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Stuff you just bought thread V2

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kantham, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    The benches I have seen have shown it to be better than the 7970. Course it is wasted power considering most games can still be ran with an 8800gt :lol:
     
  2. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    I got tired of my finicky v1.0 WRT54G so I upgraded to the GL to slap Tomato on it.
    [​IMG]

    My shitty clip-on mic was going bad so I decided to get something relatively nice and hopefully last a lot longer

    AT2020
    [​IMG]
     
  3. WedgeBob

    WedgeBob XSI Mod Tool User

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    Yeah... Now I just better hope that the HX620W will still handle this card, it survived at least three builds already, so I'm hoping it'll run this with enough juice. Although I'm still looking for a RAM upgrade to 16GB from 8GB (which will make the GPU performance less of a bottleneck, supposedly), and getting a 3D Vision 2 Kit, but all in all, it should be quite good.
     
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  4. Deathmaker

    Deathmaker Balanced

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    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    New lap top
    Lenovo Z570

    [screenshot]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81eGFNS2sPL._AA1500_.jpg[/screenshot]

    Very happy with it. It's got some very cool features
     
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  6. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    [​IMG]

    Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" IPS LCD.

    It looked like the best compromise between price and quality so I won't feel so bad when I replace it when 75hz+ 16:10 IPS or OLED monitors get released. I wouldn't have bought it if my poor CRT didn't start randomly resizing the screen from full screen to 1/4 or simply blacking out at random. :(
     
  7. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    CM Storm Trigger
    My current keyboard has taken a serious beaten over the last few years and a few of the domes are starting to go bad. I've been looking at and yearning for mechanical keyboards long before any of that, wondering if I can really justify such a price tag. Saw this a bit back and despite a lot of mech keyboard enthusiasts scoffing at its slightly gimmicky design, I loved what I saw. Decided to pull the trigger (har har see what I did there?) when I saw it was available for pre-order. Really looking forward to typing and gaming on MX Cherry Brown :D
    [SCREENSHOT]http://i.imgur.com/LXXzJ.jpg[/SCREENSHOT]

    I'll probably purchase some o-rings shortly after I get it too and make it even more quiet.
     
  8. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    A few days ago I bought an '02 Yamaha CW50.

    [​IMG]

    Seems like a nice laptop, but Amazon UK ripped you the fuck off.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246316

    The laptop is $599 USD at Newegg. 709 GBP = 1144 USD.

    See if you can get a refund and I will buy the laptop from Newegg and ship it to you. You will have to cover the cost of the laptop and the cost to ship, of course, but it should save you a few hundred pounds (am I right?)
     
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  9. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    That actually looks really cool but I think the "big blocky" keyboards are a thing of the past.

    The Logitech Illuminated is my choice. It's like a laptop keyboard with the long key travel of a "big blocky" keyboard. I've never felt a smoother and faster typing keyboard.

    Got one for work and everyone who typed on it asked me what kind of keyboard it was. They all love it. :)

    Hence I recommend anyone in Best Buy or Staples or whatever try out the display model.
     
  10. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    That's an i5 500mb laptop mine is an i7 750 mb. That's why the price is different. I can get the i5 version at uk Amazon for under £500

    Nice scooter :D
     
  11. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Not everyone wants to run Skyrim or Crysis 2 in 800x600 toilet. Face it man. Your 8800GT sucks compared to the newer cards.

    Also, that 690GTX is out, so that's even better and less power draw (if you care about that).
     
  12. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Of course it does goomba fucker. Out of all the PC games that have come out in the last few years, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, and Skyrim would give it a good whoopin. 3 whole games give a 5 year old card some stress :rolleyes:

    Oh here is the best thing. I ran Crysis 2 on my 8800gt in the demo days and all I really had to do was drop my resolution down a notch or 2, hardly 800x600 :) Perfectly playable then. Did I have to pick up a 560ti? Not really.

    As for the 690, I feel it is for those who want to have a dual gpu setup without dealing with the hassle of 2 separate cards. It also has the added benefit of having less heat and power consumption than 2 680's.
     
  13. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    Oh man, I remember trying that at a store. It certainly has an appealing design but god damn did I think it felt awful to type on. Similar to the keys of a laptop. Sure, some people actually like that, but I despise it personally.

    Really, it's all about the feel and nothing even gets close to mechanical keyboards.
     
  14. SnaKe-Fu

    SnaKe-Fu Thread Killer.

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    [Screenshot]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sYAJAUi8L._AA1200_.jpg[/screenshot]Sennheiser HD518
    [Screenshot]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81K3N%2B-2mML._AA1500_.jpg[/screenshot] NuForce iCON uDac-2
    [Screenshot]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Uvd2tZOZL._AA1500_.jpg[/screenshot] Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
     
  15. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I ran Crysis 2 maxed on a 1Gb 9800GT and 1280x720 with a stable 45 frames.
     
  16. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Hey I've been looking to upgrade my sound setup and have been researching dac vs soundcard vs onboard for a while. All I really want to know is how big of a difference it will be going from onboard to a soundcard or dac? I recently had to switch from my soundcard to the motherboard's onboard soundcard (my dedicated soundcard died) and I have to say I notice no difference at all. The onboard's analog audio is just as crystal clear as the soundcard's analog. Is it really worth getting a Dac or Soundcard?

    I'm using good headphones fyi.
     
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  17. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    Depends greatly upon the headphones and their impedance. The difference will be noticeable on almost any decent headphone, even if it's a very modest DAC like the Fiio E7. It will certainly sound better than your onboard or soundcard DAC, especially if you believe the loudness war is very real. But, don't expect to be blown away if you don't have high impedance headphones and some audiophile tendencies.

    A DAC becomes more necessary when you have those more demanding headphones that require a headphone amp between the two.
     
  18. SnaKe-Fu

    SnaKe-Fu Thread Killer.

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    What NRG said... I can tell you that I DO notice a difference with just using the onboard sound vs the DAC. Everything is a lot richer and clearer compared to the Turtle Beach's I had prior to this purchase.
     
  19. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    nation red on steam
     
  20. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Well like I said my headphones are good, and you convinced me on the onboard sucking bit. My soundcard was an old POS (like 10 years old) so that's probably why I didn't notice much difference being that my motherboard is a lot newer (2 years).

    Still, you say DAC will sound better than a dedicated soundcard? That is kind of hard to believe. With a soundcard you can pay 1/4 the price for the same quality basically, afaik. The only advantage to a DAC is that it's not next to any interference and is portable.

    Hmm... Hard choice. :hmm:

    Oh btw I'm using an amp.

    Hey, you're also adding different headphones to the equation! :p
     
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