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    Work involved switching from Rampage V Extreme to Rampage V Edition 10?

    Hello [H]: I've recently upgraded my system to the specs listed in my signature below (edit: previously was using an Asus Rampage V Extreme X99 board). Got upgraded to Windows 10 prior to the 7/29 deadline for the free upgrade and everything is running perfectly smoothly. I have the...
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    Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD only shows 22.4GB capacity???

    Hey [H]: I picked up a couple of slightly used Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD's recently and one of them only shows a capacity of 22.4GB. The other drive works fine and show the correct capacity - but no matter what I do with the 2nd drive, it only shows up as a 22.4GB drive! I've checked it under...
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    Where to go from 3930K @ 4.5GHz?

    Hello [H]: It's been a long time since I've been active here and I know this topic's probably been brought up many times before, but... I used to upgrade my system every year, sometimes a couple of times a year but have been on the 3930K based system in my sig for what seems like forever now...
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    Moving from FT02 Red to Corsair 540 Orange

    Hey Fellow [H]'ers: Haven't posted in awhile because I haven't done much with my computer recently. Used to upgrade almost every component in my system regularly but have been too busy with work and kids to play around much with my computer. The FT02 Limited Edition Red case shown below...
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    My Experience w/ XFX DD Black Ed. vs. ASUS DirectCUII 7970's

    This is going to be a long post so feel free to skip it if you get bored easily . . . the TLDR summary: BizLink adapters are the devil, XFX DD Black Ed. 7970 is pretty sweet and Asus DirectCU II's are disappointing! Up until a couple of months ago I have 2x MSI 6970 Lightnings in my FT02 Red...
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    WARM: Create your own bundle @ MicroCenter ($40 off any mobo w/ CPU purchase)

    For all those with a MicroCenter nearby, you can get $40 off ANY Intel motherboard with the purchase of any 2nd generation Core i5/i7 CPU. Use any of their great i5/i7 CPU prices and pick any compatible motherboard to get $40 off! Here is the link to the promo...
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    How disable HDMI audio on AMD 6990 so I can use my X-Fi

    Hey guys/gals, I know this has probably been covered before but I've searched both Google and this forum and can't find the answer so . . . I recently moved from 2x 6970 to 1x 6990 and my X-Fi card disappeared. I know this most likely has to do with the system wanting to run the sound...
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    Pretty Warm: Patriot G Series Sector 5 8GB (2x4gb) DDR3 1600MHz $69.99 (AR)

    Newegg has the Patriot G Series Sector 5 8GB ddr3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 kit for $69.99 after $20 mail-in rebate w/ free shipping. I bit on the G.Skill deal last week that was $75 shipped but didn't require a rebate but this seems like a pretty decent deal too...
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    Gigabyte is shipping replacement B3 boards now!

    Not sure if this was already posted here, but I got an email yesterday from directly Gigabyte notifying me that they're now starting RMA's for the P67 B3 boards. I had called my vendor late last week and they said they wouldn't have anything until April and suggested that I call Gigabyte...
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    Sycthe Gentle Typhoon: not much difference between AP-15 and AP-14

    I've been using Noctua P12's for the last couple of years and loved them. My new SB motherboard wouldn't play nice with my standard Prolimatech MegaShadow w/ P12 push/pull setup so I had to ditch it and get a Corsair H70. The stock Corsair fans were too loud at normal speed and not good...
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    Moving from the Silverstone Raven to RV02 (semi-review w/ lots of pics)

    Hello Fellow [H]'ers! If you've seen some of my F/S/T threads here, you'll know that I have been going through a lot of different cases in search of that perfect case that'll hold me over for at least the next year. I'd used the Silverstone TJ09-BW for the last 1 1/2 years and, while that...
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    Need to RMA MSI nVidia GPU - where do I find thermal pads to put stock cooler back on

    Hey guys/gals: I got an MSI 8800GTS G92 card that went belly up. It came to me with aftermarket ThermalRight GPU coolers on it along with the bare OEM cooler/fan. I need to RMA the card but have to put the stock cooler back on. Unfortunately, the previous owner removed the original thermal...
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    My Classified just went up in smoke - literally!

