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    Aurora - Free 4X game

    Links: Official website Where to get the game (it's free) Info: Aurora is a 4X space game created with the Unity engine. It is completely free. A number of people call it the "ultimate" 4X game. I don't know if I'd go that far. It is often compared to Dwarf Fortress. Before you get the...
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    Mobo failing, looking to replace

    I am looking to replace my failing motherboard. Sadly, I cannot build a new system (due to money issues), so I'm just replacing the part that's been failing. My CPU is an i5-2500K (socket 1155), so I'm looking for a good mobo for it. My current rig has an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro, but I can only...
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    Time for a new gaming rig

    Okay Dangman, keep up the streak. You helped me in 2008, then again in 2011. My current rig is experiencing some issues I haven't been able to diagnose/resolve on my own, but I'll create a separate thread for that later. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming (air cooled) 2)...
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    PULSAR: Lost Colony

    I gotta say, the vids make this game look like a shit ton of fun (if you play with friends and play for the whole immersion). About This Game PULSAR: Lost Colony is an online cooperative starship simulator that takes you and your crew to the farthest corners of the universe on a mission to...
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    Possible to fix a broken plastic interface on SSD drive?

    I have an SSD where the plastic piece on the power interface broke off. Is it possible to fix it? I'm guessing using glue is not a smart option. I'm also guessing that unless I can find board for this interface, replacing it wouldn't be an option. Drive is out of warranty. And yes, it...
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    Uverse modem/router question - is this possible?

    Hello experts. I recently dumped AT&T for WOW, and have the uverse 2wire 3600 modem/router doing nothing. Is it possible to turn this into a regular router for my WOW (cable) internet? I'd like to use this as a makeshift wireless router until I save up the funds for something better...
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    Setting up new home network from scratch

    Greetings experts. I recently purchased a "new-to-me" home, and want to wire it up all the rooms. I also plan on setting up a media server and home security system, but those are topics for another time. I'll be using AT&T Uverse for internet (best I can get in my area). I've never made my...
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    Can I convert this to an HTPC?

    I have an older SFF system sitting around, and was wondering if I could convert it to a dedicated HTPC. Here are what I believe to be the specs for the current hardware: Case: Micro Fly SX6 Silver Micro-ATX Case CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 AMD 740G mATX RAM...
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    Reus - Puzzle/God Game

    Youtube tutorial playthrough This single player game reminds me a lot of a modernized Populous, with a puzzling aspect to make it more complicated than just two terraforming gods fighting each other. A lot of people compare this to Black & White. I've been finding this game to be rather...
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    Samsung Series 5 50-inch LED TV - UN50EH5300 1080p Smart HDTV with $200 eGift Card

    Samsung Series 5 50-inch LED TV - UN50EH5300 1080p Smart HDTV with $200 PROMO eGift Card - $748 $748, plus $200 Dell gift card. This deal is listed on SlickDeals front page. If I had the money, I'd get it. Good negotiators might be able to get Amazon to price match with the gift card. It...
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    6950 + 2 monitors question

    This is probably a stupid question. My rig is running two 6950's. Might be overkill, but they were on sale when I bought them. I'm currently using a single Dell 3007WFP at 2650x1600. I want to add another 3007WFP at the same res (I had it sitting in the corner). How do I accomplish this...
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    Complete audio upgrade

    Hello all. I am doing a complete audio upgrade, and despite going through these forums extensively for awhile, there are just so many options (and so many questionable products), that I need to rely on H expertise. What I'm looking for: Decent 2.1 setup with bookshelf speakers. In the long...
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    Dell 3007WFP - stuck in test mode

    Very general question, and I do not really have any info to share. Someone is selling a Dell 3007WFP for a good price, but it is apparently stuck in "test mode" and requires a factory unlock (?). Apparently there are no dead pixels, just this "test mode" issue. I have no pictures, or any...
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    Galaxy S3 question

    I believe the answer to my question is "no", but thought I'd ask in case people know of new ways of doing things. Can the S3 connect to a USB hub and utilize video out to a TV (via MHL cable) at the same time? I am trying to find a way to watch videos from external hard drives on my TV...
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    Looking for a reliable UPS

    I’m looking to purchase two UPS’s – something reliable with decent replacements. One will be used as a better form of surge protection. Since power outages have been happening more frequently in the summer by me, I need something that will buy me time to power down my machine with no risk of...
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    Looking for a reliable UPS

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    Suggestions for New Rig

    It's been three years since you guys helped me design my old rig. The mobo is starting to go on it, so it's time to build a new one. I'm not looking for anything water cooled, and I don't really need any fancy options or a super-awesome looking case. I just need something that will look good...
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    Old 4870 X2 - Is my card done with?

