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oh yea, Since I'm here and you guys seem to know a lot about your stuff, whats the diff. between Raptor and Raptor X. Which is better thanks
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oh yea, Since I'm here and you guys seem to know a lot about your stuff, whats the diff. between Raptor and Raptor X. Which is better thanks
One is black, the other is not so black looking...

There isn't really much difference to be honest. Whichever is the cheapest!
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oh yea, Since I'm here and you guys seem to know a lot about your stuff, whats the diff. between Raptor and Raptor X. Which is better thanks
same thing, just one has a window

Edit: and one is more expensive
    
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What CPU do you have cause with my 3700 i can bearly run it.
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So, is it. I hear a lot (and I mean A LOT) of bad things about it. What are some problems that it has? Does it not accept some games/hardware, or even software? Let me know if it is worth buying. Thanks
Vista is VERY worth it,at first i had fear to switch because of the possibilities of software incompatibility then i thought what the hell!!
got vista ultimate and it made me very happy,ZERO issues and a lot better than XP also it has DX10.
quick and painless experience,i reccomend it.
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You will love it.

I reformated my laptop and slapped Vista on it in December 06 (friend had RTM connections) and i havent had a problem on it since. Have SP1 on it now.

Installed it on my sig rig same time, but kept it in a dualboot config since the creative/nvidia drivers sucked arse. They got acceptable around april and i seriously havent booted into XP since. Updated my drivers when they came out and it only got better.

I roll at 60fps~ in CoD4 @ 1680x1050, maxed, 2xAA, extra textures, max corpses, but the functionality of Vista is what makes me love it.

-Single programs can not bring Vista to a halt
-Crashed drivers get recovered in seconds
-Aero runs the desktop in a 3D environment making it more enjoyable to work in
-sidebar = win
-integrated indexed desktop search makes anyfile a click away

Only BSOD i've gotten is when i was capturing from my camcorder.. guess creative still isnt on the ball (had it plugged into the firewire on my card)

Good Luck
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I usually just run highest possible for the card.
All modern cards support 2560x1600. Your monitor probably doesn't. What is the maximum resolution your monitor can output?
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I run 1280x1024.. And thanks for answering that HDD question, I know it was far from the right section. and for the other guy: I have an AMD X2 5000+ BE that Imma OC soon.
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I run 1280x1024.. And thanks for answering that HDD question, I know it was far from the right section. and for the other guy: I have an AMD X2 5000+ BE that Imma OC soon.
At that resolution you would be fine with an even weaker card. 1280x1024 is CPU territory. If you switch your AMD to a Core 2 Duo, you will see a bigger improvement than just a GPU.
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So, is it. I hear a lot (and I mean A LOT) of bad things about it. What are some problems that it has? Does it not accept some games/hardware, or even software? Let me know if it is worth buying. Thanks
Asking a question like this in THIS forum is like feeding raw meat to hungry lions...

You are gonna get fanboys from both sides and no true definitive answer...

Personally, I don't think it is worth it, but that's MY needs and MY budget talking here. Your situation might be different, however for now, I can wait a little bit longer before making that decision to convert.
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