ice91785
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2006-09-20T15:44:56Z
basically what i am trying to decide right now is if:

#1 - I should sell my 165 and get a 4800x2. Little higher multi with the x2 which means I wouldn't need such a huge divider on my ram......just an idea

#2 - What kind of cooler I should put on my x1800xt. I was thinking THIS but I am open to other suggestions. The stock fan itself is just too dang loud when im gaming -- also for whatever reason this 1800xt doesnt like ATItool telling it what to do (as far as fan speeds and such).

#3 - Lookin for a decent dig. camera that will fit nicely in my pocket....not TINY TINY just slim enough to not be bulky. Kinda was looking at the Sony Cybershot DSCT33....


SO WHAT DO YOU FELLERS THINK?
Der Meister
2006-09-20T16:24:30Z
1. Yes!

2. I have read good things about the zalaman...

3. cannon makes nice ones as well. how much you want to pay for it? it makes a big diffrence...lol
ice91785
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2006-09-20T16:27:30Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Der Meister
1. Yes!

2. I have read good things about the zalaman...

3. cannon makes nice ones as well. how much you want to pay for it? it makes a big diffrence...lol




1. OK!!! haha, FOR SALE! OPTERON 165!!!
2. I have heard no bad from zalman, but just was curious if there were any other possible suggestions
3. I was hoping to not exceed $300 🤨
Covert_One24
2006-09-20T16:46:18Z
1. Done
2. Stick with the good 'ole Zalman
3. I Win
Jordan
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2006-09-20T17:42:43Z
1. It's up to you but all I can think about is Core 2 Duo! I realise for you this would mean scrapping RAM and a perfectly good Mobo though. I'd go for it, dual-core is dual-core!!!

2. Yes, get that Zalman. There is no better VGA cooler out there.

3. Don't compramise too much on something that's only a little slimmer. Instead get a Canon SD600 or Sony DSC-W50. Trust me on this one
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2006-09-20T18:29:54Z
1. why not
2. If u can fit it do it
3. cant help u here ill never go back to small digital cameras after using my dads Nikon D50
ice91785
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2006-09-20T18:57:09Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Jordan
1. It's up to you but all I can think about is Core 2 Duo! I realise for you this would mean scrapping RAM and a perfectly good Mobo though. I'd go for it, dual-core is dual-core!!!

2. Yes, get that Zalman. There is no better VGA cooler out there.

3. Don't compramise too much on something that's only a little slimmer. Instead get a Canon SD600 or Sony DSC-W50. Trust me on this one


1. Yeah I am going to upgrade my 939 till i hit the ceiling here...this means when i have an fx60 and 4gigs of say DDR500....then I will think about new gen

2. Alright Zalman it is on the big bad x1800xt (512MB)

3. Do you lean a little more toward Canon or Sony jordan? Both those are right up my alley, and I can't really see much difference between the two other than the Sony is just a TITCH cheaper. What do you think.....
Der Meister
2006-09-20T19:33:34Z
canon is better in my mind. i dont like the sony cams
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2006-09-20T20:31:00Z
The Sony DSC-W50 not bad, I have one myself
Covert_One24
2006-09-20T20:50:07Z
perosnally i think sony goes for more of a flashy look to attract customers into buying there more expensive product. but really that product is the same as something of a lower price range
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2006-09-20T21:54:22Z
well of the two cameras I am comparing here (both of which are very similiar) the sony is actually cheaper than the canon...
Jordan
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2006-09-21T03:53:17Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Covert_One24
perosnally i think sony goes for more of a flashy look to attract customers into buying there more expensive product. but really that product is the same as something of a lower price range


That's a complete generalisation. Did you actually read some reviews on it and do some reasearch first?

Whilst I'm against those people that stick to Sony products, thinking if they do they're guranteed the best every time (idiots), to instantly discount them as a potential best in class for the reasoning above is folly.

My current digicam is a Sony DSC-W1 and, believe me, I wouldn't have bought it unless it was the best in its class, which it was at the time. It was very close between it and a Canon - it always is in the budget camera areena. In fact, Sony have winners at all levels andf have the top digital camcorders too.

Of the two above I'd go for the Canon as it has slightly better performance, but performance is the be-all and end-all for me though. If you find the Sony cheaper, more attractive or if it's lighter or smaller then that could be the clincher for you, personally.

EDIT: The Canon is slightly smaller while the Sony is a little lighter. Both look fantastic IMO.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/sd600.html

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/w50.html

It's a crap looking website but don't let that put you off, the guy really knows his stuff. Both of these cams are in his recommended list.
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2006-09-21T12:58:13Z
I was leaning toward the canon just a little bit....as most everything is about the same i guess my deciding factor is that it had a little better look to it.

So! I will be dropping a few hundred bucks here pretty quick on a new CPU, dig cam, and cooler Wish me the best of luck, haha.

Now what about a darned mp3 player, anyone hear good things about iRiver?
Jordan
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2006-09-21T17:38:45Z
You going for small and light? Full size with 30GB(+) HD? Video capabilities? Throw us a freakin' bone here

If you're going full size I can't recommend the Creative Vision:M enough
ice91785
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2006-09-21T23:39:39Z
Honestly its just something to have semi-permanently mounted in my car so i don't have 100s of cds falling all over the place...as of now lookin in the 20-30GB range. Not too keen on iPods as they are made of glass -- I use that figuratively boys n girls, haha.

So yeah, just saw a decent iRiver (PMC-120) HERE and just figured decent price, decent space......again throw whatever you want my way