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    Took the plunge

    This morning I ordered my upgrade. Core i7 5820k Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 Wi-Fi Crucial 16gb DDR4 2133 kit (went a bit cheap here) EVGA GTX970 04G-P4-0974-KR (1317 mhz boost) Carrying over my case, cooling, psu (it's less than a year old anyway) and my drives. Anything I need to know...
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    That wonderful Dell $750 off coupon

    Okay, I got a Inspiron 8600 on that excellent coupon from Dell on the way. Here's what I got Dothan 1.6 512MB 40GB 5400rpm WSXGA+ (1680x1050) Screen with 9600 ProTurbo 128MB After my shipping rebate, my total was $887. Sweet! :cool: Now, is there anything odd about the 8600 I...
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    My new HTPC

    After much deliberation and being without TV in the living room for a few weeks after my Gateway Destination's sound and TV tuner crapped out. (Don't laugh, it was $90 WITH the monitor :cool: ). I got my new HTPC ordered up and running, while [H] was being upgraded of course so I couldn't...
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    Some post linux install thoughts...

    Been an on again off again friend of linux for last couple of years. Used Redhat, Mandrake, Suse and by no means am I proficient, I just like how streamlined it can be. I installed Suse 9 on my laptop and got everything to work. Wireless was the hardest. Took forever to get it to recognize...
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    Plextor SATA DVD burner

    Plextor has done it and well. Will burn 12x on 8x media. :) http://news.designtechnica.com/article2972.html
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    Couple questions

    I'm considering getting an Audigy 2 ZS for my htpc. Looked at overall options and it looks to be the best for x.1 sound. Opinions? I'm also considering speakers. Gonna toss the old receiver (dobly pro-logic) and get some great multimedia speakers instead. I'm probably going to take the...
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    .mp4? Hmm....

    Okay...have a clip that is *.mp4 Installed lots of supposed mp4 decoders to no avail. Anyone offer any help?
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    Ga-8ig1000mk

    Anyone have one? Used one? Building HTPC and that is the mobo I'm thinking about. Looked at the Abit IS-10 and the Asus P4P800-VM, and feature to feature it is best. Looking for stability as it will be on 24/7 running my All in Wonder to my TV. For all who care, my HTPC is: 2.4C...
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    64-bit Intel is official

    Front page shows the news in all its glory. Too bad it is only in Xeon to start with. Can't wait personally for it to filter down to desktop CPU's, but only for 32-bit cpus to bottom out in price ;) Wonder how they are going to deal with the heat issues in Prescott when 64-bit is enabled...
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