    what's the new toaster?

    this mobo has caught my eye, a little curious why the price is so low though... makes me think there is something wrong with it lol. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813136015 the customer reviews indicates that certain procs it wont post with until a bios update is made. you know if that applies to the processor i'm going to be getting? i've not been keeping up with the procs since 64bit first came out.. i'll be honest, dual core cpu's confuse me lol. the reason i like it is mostly due to 3 pci slots and 2 ide connectors. dunno what's up with the new mobos wanting to put everything on board. i will need atleast 2 pci slots just for my sound card and video capture card. these aren't essentials though. anyone have any further input on the mobos? dunno if this is a touchy subject, but noticed the forums name changed... has there been a falling out between dfi and these forums?
  3. Kamel

    what's the new toaster?

    i use my pc for gaming.... well, playing wow mostly i hate to admit haha. doesn't take a killer system to run the game but i play fps's too. i'm not super hard core, but i like to be able run any of the new games on fairly demanding settings. right now my build looks like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811119115 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813128014 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130085 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227139 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103741 will replace the vid card later when i get the money, for now i want something that works well enough to let me bask in my gaming delight lol. might just get another eventually and do sli, i'm really not sure. i'm up for any suggestions at all. i hope that my choices have been wise. my psu as i said before i can use from my current rig (i'm gonna get my broken rig up and running again too, but still building a new one). also in a bit of a rush, so not gonna get real picky with this build. i dont want that to cause me to get something i don't want, but i'm hoping to get this ordered by tomorrow if possible.
  4. Kamel

    what's the new toaster?

    hey thanks a ton for your input guys. i think i've already decided on that amd proc. man, didn't realize how much it'd be... even for a cheapish build i'm looking at $500 already using parts from my old rig. better to shell it out than to always have something i don't want though heh
  5. Kamel

    what's the new toaster?

    thanks for the prompt response man. both look really nice. think i'm leaning towards amd, that proc you linked looks sweet. fortunately i recently bought a really sweet ocz psu so i don't think i'll need to purchase a new psu for my new rig. are the processors you linked good overclockers? btw i only want a proc for my old rig so i can have 2 pc's, it's run its course methinks heh time for a new pc
  6. hey guys, remember when everyone here had a 'toaster'? heh... before the 64 bit procs came around. it had amazing overclocking abilities and was very fun to toy with. well, my toaster just died unfortunately. my water cooling system went to 0% flow for a while and, well, my toaster is toast (note to self, maintain water cooling system regularly, debris can get stuck in hidden areas). was wanting to build a new pc, and i see that there seems to be a lot of great choices with intel and amd right now. i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions (processor/ram/mobo wise) of what i should go for to attain a modern day toaster so to speak. btw, if anyone has a cheap amd socket a processor i can buy to get this rig back up and running i might be interested. well, thanks in advance for any help or advice you guys might have
  7. yea, your cable modem's lights probably didn't go out because the capaciters inside of it hadn't discharged yet. the ones in your PSU did discharge already, however.
  8. on a side-note, not to be argumentitive, but i also have that option set and it seems like it would still turn the comp off without showing the BSOD occasionally. of course, this doesn't discount other possibilities.
  9. that's actually a blue screen of death... windows turns your computer off when you get a BSOD. most likely video card issues, the game itself may have an instability issue with the drivers, or any other kind of oddity with the code in the game. it may be nothing at all, or, more than likely, it's imperfect coding on either the coders of UT2k4 or drivers fault.
  10. Kamel

    best "bang for buck" ram?

    thanks for all of your comments... i actually have been looking at this stuff. i don't know hardly anything about ddr2, so i don't have a clue if it's any good, or even compatible with the 64bit motherboards :confused:. i hope i'm not out of line by asking here, i did do a search first, which gave me 1.5 pages of irrelevant results. anyway, this is what i'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227043 it seems very decently priced considering the fact that it's got such great speeds @ 1gb stick. if i got it, i would run at 1gb, then later on add a second stick for 2gb. another small question, does nf2 support ddr2? as in, does it run just like normal ram would, or would the board need to be "ddr2 compatible"? thanks for your help and advice so far.
  11. Kamel

    best "bang for buck" ram?

    i know the price difference is quite large, but from nothing but a performance standpoint, are they around equally challenged, or would the OCZ plat rev 2's be much better?
  12. Kamel

    best "bang for buck" ram?

    the specs don't exist yet unfortunately, lol i am going to try and get one of those new newark cores (sandiego cores in s754 clothing).. yea, it's not going to be on my nf2 lol.
  13. the topic pretty-much says it all. looking at trying to get the best bang for the buck ram if i can. i have a strong preference to OCZ because of their warranty services. what do you suggest? (looking for 2x512) of course, keeping in mind the higher the overclocks the better, if i can get 300mhz off of it that would pwn lol
  14. Kamel

    Prime95 is DOS....

    yea, that was my point... it could be done in linux, in which case it could be done on a single floppy.