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    Re: Please advise and comment on new PC build.

    Thanks for the advice. I went for 32GB Ram because I reads somewhere that Photoshop can make use of it for editing large files. Also, I got the Cryorig for $38 at OutletPC....
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    Please advise and comment on new PC build.

    I'm about to embark on building a new PC and have tentatively settled on the following components. Would love to have feedback on possible awkwardness or incompatibilities. Thanks!

    Intel i7-8700K...
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    Re: seeking input on new system components

    The build went well. The computer booted fine right from the start. I had the usual difficulties installing the stock Intel heatsink and fan -- pushing down the locking pins is supposed to result...
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    Re: seeking input on new system components

    I'm doing my homework for this build and need some advice. I have read many places that the driver CD that comes with the Asus P5Q Deluxe is full of unnecessary and outdated programs and drivers and...
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    Re: seeking input on new system components

    I hope to have everything by the weekend. I will let you know how it goes.
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    Re: seeking input on new system components

    OK -- I went ahead and ordered everything from NewEgg -- incl the Home Premium version of Vista 64. This will be my 5th computer build, so wish me luck.
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    Re: seeking input on new system components

    I will be using the PS from my current setup: a SeaSonic M12 SS-600HM ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply. Any input on whether I need Vista Ultimate 64 vs. Home Premium 64?
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    Re: seeking input on new system components

    You guys are astute! I always intended to get 4GB of RAM but incorrectly entered the data. Do I really need Vista Ultimate 64 over Home Premium 64? Here is the revised lineup:

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x...
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    seeking input on new system components

    This is where I am so far in devising my new system. I am open to all suggestions, especially for a video card. I am not a gamer but use the computer for digital photography primarily. The prices...
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    Re: Input requested on new build

    I think those are excellent suggestions Silver Bullet. Thank you. Have you heard of any good passively cooled video cards? Since I posted the original query, I've been leaning toward building a...
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    Re: Seeking Input on New Build

    you are exactly right -- I always intended to get 4GB of RAM but made a typo -- good catch, thanks
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    Input requested on new build

    It's been a while but I'm going to upgrade my system. I will attempt to re-use EVERYTHING (incl. XP3) listed in my sig except for the following new parts:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
    ASUS P5Q Deluxe...
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    Seeking Input on New Build

    Hello all -- it's been a while but I'm going to upgrade my system. I will attempt to re-use EVERYTHING (incl. XP3) listed in my sig except for the following new parts:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500...
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    Re: Sapphire HD 3850 with TWO molex plugs!

    Thanks for the advice. I just ordered a SeaSonic M12 600W Power Supply.
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    Re: Sapphire HD 3850 with TWO molex plugs!

    Yes -- I guess a new PS is in order. Any suggestions? My long range plan is to eventually ditch this old A7N8X mobo and upgrade to maybe an ASUS P5K-E or Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R with an Intel Core 2...
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    Re: Sapphire HD 3850 with TWO molex plugs!

    Well, my power supply is just an Enlight ATX 340W. So far the card seems to be running fine, but I haven't yet taxed it with anything heavy.
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    Re: Sapphire HD 3850 with TWO molex plugs!

    After I read your reply I looked harder into the mess of wires in my PC case and found another unused power supply connection, so I now have both ends of the cable plugged in. This card needs a lot...
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    Sapphire HD 3850 with TWO molex plugs!

    This may be a dumb question, but here goes anyway: I just bought a new ATi Sapphire HD 3850 AGP video card. The anti-static bag has a big sticker on it that says "STOP- You must connect this...
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    Re: A simple question (I hope)...

    Thanks for those links to the power supply calculators. I didn't know such things existed. Very helpful.
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    Re: A simple question (I hope)...

    As for the power supply, it is from Antec's "Earthwatts" series (www.antec.com/us/pro_p_EarthWatts.php), which are reportedly is made for them by Seasonic, which is "highly regarded for their low to...
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    A simple question (I hope)...

    Planning on building the following system and was wondering whether the 500w power supply included with the Sonata case is sufficient. I will NOT be overclocking anything. Thank you.

    Antec...
  22. OK to swap in newer Ati vid card without touching driver?

    I have an old ATi Radeon 8500 card but am using latest Catalyst drivers. I plan to install a newer ATi card. (Radeon 9550). Since the newer card also uses the same driver would it be OK to just...
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    Re: How to clone HD with bad sectors?

    Thanks for all the advice. Here's what happened. Don't have Ghost; was using Paragon Drive Backup (PDB). PDB doesn't appear to have an option to ignore bad sectors and it kept aborting at the same...
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    How to clone HD with bad sectors?

    Hello all. I haven't posted in a long time but now need your help. My six-year-old IBM hard drive is showing up with bad sectors, though it still boots and runs XP just fine (for now). I'd like to...
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    Re: Compatibility of latest SATA drivers...

    I used Windows Update to update the SiI 3112 controller driver from 1.0.0.51 to 1.0.56.0, which is dated 2006.01.12. This seems to be the latest driver available, and so far it's working fine. I...
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