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    Worth upgrading to a GTX670?

    G'day all, I'm considering upgrading the old beast to get sexier graphics in games. I can grab a 2GB GTX670 for $209AUD (for comparison, a 2GB GTX960 is $280-300AUD, a 4GB GTX960 is $330+). The GTX670 is just old stock (hopefully the store hasn't sold it yet!). Do you think that would...
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    New Vegas, what DLC for first playthrough?

    G'day all, I'm finally getting around to starting New Vegas, bought the Ultimate Edition ages back. So, it comes with a bunch of DLC, in the "Data Files" thing, it has all of them unchecked. Just starting out, should I leave them all unchecked, check them all, maybe check some and not...
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    Anyone recommend good run and good shooters?

    As the title says, I'm just looking for a shooter to blow off some steam, run and gun down some noobs. Not really wanting something like Battlefield. Honestly, I'd love to play COD, but I played COD:Ghosts on a friend's PC and the lack of dedicated servers in Australia made it completely suck...
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    Sexy games to test new computer

    Howdy everyone, I know this topic comes up a lot but I flipped through a few pages and couldn't see it mentioned. Soooo, my friend just bought a new PC and wants some sexy games to test it out. Preferably recent games (we know things like Skyrim can look very sexy and stretch a newer system...
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    Budget gaming PC advice

    Howdy, Helping a mate put together a PC, primarily want it to be for gaming purposes (and other random crap, but any gaming PC will do anything else he needs to do without a worry). I'll preface it by saying my biggest queries are on the CPU/mobo/GPU combo. The proposed system has an i3 4150...
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    Challenge: Figure out what the heck is wrong with my PC

    G'day all, Ok, so my computer has started crashing in the past few days. Symptoms: Whatever window I'm working on locks up, then I swap to another window, that also locks, then by the time I try to swap to another window, that also locks and the computer is pretty much unusable. If I reset by...
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    Diaspora: Free Battlestar Galactica mod for Freespace 2

    I did a search on "diaspora" and didn't see anything. This frakking shocked and horrified me because it's an awesome game which is FREE to download and play, it's a standalone mod in the Freespace Source Code Project, so you don't need to own Freespace 2 to play it. You get to pilot the MkVII...
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    New general purpose machine.

    G'day all, I'm looking to build a new PC for general use. Just whatever day to day tasks that require a computer basically. Currently all I have is my 4 year old netbook, Asus eeepc 1000H, which is proving insufficient for even basic things like voice chat and watching videos online (and even...
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    Cheap, quietish mechanical keyboard?

    G'day all, I'm looking for something along the line of a cherry brown type keyboard, full size with numpad, and looking for something reasonably cheap. Back home I used a silent Das Keyboard, now I'm stuck using a laptop for the next year or so and laptop keyboards make me want to eat live...
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    Stop Windows XP from automatically adjusting time?

    G'day all, My netbook clock is screwed, it seems to be running fast by quite a lot. Unfortunately the thing keeps insisting on correcting itself all the time and while this sounds like a great feature it keeps screwing up the order of my messages in Skype (type a bunch of messages, clock...
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    Good basic 2.0 system?

    G'day all, I'm in need of a 2.0 system of some description, hopefully around $100. I'm only going to be in the country for a year, so it seems a bit pointless to spend more than that as it won't be terribly practical to transport them back half way across the world to get back home...
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    How insulating is electrical tape?

