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    HiFiMan HE-400 / HE-500 Headphones $100 Off

    I've had the HE-500's for a while. They are great. They are, however, heavy and not the most comfortable. I attached a padded headband and replaced the ear pads, and they are comfortable now.
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    Anyone here an audiophile?

    Schiit Bifrost Schiit Lyr (Currently with a pair of Orange Globes) Hifiman HE-500
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    Does it annoy you to manage your boot drive?

    I moved my libraries and steam folder to an HDD. Other than that, I've never had to manage anything.
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    Graphics memory, a primer?

    If you are looking for a card, tell us what you want to do with it and your budget. Both of those affect memory bandwidth, which does matter.
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    512e alignment issue

    That is really odd to me. Maybe the documentation is wrong, and 4-7 are on the ASM1061. I just can't understand how using one controller slows down just two of the drives on another controller.
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    512e alignment issue

    The ones on 6 and 7 shouldn't have any effect on the ones on 0-5.
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    512e alignment issue

    Are all 6 drives on the same controller, or do you have the Samsungs on one and the Seagates on another?
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    selling a HDD, need to delete data the ability to restore

    I have a stack of old HDDs in my room. I would never sell them. Some day I should get around to destroy them and throwing them away, but that's a pain. If you need the money, you should use dban. CCleaner should do the job in theory, but I've never seen it suggested for that purpose, and I've...
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    OK, so I've come to the conclusion I'm doing it all wrong

    Since those speakers are using USB, then they have their own DAC built in, and are bypassing the on-board audio on both the desktop and laptop. They should sound basically identical on both systems. New speakers or headphones would be the next step, but you may be happy with what you have using...
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    My Case is Electrified!

    I would get an outlet tester. Something like http://www.amazon.com/ELECTRICAL-RECEPTACLE-TESTER-OUTLET-PRONG/dp/B002Q3R7HI, which was the first amazon result I found. You could also test other devices in your home, and try the computer when plugged into other outlets.
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    Program to Switch Display+Audio

    Switching to the TV is fine. Switching back to my secondary display is only an issue because it defaults to aligning the tops of the two screens, and I want it aligned at the bottom. This is mainly because my secondary monitor does not have adjustable height, so it is easier to have the bottoms...
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    Program to Switch Display+Audio

    Thanks. That audio device switcher will simplify that part of it. Unfortunately my secondary monitor is a different resolution than my primary. Every time I switch between it and the TV I have to readjust it's position in relation to my primary display. Without being able to set up some kind of...
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    Program to Switch Display+Audio

    I have two monitors (the max supported by my system), but I also have a TV connected by HDMI. When I want to watch netflix on the TV, I have to disable my secondary monitor, enable the TV, and the change my audio output to HDMI. Then I have to reverse the process to use my secondary monitor...
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    RamDisk

    There is an old PCI card that uses external power to keep the data in your ram drive when you power off. Technically you could use that for your OS, but I think it was capped at 2 or 4 GB, and it was old. Maybe DDR ram, but possible even SDRAM. I think there have been a few more recent ones that...
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    I'm not a gypsy. I have a home, I'm just never there.

    I'm not a gypsy. I have a home, I'm just never there.
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    RamDisk

    You seem to be really caught up with the fact that it uses a "kernel mode driver." I would imagine any and all similar software would work the same way. It has to be able to manage it's own memory without Windows interfering for it to function. If it crashes your computer, then uninstall it or...
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    RamDisk

    A few programs use the page file when they have enough ram. Those programs would speed up very slightly. If you plan to make a ram drive for other reasons, you could experiment and set up a small page file on it. Even 512 MB would probably be enough. I wouldn't bother doing it for only that...
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    Dual processors on windows 7?

    Seeing the software and what it's for, I'd just do what they suggest. It may end up being overkill, but there will be a lot of money riding on the operation of the system, and there should be plenty in the budget to build it. It also looks like something he might want a few monitors for.
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    RamDisk

    No. At least not with the Dataram Ramdisk. You will have to upgrade Windows unfortunately.
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    WD Black 1 TB $130 (recertified)

    I've got one of those, too. If SSDs keep dropping, I might just drop some cash into a completely solid state set up though. I'd have to move a lot of my long term storage onto either off site or external storage that I can leave at home, but it might be worth it.
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    Turbo Tax Deluxe - Fed & State e-File - $39.95

    I kind of want to do it myself with Turbo Tax just to get it done. On the other hand, I've got a bunch (ok, only about 5 or 6) of 1099s on the way, and I really don't want to deal with it...
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    Corsair Vengeance 2x2GB Modules OR 1X4GB Module,Which Runs Cooler?YIKES!

