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    Tell me about JRPGs, mostly for PS3?

    I picked up ni no kuni a few weeks ago and I'm pretty happy with it. I guess I'm really in the mood for rpgs right now. My only complaint is that so far, 3/4 of the way in the story still seems a bit weak. I like the feeling of the FF games or The Last Story much more. It just feels like...
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    What did I miss out on in the FF series?

    Basically my plan is to replay a lot of the older FF games to get more context on the progression in the series and then to play some of the more recent ones. The last FF game I played was FFX, FFX-2. Right now I'm replaying FFVII and really enjoying it. I was kind of turned off from the FF...
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    Super Mario 3D World -- Worth Playing Single Player?

    I'm kind of interested in Super Mario 3D world for the graphical and musical experience, but I'm afraid it will leave me disappointed because it seems like the design wasn't primarily done with single player in mind. The last Mario game I played was Super Mario 64. I think I'm going to try...
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    What is NG3 Razor's Edge missing in comparison to previous NG titles?

    What is Razor's Edge missing over previous installments of Ninja Gaiden? I've never played a Ninja Gaiden game end to end. As a matter of fact my only experience with it before Razor's edge was trying the first game for a few minutes when one of my friends got it for Christmas whenever the...
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    Holiday Gaming, Media Rig

    Hi all, 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc I do two main things with computers--games in windows and programming work in linux. I currently have one computer for both of these and I hate dual booting for various reasons. I am going to keep my current...
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    mini gaming build?

    Hey all, Looking for build advice for my friend. He's never built a computer before and I want to help him out. Basically he's looking for a high end gaming PC. I want to do it as an matx build because after I did my first mini build and saw it in use, I thought I never wanted to go full atx...
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    How big is your windows partition?

    Hey all, I'm going with an SSD + HDD set up and I will also be dual booting. I guess I just want some ballpark figures of how much space your windows OS and core apps take up. I'll be using my windows partition for games and of course I want to put most games on the SSD to get better load...
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    New mATX build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc 'Work', gaming, web surfing. Work involves programming and data analysis. I've never owned a computer that had so much RAM and cpu speed that I didn't occasionally use it all for one thing or another. For this reason I...
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    Machine won't POST, can't tell what's wrong.

    Hi! I'm building a machine like the one in Danny's first post here (same thing but no TV tuner): http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1735358 basically an htpc on the asus p8h77-i mobo with a G860 cpu. Like I said the machine won't POST but there are a few things which are making me very...
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    ~$1500 gaming and general use build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc This is a PC for my brother. He likes to play games and watches movies so those are the primary uses, but he's young and I want to be able to let the computer grow with his needs a little. The last machine I built...
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    Need a reall fast flash drive

    My use case is as follows: I have a thin command line only OS I want to boot from a flash drive. When I mean thin, I mean around 50-100MB. I want a very fast flash drive to minimize boot time. Space isn't a big deal. I don't really NEED more than 500MB but I could use a big 16gb drive...
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    Which will sound better?

    So, in the wake of the right speaker on my brand new m-audio av30s failing, I am taking some time to reconsider my options. I'm thinking of refunding and doing something else, but only if I can avoid more problems for not significantly more money. Either I could just get something about...
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    M-AUDIO Studiophile AV 30

    Just got the M-audio AV30 desktop monitors. Sound quality is awesome. The right speaker just stopped working though. Is there anything I should try to make it work again, or should I just refund them and try a different brand? I've heard the right speaker problem is fairly common on...
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    Budget 2.0

    All, I'm looking to get a new 2.0 set because my 5-6 year old speakers died in the past week. I don't really need anything fancy, just something good and simple at a reasonable price. Looking around the forums I saw these...
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    gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P only boots from cd/dvd

    I'm trying to install win 7 on a gigabyte ga-ex58-ud4p and boot from a flash drive. I've tried booting from the various usb devices, but the thing I'm worried about is every time I try to boot afterwards I get something along the lines of "trying to boot from cd/dvd rom, no disk in cd/dvd...
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    gigabyte ex58-ud4p won't boot, help!

    Alright so I am working on a new build with a gigabyte ex58 ud4p and a hd 4890. When I go to power the system on, 50% pf the time, all I get is one beep and then the machine turns off. Maybe 40% of the time I get the post code for a grahpics/monitor error and 10% of the time the...
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    One short beep no boot, help!

    So I'm using a gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P on a new build and when I go to power up I get one short beep and then the system shuts off. I'm only posting because the mobo manual doesn't have a code for just one beep besides that it means the system has booted successfully. I suspect it might be the...
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    RAM and Motherboard

    Hey everyone, I posted here about a new build a week ago: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1417949 Unfortunately, after building, my motherboard kind of burst into flames (or at least smoke was pouring out of it) so I needed to return it. Right now I'm looking for a replacement quick and...
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    Smoking Motherboard (literally :( )

    So, I just tried to boot up my new rig on an evga x58 mobo. The first couple of times I pressed the power button, nothing happened. Then I pressed it again and it looked like it was running fine until I got this horrible smell. I looked inside and it was smoking! The smoking was coming...
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    Paranoid mounting cpu on exga x58

    So I'm trying to mount the processor on my evga x58 but the processor isn't completely flush with the black/grayish plastic surrounding it. When I go to close the lid down it looks like it might be trying to push the processor down more to close. To close the lid you need to put pressure in...
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    How big is your win 7 OS partition?

