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    Ryzen prices out, looks pretty competitive

    Saw this on Ars and hadn't seen it here yet: "The top-end part is the R7 1800X. This $499 chip will have a 3.6GHz base speed and a 4.0GHz boost speed, with a 95W TDP. AMD is positioning it against Intel's i7-6900K, a $1,050 processor using the Broadwell-E core running at 3.2 GHz, and turboing...
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    Budget build for kid, help appreciated

    Hey guys, have to admit I've been out of the loop for a bit and am short on time to do a lot of research so I'm asking for help. I am looking to build a pc for my kid that basically needs to handle general web browsing, some kid educational programs, and extremly light gaming. I figure one of...
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    Account takeover analysis

    After trying for years not to get into tinkering with software, I decided to throw in the towel and work on something that would be simple to code and might actually be useful. I don't want to call this a shameless self-pimp because I trust this community and actually want some opinions on this...
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    What to do with older cards

    It's not often that I get rid of hardware but I am upgrading to a GTX770 in my main rig and have my 560ti left to the relic heap. My back up system already has an older 4870 in it and I don't game on it, so basically anything to drive the monitor will work for that system. I'm not totally...
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    Dell PowerEdge 4400 rack server conversion or rebuild?

    I recently acquired my first rack-mount piece of equipment that I got for free from craigslist. It's a Dell PowerEdge 4400 rack mount server that supposedly still works, but I haven't tried it yet. The guy said it had dual PIII Xeon 833 processors and 8gb of memory with a RAID 5 array. I...
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    Dell 4400 server, need ideas

    So I picked this up this afternoon for free and would like some suggestions as to what to do with it. I haven't cracked it open yet but it's a beastly rack case. I was thinking worst case I could put some wheels on it and let my kids ride it around. Supposedly it still works but I'm more...
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    Need advice setting up HTPC

    I've been building PCs for quite a while but never actually set up a HTPC. I finally got a "let's look into this and maybe do it" from my wife so I need some advice from people with experience. First off, I plan to build it using my old hardware: Lian-Li PC-60b case AMD PII 550 w/ mobo...
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    FX Owners, what's your OC?

    Haven't seen a lot of this yet and I imagine that not many people at [H] are going to hit the FX processors, but for those that have I was wondering what you guys are hitting as OC. Specifically, what are you guys running your systems at and how do you like it? Trying to get an idea of what...
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    Kaspersky PURE 3-user $0 after MIR

    Didn't see this posted, but maybe a good deal for those who are looking to pick up some security software? newegg link rebate valid until 10/5
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    Heater cores out of favor?

    I got out of watercooling a long time ago and don't have a lot of serious intrest in getting back into it, but I do like looking at other people's systems from time to time. One thing I noticed is that no one is doing the old "use a heater core as a radiator" thing anymore. At first I...
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    Finished my Lian-Li PC76

    So I had this thread going in the worklogs section and I decided to post the finish here. For a quick background, I had this big PC-76 server box since 2004 but the wife didn't like it because it was a big silver box. I tossed around the idea of building a wood case from scratch, but the...
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    Over 1gb vram a waste at 560 Ti level?

    I am curious on your guys' experience with the GTX 560ti / AMD 6870 level cards in regards to memory issues. Initially I was hesitant to pick up another card with "only" 1gb of vram (my 4870 had 1gb) but now I'm not so sure there was much cause for concern. I just downloaded the Metro 2033...
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    Low-profile high-speed memory?

    I'm kind of window-shopping for a projected build and have been trying to find some quality memory. Mostly I'm looking for high-speed memory with a low profile, preferably 1866 or better as I read somewhere that the new AMD processors will support that. Problem I'm having is that it seems most...
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    Ivy Bridge ES in the wild?

    Just saw this post over at Anand's, lots of jokes about whether we'll see IB or BD benches/release first lol. I don't know how to read processors, is there anything useful to be derived from this? Coolaler has an Ivy Bridge I figure if anything it's good news, should mean that IB...
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    Any studies on AA and it's impact on VRAM?

    I got curious about something lately and did some searching but couldn't come up with anything all that revealing. The question I have is: How much of an impact on VRAM usage does enabling different levels of AA have? For example, say a game uses 650 mb with no AA. How much % increase in...
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    Black screen after bios - help needed

    I'm reaching for outside help on this because I am thoroughly confused at this point. I had a XP 3400+ system running Win XP in my box before I moved it to a new chassis. Now the system will not post past the bios screen. The system will get post then get to "verifying dmi data" (or whatever...
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    So much for the driver debate

    I keep hearing about how AMD drivers suck, and how Nvidia is more stable. I recently upgraded from a 4870 to a 560 Ti and found it to be the exact opposite. I never had any issues with the AMD drivers, but have tons with Nvidia's. Both the 270 and 275 versions left me with a lot of artifacts...
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    Considering GTX 560 or 6950 and vram limits

    I've been wanting to upgrade my GPU for a bit now an am kind of torn. I like the 560 Ti because they seem to OC well, but on the other hand I am concerned about being limited by only 1gb of vram. On the other hand, the 6950 doesn't seem to OC as well but comes with 2gb of vram at a price...
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    Computer fashion?

    Anyone else get to the point where you are less concerned about brand performance differences and more concerned with color-coordinating your system components? I feel like I'm getting to a point where it doesn't matter if it's an Asus or MSI motherboard, it just has to have a black PCB and...
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    Looking for upgrade advice, about $300

    I recently upgraded my gaming monitor to a 27" and feel like my system might be a little sluggish in games. I'm considering dumping another $300 into the build (current specs are in my sig) so I'll answer the questions from the sticky before going further: What I am thinking about are a...
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    Motherboards increasing in size?

