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    Can't find the answer, can anyone tell me if the new Surface Laptop 4 will work with a 1st gen Surface Dock?

    Have a Surface Laptop 2 for work, and am able to upgrade to the new Laptop 4. Just need to know if my current dock will work with it or if I need to upgrade that as well. Really don't want to if I don't have to.
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    Dual NIC question for a networking idiot

    Hey, I'm looking at going to a dual NIC setup at work. This would be 100% for redundancy, nothing else. One NIC would go to one switch, and the other NIC going to a backup switch in case of failure or power outage Do I need to get a dual interface card, or can I just get another random NIC and...
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    25' DisplayPort cable run for 4k 60hz

    Early next year I'll need to install 19 monitors that will be run at 4k 60hz. The current cables for them are 25'. I have a little slack, but don't think I can get down to 15', so I'll need to stick with 25'. I understand that 4k/60hz is hard to keep past 15'. I need it to be DisplayPort, as...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini PC

    Hey, I have a mini HP computer that I use as a small Plex server. It's just me and the wife, so I don't need anything fancy to run what we watch, and this does it great. Anyway, it's not hooked up to a monitor, as I use it strictly as an RDP box to mange Plex. It is plugged into an HDMI port...
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    Looking to build a 8+ bay external enclosure

    Hey everyone, I'm wondering if there's a good way to build something that will house 8 or more 3.5" drives and allow me to connect it via USB 3.0? I have a small powered micro PC already serving as a Plex Server, I just need to be able to connect more disks to it somehow. I'm open to other...
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    New power supply problem

    Hey, My dad got a new power supply for his build. Specs are: EVGA Z87 FTW motherboard i5-4670 processor EVGA 970 graphics card 16GB DDR3 RAM 240GB Corsair SSD 500GB Samsung SSD Random SATA optical drive Old power supply: Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 New power supply: Seasonic Focus Plus SSR-750FX...
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    Domain help

    Hey guys/gals, I'm lost and think I need some advice. At work, we're replacing a few computers. Going from Windows 7 to Windows 10. 2 of the computers, the primary users aren't having one of the drives mapped automatically. There are 3 mapped drives, all on the same server, all mapped by...
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    Network help or recommendation

    Hello, I currently have a Linksys EA8500 wireless router which was purchased in April 2016. The last month or so, randomly all of my wireless deivces will lose internet connectivity. They appear to be connected to the router still, but no internet. The wired devices on the router work just...
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    Video card suggestions

    Hey guys/gals, I'm looking for a suggestion on video cards. For work I'm in the process of replacing 12 workstations. I need to find an option for a video card that can drive 5 displays from a single card. A variation of DisplayPort is preferred for outputs. I'd like to shy away from AMD, we...
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    4k 60hz 25' run

    Hello, Looking for suggestions. At work, we're going to test a 43" 4k display. I need to know how to get this wired in about a 25' cable run. Monitor will be: Dell 43" P4317Q Graphics card: Nvidia NVS510 I assume I need a mini displayport to displayport cable. I can find some in 15', but...
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    SuperMicro server cooling

    Hey guys, Looking for an easy option to keep my server cool, while taking the volume down a bit. It is really quite loud. One thing I'd like to do, is if I could find something that I could plug all 5 fans into, and control the speeds to help quiet them down. I'd like to see if there is...
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    Odd M1015 controller issue

    I recently purchased 2 M1015 controllers for a server I'm building. One the first controller, I have 5 3TB drives, and the second controller has 6 2TB drives. The first controller sees 4 of the 3TB drives as their full capacity, however the 5th drive shows up as a straight 2TB (Not 1.8 TB...
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    SLI or new card?

    Hello, I'm finally upgrading my dad to something a bit newer. Right now his PC is: ASUS 775 board QX9650 8GB DDR2 EVGA 560Ti Classified I'm moving him to: EVGA 1150 board i5-4670 (Non K) 16GB DDR3 He's fine with his current card, but I'm wondering if there's an upgrade somewhere...
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    Finally did it...what OS to run

    Hey guys, After debating a long time, I finally bit the bullet and went a (cheap) route to a server. I bought a NZXT case, and am using some old components to run all my current spare HDD's. I will have 7 2TB drives and 4 3TB drives housed in the case, and 4 3TB drives mounted via eSATA in an...
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    i7-920 idle around 60 C, stress hits 100 C

    Hey guys, Coworker gave me his old i7-920 and mobo, he was having some issues he thought were related, but it was actually his HDD. I tested the board and CPU, both are fine. Problem is, I have it running and it idles between around 55 - 60 C, and within 10 min or so of running Prime 95, it...
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    RAID 0 recovery

    Well...somehow one my the discs in my RAID 0 dropped out. I can't seem to get it back up. Any help? Backgound: I just upgraded from 4 2TB discs to 4 3TB discs, in 2 arrays. I have an internal and an external. I got the internal up and running, copied the data from the external to the internal...
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    Acer laptop issues

    Hey! Got an Acer Aspire V5-551-8401 laptop that won't boot. It powers on, but the backlight on the display won't light up. So far I've tried: Pulling battery, reseating RAM, pulling BIOS battery, Pulling CD-Rom and wireless card, reseating all internal cables, baking mobo, new thermal...
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    MBP 2008

