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    a redonkulas heat sink

    I am enamored with the banchetto 103 tech bench. I want to put an Asus gryphon z87 uATX motherboard on it with a i7 - 4770 k processor. I want to put a big honking hunk of shiny copper on it. What is the biggest baddest most ridiculous while still being functional heat sink you would want to...
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    3 GB Dual Channel

    I have a MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum SLI Motherboard and I originally had 2 X 512 OCZ Platinum DDR400 Enhanced Latency sims running in Dual Channel. I recently bought another dual channel kit 2 X 1GB OCZ Platinum Enhanced Latency sims. I would like to run them all and have 3 GB but not sure how to do...
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    Best uATX board for an E6600

    Wanting to put together a small form factor case. I've never worked with micro ATX boards before. The boards I've been reading about have less than adequate raid solutions and are restricted to 1.8v ddr2 800 ram. Its a minor point but they also have onboard video which seems a waste to me as I...
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    MSI 6800 Ultra

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    Sweet All-Mesh Case in Black

    Looks alot like my Cooler master stacker case, mostly see thru at night with the led fans on. I use air cooling and my temps usually hang around 30 - 31 C its a little noisier than a closed case but not unbearably so
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    MSI 6800 Ultra

    last year i bought this card " MSI NX6800V-T2D256E ". I always intended to eventually buy another to run sli mode. Now I can't find it at the vendors and MSI doesn't it list it in their products. Has it been discontinued and if so why? They still list 6600 series boards.
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    official MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI thread

    I read the Thermalright site for compatibility issues with the XP-120 and the MSI NF4 SLI and it said that the 1st dimm slot was blocked, are there any other issues that anyone here has seen?
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    Best Performing Nforce4 Board?

    Winchester cores don't care for a lot of extra voltage, TCCD ram is as easy to get as VX and overclocks well within MSI's limits. The board uses quality mosfets, runs cooler than the DFI, especially if you are pumping out more than 3.2 volts to VX memory. MSI has the best onboard audio solution...
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    Performance SLI vs Non-SLI boards

    After much soul searching i decided to go with MSI, its cheaper, over clocks nearly as well with TCCD ram, runs cooler and the topper is the creative 24 bit soundblaster onboard. Best onboard audio available. Spend 41 extra dollars on the motherboard and get the equivalent of a 80 - 100 dollar...
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    Dual Socket 462 Question

    Sorry wrong thread
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    Memory for MSI K8N SLI, help...

    Love the OCZ Ram, but it likes 3.3+ volts and the MSI won't give you much more than 2.9 volts, i'm researching a lower voltage alternative myself
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    Best 6800 Utra

    Looking at buying a 6800 ultra for an air cooled system and was wondering which of all the dozens of brands has the best stock cooler, really looking for one that may take up 2 slots but exhausts the air out of the case. Having a hard time googling a review that covers the coolers.
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    Liquid Metal CPU cooling.

    I agree with Mysogonist, from what I have heard heat will be less of a problem with the multi-core processors and as far as software ppl having to customize their work for dozens of different hardware vendors, it won't happen, all hardware vendors will have to make their particular sound or...
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    What is the best 939 mobo out there

    I got my eye on OCZ DDR PC4000 Gold VX 2-2-2-8 at 1T up over 250 mhz, of course I'm looking at the DFI mobo this ram likes voltage
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    Should i wait for dual-core cpus?

    well.... thats one question answered.... too bad.... the extra memory boost would have been nice
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    Should i wait for dual-core cpus?

    The first multi-core releases will feature one die with two CPU cores. Each core has separate L1/L2 cache hierarchies, as well as the integrated memory controller, HyperTransport™ technology and AMD PowerNow!™ technology found in single-core processors. i may be reading it wrong...
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    Should i wait for dual-core cpus?

    I've read that the s939 boards will be compatible with the new multi-core chips but i also read that the new chips will have 2 memory controllers on the die, one dedicated to each core. This raises the interesting possibility of possibly 2 dedicated banks of ram, 2 or 4 gigabytes running at 1T...
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    What Is The Best Case For a WC Set Up?

    MrPG do you got any pictures of how that 120mm rad fit in the tooless mounts, I've been looking at the Stacker and was thinking about modding one of those 3 into 4 modules too, but if you don't really need the module a 2 or 3 X 120 rad would be better.
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    7700Cu on MSI Neo4 Platinum Ultra and DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra?

    I was heart broken to learn from Thermalright's website that the MSI Nforce4 Platinum will not accomodate the XP-120 heatsink.... They didn't have any information on the DFI NForce4 Ultra. This could be a deciding factor for me between these two boards. I like the 8 sata drive ability of the...
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    Will the cell take over the world????

    The Power PC core has 32k L1 and 512k L2 cache, each of the 8 VPU's have 256K of cache, with the instruction processing streamed over several VPU's cache misses should be minimal.
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    Intel and AMD will be obsolete tommorrow

    ummmm 3.2 ghz mem bus and 4.4 ghz io bus........ that IS incredible bandwidth
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    Will the cell take over the world????

