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    Samsung mass producing 90hz OLED 14" panels

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/samsung-wants-your-next-laptop-to-have-a-90hz-oled-display/ I for one am pretty stoked to read that there will be quite a few new laptops with > 60hz OLED for sale this year. I wish it was 120 but from my VR headset I know that 90hz OLEDs are great at...
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    High-end GPU Timeline rest of 2019-early 2020?

    So we didn't see anything big for 2080 super or 2080ti during Black Friday - Cyber Monday (no surprise, without competition), but I expect we should hear something from AMD at CES (maybe?) and we know that Nvidia has the rumored 2080ti super (i.e. full TU102) as well as Ampere and Intel should...
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    Future of RAID Cards/HBAs with PCIe / NVME / M.2 / U.2 Storage?

    Hello, The storage industry seems to be moving at lightning speed compared to the rest of the industry, and for the storage geeks out there, that's exciting and scary at the same time, as we struggle to update our understanding of long standing technologies (SATA/SAS and RAID) as the paradigms...
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    Will Skylake be a big leap forward?

    This may sound like a strange question, but ever since Intel started focusing on mobile first, I've been underwhelmed by their progress, and each generation seems only very incrementally (~10%) better than the last, even if it's been a relative while between platform launches. Here are my...
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    X99 Chipset RAID 0 Benchmarks?

    Hello, I've been looking around for any information on RAID bandwidth testing on the new X99 chipset - in particular to see if it can exceed 1200MB/s. I need the speed for 4K video capture and transcoding, plus I will be building a VM box soon, so I'm interested in a fast caching solution as...
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    SSD SMART data - OCZ Vertex 2

    Hi Guys, While troubleshooting a bluescreening PC, I ran a SMART utility against my 3+ year old OCZ 2 Vertex SSD (120GB). It's served me well enough over these past years, and I think I've pretty much eliminated it from consideration as the cause of the blue screen after analyzing the memory...
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    Suggestion: Summary Post

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'll ask anyways - any chance we could get a summary post added to threads? This is a post that's editable by the community (maybe limited to more senior forum members only?) and locked near the top of a thread (similar to what FatWallet has)...
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    2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure for SSD (400MB/s?)

    I know I've seen reviews or technical articles before with benchmarks showing an external SSD breaking 400MB/s over USB 3.0. Doing some google searches I'm seeing some mixed results. I would love to hear from someone who has a bus powered external USB 3.0 2.5" enclosure that does an SSD like the...
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    NAS software on commodity hardware

    This may seem simplistic, but I'm looking to run something that's as close to a turnkey QNAP (or even better Synology) -style firmware on commodity hardware. Since these are linux distributions, is it literally possible to run the firmware from one of these devices on a standard PC / Server...
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    Dual port SAS expanders and SATA drives (SuperMicro "E26")

    Hello, I had a general question for those of you that have experience with higher density storage chassis' with SATA (SSD) drives - I was wondering if there are any known issues using a modern SATA drive with a dual-port SAS (2.0) expander, such as the ones that ship with newer SuperMicro...
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    Best Verizon used android phones <= $200?

    Hello, I am looking for an Android phone that's not too ancient, but is still under $200 off contract (available on ebay). Ideally, it has a decent camera and is relatively quick, and is on ICS or can be updated soon. Hopefully not too locked down or full of bloat ware. any suggestions? I...
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    Desktop Sandy Bridge E-series (SNB-E) / LGA 2011 CPU Pricing and Naming Speculation

    We've probably all seen more details from the Intel roadmap regarding Sandy Bridge-E - i.e. quad channel DDR3, 2 X 16x PCIe 2.0 + 1 X 4x for storage, SATA 6Gbs, etc. The launch processors in Q4 2011 are supposed to be: A) Core i7 Extreme 6c/12t, 3.3GHz/3.9GHz T, 15MB L3, Fully unlocked B)...
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    P8P67 Pro Sold Out, next best option?

    I've only bought Gigabyte and ASUS motherboards in the last few years, and this generation, it again looks like ASUS is the one to get for me (forward looking features like UEFI, good feature mix for the money, frequent BIOS udpates and a good overclocking experience), but it's sold out...
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    Is it me, or is Oak Trail Prematurely Obsolete?

