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    Comcast's schedule maintenance killed my downstream channels?

    I have a SB6141 and my internet service is supposed to be 250 down & 10 up. I've had this modem for almost a year. Everything was fine before there was an outage last night due to scheduled maintenance (according to the Xfinity app). I was getting 235down/12up with 8 bonded channels downstream...
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    GW Security Inc. Cameras, trustworthy/reliable?

    My dad and I are switching from an analog-based system to IP cameras. So far, I've purchased 2 Hikvision 3MP EXIR bullet cameras to test and they're quite nice. We saw on Amazon that there's a company called GW Security Inc. that sells 5MP cameras for insanely cheap. The reviews are quite mixed...
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    New laptop incoming, have a few questions.

    I just ordered a new Lenovo Y40-80 with the following specs: Intel Core i7-5500U Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Windows 8.1 64 AMD Radeon R9 M275 2GB 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz 14.0" FHD LED AntiGlare (1920x1080) Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD 4 Cell 48 Watt Hour Li-Polymer Intel®...
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    Free 1000 Amazon Coins ($10 value)

    Amazon's at it again. This time it's 5 free apps giving 200 coins each. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nav_sap_mas_memday?_encoding=UTF8&hidden-keywords=B00C25OI36|B00J99WN9Y|B0091QS88K|B005ZFOOE8|B00I0WCIMI If you already have any of those apps on your Amazon account, you may need to remove...
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    Free 2201 Amazon Coins ($22.01 value)

    Amazon Coins are used for app purchases through Amazon's app store and for in-app purchases. Today there are 9 free apps that will earn you 100 coins each...
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    SilverStone Essential Gold 500W - $26 before rebate

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I6DLHO6/ It's a no-brainer at this price. 80 PLUS Gold and a solid name behind it. Ships in 3-4 weeks so you might not be able to get the measly $5 rebate. I haven't checked if there are any reviews yet, but here's the product page. It's a new line from...
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    Logitech Sale (G500s, G600, G700s and more) @ Amazon

    Saw it on slickdeals. Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad for Low DPI Gaming $14.99 Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse w/ 250 Hour Battery Life $44.99 Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset w/ 7.1 Surround Sound $69.99 BACKORDERED Logitech G27 Racing Wheel $199.99 Sold Out Logitech G500s Laser...
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    Found the keyboard I used as a kid

    I was going through some stuff from my family's recent move and I found this. It's a model KB-6551EN made by Aquarius Systems Inc. I have no idea who they are and Google comes up empty so they're probably long gone. It has white alps switches but the key layout is horrendous.
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    ADATA XPG v1 4GB 1600MHz Desktop Memory (CL9) - $9.99 AR + S/H Tigerdirect

    Saw this on slickdeals. Even without the rebate, it's a decent deal. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=833181&CatId=4534 Enter coupon QOO101902 at checkout for $15 off $34.99 - $15 coupon (QOO101902) - $10 rebate = $9.99 Limit (2) per...
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    Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" 2560x1600 $1048 + S&H @ Fry's.com

    http://www.frys.com/product/6986397?site=sa:adpages%20page:P4_FRI%20date:010413 Saw it in their ad and it's currently available through their site. "Orders shipped to AZ, CA, GA, IN, IL, TN, TX, NV, and WA are subject to state and local sales tax, as applicable." Decent deal if you don't live...
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    Intel 330 180GB SSD $100 @ Newegg's Shellshocker

    Starts at 10am PDT. http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?nm_mc=EMC-SD112012&cm_mmc=EMC-SD112012-_-SD110112-_-content-_-PromoWord
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    Samsung 830 128GB $70 @ TigerDirect

    It's back again. This time it's at TigerDirect. No rebate. Free shipping. Limit 3. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2318704&CatId=5300
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    Warm - Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB $70 @ Newegg

    For those who missed out on the Samsung 830 deal and still want a cheap and good SSD, this seems like it'll relieve the itch. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045 Promo Code: EMCYTZT2400 Remember to use the [H] commissioned buying link. Newegg [H] reviewed the...
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    Samsung 830 256GB $155 & 128GB $70 @ Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC256B-WW/dp/B0077CR66A/ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128B-WW/dp/B0077CR60Q/ Gold Box deal of the day. Get em' while they're hot (and in stock).
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    Antec Neo Eco 620W $35 AR at newegg

    Great power supply at this price. It's made by Seasonic. Coupon code: EMCYTZT1291 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031 $70 - $15 code - $20 MIR = $35 with free shipping
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    Dungeon Defenders (PC) $3 -> Get $5 game credit

    Amazon has the PC version of Dungeon Defenders on sale today as a part of their "19 Days of Deals." Buy it for $3 and receive $5 promotional credit good towards any of the best selling video game downloads of 2011. The credit is usable during the month of January 2011...
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    Dual monitor issue

    I just switched to a GTX 460 from a Radeon HD4850. My main monitor is a Dell 2001FP and my secondary monitor is a TCL 40" LED backlit TV. When I have full screen games running on the primary monitor, full screen youtube videos on the secondary aren't displayed. The screen stays black but the...
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    Pillarboxed YouTube videos

