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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    I dont see the point when I am pulling less than 400W.
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Ok I found the PS. Its a OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W I know I need Ivy Bridge for PCI 3. If I decide to upgrade to Ivy Bridge I will be good to go.
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Thats why I love Hard forum.. always saving me money. Thx Tsuyoi. New build.... ASUS P8Z68-V $190 i5-2500K $220 G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) $80 Total $490
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Here is my build.... ASUS P8Z68-V $215 i5-2500K $220 G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) $85 Total $520 Thoughts? Suggestions?
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Thx for the input. I think Im going to go with the i5-2500k. I dont know the PSU brand off hand but it is a good one :D The case is a Lian Li PC-A05.
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming and Photoshop 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $700 including tax and shipping 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Houston TX. I...
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    I got my LianLi PC-A05B ! it's Small!

    Jelly, try it both ways but I think you will get better results with it blowing in.
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    I got my LianLi PC-A05B ! it's Small!

    eurin, here is how I have mine setup. I did a TON of testing to come up with this layout. It may seem weird that the top blows in but tried it both ways and the temp dropped by 2 degrees with it blowing in. I dont think you need the bottom fan. I also cut a hole in the front (i think...
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    Fooling around with servers and need some help mounting them.

    They need to come from HP(or 3rd party that fits HP). Check ebay and make sure they fit a G5(G6 and G7 may not fit). The easiest thing to do would be to call HP and say you need a DL380 G5 rail kit.
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    Trying to build a quiet pc

    My recommendation for a quiet build is Noctua fans. My 4 year old build is still as quiet as the day I built it. With the Noctura fans you will either hear the hard drive (can be very annoying) and/or the video card…To quite them down I recommend putting sound dampening foam inside of the...
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    Home server

    Im in the process of building a home server and need some advice on how to use it. Im think of using Windows home server as my OS (Objections)? My wife has Apple products and I have PC products and I want to be able to backup both and stream to both as well as steam to my TV. What is the best...
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    Boxee box. Just got one.

    Im in the process of building a home server (WHS) and want to get a Boxee to stream content to my TV. Has anyone tried this? any alternatives?
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    VE728Q vs. HP ZR24W

    Ive been lurking in the display forum for over a week and I am also considering the HP ZR24W IPS. I pretty much have the same needs as you and it sounds like the best choice. I am just concerned about FPS gaming. Does anyone here game with this display?
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    Time to upgrade

    Thanks Sesquipedal, I came to the same conclusion ...thank for confirming. Right now I am considering the HP ZR24w 24-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor . I would prefer to not go Dell.
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    Time to upgrade

    I’ve been reading posts the past few days but I’m still undecided (confused) on which monitor I want. Maybe you guys can help me. • Use -Gaming 50% - want fast response and low lag…. 3D might be cool (maybe) -Workstation 50% - I use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D modeling...
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