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    6870 or 6950 at 1920x1200: Worth $100 more?

    Hey all, I'm looking to get a new video card to go along with my new Dell U2412M and eventually a Core i5 2500k. I've got it narrowed down to the XFX 6870 stock dual fan (possibly Black Edition, same price) and the XFX 6950 2GB stock dual fan. In Canada, the after tax, after rebate price gap...
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    Forte or Xonar Essence STX for 2.1 Speakers?

    Hey all, Here's another "Which sound card should I get?" thread to bore you with. :) I'm currently listening to my Edifier S330D 2.1 speakers ( through my Audigy 1 (with Daniel K's drivers) on Windows 7 Profession x64. Some driver...
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    New WD hard drive dead?

    Just put together a new computer for office purposes yesterday with a Western Digital 80GB 8MB hard drive. At first, everything went without a hitch, I was able to install Windows XP Pro without any problems. However, when I turned the computer on today, I noticed that the previously quiet seek...
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    Blue screen crashing in Direct3D games

    My friend is constantly getting crashes while playing Direct3D games. After about 30 minutes of playing, the hard drive makes a clicking noise, the screen freezes and then a blank blue screen appears. Note that this only happens when playing a Direct3D game, he can play an OpenGL game for hours...