    Somehow I missed this on many of the CES announcements, but it turns out that Oak Trail can't accept more than 2GB of RAM. Now some of you may say that this is the low end, but there were many unique form factors and interesting laptops announced in the last few months and at CES which are going...
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    What are retail stores doing with used iPhone 4 phones?

    I couldn't help but notice that the Verizon iPhone 4 has accelerated a trend where tons of stores are now advertising that they will accept your used iPhone 4 either for cash or a discount on a new phone or any other merchandise. Here's a link to an article that summarizes trade in values...
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    GTX 570 Non-Reference Cards

    I've seen that there are a few non-reference cards (at least in terms of cooling) being announce (and 1 is already released in the US) in the GTX 570 line. In a couple of reviews that I read (especially for older 470 / 480 cards) there was a big drop in temps and the bigger dual 80mm (or...
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    NEC EA261WM (EA261WM-BK) 26" 1920x1200 sRGB

    Looks interesting and at the price it has to be VA or IPS (I hope?). The specs page here: http://www.necdisplay.com/Products/Product/?product=b2824707-0c2c-4c7a-83e7-c4dfb2e4b742 .. does not really answer the question of what the panel type is, but Horizontal and Vertical viewing angles are the...
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    GTX 470/480: Non-3D Performance Considerations

    So the battle rages on regarding the cost and value of the GTX, mainly based around performance in current games and benchmarks. I guess because everyone in rushing out benchmarks so quickly, I've seen very little analysis of anything other than 3D benchmarks and heat / power. But reading...
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    Jon Peddie 2009 Q4 GPU Sales

    http://hothardware.com/News/Despite-Yield-Problems-GPU-Sales-Surged-in-Q4-2009/ Via HotHardware - it's interesting to see actual numbers versus trying to gauge market status through enthusiast goggles. If anything, I'm surprised to see that Nvidia was down only 6% YTY. Even if they manage to...
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    Samsung F2370H & F2380MX 23" 1080p 3000:1 ANSI CR 178° sRGB

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/peripherals-news/samsung-syncmaster-f2370h-f2380mx-high-contrast-lcds-launched/ Title says most of it, other than a dynamic (fake) CR of 150,000:1 to go along with the real (static) contrast of 3,000:1 and a converted USD price of $353 for the F2370H and...
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    X25-M G2 RAID 0 Garbage Collection

    I've seen some mixed messages about this, but I'm wondering if anyone has any idea regarding the best course of action to take periodically with a pair of X25-M G2 drives in RAID 0 mode (controller is an ICH10R southbridge, X58 NB). I have flashed both drives to the latest firmware prior to...
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    Where are the e-IPS 23" 1080p monitors?

    As the title states, I've been waiting for the 23" 1080p e-IPS monitors ever since I saw the article linked below which states that LG is now selling 23" 1080p e-IPS panels that are price competitive with TN. Given the advantages (in some areas) over TN, this seems like a no-brainer. So far the...
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    Q9550 E0 Stepping - Anyone Got One? OC Results?

    I wondered out loud in the first E0 wolfdale thread when we'd see the quad core E0s, and sure enough, I see a story today that the Q9550 has been updated to E0 stepping. This seemed to squeeze just a little bit more from the wolfies, so I'm hoping yorkies respond similarly...
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    Switching between "overclock" and "power saving" profiles

    I'm looking for a motherboard - either a P45 or X48 - that can be easily switched on the fly, in windows, between a cool running, lower power 24/7 mode and a high performance overclocked mode for gaming and / or video editing / rendering. I know that Gigabyte and ASUS both have power saving...
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    What's left for LGA775?

    So we already know that the next chipset from intel, the X58 will be for Nehalem. There will be Nehalem introductions in the second half of this year, but clearly, LGA775 is not dead yet. I'm wondering: a) What new LGA775 CPUs will we see between now and when LGA775 goes EOL (end of life)...
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    Anyone tried lapping / Artic Silver'ing 4870?

    I was wondering if the higher temps on a 4870 could be alleviated by lapping the heatsink on a 4870 and applying Arctic Silver 5 or a similar high quality thermal compound? Every old video card I've looked at had a horrible finish on the HS and the thermal compound looked cheap, crappy and...
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    Will you attempt to purchase a GT260 or 280 on Launch Day if reviews look good?

    We've seen some preliminary numbers from these cards - this is all speculation, but if the cards perform as expected and reviews are positive, and prices are in-line with what we expect, will you be willing to buy a 260 or 280 on day one (if they are available)?
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    Where are the 12MB quads (Q9450/Q9550/Xeons)?

