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  1. It really depends on if you want a turnkey system or are willing to overclock and tweak a system. Overclocking has really never been easier it seems than now, and you can turn a $267 Opteron 165 or even the venerable $120 Pentium D 805 into an FX-62 killer ($1000 chip), check Tom's Hardware for their recent articles on this.

     

    Other questions for you to answer before taking this further are:

     

    Do you want/plan to run SLI? nVidia 7950 SLI on one card?

    What case/form factor do you want? mATX? ATX?

    How much hard drive space do you need?

  2. I just wiped Vista from a backup system here at work. Looks decent enough, but I couldn't get any Realtek network drivers to work of any version. Although I did get video workiing for an nVidia card. (Did you download the latest from nVidia Rev?)

  3. I've used about 20 Zalman 7700/7000-Cu's on systems and they are great, even on overclocked systems. One sitting in the Coolermaster Centurion 541 on my desktop here at work and I can only hear it if I try. Ewiz has them aobut $10 bucks cheaper than Newegg.

     

    I also like to use any of the "RV" Rosewill PSU's (Newegg's house brand), like thier 450w RV450S-2 for $36. They have some heft (not cheapie lightweight psu), 120mm fan, and super quiet. Only my Seasonic PSU in my HTPC is quieter. Zalman VF700-Cu video card cooler is another favorite.

  4. I looked last night and thougth I had some screenshots and stuff, but I just have some .dem files of MCC stuff.

     

    I've been more or less retired from gaming since last summer. I really maxed out on World of Warcraft trying to run our Lose Your Life guild and have some fun at the same time. Neither were getting accomplished. I got us around 250 toons in the guild (~100 accounts) and MCRanger, aka Lomar, has since nearly doubled that.

     

    I've spent the last 6 months reconnecting with RL friends and trying to have a life offline. My wife was getting tired of my WoW committement anyway, it's nice to spend time with her now.

     

    In September I was also given a big promotion at work. I'm an architect at a firm with a dozen people and we do about 80 high-end houses a year, usually the 4-8,000 square foot "McMansion" sort but with a few actual interesting ones thrown in now and then. I'm now in charge of the drafting staff, computers, network, Autocad setup, drawing libraries, and training. We just hired a n00b and are puting in a new server in the next few weeks so I'm busy.

     

    That's about it for now...

  5. BTW Dirk joined Mmmm about a month before I was invited in. I remember chasing him in the stats daily for a month, then he got accepted, and then I finally beat his then all-time high stats score.

     

    Nice to see this place is still hoppin'. I'll add a little content soon....

  6. Hi everyone, happy holidays!

     

    Just thought I'd pop in and let you all know how I'm doing after falling off the planet. I was burnt out on CS for quite a while and not playing, and on the Hardware forum. Toss in some political involvment, notching up my career to a higher level, and time with my wife and something had to give.

     

    My orignal online team that Fatty stole me away from for CS, Lose Your Life, is back together for World of Warcraft and we've been having a blast for the last month. (Gorefiend server, Alliance, char name = Homerr ) I've played through HL2 and had a blast, but am not really up for CS:S or HL2 MP although I look back fondly on the good times had as an [Mmmm].

     

    I've peeked in a few times over the last 6 months and the website is looking better and better each time. Props to Fatty, BB, and all that have been working on it!

  7. I'm resigning from Mmmm, Gamer's Coalition, as a moderator in Hardware, and the larger community.

     

    I need a break and the only way is cold turkey. This in no way reflects on any of the above mentioned, everyone has been a great and it's been fun as a mod in here. There are some here with great hardware experience that I know can fill in any gap I leave.

     

    Homer

  8. I agree with the above. The need to "make it up to her" is something I take issue with too. She should have her girls' night out too, you shouldn't have to go out of your way.

     

    Jennifer and I have worked this out and we both have our space.

  9. I wanted to see the CAS timings of 2.0 vs. 2.5 on my system by pulling one stick out, then the other. My system also overclocks 10% easily. My wireless network and Norton AV were disabled during testing.

     

    I currently have 2 x 512mb of RAM, but 2 different types:

     

    Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200

    Cas Latency: 2-3-3-6 1T

    $118 currently

     

    Taken from Corsair's website:

    These parts support 2-3-3-6 latency on Intel platforms, and 2.5-3-3-6 latency on AMD platforms.

