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    Corsair Vengeance™ 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Drawing

    Corsair are the top of the marques in my mind, hence my asking advice here recently for a Corsair themed build. Already got myself the 600T and the HS1 headset, will be putting together the new system in the next month. Vengeance RAM would be the icing on the cake :)
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    MSI N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr II OC Give-away!

    Won SFA but grats to everyone who did :) Thx to [H] for the comp, maybe next time...
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    Quality of Dell PSU

    Got a Dell XPS 600 here, still going strong with original components after 5 years. The PSU is a 650W custom job which I can't upgrade and would probably have difficulty replacing, but since I'm doing a new build from scratch in a few days it doesn't bother me :) Dell Optiplexs we use at work...
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    Corsair build

    Here in the UK the EVGA SC card costs as much as the reference 560 Ti did at release (£200) and is the cheapest Ti for the performance. It's probably a different story over there in the states. The Vengeance RAM isn't available in 2GB sticks that I can see so for dual channel I'll have to get...
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    Corsair build

    Well, the time has come. I'll be pulling the trigger on my purchase in the next few days. Here is the final spec: Corsair 600T Corsair H50-1 Corsair 4GB (2x2) 1333Mhz DDR3 Corsair 650W HX Corsair SSD TBC Corsair HS1A Headset Intel Core i5 2500K Asus P8P67 EVGA GTX 560 SC Samsung F3 Spinpoint...
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    N00B Questions about SSD's

    According to google BYO is the British Youth Orchestra. I imagine their enclosures are rather elevating. BYO in the context of beer is usually Bring Your Own however in the context of "I've been using BYO enclosures for over the past year" it's probably Build Your Own, or DIY if you prefer.
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    Word of warning

    Bummer. I guess this means the wind chimes case fan mod I was planning is out of the question.
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    MSI N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr II OC Give-away!

    Coincidentally I'm eyeing up one of these cards to replace my elderly 7800GTX 256mb. I like the design of the MSI N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr II OC more than the competition; if I find myself inexplicably down a dark alley the MSI card is definitely the one I want jumping me.
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    Corsair build

    Now that's what I call feedback. Taking everything you've said into consideration, here are the changes I've made: 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II 1GB - Slightly cheaper option. I want PhysX for two games launching this year 115GB 25nm SSD Corsair Force Arctic...
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    Corsair build

    Ah ghost thanks you just saved me 25 bucks. I'll go for the 650W HX (really want modular). I see it's bronze instead of silver, I guess 5% efficiency isn't worth worrying about though.
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    Corsair build

    The build will be replacing a P4 with a single 7800GTX which my existing 1680x1050 monitor is complete overkill for ;) Just a shame I can't budget for a decent PC and monitor atm
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    Corsair build

    Thanks. Do you think I should forget my Corsair dream, get budget parts and go for a Dell U2311H for 1080p gaming instead? Feeling pretty down that I got my monitor just before 1080p became mainstream
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    Corsair build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, some photoshop but not much, watching movies but mostly gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1300 inc tax & shipping 3) Where do you live? Nowhere near a microcenter 4) What exact parts...
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    Microphone won't pickup voice, is my MIC port bad?

    Try this out: Win7 --> Recording devices in windows --> Properties on the mic --> Enhancements tab --> Checked Low Frequency Protection --> Checked Loudness Equalization --> Click Apply