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    *** Countdown to 500 GPU ***

    GTX260 added to the [H]orde. :)
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    7900 GS or 8500/8600 for a media PC?

    nice. thanks. :)
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    7900 GS or 8500/8600 for a media PC?

    Thanks for the input- performance wise, will there be a noticeable difference using the 8600GT or GTS over the 8500GT, for video playback, DVD playback, editing, etc?
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    7900 GS or 8500/8600 for a media PC?

    I'm building a computer for a friend, he will be using the computer for media storage (pictures, VHS to DVD, etc); the monitor he's using is a Samsung 226BW, res. 1680x1050 (I think). I'm trying to pick out a decent video card, priced under $150. He will not be using it for heavy gaming, it's...
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    Components for a Media/HTPC?

    I'm building a media PC for a friend. Budget for parts is $1600-$2000, with some flexibility. His requests for this build were as follows: Easy access (front panel access) Media conversion (VHS to DVD, cassette/record to mp3, etc) Media storage (pictures, slides, movies) Large, color-accurate...
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    Cooling problems in my Lian Li PC-7...

    Hmmm... so I loosened the side, and left it propped up against the case, leaving a couple inches or so at the bottom. I checked the temps after about an hour, and the 8800 was at 54C and the CPU/mobo were both at 37C... so I need an intake fan on the side, mounting a 120 mm fan there. Is a...
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    Cooling problems in my Lian Li PC-7...

    So I'm not inept or crazy? Sweet. Yeah, I've been contemplating getting a different heatsink, maybe it's just time.
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    Cooling problems in my Lian Li PC-7...

    To start, here's the exact case that I have: Lian Li PC-7B Plus: http://www.svc.com/pc-7bplus-47.html I really like the build quality, etc, but my CPU, motherboard and video card tend to run a little on the warm side, in my opinion. I have a quiet 120 mm fan in the front, and a slighter...
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    Another Positive eVGA experience

    I recently received a AGP 6200 128 MB from a friend as a gift for my "put all my old parts together and make a backup" computer. I ended up having to RMA it, since I opened the box and there was a capacitor bouncing around inside the package. I just got my replacement card yesterday, and I...
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    8800GTS 320's

    Isn't the Step-up Price full retail? Right now the cheapest 8800 GTS 640 @ EVGA is $439.
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    8800GTS 320's

    Yeah, I'm in the same boat here... I just sold off two voltmodded 7900 GT KO's for $150 apiece, and I just bought the EVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB from Newegg (The $259 card with Supreme Commander). I just couldn't justify the extra $120 for the 640 MB card... and that way I wouldn't have to spend any...
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    would 2 8800320 meg in SLI be equal too 1 8800 640 meg card?

    What about SFR? I thought Split Frame Rendering meant each card rendered about 1/2 of the image. Do you use both video cards' RAM then? (in this case, 640 MB)?
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    Monitor out of sync on boot?

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    Wanting to upgrade a s939 3500+

    So let's say I can get the Opteron 165 to 2.8 or 2.9...(I have the Asus A8N32 mobo)... would there be a noticeable difference in gaming? I'm sure there's a difference for Windows apps, but I game a lot too...
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    Wanting to upgrade a s939 3500+

    I currently have a S939 3500+ running at 2.58 gHz (can't run higher than 2.6). I just bought another 7900 GT for SLI, and I'm wondering now if my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU's (I voltmodded both of my 7900 GT's, GPU's running @ 650, memory @ 800). Would getting an Opteron 165 and...
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