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    build a new computer

    What kind of budget are you on?
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    Bitcoin Discussion Thread

    Hmmm I might even sell my beloved Sapphire 5870...she has run so beautifully though. Would anybody be interested in buying it?
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    What does everyone use for stress test/benchmarking?

    Great, just what I was looking for guys. Thanks for your input!
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    What does everyone use for stress test/benchmarking?

    ***Disclaimer: This might be in the wrong forum, mods feel free to lock/move if need be. I built my first rig about a year and a half ago. Used Prime95, Furmark, SuperPi, and another I cant remember to actually stress the system. I used CPU-Z, Speedfan, Coretemp and GPU-Z to monitor...
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    GUIDE - MDPC-X SLeeving of individual Cables! by Kamaster

    This is the best guide I have ever seen to sleeving! This deserves to go into the hall of fame for stickies :P But seriously good work and thank you so much for your guide!
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    Scratch Project: Acronym (mITX XBMC HTPC)

    UNNNGGGHHHHH!!!! I get on the Worklog thread everday hoping to see something like this :) Awesome work so far, I only wish I could do CNC work like this :D Keep it up and looking forward to updates!!!
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    Undecided on Case for SLI SB build

    I have an 800D...if you are going with air cooling then this case isn't for you. Well...unless you want to add about 6 more fans lol. The case comes set up with 3 fans I believe but they are pretty cheap. Don't get me wrong, the case is stinkin beast but if your going air cooled route, there...
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    ATI Radeon - Next Hardware Generation?

    Yeah seriously! It'll be cool watching what all happens over the next decade in the tech world. :D
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    ATI Radeon - Next Hardware Generation?

    Oh yeah definitely! I meant that the wall will be in die sizes rather than clock speeds. We can only go so small before the atoms themselves start compounding on each other and then poof your transistors don't work anymore :P Although there is supposed talk of 3-D transistor layouts! Gets me...
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    Is there a "best" case fan out there?

    haha thats why i put best in quotes. I just wanted to get some opinions on what all is out there. Thanks for the input!
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    Is there a "best" case fan out there?

    Simple question, what is the "best" case fan out there? Basically just maximize the airflow without sounding like a jet engine. I will need about 6 120mm fans to go in a case. Thanks in advance
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    ATI Radeon - Next Hardware Generation?

    This is exactly right. We will eventually hit a wall that die shrinks will no longer be feasible. Actually just finished a course in VLSI that explains what happens on the atomic level for CPUs/GPUs...kinda sad but we will hit a wall in about 10 years if not less. Then all we can do is start...
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    Thermal Compound Round-Up

    ^Exactly, and man is it amazing to see a difference when it isn't applied correctly :p
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    Two Razer mice are dead ... other brand suggestions?

    I have been buying Logitech mice/keyboards for over a decade. You simply can't go wrong. Good decision :)
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    MSI Barebone System Give-Away

    I don't really like the stuff...just want a free one :P
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    Smaller Mid Tower case suggestion

    Oh man, this is tough, other than the Cooler Masters that Kain posted I can only find a few. The numbers in parenthesis are the heights. Right at 18" Antec 300 http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjQ= In Win Track http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108380...
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    NVIDIA GeForce 3-Way SLI and Radeon Tri-Fire Review @ [H]

    Really well written article! Thanks for giving me a good 15 minute break at work :)
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    AWESOME company for unique and practical cable management stuff

    I did the exact same thing when I saw "CPU-holders" ...le sigh
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    Corsair Vengeance™ 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Drawing

    The heat sinks look cool
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    Picking a GPU for my first build

    This is very true. An unlocked/overclocked 6950 2GB will be the best bang for your buck by far.
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    Best monitors for nVIDIA surround and 3D?

    Haha yes...plus i read some reviews (including one over at anandtech) and it looks like the tech is actually maturing really well. I usually don't grab the newest tech until it becomes industry standard but i'm really itching for some 3D surround haha! Edit: Oh and thanks for the link!
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    Best monitors for nVIDIA surround and 3D?

    Hey guys, I am looking for a good monitor that can be used for surround and 3D gaming. I've found a couple of monitors that seem to be able to do the trick but I wanna get some input on it. Price isn't a deciding factor (unless it is ridiculously overpriced haha) Here are a few I have...
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    You sir... are freaking MacGyver haha! That is actually a really good solution to it, sometimes it is too easy to overlook the simple solution :p
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    Do you know if the LEDs were surface mount or through-holes? It could be as simple as desoldering/soldering new ones in
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    1000W PSU for 2600k/580 SLi rig

    Yeah my concern wasn't so much between the 3GB and vanilla as it was going SLI
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    XFX Black Edition PSU Drawing!

    Yes, I like very much! Very nice!
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    1000W PSU for 2600k/580 SLi rig

    Hey everyone, I am finishing up a new build and was wondering if the PSU i have (see link below) will be enough for now and future upgrades. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056 What I have now: ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Mobo SB 2600k (will be OC'd to...
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    New Intel build...580 or 590?

    Yeah the option of a 590 has been dropped. After reading several reviews (including the [H] review on here), it seems the 590 is an unoptimized card that is just out for bragging rights haha. My friend purchased my 580 so now I am just waiting for the 3GB version and I'll be set :)
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    I definitely will, it should be here on the 27th so I'll update this after it is hooked up
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    Coolest looking (affordable) cases?

    Here is a pretty cool looking case. I have a friend who has added plenty of fans/lights and it looks really impressive, he keeps his temps nice and low too. Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108376&Tpk=In%20Win%20Dragon%20Rider PM me with any questions...
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    Oh nice, and I do like it in black better since it'll definitely flow better with my case. Thanks for the find Zepher, ordered one :)
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    New Intel build...580 or 590?

    Yeah I haven't heard too much good news about the 590 either. So I already ordered a 580 ...yesterday. But oddly enough I just had a friend fry his 470 and he is looking for a 580 so I'll probably just sell him mine when it comes in. As far as the 3GB 580 goes are there any other brands...
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    Are you talking about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995011 My only concern would be if this is a 20 watt total or 20 watt per channel. The fans I will be running are: 6 - 120mm @1900rpm 2 - 140mm @1500rpm and a few more sizes running at various...
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    HAF X + 2600K + Triple GTX 580 Water Cooled

    I know the feeling, I've been working on a new rig for almost a month now and it is killing me! Kudos on the sleeeving job, looks super professional. Also, what type of rad setup are you using (push/pull)? Can't tell from the picture but that's what it looks like. Those are pretty good...
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    I didn't know you could do that! Thanks for the tip!
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    New Intel build...580 or 590?

    Oh trust me, if I had the money to make a surround gaming environment I would. My problem is I have already dumped close to 2500 dollars in computer components for this build (ordered a GTX 580 yesterday). If I am going to go surround, I would like to have high quality screens. It is...
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    Fan controller for 10+ fans???

    Is there a fan controller out there that can control up to 12fans? Just an explanation of where I am getting these seemingly ridiculous numbers is below: Push/Pull triple rad setup - 6 fans Pull double rad setup - 2 fans Case intake/exhaust fans - 4 fans An option would be using two...
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    XFX Radeon HD 6990 Drawing!

    The fact that it is dual GPU :D
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    New Intel build...580 or 590?

    Ok gotcha! I am actually really familiar with Anand and the tech reviews there. Thanks for your super helpful replies. Hopefully you will be seeing me in the worklog section in a few weeks :)
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