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    HOT! Ryzen 7 2700 8 Core Processor $135 @ Newegg

    Says Blitz deal subscribers only. I don't know if that's paid or free to subscribe, but this is a hot deal. Normally sells for $180, but it's discounted to $150. If you use code EMCDEGD22 at checkout, you save an additional $15. Link...
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    100GB DDR2 Desktop RAM (70 Modules)

    Big lot of DDR2 up for auction if anyone's interested.
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    Is there an app to measure battery capacity?

    I just picked up a new Moto g7. My last phone was a ZTE Blade Z Max, and I had it for 2 years until the battery lost charge. I'm looking to measure how quickly the battery capacity on my new phone diminishes. Is there an app I can use for that?
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    HOT! Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire ($9.93/83% off)

    This deal is available at Walmart in-store only using Brickseek. Brickseek is a site that checks local retailers for clearance items. Use SKU 640065776. The box contains a key to redeem on steam. has the...
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    Should I swap my laptop GPU for a FirePro MXM card?

    I am considering whether to buy a Dell Precision M4600 laptop from another forum member and swap the factory GPU with a FirePro M4000. However I'm concerned about thermals. My experience with AMD cards is that they are somewhat finicky with cooling. Also, I'm less than knowledgeable about...
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    [Newegg] Borderlands 1 GOTY + Borderlands 2 GOTY $11.61 w/ code PCDDSAVE15 (limited) The base games with no DLC sell for $4.99/ea on Steam at the lowest price so getting both GOTY editions for...
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    Got stiffed on a bad PSU. Need to repair it

    So I bought a PSU on Craigslist from a seller as part of a bundle deal, everything else worked but the PSU was bad. It's a Corsair TX750. I plugged it in and once or twice it makes a crackling noise, but won't turn on. Seller won't return phone calls, I think he's going to dodge me and pocket...
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    [Dead] Zalman T5 black ATX tower $13.98 (34.99-25 + 3.99 ship)

    Won't last long. Edit: Sale price is finished
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    I want to benchmark PCSX2, what's the best way?

    I know how to read CPU benchmarks but I don't know how to set them up. I want to benchmark CPU performance in PCSX2 (PS2 emulator). What do I need to do to test multiple CPUs on various platforms? Googling "PCSX2 benchmark" brings up with this thread, which uses a cutscene from FFX-2. Any...
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    I don't get this motherboard. Someone explain please.

    ASRock has an interesting motherboard for sale. OK, there's actually two: Link - It's categorized by Newegg and Amazon as Micro ATX, but it's actually Mini-DTX - It's an H110 motherboard but has an 8-pin EPS 12V power connector I have two questions. What was ASRock's intent when creating this...
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    M3-ATX PicoPSU: enough power?

    EDIT: Ignore this.
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    Corsair Hydro H5 SF (low-profile liquid AIO cooler)

    Did a quick forum search and didn't find anything. Hope this isn't a repost:
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    Sid Meier's Pirates! 1.99 on Steam (80% off)

    I remember playing this game way back when it first came out, I added it to my Steam wishlist. Got the notification it was on sale, for $1.99 I had to pick it up. Thought other people might appreciate this! :)
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    Best card for 900p?

    I have a small apartment and a 21" 1600x900 monitor. I currently have a GTX 650 and it's decent for old games, but I want a smooth experience on new games like The Witcher 3. Pretty sure I need an upgrade, any recommendations on what card is best for me?
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    Why do other online classifieds resize Imgur thumbs but Hard Forum doesn't?

    I can never get my Imgur thumbs to resize here, even though it works using the exact same BBCode on other forums. Why doesn't it work here?
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    BIOS "tweaks" to get memory working?

    I have one of these motherboards: The problem is it doesn't boot when I have a stick of RAM installed in DIMM_A1 slot. I know the RAM works, it's Kingston value RAM pulled from a working system. I'm wondering if it just isn't...
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    Using PSU fan for cooling in SFF: is less efficient better?

    I am looking to build a SFF system using the new Sugo SG13. I'll be using a non-K, air-cooled i5-2500 and a 140mm ATX PSU. The maximum height allowed for the cooler is 61mm. I plan on using the stock cooler, so I'd like to have hot air around the CPU exhausted out for better case temps. My...
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    Looking for an ITX case

    I need a case for a picoPSU and low profile GPU, nothing else. A slim media bay which sits directly above the mono would be nice but not mandatory. I've checked Newegg and found nothing. I wish Silverstone had such a case but they are all SFX except one. PicoPSU cases didn't have a low profile...
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    Q67 mini-ITX motherboard

    Embedded Q67 mini-ITX motherboard, no reserve. Link
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    mITX mobo, PicoPSU, and flexible PCIe riser - do I need a powered riser?

