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    Why is it so hard to create an account here? It's turning a lot of people away.

    I've been subscribed to this forum for a while now and have always enjoyed it. I also spend a lot of time on reddit's /r/buildapc subreddit for advice and recommend people coming to hardforum to seek out advice as well. An overwhelming majority of users have stated that they've tried to make an...
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    Alienware 18x R2

    Very interested. What's reserve?
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    Pulling the trigger: 760(SLI) vs 770.

    Then why do people recommend a more expensive single GPU card than SLI'ing cheaper cards. SLIing provides better performance for less cost but I see it time and time again people recommending not SLIing and just spending all they can for a single card.
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    Pulling the trigger: 760(SLI) vs 770.

    This seems like a good time to ask why people choose the more expensive single card than going SLI? According to that logic you would rather spend 1k on a titan than SLI 760's, no? What's the reasoning for this when SLI'ing 760's or even 770's that blow the single card out of the water for a lot...
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    Putting together a gaming rig after quite a while

    All right, thank you so much for the clarification.
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    How do you delete a comment?

    I see the edit/delete link on my comment but I cannot see where I can delete my comment, only edit. Thanks in advance.
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    Putting together a gaming rig after quite a while

    Danny, can I ask why you did not recommend to "pro" series of the samsung 840? I use to see it recommended in every build to push for the pro series but now I don't see it anymore. Could you shed some light on this reasoning? Thanks.
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    Monoprice 27in zero g 2560x1440 $339 + $15 shipping mass drop Updated price

    Sorry for the stupid question but why are people saying 4K TV's are going to be very cheap "around the corner"? They're not even mainstream yet, how can they be cheap when they first come out?
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    PS4 E3 2013 Press Conference Livestream

    This is the stupidest thing I've read in this whole thread.
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB & BioShock Infinite $269.99 AR w/Free S/H (newegg)

    Amazon has price matched with Prime. http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11196-16-20G/dp/B0098HW1HG/ref=sr_1_4?t=slickdeals&tag=slickdeals&ascsubtag=70FiYqOMEeKGOCas14OV6Q0_iOwS3_0_0_0&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1362162876&sr=1-4&keywords=hd+7950
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB & BioShock Infinite $269.99 AR w/Free S/H (newegg)

    It's showing me 319.99 with $20 for $299. :\
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    HardForum user Vega: Quad Titan 5Ghz 24/7 rig -- Possibly world's fastest non-LN2 rig

    Dumb question but what does Vega do for a living?
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    Iptorrent Invites

    If anyone could be so kind and send an invite my way, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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    Hot: Powercolor AX 7950 $269 (NO MIR)

    Lol, no problem. That's what I figured you meant but then I held out hope that you were serious and I was about to get a new 680. Damn :(
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    Hot: Powercolor AX 7950 $269 (NO MIR)

    Could you point me in the direction where you're getting 680's for $350? Cheapest I could find was $426. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=83&sort=a5
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    Core I7 3770K $229.99 MicroCenter In-Store Only

    A lot of people are talking about Haswell, is it going to be big enough that I should hold off on building my computer?
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    Brand New Custom Built Watercooled PC - Overclocked

    Sick rig! GL selling.
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    Advices for a new (Gaming) PC

    I'm very sorry, I didn't see you're from Romania. Now everything makes sense.
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    Gaming/Twitchtv streaming build

    Is the 3770k more for the streaming or does it provide a lot of extra performance for gaming?
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    Advices for a new (Gaming) PC

    This may be a dumb question but why are you getting a 3470 for $240 when you can get a 3570k for $219? Gives you the option to overclock if you want and it's cheaper. Am I missing something here?
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    Buy.com @ eBay: Samsung 840 256GB $140

    This is a really stupid question but I got my SanDisk Extreme 240 last July for $150 with average read/write being ~500MB/s, why haven't the prices for SSD's dropped much since then? New hardware/technology keeping the prices up?
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    Out of the Loop - New Build ~$1000

    Could you explain a little bit why the Samsung Pro is so highly recommended around here for double the cost. Is it all about the bump from ~260 MB/s write to ~500 MB/s write?
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    Teacher In Trouble Over Tweets Story of the Day

    Here are the uncensored pics I found off Reddit. Article Link: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/17pywi/23_year_old_colorado_teacher_on_paid_leave_after/ Pictures Link: http://i.imgur.com/XVsEKqB.jpg
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    Why do you buy Apple products?

