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About Bandrew

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  • Birthday 10/23/1989

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    CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.83Ghz
    Ram: Corsair Patriot Viper 2 x 2GB DDR3
    Motherboard: Foxconn BlackOps X48
    Video Card: MSI GTX 275 896MB Twin Frozr OC @ 720-1575-1244
    Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 500GB and WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    Power supply: Corsair HX620
    Monitors: Hanns�G 24.6" 1080p and Dell UltraSharp 19"
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  1. The problem is people buy overrated crap when they could be buying a lower wattage quality power supply for the same price. I do know lots of people who have crap 600 or 700W power supplies when for the same price they could have had a quality 400 or 500W that would adequately power their build. So it doesn't matter that Hardware Secrets has really good informative articles? I would rather read a quality article on a poorly designed website than read crap on a nice new fancy website. Not only that but I like Hardware Secrets layout. Its not the fanciest, but its very functional and honestly not bad looking, just simple. You say that hardware secrets has no right to criticize others, but you criticize them and you apparently can't even use capitals properly or use full sentences.
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    Rosewill PSU?

    First off use this power supply calculator not neweggs. I put in your specs and your rig is pulling less than 200W. I would also recommend looking at reviews from Jonny Guru. One of his PSU reviews is ten times more useful than 100 newegg reviews... As said before the corsair and antec are good choices. The Coolmax is crappy don't even consider it. BFG exited from the graphics card market and fired alot of their PSU team. It was rumored that they were going to drop out of the PSU market as well. Kingwin is even worse than Coolmax in my opinion, their power supplies are all about appearance without the performance to back up their claims. I would recommend one of these PSUs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256059 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103053 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
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    2010: Official Post Your Ride Topic

    This is my 2003 Ford Focus SVT ZX5 one of only 120 in that color and year. Pictures are with my iphone on the day I bought it.
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    i7 920 Bad!

    There will be lag even though the usb is much slower than the main drive. What slows it down so much is the fact that the hard drive has to keep seeking (the slowest part) back and forth between the data going to the external and the data being used by the OS and web browser. All that jumping back and forth creates the lag.
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    New i7 Build for Intense Non-Gaming

    For silent fans the best are probably Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans, they have good static pressure and are very quiet. If you want something cheaper you can get the Scythe Slipstream, I recommend the 1200rpm they move a good bit of air and are still very quiet. SilenX fans now have a bad name I'm not sure exactly why but they are no longer recommended by most people. This is a great review/ comparison of a lot of silent/quiet fans. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page1.html
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    Looking to get into a netbook.

    Get something more like 12". I had a netbook right after they first came out, but this summer I sold it and bought this gateway except with a different processor (1.4Ghz Core 2 Solo). The new size is much better both for screen resolution and for keyboard size. Plus it is like twice as powerful as my old netbook, and runs cooler. Overall just much nice than your average underpowered netbook, it will actually play 720p Youtube videos without stuttering. Plus I still get over 5 hours of battery life. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6620849&CatId=4965 Or if you want more power you could get this. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6243829&CatId=4938 Other options: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6451070&CatId=4949 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6361951&CatId=4949 Gateway is owned by Acer... just FYI
  7. I found this on newegg, I don't know how accurate it is, but it should answer your questions about a comparison with the H50 with dual fans.
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    8600gt enough for PhysX

    Most of the time people recommend a gt240 or 8800gt for a PhysX.
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    [WTS] Bandrew's Sale thread

    SATA, I do have a 40GB IDE if you need one of those.
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    [WTS] Bandrew's Sale thread

    Intel Pentium 4 Processor 541 LGA 775 3.2Ghz w/ HT – includes box but not heatsink 10+shipping Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB – Was replaced with a larger drive in a brand new machine 18+shipping Logitech G15 V2 – In decent condition but missing the palm rest, and one of the feet 30+shipping PM with any questions or for more pictures.
  11. Got some stuff for sale. Atheros AR5BXB92 Wireless card 802.11B/G $10+shipping Dynex Wireless G card Dell 17” LCD – good condition no dead or stuck pixels, VGA only $50+shipping Dell Ultrasharp 19” LCD – Good condition no dead or stuck pixels, VGA and DVI 65+shipping Ram Kingston Low Profile DDR2 667 1GB – 3 sticks, one new in packaging 18+shipping each 20+shipping XFX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI – bought it used 2 months ago, bought a 790i since then, it is just the motherboard and the io plate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141016 60+shipping ZOTAC G31 Value - motherboard - micro ATX – used on my folding computer for 3 months http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500033&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Motherboards+-+Intel-_-ZOTAC-_-13500033 35+shipping
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    Cooler Master V8 Mod?

    You can get the V6 for $40.24 shipped from buy.com Link Or from newegg for $57.55 shipped Link Don't get the V8 it really isn't worth it...
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    1000 dollar system build. Ideas?

    I personally wouldn't even consider 3GB of ram... Things are you using more and more ram all the time. Plus it would be better to have 3X2GB than, 6X1GB in the future... six sticks would put more strain on the memory controller. I definitely would keep your HAF 932 and probably even your current hard drives. This is just something I threw together, and you probably will want to go a bit cheaper on some stuff, but its a start. (note you will have to use parts of your old rig in this)
  14. If you want to find a good powersupply on your own go to JonnyGuru's website and look at the reviews. http://www.jonnyguru.com/ Like the others have said a good 750W or 850W powersupply would have plenty of power for that rig. The SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W is one of the best powersupply money can buy in the 750W range (well it was last time I checked) but here is the JonnyGuru Review.
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    Help me choose one.

    The corsair HX1000 is one of Corsairs worst power supplies... though it is still very good, but just not as good as the other Corsair power supplies. I personally like the ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ 1050W and so does JonnyGuru. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=138 Corsair HX1000 review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=89
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