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1841  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need some help with a power supply... on: December 17, 2004, 10:28:51 PM
do I have to have them all connected for it to work? Or will just the power switch connector suffice?
1842  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need some help with a power supply... on: December 17, 2004, 08:47:27 PM
Tried everything - the connections are correct, I tried connecting it both ways, etc. It doesn't work.

What really sucks about this is that EITHER the PSU or the mobo is DOA. It could be one of the either, or both. **** this piece of shit.
1843  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need some help with a power supply... on: December 17, 2004, 08:31:41 PM
That's new information to me... I've only built one system before this one, and that one has a PSU on/off switch, so I was confused.

Thanks guys, guess I'll check the connections and try again.
1844  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need some help with a power supply... on: December 17, 2004, 07:33:25 PM
Umm... but then how could the motherboard get power in order to control the PSU? If the PSU isn't turned on, and isn't suppling power to the motherboard, the motherboard cannot control the power supply in order to turn it on... You're talking about a catch-22.

And the front panel isn't even connected to the PSU itself.

Oh, I don't think you understand what I'm talking about. I need to turn the PSU ITSELF on, not the computer as a whole.
1845  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need some help with a power supply... on: December 16, 2004, 05:54:43 PM
I have no idea what the model of the PSU is, it came with a Lite-On case (model WT-6402). Well I've mostly finished building the PC, and went to test it. But I found the PSU to lack a switch (you know, the big 0/+ switch that you flip to turn the PSU on). How do I turn it on? I tried just plugging the cord in, but got a complete dead PC. Absolutely nothing happened, the PSU doesn't even turn on.

Is there a different method that some PSU's use to turn them on? Or something? Or is the PSU DOA?
1846  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / ever heard of this card? on: December 15, 2004, 03:24:22 AM
It's an Intel Extreme Graphics chipset-based card, almost all are made for onboard graphics, and yeah they're the shit.

But frankly, WoW's minimum requirements aren't that high. I'd wager that card can run WoW fine, abeit with toned down graphics.
1847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / GMail Invite search on: December 14, 2004, 12:01:37 AM
I'm out too. You should've jumped on the bandwagon back in Aug, there's a overabundance of invites back then.
1848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's up with those recurring and lingering colds?! on: December 13, 2004, 11:56:51 PM
Throughout my life, I was rarely sick. I only get colds once a year, if that. Well, until this fall. All the sudden, I got 3 colds within 2 months! The first was mild, went after a couple days. The second, three weeks ago, was very nasty, due to a ear infection that occurred at the same time. Then again the past Friday night, continuing into today, and I barely feel any different from Saturday! Small throat sore, a burning sensation when breathing through the nostrils, and a fatigued feeling towards the end of the day.

What is this? Whatever it is, it sucks!
1849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 Shortage: Grrrr..... on: December 13, 2004, 06:28:43 PM
Quote from: "croman"
Quote from: "unbongwah"
Quote from: "ATB"
The real question is, why would anyone still want a ps2 when it's been proven that the XBOX is clearly superior?   :wink:

Tell you what: if you'll point me to the Xbox emulator which will let me play Katamari Damacy, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X / X-2 / XII, Jak, Ratchet & Clank, Gran Tourismo, Devil May Cry, and everythine else in the PS2's exclusive library, I'll give you a cut of what I make off of eBaying my PS2...


Every console has exclusives..

Now point me to something that shows me how I can play MAME along with the 2000+ games on the PS2 (on my big screen), Genesis, Atari, Super Nintendo, Nintendo..  Stream to my MP3 library on my server, etc..

Then I will say that the PS2 is better.   That is not likely to happen however smile

Btw, do not even get me going on the whole memory card thing.. grrr..

Do you realize that all of those activities require a mod chip? And do you realize that a mod chip = no XBox Live for you? I wouldn't exactly use those uhm, "features" in a debate about which console is better.
1850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any advice? on: December 11, 2004, 04:05:48 AM
Just asking, but... You said she quit night school because it's too stressful? Yet kept her job? I have to ask, why not vice versa? In my view, school would be more important than a part-time job, especially at her age.

