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    So.....

    I'm working a build where I'm going sleeve mad. I was about to pick up some sata cables from FrozenCPU and then I realized a have dozens of red sata cables laying around..... Thoughts? ..... this was a test run.
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    Question on wire routing

    On my HX520, the purple (+5 VDC Standby Voltage) wire was twisted with a ground. Is this for a reason? The way I'm sleeving, it would be better if they weren't twisted. I just don't want to screw something up.
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    Build my loop.

    I'm looking to dive into some basic water cooling. This is pretty much going to be an eye candy build. There will be no dedicated GPU; CPU is a A8-3870k. Socket FM1. Colors are going to be UV green and purple, so I'd like to aim there for tubing. I'd like to keep it under $200. This is...
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    TIM on the KÜHLER H2O 620?

    Replace it with Shin Etsu or use the stock?
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    AMD A6-3500

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103951 I haven't really played with AMD, I know BD is pretty much a flop. I'm building a rig for the mancave that will basically be web browsing, 1080p playback, and light gaming.... pretty much Civ5 and Airline Tycoon 2. I was...
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    Recommend me a modem.

    Getting a new Comcast 30/5 line and want to buy a modem 3rd party. I'd prefer to keep it under $100.
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    (2) Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm Slipstream Case Fans for $9.96 FS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060&Tpk=Scythe%20SY1225SL12SH (2) Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm Slipstream Case Fans for $9.96 FS Add both to cart then use code EMCJHKD58.
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    Stock TIM on the H60

    Installing one this week. Should I leave the Corsair TIM, or clean it and use Shin-Etsu? I have a crap ton.
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    Recommend me a mechanical keyboard under $150.

    I don't game much, basically none until I bought Civ5, so macro's aren't a must. It would be nice to have some programmable keys though. I was thinking the MX brown's would be best, but I'm not against the blues. Currently, I'm on the verge of buying the blackwidow ultimate, I really like...
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    2600K - $299 FS w/Prime

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I72600K-Core-i7-2600K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXSA/ref=pd_luc_bxgy_01_01_t_lh
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    H100 - $74.99 AR($15) FS

    none.
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    Passive cooling on a GTX460/560

    I going to be building a Photoshop box and figured I would take advantage of CUDA plug-ins. The main goal was ultra quiet, since this will also pull duty for living room movie playback. As I'm new to anything nVidia, and from what I've read, they run really hot and loud. I've also noticed...
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    New Build Advice (GPU)

    Current rig is in my sig. I'm up grading because I got a 2600k on the cheap from work. I'll be running the 2600k, a mobo that I have yet to pick up, the SSD's and 4 x 4GB Ripjaws. Besides browsing the net and some light excel work, the computer does 2 things: 1080p playback on a 42"...
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    8gb showing, only 3.24 usable?

    Haven't really searched yet. I pulled 4*2gb and replaced with 2*4gb. Everywhere shows 8, but Windows says only half is usable. CPUz shows single channel also.
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    Which ATI low profile card?

    I have a Pentium D 805 box that I'm swapping cases on for the sole purpose of 1080p playback. Which LP card is up to the task? Lots of reviews that seem to knock every card out there. Trying to keep the price <$50.
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    [H]OT - Hitachi Deskstar 2 TB 3.5-Inch CoolSpin RPM SATA III 6Gbps$69.99 (Dead Deal)

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004E9SGO0?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20
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    ASUS RT-N16 - $74.99 FS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u0t0f0fp47547c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16833320038 W/ Code: EMCKHHF45 Badass router w/ DD-WRT.
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    3 Monitors?

