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  1. #796
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    I order a fairly priced gift that I want to give to someone as gift of respect, honor.

  2. #797
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    i've been on a bit of a savings streak since i've now reached a happy place with my hardware... however i was forced to break the streak with a new DSL modem oh well, now I can enjoy verizon's fantastically slow internet again!


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  3. #798
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    the games, nom nom's (food) and drinks
    Last edited by 3dfxrain; 08-15-2010 at 06:55 PM. Reason: added dem drinks

  4. #799
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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Steam sales will be the end of me.

    I bought Fallout 3 GOTY on Steam for 50% off even though I told myself I wouldn't buy any new games until next week....

  5. #800
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    Hamilton, New Zealand
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Yay, finally sold my folding/gaming GTX275s now a proud owner of a pair of MSI GTX460 Cyclone 768s! I'll see how power draw looks otherwise i'll pop in a third

  6. #801
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    Buffalo
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    AFX Black Silicone Tires S501 for only $1.75 a set, I'll probably end up using them on the thunder jets also...



  7. #802
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    Canada
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    A blackberry 8330

  8. #803
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Used HIS 4870 512 MB video card to replace my 9600 GSO 384 MB

    Nice upgrade for me. My first ATI card EVER (been using Nvidia since the Riva 128 days). So far I'm impressed. Even though this card is known for high heat and a loud fan I have been able to easily control both with the manual fan control in ATI Overdrive and eVGA Precision. Fully stressed with P95 and FurMark running I see temps in the 80C range at 35% fan speed which is quiet but audible. While playing BC2 temps are only in the 60's at 35% fan. I might bump the fan to 40% while gaming. It starts to get a bit loud at that point but I can't hear it with my headphones on. When not gaming the fan runs at 30% which is just barely audible over my quiet case fans and keeps temps in the low 50's.

    Speaking of BC2 - with my 9600 GSO I was getting frame rates in the 50-70 range at 1680x1050 with all HIGH video settings (except shadows on LOW) and no AA/AF. With the 4870 I get 100-110 fps with the same settings (on a full 32 player server of course). Setting 4xAA and 4xAF drops fps down to the 65-75 range. Excellent result IMO.

    3dMark06 is up from 13000 (9600 GSO overclocked) to 16150 (4870 stock).

    Only negative so far is power consumption. My AMD X6 1055t at 3.5 Ghz with the 9600 GSO (overclocked) idled at 135w and was 338w at full load (P95 & FurMark running). The 4870 (stock speed) is idle 173w (+38w) and load 435w (+97w). So far my Antec Neo HE550 is handling the upgrade fine.
    Last edited by Lenny; 09-04-2010 at 01:02 PM.
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  9. #804
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Bout time you came into the 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Used HIS 4870 512 MB video card to replace my 9600 GSO 384 MB

    Nice upgrade for me. My first ATI card EVER (been using Nvidia since the Riva 128 days). So far I'm impressed. Even though this card is known for high heat and a loud fan I have been able to easily control both with the manual fan control in ATI Overdrive and eVGA Precision. Fully stressed with P95 and FurMark running I see temps in the 80C range at 35% fan speed which is quiet but audible. While playing BC2 temps are only in the 60's at 35% fan. I might bump the fan to 40% while gaming. It starts to get a bit loud at that point but I can't hear it with my headphones on. When not gaming the fan runs at 30% which is just barely audible over my quiet case fans and keeps temps in the low 50's.

    Speaking of BC2 - with my 9600 GSO I was getting frame rates in the 50-70 range at 1680x1050 with all HIGH video settings (except shadows on LOW) and no AA/AF. With the 4870 I get 100-110 fps with the same settings (on a full 32 player server of course). Setting 4xAA and 4xAF drops fps down to the 65-75 range. Excellent result IMO.

    3dMark06 is up from 13000 (9600 GSO overclocked) to 16150 (4870 stock).

    Only negative so far is power consumption. My AMD X6 1055t at 3.5 Ghz with the 9600 GSO (overclocked) idled at 135w and was 338w at full load (P95 & FurMark running). The 4870 (stock speed) is idle 173w (+38w) and load 435w (+97w). So far my Antec Neo HE550 is handling the upgrade fine.
    If you enjoy gaming click here to learn about the Fragging Frogs.


  10. #805
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by zetachi View Post
    Bout time you came into the 20th Century
    Don't dis on the 9600GSO It's the sweet one with the 96 shaders and 192 bit memory interface. You have to give credit to a card that old that can pull very respectable frame rates in a game like BC2. I have respect. Besides it's Buu's "new" card
    If you enjoy gaming click here to learn about the Fragging Frogs.





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  11. #806
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    I liked the 4870 a lot. One of my favorite card.

  12. #807
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    New Zealand
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    22
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Crackdown 2

    And....

    2x Galaxy GTX460s 1GB. Can't wait to get these. Going to be a huge improvement over my 5850 ;D

  13. #808
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    Halo Reach release soon. I preorder already. So, delivered on Tuesday. I recommend if like Halo.

  14. #809
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    Toronto
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    western digital 2 tb drive
    also a western digital 640 gig laptop drive for the ps3




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  15. #810
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    Re: Recent Purchases

    After Halo Reach is Civ V in the following week or so of which I am excite about both.

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