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    e4500 -> e8400. worth it?

    Core2Quads can still keep up when OC'd. That's a far better choice than upgrading the whole system. You can get a Q6600 for as low as $60 these days
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    Custom 7950s on the way: Specs and pr0n inside

    hmm.. i had really hoped it would be a bit cheaper, around $400 at least. can't really cough more than that
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    7950, Are You Waiting?

    Can't afford the 7970, so...
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    Phenom II X4 960T vs i3 2100

    passmark is not an accurate benchmarking tool. they mix results from all kinds of hardware setups with all kinds of bottlenecks in their final results an i3 2100 beats even an X4 OC'd to 980's speeds, and you have an upgrade path that is actually good. they run cooler and quieter aswell.
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    KingFast & KingSpec 8-16GB SSD

    I live in Sweden, and I'm not touching PayPal with a mile long stick.
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    KingFast & KingSpec 8-16GB SSD

    Does anyone have any experience with these? They're cheap chinese SSDs. Mostly worried about reliability. I'm interested in getting two for my home servers as they don't need any bigger boot drive, and the usual brands are at least twice as expensive, and only offer down to 32GB, which is...
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    Building a Fanless/No Moving Parts PC?

    stock paste vs AS5 or Ceramiq is less than 3C
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    Why did you buy Bulldozer?

    Untrue. If you'd bought a socket 1155 back when it came, you would have had the same upgrade options as AMD has now (Ivy Bridge). And the only thing Bulldozer wins at (and this is the 81x0 only) is video encoding and file compression. Even a stock i3 2100 beats it in a majority of games.
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    Project: Aerodyne

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    AMD Bulldozer / FX-8150 Desktop Performance Review @ [H]ardOCP

    why has the review been removed?!
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    Why an expensive MoBo?

    cheap motherboards also tend to use cheaper/lower quality capacitors and other parts. the sweet spot seem to be ~$80-150 IMO
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    Apple G5 modded with a twist

    I agree that that cable really puts down the total look of the build.
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    What CPU speed is needed to run BF3?

    There are other than that one, it was just the first link on my search. here's another there are several options at half the price that performs within 5 degrees.
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    What CPU speed is needed to run BF3?

    You can overclock pretty much any system, but that also means you have to OC everything from the motherboard to the RAM. Only a CPU with unlocked multiplier can be overclocked without having to OC the rest of the system. Also, the Intel chipset Hxx (H61/H67) motherboards does not allow...
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    home storage server - which HDDs?

    Yes I do. The reason for Raid0 if I get less than 3 drives, and so I can have a single partition. I also said that the data is not that important to me.
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    home storage server - which HDDs?

    Initially Raid0, and in the future I might add a Raid5, or just expand on the Raid0 (or convert it all to Raid5). I also remember hearing about the WD Greens not liking raid now that you guys mention it. Looks like I'll be going with the Samsung drives as there are no Hitachi drives...
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    home storage server - which HDDs?

    I will most likely run Debian or Server 2008. Will the WD greens work fine without wdidle on those?
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    home storage server - which HDDs?

    Sup. Slowly putting together (or rather, upgrading) my storage server for home use (streaming movies and tv shows through network) to a single PC, so high performance is not needed. Bought a Highpoint RocketRaid 2220 (8p) at a decent price, and now I need a couple 2TB HDDs to go with it (2 or...
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    Good air cooling case?

    Silverstone RV and FT are considered some of the very best cases for cooling, thanks to the triple 180MM fans and straight airflow through the case.
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    Project Asimov COMPLETE: Scratch-built SFF - Water Cooled

    interesting! /sub'd
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    Avoid Non-Refrence Cards!

    might want to rename the thread title to "dont buy diamond brand cards" or something... thread is very poorly named as of this post, as others have said, some of the best cards are non-reference.
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    Monolithic Shadow

    sorry but im not digging the text in images at all.
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    Apple G5 modded with a twist

    interesting! /sub'd
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    SlimITX Gaming Enclosure (Case Design from Scratch)

    very nice! good job.
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    apply thermal paste

    it doesnt really matter, imo. personally i apply it on the heatsink to minimize waste (paste that does not touche both cpu and heatsink), because it just attracts dust and stuff. get a flat piece of plastic and apply a very thin even layer of paste on the heatsink (so you dont get air bubbles).
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    KÜHLER as it Gets! - Antec Big [H] Giveaway!

    that tubing looks sexy
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    SlimITX Gaming Enclosure (Case Design from Scratch)

    very cool! i love small builds. /sub
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    Little Heavy.

    very cool! /subbed
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    phinix nanoTower - Smallest and most powerful mITX rig !

    nice! but please clean that poor cpu cooler :O
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    phinix nanoTower - Smallest and most powerful mITX rig !

    wow! :cool: have you tried taking pics in the dark without camera flash? might get better pictures of the lights, i think.
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    phinix nanoTower - Smallest and most powerful mITX rig !

    keep up the awesome job!
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    phinix nanoTower - Smallest and most powerful mITX rig !

    very nice! keep it up
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    Project: Little BIGFooT

    Too many radiators and might look better if it wasnt open case, but that's just IMO. Nice job tho!
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    transparent / reflective / see through acrylic glass?

    Thanks for the replies, I'll look into the things mentioned!
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    Ikea desk gallery

    IKEA Jerker i gotta find some cheap shelves :)
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    Project: Little BIGFooT

    nice! another small build! /sub