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    Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M BW Rev.A enough for the 9700K?

    Looks like the 9700K runs hot as well. Would my current heatsink be good enough? TRUE Spirit 120M BW Rev.A http://thermalright.com/product/true-spirit-120m-bw-rev-a/ It's in a Corsair 380T. The airflow goes straight through, front-to-back: Ignore the part where it shows a radiator...
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    Cooling my RAM?

    Right now, I have airflow going straight through the case to cool the CPU / HSF. If I add a fan on the side of the case, blowing at the RAM (green rectangle): Would adding this "cross-flow" negatively impact CPU temps.?
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    Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M BW Rev.A enough for the 9900K?

    My motherboard AND CPU fried this past week. Going to replace with a Z390 board + 9900K. Looks like the 9900K runs hot. Would my current heatsink be good enough? TRUE Spirit 120M BW Rev.A http://thermalright.com/product/true-spirit-120m-bw-rev-a/ It's in a Corsair 380T. The airflow goes...
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    1TB Samsung 970 Pro. - Sticker does not have copper strip?

    So in a couple of reviews I've read of the Samsung 970 Pro., there were mentions of the label on the drive having an embedded copper strip to aid in cooling the drive. I've peeled up the entire label and do not see any metal embedded in it. Did Samsung stop using those "cooling" labels on...
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    Trying to decide between two 38" monitors.

    I'm looking to replace my dual 24" 1920x1080 monitors with a single 38" monitor. These are the two models I'm trying to choose from: Dell U3818DW https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrasharp-38-curved-monitor-u3818dw/apd/210-amrc/monitors-monitor-accessories#configurations LG 38WK95C-W...
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    ASRock Mini-ITX X299 Board...

    Wow... http://www.anandtech.com/show/11474/asrocks-x299eitxac-packs-core-x-into-miniitx
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    Razer Levaithan vs. Two satellites from Logitech Z-5500 + sub. from Z-2300?

    So this is what I've been using for the past decade: Sub. and control pod from Logitech Z-2300: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121122 and two of the satellite speakers from a Logitech Z-5500 set: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7XZ33K8975 I've been content...
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    Passively cooling an i7-6700 (non-K)?

    So I'm setting up a new system in a Corsair 380T ITX case: Graphite Series 380T Portable Mini ITX Case CPU is an i7-6700 (non K). Motherboard is an ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac: ASRock > Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac The Corsair 380T has a max heatsink height of around 150mm. Tried the...
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    Mini-PCIe to M.2 adapter. Any change in performance?

    So I'm waiting for this board to arrive: Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac ASRock > Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac the only problem I have with the board is that they put a mini-PCIe slot on it instead of M.2 for the wifi card. The board has a M.2 slot for a SSD on the underside, a standard 16x slot...
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    Need to upgrade to Windows 10 first to convert product key?

    So I'd like to be able to do a clean install of Windows 10 using the ISO. Can I activate that Windows 10 install with my Windows 8.1 product key or do I have to install the Windows 10 upgrade first so that the Windows 8.1 product key can be "converted" to a Windows 10 product key?
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    Alienware Graphics Amplifier - Video Card at PCIe 3.0 4x

    Ok so I've found that the Alienware Graphics Amplifer is connected via PCIe 3.0 4x. If the laptop has a GTX 980M, what video card can I put in the Graphics Amplifer that will still outperform the 980M when running at PCIe 3.0 4x?
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    Laptop AC Adapter In-Line USB Chargers?

    Ok, so my Mom got a new laptop and its AC adapter has a built in USB port for charging other things like cell phones and tablets. I want something like this for my laptop. Only thing I've been able to find is an in-line charger that plugs in between the laptop's AC power brick and the wall...
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    Fastest SATAIII M.2 Drive?

    So I've come into the possession of an Alienware 17 R2. It has a 2.5" drive bay for a SATAIII 2.5" drive and another four SATAIII M.2 slots in a separate bay. I have a Samsung 512GB 850 Pro. to put in the 2.5" bay. I was going to use a M.2 drive as the primary / OS drive, but I do not see...
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    Proper way to "secure erase" a Samsung XP941?

