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    A new build... after 8 years

    Patience is not one of my virtues... :) So much for ordering things one at a time and waiting for the best deals, etc lol I just ordered the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, the Seasonic PSU, and Win 8.1. When all the parts come in within the next week (free shipping options lol) I'll take photos...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    I just finished reading the results of this linked review of the NZXT Kraken X31 and comparing it with several reviews/testing for other AIO water cooling solutions that use only a single 120mm fan/radiator setup. The Corsair H80i and a few others were quickly taken out due to having too thick...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    Gotcha, 1600 it is for this build then. I fell in love with the case I'm using and decided I'll make it work for my build. It has a problem with temps inside the case - is limited to 80mm exhaust fans on the rear and a few 120mm intake fans. I'm also limited to a max of 138mm height for a HSF...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    After spending the last couple hours delving into the i7-4790K, I decided to bite the bullet and just ordered the combo with the Z97-G45. The AMD motherboard hasn't even shipped yet from NCIX so I'll give them a call tomorrow when they open to cancel/refund the order. I've updated the first...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    It seems I ruled out Intel a bit too soon... Should I send the AMD motherboard back and pick up the i7-4790K & MSI Z97-G45 combo on newegg for $394.98 for only $77.01 more than the FX-8350 & 990FXA I had planned? My largest concern with an i7 is cooling. An NZXT Kraken X31 should be slightly...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    It can be returned if needed. I've always been a fan of AMD so I naturally went that route after seeing reviews and generating the idea that something like the i7-3770 would be a bit of a bump up for intensive gaming but not much of a difference for multithreaded photo/video editing. I decided I...
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    A new build... after 8 years

    My Athlon 3700+, 2GB memory, 6800GS build has been in daily service for 8 years and is now quite pathetic... A new build is very long overdue. update: I'm down to only needing suitable memory, PSU, cooling (cpu/gpu/case?), SSD(s), HDD (maybe), and the OS... Ultimately I'm looking for...
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    WHS Disk Behaving Odd

    Anyone?
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    WHS Disk Behaving Odd

    I have WHS installed on an AMD box on an IDE drive with six SATA drives in the storage pool. Recently one of my 2TB drives failed but before it did, it showed up under Device Manager>Disks as simply "Hard Disk" instead of "WDC WD20EARS-XXXXXXX". My replacement has been working wonderfully...
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    Website Tracks and Displays Your BT Downloads

    The general lists I am using on Peerblock, pretty much all of the defaults, won't help with this site. As the IP(s) the site uses to track/log hasn't been added to the lists yet. A few people who use Peerblock 24/7 have reported to have a few torrents shown up on this site. Hopefully the lists...
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    A Picture I Took - 2011

    apparently they weren't a fan of me being parked in the middle of lot with multiple light stands set up past midnight.. angry old man ha At most places, security ends up talking to me and/or watching the shoot from behind the equipment, but at this place they apparently hired Mr.Scrooge..
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    A Picture I Took - 2011

    The most recent photo I've taken.. Mall security ran me off before I could get the lighting perfect, but still came out halfway decent I think.
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    Nikon SB-28 -or- LumoPro LP160

    The Nikon SB-28, although outdated, seems to be a killer flash at a reasonable price. The LumoPro LP160 is a bit more modernized with more features and better quality all around; it can be had for $170 shipped and has very high praises. I'm using a Canon 40D and am looking for something to get...
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    2010 PC Olympics

    I'm placing the order for the CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX right now. I think I'll stick with the Vertex 2 for now and possibly pick up the Crucial C300 in a couple weeks & test em both out & use the lesser driver for my WHS box. Thanks again for the input man!
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    2010 PC Olympics

    If I were to budget $90-100 for a new PSU, what would be your recommendation? I want to be able to potentially add another 460GTX, hard drives, etc. I saw the Crucial C300 when I was pricing SSD's but was using AnandTech's benchmarks to compare my options; they seemed pretty evenly matched...
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    2010 PC Olympics

    Every four to five years I piece together a new computer, this monumental event is known to me as The PC Olympics. Last time I ended up with a 3700+ 2.2Ghz San Diego cpu, 2GB DDR400 PC3200 memory, nForce4 mobo, evga 7800gt, three 250GB WD HDD's in Raid-0, all thrown into a giant CM Stacker...
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    Download torrents to WHS from client?

    I added this to my Vista registry Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.torrent\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.torrent\shell\Start Torrent] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.torrent\shell\Start Torrent\command] @="cmd.exe /c ECHO OFF & ECHO Starting torrent... & MOVE \"%1\"...
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    Ti-89 Walmart 109.99 YMMV

    Aw man! You barely beat me to it! I had the image URL copied and was scrolling down to click reply when I saw your post :p
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    Lens Angles ???

    17mm EF-S on a 40D is (roughly) the same as a 28mm EF on a 5D, I understand this. And every friggin mention of EF-S and EF in the same article/thread on the entire internet acknowledges this... I know that the 40D (my camera) has a 1.6x crop factor. This means that if I take any lens and put my...
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    Lens Angles ???

    After looking at the available prices for all recommended lenses, I stumbled across the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM What's that max that this lens would be worth used in decent condition? If I were to start bidding for it used... I like that it's a prime f/2.8, and 94 degrees viewing angle is...
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    Lens Angles ???

    I currently have the Canon EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens that I use with my Canon 40D... obviously, this doesn't work well with indoor group portrait shots, or anything that could benefit from a wider angle lens. last time i want to Vegas, I found myself in many situations where I just couldn't...
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    The Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread! - ABSOLUTELY NO COMMENTS

    :P Yes, it is the San Diego. I always think Venice when I think about San Diego, ever since spending a week in Venice Beach, I've always gotten the two of them mixed up quite often lol I've been running Vista Ultimate 32bit since the Beta versions, and I've never had a problem. Runs...
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    MPC doesn't stay fullscreen.

