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locolagarto last won the day on July 17 2011

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  1. Awesome work schot. Would love to see sacred wiki again.
  2. Got my attention! Can't wait to see and hear more. cheers folks!
  3. I second Etherian on this one. I have gone through soooo many mice I can't count until I bought a Razr Mamba. It has been the best mouse I have ever had.
  4. That new rig is pulling a few more amps than the old one eh? I have a APC 1200 that pulls about 140 watts on browser and 225 in game. Which is less than 30% load.
  5. I use a free utility called HWMonitor from CPUID.com It will auto detect all your system temps automatically. Depending on the motherboard. As far as heat goes, the case is a huge part of that equation, along with proper ventilation/fans. I have and Antec Nine Hundred Two Case with a total of 5 case fans. 3 low rpm 120 mm intake with filters and 1 120mm exhaust plus 1 240mm exhaust built into the top of the case. A Thermaltake CPU fan and my 700w ps has a 120mm fan as well. Before replacing my case, the old cheap case I had could not let me overclock due to temps and I had CPU temps ranged 45-70 C when loaded and GPU temps above 120 C. This can actually slow down performance with Mobos that have automatic temp throttles. Now with a good quality case and ventilation my overclocked CPU temps range from 30 C to 48 C and my GPU maxes at about 85 C and that is all on air, no liquid cooling. When I had dual GPUs my PC would actually raise the temperature of the room by 5 degrees or more.
  6. I think your choices of components are pretty spot on for a game machine. That Mobo chipset is 3 channel so 3 sticks of 4 gb is good. I have 4 sticks of 2 gb in mine and I never see more than 50% used when running multiple instances of Sacred2. On my last build, I started with 2 SLI GTX 260 GPU cards and found that the heat produced was not in proportion to the performance. Plus, Sacred2 got a little screwing in some areas where ground textures flickered really bad. I ended up seeing a bigger boost in performance (Frames per second) by tweaking my processor speed ( i5 750 is 2.66 stock) up to 3.4 . I got more bang for my power and heat than having 2 GPUs. So I installed the second GTX260 in my kids Box. Also I found 3 500Gb Sata2 HD for less than $200. So I set them up in a RAID that ended up boosting my speed, giving my about 700 Gb of HD space, and I am protected from a single HD failure. Most of the ASUS/ASRock Mobo support Intel chipsets with built in RAID controllers. So RAID set-up was a breeze. Good luck with the new rig. loco
  7. Bridgette Nelson that stared in the Rocky move was very tall at 182cm. 195? wow, that is taller than me. At 6ft 3in I would come in at 190.5cm
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