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  1. For soundcards, I think these two are worthy of the list. Better than anything creative has to offer(cleaner op amps and no unnecessary resampling), and a lot of the time, cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16829120103 and for more money http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16829121123 m-audio drivers kick butt as well, no issue in any linux distro I've tried or in windows. and the front two channels on that 7.1 chaintech use parts that are about equal to the m-audio. I'd recommend this PSU over the gxs one, same thing, different fan controller, I replaced the OCZ because it was always humming over quieter music. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817104014 Lastly, I'd recommend a hitachi deskstar over the WD.. the failure rate I have seen on them for people other than me(also in addition to me) is staggering.. maxtor and WD are drives I always know to mention if someone says their drive just failed without mentioning a name. As for the rest of the guide, it's 10x better than anything I could have ever come up with, if I could have come up with anything.. awesome job. The detail you went into is great, compared to a CNETish uninspired "buy this because we reviewed it well, we will say some feature of the product is the reason it got a 9 rating to hide the fact that we really know nothing about any of these products." The only thing I noticed left out was HDCP, which I find to be a very good thing. The less guides telling people to jump on the bandwagon with that nonsense, the less likely in ten years we'll be buying separate copies of a tv show for different TVs.
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    doctor bowtie!

    I'm staying here. =|
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    doctor bowtie!

    Hope you're still around and able to read my PM before the board goes under. It's sinking.
  4. NEW PRICING ALL THIS . MUST GO The CPU under the waterblock is a q6600 SL9UM MALAY L6407170. does 3.2 here, 3.35 on a p5b deluxe and 3.52 on a p5k deluxe. Since I booted the abit a total of five times I never really bothered finding a max OC on that board but I did spend months with the p5k. $150 shipped The waterblock on it is some danger den .. I don't remember the model and don't feel like searching. $30 shipped and it would include those sick clamps on it. The PSU you see going to it is a thermaltake 500w. thermaltake usually sucks cock. this surprised me. I'm not saying it's awesome but on my main PC(see sig), I could rape it, video encoding with a game running across separate drives and it STAYED QUIET! and got 12.01v on the 12v rail with my multimeter. Just for having the name thermaltake on it I feel bad charging real money for the .. $35 shipped the g.skill memory is 2.2-2.3v, ddr1000, 4-4-4-12 rated. YOU MUST HAVE crappy MEMORY TO USE THIS! you have to boot up with some crap that works at 1.8v and stock settings, then set your board to 2.2, then put these sticks in. this is the case for 99.9% of all boards out there. $55 shipped.
  5. $145 shipped on the q6600. does anyone want this .??
  6. HOLY CRAP! I thought the 6600 was still $266 on newegg... it's 220. wow. Lowered cpu price CPU pictures http://tweakmy.net/demos/cpu/ CPU stepping SL9UM MALAY L6407170
  7. lolz vista is bunk. didn't people say that about windows ME? even regular consumers held onto 98 se for dear life..
  8. Are you kidding? They do it because they have to. Cheap shared hosting sucks. I'd rather use my 30/9.5 mbps home FIOS connection than that.. it's usually faster, more reliable, and cheaper. any forum with semi-decent traffic on shared hosting is going to be terrible.. and after being around for several years, and being known as THE PLACE to get a machine that has all the prntscrn 4 GHZ LOLZ images _AND_ better stability standards than any OCing site on the net, you can bet there's enough traffic here to xxxx up your $7/mo hosting. This wasn't where you went to post "3 GHz X2" without some xxxxing proof that it's so stable you'd record an elton john concert with heavy realtime processing going on with that machine. I don't need this site anymore. I don't do anything that makes having a 3.92 GHz machine more important than a 2.4.. I never overload the 2.4, 3.92 is too loud, I have no use to fry my CPU for it nor cause me grief with everything using "niche market" components entails. Like having to switch to a 1.8v stick of memory every now and then so I can boot into the BIOS and set it to 2.2v for the g.skill or OCZ.... I could work on a 2.1 dual easily for the next few years and never give a xxxx. And even if I did need that machine, what I learned about _how_ to choose hardware and _how_ to mess with settings from reading all the posts here(and making a bunch of stupid ones myself) is going to stick with me until computers aren't silicon and metal anymore. but it'd be a shame to see a resource for new overclockers gone.
  9. I don't think it is showing its age honestly. It were if it were dated December 05, it would be honest; cause that's how long ago it'd have to be for me to pay $1K for a 939 machine, of any specification. LOLZ!
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    3 worst descision ever made...

    as time and science progresses, religion is used to explain less, and takes up less space in our lives. just a thought.
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    3 worst descision ever made...

    adam asked god for a companion. something beautiful, intelligent, kind, mature and fulfilling. god said that'd cost him an arm and a leg. adam asked so ok, what can I get for just a rib instead?
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    3 worst descision ever made...

    a) choosing john kerry to run against bush B) choosing between hilary and obama to run against mccain c) choosing al gore to run against bush sometimes I wonder if the republican party funds democrats to choose people who will cause them to win.
  13. I'll have the stepping on the B3 later tonight since the waterblock is no longer blocking it. gotta sell all this stuff before I get shitcanned. Am I asking too much for this stuff? the last thing I want to be is the guy on XS who is selling used and abused opterons for 5% more than newegg because he got a decent clock out of it.
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    Angry lookalike prankster?

    on second thought I'll just close this thread thank you, drive through
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    Statistical data for a class assignment

    i live to say stupid . on the internet that i regret soon after.
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    Holy Crap! 8800GTS 320 $95

    wow. and I paid $90 last year for a 7800gt. oh well. at least get to feel less xxxxed over than someone who paid $400 for a graphics card.
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    XP 64 or Vista 64?

