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    Opportunity to upgrade - 980ti from dual GTX690

    For Father's day, I have the opportunity to upgrade my video cards, My setup is the following: MSI Z87-GD65 Intel i7 4770K@3.5Ghz Dual Asus GTX690 Triple Monitor w/Dell 3xU2410 (5760x1200) Would a single 980ti be a noticeable improvement, or would it just relieve me of my SLI driver...
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    6970 upgrade to Nvidia for $300 range?

    Not finding a real definitive answer on my searches in finding an Nvidia based upgrade for my wife's XFX6970 (originally mine). Looking to see if there is an Nvidia upgrade in the $300 ballpark for her that's worth the money spent? Crossfire is not an option due to MB limitations and would...
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    Mouse movement causes audio stuttering in Source engine games

    I just upgraded to a GTX690 from an AMD CFX 6970 setup, and now Source engine games (TF2, L4D2, etc..) will now stutter the audio in the menu's and audio and video while in game. Only thing changed is the video cards.. Any suggestions?
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    Suitable Nvidia replacement for 2x 6970's 5760x1200 resolution

    I have given up on my 2x6970 SLI setup for my 3 Dell U2410's. Too many driver issues with games I want to play and, also trying to do Hybrid Physx with it. So what is the most cost efficient replacement for these two cards? I am just looking to match current performance (5760x1200...
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    650D Unboxing - PICS

    Okay 1st go at this, so bear with me... UPS delivered my Corsair 650D and thought I would take some pics, as Corsair has outdone themselves.. The box... Pop the top and.... Yep, those of us who have bought Corsair PSU's know how much they love putting things in the black...
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    Asus P8P67-Pro USB Oddities causing lock ups

    I've suffered the double boot and various other problems with my Asus P8P67-Pro board, and some got relieved with the various BIOS updates provided by Asus on the forums here (greatly appreciated btw) but with 1253 Bios the system became nearly unuseable as it would either blackscreen or lock up...
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    6970 and BR playback in TMT generates error

    I finally got around to testing my new SB build with my 6970 and every time I try to play a BR disc it gives me the following error: Failed to initialize video overlay. I am running latest hotfix drivers for the 6970, and I get the same error with or without hardware acceleration enabled in...
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    Sandy Bridge Gaming Build

    Asking for another set of eyeballs to go over my current choices of my new Sandy Bridge gaming PC before it's official release, as I haven't done a major upgrade since my 780i/Q6600 box. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming (Newer FPS's, WoW...
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    Eyefinity Orange/Black/White SOD

    FYI, eyfinity triple monitor setup, so I was surfing the web, PC only on maybe 15 minutes and then each of my screens goes "blank" and then left was orange, center was black and right was white. This some new GSOD for eyefinity? This happen to anyone else? Only other problem I have had...
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    XFX 5870 and 2 Dell U2410's....

    After drooling over the Eyefinity news and reviews, I think I have enough to get the following (for system in sig): 2x Dell 24" U2410's $1080 (Dell w/10% coupon) ATI XFX 5870 $438 (NewEgg) Ergotron LX Arm $120 (NewEgg) I am going to use my current Dell 2405FPW, and I have already...
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    New PS3 owner, need advice on useful accessories

    So the family present this year is a PS3 w/LBP & Ratchet & Clank (got for $225, TY BlackFriday and RZ points from Best Buy). I got extra controllers from RadioShacks BF deal. Other than that what are good accessories? What's best for charging controllers, wireles headset, and is the eyetoy...
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    Suitable replacement for Age of Empires 3 for Lan play

    Hey, me and my family play alot of Age of Empires 3 (w/all expansions) via lan, and I was interested in something newer but similar in style and complexity, and figured I would post here for suggestions. We've just about played AOE3 out, and want to see if we can jump franchises to something...
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    Batman Arkham Asylum, SLI or dedicate 2nd card to Physx?

