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athlonfx 306 July 6, 2007 at 04:16 PM in Computers (10)
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The other thread hasn't been updated since 5/24/07, so here's a comprehensive thread that is updated often.

I'm going to try something new. I have moved the original post to the wikipost so that it can always be edited by ANYONE.

Please help update prices and add slickdeals in the Wikipost below!

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#46
Does anyone knows if I can transfer some files between a desktop an a laptop using a eSATA cable? I'm thinking on transfer like movies from the desktop to the laptop to see it on the TV using an HDMI Cable.
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#47
Quote from SoSIK View Post :
Does anyone knows if I can transfer some files between a desktop an a laptop using a eSATA cable? I'm thinking on transfer like movies from the desktop to the laptop to see it on the TV using an HDMI Cable.
taken from yahoo answers:

No, the eSATA ports on computers cannot be connected to each other.

You can use the Ethernet ports to make the connection and transfer, just connect an Ethernet cable between the two computers, and then set the folders you want to share. If the two computers are already connected to a network - like on a switch or home router, then you are already connected.

You can use a special USB cable - it has a circuit between the cable connectors to make the USB ports talk to each other correctly (USB was not designed for this, hence the special cable).

Here is one listed on the Fry's Electronics website:
http://www.frys.com/product/5706492
IOGEAR GCS661U USB Laptop KVM Switch with File Transfer

Other stores like Best Buy will have similar devices, depending on what is in stock (retail stores) or will have them available online. You can print out the Fry's page above and show it to store personnel to help you describe what you are looking for.

You can also use a portable hard drive or an external hard drive; while more expensive, once you are finished transferring files you can use that hard drive for backup purposes.

TonyRB
Sunday, January 10, 2010

http://answers.yahoo.com/question...555AA0ke3Y
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#48
Quote from roedtogsvart View Post :
If you don't plan on ever adding a video card, the Earthwatts 380W 80+ bronze should serve you well:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371033

If you do, this Antec NEO ECO 520W 80+ would work. I use this one in my own system and it is currently 10% off with $1.99 shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371030
no video card here. I will check the Antec one for future proof

thanks
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#49
Quote from maximmarkets View Post :
taken from yahoo answers:

No, the eSATA ports on computers cannot be connected to each other.

You can use the Ethernet ports to make the connection and transfer, just connect an Ethernet cable between the two computers, and then set the folders you want to share. If the two computers are already connected to a network - like on a switch or home router, then you are already connected.

You can use a special USB cable - it has a circuit between the cable connectors to make the USB ports talk to each other correctly (USB was not designed for this, hence the special cable).

Here is one listed on the Fry's Electronics website:
http://www.frys.com/product/5706492
IOGEAR GCS661U USB Laptop KVM Switch with File Transfer

Other stores like Best Buy will have similar devices, depending on what is in stock (retail stores) or will have them available online. You can print out the Fry's page above and show it to store personnel to help you describe what you are looking for.

You can also use a portable hard drive or an external hard drive; while more expensive, once you are finished transferring files you can use that hard drive for backup purposes.

TonyRB
Sunday, January 10, 2010

http://answers.yahoo.com/question...555AA0ke3Y

Thanks a lot my friend. Damn I just throw away some money, I just got an eSATA cable to transfer some stuffs between computers.
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#50
how is this for basic power supply?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371023
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#51
Quote from damnyou View Post :
how is this for basic power supply?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371023
Should be fine.
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#52
For $9 lessmore (oops didn't see the rebate on your orginal PS) you could get the Antec http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371030 with promo code PSUJAN2011
which is 80plus certified and got good reviews. But apparently doesn't include a darn power cord, grr...

Or if you hate rebates for $44.95 shipped http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371034 but also no power cord, I guess that's "green". But it is 80plus bronze. Anyway both of those are a step up Antec's quality tiers.

BIG OOPS: Didn't see the rebate on the Basiq that brought it down to *24.95* sorry early morning :p Yeah it should be fine.
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#53
Thanks all for the help. I'm very satisfied with my new system.

