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  • Shaggy
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    Always gotta have a floppy drive :P It usefull for making raid boot disks etc.

    With regards to the system, yes it is pretty awesome. For example I can run BF2 with all the sliders set to full in 1600 x 1050 with no lag.

    MSFS I have all the sliders to max. No lag

    The Crossfire stuff is in its infancy and therefore some games wont run with the two cards enabled. EVE for example does not, MSFS needs some tinkering. That is not end of the world as you just disable crossfire via the control panel. This is meant to be fixed with a new release of Catalyst drivers.

    Dual monitors is also and issue at this time. Basically, It does not work with Crossfire enabled. Again this is a driver fix that will be released soon.

    I have a Dual core Athlon as you can see from the specs. Eve does not utilise this at the moment so there was a patch released or it.

    What dual core does mean though as well as making everything super fast is that you can assign a core to two different games. So you could run two instances of off one machine with dual monitors, or in my case 4 if I had 4

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  • Cam
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    Shaggy, I'm stunned! That is a freakin' awesome machine!!! Can I come over after school?!?!?!?


    - Black floppy drive
    hahaha, a floppy drive!

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  • Airbus_A320
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    Originally posted by Shaggy
    Last one on the page. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...l_systems.html

    Opens RAW files fairly quickly
    Wow, thats pretty sweet!

    As for the computer in the e-bay auction... my laptop could proabably own it.

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  • indian airlines
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    Originally posted by Shadower
    Brand new or not (I can't believe it is new), it is full of out-dated components, I'd give $450~550 for it max.
    It's brand new, I know for a fact, but eh well, that's a point of an auction, you bid what you think you deserve to pay, and if you come out tops, you get it. I just pointed it out, because even though it doesn't have top-end parts and specifications, it has nice stuff in it, and comes with a pretty good case.

    Would I buy it? Not for 1100 dollars, no. But then again I couldn't afford Shaggy's getup either, so I would be willing to pay about 800-900 for that PC.

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by Genessee
    SLI and Crossfire are two ways the manufacturers have come up with to link multiple video cards together. The can work together or on some cases on their own.

    If you head over to www.tomshardware.com and search for Crossfire and/or SLI, there should be some decent info there.
    ahhhhhhhh, alright, I get it now

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  • Genessee
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    Originally posted by [email protected]
    that just flew way over my head.
    SLI and Crossfire are two ways the manufacturers have come up with to link multiple video cards together. The can work together or on some cases on their own.

    If you head over to www.tomshardware.com and search for Crossfire and/or SLI, there should be some decent info there.

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  • Shadower
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    Originally posted by indian airlines
    Yeah, $1100 might be stretching it a bit, but that's just a buy it now price anyway...the computer is brand new and up for auction. Me being a cash-strapped college kid though can't afford it either way.

    Shaggy, impressive computer there.
    Brand new or not (I can't believe it is new), it is full of out-dated components, I'd give $450~550 for it max.

    Shaggy, you may have to much money, but you sure know how to spend it, that's a nice pc you got there

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by Genessee
    Very nice..

    How do you like the Crossfire system? I've been looking into that myself, mostly for the multiple monitor thing, but the additional rendering in games would be nice.

    Was there any reason you went with the Crossfire stuff? To me nVidia's SLI system just seems like old tech they got from Monster3D brought into the next decade. :| I was never very happy with my Diamond Monster3D-2 SLI setup back in the day. It worked ok for somethings but if it didn't have this API or that driver it was next to useless, as the new SLI system seems to be. ATI's Crossfire seems to be pretty independent of such issues. Is that correct?

    that just flew way over my head.

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  • Genessee
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    Originally posted by Shaggy
    I just bought this
    Very nice..

    How do you like the Crossfire system? I've been looking into that myself, mostly for the multiple monitor thing, but the additional rendering in games would be nice.

    Was there any reason you went with the Crossfire stuff? To me nVidia's SLI system just seems like old tech they got from Monster3D brought into the next decade. :| I was never very happy with my Diamond Monster3D-2 SLI setup back in the day. It worked ok for somethings but if it didn't have this API or that driver it was next to useless, as the new SLI system seems to be. ATI's Crossfire seems to be pretty independent of such issues. Is that correct?

