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by Brap
Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Offering computer repair services in the local area
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Here in Holland,there is no legal things to worry about since you're not a qualified tech. the people that let you work on their system are resposible themselves. But always inform if anybody else has worked on it before you even do anything. Be clear about what you can and can't (won't) do,if parts...
by Brap
Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Powercolor x800XL AGP for sale at Newegg!
Replies: 46
Views: 8196

I am no anti-upgrader but I got to choose to w8 and get a new system or get a X800XL AGP and hang in for another 12 months or so.

AMD XP3000+,2x512,98pro.
by Brap
Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: The Dark Side Beckons
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

I haven't seen any 800XL that isn't bridged.

And for the gaming engines have the best of both worlds:AMD64 + ATI.
by Brap
Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best Driver for ATI RX800
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

I use the 5.3 and it's great,no issues at all everything is fine.

I play games like D3,FC,BIA,COD,CMR2005,MOHPA,Panzers,PRO EVO4.

I love ATI drivers.
by Brap
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Gaming Pad
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

No soldering is needed to get a console controller to work with your PC,even MS stays out of it.

For PS2:

http://www.chillblast.com/customer/pages.php?pageid=34

For XBOX:

http://store.yahoo.com/hartsunlimited/xbcoadforpcu.html
by Brap
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend me a racing game
Replies: 27
Views: 3961

For PS2 Gran Turismo 4
For PC Colin Mcrae 2005
by Brap
Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Brothers in Arms:rth30
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Brothers in Arms:rth30

I got it and I feel absolutely ripped of.

It's ugly,without atmosphere and creating an online account doesn't work.

First I registered and this didn't work,then I registered under a different name,you guessed it...then went to my old name and I was blocked.

A true masterpiece of el suko.
by Brap
Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Help on Deciding about New Video Card
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

LicketySplit wrote:
Id go with the X800...or better yet the X800XL if you can get it :wink:


I agree,I'd pick the XL hands down ($350).
by Brap
Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warcraft offline
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Ok that means I won't buy it,online only doesn't do it for me.

Thanks for the quick respons m8.
by Brap
Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warcraft offline
Replies: 2
Views: 603

World of Warcraft offline

Is it possible to play WoW offline or can you only play online?
by Brap
Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LCD VS CRT
Replies: 32
Views: 4735

It probably has more to do with the fact that a CRT's triads are in a triangular pattern grouping compared to the side-by-side square pattern grouping of an LCD. A CRT would be able to blend the colors togther more because there are not any set horizonal lines on the screen. In other words a CRT is...
by Brap
Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LCD VS CRT
Replies: 32
Views: 4735

Return policy.

The policy companies have on lcd's make em a gas.
by Brap
Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LCD VS CRT
Replies: 32
Views: 4735

Hey Brap...the answer is not obvious, as would be evidenced by the many opinions given in this thread. But thanks for giving some constructive input *cough* Anywho... I thinks I will go ahead and get an LCD. If I can get something at least decent, it will be nice. I mean, I could use the space, and...
by Brap
Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LCD VS CRT
Replies: 32
Views: 4735

Why you post this,the answer is too obvious.
by Brap
Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What was your first year of University like?
Replies: 25
Views: 1711

you're just saying you didn't do your homework right?
by Brap
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Need a quite DVD-ROM or CDRW/DVD combo drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

emkubed wrote:
Lite-Ons are always loud.

My Plextor and NEC are both nice and quiet (the NEC more so).


Lite-On isn't always loud,I got a 163 and it's groovy.
by Brap
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low-end AGP Graphics Card?
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

The Radeon 9600pro and 9600XT got good performance for $100-150.

They even got reasonable DX9 performance.
by Brap
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2005 Pontiac GTO... blargh
Replies: 22
Views: 3169

If I had the cash this would be my pick:

http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/elise/
by Brap
Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: TIght Budget build
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

As a first timer why don't look for a laptop,I guess with $500 excluding peripherals there several alternatives.
by Brap
Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Help with new comp
Replies: 61
Views: 9797

You got a 6600 on your list so I guess you're a gamer.

Get 1Gb ram it will increase your gaming performance significantly in latest games.
by Brap
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 9800 pro this far inot the game is it a good choice
Replies: 30
Views: 5695

6600GT -> SM3.0, dx 9.0c. So I doubt 9800 -> SM2.0, dx 9.0b will run future games better. Moreover, I've worked with shaders that can be executed on FX5200 and can't be executed on 9800 because of texture indirection count. I totally agree with the shaders in th FX series,we see that now in HL2.
by Brap
Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: F.E.A.R.
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

I think S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will be serious competition for HL2,F.E.A.R. looks geat but not as promising as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.,so far it seems to lack atmosphere.

I hope I am wrong...
by Brap
Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: PCIe for AMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Wasn't Abit comming with a board for AMD with PCIe?
by Brap
Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Do you hate birthdays?
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Birthdays are nice,especially when you can go home.
by Brap
Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TV TUner card
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Some weeks ago I bought a Terratec Cinergy 600 FM (with Fm tuner),I like it and can only recommend it.

I paid 79 Euro for it but Terratec got cheaper cards as well.
by Brap
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Is Lite-On DVD burners a sound bet?
Replies: 18
Views: 3504

I think LG drives are basicly Philips.

And Lite-On makes drives for many companies that sell them under their own brand name.

And here in Holland the Samsung TS-h552 is Eu60,a bargain considering this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20041102/index.html
by Brap
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD clock speeds?
Replies: 32
Views: 3093

Re: AMD clock speeds?

I'm curious if anyone knows of the clockspeeds of the latest AMD processors. And please, I don't want to hear that clockspeed is not as much of a factor. That is marketing BS to hide the fact that these guys can't increase clockspeeds. So they are changing the names, and hiding the clock speeds in ...
by Brap
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Found cause of instability??
Replies: 14
Views: 2622

supraman wrote:
Incidentally, i have only ever had two HDDs fail on me, they were the only two maxtors i have ever used.


I don't think you should blame Maxtor,my old Maxtor drive is still in my fathers computer and I had only one HD die on me (IBM) in 13 years.
by Brap
Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 6600 GT AGP Vs FX 5900 XT
Replies: 24
Views: 5455

You should notice the difference in games since the shader performance of the 6600 is a lot better.
by Brap
Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Does this AMD CPU come with heatsink and fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Yes,and it's a good price too!
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