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  1. J

    Triple monitors with 2 video cards...

    Thanks for all the answers, guys! I'm slowly but surely working my way back from n00bdom.
  2. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    I'm just gonna start planning my build all over from scratch because I know I can do a much more logical and cost/energy effective one with what I've learned in the past few days of looking at how much hardware has changed. Quick question though, what'll be my main bottleneck for the uses...
  3. J

    Triple monitors with 2 video cards...

    Wait, 3D? What if one of the 3 screens is a different resolution? Basically, how would my computing experience vary from having dual monitors where I can snap one window within a single desktop on a different monitor? I'm thinking about one of the following arrangements 1080P 22"/720P...
  4. J

    Triple monitors with 2 video cards...

    How does this work? Does running an application on the one screen run with a weaker card lead to weaker performance? Are applications draggable between the screens? I've done duals before but never messed with triples.
  5. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    Really though, any good case recommendations? I'd like something compact that I could put on my desk. Also, what do you guys think of the Thuban series for multitasking? 6 cores vs. the 4 on the Sandy Bridge. Would it be better at handling multiple apps?
  6. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    I won't be overclocking or anything... Adding the optional fans wouldn't improve the airflow enough to keep it reasonably cool?
  7. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    I was exaggerating :P It is a good deal though. I'll probably end up with 4-8. I'll definitely wait until the Bulldozer drops anyways as Sandy Bridge's prices will likely go down a tad anyways. But what's wrong with that case? I kinda like it. It's classy. I'm not big on the lights and...
  8. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    It'll be September before I even BEGIN building it. Any clue what day it'll drop? My first paycheck of the year is in August and I'll just be getting smaller parts together then. CPU and MOBO will likely be the last thing I buy. I hope to have the build complete by early October. I've got 64...
  9. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    Because I already owned it. I'm likely turning it into just a TV though. Opinions on this case? nMEDIAPC Red Wood Wood/Steel HTPC 8000 ATX Media C... I've got a classic amp/speaker system that would look good underneath it ;)
  10. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    That looks just plain awesome! I may end up keeping my video card (which is good enough for pretty much every app I use, I'm guessing) for a little while. Would you guys recommend a workstation card over a gaming card? Also, thinking about converting from 1 32" TV to 2 1080p monitors. Anyone...
  11. J

    Been out of the computer loop for a while.

    Hey guys! I'm trying to build a new computer but have been WAY out of the loop. I'm a college student so my budget is pretty slim. Currently I'm running Windows 7/Ubuntu on a 3.0GHZ Athlon X2 250 with 800mhz DDR2 RAM, brand new SATA drives (1 160gb, 1 320gb) and Radeon 3870. I'm selling this...