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    Onboard vs dedicated sound card?

    Not sure on the speakers yet. I want to get a good set for the computer... one I won't be wanting to replace anytime soon. Using Bose 2 speaker solution I got as a gift right now. Had them a few years and they have served me well... Don't think ill get Bose again tho. I do want surround...
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    Onboard vs dedicated sound card?

    What are your thoughts on add-on sound cards these days? I've been using built in sound in every build I have done. Im researching new surround speakers for gaming. Do you all think that its worth getting add on sound cards like a Creative X-fi or the like while I am at it? Will it sound that...
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    I recently bought the hottie video cards, here it is

    I'll drink to that :D
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    Galaxy - 8 weeks of Free Video Cards @ [H] - Week 7

    Week 7? I'd like to join the crew! Permission to come aboard......
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    Help me pick a new case!

    You wanting full or mid? I'm a fan of both Antec 902 and 300 cases. Alota bang for not alota buck.
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    Move AppData folder

    LOL there is that way too. Completely forgot about that one. Ive been non-local and using GP for so long i completely forgot about the profile entry. I use GP for everything these days. Good call. I'd do it that way ;-) Can't believe I forgot about that <.<.....>.>..... *puts reminder to self...
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    Move AppData folder

    Should you desire, you can back-up your registry inside regedit. To back up the User Shell Folders, right click on that folder and select Export. Save it in a good location. To restore it, right click on the .REG file and select Merge. You can back up the entire registry by exporting at the...
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    Move AppData folder

    I redirect these folders on my domain using Group Policy. I do not believe it can be changed in the local (non-domain) PC Group Policy editor but you can edit the registry entry directly. It's fairly simple. * Obligatory CMY warning. Its the registry. Edit at your own risk :-) * With that...
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    Hannspree 23" HF-237HPB

    Cool.. I figured as much. My other rig is just an app / web system. I think I may pick one up for it since its not for games and the system only has a 17" lcd right now. Can't yell at that price for a non-gaming monitor. Thanks :)
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    Hannspree 23" HF-237HPB

    I was walking bestbuy yesterday and came across this guy. I wouldn't have looked twice at it except the price.... $139 for a 23" wide? Its not a high-end monitor to say the least... 5 ms response time; 15,000:1, 1920 x 1080.... VGA and HDMI only. And I did not recognize the name... Didn't...
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    Dell 30" or Westy 37"?

    Ihave heard of earlier problems with westys, especially the models of before. I havent heard of too many problems at all with the 37" m3. Then again it hasn't been out that long. I have seen it in BB but ont as a computer monitor. If I had a laptop id take it to BB to check it out. (anyone in...
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    Dell 30" or Westy 37"?

    The monitor is a "upgrade" in a sence I guess. I just done see it like that I guess as its a more long-term purchase. I am the type that hates to upgrade only internal stuff. 1 upgrade ends up being a chain reaction lol. If I get the dell Ill need a new video card, which nmeans a new MB...
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    Dell 30" or Westy 37"?

    OMG I hate decisions like this...... ~_~ Ok so its time to get a new monitor. I want to go with a bigboy and the 2 monitors I am looking at are the 30" from Dell and the 37" from Westinghouse. I have heard great things about both.... and im having a hard time deciding /cry Here are some of...
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    Building a new system.

    I have been out of the loop... I was just about to build a new system around the 965 Pentium extreme. It looks like I should hold off a month or so? Is that correct?
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    Memory recomendations please...

    Hey all, Im looking at putting together a new system and have a memory question. The system I am putting together will probably include the P4 Extreme running at 1066fsb. I was going to probably throw it on a matching Nforce MB. My question is what kind of memoru should i throw in this thing...
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    Samsung 215TW or LG L203WT?

    I went with the best buy warranty because it had a 0 dead pixel return policy and a 3rd replacement lemon policy. I couldnt stand ANY dead pixels... Id go crazy. I was, however, looking today and noticed that they have since changed their policy to 4 returns and pixel policy based on the mfgr...
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    Samsung 215TW or LG L203WT?

    Ive had 2 of these. I got 1 for my wife and immediately went out to get one for myself lol. Unfortunately the one I got had backlight bleed on the left side fairly bad and I ended up returning it. There was none locally so I just put off getting it again until later. Sadly, my wifes...
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    Information On the Samsung 215TW and Pics

    Im so sad. I have this exact same monitor and not 2 months after buying it the inverter died in it. Im 10 to 14 business days without my monitor now. How lame ~_~ Other than that I love my monitor. Thank goodness I got the Bestbuy 3 year extended I guess......
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    Samsung 215TW... mixed feelings

    Best Buy was selling them for $549. If I could pick up another like the one my wife has I wouldn't be concerned. The lightness on her screen is next to unnoticable... and I am a VERY picky person when it comes to this. However the 2 I got were very unacceptable. Every Best Buy near me are out...
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    Samsung 215TW... mixed feelings

