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    USB LCD for Monitoring Temps, etc?

    I know this exists.. Similar to what is on a Logitech G15, I'm looking for an LCD that I can use to display temperatures, CPU utilization, etc.. I would prefer one that can sit on a desk, but if it doesn't exist 5.25" bay versions are fine too, I figure I'll just get an external enclosure to...
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    4GB RAM Not Being Detected? (Am I still able to use 4GB?)

    Ah ok. Yea, I'm also running a keyboard with onboard memory, and a sound card with onboard memory (I believe?).
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    4GB RAM Not Being Detected? (Am I still able to use 4GB?)

    Yea I'm having similar problems. I'm running 32bit Vista Business, with 4GB's of RAM. BIOS Shows all 4gb's working, then windows shows 3.25GB's. I only have a single 8800gtx, so it looks like thats the reason..
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    World First Carbon Fiber Case

    ^^^ I edited that for ya. I liked how at the auto show I went to last week, the new Viper motors had a carbon fiber name plate, mounted on top of the aluminum heads. It was so worthless, I laughed.
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    World First Carbon Fiber Case

    Ah.. I've dropped my PC before.. I was just wondering if the CF wouldnt just shatter if I dropped it..
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    World First Carbon Fiber Case

    I always thought carbon fiber was pretty easily breakable though.. I know they say its stronger then steel, but I thought you could just crack it into peices..like if you hit something.. Anybody ever worked with it.. ?
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    World First Carbon Fiber Case

    I knock ultra because they have such problems selling their crap, that they are regularly giving them away for free, or for < $20. For a while there, probably a few months straight, you could get one of their cases for like $10 all few months.
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    World First Carbon Fiber Case

    Hmm.. the carbon fiber, although great bragging rights, doesnt really look any different from other black cases.. And, its Ultra, which makes it instantly a crappy case. :p But I really like that power strip thing..
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    The Asus Striker Extreme does in fact kick butt

    You can get a VERY good 22 inch monitor for < $300.
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    The [H]ard Forum Terabyte Club - READ first post before posting

    I used to go to a LAN where they had about 10 10tb in-house servers. They specially built them all, they took mid towers, cut the innards out of them, took steel and, with blueprints, cut holes in them to mount hard drives, and are able to mount about 22 hdd's in a mid tower case. :O
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    Should i buy a PPU?

    1) A ppu provides around 2-3fps extra in a game, not 10 to 20. 2) Anybody with a high end system wouldnt need a PPU at this time because there is no game that has enough items in it that are physics enabled that it would kill your high end system.
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    Need for Speed Carbon: My take (post yours!)

    Yea.. PGR would be cool if it wasnt xbox only. Flatout 2 is a phenomenal game. Especially good for lans!
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    Should i buy a PPU?

    Dan D is a good man. I'm glad that while I was gone he was laying some sense down in this thread. Its become obvious that people will try and come up with anything to justify spending stupid amounts of money on something thats completely useless. Pottsey I have a PCI blower fan to sell...
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    Should i buy a PPU?

    I fully agree. PCI-E is the way to go for me as well. I would much rather put it in a third PCI-E slot then have it take away from the possibilty of me running an x-fi, which would actually give me real world benefits that the PPU wouldnt. And seriously, I can't even imagine better looking...
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    Should i buy a PPU?

    You know theres a quote button in the lower right hand corner right? Also, I have yet to see anything (your link didnt work) that looks better on a PPU system then it does on my system.
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    External Drive question

    You can leave it on 24/7 no problems. Its just like any other hard drive.
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    The Asus Striker Extreme does in fact kick butt

    Yea.. I agree with the above posters. Seems like you cared more about spending money then a well though out system. And your title has nothing to do with anything you posted...
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    Micro Center Deals

    $19 USB External HDD Housing: http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos_single_product_results.phtml?product_id=233424 $19 Powerspec MicroATX Case: http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos_single_product_results.phtml?product_id=247229 1GB Flash Drive $14.99...
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    Should i buy a PPU?

    ^^^ There is no reason to buy a PPU at this time. Thats a fact. Especially considering, by all means, it looks like AGEIA is going to be the PPU company to fail, considering Nvidia is trying to integrate PPU functions into their video cards, and making dedicated slots for it. Its stupid to...
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    Last Day for Buy.Com $20 off $50 sale using google checkout - What have you bought?

