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    HardOCP Question on SSD

    Mushkin, Kingston, Crucial
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    Plasma: Which One?

    I have a Panasonic TH-58PZ800U which I bought about a year ago and it's been superb. The THX mode on it has very accurate colors, so I have not bothered to get it calibrated. The other Pannys and other brands did not have very good colors out of the box comparatively, although if you got them...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) and blue-ray

    I used this HDFury from Monoprice to connect my PS3 to a CRT and it worked fine: Note that your monitor needs to support the 1920x1080 mode, but since most CRTs are multiscan it should not...
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    Asus Eee Netbook (2nd gen) $149.99 w/code at

    How fast was it with the included Linux, or Ubuntu Netbook Remix? I don't really need Windows on it, just a decent web browser.
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    HP 23in 2335 Rotating Widescreen LCD Ref: $149

    Got mine today. Packaging was not very good but it was just coming from San Diego to LA so it survived. It works fine. Has a couple of dead pixels and a small scratch on the screen. There is a slight pinkishness to the picture (which I have minimized with color temperature adjustments) but I...
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    Warm. Fallout 3 PC $35 Shipped Amazon

    Good deal. Amazon also gave me an offer on $40 off a Creative Labs Fatal1ty USB headset ($62 normally at Amazon) if I bought it together with Fallout 3, which seems like an excellent deal.
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    E8400 w ECS G31T-M mobo $150 at LA/OC Fry's

    I got a C0. Doesn't matter much to me since it's on my wife's computer and won't be overclocked.
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    E8400 w ECS G31T-M mobo $150 at LA/OC Fry's

    I picked up this bundle on Friday. The CPU is OEM so you will need a fan. Be warned that you will most likely have to flash the BIOS on the motherboard in order to support the E8400, so you will need to have an old LGA775 CPU around. I am using the E8400 on a different motherboard (upgrading...
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    $200 2.0 or 2.1 speakers for 2 computers

    The AudioEngine 2s have been great so far. Great build quality, small, excellent sound and they get quite loud. My wife wants a pair now. They are sensitive to positioning, though. I have them at the front corners of my desk, toed in to point right at me.
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    $200 2.0 or 2.1 speakers for 2 computers

    I ended up ordering the Audioengine 2s (I have not received them yet). They seemed to have the most uniformly good reviews, and seem very high-quality (at least in pics and reviews) and are quite small so won't take up much room on my desk.
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    $200 2.0 or 2.1 speakers for 2 computers

    No opinions on any of these speakers?
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    $200 2.0 or 2.1 speakers for 2 computers

    I have 2 computers, a Linux machine that is my main machine and which I listen to music on, and a Windows box for games. Both right now are hooked up through a KVM switch to an cheap old set of 2.1 Harmon Kardon computer speakers that sound poor. The KVM also adds a lot of hiss, so the new...
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    Hot! Toshiba HD-A3 w/ 7 movies for $100.04

    Funny enough, Star Trek (TOS) is available on HD-DVD, and not Blu-Ray, since it's from Paramount...
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    Acer AL2051W issues.

    I found I had the same problem on my AL2051W and a 7900GS. I fixed it by doing the following (with the latest WHQL drivers from nvidia 162.xx): Go to the nvidia control panel Go to Manage custom resolutions under Display Create a new custom resolution Set the resolution to 1680 x 1050 with 60...
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    ACLU Objects To License Plate Reader

    That's very Minority Report of you. Maybe we should analyze people's genes, figure out who's likely to commit a crime and throw them in jail beforehand too. Or put ankle bracelets on everyone, not just criminals. And have random searches on the street. After all, if it saves a few lives who...
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    ACLU Objects To License Plate Reader

    I also don't have much trouble with an automated license plate reader. Just with indefinitely storing records and GPS coordinates indefinitely for everyone, not just criminals. The entire notion of this being okay because it's a license plate is a red herring. What about face recognition...
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    New York Plans Surveillance Veil for Downtown

    It seems to me that the problem is that there are so many laws that every single one of us breaks them on a daily basis. And this system of cameras allows the police to use them as a cudgel against people they don't like. Suppose you have a cop who decides he doesn't like you. He looks up...
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    HD: anime Genon dvd sale (10 dvds for 50/25 for 100).

    Don't think so. Just with individual DVDs and CDs (and a few UMDs). There's a list of everything that is eligible if you click on the "Geneon remix" on the top right of the main page (under the search box).
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    HD: anime Genon dvd sale (10 dvds for 50/25 for 100).

