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  1. Thanks guys.Now I just have to buy a couple hard drives.Those 500 gig ones look tempting.
  2. I have a LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D and want to reinstall windows xp.I wanted to just buy 2 new hard drives and set them up in a raid 0 so I dont have to format my current raid 0 and lose all my stuff.I believe I have 2 empty sata ports.Is this an easy thing to do or will this be hard.Any suggestions would be appreciated.Thanks.
  3. I use a Thermalright xp-90.You can get it on sale for $20 with a panaflo fan usually.I love mine.Nice and quiet too.
  4. BF2 does not support widescreen which is just lame.It was a pain to get it to run.I had to rename the shortcut and delete a file in my profiles folder.I have it running at 1280x1024 and it looks great.It was worth the trouble.It is possible to run it at the native monitor rez I think but i'm happy with how it looks now.
  5. It only has dvi and analog connections.Games look great.No ghosting at all playing bf2 or half-life 2.IMO its the best bang for the buck.I'm very happy with mine. I got mine at micro center for 299.No rebate required.
  6. I would recommend an antec sonata II case.It comes with a power supply.Great deal only $79. http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4470276?s...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Don't get a 754 processor,get at least a 939. A 3800+ is around $150. The geforce 7900 gs is decent. Heres a great deal on a cpu cooler too.http://www.provantage.com/arctic-acfzp64~7ARCT002.htm Get an opteron and overclock it.Any dfi board will work great.The ultra-d can easily be modded to sli for future consideration. Good luck.
  7. And I need a LCD, badly. My fairly nice 17" gateway monitor died about 2 years ago and I've been using a substandard hp monitor I got from someone cause they were going to throw it out. I'm looking at getting a 19-22" monitor. Tigerdirect currently has a 22" Acer with 5ms response for $299 but I've heard good and bad things about acer monitors. I know Samsung and dell are known for good monitors but a samsung is $370ish and a dell is like $600. So... Anyone have an Acer or seen one in person before? I got the Acer from micro center for 299.I am very happy with it.It plays games great,no ghosting.The colors look nice and it is very bright.My only complaint is the viewing angle.You can't notice the viewing angle issue if your sitting right in front though.Its my first lcd so I really have nothing to compare it to.But in my opinion its the best bang for the buck.I'm very happy with it.Good luck with your build.
  8. I don't want to part it out right now. If I do go that route I will let you know. Thanks
  9. I heard my stepping is one of the best. With these settings it stays at 50c under load and 33c idle. I really haven't tried for much more.I did try 2.8 with 1.45v but load temps were 54c. I think with water I could hit 3ghz but its not worth the trouble for 400mhz more. Does anyone think I'm pushing my luck with my power supply?
  10. I love my opty. I haven't tried to push mine too much. I'm happy where I am. Easiest overclock ever.
  11. SOLD! Thanks.I got the 22" Acer.Great monitor for the price. AMD Athlon xp 3200+ runs at 2.2 ghz 1 gig Corsair Valuselect ram in dual channel mode pc 3200 2.5 CAS 80 gig hard drive Leadtek A400LE Geforce 6800LE 128MB DDR AGP 8x Video Card (unlocked) Thermaltake TR2 W0070 ATX 430W Power Supply VANTEC NXP-201-SL Silver Fan Controller Panel VANTEC Clear 18" ATA 66/100/133 IDE Round Cable BIOSTAR M7NCD PRO Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 80mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink cpu cooler Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card network card BenQ 4x dvd/cd burner Sony 8x dvd/cd burner floppy drive microsoft wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse 19" viewsonic e95 crt monitor I would prefer a local buyer.I will deliver within reasonable distance.I'm 30 miles nw of Boston.I will not ship monitor.Pictures available.I'm going to sell it piece by piece on ebay if it doesn't sell this week. Case is beige with fan on side.I mostly played Battlefield 2 and Half-life 2 with this.Played those games great.It scored just under 10,000 in 3dmark03. I just reformatted and installed a fresh copy of windows xp professional and microsoft office xp. I'm selling to buy a new lcd for my new computer.Asking $350. Delivery available.I also have most of the literature for the componants and the original boxes for the video card,power supply and keyboard. **motivated seller,will consider trades also**
  12. 292x9(2.62) 1.37 volts 34 idle 50 under load.xp-90 with panaflo
  13. You might be ok.Mine only has 450 watts.Check out my signature. I wonder if I could get more out of my cpu with better psu.
  14. The 7900gt line is moving.I'm 58 now.
  15. The 7800 gt line is moving.I'm 58 now.
  16. I'm # 97 in the queue for the gt.I wonder how long it will take for me.I better not get a bad card that would not be good.I only paid 245 for my card after rebate,so I was thinking maybe its not worth it to do the trade in.I was gonna go with the superclocked but I would have to cancel and go to the end of the line again for that card.
  17. Wow your set up is very similar to mine.Check out my sig.I have had no problems with my set up .Easiest build ever.I would go for the opteron if I was you.Also maybe the ultra-d motherboard you could always do the sli mod when you are ready.My opteron is running at 2.6.I think it would go higher but I haven't had the time to play with it.
  18. Thanks for all the replies.What the heck,i'm going for it.I'm definately going to put a quieter cooling fan on it,should help with the overclock too.My videocard is the loudest thing in my rig.
  19. I bought my card from Monarch for $265 with mail in rebate of $20 which still has not even been processed.So I went on the Evga website and applied for the trade up program.They will give me the purchase price of my card if I buy a card of more or equal value.I picked the cheapest 7900 gt which is 299.99.So it will cost me about $70 after all the shipping charges and I will have to go about 10 days without a card because they wont ship new one out until they receive mine.Do you think its worth it?This card didn't overclock great for me but it was already running at 470/1100.The best score I got with 3dmark06 was 4503 with card running at 480/1216.But I would get bad artifacs while gaming with this setting.But maybe its because of my power supply.Anyway,what would you do?Any suggestions.Maybe I should just try to sell my old card for $240.
  20. I read an article that said it was very "anemic" when it came to overclocking but was a fine chip at stock speeds.I will look for it and update. Heres the article. http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q1/opter...80/index.x?pg=1
  21. Thanks for your replys.I've played around with it for a little while and so far it seems stable with a divider of 5/6 and a fsb of 298.That gives me a processor speed of 2.682 and memory frequency of 243.9. I upped the voltage in the bios to 1.425 because it crashed with stock voltage. CPU-Z and smartguardian is showing voltage of 1.39. My temps are 35 idle and around 50 under load. I still have to run stress prime to see if its completely stable. My benchmarks went up too.Aquamark3 hit 100,233. I will update with any new developments if anyone is interested. I am so happy with this processor so far. I also left my LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio at x1. If I up it to 2.5 or 3 what does that actually do?Will I have same clock speeds ect?
  22. Heres my settings in bios: Can someone look at my screenshots and tell me if this is good.I had it up to 2.7 with no dividers and 1.45v and it was unstable. I am very happy with the speed of this setup.The benchmarks I ran show excellant results and I'm always first to be in game when I play bf2.I basically left all settings stock and put fsb to 278. Is my LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio at x1 ok?I noticed most people have theres around 3.I've tried other peoples settings with same set up and it wasn't stable.Any suggestions would be appreciated.If I posted this wrong please forgive me.My first attempt to use imageshack. It just seemed too easy.
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