    I don't game, so I'm not up on the newest things. Is it possible to extend the desk top to 3 monitors with the new ATI cards? Not stretch, but have 3 distinct desktops. Currently I have a monitor on DVI, one on VGA, and my living room TV on HDMI. Currently, if someone wants to watch a...
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    Recommend

    me a 22" IPS, <$350. :D
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    Switch question

    I currently use this switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156250 With all the additional things on the network, I need more, so I picked up this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156293 My question is, if I still use the 5 port in my...
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    Stupid question, not familiar with AMD

    Everywhere I look, this board is a AM3/AM2+/AM2. However, when I received it, the states it's AM2+. Will this work with a Athlon x2 3600?
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    $20 Amazon gift card for $10

    Has anyone received their code yet? Yesterday I got an email that said my code would be ready today. Today I got an email that said I'll receive an email tomorrow that will tell me how I can get my code. WTF?
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    Server/NAS help

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    Server/NAS help

    Trying to figure out what I'm going to go with, OS wise. I have W7x64, Vista x64, WHS v1, Server 2008(non R2, unless I can update from the original), or something freeware/linux based all available to me. Hardware as follows: Athlon x2 3600, 2GB DDR2 800, MSI 785GTM-E45 , Intel PRO/GT...
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    Upgrading from VAIL beta

    If I go with the beta, will there be a way to not lose my data on the pool when RTM is released?
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    CyberPower CP850AVRLCD - $84.95 FS

    http://www.buy.com/prod/cyberpower-cp850avrlcd-ups-intelligent-lcd-diagnostic-panel-series-9/q/loc/101/204822640.html
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    2 WHS questions.

    I'm getting ready to finally put a whs box together and had a couple of questions. I was just about to pull the trigger on a pair of WD20EARS, but read that there were some problems using these. Is that still the case? Whats the best recommended 2TB's? Also, I bought my WHS over a year...
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    Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series - $144.95 AR

    http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-128gb-ssdnow-v-series-sata-ii-2-5-solid-state-drive/q/loc/101/214308841.html
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    [Warm] Kill A Watt P4400 = $17.29 FS

    http://www.meritline.com/p3-international-p4400-kill-a-watt-the-electricity-detector---p-22980.aspx?source=nl100419&hq_e=el&hq_m=1948344&hq_l=11&hq_v=fc832e70c1 First 500 starting @ 8:30am Pacific w/ coupon code MLC203005041915NL1 I've done a lot of business with Meritline, usually fast...
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    Opera 5 beta for Android

    is freaky fast. That's all. Posted via [H] Mobile Device
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    Noob question

    I run uTorrent on my main rig and had a question. If I ran it in a VM would I be able to assign rules to it via QoS? Or will it obtain the same IP as the host? I do have dual NIC's if that matters.
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    Western Digital Live vs. Patriot Box Office

    Yeah, I know, it's been beat to death. I've read every review imaginable. I'll be streaming h.264/dvd vob files/dvd iso over wired network. I'm going to buy tonight, so, which would you choose? !:D
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    HD Tune benchmark

    I just ran a benchmark with HD Tune and I just wanted to check the numbers with someone who has more knowledge of SSD's 2 30gb Vertex's in raid 0.
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    i7-860 Overclock questions

    I haven't seemed to able to find a lot of info for the i7 1156 platform(a ton on the 1366), especially at [H]. Most of the threads on the other forums, people are running close to 1.4v vcore for 4GHz and I really don't have any interest in pushing it that far. Also, what is the QPI link...
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    Dual 2.5" > single 3.5" bay

    I wasn't sure if I should post this here, but I have seen a lot of threads looking for these. MC has a decent one. It's a BYTECC Bracket-25350. $3.49 http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0316761 I'm not sure how much shipping is, I picked mine up.
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    Which SATA ports to use?

    Ok, board is a ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. I have 6 ports controlled by the P55 chipset, 2 JMicron 322(which I guess use drive expert), and 1 JMicron 363(which I probably won't use). Here's the dilemma: I have 5 drives and 2 optical(DVD-RW & B-Ray). I have 4 storage drives that I am using and...
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    Is 30gb really enough?

    I really want to try one out, but $$ are tight on this build. I don't game at all. I use multiple video encoding programs, such as handbrake, dvdflick, dvd shrink, dvd fab, and winavi; all of which would be installed on the drive. I also use office ultimate and adobe light room. I already use a...
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    New build raid 0 question

    I'm doing a rebuild and currently have a single WD3200AAKS (single platter) for my OS. I was wondering if I should add another in raid 0 or get a newer faster drive? No SSD, can't afford it. mobo = ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Thanks.
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