    So it was time to upgrade monitors. I had been watching the forums for a while now and I knew I wanted to go Widescreen. Since I promissed my wife I would upgrade her first she got first dibs.... I picked up a Samsung 215TW. I must say I was HELLA impressed with it. The screen was near...
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    Teh Uber L33t Aqua-Computer Thread :)

    Yeay, I finally got Project Stackers completed! For my first water-cooled project, I learned alot! The 3 silver blocks look sweet as heck. Final pics and thoughts can be found around here. Few minor things I need to have dan help me fix, but other than that I guess im happy. I ran...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    Ok its finally over... for the most part. I am happy to say the system came right back up with no major hic-ups. First, lets get to the pics: Bye bye OCZ warranty. Moving the psu to the bottom mount left me with a little problem. My 4 pin mobo connector was way to short. Solution: open...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    Another day and more progress. I only had a little time to play today, but I got alot done. :) Take a looky.... Here I have mounted the motherboard into place and threw in the video card. Closeup of the lovely silver triplets. 2 silver Twinplex blocks, and my totally awsome silver cuplex...
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    Can you mod a thermal control fan?

    meh.... I'll just pick up another stealth tonight. Perhaps ill just play with it later.
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    Can you mod a thermal control fan?

    I have 2 fans I sleeved for a project im working on. They are just a noname brand from compusa, but are hella quiet. I think better than my stealths at same speeds. Anyways, I egerly sleeved them for installation and I realized I made an oppsey. The fans are thermal controled. Thermal...
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    My First Project: Henry Hoover (It's a Vacuum Cleaner)

    Well..... at least if the insides get dusty people won't be able to say anything.... it's a mini shop-vac for crying out loud hehe. It would be funny if the fan intake came through the vacume hoze lol. Id imagin the computer parts wouldnt like that much though huh hehe. As for the handel...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    Here are pics of the video card with Tweakmonster ramsinks and waterblock installed. Sorry I dont have pics of the install process... was just me to take the pics. And the motherboard. I put 4 ramsinks on the MB just cause I had some free... why not hehe. As long as they were put on...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    I decided to go with the drive cage mounting. I opted to flip the cage over to make cutting alittle cleaner. Because the pump would be mounted verticle I needed to make a hole for the inlet to stick out of. The existing holes made a perfect guideline. I made the cut and smoothed the...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    The plastic tabs that held my fan had a perma flare on it. Almost like a plastic pop rivit. I was unable to remove them without cutting or extending excessive force. . Maybe this was a complaint and they changed them? Not sure. I didn't want to risk damaging the fan, so I just cut the end off...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    I actually took a closer look at the drive cage this morning. I took the fan by cutting the little plastic tabs. Looking at how I'll probably be mounting the setup, I think ill actually flip the cage over, and mount the pump vertically to the front grill. The front grills seem on there quite...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    I was thinking about placement of the pump. Instead of mounting it on the case itself I decided this may be a better option: This is the holder for the hard drives. The bottom is lined with holes, perfect for water cooling hoses to fit through. Since my hard drives will be placed in their...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    I said a short prayer to the CPU gods, then gut my nice system out in order to prep the patient. Here we are outside on the porch, can air ready to clean the dust out. I removed the top fan and mesh, since it won't be there much longer anyways. First thing is first though. I need room to...
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    Project Stackers - High End Builds, Comparative Testing & First Mod! (56k Warning)

    Unfortunately for me, real life and a packed school schedule all but pushed this project into the closet. I has a working system and was just unable to take it down to complete the work I had intended. And there was no WAY the missess would let me confiscate hers lol. Anyways, the fates have...
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    Watercooling Path & Pump Placement?

    Someone remembered lol. Yeah all of the equipment is AC stuff with the silver blocks. Classes and RL has kept me so busy, it's all STILL sitting in the boxes next to me. I have a few days off so I want to just get it done. lol a little overdue. The pump is the Aquastream, which is an Eheim...
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    Watercooling Path & Pump Placement?

    Hi all, About to finally complete my water cooling setup, and I just want to solicite advice on the routing. Here is what I have for the loop: CPU Block GPU Block NB Block 2x HD Blocks Res 240 Rad Inline Flow Sensor Pump In what order do you think these should go in? So far the...
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    Using X-Connect cables on a ModStream

    Ice, I don't believe the shielding is grounded on either cables. I couldnt tell for sure without opening one of them (which I may just do, since i dont plan on using a xeon processor hehe). I actually purchased the x-connect with the intent to use it in my main system. It's been sitting here for...
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    Using X-Connect cables on a ModStream

    I took a MM to the cables to test them, and everything looks ok. The paths are identical. So basically the cabling is identical. The only one that is not the same are the SATA cables. The ModStream's SATA connector is a 6 pin connector, where the ultra's sata cable just use the normal 4-pin...
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    Using X-Connect cables on a ModStream

    The X-connect will go into my spare system, so it won't NOT get used. My main system will be abit more heavy-loaded and I just don't want to take any chances. Anyways, taking a multimeter to the cables is also something I was going to do just to meke sure they went the same way. I'll let you...
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