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oldsk00l
09-11-05, 10:21 AM
Athlon64 X2 4400
Gigabyte K8N SLI mobo
Two BFG 7800GT's
2GB of RAM
200GB HD
Audigy 7.1 card

All of that will soon occupy the inside of my koolance case, and no more will Apple hardware power my main desktop. However, Tiger still will :D

Riptide
09-11-05, 10:27 AM
LOL you sellout. :p

Sidric
09-11-05, 11:39 AM
I'd really love to SLI but I can't pass up the performance of the GTX. I'll buy another one probably after Christmas, right along with a new LCD :eek: . Gratz on the new rig oldskool. :D

superklye
09-11-05, 11:54 AM
I knew he'd be back.

Sazar
09-11-05, 12:20 PM
I'm gonna get the same proc later this year. Still waiting to see what kinda AIW card ati comes with.

/me crosses fingers

jAkUp
09-11-05, 12:27 PM
hah! You can never flee from the grasp of PC's!

Sazar
09-11-05, 12:29 PM
I am gonna check into the betty ford clinic for hardware addiction :eek:

ViN86
09-11-05, 01:19 PM
I am gonna check into the betty ford clinic for hardware addiction :eek:
i know what you mean, im saving my work study money for an X2 4400+.... thats so sad, hahaha

oldsk00l
09-11-05, 01:35 PM
hey, as much as I like watching my G5's get spanked by my old opteron 246's, and after ahh, stumbling across osx86 in a duffel bag in a field...a dual boot solution will go quite nicely

I think I'll convert my old G5 into a swamp cooler or something.

six_storm
09-11-05, 06:39 PM
Yeah, as much as I love Apple, I'm going to have to build another PC for college stuff . . . I guess I need to keep updated with the wonderful world of M$ and Windows. Looks like a new gaming rig will come my way within the next 6 months or so!

Riptide
09-12-05, 01:52 AM
LOL

So much for Apple's switch campaigns.

You guys will drink your MS kool-aid like the rest of us. :p

Rakeesh
09-12-05, 02:17 AM
See, mac fans are like liberals. Eventually they grow out of it, though sometimes they don't :D

|JuiceZ|
09-12-05, 09:30 AM
See, mac fans are like liberals. Eventually they grow out of it, though sometimes they don't :D

lol :D

superklye
09-12-05, 09:53 AM
See, mac fans are like liberals. Eventually they grow out of it, though sometimes they don't :D
hahahaha....count it!

six_storm
09-12-05, 02:57 PM
Ehhh, I was planning on buy an iMac but then I got to look at my future courses in college. Most of them are programming and Windows stuff but I don't have a PC anymore (just my iBook, which I still LOVE). I gotta get one now . . .

BTW, since I haven't been keeping on top of the PC world within the past 6 months, I have a ton of questions for you guys . . . but I'ma start my own thread with my plans for my PC. Look around for it soon.

Riptide
09-12-05, 04:02 PM
I'll have you know that we could all give you guys SOOOO much crap over this right now... It's only because we like you that we're toning it down. ;) :)

oldsk00l
09-13-05, 09:23 AM
LOL

So much for Apple's switch campaigns.

You guys will drink your MS kool-aid like the rest of us. :p

Actually, I got the stuff in already.

Piccies when I get the case and stuff ready, for now it's just been kind of exposed.

I've never seen OSX running so fast though.....this will be the best Mac I've ever built :D

For kicks I fired up Doom3 in XP, and man....I just gotta love 1600x1200 and getting around 150 fps in that. Far Cry also like....transformed into a much better looking game too.

Oh and ahh, GAMING, on that 30" display.......at least Apple was good for something :D :D :D :D :jumping:

oldsk00l
09-13-05, 09:29 AM
In just a bit of testing, using my dvd rip'd image of LOTR:FOTR, I was able to use the OSX86 Quicktime 7 to re-encode that into an h.264 .mov w/aac

I compared it to my Dual G5's...and the X2 4400 just wipes the floor with the poor G5's. On average it was encoding at about 30-35 fps (faster than playback) the best that the G5's could muster was about 16-20 fps.

Rakeesh
09-13-05, 10:41 AM
Hmm...you know how else mac fans are similar to liberals? They always complain about being the underrepresented minority :D

(heh sorry, I just had to throw that one out there)

Riptide
09-13-05, 11:13 AM
and the X2 4400 just wipes the floor with the poor G5's.But but... I thought the G5 was supposed to be the l33t CPU from da future! Apple told me so. :p

Rakeesh
09-14-05, 12:10 AM
Hmm...on that note, wasn't OSX supposed to be 64-bit? Did they rewrite it to be 32-bit or something? Or was it never truely 64-bit to begin with?

retsam
09-14-05, 05:25 AM
Hmm...on that note, wasn't OSX supposed to be 64-bit? Did they rewrite it to be 32-bit or something? Or was it never truely 64-bit to begin with? i think they are taking m$'s aproach ...write once compile twice....

|JuiceZ|
09-14-05, 09:29 AM
Actually, I got the stuff in already.

Piccies when I get the case and stuff ready, for now it's just been kind of exposed.

I've never seen OSX running so fast though.....this will be the best Mac I've ever built :D

For kicks I fired up Doom3 in XP, and man....I just gotta love 1600x1200 and getting around 150 fps in that. Far Cry also like....transformed into a much better looking game too.

Oh and ahh, GAMING, on that 30" display.......at least Apple was good for something :D :D :D :D :jumping:

you got the 30" Procinema too? sheesh, thats gotta be some gaming experience :cool: Congrats on the new rig and returning from the darkside :D

oldsk00l
09-15-05, 10:02 PM
you got the 30" Procinema too? sheesh, thats gotta be some gaming experience :cool: Congrats on the new rig and returning from the darkside :D

30" apple cinema, from my old G5 system :D

Riptide
09-15-05, 10:15 PM
But dude... For $1800 you could almost afford a nice Powermac G5. :D

lol