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    Lord of the Rings extended Bluray $49.99 Amazon

    Hey just thought I'd warn everyone. I snagged this deal and when I got the boxset the last movie (Return of the King) didn't have Part Two, it only had 2 Part One discs. Amazon is sending me a new set free of charge fortunately, but still... I'd recommend checking them in case you decided to...
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    I installed my processor in the wrong position

    I still can't figure out how this is possible. When I installed my 1156 I looked closely at the arrows, but realized it didn't matter as it could only fit in one way. If you have to use ANY muscle at all to get computer parts to fit you are doing it wrong. Better luck in the future OP.
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    25% off of the Dell U3011 currently

    From Dell, they have an "outlet" portion on their site. Occasionally the U3011 comes up. Even for a refurb though, it looked like brand new condition. No problems thus far.
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    25% off of the Dell U3011 currently

    I agree, I sprung for a refurb U3011 and while it was $950, it was probably the best "PC" centric buy I've made. Great monitor, perfect size. At first it's almost overwhelming, but as time goes on it starts "shrinking". I think if I were to have got a 27" I'd feel a little regret not getting...
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    Which 120hz LCD do you have? Would you recommend it?

    Backlight bleeding on my Acer GD235HZ was pretty atrocious, especially in 3D mode where it cranked the brightness to 100%. Ghosting was apparent some brighter scenes, but that is a limitation of the technology. Panel quality didn't seem that great to me for the price. I had a Samsung...
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    Will AMD's Bulldozer plow through Intel's Sandy Bridge?

    I hope it does well, I want it to do well. But I can't help but feel it won't be competitive to Sandybridge. If they keep power consumption and heat down, even if it's a little slower I would seriously consider it.
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    If I had one complaint about this monitor is that the edges look a little off colored. Not bad, but noticeable, but only on whites. I haven't calibrated it yet, so maybe I can smooth things out. Not enough for me to get worked up though. Still miles better than my acer or samsung lcd's.
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    Single-link. I already had a dual link cable so no big deal. Might order a longer one off monoprice though. They are only about $10.
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    Got my refurb yesterday. What an amazing monitor! No dead pixels, the thing looked great out of the box but I will likely adjust it after I get use to it. Games look amazing at 2560x1600 and all that extra space makes browsing the internet and desktop usage 10x better. This thing is huge...
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    Logitech MX 518 Gaming Mouse $22.54

    A+ mouse. I replaced mine with a G500, but the MX518 stays in storage as back up.
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    Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" S-IPS 2560x1600 monitor $1049.30+tax incl. ship @ Dell

    Figures, I just bought a refurb for $950 a week ago. I likely would have bought new for only $100-$150 more... Oh well, the refurb I got looks flawless to me. Just don't have that warranty. :\
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    The HDMI standard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI Edit: Actually it shows 1.3 being able to do 2560x1600. This is confusing. I'll try plugging it in and see what it does.
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    Did a little research, apparently HDMI only does 1080p. So there's that.
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    I have the 3D Acer monitor, it requires a dual link DVI cable to achieve 120HZ. I too am not sure if the HDMI cable is enough to run 2560x1600. Guess there's only one way to know for sure. :p
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    Dell U2311H

    I haven't experienced an IPS monitor yet, but having a 120hz monitor I can say it is nice, but I'm not sure it's justified if you aren't going to do 3D. There is a perceivable difference when comparing 60FPS to 120FPS, but how much better it makes you is questionable. I'm not too happy with...
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    Can I get away with an HDMI cable? I have the dual-link DVI cable from my Acer I could use if need be. And yeah, I'm worried about dead pixels. But if there is even 1 I'll send it back. I can tolerate many things, but dead pixels is not one of them.
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    Dell U3011 coming soon.

    I snagged a refurb a week or so ago. Should be here tomorrow. Hoping I get lucky. This is my first "serious" monitor. All I've ever had was TN panels, and my current Acer GD235HZ is really shitty for anything outside games. Hoping for good things with the 3011. I don't think I'm as picky...
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    At 30" does Brand matter?

    Craigslist is fine. Ask the guy if you can go to his house and have a look at it plugged in and look for any defects. Always deal in cash, and you will be fine.
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    LG 32LE5300 32" 1080p LED HDTV - 1080p 2ms 120Hz // $549 with free shipping

    Man for $470 this seems like a great deal, but I don't know if I want to go through the panel lottery. Can I keep returning these panels indefinitely to Amazon if they don't work out? Or will they throw a fit? I want to use this as a PC monitor that I could plug my PS3 into as well for easy...
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    Anyone else would think Elder Scrolls 5 and/or Mess Effect 3 could benefit from coop?

