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by Pechorin
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:11 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Motherboard Recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

your emachines tower may not be compatable with most motherboards for 2 reason: 1) it may not be a standard atx or matx format. 2) emachines has a tendancy to skimp on thier power supplies big time. Because your system doesn't have an AGP slot, has only 3 pci's and probably 2 or three 5.25 bays, the...
by Pechorin
Wed Jun 11, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: The future of Computing
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

I have to wonder if the technology demand will continue to push the industry like it has for the last twenty years. Handheld and mobile technology aside, would a major jump in desktop performance benefit the average user that much? I mean, over 90% of computer users are in the "I want to just s...
by Pechorin
Sun Jun 08, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Maxtor, IBM, Samsung or Western Digital HD? 7200 or 5400?
Replies: 6
Views: 1261


IBM no longer makes hard drives. After the extremely high failure rate of thier 60gxp and newer, they sold their entire production to Hitachi.

I like Western Digitals myself but have alsot had good luck with Maxtors. Go 7200 if you can afford it.
by Pechorin
Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:00 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: LCD's drive 5.25 screens
Replies: 23
Views: 3285 Crystalfontz is another company along the lines of Matrix Orbital. I think they are the second largest seller of such lcds. I bought and wired my own vfd to show temps, cpu speed, winamp tracks, time/date, and all sorts of stuff for around $24. The place I got it from no...
by Pechorin
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Laptop Question.............????
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Looks like you're SOL. I'll buy your old one!!! :lol:
by Pechorin
Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opterons on pricewatch!
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Opterons on pricewatch!

Opterons have appeared on pricewatch. ( I did not investigate them and most are probably pre-orders or something. They don't come cheap either...yet.
by Pechorin
Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

I don't know if there is ONE topic that would answer all your questions. Those questions are asked daily and it always depends on what you want to do with your PC. If it's for business use and data storage, you're going to build something completely different than a PC for video gaming, internet, mu...
by Pechorin
Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: what programs let u edit videos?
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Check to see if Nero will burn the file as a VCD for you. This works with most mpegs and avi's. I've never tried it with a WMV but the newer versions of Nero have conversion tools built in. Its worth a shot and could save a lot of trouble.
by Pechorin
Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: The Hundred Year War
Topic: The never-ending battle: Pepsi vs. Coke
Replies: 47
Views: 22245

RC baby!! Royal Crown is always my first choice if I can get it. When I was stationed in Georgia, I visited thier bottling plant in Columbus. Not anything special, but I like supporing the little guy.
by Pechorin
Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:26 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: More on post quantity and chips....
Replies: 17
Views: 2978

I think that your rating should be based on a combination of your post number and the length of your membership. There are a lot of people who have been active members of this forum but post only when they have something important to say--not just to run up a tally.