    Curious to see those of us with multiple Nvidia cards on if you are choosing SLI or dedicating card to Physx? I have two GTX 260's and figured would see what everyone else seems to think or what works/looks best?
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    Fallout3 slow fps on 8800GTS/Q6600

    On my son's PC, have installed Fallout3 and patched up to 1.6, and with system specs below I would think he would be getting a better framerate than 30's and lower? everything is stock WinXP 32bit CPU: Q6600 Video Card: 8800GTS EVGA 750i (using RealTek onboard for audio) Dell 1905...
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    Installed GTX260 and soundcard no longer seen by XP

    I swapped out my 8800GTS-512 for a GTX260-216 SSC and my SB Fatality soundcard is no longer recognized/visible to XP. Power light is lit on the soundcard, and I reseated it and still nothing. It does not show up in Device Manager at all. Anyone else have this problem or have a...
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    Asus EAH4850 for SD36G5M, q? about space and power concerns

    I have the following: SD36G5M Pentium D 930 CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 (PC2 5300) EVGA 8600GT SuperClocked AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Sound Card 300 Gig Hard Drive Sony DVD-Rom 14 in 1 Card reader Connecting to 65" Mits DLP and Onkyo 606. I am looking to go...
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    Woot-off Midnight tonight?

    Just got this, 1st time I've seen a pre-warning for a Woot-off. Funny though... WOOT, INC. INTERNAL EMAIL STAFF EYES ONLY Attention Woot employees - We are now entering the final phase of preparations for the Woot-Off planned for midnight tonight. This is when we depart from our...
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    Azuntech Xplosion 7.1 no sound from TotalMedia Theatre/PowerDVD

    My HTPC in my living room consists of the following: SD36G5M Shuttle Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 Onkyo 606 Receiver (5.1 speaker setup) Connected via optical Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit All drivers and s/w is updated and current Problem I am having (and this came up trying to play BluRay...
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    Daughter going off to college, suggestions for LCD TV size for 360

    1st daughter is off to college, and wanted to get her an LCD TV and a 360 (yes, she games). She is in a two person room (15'8" x 11'8", no bunk beds, standard wall locker, bed, desk). She has a laptop so she won't have a PC or monitor taking up space. So any suggestions and leads on good...
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    Diablo II: LoD local TCP/IP on XP can't find Host

    So with the announcement of D3, my kids (and me) wanted to play some D2:LoD via TCP/IP local lan. So load everything up, patched, and none of them can see any host server on the LAN, no matter who hosts. I've added the diabloII.exe to the MS firewall but still no go. Searched online and came...
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    Q6600 Temps, running Prime95 uneven cooling or normal for Quad?

    Ran Prime95 on my Q6600 (no O/C's) and got the following temps: Core 0 44 Core 2 37 Core 3 38 Core 1 40 Are the temperature ranges (37-44) normal? I see about the same temp difference between low and high even at idle (6-7 degrees) with Core 0 at highest. Or is this indicative...
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    DVD playback causes 100% cpu usage for first minute

    New'ish PC (some old some new parts) built with Windows XP Pro. Whenever I start to play a DVD (whether from disk or from hard drive) and no matter what player (PowerDVD or TotalMedia Theatre) it pegs the cpu usage as soon as I hit play, and then after about a minute or so start playing and...
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    Nforce drivers on RAID 0 setup and SATA DVD burner

    Nothing like the things you learn from a new/upgrade build. Got my EVGA 780i, and running two 320gig SATA drives in RAID 0, along with an Asus SATA DVD burner. Previous build had similar setup with difference of RAID was using onboard Promise controller. Problem is the now known to me problem...
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    Klipsch Promedia 5.1's - Amp repair

    For those of you like me, who have had their Klipsch Promedia 5.1's die from amp failure (either no sound from satellites or subwoofer), and don't want to let them go or substitute for something not as good or takes up more space (ie receiver) there is hope. After perusing the Klipsch forums I...
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    X800 need replacement fan/cooler

    My trusty x800 that sits in my 2nd PC/Fileserver is dying and making the noise from hell. Seems that the Artic Silencer 5 was the compatible model, but it's discontinued. Anyone have any suggestions or alternatives? This will be my first stab at replacing a GPU cooler, and not trying to...
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    7900 and 7950 work SLI?

    Had to RMA back a bad 7900GT, and they sent me back a 7950 today. Any idea if these will work together in SLI? Thanks,
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    Single Core to Dual Core Upgrade

    I'm doing for the first time an Intel single core to dual core upgrade on my HTPC. I'm going from a P4 641 (3.2Ghz/800mhz Cedar Mill) to Pentium D 930. Any special software, etc... I recall there was stuff for when I did this for my AMD main rig, but can't find anything really about doing...
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    Upgrade opinion - Stages

    Upgrading in stages (or not if I win the lottery) from system in sig to below: 1. EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard 2. EVGA 512-P3-N802-A3 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI 3. Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600...
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    Is my PSU not enough for system's power requirements?