    I have three displays. I double-click the video to make it fullscreen. Once it's fullscreen, if I click anything on any other display (with the exception of the Windows Taskbar), MPC goes back to windowed mode and not fullscreen. But, if once it's fullscreen, I click on the Windows Taskbar, I...
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    Cheap 16GB flash drive?

    I got an OCZ Diesel 16GB for $29.99 free shipping from newegg a while back (but it's not discontinued on newegg) and it had a $15 mail-in rebate from OCZ that took 3 weeks to get. $14.99, never been able to find anything close to that price since =(
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    Westy LVM-37W3 37" Monitor $315 AC (+ expensive shipping) B-Stock @ Geeks.com

    I received my replacement for my NON b-stock purchase, and the replacement they sent was a B-Stock since it's all they had. slightly dark spot on the right half of the display, hard to notice unless you're on a gray image like the background color here on [H]. And the stand/base is extremely...
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    Display Calibrator?

    How do the cheaper options compare? Such as a Pantone Huey? Also, different color profiles can be applied to each display on a computer correct? I have three displays, so I just want to make sure...
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    Display Calibrator?

    I'd like to get a hardware display calibrator to make sure my three computer displays are all as closely pictured as possible. I also do a lot of photo editing (Canon 40D) and printing (Epson 3800 Pro), along with graphi & web design, so color accuracy is fairly important. I don't want to...
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    The Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread! - ABSOLUTELY NO COMMENTS

    My old setup that's still chugging along as my main PC. nForce4 motherboard AMD 3700+ 2.2Ghz San Diego CPU 2x 8400gs Creative XtremeMusic Sound card (using digital spdif output) Dlink Gigabit Network card 2 GB (4x512mb) Patriot PC-3200 Memory 2x WD 160 GB drives in Raid-0 for Windows Vista...
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    Case/Sleeve recommendations for an iPhone?

    I <3 my Speck Candyshell case. I also use one of those little anti-glare thin plastic screen protectors. I work in an auto shop so in the two months I've had my 3Gs, this combination has saved my precious iphone dozens of times. lol Although I agree bareback does feel a lot better with the...
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    Westy LVM-37W3 37" Monitor $315 AC (+ expensive shipping) B-Stock @ Geeks.com

    Two small air pillows is TOTALLY enough packaging for a 37" LCD in a box that's much bigger than it... I mean, what does it matter if the bottom of the LCD is sitting on the cardboard at the bottom of the box... and the 5" of open space between all sides of the display and the side of the box...
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    Westy LVM-37W3 37" Monitor $315 AC (+ expensive shipping) B-Stock @ Geeks.com

    I'd be willing to bet that these are the units that were RETURNED from the last batch... due to dead pixels, scratches on screen, messed up bezels, etc... i wish i had avoided my purchase from the last batch.. let alone a B-Stock OF that last batch... buyers be warned lol if you are local to...
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    NVIDIA 8400gs 128mb Pci-E 16x VGA/DVI $14 shipped

    Mine will do CUDA decoding of MPEG4 Video (H264), but it buckles under the pressure of 1080p h264 and gives like 7 fps for the video. ghetto. but it's a secondary card =) now, if only my motherboard wasn't retarded, and would let me use 2 video cards for 3 or 4 monitors. but it only supports ONE...
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    Westinhouse LVM-37w3 refurb $329 NO SHIPPING OR TAX/CA fees for Californian [H]ard!

    If you happen to see an lcd with a cracked screen while you're there, point out that the guy who received it must be pissed and they should send him another 37w3 to replace it instead of a poopy Vizio 37".... that is... IF you happen to see my broken lcd laying around there haha Have fun on...
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    Westinhouse LVM-37w3 refurb $329 + shipping compgeeks

    I'm about to box my display back up - FedEx is picking it up in the morning to be shipped back to Geeks. So to see just how bad it really is, I put up a solid gray color on the entire screen via DVI from my computer... it is absolutely horrific. Giant crack in the panel, large dark spot...
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    Westinhouse LVM-37w3 refurb $329 + shipping compgeeks

    I would at least ask for a refund on the shipping cost. Or return it all together and buy something else... that way they can take the panel out of it and put it in mine with a broken display, and I'll get a working on in return =D haha. Yeah, if I were you, I'd just deal with the cosmetic...
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    Westinhouse LVM-37w3 refurb $329 + shipping compgeeks

    Exactly how mine was, only it was on a truck for 8 days and traveled from SoCal to Washington... I'm just really hoping they have a replacement model or another broken one they can take the panel out of for me. I hate the fact that I'm probably not going to be looking at a WH 37w3 in a...
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    Vizio 37" vs Westinhouse 40" LCD

    Yeah, with the input laggy Vizio and the cheap quality WH w/ dvd player built in (lol) I kinda want to just get my money (with shipping) refunded. But I only paid $431 total and I can't seem to find anything remotely close to the 37w3's quality for anywhere near that price. If you can, please...
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    Vizio 37" vs Westinhouse 40" LCD

    I could really use some input from any owners of either displays. I have the choice between either the Vizio 37" 1080p LCD (# VO37LFHDTV10A), or the Westinghouse 40" 1080p LCD (# VK-40F580D). Both are recertified, and both are the same price. Westinghouse: 40" 1800:1 Contrast Ratio 8 ms...
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    Westinhouse LVM-37w3 refurb $329 + shipping compgeeks

    Well, after talking to them again I worked out free shipping back. I received an RMA # from them a few minutes after getting off the phone. Now I'm waiting for FedEx to email me a prepaid shipping label and then I have to pack it back up and bring it to FedEx, and use MY OWN money to pay to...
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