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[QUOTE=shill le 2nd;35805250]Yeah, I think that'll work for the video. As far as the audio, hook up a [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Analog-Component-Sony-2-3/dp/B0032Z4OMA"]multi-out cable[/URL] and tell the PS3 to use AV MULTIOUT for audio output, and get an adapter cable for [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Stereo-Splitter-3-5mm-Audio-Adapter/dp/B0009JFF7A/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336030113&sr=1-17"]RCA audio to 3.5mm[/URL] (both ends female) so you can hook up the L and R audio to a speaker.[/QUOTE] Wow, those are dirt cheap as well. Thanks man. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] Would a cable like this work as well? [url]www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-PCM-2296-06-HDMI-Cable/dp/B0007MWE1E/[/url] It's an HDMI-DVI Male-Male cable. I don't see why it wouldn't. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] Also, would the normal composite out cord that comes with the PS3 work with the stereo splitter? The one that looks like this? [url]http://www.amazon.com/Composite-Video-Cable-SONY-PLAYSTATION-3/dp/B002TK3GYG/ref=pd_sim_vg_3[/url] Again, I'm not seeing why not. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] Actually I had one lying around the house and it seems to work just fine.
[QUOTE=NightmareXx;35803694]what's a good 2 or 3 tb hdd that wont fail after a month or some bs like that[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00[/url]
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;35807210]Wow, those are dirt cheap as well. Thanks man. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] Would a cable like this work as well? [url]www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-PCM-2296-06-HDMI-Cable/dp/B0007MWE1E/[/url] It's an HDMI-DVI Male-Male cable. I don't see why it wouldn't. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] Also, would the normal composite out cord that comes with the PS3 work with the stereo splitter? The one that looks like this? [url]http://www.amazon.com/Composite-Video-Cable-SONY-PLAYSTATION-3/dp/B002TK3GYG/ref=pd_sim_vg_3[/url] Again, I'm not seeing why not. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] Actually I had one lying around the house and it seems to work just fine.[/QUOTE] Yep, I used to play ps3 like that, and I'd hook the audio up to my computer and play it through that
Hey, I've got a few software questions that hopefully someone will be able to answer: Me and a friend have recently become 'DJs' at an online radio show for a community, and we had decided that we wanted to make a joint show and broadcast at the same time. I have the music, so I'll be broadcasting from my own computer using VirtualDJ Pro Full, and broadcasting myself with music works fine The problem arose earlier when I tried to use Stereo Mix to gain the output from our Skype call and input it through into Virtual DJ - the problem with this, however, was that as the sound was being input, Virtual DJ was once again outputting this for the input to be re-received (massive wubbing noise basically) So to cancel this out, I decided to mute the Virtual DJ output from the Volume Mixer panel - this worked on his behalf as it cancelled out the continuous sound, but for some reason meant that my microphone's output was not being input (if that makes any sense) Tl;Dr; I need a way of channelling audio, similar to Stereo Mix, that will only output my Skype chat by creating a new 'recording device' Thanks a lot and hopefully that wasn't all gibberish (I did re-read it and it mostly made sense...)
I bee needin' a new keyboard and mouse and mine are very old now. No budget and it would be nice if they were black and blue or just black. Main uses for gaming.
[QUOTE=Shadaez;35809095]Yep, I used to play ps3 like that, and I'd hook the audio up to my computer and play it through that[/QUOTE] Alright, awesome. I bought the cord and it should come in ~1 week.
[QUOTE=PyroCF;35811132]I bee needin' a new keyboard and mouse and mine are very old now. No budget and it would be nice if they were black and blue or just black. Main uses for gaming.[/QUOTE] Are you a palm grip? Claw Grip? Do you want a clicky mechanical keyboard? Do you need macro keys, etc? imo, it's impossible to recommend a mouse over the internet because everyone likes a different mouse. I hate big mice like the MX518 but my friend loves it. For mice, find somewhere local and see how they fit in your hand, etc. As for keyboards, what kind of features are you looking for, etc? Logitech and Razer both make decent keyboards. There's some better brands than Razer if you want a good mechanical (DAS Model S, Ducky Shine, etc).
