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    GTX 760 Pricing post 960 launch?

    Hey All, It's been YEARS since I built my last desktop (yes, the rig in my sig is still accurate), and I'm trying to build a sub $1,000 rig ($800 would be great, but need SSDs/microITX etc). I don't do too much gaming (and I run at 1080p) anymore, but I want to be able to have the option...
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    Building my first box (must be cheap, small, quiet): some general questions

    First of all, the purpose of my lab is mostly for spinning up linux boxes, virtual routers and firewalls (and maybe some W2k12 DCs). My priority is not to learn and test all that the VMware eco-system has to offer, although, maybe one day I would like to do that. This is for misc labbing, and...
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    Client can reach VMs, but can't connect to physical hypervisors

    Okay, I'm not a virtualization guy--but I know the basic concepts and I use VMware Workstation often. I'm a security/firewall/networking guy. I'm implementing a new firewall for a client, and after a complete review of his existing architecture, on the go live date he springs on me "oh I have...
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    Upgrading from an 8800GT to 6870,6850, or 460. CPU limited?

    Well it's about time I ditch my 8800GT, it's served me well for a few years. Right now an XFX 6870 is $190 on NewEgg. And incredible deal. However, since I have an E8400 as my CPU, is it even worth going that high end? I was going to go with a GTX-460 until these AMD price drops. But now...
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    Best ~24" monitor for digital photography/photoshop

    I'm looking to get my father a real nice monitor for Christmas, he is a serious digital photographer, however, his monitor makes me weep. It's some 7 year old Dell 19" TN panel i believe. For the amount of money he spends on cameras and lens (and photoshop) I really think he should have a...
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    Factory OC'd cards worth it? (GTX 460)

    Well like most people, i'm looking into purchasing a 460 1gb. Now, for example, eVGA has their superclocked cards straight from the factory. This is basically just giving me an OCed from the factory that is under warranty, right? Technically, I should be able to OC a stock GTX460 to the same...
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    Should I step up from my 8800gt to a 9800gtx?

    It will only cost a maximum of $40 bucks I believe. My step up has about 15 days left until expiration. What do I have to gain with this card, besides higher clocks? Any other 'future proofing' technologies? Is the gain worth $40 bucks?
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    All fans, CPU, HDD power up. No video, No Post = dead what?

    Hey, I have an issue on my old s939 rig which I can't figure out. When I turn on the power, everything boots up. The CPU fan, GPU fan, case fans, HDD (I believe), yet there is no post and no video output, no diagnostic lights coming on on the mobo. I tried a new CPU that I knew was working as...
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    2x2 XMS2 6400 or G.skill 8000 for new wolfdale

    So I have a new e8400 wolfdale on pre-order, and now I'm picking out my ram. I'm getting vista 64-bit so I want to go with 4gb. I've narrowed down my choices to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145176 4gb Corsair XMS2 with DHX for $89 -- seems like a steal at...
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    How hard will it be to score a new wolfdale without a pre-order?

    I tend to buy all my parts from Newegg, I was wondering how difficult it is to score a CPU from a big time seller like that on launch day? Do they tend to get it in earlier than other places offering a pre-order? Do they sell out in minutes? Any other advice about ordering my brand new CPU would...
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    Critique my new build for the upcoming Wolfdale

    I plan on building a new rig around the 3ghz Wolfdale at the end of January, this is what I have so far, anything feedback would be appreciated. COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Model #: RC-690-KKN1-GP $79.99 $79.99 1 ABIT IP35 Pro...
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    x38 + Wolfdale + DDR2 help

    Hey guys, this is going to be my first new build in a very long time (just look at my rig below), I'm very excited to get started, but I'm a little rusty. It seems that the 45nm Wolfdales will be out about Jan. 20th, and I've decided to build my system around that. The 3ghz chip @ ~$186...
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    First new completely new build in a few years. Critique/comment

    Well, it's that time again (Woot! ). My old rig has been acting up for a while, and every day there is another problem, so it's time for a fresh build. I have the money so why not? I'd like to max out at $1500, being under is good. This is what I'm planning: e6850 ABIT IP35 Pro 2xGB...
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    Logitech g5 gaming mouse $25 from Dell!

