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    132-BL-E758-A1 versus The World - Give me Boards to Compare!

    Okay folks, I haven't delved deeply enough into i7 yet (I know, I know, late adopter, etcetera,) so I could use some experience feedback here. Figure on an i7 920 D0 with VERY mild OCing, probably only taking it to 3.0GHz steady. (When I OC, it's a long term always-on thing.) Memory's going...
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    Calling Iopeteve - upgrade + hardware question.

    Semi-theoretical configuration here. I'm sure you can puzzle this mess out better than I can and I could use a hand. There's too many wild variables, and I'm not the VMWare admin so I don't have access to realtime hard numbers. Existing is 4x HS21's in two dual 5150's, and two dual 5340's, 3x...
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    Recommended Low-Mid Digitals?

    Okay, so I've got need for a beater camera for Blizzcon. I define beater as "boy, I'll be pissed off if I lose it, but I won't go into cardiac arrest." I won't waste time on my existing setup other than to say it's a hodge-podge of mid-80's Canon base and lenses from here till next year, and...
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    Looking for AT&T residential customers with resold/3rd party ISPs

    Hey all. Subject says most of it. I've discovered something rather, well. Okay, fine, if I'm right, we're talking at least half a dozen Federal statutes and that's without actually searching. I'm specifically looking for folks with resold ADSL/ADSL+ in the Midwest region (OH/MI/IL/IA) who are...
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    Windows XP Unattended and Custom Partitions?

    Okay, this one has had me scratching my head for ages, and I cannot figure it out for the life of me. So maybe one of you knows. As drives get bigger and bigger, I need to do a smaller C: partition, then a D: storage partition on the OS RAID1. Okay, fine. No problem. I do this initially with...
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    Truth in Advertising

    http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-226-027-03.jpg Read the words carefully. Cracked me up, so I had to share. :D
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    Motherboard Layout vs Case

    Okay, this is an ugly problem. I picked myself up a Supermicro PDSML-LN2+. It's a nice little uATX board for a small development server (with external SCSI and an internal RAID1.) Picked up a Gigabyte GZ-M1 case. Guess what? That's right. Doesn't fit. Why? CPU gets in the way of the hard...
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    Enermax Glory issues.

    Okay, bought an Enermax Glory for some less computer literate folks I have to deal with. Thought being, "hey. One button. Minimal interaction. No more 'my computer doesn't work.' Just press the damn button." Except it doesn't work. I mean the software really, really doesn't work. And I cannot...
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    AreEss' Abit IP35 Feature Comparison

    Okay, since this is driving me absolutely crazy, I'm going to share it with EVERYONE so there's NO QUESTIONS as to what you get with the IP35 boards. IP35-E - Base Model Intel P35 Northbridge Intel ICH9 Southbridge 4x DDR2 800/667/533 1x PCIe 16x 2x PCIe 1x 3x PCI 2.2 4x SATA-II by ICH9 1x...
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    P965 with 4 DIMMs?

    Okay, it's finally FINALLY upgrade time. Sorta. Okay. So I need a machine that's more GP/Gaming oriented than my Peregrine/DXA. (... no, 16GB and dual 2222SE's is not overkill!) And.. after over a decade.. I'm building another Intel rig. Disclaimer; my last was a p233mmx that ran it's whole...
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    Everex XT5000T laptop - $699.99 at OfficeMax (Expired)

    Okay, I refrained from posting this one till I got my hands on this laptop and called Everex support to make sure it was a hot deal. Hot? It's on fire. http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/prodBlock.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&prodBlockOID=1611550371&expansionOID=-536879891 $699.99 with...
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    Blackford PCIe configuration - need a sanity check

    Okay, this has me seriously scratching my head right now, so I wanna run it by folks who might know the board better. (I haven't touched this one yet.) http://www.intel.com/design/servers/boards/s5000VSA/index.htm Intel S5000VSA - 2x PCI-X/133, 2x PCIe 8x Physical/4x Electrical Now this...
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    Any experiences with retail AcBels?

