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    Maingear Prysma HTPC @ [H] Consumer

    Jason Wall spends some quality time with this unique-looking system from Maingear. Check it out!
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    Voodoo PC or Biohazard PC reviews?

    Well, like Falcon Northwest, Velocity Micro, or indeed our experience with Maingear - they are knowledgeable, coureous, and really treat you like family. They are willing to do what it takes to make you happy. Disclaimer: Yes, I will be working for Velocity Micro starting next month. While...
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    Voodoo PC or Biohazard PC reviews?

    Man, I don't hate Voodoo, there are actually only a couple of boutiques I really don't like. FNW and Voodoo have my respect, that's for sure! Voodoo was very cool to me when we ordered a system, and my hat's off to them in the customer service arena. I regret that I'll not be able to take a look...
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    Voodoo PC or Biohazard PC reviews?

    Falcon was the first, Voodoo likes to say they were in business one year prior, but there's no record of anything in print or on the web until about 6 years ago...
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    Voodoo PC or Biohazard PC reviews?

    I know all about Voodoo, I did an article on them. Great guys, but I wouldn't put them on that pedastal... http://consumer.hardocp.com/article.html?art=ODk0LCwsaGNvbnN1bWVy
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    Voodoo PC or Biohazard PC reviews?

    I dunno, what does Voodoo do that other companies don't?
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    $2000 gaming laptops

    Yes to your first point. And in the case of Acer and Dell, I know that Dell now designs their laptops from the ground up - and in the case of both Acer and Dell, economies of scale keeps prices down. Boutiques usually have to go through a distributor like Prostar or Eurocom, adding another...
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    Anyone else got a UMPC yet?!

    http://consumer.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTA3MSwsLGhjb25zdW1lcg==
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    $2000 gaming laptops

    I really like the guys at Voodoo, but you have to remember that boutiques rely on ODMs for their laptop designs, and more often than not you can find the same chassis from another vendor.
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    Snapshot from my distributor - Almost! <<CONROE>>

    Free, but you need a DBA and a Tax ID as well. Then, if you don't resell the product, you have to pay tax on it.
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    Snapshot from my distributor - Almost! <<CONROE>>

    Nope, you can buy one at a time, but you need a reseller certificate to open an account there.
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    Snapshot from my distributor - Almost! <<CONROE>>

    I was gonna say - looks a lot like D&H...not always the best place to get procs, but it's been a while since I've done purchasing/planning...
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    The New Dells

    Dell support is getting WORLDS better. http://consumer.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTA4MCwsLGhjb25zdW1lcg==
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    Easy - it's called SuperFetch, and it uses the RAM you have available. If Windows is able to intelligently preload files that you may need (and indeed, it's been talked about widely), and is able to quickly clear the ones you don't need to make room for more, the net result should be a faster...
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    Windows Vista Capable or Windows Vista Weakling @ [H] Consumer

    Hey all, just wrapped up our first "coverage" of Windows Vista in its beta form. We take a look at what "Windows Vista Capable" means and if systems you see on the retail shelf sporting this badge really fit the bill. Check it out!
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    New to the Forums

    Welcome to the forums. We don't do "Hi, I'm new here" threads, and if you're talking about a system you built yourself, try General Hardware. Thanks! Chris
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    mp3 player......$150 max

    Keep it civil or I close the thread.
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    Blue-Ray and HD-DVD..

    Unfortunately that doesn't show today's realities when it comes to the consumer marketplace. Toshiba's HD-A1 is cheaper and delivers better PQ than the Samsung BD player. The XBOX 360 already has a large install base and will be getting an HD-DVD drive. Yes, Blu Ray is better technology...
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    Conroe launch moved forward to the 14th of July

    I could post something on the front page of [H] right now that could say anything. ANYTHING. That doesn't make it party to the truth.
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    Blue-Ray and HD-DVD..

    Round one has already been won by HD-DVD. The player is cheaper, and produces a better image quality. http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/business/14950018.htm
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    Conroe Deleyed?

    Gateway will have "orderable" configurations on their website between 2 and 4AM on the 28th of this month. I also know that there will be physical product on the retail shelves when it comes to OEM computers on the 28th.
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    Vista 5456 much speedier....

    Yup, everything about it is faster, starting with the installation! Much improved over the previous build...
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    ME was a facelift for 98, not the best OS to begin with. Even if you think Vista is nothing but Aero, it still comes from the XP family tree, an arguably robust and stable platform.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    There are several misconceptions in your post, allow me to point out a few: HDCP may be in today's GPUs, but it requires the board manufacturersto include a hardware key to make it work. Also, unless your HDV camera has integrated DRM functionality (how many times do I have to repeat ICT?)...
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    Does Conroe emulate 64-bit or not?

    I'm seeing 15-22% speed improvements in audio and video encoding in Vista Beta 2.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    You have media with ICT that you have personally seen down-rez? It bears repeating: thank Hollywood for this (if and when it actually happens) - if Vista didn't support these DRM methods you wouldn't be able to view HD protected content AT ALL.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    I know you're looking at it from a high end workstation market, but I be realistic, you KNOW that has nothing to do with the consumer market. HDCP will only force down-rez if the media has ICT (image constraint token). Major studios have agreed not to support this until AT LEAST 2010. This...
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    They don't have to convince you. They just have to get Dell, Gateway, and HP on board. It's quite simple. If the massive amount of people out there who have no interest in building their own system (you know, the majority) want to buy a new machine then they will be buying systems from these...
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    The fact is that at some point next year the only operating system you will find on systems being sold to consumers will be Vista. I am communicating my experience using that operating system. Also, I think you're a bit fuzzy on Aero - I'm able to run int on a Sempron 3400+ with 512MB of RAM...
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    Sounds like you're looking forward to CableCard 2.0 - which should be incorporated into future OCUR products. Also, if that's holding you up, then you'll never use MCE 2005...cuz it ain't going to get it.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    Ok, you don't like it because you have to scroll to the right, and I like it because of OCUR support, accessibility improvements like Movies on TV, and the ability to finally clone your desktop at different resolutions (for use in Origen ae x15e chassis.)
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    Yes, you don't like the look. Just wanted to know it was a subjective thing. Question, have you ever scrolled to the right on your cable box? I do.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    It's funny how it's been getting a brush-off by IT people...I guess I'm just looking at it from a consumer's perspective. Sorry you had so many problems getting your computers to run it...our two little 'ole eMachines in the office ran both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions without any problems or...
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    Why don't you elaborate? It's one thing to say it, it's one thing to back it up. I find the interface more appealing, and the support for OCUR is a godsend. Furthermore, little things like Movies on TV are just plain cool.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    Please, elaborate.
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    Windows Vista Thoughts @ [H] Consumer

    I'm working on a more indepth article, and Kyle asked for my thoughts. I gave them. If I had to buy a new OS when Vista comes out, I'd buy Vista. If I were looking at replacing XP on my desktop...I'd probably hold off. Frankly, I'm more into the Media Center improvements, so in fact I'll be...
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    Vista Multithread??

    Yes, using Windows on Windows.
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