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  1. I have this card, it's a great bang for the buck and will run current stuff very well. If you want to be a little more futureproof and play at high settings at 1280x1024 or above an X800 Pro or 6800 GT would be a good bet, and at twice the price ($400) you do get roughly double the performance. Uninstall your nVidia video drivers, install the new video card, boot up, you may need to go into the BIOS and disable the onboard video, install the latest video drivers, that's it.
  2. I've heard November, not from official sources though, just heard in on the net.
  3. Nope, you're way late on signup. Think it was early this year, or late last year.
  4. Article Anandtech did a nice job of getting all the latest video cards into one review, including the 6800 Ultra Extreme and the X800 XT Platinum Edition. The other thing they did is include a price/performance rating for each benchmark, move your mouse over the graph to get this info. Here's all the cards tested: eVGA GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT LeadTek GeForce 6800 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition ATI Radeon X800 XT ATI Radeon X800 Pro ATI Radeon 9800 XT ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
  5. I was thinking about a Logitech MX900 next time.
  6. I'm a level 13 warrior on the PvE server. Not too shabby for a weeks worth of work considering there are 7 of us sharing the account.
  7. The XMS RAM is prohibitively expensive for Crowbar's budget. The Value Select will get him 95% of the performance at half the price. The Athlon 64's aren't designed like Athlons and P4's for OC'g high on low CAS RAM. I'm actually running Corsair VS right with my A64 now just fine. That setup looks nice Crowbar, if you need a little more oomph and the budget allows the 3000+ is around $223.
  8. Shareaza uses the E-Donkey and E-Doinkey, E-Donkey2000, Gnutella, and Gnutella2 networks. It's my choice when not running any games as it uses about 30% CPU but starts downloading immediately, I use WinMX when the PC is unattended for a day or longer as it uses a queue system by cross-downloads and I've had really good luck with it.
  9. The Thermaltake PSU is one of the heavier types, it runs cool and quiet. Quieter than the Enermax Whisper I replaced. The fan is dynamic so if it has load it runs a little faster, but never loud. It's definitely a Enermax/Antec quality of PSU.
  10. So no more all day long Playaa spamfests?!
  11. Article If you're a little confused or behind the times on DVD burning technology here's a good article with just the right amount of info.
  12. Very nice job Mini! I applaud you for thinking beyond white walls! Makes your furniture stand out too.
  13. I hope that PSU isn't crap because it's what I have in my personal system. I'm running 5 hard drives including 2 Raptors, overclocked A64/3000, 9800 Pro, 2 sticks of RAM, sound card, 2x 120mm fans, CD-RW drive, floppy off of it. This Thermaltake is the best value for the money IMO ($38), unless you think you need more than 420 watts, which most everyone doesn't. One easily gets into the $70 and up price range beyond this PSU.
  14. The videos linked above are pretty much spoilers for the first few levels of gameplay, just FYI.
  15. A64's are only locked upward, they are unlocked downward. So you can lower the multiplier and up the FSB.
  16. Level 12 now. Must have played another 15 hours over the weekend. I'm just feeling even more positive about it now. I've moved out of the starter area, been to biiiig cities, seen 7 different terrains so far, ridden the gryphons a few times now, done a bunch a quests. Haven't watched these yet, saw them posted elsewhere: 1.3gb of WoW Beta videos
  17. I'm not sure why you are talking about ZD's nuts. Maybe you meant "you're nuts".
  18. Well, it shows that an OC Athlon XP can compete with a non-OC Athlon 64. It is cheaper to go Athlon, but the $138 premium for a A64/3000+ over Barton XP2500 is money well spent in my book. I've found overclocking to be a hassle, one ususally needs better RAM and cooling which cut into that difference in price. $138 difference assumes you are going to make the XP2500 compete with the 3000+ to make it closer to apples to apples. I know several of us here have the knowledge, experience, and patience to overclock but not everyone does. When suggesting setups for this community just keep that in mind.
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