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    Your greatest overclocks of all time!!!!

    My Core 2 Duo e8400, definitely. Default clock of 3.0Ghz and voltage of ~1.3 volts. It's still running to this day (right behind me) at 4.05Ghz at 1.275 volts using air cooling. It reached 4.32GHz stable but I didn't want to keep it at the voltage required to run that speed permanently...
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    Bargain gaming build

    Thank you for the idea. I'm reading up on the differences between R7 250X / 260 / 265 to see if one of those can be squeezed in. This was my thinking... get a Core i3-4130 first rather than wait. Excalibur55's suggestion really opened up that idea. It remains to be seen if some additional...
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    Bargain gaming build

    Thank you all... this is exactly what I was hoping for. I backed myself into a corner by cutting and needed a new way out. CPU..................Intel Pentium G3220..........................$65 GPU.................MSI HD 7770 1GB.............................$120 Motherboard.......Gigabyte LGA...
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    Bargain gaming build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc gaming (ESO/Skyrim, WOW), general video playback/streaming, Bluray playback 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? ~$700, tax and shipping included 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    A little later than planned as I had to RMA my motherboard due to a defective inboard RAM slot. Go figure... I came across good deals for the motherboard and cooler during my buying sessions and wound up with the following: Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe RAM...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    Go figure... the only horrendous quality/service issue I've experienced to date where I literally couldn't find a solution was with an MSI Radeon 9800 PRO, so I skipped them when an opportunity presented itself. Hopefully I'll skate under the wire with HIS. I'm hoping the reviews/data at...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    Update on parts purchased so far. I stumbled across a $10 price drop on the 3570k that is reflected in the list below. Only real change was to the HIS 7950 IceQ for same price as the original MSI card ($240) in an attempt to shuttle as much heat as possible directly out the back of my case...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    I've never used Rosewill before except for a cheap USB hub, but then again I've never had to call customer service on a power supply, either. Lucky? Maybe, but either way it's got good reviews and the efficiency boost should help me keep the heat down in my little shoebox of a case...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    Done! It'll be here Wednesday... Would there be a reason to prefer the Rosewill 550W over this Corsair 600W for 2 bucks cheaper? Gold vs Bronze rating? $65 - Corsair CX600M 600W Modular with promo code EMCWWWR46, ends 11/21 CPU cooling is missing from the list, but assuming the Seidon...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    Hi tiraides. Case selection was based more on available space in/around my living room and matching general decor. The wife has spoken... :D Fortunately my overclocking goals this time around are fairly modest. If I'm stuck at stock then I'll need to target hardware beefy enough to support...
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    Mini ITX gaming build

    I've got the itch to build small and move my gaming options into the living room. My current build was given the fine-toothed comb review here back in 2009 and has been absolutely rock solid. I've read a few mini-ITX discussions here already, but many seem to be alternative suggestions or...
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    What additions needed for HTPC conversion?

    I am looking to make an HTPC capable of gaming as well as replacing my set-top box, DVR, DVD player and audio receiver. Basically I want to fit as many common HT functions as possible into a single box. To this end I figure I'll need to add the following to the system in my sig: - New...
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    Biggest game euphoria for you?

    KOTOR... god, I spent two back-to-back nights up til 7am playing it through the first time. Did I mention I was going to work at 9am on those mornings? Hooked me hard...
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    Wood Powered Pickup Truck

    Call AAA for roadside wood delivery.... HAHAHHahahHAHAHA Seriously, try that in North Central Texas where most of the trees are smaller than people. Then again, a truck that ran on smoldering mesquite would smell AWESOME! Rack a grill up on top of the reactor and smoke some brisket while...
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    Sub $450 "box only" build for a WoW-addicted friend

    $452.14 after shipping... dang, I'll have to buy him a couple 99 cent burgers to make up the difference. :D
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