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    Custom Sig Requests + Sig discussion

    Cool!!!!!! Thanks a lot! It's going to take me a few days to update my sig as my main rig's Waterblock leaked over the weekend and I don't have access from this keyboard to my Photobucket account.
  2. I had Canada plates on my car while posted to Germany. Some dude in Belgum asked me how long the ferry ride was........
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    Fiscal health of DFI?

    Do some homework on the board you're looking at. I don't know the model# but I do know that there have been major problems with one of the early release evga boards which still hasn't been resolved yet.
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    Nvidia Vista drivers lawsuit?

    Where????? This has been driving me nuts for over a year!!!!!! (You are talking about turning on the "bit accurate playback" right?????)
  5. Heh..... I can't imagine somebody doing a kareoki (sp?) disturbed song......
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    AMD Reinvents the x86 (barcelona)

    Bring it on!!! I'm holding my breath waiting for both a new AMD platform (AM2 is not gonna fly..... why would I want to invest in ddr2 for what is basically the same performance as a s939 board) & a new ATI platform to hit the street (I can't believe it's taken this long for them to release a DX10 board). I'm not a complete "fan boy" of both products (I jumped to Nvidia when ATI didn't really have anything decent in the low-midrange series of cards), but I do know what I normally like and both those brands are it. Hopefully by the end of the year I'll be ready to start doing some major upgrades and ATI/AMD will be ready to offer me a choice.
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    Freeware/Opensource Lightscribe????

    Thanks, I think I ran across that in my travels but got it confused with the lightscribe drivers.
  8. Has anybody come across a freeware or opensource program to do lightscribe image burning with? My nero (lite) doesn't recognize it, and for some reason "sonic" doesn't show up in media player. The only program I've found was droppix, but it's a 30 day limited shareware app. Any ideas? (hell.... even a live linux distro with lightscribe support would do the trick.......).
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    Custom Sig Requests + Sig discussion

    I'm hoping kccustom is still around offering excellent sigs. Don't know if you keep the layered pics around after you're done with them, but if you do, would it be possible to change the text to reflect my new hardware? 520 modstream has been replaced with a 600w GameXstream, & the BFG 6600GT has been replaced with a Sapphire X1950pro. If you don't keep the layered pics around forever, I believe the original link is still good to my daughter's pic. Thanks. http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/ss...rl_finished.jpg
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    Watercooling my Lian-Li PC-V1100

    Water jetting? Is that a pre-paint prep or some form of cutting process? (BTW...... somebody's using wayyyyyy too many procs on the folding team.... ).
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    suggestions about air flow...please

    I'd think that if you're already considering cutting a hole in the top for a blow hole, you should re-think your aversion to enlarging the front hole for a 120. Especially if it can be done without it being visible outside of the case. Your options for high cfm intake fan are a lot better in the 120 class than they'll ever be for an 80.
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    Watercooling my Lian-Li PC-V1100

    Ok, where do I sign up to get a non-job like that???? Looking forward to seeing this build, the last one was super clean, I'm expecting greatness again.
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    Case as Heatsink

    I remember seeing a "completely quiet" mod on the back pages of Maximum PC that used the case as a heat sink, as well as outer fins similar to the Voodo from the last post.
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    Supplies?

    I've been unable to find anything local so I've got a workaround I'm going to try. I'll post back if it works. I'm thinking that I might be able to get two different sizes of tubing (I'm thinking 1/4" and one slightly larger), split them "down one seam", and then join (I'm going to try sewing with fishing line) them together back to back. Don't know if that's a good description of what I'm talking about, but hopefully I'll get a chance to pick some up this weekend and I'll post a pic of the final product.
  15. Yep..... I think it was Maximum PC magazine who did a full range of thermal testing to see if an aluminum case was actually cooler than a steel one. It wasn't.
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    Anyone playing Elderscrolls IV yet?

    Short??? The main quest may be short, but there's always the guild quests, as well as all of the smaller individual quests. I've got over 100 hrs game play on this thing and I'm sure I'm not even half done. Money well spent I'd say..... most games are rated for 40 or so hours of gameplay.
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    Windows Shuts Down

    Wow!!!! Where abouts are you? Sounds like your Power Company needs to do a bit of work on the lines!
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    Supplies?

    Yeah, I'd prefer a flush install rather than something just attached via screws / rivets. I'm spoiled I guess..... I work in the military aviation field so I'm used to seeing "clean" solutions to projects like this and it's driving me nuts that I can't just go to the local hardware store to find exactly what I'm looking for.....
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    Anyone playing Elderscrolls IV yet?

    Heh... pulling this thread out to complain about my single core cpu.... Got both this game & NWN2 for christmas, and NWN2 hasn't seen the light of day yet! Ran into some problems with my new 1950pro (need to redo my sig pic I suppose) and it's gone to the shop while I'm stuck with a 1650pro as a loaner. (Runs fine @ 1024X760, but I want my native 1280X1024 back damnit!!!). One thing I did notice though was that my OC'd 3700 runs the game fine, but I'm unable to multitask in the background. I used to be able to run my music at the same time as gaming, but now I've had to dig up a cd/dvd player to hook up to my stereo as attempting to play music at the same time as gaming causes major stutters....... Guess I've finally found a use for a dual core proc..... I've got over 120 game hrs invested, and still tons of stuff to do. Didn't finish the main quest yet, and at LVL 28 I'm thinking that I may have to start a new character to be able to finish it.
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    Supplies?

    I may end up having to do something like that if I can't find a supplier willing to sell the rubber in bulk. What I want to do is probably going to take 5-6' of the stuff and I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $6 / foot for it.
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    Supplies?

    I've been calling around everywhere in the city and haven't had any luck yet. I found a place in the US that sells window kits with 3' of the rubber seal for $4 US..... I've sent them an e-mail to see if they'll ship to canada, and if they'd be willing to send just the rubber seal (longer if possible) at the same price to save me on shipping. I can't believe how hard it's been to find this stuff.....
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    Supplies?

    Bigfootcomputers.com has the window molding..... http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=0370 Kinda pricy though....
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    Supplies?

    BTW...... Mysterybyte will order an Opty in for you if you want, but you wouldn't be able to guarantee the stepping.
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    Supplies?

    Lexan (or equivelent) is available @ the Kent store in the Mic Mac shopping center. If I recall correctly it's around $25 for about 2' X 4' decent grade, and cheaper for lower grade. What I've been unable to find around here is the "H" channel rubber for doing a flush mount, but I've got some feelers out so if I find some I'll drop you a PM.
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    BIOS For Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D

    I have the same mem as you and I'm using the 704 2bta without any issues. Never could figure out what chips were on these, but that bios works fine. As far as running @ ddr 500 goes..... If you're not going to OC the processor, you're going to need to drop the cpu multi down to allow you to bring the fsb (HTT) up to 250 in order to get full mem speed @ 1 - 1. Oh, and I've run in both sets of slots with no difference.
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