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    Is upgrading from X58/i7 920 to Z68 /2600K worth while?

    I am currently running a X58 mobo with a i7 920 and 6GB of ram. I am considering upgrading to a Z68 mobo with a 2600K. Do you guys think it wil make a noticeable difference? I use it for gaming and I have a HD6970 which I want to keep using. I am just not sure if it is worth the money.
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    GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 Sandy Bride Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Fixed, thanks. Kyle I am more interested in the Asus Z86 boards. At least the Asus tweaking software isn't useless. But I am wondering if there is any point in upgrading from an X58/core i7 920 to a Z86/i7 2600K system. I am not sure the difference in performance is noticeable. Let alone worth...
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    ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 Chipset Motherboard Review @ [H]

    I am very dissappointed about the Virtu feature. When I first heard about it I was very interested because of the possible power saving capabilities. After reading some tests I discovered that there is no power saving at all. That must be due to the immaturity of this technology. The Virtu...
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    VisionTek 700W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    It annoys me that many manufacturers sell rebranded hardware. For the customer it is very hard to discover what product they are buying. Brands like Corsair are known to sell rebranded products but at least they have a good QC. If large OEMs like Topower start selling rebranded products too...
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    On this page: http://hardocp.com/article/2011/06/27/ocz_technology_vertex_3_ssd_120gb_240gb_review/6 The vertex3 240GB is listed twice and the Agility is omitted. I am still not sure why I should buy the Max IOPS instead of the vanilla Vertex3. Sometimes it is even slower than the vanilla...
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    Help with Motherboard

    I would first reset the CMOS if you havent already done that. That may solve your problems. If that doesnt help just wait for the bios chip. I hope it isnt soldered onto the motherboard because in that care you cannot replace it. Then I would replace the CPU. Personally, i dont think that the...
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    Memory probs on P5B Deluxe

    I am running winXP 32bit. and since 2^32=4294967296 i expected to be able to use all 4 gigs. But I am sure it is not an OS problem because the bios also reports 3GB. I am going to try tp up the voltage and see what happens.
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    Memory probs on P5B Deluxe

    I have an Asus P5B deluxe mobo with 4x1GB of RAM. For some reason, windows only shows 3GB of ram. I am certain that the modules themselves are ok because my system works fine with each individual module. So I am thinking there must be some compatibility issue with them. I already had the elixir...
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    Velociraptors and ICH9R controllers...about to pull the trigger.

    Does anyone know what the difference is between the WD3000GLFS and the WD3000BLFS? I don't know which one to get.
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    SPDIF problems with X-Fi

    Ho does that help me? Even if I plug in a USB mic, the driver will still revert to mic mode. At the moment I don'd even have a mic plugged in.
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I am not looking for IPS/IDS/Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware features but I thought that the WRVS4400N was comparable to the DIR-655. I want to do some p2p and BT downloading. Therefore, it needs to be able to handle portforwarding and port triggering. My current router has those options, only it...
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    SPDIF problems with X-Fi

    I recently swapped my SB Audigy2 with a X-Fi.I am using the SPDIF output on the card which doubles as a mic input. In software, I can choose between SPDIF out and mic mode. My problem is that every time I reboot my computer, the X-Fi reverts to mic mode. The THX setup console still shows that...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I am deciding between the Linksys WRVS4400N and the D-Link DIR-655. Everyone seems to like the DIR-655 but I have seen no comments on the Linksys. Does someone have experience with it?
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    Multimonitor settings stored in profiles?

    I am using a nVidia 8800GT. It is my first nVidia card in a long time so I don't know a lot about the nVidia drivers and software. I have set up the card to use two monitors and saved a profile. Then I set it up to use one monitor and my TV and saved another profile. Loading one of the profiles...
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    Annoying Internet Explorer problem

    Whenever I open a new Internet Explorer window it is totally unresponsive. I can't even relocate the window. After a minute or so the default website loads and the browser responds normally and other websites load quickly. At first I thought that the browser was hijacked or infected by a...
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