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by Shaggy
    Last one on the page. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...l_systems.html

    Opens RAW files fairly quickly
    damn £2,495.00 what do you do for a living Shag? cuz I want in!

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  • Shaggy
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    Last one on the page. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...l_systems.html

    Opens RAW files fairly quickly

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  • indian airlines
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    Originally posted by Shadower
    It's a nice pc for average gaming use but it isn't awesome and certainly not worth the $1100 he wants for it.
    Yeah, $1100 might be stretching it a bit, but that's just a buy it now price anyway...the computer is brand new and up for auction. Me being a cash-strapped college kid though can't afford it either way.

    Shaggy, impressive computer there.

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by Shaggy
    I just bought this

    "Ultima Extreme Crossfire X1900 XT-X" AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Dual DDR Silent System (FS-021-OK)
    If you are looking for the ultimate AMD box then look no further than the Ultima Extreme Crossfire AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Dual Core. Supplied pre-built it has an impressive specification to say the least :-

    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core FX60 (Socket 939) CPU
    - AMD Approved cooler
    - Asus A8R-MVP ATi Crossfire Dual Channel PCI-Express Motherboard
    - Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 Dual Channel Kit
    - 2 x 150GB Western Digital Raptor 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive (RAID 0 Configured)
    - ATI Radeon X1900 Crossfire Edition 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
    - ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
    - Plextor PX-755A 16x16 Dual Layer DVD±RW ReWriter (Black)
    - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Sound Card
    - Black floppy drive
    - Coolermaster Wavemaster Black Case
    - FSP Sparkle FX700-GLN Epsilon 700W ATX2.0 PSU
    - Metal Braided Rounded Floppy Cable (0.5m)
    - Metal Braided Rounded Ultra ATA100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m)
    - Metal Braided SATA Cable
    - Windows XP Professional pre-installed with License and CD supplied

    damn, thats impressive, how much did it cost you?

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  • FlyingPhotog
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    Originally posted by Shaggy
    I just bought this

    "Ultima Extreme Crossfire X1900 XT-X" AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Dual DDR Silent System (FS-021-OK)
    If you are looking for the ultimate AMD box then look no further than the Ultima Extreme Crossfire AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Dual Core. Supplied pre-built it has an impressive specification to say the least :-

    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core FX60 (Socket 939) CPU
    - AMD Approved cooler
    - Asus A8R-MVP ATi Crossfire Dual Channel PCI-Express Motherboard
    - Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 Dual Channel Kit
    - 2 x 150GB Western Digital Raptor 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive (RAID 0 Configured)
    - ATI Radeon X1900 Crossfire Edition 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
    - ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
    - Plextor PX-755A 16x16 Dual Layer DVD±RW ReWriter (Black)
    - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Sound Card
    - Black floppy drive
    - Coolermaster Wavemaster Black Case
    - FSP Sparkle FX700-GLN Epsilon 700W ATX2.0 PSU
    - Metal Braided Rounded Floppy Cable (0.5m)
    - Metal Braided Rounded Ultra ATA100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m)
    - Metal Braided SATA Cable
    - Windows XP Professional pre-installed with License and CD supplied
    Wow how much was that?

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  • Shaggy
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    I just bought this

    "Ultima Extreme Crossfire X1900 XT-X" AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Dual DDR Silent System (FS-021-OK)
    If you are looking for the ultimate AMD box then look no further than the Ultima Extreme Crossfire AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Dual Core. Supplied pre-built it has an impressive specification to say the least :-

    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core FX60 (Socket 939) CPU
    - AMD Approved cooler
    - Asus A8R-MVP ATi Crossfire Dual Channel PCI-Express Motherboard
    - Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 Dual Channel Kit
    - 2 x 150GB Western Digital Raptor 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive (RAID 0 Configured)
    - ATI Radeon X1900 Crossfire Edition 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
    - ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
    - Plextor PX-755A 16x16 Dual Layer DVD±RW ReWriter (Black)
    - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Sound Card
    - Black floppy drive
    - Coolermaster Wavemaster Black Case
    - FSP Sparkle FX700-GLN Epsilon 700W ATX2.0 PSU
    - Metal Braided Rounded Floppy Cable (0.5m)
    - Metal Braided Rounded Ultra ATA100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m)
    - Metal Braided SATA Cable
    - Windows XP Professional pre-installed with License and CD supplied

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