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Everything posted by BionicSniper

  1. Go and make sure you like how the cameras feel in your hands first!!! When i started to get really serious into photography a big tip that i got before i commited to cannon or nikon was to go see which felt better to hold. I HATED THE CANNONS. It really makes a HUGH difference when you have to hold them for hours on end. I shot all of the sports games for my high school and also spent countless hours just walking around town taking photos. Made some nice cash from senior pictures as well. I shoot with a d40 and a d80 and I use a f1.8 50mm, a 18-70 kit lense (which is really sharp for what i use it for) and then the old 80-200 f2.8 that stays on my d80. When i'm shooting an event or something similar I have my d80 with the 2.8 zoom and then my d40 with the 18-70. This lets me cover a huge focal range without having to switch lenses
  2. I absolutely love my auzentech card. I would stay far far far away from the x-fi stuff. Its horrible as far as Hi-fi goes. I've put new opamps on my card and am running all analog with some cables I made using Canare star quad cable running to a pioneer amp then to speakers i built (check out zaphaudio.com I made 2 pairs of the zbm4's).
  3. i have a pair of sennheiser hd280's and I really like them. But after spending some time with some 650's i need a new pair. I did just design an amp that i'm going to build shortly. it uses a burr brown opa2134 with an active ground from a tle2426. I am about to etch the board and solder stuff on once i get the last couple of parts (still need some nichicon caps). I was surprised at how small i managed to get it using 805 smd components its about 1.25x1 inches
  4. I'm going to have to show this to my java professor lol
  5. I dont think so. That usually just has some testing and backup utilities. This would usually come with your motherboard. I'm not sure if thats how they do it now though
  6. With xp you usually have to have a flopppy or something with the SATA drivers to get it to see the drives on install. There is an option before windows setup starts loading stuff to load hdd drivers
  7. thats why you pay for the best graphics option possible when ordering a laptop. You can upgrade the hdd, ram, drives, battery, most of the time the processor, but the gpu is a nogo.
  8. the phenom II can be used in an am2+ mobo with ddr2 ram. I just picked up a phenom 2 710 with a gigabyte am2+ mobo and 4gb of ddr2 ram for 285$ (heres the mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16813128379)
  9. I'm going carrier. lol There is nothing I would rather do. The girls that are hobbys arn't the ones that you will keep.
  10. well i have an air force fitness test on wednesday and i will probably do about 50 in the 60 seconds i have to do push ups
  11. Ok I ordered a phenom II 710 the gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H and that OCZ Reaper memory I'm at Iowa State University for Electrical Engineering and I'm doing AirForce ROTC aswell. So I will have a great job as an officer as soon as I graduate
  12. Sadly if I waited it would be a wait until summer. No income until then... Gota love college
  13. Yeah when I upgrade its going to be to what ever DFI's top of the line is That msi looks decent but the reviews say the bios is limited
  14. under 90 if possible. I will jump up at a better board this summer when i get home and get a job. I did just find this bundle but I dont know anything about this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.162059 nvm its cheaper with that gigabyte board which is what i was originally going to get anyway.
  15. yeah Thanks for the tip on that ram I will defiantly get that stuff. It is too bad they don't bundle that ram and the 710 with a decent motherboard.... they have a nice bundle with a quad core phenom but the 710 is significantly faster
  16. Then you get into tuned ports and band pass designs. Check out diyaudio.com if you really want to look into it.
  17. I'm in for electrical engineering. Join ROTC if they have it. That will eat you time like no other. Or as others have suggested go to the gym! spend an hour there a night and it will greatly benefit you. You could also do shooting as has been suggested but that is also very expensive. Although you could get into .22lr fairly cheap (get a savage mark II FV bolt rifle and a Bushnell elite 3200 10x32 scope for about 430$ all together) There is also photography. You don't need a fancy SLR or stuff like that to get into it ( It gets very expensive.... i've spent 2300 on lenses)
  18. Well I've had this system in my sig for I dont even remember how many years now. My Thinkpad beats it in almost everything even. So I need to throw some new stuff into it. Sadly I'm in college so I dont have any money like I use to, but here is what I am thinking so far. CPU: Phenom II X3 710 RAM: OCZ OCZ2G10664GK The motherboard is what I am having problems with. Its been so long since I've really dug into this that I dont know any of the chipsets out right now. Pretty much I need something that will let me overclock, has a pci slot, and is cheap. I was looking at the Gigabyte MA78G series boards but If there is something cheaper that would be awesome. Possibly a 770 board? It just needs to support the am3 chips.
  19. Audacity works. If you still have the CD get a program called Exact Audio Copy. It takes a lot longer to rip a CD but it does it as accurately as possible. My music collection on my server is 100% from cd's and every cd i have gets riped into a .wav and a 320kbps VBR .mp3 so each CD takes 500-900 MBs
  20. Do you have another amplifier you can test it with? Also you can wire it to 4 Ohm and you will get more power out of it. That may be the problem. The plate amp in that logitech box may not have the umph to move that woofer.
  21. you should be good to go with the mushkin stuff. Only stuff that comes close to they're stuff is OCZ
  22. Anyone else running 64 bit vista? I put it on my thinkpad r61 and it's amazingly responsive and fast. 4gb ram and a t8300 seem to power through absolutly everything. The only real powerful 64 bit app i have is solidworks as my copy of cs3 is 32bit but everything still works. I've had no compatability problems as of yet. Anyone else using it?
  23. i completly understand how windows and the page file works. I'm simply trying to limit the amount o f head travel that has to take place. If windows manages the page file it is going to put it as close to the beginning of the drive as it can as long as it itself is there. This is because there is more data in one rotation at the begining me the drive than at the end me the drive and the head doesn't have to note from that track. When windows manages it it is going to place it where it can. Not necessary where it wants to. With the page file on the first 10gb's the windows next there is little to no head travel required and probably substantially less than if windows were the stick the page file in there itself which would result in it coming after windows and if it ever needed to expand it it may have to place it in the next avaliable location.
  24. I'm looking for something for my thinkpad. I HATE creative so that doesn't leave me with many options. This will be for toslink in and posslibly xlr in as well and stereo out to a headphone amp and sennheisier 555's. All I've found that's worth a crap is the m-audio stuff... any other ideas
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