    I bought my eVGA 8800GTX for like $570 after google checkout and the sale they were doing.. And I bought my SennHeiser HD 485 headphones for $65 or something like that with overnight shipping. I love google checkout. Its so nice to use.
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    What RPG to try?

    Hmm.. I might try Morrowind.. Is it as buggy and repetitive (sound wise) as oblivion?
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    External Drive question

    SATA 2 is compatible with most ATX motherboards, but it depends on how old your system is. If its within the last year or two, it should be fine. If you cut the power, everything should stop spinning, thats what I'm talking about. Some external drives have power switches on them, but not all do.
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    External Drive question

    1) Not necessarily. Depends on how they are made. Some cool better, others dont. 2) Most are standard hard drives. If its a western digital mybook you can tear it out of the casing and its a SATA2 hard drive (not IDE). 3) Its just like any other hard drive, you can leave it always on, or...
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    Need for Speed Carbon: My take (post yours!)

    I agree. Crew members were annoying, and I rarely ever used them. They drive like women in real life.. Brake when you ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO. Brake in the middle of a corner when theres nothing in front of them, so ANNOYING. ARGH!
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    What RPG to try?

    Hmm.. a vampire game.. that sounds cool.. I heard Gothic 3 is awesome, but I didnt play the frist two.. isnt gothic 3 a continuation of the story line? NWN 1 was cool.. until I became so ungodly powerful that I would run through a dungeon thats supposed to take 45 minutes to clear in about 5...
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    What RPG to try?

    Well.. I beat most of Oblivion, and it got old real fast. Hearing the same 5 voices was horrible. WoW is not my thing.. Played it for a while.. I am playing dark messiah but its so badly bugged that it doesnt run on my system, but it got me in the NEED to play RPG's.. So what RPG should I try?
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    Should i buy a PPU?

    Look for the thread with the guy who posted BETTER FPS in games without the card in then with the card in. And on the games he posted better with a PPU on, it was only 1-2 FPS. Worse then a dedicated sound card will get you.
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    Steam generally loads pretty slow. With my fx-62 it loads dark messiah pretty slow.
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    Read the thread. :)
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    Need for Speed Carbon: My take (post yours!)

    I would really like EA to go back to the NFS franchises roots and make a real racing game instead of a street racing themed game. I think it would be awesome.
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    PC Racing Games.

    OMG wow. Is that game any good?
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    Thats weird for everyone, because my game runs perfectly fine, no crashes, no problems, just this damn lag. And the lag is completely random. Sometimes 2 minutes into the game, sometimes over an hour in. Other then that I have no problems.. But it sucks, because the 2 minutes to an hour I...
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    I'm starting to be thankful I missed out on the Wii.

    I'm not, but using that as a difinitive list of all games that are going to be released soon is just as dumb. Thats every game that has even been announced/speculated on, and most of those games probably wont be out for another year or two. Nintendo is good for that, getting lists and lists...
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    I defragged my hard drive using diskeeper and that didnt help. I'll try the steam defrag though. This is aggravating, because this game is so kickass. I have the latest 8800 drivers, which is probably an issue on its own. Between the 8800 and this game, I'm not sure which is more buggy...
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    I'm starting to be thankful I missed out on the Wii.

    So thats like 100 or 150 games, and I'm sure thats most of the list of the games coming out, ever. Lets take a look at xbox or PS3's list to compare...
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    well at idle 18-22% of my CPU is being used. By System Idle Process and Firefox.exe. Right now I have firefox, aim pro, and Steam open.
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    It doesnt run better at any setting. That includes VERY high, high, and completely low. I have defragged my RAM twice. I noticed that when I'm running dark messiah, 20% more of my RAM is being used. But 44% is still free.
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    Hmm.. weird. That game is just amazingly awesome. Its sad that it has so many bugs. I installed off a CD, but it installed into Steam. It has stayed updated through steam, is there still a patch I need to install? I have 2gb's of RAM, you would think that would take quite a long time to...
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    Does Dark Messiah lag your system?

    Hmm.. I just turned every single setting to low and it ran fine (didnt look any different either -- weird).. however after about an hour it started lagging again.
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    PC Racing Games.

    I got the game from a friend, just the files, not the box or anything. So there was no chance for that, but I did give the game an honest effort. I did not ever play the first GTR. Gran turismo would be an awesome game to come to the PC.
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