    I see AcBel's gone retail. Has anyone had a chance to hammer on them? Specifically, their 550 EPS? I've had some mixed experiences, and I know they build to different quality levels, so I'd like to not waste a hundred bucks on one of their meatgrinder units.
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    [HAWT!] LSI MegaRAID SATA300-8XLP for $290!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816118032 Compare with $340-700 everywhere else. Flaming hot if you've got a PCI-X board and need a sturdy controller on the cheap. DISCLAIMER: Intelligent BBU (LSIiBBU001) not included.
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    Advice on SCSI Ultra3 RAID adapter

    With 10K RPM U160 drives, you won't see significant benefit from going dual channel over single channel on the RAID5. Especially not if they're the ubiquitous Cheetahs.
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    City of Heroes/City of Villains - Official PhysX Support Added

    Currently available only on Test as part of I7 beta testing. Confirmation goes here: http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2092861&page=2&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#2092861 No, I have not personally tested or checked API versions.
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    Project: Screendoor Submarine!

    Oh dear. I'm at it again. Been a while since I've done this, but it's like riding a bike supposedly. So what are we working with? Inwin J-series ATX minitower (think it's a J533.) SeaHawk 250W ATX PSU Abit BP6 Dual Cel 533's some memory, some drives, whatever. I'm lazy. Here, have...
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    Where the heck can I find this?

    http://www.chieftec.de/?page=products_big&id=81&k_id=2&language=uk Yep. The Chieftec Arena. I'm at wit's end. Chieftec over in Europe told me to talk to Chieftec US. Which I've tried. And I just get bounces from every listed sales address for them. Is there anyone on this earth who can...
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    Speaker Cabinet Design Question From Hell!

    Okay, before we get started, if you don't know what a crossover is, you don't belong in this thread. Seriously. This is arguably audiophile stuff. Okay. So it is.Oh well! You've been warned! People will bite your head off if you make silly suggestions like buying Altec-Lansings or Cambridge...
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    LiLi V2100 - How much room for the PSU exactly?

    Could someone with a V2100 perchance grab a tape measure and find out exactly how much room there is between the back plate and the drive bays? Or, shorter version, what's the maximum length PSU I can get into a V2100 without cutting, and with at least 1" between the drive cage and the PSU...
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    Intel uATX Boards - Recommendations?

    I've got to put together some uATX boxes. Obviously this means I'm not using AMD. My build specs require a board that isn't utter crap in terms of quality and reliability. So, hello Intel. The problem is, they have way too many uATX boards right now, and way too many chipsets right now...
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    Odd question; flash Mac Ed. to PC?

    Ignore the price. Here's the card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102487 Yes, I have an AGPPro slot system that needs a new video card. Yes, I know that I could use a regular AGP card. This limits me severely though because many misbehave in AGP mode. Plus I dig...
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    Black ATX-WTX/EPS sockets - who's got 'em?

    Stash the 'OMG JUST ORDER THE KIT FROM XYZ MOD VENDOR' till you read the rest. Yes, I need ATX connectors. Yes, I already have drive connectors dealt with. What I need is not drive connectors or standard ATX parts. I need 24 pin and 8 pin connectors and sockets. Yes, the male and female...
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    Need black PCI64 sockets - who makes them?

    Today's stumper from hell. System I'm getting started on. I'm replacing components on the motherboard. This inclues four PCI64/66 slots and an AGPPro slot. Not a big deal normally. I've had broken PCI64/66 slots replaced before, the person doing it does top notch work. The problem is that...
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    Any idea where to find copper sleeving?

    So not a typo. I'm looking for actual copper sleeving. Not gold mylar. Not copper colored PET. Actual honest to god copper. I've been through SVC and CableOrganizer and some specialty suppliers, and I can't find it. Does anyone know where I can find it? Yes, I know most copper sleeving is...
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    Calling Thunder K7 owners - Heatsink Help Needed!

