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    new computer

    just got my new computer and put it together. Pics soon

    The stuff:
    Antec ALK3800B tower case
    ASUS A8N-SLI mother board
    AMD Athlon 64 Processor
    NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT video card
    Western Digital 120GB hard drive
    Samsung Writemaster DVD/DVD+R burner


    it kick a$$
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    Right on If you're using WindowsXP with Service Pack 2, then also fully enable your Data Execution Prevention like this pic shows

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    Nice machine... I have the 6600GT video too. Works well enough and can play all modern games, but not at the highest resolution. Games these days can really push the hardware.

    Post the pics when you have a chance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoerhino
    Nice machine... I have the 6600GT video too. Works well enough and can play all modern games, but not at the highest resolution. Games these days can really push the hardware.

    Post the pics when you have a chance...
    i'll post pics up tomorrow...im running Win 2k Pro
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    If you're running Win2k Pro, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy and click that. It comes up in a panel. Expand the Local Policies > Security Options and set the first item (Restrict Anonymous) to No access without explicit anonymous permissions.

    After that, run the handy Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer utility, and fix any other stuff it dings you for, including weak/blank passwords. Win2000 Pro doesn't have its own firewall, so you don't want to leave that stuff flapping in the wind.

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    oh i have all that covered. Installing Kaspersky anti-virus and ZoneAlarm
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    here are the pics, sorry for the delay. Dont mind the hanging hard drive, i was copy my old music files from my old computer.

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    FYI you really don't need the analog-audio cable linking the motherboard to the DVD drive in this day & age. Just go into Device Manager and make sure that the Enable digital audio blah blah checkbox is marked.



    I have the same case for my primary system, they're pretty nice cases overall. $33 plus shipping in the no-PSU variant. Now you just need to find another $150 and plunk a dual-core 3800+ X2 in there

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    A dvd game in my dvd drive jot jammed. Now it wont open How easy is it to remove the drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    A dvd game in my dvd drive jot jammed. Now it wont open How easy is it to remove the drive?
    Not too hard. But first see if the drive has a manual-eject hole on the front. If so, take a fairly big paperclip, straighten out the end, and poke it into the hole while muttering dire threats about what'll happen to A Certain DVD Drive if it doesn't cough up your DVD unharmed

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    Already tried that paperclip trick. Didnt work.

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    Well the thing opens like 2 mm on the left side, and 5mm on the right side. I think maybe the disc is tilted upwards and is hitting the top of the drive or something as it goes out. Its my call of duty 2 disc, i cant break it

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    Darn. Sounds like it's time to open up the computer's case and possibly remove the plastic front, so you can remove that drive and work on it further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Well the thing opens like 2 mm on the left side, and 5mm on the right side. I think maybe the disc is tilted upwards and is hitting the top of the drive or something as it goes out. Its my call of duty 2 disc, i cant break it
    It sounds like the drive's "chuck" has the disc pinned up against the roof. After getting the drive out, you might try rapping the drive against your palm firmly in various directions and manipulating the drawer, in hopes of jarring the disc into an on-center position. If you remove the front faceplate of the drive (once it's out of the computer), that will let you peek in there and see what's going on.

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    Is it easy to do manually, or will I have to take it into CompUsa and have them do it lol. If so, how much would it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Is it easy to do manually, or will I have to take it into CompUsa and have them do it lol. If so, how much would it cost?
    It shouldnt be too hard, russiankdi was working on my new computer [his old one] and we had to take the cd drive out and some other things. 3 plugs and its out, I think

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    How do I remove the side panel? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    How do I remove the side panel? haha
    Can you post a photo of the computer from a sort of rear-side angle? Usually you just remove a couple Phillips screws and slide the metal cover towards the rear, although some chassis open by first removing the plastic front panel and then unscrewing the side cover and sliding it forward.

    Here's some additional photos that could help with the general idea: http://www.mechbgon.com/build/caseprep1.html Notice the one halfway down the page where I'm using an orange screwdriver.

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    im to lazy to remove the cable.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    Can you post a photo of the computer from a sort of rear-side angle? Usually you just remove a couple Phillips screws and slide the metal cover towards the rear, although some chassis open by first removing the plastic front panel and then unscrewing the side cover and sliding it forward.

    Here's some additional photos that could help with the general idea: http://www.mechbgon.com/build/caseprep1.html Notice the one halfway down the page where I'm using an orange screwdriver.
    my friends dell has a latch, some computer have like a button you have to push to remove the panel, some have screws, like mine has two buttons and screws
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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi
    im to lazy to remove the cable.lol
    Well it will probably cost you $65 an hour for CompUS to do it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edp773
    Well it will probably cost you $65 an hour for CompUS to do it for you.
    lol it doesnt harm anything
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