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    Chair

    First of all, I don't really know where I should've posted this--or whether there's even an appropriate sub-forum for this to go--so, moderators, feel free to move/delete if necessary. I'm thinking of getting a new chair. I've tried various leather chairs but I just don't think they cut it...
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    TF2 -- "Warning: Connection Problem"

    Almost every time I try to join a server in TF2 it says Warning: Connection Problem in small, red text in the top-right corner of the screen. Then I just get disconnected. Any ideas what might be causing this? It's incredibly annoying because, like I said, it happens almost every time. Thanks...
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    Attaching Bookshelves to Z-5500 Subwoofer

    I'm thinking of replacing the two front satellites of my Z-5500 set with a pair of bookshelf speakers; is this possible?
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    Need Some New Speakers

    My aging--or ageing, I guess it doesn't really matter--Creative Inspire P5800 speakers are getting a little... old so I'm in the market for some new ones with a bit more power. With gaming as a priority, I'd another 5.1 set, but I don't really know where to go from here. The Logitech Z-5500s are...
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    MP3 Player and Headphone Suggestions

    After using my Sony Ericsson K750i with its 64MB memory card as an MP3 player for the past year, I think it's time for an upgrade. Since I'm already familiar with iTunes, which is what I use as a media player on my laptop, it would make sense to get an iPod, but being fairly new to this I don't...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Limited Edition

    I want to buy S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Limited Edition for the multiplayer maps, but the place where i usually buy my games from in the UK doesn't have it in stock. So, i was wondering, since i already know the codes to unlock the multiplayer maps, can i just buy the normal version of the game and use the...
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    Burning an ISO to DVD

    I don't really know where to put this so, if this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it. Anyway, what i wanted to know is, is it possible to burn an image of an ISO to a DVD-RW? I'm trying to do it now with Nero and it says i can only burn an image of it to a CD-ROM/RW. Is there...
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    X-Fi Front I/O Panel

    If i were to replace the flat ribbon cable used to connect the front i/o panel to the sound card with a rounded one, would i need to get an IDE cable or floppy cable? Also, when i'm using headphones, am i best to have the volume set to max within Windows and use the knob on the front i/o bay...
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    X-Fi and Battlefield 2142

    I've just installed an X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series card and i'm having some problems with it. Basically, if i try to select "Creative X-Fi" under the audio settings in Battlefield 2142, the game just crashes. I've tried re-installing both the game and audio drivers, but to know avail...
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    Suggestions for headphones for gaming

    I'm in the market for some headphones; their only use is going to be for gaming so a "gaming headset" is probably going to be my best bet. Although i'd like to get some HD595s, they lack 5.1 surround sound and a microphone. Plus, i'm not exactly an audiophile so chances are i'm not going to tell...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. won't start

    So i just installed the game and, when i try to run it, nothing happens. :confused: Well, the small splash screen appears, but that's it. Anybody know why this might be happening? I'm running 32-bit Vista, by the way, and the game is unpatched.
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    Raptor 150GB and HD Tach

    Does this look right to you? It's a brand new 150GB Raptor drive. Bearing in mind i've recently installed Vista, i still don't think it should look like this.
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    Help with boot device priority

    So, i just finished building my computer and, after it posts, i'm told: "Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". When i do press a key, it just repeats that message again. I've already set the Samsung SATA optical drive as the...
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    Supper Memspeed Tech

    It looks like someone didn't proof-read their packaging. :rolleyes: That's the back of an ASUS P5K Deluxe box, by the way. There's also a couple of mistakes in their user-guide, too, i noticed as i was looking through. I'm not really sure where this sort of thing belongs; i suppose...
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    Case suggestions

    I'm buying a case for a new computer i'm building this week and i really can't decide what to get. It's going to be air cooled, so this is my first considering when selecting a case. Out of the following, what would you pick: CM Stacker 830 - £180 CM Stacker 810 - £105 Lian Li PC7 - £60 Lian...
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    HP w2207 or NEC 20WGX2

    I'm buying a new setup tonight along with a new monitor, either the HP w2207 or NEC 20WGX2. This is going to be used for gaming only- no movie watching, editing or anything else; just gaming. NEC 20WGX2 Pros: - AS-IPS panel; perfect viewing angles - Doesn't get darker towards the top of the...
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    Which mouse mat for Razer Deathadder?

    So, what's the best moust mat for a Razer Deathadder? I'm concerned about the bottom of the mouse scraping on the mousepad; a lot of people say the mouse bows down around the sensor and can touch the surface. Is the more prone to happen with cloth mats? Thanks in advance.
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    Which Case: Lian Li or Silverstone?

