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    Using a Seasonic GM-650 PCIe cable on a ASUS THOR 850W Platinum (Seasonic made)

    So I have used all the PCIe cables provided by the ASUS THOR 850W Platinum which I understand is also made by Seasonic. I also have an extra PCIE cable from the modular PSU that is PCIE, I couldn't find the wiring on the manuals for any online. Is this not recommended? Would it fry my stuff...
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    Solved: M.2 NVMe SSD not being recognized by BIOS on crash after adding RTX 3080

    I just recently swapped my 1070 to an 3080. It played well but suddenly started experiencing random crashes when away from the PC and when I come back I find the BIOS screen without the SSD being recognized. The only way to get it to work is doing a CMOS reset. Could it be the PSU is not enough...
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    Streaming PC Specs? (Dual PC Setup)

    I'm looking to get into streaming as a hobby/not-so-hobby and would like some suggestions from the gurus here. I know most people here might not stream but I guess with the technical aspects we can figure out what's the best. Currently I have my gaming rig in my signature, this is what I use to...
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    What would you upgrade next?

    I just literally did a quick build to get my PC setup again and since I live in a country were parts are not as cheap or easily found I got a cheap air cooler, case and power supply, I think? What would you upgrade next? Video card? ASUS PRIME Z390-A Intel Core i7-9700K be quiet! Pure Rock...
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    How many USB buses does a motherboard have?

    So basically I do a lot of streaming and upgraded my computer in order to have better USB support than my MacBook pro apart from other things, the story here is I tried moving around USB connections all over my motherboard and apparently it only has 1 usb hub. In order to have more I have to buy...
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    Next upgrade? Wait for M.2 prices to go down?

    Hey guys, I recently bought an used computer and started upgrading it slowly. I am a bit excited and looking at improving it even more. I have the following right now: ASUS PRIME Z390-A Intel Core i7-9700K Corsair Hydro Series H60 (Upgrading later to start overclocking the CPU) Hynix.lnc...
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    i7-9700K with Corsair H60

    I am thinking on upgrading the recently bought combo with an old mobo/cpu (6th Gen i5) and have noticed considerable slowdowns on games. Would the Corsair H60 keep the i7-9700K decently cool? I will not be overclocking until I upgrade to faster RAM and a better cooler.
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    What should I upgrade next? Gaming/Video Editing/Streaming

    I recently purchased for very cheap a few used parts: Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI Intel Core i5-6500 3.50GHz (6th Gen) Corsair Hydro Series H60 G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Azza Photios 250 Gaming Case I have gone ahead and purchased this SSD and PSU: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD EVGA...
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    Decent Gaming Laptop (CyberPower)?

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these deals from CyberPower, I hear that the quality of the parts are questionable, and that's what has gain their negative reputation but they have a pretty awesome deal. I have been on Mac for a while and would like to stay (but the steep...
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    Decent gaming build for $1100?

    So I am looking to probably buy a new computer in company to my current MBP (I sold my old PC) and would like to have it mostly for gaming but don't want to go over $1100 including shipping. I am going to answer the questions required by HF below and also show my build on Amazon. Suggestions are...
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    Getting new build, how's this?

    Thinking on something like this for Hackintosh/Gaming Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 744 Power Supply Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Desktop Motherboard Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA...
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    Replacing faulty Z68X-UD4-B3?

    Hey guys, until recently I've noticed my motherboard seems to be pretty fucked up. The thing is I live in Costa Rica and while I could probably RMA it, I've already done so, it takes a lot of time and I waste money which I don't want to. The thing is it's been kinda like boot looping and...
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    Changing my Corsair TX850 V2 for a modular 850W PSU?

    I'm honestly considering changing my PSU just due to cable management, I really dislike how it ends up looking and being setup within the case when I have a bunch of cables everywhere. Should I do it or just suck it up until next upgrade?
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    New style/software? Food for thought?

    I know you guys are a pretty setup forum and whatnot but have you guys considered having a new more attractive look or even switching to something more intuitive and fast in terms of performance like XenForo? I'm just saying this cause as a forum user POV you guys seems to have it pretty simple...
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    What should I upgrade?

    I should be receiving a few bucks in the next few weeks and would like to go ahead and start upgrading with a good performance/price ratio and preparing for triple monitor. You can see my current setup on my signature. I've been thinking whether to upgrade to two GTX 570 4GB to in the future...
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    Should I go for two GTX 680?

    I currently have two 570's but I'm looking into triple monitor gaming and was told I should consider upgrading my video cards due to the required VRAM being at least 2GB and my 570's are 1.3GB. Should I really consider upgrading? I personally don't mind, I'll have to wait some more time for...
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    Help on making a triple-monitor setup

    Hey guys, getting a few extra bucks ($500) to be exact and was hoping to move to a triple-monitor setup. Currently I have a 25.5" ASUS VW266H which runs at 1920x1200 and a 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW but I'm thinking on selling these two plus the $500 and buying a triple monitor setup. I was...
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    Quality gaming keyboard? Mechanical or not?

    Well, I never really took any time to research much into keyboards before and for a few years I've been using a Logitech Illuminated keyboard which is now starting to show it's age. As of now what are people into? I've read the mechanical keyboards are pretty awesome but why? Better response or...
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    Multiplier being reset on reboot?

    For some reason my multiplier on my Z68X-UD4-B3 sometimes under certain cases resets itself, I'm sure it's an option on the BIOS that I haven't turned off that does it, or maybe my mobo is faulty or that's the way it works, but anyone would happen to know how I could avoid this? I have an i5...
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    Are my temperatures alright?