    Basically, I want to know if I need a powered pcie riser or not. I want the riser to lay a 75w. Gpu on it's side parallel to the motherboard, like the Silverstone Raven. The problem is that a 75W Gpu doesn't have a pcie connector. I'm not sure about this and wondering if it can be done.
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    Steam: Tomb Raider 75% off

    If you're looking to pick up this game, this is a nice bargain. I got the entire Tomb Raider collection for $17 (includes the most recent Tomb Raider).
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    Tapatalk 4 for Android $0.99 8/15-8/22

    The new Tapatalk is available for just $0.99 this week. Looks like it's compatible and made only for ICS and above. Oh well, still a great deal.
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    So some unimaginative tech bloggers are already hatin' on the Moto X

    Per here: Let me translate this article as bluntly as possible: If you are a computer illiterate, technical idiot, don't buy a Moto X phone, because you'll find it's innovative design confusing...
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    Thinnest cases that support a 2 slot low profile GPU?

    I haven't had my current SFF system for 2 weeks and I've already got the hardware itch again. I think I have problems. :p Anyways, I think my current system might be slightly overpowered for my needs. I'm looking to downgrade to a low profile GPU like the GTX 650 or perhaps 7750. My question...
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    Resize plug-in would be really nice

    I went back and searched the forums for threads on this. I understand that there are not many requests for this, but I thought I'd chime in and say it would be a great feature to have. I'm prepping to post a build thread, and I've run into the situation where I have some higher-res photos that...
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    $23 for two extra USB 3.0 ports?

    I'm looking at a couple of 1150 motherboards, and comparing the two, the only difference is two extra USB 3.0 ports. Is that the reason why it costs $23 more? I'm wondering if you guys think it's worth it...
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    FYI: Asus GTX 760 Mini in "production status"

    Aw HELL YEAH! Can we expect a $299 price tag? A two hundred seventy five dollar price tag? FWIW, Asus officially owns in my book, I'm loving them right now. Now all they have to do is release a backplate and I'm done, they are god. It was officially announced yesterday, so does anyone...
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    Asus GTX 760 Mini in the works

    Nearly creamed myself when I found this. Asus Gtx760-dcmoc-2gd5, aka the Mini, currently in production status, 6.7" PCB length, vapor chamber cooling etc. $250 price tag? $250 PRICE TAG? *Edit* Ok, so it's most...
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    Best way to do sound and network with ITX?

    How do you guys do sound and network on your ITX rig? If it's over USB, what hardware do you prefer?
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    Brainstorm: Is this PSU idea possible?

    Would it be possible to take a 300W ITX PSU and use it as a dedicated GPU supply? I'm pondering this question for an ultra SFF project. I know a 150W graphics card is rated for 75W power draw off the 6 pin 12V. The PSU in question has 2 12V rails, each rated at 14 amps. Theoretically, the...
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    Doing a wire shave mod on PSU for uSFF project

    I've been mulling the idea of a wire tuck for a while, but this is the first time I'm actually doing it. My goal is a super clean look that will be about the same as a modular, for much less money. Since this is my first PSU wire shave and since I currently don't have a desktop and am trying...
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    How exactly do you attach fasteners to thin sheet metal?

    For wood I just use wood screws. Thicker metal I would tap out the bolt hole. But I'm just wondering how you're supposed to attach screws to very thin metal? Am I just stupid? It's such a simple thing, yet I'm confused.
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    Is there a *common* AIO liquid cooler for GPUs

    Like the title says, I'm wondering if there is a common AIO liquid cooling for GPUs, like the Corsair H60 for CPUs. Common being the key word, since I don't want to spend over $100 on a rare or exotic product. Also don't need to spend the dollars for a custom loop job. I'm just sick of big...
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    Need something to tide me over until I get 7750

    What card was like the 7750, but two generations ago? I need something commonly available that I can pick up used for under $50, to be used primarily for SC2 (and Skyrim, maybe). All I know about video cards right now is the 9800GT (my old card) and the 7750. Can you fill in the gap? Thanks.
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    Does a 4c CPU use twice the power of a 2c?

    Under load? How does the power draw of a CPU with four cores compare to a CPU with two cores?