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  1. Anyone ever purchased hard drives from Provantage?

    I'm looking to buy some 2TB WD Green drives to replace some rather old Seagate 750GB .10 drives. I avoid Newegg and Amazon because they basically just plunk the bare drive in a box and hope for the...
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    Re: SSD recommendation for CAD work

    IO Extreme

    You can't boot from it, but it would be perfect for installing your CAD software and files on. It is pretty pricey, but if you're building a serious CAD/CAM/CAE box then you're going...
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    Re: This is madness (2 TB for $140!)

    5.25" is nothing, nothing. Look at that beast in the back...

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/be/SixHardDriveFormFactors.jpg/800px-SixHardDriveFormFactors.jpg

    I really...
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    Re: This is madness (2 TB for $140!)

    4TB hard drives are a ways off. I saw data for a company that makes the machines that make platters. I think it was TDK. Anyway, we're not going to see anything beyond 3TB this year, probably not...
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    Re: 4x 2.5" SSD internal enclosure

    Supermicro M14T. Don't worry about the pictures, it's available in black. They also have one that takes up two 5.25" bays and holds eight drives. I think that one has an expander though.
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    Re: amd responded to me on release of thuban cpu,s

    I'm not talking about artifacting per se. I rip a movie at the same bitrate as the disc. I have noticed skipping and momentary (a few frames) of really heavy artifacting in an otherwise good video...
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    Re: what hard drives are reliable?

    I pretty much stick to Western Digital and Seagate. In the last few years I've had good luck with both. Even though the firmware problems should be fixed, I'd still stay away from anything in...
  8. Re: Intel's compiler cripples code on AMD and VIA chips

    I'm sorry, but I don't feel bad for AMD or Via. It's Intel's compiler, they'd be stupid not to give their CPUs an advantage. I wouldn't be bothered if AMD made a compiler and rigged it so their...
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    Re: amd responded to me on release of thuban cpu,s

    I'm fairly interested in these chips. With both major vendors having six-core consumer parts, it won't be long before x264 supports more than four cores well. There is already some decent scaling...
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    Re: Gulftown version of Core i7 920?

    intel does have a Core i7 970 on tap for the third quarter. I don't know, and I'm pretty sure no one outside of intel knows, exactly what it is. I'm guessing it's a six-core processor that isn't an...
  11. Bridging with Linksys WRT54GL and open source firmware.

    Where I live, because of the landlord, I cannot build a proper wired gigabit lan. I have three WRT54GLs and I have three rooms that need internet access.

    I've never messed around with DD-WRT or...
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    Re: PCPer Podcast with new Enhanced version

    I usually agree with most of the stuff Colleen says, but when she started on that 'digital downloads will/need to replace optical media' bandwagon, I have to take issue.

    Anyone, and I mean anyone,...
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    Re: Bloomfield or Nehalem??

    Nehalem (overarching microarchitecture)

    Bloomfield - LGA1366, QPI interface, three channel DDR3-1066, supported on X58 chipset (Tylersburg) with lots of PCIe lanes in the northbridge. Four cores,...
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    Re: How could AMD beat intel?

    I really don't see AMD ever again surpassing intel unless something really drastic happens. It should be noted, that throughout x86 history, AMD has always been the 'value' choice and intel the...
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    Re: Who still uses the old style Lian Li cases?

    I still use the PC-V1100B that I bought four years ago. I switched to an WINDy case for a couple months I to do some work on the Lian Li (which I find to be superior). I'm going to build a new case...
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    Re: LGA 1366 and ECC/registered RAM

    I think that either way you're better off with a two socket system if you can at all afford it. You get double the cores, double the threads, and usually a lot more than double the amount of...
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    Re: LGA 1366 and ECC/registered RAM

    I've never done CGI, but I could check around to see performance metrics based on what application(s) you're using.

    Waiting for 8-core processors in 1S/2S chips is going to be a long wait. Intel...
  18. Thread: Future of SSD?

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    Re: Future of SSD?

    I'd definitely agree with multiple tiers of storage making their way from servers into the desktop area, if they haven't already. I've usually always had a small fast drive for the OS and...
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    Re: LGA 1366 and ECC/registered RAM

    I'm new here, but don't let that fool you.

    Assuming you have not yet purchased your parts, and you're dead set on a 24GB of memory, you could always use a 35xx sequence Xeon. They're slightly...
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