    I've been waiting and waiting for the Q9450, Q9550, or equivalent Xeons to be in stock at the egg or at other reputable online dealers (or heck, even at Microcenter). I hesitated when it was first released because I thought there was excessive price gouging, and now it's still never in stock...
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    Good Motherboard for Quad Core OC (w/ CF, low vDroop, good power reg / cooling)?

    I'm looking for a good motherboard which will let me at least take a G0 Q6600 comfortably past the 3 - 3.2 Ghz mark for a 24/7 daily OC speed (not looking to set any records, just want something that's comparable to the fastest stock CPUs you can get.) I will later this year upgrade to a 45nm...
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    ~$200 Budget What Cool, Quiet, Large Case?

    Actually Budget is not my top priority, but here are things I do care about: - Decent Size, Needs to Fit a 8800U / 9800GTX size card, and enough drives (2 Optical + floppy + 4 HDDs). Should fit a decent size cooler - I had to mod the last Antec P182 I built to fit the Thermalright HSF (and...
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    Case for a XPS / Blackbird admirer

    At work I have an XPS 710 and I love the case. It did not look that impressive in pictures and I thought the lights look cheesy in pictures (not a big fan of extra / bright lights on cases) but this case is *beautiful* in person. The lights are controllable through software and in the BIOS...
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    Best Tech Support // Customer Service Experiences?

    Hi Guys - I've been a regular if not prolific PC builder over the years (I've probably built about 15-20 PCs for myself, family and friends over the years) and since I like to think my knowledge base is adequate, and maybe because I've been lucky (or have done some rudimentary research on parts...
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    Sharp announces new GP series 32" 1080p gaming LCD - LC-32GP3U

    Didn't find another thread about this, but this caught my eye - http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/06/sharp-reveals-gamer-centric-1080p-lc-32gp3u-aquos-lcd-tv/ and the money shots: http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/06/sharps-lc-32gp3u-gamer-lcd-in-living-color/ 32", 1920x1080p, 24fps...
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    NEC 2490 LCD2490WUXi - US buyer

    Hi, I'm considering this monitor. It's available, its not that outrageously priced for pro users for a monitor with it's capabilities, its a S-IPS panel, and it has 2 digital inputs, which I really like. Most of the other threads seem to be focusing on the 26' monitor which I am not...
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    MSI P6N Diamond 1200mhz FSB hole?

    Hi, I'm using a P6N Diamond (680i) with a Q6600 (G0) and 4GB Patriot 800mhz DDR2 (also have OCZ Platinum 800mhz to try.) PSU is a Corsair 620HX. I've been trying to overclock the q0, and the processor runs cool, and overclocks smoothly upto 1199fsb but the mobo hits a wall at 1200mhz. It's...
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    Will we see 22" SIPS / PVA / MVA Monitors anytime soon?

    I know the low prices and relatively large sizes of the 22" TN panel monitors has helped a lot of people buy new monitors, but for people who don't mind paying a bit more and don't necessarily need the extra real estate (2nd monitor duty in my case), I'm wondering if anyone will release a...
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    Shipping PC with heatsink across country

    Hi, I was planning to ship a PC I'm building for someone coast to coast in the US, and considering how heavy heatsinks are nowadays, I was somewhat worried about it. I haven't bought the parts yet, but I wanted to make sure I picked a heatsink that is fairly securely mounted and is...
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    680i motherboards, Vista and 64-bit

    I'd like to run two graphics cards in SLI in the future. I know some of you will tell me its not worth it, etc., but for now I'd like to keep the possibility open. Because of this, and because of the larger number of PCIe lanes compared to a P35 board, I'm considering a 680i board. My...
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    SATA Port Multipliers and common chipsets

    I've been reading about SATA port multipliers - they basically take a single SATA port and allow multiple drives to be connected to it. Considering that no single physical spinning drive can currently come close to saturating a 3Gbit/sec link, port multipliers seem to make a lot of sense to me...
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    LCD TVs and display panel technologies

    I was wondering what technology the newer LCD TV panels use from brand name manufacturers such as Sony / Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba and Philips. (Am I missing any of the big players?) I'm guessing that Sony and Samsung's shared plant uses S-PVA but I haven't seen the characteristic dark center...
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