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    7200.12 ST3500410AS vs. ST3500418AS

    How many yrs warranty do your drives come? You can find it from Seagate website using the SN of your drive. My 410AS comes with 5year warranty. I am afraid that Seagate changed warranty to 3yrs for 418AS.
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    Get a E8400 or a Q9400?

    vote for Q9400
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    WD 640GB Blue WD6400AAKS $60 F/S @Newegg

    The black drive is on sale for $70 shipped now! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&CMP=AFC-C8Junction
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    Gigabyte UD3R + Patriot 4 GB DDR2 1066 for $129 shipped AR

    nice board, good price!
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    WD 640GB Blue WD6400AAKS $60 F/S @Newegg

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1365774 For single disk, I got 86Mb/s for AAKS and 96Mb/s for AALS, and 106Mb/s for seagate 7200.12. The difference is about 11.6%
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    WD 640GB Blue WD6400AAKS $60 F/S @Newegg

    Considering the transfer rate, the black drive(WD6401AALS) is about 12% faster than WD6400AAKS. And the Seagate 7200.12 drives are 12% faster than WD6401AALS. Good price though.
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    Core 2 Quad Q9450 running to hot?

    In realtemp, the Tjmax is 95C, while in CoreTemp, Tjmax is 100C. That is why RealTemp always shows 5C lower than CoreTemp does. Not sure which is the right Tjmax, but to me, 100C is more reasonable.
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    Cooler for P35-DS3R and E8400

    vote for xigmatek S1283, awesome cooler!
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    WD 2TB drive almost to market

    The transfer rate of 80Mb/s is kinda slow to me, since the transfer rate of Seagate 7200.12 drive is over 100mb/s. This drive might be ok if used for a HTPC, definitely not good for a gaming rig.
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    CoolerMaster V10! (56k warning)

    Man, it's huge. I wonder how much better compared with xigmatek S1283 and Sunbeam core-contact which are only $30 coolers.
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    Xigmatek S1283

    I bought this one and paired it with Xigmatek S1283, works perfectly.
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    Q6600 Temperature ; Take a look! Need help please......

    if it is true, the core temperatures of my Q6600 will be about 20C, lower than my room temperature. Impossible!
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    phenom II @ 6.5ghz (record?)

    The temp of liquid helium is only a few Ks, very close to absolute zero. Most people use liquid nitrogen instead of liquid helium for cooling.
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    Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz... 70* under load?

    FYI, My Q6600 running at 3Ghz, full load temps for four cores are no higher than 49C with Xigmatek S1283 installed, and 59C with the Intel stock cooler. I would check the contact of the heatsink and processor first. Your temp looks too high to me.
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    Which high end SSD drive is NOT made in China?

    The ASUS and Gigabyte are Taiwan companys. The are best motherboard manufactures. My EVGA vedio card and seagate HD are made in China. MY HP and DELL laptops are made in China too. All them are working perfectly well. Stop posting craps please....
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    Q9300 or Q6600

    Eventually, I picked up a Q6600 over a Q9300. I overclocked it to 3ghz with vcore dropped to 1.25V, windows 7 shows the index of CPU and RAM are 7.3 and 7.3, about same. The realtemp shows the temperatures of 47, 46, 42, 42C at full load, with Xigmatek S1283 installed. It also can hit 3.5Ghz...
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    Q6600 Temperature ; Take a look! Need help please......

    I am running my Q6600 with a P5b deluxe. The key for me is the FSB:RAM divider. I have to set it as 1:1 to get good oc results. I did n't push the voltage on any thing, instead I dropped the Vcore of processor from 1.275V to 1.25V. You might try the FSB:RAM=1:1, see whether 333x9 is stable or not.
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    Q6600 Temperature ; Take a look! Need help please......

    FYI, I got a G0 Q6600 VID 1.275v. Dropped the vcore to 1.25v and increased FSB to 333mhz, running super stable at 3Ghz.
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    7200.12 ST3500410AS vs. ST3500418AS

    The access time is not very impressive, however It might be the fastest 7200rpm SATA drive available in the market.
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    Looking to get a new HDD. 500GB - 1TB. Any Recommendations?

    Either new seagate 7200.12 500gb or WD 640gb black drives are good choices. Seagate 7200.12 is slightly faster than WD black. The transfer rates showed by HD tune are 106mb/s and 95mb/s respectively, about 10% different. Single 500gb platters are used on seagate 7200.12 drives. I own a 500gb...
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    2208WFP - TN or PVA?

    TN!
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    Bad to think about buying a 500gig 7200.12 right now?

    Don't jump on a conclusion in a hurry, you might need to use PQ magic or HD tune to check your drives first. Windows did n't recognize my drive before I used pq magic to creat the partitions. Some one pointed out that it might be due to the old bios. The new board should be fine. I am not sure...
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    Bad to think about buying a 500gig 7200.12 right now?

    I got similar results to what this guy got.
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    Bad to think about buying a 500gig 7200.12 right now?

    The seagate 500gb 7200.12 is amazing. It runs much faster, cooler and quieter than my 320gb 7200.10 drive. HD tune pro shows 106Mb/s average transferate, even faster than WD 640gb black drives. Love this drive, barely hear it when is running.
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    WD6400AAKS vs WD6401AALS

    I got mine from newegg, packed well. It shows 5yrs warranty from seagate website and runs pretty cool&quiet.
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    WD6400AAKS vs WD6401AALS

    Looks a little bit faster than AALS. The large file copy speed kinda surprised me. http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=83&threadid=2265244&FTVAR_STKEYWORDFRM=&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear
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    Q9300 or Q6600

    sounds, Q9300 is a better choice for me, I will be very happy with a quad core CPU runs at 3ghz. Do I need a better cooler to run it at 3ghz?
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    Intel Pentium E5400 Overclockers Dream Budget Proc.

    for safe reason, I d like to keep the vcore lower than 1.30v.
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    Intel Pentium E5400 Overclockers Dream Budget Proc.

    that's insane, what is the voltage u pushed on the chip?
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    Q9300 or Q6600

    As I know, multiplier for Q9300 is 7.5, I think I will OC slightly, will be happy with 3ghz. I just bought a P5b deluxe, how is oc ability of this board?
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    Q9300 or Q6600

    about the same price $180 vs $160, which one shall I go? thanks
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    GTX295 up for sale on the Newegg!!

    is this one faster than a 4870x2?
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    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R: A Solid Buy?

    to me four dimm is a limitation. I guess four slot of rams wont run in tri channel mode. I wish my board has 8slots, so that I don't need to dump my 1gb rams to upgrad to 8gb.
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    AMD Phenom II X4 Model 940 @ [H]

    a combo of phenom II 920 + biostar 790gx is only for $295 from newegg, better choice than Q6600. The board has two real 16x pci-e for CF. X48 is much more exprensive.
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    AMD PII @Newegg

    the combo of 920 and Biostar 790gx is $295, pretty good price. a Q9400+P45 or X48 will cost over $400
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    Looking to upgrade Dell Dimension 4600... Suggestions?

    Getting a new one and selling this one might be a better choice..
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    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R: A Solid Buy?

    I would go for a ASUS p6t for $40 more.
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    WD6400AAKS vs WD6401AALS

    nice post!
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