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    Any ideas on how I could fit 6 more hard drives into my Fractal R4 case?

    Hey guys. Looking to add another array of 6x8 TB into my NAS setup, bringing the total to 12. Unfortunately, I'm in a little jam. My HDD cages have room for 2 so far and perhaps I could fit two into the 5.25" drive bays but is there a better way to do this? Perhaps, fitting a HDD cage in...
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    $400 budget productivity build w/ monitor

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Productivity apps, web browsing, office multi-tasking 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $400, tax and shipping included 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the...
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    Laptop Recommendation Needed!

    I am looking for a laptop for my uncle. He does not want an IBM, HP or Dell. He is looking for something PC based for everyday use and we are currently looking at Lenovo, Samsung and Sony's. Do you have any recommendations/good deals for something in the $500-$800 range. Thanks!
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    Pre-Built Computer Suggestion

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Web browsing, office 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $500 with tax and shipping included 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible...
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    FreeNAS Build (8x2 TB)

    Any suggestions on comments on this FreeNAS build? Will be running FreeNAS 7. I want >12 TB usable space with 2 drive parity (8x2TB hdd in RAID-Z2). I will be using some old parts that I already have: $0 - Antec 430W PSU $0 - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 LGA 775 $10 - Cooler Master X Dream 4...
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    CPU Fan Weirdness--Could my PSU be too weak?

    Alright, I have a brand new 430W PSU, an old GIGABYTE P35-DS3R Mobo with a Core 2 Duo E6750. Nothing else is plugged in other than the RAM and the PSU. If I connect JUST the ATX connector and not the 12V connector for the CPU, the CPU fan comes on. However, If I connect both the ATX connector...
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    New Conference Room PC Build

    Hi, I'm tasked with building a conference room PC for the office and kinda been out of the PC scene for a few months. Would you guys recommend for this setup? Also, I prefer Amazon since I have Prime. Thanks for your time! 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web...
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    30" Monitor Arms

    Any recommendations for monitor arms that support 30 inchers that weigh ~20 lb (Dell U3011)? Preferably, ones that mount to the desk. I've been looking specifically on Monoprice and nothing seems to appeal to the 30 inchers... thanks
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    2500k & P8p67 PRO Stuck @ 3.3 GHz

    No matter what I change in the EFI BIOS. I am stuck @ 3300 MHz at load. It seems like the CPU sets the multiplier to what I want but auto adjusts the bus speed (although I have it at manual). My settings are: BCLK/PEG: 100.00 (Manual) Turbo Ratio (By All Cores): 42 DRAM Freq: 1333...
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    Thoughts on build please

    I'm building a HTPC for my parents this Christmas and would like an opinion on the components please :) The budget is $350ish. The purpose of the HTPC is to play 1080p rips (no gaming) through Windows Media Center. No hard wire can be run to the TV so a WiFi card is necessary. Also, I will be...
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    Budget $700-800 build advice (no gaming)

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Watching movies, photo editing (photoshop), web browsing, basic stuff 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $700-800 3) Where do you live? Los Angeles, CA 4) What exact parts do you need for that...
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    New build advice

    Hi, thanks for your time, I need some advice with this build Everything. Gaming. Productivity. Photoshop, high resolution image editing, Corel painter, 3ds Max, Digital painting Budget is $1300ish Los Angeles, CA Build will consist of CPU, Aftermarket CPU Cooler, Mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU Will be...
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    To RAID or not to RAID?

    I was wondering what is a better storage system hdd setup? 3x 1TB in RAID1 OR 2x 1TB with 1TB backing up the most important files Gonna be using Western Digital 1TB Green Caviars. Thanks!
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    Does this mean I have bad sectors?

    When I access my secondary hdd (such as getting a directory listing of a folder), sometimes there will be a 2 second pause, then the hdd will make an audible *click* noise before Windows Explorer lists the contents. Does this mean I have a failing hard drive or bad sectors? Please advise...
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    Please recommend me a laptop

    Hi, Please recommend me a laptop. I plan on using CAD programs but also want to do the occasional gaming (StarCraft 2 in the future) (so I need a fairly good video card). Budget is around $1300-$1500. Is there any laptop out there that is perfect for my needs? Thanks for your time.
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    Installed ram, no post, no beep

    Ahhh Well, I went about to install a new stick of ram into my system (1 GB) but I forgot to unplug my power supply, grrr I'm heavily regretting this. I did ground myself (I have insulating gloves too) but I doubt that helped in this case. After installing my stick of ram, I realized that my...
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    Please recommend me a 30" monitor

    Hi all, I'm looking for a 2560x1600 resolution 30" monitor. I was looking at the Dell 3008WFP and 3007WFP. However, I'm looking for a second opinion. This will be for basic home and office use and watching movies (no gaming). Thanks for your time!
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    Can't identify problem, possibly Mobo?