Is there a cheap way I can record xbox gameplay? I have a video camera that has a cable going from the camera to the red white yellow prongs. I don't want to spend $500 and record 1080p machinima, I'm just willing to spend a little bit to record silly shit with my friends.
I use a Logitech M510 wireless mouse. It's pretty smooth and the batteries last long time.
[QUOTE=FullStreak12;35813513]Is there a cheap way I can record xbox gameplay? I have a video camera that has a cable going from the camera to the red white yellow prongs. I don't want to spend $500 and record 1080p machinima, I'm just willing to spend a little bit to record silly shit with my friends.[/QUOTE] You can get a USB composite (red, white, yellow connections) capture card for about $30, just make sure to read feedback since they don't always support x64 versions of Windows. If you want to play on a TV at the same time, you may need some splitters.
Anyone know of any good antivirus programs that run on Windows 98 SE? My little sister bought a real dinosaur of a laptop (Pentium II 266MHz. 'Nuf said.) at a garage sale for $2 and it is currently without any form of virus protection. Since IE6 was the best internet browser we could get running on the thing, this isn't going to fly. Speaking of which, anyone know of any internet browsers that beat IE6 and run on Win98SE?
Can you use a Android tablet like a large USB key with a screen? I'm looking for a tablet but I don't want to have to deal with syncing and other little bullshit things. (So I can plug it into my computer, steal some stuff, plug it into my mates computer then transfer ect)
[QUOTE=thedekoykid;35814924]Can you use a Android tablet like a large USB key with a screen? I'm looking for a tablet but I don't want to have to deal with syncing and other little bullshit things. (So I can plug it into my computer, steal some stuff, plug it into my mates computer then transfer ect)[/QUOTE] You should be able to, yes. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] As a matter of fact, if you use AirDroid you won't even have to have the USB cord.
[QUOTE=E-102 Gamma;35814572]Anyone know of any good antivirus programs that run on Windows 98 SE? My little sister bought a real dinosaur of a laptop (Pentium II 266MHz. 'Nuf said.) at a garage sale for $2 and it is currently without any form of virus protection. Since IE6 was the best internet browser we could get running on the thing, this isn't going to fly. Speaking of which, anyone know of any internet browsers that beat IE6 and run on Win98SE?[/QUOTE] I'd just throw a very lightweight version of Linux on it for it to be more usable.
I had a Dell Latitude CPi at one point with a similar PII and 128MB PC100 RAM, running XP on that was a nightmare
first off, specs: 12gb ram intel i7 920 @ 2.66ghz ATI HD 4870 X2 2gb vram asus p6t6 motherboard Currently I have to run BF3 at all low settings to get acceptable FPS, ARMA2 at all low settings, and according to the system requirements for ARMA3, my video card is the only thing not good enough. If I buy a new video card will I be able to run BF3 and ARMA2 at better settings, or is my processor a problem too? Also would overclocking my processor do me any good or should I not bother since I have the stock heatsink and fan? edit: two more questions, what is Ivy bridge and Fermi? I haven't been keeping up with technology since i built this computer a few years ago.
[QUOTE=Hell Strike;35819359]two more questions, what is Ivy bridge and Fermi? I haven't been keeping up with technology since i built this computer a few years ago.[/QUOTE] Ivy Bridge is the codename for a series of Intel processors. It's a die-shrink version of the previous Sandy Bridge, which is a successor to Westmere, which is a die shrink of Nehalem (the series that includes your 920). Intel tries to get out a new series every year, alternating between "the last one, except made with better technology to make it smaller and less power-hungry", and "near-complete redesign of the processor". Fermi is the codename for a series of nVidia graphics processors, particularly the 400 and 500 series. It was notable for two things: being a crazy-powerful general-purpose card (plenty of *supercomputers* used them for number-crunching), and running extremely hot and power-hungry. The current "Kepler" series (most of the 600s) reduces power and heat by cutting out non-gaming stuff and focusing purely on running games well. All reports have it working extremely well, although mine hasn't come in yet, so I can't say personally.