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A0523105 Apply Coupon for 50% off:TZS8CNL5SGFLW3
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    been out of the game for a while, first completely new build in years. Help me out.

    So just about everything with my system has been going wrong lately, and with a change of jobs I will be having more and more time for gaming (yay!). I'd appreciate any feedback on the components I have right now, to see if there is anything glaringly wrong, or anything I should upgrade. I want...
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    Software issue blocking certain ports, how can I make sure they are all open?

    So for a while now, I have not been able to connect to certain protocols on certain ports. For example, I can not connect to any IRC server on port 6667-6669. However, I can connect fine on port 7000. I can also not upload via SSH, but I can download. Same goes for FTP. Bitorrent and other p2p...
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    eVGA fan vs 7800 reference fan

    So I'm about to pick up a 7800 GS, however, I have two choices. One card has the reference nVidia fan, and one has the eVGA fan. Anyone have any experience with the eVGA fan, is it worth the extra 10 bucks? How is the sound level? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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    My 6800 GT (AGP) died, need a solid replacement until my new build this fall...

    Hey guys, just seeking some advice. Unfortunately, my 6800 GT bit the dust (well it still works just locks up every 5 minutes)...my open case had an accident with a bottle of water :eek: . Anyway, I was planning on doing a complete new build this later summer/fall when al the new CPUs come...
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    What version of Vista to use with an amd 64 cpu (32 or 64bit?)

    Hey all, I have am AMD athlon 64 3000+ and have access to a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of Vista, which one should I install? Are there drawbacks of going to the 64-bit (driver/game issues etc?)
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    Urgent Java help: Multiple constructors and objects within objects

    Okay, so it's friday night and I have a programming exam tomorrow morning (yes, it sucks). Anyway, I'm practicing for it, and I'm having a slight problem with a certain practice program. The assignments are handed out are blank templates of already pre-defined methods and inputs. The...
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    Weird Network related probelms, can't connect to certain protocols

    Okay, I am completely stumped with these issues I am having. I seem not to be able to connect to certain services/programs. I can not connect to IRC, I get a "software forced disconnect error" or somthing of the sorts. However, when I change the port from 6667 to 7000, I can connect. I can not...
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    Ever since receiving my 2005FPW, I get several second freezes in CS:S

    Hey I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum, or the display thread, however it only seems to occur in CS:S. Anyway, my oh so gorgeous Dell 2005FPW arrived last week. I quickly wanted to see CS:S in 16:10 widescreen. With my current rig, I get extremely high framerates, then out of nowhere...
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    Klipsch 5.1 speakers died except the sub....help

    So I was listening to some music at a fairly low volume, and the speakers go out. I raise the volume and they come back, and it just repeats that. Now they don't work at all. However, the sub still works, and hits all the beats etc. (I swear I hear words coming out of there too, but very faint...
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    Can't get my neo2 plat vCore over 1.4

    Hey guys I have a very odd problem here. I've been having great success with overcloking my 3000+ venice. Right now it is at 2610mhz (from 1.8ghz) at stock vCore of 1.4. Now around 300 FSB, is things start to get tricky. I get stability issues etc. I know I can push this chip further if I had...
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    friend somehow managed to spring a leak and get some water on his 6800GT....RMA?

    My friend who water cools, sprang a very minor leak in his setup. By minor I mean maybe a few drops go out when he was cleaning inside of his case. When that happened his monitor completely died. Upon taking out the video card (a PNY 6800 GT) it looks in mint condition. Looks like nothing...
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    Should I use my Audigy 1 or the AC97 7.1 on my NF3?

    Okay, I have used my Audigy forever, even had the audigy 2 drivers installed. I recently just reinstalled windows, and got a new mobo/cpu. I now have the realtek 7.1 onboard audio. Which would be better to use? I know audigy drivers are very annoying etc. How does sound quality compare to the...
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    Windows can only be activated a few times?

