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    New Gaming Build Advice

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming and just general browsing and such. I will definitely be playing Civ VI when that comes out. Also looking to get Mafia 3 and maybe Battlefield One. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? I'd say...
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    Sempron 3850 Clocks Down at Safe Temperatures

    Hey guys. I have a cheap HTPC with a Sempron 3850 and a ASRock AM1B-ITX motherboard. Normally, this works fine as I use it mostly just for streaming videos and browsing the web. Occasionally, however, I use it for some light gaming. I've noticed that after about 45 minutes to an hour or so...
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    Thoughts on coding bootcamps and such

    I'm sorry if this has been asked here before, but I'm curious to know what your guys' thoughts are on these 9-12 week coding bootcamps that seem to be popping up. I'm not considering one of these, I'm actually a first year CPE student. I just thought it was interesting that people go to these...
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    What's the next phone I should get?

    A little bit of back story: A couple months ago, when T-mobile started their no contract plans, I called them up and got them to give me the new no contract rates for the remainder of my 2- year contract (pretty nice of them). My monthly bill for four smartphones is now only $100, which can't be...
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    Help a brotha out!

    My friend is looking o build a new PC for gaming and I thought he could use your guys' help. Any help is appreciated. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $900, tax and shipping included...
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    Warm? Hot? Corsair SP2200 2.1 Speakers $39.99 shipped

    It's on NCIXUS. It seems like a good deal since it's going for almost $90 on Amazon. I'm not sure how good these speakers are, but I'm sure they're worth it at more than half off. I can't get the link for it posted on here for some reason. Just search for it on Bing or something.
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    Super cheap Gaming Build for $400

    This build is for a friend. He's looking to do some gaming. Not necessarily too demanding, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, WoW 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, web browsing 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $400 including...
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    Would installing Windows 7 64-bit on my netbook be worth it?

    I have a Gateway LT2811U netbook. I have 2gb of ram installed (max the netbook supports). I currently have Starter installed on it, but I have a copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 that I have available. Will 64-bit run well on the netbook? I know it will use more ram than what 32-bit. Will I see...
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    Are OEMs avoiding the FX series?

    I just went to Costco yesterday and I noticed that if the PCs there had an AMD CPU, they did not have any FX processors in them. I'm talking about desktops specifically. The ones that had AMD CPUs had the A-series APUs. Is anyone else noticing this trend? It seems that the APUs make more sense...
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    Would upgrading to a Phenom II X4 805 be wise?

    I'm thinking of getting a Phenom II X4 805 as a cheap upgrade, but would it be worth it? I'm planning on overclocking it. The only thing I'm concerned about is the low multiplier. What should I expect for an OC and is:rolleyes: the extra 2mb of L3 cache unlockable? I will be using it for gaming...
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    FN Key isn't working

    I just bought a Gateway LT2811U Netbook andI like it. However, I'm having issues with the FN key. Wheneveri press it plus a command, it doesn't do anything. In fact if I press it and for instance F7, it will just do the regular function fdor F7. I think it worked earlier, but I can't rember...
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    USB Boot Issues with Acer Aspire One 532h

    I just recently bought an Acer Aspire One 532h off of eBay. It was advertised as used, except the seller said that he had lots of crap on the netbook and eventually it stopped booting into Windows and started displaying NTLDR is missing. He didn't seem like he knew a whole lot about computers so...
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    How's a 1035t for gaming?

    How is a 1035t for gaming and general use at stock speeds. What kind of OC should I expect to get with one?
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    Need build help with $475

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Web browsing, gaming, photoshop, multimedia 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $475 with tax and shipping 3) Where do you live? Fresno, CA 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU...
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    Is it the motherboard?

    So my dad turned off his computer sometime around the evening yesterday. We went to turn it on this morning and it won't. No post, no fans, nothing. The power supply light is solid green (it's a 6-year-old HP) but when I press the power button, nothing happens. I reseated the RAM and GPU. Is it...
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    Linux Distro for Asus EEE PC 900a

    I have an Asus EEE PC 900a with a measly 4GB SSD. I've tried Ubuntu and Xubuntu, but those took up nearly the whole drive and left only about 500mb free space. That's not good since I could install XP with 1.5 GB left. What are some good linux distros that don't take up a lot of space?
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    Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ602 for $330

    Check it out here. It may not be the best price, but it still seems like a good deal for web browsing and other basic tasks. I've heard with these fusion apus you can even do some light gaming.
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    Is My PSU Enough for an Upgrade?

    My rig is in my sig. I've been thinking about upgrading to a Phenom II x6. Do you think my PSU would be enough? It will be a year old in June. Not only that, but is that a wise upgrade considering BD should be coming out in a matter of months (not that I'd upgrade to BD but so Phenom II X6...
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    Need help fixing friends PC

    I thought I'd help a friend out and take a look at their HP Pavilion Elite e9120f. He told me it was only one and a half years old. So at his house, I tried turning it on. I didn't get a splash screen from the BIOS or anything. All that showed up was "Reboot and select a proper boot device or...
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    Cheap $25 headset

    What is a good headset I can get for $25? New, used, refurb, I don't care. I'm cheap and won't go any higher. At the top of my list is mic quality. Then comes sound. I've been looking and found the Plantronics GameCom 367 Closed-Ear Gaming Headset. Is that any good? What else do you guys reccomend?
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    2.7Ghz Phenom II X4 or 3.6Ghz Athlon II?