    Apple isn't leading in customer service and quality for no reason. Their products are great quality and work right out of the box while being so simple to use them. Although they are a little pricier, you are buying amazing quality and customer support, which is very hard to come by with any...
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    WoW; 4th expansion Mists of Pandaria

    If someone wants to get back into WoW, I'm giving my account away. 3 85's rogue, death knight, warlock. PM me if you want it. Rogue is ilevel 389, lock 347, death knight 333, good account with plenty to do still. I'm tired of this game and want to give someone else joy for MoP
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    2008 White MacBook with 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Slow Read/Write

    It's actually only a SATA I connection. Link and Negotiated Link Speed are both 1.5Gb/s. I am on Snow Leopard and have done the "hack" to get trim enabled. I really wish I had a SATA III computer around to try and test its full potential.
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    World of Warcraft "Scroll of Resurrection"

    For anyone that wants a Scroll of Resurrection, just PM your battle.net email along with the first name on the account and I'll send you a Scroll.
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    Different Benchmarking Numbers Between W7 and OSX

    Which numbers are these and how can I tell of they are good or not for SATA I? I guess a better question would be does the fact I'm locked the SATA I limit the random read write speed or the fact I don't have ACHI?
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    Different Benchmarking Numbers Between W7 and OSX

    Yeah I've seen those and they come at a cost, which sucks. Anyways of this drive is performing that fast I'm impressed. I was really put off seeing 120 on my Mac side because my old hard drive was around 80 so it wasn't really much of an improvement in my eyes.
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    Different Benchmarking Numbers Between W7 and OSX

    I'm using latest version of snow leopard and I have installed trim via a guys hack to get it running. I have also tried benching random input instead of just zeros and the values come out the same. So that's not a problem either. The one thing that is weird is the Sandisk doesnt provide AHCI for...
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    Different Benchmarking Numbers Between W7 and OSX

    Which one should I believe?
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    Different Benchmarking Numbers Between W7 and OSX

    Hello everyone, I just installed a new SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD and tried out some benching. It's on a Macbook 4,1 which is limited to SATA I speeds and I used AJA and BlackMagic benchmarks and got around ~120MB/s seq. R/W speeds. I boot camped windows 7 and just now benched using...
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    2008 White MacBook with 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Slow Read/Write

    What do you use to test it? I hear that writing just 0's shows higher numbers than random data? How do i differentiate between the two?
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    2008 White MacBook with 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Slow Read/Write

    I just installed a SanDisk Extreme 240 in my 2008 White Macbook and I know that I'm limited to SATA II speeds so I won't be seeing ~500R/W speeds like people report. However, I have done some benching and I'm only getting ~120MB R/W speeds and I feel that's really slow. I don't know if it's...
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    HOT? Lenovo 13.3 inch laptop for $176

    I clicked on the OP's link and Malwarebytes popped up. Just something to look out for.
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    HOT $161 HP elitebook 17.3" LED Notebook - i7 8GB ddr3/750GB/nvidia quadro 3000m

    Well think of it this way. They had 1000 order around $200 average thats $200,000. Now, more than likely, of those 1000 orders, no one would have bought it for it's original price ~$1000. To me it seems like a win because everyone jumps on it and usually it's people who would have never bought...
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    HOT $161 HP elitebook 17.3" LED Notebook - i7 8GB ddr3/750GB/nvidia quadro 3000m

    Adorama only charges once the item ships. That made me go for it but I was certainly hesitant before I read that.
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    Crucial M4 SSD2 2.5" 256GB $179 @ Newegg w/ Free Shipping

    Meh, this deal has been available on and off again the past couple months. I bit on the 159 Sandisk Extreme and couldn't be happier. SSD deals need to come down even more already.
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    HOT $161 HP elitebook 17.3" LED Notebook - i7 8GB ddr3/750GB/nvidia quadro 3000m

    Bought using debit card MasterCard. I just bought an SSD from adorama and completely forgot they don't charge until it ships so lets play this one out.
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    HOT $161 HP elitebook 17.3" LED Notebook - i7 8GB ddr3/750GB/nvidia quadro 3000m

    I'm thinking of using my Debit Card for a purchase, if they do change the price can they just give me store credit back and not actual money? That's my biggest worry.
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