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    Recommend me a quality PSU for a college budget?

    Hey guys and gals. I want to apologize if this has been covered but I am in a pinch. In October I upgraded my PC to my signature specs, and I have been having issues with it cutting off on me randomly. I stupidly purchased a and...
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    Build Refresh, Need Some Advice

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? Would like to keep it around $400ish, $500 if a new PSU is needed. 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if...
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    Can you help an IT noob out?

    Greetings, I'll start off by saying I am a senior in college studying IT. My interests have always been in computers and have been building rigs since I was in 6th grade. Over the years I've fallen out of the game, and recently now that I am getting into my programming classes I'm starting...
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    Need a new laptop for mom :)

    So I'm looking for a notebook for my mom. She wants a 15.4" screen with a webcam. She also wants extra battery and a Dual-Core and at least 2Gigs of ram. OS doesn't matter between Vista or XP. Integrated graphics is fine. I would like to see her get a nice reliable notebook such as Lenovo...
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    Please help with SATA and IDE, new computer

    I'm not too sure where this goes, but here it is. I'm building a PC for my guitar teacher. So far, it's complete and I installed a 500GB SATA drive. I installed Windows and want it to be my personal drive. Well I need to get the files off of the 2 IDE drives he pulled from his computer...
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    Best Laptop for ~900?

    Hey I am about to purchase a laptop and I have a tight budget of about 900 dollars. I don't want a desktop replacement, as I have a pretty damn powerful desktop already. I just want to listen to music, watch movies, surf the net easily, and maybe run WoW here or there. I would really...
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    Just 10 minutes ago I was doing my stuff on the computer like any other day, and all of a sudden my sound went shot. I'm using a Yamaha Amp and 2 yamaha speakers I inherited when my grandfather passed away. I would like to say they were about 16 years old. I was listening to music and all...
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    Is this powerful enough?

    I have a question. I just recieved my parts yesterday, I will be running a Q6600 2x1GB ram 8800GT 3 7,200 RPM drives DVD-RW Drive About 5 fans Sound Card and Wireless PCI Card I'm using this PSU, will it be enough...
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    Upgrading for the holidays, please help!

    For my Birthday/Christmas I will be doing my annual upgrading. My budget is $800, and I'm ordering from Newegg. Right now I'm running AMD Athlon X2 4600+ 2gigs of Ram 7900GT 500Watt Fortron Source PSU ABiT NF-M2 nView In a Silverstone SG-01 The rest is not important. Here's...
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    Heatsink in Silverstone SG-01

    [H]ey! I will be upgrading my current build soon, swapping out my 7900GT with an 8800GT, adding 2 more gigs of ram, and replacing my Athlon X2 4600+ with a 5000+ Black Edition Brisbane. I will possibly be doing some mild overclocking, so I was wondering for those of you with...
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    Noob in Need of Help

    Hello, I am in the market for new speakers. Currently I have a crappy OEM logitech 5.1 setup (it was like 50 bucks), and I'm ready to upgrade. I have a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2ZS sound card. I was wondering what kind of setup I could get for ~200-400 dollars. I don't know if that's a...
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    I know you're sick of these threads, but please review my build!

    Hello, After admiring the SFF scene for almost a year now, I have decided to finally make the switch. I've been reading up on Intel, and have been very interested in their new C2D processors, but after reading around, it looks as if OC support for mATX will be bland for them, so I decided on...
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    Upgrading Video on E1505?

    Hey, I recently purchased a Dell E1505 back in mid July during Dell's 10 days of deals. The specs are in the sig, and I picked it up for only 700 shipped. Back then, I was in a money crunch and stuck with the integrated intel graphics. I was wondering if I could send it back and for some money...
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    Computer Audio is....soft?!

    Hello. Currently I'm running a SB Audigy 2 ZS switching off between Logitech 5.1 speakers and Audio Technica ATH700s. Last night when I was using my computer, everything was fine. I wake up this morning and everything is so..soft! I check my windows sound and audio options and make sure my sound...
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    Which GPU block?

    Currently I have a DD TDX and a D5 pump, and a single 120mm rad. My computer just recently crashed while playing WoW, so I decided to check my temps. My cpu (which is overclocked .7Ghz) is running nicely at 41C, and to my demise, my GPU is at 70C! :O So I now think this time is as good as...
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    RAID 1 Question.

