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

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  1. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Cool, thanks Dan :D
     
  2. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hoooray! I got all the stuff for my computer. Here is what I got: ASUS A7A266, AMD 1.33 T-Bird (they were out of the 1.4), nice case, 40GB HD, 256mhz ddr ram,and big fat heatsink and fan for the AMD. All for about $600. A pretty good deal in my opinion. now all I need is a monitor (the 15" i have now is not going to cut it). I ahve been looking at 19" NEC and Viewsonic ones for about $250 (my b-day is comming up and now i know what to ask for). Today I (after work) I will be hooking it up to the network and hit the Internet at cable speed, hmmmmm maybe I'll play a little XWA.
    Thanks again to Dan and AA for all the help.
    -Jebadia-

    P.S. Holy crap! My old computer is sooo old that i ahve to buy a new keyboard 'cause the old one's plug is too big!
     
  3. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    No problem

    lol about keyboards, you can but a $2 adapter for it.


    NEC makes nice monitors in my opinion.. but some people disagree with me =/

     
  4. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks AA. I have to go to compusa to get a dinky vid card for the old computer so I'll probibly just pick up a new keyboard while I'm their. The old one has had it anyways.
    -jebadia-
     
  5. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Have fun =)

    big comp stores evil... scary.
     
  6. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah I know but it's on the way home.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Looking good. Not sure about the motherboard though. I've heard the chipset is unreliable... but I have the same one and have zero problems. So it shouldn't be a problem. And I don't know much about monitors, sorry.
     
  8. jebadia

    jebadia Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I just did it (as I'm sure you can tell from abave) and it's really not too hard. I can give a bit of advice and I'm sure AlienAcid and et.al. can hook you up with some solid tips. What windows will you be running?

    -Jebadia-
     
  9. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    you must really want speed :D
    have you read the MB manual for setting up its raid?
     
  10. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nov 27, 2000
    should go with win2k :D
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Aren't there controls on your monitor?
     
  12. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

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    See what a good influence AA was on all of us? Who else has set up their own help desk? ;)
     
  13. DUM4

    DUM4 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 23, 2000
    What happens when you don't use thermal compound between your CPU and Heatsink? ;)
     
  14. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    do you really wanna know ;)


    the real question is what happens when you use to much ;)



    tape is good, but a thermal paste applied properly is better, IF you put it on right.
     
  15. DUM4

    DUM4 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 23, 2000
    AA, Get on ICQ you Foo so I can tell you what I ordered last night. :)
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My computar has been thermal paste free for a year now without going above 50C. Foo.
     
  17. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    damn thats high

    mine goes to 40 max
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Anything below 60 is safe... I'm not risking ruining my computer for something I don't need. Last time I did, I fuxored my motherboard.

    If it ain't broke...
     
  19. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    should of done it the first time... ;)


     
  20. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dude... the first time I put my heatsink on... lol, it's too embarassing. I was an idiot. I'll just say it was a DAMN GOOD THING I didn't put it on the first time.
     
  21. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    I think i have it in a icq chat what you did.
     
  22. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You haven't formatted since then? I format every other day it seems.

    //trying to change subject
     
  23. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nov 27, 2000
    everything important(LIKE THAT)gets backed up.
     
  24. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I wish I had saved my ICQ logs all this time. Didn't even know you could.
     
  25. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    http://www.arcticsilver.com/as3.htm

    use that goop dan, it rules.
     
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