    I just spent most of tonight transferring the system in my signature into a new Silverstone Raven case. I had just put the last finishing touches on cleaning up the wiring and it was looking really good. I was all excited to power everything up to see how well the cooling setup worked on this...
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    +10*C increase in CPU temps w/ case side panel on vs. off???

    I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem - but I'm tired of having nice cases and having to run my system with the side panel off looking all ghetto-fied because having the panel on raises my CPU temps by up to 10*C!!! I've tried a number of cases - primarily my Silverstone TJ09-BW and...
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    Once again, I have to blame [H] for this . . .

    I can't even begin to tally the amount of cash this forum has cost me since I found it about a year and a half ago - so I won't try. Instead, I must give in . . . again and again. I tried really, really hard to be good and NOT pay $400+ for a motherboard but I could only make it about a month...
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    Asus Rampage II Extreme X58 (new) for $233.02 + shipping???

    I found (and bought) this on Amazon (ANTonline) last night and figured it was a refurb, open-box or whatever but it looks to be a brand new full-retail package...
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    Keep 2x 4870x2 CrossFireX or install 2x GTX 295 SLI???

    I'm sorry if this has been covered already . . . but . . . I have the system in my signature with 2x Diamond 4870x2's in CrossFireX. To be honest, I certainly don't need all that video processing power since my gaming time has become pretty much nonexistent. But you know how it is, I just...
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    A tale of three 920's and their OC results

    In the last month, I purchased three Intel i7 920 CPU's with the intention of keeping the one that OC'ed the best. My initial X58 motherboard was the Gigabyte EX58 Extreme and I had so many problems with those boards that I couldn't individually test each CPU. I RMA'ed both of the Gigabyte...
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    Coolermaste Storm Sniper??? What say ye???

    I'm not sure what to make of this new CM case but SVC has it in stock and they are just right down the road from me: http://www.svc.com/sgc-6000-kkn1-gp.html Yay or nay? I'm leaning towards . . . nay.
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    Anyone know when the new Enermax Revolution PSU's will be released?

    Looking to pick up another PSU in the near future and have read good things about the upcoming Enermax Revolutions. Only problem is they don't seem to ever be launching them. Anyone have any clue when we can buy these?
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    Gigabyte EX58-Extreme & i7 920: My Experience & Thoughts After Two Weeks

    This is my somewhat indepth review of the GIGABYTE EX58-EXTREME X58 Motherboard after owning, using and overclocking it for the last two weeks: My new i7 system specs are in my signature below. I made the upgrade from a Q6600 (3.6GHz) & Asus Maximus II Formular (P45) & 4x2gb Corsair...
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    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 or Extreme - help me decide NOW!!!

    So the live.com cashback is working again as of 8pm PST 11/16/08 - so I'm trying to pull the trigger on an X58 board to get my upgrade down by next week. Trying to decide between the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 and their "Extreme" model and would like to make the decision (and purchase) PRONTO...
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    Why can't I flash my ASUS MIIF BIOS anymore?

    This is just me being dumb: I previously flashed the BIOS on my Asus Maximus II Formula when I first got it to v.1307. Downloaded the ROM onto a flash drive, booted into BIOS setup and ran the Flash utility and it was done just like that. New BIOS came out recently and no matter what I...
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    How the heck do I set up 4870X2 Crossfire???

    I'm sure this topic has been covered before - although I DID do a search and could not find anything on it. I recently went back to ATI for the 4870x2 after several generations of nVidia cards. Had no problems setting up SLI in the couple of instances I did do it. But typical of ATI...
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    Poll: Silverstone TJ09 vs. Zalman GT1000 - which one is better???

    Help me decide which one of these two cases to use for my main system: the Silverstone TJ09BW or the Zalman GT1000. I had everything set up in the TJ09BW and really do love it - but, as tends to happen, I got bored/curious and had the opportunity to get a Zalman GT1000 for very cheap here on...
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    OMG! What would I do without Craigslist??? Look at what I got today!

    So the other day I very narrowly missed out on one of AthlonXP's killer deals on two 4870 X2's and it just set me in a foul mood all day long. For the next couple of days, I was hell-bent on buying something . . . anything, just to spend the money that I was going to spend on those 4870 X2's...
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    Help: Upgraded from 9800GX2 to 4870 X2 - pci.sys BSOD after hibernation!

