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    M4A785-M + Phenom 550BE overclocked

    Well you've got twice the number of cores as he does. Mohawk should be able to unlock the two extra cores on his 550BE via ACC.
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    GeForce GTX 480 has 480 CUDA Cores?

    Or perhaps nVidia is so confident that their Fermi will perform well at its price point and decided to disable a cluster to improve yields and pave the way to release a GTX485 later on. Just throwing some thoughts out there.
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    OMG 4870x2,285GTXOC,5870 What to do?

    Well I am waiting for GT300 to come out first so amd lowers their prices on the 5-series. If you're gonna pull the trigger now I'd go for 5870 rather than 4870x2 or gtx285 cuz when dx11 goes mainstream you'll be itching to upgrade again.
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    Can i use my old x1650 for Physix?

    Back then I was running Win7 RC with 4870 + 8600gt 256 for physx. It ran the physx-only Warmonger game and also the UT3 physx mod pack smoothly. But the physx acceleration in the newer Mirror's Edge game for the cloth + shattering glass effects did have some bad stutters whenever the scene...
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    Kingston Digital Extends SSD Family with Desktop Upgrade Solution

    Ah yes you are actually correct about the jmicron controller for all of the previous Kingston V series. But this new 40GB ssd is an exception, see link: http://anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3667&p=4 Also the V+ series uses the samsung controller (S3C29RBB01-YK40) found in the corsair...
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    Single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 Pictured

    This shows that board designers COULD make a really small GTX275.
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    ASUS P7P55 Pro Motherboard in Pretty Pixels

    I like how the bottom of the ram slots (closer to the pci-e slot) do not have the levers for pushing the ram out. When I remove ram from my system, I only unlock the top lever and pull the ram upwards; installation is the only the reverse action. Anyways, with the bottom levers removed, there...
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    Can we please have a User Review Section?

    +1 A user review subforum would be very nice.
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    PSU gettin louder....

    If you can find one of these in Mexico, they'd make a great replacement. It's PWM and spins up to only 1200rpm... so even at full speed, this fan is pretty quiet. Can't link to the Scythe site, so here it is at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185049
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    PSU gettin louder....

    Either what Peet said with the temps, or your PSU fan controller is load based. Again, the higher the load, the faster the fan will spin to keep temps in check. Or we could say that your higher power system (in comparison to your X2 setup), will draw more power from the PSU, causing the...
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    Will there be a bottleneck?

    Don't know if your local computer stores carry the DFI Blood Iron P45-T2RS, but consider that motherboard for a moment. P45 chipset, dual PCI-E, 4DDR2-1066 slots and a price tag of $110 US...
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    Fingerprints and Aluminum

    I believe that the case panels are non-anodized aluminum, they're smooth and don't have the brushed look. I've got Windex and CLR at home, so I might try those two first. Does Windex contain ammonia? Gonna try the Windex first because the CLR looks like its going to be tricky to get the right...
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    Fingerprints and Aluminum

    Dug up an old Antec micro-atx case of mine. Crafted in aluminum, covered in fingerprints. I looked closely at the surface, and it looks like the oils left from touching the aluminum caused some type reaction on the aluminum? Like the fingerprints are now 'part of' the aluminum LOL. Rubbing with...
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    RV790 Reaches 1.00 GHz, Indicates Overclocked SKUs in the Making

    1GHz is not so special, if you consider the 2900XT was also doing 1GHz pre-release. In the end, it was not indicative of its average user performance at all. I think AMD should scrap any plans for an overclocked SKU and just drop two RV790's on a revised R700 PCB, 4890X2 heh. That should be...
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    Nasty trojan/virus, need some advice

    I still remember this full screen popup called the Netdialer, telling me I could get free porno if I connected to their number. Hey this was when I was on that 56k shizz.