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    Why aren't there any Socket 2011 boards with good reviews? Any you'd recommend?

    I'm attempting to find a board to go with my recently purchased i7-6850K and I'm finding that none of the socket 2011 boards have very good ratings. All I need is a good, general use board to run 16gb of DDR4 3000MHz ram for heavy multitasking on Windows 10. No overclocking, one Nvidia GTX 470...
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    Been a while...picked up an i7-6850K, what else should I get?

    It's been about 6 years since my last upgrade, and the only reason I really wanted to upgrade is to have more ram. My old board capped out at 8gb, so I looked to upgrade to something with 16+ and found that I could get a ridiculous deal through work on an i7-6850K. So I got the processor. I...
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    Does this look like a video card issue?

    I've had this type of artifact happen half a dozen times in the past couple months, generally from installing windows updates and having to restart the computer. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28903/artifact.jpg The last time I had something like this happen, it was a video card issue, but this...
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    OCZ OCZ700MXSP vs. Antec TP3-650 (with build info)

    Carrying over a discussion from the Case forum, I'm working on a new build that has virtually capped out my budget, and then some. It's a build that is designed to last me roughly 4 years (completely viable as I'm upgrading from an E6600 and a 7800GT from early 2006). New System: - Intel...
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    Older case with newer components?

    I've been using the same case since my parents got it for me as a birthday present 6.5 years ago, and it's still one of, if not the coolest cases I've ever seen. The Foxconn Diabolic came out in late 2003 and at the time, was a fantastic case. The tool-less design is still flawless...
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    Starcraft 2 Art Contest

    My friend and I entered an image in the Starcraft 2 art contest going on now. Check it out here: http://us.starcraft2.com/dominion/propaganda-contest.xml?i=64&a=6#inum=64&ap=6... and give it a "like" (facebook login required) to give us some support! I'll upload the full version if people...
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    TV-Out 9800pro issues - please help

    I'm trying to set my parents computer to run TV Out so they can use it as their dvd player, and having done it before, I just can't figure out where I'm going wrong. The computer has a sapphire 9800pro, with a viewsonic 19" lcd connected via vga. The dvi port is not used. The 9-pin connector...
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    Temperature Gauges...worth using?

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    SB Audigy LS or SB Live Dolby 5.1?

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    What are your case temps?

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    dvd-rom & dvd-rw...which one primary?

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    Your fan speed is too slow?

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    What other programs are there for 'statistics display' (like Winbar)

    I've been wondering if there is anything similar, or better, than winbar ( www.winbar.nl ) for displaying cpu usage, mem usage, uptime, ul/dl, volume, etc. Winbar 2 has been in development for over 3 years so I'm guessing that will never really come out, so I was wondering what alternatives...
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    Coolermaster eXtreme Power 600W -- good for this setup?

    Currently using an Antec Neopower 480w v2.0 I'm looking to go with a 'higher end' core 2 duo, 2gb ram, an 8800gts or gtx (possibly an r600 pending when those are released), two hard drives, and two dvd burners. I'm already spending more than anticipated so I'd like to know if this power...
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    GeCube x1950xtx -- any pro's or con's?

    I'm looking to upgrade to an x1950xtx and happened to check newegg today since they're one of the sites accepting the $20 paypal rebate offer. The GeCube x1900xtx is $359 after rebate, then $339 after the paypal rebate. I've never heard too much of this brand however, so while the price is...
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    Looking for a headset for PC -- one ear piece, wired or wireless

    I've been looking for about two weeks now at various stores and all over online, and have thus far found very little like what I want. I'm very used to using a headset for my cell phone which is just a single earpiece that hooks around my left ear, and has the little extended mic on it. It...
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    New Build Problem - no boot, 1 long beep, 2 short ones?

    A friend sent me an email asking about a problem he's having on a comp he's building, and it's not something I've ever seen. Hoping someone here may have experienced something similar at one time or another. His email: "My aunt asked me to build her a new budget computer, so I accepted...
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    Weird crash, anyone have a clue?

