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    OCUK Intros Ivy Bridge Pre-Overclocked Bundles & Systems

    Been using ocuk for about 3 yrs now, yeah, they aren't the cheapest for everything, but I have never had a problem with them, and their service is what keeps me coming back, can't fault them really...
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    AMD Bulldozer A Surprisingly Sell-Out Sales Success. Victims: Phenom II & Athlon II

    I have always bought AMD as they offered a half decent price vs performance point, my first cpu was the K6-2 series. I have now switched to X79 i7 3930K, as I was waiting for bulldozer and decided that I couldn't wait for piledriver to hopefully improve things. Bulldozers failure is bad for...
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    Intel Core i7-3960X and i7-3930K CPUs Transitioning to C2 stepping in January

    For those in the UK, OCUK are selling the C2 stepping for the 3930K as I bought one...
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    Raid 0 worth it??

    Thank you for taking the time to post this I have 2 x Crucial M4 128GB drives, which will be for the OS and most used apps. Im not bothered about redundancy, as I back everything upto the the cloud anyway, so I will save my money with the drive My main concern was that with the 2 SSD's...
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    Raid 0 worth it??

    Yeah, but Intel are bringing RAID TRIM support in their driver soon :) As for the WD drives http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701229.pdf The PDF seems to say that it might be possible Applications Desktop PCs, high capacity external storage, and NAS...
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    Raid 0 worth it??

    OK, I will wait for clarification and see what google turns up Thx for the heads up - appreciated
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    Raid 0 worth it??

    Cool - looks like Im going to buy another drive then :-)
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    Raid 0 worth it??

    I have two Crucial M4 SSD's that Im going to set up in raid 0 for my OS and a couple of essential apps. I have a Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s HDD for storage and other apps such as steam etc. Im wondering wether to get another WD 2TB drive to set up my storage drives in Raid 0...
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    Speccing up a case for 2 Rads??

    lol - it is a nice tidy build, but it is hard not to have a nice build in a tj11!!! thx for the pics Yukikaze, I have a Xaser sitting at work stuffed with 4 x 470's crunching seti and you are right - it is so ugly!!
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    Speccing up a case for 2 Rads??

    Wow guys - thx for all the replies, certainly have some thinking to do now.. One loop with2 rads seems to be the way to go then Sneekypeet, what case is that? Nice tidy build by the way..
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    Speccing up a case for 2 Rads??

    OK, so Im guessing that Im actually asking 2 questions.. Im planning an upgrade to x79 and Im also going to watercool for the first time Im guessing that I will need 2 loops? loop 1 for the cpu/mobo chipset - maybe a 240?? loop 2 for the 2 x 470 gfx cards - is a 360 enough here? Can...
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    possible motherboard fault?

    Thanks for all the suggestions and help Its the PSU..:banghead: Plug my tagan into it and everything is OK. One thing I wouldnt mind knowing is when to use 20pin or 24pin connectors on the main power connector on the mobo? My tagan is quite old and has a 20pin connector + 2 x 4 pin...
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    possible motherboard fault?

    this gets worse... I managed to borrow a X2 4850e which gigabyte list as supported in BIOS F1, so I should be OK and I have the same problem, no output to monitor. Im going to have to take apart my HTPC, and try using that PSU, and maybe a stick of ram to eliminate where the fault is. No TV...
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    possible motherboard fault?

    Yeah, Im off to find a 2nd hand old model now, dont want to spend too much in case that is not it..
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    possible motherboard fault?

    Right, I have done a bit more research and I think I might have found a possible cause? The CPU I am using is a Athlon X2 5050e and it is not listed on the gigabyte web site at all for this mobo, the nearest match is a X2 4850e, would having an unsupported cpu cause a blank screen like I am...
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    possible motherboard fault?

    Im putting a new build together for a home server project I have bought the following 1x gigabyte MA790X-UD4 mobo athlon64 X2 5050e 1 x OCZ 2GB value DDR2 800Mhz Seasonic true power 400W PSU I already have an assortment of various SATAII drives and an old ATI passive cooled pci-x GPU I...
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    Nvidia or gigabyte mobo?

    Im looking at mobo's for a home server and have narrowed it down to 2 choices I though originally that I would buy my first choice mobo below but came up with a couple of gotchas My case can hold 12 drives The mobo support 6 SATA drives, which means that I will have to buy add on expansion...
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    want to add a 2nd hand GPU to a dell!

    Fancy upgrading my dell work machine so that it has a graphics card in it that I can crunch some seti units on. On initial checking, I thought that this would be a no go as I only had one spare molex connector, so would not be able to power any card that I put in there. Digging around in my...
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    Windows Home Server Project

    After going around in circles with so many options and just not being able to find a solution that will let me use the Chenbro case and have e-SATA at a reasonable cost I am now looking at a m-atx case such as the antec mini P180 or maybe either antec NSK4480 or foxconn TLM-436, which I can...
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    Windows Home Server Project

    Some serious thinking to do, will see what m-atx cases I can find, but I haven't seen a suitable one yet. I like mini-itx ans I really like the chenbro case for its size.. Have seen this http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1614&maincat_no=388 4 x sata that and a...
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    Windows Home Server Project

    I have double checked, but the atom mobo's that I can find only have 2 sata ports.. Have I missed the boat and it is too late to buy ULV processors? Via have some nice mobo's, but using the IDE slot disables the sata hotplug and raid functions :banghead:
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    Windows Home Server Project

    the atom is OK, but not enough SATA ports and this has 4 + 2 e-sata for external NAS enclosures. The only problem is finding a low voltage cpu to fit the socket. I did seriously look at the atom boards, but e-sata is a biggy for me, especially as I want to use the Chenbro NAS case, 1 drive for...
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    Windows Home Server Project

    any ideas anyone?
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    Windows Home Server Project

    I have managed to source the mobo I want, and I think it will fit in the Chenbro NAS case :D What a little beauty! http://www.habeyusa.com/datasheet/MITX-6852.pdf I am having problems sourcing an ULV celeron CPU (socket 479), can anyone point me to a site where I can get these as all I...
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    Windows Home Server Project

    The problem with research is sometimes it increases your options rather than narrowing them! I have read somewhere that mini-itx boards will fit into m-atx cases just fine, which has me thinking that I can use a dual core atom set up with a PCI card... Can someone here confirm if that is...