    So I just bought a new SATA HDD/mobo/CPU I just reinstalled windows and went to activate it, and got the message saying this product has been activated too many times. What gives, I have maybe reinstalled windows 2-4 times. I was not aware that there was a limit, this is just complete BS...
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    Switching Zalman HSF from intel to AMD setup (mobo already has backplate)

    Anyway, I recently purchased an A-64 Mobo/Cpu. I was running a Zalman 7000b HSF on my old set up. However, I lost the instructions for it. I know I am supposed to install the backplate etc. But my MSI Neo-2 Plat already has a backplate on it. Am I supposed to remove this and put on the Zalman...
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    Thinking of buying a MSI Neo2 Plat refurb from Newegg....bad idea?

    Well I need a new CPU/mobo combo and want to get a venice 3000+. I have been looking at various NF3 Ultra mobos and keep hearing good things about MSI. However, their mobo is priced at $130 which is kinda of steep for the quick fix I need. Does anyone have experince with refurbed items? Is...
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    Nforce 3 vs. VIA K8T800 for 939 venice

    I need to purchase a new cpu/mobo combo and it seems like the venice is the hot CPU to have right now. I plan on getting a 3000+ venice, but I am unsure of what chipset to get. I have a 6800GT AGP so NF4 is out of the question. Are there any dominant features that are excluded form either...
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    Enermax 2.0 vs. Antec 2.0 PSUs

    I have always been an Antec fan, I never had a problem with their PSUs, until recently. I added more fans and a new video card to my ring, and the voltages went down, and now I have stability issues. So I figured that time/stress has taken it's toll, it lasted almost 2 years. So now I am...
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    Is a v2.0 ATX PSU "needed" or "desired" for my current setup...

    What is the purpose of the second 12v rail? Is it just to give you more amperage and not to overload the single rail? My Antec true430 is about to blow, the Voltages are way down, and I have my vCore at 1.625 just to keep it stable at default clock speeds. (vCore may be at 1.625, but MBM5 says...
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    Need best CPU + Mobo combo for $300ish

    OKay, guys I have been out of the scene for a while, and when I was in it I was an intel guy. My system is fubared, so I just thought I could spend a $$ for a new CPU + mobo, and the AMD64 specs look good and so does the cash. So what is the best combo around my price range? I am partial...
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    new IDE cables, 1 HDD found, but not recognized.

    So yeah, I bought a new case and cables, redid all the cabling, put in my 2 WD 80gb HDD, and now only one is useable. The one drive in question isa stand-alone drive (no slave attached to it). When I redo the cables, it says windows has found new hardware and it shows the drive as "WD...
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    more ram + new heatsink + new case = can't overlock anymore (help)

    Okay so I have been running my 2.4c at 3.0 ghz + solid for months on end. I decided i needed another 512mb of ram, a new heatsink (got a zalman alcu-7000), and a new case. So I installed everything and start up my computer. Well this is where the problem began. I get the message that the CPU...
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    Need to upgrade memory, already running dual channel on my Abit IS7.....

    Hey guys, I've been missing out on the scene recently, so i'm a little behind. Basically, I just received a new 6800 GT for Christmas, but am still only running 512MB of ram. I am looking to upgrade to 1Gb. Right now, I am running Corsair TwinX pc3700 (512x2) for dual channel. If I am looking to...
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    Looking for a reputable dealer that has a 710t in stock (not newegg)

    I have decided to buy a new LCD for college, and decided on a Samsung 710t. I was planning on purchasing from Monitors Direct, however, they are not in stock. The same goes for ZipZoomFly. I live in NJ so I have to pay sales tax on Newegg orders, so that is not an option. So what are some...
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    Will the ATI X800 Pro be the next 9500 (in terms of pipeline hacks)?

    Soon after the arrival of the 9500 it was discovered that via a hard/soft mod that it was possible to open up 'unused' text pipelines to basically give you a 9700 with 8x pipes. According to the news on the [H]ard front page, the x800 Pro has 12x pipes and the XT has the 16. So do you think...
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