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    Recommend 13.3-15.6" budget laptop for spouse

    I'd get the Dell XPS 13 and call it a day. Best ultrabook laptop on the market.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    And the blackout curtain lol
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    Surface Pro 4

    How'd you score it for $939 OTD?
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    Surface Pro 4

    Have you seen and felt it in person? I saw it at the MSFT Store and was not impressed at all with the Canvas Z. The whole detached BT keyboard idea seems incomplete. The hinge or stand mechanism doesn't feel as solid. The build quality, feel, and engineering is way behind the Surface Pro 4...
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    Surface Pro 4

    Anyone get their core m3 SP4's yet? Thoughts on performance and battery life would be appreciated!!!
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    Surface Pro 4

    Honestly I'd avoid the Surface 3 (4/128). I have one and thought I'd get it for just casual browsing (multiple tabs, youtube, word, onenote) however it really struggles with flash heavy webpages. That's even without multiple apps or tabs open. I'll notice that it'll be slow in loading sites...
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    Surface Pro 4

    Yeah, I don't think I'll have any issues with 4/128gb. The reasons I'd want the SP4 are that hopefully battery life, heat, noise will all be improved. I heard the SP3 had some throttling issues. That and other things like the pen attachment and other small details attract me to the SP4 moreso...
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    Surface Pro 4

    I was planning to get an SP4 (8/256) but just scored a deal on an SP3. Got the 4/128gb for $599 brand new. I plan on getting the new type cover and maybe the new pen. Iunno, what do you guys think? Keep the discounted SP3 or go for the newer SP4. I would be fine with just 4/128gb since it's...
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    I'm giving in, shopping for my first laptop

    I'd look into the new Dell XPS15 with Skylake. Looks to have everything you want in a nice package.
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    Surface Pro 4

    What the hell is a Surface Note...?
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    Surface Pro 4

    IMO, it's a good successor to the SP3. The SP3 was the first Surface Pro that you could say was a premium product that hit the check box on most users list. They didn't have to reinvent the wheel on the SP4, they just had to tweak the SP3 and fix/update what needed to be fixed. Do I think...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    To those running with adapters, I have a videocard which only has dual link DVI. I'd like to run it straight to the display port. Which adapters are you guys using that support 3440x1440 @60hz?
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    Would you exchange a rmbp for this noise?

    I would. It's $2600 after all and it would be an easy exchange at Apple. Seems like the Laptopmag review complained of a noisy fan and heat as well so it might be a widespread issue.
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    Very excited about Surface Pro 2

    If you've seen any of the commercials or the way MSFT advertises Surface, you'd realize that the Touch/Type Covers are a huge part of the experience. The Surface isn't being sold as a tablet. It's being sold and marketed as a tablet/laptop convertible device. So even they are pushing the...
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    Very excited about Surface Pro 2

    Keep in mind that compared to iOS that Windows RT 8.1 still takes up a huge chunk, in the end you'll have around 16gbs of usable space. I think the biggest mistake MSFT is making is not including a touch cover with the devices. Surface is going to face an uphill battle and adding expensive...
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    New thin laptop, 13" - Asus, Samsung or (gasp!) Apple?

    Here's a link to the bestbuy page. I played around with it instore and it's a pretty nice machine. Unfortunately it's the model with integrated graphics and not discrete grfx. So far I haven't seen anywhere else sell the Series 7 Ultra. My guess is the discrete grfx one will prob be...
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    1080p Ultrabooks? For $1300 or less?

    I saw this at BestBuy for $999, seems like a very nice system for the price. The screen was excellent as well. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/SAMSUNG+COMPUTER+-+13.3%22+Touch-Screen+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+128GB+Solid+State+Drive/8047065.p?id=1218863724042&skuId=8047065&st=8047065&cp=1&lp=1
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    New thin laptop, 13" - Asus, Samsung or (gasp!) Apple?

    Yeah, I saw this at my local best buy. It was going for $999 which I consider a fantastic deal for what you get.
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    Help with home server setup

    Stand alone OS. You don't need to install anything else on the other systems. Your server will show up under the systems in your network. Again, it's really simple. The only problem is that it's EOL in 2016 as MSFT will stop supporting it then because of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Of...
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    Help with home server setup

    I would pick up a copy of Windows Home Server 2011. You can get it for cheap, it's the same familiar old windows interface, offers cloud service, and remote video and music streaming (although not really all that great). You can get the OS for less than $50 and I think I've seen it as low as...
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    CrashPlan Black Friday Sale

    I guess this could go in the Hot Deals section but I thought it would be more pertinent here. CrashPlan is having a ridiculous BF sale. You can get their 2-10 computer with unlimited data backup for 1 year at 98% off right now. That's $2.88. Their single computer unlimited plan is $1.20 for...
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    Build NAS or buy?

