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    Budget build help....

    Once you get the drive how do you tell which one it is?? I guess I really shouldn't worry about it too much since there will be no real demand for absolute speed with this computer but I am just curious now.
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    Budget build help....

    OK, here is the final build sheet: Antec NSK4480B Black 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core...
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    Budget build help....

    Not really looking for the overclocking performance aspect of things, more of the stability side than anything. I want something that is going to be reliable and last for a number of years as I know my dad won't be buying another computer in the near future. Just remember, this is going to be...
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    Budget build help....

    Is the Biostar board that I linked to a good board or is there something else that I should look at in the comparative price range? I think that I am pretty much set on everything else... EDIT: THIS one better for a few dollars more??
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    Budget build help....

    Would a 780G mobo be better than the 780V with around the same price point? Is the AM2+ CPU any better than the regular AM2? Just trying to weigh my options here yet. Any other build ideas would still be great too. I have really been out of the loop as of lately especially with the AMD...
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    Budget build help....

    Thanks for your help and suggestions..... I greatly appreciate them. Got any suggestions on the Intel side? Just mobo and cpu... Anyone else wanna try at this?? Just want more options to try...
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    Budget build help....

    Well it has been a long time since I have tried to keep up on the latest and greatest.... but I am not even looking for that here. My dad called me up this morning and wants me to build a new computer for his g/f. Right now she is running something OLD (P3 1Ghz) and he just gets frustrated...
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    PSU for P4 rig but might upgrade soon

    Well right now the 400CX is $20 cheaper than the EA430 ($10 less and then a $10 MIR). Is there anything else that could possibly be suggested?
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    PSU for P4 rig but might upgrade soon

    I am looking for a PSU to run a P4 rig for now but want something that will be able to run something newer in the near future. I am not going to need a ton of power as this computer is going to be for my daughter and there is no need of high-end high-power components for her to play web games...
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    XP system headaches...

    Will test the RAM and use a different CD. Will report back later. After a complete visual inspection, there are no bulging or leaking caps to speak of. Here are the system specs: Asus P4P800 Deluxe P4 3.0C w/ stock cooler 1GB (2*512mb) Kingston HyperX PC4000 ATI Radeon 9600 Pro...
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    XP system headaches...

    Image 1.1 (Windows Setup) screen is as far as I get. I never make it to Image 1.2 (Welcome to Setup) never appears. It goes black after it is done loading all of the files in Image 1.1.
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    XP system headaches...

    Nope it doesn't get to the "Install, Repair, Recovery Console" screen. I do have another disk that I could try. I haven't tried as of yet but I am planning on it very soon here.
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    XP system headaches...

    This is my dad's computer. This all started when he was having problems one night with his AT&T/Yahoo DSL and called their tech support service. He couldn't log into his Yahoo Messenger and called them about the password or something. They had him change a bunch of stuff and go into his DSL...
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    P965 to P45... is it time to upgrade now?

    I am gonna post here cuz I am interested in what others would have to say. I am also on the same boat as you OP. Current setup: Abit IB9 P965 / E4300 @ 3.0Ghz / ATI X1950Pro Looking at: P45 (Possibly Asus) / E8400 / either a 4850 or 4870
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    VisionTek ATI RADEON HD3870 OC 512MB $129 no rebates @ BestBuy on Sunday 6/1

    just bring the coupon and receipt back to the store and they will do a price match. I just did it yesterday. I brought the card with me incase they wanted to return and re-buy but all they did was price match it and gave me $13.72 back.
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    On-board graphics...

    I am looking to piece together a new system for my daughter and I was wondering how the newer integrated graphics chipsets would do with some gaming. Now I am not talking hardcore gaming like Crysis but she is 9y/o and plays some games on the net and others that she has on CD. Would the newer...
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    VisionTek ATI RADEON HD3870 OC 512MB $129 no rebates @ BestBuy on Sunday 6/1

    Ok, so your bitching from the customer service point-of-view. That is completely understandable as I have done alot of customer service work. Most people are a pain-in-the-a$$ to deal with at times. I just cannot stand the rest of the people that like to bitch for the purpose of bitching...
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    VisionTek ATI RADEON HD3870 OC 512MB $129 no rebates @ BestBuy on Sunday 6/1

