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    Advice needed - Asus AC-RT68U needs to be replaced?

    OK, so here's my situation, maybe I can get some advice. The problem, first and foremost: Out phones (2 iphone XS, 1 Samsung S10e) and iPads have stopped connecting to the wifi, unless we reboot the router. This is an issue. In fact, this is the ONLY issue we're having. Before this, the wifi...
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    So I just changed the switches in my board...

    Dan_D pay attention to this one: I just swapped the switches in my GMMR from gateron blues to Kailh box whites, and I'm in LOVE. Slightly deeper "click", more like a heavily tactile "thunk", and they type like a dream. I'll be sticking with Box Whites for the foreseeable future, for sure...
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    New router time. What works best for my needs?

    I recently switched from Fios to Comcast (Both Gigabit), and Comcast's default modem/router fucking blows. I had replaced it with a Netgear nighthawk 6700v2, but due to the fact that Netgear's default firmware makes IPv6 a fairly awful experience, I'm returning it and moving on. I have no...
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    AIO gurgling?

    Quick question: I just picked up my first AIO (Coolermaster Masterliquid 240) and it started gurgling about 3 days after install. I know if it does this for a few minutes at a time, it's just getting air bubbles out of the system, but it seems to be happening fairly often, usually a few times...
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    "Ryzen Optimized" FlareX B-Die on Intel systems?

    Simple, stupid question: Can you use the FlareX "ryzen" ram on intel systems? I ended up getting 16gb of the B Die, 3200Mhz cas 14 from Newegg on Black Friday for a 1700X build, and I've decided to return the CPU/Board and go with an 8700K build. The prices on ram are a LOT more expensive now...
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    Quick AIO questions (noise/performance)

    Was looking at moving to an easy AIO solution to save some space in the case and clean up the looks a bit. I had a few in mind, but I wanted to get some input here first. For the record, I'm basically building an all new system. New case, mobo, CPU, ram. Keeping my SSD, GTX 1070, possibly...
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    Need a new mouse. Who's reliable these days?

    So I've been using Logitech wireless mice for the past 10+ years, always flagships like the MX revolution/performance/etc line, and most recently the G700s. The click issues with the G700s is making my gaming life hell, so it's time to move on. Been looking around, and the Logitech G602 or MX...
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    Scythe Mugen Max vs Kotetsu?

    Looking to upgrade the cooling in my system from a CM 212+, and also anticipate upgrading from a 3570k to a Kaby/Coffee shortly, so I'm in the market for a new cooler. Focus is cool and QUIET while still giving me a good OC. Quieter the better. My usual source for cooling reviews (SilentPC) is...
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    Brand preference?

    I know this will mostly be opinion based, but I wanted to ask anyways: I recently tried ordering an MSI 1070 Gamer X off Microcenter, and it was out of stock. They're honoring the price and replacing it with a different model 1070. They originally offered an Asus Strix at the same price...
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    So how is 1080p or 1440p gaming on a 4K monitor?

    See title. Was wondering how it looks, as opposed to native resolution. I know it used to be a disaster, but have the higher resolution and pixel density fixed this a little? Figure this would be on a 27-28" monitor.
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    So I still can't decide

    OK, so I've been looking for a new display recently. The old Asus 26" VK266H has to go, which is sad because it's such a great display, despite being a TN screen. I'm looking for a 24-27", either 1920x1200 or 1440P screen. Freesync is nice but not neccessary since I'm not looking to game past...
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    Looking for a replacement, 1920x1200

    So my old Asus VK266H is giving me a ton of inconveniences lately, and since i can't seem to fix the damn thing, I might as well replace it. (HDMI connection doesn't let the monitor sleep, it goes to a full brightness blue screen, and DVI isn't working well with my video card?) I have a spare...
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    So my wife wanted a mechanical keyboard...

