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    Alphacool Eiskoffer Lucky Draw

    I think that you're only going to get the ROI out of this if you do a lot of hard tubing. And if you do a lot of hard tubing, you've probably already got processes for a lot of this. However, I can honestly say, I would buy it and in fact, if I start doing more hard tubing in my builds for...
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    Launching a 12 Card AMD RX580 Windows 10 based Mining Rig - Blog

    Seems like sourcing the parts for these rigs is the main problem... I can't find 1070Ti's for less than about $480-500 per. Hell, I can find GTX 1080's (non-Ti o/c) for $500 each pretty easy... The mining craze seems to have hit long and hard
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    Launching a 12 Card AMD RX580 Windows 10 based Mining Rig - Blog

    Hell, it sounds like the B250 Mining Expert is worth the money even if you just use it as a riser tester :) Sadly, there are no Microcenters where I live (Tennessee) but I just checked about 10 of them and they all say SOLD OUT for that board. Hell, I wouldn't mind buying from a buyer I don't...
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    Launching a 12 Card AMD RX580 Windows 10 based Mining Rig - Blog

    Thanks for the response. I think the 1070Ti (or 1080Ti) also have the edge as far as resell. So it seems the B250 is only available through channels I've never heard of (i.e. not Amazon, Newegg, or BH, basically). Since I'm only going 8 right now, would an ASUS Prime Z370-A be out of the...
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    Launching a 12 Card AMD RX580 Windows 10 based Mining Rig - Blog

    If you had to make another 12 GPU system today, would you still go AMD or would you do NVIDIA? Not considering the systems you already have. IOW, what would you recommend to someone starting right now today to go down this road?
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    Motherboard Manufacturers Say Intel Core i9 Limited to 4.3GHz on LCS [RUMOR]

    Is the naming right in the news post? I think Guru3D messed up and said 7900K instead of 7900X and then that has been perpetuated even into the tagging on this discussion post. Isn't it 7800X, 7820X, and 7900X? Not a huge deal but it caused me to go, "what, 7900K, never heard of that part"...
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    Thermaltake Tower 900 Vertical Super Tower Chassis Review @ [H]

    That's the only thing that has me on the fence. I don't have 6 video and 6 audio connections like Shaten but even trivial connections look difficult because you can't remove the top per this video: He talks about the top starting about 13:50 How do you even plug things in back there??? How...
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    Water cooling kit Qustion

    Tsumi doesn't need me to speak up for him but I just had to jump in here and say you were unnecessarily rude. First of all, he didn't say, "don't buy a kit" or "you don't get what you pay for with a kit". He was responding to someone who said, "saved over half the price", which even by your...
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    Small tubing (less than 3/8 by 1/2) and part advice

    Speaking of old watercooling gear, anyone have ANY idea if either of these two ancient set of blocks have any value? If nothing else, I'd rather see someone use them rather than just throwing them away. None of these have been used at all. Those are aquacomputer aquagraphiX1800 blocks (I...
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    Small tubing (less than 3/8 by 1/2) and part advice

    I remember now why I'm interested in less than 3/8". I have LOTS of 1/4" geared parts from wayyyyy back. IIRC, I was using some sorta rigid 1/4" ID tubing (actually I think it was 6mm or such) that you just slid into those black and black and silver connectors and it just worked. I'm starting...
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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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    AMD R9 Series + Battlefield 4 Promotion: Official Q & A

    The post below by me was in the other thread before I found this "official" one. Just wanted to update, I registered at XFX's site and even though they have an Under Construction page for the Best Buy purchases, I entered my card info through the "Other retailers" link. Going through that...
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    AMD: Only some R9 cards will be bundled with BF4

    I saw the promo via all the news sources that were covering the bundle deal, followed the link to AMD's site, clicked through their site and arrived at what seemed to be the _identical_ card shown on AMD's site as bundled with BF4 (a DUAL-X version in purple packaging), placed my order. Card got...
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    Supermicro X10SAE - Xeon Haswell, C226, ATX manual:

    Sorry to be the noob in the room but can you give me just a brief tip on what a workstation class MB like the X10SAE offers you that you can't get from a Z87 board? I always assumed you went workstation class for dual proc but these are single proc boards.
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    Windows XP support for _any_ socket 1150's?

    I was really hoping to avoid all the "you're stupid for needing XP" and the "you should try XYZ instead" posts, sigh... I don't own the company, I work for the company. My net admin and I have been telling them for literally years to transition, it's not our call. I already mentioned we tried...
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    Windows XP support for _any_ socket 1150's?

