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4401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Brilliant or Unwatchably Bad on: June 12, 2007, 07:38:33 PM
Good movie and redeem the series after the terrible Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (this was a bad movie)
4402  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 12, 2007, 04:37:29 PM

Quote from: javahead on June 12, 2007, 04:28:08 PM


That is some power supply, but I thought you were on a budget? slywink

I am, but with my birthday coming up I decided that this will be my gift to myself  icon_biggrin
4403  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 12, 2007, 02:51:11 PM
Well, I'm buying the final parts I need this weekend as my current rig isn't going to last much longer


GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Power supply

HIPER HPU-4K530-MS ATX12V v2.2 530W Power Supply 100 - 120V UL, CE, TUV, FCC, CB


Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory

I picked up the 7600GT earlier and will be getting a new case as well.

Hopefully, I should be up and running by Wednesday of next week
4404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 06/11/07 on: June 11, 2007, 04:06:42 PM
Overlord demo- I like the demo, so I will be picking this up when it releases on the 26th.
4405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OMG... the iPhone is the God Device on: June 08, 2007, 02:06:00 PM
My will is weak for this....I'm due for a full upgrade  now and I'm a ATT customer.  The force is strong with the iPhone
4406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All-time PC gaming disappointments on: June 07, 2007, 06:14:38 PM
SWG -that game was just painful to play.  SOE screwed the pooch by not allowing Jedi from the start.  Even if the nerfed the Jedi advancement at least people would have been able to play them

Horizon- You could play  freaking Dragon, but the gameplay was the suck and the lag was horrendous

Wing Commander 4- They killed a excellent series with this game
4407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ranked Matches and Game Snobbery: Adventures of a low level GRAW2 Player on: June 06, 2007, 04:33:30 PM
Yeah, I'll only play vs. matches with friends.  Friendly trash talk is fine, but ego trash talk is just a different matter all together

Glad you held your own ATB
4408  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 06, 2007, 02:24:07 PM

Quote from: javahead on June 06, 2007, 01:28:35 PM

While the logic of "buy it all at once" cannot be denied, I understand where you're coming from on this topic.

I understand the logic, but with graduations, classes and multitude of other family issues coming up stashing money away just wasn't working.  I normally buy parts all at once, but right now I have to use this option

To answer your question, the 7600GT will kick the GS' tail out of the water for the most part. Yes, the GS has more RAM, but GT's core speeds are faster than the GS, and 256 thoroughbreds will out-pace 512 mares any day.

Thanks.  I'm going with the GT.
4409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ghost Hunters- back June 6th on: June 05, 2007, 05:31:00 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on June 05, 2007, 04:13:38 PM

So are ghosts real?

(Yes... that is a serious question).

You have to watch the show, but they have caught some stuff on camera that might raise a eyebrow.  They go into the investigation trying to disprove hauntings.  They haven't caught any ghost on camera, but they have caught chairs moving, glasses breaking and bed sheets being moved off a sleeping person.

4410  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 05, 2007, 01:46:17 PM

Quote from: drifter on June 05, 2007, 12:56:38 PM

You would do better to save the money and buy everything at one time.

I agree, but finances are tight and I won't use credit to pay for this. 
4411  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / PC upgrade help on: June 05, 2007, 12:27:55 PM
My PC has been dying a slow death.  It's about 4 years old and has been a solid workhorse and while I could buy a few parts to keep it going I've taken it as a sign that I must upgrade.  I'm shooting for a med-range system.  Something that will last me a few years like ol'Betsy that it will be replacing.  All parts will be brought from Newegg as they haven't ever let me down as far as parts


AMD Athlon X2 4200+

I've been a AMD fanboi since I started PC gaming and I see no reason to stop now.  I figure this was a nice bang for it's buck .  I ordered Friday and it arrived Yesterday.  99.00 bucks+free shipping was a good deal in my eyes. 

Hindsight, I should have brough this last, because I have no way of testing it.

Next purchase will be  Video Card.  Again, I'm a Nvidia fanboi and will be sticking with them.  I like the EVGA cards , so I am deciding between:

EVGA GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2


EVGA Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3

Because I will eventually be running SLI my buddy suggest I go with the 7600GS card because of the increase memory, but I am leaning to the 7600GT.  I can't give you a reason why...let's just say I like saying 7600GT smile   

I would like some opinions on this.

