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Unwashed Village / In the US
« on: July 01, 2010, 06:13:37 AM »
So, I landed in Omaha around 4 hours delayed. Silly thunderstorms keeping pilots for Delta grounded in cities all around Atlanta. On the bright side, there was a burger-king with onion rings. Nomnomnom!

Spent the last couple days with my old host-family, everything from shopping to just chilling at home, palying with the dogs in the yard, helping my hostmom plant some stuff and adjusting all the cabinet doors in the basement kitchen. They're remodeling the entire basement into a separate apartment for my host-sister and her husband now that he's ending the military and they're both gonna study for a few years. Tomorrow I promised to paint the top of the stairwell where all these short people can't reach ^_^ Als o spent a ton of money on clothes and electronics. Gotta love having bought over a grand back when the dollar was cheap ^^

Unwashed Village / DELL supports other OS' than Windows
« on: June 14, 2010, 03:43:47 PM »
Yes, really. And they even tell consumers not needing gaming machines to actively go for Ubuntu, listing a long line of perks gained by aiming for open-source!


Unwashed Village / [Help] New Monitor
« on: July 22, 2008, 01:20:18 PM »
So, uhm, yeah my bank-account has more money than I expected, enabling me to buy the second monitor I've been drooling about for ages. However, I'm not sure what to get, so here's the run-down on my needs:

1) Has to be black and preferably look a lot like my current screen (XEROX 900P 19") (the one on this picture  )
2) High resolution. Preferably 1800+ resolution
3) Needs to not get burns. My current one will have a burnt-in shadow of images displayed on it for a while (like my UI in WoW or prime-colors on websites)
4) Have a 4MS or faster refresh-rate. I game. A lot.

I was considering a 22" widescreen, not quite sure about that yet, though. Anyways, any suggestions?

Unwashed Village / Advice on a new rig
« on: May 04, 2008, 04:32:37 PM »
Alright, so a guildie is looking to build a new Pc (technically, she was looking at pre-built PC's and I slapped her upside'a'da head with a rusty mallet after she linked one with AMD). So, I offered to hlp her pick out parts, and wanted to see if anyone here has any objections before she throws all her money at shiny new hardware.

Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / 3 GHz
RAM: 2x 2GB Kingston Value Ram (800MHz)
GFX: Geforce 8800 GTX
HDD: 1x 500GB 7200 RPM drive (for games, music) and 1x 160GB 7200 RPM (for windows and browser, etc)
PSU: She's got a 2-month old 600W PSU, so that shouldn't be an issue.
Drives: She's got a DVD drive already, so gonna reuse that.
Case: Not sure, but looking for something relatively cheap, with ample space (the GFX is huge) and good airflow. She doesn't care about looks, what matters is functionality (and quietness- if the case is good, silent fans can be bought to replace crappy default ones) I've been looking at the following ones:

Thermaltake's Soprano VB1000BNS
Looks nice, has space, easy install features and dust filters.
Cons are mainly the limited fanslots.
Ballicom Site

CoolerMaster Praetorian 731
Good looks, pretty all-round color, light, good airflow. Easy access to all components.
Cons would especially the lack of dustfilters.
Ballicom Site

Antec 900
 I have this one myself. Good case, I know everything fits in well. Easy isntall features.Airflow is eminent. Space for more fans all over the place.
Cons are slightly noisier fans than they should be and the LED's can be annoying if you don't like it. Also, no dustfilters.

So, any comments/suggestions for changes and whatnot? Depending on the case I'd suggest getting low-noise fans to replace the default ones, and purrhaps buy a new optical drive just because they're so fucking cheap these days.

Unwashed Village / Problem with sounds
« on: September 30, 2007, 01:59:53 AM »
I upgraded my computer. All but the processor has been upgraded. Quick system-specs summary:

Motherboard: P5NE SLI from ASUS
GFX: Geforce 8800GTX
2 GB RAM (Kingston DDR2)
500W PSU
Processor: 3.0GHz PentiumD

Problem is, hooking my Surround Sound up (using Coaxial cable) to the computer results in naught but the front speakers + subwoofer working. I know all the speakers work; activating the sound-systems own test-program has them all making sounds. Computers set up to 5.1 speakers, using RealTek drivers that came with the Motherboard. It worked with my old MOBO (ASUS P5WD2-E Premium) via optical cable, the new one doesn't have this. Anyways, only front speakers and subwoofer work, the rest are silent as the grave. Anyone have any idea wtf is going on, because playing games lie Bioshock with only front speakers working sucks ass :/

*Yes, I formatted the C-drive since almost all the hardware was new. All drivers are up-to-date; no old drivers causing conflicts.

Unwashed Village / The Mandatory Desktop thread.
« on: August 11, 2007, 08:54:03 PM »
Yeah, title says it all :3

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