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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    I dont see the point when I am pulling less than 400W.
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Ok I found the PS. Its a OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W I know I need Ivy Bridge for PCI 3. If I decide to upgrade to Ivy Bridge I will be good to go.
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Thats why I love Hard forum.. always saving me money. Thx Tsuyoi. New build.... ASUS P8Z68-V $190 i5-2500K $220 G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) $80 Total $490
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Here is my build.... ASUS P8Z68-V $215 i5-2500K $220 G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) $85 Total $520 Thoughts? Suggestions?
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    Thx for the input. I think Im going to go with the i5-2500k. I dont know the PSU brand off hand but it is a good one :D The case is a Lian Li PC-A05.
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    Need new CPU/MB/Mem

    What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming and Photoshop 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $700 including tax and shipping 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Houston TX. I...
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    I got my LianLi PC-A05B ! it's Small!

    Jelly, try it both ways but I think you will get better results with it blowing in.
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    I got my LianLi PC-A05B ! it's Small!

    eurin, here is how I have mine setup. I did a TON of testing to come up with this layout. It may seem weird that the top blows in but tried it both ways and the temp dropped by 2 degrees with it blowing in. I dont think you need the bottom fan. I also cut a hole in the front (i think...
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    Fooling around with servers and need some help mounting them.

    They need to come from HP(or 3rd party that fits HP). Check ebay and make sure they fit a G5(G6 and G7 may not fit). The easiest thing to do would be to call HP and say you need a DL380 G5 rail kit.
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    Trying to build a quiet pc

    My recommendation for a quiet build is Noctua fans. My 4 year old build is still as quiet as the day I built it. With the Noctura fans you will either hear the hard drive (can be very annoying) and/or the video card…To quite them down I recommend putting sound dampening foam inside of the...
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    Home server

    Im in the process of building a home server and need some advice on how to use it. Im think of using Windows home server as my OS (Objections)? My wife has Apple products and I have PC products and I want to be able to backup both and stream to both as well as steam to my TV. What is the best...
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    Boxee box. Just got one.

    Im in the process of building a home server (WHS) and want to get a Boxee to stream content to my TV. Has anyone tried this? any alternatives?
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    VE728Q vs. HP ZR24W

    Ive been lurking in the display forum for over a week and I am also considering the HP ZR24W IPS. I pretty much have the same needs as you and it sounds like the best choice. I am just concerned about FPS gaming. Does anyone here game with this display?
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    Time to upgrade

    Thanks Sesquipedal, I came to the same conclusion ...thank for confirming. Right now I am considering the HP ZR24w 24-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor . I would prefer to not go Dell.
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    Time to upgrade

    I’ve been reading posts the past few days but I’m still undecided (confused) on which monitor I want. Maybe you guys can help me. • Use -Gaming 50% - want fast response and low lag…. 3D might be cool (maybe) -Workstation 50% - I use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D modeling...
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    Need new HDD or SSD

    Thanks for the quick replies. I cant RAID with my current setup and dont think I will want RAID when I upgrade. Ive been trying to find a 150 gb SSD under $200 but I have had no luck. I might be willing to drop that requirment to 120 gb if I can find that for under $200. The search...
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    Need new HDD or SSD

    I need to upgrade my main drive. I currently have a 74GB raptor (old). I want to spend under $200 and only need about 150 GB because my storage is external. The box is used for mostly for gaming and some Photoshop/Illustrator. I want the most speed for my buck. My current system is...
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    New build , High Budget($5000) , Please suggest

    I work with some animation software also and gaming... If I was building a rig and had $5000 to spend I would build a dual xeon system. Your render times would be insanely fast and you would have all the processing power you could need for gaming for the next 5 or more years. This system would...
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    New build , High Budget($5000) , Please suggest

    What kind of animation software do you use?is it 3d rendering? I think this could really change your build.
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    Build for my bro

    Thanks for the help! here is the new build... 955 / gigabyte $238 Antec 300 from amazon for $49.99 4gb Gskill 1333 $95
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    Build for my bro

    It’s been a while since my last build so I have been out of the loop. I need help with this build for my brother. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc gaming mostly/web/school work 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included...
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    Do you live in Texas?

    another houstonian here... i will will check it out
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    savage 2 now free to play

    The melee mech has changed with the recent patch(just released along with game now free) so you should fire it up again and try it out. New players do much better with the new melee and it is harder for good players to own. now that the game is free most players are new so good players are kind...
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    savage 2 now free to play

    I did too but I don’t mind. Savage 2 is a great game so I don’t mind paying for something I play so much. The 30$ bucks I paid initially is nothing and was well worth it. I am happy to see it is free now because that means more players will be online.
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    savage 2 now free to play

    I been playing this game for a while and it is now free to play. Nothings cheaper then free!
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    did I do good?

    That'll do, pig.That'll do
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    what to do with my old gaming rig

    lol, this would go to my older brother who has never owned his own computer. I have no idea how computer savvy he is (he might not know how to turn it on for all I know). My 15 year old younger brother is into gaming PCs and has done a good job of upgrading his on parts with a little help from...
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    what to do with my old gaming rig

    I don’t really know how to use it as a media PC. I play movies with my DVD player and music with my new rig. It looks like I have one vote to give it to my bro. That might be cool if I can get him to play online games with me and younger brother. I dont know if he would really use it. If...
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    Underrated online games

    I have the most underrated recent game...Savage 2 I love this game and can’t stop playing but last night there was a grand total of 20 people online. It ranges between 20 and 100 most nights (mostly closer to 20). The game mixes RTS with FPS.
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    what to do with my old gaming rig

    I don’t want to use it as a server - runs to hot, uses to much energy, to noisy, ect. I don’t want to sell it – I will not get money back and to much hassle. Right now I’m thinking of giving it to my bother and calling it a day. The only problem is he will need a new video card and I don’t...
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    I got a new computer for my birthday... without graphics cards :(

    Mortagen, I dying to see some pics...please post!
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    Savage 2 On Steam $5 Off

    Savage 2 has been buring up a lot of my afternoons lately. Well worth the $25 bucks.If you like FPS or RTS (i like both) you will like savage 2.
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    What are you playing today? THREAD

    savage 2 - one of the best games ive ever played. the only downside is that it has a small player base. I play daily.
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    What does Vista do better than XP?

    I use Vista64 at home on my gaming rig and I use XP64 at work. Almost every day at work I think man I wish I had Vista at work. Why: mostly small things like thumbnails show on the desktop, very fast search and the new address bar in Explorer helps me to navigate more quickly. Things are...
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    A Server for a small company....

    Why are you guys recommending Dell servers? HP is the worldwide leader in server sells and there is a reason for that. I recommend just getting an entry-level HP.
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    Taking VHS to DVD

    Why go though the hassle of doing this yourself. For the same price or less you can pay a service company to this for you. They will get the best quality out of the tapes and you can get special orders (like highlights). We had ours converted at a local place: here -
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    Best bang for buck quiet 120mm fans

    I also have 4 Noctua 1200RPM fans in my A05a and I don’t regret spending the money. They are dead silent (3 months no problems).
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    After 17 years, it has finally been accomplished.

    Watching that Battletoads video gave me a flashback… which caused me to have a seizure…which caused me to bite my tounge…
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    New Intel build

    I don't like when people post links to other threads but...
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    Q6600 or E8400: Which is more future proof?

    I think the lifespan of both processors is about the same. The E8400 is limited by having only 2 cores and the Q6600 is limited by only having 2.4GHz.You will be looking to upgrade at about the same time. Is there even such a thing as future proofing a gaming rig? By the way I went for...