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    Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Liquid Cooled Video Card @ [H]

    Yeah the more I play with the fan with power off, the more clearly it sounds like a ball bearing that simply needs some oil. In 20 years of gaming I’ve never had a card with coil whine. Is this something that ever just kind of works itself out and goes away?
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    Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Liquid Cooled Video Card @ [H]

    Based on this review and being long overdue for a video card upgrade, I went ahead and bought one last week. Unfortunately I've got a really irritating noise coming from the fan on the card itself -- kind of a squeaking noise that almost sounds like the fan periodically rubbing up against...
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    Laughable Anti-Title II Propaganda Video

    Awful video, yes, but ... HOLY SH*T, THAT'S MY NEIGHBORHOOD! I guess that's kinda cool. Mosaic District, Merrifield, VA, for those curious.
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    Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV $426

    Depends on what exactly you want to use it for. I bought the 55 inch recently for use in PC flight sims, where my FPS rarely exceeds 30 anyway -- and it's awesome.
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    Is VDDC Current In spike crashing my system?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. The graphs above actually show some cases where I used both cards in Crossfire and some where I used just one card. After further testing, I realized that it's only one of my cards that behaves this way. The other, 'good' card does not let VDDC Current In climb...
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    Is VDDC Current In spike crashing my system?

    I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem I'm having with lockups while gaming or running benchmarks. I've got an i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz, 8GB DDR3-1333, two 7970s, and a Sparkle 1000W PS. After a few minutes under load, my screen goes black, fans slow down, sound loops, and I have no choice but to power...
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    Anyone compared OCZ firmware 2.15 vs. 2.22

    I just got a second Vertex3, which has 2.22, and ran HD Tune Pro yesterday on it and then compared with my first Vertex3, which has 2.15. The only real differences were in the Seq Write test, where the 2.22 drive scored 167 MB/s while the 2.15 drive (which has two partitions, each of which I...
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    Samsung S27A750D 27" 120hz 3D LED Monitor $399.99 shipped!

    Actually that's not completely correct: for 3D it will do 720p@60Hz or 1080p@24Hz over HDMI, but requires DP to do 1080p@60Hz. This monitor is very much specifically intended for AMD users with DP connections who want to use AMD's HD3D and TriDef3D or iZ3D. That's what I'm using it for, and...
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    Samsung S27A750D 120Hz

    Just got this monitor too, after returning an Acer HN274H to Newegg (I switched from NV SLI to AMD CF recently, and so needed an HD3D-compatible 3D monitor rather than a 3D Vision compatible one). Generally very happy with it, although have the same 'unsupported resolution' and sleep state...
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    27" ViewSonic FS $184.99

    I was tempted by this deal too, but reading the fine print scared me: apparently allows up to 8 "defects" in their refurbished monitors: "Disclosure: LCD displays may have cosmetic imperfections that appear as small bright or dark spots. This is common to all LCD displays used in...
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    Corsair Giveaway - Force Series™ GT 180GB Solid-State Hard Drive

    Because man, DCS: A-10C Warthog takes an ungodly amount of time to load up on my 1.5TB HD drive! If I find SSD makes a big difference, I'll be a permanent convert.
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    ASUS P8P67 PRO adding RAID gives BSOD

    Update for those who might be having similar issues: I actually got RAID1 (mirror) to work on the Intel controllers withOUT having to reinstall my OS. Unfortunately I'm not sure exactly how I got it working ... but the following was the entire process I followed (my 160 GB boot drive is on...
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    ASUS P8P67 PRO adding RAID gives BSOD

    I'm having the exact same problem. Trying to add two 1.5TB disks as a RAID mirror, but since I've already installed W7 on a 160GB drive, when I change the mode to RAID, Windows won't boot anymore. The manual says "setting RAID will change ALL SATA ports", which I think is why this is...
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    Procedure for swapping out P67 board for new B3 board?

    I got my Asus P8P67 Pro from Microcenter months ago, and like everybody else I've got until May 15th to turn it in for a new B3 version. If I got another Pro, what's the safest way to swap the boards out? I've never done a swap of a nearly identical model like this. I'd really prefer to not...
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    Homefront - March 2011

    In GCInput.ini, set bMouseSmoothing (or whatever it's called -- not at my computer right now) to false. That should fix it, if it's what I think you mean. Note, however, that this only works in MP. In SP it is non-functional, and I've yet to find a way to adjust the clearly too zoomed-in...
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    Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - $289.99

    This is a great deal, for sure, but about a year and a half ago I bought one of these from Best Buy on a whim, and compared to the relatively high-end Dell 24" I had before it, dark spaces in games (I was playing Bioshock at the time) are absolutely awful ... totally washed out, no matter how...
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    Westinghouse VM-42F140S 42" Widescreen LCD HD Monitor - 1080p $580 + ship

    After using this monitor for two weeks now, I still just don't know what to make of it. I love the size, but although the backlight bleedthrough is much less than on my 37", blacks in general seem washed out compared to the 37". And text in some windows, with some contrasts - the FRAPS window...
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    Westinghouse VM-42F140S 42" Widescreen LCD HD Monitor - 1080p $580 + ship

    Yes, they call a day ahead of the time that the truck is due to be in your area, and then the driver calls you 30-60 mins before he arrives.
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    Westinghouse VM-42F140S 42" Widescreen LCD HD Monitor - 1080p $580 + ship

