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    Full atx tower suggestion

    Nanoxia Deep Silence 6
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    Spotty Comcast internet service. New Modem same thing

    Check for packet loss. Open up command prompt and type in "ping -t" (without the quotes). This will continuously ping google's website until you stop it with CTRL+C, at which point it will give you a summary of the sent, received and a packet loss percentage You should have a 0%...
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    Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti 11G - $660 shipped - Massdrop - YMMV

    This will take care of the sag. I bought the same card at launch for about $700. It's been solid. No regrets
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    So you're saying there's a chance?
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    Replacement Samsung Note 7 Phone Emits Smoke On U.S. Plane

    Has anyone bothered to ask what charger people are using on the Note 7 that are catching fire? I've seen plenty of people use cheap chargers and USB cables on a phone that cost $600+ and with the new "fast charging" features that modern phones are implementing, I wouldn't be surprised if they're...
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    Steam 2016 summer sale is here! runs from June 23rd to July 4th!

    There's a 5-10 second delay for every page to load, so even if you wanted to check out the store, you won't be able to. I tried checking out twice, once with a credit card and another with paypal, and each time I received an error message once I press purchase...
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    Qnix 144Hz

    I just purchased the same display, but the "perfect pixel" version from the same seller for $149. 3 year square-trade warranty for a additional $20 for those interested
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    Anyone Here Use Google Fi?

    My old phone was a Galaxy Note 2, so the upgrade to the Nexus 6 wasn't too much of a difference for me. I do not believe that Project Fi has a 'HD Voice' equivalent, and, to be honest, I do not think I would be able to tell the difference unless I did a side by side test between a standard...
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    Anyone Here Use Google Fi?

    I've been using Project Fi for about 2-3 months now and am located in Chicago suburb. The value for service is excellent; last month my bill was about $21 since I primarily used WiFi and only had 0.155 GB of cellular data for the month. The cell phone service itself is pretty good. There...
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    Monoprice HDMI Cables w/ RedMere + Extra $5 Off $25 From $2 + Shipping

    Yep. Checked the orientation several times and even tried flipping it around when I ran out of ideas. I ordered the 6 ft and the 15 ft version and both had the same outcome. More than likely they're lying. I spent about an hour talking to their tech support through live chat. They tried to...
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    Monoprice HDMI Cables w/ RedMere + Extra $5 Off $25 From $2 + Shipping

    I bought the same exact cable quoted when I got a Samsung 4K tv and a 970 GTX to watch TV through WMC in UHD@60Hz. The cable does not work with any UHD/4K resolution past 30Hz and it is only shielded at the connector (which is a joke when dealing with such a high data throughput). The only...
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    Official HDHomeRun Live TV plugin for Kodi (XBMC)

    That's because Microsoft is paying to have the DRM (PlayReady) for premium channels
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    Report Highlights Critical Importance of Non-Microsoft Patches

    Question is are they including Google Chrome's "bounty-like" bug reporting where they reward people for reporting bugs? If that's the case, then I'm not surprised by them being at the top of the list. Just last year one of the people were on the news for making upwards of $30,000 just for...
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    Do 290x or 295x2 support HDMI 2.0?

    Don't think so. The R9 290 that I had did not have HDMI 2.0. Doubt that the 290x would since they're fairly similar cards. Your best bet would be to wait a bit for AMD's 300 series cards; they should be released at the end of Q2 2015.
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    Battlefield 4 Premium Edition for $30 @Amazon. Base game and DLC package.

    Has campaign with a handful of missions. Battlefield is primarily a multiplayer game.
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    [HOT] NEW MSI R9 290 4GB - $439.99 @tigerdirect (email promotion)

    Could always replace the fans. I ran a couple 120mm fans that were zip-tied to a passive cooler on a 8800 gt a few years ago. Didn't have any issues with it. Pain in the ass to zip tie though... If I had to replace had to do something similar to that I would just measured out a long bolt and...
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    [HOT] NEW MSI R9 290 4GB - $439.99 @tigerdirect (email promotion)

    Exact card: Those of you who are subscribed to Tigerdirect, check your emails. Search your email for...
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    HD Homerun Prime software location

    Nvm. Moderator please delete
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    Intel Introduces Performance Class SSDs for Gamers

    here is a review over at Anandtech:
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    Setting up XBMC on HTPC

    If you don't mind sacrificing a little space, keeping the metadata inside the movie/tv folders is ideal. I recommend deleting the database of XBMC and running Media Center Master to get all the Metadata downloaded to the folders of the video files. As long as your naming scheme is correct it...
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    Setting up XBMC on HTPC

    FileBot is helpful in mass renaming TV files if your naming scheme needs to be changed.
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    3TB 90 bucks Desktop Mainstream IntelliPower Sata HDD

    Good find. Came out to nearly 100 with in-store pickup in IL.
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    Upgrade 2x 6980's to 780 ti or 290x?

