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    GPU for 3-way 1440p

    Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice. I'm currently speccing out a new build and am hung up on whether a single 1070 is best for me, or if I should get dual 1060s. The problem is that my current setup has two graphics cards connected to three 1440p monitors and I don't know if a...
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    X99 Motherboard Help/Advice

    ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Hey everyone. Looking for a little advice on the above ATX X99 MBs, namely which one I should use as the basis of my new build. This is the first time I'm building on the X99...
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    New HTPC Build Advice

    Hey all, 18 months ago I came to this board asking for advice on my very first HTPC build. You can find that thread here, but the end result has been an HTPC that has been absolutely flawless for me and my family. So much so, that my lovely wife is insisting that we install another HTPC in...
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    Best method for renaming and organizing files for XBMC

    Hey All, After completing my very first HTPC build (thread here) I am ready to install XBMC as my front-end. However, I'm a little stuck on how to properly rename and organize all my movie files that are currently stored on my NAS. I've been ripping my DVDs for years now (over 1,000) and...
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    HTPC Component Advice

    Hey all, Long story short, after 4 years of solid, everyday use, my Maingear Axess HTPC has given up the ghost. I really loved my HTPC so now I'm looking to replace it with a new one, but I can't seem to find what I really need from a ready-made system. Especially since no one offers an...
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    Dell or Planar?

    I'm trying to decide between the Dell 2709W and the Planar px2611w. Right now the main differences I see between these two are; Planar is IPS, Dell is PVA Planar costs $837.67, Dell costs $699 (limited time, otherwise $899) Other than that I don't really see too much of a difference. I...
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    What brand of HTPC?

    I recently bought my desktop computer from Maingear (my experience is detailed here) so I'm already leaning towards buying from them again for my HTPC needs. However, before I placed my order, I decided to ask all of you if there were any other companies I should put on my shortlist. I'm...
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    My Maingear Experience

    After much deliberation, I finally placed an order with Maingear for a new computer on February 20, 2008. I'll use this thread to discuss my experience with Maingear, from the initial ordering process all the way through to whatever conclusion, good or bad, the entire process leads. First...
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    Monitor for graphic design

    I'm looking for the largest and best monitor for graphic design (PhotoShop mostly, photography, print design work, Illustrator, etc.) that is < $700. Right now I'm looking at the Dell 2408WFP because of their claims of 110% color gamut reproduction, but I'm not sure the quality control issues...
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    Best Keyboard

    I'm looking for a great keyboard. What I'd really love is a wireless keyboard with back-lit keys, but barring that a wired one would be workable. It also should have a number pad, but if it doesn't it has got to be an awesome keyboard indeed. And while I'm at it I could also use a great mouse...
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    Help me decide...

    Hello all. Please excuse my longwindedness. I wanted to be thorough. I'm looking for a new computer and have narrowed my choices to the two rigs below. If it helps, I don't game but I'm a professional graphic artist (PhotoShop and Illustrator) and photographer who dabbles in video editing...
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