    So a week or so back I went looking for an ultra-budget board for my wife's first mech. She wanted pink or purple LEDs with blue switches, and I wanted it to be as cheap as possible. I ended up finding an open box E-Element Eagle Z-77 on eBay for $40 shipped, and it arrived yesterday. I was...
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    Odd request - Installing Windows 10 to MBR not GPT?

    So I got my wife an older Lenovo Thinkcentre m71e, with an i5-2400. Tossed in a new SSD to put the OS on, and a 3TB storage drive. Now that we have the specifics, here's the issue/request: For some reason I can't actually shut down the computer. It shuts down as far as windows goes, but the...
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    What's the favorite HDD brand these days?

    Looking to pick up a new drive for my wife today, always done WD in the past. What's the best option for a 3tb drive these days? Was looking at WD Blue (5400), a Toshiba P300, HGST Ultrastar, etc. Past experience had Seagate as one to avoid, not sure if this is still true. Reliable and...
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    Which RX 480 for my needs?

    So I'm looking for A: quiet, and B: preferably cool. Don't care about clock speeds, will probably put the card on an undervolted, silent profile (if it has it), and not worry about it. This will basically be a card for WoW @1080p, with enough headroom to not upgrade for years. Overkill, like...
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    GPU for Warcraft @ 1920x1200, 1440?

    OK, so those who still play WOW know, the demands on the GPU has gone up a ton since the game was released back in the stone age. I'm looking to replace my (VERY loud) GTX 570 with something A: more powerful and B: quieter. Right now I'm on a 1920x1200 monitor, but I can see myself...
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    Win 10, UAC and password/PIN options

    So I'm trying to set up my UAC prompts to ask for a PIN by default instead of a password. Anything I google tells me how to make the PIN the default log-in option when Windows starts, but nothing to change it for UAC. I know that up until a few months (A year?) ago this was possible, but since...
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    Troubleshooting help?

    OK, so over the past 2 weeks, my build has been giving me massive issues, and last night refused to turn on at all. 2 weeks ago, the computer initially wasn't responding to the power switch, so I switched spots on the surge protector and it turned on. The next day it happened again...
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    Humble Comedy Bundle

    So this is the first time I've seen anything other than games up on Humble Bundle, and if you're a comedy fan, this one is a doozy: Maria Bamford (video) Hannibal Burress (CD) Jim Norton (video) Tig Notaro (CD) Louis CK called this the best comedy performance he's ever seen, and I'd tend to...
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    Issue with Windows 8 & home network streaming

    Up until recently, I've had a home network set up between my desktop, 2 laptops, and a WD Live+ box with an external HDD hooked up to it. I was able to use my desktop to move files over the network directly to that external, so I can watch them on my TV. And then, I reinstalled windows...
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    Heading off to Microcenter tomorrow

    Well, tax return came through so I'm going tomorrow to pick up my new rig. Anyone have any issues with the following? I5 3570K - $189 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 - $45 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $30 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $94 (If I can get the $50 bundle discount on an...
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    C2D e7300 to FX6300? Significant upgrade?

    Disclaimer: Microcenter is an hour from my house. No problems driving there. So I've got the upgrade bug, and it seems like my motherboard is about to give out so I'm looking to upgrade on a budget. Right now I have a P45 board (in my sig) along with an e7300 OCed to 3.2Ghz. My only...
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    Sugarsync referral thread

    Since the Dropbox referral thread was so popular, I figured we could get one started for Sugarsync. You start with 5GB and get 500mb per referral up to 10GB... That being said, here we go: https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=bzr5xxdpznjo6 Edit for more details: Works just like dropbox...
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    T-Mobile in building service?

    In September, my girlfriend will start teaching at a high school in Newark, NJ. The area itself shows perfect coverage, but she used to have T-Mobile back in the RAZR days, and in building reception was nonexistant. She'd have to stand outside her college dorms to make a call. Due to ummm...
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    For those of you with a Sprint Epic

    Looks like 2.2 came out today (at least rolling OTA downloads). Head on over to XDA for a rooted, deodexed version of the official release.
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    Played with the EVO today...