    There is one, apparently, "must have" app that will not behave in any of the virtual modes we've tried, including XPMode (we've tried DOSBOX, I think that's the name, and several other type systems). It's something called Time In a Box from a German company that all our hourly employees use to...
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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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    Corsair Air 540 "Crush"

    Awesome build. Seriously nice job on the "neat" side :). How is it working with that rigid acrylic? Rigid? Seriously though, how difficult is it to make it do what you want?
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    Razer Naga 17-button Mouse $58

    I have a Naga Epic and I love it so much, I loathe using anything else. I'm put it off but I'm going to have to have the conversation with my boss that, "yea, it's a gaming mouse but it's still the best mouse I've ever used" so I can have my Naga at work too. My Epic looks to be the same one...
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    Help me piece together a decent system from all my old school stuff plz

    My Tygon would be from back when those 8800's first came out. Its the food grade kind. We're they having clouding issues even back then? I'm planning to setup the loop next week and run it for a week till I get my 1155 stuff so hopefully I will find any issues before I go "live".
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    Help me piece together a decent system from all my old school stuff plz

    Looks like all I really need is the XSPC Raystorm. I found some 3/8" ID 5/8" OD Tygon tubing and found a stash of Yate Loons. I used to have such big plans (and lots more extra money). I'll report back once I get things going.
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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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    Raunchy Dance Routine a PR Nightmare for Microsoft

    Dangit! I always read these type of stories after they've already taken down the good stuff. Does anyone still have a link to the raunchy version?
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    ASUS Unveils World’s First Thunderbolt Add-On Card At Computex

    We flushed OS X completely (i.e. the image we used had _only_ Windows 7 on it). We're getting way OT here but, honestly, the real reason I convinced them to buy Mac Mini's was because the system I use to remote is a 2010 Mac Mini running OS X with VM Ware Fusion to run my Windows VM's. I wanted...
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    ASUS Unveils World’s First Thunderbolt Add-On Card At Computex

    I agree. Do it right or GTFO. I hope the MSI board does it right. Haven't checked up on it lately.
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    ASUS Unveils World’s First Thunderbolt Add-On Card At Computex

    I don't disagree with any of your points Sly. However, and I'm repeating myself, there are benefits to TB over what already exists. No, it's not price competitive but neither was SSD's or <insert high end expensive new tech that is now somewhat ubiquitous and inexpensive here> when they first...
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    ASUS Unveils World’s First Thunderbolt Add-On Card At Computex

    Look into the specs of TB, find out what it can do. It doesnt sacrifice to handle multiple functions. Y'all are turning me into what must sound like a fanboy but I really am surprised I'm on HardOCP having to espouse the merits of new technology. This is not just USB ver. Next. If adopted...
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    ASUS Unveils World’s First Thunderbolt Add-On Card At Computex

    Save this for yourself. Your going to LOL in a few years. Y'all don't understand that this is a) better than USB 3, and b) like having a 10G card in your system waiting to be exploited _too_. As in addition to the better than USB3 (and in addition to the DP port). Niche? You're going to laugh...
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    OCZ ZDrive R4 won't work on H57M-USB3

    Great ideas. I'll give those a shot and report back. Thanks.
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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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    ASUS Unveils World’s First Thunderbolt Add-On Card At Computex

    1. To connect my TB storage device that I use with my MBP to my desktop to transfer data back and forth at the fastest speeds. 2. To connect my 27" TB Display to my MBP _or_ my desktop. 3. To connect any of a number of peripherals that will start being available on TB now that it's gaining...
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    Can a Windows only install on a Mac Mini (2011) be cloned?

    You rock 450. I tried the "connect via Firewire" thing yesterday and got nothing. On my list this morning was to figure out if this was an option. But first, I thought I'd check back here. I read your post, fired everything up but held down T as you suggest and, voila, I have my target Mac Mini...
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    Can a Windows only install on a Mac Mini (2011) be cloned?

    We have an EA and, though I'll give you that that HP is a decent find, we'd still have to use one of our EA licenses and install Windows 7 Enterprise so OS is a wash unless you can find one that comes with a Windows 7 Enterprise CAL. Regardless I'll concede the point on my challenge, you won...
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    Can a Windows only install on a Mac Mini (2011) be cloned?

    $597 is expensive? (price for base system + RAM kit on a very popular online retailer). I challenge you to find as reliable a system with similar specs (i5 - 8GB RAM after installing $29 kit) on the Windows side for enough less to matter.
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    Can a Windows only install on a Mac Mini (2011) be cloned?

    And DeployStudio works with the 2011 Mac Mini? And the Acronis suggestion... you're sure a Mac Mini that needs a GPT partition can boot Acronis or is that just a guess based on your experience with Acronis on other platforms?
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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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    BestBuy cash refund back after lowered prices on Black Friday?

    The buy it on Friday for $699 and then return that new one with the $899 receipt is the smartest move because you will save the not insignificant restocking fee. Smart Zepher.
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    Be presumptuous, which x79 mobo for the reasons listed? Everyone!

    Which of these has the most Hackintosh compatible previous gen (actually current gen right now I guess)? I'm building 2 systems, one now and one in a few weeks and I'm most interested in Hackintosh compatibility.
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    Stupid 10GbE Question - SFP+ Direct Attached Cables

    Both the switch and the server list twinax compatibility so I should be good there. I was talking to a sales rep from the place I bought the cables from and he said some of the older SuperMicro systems had an issue with the physical interface fitting but the one I am getting is pretty new...
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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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