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    New File Server - So Many Options!

    Oh man, its a been awhile since I've been to the HardOCP forums, but this is where it all started, so I start here on my new file server. Back in 2009, I built myself a nice WHS using a Norco 4020. That WHS server kept getting more and more data thrown at it and never really gave me much...
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    ASUS & [H]ardOCP Haswell Z87 ROG Motherboard Giveaway! Week 2

    secure erase and ramdisk!
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    ASUS & [H]ardOCP Haswell Z87 Motherboard Giveaway! Week 1

    More time playing FTL or Orc's Must Die!
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    Corsair "Barebones" Christmas Giveaway!

    Great products and excellent customer service!
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    XFX Radeon HD 6990 Drawing!

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    Two non gaming builds

    For Friend One I've put together the following: MB: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 LGA CPU: Intel Core i5-650 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB Case: Antec Three Hundred Black DVD: LITE-ON iHAS124-04...
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    Two non gaming builds

    Yes, both would be fine with prebuilts.
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    Two non gaming builds

    I have two friends looking to replace their terribly aging Shuttle Athlon XP builds (yes, that old) I made when they went to college. I've been really out of the hardware market for awhile and not sure where to go. Each friend has their own budget and needs, but both machines will not be used...
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    Samsung EcoGreen F3 2TB $109.99 @ Newegg

    WHS getting a bit low on space, in for two.
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    Seasonic M12II-620 PSU Drawing

    In for one
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    20% Bing cashback at

    Just picked up a new Kenmore dryer and the Panasonic plasma listed above. Used the coupon, BCB, and will get a $50 MIR on the dryer. Very good deal indeed.
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    Norco WHS Build

    For now it should be fine for now. It is only on the 4 onboard ports connected by a reverse breakout cable. One of those ports is taken by the OS drive. I only have 8 drives total right now so I'd have to fill up another 9 before I have to worry. I give it a year....
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    Norco WHS Build

    Just a follow up on this. The last of the parts came in Tuesday of this week. I get the Thermaltake TP 700 and data drives out out of my current rig and then put together the WHS. Everything seems to be working without issue. I did have to set the onboard SATA ports to IDE mode (no AHCI)...
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    Norco WHS Build

    Athlon X2 3800+. It's a working pull I got for free, should do basic file serving very well.
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    Norco WHS Build

    Hmm, didn't expect a PSU brand fight in my Norco WHS thread but ok. I made my purchase today and should have all items by Wednesday. I did go with the GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H, mostly because of brand recognition and the quality support that comes with it. I will miss the built in eSATA port...
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    Norco WHS Build

    Danny Bui: Any specific reasons why the Corsair PSU is better than the Thermaltake? I do like that the Thermaltake is modular compared to the Corsair. chrisman17: I have two Seagate 1.5TB drives in my current build, one with very little data on it. I was planning on migrating the data to...
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    Norco WHS Build

    I currently have over 3.5-4TB of data spread over 8 hard drives with no redundancy. I've been building out a Norco WHS in my mind for the better part of a year and finally decided it is time to put some kind of fault protection on my data. Here is what I have in my Newegg wish list, just...
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    Steam - 10-90% off everything

    Picked up Portal and Bioshock, damn good deal
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    G2400WD - $300 Free Shipping

    Out of Stock :(
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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Drawing

    Sign me up!
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    MSI 8800GT $208 @

    I hopped onto this deal on the 27th and came in expecting delays. The card was part of an order with an Inspiron which I was giving to my father for Christmas. My original ship date was to be the 7th, then the 13th, then 28th, and today it was pushed to the 15th of January. Each time it was...
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    Newegg / [H]ardOCP AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition Drawing

    1) Finally get off this AXP 2200+ 2) Phenom
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    [Rumor] July 30th - Dell Buy 2 Servers Get 1 Free

    I just called about this deal and the CSR had no idea what I was talking about. He did say it was the end of the quarter so they would discount heavily to make the bottom look better. Anyone else have luck today?
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    Westinghouse 37w3 for $799, Costco

    And now it says its shipped, YAY!
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    Westinghouse 37w3 for $799, Costco

    I ordered mine last Thursday morning (June 7th) and am still at "In Process". When I ordered it stated 5-7 days of processing then 5-7 days of shipping so I'll expect it for next weekend. Also, I purchased the Costco membership for an extra 10 bucks (50 total) knowing that I can cancel my...
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    Westinghouse 37w3 for $799, Costco

    I really want to jump on this but there is no Costco's in Wisconsin. Oddly enough, I just checked what the overall total would be and its $931.98 with shipping and tax. I thought that if the place doesn't have a store in your state you don't have to pay tax. Anyone want to clarify this for me?
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    Monitor Power Saving Problem

    My Sony Vaio is running XP Pro and I have it set to turn the monitor off after 20 minutes of inactivty when plugged in or 5 minutes when unplugged. Some times, once the monitor goes off, it will not come back on. I hit keys, move around on the touchpad, and click the mouse buttons, but it does...
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    XP's Remote Desktop

    Not 100% on this, but the computer you connect to has to have a password set on user account your logging in as. Took me a bit to figure out why it wouldnt connect when I know I have the right IP, added the password and went right in.
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    *HOT* Bally Total Fitness Pass

    I would like to see some more details before the fine print but every time I try to view any section of the site it asks to register. Personally, I'd rather not give out my info before I know what Im getting into. This may just be me and my browser settings though.
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    Weird command prompt issue, closes immediately

    If you try opening msconfig or regedit and they close immediately, then thats a sure sign of a newer virus. I would first try updating your antivirus, booting into safe mode, and then doing a scan. Hopefully that will fix it.
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    HTPC and small space question

    I finally got time to work on this project. This is really my first mod, unless you count my watercooling setup on my main rig. I am going for functionality, not looks. Since the reciever/speakers have to be from the 70's, and the housing is old too, I really dont mind trashing it a bit...
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    mozilla 1.5 needs a video plugin

    I had a problem getting movies to play when I first started using Firefox. I found this knowledge base article that has step by step instructions to make sure you have the right DLL files in your plugin folder. Try it out and see if it works.
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    installing xp to sata without floppy drive

    You can slipstream it in using nLite, along with service packs, hotfixes, other drivers, and make your install disc fully automated and tweaked.
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    asus a7v8x-x

    Doing a search on Asus's download section comes up with 1013 as the latest official, 1014.02 as the latest beta.
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    wallpaper changer

    I use AWC to change my backround. Its small and is freeware. I like it because it has command line options and does not need to sit in the system tray to change your wallpaper like most others. I have scheduled task run a batch file every 12 hours, the code inside is...
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    Firefox problem

    That happened to me once, somehow firefox thinks your profile is in use. There is a good KB article here, should give you steps on how to fix it.