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Old 07-24-2007, 04:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah I know about the out of stock issues....I am just using the wishlist to show what I'm interested in purchasing...I can wait or get it somewhere else.

On those 2 alternative video cards....they will be able to handle the 21.6 monitor?
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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With gaming...maybe...Or get the Sapphire X1950XT 256mb. Cheaper than 8800GTS, and still a powerful card.
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thanks for the clarification on the psu apl.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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APL I did notice you recommended the Corsair 520W on another build post. And the Buy.com price was $20 cheaper than the XClio I have in my list. Are they comparable?
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The Corsair is of higher quality, and more trusted. Go for that one, if you like.
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I have a questions about the Mitsumi digital card reader/floppy drive. I also got one but can't get it to work. Am I correct that it only needs to interface through the onboard usb port? It has power, but itsn't being recognized.
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On the power supply it says it is modular ATX. Is this specific to certain types of motherboards? Or what does it mean?


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ATX is just a certain set of rules and requirements that components have got to follow and meet. It is fine and 'compatible'.
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it means it will fit in an ATX style case, modular means extended cables?
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Modular means, that you can use any cables that are needed for your system. So if you're not using the second PCI-e cable, for example. You can just take that off, where as a non-modular PSU...you can't, and it's just left standing there.
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