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    My Lian Li and Lamptron Case Mod

    Picked up a new Thermaltake case for cheap locally for $50. A steal in my eyes. Was going to go strictly with Lian Li but shipment here was about the cost of the case. lol

    Performance PC's had the Lian Li casters and Lamptron handles. I couldn't stand the case without some means of picking her up. Wrapping my arms around the case to life it up was just too lame so I purchased handles and casters.

    My other supplies should be here in the next week or so. Sleeving, heat shrink, extraction pin tools for ATX/Molex/Fans, SATA crimper's, heat shrink gun, soldering kit, misc. tools, spare pins m/f of all assortments and connectors. PSU change out kit, plus extra Molex/SATA straight thru and caps, (2) Molex minibus, (2) 8" white cold cathode UV lights....the whole works. Going with Raid-0 (2) WD VelociRaptor150GB 10000 RPM drives and with (4) 1TB internal drives, SATA DVD. Still haven't thought about sound card or if I really need one. Going to customize all cabling and sleeve...sleeve...SLEEVE! Should keep me busy on the weekends.

    Supplies and parts is costing around $640. That price doesn't include hardware either. Steep price but at least I'll have all tools and spare parts for any repair, mod builds for the future.

    Any input or advice from the above is welcomed. BTW, this is my very first case/hardware installation ever so be gentle.
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    All that and a...9600GT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    All that and a...9600GT?
    What do you recommend? I picked up the 9600GT for $59 bucks locally.
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    Great case for the price.

    ATI video card.
    Depends on your budget.
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    btw off topic ...holy ****, the older you are the younger you look, wonder telling us your secret ?
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    Putting together a new system myself, gonna put the ATI 4850 in it. It runs roughly $180 on Newegg, but it's probably the best midrange card right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    btw off topic ...holy ****, the older you are the younger you look, wonder telling us your secret ?
    Jogging, playing lax, tons of sex and drinking lots and lots of water after sex, jogging and playing lax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    Great case for the price.

    ATI video card.
    Depends on your budget.
    No price limit. Do you suggest dual SLI? If so, what's hot at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    Putting together a new system myself, gonna put the ATI 4850 in it. It runs roughly $180 on Newegg, but it's probably the best midrange card right now...
    I'm not up to par on video cards. Help a brother out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joint Chiefs of Staff View Post
    I'm not up to par on video cards. Help a brother out.
    Depending on what your budget is and what you plan on using the video card for, this should help you out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...Card,2011.html

    I'm putting together, more or less, a home entertainment center that I'll have hooked up to our HD set that I can play the latest PC games with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    Depending on what your budget is and what you plan on using the video card for, this should help you out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...Card,2011.html

    I'm putting together, more or less, a home entertainment center that I'll have hooked up to our HD set that I can play the latest PC games with.
    Thanks Tony

    I'm looking for an incedible gaming experience. That's it.
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    Best PCIe Card For Over $350: None
    With exponentially increasing prices over $350 offering smaller and smaller performance increases, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than two Radeon HD 4850s. While the 4870, GTX 260 and GTX 280 perform impressively in multiple card configurations, there’s just not enough of a gain compared to two 4850’s in Crossfire mode unless you’re playing at resolutions beyond 1920x1200. But for now, the power of two 4850’s in Crossfire is our top recommendation for price/performance.
    So 2x4850's I guess //shrug//

    Everything I read on the web in regards to video cards is biased views I feel based on the authors liking. The same old argument...Intel is better than AMD yada yada yada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joint Chiefs of Staff View Post
    So 2x4850's I guess //shrug//

    Everything I read on the web in regards to video cards is biased views I feel based on the authors liking. The same old argument...Intel is better than AMD yada yada yada.
    As long as your board supports crossfire, 2x4850s would probably be more than enough for today's and tomorrow's games. I'm by no means an expert, the games I'll be playing on the new build with a single 4850 should be far better than what I've got now (Radeon x1950 pro). Two in crossfire would be more than sufficient for today's games...
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    May want first run with a single 4850...or nVidia gt8800 ..whichever camp you want to go with. Some people often get a flakey system trying to run SLI. You can always add a 2nd if you wish to get a more potent system, but honestly I'd say a single will be well more than adequate for your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joint Chiefs of Staff View Post
    No price limit. Do you suggest dual SLI? If so, what's hot at the moment?
    Right now ?

    ATI 4870 X2 ....fastest video card on the market right now.

    In a case you want 2 of them you need crossfireX (not just crossfire) motherboard.

    That's the high end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joint Chiefs of Staff View Post
    Jogging, playing lax, tons of sex and drinking lots and lots of water after sex, jogging and playing lax.
    ROFL
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    Hey Scooter,
    I believe that you reversed the wheels... (You put the rear wheels on the front and the front wheels on the rear) Kinda hard to lock/unlock the wheels from the rear...
    I remember back when I liked to install heat sink, loom and all that jazz. Now, I just build and boot!

    PS teh sexxer in teh shorts, hotstuff! :smooch:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Hey Scooter,
    I believe that you reversed the wheels... (You put the rear wheels on the front and the front wheels on the rear) Kinda hard to lock/unlock the wheels from the rear...
    I remember back when I liked to install heat sink, loom and all that jazz. Now, I just build and boot!

    PS teh sexxer in teh shorts, hotstuff! :smooch:
    I was looking at the Lian cases before installing. I didn't like the look of the locking device from the front. It kinda stuck out a bit so I wanted it more hidden. The case won't sit under the desk but to the right side of it. Easy access to unlock and move for cleaning purposes and what not.

    P.S. And whoever thought you had bad eyes.
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