Im gonna de dust my computer tomorrow using a compressor/air hose, and I'm wondering if there is any particular danger to the components such as a static charge. Is there any precaution I should take before cleaning my computer? also I plan on adding a second fan to my cpu cooler, should I have the PWM fan at the front or back?
I'm planning to buy new hardware for my PC soon. What can you guys tell me about AMD Athlon II? Is it any good?
[QUOTE=Hell Strike;35819359]first off, specs: 12gb ram intel i7 920 @ 2.66ghz ATI HD 4870 X2 2gb vram asus p6t6 motherboard Currently I have to run BF3 at all low settings to get acceptable FPS, ARMA2 at all low settings, and according to the system requirements for ARMA3, my video card is the only thing not good enough. If I buy a new video card will I be able to run BF3 and ARMA2 at better settings, or is my processor a problem too? Also would overclocking my processor do me any good or should I not bother since I have the stock heatsink and fan? edit: two more questions, what is Ivy bridge and Fermi? I haven't been keeping up with technology since i built this computer a few years ago.[/QUOTE] Your processor isn't important to upgrade in this case, you would need to look at a new videocard. Arma 2 is hard to please, if you are talking fps wise. You should think of a budget for a videocard. Overclocking your processor will only marginally increase performance in games, (think of 1-2 fps). This is because the processor isn't the bottleneck here. You would only experience performance increase in video/image editing software and so forth.
I still don't understand fermis reputation of running hot, mine doesn't get hot at all.
should I replace the default hyper tx3 evo fan with a Noctua NF-BF PWM fan?
[QUOTE=martijnp3000;35821798]Your processor isn't important to upgrade in this case, you would need to look at a new videocard. Arma 2 is hard to please, if you are talking fps wise. You should think of a budget for a videocard. Overclocking your processor will only marginally increase performance in games, (think of 1-2 fps). This is because the processor isn't the bottleneck here. You would only experience performance increase in video/image editing software and so forth.[/QUOTE] I just got my first paid internship a few days ago so I still don't have any money yet, but let's say $2-300. Would one of those GTX 5 or 6 series be good? My neighbor has a GTX 470 I think and he runs things pretty good, but I'd rather get a newer one and not have to upgrade for a while. Also do I need a motherboard with PCI-e 3.0? I see some video cards on newegg use that.
Is it possible to use a PCIe 3.0 graphics card in a PCIe 2.0 slot?
[QUOTE=SwedishSpy;35824217]Is it possible to use a PCIe 3.0 graphics card in a PCIe 2.0 slot?[/QUOTE] Of course, the only thing that will be different is the bandwidth. IIRC the difference isn't too bad.
[QUOTE=SwedishSpy;35824217]Is it possible to use a PCIe 3.0 graphics card in a PCIe 2.0 slot?[/QUOTE] Yes, PCI 2.0 cards don't even use every lane in a 2.0 x16 slot so it is likely that a 2.0 slot will have enough bandwidth for a 3.0 card.
[QUOTE=:smugspike:;35825254]Yes, PCI 2.0 cards don't even use every lane in a 2.0 x16 slot so it is likely that a 2.0 slot will have enough bandwidth for a 3.0 card.[/QUOTE] Assuming that I want to put a HD7970 in my ASUS P6T SE motherboard (It has PCIe 2.0 16x slots), would there be enough bandwidth?
Is there a difference between PS/2 and USB? I have two identical keyboards with PS/2 and USB so I'd like to free up a USB port if possible.
PS/2 is slower I believe but for a keyboard it shouldn't matter.
PS/2 is Slower. Free up some space on your rear slots or buy an additional USB card.
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