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    Built many PCs before, looking to build a new one.... lost....

    Hey, Looking to build a new PC for home use. I want to know your ideas and your tips on what components to use to build a good PC. I'm looking to build a Budget to Mid-Grade PC... I just need the best value CPUs, best value Motherboards, best RAM values (and brand/type), and best...
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    Bought new laptop... how to get rid of all junk ware?

    Hey fellas... I just bought a new laptop by Sony. There's a lot of junk ware on it and was wondering how to effectively get rid of it without having the Geek Squad at BB charge me an arm and a leg (149$) for it. I went into the program add/delete section of the control panel and I...
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    Getting the hair on the back of your neck to stand up...

    You guys got a sure fire way to get the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up? For me, it's always All American Rejects "It Ends Tonight" (acoustic). Of course there are many others, but every time I hear this song on my system and when I'm actually critically listening, I always feel...
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    New Sennheiser flagship?

    What's this I hear? Is Sennheiser really releasing a new flagship headphone? Man... if they do, this is surely going to be one expensive puppy and I'm sure everyone on headfi is going to be all over it. Is anyone here looking forward to it and thinking about picking one up? I think...
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    Just got the XTi... need some advice.

    Ok, so I got the XTi and I really really enjoy using this camera! Questions... 1. What does EF-S mean? 2. Can you recommend to me a good all-around lens (with IS) that has decent zoom, but not necessarily telephoto range? Thanks!
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    GF wants a Bose PC speaker system....

    So, the lovely gf commented that she liked the Bose Companion 3 speakers... I don't know what to do. With Christmas approaching and being short on time - should I get it for her or not? If she said that she wants it, I figured who am I to argue? Kinda sucks because they're real pricey at...
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    A sub for my brother for Christmas

    Alright fellas, I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything that might be obvious to some here but not me. I am looking for a subwoofer for my younger brother and I want it to be good. I know all about the Xsub, the Dayton. Are there other subs that you guys or someone you know...
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    What did you have to do for your audio gear?

    Another little topic that came into my head this morning... What did some of you guys have to do for your audio equipment? Like, did you have to work overtime a few days? Did you have to sacrifice getting something else instead? Did you stop going out to dinner for a few weeks?
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    Ogg Vorbis... stupid question

    Hey Guys, Stupid question, but where does Ogg Vorbis stand in the realm of lossy music? I have no experience with OV and was wondering if there is a reason why it's around (i.e. a better alternative to MP3). Thanks.
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    How satisfied are you with your audio system?

    How satisfied are you with your main system, your best audio system (for those who have more than one)? Be honest... The reason I post this poll is that I just came back from auditioning some speakers, amps, preamps, and turntables.... and you know that feeling (sometimes of inadequacy...
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    Sometimes it's about positioning your speakers...

    Sometimes it's all about positioning and getting the most out of our speakers. Too many times I've seen people incorrectly (and unknowingly) set their speakers in differing heights, misdirected above or below the listener's ear level, positioned (toe in) asymmetrically, or merely dumped in a...
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    You guys have experience with turntables?

    Anyone here has experience with turntables? If so, shout out some contenders as I am in full gear of searching for my own. Thanks fellas.
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    What's your most immediate audio upgrade?

    Guys and gals, I know we all have an ear for great audio reproduction. So, the question which begs to be answered is: What's next for you? What's your next audio move? Now, don't answer with something theoretical, something even mythical... let's see some real world answers...
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    Woo! I think I burnt my XFi!

    Several audioguys came by and we were just kicking around my system. We had this bright idea to use my PC as a transport to play CDs from and use the XFi digital out to stream into the PS Audio DAC. I was fiddling with the coax cable w/ 3.5mm adapter, plugged it into the XFi digital out...
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    Audiophiles and Videophiles.. I have a conundrum!

    Alright... 37" Westinghouse 1080P LCD for the PC system vs Perfect Chair Zero Gravity listening chair So, you all know why I want the LCD, but note that I am coming from a 24" Dell LCD, which is already plenty big for a computer monitor. But, I could use the extra size for when I watch...
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    DACs...

    Hey, Do you guys got any good DACs that you'd recommend to me for my system? I just auditioned the PS Audio Digital Link III DAC and it was a fantastic upgrade from stock Squeezebox analog outs! So I'm pretty sure I want to go with the PS Audio, but I want to know if anyone has...
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    Which audio rack?

    Need some opinions here.... These are $300 each, but I'm not sure which is better. The tripod one or the quad legged one? Thanks for the help! The VTI 304 or The VTI 404 BTW, I'm getting the black rack with silver frame.... just focus on the design... thanks!
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    Need Some Help here....

    Just wondering what is the better next step..... Do I clean my power with not only a voltage regulator, but also an AC-regenerator that brings back the AC through the wall into a true 60hz sine wave via the PSAudio P1000 PowerPlant ($1.5K used, $3K new)? Or.... Do I get a better source...
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    Looking for a good set of 5.1 speakers...

