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Old 06-08-2006, 04:02 PM   #61
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Yeah, unfortunately they don't allow us to custom build computers. It would eventually get to be a pain in my ass. It's a specific model that has the problem. It's the Optiplex GX270 line.
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In addition to that, they have this capacitor "popping" problem. I actually saw one catch fire once.
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I'll give it a go, if it doesn't work I'll just pick up a new card this weekend. As always thanks for the help guys.
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Ok, note to self: steer clear of the exploding, bad PCI slot Dell's.

I'd actually pay to see a computer spontaneously combust...someone else's of course, but it'd be cool nontheless.
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:07 PM   #66
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Dell's in general aren't bad. We get to keep one computer a year from where I work, so I take them home, fix them up and I have to say they work pretty well.
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onboard sound is free... the cheapest pci sound cards are like 5-10$ plus shipping (my dad had an old emachine and the driver for its onboard sound card couldn't be found anywhere, and generic drivers for the actual sound chip wouldn't work, so i just bought a $5 sound card instead).
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You ever make it to Liquid in the Old City?
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Ok, note to self: steer clear of the exploding, bad PCI slot Dell's.

I'd actually pay to see a computer spontaneously combust...someone else's of course, but it'd be cool nontheless.
cheap power supplies are the most likely to pop caps. they'll pop right out of the pcb a lot of time or bulge up (towards the top silver part of the cap). actually exploding or catching fire is much more rare.

the best piece of electronic gear for fires are power amps. find an old really powerful one, turn it on, unplug the output cables, and just wait for enough energy to build up...
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I think you're confusing "serious" with "sick" or maybe "filthy rich."

Audiophiles can spend some insaaaane amounts of cash on audio equipment. I think it's really a sickness or something. I know this guy, I kid you not, who sold his car to fund his audio system. He biked to work like 10 miles away. I guess he's probably healthier now too, who knows...
well, there's a difference you can actually hear the difference with real pro monitors. Once you decide to go the million dollar, gold plated everything, $2,000 monster cable surge protector route though you're just tossing money away. after about 6-10k$ you won't notice any difference.


of course you could if your music was all recorded and produced in a 192 or 384khz environment and you have speakers that could actually deal with that and the equipment to not degrade the signal from start to finish... but since that doesn't exist outside a single pyramid amp with 2 96khz stereo speakers, its not actually possible.



if you're lisstening to mp3s and oggs then the difference between onboard and an augidy probably won't be all that noticeable either, since the audio is already lossy compressed. actual DVD audio might sound different though, if you're the type that watches them on your pc...
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You ever make it to Liquid in the Old City?
Not yet - really haven't spent much time downtown since I moved here.

I'll be a Knoxville City Police Officer here in about 6 months though, so I'm sure I'll spend plenty of time down there arresting drunk college kids and hookers

Woot for crazy career changes.
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Just wondering. I'm down there every couple months visiting my buddy who goes to UT. It was a GREAT club.
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And you can't be a jerkoff Knoxville Police Officer. They have a reputation of being cool cats. I was at this party that got busted right outside of Knoxville Place and they were nothing but cool.
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And you can't be a jerkoff Knoxville Police Officer. They have a reputation of being cool cats. I was at this party that got busted right outside of Knoxville Place and they were nothing but cool.
I try to avoid being a jerkoff as much as possible KPD is pretty cool - the highway patrol can be real pricks at times, but that's true of most state police agencies.

Wish me luck - I head to the police academy on the 26th for 6 months...so nervous...
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:30 AM   #75
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Good luck indeed. If you see some 25 year old guy partying with the college kids, just let him go, because it'll be me. I said 25 will be my last year of partying at colleges. Gotta' grow up sometime.
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