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    How do I unlock my case?

    I need to dust the inside of my computer and the case lock magically locked itself last time I opened the panel. Now I'm unable to open the case as I don't have the keys.. How do I get in? :( EDIT: Problem solved. Key found.
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    MacBook external hard-drive won't mount

    I built a 320Gb external hard-drive this afternoon by putting a SATA Seagate drive in an i-rocks external cradle. Both had really good reviews on Newegg. When I plug it into my MacBook, I get a series of problems. Either: 1) The drive will function normally for a few minutes and then stop...
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    Cold Heat Soldering Tool

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    Fastest CD-RW rewrite speed?

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    Any diagnostics on a non-boot MSI K9N Neo-F?

    I tried that. I did some rewiring, and now it doesn't even stay on. It is on for a few seconds, and then the video card and drives power down slowly and the only thing left on is the CPU fan and the PSU fans. I have no clue what the problem is. edit: I cycled the power supply, and it...
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    Any diagnostics on a non-boot MSI K9N Neo-F?

    I build a system yesterday for my little brother's birthday. It consisted of the following brand-new parts. It is important to note that the last chipset I worked with was an NForce 2 (two years ago almost to the day), so I'm a little out of the loop here. Socket AM2 AMD X2 4200+ (with a...
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    Fastest CD-RW rewrite speed?

    I find it a waste. I go through CDRs like water, though. By using CDRWs for stuff like this, I've probably saved at least 2 spindles worth. Also, look what I found at Walmart... :D
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    Fastest CD-RW rewrite speed?

    I burn a recurring internet program (RvB, for the curious) for a friend who only has dial-up. However, it takes me forever to burn the damn things because the rewrite speed is only 4x. My CD-burner (Sony something) is 52x24x52. I just looked on newegg, and I can only find 4x for 700Mb CDRWs...
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    Wireless headphones: any good?

    Thanks for the advice guys, it backs up what I originally thought. I think I'll ask him about it, and then I'll get HD497s or something.
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    Wireless headphones: any good?

    I was talking to my brother, and he says he wants wireless headphones. I think they'll mainly be connected to the laptop in his dorm room, and he can just walk around without worrying about cables. Anyone have any experience with them? What about interference? I've always heard that wireless...
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    $200 Upgrades?

    That's my fear as well, about the R9000 v 6100. It would be an awful Christmas present if it was actually a step backwards. I can't find any benchmarks between them, either.
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    $200 Upgrades?

    The only issue with getting the Bio-star mobo, is that I don't currently have a PCI-E graphics card; that doesn't have AGP or onboard video. How about getting the best Socket A processor I can, buying a R9800 Pro here, and then another 512Mb stick? I might run a bit over, but that seems like...
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    $200 Upgrades?

    Thanks for noticing that, because I completely missed it. :D
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    $200 Upgrades?

    See, playable settings are all relative. I just did a bit of Gun on his computer to see how it plays, and it looks awful. The motion is really jerky as well. :( B&W2 stutters like a moron. What? Where did I mention your 3200+? Wrong thread? I saw this today at Fatwallet, and I was...
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    $200 Upgrades?

    My brother wants his computer upgrading for Christmas. However, I don't know where to put the money (<$200) for the most effective upgrades. You guys have any clue? Here's the specs: CPU - AMD AXP 2100+ @ stock (I don't really want to overclock) Mobo - Shuttle MN31N (nForce 2) RAM - Mushkin...
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