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Discussion in 'Games' started by AlienAcid, Jul 12, 2001.

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  1. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks Dan!
    Sounds like rumours I heard about win2k were false. I didn't know anyone with win2k, so I could not get any real info. If it works well for you and AA I am sure it is a solid os. Thanks for all the specs. I will be going to this wholeseler this Saturday to go shopping. I think I will beable to get some really good prices. I guess that's one thing good about the tech industry being in the crapper.
    Super gaming goodness here I come. Maybe I finally be able to join you guys in some online gaming.
    Thanks again,
    -Jebadia-

    EDIT: Who ever said that you and AA don't post constructivly should look at this. Both of you guys helping out a newbie to the JC build a computer. :D
     
  2. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    ya abit and asus. =)
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hehe, no problem. I just thought I'd let you know that the Asus A7A266 isn't very reliable according to some people. ALi chipset is evil, I guess. Actually, I have the motherboard and really haven't had a problem, but just a word of warning.

    And that was PreacherBoy. He was having a bad day. =)
     
  4. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah I saw that PB bad day. It was kinda funny/strange, especially for a new guy. I didn't know if it was just a big inside joke or for real. I ended up figuring it was a combo of the two.
     
  5. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What do you guys reccomend as far a modems go, or are they all pretty good?
    -Jebadia-
     
  6. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Cable or dsl.. if you have to use dial up , go with a us robotics :D
     
  7. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ok here is my shopping list with the quoted prices from a local wholesaler:
    AMD k7 athlont-bird 1.4 $109
    256mb sdram $29 or 256mb ddr $44
    asua a7vi33a kt133a 266mhz sb agp 4xpro v1amr spci atx raid at100 $125
    40GB IBM 7200rpm ata100 $117 or 60 GB $159
    teac 1.4mb floppy $11
    tower $43-$75
    So do these look like good prices or am I getting riped off?
    -Jebadia-
     
  8. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have cable right now, but I will need dial up in the future so i guess I'll go with USR

    EDIT: Is win xp out? and if so is it any good. so far I have heard good thing about it.
     
  9. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    pretty good prices its us right?

    and for the case MAKE sure its a AMD certified power supply.

     
  10. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yup its in us dollars. The range of pirces I had for the tower were all AMD k7 approved.
    So how is the recovery going? Hope the fun pills they gave you are getting the job done. That sucks you cannot drink for three weeks, though I'm sure your liver is thankfull. My liver gets no such luxury.
    -Jebadia-
     
  11. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    hehe my liver loves me ;)
     
  12. darthmalt16

    darthmalt16 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Everything else has been covered. So I'll take the easiest thing, monitor. Unless our fixing to go buy a plasma monitor the only real question is how big. I would get at least 17 in. 13 is too small for me.
     
  13. PreacherBoy

    PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling star 5

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    You don't want me asking you questions, Justin. [face_mischief]
     
  14. DUM4

    DUM4 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    We could change this thread to "Stump AA" :)
     
  15. Teknobabel

    Teknobabel Jedi Master star 5

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    Plasma should only be bought in 42" versions, at the retail store where I work, the sales reps love to do training sessions and demonstrations on our plasma, eye candy it is

    Even better when you have two ;)

    Heres a sinmple question, what is better getting the fastest cgraphics card you can afford or getting a card with more features but less speed?
    I know I can't afford a geforce 3 ( about 1 grand australian ). But some geforce 2 just dropped in price to $170AU with no features but speed. And I can afford that, i'm still broke from getting the home stereo put in my room, hmmmm, 12" subs are good!
     
  16. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    geforce 2 is still good =) plays most games at 1024*768 with ease.
     
  17. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    **IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT**

    If my exam results are good (which I know they will be) I may be getting broadband. Allow me to just break down for you what this means:

    1)Broadband = Much faster connection to the Internet

    2)Faster connection = better ping rate

    3)Better ping = missing piece in my CS arsenal

    4)Complete arsenal = BOW DOWN BEFORE ME FOR I AM THE CS GOD!

    PB, AA, Bib, Dan, Duct tape, and anyone else who reads this, enjoy your glory while you can, for soon you shall see what this fat Jedi can really do!

    Coming soon to a yourmom's house [Mi] server near you.

    [face_devil] [face_devil] [face_devil] [face_devil] [face_devil]
     
  18. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jay never played and kciked your ass yesterday...
     
  19. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Feb 17, 2001
    He killed me once and I was drunk at the time.

    I own and you're all too afraid to admit it :p
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ah, see, plasma screens only 42". What did I tell you guys? Haha.
     
  21. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oh, and broadband is a definite good thing. Which I will unfortunately never have until I'm in college. the one time I did play CS with DSL with like a ping of 50,I got 14/6, easily my best score ever. It makes a difference to have a ping that's 6 times better.
     
  22. DUM4

    DUM4 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 23, 2000
    Yet again I have to ask: Who needs CS when you have DoD?!?!?!?!
     
  23. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    What exactly do you do in DoD?
     
  24. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    DoD is WWII based. Axis vs. Americans. 4 different classes: light infantry (3 grenades, fast, little armor, great stamina, rifle that holds a clip of 5 and you have to cock after each shot); sniper (never use it cause my net connection sux0rs, but it's a sniper hehe); assault infantry (medium speed and stamina, machine gun, 1 grenade, decent armor); heavy infantry (big machine gun, slow speed, etc. you can figure it out, lol).

    Maps are based on either setting explosives to objectives (similar to CS) or controlling all the flag points on a map.

    The game is less skill based, imo. You don't have to burst fire and jumping isn't nearly as high. Strafing doesn't go as fast as in CS. Although there are 4 classes, you cannot pick up a gun from a dead person in another class. i.e. you can't have a light infantry dude running around with 10 grenades and a big heavy assault machine gun. And another difference is that you can lie prone in Dod.

    I actually prefer DoD to CS, even though I've been playing more CS over the last month (and I still suck at it, while I'm very good at Dod).

    [link=http://www.datofdefeatmod.com]DoD website[/link]
     
  25. Knju_Daot

    Knju_Daot Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am good at DoD too. :D

    I wish it would work right on my server =(

     
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