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Nickname Efflixi
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Homepage http://www.efflixi.net
Signed On Nov 13, 2000, 02:03
Total Comments 392 (Amateur)
User ID 7788
 
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News Comments > Ensemble Says Goodbye
2. Re: No subject Sep 23, 2008, 10:20 Efflixi
 
I'm normally not in to any company bashing (except EA, burn them!) but i'm going to have to agree with you here. Something is fishy with this...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: PC Building Help Sep 22, 2008, 21:04 Efflixi
 
Get the XigmaTek 1283. It's the same Heatsink (made by the same OEM) and it comes with a fan, for $36 from newegg. My quad core Q9650 sits at 41C at 3GHz with it.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: PC Building Help Sep 22, 2008, 20:07 Efflixi
 
For the record, Creston above this reply (and below my original post, which i edited while he was posting his) offers some very good advice.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: PC Building Help Sep 22, 2008, 19:50 Efflixi
 
I've been building computers for close to 15 years now and it seems that most people overlook one of the most crucial parts to building a computer; the power supply. Don't skimp out on that thing! Get a Corsair or a PC Power & Cooling. You don't really need a 730w PSU for that computer, i'm running a beefier system on a Corsair 620HX which is the PSU i would suggest.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139002

Again, please don't skimp on one of the most critical parts of your system. A cheap/bad PSU can lead to entire system failure. The rest of your system looks fine though.


If i had ~$800 to spend on a new system, here's my top picks:

CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply
-$45.00 Instant
$144.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
$189.99

Seagate 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$79.99

G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Memory
-$40.00 Instant
$66.99

ASUS P5K PRO ATX Intel Motherboard
$102.99

LITE-ON 20X DVDħR DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04
$22.99

ASUS Radeon HD 4850 EAH4850/HTDI/512M Video Card
-$15.00 Instant
-$49.99 Combo
$169.99

Grand Total: $777.93

The combo deal on the graphics card is because it comes with a free copy of Alone in the Dark

All of those items and prices are from www.newegg.com and right now, every single one of those items is *FREE 3 DAY SHIPPING* saving you a ton of money.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: 9-11 Sep 11, 2008, 07:09 Efflixi
 


 
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News Comments > Ensemble Closing?
1. I love AoE Sep 9, 2008, 18:25 Efflixi
 
1 and 2 at least, couldn't get into 3 much. Sad to see this happen as it was totally unexpected (at least to me). I wonder what caused it?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: No subject Aug 25, 2008, 06:05 Efflixi
 
I've only ever been to one LAN party (i'm not a big socializer). It was in 1998 or 1999 and i had my trusty celeron 300a overclocked to 450. A lot of us there (there were about 20 of us) were first timers. I remember us blowing the main breaker on the house and we had to make a trip to the local home depot to get another...

 
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News Comments > On Rage Multithreading
24. Re: Rending? Aug 24, 2008, 07:22 Efflixi
 
He speaks the truth. I can launch warcraft 3 and takes 100% of one of my 4 cores just sitting at the menu. It's simply reserving it.

 
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News Comments > On Rage Multithreading
2. Re: No subject Aug 23, 2008, 15:45 Efflixi
 
You do know that Supreme Commander can actually benefit from 4 cores right? And there are other games that use multi-cores as well.

 
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News Comments > EverQuest & EverQuest II to Expand
22. Hmmm Aug 18, 2008, 05:02 Efflixi
 
So here's a question. I finally got truly bored with WoW after playing for 3.5 years. I still like the concept of an MMORPG but I've tried several (although not any lately) and been turned off on all of them.

Now, i tried Everquest, i really did. But this was 8 years ago. I bought a version that had the first XP in it and played for a total of 8 hours (yes, 8 hours) and got to like level 5 or 6 and never played again. Would it be worth my time and money to try it out? What about expansions? How would those work for me?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Science Test Aug 14, 2008, 05:13 Efflixi
 
10/11 I fudged question #6.

SST (since i dont want to give away the answer!):
I thought antibiotics killed viruses too. So if they don't... then what kind of medicine does?

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers & UT3 PhysX Pack
6. Re: No subject Aug 12, 2008, 16:26 Efflixi
 
Well... the fluid demo is pretty cool, I guess. If turning of and on hardware acceleration is actually representative of the difference, it's about a billion times faster with it on. Of course, that's probably the whole point of the demo, so I naturally don't read much into it.

It really is that much faster. I've read technical articles on it. Also keep in mind that you lose graphics performance because it's using the same stream processors used to work on pixel shaders to accomplish the PhysX. On games that may not use all the pixel shaders available and yet use PhysX there wouldn't be much of a drop in performance.

However, most games don't use PhysX so in reality, it's kinda worthless right now.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: dates & comments under the title Jul 30, 2008, 18:24 Efflixi
 
I too prefer dates on the side of the titles. It was the first thing i noticed when i loaded this page for the time today to actually read it.

 
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News Comments > id Software Q&A
9. Re: 60hz gaming. Jul 16, 2008, 12:46 Efflixi
 
That sounds right to me as well.

 
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News Comments > On WAR Cuts
2. ... Jul 14, 2008, 14:16 Efflixi
 
And another one bites the dust, And another one gone, and another one gone, And another one bites the dust

 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Countdown?
15. Re: WOW GOLD Jul 1, 2008, 05:44 Efflixi
 
In all my years of coming here, that's the first spam i've seen.

 
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News Comments > id: User Content "Not a Huge Consideration"
1. id's offerings Jun 24, 2008, 10:25 Efflixi
 
Personally, i've not been interested in id's offerings since Quake 3, and i preferred Quake 2 over Quake 3.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Tease - Updated
5. Re: Diabol III is not a Surprise nor Tea Jun 23, 2008, 10:28 Efflixi
 
Wrath of the Lich King preorder begins! At least, that's my guess.

 
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News Comments > Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Trailer, Interview
4. Re: No subject Jun 20, 2008, 08:42 Efflixi
 
Ever play Treadmarks?

 
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News Comments > Five Years of Warhammer Online Content
7. Re: No subject May 9, 2008, 12:55 Efflixi
 
I'd be willing to bet that World of Warcraft had 3-4 years of content planned. I remember shortly after the game was released, someone made a movie after discovering all the unaccessible continents and instances (for example, they had video of Blackwing Lair, 6 months before it was actually in-game). This was 3 years ago mind you, and some of that content is STILL not available in the real game!

 
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