    Trying to determine if my system is being underpowered by my PSU. Config below: MSI K8N Neo4 Plat. SLI AMD Athlon64 4800+X2 Zalman 9700 2x 1 Gig DDR Corsair TwinX1024-3200C2Pro 2x SLI 7900 GT KO eVGA 2x Seagate 200Gig (SATA's) Samsung SH-S183L DVD SB X-Fi Fatality Edition Antec Nine...
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    5.1 speakers/headset switch box?

    I've got an X-Fi, with 5.1 Klipsch's that I have to turn way down when my son goes to sleep and would love to use my 5.1 headphones but crawling underneath my desk and doing the cable shuffle is a bit much (as well as wear and tear on plug and jacks). Does anyone make a 5.1 switchbox for analog...
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    Best Dual Core CPU for Shuttle SD36G5M

    I have a Shuttle SD36G5M that currently has the following: P4 641 (3.2Ghz/800mhz Cedar Mill) CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 (PC2 5300) Supports the following: PROCESSOR · Intel LGA 775 Pentium D / Pentium 4 · 1066/800/533 MHz FSB · Dual Core CPU support · 64-bit enabled CHIPSET ·...
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    Shuttle SD36G5M - best dual core CPU to get?

    I have a Shuttle SD36G5M that currently has the following: P4 641 (3.2Ghz/800mhz Cedar Mill) CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 (PC2 5300) Supports the following: PROCESSOR · Intel LGA 775 Pentium D / Pentium 4 · 1066/800/533 MHz FSB · Dual Core CPU support · 64-bit enabled CHIPSET · Intel 945G +...
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    Hard drive causing machine not to boot (shorting)

    My mother-in-law's PC got dropped off for me to diagnose the other day. It would just power up for a second then shut off when you tried to turn it on. So I started by testing the power supply with my cheapo tester and it checked out ok. Then proceeded to disconnect everything and see if it...
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    Dust free case - work trailer environment

    Looking for something as close to a dust free case as possible, for a work trailer environment for a client I support. Something with single intake with fan/filter combo. Office trailer is horrible for dirt/dust/etc... and their current Dell desktops have to be cleaned very frequently. Hoping...
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    Upgrade/Migration from AMD to Intel

    My current gaming rig is as follows: MSI K8N Neo4 Plat. SLI AMD Athlon64 4800+X2 w/Zalman 9700 2 Gig DDR Corsair TwinX1024-3200C2Pro 2x SLI 7900 GT KO eVGA Dell 2405FPW Antec 550w NeoHE 2x Seagate 200Gig Samsung SH-S183L DVD SB Audigy2ZS Plat. EX Antec Nine Hundred case I am...
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    HDCP/CPU upgrade for my HTPC

    Looking for sub $200 but equal or better performing video card, and if needed CPU upgrade to handle HD-DVD duties in my HTPC as currently configured below: Shuttle SD36G5M P4 641 (3.2Ghz/800mhz Cedar Mill) CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 (PC2 5300) EVGA 7900GT CO 256MB AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1...
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    2.5" drive USB enclosure not working in Vista

    I have a 60gig laptop hard drive that I have in a 2.5" USB drive enclosure, that works fine on all of my XP Pro systems, but when I plugged it into my sole Vista machine, it says it's detected and ready, but drive does not show up in explorer or in the Drive Management panel. Anyone else...
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    Would this be better upgrade

    Okay due to friend moving I got one of his machines he didn't want to have to move to TX. I've stripped it out of it's beat up case and got the following: 1. Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 2.66GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core,EM64T Processor 2. GIGABYTE GA-8I945GZME-RH LGA 775...
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    Switch for 5.1 Analog Speaker/Headset

    Does anyone make a switchbox for 5.1 Analog speaker/headset using the mini stero plugs? I've got 5.1 headphones and Klipsch ProMedia 5.1's and would love for an easier way to switch between the two other than crawling underneath my desk. My son's bedroom is next to the computer room so when he...
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    MS Wireless Gaming Receiver problem

    I picked up the Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver, so I could use my 360's wireless game pad with my PC and HTPC. Well, only way I can get it to sync with my PC is for me to pull the power plug on my 360. Documentation as usual is the bare minimum and this item is so new there is not alot...
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