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    Your GPU progression?

    Rage Pro Voodoo 3 3000 Geforce 2 Ultra Geforce 4 TI 4400 Radeon 9700 Pro Geforce 6600 GT Geforce 7800 GT Geforce 9600 GT Radeon 4890 Crossfire Radeon 6950 Geforce GTX 680 Radeon RX480
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    Your CPU progression

    P2 266 Slot 1 P4 1.4 Socket 423 P4 1.8 Socket 478 Athlon XP 2100+ Athlon XP 2500+ Pentium M 1.6ghz (laptop) Athlon 64 3200+ Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Core 2 Duo E7200 Phenom II X3 720 Core i7 2600k
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    Fresh OS install on new B3 MB's

    Just installed my B3 board about 25 minutes ago. Same thing with me, in fact Windows even lost my audio driver. Ended up calling MS to reactive Win7 too.
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    P8P67 vs P8P67 Pro

    That's pretty much it. Just to clarify the LAN on the Pro is from Intel, on the regular it's most likely Realtek. Also the regular lacks native eSATA ports, it appears it is only provided through a bracket.
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    Why do laptops have *good* AG coatings and desktops suck?

    @ Pultzar not to highjack the thread but where are you finding the U2410 for $450?
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    Your Motherboard history

    Dell Optiplex GX1 Dell Dimension 8100 Abit BD7II- Raid Asus A7N8X Deluxe Dell Latitude 8600 DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus P8P67 Pro
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    Asus P8P67 Pro PCIe lanes - Did I get it right?

    I'm trying to get a handle on the allocation of PCIe channels on my P8P67 Pro. Piecing together info from a few reviews and the manual I think I have figured it out. Does this look right? Hope this helps others. The board supports 3 different modes for the PCIe x4 slot. (Auto / X4 Mode / X1...
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    Your CPU progression

    Pentium II 266 Pentium 4 1.4 Willamette Pentium 4 1.8A Northwood Athlon T-Bird 900 Athlon XP 2100+ Thoroughbred B Athlon XP 2500+ Barton Pentium M 1.4 Banias Athlon64 3200+ Venice Athlon64 X2 3800+ Manchester Pentium E2180 Allendale Core2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale Phenom II X3 720 Heka i7 2600k Sandy...
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    Another nice thing about upgrading to SB...

    yep, using my 2+ year old Corsair TX750w. Brought it over from a C2D -> AM3 Quad -> SB 2600k
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    Sandy Bridge adopters -- post your new build.

    New Parts: Asus P8P67 Pro i7-2600k XFX Radeon 9650 Reused: Intel X25-M G2 160GB 2 x 2GB G.Skill DDR3-2000 Xigmatek HDT-1283 cooler Coolermaster HAF-232 case Corsair TX-750
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    Xigmatek AM2/AM3 bracket in stock in USA at the egg

    The ATI775 bracket is finally in stock so all the xiggy users like me can mount our heatsinks correctly without blocking memory slots. I'm excited that it's finally available stateside and wanted to share. :D
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    Shattered Horizon

    I was in the beta, I agree with the general sentiment that the game is not very good. Didn't hold my interest, not very fun at all.
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    nVidia/ATi need to serve it to Rockstar (GTA IV)

    I agree, and for the hard core pc gamer unfortunately that means games like Peggle, Diner Dash and the Sims2 are entry level games now a days. I know a ton of people, many admittedly female who adore flash web based games or other simple "addictive" games that look like products of the mid...
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    Overclocking w/ DFI boards... (is it really that hard?)

    I just jumped from an Ultra-D to the DK P35 board. While there are many more BIOS options, you have to keep in mind that they are "optional". To achieve a basic OC all you really need to do is change around 5-10 bios settings at most, nothing any more challenging than the NF4 line of DFI...
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    Motherboards with no legacy bullcrap

    I remember a few years back when Abit released a line of "legacy free" boards without PS/2 or Serial and Parallel. Everyone threw a fit because they wouldn't run their perfectly modern IDE drives or uber l337 PS/2 gaming mice. Same thing is happening right now. The number of people who...
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    3 Monitors?? what to do

    While I don't have first hand knowledge to argue either way on the current crop of boards, 10 years ago I was running a dual monitor setup with a voodoo 3 pci and onboard ATI graphics.... (ah nostalgia) My educated guess based on past experience is that this should work, however maybe someone...
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    Most Dissapointing game of 2007-08

    Quake Wars - I totally thought this would be a continuation of the BF2/2142 series but better story and more interesting. Demo turned me off, total arcade crap shooter game. Felt like Quake 3 outdoors. Bioshock was a great game but it gets an honorable mention for no re-playability. Once you're...
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    3 Monitors?? what to do

    I would get a mobo with built video and couple that with a x16 card. Plenty of motherboards are out now with either dvi, vga or both onboard.
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    9600 GT gives hints @ gtx performance?

    I think it will be more in line with the 6 series to the 7 series. Similar architecture but tweaked and optimized for a smaller manufacturing process.
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    Bit the bullet! Right Choice?

    WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! j/k You made the right choice. The only thing you could have done differently would have been to go with a eVGA 9600 and step up to a 9800GT or GTX. However that would have exposed you to some risk and probably cost a lot more money than you want to spend. You did the...
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    Will nVidia cease production of the 8800GT?

    My $0.02 is that the recent price cuts on the 8800GT are a means by which nvidia is clearing out old inventory. It's a firesale so to speak of what remains of their G92 cores as they move to the slightly revised G9x of the 9000 series. I could be wrong but I think just like when the 7900 series...
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    MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce?

    I am so tempted to buy. At newegg AR it is only $199......... but what is the catch? It's a good 30-40 less than any other OCed cards? Should I buy?
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    HTPC and Plasma

    My father has a 52" Plasma with HDMI. A DVI-D ---> HDMI cable will work just fine. HDMI and DVI are 100% compatible standards, withDVI only lacking sound, and usually lacking copy protection. As long as you are sending non copy protected (non HDCP) media down the cable, I can't see any...
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    will K8L fit on AM2 motherboard?

    The chipset is irrelevent, everything is linked through a hypertransport bus. They might need new motherboards, but the chipset could be anything. Hell you could run K8L on an Nforce 3 if anyone was willing to build a motherboard like that.
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    amd and ddr2

    June 6th the AM2 motherboards and CPU's should be out. AM2 will work with DDR2-667 or DDR2-800. As for performance numbers, and what either of the two speeds will look like we will have to wait for more reviews in the coming months. If your upgrading you need a new cpu, mobo and ram all at once.
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    Socket A Amd Athlon help

    All socket A athlons say they were "made in 1999" its imprinted on the CPU sticker. You need to list off the entire code found on the sticker or fire it up and check on a socket A board.