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    Is my CPU/RAM likely a bottleneck?

    Im looking at possibly upgrading my build, my GPU is a 1080 so thats fine at the moment: Other Specs: Monitor: Dell S2716DGR 2560x1440p 144 GSync GPU: Nvidia GTX1080 Founders Edition Mobo: Asus Z87-A LGA 1150 CPU: I7-4770 3.4 SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB RAM:*...
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    Troubleshooting in wall e-net (rental house)

    My rental house is wired with ethernet in every room, problem is, it doesnt work. Ive tried connecting my modem to the wall, and a laptop directly into the switch, nothing. Also tried connecting the modem directly into the switch and then tested the rooms and again nothing. Im also pretty sure i...
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    Trouble shooting slow wifi

    Desktop plugged in shows ~180 mbps speeds on average, Iphone running speedtest, and surface pro have horrible speeds. How do i figure out if its the router thats causing the slow wifi?
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    Should I replace my Mobo?

    I'm currently running this Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981 The issue im having is my video card died and I'm going to be getting a 1080 GTX. Im wondering if this mobo is still decent, and if i should upgrade if i want to overclock at all. Chances are I'll...
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    Need to export artist/song list

    I probably have a fairly unique problem in that i have multiple formats of music ripped. Way back when when mp3 first came out i mostly ripped to 128 kbps files, which sound absolutely horrible. So i have gone through and reripped most of my collection, but not all. I have them seperated by...
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    Win 8 restore

    Win 8 Restore, what does it do when you select delete all files? Im selling a laptop and without a windows 8 disk im pretty much stuck restoring it using the built in tools. If i use the delete all files options when doing so does it do an actual disk wipe? as in a random write of 1's and...
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    FFVII in IOS

    There was a bunch of talk regarding the FFVII remake previously, however i just discovered the original was ported over to IOS, I for one love it when they port great classics like this to tablets
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    Seagate Central Streaming

    Hello all. I recently bought a cheap(ish) drive that had network capabilities. AKA the Seagate Central. Im having a lot of trouble streaming HD content on it. I have Blurays ripped to MKV files completely uncompressed and i get a lot of buffering through XBMC on pretty much all of my devices...
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    Home network question

    Hello all, I am running a comcast wireless gateway, and an asus AC66u router. The router doesnt have enough ethernet ports for all of my devices (currently has Denon Receiver, seagate Central network drive, Xbox 360, and Xbox One wired in). I have my PS4 wired into one of the 4 wireless...
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    Need Backup-ish/transfter software

    Hello All, I recently installed a NAS and am looking for some software to support it. Im in the process of ripping all of my CD's to multiple formats. I need software that is able to look for only new/changed files and send those over to the NAS
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    Wii/Wii U Virtual Console Question

    I have a Wii and a Wii U in separate rooms. I would like to get some older games on the Virtual Console, But nintendos account system being what it is makes me wonder if it is possible to get VC games on one console and play them on the other? Assuming both systems have said game as part of...
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    State of SSD Gaming?

    Hello all, Im looking at getting myself a new Clevo to replace my old one. I saw a chart somewhere suggesting that the Samsung 840 Evo 120 gb drive was the top performing (i cant find the chart again :mad:) Has there been any improvements in the gaming/SSD combo area? I know the last time...
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    Gaming Laptop advice

    Hello All, Im looking at replacing my Sager/Clevo 180 model. For a long while one of the video cards in its 6990 sli config hasnt been functional. Im wanting some feedback in a few areas. If i send my laptop back to myth and would be able to have the 6990m replaced so i get my SLI back up...
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    Generalized Reviews - This needs to die

    We all know the feeling. You go to your favorite review sources, hoping to find a review for the version of an upcoming game you want to purchase. Only, you find that the site in question published the exact same review for every version of the game released. What value is there to this...
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    PS4 Killzone SP not 1080p/60, Multiplayer not even 900p

    Normally I wouldnt even bother posting something like this on here, but given a select few of Sony fans who do absolutely nothing but bash the X1 in resolution and performance threads here it is. (I can't link the source yet because work filter blocks the sites) In single player the game is...
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    PS4: No MP3 or DLNA Support

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=706751 This is bad news for anyone who uses a console as a media hub. Many people dont, but that ability to stream both movies and music from my PC to the PS3 was one of my favorite features.
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    Exact Audio copy .flac ripping

    Previously i had it working no problems at all, but my ripping on my new computer is doing basically...nothing. I followed these two guides: http://blowfish.be/eac/Caaok/caaok-eac-1.html http://blowfish.be/eac/Caaok/caaok-eac-2.html It seems like while its working it should be just...
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    Question about Digital Copies

    Hello all, Personally, I'm not a fan of digital services. Especially when EA with origin can drop support for games meaning you cant re download it at a future date. Even with Steam everything is managed through Steam, which i ABSOLUTELY hate. I would rather just be able to purchase a...
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    Password locking and encrypting directories in windows 8

    Hello All, I am wanting to know how to password lock and encrypt a directory in windows 8. Im wanting to keep a soft copy of all my installation keys for software and usernames/passwords somewhere and not have it easially accessible in case my laptop for whatever reason dissapears
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    Asus VG248QE refresh rate

    Hello all, I recently purchased the Asus VG248QQ monitor and have a question regarding its settings. I dont see a setting anywhere on adjusting the refresh rate to either 120 hz or 144hz. Also in the menu system under monitor info it is always displaying 60 hz. In game (i think in...
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    Looking for Monitor Advice

    The build i am currently considering is listed below: Case Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case HDD Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive SSD SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)...
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    Selecting mobo/ram

    Hello all, Im looking at doing a new build, and im wondering how to really go about selecting a motherboard and RAM. Also what size power supply do you need for future SLI configurations? for the time being ill do a gt780. As far as MOBO is concerned i know i will not be overclocking but its...
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    Build Advice-can i reduce cost?