    Ok, so secure erasing a Samsung XP941 can brick it. What's the proper way to wipe it and restore performance if I've borked the Windows install on it? Just to add; This isn't the first time this topic / question has been asked here. Just wanted to see if there was anything new regarding this.
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    Pre-Applied Thermal Paste?

    I just got a Corsair H75 to use with my NCase. Haven't purchased new thermal paste though because I remember people telling me that the Shin Etsu stuff that's pre-applied on the Corsair liquid cooling kits is pretty good. That still the case?
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    2nd Gen. Haswells in Z87 Boards (ASRock Z87E-ITX)?

    Anyone know when ASRock added support for 2nd gen. Haswells in their UEFI? I got a reply today from Eric at ASRock saying that the Z87E-ITX will work with the I7-4790. Don't know if I believe him since the last UEFI update for the Z87E-ITX was released December 2013, well before these 2nd...
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    MSI Z97I Gaming AC

    I like this board best of the ITX Z97 offerings: MSI Z97I Gaming AC No legacy ports except for the PS/2 which is still pretty useful since you can turn the PC on with the press of a key on a PS/2 keyboard. The wifi card is an Intel AC7260 w/ BT4.0. The only thing I don't like is the Killer...
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    92mm white LED fans?

    Anyone know where in the USA I can order 92mm white LED fans? I need them for a Noctua NH-U9B SE2. The included fans are great, but the brown color doesn't go with the theme of the case it's going in. If the case didn't have a window it would be fine, but it has a big window.
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    EVGA Z87 Stinger?

    Anyone using the EVGA Z87 Stinger ITX board? Are EVGA boards still terrible? Looking at the Hadron Air for a new build, but it looks like the best board to use with it is the Stinger. The Hadron has a raised area that sits exactly under the CPU socket of the Stinger.
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    Smallest laptop w/ built in ethernet?

    What's the smallest laptop currently available for purchase in the USA that has: - Current gen. processor (AMD A series APU or Haswell based Core, Pentium, Celeron) - Built in ethernet port - Preferrably ~11" screen This is going to be used for work: - Some VMWare - Remote...
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    Haswell based Celeron 2955U and Bay Trail Atom Z3740D?

    I'm trying to find any comparisons b/w the Haswell based Celeron 2955U and Bay Trail Atom Z3740D. Which one performs better w/ Windows 8.1 and traditional desktop programs?
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    "Exit Button" extension for Chrome?

    Anyone know of a Chrome extension that will add an "Exit" button somewhere that will perform the same thing as going into Chrome's menu and hitting "Exit"? I like to have to Chrome windows open. One on my side monitor where I keep a couple of tabs open all the time (email, Facebook, etc.)...
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    EdgeRouter POE configuration and other routers you guys can recommend?

    I'm looking at using a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter POE in a new home. The EdgeRouter POE will have these connected to its ports: 0) Cox Cable Modem 1) Netgear GS105E 5-port Gigabit Switch 2) Netgear GS108E 8-port Gigabit Switch 3) AP #1 4) AP #2 I have all this hardware laying around already...
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    Socket 1155 heatsinks fit Socket 1150?

    Do socket 1155 heatsinks fit socket 1150?
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    Samsung Magician 4.0 Bootable Secure Erase Utility...

    Just installed Magician 4.0 on my Windows 8 system. Says that it cannot secure erase the SSD w/in Windows and wants me to create a bootable USB or CD/DVD. I created the bootable USB on a SD card in a USB card reader. I booted it up, but the display is all corrupt and nothing is readable. I...
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    Bluetooth Pairing 5th gen. iPod Touch w/ iPhone 5?

    I have a 5th gen. iPod Touch in my car on a ProClip mount. I'd like to use the iPod Touch as my regular GPS unit, but I need to find a way to pair / tether it to my iPhone 5 via bluetooth. I can setup a wifi hotspot w/ my iPhone 5, but the iPod Touch doesn't automatically connect to that...
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    Weather Forecest Widget for Notification Center?

    Anyone know of any other weather forecast widget for the iPhone 5 Notification Center that I can get in the App. Store or Cydia? I have LockInfo 5 add the current weather next to the time on my lock screen, but I'd like a few days' forecast listed under the clock / current weather as well.
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    ITX Case w/ no Optical Drive and ONLY USB / Audio Ports?

