Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2006, 11:41 AM   #21
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: my new build finally done!

The Z-5500's are soo good. You won't regret the price, trust me. The sound is so powerful, that I can't even use it anymore in my apartment. My roommates and surrounding neighbor would be complaining all the time. I can always turn it down or cut the bass off completely, but that's no fun. So I packed it up in the box
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 11:50 AM   #22
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 635
Default Re: my new build finally done!

Of course they are good, but maybe a BIT too powerful haha. Ill hold off on the speakers just a bit longer. I got a good deal on a Samsung 19 inch monitor too. Its 8ms...nothing compared to your 2ms :P but its good enough for the amount of gaming i do. Its all height adjustable too which is really nice. I am installing windows today also . but will a usb keyboard work before windows and the usb drivers are installed? if not i have to go borrow someones ps/2 keyboard! ill take some more pics when i get it up and running .
__________________

EricM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 11:55 AM   #23
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: my new build finally done!

Don't take the Z-5500 the wrong way. Yes, it is powerful but you can control the bass. Good thing for that, otherwise, your walls would be thumping all the time. The sound is so clear and sharp. It's by far the best surround sound speaker set I ever bought. I believe it even rivals some home theater setups too. That good.

8ms monitors is just fine. I just got a bit excited seeing that 2ms and had to get it. You will experience no ghosting also with 8ms. It's fast.

That's a good question regarding the USB devices work before install of Windows. Try it out and see. Worse case scenario is you'll need an adapter for USB to PS/2. Your mouse or keyboard should come with one. Or you can just borrow your dad's keyboard or whoever's computer is in the house
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 11:58 AM   #24
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 635
Default Re: my new build finally done!

well i am currently typing on a usb keyboard haha.. well i think i got a wireless keyboard kicking around that has a usb adapter for the keyboard. i can steal that for now and it should work right? but what about the mouse?


ooh and for those z5500s do you have them hooked up using the analog outputs? i think theres a sound card out now that has a digital output. i wonder how much better they would sound then.
EricM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:07 PM   #25
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: my new build finally done!

I just have them plugged into the back of my sound card. The digital processing on there does the rest. The Z-5500 comes with a central unit in which it controls the digital sounds, settings, volume controls, etc. It would be good to try them out on the X-Fi chipset. I wonder what the difference would be? To me, it already sounds good the way it's setup because our brain can only pick up frequency to a certain degree.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:11 PM   #26
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,534
Unhappy Re: my new build finally done!

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricM
well i am currently typing on a usb keyboard haha.. well i think i got a wireless keyboard kicking around that has a usb adapter for the keyboard. i can steal that for now and it should work right? but what about the mouse?


ooh and for those z5500s do you have them hooked up using the analog outputs? i think theres a sound card out now that has a digital output. i wonder how much better they would sound then.
I don't understand what you mean (for the first paragraph)
LA061 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:12 PM   #27
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 635
Default Re: my new build finally done!

Yes i am going to get the x-fi sound card, but it doesnt have a optical out. i know of a card out there that does have an optical out but is it worth it?
EricM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:25 PM   #28
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 635
Default Re: my new build finally done!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan Pardy
I don't understand what you mean (for the first paragraph)
what i mean is i have a usb keyboard but will that work in the BIOS before the USB drivers are even installed? if not i have a usb to ps/2 keyboard adapter which i can use, but then i am still stuck with a usb mouse.
EricM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:30 PM   #29
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,534
Default Re: my new build finally done!

I think it all depends on your USB PCI card...I'd use the PS/2 Keyboard adapter... until you get the USB drivers installed. I use PS/2 for my keyboard anyway.. I like it better for some reason.
LA061 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:32 PM   #30
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: my new build finally done!

I have that memory! It's good, but I have had bad luck with running outside of the 200 MHz frequency range. I'm running a perfect divider that allows it to run at exactly 200 MHz, and it sure does good. If you get the FSB to 255, you can run at CPU/14 (according to CPU-Z) divider and have it run at 200 MHz. Granted, AMD's do take a hit when running with a divider, but I like my setup... Works good enough for me!

Just a little information -- if you are even planning on overclocking!
__________________

Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0