    I have a TCL 40" 1080p TV set as my secondary monitor. When I watch YouTube videos that don't have a max resolution of 1080p (360p, 480p, and 720p), the player gets pillarboxed when I enter full screen mode. I suspect that this is due to my main monitor having a different aspect ratio. It's an...
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    Micro Center B&M: i5 2500K + ASUS P8P67 Pro-R3 $329.98

    They lowered the price of the combo with the P8P67-Pro AND they removed the MIR. Now it's only $10 more for the Pro version compared to the normal one. They forgot the 'K' in the picture but the web site shows the proper details. Prices good until 04/24/11...
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    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Kit $75

    One of Newegg's shellshockers today is the 8GB Corsair Vengeance kit. It's the same price and has the same specs as the G.SKILL kit that has been on sale a couple times. It's a good deal on lower voltage RAM if you missed the G.SKILL deal, didn't like the brand, or just wanted blue heat...
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    Toshiba T135D-S1325 video issue

    Whenever I play HD videos on the laptop's display, everything is fine. However, when I hook it up to a LCD TV, the video will stutter (some videos more than others). I've tried x264 MKVs and XVID files and they all experience the same issue (I use mpc - home cinema). Lower quality/resolution...
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    CM HAF 932 + Thermaltake Frio combo $65 AR @ Fry's B&M

    $110 - $45 MIR = $65 Found it in the Bay Area Fry's ad. http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&loc=53824&fsi=14894&version=Mercury&facing=false&pagenum=3 Seeing as this is a Cyber Monday deal, YMMV.
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    Linksys WRT160N 802.11b/g/n Wireless Router - $40

    Linksys WRT160N 802.11b/g/n Wireless Broadband Router up to 300Mbps/ 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4 @ newegg $10 coupon code: EMCYTZT101 Can be flashed with DDWRT. 48-hour deal only.
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    32GB Kingston DataTraveler 102 $39.99 + s&h @ Woot!

    $39.99 + $5 shipping @ http://www.woot.com Not the fastest USB flash drive around, but that's pretty darn cheap for a 32GB. Like with all other Woots, this will last for one day only or until they are sold out.
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    Woot-Off!

    Looks like it's that time of month again. I hope it's not as bad this time, but I'm not getting my hopes up. http://www.woot.com
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    ASUS Xonar DS $30 + S/H

    http://www.frys.com/product/6126339 I saw this in the weekly Fry's adscan, but I noticed that it's available online as well. They may charge tax depending on where you live. As a reference, ground shipping comes out to $7.45 for me.
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    BFG 9800GT 512MB Newegg Shell Shocker 3/18?

    This will be up in the afternoon. Judging from the picture in the Shell Shocker preview, it's the BFG 9800 GT 512MB low-power version, model BFGE98512GTGE. http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Mar-0-2010/ss15/images/index_5c.jpg...
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    Razer Pro Click Mobile Bluetooth Mouse $15

    Woot.com is selling these brand new today in four different colors (black, white, red, & pink) http://www.woot.com/ $14.99 per mouse + $5 shipping. You can pick and choose up to three for a total of $50. That's pretty good considering that's the MSRP for a single one. As with any...
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    MSI Wind12 U230-040US or ASUS Eee PC 1201N?

    I've been wanting something more portable than my 15.4" laptop, but not quite as small (or weak) as a 10" netbook. That being said, I've been looking at the MSI U230 and ASUS 1201N. MSI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152160 ASUS...
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    Can I ghost/copy my OS partition to my SSD?

    I finally got around to installing my X25-M 80GB and was wondering if I could completely move my OS partition, which is 40GB total 20GB free, from my hard drive rather than reinstall everything. If so, would all my programs run like nothing had changed since the drive paths would be the same...
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    Hot? Intel Celeron E3200 + MSI G31TM-P21 $30 AR @ Fry's B&M

    Seems like a damn good deal for an HTPC setup or a cheap, low-power second computer. http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=32664&adid=8925105&subid=28416504&type= Here's something to compare the prices and for more details on the specs. CPU...
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    High-pitched noise coming from mouse

    I've been using a Logitech MX518 for the past 3 years and have recently noticed that there's a high-pitched noise coming from it. The mouse still works perfectly fine and I usually don't pay any mind to it, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has come across something like this or knows why...
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    Mic input problem

    I recently got my hands on a X-Fi Xtremegamer Fatal1ty Pro card. I have an Icemat clip-on mic, that came with the Siberia in-ear headset, plugged into the flexijack. For some reason, the mic input is played through my speakers. This never happened with my low-profile X-Fi Xtremegamer with the...
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    How good are these Asetek WaterChill kits?

    120mm rad: http://www.svc.com/03-l-1341.html 120mm x 2 rad: http://www.svc.com/03-l-1345.html They're old kits, but they're pretty damn cheap. I'm just wondering how each one compares to something like the Corsair H50 or a good air cooler. Would it be worthwhile coming from a Xigmatek...
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