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Old 12-04-2008, 05:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well basically i have found out that when i bought this ACER i got a year guarantee, so therefore should i open and void the warranty or should i just wait.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Does it void the warrenty just by openning the case? Really only you know the answer to your question, it depends on how much you want a new graphics card.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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suppose if i did open it, what would be a good power supply for my pc when getting this graphics card and is this gfx car worth the money...

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You won't void the warranty by opening it. There isn't a sticker on the side panel that you have to cut saying, "If you break this seal, this voids the manufacturers warranty," like a PS2.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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thats what i thought but when i had a look there is an acer sticker saying exactly that.....

i am so unsure on power supples.
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Powersupplies are dangerous don't open it unless its been unused (unpowered) for 48 hours or else you could end up on the opposite side of the room. Some of them do have stickers saying the warranty is void if opened just depends.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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quick question for anyone who can answer.
Ive purchased the GTX 260 EVGA Nidia GeForce graphics card and i have a 19" monitor.

the benchmark reviews on this were done with a 30" HD monitor and on Cod 4 the FPS were around 60.
if i played COD4 with highest resolution with a 19" monitor. what do you think the estimated FPS would be for me?
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around 60-120 most likely. probably more
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thanks alot. also is there a certain post count or permission setting to have before being able to have a forum signature?
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quick question for anyone who can answer.
Ive purchased the GTX 260 EVGA Nidia GeForce graphics card and i have a 19" monitor.

the benchmark reviews on this were done with a 30" HD monitor and on Cod 4 the FPS were around 60.
if i played COD4 with highest resolution with a 19" monitor. what do you think the estimated FPS would be for me?
you may have vsync on. You should be getting over 100fps.

What is the rest of your setup (ram, CPU)?
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