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    Best bang for buck 49 inch? (Light gamer, more for productivity/development (non color corr)

    I'm thinking of upgrading from my current setup, a 32 QHD HP Omen with a 27 inch FHD Dell monitor on each side. While I used to game back in the day and occasionally still do, my standards were such that I never really felt the need for more than 60 FPS - generally I try to follow the "unseen...
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    Need a cheap but reliable router for an extremely unique use case

    For my VR simulator, due to the current engine limitation, you can't interact with a VR player from outside the game via spectator screen. (God my life would be so easy if this was the case) For now, the workaround is to use a Webserver that takes a local html file and handles the Button...
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    Mounting Corsair 55 bracket question (strix 270 motherboard)

    Not sure if this belongs in motherboards or cooler. Apologize for mods if it's in the wrong spot. It was recommended to get the Corsair 55i AIO cooler for my mini ITX VR Simulator build. However, I seem to have hit a snag. I'm using the Strix 270i motherboard. While the website DOES say it...
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    Install cooler backplate off center (more of a hardware than cooling question)

    It was recommended to get the Corsair 55i AIO cooler for my mini ITX VR Simulator build. However, I seem to have hit a snag. I'm using the Strix 270i motherboard. While the website DOES say it is compatible with the 1151 socket, it does not appear to be "happily" compatible. The manual...
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    Recommend Display for VR Game Development (Unreal 4 Engine)

    I was looking at http://www.refurb4less.com/hp-omen-32-32-led-backlit-display-2560x1440-16-9-hdmi-port-display-port/ my budget is limited so unless I was getting a ridiculous deal I'd like to keep price under $350 max. Normally when I'm editing Unreal I have a crapload of windows open, so...
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    $189 for Windows 10 Pro?

    I'm trying to find a legitimate non-oem version of Windows 10 Pro. I obviously want to save money but I don't want some license issues to pop up a year down the road because I bought some reseller key version. Basically I'm just double checking to make sure I'm not overpaying. 189 seems like...
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    Available 1080 ti founder edition cards?

    Just my luck-- I spend years exploring a certain concept, then another year learning how to develop it. Finally when I am ready to build, there is an unprecedented revolution in digital currency and allllll the cards are gone. For my VR Simulator, it was recommended I picked up something...
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    Any pelican case builds/mods?

    I'm working on a simulator for public safety (firefighting) and approaching the part where we actually need the machine we take to departments. Since this will require a high-end machine but needs to be portable, I was thinking one of those huge pelican cases. (Something like this...
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    Preorder from 3rd Party - Will I lose Unlimited Sprint Data?

    Been with Sprint for years, despite the slowness. Stuck with them when all the data caps /throttling came through. So my account (which is like 10 years old) still has the unlimited, no throttling data. (No throttling in theory) Bestbuy has a pretty sweet deal, $199 for S7, $299 for S7 Edge...
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    Repair laptop power button

    This morning I go to power on my laptop and I hear a pop/snap. Then the power button doesn't seem to have any resistance. It won't power on... This has happen before and though I have a warranty, I am presenting a tech demo soon and this is the only hardware I have capable of performing...
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    Computer won't stay shut down...

    Totally stumped. Restore on Power Loss is completely off in bios. Wake up via keyboard is on but it's a usb and I'm not touching anything. Thoughts?
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    Computer won't resume from sleep/hibernate...

    Apologies if this is a software issue...(bios settings would still be technically hardware right?) I have an old desktop I built (check sig I think) in 2008. Formatted, fresh win 7 install, drivers, etc. However, it never seems to resume from sleep or hibernate accurately...I have to...
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    Replugging in laptop, framerate isn't restored...

    Sometimes on my Sager it gets unplugged...then the framerate drops. It has a crossfire setup and I wouldn't expect a battery to be able to push it. However, when I plug it back in the frame rate doesn't drop up. I've cycled back and forth power options and can't find anything in the catalyst...
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    Recommend me an SSD for under $170 (Gaming)

    Got a gift card with that much left...as much as I'd like to get the 840 pro it's just not in the budget. Should I go with the regular 840 then? 256 gig or 240gig or whatever, I've read over some of the technical aspects but confess this is my first SSD.
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    Going mobile for the first time, best way to migrate data...