    Hello, last week I got my 2x320GB Seagate Barracuda drives. I stuck one inside my computer, and I put one inside a rosewill external enclosure. Basically I want my external to back up everything that's on the one I put inside, without having to drag and drop in the case that I might miss...
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    Gigabyte Case Gallery

    Haven't seen a thread for these cases yet. They're so nice that a thread needs to be made to appreciate them! Mine- My loop may be funky, but my A64 3200+ is at 2.7Ghz at 41C full load. :D
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    One XP disc on multiple comuters

    I've heard of people doing this. I have an Inspiron E1505 coming tomorrow, with XP home, and I have an OEM disc of XP Pro. Since Dell loads their systems with tons of bloatware, I just figured I could upgrade to a better OS and get rid of it all. I'm just wondering if I use the same cd-key would...
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    Dell Question

    Ok so I ordered an E1505 last night, and I'm checking their website, says this. So basically they're telling me it's already to go, they just have to throw it in a box and ship it out? So why are they going to wait until the 26th? Or will they ship it early?
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    Would this be safe...?

    To use this with a copper danger den tdx block?
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    3D Aurora Side Panel Window?

    Does anyone know where I can order just the side panel itself? I would really like to be able to show off my watercooling and make sure it's not leaking without removing the panel. Thanks.
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    Help With ASUS A8N-SLI Southbridge fan

    Hey, Upon switching my parts into a new case, my southbridge fan has been very annoying. It's super loud and whiny spinning at 7000rpm. So I ordered a passive heatsink, and now it's here. I was trying to take the fan off earlier, but I coulnd't figure out how. It's quited down a bit, but I...
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    Calling all the WC Forums Gurus! Noobie in distress!

    [H]ey everybody! I've decided that this summer I'm going to start fresh. I'm ditching my old Aspire X-Dreamer II case for a Silverstone TJ06. After that, I have about give or take $250 dollars to spend on a complete water cooling setup. Also, that $250 bucks does not include a GPU block, I...
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    mATX Motherboard For Conroe?

    Yo, I was going to buy a SilverStone Sg01 but after reading about the conroe, I was wondering if it would be stupid to buy that if there would be no mATX support. What do you think?
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    CAT Cable, extension?

    Hello. I'll start off by saying I'm starting to use Linux more and more, but the only thing holding me back is my internet. I am using a Wireless PCI card w/ SRX, but Linux just can not detect it. I just went in my basement, and hooked up my old computer with a PCI wireless card, and plugged...
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    Knoppix network question...

    Hello, I have tried using linux for about 6 months now, and have been through dozens of distros. I have decided against dual booting, and just using a live CD for now. I picked Knoppix because of their so called exellent hardware detection, but I can't connect to the internet. I have this...
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    Just ordered an Acer AL1916W...

    ..And I have a question. I'm going to be using this with my existing 17" Viewsonic E70f+ CRT monitor. Is it possible to run dual monitors since they both run at different resolutions? If so, is there anything needed to do this? Also, I'm assuming I will be able to game on one monitor and talk...
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    XQPack or SS SG01?

    It seems today that most people are using the Aspire X Q Packs. I have only seen maybe 5 SilverStone SG01's around here. The question is, why is that? I really like both cases, but if I go with the Aspire, I can get my SFF quicker because it's less money. The SG01 looks very nice too, but would...
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    Server? HTPC?

    Well I don't really know where to put this, but mods move it where it should be. Basically I am wondering, What is a server used for? What exactly "defines" an HTPC? I know they're stupid questions, but I'm clueless.
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    Setting up 2 monitors..

    Hello, I have made the decision to run 2 monitors off my system (CRT) so I can play Counterstrike/BF2 on one and be able to freely talk on AIM at the same time. Since most CRT's don't support DVI, I am left with a graphics card (eVGA 6800GS) with one DVI and one Analog port. The card came with...
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    Best bang for your LCD buck??

    I was searching around newegg today, and I have come across this. Supposively there is a manufacturer no dead pixel guarantee for 6 months, which really turns my head. All the monitors that people have rated from Viewera have been...
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    Radiator Mounting

    Hey, I have been doing some research and I have decided I would like to jump into watercooling. The only problem is my case is a little bit too small to fit an internal rad unless its a single 80mm. I have a fan hole on top that I could remove the fan, and sit my rad up top and let the tubes...
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    Heatsink Fan- Which way??

    Hello, I am sort of new around here so if you can help me out I would really apreciate it. I just got a Thermalright Xp-90 in the mail the other day, and tomorrow I am getting a Panaflo H1B 92x92x25mm case fan for the '90. Which way will be the best way to cool it- blowing air onto the heatsink...