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    285GTX SLI on Antec trio 650

    First of all, OCZs aren't very good PSUs (for the most part, at least) so I'd rule that one out. You should be able to run 2 GTX285s on that PSU (assuming 175w per card + 125w for the CPU & 75w for everything else) but it would be closer than I would like to run for a long-term period of time...
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    GTS 450

    Well, I think that from their experience you'd be very happy with them :) I must say I'm quite happy with my GTS450, I OCed it to 925/1850 (stock mem ATM) instantly, and it's been rock stable so far. Pulls between 8 and 14k PPD in FAH (611 & 9XX PT WUs, respectively)
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    Upgrading from GTX 9800+ need help

    Go for a 1GB GTX460. It'll smoke a GTS450, your 9800GTX+, a HD5770, it's a bit faster than a HD5830 and about on par with a GTX465 (and runs cooler & uses far less power). IMO the GTX460 is the mid-range king ATM, cool, quiet, low power usage, and very good performance for not a lot of money
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    GTS 450

    That would certainly be nice...if there was one for that price BR I would have snatched it up instantly. But I can't imagine that happening for a while :(
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    SR-2 STACKER

    Incredible....subscribed!!
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    GTS 250 512MB vs 1GB for dedicated PhysX

    Really anything more than even a GTS250 is way overkill. No need for 192 or 336 SPs
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    GTS 450

    Oh. That makes sense :o Yeah, a strict limit of $150 BR...shame, because I could have had a GTX460 for $140 AR :(
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    GTS 450

    $130. Cheapest GTS450 on NE without a MIR, decided that I would rather get something that's $130 without a rebate than something that's $140 and hoping for a $20 MIR. @ Staypuft: BR? And thank you for your helpful & constructive comments :)
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    GTS 450

    If the perf/$ is the same as a GTX460 that's amazing!!! Really a shame that I couldn't have gone with a GTX460, but that wasn't going to be possible, and I always have the option of SLI down the road for a very reasonable price
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    GTS 450

    :( Well, it does what I need. I haven't ever run into issues with only a limited amount of RAM (with what I normally do, memory usage doesn't go much above 1GB). And I have the i7 OCed because I run WCG, and the SSD because after reading how fast they were, I decided that it would be a good...
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    GTS 450

    Well it's a shame that it's going to be that much slower, most of the reviews I found placed the TOP version (I'm hopeful that I'll be able to get TOP clocks) right around the HD5770, which is right around my GTX260. I guess I'll see when it gets here, and I guess I could always get a 2nd...
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    GTS 450

    How much slower is it than a GTX260? And when OCed is it roughly the same? I have a 192SP GTX260 that, even OCed, is about on par with a standard GTX260, it came from Dell with lower-than-stock clocks :(
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    GTS 450

    I looked at GTX460s, but I couldn't find one, except for EVGA's B-Stock one w/ a 90 day warranty, for under $150 shipped before rebate. I really would have liked to get a GTX460 768MB (after rebate, there was a Zotac one for $145), but I couldn't go over $150 BR. Parental restrictions :( And...
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    GTS 450

    So I just got an Asus GTS450 DirectCU as a replacement for my dying GTX260. Was this a good choice for the price? I really, really don't like ATI and all I had to spend was $150 before rebate. What sort of clocks should I be able to get (OVing perfectly acceptable)?
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    Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    That looks absolutely incredible....must say I'm a bit worried about a GTX480 and an OCed i5 on a 450w PSU though :o
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    LIAN LI PC-Q09FB

    Not even a half-height expansion slot.....do not want! Much rather have an ISK 300-150
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    My GF is going to kill me but I couldn't pass it up:

    lol :D Incredible deal, I hope you're loving it!
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    New Lian Li PC- Q11 itx case : Specification & Feature

    True, true. But the ability to run a bigger GPU is nice....and HDDs. Although smallest possible is also very compelling
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    Warning! H50 / H70 Back plate on H55N-USB

    Excellent! Do you have pics of what you did?
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    New Lian Li PC- Q11 itx case : Specification & Feature

