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In Topic: Building a Gaming Computer for 750 dollars?

07 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

The CM is similar to what I have (the HAF 922) and I love mine. I don't think you'd go wrong with that or the NZXT. Both will flow a fair bit of air and keep everything cool. Personally I'm not a fan of the handles on the Scout, but it does have the side intake that the NZXT doesn't.

To answer your power supply questions though, the 2.x numbers next to the ATX12V denote power supply revisions. As quoted from Wikipedia:

"ATX12V v2.1
This is a minor revision from March 2005. The power was slightly increased on all rails. Efficiency requirements changed. Added 6-pin connector for PCIe graphics cards that aids the PCIe slot in the motherboard, delivering 75 watts.

ATX12V v2.2
Another minor revision. Added 8-pin connector for PCIe graphics cards that delivers another 150 watts.

ATX12V v2.3
Effective March 2007 and current as of 2012. Recommended efficiency was increased to 80% (with at least 70% required), and the 12 V minimum load requirement was lowered. Higher efficiency generally results in less power consumption (and less waste heat), and the 80% recommendation brings supplies in line with new Energy Star 4.0 mandates.[14] The reduced load requirement allows compatibility with processors that draw very little power during startup.[15] The absolute over-current limit of 240VA per rail was removed, allowing 12V lines to provide more than 20A per rail.

When looking at power supplies, you want something with a solid wattage, a fair bit of 12A current, be it on 1 large rail or several smaller rails, and a couple PCI-E power connectors should you decide to run Crossfire or SLI in the future. For example, I have a 700W OCZ power supply with 4 12V rails at 18A each. That SeaSonic has 2 12V rails at 24A each, so if you're not planning on running Crossfire or SLI in the future, it should work just fine for you. I bought mine with the intent of future crossfiring, and it paid off: I ended up with dual 4870s down the road. Newer cards might be more efficient and need less power, someone else will have to chime in on that.

In Topic: Slingshot

03 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

For what it's worth, I tried chronoing my slingshot once with reballs. I had somebody hold the chrono over the fork, and I only got 115-130, and that was stretching it a fair bit. If you can find some kind of ultra-duty slingshot, you might be able to get a bit more velocity out of it. You're going to need some depressingly brittle paint for it to work, and even then, you'll have to be super careful about not breaking it in the pouch. Reloading sucks, too. I say save the ~$15 you'd spend on it and put it towards a pump instead. You can find dirt cheap (~$40) Nelson pumps if you're patient and look around.

In Topic: Cheap Gun Help?!?!?!?!

18 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

My first gun was an '08 Electra and the only issues I had with it were that it went through batteries quicker than I'd have liked, the o ring in the on/off asa leaked from time to time, and the piston o-ring in the regulator went twice in the 9 months or so that I had it. A little bit of oil in the ASA cleared up both leaks most of the time. I'll agree with the other posts otherwise: use it until you know what YOU want, not what other people tell you you want, and in the meantime, it's really not worth upgrading.

In Topic: FEP QUEST Owners Group

26 September 2011 - 11:33 AM

A Quest owner's group, you say? Okay, I'll join your ranks, having had one since august of last year. Dust black OG body, APE board, Godfather grips, Goldmember bolt, and Jiut's drill mods.

It works great except as of late. I replaced the o rings on the bolt and pin, and now it stops shooting after a random number of shots. It'll sound like there's no pressure in the lpr, despite the gauge reading 100psi, and having adequate tank pressure. Replacing the battery and/or relubing fixes it temporarily, but it's been coming back. I thought o rings were o rings! I'll be replacing them again and testing later, but has anyone else had this?

As for everyone with battery harness issues, you could always solder the wires back on if you're inclined. I was too cheap to order a new harness that would break again, so I went that route.

In Topic: Tippmann TPX

08 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

My offer is still valid. Let me know if you want this sold.