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    Small tubing (less than 3/8 by 1/2) and part advice

    So I've been out of watercooling for a LONG time but I used to be an aquacomputer fan. And IIRC, I used tubing that was smaller than the two prevailing US sizes, which I remember as 3/8 and 1/2. Also, as I remember it, back then people were starting to appreciate the more restrictive blocks...
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    Windows XP support for _any_ socket 1150's?

    I know what you're thinking, "why the hell do you care if they support Windows XP"... Well, we're having to order several new desktops at work and I'd rather order socket 1150 based systems, but we still have to support some installations that _have_ to use Windows XP (due to software they...
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    Help me piece together a decent system from all my old school stuff plz

    I've been using an H70 for my 1156 setup which worked fine but I'm about to throw down for my 1155 parts and I want to go back to "real" watercooling. I still have all the parts mentioned in this thread: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1569036 and here's a pic from that thread for...
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    OCZ ZDrive R4 won't work on H57M-USB3

    I've got an OCZ Z Drive R4 PCIE SSD drive and threw it into my desktop. Worked great in my Dell PowerEdge 2950. I put it in the extra x16 vid card slot and I get lights like I did with the server, but the system does not recognize the new hardware. As in doesn't even act like anything new was...
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    Can a Windows only install on a Mac Mini (2011) be cloned?

    I have suggested that my work use Mac Mini's as a desktop platform for our 40 person call center. They are smaller, more energy efficient and built better than anything else we can get for the price (this is the current 2011 Mac Mini). However, our call center is Windows 7 only. I'd prefer to...
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    Stupid 10GbE Question - SFP+ Direct Attached Cables

    So, I have a switch stack of several DELL PowerConnect 5548's that accept "pluggable 10GbE modules". I've just purchased a SuperMicro 6026T-6RFT+ barebone server that has dual "pluggalbe 10GbE modules" (based on "Intel 82599EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller with 2 SFP+ interfaces"). I was...
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    Alternatives to Cisco ASA 5520's for firewall

    A long time ago we used a couple of commodity servers and fbuilder to manage our firewall needs. We were in danger of losing our Net Admin and since he was the only one of us capable of managing (adequately) the firewall, we were "sold" a Cisco ASA 5520 as a replacement. We've subsequently...
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    Westmere-EP Build Suggestions

    I'm trying to spec out a dual Westmere-EP DIY build for some test dev servers and I'm really having a hard time finding parts at my normal DIY places. I'm not locked in to dual Westmere-EP based but I've got to build 2 servers at about $4,000 each (only need 2 SATA boot drives and 64GB+ mem)...
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    Switch for testing/prototyping 10Gbe rollout?

    We have a 5 node VMWare cluster connected to an EMC NS20 using VMWare over NFS. Right now, our only bottleneck is network and even that is not limiting. We are considering updating our infrastructure and since networking seems to be the the only real issue, they want me to research that first...
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    Reasonably priced Westmere-EX server?

    I just priced out a DELL R810 and WOW, they sure think a lot of their Westmere-EX based systems. I think this was the basic specs: 2x Xeon E7-2850 64GB RAM (Dual Ranked 16x4GB) 2x 10k 300GB SAS in RAID 1 Redundant PS No OS (these will be VMWare ESX systems) Price tag was approx...
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    Thecus N16000

    I'm considering buying a Thecus N16000 to see how well it will handle some VMware over NFS needs: http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=45 I know that it would be HARDer if I rolled my own but this is for business needs so I want something stable that is easier to manage. I'd rather...
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    DELL R810 or R510 for new VMWare Cluster?

    It's almost time to upgrade our 5 ESX servers and I'm not sure if the price increase of the Xeon 6500/7500 (R810) is worth it over the Xeon 5500/5600 (R510). I know the R810 has some cool new features, most notably MCA, but the pricing seems excessive: R810 dual-6550/32GB = $8,700 R510...
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    Water Cooling Collection - Help Me Identify Please

    I've had some great watercooling successes in the past but I've "planned to" build many more that I just never got around to. In fact, I've spent probably 5 times more money on parts that never got used than ones that did. I'm starting to go through my boxes of WC equipment to finally sell or...
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    Buying new MB - Buy Triple Channel and use as Dual?

    My 780i finally died so looks like I'm in the market. I really hate this 1156 / 1366 - Dual Channel / Triple Channel crap. If all Core iX used one or the other, eventually I'd have 20 sticks of DDR3 like I have 20 sticks of DDR2. (In other words as I accumulated extra RAM I could use them how...
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    Is link aggregation a benefit - example inside

    We are in the process of replacing some old 10/100 switches in an IDF for our call center. The current setup is 3 switches daisy-chained with a propriety 4Gb "backbone" and uplinked to the main datacenter via a 1Gb Fiber in the last switch. We are going to replace the 3 switches with GigE...
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    Windows Mobile Messaging - Custom Notifications?

