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  1. Wetchaser

    i need some advice

    Yea i kinda figured this wasnt gonna cut the mustard after reading the above. Although i still havent figured out what psu im gonna use. This is my new egg wishlist as of right now http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishLi...itle=next+build of course ocz stuff is now out of stock.grr. looking for psu ideas. Im not sure if a psu with the fan mounted on top will work or not with the cooler master case. I plan to mount psu at top of case to leave the bottom open for water cooling. Which i still have to get spec'ed from Dan. i was hoping to get a new lcd monitor, but it looks like ive completly blown the budget i had set of 3 grand already. Oh well, guess i keep lugging my old crt around, lol.
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    i need some advice

    As far as money burning in my pocket, im still thinking about the last lanparty i went to and the guy next to me had 5 drives on his raid. BF2 loaded so fast. I mean what else is there that could possibly make this build any faster? Without going sli or x2 that would would be the only thing right? SLI gpu, and x2 cpu chips really do not impress me as far as dollar to speed ratio differance. I really feel both technoliges need to make some more magic before its worth it.
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    i need some advice

    Thankyou for the response, i will get right on all 3 subjects. Of course im going to get the ram your recommending. Old ram will go into kids e-machine. The EB is out of stock, so ill get the GX unless you think i should just use my old ram till the EB is back in stock. The stuff is in demand as some one posted about still waiting for it to get back in stock on the 31'st of December, and it still shows it out of stock. Must be da stuff! Man that case may be just little large, lol. Psu goes on the bottom? Wierd.
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    i need some advice

    so far this is what i have, http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16813136147 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819104257 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820145509 Nothings been ordered yet, but as soon as my parts list is finalized, im ordering everything. Watercooling sounds cool, and with this cpu i think its a must have do to the fragile nature of chip. Please point me in right direction to obtain it. Not sure how its going to work with this case, but i guess ill just have to figure that part out. Also, comcast guy put his pen in the rear fan of my PSU. (He was leaning over back of case when installing my free wireless router, that ended up being a pos) I opened psu, and removed damaged fan, but did not have one that fit inside it. So i stole from peter to pay paul and mounted one on the outside of psu that keeps air moving like it should. Anyone know were i can get the proper replacment fan? Right now i can not mount psu as fan is screwed directly to back of psu. Fan was only 1/8 to 3/16 to thick to fit inside psu..grrr. But it is plugged into psu like original.
  5. My board is now doing the exact same thing Went to turn it on today, and nota. Unhooked everything, took case to workbench, plugged it in, and it came right on. Hooked everything back up, dead. Played with psu switch and board power switch, and it popped on. Bios gave a message that settings had changed, took a quick look at bios, and all seemed ok. Computer boots up, and a new sound device has been found. Im assuming the ac90 has turned itself back on. Disabled it in device manager. Now im afraid to turn the thing off so i can check bios. computer has been screwing up alot lately on starts/restarts, but this morning was the worst. Im about ready to toss this thing out, and start over........
  6. Im no doubt the last person to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, but let me be first to say Happy New year!! I got one video game for x-mas from my son, and it wasnt quite the one i wanted, but close enough. I basically dont get anymore x-mas presents for awile because i got this really addictive dependency that ive been dealing with for last 7 or so years. [email protected]#k'en computers!! This is about the only time of year i re-think what ive spent. Eh it still worth it:) My wife had a Oaster food processor/blender/mixer in her hope chest when we got married 18yrs ago, (OMG) and its still going. Youve all seen it im sure. Its that yellow plastic job with a fold down arm that looks oh so cheesey. But i will attest that our's has alot of hours on it from busting up ice for parties, making untold amounts of milshakes, and mixing 2 childrens formula's with it. Now add in all the bake sale items for various clubs/organizations and i bet it has 500 hours on it. So far none of the clear plastic has changed in color/opacity. But i will say again that it is a ugly beast with 70's styling that stays tucked in a lower cabinet till needed. Not for display purposes. Knives? Our knives are super dull untill my youngest has grown tall enough to look down at the cutting board, and knive drawer. BBQ set that is stored in a cabinet 7' high has sharpest food knive in house.
  7. Wetchaser