    I think not. I've been running my i5 2500K at 4.5GHz with a Hyper 212 Plus which keeps the temperature avg of 38c ~ 40c on idle. Isn't that a bit too high? Maybe I should buy better thermal paste and re-apply it, or configure somewhere the fan to run more efficiently, or are these alright? When...
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    Are my temperatures alright?

    Hey, I got an i5 2500K (oced to 4.5GHz) with Hyper 212 Plus, and two EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD the top one with the Artic Twin Turbo II and the bottom one with the stock fan. I am also using a HAF 932 Advanced and my temperatures on my cards are around 33c ~ 36c while idle and 80c ~ 86c under...
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    Remove ads?

    I think I missed it. I got a lifetime license thinking it would remove the ads (I find them really annoying at the top of the forum) and to be honest, I never ever ever click ads, so to me, it's just a waste of space. This is not included and cannot be removed by any payment, correct? I am...
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    ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z?

    So after a painful issue with Gigabyte I'm in need of a new motherboard. I've been re-searching and one of the most suggested was the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z. My only concern is that it does not include any PCI slots, which I use for my AuzenTech X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema. Is this motherboards...
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    What should I go for? i5 2500K + GTX 570 SLI

    I recently upgraded my PC and had a bad mobo, sent in for the RMA but it seems like I'm going to be getting my money back do to a long story I don't feel like explaining, the fact is I'm looking for a new quality mobo. I had purchased the GA-Z68X-UD4-B3. What should I go for? I'm looking for...
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    Z68X-UD4-B3 NIC died?

    Hello, As of yesterday night, out of nowhere, the integrated NIC of my newly purchased Z68X-UD4-B3 suddenly died. I've had to change my motherboard to an old one in order to connect to the internet. I have no clue how this happened or why it happened. It suddently was working and then the...
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    PSU for Dual GTX 570

    I've been searching around and would like to order ASAP. What would you suggest? Trying to keep it affordable. Something like this CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W or CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W or maybe this PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W? Trying to not go over...
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    New case required? Card overheating?

    I recently received my newly purchased EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD to SLI with my previous one. My current case is the following: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137, and hasn't given me much problems but it is now a little bit old. Also, having SLI does really pretty...
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    Power supply problem? Must upgrade?

    Hello! So I recently got my second GeForce GTX 570 HD and set it up. But even though I had re-searched and seen that my PSU was enough to run SLI, it is doing a strange sound when under heavy load from gaming, such as Bad Company 2. It feels like a fan working hard, but I'm not completely sure...
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    Gaming Build - Serious Upgrade

    You can see my current build in my signature. You may suggest other upgrades if you feel like it could be worth it. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming. Battlefield 3 and other upcoming titles. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping...
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    How should I go with upgrading? Looking forward for BF3.

    I'm wondering how should I go about upgrading my PC to be BF3 ready. There are no official specs released but you know at least try to go last generation with the upgrade and try and running at best as possible with around $600 I guess. My current specs: Power Supply: PC P&C S75CF Silencer...
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    Building a new gaming rig?

    It's been a while since I last purchase any type of upgrades/new components for a computer, my gaming PC has gotten quiet outdated and was hoping someone could give me a hand on selecting new parts to build a new computer for gaming that's not over $800. What are the current quality...
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    Upgrading Video Card?

    Hello guys! It's been quiet a while since the last time I upgraded any component on my computer. My current specs are listed in my signature. I was checking the hot deals and it seems like GTX 460 cards are around ~$140, would upgrading my video card help anything on a 25.5" monitor...
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    Should I upgrade from GTX 260 to HD6950?

    Hello, It's been a while since I've upgraded my desktop PC, so I was hoping I could get some help. I've been reading about this new release from AMD which is said to be quiet good for price/performance ratio. My current desktop PC specs are on my signature, would upgrading to a card like that...
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    Hard Drive issue?

    I have been feeling kind of annoyed by the fact that when I load songs or open my secondary hard drive through explorer it always takes about 3 - 4 seconds for the computer to respond. This goes to anything that is loaded from my secondary drive. Is this due to a sleep behavior or an issue? If...
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    Windows 7 + AuzenTech X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema = No Surround on MP3s

    Hello, I am currently using my AuzenTech X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema sound card on Windows 7 Enterprise x64 with the RC2 drivers for Windows 7 and even thought in movies the surround sound does work (as voices come from center speaker and the rest through the other 4) it does not work on music, such...
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    Z-5500 "shhhhhh" sound while no sound playeed.

    I have these Z-5500 and while playing no sounds no matter if the volume is high or low there is this like static sound on the back which i've heard before from other audio devices, it's low but noticeable if you are silent. If you put the volume higher you can hear it higher, it's like a...
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    HDMI Connected Monitor, on automatic power off "HDMI No Signal" Message

    I have an HDMI monitor connected through an HDMI cable and there is something that bothers me. When windows goes ahead and "turns off" the monitor, it doesn't actually turn it off, it just cuts the connection with the monitor leaving a blue screen saying "HDMI no signal". It's really annoying...
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    Electricity question? From 115v to 220v and amps/watts

    So I moved from the US to Argentina and I took quiet a few things. I need some help on understanding the transformations from one to another. In the US we use 115v - 125v and in Argentina it's 220v. The thing is I want to try and understand exactly how much "watts" do the appliances I brought...
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    AuzenTech X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema and Blu-Ray Problem (Won't play)

    I have found a problem that when I install my X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema audio drivers and put Blu-Ray movies no player is able to play the movie. Weird errors such as Internal Error on PowerDVD or WMP does like if there was no Blu-Ray inserted appear. If I use my onboard audio it works just fine. I'm...
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