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    Finalizing New Rig

    Which mobo: If Tri-SLi support is un-needed, i personally wouldn't worry about it. Just get a new card that would be faster/asfast as your old one's in SLi. RE: RAMs Well they are basically the same as far as i can see. Go for the cheapy Gskills. I'm considering such a set to complement...
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    Processor Upgrade worth it?

    9600GT ?? best update if the op games a lot. perhaps even if he just does movies and stuff, onboard decode etc.
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    X48 any good for what I do?

    perhaps he doesn't wish to fart around with OC'ing. Some applications other than games it's much better to have the quicker 100% stable chip doing it right every time. Video encoding is one such application IMHO.
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    Intel equivalent of Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H

    Cheapest intel that meets your other needs. And get a second hand 2400 or 8400 ?
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    anybody has gone from vista back to xp?

    Dumpin it soon. Or perhaps I reformat. And get some NOD32.
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    Rebuilding GFs computer Pentium Dual Core or Athlon 64 X2

    I went for a similar setup to you OP. Simply because when oc'd the E21x0's out run ANY standard dual core. upto the E6750. And gives the E6850 somthing to think about as well. Now since you have a Quad on the way. I suggest using the E2140 to power a new GF bulid. And see if you can score...
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    Windows Vista: The Facts

    rubbish. I mean i use Vista and get MORE slowdowns. and of course with such a small amount of ram your gonna get such "huge" increases.
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    Abit IP35 Pro $150 AR

    Bloody good board. I paid a little too much. But i'll run it longer than my DFI nf4 that's a sure thing.
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    Just got a PS3...

    Dirt. ANY Need for speed. And lots of blue ray films makes me a happy ps3 user.
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    McDonalds Says: Video Games Make You Fat

    That's the one. kids not listening. And parents not trying. >.>
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    Corsair 750 watt- does it fit well in an antec 900?

    then go for the 690. Not mint looker. But pop loads of fans in. And excellent cooling is yours.
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    best upgrade?

    Unsure on the PSU. But cooling ? the 1900's were never cool runners.
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    Alternatives to the ABIT IP35 or is that the best choice?

    Depends on what your needs are. They are very easy overclockers, that's what drew me to them. And good good layout. If you're not in need of SLi or Crossfire full 16x2. These P35's are where it's at.
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    Am I doomed to fail? old 450 dual rail psu

    Ack. Even with out that Video card you'd fail. Go forth and get something cool like that Corsair 750VX. ( on special for 99 after MIR) If you're the type that upgrades a lot. Or A Silverstone/Enermax 600-650 is another forward looking choice. Realistically 500 is all you need. But with Video...
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    Abit IP35 Wont Boot

    Running the sig rig with a Corsair. :S never had any problems. Sorry to hear your on the wrong side of the PSU issues mate. And no they don't eat your babies. Nothing but net with my corsair. And I maintain a good modular is just as good at supplying the correct Volts and amps.
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    Looking to spend less than $500 in addition to my current parts. . .

    What forceman said. Plus a nice psu/ lots of ram.
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    What VIdeo Game did you had the most fun playing ever?!

    System shock two for single player. Tied equal with Dungeon siege. Multi- COD2 tied with DOW: holding back the horde is fun as tau :D
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    Help with choosing a motherboard for a budget build?

    Gidday another Kiwi here. I know how expensive the 3800's are mate it sucks. I personally have ordered a 2900 PRO. Now it only cost me 280NZD. A lot cheaper than the GTS or any other rubbish card. That said you'd need a nice PSU to handle it. If that is still tooo much get a intergrated GFX...
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    New gaming build - Need advice!

    I'd wait it out and go with an Intel chipset. It's what I've done. Grab one single fast card now. And ride it out till the next gen.
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    Expensive case (Silverstone TJ10) to last me 5 years - feasible?

    Well. Unless BTX or some other standard becomes dominant. There is no reason why such a case can last you 5 years.
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    Who Has Swapped To Intel Since CD2 release??

    Wanted an X2. But by the time my 3000+ gave up the ghost. They where soo expensive i just acquired a 144. After many moons of that an E2140 beckoned with such higher performance on offer for soo little.
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    Your Video Card Upgrade Ladder

    Voodoo 2 in SLI with i810 intergrated > GF2 mx? > 9500 NP didnt unlock > 9800 SE did unlock > one 6600GT then 2 in SLI > 7600GS for the slience > 7900 GS > TNT 2 >.> then next card is a 8800GTS 320 meg. After that who knows I hope the ATI die shrink does all it can and more I want cheap VGA !
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    Free marines jacket with 'information request'

    FFS. Just go to the Surplus shop and spend a few tenners. :rolleyes: That way nobodys time is wasted.
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    Alpha Prime... those damn Russians did it again!

    Head shots young grasshopper. Leads to less expenditure of ammo and more when you loot their corpse :cool: Also first thing you do is slaughter the army guys at the bridge they have aks and the major has a sweet 9mil.
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    Which graphics card for this generation?

    Going 8800GTS 320 meg. Good for me as I only game at 1280x1024.
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    need help with 2 motherboard choices

    RE 2nd question. IF they are all on the same chipset. There will be no performance difference. Purchase the one that you will use ALL the features on and be happy.
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    Sennheisers...

    As above hold out till you can get some 555's. The most comfy headphones i have had the pleasure of using. A friend has the 555's and I personaly own the 212s. I am very jealous of my mates 555's. :D Go 555's
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    Critque my build #1514234829

    SIi on that board == false. It can how ever do a pesudo Crossfire. 16x 4x bandwidth. Also what sort of 600 WT PSU are you thinking of?
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    Critque my build #1514234829

    Just one thing will you use the Wifi? If not it is a bit of a waste. Also consider the new P35 based boards as they have some killer OC' potential.
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    Midrange Headphones

    Depends if you need the mic that the PC150's comes with. Be prepraded to burn them in. As these need a solid thrashing to get worn in / burnt in.
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    Are quad cores totaly useless for gaming?

    There is a hard article that found the quad is really cool for Supreme commander. Second page of the CPU reviews :D http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTMwNiwsLGhlbnRodXNpYXN0
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    which 650i board?

    If feature set isn't an issue the Evga board will be the superior choice. Failing that i hear ok things about the msi. As long as a bios update comes along.
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    What do you use to convert CD's to MP3's??

    WMP 11 at default settings.
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    Question about an 8800GTX

    What about those of us still on the single core side? I am considering a 8800 GTS 320 because I will only have a 17 inch LCD to run it on in the next year or so. Running on the sig conponents. I have yet to really push the 144. My old venice got in excess of 2.4GHz working the 1-1 divisor.
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    Problem with DFI Lanparty Ultra SLI-D

    Is the North bridge cooler covered completely by that GTX cooler? IF so place the GTX in the bottom slot as a temporary solution, Hunt around for the Thermalright cooler the non SLI model as it will bend out and a over the GTX on the top. There was a thread on it in DFI-street. :mad: So find...
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    AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 2.13ghz 1g ram

    Its the quality of the Watts not the sheer amount. Good brand 350 is Ok for a well loaded older system. Such as Enermax or Silverstone. The lower end units can be had for a rather cheap rate over there in the US. Their 400 or 500 watt units should allow you to run that rig into the ground :D
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    680i Chipset Cooler

    They the Zalmans *may* be able to cool the south bridge. A thermalright solution for the North bridge would be better.
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