    I'm building my first computer soon and i'm finding chosing a case to be the most difficult decision. Basically, it's between the follow: Lian Li PC-A16 Lian Li V1000 Lian Li V1200 Silverstone TJ09 I want the case to have exceptional cooling, but i'm unsure which to get. I would like...
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    Suggestions for my £2000 June build

    Background (for the ones of you who care): I'm a 16-year old student in the UK about to sit my AS-level exams. Being an avid gamer, i've put up with my aging laptop for long enough and decided to put the money i've been saving to good use. I decided to put this build off until i've finished my...
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    Help required finding a mouse

    Right; so basically my parents have this Logitech iFeel mouse, which is about 6-7 years old, and i really like the feel of it. I'm looking for a gaming mouse, right, of a certain size and shape. When playing, i like to have my whole palm resting on the mouse. I hate it when mice are too small...
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    NZXT Precise PRC-1000

    I don't believe there's a thread on this yet so i'd thought it start one! What's the general consensus on this power supply? Maybe it's a little too soon to tell; has anybody had there hands on one yet? Its size is very appealing to me, being only standard ATX size. Also, i like the...
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    Optical vs Laser

    What does everyone prefer (for gaming, that is): Optical or Laser mice? Also, how many of you guys use mousemats?
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    BSOD

    Does anybody know what this error means?
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    Check out my new rig!

    Operating System Keyboard (spring-loaded :D) Mouse My new rig Video You like?
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    Mobo flashing w/ ext. floppy

    Is it possible to flash a motherboard BIOS and run Memtest with an external floppy drive? I'm thinking that a floppy drive will come in handy when i build a new rig soon (for loading SATA drivers etc.) but i don't want to have a big IDE ribbon cable inside my case.
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    Thermaltake Armor or Cooler Master Stacker 830

    I'm going to be building a gaming rig pretty soon, but i can't decide which of the 2 cases to get: the Armor w/ 25cm side fan or the Stacker... :confused: I can get the Armor for a fair bit cheaper, and i like the 25cm fan on the side plus it has the window. If the Stacker had a windows my...
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    Gaming LCD

    Hello, everyone. I'm looking for a 20"-22" LCD which will be used for gaming, and that's pretty much all it will be used for. So, due to the faster response rate, i assume that a TN panel would be the best option, right? I'm interested in the Samsung 226BW and the LG L226WT; however i'm dubious...
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    'My Documents' on a different drive

    When i get a new rig in soon, i am going to have vista on one drive and everything else on another. Would i be best to put 'Documents and Settings' onto the the D: (secondary) instead of the C: (system) drive, since i want to keep the OS install 'clean'? If i leave the 'My Documents' folder on...
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    LCD monitor with tv tuner

    I am in the market for an LCD monitor with a digital tv tuner built in so it can double up as a television. I want it to be 20-22", which will probably have a resolution of 1680x1050. Does anybody know of any monitors that fit the bill, around the £300/$550 mark? Thanks in advanced.
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    Raptors for OS and games

    I'm planning a new rig soon with a 36gb raptor for the OS and a 150gb raptor for games etc. Do you guys think that by creating a seperate partition on the 36gb raptor for a page file i would see any performance increase than if i were to leave it as a whole drive? Also, am i better to have the...
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    Hard drive setup in new rig

    Right, so i'm planning on building a computer pretty soon. I am thinking of getting a 36gb 16mb cache raptor for the OS (to isolate it from everything else) and a 150gb raptor 16mb cache for everything else (i.e. games) since i wont need a 'storage' drive. Would this setup be okay? I am...
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    8800GTX SLI

    Hello everyone. I will be building a new rig soon with an 8800GTX but i'm unsure what power supply to get. I may add another 8800GTX into the mix in the future, so i understand that it will need 4 6-pin PCI-e wires. I was wondering, what power supplies are people using in their 8800GTX SLI...
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    Quick question about Vcore

    With an e6600, if i had the fsb at 400 and changed the multiplyer from 8x to 9x would i need to up the voltage at all. I'm not too sure whether you need to increase the vcore with FSB speed for final clock speed. Thanks in advanced.
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    E-tailers

    Right, i'm not quite sure exactly were to post this so tell me if i've done wrong. I'm looking for British based computer companies, which offer customisable computers online. Komplett and PCSpecialist come to mind, however i'm interested to see if anyone else could suggest a better company...
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    Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 X-flow

    If i were to get the Stacker STC-T01 with the cross-flow fan, would i still be able to fit an 8800 GTX or would it get in the way?
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    Which motherboard?

    Hey guys, i'm going to be buying a new motherboard soon for a gaming system w/ 8800GTX, only i'm unsure which would be best. For light overclocking, e6600 to 3.2GHz possibly, stability and a friendly BIOS which is best out of the MSI 975X Platinum PowerUP Edition, Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 / DS4...
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    Which case?

    Hello, everyone. I've been reading this forum for a while now so i thought it was time i registered. However, i have somewhat of a dilema. Soon i will be building, or rather getting Komplett to do it for me, a custom computer for extreme gaming, but i am indecisive as to which case to use...
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