    Spoke to a few higher ups today (and played with the EVO), release date is mid-June. I asked about the 13th, and they said "they couldn't get any more specific (wink wink)". Whatever. By the way, the phone feels AMAZING. Slightly too large of a device for the 15 minutes I played with it, but...
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    Net connection drops every hour?

    OK, so today is going to be my 4th service call from Comcast, and I'm getting tired of it, maybe you guys might have some insight, because they sure as hell don't: Every hour or so on average (sometimes every 10 minutes, sometimes only 5x/day), my internet connection will completely drop. I...
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    Win7 size concerns, SSDs

    I'm currently looking at swapping over to an SSD for my boot drive, but I have concerns over the size of my Win7 install. I see people saying that Win7 and all their programs can easily fit on a 30GB SSD, but I'm just not seeing it. Right now my boot drive is taking up 43GB, and I'm trying to...
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    Trying to fix my network, need advice

    OK, so right now, I have a wireless network set up in my home, and I'm unable to stream HD content from my computer to my 360 as an extender. The only way I have enough bandwidth is if I run a 50" length of Cat5 cable from my 360 to my main router, and it's highly inconvenient. I'm looking to...
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    Think I'm searching in vain here

    I'm looking to ditch my Rocketfish Lian Li case and get something a little smaller to fit inside my new desk. Dimensions for the case needs to be 22 (H) x 11 (W) x 19 (D) or smaller. The back of the desk will be wide open for air to escape. I'm looking for something subdued looking and...
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    Nexus One for Sprint, verified

    http://newsreleases.sprint.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=127149&p=irol-newsArticle_newsroom&ID=1403426&highlight= Can't wait, personally. I'll pick this up, then give it to my girl when the Supersonic comes out and I'm upgrade eligible. Edit: This was released with Sprint's approval, I would be...
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    GA-EP45-UD3P issues

    So I purchased this board to install a "different" OS (see sig), and it was working fine. Install went great, and I was dual booting with Win7 perfectly. 3 days after I get it, the lan ports both die completely, won't show up in windows, nothing. I RMA'd the board with Newegg, and 2 weeks...
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    Coolermaster 692 Basic vs Advanced? Centurion 5-2?

    Anyone have any info as to what the differences are between the 690 II advanced and basic? Can't seem to find any info. Also, found the Centurion 5 II on CM's global site, but no release info or if it's even coming to the US. Seems to me that would be the ideal case for me, as far as looks...
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    NIC shuts off when computer sleeps?

    Maybe someone can help me out here, because I'm just plain baffled... I recently swapped out my motherboard to a Gigabyte P45-UD3P from an Abit IP35-Pro and completely reformatted and reinstalled Win7 x64 ultimate. I NEVER had this issue with the Abit board, and not sure what could be causing...
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    45 Google wave invites, come get some

    Who wants em? PM me your email addresses. 39 left
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    Odd iTunes problem

    Maybe someone here can help me out, because I've got no clue whats going on here and I've already tried reformatting my system, and it solved nothing. iTunes for some reason, refuses to load some MP3s into the library. This is a new development, it was working fine literally a week ago. I...
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    So I picked up an Xbox Elite today...

    And I got a god damned Zephyr. Are you kidding me?!? Manufacturing date was 8-17-08, I figured I had a Jasper. Team and Lot # seemed to indicate it as well. Got home and it's 16.5A on the brick, and the connector is definitely v2. Going to have to play the return game tomorrow. =(
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    What has better longevity?

    OK, so I ended up getting $200 in sears gift certificates on account of them shipping me the wrong TV, and I decided to pick up a console. Haven't had anything since the PS2 first came out, and I'm definitely NOT hardcore about gaming. I was figuring on either paying $50 more and getting a 360...
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