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    Hello -- Please close my mistakenly posted second thread here...

    Hello -- Please close my mistakenly posted second thread here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1887935 Thanks!
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    Anyone have the thinkpad tablet II?

    I hear that the USB port can't power portable hard drives or external optical drives other than the DVD burner that Lenovo sells as an accessory. Anyone here tested this?
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    Samsung 500T // Clover Trail review

    Good to know. Thanks.
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    Samsung 500T // Clover Trail review

    One thing that does indeed bog down my ARM Android tablet and on my Galaxy Nexus is downloading bit torrent file transfers at 500 kB/s and faster. Could this be what the Gizmodo guy was referring to? Many mid to higher end ARM devices do indeed become nearly unusable under such circumstances...
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    Samsung F4EG

    SilentPCReview.com has their review up now: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1076-page5.html
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    Samsung F4EG

    Excellent points to read for people who seem to be only interested in printed specs and not real world performance...
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    Samsung F4EG

    Nobody is talking about 7200 rpm drives or slightly shorter access times in this thread at all. That's not the point... ;) --In addition, an array like that is going to take far more power to keep cool than an array of slightly slower drives that use less power and generate less heat and...
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    Samsung F4EG

    Western Digital actually went out of their way to recommend against using some of their drives for RAID due to problems that they have when configured as such. Many of the users experienced these issues. As far as long term reliability, Samsung seems to have a better record in the last few...
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    Samsung Story Issue

    Other than making sure you've tried a couple of different USB cables for the potential easy fix... If either of you is handy, it may be worth opening the case up and connecting the drive directly to a SATA connector on one PC's motherboard if you have that option. I'm making the assumption here...
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    Samsung F4EG

    Wait for the Samsung F4 Ecogreen drives. They will supposedly draw almost 1/3 less power than even the existing F3 and the F3 already wins against the WD20EARS according to this review: http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_caviar_green_2tb_review_wd20ears The Samsung drives also, in...
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    NEW Version of Zotac H55ITX w/ USB 3.0 Coming Soon

    Yep, I had one of the earlier ones. That's why I said that I was no fan of Zotac in my first post. I had the same issues, but the board didn't die on me. It just wouldn't wake up if it went to sleep. It was a gaming system though with a 4770 in an SG05 case, so the wake/suspend issue wasn't...
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    NEW Version of Zotac H55ITX w/ USB 3.0 Coming Soon

    That's true, Jeremy. I was really talking about products directly available to system builders/enthusiasts like us.
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    NEW Version of Zotac H55ITX w/ USB 3.0 Coming Soon

    I'll add to this that I've had 3 Gigabyte boards that have actually flat-out died on me--including my last DS3 board that had its chipset overheat and fry the surrounding components. There have been plenty of issues with Gigabyte that have forced them to make running changes to their ATX and...
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    NEW Version of Zotac H55ITX w/ USB 3.0 Coming Soon

    I will quote your original statement AGAIN. If this doesn't imply that you don't think that anything Zotac produces can "answer" or even challenge something produced by Gigabyte, then I'm really at a loss when trying to communicate with you... I'll stand by my original statement that says that...
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    NEW Version of Zotac H55ITX w/ USB 3.0 Coming Soon

    I think that your bad experiences are clouding your evaluation of the actual reach of their ITX products. I can guarantee you that they have sold more mini-ITX boards for mid to high-end processors than any of the competition so far--and possibly a number of Ion-ITX boards to be some serious...
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    NEW Version of Zotac H55ITX w/ USB 3.0 Coming Soon

    I just saw yesterday that Zotac is coming out with a new mini-ITX to answer the Gigabyte USB3 board that is out: MaximumPC.com Link HotHardware.com Link From Maxumum PC's article: "Zotac seems to have squeezed everything it could onto a board with limited real estate. Builders will find two...
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    HTPC/Gaming Build (H55N-USB3 w/ AXP-140 Cooler) *pics*

    Great to hear about the Eco series memory guys. Thanks for the update. I may very well be using these boards both in my HTPC/gaming rig and in my new all-purpose server/NAS system that I'll be building this fall.
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    HTPC/Gaming Build (H55N-USB3 w/ AXP-140 Cooler) *pics*

    Any updates on this build? I'm especially interested in whether the G.Skill Eco memory works well with this board. Thanks.
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    Apple's iPhone on the T-Mobile network as soon as this fall

    You may be right, but I own part of a small phone company / ISP in rural Illinois and we had T-Moblile service extended from DeKalb, IL to our little town of only 11,000 where we're headquartered and we complained to T-Mobile about the spotty service. They responded within 6 months with a new...
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    Apple's iPhone on the T-Mobile network as soon as this fall

    T-Mobile's HSPA+ network will likely be more widely deployed at the end of this year and, in practice, may end up being faster than Sprint's 4G network: http://www.mobilebusinessbriefing.com/article/t-mobile-to-accelerate-hspa-rollout-in-2h10...
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    Let's discuss Blu-ray playback quality

