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    PNY Optima 240GB SSD $79.99 AR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178720 That's 33 cents a gigabyte.
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    Cable Internet Question

    I'm considering getting cable internet through Comcast. However, my house is 21 years old, and the previous owners did some real ghetto modding with splitters and whatnot. Would there be any way that I could test the signal levels before I lock myself down to a year long contract? I don't want...
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    How much does Comcast actually cost?

    I've been scouring Comcast's website looking for what their 50mbps service will cost after the 12 month reduced rate, and I just can't find it anywhere. Could someone here with the 50mbps service let me know how much they actually have to pay after the first year and what kind of hidden fees I...
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    Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

    I've started to develop some wrist pain in my right hand and I think it's probably due to using a mouse a lot. I currently use a Logitech MX518 mouse, but I'm wondering if there's anything out there ergonomically designed yet decent for gaming. I'm looking at something like the Evoluent or Anker...
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    Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

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    How powerful of a UPS does my system require?

    I'm trying to determine what VA rating and Wattage I would need for a battery backup unit. My system specs are as follows: i5-2500k @ 4.2Ghz @ 1.32v 4x2GB DDR3 RAM @ 1.65v SSD 2x 7200RPM HDD Geforce GTX 660 Sata DVD burner Corsair 550W PSU 5x 120mm case fans If you could recommend...
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    Are WD Black drives worth the price premium?

    Are WD Black drives worth the price premium? Anyone have any experience or anything to add about the warranty on these drives? If you don't think it's worth the cost, what 2TB drive would you recommend in its stead? Thanks
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    What's the word on Toshiba drives?

    Hey, I'm in the market for a new HDD and a 2TB Toshiba has caught my eye due to its low price. Problem is, I've never heard of a Toshiba HDD before and don't know much about their record. So, if you've had a Toshiba drive in past, what do you think about it? Would you recommend it? Do they have...
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    Haswell Refresh on B85?

    I'm building a computer for my brother using the new i5-4590 and probably a pretty basic B85 mobo to save money since he doesn't require any bells and whistles and won't be overclocking. My quest is: will a B85 board be compatible with this new CPU? I've read that it might need a BIOS update to...
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    XFX Radeon R9 270 $145 AR

    http://www.ncixus.com/products/index.php?sku=91996&promoid=1016 First time I've seen these below the $150 mark.
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    Humble Jumbo Bundle

    https://www.humblebundle.com/ Natural Selection 2 Sanctum 2 Magicka + DLC Orcs Must Die 2 Garry's Mod Serious Sam 3 BFE
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    XCOM: Enemy Unknown $15 @ gamer's gate

    http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown Steam activated
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    Phenom II X4 965 $80

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
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    Proper monitor height

    I've been experimenting with the height of my monitor, and I'm wondering if there's a general consensus on the proper height for a monitor. I've read that the top of the display should align with your eyes, but this seems too low for me. So my question is, how high do you guys keep your monitors...
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    Is overclocking not that prevalent or is Ebay full of liars?

    Before I decided to go the 2500k path, I was toying around with the idea of picking up a Q6600 G0 on Ebay to hold me over until Ivy Bridge or even Haswell. Well, when I was browsing around - I must've looked at 20+ listings for this prized overclocker - it seemed like every chip was "pulled...
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    Possible to replace Zalman fan?

    Does anyone know if it's possible to replace a fan for the Zalman CNPS9700? Mine's getting old and starting to grind a bit. I wouldn't want it to fail when I'm away, so I'd like to replace it if possible. Zalman won't answer my emails regarding the matter, so I thought I'd ask you guys. Surely...
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    Did Micro Center screw me?

    I bought a motherboard from Micro Center today. I was stupid and didn't check it before I got home. When I opened the box for the first time, this is what I was greeted with: Note the SATA cables removed from their bag. It is also missing the IO shield and driver disk. This was...
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    Running a motherboard without an IO Shield?

    I recently purchased a Gigabyte Z68 motherboard from Micro Center and when I got home I realized that it didn't come with an IO shield or driver CD. Since it's fairly far from my house, I'm not going to drive up there for a replacement, so I'm wondering if it's safe to run my motherboard without...
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    Which upgrade path seems most reasonable?

    Update: went with option 2 and am very pleased with my decision. I got $300 in Xmas money that I'm planning on using to upgrade my computer. My current specs: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (Conroe) @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte P35-DS3R 4GB DDR2 800 Corsair 550VX PSU Windows 7 x64 Geforce GTS 250 1680 x 1050...
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    Phenom II X4 960T vs i3 2100

    I'm planning to upgrade my CPU on a limited budget. The most I can spend on the CPU is around $130, so I'm looking at the i3-2100 and the Phenom II X4 960T paired with an ~$80 motherboard. So my question is: which will perform better - the stock i3 2100 or the X4 overclocked (hopefully, though...
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    Will you pay for a game with ads in it?