Btw, if you haven't figured this out I building this in pieces.  Finances are tight, but I'm a gamer, so I am making a way to get these parts.  Hopefully, I'll be completed by early July.

Will update later on MoBo, RAM and power supply

Thansk for any advice
4412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 6-4-2007 on: June 04, 2007, 10:45:14 AM
Nothing.  My PC is dying a slow death, so I just started buying parts for a new one.   
4413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Live Sign Up Question on: June 04, 2007, 10:43:33 AM

Quote from: Starshifter on June 02, 2007, 01:11:02 AM

I need help people.  I want to sign my son up for Xbox Live on his Xbox 360.  Is there a way I can do this under my own account and pay for it on my account?  In other words, he has all the benefits of Live and I pay for it under my account.

I think you will have to set him up on his own account.  I did a search on, but I couldn't find anything for certain

I was trying to download updated rosters for MLB 2K7 for him on his Xbox 360, which only has a memory card and he is not signed up on Live.  I thought I could download the rosters for him but it won't allow me unless he has a gamertag on Live.

I believe this is true.  It's MS way of protecting content

Another question.  If his gamertag is not available when I set him up on Live will his achievements he has gathered offline (with his offline gamertag) transfer over to his new gamertag?  How do you do that?

Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks!

Achievements are tied to gamertags.  He might lose them.  Again, I would check to see if they have any information on the subject
4414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2007 (Keep It Updated) on: June 01, 2007, 07:37:08 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on May 30, 2007, 04:10:09 AM

Finished Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston : 

Loved it!  thumbsup

Was eyeing this book.  Is it in the same vain of Dresden Files?
4415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Hour of Victory **demo this coming wednesday** on: May 31, 2007, 06:19:19 PM
From Major Nelson site

Demo: Hour of Victory
Name: Hour of Victory Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Details: Play the highly anticipated demo for WWII action shooter, Hour of Victory.
Size: 937.6 MB (approx)

Edit: This has been pulled. I'll post another update in a few hours. This should be all set now
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:34 PM by Major Nelson | 148 Comments
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4416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer Beta Sign Up is open on: May 31, 2007, 01:19:22 PM
4417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/28) on: May 30, 2007, 02:17:02 PM
4418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Park Niggers??? on: May 29, 2007, 03:59:40 PM
actually the thread title would have been better if it was southpark n_ggers

4419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Screen Theatre flicks on: May 25, 2007, 06:07:30 PM
Godfather Part 2
Star Wars
LotR Trilogy
Kill Bill Vol. 1
4420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Memorial Day Weekend Edition on: May 25, 2007, 01:11:31 PM
Crackdown.  Los Meurtos and The Volk are down.  Just one more area to clean up.  Probably play some of my M:TW2.   Been looking for a new semi decent RPG for the PSP, but I haven't been able to find any without positive reviews
4421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For teh gellar on: May 24, 2007, 05:17:36 PM
My contract is up with Cingular in March of next year and they are semi harrassing me upgrade my year old cingular 8125.  I like the phone, but I will want to upgrade, but that would be the 8525 and I'm not sure if I want another pocketpc phone.  

After having a qwerty phone I just can't go back and none of the smart phones I looked at have a keyboard.  Maybe I'll bid my time to next year and resist the urge to upgrade now
4422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2007 (Keep It Updated) on: May 24, 2007, 12:29:49 AM
Since my last post I've finished

Blood Rites
Dead Beat
Proven Guilty
White Night

Just dived back into Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone as I'm getting ready for the last book to be released in July
4423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Semi Annual Desktop Thread on: May 24, 2007, 12:25:38 AM
SC2, BABY!!! eek thumbsup nod

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4424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HEROES] - Season Finale on: May 22, 2007, 12:27:58 PM
This episode was rather weak.  Sylar surviving is rather weak and they just need to kill him off.  There is no guarantee that Peter or Nathan is alive or dead.  I know ambiguity is a trade mark in comics, but leaving  so many loose ends just seems weak

The actor playing Hiro deserves a Oscar!   He is awesome

Can't wait for the second season
4425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed! on: May 21, 2007, 07:37:34 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 21, 2007, 05:49:59 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on May 21, 2007, 05:11:33 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on May 21, 2007, 04:58:34 PM

It's like SC vs. TA all over again.  SC story and production values rock, but the tech in TA was lightyears above it and made for a much more strategic game.

If our desire is for the RTS to keep evolving from a gameplay standpoint, I think Relic is where we need to be looking for the most part.