    I would agree with this. If going down the DIY route and you don't want it to consume too much of your time I would say stick to a familiar OS like Windows 7 or WHS. That way you still work in a common environment and the programs will likely work across all platforms. TBH, some of the setups...
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    I am teh sadness :(

    Seriously, bro? Why don't you try to have a little respect for others especially considering you've been here a grand total of 2 days. If you want to be part of the forums and help out that is fine but If you're going to be an a**hole don't even bother joining. With an attitude like yours you...
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    Offsite backup?

    Looks like they're offering 20% off their unlimited services. Not bad. http://www.crashplan.com/ref/backtoschool/
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    Intel C4040 ES [Only $800,000!]

    And you know this how? Did you do a survey, any research or just speaking out of the blue? Of course people don't make $800k by hanging out on a forum, they make it during their day job. However, that does not exclude them from perusing a forum after or during work. You're assumption is that...
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    Intel C4040 ES [Only $800,000!]

    Why is that so unfathomable?
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    Corsair Hydros on sale at Best Buy

    I own the Corsair H50 and I got there coming from the opposite direction. I owned one of the original Whitewater blocks from Cather, bought my 86 Chevy Chevette heater core from O'Reilly's auto supply, made a custom shroud for it from sheet metal and made my resevoir from a PVC pipe. So I'd...
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    Corsair Hydros on sale at Best Buy

    Is this a serious question? I would think understanding sales tax would have been covered in middle school.
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    Modern equivalent of the ATC-201 case?

    I'd suggest the Silverstone TJ09. I think many of the Cooler Master employees who had a hand in the early ATC designs moved on to Silverstone years ago, thus the similar appearance. The TJ09/10 might be a little dated in terms of features but they're very nice cases. I own a TJ10 myself and...
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    Windows Home Server FAQ

    WHS 2011 is on sale for $50 right now on Newegg for anyone interested. Use coupon code "MSSERV10" to bring it down $10. I thought it might be a little more helpful here instead of the HotDeals forum...
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    Best of the Best: PSUs

    So if you're happy with your decision why all the doubt? Seriously, you sound like a person who can't be satisfied. You'll end up upgrading to no end in search of the perfect product. In computers, one thing is the best one day and the next day it's old news. I mean geesh if a power supply...
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    Best of the Best: PSUs

    I'm not sure what your obsession with having the best is. The differences are pretty much negligible and you won't even notice them without an O-scope. It's like comparing two videocards and being upset that yours is 1-2 FPS slower, again something that is insignificant in real matters...
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    Best of the Best: PSUs

    Do you have any proof of this or is this just a fanboy assessment?
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    Bookshelves for <$250

    Check out Audioengine. Haven't heard them myself but I've read good things about them. They've got both powered and passive speakers if you're going to use the Sony. http://audioengineusa.com/ Emotiva is also running a good deal but these might be a little too big http://emotiva.com/erm62.shtm
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    GTX 295 109.99 @ EVGA B-stock

    GTX 460 SE routinely go on sale for $99 new.
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    High end PC case

    I think you're going to have to lower your standards a bit here. Yeah some really nice cases have come out of Japan but they're pretty much exclusive to that region unless you want to spend an arm and leg for shipping. I have never seen anyone put Lian Li in a "Budget Case" category nor have I...
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    High end PC case

    Well that's why we have two kidneys :)
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    What the different of two Silverstone FT02B?

    FT02B-W has a window, the FT02B has a solid side panel with no window. For whatever reason the windowed one is cheaper
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    Case recomendation

    Personally the NZXT is too gaudy looking. Sure it has a great set of features for the price but the looks are not for everyone. It's a steel & plastic spaceship basically. The opposite of most the cases recommended in this thread.
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    Case recomendation

    I already have a Silverstone TJ10 case but the LL Z60 is a damn fine looking case. I'm in no rush to buy anything new but I think I found my next candidate.
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