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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    I'm running dual NVIDIA GeForceT GTX 560 4GB in SLI. I built the machine in 2011.
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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    Thanks!
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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    Thank you everyone for helping me out. I apologize for how scattered my earlier questions were, but I wasn't fully comprehending the information I was reading. Long story short; it appears that a single 1070 should be enough for my purposes. With a 1070 I can run three 1440p monitors and do...
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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    So, just to be clear; it is possible to run three 1440p monitors using a single GTX 1070 AND do some light gaming? I don't expect to run RotTR at 100fps on all three screens on Ultra settings. But it is possible to play that or similar games at "normal" settings, correct? If so, then would...
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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    Do you have to have GPUs in SLI in order to use them in the same computer?
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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice. I'm currently speccing out a new build and am hung up on whether a single 1070 is best for me, or if I should get dual 1060s. The problem is that my current setup has two graphics cards connected to three 1440p monitors and I don't know if a...
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    X99 Motherboard Help/Advice

    Thanks for all the help/advice people. Right now it seems that ASRock and ASUS are the two front runners. A couple of quick questions for the ASRock owners out there; Have you run into any issues regarding the fan headers? i.e. not enough connections, bad placement, etc.? Also, are the fan...
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    X99 Motherboard Help/Advice

    ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Hey everyone. Looking for a little advice on the above ATX X99 MBs, namely which one I should use as the basis of my new build. This is the first time I'm building on the X99...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    I want to thank everyone for all their help. After mulling it over in my head over the weekend, I've decided to pull the trigger and order the following: Case: Silverstone LC10B-E HTPC Case in Silver CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus H87M-PRO Micro...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    That's weird. HardForum keeps altering my bitly links by removing half the link info. Fixed it by pasting in the full Amazon link to the Kingston RAM in question.
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    Dangman, I mistyped about the fan. I know you mentioned the Arctic Cooling fans, I have no idea why I wrote Cooler Master. I must have been more tired than I thought. I get what you're saying about the RAM, but I like to have my RAM in pairs, so I've done a little more research and think I'm...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    Adding extra case fans was something I was thinking of doing, so I'm glad you mentioned it. However, I was looking at the Vantec Thermoflow, which is $2 cheaper than the Cooler Master you mention. Not a great savings, I know. But the Vantec has better ratings on the Egg so that's what I was...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    OK, so now I have a pretty good idea of my build list and would like opinions on the components. You can see the full list on PC Part Picker here, but for those who want it inline, the HTPC is as follows; CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus H87M-PRO Micro...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    Dangman, Awesome, detailed advice! I really appreciate it. Your thoughts on the CPU are tracking my own, I just didn't know enough about the processor differences to make up my mind until you explained them. Based on your advice, I'm switching to the i3-4130. I understand your criticism...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    So, after much research today I've come up with the beginnings of a build list. However, I have one glaring omission. A motherboard. What I'm looking for is a good micro ATX board that has very good onboard audio. Here's where my build currently stands: Case: SilverStone LC10E CPU: Intel...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    OK, after some research I think I have narrowed my case options to the Lascala series of cases from SilverStone. Specifically, the LC 10-E, 13-E, 17 or 20. I haven't made a decision on which of those four would be "best" for me, but at least I now have some cases in mind. So, now I'd like to...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    SheHateMe: I'd love to give some parts that I'm looking into, but the real roadblock for me seems to be the case. Once I have a case in mind then it shouldn't really be too hard. I was originally thinking the SilverStone GD07B or the Fractal Design Node 605, but both of them are nearly 17.4"...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    Hey all, 18 months ago I came to this board asking for advice on my very first HTPC build. You can find that thread here, but the end result has been an HTPC that has been absolutely flawless for me and my family. So much so, that my lovely wife is insisting that we install another HTPC in...
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    Best method for renaming and organizing files for XBMC

    So I've downloaded and begun using MCM and for my movies it's awesome. However, I've run into a bit of a problem with TV DVDs that I can't seem to figure out and I'm hoping someone here can help me out. My kids have a bunch of DVDs of their favorite TV shows (Yo Gabba Gabba, Ni Hao Kai Lan...
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    Best method for renaming and organizing files for XBMC

    I should have been more clear. My current filing system isn't as clear-cut as I made it seem in the example below. My filename for the Muppet movie is actually "The Muppets" and doesn't include the year of release. I'm hoping a media manager will properly rename my files for XBMC and then put...
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    Best method for renaming and organizing files for XBMC

    I currently keep all my movie files in a single folder but I understand that XBMC prefers to have each movie in a separate folder within the main "Movies" container folder. For example; my current organization is; Movies/The Muppets (2012).avi And XBMC prefers: Movies/The Muppets (2012)/The...
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    Best method for renaming and organizing files for XBMC