    Prices aren't that high. There are plenty around the $600 mark for a 290x. Case 1 Case 2 Lowest I've seen for a 780Ti has been 525 and it was an open box deal from Newegg the past week. Sold out in half an hour. Keep an eye in the [H]otdeals forum if you're concerned about price...
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    Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?"

    Google is your best friend. Reply #13 and #16.
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    If You Haven't Played DayZ - This is Why It's Worth $30...

    Half the reason I play Multiplayer games is to be an asshole (I refer to it as douching). Back when I played ARMA 2 Wastelands I would get a group of 8 friends together, and we would strategically roadblock a town and watch people smack into a wall when they tried to drive through. Good times...
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    Current Green Man Gaming 25% Voucher Works w/ Battlefield 4 Premium.

    I haven't had any issues with BF3 or BF4 that wasn't able to be resolved by some research. Out of the dozen friends that have purchased the game, there is only one person I know that has had issues with the game; and he has a below minimum spec 7 year-old rig. People keep complaining about...
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    Current Green Man Gaming 25% Voucher Works w/ Battlefield 4 Premium.

    Thanks OP. To people who haven't bought from GMG, make sure you use Paypal if you're in the US so you don't get your bank account being lock from an overseas transaction. Also had to type in Voucher instead of copy & pasting for it to work. China Rising maps are fine. They're big, open maps...
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    GM Is Using RFID Tags In Engine Bolts

    This. Read the article people. They're using the RFID tags inside the engine bolts to keep track of the engines and flag any issues for each engine assembly. Anyone who has ever done any sort of engine work on cars knows that there are aftermarket bolts (ARP for example)..You're not...
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    So, are most L4D2 players mean?

    Can't really vouch for what you said about TF2 (never cared about it), but the issue with L4D2 currently has been a lack of players. Always have to end up playing the same 2 maps (No Mercy or Dead Air) because that's all that people played. Giving people a free copy will help out the...
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    HOT!!! Antivirus software for $4.99

    ESET Nod32 and Kaspersky are the only two on there that should be considered. Everything else is crap
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    2x 3TB 7200rpm Hard drives and a 32GB 3.0 flash drive sale

    Every hard drive company has some models that some would consider "junk." I have a 2 TB Seagate that was considered "junk" by many and it's still works great after 3 years. Hard drives are really a luck of the draw sort of deal, just people have a tendency to post about the bad more than the...
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    SB X-FI - SB0460 - Win 7 x64 - 4GB issue

    You try the Daniel_k drivers for the card?
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    Recommend me a Game

    Whoops, misread OP
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    BF3 $5 origin

    And why is Origins an issue? Since Origins launched I've had more issues with Steam than Origins and the few people that have had issues on this forum are too lazy to get the issue resolve (i.e. they dragged the problem out by emailing them instead of making a 10 minute phone call....)
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    Asus Essence STX or Phoebus?

    I haven't tried either cards, but I'd take a look at HT Omega cards as well.
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    Understanding HD speed limitations, Thunderbolt, etc...

    It will be a seperate interface/feature on the motherboard. The only thing that it will have in common with SATA is that it will be Serial type interface ( one byte/bit sent at a time ).
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    AMD Catalyst 13.4 WHQL and AMD Catalyst 13.5 Beta

    Release note for 13.4
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    Which games benefit(in game) from installation on ssd?

    Any game that requires frequent loading would be most beneficial. Games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Starcraft, and pretty much all MMO's/RPG's come to mind. I wouldn't put ARMA on a SSD unless you have an excessive amount of space on them. Once you load into an ARMA server there really...
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    DVI + Audio to A/V Receiver

    I don't really recommend doing that since the way a 3.5 mm plug is constructed is for Stereo audio. An S/PDIF isn't really ideal when using more than 2 channels (Stereo/Headphones). It will overly compress the audio which would result in a lossy audio signal (Here is a more detailed...