I have no idea of your situation, though, so please take no offense.
1851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 10, 2004, 04:36:29 PM
Quote from: "dmd"
So is this "slippery slope" thing kind of like Godwin's Law?

"Slippery Slope" is a informal logical relevance fallacy.

Anyway, nothing really happened, I hide my wallet better, and there had been no further incidences. And the roommate finally gave me back the $20 he owe me. Did he actually steal that $40? I'll probably never know. I'm over it now.
1852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Developing a work ethic AKA getting my pathetic self in gear on: December 10, 2004, 04:01:52 AM
I agree with two points in this thread.

First: GET BUSY! I'm exactly the same way when I'm not busy. I waste days and days just doing absolutely nothing. But when I am busy... I get busy.

Second, major in something you enjoy. I didn't realize how important this is before.When I first went to college, I went to a technical college and majored in business management. And I hated all the classes I had. I HATED math, and hated all the technical classes I took. Honestly, I realized I was in the wrong place. It got so bad that I flunked not one but TWO classes. I had time to withdraw though, so my GPA was spared, thank god. But after that, I transferred to another, more conventional liberal arts college, and am now majoring in philosophy. And loving it. The classes actually engage me, and I actually want to take part in the discussions.

Think about it, if you hate your current major, what makes you think you'll like your job?
1853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 12/07/04 on: December 08, 2004, 01:15:12 AM
Quote from: "walTer"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
What?!  No Species III??

Um it's out.

You REALLY want to see it?

Well, I would! The first one has perhaps the best sex scene I've ever seen, and the second has one that's very, very decent in the beginning. I'm curious how this one will fare biggrin
1854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 07, 2004, 04:28:51 PM
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
I really don't see anything wrong with how your friend acted (besides not keeping better track of his guns). As you can imagine it's vitally important not to lose your guns.

I can imagine no such thing -- I don't see one single word in the Second Amendment about people having to bear arms "responsibly" or "within reason."

Sorry, Wheelman, but I can see you and your liberal anti-gun policies coming from a mile away.  It's all a slippery slope: one minute you want to require gameoverman's friend to keep track of where he left his gun or try to find out who took it, next you'll be trying to imply that people who are going to be wildly irresponsible with their firearms shouldn't be allowed to have any...and then you'll try to ban guns altogether!  Nice try.

If the founding fathers thought it was vitally important that people not misplace or lose their guns, they would have written it into the Bill of Rights.  Therefore, it was clearly their intention was to preserve the right of people to lose track of their firearms.  For you to imply otherwise suggests that you think our founding fathers were dumb and that you hate America.  Why do you hate America so much, Wheelman?

-Autistic Angel


1855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Earthsea on: December 07, 2004, 03:42:09 AM
Mmmmm Kristin Kreuk...

Too bad I don't have SciFi here.
1856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which games will you pack away with your system? on: December 07, 2004, 03:28:06 AM
I'm a game collector. So I keep all the games that is bestowed the supreme honor of being "collect-izied" stay in my game collection, well, forever I suppose. I plan to display them when I get my own place.

As for the consoles, I only keep them long enough to play and beat the games I collect in their native format. Once beaten, they go into the collection, perhaps never to be played again. The consoles, I sell after all the games are beaten. This saves space.

If I get a urge to play any of those old games, I have my ways. *cough*
1857  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / 64 bit questions on: December 06, 2004, 11:04:44 PM
The 64-bitness of a processor doesn't mean anything. Everything that you run is 32-bit, so you're not using the 64-bit capabilities of the processor. It's just marketing, for now at least.

But why does it matter? The Athlon 64's are known to be the best processor for gaming, and it does indeed have a very good 32-bit mode. Forget 64-bit and get whatever you can afford.
1858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The games you've been playing on: December 06, 2004, 09:16:35 PM
I'm focusing solely on Mega Man Anniversary Collection. Finished Mega Man 1-4, now playing Mega Man 5 right now.
1859  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 06, 2004, 06:38:18 PM
BUMP! Can anyone do a sub-$200 computer now?
1860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 06, 2004, 05:55:03 PM
I'm 100% sure at least $40 is missing, and 100% sure I didn't spend it.

Basically my money in the wallet is split into two groups, 20's and 10's, 5's and 1's. When I looked, I found the 1's I thought I had, gone. But I'm not 100% that I spent it. But I know 100% that I have exactly 10 20's in there. Now there's only 8. That's $40.

