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    Used SAS Drives for Dell Server

    Wanted to do a sanity check with everyone here. Trying to discern if I'm a dumbass for buying used SAS drives for my home NAS. Between the absurd price of new NAS drives and the recent SMR drama, I wound up buying 8pc of HUS726060ALS640 from an ebay seller. These are recycled / refurbished...
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    Upgrade target for an Ivy Bridge system

    I'm pretty out of the loop on video cards anymore. Although my aging 7970 has stood in quite well for the past 4 yeras, I have no interest in returning to AMD anymore. But, at this point, I don't know if I should aim high (1080) or midrange (1070 / 1060). I primarily game @ 2560 x 1440 @ 85Hz...
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    ESXi, ZFS, VT-d, questions.

    I'm preparing to make the transition to ZFS very soon and I'm still mulling over how I would like to approach this. Ideally I would like to host my ZFS server within ESXi using PCI-passthrough of my H310/9211 HBA. I just rebuilt my server with a xeon 1246 V3 and a supermicro X10SLL-F...
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    Descisions....descisions...X79 or X58

    So, I've got some hardware on my hands and some of it is collecting dust. My day to day rig for a while now has been an 1155 based core-i5 system...It's plenty fast for a good bit of what I do at 4.6GHz. But, I've recently come to regret not having VT-d. Since I have two aging HEDT base...
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    Looking for a good *VA for my next display

    So, I've spent the last year buying and trying a couple new displays. A 34UM95 which i only used for about 3 weeks before becoming bored with. And my Yamakasi Catleap that I just recently discovered doesn't like to display moving 3D dark scenes in Stalker games without spewing red line aritfacts...
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    980 Strix. No heatsinks on RAM. Need advice on upgrade.

    Have a Radeon 7970 and have a 3440x1440 21:9 monitor coming. 7970 is already too loud and too slow for a handful of things I throw at it with 2560x1440 resolution. However, I'm not convinced 780TI / 980 would be a big jump in FPS. I've been eyeballing the 980 STRIX cards. I noticed in ASUS's...
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    Solder reflow on southbridge chip to fix cold-boot issue.

    So, I've been having cold-boot issues with my x58 classified motherboard (Code 25). I originally thought I remedied the issue with a thorough BIOS flash procedure. Unfortunately, I found out days later that the fix was just coincidental. I have a new rule/theory to go on and it makes the most...
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    AKG Q701's back on Massdrop $150

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-q701-audiophile-headphones?mode=guest_open&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Massdrop%20-%20Master&utm_campaign=Product%20Announcement%202014-08-20 Considering I once paid $240 for a pair of these, it's pretty awesome to see they've come down in...
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    Advanced True White Polarizer - What is it? Can I buy one and install it myself.

    If my title doesn't elude to my ignorance, this should. I only just heard of an A-TW polarizer yesterday. Just bought a 27" Catleap. And while I'm very happy with the display, the IPS glow is a little strong. I could probably get used to it. But if I can do something to fix it, that would be...
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    Sourcing thermal pads

    I just bought a used EK waterblock for my E760 motherboard and I'm going to need to source some thermal interface pads. Since it's such a long unit, i'm leery of just using thermal paste, as there is likely to be some gaps on the VRM's and what not. I have a small bit of alpha-gel silicone...
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    Need to build my first home server. Looking for input.

    I've gotten to the point where my media is stored across too many systems as well has having a ton of personal data with redudancy being provided by external USB HDD's. It's gotten untenable and I need to beef things up a bit. I was hoping to run ESXi for 2-3 VM's now and potentially more later...
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    Work Network - Two WAN firewall boxes in series

    So, we're working with a consultancy which is proposing we install a SonicWall primary firewall ($700) and an untangle firewall ($700) which will both be daisy chained on our incoming internet connection. So I'm told, they "offer double layered protection." To me just looks like they wanted...
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    Warm; ARRIS/Motorolla DOCSIS 3.0 SB6141 Cable Modem $77.81