    I just love watching everyone bitch about the people that buy and then re-sell them. Jealous and envious much because you weren't able to get one?
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    WD Raptor X 150gb - $110 BB B&M YMMV

    Damn forgot to check the Green Bay, WI store this morning when I picked up the 3870 vid card deal... :(
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    Newegg.com Deals 5/13

    Thanks for the FREE SHIPPING on this one like I had requested. I will be ordering the rest of the system soon!
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    Newegg.com Deals 5/5

    Any possibility of a deal on this case: Antec New Solution NSK2480 Black/Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail Atleast free shipping? I have found it for cheaper w/ shipping but would like to place my entire order with Newegg.com, cuz...
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    Rocketfish Aluminum Full Tower Case--BestBuy Clearance $71.99

    Is there a minimum of a 30lbs order to ship from performancepc.com? That is flippin ridiculous that they want to charge for 30lbs of shipping weight for an aluminum side panel with a piece of plexi in it. There is no way that the side panel weighs that much. I checked out the prices for the...
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    Seagate 1 TB $190 @ BestBuy (B&M only)

    Thanks for the heads up but a 60+ mile round trip with gas at $3.60/gal to possibly find out that it isn't $189..... meh that is a [H]ard decision, prolly not worth it in the end.
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    Seagate 1 TB $190 @ BestBuy (B&M only)

    Damnit..... no deal like that around here. I just called up 2 stores that are about 30mins from me since the local one showed it had none. I was quoted at $260ea at both stores.
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    Advice/Suggestions needed...

    They both already have 19" flat screen CRT's so I am set on the monitors. Also already have the keyboard/mouse/speakers and OS.
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    Advice/Suggestions needed...

    I am looking for some help in setting up 2 computers for about $300-$400 each. Neither one of them needs to be spectacular in terms of performance or power. Both of them will be used for web surfing, email checking, and other simple tasks. No gaming will be done on either of them. These 2...
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    Free Lifestyle Poster Pick 1 of 10 Girl Pin Up Poster

    I could have sworn that I ordered one but I have yet to receive it........ oh well not like I paid for it anyway.
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    Free hot mom driving magnet

    ROFL just got that for my fiance....and mother of 2
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    Rocketfish Aluminum Full Tower Case--BestBuy Clearance $71.99

    Just got mine today..... last one in the store @ $47.99. Woohoo.... now what do I do with it? I still got my rig stuffed in a Glossy Silver Chieftech that has a side window. I think that I might wait until May 16th for my stimulus check to build something new.
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    Best CPU for an IWILL KK266Plus

    Thanks for the response. I was still searching even after I posted this thread and I came up with this: http://www.firingsquad.com/hw/1702/Iwill_KK266Plus/ How true the spec facts are on there..... I don't know. All I know is that I want to be able to find a CPU that is going to be KNOWN...
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    Best CPU for an IWILL KK266Plus

    My dad's g/f's kids computer crashed. Supposedly the heatsink fell off the CPU all together but I dunno bout that. My dad put it back together and it still wouldn't boot, so he brought it to me. I decided to dismantle the entire thing and blow it out to clean it up. While I was cleaning the...
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    home network probs

    ugh..... I got it figured out. There was a "personal firewall" attached to my anti-virus prog that I didn't know about. I turned that off and everything showed up right away. Thanks for trying to help.
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    home network probs

    I have Windows firewall "OFF" on all 3.
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    home network probs

    I believe that I have the sharing setup correctly. I can get access to the other 2 computers by the method you described but no other way. No domain. Same workgroup. See above for sharing info.
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    home network probs

    I am trying to get my laptop onto my home network wirelessly. I already have a wired and wireless desktop computer that work fine together but this laptop is being a PITA. The laptop will not show up on either of the 2 desktops and only the laptops shared folders show up on it. I have all 3...
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    Will this Hard Drive work with my motherboard?

    As long as it is backwards compatible then it should work. Your motherboard only has SATA150 on it and that is a SATA300 drive. Most drives will be backwards compatible but I would check on that just to make sure.
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    Not so hot deal LOL

    Holy shit i got one of those sitting right next to me on my desk....... I'll sell it to someone for 1/2 price! WTF is Dell thinking? SHIT EDIT: Manufacturer Part# : WD400JB-20PK It is a 20PK of these drives. They come out to about $48.99ea.
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