    This. You need multiples of 4 for quad channel.
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    MPAA Blasts Anti-SOPA Blackouts As Dangerous Stunts

    You beat me to it. I thought that quote was hilarious considering who is came from.
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    OCZ RevoDrive 230GB (PCI-e x4 SSD) - $229.99 (MIR)

    This was very tempting, but that Mushkin ones sounds interesting.
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    8GB vs. 16GB DDR3

    I was sometimes low on memory and occasionally crashed due to running out when I had 12GB of ram. This was almost always due to batch processing in Photoshop. I also had a 4GB ram drive, so it was more like I had 8GB of ram. I's also pretty terrible to try and edit a .psd that is larger than...
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    My friends goal is to play BF3 Ultra settings

    I don't know what cpu is best in that range, but to get a real answer, we'd need to know more about his computer and budget. IIRC, the current i3's are 1155, which would leave him with a good upgrade path if he can save up some more for a better CPU later. If you could list all his hardware and...
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    WikiReader for $19.99

    So, which articles were put on it while they were defaced?
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    Swype Beta

    This. I got tired of the betas expiring and having to download the installers and then the update. I caught Switfkey X for free from Amazon, and haven't looked back. I found it far better than Swype, and I used to love Swype.
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    Serious Graphics Issues on GTX580

    I'd contact EVGA. They sent me a new 580 last month after I started getting some pink dots all over my screen.
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    8GB vs. 16GB DDR3

    With just Steam and Chrome (1 window with 8 tabs) running, I am using 4782 MB of ram. Windows is making use of the rest of my ram through caching though. Out of 24567 MB of ram, Windows is using 18619 for cache, and only 1234 is actually free. More cache means a faster system. I've seen them...
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    Avoid Corsair Hydro coolers for now - bad batches.

    The gurgling sound in my H80 went away after I used it for a little while. I also traveled with it while it was installed and laying flat, so it's possible that helped the air bubbles travel up into the radiator.
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    Dynamic Vsync

    There is a lot of misinformation in this thread. Firstly, your monitor will only display new information as often as its refresh rate allows. If you have a 60 Hz monitor, then you will only see 60 fps. The extra frames your gpu renders will be discarded partly or completely. You get tearing...
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    UPS for 1200w?

    I have left it with furmark + p95 using 8 cores for extended periods. Oddly enough, I came home today to a kernel power failure though... That was with both monitors off and the rest of the computer idling so I'm guessing the house lost power, but who knows.
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    UPS for 1200w?

    I have an ancient APC Back-UPS ES 725 with its original battery that supports a maximum of 450 watts. My computer has an i7 960, GTX 580 SC, 6x4 GB @1600, 3 HDDs, an SSD, 2 optical drives, and a Corsair H80. I have two monitors plugged in as well, one draws 43 watts and the other 36 watts. I...
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    Seasonic X750 for 2x GTX 580?

    My current GTX 580 is factory "superclocked." I have never done SLI before, but I assume the superclocked one would be dropped down to the same speeds of the second card. I really don't need the second card at all, so I have no issues running them at stock. My CPU is stock with the exception of...
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    Seasonic X750 for 2x GTX 580?

    I have a Seasonic x750 powering a GTX 580, i7 960, 6x4 GB 1.5v 1600MHz ram, 3 HDDs, an SSD, 2 rarely used optical drives, a Corsair H80 with two fans, and 3 additional case fans. Would I be able to safely add a second GTX 580 to that? The long story is that my GTX 580 is artifacting, and...
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    Just received my processor.. Could i.....

    Unfortunately it is not fine for Photoshop :(
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    Anyone using SuperCache5 + X79?

    I was thinking about buying that when I upgraded to 24GB of ram, so I am curious about the results you have had from it. Windows already caches a lot in spare ram, so it would be interesting to see if SuperCache does a noticeably better job. I only have 1281 MB of free ram right now with Windows...
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    1x16GB ECC Server memory $180

    Which makes it different and not the same as desktop memory. They are not interchangeable.
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    Anybody else skipping the latest gen? NV5 and HD6 series?

    I went from an 8600GT to a GTX 280 to a GTX 580. I didn't skip this series, but I skipped plenty of others. I will likely skip sandy bridge as well.
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