    G'day all, Short story: I need to separate an inner wire from an outer wire on a laptop charger that goes into a 120/240V socket, but is stepped down to 12V DC. Is electrical tape gonna cut it? Long story: Recently I ran over a charger cable with a chair and it managed to slice through...
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    Low resource Skype alternative

    G'day all, I'm wondering about Skype alternatives that aren't quite so performance draining. I've recently moved overseas for an extended trip and am using Skype to communicate with family and friends back home on my old netbook (eeepc 1000H). I did the same thing last year and it worked...
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    Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire

    Here's a game I just read about today that's looking for crowd funding... http://www.indiegogo.com/EWFracturedEmpire?c=home I only just read about it over on DakkaDakka and saw there was no existing thread here for it. It basically looks like a table top wargame in digital form, which is...
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    New budget multimonitor rig

    G'day all, this is for a mate who is building (or I'm building for him) a new work-from-home PC. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Work computer for someone who does trading, so a couple of broking programs and charting programs mostly + web browsing...
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    Cheapest option for doing multimonitor

    G'day guys, A friend is looking to build a new computer because his ancient one is dying. He's been running dual monitors all this time, which is all fine and good, but now he's looking at doing 3, 4 or possibly even 5 monitors. What's the cheapest and most reliable way to do this? Gaming...
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    Darksiders 2!

    I just logged on to Steam and saw Darksiders 2 up for preorder, due for release on the 27th of June. http://store.steampowered.com/app/50650/ There's limited and collectors editions as well, not sure what sort availability they'll have on PC...
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    Dead Island worth $20?

    Title says it all, its currently on sale at GreenManGaming... http://www.greenmangaming.com/promo/halftermhorrors/ Is it worth it for $20? I was thinking of getting it and just straight away installing a couple of mods like the Romero mod and/or more zombies with lower weapon...
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    R18+ Category for Australia

    Didn't see this posted on [H] yet. http://au.games.ign.com/articles/121/1218724p1.html All I can say is "About fucking time"...
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    Anyone still play Lord of the Rings Online?

    G'day all, I've been getting back into this game recently, played it yeeaaaars ago and found it quite fun. I was just wondering, what's the best way to go with subscriptions for it? I've just been playing a couple of days and already I'm reaching the point where I need Turbine points to buy...
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    Good low power PSUs

    G'day all, I'm looking at building a HTPC for my Dad, something like this... http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1019&products_id=16716 Just using the onboard graphics (he won't be playing any games on it) and throwing in a TV tuner card so he can use it...
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    I can't decide... GTX 570 or 6970

    G'day all, I need a new card to replace my GTX460 768mb. My price range extends up to a 6970 or GTX 570, I can't decide which one I want. The 6970 has more RAM, and I love high res texture packs so that's a plus (I assume the coming months will see some big texture packs for Skyrim, and...
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    Steam down?

    Anyone able to get into Steam? I disconnented earlier, quit and tried to log back in and it wont let me... seems like the whole thing has died, the stats have dropped from over 2 million online to only 250k online. http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
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    Best console for split screen?

    What do you think is the better console for split screen gaming? I'm not remotely interested in a Wii or anything motion control. No stick waggling thanks. Out of the 360 and PS3, what do you think is the better console for getting together with a few friends, a couple of slabs of beer and...
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    Backing up entire drive

    G'day all, I currently have a G.Skill Pheonix Pro 60gb in my desktop. I want to test how well it runs in my 1000H eeePC as I'm going overseas and was hoping buying an SSD for my very old and very sluggish 1000H would be sufficient instead of buying a new lappy. Anyway, I dont want to buy an...
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    Old PSU for GTX460

    G'day, I'm wanting to sell my friend a GTX460 768mb, stock clocks. He doesn't want to spend much, hence why I'm selling it to him. He's concerned his PSU wont be able to handle it, its a 500W Antec Neo. The problem is, its now about 5 years old. Will it be ok? Or will it burn down his house...
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    Which 6950?

    G'day all, I'm looking at getting a 6950, these are sort of the choices... 1GB Powercolor, $250AUD http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1179&products_id=16876 OR, I could pay $30 more and get a 1GB Gigabyte with that 3x fan set up...
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    Fan Voltage/Current Question

    G'day all, I've got a new PVR/media player. It was dirt cheap, so naturally has "issues". One such issue is the fan is criminally loud. Its a tiny little 25x25mm which runs at 5V and 0.08A (according to the sticker on it) and it is louder than all other electrical components in my lounge room...
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    1366 vs 1155 memory performance?

