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by skippyboy
Mon May 09, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: New Build (Help)
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

This board will is the route to go at the moment for a higher end AMD system. Lucid Hydra CrossLinx 3 makes the deference here so your not limited to what multiple graphics card configuration your want to run. Crosshair IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131667 Plus ...
by skippyboy
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Which Tablet PC
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Not that I hate them but when we were back in the states for the holidays we looked at Ipads. There nice in what not but your limited on storage and stuck with Apples preparatory software. We did look at other tablets but nothing struck our fancy, however when we got to looking at netbooks we liked ...
by skippyboy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Buy AMD Phenom II x4 965 or wait and buy sandy bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

As MR T mentioned for gaming go with AMD. A good 6 core Phenom II CPU, motherboard, and 8GB of Ram is going to come in $200 to $400 less then a similar Intel build.
by skippyboy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: First Build, Need Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Change your hard drive to a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 Also there is nothing wrong with your case choice but there is better out there for a little more money. Look in to the Lian Li Lan Cool series. This one seems very...
by skippyboy
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Non-gamer needs a new motherboard.
Replies: 2
Views: 804

At the moment here is the way I'd go. AMD Phenom II 6 core CPU AMD 890FX Motherboard. ASUS or Gigabyte 4 to 8 GB's of ram Corsair XMX series DDR3 Ram depending on your needs XFX Radeon HD 6870 Graphics Card Corsair Professional Series AX850 850W power supply About as stable as your going to get righ...
by skippyboy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having problem installing a SATA dvd writer.
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

It could be one of two things. Dead or bad drive which happens but since it is new I doubt it. The next I could be wrong on but I have run into this with normal new SATA hard drives and older SATA controllers. What happens is you have to jumper the SATA hard drive to the right controller setting. Co...
by skippyboy
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: budget build
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

I'd also look for a better name brand power supply. Antec, Corsair or Ocz of at least 650 watts which will give you some head room for upgrades. One last bit of advice find a better case. Cheap cases are OK but there are some really nice $75 to $100 ones that have very nice features. Look into the L...
by skippyboy
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: SNOW!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 7798

Exactly right to the point Mr T. May I also add buy a vehicle more suited to your climate and country. That's why we got the Volvo XC60 R Design AWD Diesel. All ways plan ahead I say. We weren't worried to much about snow but more towards the amount of rain here in the UK. I have been carrying a por...
by skippyboy
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: SNOW!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 7798

I'll take the snow here Mr T. At least they shut things down and I'm fairly apt at driving in this white stuff. I just drive around the crazy's and keep going. Had to run my wife in to work to shut down a end run on a test. Jeez don't they teach winter driving here. Now back in Iowa when they get th...
by skippyboy
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Motherboard for my needs!
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Sabertooth tooth is a good board but if your budget can go a little higher go with the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer with NF200 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131594R I own 2 of these and neither has failed me yet. Better options than...