    Hey All, After completing my very first HTPC build (thread here) I am ready to install XBMC as my front-end. However, I'm a little stuck on how to properly rename and organize all my movie files that are currently stored on my NAS. I've been ripping my DVDs for years now (over 1,000) and...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    So, just to keep this thread as up-to-date as I can, I've ordered the following parts and am planning on putting it all together this weekend or next week. Thank you everyone for all your advise and support, it was all greatly appreciated. Once I have this baby put together I'll probably need...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    I've played with Win8 and I liked it a lot. Not a Vista2, but more like a nice upgrade from Win7 with "touch" capabilities built in. And Metro is very nice for HTPC use. Here's what I've found for Win8 spec's (which, as far as I can tell are the same as Win7): CPU with 1 GHz 20 GByte Hard...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    A few questions/observations: My original assumption was that once Win8 was released I would upgrade from Win7. That was my thinking when I spec'd out the Z68 MoBo, 128GB HDD and 16GB RAM. Am I wrong in believing having extra "oomph" can only help me? With the understanding that I plan on...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    officer921 and Danny Bui: You both are making very good points and I'm finding it difficult to make a decision because of your convincing reasoning. On the one hand the i3-2125 is powerful enough for an HTPC and will run videos perfectly well with low power and heat. On the other hand, for...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    So, after looking around on my own and taking into account officer921's excellent advice, I came up with the following: Case: SilverStone GD50B - $88 Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z68 (GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3) - $119 CPU: Intel Core i3-2125 - $148 PSU: SeaSonic X series SS-400FL - $130 RAM: G.SKILL...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    Hey all, Long story short, after 4 years of solid, everyday use, my Maingear Axess HTPC has given up the ghost. I really loved my HTPC so now I'm looking to replace it with a new one, but I can't seem to find what I really need from a ready-made system. Especially since no one offers an...
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    Custom Built PC Sites

    I would recommend Maingear PC also. I ordered my new $2K computer from Maingear on Friday which is going to replace an almost 4 year old Maingear, which I wrote about on these forums here. Now, I understand I could have done a little better building my own, but I'm buying this rig for...
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    Good wireless printer?

    If you can scrounge up the extra $15 then I'd recommend the Canon MP620 over the Lexmark. This is for two very good reasons. One, the Lexmark uses two ink cartridges (black and color) while the Canon uses four (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) which means you don't need to replace the entire...
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    Dell or Planar?

    Well, after much deliberation and hand wringing, I finally placed my order for the Planar. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. Once it arrives I'll come back and write of my experiences so anyone else who's interested in it can have just one more thing to read and confuse...
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    Dell or Planar?

    It would be awesome if you could. Not for me specifically, but I'm sure other people would be interested in knowing if these guys were legit.
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    Dell or Planar?

    JaguarSKX: Thanks for the link. I'd buy from Provantage if it weren't for my two $25 coupons and 3% cash back card for buying from Amazon. That means that this time Amazon works out a bit cheaper for me. BTW, when's the next steak night? :p
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    Dell or Planar?

    I just found the Planar at PCPowerShop for $686.40. I've never heard of them and I'm pretty sure that a deal this good is too good to be true, so I won't buy from them. Has anybody ever heard of them or ordered from them? ResellerRatings doesn't have them in their database and I can't seem to...
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    Dell or Planar?

    I'm trying to decide between the Dell 2709W and the Planar px2611w. Right now the main differences I see between these two are; Planar is IPS, Dell is PVA Planar costs $837.67, Dell costs $699 (limited time, otherwise $899) Other than that I don't really see too much of a difference. I...
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    What brand of HTPC?

    OK, so I've done some more research and I believe that CrimandEvil is correct in his recommendation that I get my HTPC without cablecard and just get a second STB and the HD PVR. I truly hate this solution because of it's all-around clunkiness and the fact that the cable providers can disable...
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    What brand of HTPC?

    Thank you for the list of HTPC makers who can do cablecard, that will really help me out! Thanks for the heads up about CEDIA. I think I can wait until after CEDIA to get the HTPC, if only so I know what might be coming down the line. I have Time Warner digital cable, so I do need the...
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    What brand of HTPC?

    I apologize for my thickheadedness. I did see the HD PVR from your first post but I disregarded it because it doesn't take digital signals. If I were willing to take the component signal to my flatscreen TV I could certainly see using it, but since I'm paying buku bucks for a 50"+ HDTV I want...
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    What brand of HTPC?

    CrimandEvil: I did read those links and they were greatly appreciated. Helped me understand that I actually needed a cablecard enabled HTPC because I only watch HD programming if I watch TV at all. However, the HTPC will need to sit in an A/V rack in a (well ventilated) closet with my other...
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    What brand of HTPC?

    I've been looking over the VM choices and no matter how I configure the machine it's almost always about $700 more than AVA or Maingear. I can't seem to reconcile in my head that a cablecard is worth $700. I wonder if Maingear or AVA would be able to install a cablecard if I call and request...
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