    I've been a gamer on three desktops for the last 10 years...I am going mobile now because the technology is finally there and I am on the go a lot more. I have some internal sata drives I would like to clone but I have never had to migrate data that much? My laptop I am getting has an...
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    Talk to me about your MOBILE crossfire experiences:

    I am trying to decide between two Sager Laptops, (NP8275/NP8295) and the SLI/xfire capable model (NP9380/NP9390). This is meant to be a desktop replacement...I can't game at home like I used to because I have two very small children. (Sometimes after they are asleep but usually I am too at...
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    Are my expectations realistic?

    My current desktop is the following : E8500 C2D using 8 gig ram with ati radeon 4870. I built it in 2008. It's outdated to be sure but still holds its own. I am wanting get a portable machine that can play the newest games nearly on ultra settings at 40-60 fps , or high settings at a...
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    Never had a gaming laptop, making the transition, time to buy?

    With the birth of my son last year and another one the way, I have found that I am rarely at my desktop. Usually I am watching my son in his room or play area...I also work at the fire dept...on the weekends and usually past 5 or 6 pm we can more or less do what we want, as long as we aren't...
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    WTF Winflash? You write over hard-drives?

    Somehow when I was making a Win 7 Bootdisk for my wife on a flash drive, the wrong drive letter got selected and it appears it formatted my 1.3 TB home media server data? WTF Winflash. Now my hard drive appears as it is a mounted ISO...(which is weird because the capacity is only 336 mb left...
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    Virus or hardware problem

    Here's the thing, I opened a suspicious file, like a dumbass, after I formatted, forgetting I hadn't put an AV on it yet...immediate forced reboot...then when it reboots I get BSOD with error code 01E...which windows states is either hardware, (CPU, Motherboard, or Memory)... I've gone from...
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    Which cable is better to run? Coax or Ethernet, moving computer to other room

    Like the title, I've got a baby on the way so I am giving up the command center, (Alas, Fatherhood) and it will now be Baby Command. My "mobile setup" shall moved to the living room, (Sadly, my dual-recliners of bachlorness must go). In addition to any great desk setups (A galant is probably...
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    Best way to 'watch' tv setup from another room...

    My home theatre consists of PS3, Samsung LED 61inch (HLTSAX6179 I believe), Xbox360, Wii, and bright house tivo box. While there doesn't seem to be an HDMI out on the tv, (all I good find was the RCA composite out) I have an adjoining wall, where my bedroom is that I would have on the other...
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    Post your Cable Management tips/tricks

    After searching for a definitive thread, I find that most of the tips for good cable management are found the in "Post Pictures of" threads and not in any particular order or easy-to-find spot. With that in mind, please post tips that you have found, favorite products you use to hide cables in...
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    How can you tell if your motherboard's audio controller is screwed up

    Asus P5Q-E.... it always outputs left surround channel to subwoofer.... I've changed two sound cards and two sets of speakers....Vista 64 and Win 7.... it is the only other variable that has remained constant...I don't want to go RMA it (it has been more than 2 years will Asus still service it?)
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    I simply cannot have surround sound...

    I am literally at my wit's end. This is incomprenhisble. To save you the trouble a year long journey, here are the cliffs... (granted, it was a year) When I built my new system a year and a half ago, I left my working HDA Mystique sound card in the old machine... For some reason, the...
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    Is this still legit? Get out of ETF from AT&T by using upgrade/buyer's remorse trick

    http://corydorning.com/blog/looking-get-out-your-att-contract-without-etf It seems legit especially with Steve Job's announcing you could return it at that hilarious iPhone 4 demo. The question is, has AT&T stitched this up yet? I'm not up technically till March but I hate AT&T and want...
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    Out of the two year iPhone coma....

