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Hardware What Hardware Should I Buy? - July 2009

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 8 Jul 2009.

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  2. bogie170

    bogie170 New Member

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    Good round up. I'd just like to add those people upgrading to a Q9650 it is an excellent chip. I got mine to 4Ghz stable.

    The only problem being that people with older motherboards P965 and P35 might have problems getting their 2x2Gb Ram running above 950Mhz.

    I know my Asus Commando has this issue and that the Ram will need to be flashed. To do with BIOS problem, not being able to set the TRFC setting to above 42. Most 2x2Gb Ram needs 54.

    More info at the OCZ official support forums.

    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36964

    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=405598#post405598
     
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    Good article, but the Enthusiast Overclocker page does not have any CCL links.
     
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    I still love my 4870x2, easily the best card i've ever had, and thats all the way from a geforce 2 mx back in the day..... actually... i loved that card too, it punched way above its weight i found. oh god.
     
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    I know, we're still waiting on them :)
     
  6. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    With the other bits and pieces I have picked up over the past couple of months the exthusiast system is coming in at under a grand for me now, highly tempting
     
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    Ah sorry I thought it was a typo!
     
  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    what happened to Bittech? your case recommendations used to have so much class. now it's all tacky LED business (except for the most expensive bundle)

    everything else looks spot on though. can't wait to see what mobo you recommend for LGA1156 when it comes out
     
  10. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Any plans for an updated HTPC buyers guide?
     
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    Nope sorry. I'm just not testing HTPC stuff as much as I'd planned in order to give a proper recommendation. :(
     
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    i thought seagate 7200.12 1tb beats Samsung F1 in real life?
     
  13. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    where's the monitors?
     
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    Just to echo that.
    Will you be adding the display recommendations this month?
     
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    I need a monitor recommendation in the £100 to £200 ...not least because reviewers (inc B-T) are always moaning at how similar they are ..."not another TN"!

    Some I have/am considering...

    LG W2261V (looks bueatiful but is that enough?)
    BenQ E2200HD (washed out colours apparanently and strange styling)
    Hyundai W220 (has been recommended but only in one place)
    Samsung Syncmaster T220 (but is it a Samsung screen or a cheaper, poorer quality affiliates???)

    Please, Bit tech needs to stop moaning at the sameness of them all and give some clarity to the visuals!
     
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    We haven't reviewed any for so long we took it out since it wouldn't be current. We only recommend things we know.
     
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    Nice roundup, glad to see the AMD X3 in the list.

    On displays, give the Dell 2209wa a look. Was the best bang-for-buck couple of months ago when I picked one up.
     
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