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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    Wouldn't buy from dream-seller if ppl are still buying these. One month out w/ a DOA monitor. sent the monitor back (cost me $100 shipping usps w/ tracking). all I got was a full refund when I asked for a replacement. We negotiated that he'd pay for shipping if it was defective and I'd pay for...
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    1005ha batteries interchangeable?

    It looks to me as they are interchangeable. If I were to post again, the next question would be.. what websites would sell reliable 6-cell batteries that actually give you the rated mah >_< thx for the help
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    1005ha batteries interchangeable?

    Does anyone know if you can purchase a 1005ha-p battery and stick it in a 1005ha-e series? or even a 1005ha-v battery and stick it in? It seems that the higher quality battery on the 1005ha-p has a different voltage than the other models.. but all the other models seem to have the same voltages...
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    xonar/windows volume increments?

    thx for the help. here's a link to teh soln that worked for me http://www.saitekforum.com/showthread.php?t=9378
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    xonar/windows volume increments?

    Does anybody know how to adjust the increments that the volume goes up by? I use a saitek eclipse II keyboard and the volume seems to go up by 3 increments every time I push the button. Is there any way to change it to 1? sound card is an asus xonar stx if it matters
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    Best way to check overclock stability?

    I just play the games I wanna play at the settings I wanna play'em at... if all works, I'm happy... I use atitool other than that.
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    CS:S Character Identification Help..

    What I recommend is going in to spectate mode and watching the best players for a while. You might be smart enough to catch how different the good players are from the new ones... like controlling your fire, where to hold the crosshairs in anticipation of where the enemy pop out, how/when to...
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    eVGA GTX 260 Core 216 ...$130 SHIPPED! ($20 MIR)

    w/ the estimated ship dates... that warranty registration w/ evga is gonna be real tight... better reg it the day you get it.. or you get no warranty. just a heads up
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    evga and its warranties?

    alright i went in arms swingin and they offered me a one-time replacement :D thx guys.. one thing tho.. can anyone give me a picture of what the screws look like for the original heatsink? I think I found the screws that came with it... but i'm unsure of what the back side (side w/o heatsink on...
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    evga and its warranties?

    well.. problem being that i registered 2 months after and that i lost the original screws on the heatsink... I'm sure I coudl dig some up to screw it back on....
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    evga and its warranties?

    ah ok nevermind. I registered it after the 30 day registration period. My bad on that one
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    evga and its warranties?

    proof of purchase being the receipt that i sent them twice now? or do u mean they want me to keep that upc code off of the box for 2 years? b/c I def have the receipt uploaded as it is part of their registration process. and my product page under my evga account does say invoice uploaded
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    evga and its warranties?

    Mainly asking for advice here... but if i recall, even if evga doesn't replace for free, they at least offer you a repair cost right? My 8800gts, which was registered maybe 2-3 years ago, is artifacting. I did mod it with an hr-03 and it's stayed consistently under 80. I have the original...
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    eVGA GTX 260 Core 216 ...$130 SHIPPED! ($20 MIR)

    estimated delivery date 7/10 for me tho >_< I hope it comes earlier than that
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    IBT: application config problem?

    hmm.. i just ran orthos overnight on blend test and it seemed to be fine =\ any other things?
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    IBT: application config problem?

    I downloaded it a twice from guru3d and xtreme systems =\. The reason I'm stress testing it is b/c my comp keeps freezin out on l4d. I already changed my settings to no vertical sync, no AA, no multicore rendering, and some mod_0 thing (i forgot what it was). It fixed the "freeze every few mins"...
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    IBT: application config problem?

    does anyone know what causes this?
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    E8400 back to $119.99 at MC

    sold out in all the atlanta spots =\
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    8800gts 320 but smaller and less heat?

    oh dont' worry about airflow :D I got tons of extra fans and am fine at making fan mods. most importantly I want a platform that's quiet to begin with - good heat regulation. I'd rather deal w/ the case and external work than install a new heatsink. It can be as hot and game-powerful as it...
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    8800gts 320 but smaller and less heat?

    well... my budget goes to $200. and I run a 1920x1200 and a 1600x1200. the hd4850 looks pretty good at this point though.
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    8800gts 320 but smaller and less heat?

