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New postby Jeff » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:53 pm

I'm on!
I love this system.
BTW, with this system there is aLOT
of grey on this board, kinda like my hair.
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New postby Bud » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:27 am

JeffHughes wrote:I'm on! I love this system.


Congrats!

JeffHughes wrote:with this system there is aLOT of grey on this board


Where? It's mostly all black. There are grey border elements and the edit boxes and controls are grey. The rest is pretty much all black.

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New postby Jeff » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:29 am

I have found that I have to pull my sound card from the
old computer.
The system they have as a default does not support
digital Speakers, and they have no drivers to add to do so.

hehe, now I have a reason to crack the case open....
:twisted:
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New postby Jeff » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:32 am

Re: Gray

The back of the board is gray, but the message area, quotes on
posts and buttons are all a lighter shade of black or dusty gray
like we use for camo at night.
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Ha ha - Nelson

New postby BOB » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:02 pm

Everthing I use has the board as a black background. The box I'm
currently typing this into is grey. Bacground of buttons are grey and
the quote box backgrounds are grey. Text shows as white or blue.

You would think it would render the same on both systems. Did you
get a new monitor with the new system ? Do other things render
differently ? :(

Hmmm, I never check to see if my soundcard supports digital speakers.
However, it does do surround sound 8)

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New postby Bud » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:52 pm

BOB wrote:Everthing I use has the board as a black background. The box I'm currently typing this into is grey. Bacground of buttons are grey and the quote box backgrounds are grey. Text shows as white or blue.

You would think it would render the same on both systems.


Yeah, Bob describes it exactly as it should be.

Jeff, if you're on an LCD panel make sure your backlight isn't maxed out or someting. You probably have a problem with brightness or contrast settings somewhere.

BOB wrote:Hmmm, I never check to see if my soundcard supports digital speakers. However, it does do surround sound


What sort of connection do you have to your digital speakers?

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New postby Jeff » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:42 pm

Well then, since Bob is correct, my old system showed everything
as Dark Black, except for the Letters, emoticons and Links.

Now it' s as you have seen it all along.

Which inclines me to change my vote and agree
with Jerri.

:thumbsup:
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New postby Bud » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:00 pm

JeffHughes wrote:Which inclines me to change my vote and agree with Jerri.


:roflmao:

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New postby Bill » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:37 pm

Bud, thanks for your help and guidance tonight!! And for helping me spend another $200. :wink:

I'll keep ya posted here how it goes. Don't be surprised :shock: if I call you whining for more help.

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New postby Bud » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:21 pm

Bill wrote:Bud, thanks for your help and guidance tonight!! And for helping me spend another $200. :wink:


It's my job, man... keep the PC industry going. :wink:
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New postby Bill » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:19 am

IT LIVES! once again.

Fired up on the first try. Made a couple BIOS adjustments. All seems well. ~knock on aluminum~

XP even fired up off the secondary HDD (primary was unplugged).

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New postby Bud » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:42 am

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Re: Gaming Computer Systems

New postby Jeff » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:43 pm

Starting search for next system.

Would love to hear thoughts on Desktop VS Laptops.
No pads or other systems please, I'm trying to decide between
the two.
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Re: Gaming Computer Systems

New postby Bud » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:32 pm

'pends on what you want to do. If you're looking for something to handle Email, surfing, maybe doing some writing or some other sort of work then I definately say "laptop". Go small and portable with lots of battery life. I love having mine.

If you're looking for gaming, then desktop is the only way to go and don't skimp on the video card.
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Re: Gaming Computer Systems

New postby Bill » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:06 pm

I wholeheartedly agree with Bud's comments.

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