     

    The other:

     

    Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200

    Cas Latency: 2.5

    $83 currently

     

     

    System specs:

     

    Athlon64 3000+

    Asus K8V Deluxe

    9800 Pro

    2x 36gb Raptors in RAID 0

    1x 250gb Hitachi

    1x 80gb WD800JB

    Windows XP Pro

     

     

    CPU-Z says on timings:

     

    XMS (auto): 2.5-3-3-8-11-16 Auto settings in BIOS

    XMS (manual): 2-3-3-6-11-16 Manual settings in BIOS

    XMS (manual, 2.2ghz): 2-3-3-6-11-16 Manual settings in BIOS, 10% overclock

    Value Select (auto): 2.5-3-3-8-11-16 Auto settings in BIOS

    Value Select (manual, 2.2ghz): 2-3-3-6-11-16 <does not boot>

    Value Select (auto, 2.2ghz): 2.5-3-3-8-11-16 Auto settings in BIOS

    Both sticks (auto): 2.5-3-3-8-11-16 Auto settings in BIOS

    Both sticks (auto, 2.2ghz): 2.5-3-3-8-11-16 Auto settings in BIOS, 10% overclock

     

     

    Super Pi:

    1m digits

     

    44 seconds XMS (auto)

    44 seconds XMS (manual)

    40 seconds XMS (manual, 2.2ghz)

    44 seconds Value Select (auto)

    40 seconds Value Select (auto, 2.2ghz)

    45 seconds Both sticks (auto)

    40 seconds Both sticks (auto, 2.2ghz)

     

     

    PCMark2004

     

    3969 XMS (auto)

    3980 XMS (manual)

    4376 XMS (manual, 2.2ghz)

    3970 Value Select (auto)

    4343 Value Select (auto, 2.2ghz)

    4003 Both sticks (auto)

    4365 Both sticks (auto, 2.2ghz)

     

     

    Prime95 version 23.8, RdtscTiming=1

     

    XMS (auto):

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 23.205 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 27.830 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 31.251 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 39.571 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 48.183 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 58.325 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 65.528 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 87.700 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 104.800 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 127.801 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 143.805 ms.

     

    XMS (manual):

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 23.207 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 27.864 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 31.139 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 39.546 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 48.252 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 58.220 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 65.705 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 87.544 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 104.530 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 127.201 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 143.515 ms.

     

    XMS (manual, 2.2ghz):

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 21.046 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 25.207 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 28.415 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 35.923 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 43.832 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 53.056 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 59.610 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 79.703 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 94.932 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 116.111 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 130.992 ms.

     

    Value Select (auto):

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 23.137 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 27.820 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 31.245 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 39.509 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 48.135 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 58.157 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 65.540 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 87.862 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 104.755 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 127.426 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 143.797 ms.

     

    Value Select (auto, 2.2ghz):

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 21.114 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 25.386 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 28.418 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 36.036 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 43.885 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 53.074 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 59.671 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 79.667 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 95.146 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 116.107 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 131.284 ms.

     

    Both sticks (auto)

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 23.146 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 27.803 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 31.158 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 39.435 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 48.036 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 58.165 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 65.504 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 87.564 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 104.516 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 127.068 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 143.468 ms.

     

    Both sticks (auto, 2.2ghz):

    Best time for 384K FFT length: 21.087 ms.

    Best time for 448K FFT length: 25.309 ms.

    Best time for 512K FFT length: 28.394 ms.

    Best time for 640K FFT length: 35.896 ms.

    Best time for 768K FFT length: 43.713 ms.

    Best time for 896K FFT length: 52.946 ms.

    Best time for 1024K FFT length: 59.577 ms.

    Best time for 1280K FFT length: 79.624 ms.

    Best time for 1536K FFT length: 95.084 ms.

    Best time for 1792K FFT length: 115.647 ms.

    Best time for 2048K FFT length: 130.551 ms.

  10. I was at Fry's today and reached for the PNY 6800 GT for $399 and hesitated, then walked away. I'm just about to get paid on a side job but would had to put this on the credit card.

     

    I wasn't sure if that was a great price, I checked pricewatch when I got back to the office and they run about $389 on the net.

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