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    i7 930 build or i5 750 build?

    I'm trying to decide which build I'm going with. The only differences between the 2 builds will be if it's the LGA1156 or LGA1366. Here are the parts that won't change between the two: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Corsair 750TX 750Watt XFX Radeon HD 5870 Western Digital Black 750GB LG...
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    Which SSD do I get?

    I'm looking to get an SSD for my laptop to replace the 320GB 5200RPM drive that in it currently. I've been looking at several different drives and just can't decide. It's mostly just for the OS (Win7) and Civ4. I'll still have the 320GB drive for storage, but I want something faster for the...
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    WD Green 2TB 64MB - $129.00 after promo-code

    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $10 off w/ promo code EMCYRZS29, ends 4/21 I've got one on it's way right now :)
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    Q9400 or Phenom II 955

    I've actually got both on order (I got a bit click happy) but I only need 1. With the Q9400 I'll use the Motherboard in my sig, but I ordered some new ram since the Patriot is not so good at OCing.
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    New CM 690 II

    I'm kind of surprised this hasn't been posted (didn't find it in search). The CM690 II !!! The original CM-690 is awesome, but lacked that certain *Pop* or 'Wow' factor. With the new CM-690 II there is Pop and Wow, all in a sleek, matte-black design...
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    Postcode goes beepbeep ad infinitum

    So I just got a GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P and the i5. I have only the power to the mobo and CPU with only the RAM and CPU plugged in, I get the postcode of beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep that doesn't stop till I shut the power off. CPU or Mobo, that's all I need to know. Can't find any postcode things...
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    Cooler Master 690 simple mod concept

    I'm building a new computer from my Brother-in-law who is in the Army and served in Afghanistan in the 82nd Airborne. I wanted to do something a little special to the case, other than just mod it with Red lights. I'm using the Cooler Master RC-690 with the CM-690 side panel, and replacing all...
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    5770 or 4890 for WoW?

    Which do I get? I'm building a new machine for my brother-in-law (gift from my sister) and just can't decide which to get. The 5770 has DX11, so if he gets a DX11 game, he's covered. But the 4890 seems to perform better at all the current games. He primarily plays WoW, and will be driving a...
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    9800GTX AMP to HD4870 Crossfire - cheap upgrade!

    So I've been wanting to upgrade my video card for a while, and finally decided to do so when I came across a really good deal on 2x4870's. I ended up paying a total of $180 for the two cards and should have them in a week or so. I've spent a little time trying to calculate the performance...
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    Dumb PCIE question - Asus P5B-E/WiFi

    EDIT - Whoops, I mistyped. It's a P5K-E/WiFi I have this board: It has 2 PCI-E x16 slots (sort of). I want to move my Zotac 9800GTX AMP from the Blue PCIex16 slot to the black one, but will I lose performance? Is it actually a...
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    Your CPU progression

    Taking queue from the Graphics card section, I thought it would be fun to show your progression in CPU's. I'll start: (edit: I added in the CPUs of computers my parents had that I grew up using) Intel 386 DX 25MHz Intel Pentium 90MHz Intel Celeron 733MHz Athlon XP 2600+ @ Stock Athlon XP 3000+...
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    Quick question about SLI & Crossfire

    If I get a socket AM2 mobo, are SLI and Crossfire capable boards comparable? What I mean is, can I use Nvidia cards in SLI on a Crossfire board or ATI on SLI?
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    Installing Vista Ultimate x64 with my RAID 0

    I've read on Legit Reviews they explain how to install Vista ON a raid, but not installing vista to another hard drive in an environment where a raid is present. I can't seem to get Vista to install correctly. Everything looks fine till I get to the end of this point then my computer restarts...