    I'm going to be installing win 7 on a machine tonight and I will be dual booting with ubuntu. Space isn't a huge issue, but I'd like to keep the win 7 partition to only what it needs to be. So, how big do you guys recommend my win 7 partition to be?
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    mobo advice ASAP

    So I was going to go order the parts for a new rig when I found that my mobo was out of stock on newegg. I was looking for the evga e758-a1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039 which is out of stock. I also found it here at...
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    i7 Build Opinions Please!

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Software Development, Photo/video editing, eclectic gaming, web browsing. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? 1700, all together. 3) Where do you live? MA. 4) What exact parts do you need for that...
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    Win 7 RC. . . upgrade to permanent copy after release?

    I'm planning on doing a new build and in looking at operating systems, if I go with vista I will probably want to upgrade to win 7 but with win 7 rc already around, I'd rather just install that and upgrade to win 7 when it is released. Will there be a way to "upgrade" to a full copy of win 7...
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    Big ol' 24" for programming

    Hey, I'm a college student home for a break on my tiny laptop. Long story short, I want something big, cheap and as reliable as possible to give me more desktop space when I have computer projects at home. $50 isn't a huge deal but anywhere in the $200-300. I'm guessing I can get...
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    Overclocking the 940?

    I checked the processor forums and they had a pretty good article on overclocking the 920 and how much heat was a problem. Does anyone know how far you can take the 940 on air? If it is any better as far as OC'ing goes?
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    New build w/ dual boot, 3 harddrives?

    So I will dual boot vista and ubuntu. I haven't really used a desktop in. . . 6-8 years? So I don't know what the normal OS/HD organization is because I'm used to only have one HD. I'm thinking it would be best to get a 2 small fast drives for my OSes and at least one large harddrive for...
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    Slimtype Keyboards?

    I was just thinking about it, and a few years back I switched over to slim keyboards. What do you guys think of them? I'm wondering if they are only popular with people who have used laptops for long periods of their computing lives. What type of keyboard do you guys use? I use one of...
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    Raid cross OSes

    I currently use Windows a lot, but I'm slowly moving towards open source oses as I am a programmer. I'm wonder if I set up my OS on a small HD and then slowly add more hds after my initial bild, will I be able to set up raid on it after the fact or does the Raid need to be set up with the...
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    SLI Ideas?

    I'm thinking of a new build around Christmas. Maybe some new video cards will come out and I'll be able to take advantage of a price drop. . . . I think that for the first round of my build I want to spend $300 for the GPU, probably the 4870. After seeing the 4870x2 though I was tempted by...
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    Sound card?

    Hey, I was looking around and I was surprised not to see much sound card info on the forums. I want something for under $150 with MIDI and what ever other ports/features might be useful for recording. Any suggestions? Is anything new supposed to come out that I should consider? I have...
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    GPU advice

    So I'm trying to consider possibilities for an i7 build this Christmas. I saw that Nvidia is going to make SLI native on X58. I'm guessing that will mean there won't be the same SLI kinks nvidia had this generation. Does that mean something new should be out from nvdia to go with i7? It just...
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    How long have you made a rig last? and a couple other things. . .

    So, I've been exclusively a laptop person for the past 8 years, but after doing a lot of mods on my most recent laptop, it crashed with a major hardware failure. Not only that, but the external hard drives I've been using have turned out to be low quality and constantly corrupt my data. For...
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    How little can I spend on a GPU?

    So, I'm going to be building a new rig around Christmas time. I don't really game, but I like to dabble with games. As far as what I'd expect from my hardware, being able to play Bioshock at medium or slightly higher settings. With the exception of the GPU I'm probably going to go all out on...
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    So I guess I'm going to build one.

    Hey, skip everything in silver unless you are curious. What special hardware releases should I look for that will be coming out around Christmas that aren't around now? Budget: $2200-2500 Uses: a Computer science/programming lab. I want as many cores and as fast a processor as possible...
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    serious notebook display issue!

    So I was working on my notebook today when the display went blurry, rainbowy and then just froze in less than a second. I have my machine hooked up to an external monitor and it happened on both the external monitor and the notebook monitor. I restarted and I could see the back light was...
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    Strange Display error

    So, I started having a really strange problem today. My laptop is connected to a g2400wd and while it was running the screen froze and turned crazy rainbow colors so that the original screen image was still somewhat visible, but distorted by the colors and blurring. I thought, oh no, my...
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    Strange display error

    Ah woah. Totally wrong forum. Sorry Guys, I'll move this.
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    More email problems. . .

    So I have been accessing email between a few machines and I set up one as the main machine with POP and all the other machines with IMAP. I did this so that I could always get new mail on any machine, but it would remain accessible to the other machines until I downloaded it onto the machine...
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    Display setting woes. . . .

    So, I recently got a ben1 g2400wd and it's great. My machine even remembered my display settings until an unexpected shut down. Now it always forgets the orientation of my monitors and which one is the main monitor even between locking my computer. I use the laptop off of laptops and...
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