    Cool, thanks! Picked up Last Exile (except disc 5, which was out of stock), Fushigi Yugi, and Read or Die TV along with some soundtracks with the 25 for $100 deal.
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    6600 and POS ECS for 229$

    ECS is pretty good these days if you want something stock. I have one of these older combo deals with an ECS P4M800PRO-M v2 (and E6400) in it running Gentoo Linux as my main workstation and it's been up for 47 days straight without a glitch. I think the last time I took it down was to upgrade...
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    AMD X2 4400+ AM2 65W $89 Shipped

    Looks like the frequency at is wrong? It states: Frequency: 2500MHz But newegg and AMD themselves state that a Brisbane 4400+ is a 2.3 GHz processor.
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    latest frys combo e6600 + ecs agp board $200

    Actually I haven't vented before at all on this topic. I put it here just for those who are bemoaning a lack of a nearby Fry's. Y'all are not missing much. The Antec problem would be an OEM thing if I was convinced that the item wasn't returned. Although they put stickers on some returned...
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    latest frys combo e6600 + ecs agp board $200

    For those bemoaning the lack of a Fry's nearby, remember that you get what you pay for. I bought one of these combos (E6400 and same motherboard) a few months ago. The motherboard I got had been returned, but I didn't notice that until I got home because the salesguy had put the sales ticket...
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    RAM for Macbook

    My wife's Macbook has been running two of these G.Skill sticks since June without trouble: I'm not sure what the difference is between the one you posted and this one except that this one says PC2-5400 and not 5300. At the time...
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    Using old hard drive as external..access denided due to windows passwording

    Try these instructions for XP. I had the same thing happen to me when I upgraded my machine and made my old hard drive external.
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    Antec Solo $40 AR (Free shipping)

    This is the black version of the P150 without the PSU and the stealthed drive bays. It's very well engineered and quiet - makes putting the machine together easy. I just picked one up at Fry's B&M yesterday and will send in the rebate. Even at $60 it's a good deal, but $20? Ridiculous. :)...
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    C2D e6400 + ECS mobo $199 @Fry's

    I picked up one of these combos today. For me, the motherboard taking DDR1 and AGP is a plus. I am upgrading my primary machine (Linux box) from a S754 Sempron with an AGP card, so this means I don't have to buy new RAM (which has gotten quite expensive in the last few weeks) or a new gfx card...
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    Maxtor 250GB 16MB PATA $99 no rebate at Fry's (Phoenix)

    It's available in LA too. My wife and I each picked up one at the Burbank Fry's yesterday. They had very many in stock at the end of the day, so they probably still have some.
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    nVidia realeasing the power of 3

    They're releasing the Geforce 3 GTX! Puts me at the cutting edge since I'm using a Geforce 3 Ti200 whilst waiting for my 6800GT OC to be fixed by BFG...
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    Help me finalize my upcoming file server. Ridiculous storage inside

    You may want to look at these hot-swap enclosures instead: Supermicro 5-in-3. Allows 5 drives in 3 bays instead of 4. Also cheaper than the one you had spec'ed (not as pretty though). The fan also seems to be easily replaceable...
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    Uh, since we're posting anecdotal evidence, the Belkin UPSs I have have been great. I have 3 of their higher-end models with AVR with VA ratings of 500, 800, and 1200. The 800 runs my server, the 1200 runs my linux and windows boxen, and the 500 runs my wife's PC. Since we're renting a crappy...
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    Skyhawk Silver ATX Server Case $26.99

    I have had this case (or at any rate a very similar one from Skyhawk - mine has front firewire ports and a volume control as well) for the past 3 years. Back then it went for $150 (Al cases were expensive back then!). It's been an awesome case, especially the removable motherboard tray which...
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    HOT: SATA backplane w/ 3 trays $75, or UATA133 backplane w/ 3 trays $58

    Here's a cheaper 5-in-3 for SATA ($113). Supermicro, so should be good quality:
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    HOT: Eternal bedsheets that will get you laid

    I agree. We have a set of those sheets (bought in a Denver BB&B). Looked for some out here at the local BB&B but they only have Cal. King and we have a regular (Eastern) King. Plus if you buy them online you can't use the nifty 20% coupons you get from BB&B every week...
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    1 gig 2700 single stick ddr ram 109.99 free s/h

    Chief Value also has the PC3200 Rosewill RAM for $109.99 with free shipping:
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    1 gig 2700 single stick ddr ram 109.99 free s/h

    Newegg had several PC3200 1 GB sticks for less than that as of yesterday incl. shipping, but most seem to be out of stock at the moment. This one is still in stock (although $1 more): This one will supposedly be...
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    $120 21" NEC monitors + more from these wholesalers

    Probably should mention that these guys are in Southern California (specifically Laguna Hills in Orange County). An hour drive for me, but if I'm going down there some weekend I'll check them out.
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    Deciding between Athlon 64 3400 and Intel 3.2 Ghz

    I ended up getting a 3400+ (2.4/512K Newcastle) and an Abit NF8. I already have (admittedly crappy) PC3200 RAM so I'll just be using that.
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    Deciding between Athlon 64 3400 and Intel 3.2 Ghz

    I am debating a similar issue - whether to go with a 939 3200+ or the 754 3400+. With top of the line motherboards (i.e. MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum vs. DFI Lanparty UT 250Gb), the 3400+ is actually cheaper than the 3200+ ($321 vs. $334 at newegg, assuming they actually get the MSI in stock at some...
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    Free Vegetarian Starter Kit?!?!?!

    Cool, thanks. I've been a veg since birth (as are a majority of Indians) so I don't need it, but people who turn veg as adults (like my wife) often have no idea what to eat and end up with nutrition problems, so this is good for them.