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    Prolonging the life of my Q9550 setup

    Hello, I have the following setup: CPU: Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz (stock speed, stock cooler) MOBO: Gigabyte P35 DS3L GPU: GTX460 768MB RAM: 4 x 1 GB DDR2 800 CASE: Coolermaster Mystique Full-tower PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W I game at 1680 x 1050 and play the occasional modern, graphically...
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    Price bottom for LGA775 Quad's?

    Hey all, I was looking at Microcenter's lovely $170 Q9550, and I wondered whether it (or a similar one) would be available later for less. Products on outdated sockets almost always reach a floor price until they get scarce and the old-MB holdouts drive the prices up. Usually this price has...
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    Will one of these low profile brackets fit my Sapphire 3450?

    I have this 3450 from Sapphire, which is low profile but does not come with a half-height bracket. As I'm moving it into a case that requires a half-height bracket, I hope someone can tell me whether one of these brackets will fit, or whether there's another bracket I can buy that will. These...
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    Universal remotes to control a PC?

    I was thinking of how useful it is to control an HTPC by remote, and wondered if a universal remote could be made to take over the functions of a TV tuner remote or one with a USB receiver. If so, does anyone know how this would be accomplished? Ideally, I'd like to use an RF universal remote to...
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    Cases like Antec Veris Fusion, but smaller?

    I really love the asthetics of the Antec Fusion case, but it's just too damn big, especially for a MicroATX form factor. It's not the width and height that are the problem, but the depth. Is there anything that retains the Antec's good looks but is at least several inches shallower? It should...
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    Laptop as HTPC?

    An HTPC should be compact, quiet, and able to blend into a home theater system without looking out of place. A laptop with HDMI output seems to be a perfect solution. Not counting tuner cards, what are the disadvantages to using a laptop as an HTPC?
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    Why such strong performance from 3850?

    In most of the benchmarks I've seen, the 3850's performance doesn't seem to drop off a cliff at high res despite only having 256 MB of RAM. The delta between 3870 and 3850 seems to be pretty much the same at 1920 x 1200 as it is at, say, 1280 x 1024. Yet the 8800 GTS 320 gets creamed by the 640...
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    AGP 7600 GT back in stock, go go go!

    The only reason I post this is because I already put the order in for mine. ;) Newegg link
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    Will a 9800 Pro save itself if the fan dies?

    Read about the unreliable HSF on the 9800 Pro, and it's been making funny noises since I removed it yesterday and then put it back in. I figure that it might have been going bad, and now that it's been jostled around it might really be ready to kick the bucket. So my question is this: Will the...
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    Where is the AGP 7600 GT?

    I'm talking about the Leadtek Winfast A7600 GT TDH, which was supposed to be out in August. Well, it's almost September now. Does anyone know the status on this card?