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Forum: Graphic Cards 17 Nov 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By Mivo
Your PSU is more than fine for the card. :) XFX...

Your PSU is more than fine for the card. :) XFX isn't so bad, though I usually go with Gainward. Always had good experiences with their stuff, so I usually just stick with their cards, but that is...
Forum: Gaming 16 Nov 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 14,426
Posted By Mivo
I second Torchlight, but would buy it directly...

I second Torchlight, but would buy it directly from the developer, since you always get the patches faster than anywhere else (DRM depends on where you bought the game, so the patches differ also):...
Forum: Graphic Cards 16 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,445
Posted By Mivo
12.5"! I'd need a new case for this baby. :)

12.5"! I'd need a new case for this baby. :)
Forum: Gaming 16 Nov 2009
Replies: 532
Views: 553,204
Posted By Mivo
Windows 7 Professional, x64: Anno 1404...

Windows 7 Professional, x64:

Anno 1404 (http://www.ubi.com/UK/Games/Info.aspx?pId=7699) (EU, in the US it is called Dawn of Discovery): works flawlessly.
Torchlight (http://torchlightgame.com/):...
Forum: Graphic Cards 16 Nov 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By Mivo
The 9800GT is indeed much better than the 7600GS,...

The 9800GT is indeed much better than the 7600GS, and you should really notice the performance increase. To see the massive differences, see Wikipedia's Comparison of Nvidia GPUs...
Forum: Graphic Cards 16 Nov 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 7,135
Posted By Mivo
There is also Speccy...

There is also Speccy (http://www.piriform.com/speccy), which combines the features of the two above mentioned programs, and has some added functionality (like HDD temperature). It's from the same...
Forum: Graphic Cards 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By Mivo
I picked up that card recently (the Gainward...

I picked up that card recently (the Gainward "Green Edition") and I'm quite happy with it. Yields a 6.8 in W7. I'm able to play Anno 1404/Dawn of Discovery on "high" settings (except shadows) in...
Forum: Graphic Cards 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By Mivo
GTS 950 (about $115-125) or GTS 960 ($175-190)...

GTS 950 (about $115-125) or GTS 960 ($175-190) are good choices, if you opt for Nvidia and want to spend under $200, but it totally depends on your budget and what type of games you want to play, and...
Forum: Graphic Cards 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
The fan issue with Linux ATI drivers is exactly...

The fan issue with Linux ATI drivers is exactly the chief issue, besides ATI apparently having decided to no longer support cards that are older than a year or so (in Linux). I used to have a box...
Forum: Chillout Room 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,825
Posted By Mivo
I don't really format any of my machines unless...

I don't really format any of my machines unless an OS breaks beyond repair or I install a new Linux distro.

Back when I used Ubuntu more, I did a clean install for every new version (6 months...
Forum: Chillout Room 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,237
Posted By Mivo
It's pretty standard for me that shops ship my...

It's pretty standard for me that shops ship my stuff on the same day I order it. My games vendor sends off orders on the same day if I order before 2pm, as does the store where I usually buy...
Forum: Graphic Cards 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,812
Posted By Mivo
With a 250W PSU, your options are very limited....

With a 250W PSU, your options are very limited. The 8400GS is an update to what you have and it is supported in Windows 7, including Aero glass effects. I have one of them sitting here (came with a...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
Well, a HD 5770 is $175 minimum, and he wants to...

Well, a HD 5770 is $175 minimum, and he wants to spend around $100. (Or did you mean for me? I frequently boot into Linux, so sticking to Nvidia. I do wish hardware was that cheap over here.)
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
The topic starter mentioned he's not a hardcore...

The topic starter mentioned he's not a hardcore gamer and has a budget of $100. Our suggestions exceeded this a little. :) I considered a GTX 275, but it cost a bundle more than the GTS 250, and...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
It is a repackaged 9800GTX+, true. There's a 2 GB...

It is a repackaged 9800GTX+, true. There's a 2 GB GTS 250 model, though it's not something I'd buy (I went with the 1 GB model). Might be easier to get a good deal for a 9800GTX+ mostly because it is...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,812
Posted By Mivo
You don't really want a 8400GS if games are a...

You don't really want a 8400GS if games are a concern. It is worse than much older cards, and is really only good for desktop and office stuff, not for games. If you don't want to play graphically...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
700W is very nice. :) Good ATI cards have...

700W is very nice. :)

Good ATI cards have already been suggested. I'm more of a Nvidia guy, so I'd chip in the GTS 250, which is around what you want to spend (a few bucks above it), and it is...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
How many watts does the new power supply have? :)

How many watts does the new power supply have? :)
Forum: News 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 5,172
Posted By Mivo
Does "information you need right now on a job"...

Does "information you need right now on a job" usually fall in the "not freely available" category of texts and materials, though? When I need to look up something quicly, it's often just the answer...
Forum: Chillout Room 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 17,839
Posted By Mivo
I'm using Songbird, mostly because I prefer...

I'm using Songbird, mostly because I prefer cross-platform open source applications. It is decent and does what I want, though I'm not overly thrilled with the interface or the fact that it doesn't...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mivo
*nods* Knowing what power supply unit you have...

*nods* Knowing what power supply unit you have is important. For about $100, you can get decent mainstream cards for gaming, but they tend to want a decent PSU. I'm partial to Nvidia cards, since I...
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,548
Posted By Mivo
If you get a better video card, keep in mind that...

If you get a better video card, keep in mind that anything significantly better than the 9600GT will most likely need a stronger PSU. For the 9600GT, a 400W power supply is highly recommended. For...
Forum: Drivers 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 4,922
Posted By Mivo
How to skip auto-reinstalling of drivers?

New here, Hi guys. :)

I recently picked up a pre-built machine that came with W7 (OEM) pre-installed and an Nvidia 8400GS. I replaced the 8400GS with a GTS 250 and figured I'd uninstall the...
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