    I'm looking for a good set of 5.1 speakers. What I need is a decoder in it as I would like to connect a PS3 to it when I can get one. This will be mostly for the computer and should perform everything from music playing to games to movies. I'm looking at the Z5500 and the Gigaworks, but I...
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    Apple HiFi isnt that bad....

    ... compared to the other iPod speakers out there. I heard the HiFi today and I didnt think it was too bad.... actually, I found it to sound better than the Bose Soundock, Klipsch iGroove, or the other Logitech offerings. It was solid sounding... decent mids and decent highs. Didnt sound...
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    FYI: Logitech Z2300 is only $59.99

    Tiger Direct... Z2300 2.1 speakers... solid set! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068243&Sku=L23-6326&CMP=EMC-TIGEREMAIL&SRCCODE=WEM1066SS
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    Which speaker would YOU choose?

    I know this forum is for computer audio.... but for the meantime, I'm gonna be using my computer to output to some good speakers for some good 2-Channel stereo listening. I cant do hometheater 5.1 in my apartment at the moment and it is hard for me to sit down for 3 hours straight and watch a...
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    What do you guys think of the Logitech MX1000 laser mouse?

    Just looking for opinions? I am coming from an MX700 mouse and I have tried the MX1000 at the stores in my hand.. very nice fit. So, give me your opinions and a place to buy them for a good price. Thanks, Joey :D
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    Team 2405 appreciation thread! Pics, a poll, and comments about our baby!

    We all love the 2405! It is relatively cheap, offers massive real estate, and offers excellent picture quality! Only those who own the 2405 and those who wish to buy one should post here, no haters! J/K! :cool: Here is a pic of my 2405 next to my old Samsung 193P: I'll post...
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    Dell 2405, what is the regular warranty period?

    What is the regular warranty length for a Dell 2405? What does it cover and do you guys know how Dell deals with warranty issues - i.e. do they send you a new one (like an exchange) or would I have to send my lcd in to them, then they fix it?
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    2405 arrived scot-free... phew

    I was getting scared that my 2405 would arrive with dead pixels or a crack on the screen or perhaps a weird hum... thanks goodness, it's pristine! I ran a DPT (dead pixel test) and although at first I found what appeared to be 4 dead pixels, I was relieved to find out that it was just...
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    How I got the 2405 for $740 (or $660) - sharing time!

    I got the 2405 for $740 (actually lower, I'll tell you later). Here's the idea: - There are 2 divisions of Dell (3 actually, but let's focus on just 2); Dell Home and Dell Small Business. Why am I telling you this? Because there are 2 coupons (33% off and $60 of $500) that work only one and...
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    How I got the 2405 for $740 (or $660) - sharing time!

    I got the 2405 for $740 (actually lower, I'll tell you later). Here's the idea: - There are 2 divisions of Dell (3 actually, but let's focus on just 2); Dell Home and Dell Small Business. Why am I telling you this? Because there are 2 coupons (33% off and $60 of $500) that work only one...
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    Screen Dimensions of Dell's LCDs

    Does anyone know the actual dimensions of Dell's LCDs? It would be a lot of help to some people if we pooled our info together so people can see the exact screen dimensions of each of Dell's LCDs. By dimensions, I mean the actual height and width measurements in inches. Part of the...
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    Put in an order for the 2405

    Just put in an order for the 2405 for a real good deal ($700). Now, I know this has various inputs. 1. How do I have HD tv playing through it? 2. How do I connect consoles into it? 3. How do I connect future consoles to it? 4. How do I connect regular tv to it? THANKS!!!! Joey
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    PC Power and Cooling 425watt

    I just bought one for $65. Is this a good deal? I noticed after I bought it that it isn't the DELUXE version. Is there a big difference between these two versions?
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    Which high-end headphone do YOU want?

    This isnt about what I want, this is about what YOU want.... however, like any popularity contest, this poll *could* sway my final headphone pick. :) I'm going to post links to the afformentioned headphones: SA5000...
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    Logitech Z5300 (retail $199).... ONLY $79!!!!

    I cant help but let the whole forum know.... You have until 6/19 (Sunday) to jump on this deal! The store is Compuplus.com... I have dealt with them before and I got everything from them in no time flat and in great condition! Thats right... THIS IS NOT A TYPO! Logitech z5300 for a...
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    An alternative to the Promedia 2.1 and Altec 5021

    http://www.vonschweikert.com/fps_speaker.html Von Schweikert makes some nice 2.1 speakers... the sub may not extend as low as the promedias or the 5021 can though, as evident in the specs. However, it should sufficiently kill the two in midrange reproduction and highs. Another confusing...
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    26" DELL LCDTV to replace my Samsung 19" 193P??

    I have the Samsung 193P 19" LCD. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-001-156&depa=0 It's been very good to me and I think that it is one of the best 19" LCD on the market (in terms of design and quality, not to mention Samsung's excellent customer support). However, I have this...
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