Core i5 2500k & Gigabyte P67A-UD3 - $280
Corsair 4gb ddr3 1333 1.5v - $30
LG dvd burner sata - $17
Corsair H50 (used) - $45

After selling my old core2duo cpu/board and ddr2 ram, my net expense was about $175. Very reasonable upgrade cost. I remember spending $2k on a 486dx2 a long while ago.

Eventually I'll replace my 9800gtx+ with a 6850.
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#54
My build is done!!!!



1. Purpose of computer:dual boot windows 64 and linux.Will use as main system configuring 2 switches 1 router
2. Budget:600-800
3. List which parts you have and/or which parts you are considering:

a. CPU:Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor 179$ purchased
b. MoboStick Out Tongue8P67 LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard 119$ purchased
c. GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814102855
d. Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822136073 (2 qty for raid config) 79.
e. Ram:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820231311 79
f. PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817139006
g. Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6811129021
h: Optic (CD/DVD/Blu-ray):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6827135204


i stayed within my budge, spent 748 with rebates!
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#55
is thermal compound absolutely necessary for the i5 2500k ?
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#56
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is thermal compound absolutely necessary for the i5 2500k ?
The stock intel fan has some paste on there. However, if you are investing in a 2500k, I'm assuming you want to overclock it... in which case you should invest in a better cpu cooler and some decent thermal compound. If you are not going to overclock your cpu, get a cheaper cpu.
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#57
I wanted to know if you guys thought this combo was good deal?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...mbo.578093

If you guys have a better suggestion it would be much appreciated.

The purpose of the computer is for multitasking with 4 monitors. Mainly Office applications
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#58
You might want to talk to Gigabyte on that. Here is their on-line email page:
http://ggts.gigabyte.com/tech.asp...rceWeb=B2C

Quote from bolland99 View Post :
I have a quick question. I have an AMD Phenom II x4 925 processor that I"m going to use with Gigabyte M4A87TD EVO mb.

I'm trying to find some RAM that I can use with this CPU/MB and already bought

4GB GSKILL DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 CL 9-9-9-24 1.5 v &
4GB OCZ DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8 1.65 v

So I am trying to figure out which one of these two I should use and the other I will sell on ebay.

Will they both work with the CPU/MB and would you recommend one over the other?

The gigabyte motherboard manual has a list of DDR3-1600 compatability and both of these aren't on that list, but I figure it could be outdated and not totally comprehensive.

The timings on these are different and will I need to go in and adjust something in the BIOS to use one over the other if they are compatible.

Sorry for a newbie type question but this thread really helped me get my components and now just don't want to screw up when I finally start putting it together.
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#59
Hey guys, would you critique this build I've got going? Nothing is purchased yet.
In fact, still need a couple pieces such as the CASE, PSU, and HDD.
I just want to know that everything works. I always go for a second opinion.

So far, I've got:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6819103727

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814125333

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820226092

MB : ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6813157198

The purpose is a gaming comp for SC2 on high/ultra settings. Also, watching movies, etc.
Not to mention some coding, but not too heavy.
I already have a CD/DVD drive. So, once again, I'm in need of recommendations of a CASE, PSU, and a HDD. Also, if I should swap any of these parts out, let me know.

Thanks!
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#60
Quote from blackburry View Post :
my build is almost done, but I need help deciding on a power supply and a gpu!!!! the ones with links I have already purchased.



1. Purpose of computer:dual boot windows 64 and linux.Will use as main system configuring 2 switches 1 router
2. Budget:600-800
3. List which parts you have and/or which parts you are considering:

a. CPU:Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor 179$ purchased
b. MoboStick Out Tongue8P67 LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard 119$ purchased
c. GPU:MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card 89.99 ???
d. Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822136073 (2 qty for raid config) 79.
e. Ram:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820231311 79
f. PSU:no preference
g. Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6811129021
h: Optic (CD/DVD/Blu-ray):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6827135204




i am thinking between these two: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817139006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817371015

Where did you find Sandy for $179 and mobo? Links please. Cheapest I fount was a newegg combo or at stores not near me.
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