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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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    Good 120mm Fans.

    Regarding the Orange Yate-Loons - I bought them a while ago, but have since replaced them, since I don't think they push a whole lot of air... I used them as the exhaust and intake fan on my Lian Li PC-7 Plus, and didn't feel any air coming off the front fan, sucking through the included...
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    Who has a WORKING 7900?

    2 7900 GT KO in SLI, both @ 640/1580, 1.4V voltmodded. This setup is pretty sweet, I can play F.E.A.R. @ 1680x1050, 4X aa/16X AF and average 79 FPS...
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    Cooling for my eVGA 7900GT CO

    I had the same problem, my 7900 GT KO was running about 54 C on idle, up to 70 C load. I bought a Zalman VF-900 from Newegg for $32, applied some Arctic Silver 5, and my temps dropped to 36C idle/ mid 40's load. Nothing else changed in my case. Worth a thought. Here's a link if you're...
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    Idle Temp Question

    I just did the 1.4 V voltmod on both of my 7900 GT's, one idles @ 44 C, the other at 38 C... Don't worry about your temps, they're fine. And my 7900 GT's both topped out at 640 on the GPU, so your OC looks good too.
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    Adding a second 7900GT KO (eVGA)

    Heh, I'm not much of an electrophile myself, but this was seriously easy, all you have to be careful is drawing the lines to the right points. The cores are meant to run with 1.4 or 1.5 V, so it's an easy performance gain, and more so for SLI'ed 7900's. Total cost for me was the pen ($7)...
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    Adding a second 7900GT KO (eVGA)

    Here's a link to the voltmod- you just need a multimeter to measure voltage and a conductive pen to draw the lines on the video card. Took me 20 minutes to do both cards. LINKY Like I said, I'm running the GPU at 640, and it's completely stable with 1.4 V. You can try the memory mod...
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    Adding a second 7900GT KO (eVGA)

    Just added one last week, did the really quick and easy volt mod tp 1.4 V on both. I currently have both GPU cores @ 640, memory @ 800. I noticed some definite performance differences, I was able to bump F.E.A.R. from 1280x1024, 2X AA/16 AF to 1680x1050 with 4x AA/16x AF and average 72...
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    7900 GT Voltmodding- is it worth it?

    According to UPS, I get my 7900 and (2) VF-900-Cu's today. Can't wait. Stupid me didn't realize that you lose a PCI slot, so now me gots to go buy a freakin' USB wireless adapter since I can't use my PCI wireless card... *dumba$$* *slaps forehead* And on another note - my girlfriend's dad...
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    7900 GT Voltmodding- is it worth it?

    I just bought another EVGA 7900 GT KO ($205 at Newegg) for SLI, along with 2 Zalman VF-900 VGA coolers. I'm planning on doing the 1.5 V voltmod on the GPU, and maybe the memory mod- I would just like some info on what kind of performance gains people have been getting. I know you can get...
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    very warm: BenQ 20.1 8ms WS LCD for $222 shipped (newegg)

    Seriously, can UPS go any slower? Mine is supposed to be here today! :)
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    Problems OC'ing a 3500+ Venice

    Would that make a difference? I didn't think the PCI-E bus mattered too much to CPU overclocks... I've tried the HT Link @ 3x and 4x, and can't the CPU stable at speeds higher than 2.6 ghz. Is it better to run the FSB (I know, I know, it's not FSB) slower with a higher multiplier, so you...
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    Problems OC'ing a 3500+ Venice

    Okay, I guess my CPU can't get over 2.6 gHz. I have it set at 235x11, so ~2.56 gHz, and everything's stable with memory @ 213 (DDR 426), 2-3-3-6 timings. I'm kind of disappointed that I can't go higher, but I guess a free 15% performance gain isn't bad... I'm thinking about shifting this...
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    Is it worth it to buy another 7900 GT for SLI?