    I got the 4870 X2 shortly after it was released. Since the X2's ran notoriously hot (which mine did), I put one of the Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme's on it, which worked perfectly fine. Fast forward more than a year to today - I was playing the Rift beta (at the character creation screen)...
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    Help me find a game preview - Populus-like god game

    Hey all, A couple of months ago, I saw a video preview for a game on IGN (PC) that had a Populus-like theme. I cannot remember the name of the game, nor can I find it by browsing what links are available on IGN. I think the game was revealed this year at one of the gaming conventions. I'm...
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    Looking for a game like Sim Earth

    I'm looking for something to occupy my free time. Are there any games out there similar to Sim Earth (evolution-type games)? Spore was, of course, a disappointment to many, but I'm hoping someone here can help me find something good. Thanks!
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    Incredible - must have accessories?

    My new Incredible ships on the first, and I was wondering what accessories are "must haves". The store tried to get me to buy a bunch of things when I ordered, but I said I'll get them later. I figured it's best to ask on here, and then buy them off Amazon/Ebay to save as much money as I can...
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    Windows boot question

    Hi all. Quick question: I'm currently running Vista as my primary OS. I installed the beta 7 on a spare/new hd to try it out. I ended up reformatting that drive, so 7 is no longer on my machine. When I boot up, I'm given the option to choose to load up either 7 (default) or Vista. How do...
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    Sata HD installation problem

    I never used to be a newb when it came to installing hard drives, but I'm relatively inexperienced when it comes to SATA drives, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I have two hd's hooked up. I see the second drive in the bios, and when I go to windows, it looks like it's combining both...
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    Running multiple backgrounds

    Hello all. I don't know if this question belongs in the Video Card, OS or General Software forum, so I figured this would be the safest bet to not tick off the masses. I'm running dual monitors on a 4870 X2 - OS is Vista 64. Is there a way to have a different background on each monitor...
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    Question on Ejunkie coupons

    I've seen people post on here about them and I was hoping someone could explain how they work. I saw a coupon posted for 15% off Dell LCD monitors, and was tempted to go for one. Are they fully reputable? The website looks a little shady, but from the posts, it looks like they fully work...
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    Upgrading my damaged 37" Westy

    Hello all (and thanks in advance). My two year old (a guess) 37" Westy has suffered some image burn damage, and I'm looking to replace it. The burn is annoying, but doesn't make the monitor unusable. It looks like the main cause of the problem was playing bnet (Warcraft 3 doesn't run in a...
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    Moving RAID drives from one rig to another

    My new rig is up and running, and I want to move my hard drives from my old rig to my new one. The old drives were set up in a RAID format, and I haven't been able to get them to show up properly on my new rig. I'd like to be able to access the data on my new rig. Any thoughts on how I can do...
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    Building New Rig

    My current computer is failing. I've had two power supplies burn out, as well as a video card. Not my system has taken to crashing and locking up in even the simplest games, so instead of replacing everything, I'm going to start anew. I was originally going to buy from a boutique, but after...
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    Building my first SFF - need suggestions

    My parents lost their computer during a pretty bad electrical storm, so I decided to build them a new one. The computer needs to do two things - browse the internet (and play those web games) and burn dvds. That's it. No "real" gaming. No media editing. Noise isn't even an issue, I just...
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    Buying a new rig - need some suggestions

    First, thanks in advance. I know there is no community anywhere better suited to help me config a new system. Back in the day, I used to have the latest knowledge when it came to hardware. That was back when the Voodoo video cards were still around and we all got a good laugh at comparing...
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    Video problem that I believe is Windows related

    System Info: AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 2048MB Ram DIrectX 9.0c GeForce 7800 GTX + GeForce 7800 GTX Westinghouse 37" running in 1920x1080 The problem I'm encountering is darkened videos, to the point where it's near complete black. This problem occurs with both DVD's and computer filed videos...
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