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    Plugging in/out USB device causes screen to blank and refresh (asus 970)

    Specs: Asus Z97-Pro (Wifi AC), 4790k, 16gb, Corsair HX1000i, Asus 970 Strix, Samsung 830 256gb, windows 8.1 64-bit Method of windows installation: 32GB PNY USB3 Description of problem: Whenever I plug in a usb device to my computer, windows 8.1 will come up with the blue alert that a new...
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    esxi 5.1 troubles & thoughts

    I recently upgraded my server to ESXi 5.1, in part because I wanted to try Windows 8/Server2012. The update went smooth, and Chilly's drivers still work fine after the update. Having tried it out, I want to passthrough the USB 3.0 controller to a Windows VM. However when I try adding it on...
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    HDMI, miniDP Adapters not working for notebook

    I'm trying to connect a Thinkpad X1 to a Sceptre x20wc monitor. This model of thinkpad has both Mini Displayport and HDMI. I have tried buying both a monoprice "5106" mini-dp to dvi adapter, and a simple male hdmi to female dvi adapter. Neither have worked. For HDMI, some research revealed that...
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    ESXi 5 Home Lab Build Questions

    Sorry for the mess, I hope it's readable. What I have here is a bunch of notes/plans about what I want to do. I currently have: Q6600 P35-DS3L 6GB RAM While the CPU performance is fine, I feel like I need more RAM, and I don't want to spend money on "old" DDR2. Power consumption is also an...
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    Best use for my 3 new drives

    Over black friday, I picked up 3 3TB external hard drives from best buy. I have a Optiplex 745 (q6600, 6GB ram with 2 nics) as an ESXi 5.0 server. Since I'm on break for the holidays, I was wondering what would be the best way to use these drives. I plan on taking them out of their...
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    Quality Sound System For Under $200?

    Disclaimer: I frequent Head-Fi, and know quite a bit about headphones, their amps, etc, but nothing about speakers. So I offer my problem to you here. Thanks. I've been wanting to get some speakers. After a while, even my HD595s become uncomfortable. Having to shift them around. Small dent in...
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    F/OSS video server software?

    I need to host some videos on a server that I have access to. Are there any (FOSS) video server packages out there?
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    8 Wave invites

    Post here if you want one!
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    helping my brother

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, www, a few movies, photoshop and programming coming soon 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? ~$1k, doesn't matter 3) Where do you live? MN 4) What exact parts do you need for that...
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    Reducing interferance

    It seems that with the way the front audio panel cable is routed, I get a buzzing sound whenever the cable is near the video card. (The placement for the audio connector on the DS3L is horrible.) Is there anything I can do to reduce the EMI around the cable?
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    XFX 8800GT is LOUD

    It's almost unbearable. I took the heatsink off and found that there is only two wires going to fan, which probably means no fan control at all. According to the product number, I should be able to adjust the fan. I'm very disappointing. I sent a ticket at their website, hopefully the XFX rep on...
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    Make me feel good, about to order

    SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail XFX PVT88PYDQ4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2...
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    Question about reciever and speakers

    In a new house, and there are speakers in the wall. Can I connect them (the speakers) to a receiver that delivers more watts than the speakers are rated for?
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    New UT3 site!

    check it out :eek: I think I'll get CE. How about you guys?
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    So I just got BF2...

    I finally broke down and bought it at BB for $10. I was wondering if any experienced players have some tips or articles worth linking to.
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    Yet Another Build Post E6750 $199.99 IP35-E $119.99 Transcend 2x1GB 800Mhz (2 sets) $149.98 EVGA 8800gts 640MB $369.99 Seagate 7200.10 320Gb $79.99 OCZ StealthxStream 600w $89.99 or Antec NeoHE 550w ($25 off with p180 combo plus rebate) $94.99 Antec P180 Blk $129.99 Total...
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    I have $40... spend today. I was thinking on getting a Joystick to use with FS2004 that I got a few years ago. I've liked flight sims, I played FS98 when I was little. I was also thinking of getting BF2/2142. Right now I'm leaning towards BF2. Can I have your opinions?
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    Need help with XPS laptop

