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    Which curved 4k LCD would you get for gaming for <$800?

    Hey guys I'm in the market for a display to replace my 7 year old Asus 24" LCD. Lately I've seen a ton of 34" curved screens in the ~$700 range but I'm not sure which one to pick. I use my desktop mostly for gaming and browsing, so don't really care about super-duper color accuracy. G-sync seems...
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    Will my current PSU be able to handle my GPU upgrade?

    Hey guys, I got in on this deal for a Powercolor R9 270X 4GB GPU a couple months ago, and finally received it in the mail this week. I haven't had any issues so far running this same setup with an MSI 2GB R9 270OC gaming, but I'm unsure since I'm assuming this GPU will probably draw more power...
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    Should I replace my wireless network card?

    I recently upgraded to FIOS 75/75 internet, and am debating replacing my wireless card. The modem/router is in the living room and my PC is in the dining room just down the hall. Even though they're only separated by 20 feet or so, my Win7 signal tops out at 3 bars, sometimes even 2 bars. I...
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    is my rig crippled?

    cpu-z screens: review screens: so i started up cpu-z today, and i thought my core speed looked awfully low. all settings in bios are set to auto. the multi is supposedly locked, and i can't figure out how to OC it anyway. windows 7 will randomly hard-lock. programs aren't nearly as...
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    phenom 920 DOA?

    i just got in on the hot deal for the phenom x2 920 processor, but for some strange reason it simply won't boot. all components work perfectly, except for the processor so far. gigabyte ga-ma770-ds3 (i've read reviews on newegg that said it booted first time with this combo) amd phenom x2...
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    connecting to internet just fine, can't see other computers!

    i have a belkin wireless g+mimo router. it's been good so far, but after i built this new pc i can't figure out why my laptop and this computer can't see each other. the pc is connected via ethernet and the laptop wirelessly. they both get awesome connections on the internet, but it's really...
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    good college/gaming computer

    hey guys, this is a build for a freshman heading to UF. he is a mild gamer, (addicted to WoW) but wants to play higher-end games such as fear and battlefield 2. his budget is about $2500, and i suggested this computer for almost $2000. Lian Li PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer...
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    some skateboarding pics

    just wanted to know what you guys thought of some of my skateboarding pictures... i've been using my dad's basic digital camera, a kodak easyshare dx6490. i've been looking into getting a camera for myself. do you guys have any tips for better picture taking? thanks!
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    Black Friday!!!!!

    it's finally upon us boys, only 25 days away! anyone seen or heard any info from the major players? (best buy, circuit city, compusa?) i'm really looking forward to this one because i have around $500 to spend. i'm looking to buy a new graphics card, new power supply, car audio equipment...
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    should i trade?

    just wondering if you guys thought i should make this deal: on another local forum, i threw up my 9800 pro in sig for $115. a guy made an offer to either trade me his 3 week old 939 3200+ or offered $100. the motherboard in my sig is FUBAR, and there's no point in buying a new AGP...
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    help me with my sound switch thingamaroo!

    ok here's my problem, i ordered this plantronics pc speaker headset switch now, i have a 5.1 speaker setup, and a pair of senheisser hd-555's. the speakers have a green, black, and pink wire that goes to my...
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    computer keeps restarting

    idk why but everytime i play any sort of game that utilizes the graphics card, my computer will restart and weird noises come from the speakers. it restarts during games like dawn of war and battlefield 2. i have tried just about everything i can think of, but still no dice. i'm running most of...
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    onboard audio+audigy 2 zs

    hi guys, just a simple question. i just recently purchased a audigy 2 zs, and a week later a pair of senheisser hd-555's. my problem now is that i want to be able to leave my headphones plugged in all the time, but i want my logitech x620 6.1's in too! so i left my 6.1's on the audigy, and...
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    disk failure help!

    alright, so i finally got the system in my sig all put together again. however, when i go to boot my computer, it passes through all the tests, but then it gets to DOS and says "disk boot error insert system disk and press enter" or whatever. i don't understand why something like this would come...
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    PS3 "in game" movie

    saw this on another forum, thought you guys might be interested. i still have a hard time believing this is in game though. :D right click--save as 8MB
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    weird bf2 issue-(sorry, another one)

    specs: venice core 3000+ 1 gig geil 512mb pc3200, 512mb corsair xms pc3200 asus a8v deluxe 128mb 9800 pro onboard sound ok so here's the deal, whenever i startup bf2, it plays for a little while, then it either 1)screen freezes, music loops a little while, then completely stops, or 2)...
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    UGH! problems with 9800pro

    ok, so a little while ago i RMA'ed by mobo to abit (specs in sig) because one day the video decided to go out on me. now, the northbridge fan had been making weird noises for a while, and when my comp crashed one day, i noticed that the nortbridge fan had completely stopped spinning, so i...
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    a8v deluxe boots really slow

    so i just built my parents a new decent computer. specs: asus a8v deluxe mobo *needed for the crappy, old 32mb geforce 2mx 32Mb 3000+ amd 64 venice 512mb corsair xms pc3200 ddr400 geforce 2 mx 32Mb 80gb 7200 rpm 8Mb cache WD special edition windows xp+sp2 ok, so everything has...
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    warm: 6.6" blue cold cathode bubble light-$1.82

    xoxide blue cold cathode bubble light saw these on sale at xoxide. limit 1 per customer though :( after shipping, comes out to $3.67 for me with standard ground shipping to florida.
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    how long does it take your amd to boot up?

    with the specs in my sig, i'd estimate around ~30 seconds, never really timed it though. what hardware upgrades make the most difference in faster startup times? i remember when i bought 512mb more ram, i hardly noticed (if any) difference at it more hard drive speed? for...
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    weird noises from fan on nf7-s

    yeah, so as the title implies, my slightly year old nf7-s is making weird noises from the fan..sometimes it appears like it's running slower and speeding up or it's trying to stop. it happens sporadically. i bought some compressed air hoping it was just possibly a dust buildup which shouldn't...
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    dying hard drive?