    G'day all, The CFD simulation software I run at work (and often at home) scales pretty heavily with memory speed. An i7 930 was faster at 3.5GHz CPU and 1600MHz on the ram than it was at 4.0GHz and 1333MHz on the ram, and the triple channel memory 1366 i7s were way faster than the 1156 dual...
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    Looking for Scissor Switch Keyboards

    G'day all, I'm looking for a keyboard to try that uses a scissor switch that is NOT slimline/laptop style and doesn't cost the Earth. Anyone know of a keyboard that fits that description? Googling scissor switch keyboards comes up with surprisngly little, and what does come up is mostly...
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    Need some good closed headphones, suggestions?

    G'day all, I need a set of headphones for work, so they need to be closed so I dont disturb the people working near by and so they dont disturb me with their non-stop fidgeting! They also need to be really comfortable, as I'll be wearing them for long periods of time. Any suggestions...
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    Z5500 advice needed

    Hey guys, A friend of mine has a set of Z5500s and has gotten rid of his desktop and is now using a laptop. As such, he needs a USB soundcard to drive it for movies and games. Is there any advantage to having a soundcard with 5.1 analog output going into the Z5500, or would it be better to...
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    Morrowind mod complilations?

    G'day all, I have a friend who is really enjoying playing Oblivion, and I reckon he'd like Morrowind even more. He's a bit computer illiterate and only has a dial up connection, so I just wanted to install some good, stable mods to bring the graphics level up to a modern level. Is there...
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    Why do games cost so much to develop?

    Honest question, why? I dont get it... movies ok I can see why they cost a lot, you have sets and huge amounts of support staff to pay, hiring and buying of equipment and cameras. How does a game like Gran Turismo 5 cost $80 million? Where does the money go? PD apparently have ~110 employees...
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    New rFactor 2 video

    Did a search and didn't find any threads on rFactor 2, so for the sim fans out there check out this vid, its looking pretty promising! 1967 Spa (you can rightclick on the vid and "Watch on youtube" to see a HD version). And an older video... Rain VirtualR also has some random pictures...
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    Looking for a new mouse, Razer Abyssus worth while?

    G'day all, I've spent the past few days trying to figure out what mouse to buy to replace my Sidewinder X5 which has a dying wheel (only lasted a few months!). Always regretted buying the X5 anyway, I tend to be a finger tip gripper which doesn't suit the X5 at all. I rest my middle 3...
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    Eyefinity on Crossfire, do you need to use displayport?

    G'day all, A friend was telling me that in a recent driver update ATI enabled the ability to use 3x DVI/HDMI/VGA ports across 2x cards in Crossfire, meaning a crossfire set up wouldn't need any display port -> DVI adapters. Is this true, or was he just making crap up? I can't find anything on...
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    What's the best way to set up an SSD?

    G'day all, I just bought a a G.Skill Pheonix Pro 60gb SSD and I'm wondering what's the best way to install Windows 7 and set it up. I've got a few 1TB HDDs to use for data and program installs. There's a couple of programs I use daily which I'd like on the SSD, but beyond that all other...
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    SATA drives went missing?

    G'day all, I've been running my computer for quite a while, but when I tried to boot it up today it hung at the BIOS for a while, then when the "Loading OS" message came up it threw up an error. I rebooted and noticed that in the information it didn't recognise any of my hard drives, only my...
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    High end 1156 vs low end 1366?

    G'day all, I'm wondering what the [H] community thinks regarding getting either a higher end 1156 mobo/CPU combo like a P55A-UD7 or P7P55D-E with an i7-870 or maybe 875K, or a low end end 1366 combo, like an X58A-UD3R with an i7 930. The higher end P55 mobos have more power phases, 24...
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