    neither. I'd get OSX if I wanted a 64 bit OS. vista x64 is a total joke. in addition to the driver issue, the way t handles audio is a total clusterxxxx. they showed the new way to manufacturers late, so they all decided to use the old way, which is only supported through ghetto emulation. so for a lot of professional applications, vista x64 has worse latency and performance tha a 7 year old OS.
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    Statistical data for a class assignment

    are me and angry the only two who are willing to admit how xxxxing awesome we are?
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    Statistical data for a class assignment

    19 Male Expert I don't say expert because I'm some sick genius in any specific field but rather 'cause I have diverse experience. from video codecs, audio codecs, building PCs for sick performance, building good PCs for audio. troubleshooting issues on PCs, making linux servers, audio electronics, DIY audio electronics & repair, general piracy. I've been employed with the title "tech" before. While I could definitely find someone who kicks my butt in two or four of the above categories I haven't met anyone with as much experience in each category all at the same time, as myself.
  20. This OS is almost a year and a half old. Most people will still be on XP by the time the next version comes out at this rate.
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    Am I crazy?

    I have been using logic 7, and recently logic 8 for the past year. I want to be able to bring stuff I was working on at work home. I've tried the OSX86 thing to no end, and it just isn't going to work for me. the .'s too buggy for me to even get the OS situated so it's usable.. I'm spending more time tweaking than I am working on what I've recorded. I was thinking of getting a macbook pro and selling one, if not both of my quad cores. I liked these machines while I had them. they were great for my purposes. I would never, ever buy a mac for what I did on these machines. I loved putting together a cheap PC and then doing CPU intensive productive stuff at 3.92 GHz on it, where I'm getting useful stuff done at a fraction of the time/price it would cost if I got a regular dell. What I need now though is something that will work, guaranteed. If I get a tweakable computer I'll tweak it and god knows I'll never get any work done if I know I could clean this or xxxx with that in windows with a comp I built myself. I was thinking of the macbook pro because then I could use the app I want to use, but also work on stuff at home, on the bus(maybe not on the A train at 3 AM), at work, without being stuck only working on clients' music at work's crappy setup. I could listen at home on the hi-fi I've put together in the room that is much more honest. It seems like a good machine, decent construction with aluminum. I have this dell inspiron 8200 that weighs 9 xxxxing lbs, is plastic, and falling apart. . doesn't stay in the plastic bays, the LCD moves back and forth at any blow of air, I can't ever consider the idea of buying a plastic laptop again, especially a dell. That laptop was the worst piece of junk I ever owned. The issues with the fan mooing and the thermal paste being gobbed on seem to've been resolved with the macbooks, it's been out for almost two years so it seems to've matured. Am I nuts for wanting an Apple comp, being a tweakhead who has been anti mac since I got my first box of parts to make a comp when I was six? I wouldn't want one for my own home project computer, but for work it seems like a stable machine, and from y experience with _proper_ OSX setups for single purpose machines, they work damn well.
  22. how does the OS effect sound quality opposed to the D/A and A/D conversion in your soundcard?
  23. yes. why the hell not? it's sick enough to take something that lives, breathes, . s, feels, bears children - and kill it in a cruel manner for the purpose of eating. why not take it one step further? as long as it's a clone of something that hasn't been given growth . I'll eat it. because psychological research, while it has been done for centuries, is just in the past 50 years really getting somewhere in terms of diagnosis and treatment. I have family members that from doctor's notes, would have been diagnosed and treated as a schizophrenic today. I had a grandma who, in her 40s, was in a hospital that cost 40K a xxxxing year! would've been nice to have some modern medication in the 60s and 70s, she could have lived a much better life. I myself was "diagnosed" with schizotypal personality disorder when I was younger.. seems to be a family trend on both sides to be nuts. maybe it's the food? While I get what you're trying to say.. people have always been nuts. I don't think it's the food. I think it's just coming to light now that there are remedies for it and they are being abused. while someone who was just having a bad time breaking up with their girlfriend probably wouldn't have went to a 40K/yr institution 50 years ago to cope, they are likely to just say "xxxx it, I must be depressed" and pick up zoloft.
  24. I tried vista x64. m-audio only has beta drivers for my card. I tried registering to get them, but never got an email. i gave up on that - xxxx you, m-audio! then I tried installing the ones for my onboard sound. my m-audio is cheap, I doubt the D/A in it is any good anyway.. and I'm no premadonna, I just wanted to get some work done. I try to install the drivers for x64 for my board. first of all, asus' website sucks cock. secondly, I got some random error while trying to install the sound drivers. Then I tried out this program called dpc latency checker. it's to tell you how good, or bad, your computer is for realtime pro audio stuff.. like recording and using the comp for monitoring. once I saw the comp rated with latency of 60-70 us in vista and 14-25 in xp, combined with the fact that I had no way of getting working sound without reading forums and ., I said, xxxx THAT! back to XP! worse performance, harder to install drivers on.. why bother? if it were better performing, if I didn't have to do even MORE WORK THAN IN XP TO MAKE IT NOT LOOK HOMOSEXUAL, then yeah, I'd use it. XP is simple to make look like 2000.. in vista they've added even more . I have to get rid of to get windows 2000 ram usage/looks back. getting a soundcard to work shouldn't require thought. this isn't linux, life isn't supposed to be difficult for the sake of getting into an elitist frathouse.