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  1. Been following this and ATI's similar offering the 3870 X2. It's 2 GPU's on a single PCB. Not two PCB's made into one card like the GX2.

     

    Images - http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery.aspx?id=18]

     

    Video Demonstration - http://au.gamespot.com/video/939217/618439...amd-booth-tour]

     

    Discussion and Related Info - http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=170385]

     

    Interesting to see who comes out on top. Hopefully second place shows some low retail prices.

     

    What's unfortunate about the whole thing though, is that Nvidia and ATI are simply using current tech to make these cards. True next gen cards such as the 9800GTX have release estimates of Q3. :(


  2. Never RMA'd ram before but I have to now. One stick passes Memtest with flying colors while the other craps out the first second of testing. I sent an RMA support message and asked if it was OK that I just send the one stick. They said yes but suggested sending the pair back as it is matching ram. I'm wondering if I should send both back or just the one. Are sticks of ram matched that closely? Shouldn't I be OK as long as I receive a stick of the exact model of ram?


  3. So Burres decides that he can maintain a full practice for the first time in the season and then busts out a huge gain on the first drive of the game. Of course I didn't field him because he's been semi-injured all season and New York wasn't even supposed to play starters. Hax...

     

    GO PATS GO! (Minus Jabar Gaffney)


  4. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku...46&promoid=1087

    That's the one I'll be picking up here in a bit. NCIX has a nice sale going on right now and the rebate takes it down to a great price. It's OEM (just the card, nothing else) and only has a 1 year warranty, but I'll be selling it in less than a year anyways when the 9800 series of cards arrive. NCIX is Canadian but they might have a similar deal on their American site NCIXUS.


  5. You won't have to worry about the wires. If you are good with cable management it will be a very good looking case. The flexible rubber casings allow you to bend at will. You can easily slide them behind the motherboard tray or other parts of the case. I remember seeing a guy who did an excellent job with the HX520 and an Antec Solo case which is a small case. I'll try to dig up the photos.


  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....te+ds3r&x=0&y=0

    which?

     

    how much wattage do i need?

    neweggs power supply calculator says between 500-600 (as a tweek a few options)

    Either the second or third one in that list. They are the same board but the third one is open box.

     

    Around 500W for your setup would be more than enough. The Corsairs are highly suggested by almost everyone everywhere. Probably the overall best performers especially for the money. The HX520 and HX620 are the ones I would look at. They are also the best modular units around IMO. They have rubber sleeves around the wires for easy management and a clean setup. Right up your alley. The 520 is great but if you ever plan on adding an extra high end GPU then there is no harm in getting the 620.


  7. Good choice on the mobo for gaming/overclocking. I have the P965-DS3 and that is exactly what I use it for. It isn't packed with features but I like it that way. I don't use any of the extra bells and whistles found on a lot of the more expensive boards. You pay for performance with the DS3's. Consider the DS3R if you ever plan on going RAID.

     

    Everything else looks good. You should be able to save money on the PSU though. I don't think you'll be needing 700W unless you plan on going SLI or Crossfire. With everything moving down to 65/45nm, performance per watt will only continue to get better.


  8. well if its any consellation to you, i've read a review wherein they bought different samsung panels and compared them side to side and they could'nt tell the difference. I think its psychological personally, if u read "s" panel is better u're gonna have some bias if u find out u have an "a" panel. the reviewers couldnt notice any difference and even after running tests couldnt detect anything diff, so really its a dead issue for me whos in the market for a 226bw come boxing day.:)

    Sorry but you don't know what you're talking about. Thnx for derailing my thread BTW.

     

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