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  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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  8. Most of the time people recommend a gt240 or 8800gt for a PhysX.
  9. SATA, I do have a 40GB IDE if you need one of those.
  10. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Ha, well like I said I don't have any real need for it, I just wanted it because it was a good deal. Hope your sale goes well.
  17. I'm very very tempted... I've been sitting here all night refreshing the page every half an hour or so to see if its still available. If I had any use for this at all I would have already bought it...
  18. DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039 COOLER MASTER HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 ASUS Black 23.6" 5ms 1080P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052 ASUS Radeon HD 5970 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121357 CORSAIR 750TX 750W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304 EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188046 Intel Core i7-930: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754 Logitech MX 518: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178 LITE-ON SK-1788 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107120 Total: $2,023.88 Edit: I made this before you said that you might go AMD. I would vote for AMD, because i7 and 5970 is just barely in your budget. I don't know what size monitor you want but if it is a 1080p monitor a 5970 is a bit overkill, a 5870 would max almost all games.
  19. Yes, you can mix and match the kits as long as they have similar latency and voltages. However this will mean that the ram will only run single channel.
  20. It is surprisingly easy to make a hackintosh now, it is almost as simple as installing windows, but there are more driver issues. With the right hardware building a hackintosh is quite simple. They are becoming more and more popular despite the fact that they are is illegal.
  21. ...have you ever gamed on a higher resolution widescreen monitor before?
  22. I vote for a bigger monitor as well. I would rather use my 25" 1080p monitor with my 8800GT to game on then use my 275 with a 1280X1024 monitor. Buy a decent 1080p monitor for like $180 and then get another 9800GT for SLI.
  23. That power supply should be able to power your system fine. http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  24. I probably will because I have a phone upgrade in just over a month and AT&T doesn't have any android phones currently...
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