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    Was given some 10Gb/16Gb FC Cards...

    I have to check with some of you if there is any practical use for something like this in a home environment. Recently, a friend needed to offload some inventory as the company he worked for was making some upgrades and the owners just wanted to recycle all left over parts. I was given a pair...
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    Need upgrade/rebuild assistance

    Hey Everyone, I'm going to be upgrading my Sandy Bridge build soon and I kind of stuck of how I want to do something. I plan on starting a streaming channel for fun but I also want to provide the highest production quality I can. So, with that said, should I put my old rig to work as a streaming...
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    What card is this thing?

    Someone help me identify this video card. Says that it a GTX 780 on the back but has a 4pin Molex on the side. Never seen a cooler like it before. I thought that it might be a GTX 7800 but even back then they used 6 pin for power. Says 384bit and 2GB of ram.
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    66 block not piercing into jackets?

    Anyone got any experience with 66 punch-down blocks? I'm adding a few new lines and when I punch down the wires, the block is not cutting or piercing the jackets. What am I doing wrong?
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    Nvidia Branded GTX 970 - Correct Waterblock?

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to find the correct water block for my Nvidia branded GTX970. Everything I'm coming across points to some custom PCB. This card appears to use the reference PCB for the 980 along with the same cooler. But the PCB numbers near the PCI-E interface do not appear to match in...
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    How do I test if a Cable Modem is going bad?

    Hey everyone. I got a fun issue going with my internet connection and of course Cox Tech Support says it's not them. I also love it when you have pfSense running for your firewall, they ask you to hook up a computer directly, and tell them it is a computer. They're all like: Anyways, I've...
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    Backup Software Suggestion requested

    I'm looking for something with the following requirements. Tell me what you think will work good. Details: All home PCs are using folder redirection to the the NAS (with sync) so that in the event of the laptop/desktop going belly up, I can get to the data just fine. Looking for something that...
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    Looking for a Micro-sized DAC/AMP

    Hey everyone! I'm trying to locate a HDMI in/out DAC with AMP that is roughly the size of a pack of playing cards. I can go larger if needed. Anyone happen to see what I'm looking for? I found plentyof HeadPhone Amps that are ok but nothing with a HDMI passthrough that will read the audio and...
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    Odroid C1+... Anyone else running one?

    I recently switched from an 775 socket HTPC to a Odroid C1+. Other than the keyboard issues I had when it first stared (have to use the Micro-USB to OTG connection) I have not had any issues with it at all. It could be a little faster at certain things but the wife gave it a 9/10 so, I'm happy...
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    Geforce 1080 or Voodoo 1080? (VOTE)

    Hey everyone. I just thought this would be a cool question to ask for Nvidia's new series coming out Q1 2016. For some of you that might not know, the company called 3Dfx was acquired by Nvidia in 1999/2000. They made some really awesome video cards called Voodoo, Voodoo 2, ect ect. Since...
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    First SM 4U Rack - Power Deliver Issue

    Hey Everyone! I believe someone can help me out with this issue that I'm having. I fell like I'm doing something very noobish... I recently picked up a used SuperMicro cse 846e16 r1200b. Supermicro | Products | Chassis | 4U | SC846E16-R1200B I pull everything from a working tower server...
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    My First 4U 24Bay Chassis - Need some info...

    Hey Everyone. I just picked up my first 24Bay Server Chassis that I will be using with a ZFS or BTRFS Setup. I also have a M5015 that got flashed to LSI 9260-8i on the way to connect to the backplane. I still need to get some cables to connect everything. Both Backplane and HBA use a 8087...
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    Mass Ripping Movies - Advice Needed

    Hello All! I just got done setting up my new OpenELEC HTPC to a 4K TV :D and a new NAS Box. I'm going to now start the long tedious process of ripping all my DVDs and Blurays. I cannot seem the find the right software to do this though so I'm looking for your help. I got 4x BR Drives...
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    PSU tookout some of my components!

    For some reason, I feel then need to express my "experience" on this. I recently purchased a PC Power & Cooling Silencer MkIII 600W. At a wicked good price if I might add :D. Well, I was at a Lan Party recently and it was FREAKING COLD, 10°F outside. I know that I needed to let all the...
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    Q9450

    Just E-mail me with and I'll contact you asap. I accept non-cc PayPal and cashier checks from Western Union and Post Office. NO CASH ON DELIVERY. Payment before shipment. Prices are Shipped If you are not within US48, you're going to need to help with the shipping costs. My Heat I have for...
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    Switching from AHCI to RAID causes BSOD

    I have the latest BIOS and Drivers loaded I installed window 7 in AHCI mode Boot drive is in Sata port 0 After changing from AHCI to RAID, Windows 7 will BSOD on start up. I'm trying to use the SSD Caching feature of my Z68 board. I'm doing this because I have lost 3 SSDs to controller issues...
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    Why does my subwoofer not work unless I use Bass Redirection?

    This is all hooked up to a computer with a X-Fi sound card. I have quite of odd setup I got going on here. I have a analog 5.1 receiver with sub-woofer pre-out. I have simple satellites for the surround effect and some full range speakers for the front left and right. They are quite damn...
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    Razor Black Widow Question

    Can anyone confirm weather or not the Razor Black Widow keyboard's quality issues have been addressed? I have read a lot of horror stories about the build quality and space bar issues.
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    Fan Control Issue

    I have a 360 rad with 3 120mm fans I am trying to control via CPU Temp. This is the 4pin PWM header coming right off the motherboard. Its works fine if there is one 3pin non-PWM or 4pin PWM fan hooked up. But, If I split it among 3 fans, it cannot control the speed of these fans. What gives...
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    Das or Ducky?