    This thread is inspired by this thread in the hotdeals section: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1660121&page=18 in which people excitedly payed money for a game that features in-game advertising. When I brought up this fact, I was met with ridicule. I didn't know that people were so...
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    Trackmania 2 Canyon $16.74

    Came across this deal on the Steam forum. Thought I'd share. I'm a huge fan of the Trackmania series and was waiting for Canyon to drop in price. $16 seems like a pretty good deal for the kind of endless multiplayer madness this game will provide...
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    Does this upgrade make sense?

    I currently have an old Conroe E6420 running at 3.2GHz. It's pretty slow in the games I play (TF2, BC2, Dragon Age) and I'm thinking of getting a quad core. I'm thinking of getting an MSI AM2+ board so I can use my DDR2 paired with a Phenom II X4 955 which I'd like to OC to about 4GHz. In...
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    Biostar Z68 $89.99

    Putting together a new rig and came across this deal on Newegg. Thought I'd share. It's the only time I've seen a Z68 board under $100. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138319
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    How much free space are you comfortable with?

    Just curious what preferences you guys have. I personally start thinking about adding more space when I get down to 100GB or less free space.
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    What do you think of this Dell monitor?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260023 My LCD just died and I'm using a 9 year old CRT, so I'm in the market for a new display. This one is on sale and the specs look to be decent enough. I'm not sure about the LED backlight, though, as I've heard that it can cause...
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    Do you install optional Windows Update Updates?

    You know, the ones that have their own tab and aren't considered "important." Do you install them anyway? I never have and I'm wondering if I should.
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    Underclocking my 8800 GTS 512

    How far can I safely underclock my 8800 GTS 512? The reason I'm interested is that it runs awfully hot (75C) when I'm not gaming and just browsing the web for instance. I'd like to reduce its heat and power consumption while not engaged in gaming. It currently has a core clock of 650MHz and...
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    Poor USB transfer rates

    I have a Gigabyte P35-DS3R and my USB transfer rates won't go any higher than 3.5MB/s. Any idea how I can fix this?
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    Best online vendor for reliable drives

    I'm in the market for a good storage drive that I'd like to last a while. I've come across some pretty shoddy shipping in the past, which led my drives to die out early or not work at all. So I'm asking: what online vendor does the most to ensure that their drives are unlikely to incur damages...
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    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB $39.99 shipped

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073&cm_re=caviar_blue-_-22-136-073-_-Product Promo code: EMCYVNP29
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    Is using an admin account unsafe in Win7?

    I know the most secure set up is to run as a limited user. However, I find it annoying to have to enter my password so frequently. So, as long as long as UAC is set to maximum, is using an administrator account considerably less safe?
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    Is EVGA trying to screw me? (RMA)

    I RMA'd my Geforce 8800GTS 320MB because I was getting artifacts. Well, they received it and now they're sending me a 9600 GSO 384MB as a replacement. The clock/memory speed are nearly identical but the memory interface is only 192-bit compared to the 320-bit one of the card I sent them...
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    Poor quality sound with Win7 and how I fixed it

    I just installed Windows 7 for the first time recently and I was surprised at how bad my Audigy sounded. I thought perhaps Creative had gotten lazy with driver support, but after sorting through control panel I found the culprit: the default sound settings were just awful. The bass and treble...
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    Radeon 4850 $125 AMIR

    Was shopping around today and found this deal. Thought I'd share. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131125 Eh, guess they took it down. :(
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    Silverstone 600W PSU $88

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256046 Seems like an excellent deal for a good PSU.
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    8 pin CPU power cable

    My Gigabyte P35-DS3R recently crapped out on me and so I'm shopping for a new motherboard. However, I've noticed that most boards nowadays have an 8 pin CPU connector, whereas my PSU only has a 4 pin. It's a 485 watt Enermax and it's always delivered steady voltage on all of my rails, and so far...
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    After a year of working my gigabyte P35-DS3R will not boot

    I powered down my computer last night after playing some TF2. Today when I tried booting up, the fans started spinning, LEDs came on and then after about 4 seconds it reset. It will keep resetting like this until I flip the switch on my PSU. Now why would my system work flawlessly for a year and...
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    Please suggest a 500GB drive

    I haven't bought a hard disk in several years, and so I need help picking one out. I look for three things in a drive, ranked by importance: reliability, speed, and low noise. If you could recommend a 500GB drive based on these criteria, I would really appreciate it.
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    AMD 6400 prices

    They have this at newegg for $280--just a little under a quadcore. Is AMD nuts with this kind of price? Not to mention it doesn't even come with a heatsink.
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