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You will love the Hanns G 28" wide screen. I had the Dell 24" so far I am happy. Next size 30" when prices come back to earth on them..
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did you ever get any 4 ghz runs in?

I was thinking of doing the same dropping the 9800 gx2s for the 4870s but when and if I do upgrade it will be to the 4870x2 if those come out, and beat out the gtx 280s in tri sli, I am just waiting for my number to be up hopefully some time this week so I should be up and running in tri in the next week or so...

I have one card already which I havent even opened just need two more

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Using snips, I cut away the plastic frame that contains the mesh (its not removable and can't even be accessed unless you take the door apart).
I took mine off the other day to flip the fan and I didnt need to cut anything just carefully pried it out with a screwdriver.
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Robilar, congrats on your new hardware. Are you planning on purchasing Vista 64 any time?
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Hopefully Newegg refunds my money for my dead 8800GTS 512 and I'll be able to purchase a 4870 along with a new power supply. I was going to get a 4870X2 but considering the price will be around $550+ that will be a little too much to shell out for a single video card. Even though a new psu+gpu will end up costing around $450, I definitely need a new psu to handle one 4870 so it'll be worth it imo.
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Robilar, congrats on your new hardware. Are you planning on purchasing Vista 64 any time?
I was when the plan was to go tri-sli. Now that it isn't a requirement, probably not.

I use this system primarily for gaming and until there are enough compelling games that require vista, I'm happy to wait.
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Going to do some 4 ghz runs in the morning. The highest I've pushed this chip is 4.3ghz (on air).

I may go for the OCN top 30 systems. I have a hunch I could do fairly well with this setup (for now!)
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You won't need anywhere near 4.3 to get into the top 30.
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Game wise (at least with COD4), the colors actually seem sharper. The could just be a personal bias but given that I've been a long time nvidia/SLI guy, I'd say its accurate.

I will agree, COD4 looks better with the 4870. I have never seen that game look so good.
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Just completed a 4ghz run with cards at stock.

I'll post a pic in a sec.

Having trouble getting 4 ghz stable with this board under orthos (the evga 790i ultra was much more flexible in this regard)
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