    I'm working on a home project and I want to set my pc up so that I won't need to do anything to it for quite a while. I have been out of the loop for a while but now I'm looking around and see XL-ATX and the SR-2 board that's friggin huge. Is this something that's likely to continue and become...
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    Ever hear of a Lian-Li PC-76? First mod in almost 7 years.

    Ah good old computer modding, such a fun project back in the day but I'd been away from it for so long I forgot how to do it. My last adventure in modding was my Lian-Li PC-76 tower that I installed a water cooling system in back in 2004. Now this chassis was never really that popular I think...
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    Web filter issues

    I recently started working on a small hobby website, mostly a place to post reviews of camping/hiking gear and what not that I've acquired. I am having a problem in that when I try to access my site, my web filter is picking it up as a "gaming" website. I do not have any references to games on...
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    Will a 4870 be enough for this?

    I'm looking to build a tower for gaming and don't have a boatload of money to spend. Currently I'm looking at picking up a 4870 card. The most recent game I really play is the WotLK expansion for WoW. I'm planning to play at 1920 x 1080 (WITH maxed settings), and want the game to run smooth...
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    Any good 15~16" gaming laptops?

    I've been out of the hardware scene for quite a while due to deployments, kids, marriage, and other RL things that soak up money. Currently I'm hanging out in Iraq, though recent changes to policy have left us sort of...bored at times. I am looking to kill some time by getting back in to WoW...
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    Overclocking software (I read the sticky)

    I've been out of the tweaking scene for quite some time (circa 2004) and just did a refresh/cleanout of my pc. I'm trying to figure out what software people are using these days to benchmark systems. Yes I know most people say to just play games and see how it does, so I'm not looking for that...
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    why bottom mount psu chambers in new cases?

    I have been around a while and building my own systems and oddly enough I seem to go through more cases than any other componenet. Not that I don't swap my components out often, it's just that over the last 6-7 years I've gone through about 10-12 different cases and configurations, mostly due...
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    need advice on a refresh of my build (pics inside)

    it's been almost 2 years since i put this system together and i've decided to go from watercooling back to air cooling since i'm tired of lugging it around and just want to simplify everything. the problem is that i'm not sure how i should go about re-configuring everything so that it matches...
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    laptop specifically for oblivion gaming (dell xps?)

    as the title says, i am considering getting a laptop as my primary machine but a requirement would be that i would have to be able to play oblivion at good frame rates with all the eye candy turned on (at least 1600x1200 and 4xaa). that said, i know it bogged down my tower machine when i had a...
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    oblivion advice

    i am looking at possibly changing my primary game from WoW to oblivion but would like some input about it. i already have a copy of oblivion, i just haven't really gotten into it because of WoW, so seeing that i already own the game a "don't buy it" response isn't needed. what i want to know...
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    xp-90 or xp-120 & NV silencer?

    since i recently sprung a leak in my WC system and do not feel compelled to continue using water inside my box, i'm looking to head back to air. problem is, i've been out of the AC loop for quite a long time, but as my PC is no longer in my sleeping room the noise doesn't really matter. so...
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    small mod to my LL for pump power

    i used to have my water pump hooked to a special line in my psu to provide 110v power. unfortunately that psu died after about 4 years of tweaking, hacking, painting, splicing, and general abuse (good ole enermax *sniff*), so i had to get a new one. this time i decided against modifying the...
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    games NOT to play?

    i know a lot of people talk about great games (new games) and recommend other people to play them, but are there any newer games now that you would recommend against? i may be stepping out on a limb here but right now i would have to say that WOW is one that i would recommend against, at...
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    my LL pc-76

    after a year of living with a hot shuttle box and laptop i was able to rebuild a water-cooled system. well, more like after a year of being deployed i'm finally home again lol, but anyways.... some of you may remember that i posed an issue i had with the post office where they basically...
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    Finally! i'm cool again...

    after a year of living with a hot shuttle box and laptop i was able to rebuild a water-cooled system. well, more like after a year of being deployed i'm finally home again lol, but anyways.... some of you may remember that i posed an issue i had with the post office where they basically...
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    pics from last wc mod

    since my new project is on hold and i finally got some web hosting, here are some pics of my last mod. my goal was to build a large tower where i would have a lot of room for wc and drives. turned out pretty cool and was good learning experience, but the thing is a little too big me thinks...
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    my wc project got shot in the foot

    thanks to the USPS my internals that I was going to use for my pc-76 mod got beat up. now i have to wait until i settle the insurance claim with the PO before i can start, and i might wind up being back overseas by then. total bummer. here's a couple of pics for kicks that chest was...
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    pata, sata, power connectors, etc... (small rant)

    i've been looking at the neat benefits of using sata devices and found a problem that is starting to frustrate me. thing is, i like the neat cables, but dislike that they have a diff power connector. the sata power connector cables are nowhere near as neat as the standard 4 pin molex...
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    super coolant?

    i was diggin around amazon and found this it may be the coolant of the year, 4.5 star rating.
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    what game has consumed the most of your time?

    what game (or games) have consumed the most real-world hours of your time? for me it was Ultima Online, i put a lot of time into that game. runner up is either FF7 or Morrowind, though both far behind UO
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