    Good to know. Question for you though- does it always stay pretty smooth? I'd like to keep it as much above 40 FPS as possible...
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    Problems OC'ing a 3500+ Venice

    I can't seem to get this CPU stable during heavy gaming. I'm using Corsair XMS3200 C2 memory (I know, not the best OC'ing RAM, but not bad either), an Asus A8N32 motherboard, Enermax 500W Liberty PSU, and EVGA 7900 GT KO (N584, the new one) so the other components are solid. My problem is...
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    Is it worth it to buy another 7900 GT for SLI?

    Hmm... I just bought the BenQ 20" LCD monitor from Newegg, should be here later this week...Will 2 7900 GT KO's be enough to play last-gen and current games (F.E.A.R., Oblivion, etc) at acceptable framerates @ 1680x1050, with my A64 Venice and 2 GB RAM?
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    Is it worth it to buy another 7900 GT for SLI?

    So you're saying the 2nd 7900 GT would be the best option, money wise, since I already have one? That's kind of what I was thinking, since $450-$650 for the 8800's seems a bit steep for my taste... running almost any game @ 1600x1200 w/ AA and AF seems pretty super-awesome to me- Now to play...
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    Is it worth it to buy another 7900 GT for SLI?

    Should I buy another 7900 GT for SLI? ZipZoomFly has the EVGA 7900 GT KO for $199 after rebate. $200 is an awesome price for this vid card, and I'm not really planning on buying an 8800 for a while. Most of my gaming is at 1280x1024 or 1600x1200, with 2x-4x AA, 16x AF. Currently I'm...
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    Original Xbox HD cable?

    Yeah, I still play original Xbox- I just did a major upgrade to my computer, so fun-fun cash flow is a little low right now... The reason I need the component, optical, etc. is that I just bought a Panasonic AE-900 LCD projector and 92" screen. HDTV looks freakin' fantastic... I'll be...
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    Original Xbox HD cable?

    Yeah, I saw those when I was searching around...do you know if you still get Dolby Digital out for games/movies through the RCA jacks?
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    Original Xbox HD cable?

    Does anyone know where I can find the original Microsoft-brand Xbox HD cable, with the component video and optical audio out? I can't find it anywhere- a website link or store would be appreciated!
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    A8N32: PCI-E Frequency and NB/SB K8/NB Clocks question

    Yeah, I didn't really have a clue what PEG link was, so I left it alone...I'll try disabling it and OC again. I've been trying HTT mult @ 3X with 280 FSB, and 4X with ~250 FSB...not stable, but now that I think about it the instability was all video card related... so that's encouraging. I...
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    A8N32: PCI-E Frequency and NB/SB K8/NB Clocks question

    I have the Asus A8N32 motherboard, and I'm trying to OC my Venice 3500+. I can't get it stable OC'ing, and I'm curious what I should be running the NB/SB and K8/NB frequency and multipliers at. I've OC'ed other Athlon 64 processors, but these new settings on this NF 4 SLI PCI-E mobo kind of...
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    1 GB (2 x 512) or 2 GB (4 x 512)?

    Do you have the PC3200 C2 memory, or something a little higher end, like XL or LL? I can't get my 4x512 setup stable at any voltage from 2.6-2.9, even with looser timings. Right now I have to run my memory @ 166 mHz just for my computer to be stable.
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    1 GB (2 x 512) or 2 GB (4 x 512)?

    So, here's my choices: currently I'm running my 3500+ Venice @ 250x11, 2.73 gHz, 2 GB memory on the 133 divider, ~166 mHz, 2-3-2-6 timings. With 1 GB memory, I could run the chip @ 220 x 11, 2.4 gHz, 1:1 on the memory @ 3-3-3-8 timings. With the memory divider, I've run the CPU @ 295x10...
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    1 GB (2 x 512) or 2 GB (4 x 512)?

    I have two sets of Corsair TwinX 3200 C2 (so 4 x 512 MB sticks) in my Asus A8N32 motherboard. In CPU-Z, the memory timings are listed as 157 mHz (DDR 314, roughly), timings 2-3-3-7. Looking on Corsair's forums, I found out this is due to the memory revisions and type of chips not matching, so...
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