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Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:29 pm Reply and quote this post
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doom 3 in nightmare mode is a bit more scary than the normal.

Do you have to clear the game in order to get it to nightmare mode? :)

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Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:31 am Reply and quote this post
[edit]: oops, i thought someone said they were afraid of going DEF. lol
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i def don't wanna spend over 200 on a sound card n speakers....


even crap can make you go def. it's about quality, and just because you have that extra power doesnt mean you'll have to turn it up till your ears bleed.

and if you tame your sound and adjust it right, you can turn it up more just to feel it (with out hurting your ears).

i've spent $4000 on my car stereo lol, and even though i have about 2500+ watts of power (1800 watt mono block sub amp, 800 watt full range amp) doesnt mean i have to kill myself lol.
sometimes it's good to have a little power. i've got three 12 in subs in the back on the 1800 amp, and just 2 full range components in the front on the 800 watt amp.
800watts probably sound like alot for a couple of 6in woofers and 2 tweeters, but this way i have a clean signal and tight response without the distortion from low power and weak voltage output.

it's awesome cause you can feel the volcals go through your chest, or if you're holding a cup it will vibrate LOL.
warm mids dont hurt your ears like the high pitched highs. you can always tone down ear bleeding highs and still have a nice clean crisp detailed high.
and of course the bass, cutting out and directing that high bass to the mids will let your subs go deep and hit tight low notes that sometimes you can only feel because the human ear just doesnt understand  what the sperm whale is trying to say. lol

oh yea, and i bought a nice Eclipse cd deck with 8volt preamp out; this way i'll have the cleanest signal possible and that will tremendously help with quality and power. which is why your sound card is the weakest link. and although the best sound card will make your old speakers sound better, your speakers will be holding your cards biggest potential quality behind.


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Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:37 pm Reply and quote this post
Quote: 2500+ watts of power (1800 watt mono block

How can you have Athlon XP 2500+'s with 1800 watt mono's in your CAR? that must be one h**l of a power Auto PC.  

GOOD for You JACK. You do know it all. ;)

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Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:14 pm Reply and quote this post
sorry, i ment 2500plus watts of amplifier power. haha

1800 watt MTX mono block
and a 800 watt MTX full range

sorry for the miscommunication.
although, i was working on a mini-atx board to place in my glove box for an on the go pc/mp3/dvd
this way i can plug my video into a flat screen on my dash and i can use it for other things besides just my DVD.
forget PLAYSTATION or XBOX, i've got HL2 and DOOM3 lol
cause i can feed a couple USB controllers from the glove box, and place a dvd drive in my console lol.
that'll be fun

i know Jack, that's my name. lol


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Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:22 pm Reply and quote this post
Jack, I'm pulling your leg. :P
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Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:18 am Reply and quote this post
:huh: what can i say, i'm gullable. <_<
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Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:57 am Reply and quote this post
LOL, You guys are FUNNY. :P  Athlon 2500+?s running your sound system. Can you IMAGINE? :rolleyes:

AMD would surely want to talk to you for a job opportunity I?m sure. ;)

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Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:13 am Reply and quote this post
Such interesting conversations. :unsure:
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Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:39 pm Reply and quote this post
nope there is a cheat to let you do nightmare mode i think. But i just cleared the game then restarted in nightmare mode. Try it. Its fun
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Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:08 am Reply and quote this post
Yes I will, when I eventually clear the game first.
I'm waiting for my X800 XL first. :rolleyes:

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:26 am Reply and quote this post
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Yes I will, when I eventually clear the game first.
I'm waiting for my X800 XL first. :rolleyes:

I hear that the X800 XL will retail for $299usd & $399cad. Not bad, and I'm sure the OEM version will cost even cheaper. ;)

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:59 am Reply and quote this post
Well, check out this good site.

The X800 XL beat every Graphic's Card for Price/Performance.

http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=94909 :rolleyes:

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:16 am Reply and quote this post
Perhaps you are correct, but I would much rather spend money on a 6800GT and then overclock it to great heights. If you are not willing to overclock, then go for an X800XL.
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Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:40 am Reply and quote this post
well wait for the exspansion pack 3/8/2005. I think its going to make it a lot funner.
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Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:04 pm Reply and quote this post
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Perhaps you are correct, but I would much rather spend money on a 6800GT and then overclock it to great heights. If you are not willing to overclock, then go for an X800XL.

The X800 XL is build on the 110nm process which should be a Monster Overclocker. The only game the 6800GT beats the X800 XL in is Doom 3.

HL-2, FarCry, Painkiller & Halo etc. all lean towards the ATI X800 XL. :)

Both cards are amazing, but I rather spend $100 less for the X800 XL. ;)


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