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Been out of the loop for a year, summary of what I missed?

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#1
Title pretty much says it. I have been out of computers for about a year, and needed a quick summary of what I missed. I have free time and money again, so I am back into these money pits :p. My specs are as of a few hours ago. So, what major news etc did I miss?

Sorry if this is in the wrong spot.
 

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Bulldozer isn't out yet and Sandy Bridge got recalled. Nothing much different.
 
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The new Sandforce controller is giving way to 2nd generation SSDs with crazy speeds.

Coupled with what erocker said, there's not much else that's new in the world of PC tech.
 
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#4
Wow, full of surprises :) HDT-1283 still the best $30 cooler choice? That's my next plan of attack. Bulldozer coming soon?
 

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HDT-1283 still the best $30 cooler choice?
For that pricing, yes. The only cooler I advise for that money is the Hyper 212, but I usually follow it with get new fans for it;)
 
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I've got a 120mm 76cfm fan, that change things?
 

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#7
would still get the xiggy over the hyper.

oh and for out of the loop things i am using intel now so hell froze over :p
 
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And driving a Ford:rolleyes:


:p
 

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I've got a 120mm 76cfm fan, that change things?
You missed the "s" in fans...I would get the xig, better out of the box for your loot;)
 

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Xiggy it is!

@Cda Issues or not winter driving it? I lost gears 1-4 in my Cavalier, so it is also stuck in the shop..
 

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Xiggy it is!

@Cda Issues or not winter driving it? I lost gears 1-4 in my Cavalier, so it is also stuck in the shop..
blew some parts in the front end so its going SAS and i am regearing to 4.88s nothing to bad will have it back next week. oddly enough driving a 99 crapalier right now. dont want to jinx 1-4 thats all the poor little auto has
 
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Would be just as bad, I can't go any where in 5th :p Mines a 94 with a 3400SFI transplant
 

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Would be just as bad, I can't go any where in 5th :p Mines a 94 with a 3400SFI transplant
just got the POS 2200efi in mine no power in comparo to the sunflower with the 2.2L ecotec. wifes car so it does ok for free lol
 
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Dem Eco's work pretty good... and love boost:ohwell:
 

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Dem Eco's work pretty good... and love boost:ohwell:
yes they do so does a built 4.0L cologne its just not as pretty and way heavier
 

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light peak is out, new interface aimed to compete with USB 3.0, but it uses display port connectors. yeah. go figure that one out.
 
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ATI is making NVIDIA a hard time again as does AMD to Intel
 
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light peak is out, new interface aimed to compete with USB 3.0, but it uses display port connectors. yeah. go figure that one out.
I will pass on figuring that out:laugh:. Will they change the connection name? Display port is...err, a bit display orientated

AMD is making NVIDIA a hard time again as does AMD to Intel
Fixed:eek:
 
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Yeah AMD = ATI, AMD bought ATI..
 
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Yeah AMD = ATI, AMD bought ATI..
It was AMD/ATi after the merger, but they ended the name ATi recently. I remember seeing it, was pretty disappointed:shadedshu