    I'm going to be getting a new keyboard soon and I cannot seem to choose. I'm looking at three different keyboards. Overclock.net modified Ducky for ~$80 least expensive by far Ducky Shine w/ Browns I'm a huge fan of back-lit keyboards. I still look down at the keyboard. I know it's wrong...
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    Cannot find the Keyboard that I want... Need Help

    I'm looking for a Brown Switch keyboard that is back-lit and has wrist support. I cannot seem to find any that cost less than $150. Has anyone seen any? Side Question, Where the hell can you find/buy a damn ducky?
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    XSPC 120mm fans?

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsxi12mm29db.html Has anyone used these yet or reviewed them? I didn't know XSPC made case fans....
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    Radeon HD2600XT Question

    I have a local guy here trying to sell a Foxconn 630g01 which is actaully a OEM version HD2600XT. He only wants a few bucks for it. I have a pretty primitive HTPC that has a PentiumD in it (less than $50 to build :P ). It does what I want it to do except for a few things. Will this card reduce...
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    Case fans will not spin at full speed.

    I have 3 YL 120 HL's on a 360 rad. They have a direct power source that is getting a full 12v but they do not spin at full speed anymore Sure, they're quite, but I need some airflow. They started doing this after I hooked up a fan controller and the mosfet/transistor or what ever that thing was...
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    What needs heatsinks on a GPU-Only cooled GTX460?

    I have two EK universal WB's that I'm going to be mounting on two GTX460's . I don't think they are reference designs because they do not exhaust out the back of the case, but they are EVGA brand. What components are going to need heat-sinks? I'd use a Swiftech uni-sink but I don't think they...
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    Transfer data writes to the C Drive?

    Here is my setup: C = 64GB SSD E = 2x 1TB in raid0 F = 300GB (backup and files storage) I was extracting a rar files from F to E and it was writing to my C drive the entire time it was writing to the E Drive as well. How do I stop windows or 7zip from doing this. I'm trying to keep the writes...
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    Any good Head Mounted Displays out there?

    I've been really contemplating getting a HMD for gaming. I've searched on the forums already, but I cannot find up to date information. I'm wondering if it is at all worth getting one. I'd like to get one that has head tracking as well. Can anyone provide more information for me?
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    Smallest Full ATX Case?

    I have a 700D with a full water system in it. I'm always going to Lan Parties, and this SOB is just plain HEAVY! I'm thinking about getting the smallest case that will house a full size ATX Mobo. What case would that be? I'm going to externally mount my Rad and pump with a stand and just use...
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    Help me repair this PSU

    I fried a silverstone OP750 a few months ago. I would really like to get it repaired, but I cannot see what components got fried. I contacted SilverStone and due to security reasons, they cannot help. Eerrr.... ok. What happen is that I was putting the cover on the PSU while it was live. I KNOW...
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    Are these high temps for an overclocked 2500k?

    This is my very first Intel setup since AMD killed another enthusiast. I know with AMD abd overclocking, 60c is pretty close to the limit of what you want to push... Here is my Loop and in this order: XSPC RX360 EK HF Supreme Rev1. two 6850's on EK HF GPU's D5 pump in XSPC Bay Res. 3/8"ID...
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    Got my first ever Intel chip.. 2500k Baby!

    First off, AMD, eat your heart out. This CPU is totally bitchen! Granted, all I got right now is the stock HSF and I know why people hate these things now. No clamping power. I am REALLY surprised at how fast this thing heats up and cools off. My old 955 took forever to cool down after being...
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    Slot Cooler suggestion

    I'm in need of the type of slot cooler that will blow ageist my videocards from the side. I really don't want to drill holes to my sidewindow to give these thing some circulation. FIY, they have universal water-blocks on them, so the rest of the cards need some kind of airflow. Being a 700D...
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    You method of cleaning a new radiator?

    I am have a new radiator on the way and I want to know what other do to clean them out. I learned the hard way about not cleaning out a rad. Though, all the shiny shit swirling around kind of looked cool, until it took my pump out. Anyways, I know that you poor some boiling distilled water into...
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    Power supply fully discharged?

    I have a power supply that I accidently killed. It has a sophisticated protection system built into it, and I'm going to attempt to fix it. I'm just worried about sending 300V through my body. How can I discharge this thing properly? I have it plugged into the wall, with the power on wire...
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    Does IBT Produce the most heat?

    Title says it all.I'm trying to test for maximum heat capabilities. For an AMD CPU, is IBT the harshest test? Also, is there one specific program that can push the limits of my CPU-NB and CPU separately. I'm able to get 2.6ghz on this C2 chip, and I want to see if I can get it higher. I'm...
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    How to control fans via water temp...

    Hello all. I'm looking for a solution to my current predicament. I would like to control all my fans based on water temperature. Is there a hardware solution for this that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I want it to ramp up the fan when the suppurate of the water increases. Normally, I would...
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    Looking for Hard Drive Activity Monitor

    I'm looking for a Hard Drive Activity monitor for Rain-meter that will actually a number instead if just showing me a bar. Also a history graph would be nice also. I can find these type of things for CPU, RAM and Network, but nothing for HDD Activity. All I find is maters for how full/empty the...
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    Thinking about jump to Intel for the first time...

    I have never owned an Intel chip mainly because when I built my first PC, it was during the Athlon64 era. I've never had the chance to jump to intel because of the cost invulved. What are something things that I need to look out for? AMD boards have always accepted what ever kind of ram I throw...
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    Heavy page file usage in BF3 along with a refresh rate issue

    I'm in the Night Shift mission and it becomes almost unplayable. I have my page file set to an alternate HDD to keep the random writes off the SSD. BF3 for some odd reason is hammering the page file while I still have plenty of RAM left. I moved it over to the SSD temporarily so see if that...
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