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      10-23-2007, 11:38 AM   #67
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You got MB, CPU, GPU all for around $500!
did you get new memory and PSU as well?
The reason I ask is because when I upgraded from my Athlon system, I had to buy a new PSU because I didn't have the right connectors and the memory was different which was pricey.
Sorry Bzs, haven't checked the forums in a while. Yes, the Motherboard, CPU, and GPU all together came out to be about $460, including shipping, from Newegg. I have a somewhat weird setup, as I opted for a board that supports both DDR1/DDR2 memory, as well as AGP/PCI-E video cards. I will be reusing my current PSU and DDR1 RAM from my old rig. Was going to reuse the old AGP GPU also, but accidentally fried it while testing parts to see what had died, so I had to spend the extra $100 for a new GPU. :sad0147: Still waiting on the parts though (should come in today and tomorrow).

If you want to build a completely new rig, that can be significantly more expensive. Depending on what parts you want, I would say double what I spent for a ballpark figure. However, if you already have DDR2 RAM and a good video card, you can get a Core2 Quad Q6600 and pretty decent board for about $350-$400. To think, my old Pentium 100MHz chip cost more than this back in the day....


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I've been told that connection speed is good and my game settings don't allow ABS, TC, DSC to make it as fair a race as possible. You can use the auto gearbox if you want. I will also be instituting minimum times to qualify for the race to make it competitive and to keep the riff raff out. I think times for the GP will be 2:30 and under and for the Sprint 1:50 and under. These times are very doable. If anyone has any problems with those times, let me know and we'll work it out.
Heh, I guess I better start practicing as soon as I get my computer back up. I'm playing with an analog gamepad, so I'm still trying to get use to the controls. Steering was rather twitchy and felt delayed on my old computer, but I only got in one practice before it decided to have a hernia. Maybe my computer was so awe-struck by the M3 that it decided it wasn't worthy and decided to permanently forfeit the race?
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I will also be instituting minimum times to qualify for the race to make it competitive and to keep the riff raff out. I think times for the GP will be 2:30 and under and for the Sprint 1:50 and under. These times are very doable. If anyone has any problems with those times, let me know and we'll work it out.
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I'm the riff raff. My times are still in the 2:35 range. But I'll be there soon.
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      10-27-2007, 08:46 PM   #69
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OK, I hope everyone can get on the same page and we'll try this tomorrow night(Sunday 1028) & Monday night (10/29).

Look for the game called E90post.com Race Night....
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      10-30-2007, 11:00 AM   #70
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So how'd the race end up yesterday, Steve? I got in a couple practice and qualifying laps, but once we got onto the grid, someone decided to jump the gun and ram me out of spot towards the wall. The game decided fit to DQ me after that for some reason, so I couldn't even race. :sad0147:

Tried getting back into the server a couple times, but it was always locked, so ended up in a couple other servers. Still need practice though, as I'm still hovering around the 2:25-2:35 mark. (Best lap was a 2:21, but it's pretty hard to stay consistent using that silly gamepad....)
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There's a few problems with scenarios that you encountered. One, the fact that there are quite a few idiots out there who's sole purpose is to get off by ruining everyone else's race. Two, when the game is in "RACE" mode, it locks out anyone trying to join even if they were wronged.

There are few people out there who know what online racing is about but not enough to password the game at this point to block the yahoos. Even though I have admin powers to boot the trouble makers, once the race starts, the only thing I can do is restart the race and boot the offenders I did that last night but you must have already left the game and could not get back in. We'll keep trying until we get a good race going.
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