    Last night while playing World of Warcraft, out of nowhere I got a crash which resulted in having to restart. It happened after about 10 hours online of running perfectly through raids, running around, zoning, changing chars, etc. I was in the zone it crashed in for probably 10-15 minutes before...
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    Your fan speed is too slow?

    I just put my new system together, and upon turning it on, I get the message that my fan speed is too slow on my cpu. The temps seem to be fine, so I'm wondering if there's something to this message? The system is: AMD 64 x2 3800+ ASUS A8N5X motherboard 2gb Corsair Valueram WD 250gb hd...
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    Difference between 256-P2-N516 and 256-P2-N516-AX?

    eVGA 256-P2-N516 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130256 $294.00 http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=AA40280 $295.00 eVGA 256-P2-N516-AX http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=190290&AFFIL=pg&NR=1 $300.69 -...
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    What the heck is this error?

    I started getting this error about a week or two ago. Nothing in my system has changed in about two years, with the exception of the monitor which was added about 3.5 months ago. The monitor is connected via DVI, the 9800pro is connected from the card to the psu, the card then goes to my front...
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    Best proc for playing a game + taking videos?

    I'm looking to upgrade my processor to one that will allow me to get better performance while playing World of Warcraft and taking video of the gameplay using GameCam. I'm looking for 'inexpensive' while keeping it to where I won't notice a decrease in gameplay. My current processor is an...
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    Help with upgrades for taking video of gameplay...

    Preface: I'm looking to get a solid system that will allow me to record videos using GameCam at 1280x960, while playing World of Warcraft at 1280x1024. The videos are used for reference as well as general sharing/downloading, so the text needs to be visible and easy to read. I design mods...
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    ViewSonic VP191B vs. ViewSonic E90FB - gaming?

    Totally excluding price, deals, desk space, etc., which of these would you pick if you had the choice? Primary use would be gaming or working on games (World of Warcraft primarily). For extended use, using a BBA 9800pro 256 @ 1280x1024. ViewSonic E90FB (CRT)...
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    Finally time for a new monitor; is the switch worthwhile?

    I've used the same KDS monitor since it was released years ago, however it's been doing the green flickering and fading, and it's just getting too annoying. My primary use is gaming, or working on user interfaces for gaming (World of Warcraft) so I'm in need of a good quality monitor that won't...
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    Looking for an a/b switch, or printer switch...

    I have a client who wants to use one printer on two computers, but can't use a router due to her laptop being on a work domain. The only thing she wants to network for both comps is the printer, so I'm looking for an a/b switch or some kind of an adapter that will let me get her printer working...
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    Looking for a url of a hosting review site...

    I know there's a hosting review site with forums and a ton of users/posts/info. I had it bookmarked but was stupid and lost it in a format, and am now in need of it to find a new dedicated host. I've gone through google searching for hosting review sites, web hosting review, etc. but can't...
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    What CD burning software do you use?

    I bought a fairly new Lite-On burner for my dad's computer since he wanted to back up some photos and other stuff he had taken while on vacations. When I installed it, everything came up fine, and it actually works well. However nero, which the burner came with, will basically crash every time...
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    Radeon 9800pro vs. x800 pro using fraps in games?

    I had an x800pro card in and found that it was pretty much overkill for my current game of choice (world of warcraft) and downgraded to a 9800pro I had laying around. I then sold that x800pro since the 9800pro does indeed run WoW at full specs with no problems. I decided to see about running...
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    Need help finding a case -- black Desktop ATX 2cd 2floppy

    I'm building a computer for my parents for christmas and am trying to make it match with their new tv/entertainment center and everything. I need a Desktop case that's black, 2+ cd drive slots and 2 floppy slots (internal zip/floppy for those wondering). I've searched newegg and mwave and...
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