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? Gaming, Photoshop, Programming, Ripping/re-encoding CD's, Ripping/Re-encoding video files, streaming video 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? would like to stay below 1500 if possible 3) Which...
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    need crossfire help

    Hello all, I just did a fresh install of windows 7 on my P180 from Mythlogic. Of course i downloaded and installed the latest video driver from amd which is CCC 13.4, i am using dual 6990m This software is not giving me an option to enable crossfire anywhere in it. Both cards are...
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    Windows 8 connection issues

    I seem to be having perhaps a router conflict with my new windows 8 machine. I will note that at any one time the amount of possible connection on our router is high. Wireless alone i have my clevo p180, my new lenovo yoga, xbox 360 ps3, transformer infinity, cell phone, psvita, nintendo DSI...
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    Educate me on Haswell

    Hello all, i recently completed graduate school and am looking at a few new pieces of hardware. My question is in regards to the ivy bridge vs sandy bridge. My main question is, will the actual PROCESSING power of the haswell see a significant improvement over the ivy bridge? for a desktop i...
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    win 8 ultrabook/tablet

    With windows 8 having released it seems a whole new class of ultrabook is being released. I have seen many such as the Lenovo yoga, and i believe dell has a varient what i a wondering is if any of these new modern ultrabook/tablet varients will have what i am looking for I want anywhere...
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    Opensuse bootable flash drive

    Hello all, Im trying to create an opensuse system where its just bootable from a flash drive (not recommended because itll shorten the life of the flash drive i know but i only need it for roughly 6 months for a school project) Im having issues when i try to do this however First thing...
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    Micro ATX cooling

    Hello everyone, Im needing to put together a rig using this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163206 We are wanting to use possibly liquid cooling on the CPU and the video card but are not really able to find many options that will fit within this case. Most...
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    Need set up advice

    Hello Everyone, so heres the current set up that i have. 1 - older desktop, wanting to built a new one 2 - Asus EP121 EEE slate running Windows 7 3 - np8180 with great specs 4 - Asus Transformer infinity (TF700) android tab with keyboard dock The main reason for the purchase of the...
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    AMD CCC issues

    What is happening, is if i have crossfire enabled when i shut down, so it is again still enabled when i boot up, the frame rates are dropping significantly. One thing i have noticed is that in my toolbox when i right click the CCC icon for the first time, it only gives the option to open CCC...
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    Gorilla Glass repair

    So after much speculation, ive decided gorilla glass is either a) overhyped b) inconsistant in their manufacturing. I have an asus eee slate ep121, and it comes with a wacom digitizer pen. I have now scratched the LCD twice, once on the original and a second time with a replacement now...
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    PSN FFIX on Vita

    im wondering if anyone has tried using the ps3 to transfer Final Fantasy IX from a ps3 to a Vita and if it is compatible, google search returned nothing
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    WII Super Smash Bros online performance

    The engineering lounge (IEEE) at my school has an n64 hooked up with super smash brothers. and it reminded me how much i loved/love this game, every day theres me and several engineering students getting in matches inbetween classes. Im gonna have quite a bit of gift card value to spend at BB...
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    need some game software/hardware advice

    Im expecting my new laptop tomorrow, a Sager P180 that sports dual 6990's in xfire. Im looking for a few games to test it out on. Im thinking about Kingdoms of Amular, and either COD MW3 or BF3. Which of the two MW3 and BF3 in general do people think is better? Chances are ill play it mostly...
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    Looking for an all around machine

    Ok so to start off I need to specify that the Laptop must be bought from best buy, so at least available on bestbuy.com The reason for that is i have an old Macbook Pro thats running an core 2 duo chip, that i can trade in to them for about 550$ credit. I know that may be undercutting me, but...
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    Build advice, how can i reduce cost

    Main Application: Gaming, perhaps for coding with school, unsure as to how much coding ill be able to perform at home as opposed to at school Main games currently interested in: SWTOR, Witcher 2, may repurchase skyrim on PC, bought originally on xbox 360 because i was unsure whether or not my...
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    confusion about 3 Gagabyte boards

    these 3 boards http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=344431&CatId=7212 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=353599&CatId=7212 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=344430&CatId=7212...
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    Need a PSU and Video Card

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? Gaming, Photoshop, general use - programming for school 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? less than 2000 for tower 3) Where do you live? New Mexico 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget...
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    New Build, looking for feedback and question on 1155 socket

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, Photoshop CS5 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? trying to keep it under 1000 initially 3) Where do you live? Albuquerque NM 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? The Essentials...
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