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Old 07-26-05, 02:59 PM   #13
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More than that, I'm impressed with how cool the chip runs, too. I love AMD.

And Zoom, I know what you mean. We had one at the old apt. last year. It was only 600W, but it still rocked. That roommate and I no longer live together, so he's got it at his new place.

This one I want is 1200W of awesome. The subwoofer alone is 300W (each satelite and the center channel are 180W) and that is more than my entire Z-5300 computer system. I love it.

It's only $600, too. I'm going to wait until Best Buy has another 10% off (or more) all home theaters sale and snag it up then.

but remember one thing, (if you are home theater savvy - sorry - i dont want to seem like i am talking down to anyone) thats its not about the power alone. a 1200W system may move alot of air, but a better quality 600W may have a more crisp sound to it. and all this watts talk is marketing... it has a 300W sub right? that just means that you are using 300W if you turn it all the way up. how often do you do that? signal-to-noise ratio is really important and RMS wattage as well.

best of all, listen to it; see if you like the style; test the menus; see if it has lots of plugs and holes on the back. find things you like about other than the fact it has so many watts it will blow women's clothes off
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Old 07-26-05, 03:47 PM   #14
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Well, right, I know that watts arenít everything (just like MHz arenít), but this thing has a DVD/VCR combination as well as being a DVD-Recorder. Itís got a HELL of a lot of power and the front speakers are standingÖall of which are things I want. I want a great system, but not the end-all system. I am on a budget somewhat, and until Iím richer and more powerful, I want the best I can get for a reasonable amount of money.

Anyway, itís the LG LHY-518 and as far as I can tell, itís a Best Buy-exclusive. I havenít been able to find reviews of it anywhere, but man, it sounded AWESOME.
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Old 07-26-05, 04:08 PM   #15
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Heatsinks that came with the 754-pin and 939-pin cpus that I have had did a good job other than being moderately loud. The XP-90 really dropped the temps on the 754. On the 939 the Akasa all aluminum performed better as identified in the review I did and was quieter.
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Old 07-26-05, 04:51 PM   #16
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Sweet...thanks for the input, Rytr!
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Old 07-26-05, 08:29 PM   #17
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After a lot of thought, I've decided it doesn't make much sense to drop an assload of cash on a home theater system right now. I'm in an apartment (on the first floor) and having a 1200W system would go unused. I think it would make more sense to get a $2-300 system with anywhere from 500-1000W and use that.

When I finally get into my own place where I can crank, then I'll put the money into a real good system.

Then I'll use the other part of the money to order a Venice 3000+ and the Epox 9NDA3+ and maybe 2GB of the corsair value ram i have now...
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Old 07-27-05, 10:17 PM   #18
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I just read that review you did Rytr...that HSF sounds frickin' awesome! I really want one...damn limeys!

I guess for now, I'll use the stock one and once this becomes available, I can definitely see myself dropping $20-25 for this. How did you manage to get one if it's in the UK only?
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Old 07-27-05, 10:41 PM   #19
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3DCOOL.COM is planning on carrying the Akasa line and they had Akasa send me one to review. Actually, two, since I have been testing the hi-perf model AK913 that incorporates a heatpipe. Should be posted before long.

They ought to have them in stock before too long as they have an Akasa EVO 120 cooler listed.

Just purchased a 3700+ SD and plan to use the AK862 on it.
BTW, it will be setting on EVGA's new NF4 SLi board that I will be reviewing.
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3DCOOL.COM is planning on carrying the Akasa line and they had Akasa send me one to review. Actually, two, since I have been testing the hi-perf model AK913 that incorporates a heatpipe. Should be posted before long.

They ought to have them in stock before too long as they have an Akasa EVO 120 cooler listed.

Just purchased a 3700+ SD and plan to use the AK862 on it.
BTW, it will be setting on EVGA's new NF4 SLi board that I will be reviewing.
Very nice! I look forward to the review.
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i am useing the stock cooler and have oced my 3000 to 3800 speed
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heat is bad! my cpu is at 35C oced to a mild 11x230 with my xp-120.
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After a lot of thought, I've decided it doesn't make much sense to drop an assload of cash on a home theater system right now. I'm in an apartment (on the first floor) and having a 1200W system would go unused. I think it would make more sense to get a $2-300 system with anywhere from 500-1000W and use that.

When I finally get into my own place where I can crank, then I'll put the money into a real good system.

Then I'll use the other part of the money to order a Venice 3000+ and the Epox 9NDA3+ and maybe 2GB of the corsair value ram i have now...
Pioneer makes some really good midrange systems. I know their high end stuff hasn't reviewed well lately but my setup sounds great compared to a few of my friends competing brands. It's a 540 model. 600 watts, 5 dvd changer, supports every mode you can think of. I like my movies loud and I barely ever have to reach half volume to be happy.
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Pioneer makes some really good midrange systems. I know their high end stuff hasn't reviewed well lately but my setup sounds great compared to a few of my friends competing brands. It's a 540 model. 600 watts, 5 dvd changer, supports every mode you can think of. I like my movies loud and I barely ever have to reach half volume to be happy.
Sweet thanks! I'll do a little research...can you give me the price you paid and the exact model #?
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