    Stepping up from the 2405, you're going to absolutely love the massive increase in screen size. Especially in games, where small text clarity is generally not such a big issue, this monitor is worth every penny. Outside of games, I think it just takes some getting used to. At this point I'm...
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    Westinghouse VM-42F140S 42" Widescreen LCD HD Monitor - 1080p $580 + ship

    This is a monitor, not a TV. The resolution is 1920x1080, more than high enough to be used as a monitor on a PC. I continued tweaking last night and then in frustration, went back to my 37-inch and did some comparisons. To my surprise, first thing I noticed was the backlight bleedthrough on...
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    Westinghouse VM-42F140S 42" Widescreen LCD HD Monitor - 1080p $580 + ship

    I jumped on this deal a few days ago and received the monitor today. I was upgrading from the Westinghouse LVM-37w3s, which I bought just a few months ago. Whereas the 37-inch blew me away immediately, I'm having more difficulty feeling impressed with the 42. Text doesn't feel nearly as sharp...
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    Westinghouse LVM-37W3SE 37" 1080p Monitor $585 Free Ship

    Sure, here's mine running LockOn.
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    Westinghouse LVM-37W3SE 37" 1080p Monitor $585 Free Ship

    Just wanted to drop back in and add to the chorus of voices proclaiming this to be the best money I've spent in a long, long time. It arrived via FedEx on Saturday morning: this beast is freakin' HUGE, very sharp, no lag problem as far as I can tell (played some Crysis and UT3), just gorgeous...
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    Westinghouse LVM-37W3SE 37" 1080p Monitor $585 Free Ship

    Ah, cool, thanks Justintoxicated! That's encouraging then.
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    Westinghouse LVM-37W3SE 37" 1080p Monitor $585 Free Ship

    Well, I'm sold. I'm been loving my Dell 2405FPW for two years now, briefly flirted with the Hanns-G 28" but didn't like the poor black reproduction (bought it then returned it) and didn't think I'd have a good reason to upgrade anytime soon as I didn't want to try to run the insane res of a...
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    How can I change the Stats ID tagged to my login?

    I just registered as a [H]ardFolder but didn't know my Stats ID, so I took a guess based on the URL ... and was wrong. So now when I log in to look at my stats, it instead shows the stats of someone else. I know my Stats ID now by searching for my name, but I see no way to change it in my...
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    (Sexy?) Call of Duty 4 32$ @ gogamer

    Just to clarify, guys, I ordered and received the Australian version (Asia Pacific) and installed, updated, and have been playing with no problems at all. The box is a bit thinner than we usually get here in the US though. :)
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    50 posts?

    Kyle, me too. Thanks!
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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Drawing

    Oh yes, I'm definitely interested.
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    Got my Hanns-G HG281 Today!! Pics

    I bought this monitor over the weekend to replace my 2407, and I was happy with it until I played Bioshock, at which point I noticed that the dark areas were completely washed out and featureless, exactly as the ExtremeTech review had described. I understand that tweaks can be made both to...
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    STALKER @ Fry's 29.99 preorder

    Ahh ... I don't have access to the e-mail while at work, so will have to wait til I get home, but I could have sworn it said order was cancelled. The charge also came off my credit card, so I thought they'd cancelled it.
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    STALKER @ Fry's 29.99 preorder

    I got an e-mail from Fry's last night saying that my order had been cancelled because there was none in stock (!). Of course there aren't any in stock, it's a pre-order, WTF?!?!
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    400 toshiba laptop @ bestbuy

    I picked one up on Sunday - got the last one they had in store - and spent a few hours cleaning all the crap software off of it. When I first booted it up, there were 65 processes running, taking up 315MB of RAM. After I'd finished, I'd gotten that down to 45 processes and 215MB. I...
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    MSI Radeon X1900XTX - $276.99 after MIR

    D'oh! You're right, my bad. Sorry guys. Completely overlooked that.
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    MSI Radeon X1900XTX - $276.99 after MIR

    The PDF rebate form lists the participating vendors; one is Monarch. Monarch's website lists the X1900XTX for $375. Although they don't mention the rebate on their page, why shouldn't you be able to use the rebate form if it specifically says purchases from Monarch qualify?
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    MSI Radeon X1900XTX - $276.99 after MIR

    Lemme get this straight - buying this X1900XTX from any one of those qualified vendors will let you use the $150 rebate? Monarch has it for $375, making the final price $225?!?! Wow.
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    NEWEGG HOT Deals :: USB Flash Drive Specials

    Almost 10AM PST now! Newegg guy, where are ya? Maybe he had his timezones confused?
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    Dell SB BFG Geforce 7900GTX OC 512mb $389.25+tax

    I bought a 25% coupon on eBay on April 18 and used it same day for the BFG 7900GTX OC. First ship date was May 3, then changed to May 25. Yesterday, the 25th, the date was changed back to May 3 -WTF?. Realizing this whole thing is apparently a hoax, I called Dell and spent 2 hours getting...
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    Dell SB BFG Geforce 7900GTX OC 512mb $389.25+tax

    Looks like I got all you guys beat - the Dell page now says 5/25 for my 7900!!! Niiiice ....
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    Dell SB BFG Geforce 7900GTX OC 512mb $389.25+tax

    I just jumped on this deal too - bought a 25% off coupon on eBay for $17 (they all charge $0.99 for the coupon and $15.99 for "shipping" - niiiice), and order total came out to $416.45 shipping 3-5 business days to CA. Unfortunately I too am seeing an estimated ship date of May 3. :( For...