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    Thoughts welcome: watercooled Ryzen for Games, FEA/CFD, and java/kotlin+IDEA

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a build --in Canada, this is my current list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Groostav/saved/#view=4JLjpg This is my home machine, so I'm looking to use it to write software and play games. Needs: Monitor; cpu + mobo + ram + gfx; main-drive. cpu waterblock, gpu...
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    $2k to $5k build for (buggy) software QA

    Hey Guys, So I just typed this out, accidentally closed the tab, so no I'm typing it all out again (in nodepad++ this time) Firstly: There's a tl;dr with the build template at the bottom, so if you want to skip the backstory you can. So I work for this company, and right now our QA...
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    $1000 US ($1200 CAD) build for girlfriend

    Been a while since I've been on these boards so bear with me: 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? This questions a bit complicated. Ultimately we've got $1200 CAD to spend. I've got an...
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    YABR - $1100 CAD, its been a while

    firstly, think I can I start an acronym: Yet Another Build Request (YABR)? It would follow in the long line of FLOSS "Yet-Another" acronyms. Anyways, to follow the template: 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc General purpose. Diablo III is as extensive...
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    Botched my first loop; dead 6950 with a new cap

    Hey gents, I've been meaning to get into liquid cooling for a long time, so a couple years ago I bought one of the old asetek liquid cooling loops on clearance. I've been purchasing my way out of catastrophe ever since, and I'm starting to lose hope. I'll let you read all about my first...
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    The Microsoft Blues (rant)

    Afternoon gents: This is a rant. I'm not happy. Does anybody else think Microsoft's on a significant decline? I like metro, but windows 8 is baby-with-the-bathwater tech. I've got a longer rant here, but they really did write-off huge portions of legacy code. Microsoft has always...
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    Multi-card for Cuda?

    Hey guys, has anybody here successfully plugged 2 totally unrelated graphics cards into a single system? I'm working on an assignment that requires Cuda, but my current box has a 6970 in it, and I'd like to keep it that way, but for this assignment I've got a homeless 9800GTX+ lying around...
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    Migrating users folder between windows installs "oops"

    so, I suspect a number of you guys do the same thing I do: keep your users folder on D drive (protip: you can make D drive your default users drive) and migrate it around between re-installs. well, behold the stupidity: On the left, CMD's dir, on the right powershell's ls, and in the...
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    120GB SSD doesnt show up in Acronis, Ghost...

    Hey guys, I just bought a 120GB SSD I'm hoping to use for my laptop. I'ts currently got a 250GB drive that I want to image onto the 120GB drive. I tried clonezilla, which has been my go-to for a while but its scailing option refused to do that, so it simply told me it refused to map a 250GB...
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    best board purely for overclock/dollar

    I've had my head so throughly stuck up in software land for such a long amount of time now that I've lost all touch with what hardware's worth its salt. And it saddens me to see that DFI has exited the market since I was buying motherboards. My desktop PC, the one in my signature, died about...
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    Llano + 1600x900 + <= 14"

    Title says it all. My dream laptop is a 14" Llano based 1600X900 screen'd 5lb-er. Has anybody seen one? I can't stand the standard 1366x768 that's on pretty well all laptops today. Its not enough space to do anything, I'd like to keep it under $1200 (CAD, that's $1215.19 to you yanks :p)...
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    multiple duplicate entries in right click windows shell menu

    --tried to fill the title with googlable words-- This has gotta be one of the oldest problems with windows in the book: after a while nearly every windows install starts to have duplicate entries in the shell right-click menus. Below is my problem: but if left not fixed... My...
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    Mass Effect 2 "Xinput1_3.dll" problems --Bravura's fault?

