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    $150-$200 best value? 280x has died

    Had been getting some BSOD's lately and this morning the graphics card was throwning funky lines all over the place. Bought the sucker used in 2016, so I'm not too heartbroken. I have been living under a rock in terms of computer hardware so could use some help. Truth be told, I was pretty...
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    Convenient time for my 7+ y/o system to be dying

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Little bit of modest gaming, office, photoshop, occasionally COMSOL which loves memory/bandwidth more than anything else 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? If we can cap this at $500, I'd be...
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    The <$150 refresh on a 5 y/o computer

    Apologies on what's probably a repeat question. (I searched and found myself more confused than when I started) This market changes pretty quick. The long and short of it: AMD 5770 BSOD'ing. Might be fixable with a good cleaning? Will probably do that soon, but moral of the story is I'm...
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    Best replacement for T42? (<$300, used okay)

    I need something to (finally) replace my still-functioning-but-not-quite-getting-it-done T42. Some of my students were in elementary school when this laptop was made. Ergonomics/size similar to the T42 would be great, but am cool with widescreen, too. Want the nice keyboard, as that and a...
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    Budget 1156 cooler

    I have orders queued up at Newegg and Tigerdirect for my folks new computer and I was wondering if I missed any good deals for an inexpensive cooler (less than $40) from either vendor. I have an i7-860 that I'd be more than happy at 3.6 GHz or so. Is the Hyper 212+ from newegg my best bet...
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    The parent build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc General net surfing and photoshop. No games. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? My dad didn't really give me a budget, but given their moderate needs let's say around 400-500 for the parts they...
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    5770 Advice

    Hey guys, I'm trying to finish up my purchasing for a new computer tonight and was hoping for some opinions. First off, I'm not a huge gamer (Likely RTS games plus something like Diablo3 or the like, not a FPS guy), but would like a competent system, and willing to put in some money for the gig...
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    Modest 860 overclock w/ turbo?

    Still in thinking mode as the parts come in (I suppose this is a form of mental masturbation, so do forgive me :D). I'll be running a 860 with a Scythe big shuriken and 120x25mm fan (sff case, 25mm just fits clearance and the 12mm fan needs some help) and I want to run my memory full speed...
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    Not Physx but ATI + Nvidia + CUDA

    Alright folks (dons stupidity suit) I asked this over in the home theater and the crickets were chirping a bit too loudly. I'm hoping you can help over here. Not at all related to Physx, but totally cuda+ATI-related Here's the scoop. I'm a audio nut, and one of the really cool things to...
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    Sorta HDMI, sorta CUDA question

    Alright folks (dons stupidity suit) Not at all related to Physx, but totally cuda+ATI-related Here's the scoop. I'm a audio nut, and one of the really cool things to come out of the CUDA world is a generic FIR audio DSP crossover setup that can compute a large number of taps very quickly...
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    The ~$100 card, for me at least

    First off, I'll state that I have no problems buying items used, esp in the case of good brands that are not overclocked. Monitor: LP2475, so 1920x1200 I'm not much of a gamer, but I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I'm presently rocking out an IBM T42. It'd be nice to have...
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    Sanity Check before build: P55 i7

    Case: Silverstone gd04 (Already bought, frys) $105 PSU: EA650 (Frys) $60+tax Mobo: gigabyte p55m-ud2 (Frys) $99+tax Processor: either x3440 or i7 860 (depending on what my friend can actually get) Unknown cost ATM CPU Cooler: ? Need to be super-low profile due to the case, so tower coolers...
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    Desktop/HTPC options

    I know there's dozens of threads on the subject, but I'm new and slightly overwhelmed by the number of cases and respective lack of reviews. What are my best options for a quiet, well managed (airflow and wires) desktop case? While I'm not actually using the computer for HTPC, functionally...
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    All purpose build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc I flat out need a modern computer for in general use. Not too game crazy so a ~ $100 gfx card will do, use photoshop quite a bit (but I shoot a 5D, so not as taxing on the system as newer cameras), surf the net, and...
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