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    whs vs win8 vs nas for backup

    I currently have an htpc that i leave on all the time. It has my movies and music and pictures. Then i created a whs v1 machine for backup purposes only, it was great. Then one day it crashed (storms and old hardware), so i created a whs 2011 machine for backup only). I received an...
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    amd 4000+ as htpc

    anyone see any issues with making an old amd 4000+ (socket 939) an htpc? will have 2gigs ram, win 7 home premium, and an amd 5670 video card using the hdmi out for sound/video to tv. it will mainly just be streaming from netflix and playing mkv files with arcsoft across a wireless feed. I...
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    AM3 upgrade question

    Hello, I have a computer for a friend to upgrade. He currently has ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 gpu he is still using an amd 4970. I have an old amd 6850...
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    no game with the 680?

    $500 and it doesnt come with any game? Are all reference cards this way and they just bundle games on the next release?
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    time to upgrade

    bonus time at work, time to go green this time with a 680. Am currently running crossfire 5850's with single monitor 1920x1200. Only really play skyrim and BF3. Hopefully they get back in stock soon before my wife finds out i am going to spend $500 on a toy.
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    DAO after skyrim

    I never purchased or played DAO. Is is worth it after playing skyrim or dont waste my time?
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    upgrade my 5870?

    am currently using an e8400 oc to 4gig 8gig ram ati 5870 gpu will be buying an i5 2500k z68 mb 8gig ram should i upgrade my gpu as well? dont really want to spend $350, and it seems to xfire my 5870 it is hard to find a cheap used one. suggestions?
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    building new pc $2000 budget

    so many options, what would you suggest for a gaming PC these days, roughly $2000 budget. May or may not include monitor, no overclocking. i7 2600? amd 6970?
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    hauppauge hd pvr and hulu

    I just ordered an hd pvr 1212. From my reading, this is a passthru device where i will be able to capture HD tv with a cable/sat box hooked up before the hd pvr and then into the computer. But what about hulu, where the pc is the source which is after the hd pvr? can i still capture hulu...
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    socket 939

    why are old socket 939's so expensive? I still have an old system athlon 64 4400+ on a dfi lanparty mb. Checking out ebay this combo is selling for more then a newer cpu/mb combo... ??
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    upgrade sempron 3300

    My son is using a sempron 3300, nvidia 9500 video card, 2 gigs ddr memory He mainly plays WoW and star wars games like battlefront I & II. what are some cheap upgrades for him? Athlon II X3 440 Rana?
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    HP HDX16t vs. AW M17x

    First off is price. the HP is $1364 the AW is $1835 specs of HP Operating system Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) edit Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) edit Memory FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR2 System...
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    GeForce 9500 GT 512MB

    my sons video card is dying. He currently has a geforce 7600gt. All he plays is WoW and battlefront (old but one of the best games). Would spending $60 for a PNY be worth it?
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    22" $200 suggestions

    anyone know of a link for an entry 22" around $200 that wont ghost on FPS games? thanks
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    9600gt vs. 8800 gts 320meg

    If you had both the 9600gt 512meg card and an 8800gts 320meg card and 2 systems. Which would you put the cards in. System 1 socket 939 amd 4000+ 19" widescreen monitor 2 gigs RAM system 2 e4300 dual core overclocked to 3.15gig 22" monitor 2 gigs RAM both machines play Vegas2...
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    evga

    my old 7900 gt was starting to have artifacts. I used the lifetime warranty and today i received an 8800gts 320 from the RMA. anyone else ever get an upgrade RMA before, or am i special :D
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    cheapest/best upgrade 6800gt

    I built a machine for my friend, e4300 overclocked to 3.15. The only thing it is missing is a video card (currently has an old 6800gt i had laying around.) I want to buy him a video card, but dont want to spend a ton. I know the 4850 is a good option at $150, but was trying to get something...
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    2 4850 or 1 4870 ?

    I am building a new pc, and purchased this mb: ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 would you buy 1 4870 or 2 4850 to go with it? mainly gaming on a 22", once in a great while a 42"
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    Gigabyte 965P-DS3 pci-e 1.x?

    I have a Gigabyte 965P-DS3 with an overclocked e4300. My current video card is an evga 7900 gt. With the flood of new prices and new cards, i was considering upgrading to an ATI 4850 or 4870. Will my motherboard support the pci-e 2.0 form these cards? I think i read about some issues...
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