    This problem pertains to a rig I put together 3 months ago and there has been no problems until recently. I started getting errors in windows and in different applications about missing windows files and whatnot. Restarted computer and then I started to get blue screens right after windows...
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    COD4 Optimization

    Anyone mind posting their game settings and their specs so it can help others optimize their settings for similar settings? I'm running on 1280 x 1024 with everything on normal, 4x anti-aliasing and I'm only getting minor lag in outdoor areas, otherwise its smooth.
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    Anyone try the new ATI 8.41 drivers?

    According to, there is a huge performance increase. Anyone post benchmarks? :p
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    Forceware 162.18 and Freedom Fighters

    Has anyone tried running Freedom Fighters on Forceware 168.18 ? I can load game fine but the menus are funky and right when game starts the main characters' head starts moving like crazy and then the game crashes. I am running on eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB
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    GIGABYTE P35-DS3R Fan connector problem

    I have a Tuniq Tower mounted on a c2d e6750. The fan connector for the heatisnk is a 3pin connector but the CPU fan connector on the motherboard is 4 pins. So I plugged the 3pin into the 4pin and it fits, and my computer boots up but the CPU fan does not start. So right now I have it plugged...
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    Windows Vista installation problem

    Hi, I'm having problems installing Windows Vista on my machine. Here are my specs: athlon64 3200+ epox 8kdaj mobo sata hdd Installing Windows Vista RTM x86 works fine, but when I attempt to install using the retail x86 version, immediately after booting from the CD I get "0Xc00000e9...
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    Athlon64 System, comments?

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    CPU and Video Card Lifetime

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    Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk.. New Build

    My Specs: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Brand new EPoX 8KRAI Pro VIA KT880 80GB EIDE 250GB SATA-I (storage) I installed a fresh copy of Windows XP on the 80GB EIDE, everything boots fine I connect my 250GB SATA, and I get the error during boot up "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS...
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    Lockups with ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe and eVGA GeForce 6600 DDR 256MB AGP

    Hi, I was just wondering if any A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard owners had any lockup/freezing problems with the eVGA Geforce 6600 AGP... the lockup/freeze would occur at random times, and I have a 430W PSU so I know it's not a power issue. Thank you for your time.
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    I think my hard drive(s) are turning back on and off (during Prime95 test)

    During a Prime95 Torture Test (Small FFTs) after about a minute into the test, something kept clicking in ~7 second intervals. I opened my case, and noticed that they were coming from my two hard drives (80GB EIDE, 250GB SATA). Apparently it seemed like they (or maybe it was just one of them?)...
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    Computer restarts upon normal/safe-mode boot up

    Windows XP. This has happened before about a month ago, I wiped the hard drive clean by writing zeros and replaced a video card and it seemed to fix the problem. Now, the problem has returned, which I will describe right now (and it's not a hard drive problem, which I replaced also a month ago...
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    System locking, maybe due to video card?

    Hello, my system locks where I have to restart my computer at least 5+ times a day. My specs are 430W PSU, MSI VIA K8T800, Athlon64 3200+, Geforce 6600 AGP My temperatures are 32 C system, 43 C CPU, i have tried the latest forceware drivers/mobo drivers, a clean winxp install, a clean hard...
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    Is my hardware dying or is it software related?

    Hi, just recently my computer has started to become really frustrating where <strong>the monitor would lose video signal and the fans in my computer would speed up</strong> after the following as occurred (pretty random): Booting up into windows xp, after windows has finished loading Before...
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    Dell 2405fpw users post your video card

    Hi, I know there's a website on which lists all the supported video cards, but I know that's not all of them and I don't have PCI-E so the cheapest one for me on that website would be the 9800pro :p So I was wondering for all of you who own a 2405fpw, if you could please post the video...
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    2405fpw users I need help!

    Hello all, glad to finally have joined the 2405 group. I just received the monitor but I'm having a problem. My video card is an ATI 9600 PRO All-in-wonder, i'm using the latest catalyst drivers, and I'm using the native resolution 1920 x 1200, and in the scalibility option on the monitor im...
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    Squeezing more space from a 160 GB Western Digital

    Hello, I own a Western Digital 160GB Hard drive but I am only able to squeeze 127GB out from the partitions. Anyone know how to squeeze out more juice? Thank you for your time.
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    UNIX (freeBSD) video card

    Anyone know a cheap video card that's compatible with this, and is it true that nVIDIA cards are most compatiable with UNIX because of its support for drivers in that OS? thank you for your time.
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    Server build recommendation

    I'm planning on building a web server, gonna be running the ol' Linus, Apache, Mysql, PHP (LAMP) (web and database on one server). My budget is about ~$200, it's basically a dev server at first but I want a website hit limitation of at least 100,000 hits a day. Thanks for your time, also I...
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    Which hardware for servers is more important?

    What do you guys think is the more important hardware component for a server: processor or memory? Thanks for your time. I also heard using SCSI RAID hard drives are essential?