    Okay, I've got a real problem here. Thunder K7, lost the CPU0 heatsink fan to bearing failure. Socket A heatsinks that aren't crap are hard enough to find. Compound this with the fact that no Thunder K7-based system I built was aircooled. Yes, there are more than half a dozen Thunder K7's out...
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    S2462UGN stumper..

    As I'm sure owners know, Tyan's beep codes page for this board is more useful as toilet paper than in the manual. Box was working JUST fine earlier tonight. Installed Win2K after finding a bad DVD-ROM and pulling it, rock stable, installed all the drivers with no issues. So I restart for...
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    PCI-Express controller options?

    I'm looking for more PCI-Express SATA and SCSI boards to look at, preferably 4x or 1x. I've evaluated the Ultra320-2E and the Areca PCIe8x so far. It seems like there aren't any controllers out there actually using PCI-Express yet, save LSI and Areca. Anyone seen any PCIe1x's or PCIe4x's they...
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    Building my own Class A audio, need some design help...

    Okay, after finding that my good speakers have two parts which are truly irreplacable, thusly rendering them non-repairable, I decided to say screw it, and build my own Class A system just for my computer. Overdoing it? Hell yes. Worth it? Hell yes. Rather than try and do everything from...
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    To decouple or not to decouple...

    Okay, I have an interesting little monstrosity going here, and I'm running into questions I don't know the answers to. (Big surprise there.) Got a TI TUSB5052; it's an 8052, 5 port USB (1 root/4 child), 2 serial, 7 GPIO PQFP100. Still with me? No? Me neither. ;) So I have this on a 4...
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    Need help sizing a WC system...

    Okay, I usually cheat like mad with these setups, and they usually have equal parts air and water. Can't do that here, so I'm really unsure on my sizing. Here's what's being cooled: 2x Opteron 252 2x Big Frigging Video Cards (ATI, nVidia, doesn't matter - they both run hotter than a...
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    Sources for high amperage 2:1/1:2 transformers?

    Okay, I'm stumped. I know these are out there. I just can't find them. Here's the problem: BIG FRIGGING INDUSTRIAL PSU (22A @ 24V) -> ??????????? -> Lots Of Tasty Hard Drives! Obviously, the question marks are where the problem resides. In order to properly handle these drives (which do...
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    Small but strong multi-output power supplies?

    Okay, I have a new problem. I need to build a custom disk enclosure for my server, including a power supply. "That's not a problem, AreEss! Use an AT PSU!" Except it doesn't fit. I've got 3.25" of vertical space. Whoops. Lots of horizontal and lots of depth, but no vertical. "So use a 1U ATX...
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    Authorized Philips CRT repair shops?

    I have a Philips Pro CRT that I need repaired. Unfortunately it's out of warranty. Small problem on the display control board (I am absolutely positive of this) and I just don't have the resources or time to fix it myself. Plus I figure I should probably throw in fresh capacitors and have the...
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    Where to buy just motherboard trays?

    Does anyone know where I can find just motherboard trays? I don't mean necessarily a slide out one or for any specific brand. I just need an EATX 12x13 motherboard tray from anything. If it's got the expansion slot and backplate retension, that's a nice bonus. I can't find any though. I did...
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    AutoCAD Gurus In The House?

    Anyone around really familiar with AutoCAD, pref 2005 or 2006? I'm looking for blocks for ATX/EATX trays for all-AutoCAD design. (Yeah, I'm one of those really scary people.) And because everyone must know... it's for a machined Lexan/Polycarb case. This case kicks much ass with 2x5.25"...
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    Need help finding a case that fits!

    I have a pretty unique problem here. Need a case to do a watercooling setup I've been planning for a while. There's just half a dozen catches that have left me scratching my head and caseless. The biggest problem is that I need EATX. This is a Dual Athlon MP rig. I also need lots of drive...
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