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    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 940
    MoBo -DFI LanParty DK 790FX-MRS
    RAM - 4 GB DDR2 800 G.Skill @ 1.9V (2x2GB)
    Hard Drive - 2 x 250 GB
    PSU - Xigmatek 850W PSU
    DVD RW - Sony DVD-RW 22x IDE
    Video Card - EVGA nVidia GTX 260
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    [Deal] Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SATA3 $239.99

    How is it not a deal? That's under $2 a gig for a SSD!
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    [WTS/WTT] EVGA GTX 285 & Games PS3/PC NIS2010 3U

    Mind holding the RAM for me for a couple days? I'd be interested in it, but I need to check out a couple things first.
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    Lapping or not

    I disagree. With watercooling, lapping often results in worse performance than before, due to the fact that many water bocks are bowed convexly to provide more pressure on the CPU die. But for air cooling, lapping usually helps quite a bit. I saw a 4-5C gain lapping my Phenom II 940 and Xigmatek cooler when I was still running on air.
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    Sapphire has bad timing...

    Oh I'm going to give it a try. But ultimately I'll be putting the card in my girlfriend's computer, when we have the cash to finish building it. My 5870 provides more than enough performance for me, and I don't want to have an air cooled card plus a watercooled one. But I'm definitely going to run some benchies with it to see how well it does.
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    Sapphire has bad timing...

    You have no idea how much I will rage if they do that!
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    Sapphire has bad timing...

    Thanks folks! I'm going to be putting it in my girlfriend's computer (assuming it will fit... didn't think about that! ) once we get it built. I just thought it was extremely ironic that they send out the email on April Fool's Day!
  7. I just got an email this morning that I won an HD 5830 Modern Warfare 2 Edition! Of course, my mind goes "Haha, April Fools." But then I realized that I actually entered said contest a while back! First thing I win... and it's on april fools day!
  8. Wow, another monolithic chip with way too much power draw from nVidia, what a surprise. With power consumption that high we'll never see a dual GPU version. I hope they've got a die-shrink planned, because as it stands, that thing draws way too much power. Oh well, lower ATI card prices if results are accurate. They'll just make nVidia drop prices below profit margin like with the 200 series
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    5 days of hotel rooms at the Hampton in Moab, Utah. Got cheap employee rates thanks to my aunt! :thumbs-up:
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    ROFL, yes, yes I could.
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    So, I took back my Droid to the Verizon store and ordered it off Amazon instead. Saved myself $150.
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    What SSD To Pick For (Only) OS & Programs

    No, the 30GB Agility only has 32MB of cache, hence it's high access time and low write speeds compared to the 60/120GB versions. However, the 60+GB Agilities and Vertexes are pretty much equivalent in price/performance. If you need more performance you gotta get either the new Vertex LE, Intel G2, or the OCZ Colossus. As for RAID, yeah, it's worth it if you have a raid controller. If not, don't waste the money. The improvements over single disks won't be enough to justify it. Especially not on AMD systems
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    What SSD To Pick For (Only) OS & Programs

    The OCZ Vertex LE 100 GB is currently the best performance per dollar. However, the 120GB Agility is pretty damn good. The 60 gig is very good price per dollar.
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    [WTS] Brand New EVGA GeForce 9600GT

    Haha, yeah, those things are a bit too wimpy
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    [WTS] Brand New EVGA GeForce 9600GT

    Bah, I was too slow! Oh well, glad ya got it sold!