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    Just Upgraded To Gigabit

    Been thinking my 300 Mbps was plenty fast and I rarely maxxed it out, but my ISP offered me an upgrade to 1 Gbps for the same $80/month I've been paying, so it was a real no-brainer. Can't wait to get home tonight and run some speed tests. Hard to believe that just three years ago I was stuck...
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    Advice Needed on Building an i9 9900K 5.0GHz System

    I could use some advice from the [H]ard Crew regarding building an i9 9900K rig that runs at 5GHz. From what I've read, the 9900K runs extremely hot and needs water-cooling. Here's my list of main parts I'm considering and I'd appreciate any suggestions or recommendations. Gigabyte Z390 Aorus...
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    390.65 drivers hosed my 4K display!

    FYI: Never had a problem running Nvidia drivers for the past 20 years, but these borked my video card! After installing them I couldn't select 4K no matter what I tried. I finally did a clean install of 388.71 and it fixed it. Just a warning to those who are considering installing them!
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    Project Cars 2 Demo

    Just tried out the 3 GB demo. Drove the Ferrari 488 GT3 and a Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4. Surprisingly, the Lambo handled better than the Ferrari even though it felt (and is) much heavier. However, both seemed to understeer terribly, making it hard to pull off a smooth, fast lap. I bought the...
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    Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card $59.99 FS

    Wondering if this is a good deal to replace from X-FI card? https://www.amazon.com/Blaster-Performance-Headphone-Forming-Microphone/dp/B009ISU33E/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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    4K Ulta HD Internal DVD Player?

    I just got a 4K monitor and was wanting to know if there are any internal DVD drives that I can play 4K discs on?
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    Six-Core Skylake??

    Just curious if there will be a six-core Skylake like the 5820K? I've looked around but can't seem to find a definitive answer.
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    Antec 900w Power Supply $69 A/R

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible $69...
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    Help! Slow POST with 970

    So I just got my MSI 970 today and it works great (Firestrike benchmark is double what my 670's was) but every time I restart my PC, the post takes like two minutes. It stays on the motherboard splash screen and then finally beeps and loads. I've never had a video card do this before, but it...
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    GeForces 800M series combines Maxwell, Kepler

    Some good info here regarding the 800M series chips: http://techreport.com/news/26154/geforces-800m-series-combines-maxwell-kepler
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    Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty 5.1Ch PCIe Card $35

    It's a refurb, but I just picked one up to replace my Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102065&clickid=wLb2MqVxf3gv0xt1CIV8KV-MUkTyPSRJWSQO2A0&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=10531&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na
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    New Carmack Interview on Oculus Rift

    I feel like if anyone has the potential of pulling this off, it is Carmack: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/03/john-carmack-on-oculus-rift/4938887/
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    GeForce 800 series out in Q1 2014?

    I got suckered on buying a 670 right before the 7-series dropped so I'm eagerly waiting for the new 800 series. I certainly hope it does come out Q1 2014: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/nvidia-gtx-790-tipped-for-2013-release-geforce-800-series-out-in-q1-2014/0120407
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    Any news on GeForce GTX 780?

    I haven't really seen any updates on Nvidia's next GPU for the past couple of months and wondered what the latest news was? I held off on getting a 600-series GPU so I'm really chomping at the bit to get a GTX 770.
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    Need for Speed: Most Wanted

    Anyone else tried this yet? My local Target had a couple boxes on the shelf last night so I picked one up. I've played all the other NFS games since the original back in '94 and I had high hopes for this one. But I'm not too impressed with what I've seen so far. The game starts with you in an...
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    Catzilla Benchmark

    Holy crap! This looks pretty cool! http://www.allbenchmark.com/
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    660 Ti Overclocked and Benched

    This overclocked 660 Ti actually did better than the overclocked 670: 3DMark 11 (Extreme Preset): GTX 660 Ti OC: 2928 3D Marks GTX 670 OC: 2895 3D Marks GTX 670: 2636 3D Marks GTX 570: 1816 3D Marks...
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    Anyone playing Prototype 2?

    I'm thinking of getting it, but I've read that it has a lot of issues typical of shoddy console ports.
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    Fatal1ty 750w rebooting PC

    I just got a brand-new (not refurb) OCZ Fatal1ty 750w power supply a couple weeks ago. Yesterday, I was watching a movie on my PC and suddenly all the power went off. It rebooted and came back up but it has me worried. My old 650w Antec never did that and nothing else has changed in my PC. I...
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    Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

    I saw where this is available today for download and was wondering if anyone had tried it? http://www.atari.com/FerrariRacingLegends
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    GTX 680 is $597.54 through Dell

    My Dell rep just contacted me and gave me that price for the GTX 680. Here is the breakdown: Item Number Quantity Item Description A5886644 1 GEFORCE GTX680 2GB GDDR5-DVI-DL HDMI PCIE VIDADPT $597.54 Subtotal: $597.54 Shipping & Handling: $8.99 Tax: $42.46...
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    GTX 570 Overheating???

