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    Back from vacay, no POST. Next steps?

    Hello! My beloved PC (specs in sig) is facing some existential issues and I'm concerned--any help is appreciated. Recently, I gently moved the case about 6 feet along a carpet to accommodate a guest, then left for a long weekend on some much needed R&R. The computer lives in my basement, which...
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    Help! Computer not turning on post-vacay

    Hello -- having just returned from 2 weeks away, I was alarmed when my build wouldn't boot upon my return. Nothing at all when I push the power button--no fans, beeps, nothing. I removed the PSU (1 year old Seasonic SS-660XP) and it failed the paperclip test; I figured the unit went bad or...
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    5820k not OC'ing at all. What am I missing?

    Sigh. I've finished a brand new x99 rig, blissfully anticipating the 4.2-5 OC that seems so commonplace. One frustrating afternoon later and I have nothing to show for it - even modest 200-300mhz OCs are failing after an hour of stressing. Anything above that fails within 5 minutes in Intel...
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    Help! New build not posting after hard shutoff from BIOS

    So, built a new PC yesterday. i7 5820k, ASRock Extreme4, MSI 390, 8 db Corsair Vengeance, several SSDs, and a Season SS-660XP2 PSU. Build went fine; installed Windows 10, played around with some of the quick overclocking settings, formatted my drives. But this evening I was experimenting with...
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    ASRock X99 Extreme4 $140.99 w/ $30 rebate

    Newegg: ASRock X99 Extreme4 LGA 2011-v3 - $140.99 ($140.99 = $210.99 - $40 Instant - $30 MIR) Inexpensive and solid choice for new X99 builds.
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    Seasonic 660W, 80 Plus Platinum, Fully Modular, $99

    Seasonic SS-660XP2, $99 on sale, $79.99 after rebate. Available at Newegg. Here's Jonny's review. [H]ardOCP called it "quite possibly the best PSU we have ever reviewed." Edit: Alive again
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    Recommendations for sub-$500 27" 1440p monitor?

    My current monitor just ate the dust and I'm due for an upgrade. I'll likely be building a computer from scratch in the coming 6 months so can upgrade my GPU as needed (currently running a 7850). Primary use will be gaming (Fallout 4....). Thoughts? I'm not particularly sensitive to things like...
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    New gaming build, $1k

    Hi - posting this on behalf of a friend. If possible we'd love to assemble it this weekend - I live near a Microcenter. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming and game development using Unity, Blender, Adobe CS. 2) What's your budget? Are tax...
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    7850 for $169 shipped, $149 AR

    Link, comes with Far Cry 3 as well. This is the XFX 1 GB version. Not a bad deal - I'm waiting for a Black Friday deal on the 2 gb, but this is pretty good if it's the card you want.
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    Replacement drive for x200

    My Thinkpad x200's drive died today (...) and I need a replacement. Suggestions? It needn't be particularly large or fast, just reliable and affordable (<$100, the cheaper the better). I'll probably install Ubuntu on it.
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    Samsung F3 1 TB - $49.99

    Newegg eblast deal so you must be a subscriber. Use promo code EMCKAGK22. Free shipping. Link. Good drive, good price.
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    $500 budget build

    Greetings to my favorite hardware forum. A good buddy has asked for help constructing a budget build, details below.... thanks! 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Doctoral thesis + TF2 and Portal 2 breaks. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping...
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    new mobo suggestion

    Hi all - I posted this in the mobo subforum but really didn't get the answers I was looking for. Perhaps ya'll can help? Also, for the curious, those parts were all inherited, so it's not as though he's building from scratch and/or buying anything above. He just needs a decent mobo...
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    new mobo suggestion

    Hi everyone - I'm posting on behalf of a friend, who needs a mobo to match the parts below. It doesn't need to be fancy - I think at this point, price and reliability are his two major criteria. Thoughts? i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860 G.SKILL...
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    All tshirts $12+s/h @ designbyhumans

    End of the year sale at For the uninitiated, they sell weird/indie/retro/artsy t-shirts, some of which are pretty awesome.
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    OCZ Agility 60gb $102 after BCB, MIR, and eBillMe

    Found this on slickdeals. Bought one for myself - it's SandForce SSD action for a hundred bucks! Here's a review.
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    $22 Corsair 400W PSU after MIR

    Newegg 72-hour sale has a Corsair 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified PSU for $22 shipped after MIR. Use Promo Code EMCYVZT28. Not bad at all. Link.
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    best <60$ cooler?

    What with sweltering summer temps here in NY I'm looking for a new cooler. Rig is in sig, and, as the thread's title suggests, I'd like to keep it under 60$... I'm considering the Venomous X for 58.64 shipped. Thoughts?
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    new workstation build, 1200-2000

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Adobe Suite, ARC GIS, Rhino, CAD: some gaming (TF2, MW2): some video editing. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1200-2000, all inclusive. Cheaper is better. 3) Where do you live? Ithaca, NY (eg...
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    exclude partitions on external?

    Howdy - I'm sick of windows scanning all the partitions on a 1 tb external I use for backup. I only backup to one of the partitions: can I configure things such that windows foregoes scanning all three partitions on the drive, and only does so on one? It would help speed things up.
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    noob backup/upgrade question

    Yo- In a moment of fleeting clear-sightedness yesterday, I realized that I should probably possess an external hard drive for backing up the 700 gigs or so of data I have stored on my current drive. Thing is, I would also like to upgrade my current drive: it's a 1 terabyte WD Caviar Green, and...
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    need laptop mouse

    I'm looking for a laptop mouse. Has anybody had any good/bad experiences with any one particular model or brand? I'm not going to be gaming and want only a reliable and well-made portable mouse, preferably wireless. Thoughts?
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    alternative to abs mechanical?

    Yo - I'm thinking of upgrading from my Saitek Eclipse and am considering this abs mechanical keyboard. My girlfriend has it and I love it. Can anybody recommend a better product at that price point (~50$)? I like mechanical switches... thanks
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    mobo difficulties - sata2_0 showing in CMOS as IDE channel 2

    Hello! I'm building a work computer for a friend (specs below), but it won''t boot past the "verifying DMI pool data screen." After some experimenting, I found that by removing the hard drive all was well, until, of course, I needed a hard drive to install the OS (XP32). After posting...