    According to camelcamelcamel, $77.81 is a all-time low retail price for this cable modem. I'm in for one, because I'm tired of paying TWC $6 a month rent for an obsolete POS...
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    Ceton InfiniTV4 back down to $170 again @ newegg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815706001 See promo code. I know a few guys missed this deal the last time it was at this price.
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    Local deal - Columbus OH Microcenter - DD GTX580 water block for $56 + tax

    Didn't think this warranted a main H.D. posting, since there's only one available. But, it's been at this reduced price for weeks now, and no one's gotten it. Figured I should point it out. It's an in-store deal only. if it shows up out of stock, change your favorite store to "Central Ohio"...
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    Need to update my HTPC Graphics card, resolve HDMI issues

    Hello all, My current HTPC is just a recommissioned C2D gaming rig with an 8800GTX... I'm looking to upgrade to something that uses less power, and would have native HDMI video and HDMI audio. I'm hoping a native HDMI card would resolve issues I'm having currently. My TV is a hand-me down I...
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    Rethinking the video card. Going bare bones and modularizing I/O.

    Just wanted to post something for pure discussion, and see what others think. TL:DR The TL;DR question would be.... What if you could buy a GFX card void of a pre-supplied cooling solution and I/O ports? Just a pure stripped down graphics processor board with: -No manufacture applied cooling...
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    Making S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CoP less easy...

    So, I've been playing Stalker Call of Pripyat on master difficulty with the CoP Complete mod for a week or so now. I'm a die-hard stalker lover, with hundreds of hours of play time racked up. Pretty much the only game series I can play and re-play over and over... The issue is, I'm quite...
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    Uhh oh. This is odd. Burned pins on 24-pin ATX connector. (PC P&C Silencer 750w)

    Looks like two 12v (yellow) wires burned somehow. Computer was running fine last night, and for the past few months on end. Went to boot up this morning, and it was a no go. Investigating, I found what you can see in the pics above. (sorry for the blur. It's in a dark corner and my camera...
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    Dual power supplies and 'crossloading' concerns

    So I'm making considerations for some system changes involving GTX480 in SLI using the system in my sig. The situation may require me to go to dual-ed power supplies (Actually, only if I decide to add an 8800 card for physX) The problem I've read about is that 'crossloading' a power supply is a...
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    Your preferance: stickers or no stickers

    Totally not meant to be a serious thread. I'm just curious how many people share the same opinion as me about the gawdy stickers a lot of AIB's put on their video card heatsinks. IMO, I think the XFX stickers are passable on the 5xxx series and that the ones on the HIS and Sapphire cards really...
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    System refuses to power on. Mobo dead?

    EDIT. Never mind. It was a simple oversight. Can't believe it took me this long to figure it out :o Mods, please feel free to delete this useless thread.
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    Extremely oversized reservoir. Good idea or bad?

    So, I'm getting ready to put together my first CPU water cooling loop. I have everything I need on hand except some clamps and a reservoir. I held off on the reservoir knowing that I can just run a t-Line. However, I had another idea creep into my head.... Using a 5 gallon bucket for a...
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    Eyefinity Configuration Question (one card for each monitor)

    With crossfire and eyefinity having a hard time coexisting, would it be possible to use a single card to drive a single monitor? This would mean, if I want to do a 3x1 monitor config, I would simply buy 3x 5870's and NOT put them in tri-crossfire. Just have one card drive each monitor. Perhaps...
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    Might be buying PS3 or 360 for Madden 10. Please Advise

    I've been out of console gaming for a long while. And this years madden looks like something fun...and since they aren't going to bring it back to PC, I'm thinking about buying a console. I know the main differences between the consoles, and based on features alone, I would choose the PS3...
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    Reinstalled drivers, GTX 280 reports 0mhz

    Reinstalled 180.43. Now, I get 0mhz core/mem. Riva Tuner and nTune can not detect clocks. Anyone know what's up?
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    Thinking about a new display. How about using an HDTV?

