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kumquatq3

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  1. Do I get points for being half right?
  2. I think I'm taking option 2, pretty much maxing out the upgrades on the computer to 2 gigs of ram, a 4200+ X2 AMD, and a a 600 watt power supply with two 12v lines (21a, 22a) and get a serviceable video card (7600gt). Minus the video card, I suspect those numbers would hold up for Starcraft 2 (assuming a year from now). When SC2 does come out I can get a DX10 card that will work for me then to replace the 7600gt and upgrade to vista then. And then I have a power supply and a new video card that I could use to help build a new rig if I want, sli or such, eventually. Thoughts? THanks for the previous input. As for the budget, I get itchy spending more than $300 on a system that clearly has a limited shelf life left.
  3. Option 2: Ditch the 8600gt and the Rosewill Add A 7600gt and a 600w Rosewill with 21A,22A Puts me at $285 and I get a $15 rebate, then worry about a better card when Starcraft 2 gets closer? A GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB should fall in price and do nicely by then. Or a 9600gt comes out.
  4. I'm trying to upgrade a slightly older computer, but I'm trying to see if it's worth it. My goal is to get it to play Star Craft 2 (I am assuming Q4 of '08) decently, and my given budget is about $300, thoughts? Specs right now: AMD 64 3800+ XP MS-7184 Motherboard (939 socket) (1 PCIe slot) 2x512MB Ram (four slots) Internal 256 ATI Radeon 200 Express 300w single 12V@19amps Additional info: 2 HD's, one is sata. 2 optical drives. What I'm thinking of doing: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ ^ Upgradeable to X2 4800+, but hard to find anything new other than the 4200's and don't know how long those will last (due to 939 MB) 2x WINTEC AMPO 512MB ^brings total to 2 gigs, but cheapo ram VGA GeForce 8600GT 256MB ^Draws power from the MB, no PCIe connector Rosewill 500W, Dual +12V@ 15A, 16A Total: $320ish (+arctic silver), with $35 in mail in rebates My main concern is the power supply, however, I'm having trouble finding one that will fit my budget. My second concern is where the 8600gt will be a year from now.
  5. Grossman, I give him 4 weeks tho. Not utterly convinced we won't see Orton. Yes, Vol, you were right
  6. Mafia 2!!!!! All I need now is Freedom Fighters 2 now
  7. Sorry I'm late, but I'm here now! Ehm, GO BEARS
  8. 14 of the 28 are "features" and I quote "1.0c1 - All non-Feature severity issues resolved. (Public release)" So only 14 till release
  9. awwwwww, You're just saying that because you do

  10. ya, seems alot of people have slowly wandered off, from what I've seen. Darque around anymore?

  11. O, you know, preparing for the chimpocolyspe

    I got to get by the board more often

  12. How have you been?

  13. Ouch Doomy, I'm gone for a month or two and I'm all but forgotten.
  14. Like Hell!

    how you been? I've been absent recently

  15. kumquatq3

    LOST

    Yeah, I read that last night too, new character maybe?
  16. kumquatq3

    LOST

    wow indeed So who's dead, Saywer I'd assume
  17. Not that I'm pimping the 360, but those games arn't PS3 exclusives anymore
  18. Running on everyone in the universe's machine is also what Blizzard excels at. and bless them for it Having download the "Uber" quality gameplay video off Blizzards site, I have to say the graphics arn't too shabby. Less cartoon-ish and grittier than I originally took away from the Youtube vids. It's just the Terrans that seem to have a "comical" edge to some of their units/structures. That said, I hope the "Nuclear lazer pointer" isn't being replaced by the giant neon nuclear signs they show in the video. Half the fun of nukes in SC was trying to find that damn little red dot after hearing "Nuclear Launch Detected"
  19. Agreed, it's missing "grit", apparently it's a whole new engine tho
  20. most surprising thing: No new race. Not literally said, but strongly implied: How many races are in StarCraft II? In StarCraft II, players will see the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. Our goal is to ensure that all the factions in the game play even more distinctly from one another than in the original StarCraft, while still maintaining the fine balance that helped make StarCraft such a classic. We're also introducing a number of new units to each race, as well as modifying some of the familiar units returning in StarCraft II. With these design refinements and the new features we have planned for the single-player and multiplayer elements of the game, StarCraft II will offer a next-generation StarCraft experience.
  21. No need to translate, the official site is live, with trailer in english http://www.starcraft2.com/
  22. also, anyone know what the marine says in the trailer?
  23. The lighting effects are nifty, but the new engine seems to lack the "gritty" look of the original. But, it's not finished, so whatever. The lead was the guy behind Red Alert 2, so that's sorta promising EDIT: That named a unit after Fenix, so, I'm guessing he's dead dead
  24. Never count out a character named "Fenix" After all, there has to be new units, right? Fixed. It always amazes me that you became a mod. What, Baley was busy?
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