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#289566 - 01/31/10 03:44 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: CV]
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It's happened to me a couple times on update, I think even on Vista, but not every time. I had 7 just lose visual effects on its own, and then come back on its own less than a minute later. Dunno. At least you know what to do if it happens again...of course next time it'll be something different.
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#289567 - 01/31/10 04:00 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
At least you know what to do if it happens again...of course next time it'll be something different.


Ha ha, no doubt.

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#289571 - 01/31/10 04:14 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: CV]
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I'm thinking I'll get a new monitor so I can give my sister this 24" Dell Ultrasharp. I would be sad to give her a nice computer only to have her use it with a crappy monitor. Do you think I should stick with Dell, and if so, what model 24" or over should I be looking at? Color accuracy would be nice, but I suppose gaming performance and input options would weigh more into my decision. Also, how common is LED backlighting in computer monitors?

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#289577 - 01/31/10 04:29 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: CV]
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I rather like my HP LP2475w (I think that's the number), but I've never used it for gaming. You'll probably need a color calibrator to get any sort of color accuracy, but those can be had for $150 or so.
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#293824 - 02/25/10 02:38 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: Ken.C]
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I think I'm going to be getting this monitor:

Dell UltraSharp U2711

Besides waiting a deal on that specific model, does anyone know of discounts or coupons that are actually meaningful? There's a 10% discount from work, but when you log in to take advantage of the discount, the prices are different, sometimes even being more expensive after the discount than if I just order normally. I don't have the information right now to log in to check on this particular monitor, but I'll get it again and see what figure comes out.

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#293828 - 02/25/10 02:47 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: CV]
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Dell Outlet for a refurb, maybe?
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#311958 - 06/26/10 12:44 AM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: tomtuttle]
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I just wanted to resurrect this thread to brag.

Finally ordered my dual 2.4 GHz Six-Core CPUs, and 32 GB of DDR2-800 RAM. It'll all arrive on Tuesday, June 29th. \:D
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#311959 - 06/26/10 12:49 AM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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Here's hoping it's delayed a day and you don't get it until the 30th! Take that!

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#312455 - 06/28/10 06:25 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: CV]
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Ha! Showed you, my 6-Cores arrived up today.



Also went from 2.1 GHz to 2.4 GHz per core. Is it any faster? Can't really notice. The real question is: is it any more insane?


Edited by ClubNeon (06/28/10 06:26 PM)
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#312456 - 06/28/10 06:27 PM Re: Windows 7 PC Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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Do some ripping, file conversion, or encoding and you should notice it smile

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