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    Best display to pair with an SFF PC for on the go gaming?

    Easy enough question I suppose. I'd like to find a screen that's small and light enough to be easily transportable to LAN parties and the like. An ideal size I suppose would be roughly 22" (maybe 23/24" if light enough), but honestly these days I don't even know what is worth buying and worth...
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    [Build Log] Project Cardboard Puter

    As the title suggests, I got bored and decided to build a PC in a cardboard box. :D Instead of simply throwing it together into some random box and duct taping all the bits in it, I have decided to put a little effort into the design and construction of this project. The specs of this...
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    Looking for a suitable upgrade from a BenQ FP241VW

    I've had this BenQ FP241VW for over 4 years now and it continues to be an amazing monitor. I paid over $500 for it back in the day and it was worth every penny. It's still in tip top working order, but I have a secondary gaming system that I need to find a monitor for. I'm looking to see if...
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    Tinkering with a very old PC: SSD on IDE bus or PCI SATA controller?

    First thing is first. This is just a crazy project to see how much I can get out of an older PC by combining new tech with it. I don't plan on actually using this system for anything serious. I'm really just tinkering around because I have nothing better to do. ;) With that said, I'm...
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    Asrock Z77E-ITX SG07 Build

    Just finished an SFF build for a friend/client that got interested in a small pc after seeing my original "Midget Rig" pc build. Specs: Asrock Z77E-ITX Core i5 3570k 8gb Corsair PC16000 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Cooler Master GeminII S524 I went a little extra mile and sleeved his front panel cables...
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    Project Super Midget Rig: SG08 Powerhouse

    Some of you might remember from a few years ago my "Midget Rig" project that kicked off not long after the Silverstone Sugo SG05 was released in the US. I took a Q6600 and what was the most powerful 9" graphics card at the time, the Geforce GTS 250, and crammed them into a Sugo SG05. Along with...
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    Quick question about ATX pinout

    I probably already know the answer to this, but I just want to make 100% sure before I go blowing something up. I'm getting ready to shorten and sleeve the cables on my Sugo SG08's power supply and I was trying to think of a way to mark where the wires go in the ATX connector. Other than the...
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    Best silent fans for Kuhler 920?

    I just received my Kuhler 920 today and now I'm looking for some suitable, quiet fans to use on it. I knew the stock fans were loud and when I plugged just one of them in to test out the noise I pretty much said nope. This Kuhler 920 is going to be going in a Sugo SG08 and will use push/pull...
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    GTX 480 with Accelero Xtreme Plus w/ backplate

    I just thought I would share a little mod I did to allow a backplate to be fitted to a GTX 480 with the Accelero Xtreme Plus cooler. I had to drill four holes in the backplate in order to allow access to the gpu cooler mounting holes after the backplate is mounted. I also had to use a bolt...
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    Got my sights set on an Antec HCP-1200, anything that might compete with it?

    So I'm gearing up for a system overhaul that I'll do later this year (x79 :cool:) and I want to go ahead and get a power supply that will feed said beasty. Why get a psu now and not when I do the overhaul? Well I would like to use my recently acquired second GTX 480 in SLI with my current one as...
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    Run 2nd GTX 480 on separate psu?

    So I've got a 2nd GTX 480 that will be coming soon and I haven't the power supply to run SLI quite yet. I do however have a PC P&C Silencer 610w laying around doing nothing at the moment. Is there any risk to using the paperclip method or perhaps this and powering the 2nd GTX 480 off the 610w...
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    Just collected some new swag for some retro builds

    Here lately I've been eager to build a new pc, but the problem is that I have nowhere higher to go. I'm not read to give up my C2Q 4ghz and GTX 480 yet. Since I can't go any higher, I've started to go lower. I've been compiling some parts together in order to build a set of retro systems that...
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    Looking for an x58 motherboard for SLI GTX 480's

    So I've been messing around with my single EVGA GTX 480 SC+ during the weekend and it has left me wanting even more. The only problem is that my current setup will not allow me to do SLI. I'm still running a C2Q on an x48 chipset. I'm looking to move into the Core i7 realm and I need to start by...
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    Just pulled the trigger on EVGA GTX 480 SC+...

    I've been contemplating for a while whether it was worth it or not to upgrade to a GTX 480 from my Radeon 4870x2. I finally pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered an EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked+, the one with the high airflow I/O plate and the backplate for the card. The thing that finally...
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    Crossfire 5850 performs worse than single card...

    So I've just finished a new system build and I'm having trouble with getting Crossfire to run right. Specs: MSI P55M-GD45 Core i7 860 4gb Corsair XMS DDR3 2000 Sapphire 5850 Asus 5850 Windows 7 Home Premium Cat 9.11 w/ Dirt2 Crossfire hotfix So far I've tested Crysis, Dirt2 demo, 3dmark 06...
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    Asus N81VP-D1 first impressions...

    My new Asus N81VP-D1 arrived just yesterday after ordering it on Tuesday from Newegg. This is my first laptop (not counting my netbook). I spent weeks searching various models, weighing in advantages and disadvantages, until I finally settled on this unit. First and foremost, I wanted a...
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    Red Faction Guerilla comes to PC on Sept 15th

    Volition has posted the release date for the PC version of Red Faction Guerilla. :D Read the Post They also have a few PC screenshots posted. :D
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    Thinking about getting a Sidewinder X8, but have a few questions...

    For those that don't want to read my wall of text below, I'll put the question here. Is there a way to program the DPI buttons on the x8 to perform keystrokes or to just be generic mouse buttons? I don't really care for on the fly DPI switching and I really want to bind those buttons in...
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    Recommendations for a small LCD screen for gaming...

    I've just finished building an SFF gaming pc using the incredibly small Silverstone Sugo SG05 because I got so tired of boxing up my huge main gaming rig and hauling it to lan parties and whatnot. :p I'm looking for a small LCD monitor to pair with it. I would like to stay around 17" and...
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    Starting a new SFF build and I have a few questions...

    EDIT: Now that I've had most of my questions answered, I've now turned this thread into a full worklog for those that are interested in the Silverstone Sugo SG05 and the Zotac 9300-ITX WIFI. I've made the go ahead to start my first SFF gaming LAN box build, and I have a few questions for...
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    Network taking forever to connect after bootup...

    I just built the system at the top of my sig last weekend, and everything has been going very well, except for the fact that the network takes at least a full minute to connect after I boot. For that time, the system is completely unresponsive. After the network finally connects, everything is...
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    Wanting to upgrade from my old Athlon X2...

    I'm sick and tired of being bottlenecked by my Athlon x2 5200+. Even at 2.8ghz I'm still way too cpu limited with my 8800 Ultra in everything and it's showing tell tale signs. Running newer games with max details yields poorer performance than what my video card is capable of in other setups...
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    Is my 8800U working at its best?

    I'm probably a little late on this seeing how all attention is on the GTX and HD4x00 series, but oh well. Ever since I first built this system, I've been wondering if it's really running to its fullest potential, so I've come here to ask my fellow pc enthusiasts for their opinion. Specs are...
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