Yes, that's alot to keep in my wallet, and yes I have a reason, and yes I'm going to "it's a long story" it. smile

I'm working to get a new room, so I'm thinking I'd wait until my move is certain, then chew his damn ass out. It won't make a difference then. And he owes me $20. He asked me if he could borrow $20, and as a nice guy, I lent him it. That's a month ago, and he never returned it. Then he asked me for another $20 again, and I just said "nah I don't have any". I guess that's what proimpted him to steal my money.
1861  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Back to nVidia I go... (6600 GT AGP) **Now with impressions* on: December 06, 2004, 02:06:45 AM
I went with whatever is best on the market at the time. I have no loyalty to a brand or another. First it's the TNT2, then GeForce 2 GTS, then the 9700 Pro. If I'm getting a new card right now, it would be the 6600 GT.
1862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 06, 2004, 12:06:57 AM
It's probably obvious on what I should do, but I'm still not sure... What happened was this morning I got up, and found the drawer that I keep my wallet and keys in ajar a bit. I always close the drawer. So I took my wallet out, counted the money and found at least $40 missing. I said at least because I think I remember that I have some $1's in there, but I'm not sure, so I don't count those. But I know I'm missing two $20's. And then I found my room's door to be unlocked. My and my roommate's sleeping pattern is pactically the opposite, so last night I went to bed about 2 AM. He probably came in and went to bed at 5 or 6 AM, so it had to be him that unlocked the door.

(the door auto-locks unless you turn the lock in the inside side - basically if you left it locked, you can open it from the inside, but need a key to open it from the outside. If you turn the lock, it's openable from both sides, so it had to be deliberately done)

Now, I seriously suspect that my roommate was the one who took the money - he's the only one who knows where the wallet is, and nothing else was stolen. But I don't know for sure... Should I confront him and bluff a bit? Or what? I don't expect to get those money back, but I do expect this to stop. I'm looking into geting a new roommate, but in the meanwhile, it'd be nice if I get the money back. Threaten him? Report to someone? What would you do? I feel like reporting to someone is useless because I have no proof, and don't know 100% for sure who did it, since the damn door was left unlocked.
1863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hilarious. on: December 05, 2004, 03:56:50 AM

The Clinton one is worth scrolling through the whole thing.

1864  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/S - Half-Life 2 on: December 02, 2004, 08:48:09 PM
Quote from: "Speaker2Animals"

It's in the Outbox not because it's not working, but because he hadn't read it. Once he reads it, it gets moved to the Sent box.

So read your PMs!!! smile

(sorry, just lurked into here, and wanted to clarify smile )
1865  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 02, 2004, 04:00:15 PM
Yeah, but he wants a CD burner. Yeah I could swap the drive with his old drive, and format, but knowing things like that, something'll probably go wrong. Old components that I can't find drivers for, things breaking with a non-Gateway Windows, and who knows what else. He lost all the CDs that came with the computer, so I can't just do a restore.

Better to build a new one, especially if it's just $200.
1866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 Shortage: Grrrr..... on: December 02, 2004, 06:32:24 AM
I love my slim PS2, it's so cool. Totally worth the $50 I paid for it biggrin
1867  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Pentium Processor 'E' designation? on: December 01, 2004, 07:53:04 PM
I think it means that P4 is a Prescott.
1868  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 01, 2004, 03:22:59 AM
Awww damn.

Guess because of the fluctuating prices I should not bother until the moment I'm going to order, then ask again, people like Zarkon are obviously much more proficient at this than I am biggrin

(this is for my father BTW, who only uses his computer to surf the net, IM and email. He currently has an ancient 450 MHz Gateway. He uses IE, has no firewall, and has absolutely no anti-virus or anti-adware software. You can imagine.  :shock: )
1869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GBA] Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls on: December 01, 2004, 03:15:35 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "Raven VII"
I have FF: Origins for PS1. It's fun classic gaming. Although do beware of the strange levelling system in FF 2. It's a good game, but not my favorite FF.

The preview of this I read in GMR said that Square "fixed" the problems with FF2.

