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  • Birthday 09/05/1985

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    Wales UK
  • Interests
    Computers, Games and Computer Games<br />E6600 (3.6ghz @ 1.5v (H2o cooled) || EVGA 780i || 2 x 2Gb G.Skill DDR2 PK PC2-8500<br />4 x 36Gb raptors RAID-0 || OCZ 8800GTX || Enermax Galaxy 1000W || Samsung 24" TFT

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    Main/Gaming system (Windows XP) E6600 Conroe @ 3.6 2 x 2Gb G.Skill DDR2 PK PC2-8500 4 x 36gb raptor raid-0 OCZ 8800gtx EVGA 780i Enermax Galaxy 1000w DXX DVD-RW/lightscribe tech logitech mx1000 ThermalTake Kandalf Silver Liquid Cooled (fuzion / swiftech MCP355 / Black Ice® GTX360 / Coolplex Pro 25)
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  1. na i dont do much other than game tbh. i do avi-dvd encoding etc, but i can live with 20 mins instead of 8, as long as i get better fps in games :S lol any idea on a good clocker dualie? alot is going on with the e8500, heard you can get a good stable clock at 4ghz on those?
  2. cheers brandon, ordered the board on your advise, getting the asus maximus formula x38. alot of good reviews on this board. and it wasnt that pricey. just gotta wait for that to arrive before i go putting my 8800 and evga on ebay now! *taps foot* mrgrim, i usually use the bios to overclock, i dont how to overclock with software lol ill be using windows xp64 so that its not a killer on my lol old e6600. MEGA close to putting the cards on the credit card and paying it off with the evga and 8800 sale. but i know ill get burned from the missus lol another question tho... this e6600 is getting pretty dated, been looking at a e8500? good idea or go with a cheap quad? q6600? on the credit card as well ? lol
  3. so really speaking i should be easily ok with 2 4870's on a x38, for good measure. wow, there soo much to take in! lol been reading that the p45 overclocks better than the x38, however i game at 1900x1200, and i may need the dual 16 slots..... however there isnt much of a performance difference between the x8, or x16. maybe 3 fps at most...... lol *overload*
  4. Hey guys! wow its been a while since i been around here. with all the moving etc going on all the time, and the girlfriend *sigh* lol im soo out of the loop now, and there is soo much new thats out. just hoping you could help give me some idea's as to what to choose etc. i bought a evga 780i about 2 month ago. thinking that would be a fab idea of going sli with the 8800's..... however, little did i know that there isnt many 8800's left! lol was trying to find something to link with mine, but, instead ATI have just brought out their new 4870's, and was thinking that they are pretty decent for the price tags! compared to nvidias rediculas pricing scheme!!! maybe i should go back down the ATI road for a while, as they seem to be performing, at a cheaper price. so... couple of questions, x38, or x48 chipset? and what motherboard in that chipset. ive really taken a liking to the asus formula boards. and they make them in both chipsets. im just concerned that my fusion v1 block mightn't fit i do have a swiftech gtx spare lying around here somewhere, and surely that'll fit due to the little overhang on it. ive only got ddr2 at the moment, gskill 4gb pc2-8500. and im still on my core 2 e6600 at the moment, as im looking soon to get that quad ive wanted for a while. price is a concern, ish..... i dont want to pay stupid money, around 200£ for mobo and 2 4870's will set me back about 360£ is about the tag i have. any ideas?
  5. i just spent 2 days flat out trying to get it working.... and finally i got it working... woke up at 9 this morning, and havent stopped, i went up my parents earlier at 5 to get myself away from this desk ..... came back at 7 and its now 11.30..... but anyways, if anyone has any issues with it, the best way ive found, is to follow the suse page... http://en.opensuse.org/Xgl then install opensuse-xgl-settings from yast.... and it will have all the options on there you will need to get all the compiz-fusion, xgl, compiz settings you will ever need. it worked as soon as it was put in, restarted X and voila!!! one happy chap! i went through file permissions, user permissions, editing driver files, using console loads... and i loved it.... lol 2 days... im nearly in tears it was that simple..... cheers for the help anyways brandon, much appreciated
  6. yeah thats what i thought. i got nvidia drivers installed, ive installed compiz etc, but doesnt seem to want to work for me. i might just work on the long way around. but enough for tonight. ive spent the last 8 hours trying to get it working.... lol i live a boring life without my girlfriend! lol
  7. they say its out of the box now adays, but i still find some way of making it harder for myself. im looking to change to linux on a permenant basis, as windows is extremely boring me now... ive broken everything with it, and fixed it.... lol ive played with suse many times before some successful, and some ive failed.... badly. but i thought, i enjoy it that much, the work that goes into learning it, etc, that i would like to play all the time with it, and use it on a permenant basis! yay for me.... lol anyways, to the point. ive used xgl on suse 10.2 with no issues what-so-ever, but with 10.3 i can seem to get the decorations, cube, wobble, or even water effects..... ive searched alot, and to no avail ive got 3d support, in nvidia control panel. and ive installed compiz-fusion, but still no effects. was wondering if anyone could help out?
  8. you will lurve that psu!! i do... its soo big, and shinny.... and powerfull :S lol good luck with the build miggs
  9. i had an old 386 like that, 22mhz to 30mhz with the turbo! wish i had that now..... 3ghz to 4ghz all at the touch of a button
  10. using the standard model as i type this. personally i like it, i agree, bigger is better! i had the xp90c before this, both are good coolers, depending on how you implement them i suppose. i would go for the ultra120 extreme personally.
  11. yeah suppose. hope it helps dezontk either option.
  12. i was thinking that, but was trying to get around the point of spending money..... but defo thats the easiest option!
  13. if your running windows xp, you should be able to run the wizard, that will automatically sort it all out for you. if not, run something like hamachi, it basically creates a lan network over an internet connection, you will be able to play games on lan, etc and even fileshare if you wanted to. only thing tho, it wont be able to access the internet on the machine thats not directly setup to the net.
  14. a friend had his running with the 1950XTX. all you need to make sure, is that the card has an extra power connector. the slot doesnt have enough power to power most high end cards on its own, and requires a pci-e 6 pin power connector to the graphics card, to give it enough "oommph" good luck either way.
  15. ah... sorry... missed that one!! if he's still running from an AGP card, he should have no issues, until he upgrades... i thought the slot was x4 tho?
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