    Damn.....that PSU extender is expensive :( That sucks :( What with the cost of the extender and a fan adapter, it might just be better to get a Q08 :o But if I do get the Q11 and get it working, I'll deffo get lots of pics :)
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    New Lian Li PC- Q11 itx case : Specification & Feature

    So the verdict is that it would be possible to run a GTX460, a H50, 1 3.5" HDD, and a standard ATX PSU in the Q11?
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    Warning! H50 / H70 Back plate on H55N-USB

    Awesome :) I'm considering downsizing my sig rig to a PC-Q11 and a H55N, and if I do I would definitely use my H50 (stock is lame and nothing else would really fit). Good to know!
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    Would stock AMD Phenom II HSF work with socket AM2 CPU?

    The stock X4 HSFs are actually quite decent......they would make a good option for a 45w CPU. The PhII X2 ones, less so, because the don't have heat pipes, but still would probably be better
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    Warning! H50 / H70 Back plate on H55N-USB

    So it's not that hard to mod the backplate to work on these mobos?
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    Any future mITX with integrated Nvidia Fermi GPU?

    Didn't realize that :o That should work fine, no?
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    Any future mITX with integrated Nvidia Fermi GPU?

    What's wrong with, say, a Geforce GT210 or something and the i3? Or any other low-end card?
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    mini ITX vs mATX

    I won't claim to be as knowledgeable about SFF systems as bastage, but if you're willing to sacrifice one of the HDD cages, a Corsair H50 or H70 should work nicely :)
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    Considering an ITX, need suggestions

    So what do you guys think? i3 or X2? Or just downsize my i7 to one of the Lian Li ITX cases? It would certainly be faster than an i3, but also far bigger (not really sure if this is too much of a con)
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    Official Zotac H55-ITX-C-E Thread

    Cool :) Instead of building a separate i3 or X2 ITX rig, I'm considering just downsizing my sig rig to ITX (PC-Q11 I'm thinking). Mini power FTW!
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    Official Zotac H55-ITX-C-E Thread

    Well that's cool :) How would it do with a stock-clocked i7 860? Any chances of damaging the VRMs?
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    Official Zotac H55-ITX-C-E Thread

    What do you guys think about this board? Are the temps reasonable? How does the WiFi work? Any major or notable issues with it? Does the onboard WiFi work in Linux? I'm considering this and an i3 530 in an Antec ISK 300-series case to build a low-power daily-use PC.
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    Considering an ITX, need suggestions

    I'll look on CL and see what I can find :) If I do go for a 45w X2 and that Asus board, would I be OK with the 65w ISK or would I want the 150w version? And wouldn't an i3 potentially make more sense than an X2 @ the same price? I'd assume it would be a decent bit faster
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    Considering an ITX, need suggestions

    I really don't want to spend that much. Yes, it would be nicer than the Celeron, but it's over $100 more, and I'm not convinced I need the extra speed. I'll look around and see how I can get the price down, but the $350 figure was really the absolute max, and I'd like it to be less than that...
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    Considering an ITX, need suggestions

    Sorry about the confusion. I'm probably going to run Ubuntu x64 (either 10.04 or 10.10) and then Win7 Pro x64. Ubuntu for most things and the Win if I want to game a bit. I have considered an ION, but as I said, the Celeron setup I had was only a few bucks more, and would definitely be far...
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    Considering an ITX, need suggestions

    H55 + i3 is a bit on the expensive side IMO :( Although I might get one. I priced out a Zotac ION, it was only like ~$20 less than the Celeron setup I'm not really worried about HTPC use, I'm just planning on using this for daily use, and maybe Halo 1. According to XBit, the Celeron 3300 is...
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    Low-Profile nV card

    On a GT220? Would that and a CelDualCore or an AMD X2 45w be ok on 150w?
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    Low-Profile nV card

    Hmm. I mainly play Halo 1 anyways, do you think a GT220 would be fine for that and the other games listed? I could do without H2 without too much trouble
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    Low-Profile nV card

    Halo 1 & 2, Need For Speed Prostreet, Need For Speed Undercover, Spore, etc. Nothing too intensive
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