    I'm looking for an ITX case that has: - no optical drive bay - front / top USB and audio ports - can fit up to a GTX680 Would be great if it could fit standard ATX PSUs as well. I prefer silver or white cases, but I know black is the easiest to find. Closest thing I've found is the Lian Li...
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    Is this enough? (SilverStone ST45SF-G)

    This is the system: BitFenix Prodigy Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe /WD i7-3770T (w/ Zalman CNPS9900 Max -> 135mm LED fan) 16GB DDR3-1866 Dominator Platinum 240GB Intel 520 Series SSD 300GB Intel 320 Series SSD Slim, slot-loading Blu-Ray Writer EVGA 4GB GTX680+ 230mm white LED fan 140mm white...
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    What's Causing These Graphics Corruption / Glitches?

    Just put together a new system: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD i7-3770T 16GB DDR3-1866 Corsair Dominator Platinum EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR SilverStone ST65F-G 650W PSU Dell U2713H (2560x1440) Dell U2410 (1920x1200) Dell U2211H (1920x1080) I'm experiencing frequent / constant graphics...
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    Two bad PSUs in a row?

    Got my second SilverStone ST65F-G today. This new ST65F-G has the exact same issue as the first. An annoying high-pitched squeal / buzzing noise. The noise happens randomly, but frequently. I've tried plugging the ST65F-G into different power outlets in my house, my friend's house and at...
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    Cleaning GPU and RAM.

    I'm taking to stock cooler off of my 4GB GTX670 SC and replacing with an Arctic Cooling Accelero Mono Plus. Before installing anything, I need to clean off the GPU core and the RAM on the card. I have this: PureTronics Technical Grade 99.99% isopropyl alcohol...
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    Will these cables do the same thing / give the same amount of power?

    I have a SilverStone PSU with a single 12V rail. The two blue connectors are for the PCIe 6-pin and 8-pin connectors. The PSU comes with these PCIe power cables: One 6/8-pin PCIe connector for each of blue PCIe connectors on the PSU. I purchased SilverStone's "Short Cable Kit"...
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    Dell U2713H

    Didn't see an official thread for this monitor yet, so starting one. Anyone else interested in this monitor? How is this panel going to look compared to a U2713HM or U2410? Dell U2713H http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=225-4148...
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    Prime95: Worker #5 Stopped.

    I just "rebuilt" my system. Switched motherboard out for a new one. Anyway, my previous board was an ASRock Z77E-ITX. I never could get a stable running system with that board for some reason. Switch over to an ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD. First thing I did with this new board was run Memtest86+...
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    Real 5.25" Bay LCD Screen?

    Anyone know if there are any real LCD screens / monitors that are made to fit in a standard 5.25" drive bay? I'm looking for something similar to this car stereo's screen, but that fits in a 5.25" drive bay and can be used as an extra monitor:
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    Link a Live ID to the Built-In Administrator Account?

    I've just installed Windows 8 Pro. x64. I signed in with my Live ID and it created an administrator account linked to that ID. Once the initial setup was done, I went into secpol.msc and enabled the built-in administrator account. Rebooted, logged in with the built-in administrator...
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    Which of these drives should the pagefile be on?

    I've got these two drives in my notebook: Mushkin 240GB Atlas mSATA SSD: Intel 300GB G3 I installed Windows 8 Pro. x64 on the Mushkin drive. Should I have installed it on the Intel instead? Also, if Windows 8 is better on the Mushkin drive, should I keep the pagefile on the...
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    Windows 8: "Optimize Drives" the same as "Disk Defragmenter" in Windows 7?

    Is Windows 8's "Optimize Drives" the same as "Disk Defragmenter" in Windows 7? If it is not, should we run it on our SSDs?
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    My idle temps. ok?

    I have an Intel i7-3770T (45W TDP). I do not know how hot this thing is supposed to run. I'm using a Corsair H60 with it. Idle temps. right now are: Core 1: 29C Core 2: 33C Core 3: 29C Core 4: 34C Do these idle temps. look normal or should they be lower? The CPU is not overclocked, but...
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