    Yesterday, I played both Crysis 2 and NFS: Shift 2 and after a few minutes, each got really choppy. I've had the card about a month and it worked great up until this point. No artifacts or anything, but really strange. Has anyone else had similar problems?
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    Test Drive Unlimited 2

    So anyone else going to pick this up today?
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    GTX 470/480 Availability Report

    Just got an email back from my company rep about availability of the new Nvidia cards. This is what he had to say: "The GTX 470’s and 480’s are being introduced end of this month however allocations are very minimal to begin with. They are expected to loosen up around the May time frame. We are...
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    New Q9650 hits 100 celsius when gaming

    I just got my new Q9650 installed and noticed that while it idles at 60 degrees celsius, it hits 95-100 degrees celsius when gaming and running benchmarks. Are these normal temps? I had it overclocked but even at stock clocks it is running the same temps!
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    Got a 5850. Should I Keep It?

    I ordered a 5850 through our Dell company account manager in November but cancelled the order on Dec. 7th when I read that shipment had been delayed until after Christmas. Then today I received a Dell box with a 5850 in it. I'm on the fence whether to keep it, sell it, or send it back. I'd keep...
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    XFX 5850 Right Now on Newegg $364.99

    Available right now but what a markup!!! :eek: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150454&cm_re=5850-_-14-150-454-_-Product
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    Is 5870 $100 better than 5850?

    I'm considering getting a 5870 or 5850 to replace my GTX 260. I've looked but couldn't find any benchmarks on whether the 5870 is $100+ better than a 5850, particularly if I overclock the 5850. I'm not so much worried about price as getting the best bang for the buck. Thanks for any help!
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    Borderlands Crashing?

    I played this game for about two hours last night starting at the beginning and I'd really love it if borderlands.exe didn't crash with a General Protection Fault every 10-15 mins. Fortunately, the auto-save is pretty frequent so I didn't have to kill Nine-Toes again (it crashed to desktop a...
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    Darkest of Days PhysX Benchmark

    I just installed Darkest of Days and ran the PhysX benchmark. With the rig in my sig and at 1680x1050 with all display settings on high and PhysX set to Low I got 75 fps. On Medium PhysX it was 45 fps and High PhysX it was 25 fps. Wow, seems like this game might be the new Crysis!
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    CHEVRON Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner

    YMMV so check your local store. Great product, I picked up a couple. BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE 12 OZ thru Mar 25...
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    Brief Impression of Cryostasis

    My buddy who was stationed in Russia came home for the holidays and happened to bring a copy of Cryostasis that he had purchased. He said it wouldn't run on his laptop so he gave it to me. Surprisingly, the game (at least what I've seen) doesn't look anything like the tech demo. Nearly...
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    *WARM* GATEWAY P-6831 FX $689.99

    Recertified- http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic=LTPGWP6831FXBTY Not a bad deal if you can't find the 7811.
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    Page Fault in Non-Paged Area when O/C

    I just built a new system (see sig) and whenever I try to bump the FSB to 1600MHz from 1333MHz (either at 9x or 9.5x multiplier) I get the page fault in non-paged area error when Windows loads. Since the E8500 stock is 3.16GHz and it is the E0 stepping, I figured it should easily hit 3.6GHz...
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    Help with overclocking Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R

    Just recently I got a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R, E8500 and G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 (PC800) memory. My old system was a Gigabyte EP35, E8400 and 4GB A-DATA. I set the multiplier on it to 9x400 and got 24/7 rock-solid 3.6GHz. However, my new system won't even accept 3.5GHz without a blue screen when...
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    NFS: Undercover Motion Blur Fix

    There doesn't seem to a setting to disable it in the game or turn it off in the registry (as with previous NFS games) but I read on another forum that turning World Effects to off effectively disables it without too much negative impact on visuals. In fact, I prefer it much more without the lens...
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    Need For Speed Undercover Problems

    Can anyone tell me how to configure my Xbox 360 controller? The menu only shows keyboard and I can't set any of the buttons. Also, has anyone found a way to disable motion blur? Thanks, aside from those issues the game is decent, getting around 60fps at 1680x1050 with everything set to high.
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    Please Help...260 GTX on Coolermaster 550w

    I'm looking for some advice. I just got a 260 GTX but want to make sure it will work on my Coolermaster 550w power supply. I'm presently using an 8800 GTS which requires 400w and 26 amps on the +12V rail and my Coolermaster 550 has 16 amps on each of the +12V rails. I'm concerned because the 260...
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    Anyone find GRID in stores today?

    I've checked my local Best Buy as well as EB/Gamestop and no one has a copy. Gamestop said it would be available tomorrow. I don't understand why they give an on-sale date for a game but then don't ship it until that day? It seems to me if it was supposed to go on sale on Tuesday then they would...
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    1 year FREE trial of CA Anti-Virus

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