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    A new build... after 8 years

    Patience is not one of my virtues... :) So much for ordering things one at a time and waiting for the best deals, etc lol I just ordered the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, the Seasonic PSU, and Win 8.1. When all the parts come in within the next week (free shipping options lol) I'll take photos...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    I just finished reading the results of this linked review of the NZXT Kraken X31 and comparing it with several reviews/testing for other AIO water cooling solutions that use only a single 120mm fan/radiator setup. The Corsair H80i and a few others were quickly taken out due to having too thick...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    Gotcha, 1600 it is for this build then. I fell in love with the case I'm using and decided I'll make it work for my build. It has a problem with temps inside the case - is limited to 80mm exhaust fans on the rear and a few 120mm intake fans. I'm also limited to a max of 138mm height for a HSF...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    After spending the last couple hours delving into the i7-4790K, I decided to bite the bullet and just ordered the combo with the Z97-G45. The AMD motherboard hasn't even shipped yet from NCIX so I'll give them a call tomorrow when they open to cancel/refund the order. I've updated the first...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    It seems I ruled out Intel a bit too soon... Should I send the AMD motherboard back and pick up the i7-4790K & MSI Z97-G45 combo on newegg for $394.98 for only $77.01 more than the FX-8350 & 990FXA I had planned? My largest concern with an i7 is cooling. An NZXT Kraken X31 should be slightly...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    It can be returned if needed. I've always been a fan of AMD so I naturally went that route after seeing reviews and generating the idea that something like the i7-3770 would be a bit of a bump up for intensive gaming but not much of a difference for multithreaded photo/video editing. I decided I...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    My Athlon 3700+, 2GB memory, 6800GS build has been in daily service for 8 years and is now quite pathetic... A new build is very long overdue. update: I'm down to only needing suitable memory, PSU, cooling (cpu/gpu/case?), SSD(s), HDD (maybe), and the OS... Ultimately I'm looking for...
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    WHS Disk Behaving Odd

    Anyone?
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    WHS Disk Behaving Odd

    I have WHS installed on an AMD box on an IDE drive with six SATA drives in the storage pool. Recently one of my 2TB drives failed but before it did, it showed up under Device Manager>Disks as simply "Hard Disk" instead of "WDC WD20EARS-XXXXXXX". My replacement has been working wonderfully...
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    Website Tracks and Displays Your BT Downloads

    The general lists I am using on Peerblock, pretty much all of the defaults, won't help with this site. As the IP(s) the site uses to track/log hasn't been added to the lists yet. A few people who use Peerblock 24/7 have reported to have a few torrents shown up on this site. Hopefully the lists...
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    A Picture I Took - 2011

    apparently they weren't a fan of me being parked in the middle of lot with multiple light stands set up past midnight.. angry old man ha At most places, security ends up talking to me and/or watching the shoot from behind the equipment, but at this place they apparently hired Mr.Scrooge..
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    A Picture I Took - 2011

    The most recent photo I've taken.. Mall security ran me off before I could get the lighting perfect, but still came out halfway decent I think.
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    Nikon SB-28 -or- LumoPro LP160

    The Nikon SB-28, although outdated, seems to be a killer flash at a reasonable price. The LumoPro LP160 is a bit more modernized with more features and better quality all around; it can be had for $170 shipped and has very high praises. I'm using a Canon 40D and am looking for something to get...
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    2010 PC Olympics

    I'm placing the order for the CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX right now. I think I'll stick with the Vertex 2 for now and possibly pick up the Crucial C300 in a couple weeks & test em both out & use the lesser driver for my WHS box. Thanks again for the input man!
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    2010 PC Olympics

    If I were to budget $90-100 for a new PSU, what would be your recommendation? I want to be able to potentially add another 460GTX, hard drives, etc. I saw the Crucial C300 when I was pricing SSD's but was using AnandTech's benchmarks to compare my options; they seemed pretty evenly matched...
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