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    posted a message on Good HTPC build?
    Quote from thenerdal

    APU for an HTPC.


    This, I forgot about APUs.
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    posted a message on Good HTPC build?
    Quote from jakus12

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/92sh

    I was thinking of changing the case to a Silverstone Grandia GDO4B or GDO5B, but that's not the point. I know virtually nothing of HTPC builds, but is this a good one? Also, what would the required monitor of sorts be? A larger, IPS monitor? Or like a projector?


    Tone it down on the CPU, an i3 will do fine. You can also do a smaller PSU like 450-500 will do fine.
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    posted a message on Building computer for brother
    Quote from earthrace57

    This build is for the budget, also, if you will be upgrading while LGA 1155 is still around, your wasting your money, so why not the H67? 10 bucks for 100 MHz? No thanks, the i5 2400 is still a perfectly capable CPU...

    The case is a mere $27 (@ microcenter if you can pick it up)....



    The 2400 is still very capable, and $10 for 100 is a waste. The Mothetherboard had to be cheap, so no overclocking anyway. Missclicked on the monitor :P


    The 2500k scores a bit higher on benchmarks...

    http://www.cpubenchm...h_end_cpus.html
    http://www.anandtech...duct/288?vs=363
    http://www.tomshardw...rk,3120-10.html

    Seems like it's worth an extra 10-20 bucks.

    You can also get a Z68 board for 10-20 bucks more as well. Which will leave you open to OC'ing in the future.

    As for the case, the Source 210 is like 5ish bucks more and is a higher quality.

    So maybe 50 bucks more to have higher quality parts?
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    posted a message on Building a computer, have some questions.
    Quote from 16cadrian

    swap the 3570k with a 2500k, also get a gtx 560ti, amazing card for the price, or if you got $400 then get a 670


    Yeah, the 7850 is a much better deal now.
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    posted a message on Building computer for brother
    Quote from earthrace57

    Here is what I suggest: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9390

    Justifications:
    Intel i5 2400: fairly fast for the price, although no overclocking
    MSI H67A: cheap
    G. Skill Value: cheap
    Barracuda: cheap and effective
    ASUS HD 7850: ASUS cards overclock well and the 7850 is a very capable card
    Thermaltake Case: cools well, especially for the price
    Asus Monitor/Microsoft keyboard and mouse: Monitor is cheap and good for gaming (i've heard), and the keyboard and mouse function...leaves around 50 bucks for a headset :)


    Meh, it's okay but if you are going that way, why not get the 2500? It's only twenty bucks more and it's quite a bit more performance.
    H67 offers no route to upgrade in the future so not really worth it in the long run.
    The case looks cheap and plasticy, it would be better to get a HAF or a similarly priced case.
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    posted a message on 1280x720 res. on HDTV
    Quote from Luudelem

    The control panel.


    Do you happen to know what your graphics card is?
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    posted a message on IP Address and DNS Error help
    Despite Google turning a bit bad, I would trust them before a lot of other companies.
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    posted a message on Skylines!
    Quote from Korhonen

    Then what are you doing in this thread if you don't like them? :huh:


    Because any thread about cars gets derailed into a skyline fest, and I have noticed this forum has a weird attraction to them.
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    posted a message on IP Address and DNS Error help
    Quote from Camo_Hat_Warrior

    Alrighty, so latley, i've been having some networking issues. I continuously disconnect from Xbox LIVE, and it is becoming a big pain in my @#$ (I apologize). My disconnection is usually because of an IP Adress error or DNS Error. I'm usually the kind of guy who can fix these problems, but i cant seem to figure out this one. So if anyone could help me, that would be great! Have a wonderful veterans day and support our troops.

    What errors are you encountering specifically? Just random disconnections or an actual error sequence?
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    posted a message on Skylines!
    I don't get the obsession with skylines they aren't really that nice...
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    posted a message on Building computer for brother
    Quote from pretzelguy1

    You guys have the same builds...

    Pasted the wrong link.

    This
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    posted a message on Building computer for brother
    This is good also.
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    posted a message on Building computer for brother
    A friend used to have that case and said it was a pain because it got so dusty also said it felt kind of cheap. The power supply isn't 80+ certified, I would stay away from it, I would also go into the 500-550 watt range for a little head room.
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    posted a message on 1280x720 res. on HDTV
    Quote from Luudelem

    So pretty much what my situation is is that I recently hooked up my 25" HDTV to my computer and is now my monitor. I make Youtube videos and generally are in 1280x720, but when I tried changing my desktop resolution to 1280x720, it would not let me, stating that the TV does not support the format/refresh rate. If there's any possible way to get around this, it would be much appreciated.


    Where are you changing this from?
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    posted a message on Epic question time.
    Quote from Derpcakes

    When the milk is too spread out to actually be considered milk anymore and the tea is at it's clear state.


    It will still be milk. >.>
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