    So this is really annoying. After hearing Ryan Davis talk about new Mass Effect 2 DLC I was really looking forward to downloading and installing ME2 again and playing through it. But after installing ME2 I was greeted with the following lovely generic exception: A little bit of googling...
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    I'm a convert: Auzentech Bravura vs "Supreme FX II (onboard)". First (real) soundcard

    (this is for the desktop in sig) My thinking was, as I'm sure is the case with many [H] members, I dropped $280 on this motherboard, which is absurd, so absurd that it must do whatever it does well. Indeed: 470MHz FSB, dual 16X PCI-E 2.0 lanes, ICH9R, raid 0, 1, and 5, 12-phase CPU power...
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    SBS 2008 + Intel ICH10R + RAID-6 + Truecrypt

    Would it be possible to run Truecrypt on a 6 SATA drive in RAID-6 on ICH10R (On Intel 5500 chipset series) configuration, that boots to SBS 2008? I know I can do 6 SATA drives in RAID-6 on ICH10R running SBS 2008, but I'm wondering what happens if I throw truecrypt into the mix. yeah... I've...
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    crappy little laptop Powersupply... 86%+ eff.?

    according to energy star: http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/prod_development/revisions/downloads/International_Efficiency_Marking_Protocol.pdf your (and my) crappy little LiteOn supplied-by-OEM power supply for your laptop is 86% efficient and PFC > 0.9, if its got a "efficiency level...
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    can I look up which file exists on a given cyclender?

    I found that theres a physical defect on the surface on a disk holding sectors 10 through 50 on cyclinder 31569 head 12. Is there any way I can find out which file that is?
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    how much difference is there from one TN to another?

    So like so many I'm trying to put an eyefinity setup together for myself using my existing monitor, but thanks to the DP requirement that's difficult. Dell.ca has a deal on their G22" monitor: $80 off for $199. Problem is it doesn't have display port. I've already got an ancient Dell E228, and...
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    1680X1050 22" TN's going to transition to DP or phase out?

    I've got an old dell 22" TN panel. I'd like to pick up 2 more and a 5800 series card and run them in eyefinity. Problem of course is I need a DP ready monitor with (at the very least) an identical resolution and (for consistancies sake) a similar panel. This TN I've got now tints green and has a...
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    Java: I need to save the state of graphics2D

    I'll try to keep this concise: my code revolves around making two queues, a shape queue and a color queue. I've got a class called VisualBoard which extends Jcomponent (therefore it implements the paint method). My paint method is as follows: void paint(Graphics2D g){ g2 = (graphics2D) g...
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    Blown solid capacitors: I've never seen it. (pics)

    I've seen my fair share of leeky, bulging or cracked liquid caps, but I've never seen a busted solid one; which is why they're so popular. Well theres a first time for everything. Someone who was staying with my dad was telling me that the computer wouldn't boot. When I hit the power button, it...
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    Run for your lives: steampowered.com is down

    Steam is down. You know, that site that's backed by a 2nd and 3rd fleets of Akamai's servers? Down. Run for your lives. hahaha, I dont actually know if the front-end that is steampowered.com is down, i'd wager their DL service, which is the service backed by akamai, is still up and running...
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    does it usually take this long? mobility 5000 series

    I'm really bummed. The parents have decided its time for the broke college kid to have a laptop. I was thinking $500 netbook type of stuff, they were thinking $1200 laptop type of stuff... I've never been in a situation like this. Anyways that was supposed to be an x-mas present, but knowing...
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    C++ maximum float array size

    I'm writing a program that includes a few dozen sorting algorithms, and to get some good data I started off with an array initialized to 100,000 floats long. I then changed it to 1,000,000 too see just how fast quicksort really was. Problem is, I got a general (read: you really screwed the pooch...
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    how do i get startup aps starting at low CPU priority?

    Specifically Rainmeter, which is a resource monitoring widget that launches at startup, how do I get it to launch at low priority? Is there something in processes explorer or msconfig that will allow me to edit in run options, and if thats the case, whats the specific command? thanks for any...
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    I mended that!! (post your fix! mods/hacks welcome!)

