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It is true, I bought this game from the retail store (had to back then, there was no Amazon) in 1998. I in fact took the day off from work, as I knew I would really enjoy this game. I did.
I liked it so much, that I got many of my friends hooked at the same time, formed LAN parties around the game and when they (Blizzard) released information about a squeal / add-on called that same year, oh.. we were all looking forward to sleepless nights.
Today – Starcraft II will is going to be released and it just isn’t going to be an updated game with the same units, it is a whole new game with new units and a great story.
Here are images of the motherboard that I went with on this upgrade:
In addition to supporting the first IntelÂ® Quad-Core processor, the Intel Workstation Board S975XBX2 is based on IntelÂ® 975X Express chipset. This combination enables key performance-optimized capabilities such as support for one PCI Express* x16 or multiple PCI Express* x8 graphics cards, as well as 8 GB ECC memory addressability to enable 64-bit computing. For those using storage-intensive applications, the S975XBX2 provides up to eight hard disks configuration with integrated SATA (3.0 Gb/s) RAID.
|IntelÂ® Desktop Board D975XBX2 Features|
|Board Series||Extreme Series|
|Form Factor||ATX (12.00 inches by 9.60 inches [304.80 millimeters by 243.84 millimeters])|
|Processor||IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢2 Extreme Processor based on IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ microarchitecture delivers world-class performance,as well as superior energy/power efficiency.|
|Chipset||IntelÂ® 975X Express chipset enables key performanceoptimized capabilities.|
|Graphics||PCI Express* with Flexible I/O allows dual x8 and/or single x16 graphics card installation, enabling expanded graphics capability.|
|Memory||Dual Memory-Channel DDR2 533/667/800 MHz ECC DIMMs (8 GB Max) provide a more robust operating environment and faster system response.|
|Audio||IntelÂ® High Definition Audio subsystem in one of the following configurations:
|ATI* CrossFire* Multi-GPU Platform Support||Platform Support ATI CrossFire technology enables two ATI graphics cards to work together for ultimate 3D gaming performance and visual quality.|
|I/O Control||Legacy I/O controller for diskette drive, serial, parallel, and PS/2* ports|
|RAID||IntelÂ® Matrix Storage Technology (RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10) together with discrete Marvell* RAID (0, 1) controler provide data protection against a hard drive failure and quicker access to digital photo, video, and business files.|
|Manageability||IntelÂ® Active Management Technology enables basic out-of-band capabilities for monitoring hardware and software status regardless of OS or power state.|
|LAN Support||Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the IntelÂ® 82573E/82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller|
Unca’ GamersCircle got another awesome gaming gift and just in time for the yearly LAN too.
High resolutions and maximum textures here I come! Dont’ take my word for it, check out what GamePC has to say about it.
Last night, I thought I would follow Jose Fransico’s “Removing Spyware” advise:
Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t like I haven’t done it before, I do run an AntiVirus application (AVG) all of the time and then on top of that. Right before each LAN party that I host (twice a year), I usually do the spyware removal thing…
The only step that I didn’t do that Jose points out was to run the Microsoft anti-spyware as the earlier reports has it detecting some of Microsofts software as threats. (yuk.. yuk)
I started off by running SpyBot which found 85 items (all cookies for advertising tracking) then on top of that I ran Ad-Aware SE which found 25 more items.. again.. more cookies and 2 registry entries.
This computer is clean…