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    Anyone buy a 970 with blower-style fan (evga or pny)?

    I'm going to buying a 970 soon and would very much prefer one with a blower style fan, due to my tiny case. I saw that only evga and pny have such models, but have not been able to find any reviews of it. Has anyone here on [h] bought one, and if so, how is the noise and cooling?
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    Combination HTPC, NAS, plex server in one?

    Here's what I would like to accomplish in one box - 4 disk NAS: 2x4TB JBOD (video storage), 2x2TB RAID1 (docs and other stuff) - HTPC: connect to receiver and play the stored videos (x264) locally using either xbmc or plex - Plex server: transcode videos in real-time for remote viewing at...
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    Difference between gigabit switches?

    I'm just looking for a simple 8 port gigabit switch to replace the old 5 port 100mbit switch we have. Don't need anything fancy, it's just to add more ports to our gigabit router. Recently bought a NAS, so just need to ensure all our wired computers (which have gigabit NICs) have a gigabit...
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    Low 2nd GPU usage on 690

    I've noticed for the last few weeks that my 2nd GPU is usually hovering between 40-60% usage whereas the 1st is solid 99-100%. This is in both BF3 and BF4. I have updated rivers, ensured that PhysX is on teh CPU, and dropped the clocks to stock, but it doesn't seem to help. Any ideas?
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    Belkin Dual Band 2.4/5GHz Wireless Range Extender w/ 4 Port Bub (F9K1106)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300919853228 Selling a practically new Belkin dual-band wireless range extender which also has 4 Ethernet ports on the back so you can hook up wired devices. The model number is F9K1106. Features Dual-Band Speed Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 300Mbps (5GHz) Extends your...
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    Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor 1290X + RQ1008 Jet Clean system

    If any of you are hairy like me, you'll be at home with this system :p It's the absolute top of the line philips norelco razor (1290X [$249 retail!]), and comes with the jetclean charging and cleaning base which isn't available with the 1290x in retail anymore (you only get a flimsy charger). I...
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    Integrate live TV and streaming video?

    I'm going to build an HTPC in the coming month, but got my hdhomerun prime today and will start messing around with it soon. Is there any software (WMC, mythtv, mediaportal, etc) that can essentially integrate streaming video services with the tv guide? What I'm envisioning is this: say I flip...
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    Best option for streaming media server?

    I currently have several hard drives in my desktop storing all my media (i.e. HD TV Shows and Movies). I was thinking of buying some sort of cheap, small, low-power media server (NAS perhaps) to hold 4 hard drives (all 4 will be 4TB size), which, connected to my network, can be used to stream...
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    Sandy Bridge upgrade

    My dad is looking to replace his desktop, so I will be giving him my old hardware and then upgrade my own computer. It will continue to be used for gaming and photoshop, with heavy overclocking. Looking for new cpu, mobo, ram, and cooler, will be keeping the rest of the components. REVISED...
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    6950 BSOD confusion

    I bought a used 6950 off a member here, looks physically fine and was promised to be in perfect condition (I do not doubt this in any way). I replaced my 5850 with the card, and as soon as it gets to desktop it BSODs. I reset my mobo bios to default settings (resetting cpu to stock) and...
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    Llano ultraportables?

    Anyone know if there's going to be any llano APUs in 12-13" laptops? I've been looking for a replacement for my UL30VT, and I feel like llano would be the perfect replacement. Relatively low power consumption, solid CPU and GPU performance, good battery life. I've searched around but didn't...
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    What PSU for 6990?

    Thinking about going from my 5850 to a 6990. Rig is in sig, but will recap below: Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P 6GB Corsair PC3-12800 640GB+2x1TB+2x2TB HDDs 120GB G.Skill SSD XFX 5850 @ 975/1200 Four 120mm fans Right now I have a corsair HX620. I'm assuming that it won't...
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    Display corruption in Duplicate and Extend modes

    I have my 5850 hooked up to a monitor and LCD TV. If I select duplicate mode, then my monitor has this odd flickering/corruption in the bottom section. I thought this was a monitor issue, as I noticed it starting when I got my monitor replaced. However, yesterday I put my comp into extend...
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    ICC Profile question

    I have an i1 display 2, and used it to calibrate my monitor. So I changed the brightness/contrast and RGB values on my monitor, and it also created an ICC profile. I have both my monitor and a TV connected to my computer, but for whatever reason the ICC profile applies to both screens. That...
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    Budget build!

    Friend needs a new PC on a budget and 100% wants to build and not buy. He's on a P3 1ghz so anything is an upgrade heh. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc This will be his sole PC, with an emphasis on gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping...
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    Headphones + Subwoofer

    Is it possible to use a sub with headphones? While my cans produce a decent amount of bass, there's still nothing like having a real subwoofer shaking your entire body lol. My current headphone setup is in my sig
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    Does Win7 hate me???

    I've had nothing but problems on all the computers I've installed Win7 on. Everything was fine for maybe 2-3 weeks, but after that, nothing but mayhem, especially on our laptops. Everything has Windows 7 Enterprise x64 with legitimate keys. no cracked bullshit here. Desktop: Worked fine for a...
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    Lian Li Blower fan - Used as Intake or Exhaust?