    This week we replaced several of our IT staff's Blackberry's with Windows Mobile 6 devices. I've been told that there is no way to create custom notification (like a special ringtone or such) for specific incoming emails and further, that there isn't a reliable 3rd party app that works with...
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    My PS3 pics

    I convinced 3 of my friends to stand in line for me (with some monetary compensation) and below are some pics. If you're interested, #1 is going to my younger sister and #2 is going to my nephews via my father buying them from me for my cost and expenses. I'm still trying to decide about #3...
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    Coming back to Green cost me a LOT of Green

    Been in the red camp for quite a while but I think I got overly excited about the new 8800's. Dropped approx. $6,000 last week. Pics: Performance PC's site is screwed up but I got a Zeus 850w from there. I'll cancel that Dominator 8888 in a heartbeat if I can find it in...
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    Sony now shipping Internal Blu-ray Drive

    Look what the Fedex guy just dropped off for me to play with: I already have my HDCP compliant ATI 1600Pro with HDMI out but I don't think they'll appreciate me playing movies while I'm supposed to be coding right now so results to come later :) (I go by techstyled more than warlordbb...
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    1800XT CF vs. single 1900XT ?

    I've been so focused on CPU's and RAM that I wasn't really paying attention to my vid setup. Just settled in on my CPU and RAM so I fired up my 1900XT and my 1800XT CF cards for a few rounds of 3dMark05 and look what I found out: System Config: CFX3200-DR Opty 165 @ 300x9 = 2.7GHz, stock...
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    ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe Spotted for Sale

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=247069 First spotting? I see that Kyle made a post about an OCP review but the review isn't up yet. Is it just because it's a few minutes into 03/01/2006 so far? $279.99 ????!!!! What the heck is ZZF trying to do, rape the...
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    Way to test for Crossfire working??

    I've got my X1800XT Crossfire system _apparently_ working but I still get ~9800 in 3dMark05. Something's definately wrong. Both my Master and Slave card both seem 100% functional and ATI Tool shows both devices. In CCC I have a Crossfire selection to my tree and when I select it, I see a...
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    Cutting Acrylic

    I'm going to mount this: on top of this: and I was thinking of cutting the top with this: It's a very nice 18V varible speed saw, specs are here: http://www.ryobitools.com/index.php/catalog/tool/p520c/ I have no prior experience cutting acrylic and have no desire to...
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    Here we go again - X1800XT CF due tomorrow from ASS

    They _really_ should think about renaming for a better acronym Well, luckily I was one of the very first to receive a retail X1800XT and, if things go right (and unless I'm behind on some news) I will be one of the first to get a retail X1800XT CF tomorrow thanks to Allstarshop. I just...
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    The BEST CCFL tube?

    I have been through about 6 CCFL kits and they all have gone out after very little usage. Granted they all cost in the $8 - $15 range but still. I don't mind paying for quality, I just want something that I don't have to replace in 3 months, especially when I affix them with double sided...
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    Suggestions on DIY Swifty APEX kit

    Probably not what you are thinking but, since _everyone_ is out of the kit, I was going to just piecemeal me a kit but I don't see much 7/16 ID tubing anywhere. I also assume they use 1/2" barbs on everything and you're just supposed to stretch the tubing to fit. I already have a PA120.2...
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    My K8N Neo2 refuses to run my 3000+, replace with which AGP MB?

    Specs: MSI K8N Neo2 Rev 1 AMD Winnie 3000+ (have two, tried both) Corsair PC4400 Dual (512x2) Ultra XConnect 500 P/S My Neo2's been flaky ever since I first turned it on 2 days ago. Sometimes it hangs after CPU Init, sometimes it doesn't. At first I thought it was my P/S but I've replaced...
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    2nd WC system with Aqua-Computer parts, need help

    I've just finished my very first WC setup so now I'm planning my second one :) and I've got some questions. First, here's a pic of my current setup (no I haven't finished cleaning up and yes, it's a non-leet stock Swifty kit, I wanted to get my feet wet, pun intended): Ok, so from an...
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    First WC install now running: Questions Post-install

    I finally have my first WC installation under my belt and I've got a couple of questions now since I'm already planning my next one. I decided to go with a Swifty 8600 kit because a) I could get it new for $165, and b) if I continued to wait till I made up my mind on components for a custom...
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    Blue UV Liquid that stops algea/corrosion?

    (Disclaimer: I'm about to start my first attempt at WC so Imma newb) I'm looking for a Blue UV look for my water. I just ordered the FrozenCPU Blue UV Dye but then I started thinking, that's not gonna do anything to stop algea/corrosion and such. I know I need to use distilled water but...
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    First Timer WC'er - Help me chose my DD kit plz

    Long time lurker, first time WC attempt. I was this >< close to buying the Swifty kit from Directron for $165 but I like the sound of the newer DD D4 Pump (which is now the Swifty MCP650) and since, ultimately, I hope to fit all this in a ClearPC case, I like the idea of the lucite TDX. I...
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