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    Build advice thread, version 7 billion.

    I guess I'm all set, thanks for the replies everyone.
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    Build advice thread, version 7 billion.

    Nah I don't need those features with premium. One more thing, can I use my old Arctic Silver 5 I've had for like 4 years?
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    Build advice thread, version 7 billion.

    Ok, I've changed the cpu cooler to XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler. Wont be getting the open box, seems like too much hassle. Also getting Vista OEM home basic. Thanks.
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    Build advice thread, version 7 billion.

    Plans are to OC to max capabilities for gaming. Don't plan on SLI, by the time I really will want to spend more money on a second card, I'm sure there will be a better single card option. I don't need a bigger HD, have others for storage. Got the 8800GTS OC 320 off an RMA from BFG for my 7900GT...
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    What should I upgrade?

    Antec Truepower 2.0 550 watts. Thanks for the replies.
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    What should I upgrade?

    lol sorry, I use it for gaming and some photoshop. 19" lcd 1280x1024 resolution, and looking to spend around $300 for everything. Here's the voltages: Thanks.
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    What should I upgrade?

    Here's what I have: AMD64 X2 3800 ASUS A8N-SLI BFG 8800 GTS OC 320MB (rmad my 7900, random artifacts and black screens, got this) 1GB (2x512) DDR CORSAIR PC3200 (BH5) WD RAPTOR 74GB What is the cheapest most bang for the buck upgrade? 2 more GBs of DDR ram are going for $80ish, can I...
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    MCE2005 Dvd Playback Scrambled =( plz help

    Right before I made this thread I updated all my drivers. I guess since then they released newer drivers cause I redownloaded (as advised here) and installed and it works fine now. Thanks for the help everyone!
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    MCE2005 Dvd Playback Scrambled =( plz help

    Whenever I try and play a dvd the screen is all scrambled (video link at bottom). I am using the Nvidia DVD decoder and a radeon 9800 pro. It has worked fine in the past. Everything else is ok, my HDTV recordings play fine, and other videos play fine. I have reinstalled my video drivers, and the...
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    ATI HDTV Wonder users.

    i just installed one in my hd-htpc, everything was a breeze, no problems whatsoever. http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=494583 lol internets
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    PCalchemy the cheapest place for SageTV?

    ya i bought bundles from them before, great seller.
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    GALLERY! Show off your HTPC!

    the setup. mitsubishi 52725 52" HD DLP. P4 3.0 ghz, 1gb ram, 400gb hd, radeon 9800 pro, chaintech av710, and Media Center 2005. edit: to the right between the speaker and tv is going to be a dvd stand with dvds. OTA HD recording. standard 30 second skip function. series...
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    planning a new HD HTPC, please advise.

    Ya I got a belkin "Pure AV" dvi-d to hdmi cable for about $50 at Fry's.
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    planning a new HD HTPC, please advise.

    Thanks man, I'll be getting the chaintech then.
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    planning a new HD HTPC, please advise.

    Thanks for the reply. I wasnt expecting the sound card to be so cheap, you sure this is going to have excellent sound? With a DVI to HDMI cable.
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    planning a new HD HTPC, please advise.

    So I'm going to build a new HD HTPC to go along with my new Mitsubishi 52725 52" DLP HDTV, and I need your advice on some stuff. Right now I have these parts ready for the system: P4 3.0ghz, Abit IC7 mobo, 1Gb corsair 3500 (this is bh5 but I have nothing better to do with it), 2 x 200gb...
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    Cell phone questions

    Who has the best reception for SoCal, Vegas, and Pheonix AZ. Also, I am signing up three phones for me and my family with AT&T because my dad thinks they have the best reception, he is paying for it so I can't argue. I am at the last page of the checkout and it says: Bring Your...
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    Keep current Intel mobo or sell and get something better?

    I have a crappy Intel brand 865GBF motherboard with 2.5-3-3-8 ram timings, and 3.0ghz P4 with a swiftech mcx4000 HSF. I know I can get much better ram timings and even OC the cpu a bit. But this Intel board cant overclock the cpu at all, and has no voltage settings for the ram. Should I get a...
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    Radeon 9500 Pro problems ;[

    It just goes dead. When I restart it give me a temperature overheat warning and I have to hit F1 to continue. Its not the same power connector as the HDD. When my friend tried it in his pc it did the same thing, so I dont think its anything to do with my pc, its the card. I havent taken a look...
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    Radeon 9500 Pro problems ;[

    I've had this card for about a year now. A few months ago the fan on it stopped working and it would shut down when playing games before I noticed the fan was broken. I replaced it with a Vantec Iceberq 4. It worked fine for the next 2 month, gamed heavily with it. So I get a 9800 Pro and sell...
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    best render farm for $500

    I have a main P4 3.0 HT 1gb corsair 3500 radeon 9800 pro Viewsonic 22" + Sony 19". Lately my render times are insane and was looking to speed things up a bit. This is my main pc used for gaming + work. What would be the best solution for using backburn with 3dsmax? One more box with dual...
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    Sager or very cheap vaio?

    For on the go work, plus as much gaming as I can squeez out of a laptop. Either a sager laptop from www.pctorque.com or this sony vaio, brand new unopened box for $1,200 +tax. I'd want the sager for the 128mb Radeon 9200, but that would be around $700 more. Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 2.8GHz...
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