    For all intensive purposes, I've been in a 'smartphone coma' for the last two years. I haven't been paying attention to any of the new phones or reading any of the news, I know what I see on the commercials but take everything with a grain of salt. I'm eligible to upgrade/or change...
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    Best o59ption for 5.1 setup?

    I recently upgraded my sound card to an HDA Claro plus, thinking my speaker issue was a sound card/software problem, where in reality it is most likely in the speakers themselves (probably the sub amp). Besides, that new sound card is wasted on a $59 speaker system. Primarily I will use...
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    Help me fix this channel mismatch issue Creative T6100

    I have a 5.1 Creative Labs T6100 surround system that can never work on the surround settings, specifcally, the left rear channel will always come out through the subwoofer when I am doing a speaker test. I have changed the speakers out and confirmed it is not a speaker issue. I have changed...
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    Anyone replace the battery on their iPhone?

    It's wayyy past its charge limit so I am thinking about buying one off rapid repair and putting it in...they even have a guide here and some tools... Has anyone used these guys or tried to install a battery in their iPhone? There's no soldering so it looks to be pretty step-by-step, but it...
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    Battlefield BC 2 - Is there a way to kill the server browser?

    I need a transmorgraphier of somekind, that would allow me to turn the server browser in this game to a tangible, conscious entity that would comprehend and feel PAIN. Then I would find a way create a 'true love' for it and 'children for it.' Then I would kill its love and its children in front...
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    Counterstrike Source - Did anyone save their skins?

    http://www.counter-strike-dl.com/source-skins.html was where I used to get all of my skins....they have some really badass stuff but the server to download them is basically down forever (ownership changes, new owner doesn't care I guess) FPS banana, seems to suck based on a quick perusal of...
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    Dante's Inferno ? Is it a [H]ell of a game?

    First off, let me say I am a huge fan of Dante's Inferno as a literary work. (not so much the political aspect of it, just the journey through Hell aspect). I've actually considered paying hundreds of dollars for a rare copy of the 1860's version. (If I were rich I would find one of the...
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    Disable sound in device manager without rebooting (loop lockup issue)

    Asus Xonar DX (I'll never buy asus for sound again btw, terrible support experience) ...anyway, once in awhile I'll have a sound lockup CTD...no big deal but I remember I used to be able to disable/enable sound without rebooting in the device manager. After formatting/reinstalling, I can't...
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    Vista 64 - Channel mismatches on 5.1/7.1

    I'm using an Asus Xonar DX card but it might as well be Vista because I had the same problem with the onboard audio from time to time (Asus P5Q-E) maybe it's the Soundmax drivers on generic but I did a clean install/format yesterday and haven't been able to get the audio to work right, the rear...
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    God of War Collection for PS3 - WORTH IT !

    I was going to get it just because the GoW games are the only reason my PS2 is still hooked up (my PS3 version can't play them) so I would have got this even if it was a shitty port... but it's not! They really didoverhaul the graphics. Alot. There is basically NO pixelation that I can...
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    Prime 8 hours x 3 sessions = 24 hour session?

    I'm assuming is this case...there are so many games out right now I am not going to take even a day off of gaming to check my OC... It's running at 51 C idle, 60 C at full load (MW 2 (shut up, I know, ) ) .... I've had no errors and my Vcore is at like 1.28 - 1.30 and I really am too lazy to...
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    Need a new sound card

    I'm tired of trying to use the POS onboard on my rig and need a new one. Right now my speaker setup is 5.1, which is going to stay that way but I checked the egg and the 5.1 cards don't exactly impress me. I was thinking of going 7.1....I'd basically be fine, just not plug in anything to...
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    Boost 3g signal reception through concrete walls

    I work at a Fire Station. During downtime after 5 pm, I'm on my netbook tethered with my iPhone's 3g signal. Unfortunately, the reinforced concrete walls make reception nearly impossible. There is a radio antenna on the building outside (the admin building next door) Yet when I am inside...
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