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  • We're back this week with another informative and fun edition of the weekly Forums Spotlight! This week in the Forums Spotlight we've highlighted discussions on quite fans, how to drill holes in your case, failing 75GXP drives, and more!

    The Forums Spotlight is a highlight of just a few of the new topics posted in the SharkyForums, where over ten-thousand enthusiastic computer users post daily for help or to discuss the latest trends and products.

    Each week in the Forums Spotlight, we take several of the most popular, insightful, or even controversial threads and present them to you for easy digestion. Feel free to add your own thoughts (subtract the profanity, please) and help us multiply the reader participation here at Sharky Extreme (and you thought math was tough...). We've added links on each spotlight page so you can easily add your own comments and contribute to the debate! If your repartee strikes us as useful, humorous, or otherwise entertaining, it stands the distinct possibility of being featured next week.

    Without further ado...

    Last Week's Sharky Forums Stats
    Registered Users: 16,278

    Current Sharky Forums Stats
    Registered Users: : 16,491

    Highly Technical PC Forum: Is it physically possible to create a quiet, high-speed fan?
    One forum readers wonders if it is possible to make a fan (something on the order of a Panasonic Panaflo, but at 2x the speed) but includes some kind of noise muffling-liquid bearing technology. As we all know some of those fans are just darn noisy!

    Gadgets and Gizmos: Graphing Calculators
    Forum reader "Mofo" is on the look for a new Graphing Calculator on his way back to college. He asks for recommendations on a TexasInstruments TI-83 or better - yes we all want deals and our forum readers offer some great suggetsions.

    Cases & Cooling: Some questions about case fans and cutting holes in case...
    In this Cases & Cooling thread, some of our more experienced users offer suggestions on how to cut holes in your case to a user interested in adding a couple new fans to the top of his case. If you ever wanted to know how to do this, then definitely check out this forum thread!

    Motherboards: DDR motherboards - are they really worth it?
    While checking out the MSI K7T Turbo Limited, "IT_Slave" noticed it wasn't a DDR board and wonders if the difference between that and the Epox 8K7A will really be signifigant.

    General Hardware: IBM GXP hds failure! HELP?
    One forum reader is looking at buying a 75 gig gxp hd from IBM, but has heard that up tyo 70% of these drives fail. Is there any way to get a good one by checking the serial numbers, or, is this info accurate to start with? Find out more on failing 75GXP drives in this forum thread!

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