    Hey guys Have a friends MacBook Pro from 2008, one with the Nvidia issue. Long story short, problems didn't start until after the recall had ended. Trying to fix it now, any suggestions. At times, it works fine. Other times, the display will artifact. Sometimes it won't boot. Clearly logic...
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    Least expensive way to build 16TB+ external storage

    Hey guys, Looking for a way to build some external storage for data. I'd like to get to 16TB or more us usable space, while still having a few spare drives for possible drive failures. Let's say I'm starting with nothing, so let me know what you think works best? Should I look into an...
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    USB 3.0 internal headers

    Hey! I just did a new build, using an older x58 motherboard that has USB 3.0 on the rear ports, but none of the 19 pin internal headers. I have two cables I'd like to plug in. One for the front ports on my case, and one for the card reader I bought that supports USB 3.0. Are there any cards...
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    NewEgg FAR stuff

    If anyone is interested in any of these items: http://www.newegg.com/Net-to-Zero/PromotionStore/ID-187?cm_sp=Homepage_TopRightV1-_-nepro%2f13-2646-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fnepro%2f13-2646%2f300x120.jpg
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    Need: Fan controller and card reader

    Hey all! I've been looking for like 2 weeks, can't find any that I like... I need a fan controller, and a card reader. Both 5.25" Can be separate, or all in one, doesn't matter much to me. Fan controller needs at least 4 channels, prefer 5. 6 would also be okay. Card reader just needs...
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    New build...

    Well...what was supposed to be a simple processor upgrade is turning into a new build. I just bought a 980x combo with a Sabertooth x58 board and 24GB of RAM from The Cobra on here. I was going to sell my current 970 and the memory to a buddy, and then use the board and RMA my current...
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    How much power do I need

    Hey guys/gals! Looking for a new power supply, on the fence on what I need. Setup will be: i7-980X 48GB DDR3 (6 sticks) Asus Sabertooth x58 1 120GB SSD 4 2TB 7200RPM HDDs 1 blu-ray burner HD7950 HD6770 Possibly up to 10 120-140mm fans Possible self contained water cooling I may OC...not sure...
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    GFX assistance!

    Hey guys/gals! I recently bought 3 Dell U2312HM monitors for my desktop. I'm running all 3 at 1920x1080 (Separately, not Eyefinity), as well as a 4th old 19" monitor in Portrait mode at 900x1440. 2 of the Dells are on a 6770, and the other 2 (3rd Dell and the 19") are on a cheap 5450...
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    Help!

    Looking for a triple monitor display setup. Wants: 23" or larger 1920x1200 resolution IPS panel, if possible Triple monitor mount that isn't too expensive Not sure: I don't know if I want matching monitors or not. I'd like to turn at least one display into portrait. This means that I...
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    Looking for a new desktop set

    Hey guys! Any suggestions? I'd like to get a new desktop set. I currently have an MS Wireless Desktop 7000, it's about 5 years old and it's taken it's beatings. Time for something new. I like a keyboard with a bit of a curve for comfort. I really want it to be Bluetooth and back-lit...
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    Build me a data backup rig (Using what I have)

    Hey guys Looking to actually put together a backup rig finally. Here's what I have: 7 2TB SATA drives 1 3TB SATA drive Spare parts: 1 AMD 6 core processor and mobo 16 GB DDR3 for the board Antec case with a 430Watt Corsair power supply I had 2 different setups with them, a 4...
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    Onboard audio dead - Need PCI-E 1x card

    Suggestions for a new audio card? Nothing too fancy, would like to stay under $50. Needs to be Win7 compatible. I don't game much, just watch movies and listen to music.
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    $500 build

    Hey guys! I'm looking to do a build for my aunt. I have a pretty good idea what I'm going to do, but am looking for advice on if you would change anything. 1) Web browsing, using Office, playing games (Just things like Bejeweled, not really gaming) 2) $500 3) USA 4) Case (Needs to be...
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    GT520 as PhysX card

    Hey! So, my dad was trying to do gaming on a GT520 he bought, think it would be good because it had 2GB of ram. :rolleyes: Needless to say, that didn't work out so well for him. I gave him a 560Ti I had lying around, and he's been really happy with that. He still has the GT520 kicking, and...
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    RAID on mobo

    Hey guys! Not sure if this is the right area or not. I did a quick search, and couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. I am currently running 2 1TB drives in a RAID 0 on my Sabertooh X58. I'm thinking about adding another set of maybe 2TB drives in a different RAID setup. Does anyone...
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    ATI 5750 w/ 430 watt power supply

    Just a quick question that I think I know the answer to. I had some spare parts in my closet that I gave to a friend to help upgrade his machine so he could actually play some games. He had some standard HP tower with a Athlon II X4 CPU, a 1TB 7200RPM SATA drive, a SATA DVD burner, built...
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    8TB+ Storage

    Hey guys! Looking for some ideas on what you would do to build an 8TB+ storage. Background: I have a 2TB raid setup in my machine, and an 8TB WHS (Phenom II x4 and 4GB of DDR2 in an Antec case, I know it's overpowered) that I'm currently ripping my DVDs to. Eventually I would like to rip my...
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