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  1. Ok I have got C&C 3 to work now just needed to update the game Probably do the same for IL 2 tomorrow
  2. Hey guys,, got my new pc together,,, have vista 64bit home premium I am running newest bios update, newest gpu update I am currently downloading update for mobo chipset I have been successful with ms flight sim 04 company of heroes command & conquer 3 kane's wrath Not successful with: command & conquer 3 tiberium wars ( Direct x error--- Please make sure you have direct x 9.0 or higher. Also verify that your video card meets minimum requirements, and that you do not have hardware acceleration dissabled in the display control panel) My computer has DX 10 and I Have reinstalled DX 9... have reinstalled gpu drivers, and cannot find any setting for hardware acceleration. IL 2 Sturmovik 1946- This darn game worked on my laptop for pete's sake (cannot find d3d8.dll) I would really appreciate your suggestions,
  3. Oxy/Acy won't do a very nice job,,, you will still need to use a grinder to clean it up afterwards,,, Get a grinder and some zip discs and a 1/4 " grind disk and away you go,,, Or just take that piece of pipe to a welding shop and ask them to cut it,,, they would do this for free unless they are Jerks.. I am a welder and I don't charge anything less than a half hour... and i wouldn't feel right about charging 1/2 hr for 2 seconds work.
  4. I care about my money.. Some people just want the best equipment regardless of cost. I think thats a bit silly but whatever,,, maybe he is a millionaire... or maybe he is gonna sell his dog for the money,,, what difference does it make to us. He didn't ask about getting the best bang for his buck. We need people that want to spend a lot of money,, they keep the economy going. The guy simply wants to OC two bad A$$ cards ,,, whats the big deal.. I could find people that think any of us are silly to oc any card,,,, "oh it was made that way leave it alone" "if it was meant to be overclocked they would have done it in the factory..." Someone even told me that the 4870 is way too much card .... its all just relative to what you want out of it
  6. Ok I found them thanks a lot
  7. I have had to format my HD a few times due to viruses and due to burning many dvds and the burning process gets really slow. I want to make an image of my hard drive so I don't have to spend 6 hours reinstalling everything an then another few weeks getting all my drivers back and getting everything else set up how I want it. I have a 500gb external Hd that I want to use to store the backup. I have tried using an Hd imaging program before and all went well untill I tried to load the backup.. Please tell me what software you use and exactly how to get it all back up and running . Also,, If I was to put two hard drives in my computer can I use one just for windows and then the other to run games and programs off of it? Thankyou for your patience.
  8. there should be an option to choose that you havent played a certain game... it makes you vote on every game and what am i supposed to do if i havent played some of them....
  9. that would do a great job,, but if you only need to do one cut just use your rotary tool.
  10. Stainless is a pain to cut compared to regular steel (actually called Mild Steel) If you don't believe me get a hack saw and cut mild steel and then try to cut stainless..... you wont get very far. and dont try to drill a hole through stainless unless you have special bits because in about 5 seconds the end of the bit will melt into a dull blob. The best way to do it is use a plasma cutter, another good way is to use an angle grinder with a zipdisk (they make special ones for stainless) You might be able to get those disks for your rotary tool. I would try that crazy peanut butter idea too. You can cut it with a torch but it doesnt make a nice job at all.
  11. I think someone should set a snare and catch one of those little ups guys.. I know he would be tough as nails but surely if you interrogate him long enough he would give up their secrets as to how they are so sneaky PS. Their brown shorts are funny.
  12. Bought an 04 cr 250 last summer due to the fact that they are very easy and relatively cheap to maintain. You better hang on tight if you get one of these things it is a crazy machine. The problem with this bike is it is made for racing so there are challenges that come with trail riding it. You have a very small gas tank.. the power is very explosive,, and you need to maintain it very often,, A bike such as the xr will be a lot easier to handle,, will cost less in maintenance but will not have near the performance of a yz or cr 250. You really need to figure out exactly what kind of riding you are gonna do edit: a crf 250x would be a nice trail bike
  13. I am sort of thinking of getting this set http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826235001 And this set here if you buy the sound card you get the headphones free http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.162234 Has anybody used them and are they any good?
  14. A few years ago i overclocked the gpu on my laptop but i stopped and set it back to stock cause i was really scared as if i toasted it i would probably scrap the whole thing. Now with this new unit i will have a lot more nerves cause I can just change out the piece if i mess up. Can you recommend some good reading that will get me started and perhaps relate to my equipment as much as possible? By the way,, thanks for all the help so far and so fast to.
  15. powercolor was the cheapest but i just really wasnt to sure if it was built very well. i think the xfx would cool better????
  16. Ok i pulled the trigger,,, I went with the x4 940 xfx 4870 1gb I suppose i shouldnt say I wont over clock the cpu cause i probably will... I just dont know how yet and dont fully understand the risks so i guess i need to do some major reading first. Thanks for the help everyone
  17. Here i found a xfx 4870 for $314 canadian http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=35755&am...manufacture=XFX as far as the rest of the computer will everything work together or am I going to have compatibility issues?
  18. NCIX,, the card i am looking at i do believe is made by ati but the one you are talking about is saphire,, (i think) please note that i still have not narrowed in on a brand yet
  19. the price seems to go up about another 100 bucks to get past the 1920x1080 but is it worth it ?
  20. ok,, I really have no idea how much power i need
  21. I have been really torn between the dual and quad it would open up the budget a bit to go down to dual but i just dont want to regret it later.. I know how much i like dual over single so i am just applying the same logic to the dual vs quad. if i did go dual then should i go down to a smaller power supply or will i need it if i ever do run 2 4870's also what brand of 4870 do you recomend,, as far as bang for my buck? is my moniter up to snuff for running two 4870's or will i just be wasting my $ throwing that much at it EDIT: i just realized you are talking about the triple
  22. the two 4830 are $276 the one 4870 is $345 i do agree with you on the extra slot being open but i think that i am getting better bang for my buck with the 4830's maybe the one 4870 is the way to go we'll see what everyone else says.... Thanks for the input i am not disregarding it
  23. Hi guys ,, First off I am brand new to the Forum and just want to thank you in advance for any experience you are willing to share I want to build this computer to play cod 4, 5, 6 (when its out) Crysis as well as rts games like command and conquer I want to play these games with as much eye candy as my budget will allow Please look closely as I probably got some stuff wrong here. So here is what I am thinking of buying 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM2+ 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box 1 x Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 AMD790X DDR2 CrossFireX 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard 1 x Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 24 *IR-$5.00* 2 x Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB GDDR3 1.8GHZ PCI-E Dual DVI-I 1 x Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio 1 x Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan *IR-$5.00* 1 x Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty 1 x Samsung SH-S223F/BEBN 22X Speedplus DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer OEM 1 x Acer X233H 23IN LCD Widescreen Monitor Black 1920X1080 40000:1 5MS VGA DVI HDMI (On sale for today) I am pretty much at the top of my budget here so if you guys think something needs to be better than I will have to knock something else down. Also I have very little experience overclocking so I will probably mess with the gpu a bit but probably leave the cpu alone. Oh and i plan to get this all from NCIX as i live in Canada. Thanks Dave
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