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« Reply #300 on: March 29, 2010, 12:16:46 am »

You could probably get a pretty good-sized rock for around $2. Your upper limit, though, I'm not sure about.
I got a geforce4MX card for a fiver a couple of years back; it could run HL2 perfectly on low settings which made it a damn good bargain at the time.  

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« Reply #301 on: March 29, 2010, 12:17:13 am »

What's a good graphics card to upgrade to in the $200-300 range?
Probably a GeForce GTX 260.

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« Reply #302 on: March 29, 2010, 12:41:27 am »

What's a good graphics card to upgrade to in the $200-300 range?

For ATI there is the HD 5850, HD 5830, or the HD 4890.

And for Nvidia there is the GTX 275, GTX 260, And GTX 250.


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« Reply #303 on: March 29, 2010, 12:48:59 am »

Alright, smartass.
Just my way of saying thanks for naming yourself "me."

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« Reply #304 on: March 29, 2010, 02:36:40 am »

You could probably get a pretty good-sized rock for around $2. Your upper limit, though, I'm not sure about.

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« Reply #305 on: March 31, 2010, 07:41:01 pm »

Do you guys know of any easy way to switch between a headset for communicating and a speaker system for music and games?

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« Reply #306 on: March 31, 2010, 08:37:34 pm »

Also, can anyone recommend a nice headset that won't wear out quickly?

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« Reply #307 on: March 31, 2010, 09:04:52 pm »

Also, can anyone recommend a nice headset that won't wear out quickly?
As weird as this sounds, the generic Radioshack headset has actually served me really well, and I've never had a problem with the mic or its balance. It's cheap and has lasted me a long time.

This one:

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« Reply #308 on: March 31, 2010, 09:21:28 pm »

My mic broke 2 or 3 weeks ago. It was $10 at Staples in 2006 - actually bought it in March. Conversely, the $50 headset I purchased in 2007 lasted about 18 months.

It's basically just like keeping your baby teeth when they fall out, except its a foot.
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« Reply #309 on: March 31, 2010, 09:22:58 pm »

As weird as this sounds, the generic Radioshack headset has actually served me really well, and I've never had a problem with the mic or its balance. It's cheap and has lasted me a long time.

This one:

I have that exact headset. It lacks any noise cancellation and the left speaker has ceased working after about 2 months of wear and tear.

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« Reply #310 on: March 31, 2010, 09:45:00 pm »

Huh, weird. I find it to be the best headset I've had yet, and I've had some reasonably expensive headsets. The noise cancellation isn't a problem for me, though, because I like hearing things outside the game and I tend to play in quiet areas. I can see how that might be an issue, though.

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« Reply #311 on: March 31, 2010, 10:14:16 pm »

I meant noise cancellation as in everyone can hear everything happening around me, and the quality is poor.

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« Reply #312 on: April 01, 2010, 01:46:04 am »

I meant noise cancellation as in everyone can hear everything happening around me, and the quality is poor.
I tend to play in quiet areas.
The voice quality is fine. Better, in fact, than other, more expensive, headsets that I've owned.

At least in my copy, and my brother's.

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« Reply #313 on: April 01, 2010, 02:18:39 am »

I can attest to Rotinagia's bad noise cancellation.

His mic also has the tendency to drown his voice in a loud exploding noise.

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« Reply #314 on: April 01, 2010, 03:55:07 am »

Here is my headset, I bought it when it was on sale, it works good.


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« Reply #315 on: April 01, 2010, 03:57:32 am »

I love the Creative products I've used. I've had 2 of their MP3 players, and both times the headphones that came with them were VERY good.

I also used a microphone of theirs, as well as a webcam, and both were very nice. They're also very durable.

It's basically just like keeping your baby teeth when they fall out, except its a foot.
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« Reply #316 on: April 01, 2010, 10:45:44 am »

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=gamecom+plantronics&cid=7843724492482912104&sa=title#p

This is one one I used. I bought it mostly because I found the description so goddamn cheesy.

"Because your hardware should be as powerful as your gaming skills, the GameCom 377 headset delivers rugged construction and vigorous sound. A lightweight frame and specially designed earpods redistribute pressure for maximum comfort, while the open-ear design lets you catch all the in-game sound effects without losing touch with your surroundings. When you're ready to fire off orders, unveil the hidden, noise-canceling microphone boom to strategize clearly with team members. Adjust audio levels using in-line volume and microphone-mute controls. When you're done, rotate and tuck the microphone boom inside the headset - then let your score do the talking."

That is what it says on the box.

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« Reply #317 on: April 01, 2010, 10:47:29 am »

I do find it to be a quality mic though, and nobody ever complains about the quality.

Sometimes my computer does decide to replace my voice with horrible static, but that's my computer's problem. Something to do with mucked drivers; not the headset at all.

Headset is comfortable. Voice is loud and clear. Would recommend.

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« Reply #318 on: April 01, 2010, 04:14:37 pm »

Yeah, I found that to be a quality headset too, until I hit the right ear too hard and damaged the speaker.
Now I'm using their GameCom 777, which is basically the same headset (but less red) coupled with a portable USB soundcard.

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« Reply #319 on: May 16, 2010, 03:53:17 am »

Hey guys, a computer from woot.com came in today, and I'm seeing one big problem.
I'm using a keyboard that has a volume control directly on it. When I'm in a source game and I change the volume...



This volume control sonofabitch pops up to display something fucking obvious, minimizing the game.
How to disable? This is on windows 7.

EDIT: Nevermind fixed it. Uninstalled HP Smart Menu whatsit.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2010, 04:38:10 am by Charles445 »

Ok, so Bad King, you are just going to wait for Garry to fix?
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