    Hello all

    Hello all, John newb here. My board was recommended by a friend when i was looking to upgrade, so here i am. This is my first mobo install, and all in all it went quite well i think. No error messages, no lock ups, lost all my data, but ill survive. My reasons, and goals for new mobo: 1. Frame rates. I want em as fast as possible without overclocking. Overclocking scares the piss out of me. Maybe one day..... That about sums up goals. Reasons: I puchased computer from Best Buys about a year ago, after a friend told me about it. Same as specs below with less ram, and lesser quality sound, and vid cards. 2 weeks after getting online with friends, i was told i wasted alot of money because it was only 4x agp, and only 533mhz bus speed. Roh well i said, and got the ati 9800p hoping to make up for the lack in other areas. It basically worked, and has gotten to today quite nicely. Now i want more. So i buy this LanParty PRO875B mobo at friends recomendation, and install goes fairly smooth, and im quite sure i didnt get driver install order correct, but im also sure i wasnt that far off. Everything seems to be working, but my frames are in the basement I went into cmos/bios to disable onboard sound, but i think i only succeeded in turning off case speaker. I removed any sound drivers in add/remove programs that i did not recognize as Sound Blaster stuff, but im sure there is more to it then that. The questions: 1. Do i need to disable onboard sound in bios? 2. Why are my frames so lame. Im estimating a 20% loss from prior mobo. 3. Do i really need to flash anything? Im about as comfortable with flashing as i am bending over for a doctor. Please dont assume i know anything, and expand greatly with your answers. Am quite willing to read faqs, and will be doing so untill i get a reply. Right now my wife is wondering why i spent this money to make my puter play games slower, and so am i, lol. I did pcpitstops batch of tests, and the only thing that failed is my graphics card.....figures.....
  8. Wetchaser

    Hello all

    The second time you go to www.windowsupdate.com, you will now find 32 critical updates waiting for you. The first time you go, its around 5 i think, then you have to restart and go back. I fuzzed the install routine for sure this time. Got chipset drivers in after sp2 and criticals. Think i got rest right. Im feeling pretty dang confident with my ability to do this stuff now. My mobo is awsome. All my bios settings being saved was a real time saver to this whole ordeal. Ace if im bugging you by rewaking this thread from the dead occasionally, please feel free to stomp on my toes about it. I really like being able to go back, and find info i may have forgotten, like the name of raid drivers:)
  9. Wetchaser

    Hello all

    am i supposed to reinstall the chipset drivers after sp2 again?
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    Hello all

    Thank you admins for not deleating these posts. My 5yr old did somthing to my pc while i was at work, and i could post fine, but windows could not find c: any longer. Tried every fix i could think off, and finally decided to reformatt, as nothing i had on my pc was unreplaceable. Being the typical dumbass that i am, i reached for the ICH5R raid driver disk, instead of the highpoint372N. After i pulled my hair out for awile, i walked away, and stayed away till i could think of what what was happening. Answer came to me at work, when i rembered going thru this the first time with Angry, and i told him there was only one selection of raid drivers, and he was telling me there should be 3 after disc was installed at promt. Came home tonight, trashed my file cabinets and found right disc. I am typing this on my sons x-mas present as my computer is formatting the partitions. Not a bad deal, thats why i got it last night, lol. E-machine with ati mobo, amd 64 3500, 200 gig hard drive, gig of ram, dual layer burner, all for $600 after $50 rebate. Best buy. Now im off to look for that pesky install list, so i get my 875 right the first time.
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    BF2 Players

    Ive been with clan {-pfc-} Playing for Cheese about 3 yrs. We are more of a club then a clan. We dont pay any $ unless we want control of a Americas Army server. Ive been admining the AA server for over a year now. We dont do any ladders or such like that, just some guys who get together to own in a variety of differant games. Most of us are east coast, with a couple Candians, and one west coast thrown in. We are expanding into BF2, and are not even going to consider getting a server at this time. There are just way to many corp. spons. servers out there sitting empty to justify paying $60-$200 a month for one with our name on it. So this leg of {-pfc-} will be 100% free. We play for fun, and if its not fun, we take actions to make it fun. The biggest quality we look for in new members is friendliness. Sounds easy, but apparently it is not such a easy quality to find in people. Friendly people dont just up and tell there friends that they suck, or cuss them out when things dont go there way. At least they dont right after they meet. Get to know people, and you should be able to say anything to them, and they should know how to take it. If someone calls you a hacker, you shouldnt get all bent out of shape about it. You should be able to laugh it off, and kill that mouth asap. Basically be like a duck, and let that stuff roll off your back like rain drops. The only reason we have ever refused a new member, or asked one to leave has always been about there behavior on team speak. Yea its fun to chat and laugh hard. But its also fun to be able to hear that e walking on the map. We try to strike a balance so all can have there fun. We are a quite serious about our gaming, and anyone seriously suspected of hacking is asked to not come back. Im not asking anyone to outright join {-pfc-}, but rather just add our ts ip 66.29.7.121:8890 to your ts server list. Then next time you want to play, and none of your regulars guys are on, pop in, and see if anyones playing BF2. We mostly play Americas Army, but if anyone wants to go play BF2, im there. So just ask if you see me in AA channel. We have a 30 day probationary period before joining, and that is mainly just to see if you can hack not ruffling any feathers, and being cool. We have mastered the english language, so we use lotsa colorful metephors in our speach patterns. Expect it. 21 and older is prefered, but we will let 18+ join if there mature, and friendly.
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    BF2 Players

