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  1. Be aware that htpc cases supporting ATX boards have a big footprint. Be sure you get the measuring tape out to check your home theater configuration to confirm that they fit your setup. Here's another nice one if you don't mind shelling out some $$$: Vidabox vCase3: Reviews Link 1, Link 2
  2. Yeah, it's the same for all major laptop manufacturers. It sucks. Some forums have nice bloatware guides so you can pick and choose what to uninstall without having to resort to formatting. For example here's a nice one for Asus laptops: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=380681 And for HP: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showpost.p...amp;postcount=2 You can also use software like decrapifier.
  3. What did you end up deciding upon?
  4. Awesome results R1P5AW! +1 for the Noctua D14
  5. I'm rooting for the D14 too being the owner of two Noctua coolers. Go D14!
  6. Whoa! How did that happen? Did the blade hit something?
  7. A light weight file server on the network is another choice, if load isn't too high. Just stick a gigabit card and optionally a SATA RAID card.
  8. Doh! Waco may be right. Just found this: http://www.techreport.com/discussions.x/18653 Intel's Help/Change Log content is certainly misleading. What's with the hype on all the other forums then...
  9. Didn't see this on OCC or see any posts about it. In case anyone missed it, Intel released new Motherboard Chipset Drivers that bring TRIM Support to RAID Setups. Download link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_des...p;DwnldID=15251 Change Log copied from other websites: RAID enabled systems Redundant Array of Independent Drives (RAID) refers to multiple independent disks combined to form one logical drive. The main objective of this technology is to improve storage system performance, data protection, and increase fault-tolerance. This technology provides support for the following features: ■ Intel
  10. +1 The S1283 can more than handle a E8400 at 3.6ghz temperature wise. Make sure your current OC is in fact limited by CPU temp though...
  11. lol. I love the caution too. "If Weener Keener ever becomes stuck, soak area with COLD water."
  12. From initial reviews online, the Megahalems still reign supreme.
  13. What Asus motherboard do you have? If you don't know, what kind of CPU is it? Are you having problems with the push-pins? The clamps?
  14. kuri


    Ewww.... On another note, I didn't know Dell PCs come with an airflow duct for the cpu cooler?
  15. Seems like lots of people have/recommend the OCZ Agility/Vertex series. What about its Solid 2 series? It's even cheaper than the Agility. Will there be a big performance difference?
  16. Looks like it depends on the board layout then. Did you find the answer you need? I found this on Overclock.net, not sure if it was also you who was asking. http://www.overclock.net/8648930-post924.html
  17. I vote for the Sapphire Vapor-X too since I have one myself. Though if I buy now, the MSI Hawk will be very tempting. Or XFX if you worry about warranty.
  18. Yeah, looks like it's going to get might hot under that shroud with that tiny fan. Maybe they've got something special under there..
  19. The Noctua NF-S12B doesn't have as much static pressure as the PF12 though, so watch where you'd be using the fan. Noctua explains this on their site, check it out: http://noctua.at/main.php?show=which_fan&lng=en and http://noctua.at/main.php?show=nf_s12_p12_...ison&lng=en Noiseblockers are great fans too! I don't have a single local store that carries the Noiseblockers here though, so I've to go with Noctua's.
  20. That's awesome! Congrats! Now imagine having an SSD.
  21. That's a Silverstone Raven RV01. It's in his sig too. Definitely one of the fav builds I've seen on here. Props to Queenz!
  22. Same boat here. Bought 4GB DDR2 for like $40 after MIR way back. Had to upgrade the DDR2 for a family computer a month ago and paid more than double that!
  23. IDE drives in general are very slow by today's standards. Run HD Tune (http://www.hdtune.com, the free version will do) and post your Read results. They'll likely surprise you!
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