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Old 08-14-2005, 09:20 PM   #71
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And yet you don't know an AGP slot is brown, not black? It'* an industry standard to help prevent people from plugging the wrong stuff in there....
My AGP slot is black............................................. ..................

Oh and i am pretty sure Lakeville that everyone here has viewed explicit material at SOME point in their lives! If not, im sure you got a pop-up or a couple images in an email :P
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And yet you don't know an AGP slot is brown, not black? It'* an industry standard to help prevent people from plugging the wrong stuff in there....
My AGP slot is black............................................. ..................

Oh and i am pretty sure Lakeville that everyone here has viewed explicit material at SOME point in their lives!
Oh I wasn't denying it....Not saying I'm a "Regular" and bac kdo or skan ks.co m
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Couple of mistakes i've seen so far. Most Big brand computers' mobo'* are made off seas by the same company or two, nearly all use standard parts that could be bought seperatly in some form in the aftermarket, except for the case, and some power wiring for the mobo. Brands are more important in terms of software they put on, and assistance they offer these days.

Good number of fans is dependant on case design, and heatsink design. Some cases are designed to use between 4-6 fans depending on size and how many u want up front/back.

My dell has 1 because of the windtunnel tech they use, and it works fine. I wouldn't buy another pre-fab for myself now, but the deals are GREAT if you don't need top of the line. A $350 PC will be 2x as fast as you need to do everything except fast video editing/rendering, and intensive 3d gaming. The fact is has an AGP Port lets you play games though, and upgrade your video card to the newest (big limiting factor for 3d games.)
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it'* the black slot above the 3 white pci slots on that board right there.



btw, i think it was bill, but the 6 fans are correct positively and negatively positioned. 2 up front and 4 80'* in the rear. When i first built it, i just threw it together and ran it that way for a month cause i wanted to use it, but i later corrected it. I also have fan filters to keep out dust.

And that is funny if you think I do not know jackshit about computers, LMFAO....I own a cmoputer repair business from home.....Being your own boss is the way to go imho.
And yet you don't know an AGP slot is brown, not black? It'* an industry standard to help prevent people from plugging the wrong stuff in there....
Mine is red.

And the Dells I work on at work are black.
so much for the industry standard......lol

lol I am at work right now, here is a pic that shows the different slots on todays pcs:

(Dell Precision 380)

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And people wonder why I don't bother to build my own machine...lol
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Welcome to BTX.
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what'* BTX?
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what'* BTX?
Look at the pic of your mobo, posted earlier in the thread, That'* from ATX style computer, for a long time that has been the reigning (sp) king of computer design and layout.

ATX
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA.../c00070288.jpg

BTX (new mobo) moved things around for better connectivity, heat management, etc.
http://www.cal48.com/3400/380.jpg
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Ya learn something new everyday.....
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I finally bought a new PC today at circut city....$350 after rebates, and this is a great lil machine. I think it could use another stick of ram, and a good sound blaster and Nvidia cards to really open'er up.....Here'* all my stats:
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Compaq Presario Desktop PC (SR1500NX)

The basics: AMD Sempron™ 3000+ processor (2.0GHz), 256MB of DDR SDRAM and speedy 80GB 7200RPM hard drive.

CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive: Use the combo drive for recording music, digital photos and personal files. You can even watch your favorite DVD movies.

Get connected: Tons of ports—including seven USB 2.0 and two FireWire—let you add all of your favorite peripherals.

9-in-1 media reader: Transferring files, video, images and MP3s to your computer is easier than ever. This versatile reader accepts Compact Flash I/II, SmartMedia, Memory Stick®/PRO™, MultiMediaCard, SD™, xD™ and MicroDrive memory cards.

Software bundle: The extensive package includes Windows® XP Home Edition, plus software for photo editing, money management, music burning, gaming and more.

More Info here:
http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/...cation.do#tabs


To get back on topic with this, depending on what you wanna use the machine for I would definitely reccomend more RAM (512 minimum)

I have a Soundblaster Extigy sound card that I like a lot. Takes up desk space, but it doesn't add to case heat. Plus, you don't have to bring up the Windows volume control, which can be difficult when gaming and The Missus yells for you to "Turn that damned noise down". It has a nice little volume control ****

Graphics cards are "How nice a card can you afford". I have a G-Force 4 that I have yet to run across a game that it won't run, but the FX series cards have gotten pretty cheap.

Since you're in the cities area, I recommend checking out www.microcenter.com to shop for all of the above. They have pretty good prices, very easy return policy, and right off of Hwy 100 in St Louis Park so you don't have to wait for mail order....
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