    No, we dont do any ladders. We used to, but got sick of broken promises, and the stress it added to relationships in the clan. We are just a group of dudes who bust there hump at work all day, and enjoy tapping keys when we get home. There is no strict regiment. It just for fun. 3 other guys in the clan have bf2 now, and we played till around midnight last night. I expect we will be doing it again tonight. Most of our guys show up after the kids are put to bed. [email protected] If your group would like to have a little clan match with the [MRB] we would love to dominate your asses Cool Vector, ill save you the trouble, just chalk a win up for your clan. Goober, ill be looking for you tonight.
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    BF2 Players

    {-pfc-}Wetchaser Sorry woke this from the grave, but it did get past me somehow.
  14. Wetchaser

    WHY Can't I DOWNLOAD 3dmark 03?

    ehhh, no clue......but deleating your cookies shouldnt hurt anything........
  15. my old man who worked at Westinghouse as a designer, bought us A ibm pc with dual 5.1/4" drives with 256k of "total" memory. The green screen was oh so cool. He got it at the bargin price of $6,000.00 bucks. The man never bought another computer........
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    Computer desk ideas

    :nod: :shake: :nod: :shake: @ Trevor. If i were going to build my own, i would make it in same configuration as the fed ex shot above, but use 1 1/2" thickness as my guide for actual desktop. If i can find a slab of wood thick enough to fit the bill, cool. If not, layered 3/4" plywood will be just as sturdy, and can be laminated in anything. P/U a couple Oak 2 drawer filing cabinets to set desktop on. The cabinets can be had for under $100 a piece with brass trim, if you watch the sale papers. Instead off shelves on the wall, get another cabinet, and cut the back half of cabinet off, and re-attach backing plate to front half of cabinet. This shortens the depth of the cabinets to around shelf size, and keeps more items organized then any shelf ever will. A buddy of mine built what im talking about quite inexpensivly. Go buy the cabinet from a store that special orders cabinets. They are sure to have a few custom cabinets laying around for cheap. His slab of wood is from some job were he ripped up a floor made of butchers block. He re-finished it in darkwood stain, and it looks gourgeous. The filling cabinets are only thing he outright had to buy.
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    is this a possible dual monitor setup?

    black backround, minimal shortcuts, and programs minimized as small as possible. Still gonna hurt your fps thou............
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    BF2 Players

    yea thats a good one alright, but i like that one called bBF2 Stunts the best so far. http://www.filecloud.com/files/file.php?user_file_id=39342
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    BF2 Players

    Rezag, im quite sorry, but weve been there and done that. Your chances would be quite slim to be honest. But that being said, our ts is a public (no pass) 20 man server. Anyone is welcome to join it. How long anyone gets to stay, is based on there annoyance factor. Join the ts and see is all i can say at this time.
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    LCD Screen Cleaner

    http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-69137106204828/meg125.html
  21. psst, most newer revisions replace older revisions, so the need to manufacture those older versions are no longer needed. Psst, common knowledge
  22. 1-25 of my start up's will go with monitor not coming on. My speaker makes no noise when this occurs. I get a single beep on normal start. 1-25 i can deal with, 4-5 before it boots properly i could not. What is your bios date. If you have latest, maybe give a try at rolling it back to mine unless u need latest to run that prescott. For wierd and strange idea #2, remove video card, put a differant one in, reboot, but do not let it install any drivers for new vid card. When its finished booting, (and you have changed no settings), shut it down, and put original card back in.
  23. im guessing its looking for bios flash? Wait for more answers before you do anything man. Is a total guess on my part.
  24. 1. Did you replace both at once? 2. From you mentioning the improved temp i take it computer was working and then just stopped?
  25. psst, they dont make the rev b anymore. Probably why they sent the rev a they found under the workbench.
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