    Linux will run natively on it and I think Mac OSX will too, from what I read the multicores, one power pc core and 8 vector processor cores are transparent to the software and the operating system distributes the load over them. Its said to be 10 X faster than the fastest desktop available and...
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    winchester, or hold for venice?

    Hmmm.... Winchester, Venice or a damn PlayStation 3?.... Have you read about this processing beast the Cell Processor? My gawd how depressing..... a gaming console thats 10 X more powerful than the fastest desktop you can buy and will run or emulate any operating system you want.
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    Fedora Core 3 on a SATA RAID

    At work I recently tried to install Fedora Core 3 on a relatively new Dell workstation. Its an INTEL system with a SATA RAID 0 set up, 2/ 80 gig hard drives. When I attempted the install Fedora could not recognize the Disk Array. Doing research I found The Linux kernel (ata_piix module)...
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    Fedora Core 3 on a SATA RAID

    At work I recently tried to install Fedora Core 3 on a relatively new Dell workstation. Its an INTEL system with a SATA RAID 0 set up, 2/ 80 gig hard drives. When I attempted the install Fedora could not recognize the Disk Array. Doing research I found The Linux kernel (ata_piix module)...
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    64 3200 bottleneck SLi?

    Good article, looks like the morale of the story is save your money on the processor and pony up for the Ultras.
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    w00t! YES!! AMD GOOD NESS!!!

    Its not available yet but check this goodness.... >> Supports Dual AMD Opteron™ >> nVIDIA® nFORCE 4 PRO+ 8131 >> Supports Dual Channel DDR400 >> 8 x DDR DIMMS Registered DIMMs >> 2 x PCI-Express X16 >> 1 x PCI-X 64bit/133MHz >> 2 x PCI-X...
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    64 3200 bottleneck SLi?

    I'm with spaceman on this, not that I doon't understand the concept of a bottleneck, but I want to go with the cheaper cpu for now and upgrade to a multicore proc next year. I'll spend the 1000 dollars on Video cards this year and the 1000 dollars on the proc next year. I don't mind raising the...
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    proper temp for a 3500 +

    C X 9/5 + 32 = F
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    proper temp for a 3500 +

    According to AMD's website 65C which converts to 149F
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    I just read this review today. I never read a review from AMDReview before so I'm not certain but this looks very much like an AMD company propaganda site. They say "SLI requires a very powerful CPU to make it worthwhile, so I would recommend not...
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    CM Stacker Module

    I was wondering if a shroud and heatercore would fit inside the 3.5" brackets or would I have to get a hacksaw and cut it up?
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    I can take or leave the appearance, but I do like the interior lay out, it would be easy to put a 12 cm heaterblock and shroud on that front intake fan and the drives and pwr supply being compartmented has seemed to work out well for other companies, I suppose the CD storage on the front door...
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    CM Stacker Module

    Does anyone sell after market modules that mount in a 5.25 drive bay, (or 3) and will hold a 12cm fan with a shroud and a heatercore? It would be great if there was a module like that for the CM Stacker you could install the same way as the 3 into 4 drive bay.
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    Pretty cool alternative to modular PSU's

    If you haven't got a shorting probe, then get a screwdriver, with a rubber or otherwise insulated grip and attach a wire from the blade to the case (metal) and touch the leads on all the caps with the blade, that ought to do it. I used to work on radars in the Navy and had a shorting probe...
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    Looking for a great case to fit in a water cooling kit

    I like the Thermaltake Shark, no side window but the EMI shield looks cool and I like all the user friendly features, removable mobo tray, easy istallation disk bays 120mm fan in and out and its pre-drilled for watercooling athough being a full tower its got plenty of room for a completely...
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    Can someone make me a custom water cooling kit?

    Thanks for the link, the Cathar does seem to be a very good performing block, however the article says it isn't in production anymore, so its performance is kind of mute since it isn't available. It wasn't compared directly to the Polarflo but there were 3 blocks in that review that have been...
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    Can someone make me a custom water cooling kit?

    I did a google search on Cathar water blocks and though I got many hits in forums, I didn't find any review of them. So, I reinterate, I've never seen a review of any block beating a polarflo TT. I'd appreciate any links if you have information on them. Oh.... and poly reservoirs look like...
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    Athlon 64 4000+ VS. Athlon 64 FX-53

    I gotta agree with the Capt. Even if you overclock the hell out of your athlons, the FX chip can still do better and have an easier time doing it. You can't overclock your chip higher than he can overclock his. It is also true though that most games when run at higher resolutions are mostly...
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    Full Tower Case?

    Thermaltake Shark Full Tower, some very neat drive installation features, a removable mobo tray, and 120mm fans in and out. Plus, it looks cool.