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    New system buuild for Photoshop and some gaming

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Lots of hi-res image scanning and manipulation. Frequently multiple images at once, along with multiple apps running simultaneously. I'm a multitasking whore. A half dozen or more Firefox windows open at the same...
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    Need Q9550 or i7-920 build recommendations

    Am wanting to put together a new system. I have some components cannibalized from other purposes that I plan to use. Performance is more important than budget, but at the same time I am not an overclocker or an XTREEM L33T user. ;) I am an impatient son-of-a-BLEEP. I hate waiting for my...
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    Which honkin' desktop replacement?

    Gettin' me a lapt....err... brick. Weight, mobility, and battery life are less of a concern to me than horsepower, screen size and quality, and upgradeability. I'll be taking it to and from my office, but not daily. Uses will be heavy Adobe CS, folding, some gaming albeit not a major concern...
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    Hot Opterons!

    Dunno if this is normal or if I have a problem somewhere. Dual Opteron 246s. MSI K8T Master2 FAR mobo (nonstandard, so I have to use the heatsink/fans that come with the mobo) Case is this one: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-170-015&depa=1 In addition to...
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    Cheapie folders?

    Am thinking about throwing a few more boxes at folding. What's the best bet for a sub-$200 box for folding? I see IBM Intellistation M Pros on Ebay for $150-200 all the time. They're usually 667 or 733 PIIIs (dual capable) with 256-512MB RAM, 18GB SCSI drives. One of those plus $20-40 for a...
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    System Build Problem... Haaaalp!

    Man, I'm stumped on this one. My bits, pieces, and parts arrived from Newegg yesterday, so I plopped down last night to put it together. System as it currently stands: Motherboard: MSI K8T Master2 FAR CPU: 2x Opteron 246 RAM: 1GB Mushkin ECC Reg. PC3200 SATA 1: WD Raptor 74GB SATA 2...
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    Nocona review.

    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=noconaopteron&page=1 Yep, Intel swung mightily and blacked AMD's kneecap.... Pretty underwhelming for something that was supposed to leapfrog the Xeon over the Opteron... -Dan
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    Well, I bit the bullet...

    I'm gunna try building my own (crosses fingers). Just ordered from NewEgg: ATI RADEON 7000VE 32M DVI/TV $32.00 Cheap-assed throw-away vid card; I needed to have an extra so I can have this system up and running at the same time as my old system. Will ultimately take Radeon 9700 TX from...
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    New 800fsb Xeons.

    So.... How do you think a dual rig with the new 2.8Ghz Xeons (800fsb, 1MB L2 cache, DDR2 support, E64MT) would compare to a dual Opteron 246 rig? They're approximately the same price... According to the promo blurbs at Dell, the E64MT will allow these new Xeons to run 64-bit XP and other...
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    Second-guessing myself on which system...

    Ya know, the sheer amount of information to wade through right now when choosing a system to buy/build is daunting. Add to that the fact that the choices are not clear cut: Intel vs. AMD, XP vs. 64 vs. FX, Xeon vs. Opteron vs. MP... a lot of conflicting reports as well. I initially thought I...
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    Dual opterons, MSI K8T Master2: Which RAM?

    I'm a little cornfoozled on this one. Was thinking about buying a barebones dual opteron rig from adamant.com, but when I asked them the specs on the RAM they use, they said they will only build it with PC2100 DDR, claiming that PC2700 and PC3200 are not supported and unstable. Yet I'm seeing...
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    A different approach to dually...

    My Dell Dimension 4550 is feeling a bit long in the tooth, so I want a new box. I had built a dual Athlon 1800XP rig from scratch about 2 years ago, and I miss the responsiveness when multitasking. Unfortunately at this time I do not have the time nor the inclination to build another system...
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    Yet another annoying "what system shoud I get?" post

    So I want to buy a new system. Big difference between me and most others here is that I don't want to mess with building one myself. I built a dual-Athlon rig 2 years ago, and while it was an educational experience, it was more of a pain in the a$$ than I wish to endure again, not to mention...
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