    I have a combo home-theater / gaming room with HD satellite TV and my PC listed below. Since my 24" monitor's VGA port just died, I was looking at this sony XBR 37", thinking that would make a nice upgrade. http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=215618 They also have a 32" of...
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    Stuttering on 4870 (Not x2)

    I did a quick search for this here, and didn't turn up anything. So here I go. I decided to finally upgrade from my 2 year old 8800GTS. I was looking forward to returning to ATI, and supporting the "little" guy by scratching my upgrade itch. Unfortunately, two games I wish to play very much...
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    1GB Stick of Corsair DDR-400 - $23 AR - (Microcenter)

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0256694 Just showed up in my email. For those of you still on DDR1, this is pretty cheap.
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    MPEG-2 decoding. Seems AMD might not be so hot right now. Am I right?

    So, I just got done doing a modest build for my Brother's family. I used a GA-MA78G-S2H mobo, which has the 780G chipset (HD3200 on board video, set to 256MB vram in bios) After setting up the system, I decided to play a DVD video back (There Will Be Blood) at 1920x1200 pixels in VLC media...
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    Access Denied to local HDD (Vista) - Ownership & Permissions

    It's a long story. But, basically, I was trying to make a drive full of my crucial personal data more secure...In doing so, I made it so that no one on my Vista x64 box can read the drive. Earlier, I forced ownership of the drive to my log in profile, and regained access to all files on the...
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    Thinking about digital HD tv on the PC, using as DVR

    Hello all, I'm not a super extreme HTPC guy, so I don't know what my options are. I currently have Time Warner Cable internet, and watch all my TV OTA, which comes in as 720x480 "enhanced" definition, which does look a ton better than standard TV. However I realize that real HD would look...
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    Reccomend a Game Pad for Vista x64

    Hello all. Probably one of the biggest disappointments about Vista x64 is it's relentless driver signing, which won't even allow advanced users to give the thumbs up to unsigned 3rd party drivers. (Riva tuner, XBCD, etc.....) So with that, I need something to replace my hacked Xbox S...
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    Trackmania United Extra High Geometry Tweak

    Hello all. Just wanted to pass along something I figured out. Ever since moving from Nations to United, I found the way the game displayed distant objects very distracting. In order to boost game performance, Nadeo adjusted the "Normal" Geometry details option so that you could still easily...
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    Just got my first tuner card! HVR-1600

    Just thought I'd share an HTPC-noob's experience with a tuner card. I picked up a HVR-1800 at Circuit city today for $100, and went back to my house in hopes that it could decode the basic local channels on my cable line. Sadly, Time Warner is not like other cable companies, where once you have...
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    Quick-Look: $300 24" Soyo DYLM24D6 VS $400 24" Westinghouse L2410NM

    ****************** ****Update***** ****************** In case you haven't heard about the three-hundred-dollar-bandit of a 24" LCD that is the SOYO DYLM24D6, they you should brush up here and here. Many of us geeks and forum dwellers are experiencing the pain of making multiple trips back to...
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    Sound quality menage e twa - Winamp / WMP / Lossless Codecs - Am I crazy?

    After some experimentation of my own, I am lead here to ask two questions: 1) Does Winamp actually have higher sound quality than WMP? I ask this because, as much as I don't want to believe it, I have head-to head tested WMP and winamp playing the exact same WMA-L audio files, and winamp...
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    AMD Possibly Up for Aquisition?

    I just saw this over at xtremesystems. I figure this information is false. At least, I hope AMD isn't going to be taken over. Here's the link: Source
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    Latest STEAM update seems to have fixed HL2 Stuttering for me

    I didn't see anyone talking about this here, so I'm bringing it up. After Valve's latest round of steam updates, I found that my stuttering issue is completely gone (though still slightly there in Lost Coast). Everything in HL2 runs 50x more smooth. Did anyone else find that the HL2 stutter...
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    Connect3D - Any Good? Thinking about their x1900 XTX

    As the title implies, I'm looking at the Connect3D x1900 xtx's because they are priced at nearly x1900 xt prices after rebates (which end 3/15/06) Just poking around their website, I finally found a PDF that claimed they have a 2-year parts and labor warranty. (www.connect3D-us.com) As...
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