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    Nehalem desktops: Gateway vs. the rest?

    Thanks for the info on the Gateway. It's of great assistance to me where my considerations are concerned.
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    Nehalem desktops: Gateway vs. the rest?

    I'm looking at that Gateway FX6800 myself. I know it has a low wattage PSU but does anyone know if it is a name brand PSU at least? Also, what about Cyberpower PC? I know they aren't popular here but Cyberpower builds an i7 on the cheap as well. So.........................If you were...
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    Long lasting specs for a low resolution display?

    I am indeed looking for a more VR-like or more immersive experience. I won't be building the machine myself (not into that anymore) so I am looking at one of these http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/build_computer/preview/nighthawk_ats_m.html or...
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    Long lasting specs for a low resolution display?

    O.k. so here's the deal. I want to get a PC that will allow me to game well into the next few years at lower resolutions. Please don't poke fun at me for this but I want to get a PC for gaming on the HeadPlay HMD. The resolution is low enough on that device that I figure I shouldn't have to get...
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    Will a 3850 benefit me with this system?

    Thanks for the replies :) Now I just need to figure out which 3850 AGP to get. I see the Sapphire has a good following. What about the others?
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    Will a 3850 benefit me with this system?

    First of all, I have an AGP system (I know, shame on me :( ). Besides that I have an A64 FX 53, 2Gb of Corsair XMS, and an HIS X1950 Pro. Everything is at stock. I generally game at 1280 x 800 on my Sony FW900 and I'm happy with playing at that resolution. I'd like to know whether I would see...
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    A cheap upgrade

    Well, let's see. The idle level is 40C-43C. Gaming load is to 54C. Knowing that when the Arctic Silver settles I will lose a couple degrees, does this sound o.k. ?
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    A cheap upgrade

    Well, I've got it installed and we'll see how this works out. What kind of temps should I expect with the stock HSF at stock speeds?
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    A cheap upgrade

    Currently I'm playing Titan Quest, but I'll probably have COD4 tomorrow :) and I just finished Crysis. I play FPS's and RPG's generally. So, you can tell programs which core to run on? How is that done?
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    A cheap upgrade

    I can't help but think (after a little research) that I'd be better off with trying to find a single core FX series CPU instead, given my qualifier (gaming). I bought the X2 3800+ anyways though just because $20 is hard to beat and it is practically new, but I don't think it's going to help me...
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    A cheap upgrade

    Thanks for the response. I'm going to go ahead and give it a whirl. My main concern is whether I will see better performance in my games then with my 3500+ .
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    A cheap upgrade

    A quick question. I currently have a 3500+ in my machine but I have an opportunity to get a X2 3800+ . Although the the X2 3800+ is 2.0ghz , will it be faster then the 3500+ ? I do a lot of gaming (RPG and FPS) though I don't do the overclocking thing. Also, I can get the 3800+ for $20 so it...
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    Suitable replacement fan for Stock Athlon 64 HS?

    I need to replace the fan on my OEM (Ajigo) Athlon64 HS but the 70mm fan that is on it is a Delta rated at 3050-6000 rpm and I'm not sure what CFM. Anyone know of a suitable replacement fan or where I could buy one? I can't seem to find a 70mm that goes up to 6000 rpm.
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    Replacing a power supply fan

    Thank you for your help guys. I think I'll give it go soon.
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    Replacing a power supply fan

    I think one of the fans in my power supply is going out but the PS itself (Enermax EG465P) has been good to me so I'd like to just replace the fan. Is this difficult or does it rquire any specific skills. I've never opened a power supply but I'm computer savvy (above average) and have built PC's...
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