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    quick question

    razer diamondback or intellimouse explorer 3.0?
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    Selecting 19/20" under $250

    I've been checking up in the displays forum lately, because this 15" lcd doesnt have enough space. I would like to keep the price under $250, and I dont care whether its WS or not. After being in the computer enthusiast scene for a few years, I know that "you get what you pay for " is true. In...
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    hd280s or something else?

    i've been looking around for some headphones, and right now i've settled on the HD280s from newegg. from what i have seen, people say that it doesn't sound "good," as in neutralish. would there be anything better at this price point?
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    audio jack broken?

    Here's the situation: I have a KN8 motherboard for my computer and use the front jacks of the Super Lanboy to bring the audio to the front. I use a Labtec microphone headset (hurts after a few hours, need to overhaul my audio) to communicate with my gaming clan over TS. Recently, the audio...
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    low 12v rail on sp-500

    When I monitor my rails from the BIOS, everything looks fine. But when I go into windows, and especially when I do dual prime or games, the 12v rail drops to extremely low levels. I have gotten down to 11.4x when doing dual prime. It sits at ~11.61v while idling in windows. Is this ok? I have...
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    e4 or e3?

    What is the difference between the 3200+ e4 and the 3200+ e3? I have read up on each, but I still can't determine which one is better.
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    critique my new build

    My P4 is finally starting to show its age in some of the new games, so its time to move on. Considering everything goes better later today (1am here,) I should be able to get a new computer. What do you think? Anything cheaper/better? Skyhawk MSR-4610 Case $27.99 Xclio 450 watt PSU 24 pin...
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    getting out of guild wars, need a recommendation

    i gotta stop playing guild wars, so i need another game to occupy me. list away :)
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    msi 6600gt agp crashing in games

    All the 3d games I have played recently (ALL of them) have been crashing. I don't get a BSOD or have the computer restarting. The game freezes right where I am. There's nothing to make the computer respond. I have tried to set the fan to "Always On," but that hasn't helped anything. Most...
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    Need help with XPS laptop

    I need help with the XPS laptop that we have. When we start up the computer a lot of times it doesn't start up the LCD screen. The computer is running, its just that nothing comes on the screen - it just turns off. Here is what happens: I press the power button. Bios loads. Windows loading...
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    cheapest 6800

    other than outpost...where is the cheapest 6800 available..from a good retailer. whats the best 6800 out there? BFG, evga, leadtek?
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    Antec Lanboy (not Super Lanboy) Thermaltake 420 watt, no PFC Abit IS7-E 2.4C@3.0 every day Geil (i know..) 256MB PC3200. one of the sticks died, it was part of a dual channel kit PNY Geforce FX 5200..if thats not bad enough...its PCI Thermaltake Spark 7 1x6GB WD hard drive 5400RPM 2MB...
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    how about SC

    anyone know of active lan parties in south carolina?
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    i have never played it before, but i am thinking of picking it up. is it like nwn? what does everyone think of it
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    help me out

    does TFT mean 16ms refresh rate? because i cant find very much info on my LCD also, where can i get a DVI cable? TIA
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    is there any place where I could get a [H]ard|OCP t-shirt? :cool:
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    what to do......

    I will be running into 500-1000 dollars within the next month, so its time to upgrade my computer. It has been around 14 months since i started appreciating computer hardware, so i know quite a bit about hardware. But with Doom 3 coming out shortly, PCI-E, etc. I am confused about what to...
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    blocking websites

    how do you block websites in mozilla firefox?
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    Ground Control

    Most of you probably already know this, but you can get a Game call "Ground Cotrol" for Free at
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    how good is..

    the regular 6800. at 300 it looks like a good deal.