    I recall reading somewhere that the 8000 series Nvidia chipsets don't have the full compliment of video processing capability of the 9000 and 200 model lines. This may be manifesting in the way that they are able to make use of PureVideo HD as well as how they utilize renderers like Haali... I...
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    FCC Declares CableCARD a Failure

    I saw the cablecard thing coming as soon as the big TV manufacturers stopped making cablecard an installed feature in their HDTVs a couple of years ago. Anyone should have seen this writing on the wall when they started to make network connections and Internet apps the big installed feature...
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    FCC Declares CableCARD a Failure

    It's also possible that the Dish and DirecTV people will become content clearinghouse/providers for smaller broadband companies. The smaller companies that can;t afford to purchase content more directly will stream Dish content over their networks to more remote areas that are not covered by...
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    I-INC 25" LCD $150, 28" 250

    Just a word of caution about the I-Inc monitors. A TD employee told me that they have almost a 25% return rate. He told me this as I was asking about what to get as an exchange replacement for my sister who's I-Inc 25-inch arrived DOA...:(
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    Google Buys Ad To Explain Offensive Image

    Yes, I can actually name for you people who's family members were slaves. People who are alive today that lived through the legal segregation of the races in their lifetimes. You are forgetting that this "racism" thing was still actually legally institutionalized only 50 or 60 years ago in...
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    Google Buys Ad To Explain Offensive Image

    I'm sorry, but that is a ridiculous argument. Racism does NOT still exist because MINORITIES won't let it go. Are you kidding? No, seriously... Put aside COMPELETLY the job issue. Pretend that there was never any civil rights legislation or affirmative action. Racism is and would...
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    SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB $89.99 NO REBATE!

    These have been good drives for me. I purchased two back when they were at $99 each (for orders of 2+) and they serve as the media raid 1 array for my house. The ones I got are extremely quiet drives.
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    Wired’s Evan Ratliff Found After 25 Days

    Only if nobody had actually found him for that amount. Dude, for $500k, Bill Gates himself would have been looking for him--and he would have lasted about 15 minutes... LOL! :D
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    Now that we have the 5 series ATI cards, how do they compare to nvidia HDMI Audio?

    Ah, but instead of asking, you simply assumed... ;)
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    Now that we have the 5 series ATI cards, how do they compare to nvidia HDMI Audio?

    Snowknight26-- You MUST learn to read... "I have h.264 MKV and VC1 versions, both with multi-channel audio, of Planet Earth ripped to my hard drive that my Radeon 4850 and 4670 cards had absolutely no problems with whatsoever using MPC-HC several months ago." Where in there did you...
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    Need help setting up harmony remote to control W7MC via Hauppauge PVR150 IR

    Gotta agree with this 100%. I have a true Microsoft MCE remote and IR receiver that I've been using through all of my upgrades from the first iteration of XPMC through to my current Windows 7 build and it's been perfect the entire time. It was definitely worth the investment--though I did get...
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    Now that we have the 5 series ATI cards, how do they compare to nvidia HDMI Audio?

    I have h.264 MKV and VC1 versions, both with multi-channel audio, of Planet Earth ripped to my hard drive that my Radeon 4850 and 4670 cards had absolutely no problems with whatsoever using MPC-HC several months ago. If there's any valid issue at all that may be happening with the current...
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    help me choose parts for sff htpc!

    I used an 8200 board with a 4850e in my main HTPC for nearly a year (Asus) and replaced it with an Asus P5N7A-VM 9300 board and scavenged the e5200 dual core from my gaming rig and the 9300 definitely does a better job with video decoding quality than the 8200. I was going to get an Ion...
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    Now that we have the 5 series ATI cards, how do they compare to nvidia HDMI Audio?

    Who is going to be running a system with a 5000 series card that will need to depending on the GPU to accelerate flash video? That's pretty silly... Any 5000 series card will match or beat any the Nvidia high end cards for HTPC/Video use--and I use both companies' hardware in my PCs. You can...
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    [YourNewCase] SUGO ... 5! GO!

    Hey, what process and product did you use to paint the inside of your rig black? How well is it holding up?
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    [YourNewCase] SUGO ... 5! GO!

    That's kind of funny, because in an HTPC or a case without windows all I want is functional and (above all) quiet. The Nexus Value runs at an incredibly cool temperature, is super efficient and is absolutely the most quiet PSU I've ever owned---period. I couldn't care less what it looks...
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    [YourNewCase] SUGO ... 5! GO!

    If you use a Nexus Value 430 (as I have in one of my HTPCs) you may not need to extend the PSU outside the case as it has a smaller enclosure than that of most ATX PSUs: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556089490.html Plus you have the added benefits of excellent performance, efficiency and...
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    Shakira Supports File Sharing

    ...And I support Shakira... :D
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