Bravo-could not be more true. Have innovated, changed, evolved, and responded with every game released and nearly every patch. Far and away the best RTS maker in the world. Period.

That's debatable.  I take nothing away from Relic, but there is a reason none of thier games are a must have.  I enjoyed DOW and still play it from time to time.  I never played CoH but that's because I was burned out on WW2.   Honestly, Relic games are a system hog and there is a reason why SC and CC have such a massive following.  People don't need the bleeding edge system to enjoy it.   

Anyway, we have only seen bits of SC2.  As we all know Blizzards likes to keep this stuff very hush-hush and until the game is released we are all just speculating unless Tiny Orge wants to spill the beans  icon_biggrin
4426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed! on: May 21, 2007, 04:29:14 PM
I can't wait and it will be a day one purchase for me.  I doubt it will be out this year, but it will be sweet if it is!
4427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 5-21-2007- Endorsed by The Hoff! on: May 21, 2007, 02:18:21 PM
Crackdown dominated my time.  Cleared Los Muertos and I'm not working on the Volk.  Fired up some M:TW2 and I'm playing the HRE and I'm establishing peace with my neighbors.  I'm planning to wipe out the Milanese and Ventian.  If the Pope gets in my way I will wipe him out as well, but first the carrot...then the stick  nod
4428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HEROES] - Season Finale on: May 21, 2007, 02:05:41 PM
Yeah, the previews have been looking awesome.  Can't wait to get this series on DVD
4429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly-East Coast Warehouse on: May 21, 2007, 02:02:14 PM
Well, I reupped on friday and my first game shipped on Saturday.  If it's coming from Pittsburgh I should have it by today.  Will update when I get it
4430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/21) on: May 21, 2007, 01:59:07 PM
Nothing this week for me. 
4431  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Well, At Least Ron Still Has Me Beat on: May 18, 2007, 08:27:01 PM
still haven't cracked 1000   crybaby
4432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did I miss some XBOX 360 controversy? on: May 18, 2007, 06:51:20 PM

Quote from: Irongut on May 18, 2007, 06:44:02 PM

Another reason for a buyer to beware buying a used 360.  It might've been banned...

4433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did I miss some XBOX 360 controversy? on: May 18, 2007, 04:40:38 PM
Modding you 360 to get a edge in a MP game is just plain stupid and the fuckwads deserve to be banned
4434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 18May07: Endorsed by CK, Owner of the Weekend Recap Thread! on: May 18, 2007, 02:16:56 PM
Some reading is in order for me picking up Jim Butcher's White Night and probably will pick up Crackdown, but might not get to play it til Sunday
4435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite War Movies on: May 15, 2007, 08:55:20 PM
Band of Brothers
Longest Day
Gods and Generals
Saving Private Ryan

4436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly-East Coast Warehouse on: May 15, 2007, 08:17:09 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on May 15, 2007, 08:06:57 PM

I signed up for Gamefly after they opened the Philly warehouse.

I signed up on a Tuesday and got my two games that Thursday. I haven't sent them back yet so I don't know what turnaround will be.

That'll be the acid test. If it's more than 4 days it'll be just like Gameznflix and Gamerang and I'll end up canceling it pretty quickly.

Make sure you come back tell us how the return process go for you
4437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/14) on: May 15, 2007, 03:41:55 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on May 15, 2007, 03:35:55 PM

Forgot my ongoing temptation to pick up UFO:extraterrestrials.  Might get that this week as a 'the school year is over' present.

yeah, this has been quietly calling my name as well.  Might just crackdown (decided to get this as well) and buy it
4438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Arnie Snubs Paris Hilton on: May 15, 2007, 01:37:28 PM

Quote from: Arkon on May 15, 2007, 12:56:18 PM

Of course if she goes to jail her fame will just double when the secret lesbian prison bitch sex tape gets released.

Actually, tI can see her publicist spinning it , so Paris will have street cred  Roll Eyes saywhat
4439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HEROES - 5/14/07 on: May 15, 2007, 01:22:31 PM

 Ted could withstand his explosions, so it stands to reason that Sylar will be able to as well.
4440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wallpapers for my buds on: May 14, 2007, 08:12:26 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 14, 2007, 07:52:39 PM

Certainly!  I've got several of these, but here is the one I'm using.  If you want a smaller size, just ask. smile

1600x1050 pls!
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