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    2x120mm radiator mounted with 2 screws enough?

    Topic title really says it all. I haven't tried it yet as the system is still in pieces, but wanted opinions on overall weight/resonance. I'm installing an H100 into a custom top for my lian li pc-7b+. The all-in-one unit where the tubs comes out is about 1cm too long (hits the rear, top...
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    Graphene based CPU heatsink?

    No, I haven't found one if that was your first thought. But how's that idea sound? According to http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wms-kasichainula-cooling/ graphene/copper composites have better thermal conductivity properties than pure copper. So after seeing heatsinks such as the...
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    What is the OPTIMAL/IDEAL gaming setup? Multi-monitor? or 1 big one?

    So I'm trying to decide what is the optimal setup for playability and immersion in graphics and displays. I'm considering 1920x1200x3 in either portrait or landscape (or switch between per game) __________ [___|___|___] 5760 x 1200 in some games would provide great view and depth of...
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    audigy 2 zs platinum conflict with itunes/games

    ok so i have an audigy 2 zs platinum and i believe that it or some type of sound codecs or something is having some problems. this is the story, i have itunes running in the background for music and whenever i play a game (leaving music on) a loud humming overcomes the game and lags like hell...
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    In game video recorder

    Ok so I know fraps can record in game but honestly it looks like crap. I don't know how to have it look any better but when CS:S is recorded at very high settings the recording looks like i have a pIII machine. I know this is not that great of a post, but does anyone know of any better...
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    is SATAII worth it yet?

    ok well i bought a SATA2 seagate 320gb drive the other day (being shipped now) and im wondering if the SATA2 technology has improved at all to where i'd see a preformance increase from sata1 to sata2 now the reason im asking this is because my motherboard is set at SATA150, but i could mod it...
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    want to upgrade to 2gb of ram, what to choose?

    ok so yea, i know that this gets asked way to much but i just need some advice. i currently have 2x512mb of OCZ gold VX pc3200 ram which im running at 2-2-2-5 1T 225mhz with the cpu at 2700mhz. vcore of 1.5 and vdimm of 3.2v now i would like to upgrade to 2x1gb and i thought that since...
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    7800gt BSOD errors advice plz

    ok so i've been getting some issues lately with my 7800gt. I'll get BSOD's everyonce in a while like loading maps and stuff on cs:s and sometimes during other games. i ran the dxdiag and did the direct3d tests and none of them passed so i upgraded to teh 91.31 drivers (whatever the ones that...
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    desktop background changer

    i was wondering if there was a program that i could use to automatically change my desktop background every time i start up the computer. this is just becuase i have a folder of like 300+ images that i want to have as backgrounds. i have been changing them manually, but like an american...
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    playing movies on DVD player, from cd's

    ok so i have some movies on my hard drive that i want to put on to CD's and play them on a dvd player. i have nero, and dvd2svcd but when i try to open up the file (~700mb .avi) dvd2svcd says it doesnt have a codec or something. i really just need to know how to make it into 2 files that...
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    summer cooling needed. si-120 / arctic silencer 5 rev 3

    Ok im still on stock cooling all the way around. and summer is coming around which means temps are going to go up. I replaced the 120mm's in my case with 86cfm nbm/panaflo's but they are kinda loud so i turn them down usually. i haev a 80mm fan over ram which really helps with pwmic and cpu...
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    ThermalTake Big Typhoon questions

    i've been searching around for pictures of the TT big Typhoon, especially on a dfi board and havent had that much luck. im really thinking of getting this hsf but im wondering what is the overall hieght of the hsf. like with the fan on it? also can someone explain to me why it being heavy...
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    more than one overclock?

    just wondering if you guys have like 1 or 2 OC settings that you use so youre not like stressing your hardware to the max while browsing the web and chilling? i have one running 9x250 with the 166mhz divider ram at 204mhz 2-3-2-8 1T vcore=1.325 vdimm=2.8 and then gaming is 9x300 with...
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    help with an older system components for possible HTPC

    ok well i wasnt going to put this in HTPC yet bc most of it is general components. well i have a p4 1.8ghz willamette s478 in this old emachines/gateway that is not being used and i was thinking of using it as the base of a HTPC which would be mainly for playing movies from a harddrive onto...
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    creating a virtual cd thing(playing without the disc)

    can anyone give me a how to step by step thing for this. bc i have a cd-rw drive in my computer but i got 2 games on dvd . farcry/cod2 that i want to play. and i have no access or $ for a dvd drive other than my bro's laptop. so i was thinking could i create these vitrual discs and put them...
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    active desktop background

    ok is there any type of program or something that i can run that could have like an active or moving background? what im imagining is like a beach scene with crashing waves. hell it oculd be a repeated clip as long as it wasnt to obvious. what i'd really want it to be is like from age of empires...
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    bigwater advice

    ok well first off im tell you guys im NOT purchasing the thermaltake bigwater. a friend of mine is thinking of giving me his old bigwater bc he has no use for it and my temps are kinda high (45C when at 2.7ghz, 40C at stock) idle al that i know of so far that im getting is the radiator, cpu...
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    air cooling setup or go more $$ and water?

    so what im looking for would be to get a new hsf, fan controller, 2x120mm fans (and another for the cpu) and maybe an arctic silencer 5 for my 7800gt. (and maybe another 80mm) so i was thinking thermaltake hardcano13 ~$60 i really like the idea of the LCD display and other functions. any...
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    trying to find an lcd 19" between $200-$250

    ok so im probably going to try to get an LCD for christmas. it's still up in there air at the moment but ill probably have to pay some of it which is fine. i'd really like to stay at around $200. but for a 19" it's nearly impossible without catch some crazy deal. so i'd probably go up to...
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    help tweak my memory ocz vx

    ok i have pc3200 2x512mb ocz gold VX ram. running at 225mhz @ 3.2v with ghetto active cooling. timings are 2-2-2-8 1T but that's about all i know about. below you will see my a64tweaker and cpu-z shots if some people could help me get the best out of my ram it would be greatly appriceiated. i...
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    6800gt or stick it out for a 7800gt?

    lol ok so im looking for something that will be great for a while supposively the 6800gt can play everything at max or almost max. sounds good to me. although ive heard that fear and quake 4 have really been puting stress on it so i was thinking of getting a 7800gt. now for a while now all i...
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    i need some help getting my hsf off

    ok so new case came today woohoo lian li pc-7b it's nice and all so i decided to switch out my current rig (p4.18ghz gateway) into it for the time being until the cpu/video card come since i already have a dfi mobo ocz ram and enermax psu. ok so while trying to get the mobo out of the old...
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    $60 dollars for a SATA hdd what shall it be?

    so yea basically that's it. i really dont want to spend more that 60-70 dollars on a hard drive. i mean i was thinking sure something small would be fine now and whenever i saw one of those really sweet deals later on for like 20 dollars or so for an IDE hdd i'd pick it up but i was thinking...
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    ocz, patriot, or other? (2x512mb)

    ok so i've convinced myself that value ram isnt the way to go for me. new ram budget is around $125 from what i've read tighter timings are better on a64's than mhz. i will probably be getting one of the new opertons 144 and a dfi dagf motherboard(what's the huge difference between this and...
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    3000+,3200+ or 3500+

    ok so that's basically it. im still unsure of what cpu to get 3000+,3200+ or 3500+. i would like a 3500+ but if i drop down to the 3200+ i could use that money.(30 bucks) for something else(xp-90 or towards other stuff) if i go all the way down to the 3000+ it will save around 75 bucks but it...
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