    (1 year old WD 80gb 8mb buffer "special edition") symptoms: cs:source and warcraft 3:TFT both crash sporadically. after warcraft 3 closed for the first time last night, i pushed the restart button on my computer, and the substitute for the default windows "loading" screen (the one you can...
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    gigabyte ga-7n400 and AXP3000+

    ok so my friend and i built a computer and his 3000+ 400mhz FSB OEM processor is running extremely hot. it idles at 64c and is not overclocked, and i'm assuming it's the stock voltage but i can't tell because the motherboard won't let me change it negativlely, it only lets me change it by 5%...
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    512mb to 1024 (dual channel?)

    so i just bought this ram: and i had 512, so now i've raised it to 1 gig. my question is, how do i know if my comp is running the memory in dual channel? (specs in sig) the ram slots look like this: | | |...
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    should i buy it? response urgently needed!!

    ok, so there's a community garage sale going on today, and i didn't expect anything to good, but i roamed around on my bike and lo and behold, there sat four 5$ 10 port (i believe) 10/100 (i believe) switches. it's gray, and doesn't look unlike alot of the other one's i've seen. however, it has...
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    help with 9800 pro please!

    so...i built my buddy a computer last friday the 8th i think, with the following specs: antec sonata amd 64 3000+ msi k8t neo2 nforce 3 or whatever wd 80gb 8mb cache 512mb pc3200 ddr400 ram 9800 pro now, i have built 3 computers with this graphics card, and i've never seen this...
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    this amd64 system good?

    how does this look to you guys? it's gonna be used for my friend to play games, school work, and just messing around with. i was looking for the higher 1mb cache but i couldn't find it! he won't be...
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    building pc: SFF or regular ATX

    hey guys, this'll be the 4th computer i build. this one is for my sister and her husband who is stationed in stuttgart, germany, and they recently asked me if i could build them a computer, and of course i happily obliged. now here's the trouble: i suggested maybe they could use this as a "media...
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    class action lawsuit against blizzard?

    haha, this is my first post in this part of the forum, and just wondering what you guys thought of blizzard. is it reasonable to blame blizzard entertainment for mine, and many others lack of a social life? it all started when my friend let me borrow warcraft 2... it wasn't the
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    what the heck lian li?

    so my friend asked me to come over to his house the other day to help him build a comp for his sister because he was having some trouble putting crap in. although he didn't order alot of the stuff i would've suggested had he asked :rolleyes: , i still decided i'd give him a hand. he got a...
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    nf7-s owners plz help!

    hey guys, i have 2 questions, but the first is the most important. last night around 2 oclock pm, i was downloading a file and playing warcraft 3 single player at the same time so it wouldn't take up any bandwidth. after a while, i minimized my screen and i noticed that my download stopped...
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    memory help problem!

    hey guys, this i think should just be a easy-to-fix problem. me and my girlfriend have very similar computers (she has athlon 3000+ w/abit nf7-s, same geil memory and winxp) however, whenever her computer posts, it first says ddr memory speed:333 mhz or something like that. mine however...
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    What's up newegg???

    i just found out yesterday that the 120mm case fan i bought about 3 weeks ago doesn't work anymore! so i go to, click rma request, and then it asks me to login. i login, and then it brings me to this page with all this info about rma's, then asks me to choose invoice. so i click it...
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    building new comp for my girlfriend

    my girlfriend is going to usf at the end of the summer, and she wants to take a new computer with her that she got from some scholarship money. her absolute most amount of money is $1400. i'm not quite sure which route to take here, intel or amd64 would be more expensive but better in the long...
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    rate/critique my antec sonata case and wiring please!

    i just finished attempting to wire my case, even though i think it still looks basically like crap. please give me any tips or anything that can help me! it seems to me i just hid all my wires up in the top corner, but isn't that what's supposed to happen? what do you guys think of my case...
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    power/hdd lights on antec sonata/nf7-s?

    as the title says, this is my problem. none of the lights on the case of my antec sonata light up as they should. i am almost positive i plugged it in correctly, but nothing. coming out of the front part of the case are these pins: power sw, reset sw, power led, hdd led, and some others that...
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    was this a good deal?

    i was just wondering if this was a good deal that i got in on. i've been searching for a good dvd burner for a little while now, but was told to wait due to the new dual layer format coming out. saw this baby on newegg today, on sale for $90. so, was this a good deal for an 8x dvd-r, 8x dvd+r...
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    computer keeps shutting off, help!!

    i just installed my new heatsink, which is a slk900a, and added a 92mm vantec thermoflow. now, when i turn my computer on, it runs for about 3-8 seconds, and then turns off! i checked the fans, and all fans are spinning. i installed these anti static feet on the bottom of the heatsink like i was...
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    thermalright slk900a + vantec thermoflow

    k, so the specs of my current rig are in sig, and i'm getting the heatsink in the mail tomorrow via newegg. what do you guys think about this heatsink with my current rig? the reason i got it was because i currently have this crappy heatsink/fan combo which is wayyyy too loud, especially seeing...
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    thanks [H] members!!!

    i just wanted to thank everyone from [H]ardforum who helped me build my first computer. ever since 2000 i had this crappy gateway, and after a year and half started craving for something new and better. well, after hearing about friends building there own and suggesting i do the same, i looked...