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$2000

TOSHIBA Satellite X205-SLi1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7250(2.00GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 2GB Memory DDR2 667 240GB HDD HD DVD-ROM / Super Multi NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8600M GT

The biggest problem was the slow CPU, the other biggest problem was that Toshiba took both 8600m GT and sandwiched them together and let them share the same heatsink. devil.gif

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Edited by thegreatsquare - 1/3/12 at 9:18am
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post #162 of 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by diabolesco View Post

Disagree. I have this motherboard and is superb! Have you tryed to reset / flahs bios when this happends?
Gigabyte is one of the best brands for motherboards, solid as rock!
I am doing overclocking now (not finished yet) with an i5 2500k and I am now at 4.5 stable.

I flashed it and it fixed it eventually, but I ended up selling it. Also, gigabytes rep is slowly declining, they are making worse products pretty much every year now.

I got to 4.5 easy on it, but couldnt get past 4.7. On this asus mobo I started at 4.5 and got to 4.8 quickly and am stable..
 
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post #163 of 376
Asus P5K3 motherboard.

First socket 775 board with DDR3. After a week or so the motherboard wouldn't power the GPU properly when turning it on. So I just left it on 24/7.

Also, it wouldn't overclock. Every time you changed anything in the BIOS, it flat out refused to accept it after saving it and just ignored it.
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Samsung 840 PRO 512GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F1 2TB Toshiba 7K3000.D 3TB The cheapest one 
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Samsung 840 PRO 512GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F1 2TB Toshiba 7K3000.D 3TB The cheapest one 
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post #164 of 376
My XFX 8800 GS, which was the very first component I ever bought in my step into the world of computers. I plugged it straight into my Dell Inspiron at the time and it was LOUD like a mother...father tongue.gif

At the time I didn't realize how loud it was, but six video cards and several rigs later, I realize that card single-handedly produced almost as much sound at idle as my current rig does at full load. Either my card's fan was faulty or it was built terribly. Not only that, but the 4850 I got not too long after left it in the dust. Good thing the 8800 GS was cheap biggrin.gif
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post #165 of 376
Wow I feel so much better for reading this.

Second hand "it was working before I threw it in a cupboard a year ago" motherboard off ebay.

Everything I bought while overclocking my athlon 2500+ to an unstable 3200+, including a 7600GS AGP and matched pair of 2x512 corsair ram modules for twice what I could have got 2x1gb kingston budget ram. 2x80mm sharkoon "silent" fans. Didn't exactly move much air.

EDIT: Lol just remembered my mates 955 + 275gtx with a no-name branded 600W PSU. No case fans. I did try to warn him. 'Pop' + overheating instability. lol.
Edited by Mule - 1/6/12 at 6:30am
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post #166 of 376
MSI motherboard, it and every replacement i got fried their VRMs
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post #167 of 376
XFX HD6950, My first one came DOA, my second one made really loud capicitor whine every time i played a game that just died rolleyes.gif

Since then i got a refund an got the6950 i am using now tongue.gif
post #168 of 376
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Originally Posted by Hatakescreams View Post

XFX HD6950, My first one came DOA, my second one made really loud capicitor whine every time i played a game that just died rolleyes.gif
Since then i got a refund an got the6950 i am using now tongue.gif

It's a coil--put some fingernail polish on it and it'll shut up. I got the same thing.
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post #169 of 376
This
I bought this to get sound working on my old gateway that I gave to my son. No matter what I tried... It failed to work.... I ended up buying a new Motherboard anyway, Later I found out that the Intel Management Engine Interface on the board was fried.... Regardless of that, the card only seemed to work if there were no other cards installed on the pci bus. I figured this out when I got the new motherboard for my son.
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post #170 of 376
Magicool Elegant 240 Radiator.

Cracked using their own coolant, which is required for their warranty, and then they blamed it on me using "dangerous unknown chemicals".

Big fight with PPCS (who sold it to me) when eventually ended with them sending me a replacement which ALSO cracked, using straight distilled water.
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Core i7 980x GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 MSI RX 480 GAMING X 4GB MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 
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Kingston HyperX T1 Intel X25-M WD Caviar Black FASS Plextor M5S 
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WD Velociraptor WD Caviar Black FALS Sony DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe LG Bluray + HDDVD 
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Black Ice GTX 360 Black Ice GTX 240 Panaflo High Speed - Push-Pull w/ shrouds Windows 7 Pro (64) 
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Ubuntu (64) X-Star DP2710 ASUS VK266H Black 25.5" 2ms LCD X-Armor U9BL (Mech) 
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WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD) Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner H50 (With push/pull nocturas) 
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Raijintek Aeneas White Window 
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Core i5-661 GA-H55-USB3 12GB DDR3 1333 WD Caviar Black AALS 640GB 
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WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD) Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner H50 (With push/pull nocturas) 
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Windows 10 Professional 64 LG 47inch LED LCD Saitek Eclipse Lite-touch Wireless Seasonic X750 Gold 
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