    It wouldn't make sense in Mass Effect.. so no. But I'd LOVE to team up with a friend or two in a Elder Scrolls game and go through dungeons together and just mess around. Maybe 4 players max.
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    http://twitter.com/Bethblog/status/14010984884604929
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    Mass Effect 3

    Female Shepherd is better for a paragon playthrough, where as the male voice actor sounds better in renegade oriented dialog. IMO anyway. But yeah, the female voice actor over all is a lot better. More believable imo.
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    Dead 580, Help?

    You got an Evga, register it and RMA it and they'll send you another. It sucks but oh well.
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    What is the best monitor-TV combo?

    I'm interested in this too. I was reading reviews on the LG5300/5400 and people complain about input lag with PC/Consoles and fuzzy text. Is this true, if so are there other (better) monitor/tvs?
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    Weird red/green ghosting on my 120hz Acer GD235HZ

    Holy shit, I thought it was just me. I found this thread in a Google search and you are describing what I am seeing. I thought it was everything else. I thought it was my GTX 480. But I hooked up my PS3 and was noticing the exact same issue which just shouldn't be. What's weird is it isn't...
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    Steam: Weekend deal - Risen 50% off!

    There are some things I make exceptions on, but when it comes to limited activations in games I put my foot down. I don't buy it, I don't pirate it. I just let it be. Also, Steam is enough DRM for me. I don't need limited installs on top of that.
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    40" 1080P Toshiba 40FT1U LCD TV $399 + tax @ BestBuy Friday/Saturday Nov 12-13 only

    I'm curious how good this TV would be plugged into my PC.
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    Steam: Weekend deal - Risen 50% off!

    Has TAGES 3 Machine activation limit though.
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    [H]ot ASUS GTX 460 768MB + HAWX 2 $115 Shipped AR

    I was just looking at that. But I have a feeling prices will drop a little more once the 580 and 6900 series come out, and shuffle everything else down.
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    UT3 is gorgeous!

    I hate UE3. Worst thing to happen to PC gaming. It works well on consoles but every time it gets ported over to the PC it's just crap. If they ever make another popular engine (UE4 I guess) I hope they _at least_ add AA to it, since it's too hard for developers to get it working...
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    My GTX 480 is starting show rainbow effects

    Reinstalled drivers using driver sweeper and all that jazz, same problem. I'd take pics if I had a camera, but I don't. It looks like the image is ghosting but instead of a shadow it's all rainbow colored. Oddly enough, my PS3 was seeing the same effect in Red Dead Redemption, my guess is...
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    My GTX 480 is starting show rainbow effects

    I'm seeing it in Metro 2033 now too. I cranked up the fan to 80% and even with temps at 51C in game, I still see the same effect. Going to try driver reinstall of latest WHQLs though I somehow doubt that will do anything at all.
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    My GTX 480 is starting show rainbow effects

    So for the most part I've never seen this before. But I was trying out Crysis and almost immediately (during the first cut scene) I started seeing these rainbow effects. It was like a ghost of an image all distorted and rainbow like. I thought it might have been AA related, but turning it off...
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    Need honest experienced opinion on GTX480's

    Evga is nice but the cards they send back as replacements are pretty shitty. I've RMA'd a half dozen 285s in my experience with them, the replacements they send back are just garbage, takes awhile to get a solid one (took me 5 tries just to get a solid one back). And you pay for each failed...
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    Replacing stock TIM on GTX 470/480 Thread

    I reapplied my 480 with AS5 and the temps went up. The heat sink is a bitch to clean properly, and really really rough. Be careful not to let your cleaner drip into the grooves on it. I was idling around 45c on my 480, I got greedy and decided I could maybe drop it a few degrees by re...
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    AC II cracked

    Don't buy it if you don't want to see future titles with this same DRM scheme. I don't care if it is cracked, I won't be buying it or pirating it.
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    4x GTX 480 SLI (+OC)

    Christ...
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    XFX Black 5970 #68 missing, RED ALERT

    is this it: http://cgi.ebay.com/XFX-HD-5970-Black-Edition-LIMITED-REAL-/120559794004?cmd=ViewItem&pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1c11ec7754#ht_500wt_1182
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