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    LCD monitor going black after several seconds

    Thank you for all your replies. We have finally sent the LCD monitor back to the manufacturer. It fixed the problem for us within 1 day.
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    LCD monitor going black after several seconds

    LCD monitor going black after several seconds [Solved] This is how the incident occurred. A roommate used a towel to clean the back of the monitor, but he mistakenly loosed the power cable a bit (on the monitor), and so the monitor went off. Once replugged, the monitor acted weird. Every...
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    Sapphire HD 4650 OC Edition

    Sorry I would like to raise one issue. Try to compare "HD 4650" with "HD 4670". It gives readers a feeling that HD 4650 is really great, or is actually way too good for that amount of price. The overall performance is way too close, ie 11% only. FPS difference can be as close as <4 FPS in some...
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    What do you pick - E21xx OR E7200 OR Others, and what RAM?

    Sounds great. :D BTW E21** uses little power at stock (this is one of the reasons I may want it). It seems to use slightly less power than E7200 altho it's 65nm. But I don't know how much power consumption it will be when overclocked. E7200 attracts me too. Budget and low power too. What's...
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    What do you pick - E21xx OR E7200 OR Others, and what RAM?

    What are the advantages of wolfdale (45nm) over allendale (65nm)? EDIT: Actually E2xxx is using Conroe core (65nm). Even with stock coolers? :twitch: My main concern is how far ca it go if I use stock coolers only. I don't plan to use aftermarket coolers because (1) it seems to be against my...
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    What do you pick - E21xx OR E7200 OR Others, and what RAM?

    What do you pick - E21xx OR E7200 OR Others, and what RAM? I'm a budget overclocker. I'm also a price/performance geek. My current pick is E21xx which is very cheap and can overclock to 3.0Ghz easily with stock cooler. I'm also interested in the new E7200 but it's 100% expensive at my local...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    That's interesting. How come a PSU will perform at optimum efficient at temps **higher than** 30C? I believe the PSU is working better at lower temp than at higher temp.
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    Cables and Adapters -- Dilemmas

    I mean the brand of the GPU vendors, not the chipset producers. There are many brands. I know they're all using boards referenced by ATI and nVidia. I just wonder if some bad brands will cut costs and give us water-down HD3xxx for example. Assume the same type and size of memory and the same...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    That Antec PSU doesn't have many SATA connectors. However you can buy adapters to convert 4-pin peripheral connectors into SATA connectors. The only problem is missing +3.3V but none of the drives use it so far. PS: Thanks for your first "thanks" although I expect you should thank both of my...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    Do you think if it's possible to keep DDR2 and use it for the new Nehalem/AM3 motherboard? I'm planning to buy some DDR2 RAM. My choice: - 2GB + 1GB - 1GB + 1GB + 1GB - 2GB + 2GB My operating system is Windows XP Pro. When it is first released, the price should be much higher. Plus...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    If my above post is too much info, take a look at this Antec PSU product: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371019 Take a closer look at each rail, especially +12V. Don't just look at total watt. It only costs US$35. Review of this product...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    Not necessary. PSU suppliers are more than happy because more users largely over-estimate their needs and buy a much higher watt PSU so they feel safer. And PSU suppliers can earn much more money. I heard that the production cost of even a quality PSU is low so they earn a lot by selling dear...
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    Cables and Adapters -- Dilemmas

    What brand of graphic cards would you suggest? Yes I will definitely buy a decent quality PSU. I won't go for cheap brands. But I'm not going to buy a PSU with too much watt. It seems it's a waste of money.
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    Cables and Adapters -- Dilemmas

    This is just a general question. Well, but it's interesting to know if my old PSU can fire up my new system. Old PSU is a decent PSU. 500W (able to continuously supply 420-430W if memory serves), serviced me for 4-5 years. This is my coming build (not purchased yet. Feel free to comment on...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    What about CWT? Good? Some companies use both good and bad OEMs. It makes the choice difficult. You can't read the UL until you buy it. Two factors: 1) How serious aging is? 2) What's the average lifespan of a PSU? Aging: Since many over-estimate by large due to fear, so they may...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    I have one question. Some motherboards say they are supporting the upcoming 45nm CPU, which are the next generation CPUs. So how useful? If they change sockets, I think those mobo will die out anyway regardless of the "claims". After all I feel most components die out too fast so I have a...
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    Cables and Adapters -- Dilemmas

    Yes. And I'm not going to do it. Better safe than sorry. Less headache. But it's still nice to know the answers of the above questions. I'm curious to know. I have been asked a similar question some time ago. Nice to know so I can answer it next time someone ask me again. :D
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    Why? What are the processors going to do to eliminate my PSU? OK, so you suggest I should buy a decent 300-400W.
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    Thanks for all your advice. I will surely buy a decent brand. I won't buy a brand simply because it's cheap. I know the dangers of using a poor PSU. Also I will look for not only total watt, but also quality, +12V etc. However my major concern is whether: - I should buy a PSU which is enough to...
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    Cables and Adapters -- Dilemmas

    Cables and Adapters --> Dilemmas I'm a bit worried about the use of adapters of high-current supply. Those seem to be high-current supply: * 24-pin ATX main power cable * 4-pin CPU cable * 8-pin CPU cable * 6-pin PCI Express Cable * 8-pin PCI Express Cable My concerns are bold. If...
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    Buy cheap or Future-Proof?

    Should I just buy what I need, or spend more money to be future-proof? For instance, should I buy a more powerful power supply (for future-proof) or should I simply buy what I need? Things to consider: - If I buy just what I need, the price will be cheaper. Higher-watt power supply tends to be...
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    Are specifications of Motherboard important?

    So far I have the following options: * 1 Matrox card <-- but this card is very expensive (at least US$200+), not feasible! * 2 PCIe x16 cards + one motherboard with 2 PCIe x16 <-- It seems I can find such a motherboard at a cheap price. The cards are cheap too and I'm sure each is capable of...
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    Are specifications of Motherboard important?

    Are specifications of Motherboard important? 1. FSB / RAM speed limits In motherboard specifications, it will specify the max FSB and RAM speed support (eg 1333 FSB and DDR2 667). Nevertheless, as long as the motherboard supports overclocking, it appears I can overclock FSB more than 1333 and...
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    LGA 775 Motherboard – what would you choose if you were me?

    Hello. Thanks for the welcome. Purpose of My Build There is no specific budget but I want to make a budget build. However I don't mind spending more if it's proved to be well-spent. I want the price I pay and the performance (benefits) I get is proportionally related. Otherwise I would go for...