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    27" vs 24" and EIZO vs BenQ Vs Dell Vs Nec for color proofing - Adobe RGB

    Well it's been a long time since I am looking into getting a monitor that suits more than one purpose but I have finally given up. I wanted a nice 32" 4K with Adobe RGB, great uniformity and maybe at least 75Hz that also don't suck for games (casual) and could also maybe support HDR. Anyway the...
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    Front panel USB Ports - I need advice with Grounding wire

    Hello, (FYI - This is also posted on another forum) I think I messed up the grounding of my front panel ports (all of them). My case is a Coolermaster Cosmos II and I decided to swap the USB 2.0 ports of its front panel with USB 3.0 (extra) ports and a USB type C port since my motherboard...
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    In desperate need of Storage Consolidation - Custom NAS?

    I am in the process of putting together a new main PC and consequently I am trying to re-arrange everything including storage for my new set-up. Currently my main PC has the following drives: 5X 1TB WD Green (old) 2X 1TB Samsung F1 (old) 1X 1.5TB WD Green 1X 2TB WD Green 2X 4TB WD RED (not...
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    New Custom Loop for i7940x + GPU

    Hello everyone and Season Greetings I am finalizing the parts list for my new rig and the last part is my custom waterloop. Initially, I will only cool the CPU but I want very low noise and room to grow so I went with a big external radiator. Another reason for going external is because I...
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    Core i9 7900x vs 7920x vs 7940x - which one to buy

    Well I am torn between the three chips for my upcoming build so any input from people using them would be appreciated. So here is the scoop; Let's assume that price is not a factor between the three which one would you choose based on the following: Motherboard will be: Asus Rampage VI...
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    10 Years old 1200 Watt PSU - Usable for X299 - i9-7900X system?

    I am trying to put together a new system described in my other thread here https://hardforum.com/threads/the-time-has-come-new-i9-7900x-system-advice.1947512/ and was wondering if I could use an older PSU I have until I get a Corsair AX1500i. It is a Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W Cable...
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    The time has come - new i9-7900X system advice

    Well after many years out of the loop the time has come to build my self a new system since my old one (Q9550 CPU) ain't cutting it anymore. The new system is going to be used for work 95% and perhaps a little bit of gaming on the side but chances are slim due to time constraints. The software...
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    BenQ SW320 - 32" Adobe RGB, DP 1.4

    Although gamers might not be interested in this it certainly looks great for anyone looking for a professional monitor with color accuracy beyond gaming. It also mentions HDR support. https://www.benqdirect.com/monitors/pro-graphics/sw320.html
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    A simple 4K question - monitor size and text size

    Well trying to buy me a 4K monitor these days seems like a huge trouble. I was ready to buy the new 43" Philips but it seems that it has issues so I am seriously considering the new Asus ProArt PA329Q that has just become available. My main worry is how small is the text is going to be in...
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    Recommendations for professional use

    Hi there. My trusty HP LP3065 30" has decided to stop working after almost 10 years of hard daily use but I was looking for an opportunity to jump into the 4K bandwagon anyway. To my surprise thought buying a monitor these days is not that simple it seems. I have spent most of the day trying...
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    Are LSI 9240-8i & 9211-8i still relevant and good?

    Hi all, I have 18HDs of varying size (2TB, 1.5TB, 1TB) in my workstation plus 6 more like those that are used for backup of critical data but I keep them offline. My system is quite old (Asus P5Q3 DELUXE, Q9550 @ 3.4Ghz, 8GB DDR3 1600, Samsung 840pro SSD) but still performs quite nicely form...
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    Changing motherboard (975x onboard RAID boot to 680i) without reinstalling XP?

    Hello, Well I am just about to move my Windos XP installation from a motherboard with the i975 chipset to a motherboard with the 680i chipset. I am using a RAID 0 array from the onboard controller for my boot drive. Is this possible? I am also moving to SLI but I could add the 2nd card...
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    I need 37" or 30" Monitor. What is best 37" or 30"? please help me choose from....

    Hello all, I have been following the situation with the 30" monitors for about a month and I have to say that I finally have narrowed down my options down to 2 choices: A) Buy the HP 30" (I can't be bothered to wait for the Dell 3 more months and I understand that it might not be that...
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    Where in the UK can one buy Apogee 1U and G80 plate?

    Hello all, This is my first post on this forum but I have been reading a lot here and its one of the best forums about computer hardware. I have recently gone crazy with watercooling and I bought myself some of the best parts I could find (Thermochill PA 120.3, DDC+ with Top etc). I...
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