    Show off your hardware fix! So I was on my way to home depot to grab some electrical tape for a quick speaker wiring fix (simple loose connection), and it got me thinking, in all the years I've been on these boards I've never seen just a fixed stuff thread. A thread that just contains...
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    sapphire, for the love of god, fire your graphic artist.

    EDIT: pictures might well be photoshoped. Point remains valid. Its funny because I've been spending a bit of time on diviant art recently, and its amazing what some people come up with, I wont link to anyting but head over there and give it a look around. We've also got pictures of XFX's...
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    line noise increase by 500% becasue of... bad cabling?

    yeah just... I'm really tired, maybe I'll elaborate more later, but fundimentally just a standard "HD" (8 channel so-called 24bit sound) azalia audio chipset was being raided by line noise. I couldnt figure it out, I started un-installing and re-installing drivers trying to get rid of this poxy...
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    strings: compiles in scite&g++ but not in visual studios?

    again it compiles/links just fine under scitech and g++ at my college, but here its not coopertating. cstdlib is included. anythoughts?
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    Help me out with a little trickey manuver

    Long story short, he's got a drive with a copy of windows vista and all his data on it. This drive has been through dozens of BSODs and thus is left a little broken. What I want to do is, on my PC, create a partition, install windows vista or windows 7 to it, install all his programs on that...
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    ok, first time raid-0 array, 2X 64GB SSD, 130MB/s?

    yup, I've seen other threads with these rather dissapointing performance results, and I'm sure they were given the same solution you guys are going to give me, but I cant find those threads after 10 mins of searching so, here goes: I've actually disabled the Hard drive write cache...
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    problem, 5 weeks running

    I got 2 hours of sleep last night so i'll keep it brief: invoice is dated june 30: Phenom II X3 720 Gigabyte 790X-UD4P Corsair 2X2GB DDR2 800 Antec Earthwatts 500W XFX HD4870 1GB WD 320GB blue HDD. After between 5 and 7 days of use it bluescreens once or twice. The next day a few...
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    (prob. FAQ) difference between SSD's w/ same controller?

    First off, If I buy today I get $20 off the Falcon from NCIX, so if I get a positive reply I'll be buying it later today. I'll give this thread a bump in the reasonable morning and then I'll check it one more time when I'm in store. Firstly I'm under the impression that there should be...
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    How much does a high end rig pull? Its less than you think...

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/system-wattage_9.html#sect0 I think most of the people who've been hanging out on these boards for a while expected such figures, but since were all too lazy to hook these things up as ammeters ourselves, Xbit labs has done it for us:
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    Maybe [H] should consider a couple modifications to their articles?

    A few weeks back I remember seeing a study in some graphics mag (ImagineFX I think? Cant find a link, sorry) "re-iterating the fact that readers of non-sariffed black on white or white on black text quickly end up suffering from fatigue of reading said material." The subliminal effects of serifs...
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    DVI + Coaxial Digital Audio = HDMI?

    I'm looking to perform the subject. Interestingly enough my PVR has a DVI output but no HDMI output, but it does have a coaxial digital audio output. I'm wondering if i can combine my digital coax audio with my DVI to interface as an HDMI output. thanks for any help edit: and any solution...
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    23" 2048X1152 (16X9) for $240 CAD?

    This monitors use is primarily for gaming but this guy wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a $200 TN and a $500 AS-IPS. So we're pretty stricktly into cost/square inch, and maybe dot-pitch in the 20-22" (or 23"?) inch range. My friends ancient 17" finally crapped out on him, and...
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    (can), maybe 65C? aHTlon 7850 BE w/ nice mobo for $150 CAN.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38404&promoid=1120 Ahtlons ftw. M-ATX board. PS if this is the first time you've seen the 65nm "Kuma" dual core proc, it doesn't OC a whole lot better than brisbane (most reviewers take it to 3.2-3.3 on air), but its up significantly IPC...
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