    I just got a rocketfish case, and plan to install everything tomorrow. One thing I'm unsure about, is whether to use the included blower fan, which goes over the gpu area, as an exhaust (default), as an intake, or not at all. I'm a tad concerned about pressure, as in the stock setup, there is...
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    Keep Vista install when changing platforms?

    I currently have my vista install on my AMD s939 system. I'm building a new i7 rig next week. Is it possible to migrate the same vista install over to the i7 rig? I was thinking that I could liek uninstall the nvidia chipset drivers and then just do a bunch of repair installs. Think that...
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    Is my PSU powerful enough?

    I currently have the corsair hx520 in my sig. I plan to do an i7 build in a few weeks, and I'm not sure if my PSU can handle it. The planned build: core i7 920 (hopefully OC'd to 3.8ghz or so) gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R either a 4890 or 4870 1gb 6gb ram 3 hdds if its not enough, would hte hx620 or...
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    CSS help!

    Hey guys, I'm having trouble fixing one little issue with a website I made. http://www.umurf.org At the bottom of the page, the background of the main column abruptly stops, so there is a different-colored gap which exists for some inexplicable reason. This is a joomla site which is based on...
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    nForce 4 chipsets and 1.5TB hdd compatibility

    I have gone through 3 seagate 1.5TB drives, and all 3 of them (purchased at different times from different retailers) have been DOA in the exact same way. They all failed an hdtunes error scan at around the same place (something like 1040gb), none of them were able to be formatted by vista, and...
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    Which DAC only?

    I know I've made similar threads, but this time I need a USB dac only for under $100. I've purchased a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 880s (2003) and a Meier Audio Headfive amp. All I'm missing is a USB DAC (needs RCA output, altho i guess an adapter could be used), and all I've got left is $100. I...
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    Cheap USB amp?

    I'm gonna be buying a pair of headphones soon (in the $200-250 range), so something tells me I'll probably need an amp. Since these headphones are strictly for PC use, and my laptop int sound is absolutely horrible, I'll need an amp or a sound card or something. What do you recommend?
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    Touch screen mp3 players with hard drive?

    Does something like an ipod touch with hard drive exist? The closest thing I can find is one of those archos 5s, but those are friggin huge.
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    BenQ E2200HD User Review

    I just want to take a second and thank BenQ and [H] for this great opportunity! I have enjoyed my time so far with the monitor, and could not be happier to have been chosen to present my thoughts to you guys. As the thread title states, I was chosen by BenQ to review their new E2200HD...
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    Sound Blaster USB Live 24-bit External?

    Has anyone used this sound card before? I'm debating whether to get this or the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro usb sound card, as theyre both available for about the same price. I just want a decent sound card with optical out to drive my Edifier S330Ds. I basically just listen to music...
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    Cheap USB sound card with optical out

    I finally pulled the trigger on a pair of Edifier S330D's. I'm on a laptop with crappy integrated audio, so a cheap USB sound card with optical out would be nice to have to use with the speakers. It should give arguably better sound, or at the very least, it should eliminate the annoying...
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    Install Vista with existing XP?

    I currently have a RAID setup that has XP on it. I am getting a new hard drive, and I am going to install Vista on it. EDIT: I want to remove the RAID setup that has XP on it AFTER I transfer my files to the new hard drive with vista. Is it possible to install vista on the new hard drive while...
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    Is this the stock 939 RM?

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173&products_id=1788 Does anyone know if that is the normal socket 939 retaining mechanism?
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    CPU Bottleneck?

    As per my signature, I have a single-core 3700+. I recently won a 8800gt in a contest, but won't be able to try it out for 2 weeks or so. I pretty much plan on playing most newish games (cod4, bioshock, wic, assassins creed, maybe crysis, etc) at like 1280x1024 and maybe 1600x1200 for some...
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    Newegg - PNY 9800GX2 $509.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133217 PNY XLR8 VCG98GX2XPB GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $569.99 - $60 promo code (VGA32760) = $509.99 $7.59 three day shipping No...
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    NEW 3870 X2 3dMark06 score!

    if this is true, sweet!
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    stats?

    how do i find my stats in the hardfolding site? i search my name, but when i click on it it takes me to the whole state of michigan. thanks
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    folding on a laptop?

    id like to fold, but all i have is my laptop (core 2 duo 1.83) is that enough to do anything at all? thanks
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    ASUS RMA?

    Has anyone here does an RMA for an asus video card? If so, did they give you a newer card (assuming your card was older gen)? I need to RMA my x800xl, and figured maybe I should wait a week or two, so I might have an incredibly small chance of getting it upgraded to a 3850 or 3870, or at least...
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    Could not connect to Work Server?

    [18:36:43] - Ask before connecting: No [18:36:43] - User name: cesium666 (Team 33) [18:36:43] - User ID: 835A2A747AC78F [18:36:43] - Machine ID: 1 [18:36:43] [18:36:43] Work directory not found. Creating... [18:36:43] Could not open work queue, generating new queue... [18:36:43]...
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    OCZ EvoStream

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_evostream_power_supply Looks pretty cool :-D finally a new modular ocz
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    divider question

    its really simple, but im not sure im doin it right neways, i want my FSB @ 300 just to do some experiments n stuff RAM is PC4000 so i can keep it at 250 so for ram to be 250mhz, and FSB to be 300mhz, would i set the RAM/FSB divider to 5/6 i did that, and it showed on the bootup screen...
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    Aerocool Spiral Galaxies

    NVM
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