    I am one of those fortunate ones that has a Athlon II X3 425 that can unlock to a Phenom II X4 with 6mb L3 cache. I just recently got my Athlon II X3 to 3.6Ghz. The problem with my 4th core and L3 cache unlock was that I had to lower the nb and ht link to 1000mhz to get it stable at 2.7ghz...
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    I got my Athlon II X3 425 to 3.6ghz!

    A while back, I posted this thread about my previous OC to 3.4ghz with my stock fan. Well now, I have had it running stable with prime for over 4 hours at 3.6ghz. I put a voltage of 1.465 in the bios and cpu-z reports 1.520 at the max under load. But I didn't get to the best part. Previously...
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    Hot? 37" Vizio w/ Giftcard $378

    I found this 37" Vizio in Walmart's Black Friday ad. It says it's out of stock online but it goes on sale Saturday morning. It comes with a $40 Walmart giftcard. Is this a good price for a good/reliable TV?
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    Warm? Blacklight: Tango Down $7.49

    It's on Steam. Is that a good deal? How's the game? I've read people were having to wait a long time to get into games and it would drive them crazy. Is the game worth it, or should I pass? If it isn't, what other games are worth it that are similar to this?
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    Why does Firefox lag so far behind?

    My question is in the title. I'm still an avid Firefox user and use it as my default browser, but just why does Firefox lag so far behind other browsers in performance, even in the FF4 beta?
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    Need help setting up a wired bridge

    Hi everybody! I currently have a netgear WNR2000 and just bought a selectable dual-band Dir-628. I've been trying to make the Dir-628 a wired bridge using the Wnr2000 as the main router so I can use the 628 for 5Ghz only and the netgear for 2.4Ghz. I changed the 628's IP to but am...
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    Should I go for a GTX460 or 5770?

    OK, to start off, yes, I know the 460 is a couple steps ahead of the 5770 in terms of performance and pretty much everything else, including price. Anyway, my "gaming rig" if you want to call it that is in my sig. I also have a 500GB 7200.12 HD, 2 DVD drives, a NZXT Sentry 2, three 120mm, and a...
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    Best racing game with a wheel

    I just recently got a racing wheel for my PC. What is a good racing game that works well with the wheel and has decent online? Looking to buy one but I'm looking for something more recent. I already have Toca 3 so I'm looking for something more recent.
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    How can I get the most throughput over wireless?

    I have a Netgear WNR2000 and my PC is connected wirelessly to it with a Linksys WMP600N at about 40 feet away. I want to know how I should go about on increasing my throughput speeds over wifi. I have tried allowing only N clients and have also look for the best channel in my area (which I think...
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    Should I opt for a 5GHz router?

    Back in January I posted this. Since that post, I've bought another Wireless-N card (a Linksys WMP600N) and saw no improvement in speed or signal strength. I thought the router was at fault, but having been turned off by my disappointment in my new card, I asked my cousin to bring over his ASUS...
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    Hot? 1TB WD Caviar Green for $55.49

    Today only as one of the gold box deals of the day, a Western Digital Green 1tb drive for $55.49 with Free Super Saver Shipping. I may snag one to make an external drive.
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    Prevent Firefox 3.6 and 4 Beta 2 from sharing profiles

    The question is in the thread title. I like the new Firefox 4 beta 2, but I hate how it shares all the addons and themes. Whenever I get rid of the menu bar in the beta, in 3.6, the menu bar appears to be gone as well. Same goes for the default theme (I have kempleton on 3.6, but when I switch...
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    Anybody use Songbird?

    I've been looking lately at alternatives to WMP 12 lately. I like WMP, but I wanted to try something different. I don't want to use itunes. But I remember earlier a few years ago Mozilla came out with Songbird. Is it any good? I've been looking at it because I liked the idea of addons since I...
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    Slow Utorrent download speeds

    I've been itching to try Ubuntu 10.04 and I finally decided to download the live cd using Utorrent. This is my first time using Utorrent on my Windows 7 PC and it seems to be not so good. I have all the ports set correctly and all my download and upload speeds set to unlimited, but whatever I...
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    Good Cheap Wireless-N PCI Adapter

    What's a good wireless-n wifi adapter for $50 or less?
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    Will we ever see a Phenom II X5?

    Question in the thread title. I figure if they did they would disable a defective core in an otherwise good Phenom II X6. Is it possible though? I would think it is considering they did that with their triple-core models, but would we ever see any released to the market?
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    Best War RTS

    What's the best war RTS? I like modern war RTS but anything would be pretty fun. I want to buy some strategy games and wasn't sure which ones are the best.
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    Better Overall CPU? 1055T or i7 920

    Which CPU would be best for general use? In other words, which is the better all around CPU. I'd like everything to be factored in, including price and performance. Please consider that I may do a light OC (probably not a crazy 4Ghz OC). Thanks for your help.
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    Is Firefox really that slow to you?

    I know compared to other browsers, Firefox seems slow. To me it seems pretty fast. I think the main reason I stick with it is because of all the addons I like to have. I do use Opera sometimes (never Chrome, I like my privacy, Google) and maybe Chromium. I still keep coming back to Firefox even...
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    GTA IV stuttering/frame skips

    My rig is in my sig. I get decent framerates. On average about 32 fps. I'm playing @ 1440x900 with everything on high with definition and vsync enabled except I have shadows turned off (that's what kills the fps for me). So I'm getting good framerates, but the game doesn't look that smooth when...