    Hello all, I just got a HIS 4870 X2 after running Nvidia cards for the last 3 or 4 systems. Have to say, the 4870 X2 is awe-sum!!! There are enough threads praising it so this one is not intended to be another one of those. Anyhow, I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers, installed the 4870 X2...
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    Noctua P12 vs. S12 120mm fans

    Hey guys, I recently got a hold of a couple of Noctua 120mm fans: one each of the p12 and s12 versions. For those not familiar, the s12 is the 1200rpm model with the smaller, thinner blades and the p12 is the 1300rpm model with the larger, more closely spaced blades. The p12 is supposed to...
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    Which 1Kw PSU to keep: Silverstone, Enermax or Ultra X3???

    Recently did my yearly computer upgrade and my top three PSU choices were the Silverstone Strider 1000w, Enermax Galaxy 1000W and Ultra X3. Typical of my nature, I said to satisfy my curiosity and got all three. Now the question is, which one(s) to keep? Let's just get it out of the way...
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    Hitachi 7200rpm 200GB 2.5" laptop HDD for $129.99 after coupon and MIR!!!

    This is a very good deal on probably the best high(er) capacity 7200rpm laptop hard drive available: the Hitachi Travelstar 7K200 16mb Cache 7200rpm 200GB. I upgraded my XPS m1710 to this drive and love it. Fast and quiet for a 7200rpm drive. Twice the capacity of most other drives that...
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    Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse $58.59 AR free shipping

    Buy.com has a great price on what I think is the best mouse available right now: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=205114479 $10 mail-in rebate and free shipping! Awesome mouse; so good, I got two of them!!!
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    WD 750GB drive for $149.99 after coupon + Free Shipping

    Pretty good price at Newegg for the WD 750GB drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136131&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012408&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012408-_-ComputerHardware-_-E0-_-22136131 Enter coupon code EMCABCEAG for $5 off to price final price to $149.99.
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    Lian Li V1000B Plus II w/ EVGA 780i and TRUE-120???

    Anyone here have the combination of the V1000B with an EVGA 780i board and the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme HSF? I just got the case and motherboard yesterday and transferred everything into it from my Stacker 830, which was a massive, roomy case compared to the smaller V1000B. I found...
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    Using Corsair Dominator PC2-8500 rev. 1.2 with 2.2, any problems?

    Hey guys, I recently purchased two separate sets of 2x1GB Dominator RAM from two sellers. One set is revision 1.2 and the other 2.2. If I use both sets together in my system, will this cause me any problems in general or hinder me any in my overclocking efforts? Thanks in advance for...
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    Lukewarm: Antec Quatro 850w Modular PSU $129.99 AR + Free Shipping

    Newegg has the the Antec 850w Quatro modular (yellow racing stripe) PSU for $129 after discount code / mail-in rebate and free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL011008&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL011008-_-PowerSupplies-_-E4M-_-17371009 Add promo...
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    Bent CPU pins on mobo - can it be fixed (easily)???

    Hello All, I had a motherboard sent to me in the mail and when it arrived, there are three pins that are bent in the CPU socket. I don't think the mobo will function in this state . . . so can this sort of thing be fixed? If so, is it relatively easy to do or will it have to be done...
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    Keep Stacker 830SE or get the P190???

    Hello fellow [H] nuts: Sorry if this has been covered before but I can't decide if I want to dump but perfectly functional CM 830SE black case and get the Antec P190 case. I've been reading and reading and reading up on the P190 and, while it does have it's flaws, it is still a very...
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    Why so many Corsair 620w PSU's???

    Hello All, I've been looking through various forums here at [H] and can't help but notice how many people use (and seem to love) the Corsair 620w PSU! I get that it's modular, which I'd prefer also. But the rest of the specs aren't out of this world - 3x12v rails w/ 18A per. Why do so...
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    The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is the truth!!!

    After using the Tuniq Tower for the last year with pretty good results, I installed an Ultra 120 Extreme on my Q6600 G0 w/ EVGA 680i A1 tonight . . . and the only question I have is: why the heck did I wait so long??? It did take me some time to get the thing installed and I was getting a...
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