Look, I even found a link!  Memory, you've really outdone yourself today. biggrin

Quote from GMR
Final Fantasy II, though, has been rebuilt from scratch—and the results are fantastic. The second Final Fantasy uses a "no experience" system in which party members improve through in-battle actions: Attacking with heavy weapons builds strength, casting spells improves magic power, and so on. Unfortunately, every previous version has been insanely unbalanced against the player, requiring hundreds of extra random battles just to survive. Though the "no experience" system is intact, the nuts-and-bolts implementation is completely different. This version of Final Fantasy II is the first one to be actually playable, and that's reason enough to celebrate.

Yeah the levelling system is out of whack. But I didn't fight hundreds of battles; I used the select, un-select, select, repeat to level all my weapons up. One whole level per battle. I was insanely overpowered when I entered the first dungeon.
1870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GBA] Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls on: December 01, 2004, 01:15:41 AM
I have FF: Origins for PS1. It's fun classic gaming. Although do beware of the strange levelling system in FF 2. It's a good game, but not my favorite FF.
1871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Chernobyl Travels? on: November 30, 2004, 01:07:25 AM
I heard the whole thing is a fake - she didn't even go into Chernobyl.
1872  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Gamecube games (brand new) on: November 29, 2004, 09:47:48 PM
Hey, I'm interested in Eternal Darkness. Please see my thread and see if you want any games on there. If not, let me know how much you want for it.
1873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS on: November 29, 2004, 08:43:04 PM
I bet this is just a Virtual Boy to them - an experiment with something different, just for the hell of it. I think that a bit after the PSP launches, they'll release the true successor to the GBA, and own the PSP.
1874  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: November 29, 2004, 07:13:10 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"

That's simply fucking brilliant. You, sir, rock my world.
1875  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: November 29, 2004, 06:22:46 PM
Can you build a computer for $200 at It doesn't matter how crappy the components are, even an integrated graphics motherboard would be great. The only requirement is that it have a CD burner.

Let's see what you guys come up with!
1876  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help with processor on: November 27, 2004, 05:39:35 PM
You do know that the '3200' in Athlon XP 3200 doesn't stand for it's MHz, but for it's performance as compared to a P4... right?
1877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about Gateway computer in Best Buy Black Friday ad on: November 25, 2004, 11:29:39 PM
Damn you Alienware... Let me trumpet

TOP quality, even better than Alienware. And largely ignored for some bizarre reason. Too expensive? Have a look at their Talon line!
1878  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Some games (and a couple programs) FS/FT on: November 24, 2004, 11:45:41 PM
Console games: All in near-perfect condition, with manuals and jewel cases.

Bushido Blade
Tekken 2
Tekken 3

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Sonic Adventure
Soul Calibur

PC games: Games not in as good condition as the console games. What I have will be noted next to the game titles:

Alpha Centauri: Game box, jewel case and manual.
Baldies: Jewel case (broken hinge).
Blood Omen Legacy of Kain: Game box, manual and jewel case.
Duke Nukem 3D: Game box, manual and jewel case (jewel case has a missing hinge).
Mafia: CDs only; no box or manual.
Serious Sam: Jewel case and manual
Star Wars Dark Forces: Game box, jewel case and manual.
The Sims: Jewel case only
Ultima Online Renaissance: Game box, manual and jewel case.


Macromedia Flash 5: Box, jewel case and all the documentation.
Paint Shop Pro: Jewel case only.
Simply 3D: jewel case only.

I'm willing to sell or trade anything on there. I'm interested in vintage games in the Mega Man series, Metroid series and Castlevania series, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, games in the Resident Evil series. As for newer stuff, let me know what you have for the PS2 and Gamecube, and we could work out a deal. As for cash, let me know what you want and I'll give you my price - totally negotiable!
1879  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Video card Question on: November 24, 2004, 07:59:04 PM
IIRC, the X800 SE is a crippled version of the X800, made only for Dell.
1880  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me with my upgrades! (Moving to SFF) on: November 23, 2004, 06:53:58 AM
One more question... the 3.0 GHz P4 is $180, while the 3.2 GHz P4 is $215. Is it worth $35 to move from 3.0 to 3.2? (both are socket 775 Prescotts).
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