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Old 11-12-2007, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, DX10 got my rather excited, and I decided it's time to update my slower s939 Athlon 3500+, with some newer hardware.

P.S. Why all the hate on the Maximus boards? They look good.
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I'd go with a barracuda for speed, but again I had a better quality experience with WD.

and why not just "obtain" a "copy" of windows?
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my good ol' friend got me vista ultimate 32bit a couple months ago.. works like a charm... updates and everything
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i got me a vista ultimate 32 as well. updates like a charm. too much actually its a bother since my current slow pc lags right down during the update haha. i'd like to obtain a 64 home premium.
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Default Re: DX10? Time for a gaming PC! :)

get something better than the Tuniq


the fan is louder than all the fans on my 900.

i'd grab a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with a good fan before a tuniq.

and by the time the 45nm's come out the x48 will possibly be out by then.
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I don't get the point of it. I mean, doesn't it slow down games? Just wait for updates and SP1. Vista should be better. Just wait out and use XP till then.
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SP1 is just a rollup update. So most of SP1 has already been released >.> runs fine for me. yeah theres a bit of a slowdown with DX10 but slowign down from 60-50fps is pointless. now for crysis where youre tryign to squeeze as much fps as possibly xp is probably the better choice. but id still rather look at the dx10 myself. all opinion though, if you have to run it on low just for it to be playable then dx10 is pointless.
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SP1 is just a rollup update. So most of SP1 has already been released >.> runs fine for me. yeah theres a bit of a slowdown with DX10 but slowign down from 60-50fps is pointless. now for crysis where youre tryign to squeeze as much fps as possibly xp is probably the better choice. but id still rather look at the dx10 myself. all opinion though, if you have to run it on low just for it to be playable then dx10 is pointless.
Yah. I saw a video on Crysis DX9 vs. DX10... And I practically cried with amazement. I'm VERY much so aiming towards the DX10, and am willing to sacrifice some frames for it too.
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SP1 is just a rollup update. So most of SP1 has already been released >.> runs fine for me. yeah theres a bit of a slowdown with DX10 but slowign down from 60-50fps is pointless. now for crysis where youre tryign to squeeze as much fps as possibly xp is probably the better choice. but id still rather look at the dx10 myself. all opinion though, if you have to run it on low just for it to be playable then dx10 is pointless.
That's because not everyone affords/wants to throw money out for phase cooling...
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Switched up the Tuniq for a Thermalright Ultra-120. Any suggested fans to go with it? Or does any name-brand 120mm fan go fine with it?
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