    I'm currently using an 8800gts 320mb. The card is doing fine, but I'm building an SFF system. Is there a video card that will do just as well if not better and do it passively? or extremely quietly? Right now I'm considering the asus gtx260 in .. matrix form? but it's not sold in the US yet...
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    noob to sff help?

    the last time I considered water cooling (maybe 4 years ago), it was too expensive and bad for mobility. If the technology has changed, I'd def take considerations... of course, I'd need to consider effort costs too .. esp b/c it'd probably be something unfamiliar to me. I do have to mention...
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    noob to sff help?

    how exactly does g43 and g45 affect these mobos btw? I'll be using a video card so I assume the difference won't matter?
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    noob to sff help?

    lol the ram slots don't concern me right now to be honest.. i only have 2x2gb right now.. do you think i'll require more in teh future? I figured that I'd need a new cpu or graphics card before I need 4 slots of ram
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    noob to sff help?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131353 k mobo chosen maybe.. any gripes w/ that one? I think i'll take the advice on the pci 2.0 and use my 8800gts until somethin more efficient comes out probably e8400 unless somethin else goes on sale...
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    noob to sff help?

    hopefully a last question.. but what if i wanted to output to my home theatre via hdmi... but I didn't want the vid card to put out all that heat... there's no easy way to swap to the motherboard onboard graphics to do that is there? Even if I had a second operating system that used onboard...
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    noob to sff help?

    hmm more ram slots would be nice, but 2x2gb is fine too. I'd like more than 2 SATA ports if possible.. firewire is not needed. esata - I forgot what it is.. but if it's that thing I can use to plug in an SATA hd from the outside w/o anything else.. then that'd be a plus.
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    noob to sff help?

    if it OCs and doesn't cost much more.. I'm game.. but I really could use a start on what mobos to look at... newegg has a couple hundred to look through as far as motherboards that'll support an e8400... oh where to start >< I do like the ones where the pci-e x1 is above the video card tho.. and...
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    noob to sff help?

    ya no overclocking is gonna be done unless i get super bored one day... I'm reading these wattage charts on these vid cards.. and it seems like the gtx260 will suck a lot more power than the 8800gts that i'm using right now.. which makes me think that the 8800gts is a much cooler card ... I...
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    noob to sff help?

    I take it that you're also saying that the 430watt nexus won't be much better since it's pretty close to 380? I honestly never intended on using the antec PSU anyway as I had a few bad experiences with their noise levels as it is. I guess it's a nexus vs corsair at this pt. So.. I'm still...
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    noob to sff help?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131288&nm_mc=AFC-Bensbargains&cm_mmc=AFC-Bensbargains-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA how will that mobo work? the nexus value sounds like a good deal to me. I'm going to take a risk w/ these gtx 260 power draw tests and assume that 65W (cpu) + 340ish...
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    noob to sff help?

    ok so this is what I'm looking at right now: cpu: e8400 case: uglybutt nsk3480 video card: gtx260 216 of some sort psu: corsair 620hx cpu heatsink: thermalright hr01 so right now I could use help on: 1) which motherboard for e8400? Probably can't get wifi, so I'd like it to be able to handle...
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    noob to sff help?

    now you got me wondering.. My current system is using an e6300 w/ 8800gts 320mb ... and just playing l4d can cause the fps to drop significantly... is it the cpu or graphics card? b/c I blamed it on the cpu... if an e8400 or such isn't going to be much of an upgrade, i might just migrate the...
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    noob to sff help?

    alright.. I'm not sure if I should edit the original post or make a new one.. just to keep the original one there: I'm looking to build a new system.. maybe dual or quad core.. can I get suggestions? I am a silentpc enthusiast.. but I do want some decent gaming components 1)case and Heat sink...
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    noob to sff help?

    ya.. I am considering that antec one that seems to have similar dimensions but a much better layout. only problem is that case is just so damned ugly... so so ugly compared to the silverstone. And they're priced similarly too >_< atleast with that one the psu is isolated (should stay pretty...
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    noob to sff help?

    p180 mini is too big unforunately. what'd u put in your sg03? I'm currently looking at e7400 and e8400 as they seem to be quite low on the watts. If I dremel a hole in the top of the case that should allow me to help with quieting the power supply's fans. The video card will be an issue... which...
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    noob to sff help?

    are there any good mobos w/ wifi in it?
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    noob to sff help?

    any recommendations for the cpu heatsink? I assume the video card's heatsink will be adequate for an SFF build? I'm thinking silentpcreview's setup is going to be more airflow friendly than mine =\ But I do see that the thermalright hr-03 is avail for it... hoepfully it'll fit :D Any chance...
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    noob to sff help?

    1) gaming, music listening, downloading, movie watching (by hookup to a big hdtv). and thinking about having a tv tuner in it. a) my emu-0404 + audigy 2zs was workin will up until the audigy2 broke. It was a good combo - one for gaming, one for music listening -if you know of a sound card that...
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    noob to sff help?

    I'm looking to build a new system.. maybe dual or quad core.. can I get suggestions? I am a silentpc enthusiast.. but I do want some decent gaming components 1)case and Heat sink - $200 a) should fit standard PSU.. i'd like to put a corsair unless there's somethin quieter b) I'd like something...
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