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01-15-2006 04:30 PM  13 years ago
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rmschmidt

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New Computer build
Hope to have all in good shape Monday by UPS!

Pentium D 920 2 megs per side / Chip just came out
Asus P5n32-SLI Motherboard
EVGA 7800GT 256 / SLI video Card
250 Gig Sata HD
2 Gigs of ram
17' LCD DVI
And a bunch more things to make it work!

Getting my Christmas late, as it all went to the kids at that time
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01-15-2006 06:26 PM  13 years ago
Ed Moore

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That's a beast

If I can make on suggestion, (no biggie) it'd be to grab another HDD just to back up the first. Saved me last week when my first one decided life wasn't worth living and died, which would have taken all my 120 gigs of photos (photography is my hobby) but thank the lord/thank dabs that everything was sitting there nicely on my second drive.
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01-15-2006 06:32 PM  13 years ago
tyuditsky

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SATA drives are nice as they are noticably faster...especially the WD Raptors spinning at 10k. But i have to second the backup disk...in my opinion SATA's tend to crap out a lot easier.

I run two SATA's in a RAID 0 or stripped set. Both disks have bad blocks already and it's just a matter of time until the thing won't boot anymore. Makes me wish i'd have gone with a mirrored set instead.

I've also found, that with my system at least, that the SATA drives are very sensative to overclocking. Even with the with the freq. 'locked' when pushing the fsb it'd cause the drives to get bad writes and i'd have to redo the boot sector. Never lost any data this way but it came close a couple times.

What power supply are you planning on using??? Those high end V cards and new processors eat up a whole lotta power and without a good PSU you're gonna find lots of hangs and crashes.
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01-15-2006 06:35 PM  13 years ago
BadAtti2de

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If you are into gameing, I would go with a bigger screen that is crt and not do the lcd. I had a lcd and you could see the refresh lines in it. On a crt you can up teh refresh rate to match fps. The lcd's only get like 75 refresh.Live Like You Were Dieing.
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01-15-2006 07:32 PM  13 years ago
Temjin

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Human eye can see up to 60 fps. Well if you are well trained if you can beyond that otherwise it's pointless.

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01-15-2006 07:43 PM  13 years ago
BadAtti2de

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Well when your killer machine is getting 120 fps and then your lcd monitor is only getting 75, your eyes CAN see the little horizontal lines running across your screen. I guess your not much into gaming, because if you were then you would know 120 fps is much better than 60. The game just runs smoother.Live Like You Were Dieing.
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01-15-2006 08:28 PM  13 years ago
Temjin

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Turn on the V-sync. Personally I have dual 17" LCD, absolutely love it. It's just so much easier on the eye. If the max you can see is 60fps then 120 fps won't help. Although this limit varies between individual.

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01-15-2006 09:21 PM  13 years ago
TurboRacer

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Few things - if you're gaming, which I'm guessing you are with the vid card choice, I'd go for an AMD64 chip. Also, what kind of RAM? And why the tiny LCD screen?!! That's like getting a Ferarri without wheels.

I just put together a similar box, but used an A64, and Asus A8N SLI board. Got the EVGA 7800GT. It kicks ass.
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01-15-2006 10:00 PM  13 years ago
Temjin

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For eye candy, I will do it on my Xbox360 + 62" DLP TV. Higher FPS doesn't not make the game more fun......

Life is short. Offend as many people as you can. - Tom Leykis
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01-15-2006 10:36 PM  13 years ago
TurboRacer

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Too bad xb360 lacks in the games department. Not to mention trying to use a game pad for FPS'.
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01-16-2006 12:54 AM  13 years ago
Temjin

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Clicking on mouse doesn't do it for me. Pulling the trigger, now that's world of difference.

Life is short. Offend as many people as you can. - Tom Leykis
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01-16-2006 01:40 AM  13 years ago
rmschmidt

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Thanks for all the advice. First off I got the 17' LCD only because the cabinet it is going in. I went with a higher end LCD to get away from the issues noted. I have had too many issues with AMD in the past and besides my Nephew works for Intel, so I can have a lifetime warranty! The 920 is 64bit also. None of the AMD's has 4 megs built in. My nephew has one set up at work with this config, and it is running at 4.1ghz. No on the XBOX 360, bought one when they came out and I sold it, as it was already having problems locking up. I will wait for the PS3.
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01-16-2006 05:32 AM  13 years ago
cessna151

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So why is everyone getting the 7800GT instead of the 7800GTX??--Eagles may soar high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!--
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01-16-2006 07:04 AM  13 years ago
sp1nm0nkey

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Temjin:

60 fps is just what NTSC is at. Humans can see past that no problem.

LCD is fine, I have a ViewSonic, but it's designed to use a high refresh rate.
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01-16-2006 08:56 AM  13 years ago
Temjin

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Yes I know that human eye can see past 60 fps. For the average people, 60 is about the highest it will go before they notice anymore difference.

Life is short. Offend as many people as you can. - Tom Leykis
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01-16-2006 01:51 PM  13 years ago
rmschmidt

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I don't think you get that much more for the price of the GTX
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01-16-2006 02:37 PM  13 years ago
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Stick with Intel , it is a much better chip set, AMD used to be decent, but not compared to the newer Intel CPUs

that will be a kick a$$ system!
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01-17-2006 09:20 PM  13 years ago
rmschmidt

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Well ran into one problem, my power supply is an aspire 500W with the normal p4 4pin plug and my new motherboard as the 8 pin eatx plug! Does anyone know if you can use an adaptor, or do I need a different power supply?
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