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    Questions to ESXi all-in-one

    I have a few questions about migrating to an ESXi all-in-one build: Some Background I'm running a small linux file/web/FTP/Media/Torrent server at home. I have 4x1TB WD Green drives in a Software RAID10, and it has a 5th drive as a system drive. I had a catasprohic hardware failure in...
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    SFF for Photoediting

    My wife is currently using an Asrock ION 330 (atom processor) as her primary computer. It often chokes on the photos she's editing, especially since we've upgraded to a new DSLR camera (RAW Editing). Of late its been struggling with watching videos as well, this is most likely an issue with...
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    Is a graphics card upgrade enough?

    I'm planning to purchase a 30" Monitor in the next few weeks. What I'm wondering is if buying a new graphics card (GTX580 or 6970) is enough allow me play current and upcoming games at high settings at that kind of resolution, or would the CPU be a bottleneck? If so, is it something that...
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    New System, need some advice

    I'm currently gaming on an Intel Q9650, EVGA GTX 280 with 6 GB of RAM (I donated the other 2GB to a friend with my old processor, graphics card + mainboard). I can play most games at max or near max settings, yet my card lacks the DX11 goodies and I think if I go up to a larger monitor (27 or...
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    Gentoo/Windows VMware Dual-boot + Truecrypt

    I found this in the Gentoo Wiki and it looks like an Ideal setup for what I'd want to do, as plenty of the Cisco Software I need somewhat regularly require Windows, but I'd like to switch my regular working days over to Linux, and I'd like to get into Gentoo... alternative of course would be...
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    Rig Upgrade, advice needed

    First some Background. I currently have an Asus G73 as a primary computer (I like the portability), but want to free up the desk space that it takes up by putting a 30-inch monitor there instead. :O My current gaming machine runs pretty much anything just fine, but I imagine the jump to a...
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    Monitor for Hobby Photographer

    Hi, I'm needing to buy my wife a new monitor as hers is currently showing signs of dieing. She's a hobby photographer (so no need for professional grade stuff, unless its affordable) looking for a monitor in the 22" - 24" range. The monitor is also often used as our TV (for TV and movies)...
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    Tablets vs Netbooks vs CULV-esque Laptops

    Hi All, I'm trying to find the right product for what I want/need right now. In my line of work, I have to read a lot of online documents and PDFs, and would love a comfortable way to do this while in the subway, or when sprawled on the couch or in bed. Even a laptop can be uncomfortable...
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    G700 vs Performance MX vs Mamba

    I'm looking for a new wireless mouse for gaming and general usage at home/home-office. I mostly do single player gaming/MMOs (where mouse response isn't critical) and TF2 (where again, it doesn't matter much). The G700 looks great, but I read a few reviews (engadget being one) where it...
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    Upgrade software RAID (10) array

    Hi, I can't seem to find the right combination of google keywords to find any sort of help, nor do I have the time to troll through man pages... I currently have a home server which has 5 drive bays, 1 is the system drive (which I don't need to touch) and the other 4 are 1TB drives running...
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    Ongoing Adventures with Linux

    Some regulars here have helped me a lot with getting started with various Linux adventures. My girlfriend is now a dedicated Linux user (often much to my suffering as my Saturday is spent troubleshooting software or trying to get something she needs installed.... the last fight was getting...
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    First watercooling setup - sanity check + questions...

    Hi All, I'm planning out a watercooling setup, and would like some advice/feedback on what I have so far after a long afternoon on this forum and google and then checking availability locally.... I'm not PLANNING to Overclock, but at the sametime, if there is the overhead available... why...
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    Windows 7 Domain Offline logon

    I've Been running RC1 at work and home without a hitch since it came out, and the previous beta at home a lot longer. I've discovered an issue with logging in to my Domain account when I'm on my home network. The initial connect requires 5-10 minutes before it lets me login. Afterwords it...
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    Windows 7 Domain Offline logon

    wrong forum, I need more coffee
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    CCIE Voice Lab

    Hi All, I've got a few questions. I'm planning to setup a home CCIE voice lab along with a few other servers for personal use. (5 total, CCM, Unity, LAMP, Dynamips host, Win2k) I could do this in a traditional VM setup, but I was wondering if using ESXi would be more efficient/effective...
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    Vista + Sound (I googled/forum searched)

    I couldn't find any up-to-date information on the problems I have involving vista and sound. I#m running an Abit IP35 Pro and creative X-FI extreme gamer in Vista 64 bit. I've wiped the drivers clean and have the latest installed. I'm aware creative and vista haven't played well together in...
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    SFF

    Still trying to find info on a well supported Motherboard for Linux (Ubuntu). Just needs to support quad-core and 4GB RAM (64-bit)... Integrated video and sound would be nice. Does anyone know of a out-of-the box well supported SFF mobo (ATX or ITX). Most important point is compatibility...
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    Fedora vs Ubuntu vs ???

    I've been doing some reading about both, and tbh, I think either one will work just as well for my girlfriend (since I do all the work anyway)... I'm just curious though... out of these two options (or one of the other similarly "easy-to-use" Linux Flavours)... which has the best hardware...
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    Building my first SFF

    Hi, I've been trolling the SFF forum to try and get a feel for things, but I'm still really unsure where to start. My main worry is compatibility with Ubuntu. I'm building a new comp for the wife and I'm sick of her having this massive case thats annoyingly placed, so I want to go SFF...
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    Vista: Games won't install/Strange Errors

    Started yesterday, I store my game CDs in the basement, and keep ISO files on a seperate extra HD. Mounted the file in Daemon Tools and tried to install. Windows slowed to a crawl during the install, and when it was done, there were no folders, no files, nothing in the startmenu, but apparently...
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    A very different question

    I'm living in germany, and have friends all around Europe. I'm the computer "expert" among them, so I'm usually the first stop shop for things being busted. The problem is, I'm trying to figure out how to walk people through things in windows, but these windows install are in about a wide...
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    Need some help with Ubuntu

    I've tried posting this on the ubuntu forums but nobody seems able or willing to help, so I thought I'd give it a shot here, maybe somebody here has an idea? My wife installed updates now almost a month ago (as she always does when they appear). Since then numerous problems have started...
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    Event ID 11, atapi

    So here's a weird one, I get this error in event viewer every 5ms or so. Event ID 11. "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort3." Logname: system Source: atapi Event ID: 11 Level: error I don't have anything IDE in my computer, its all SATA. Might it be a sata...
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    Legitimizing a Vista install

    I'M not sure if this is against the rules or not, it should be ok though... My cousin has a pirated install of Vista 64 Ultimate. a friend of his got it all nicely setup for my cousin, who is a computer moron. Said friend is no longer a friend. He wants to play age of conan with me, and...
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    Digital Photo Printers (In the US)

    Hallo Americans!!! I'm in Germany, but my wife has a friend on the East Coast of the US who really loves some of her photos, and so we want to send him some large prints of these photos to mount on his wall. The problem is, we don't know of any good online photo printers in the US. So...
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    Where to begin...

    I'm so much of a linux noob, that I don't even know where to begin on Google for this question. Its not something I'm planning to attempt just yet, but I want to start gathering information on it. So that I have a goal to work towards with my linux Knowledge. At some point in the near future...
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    Vista Boot Loader

    editing outside of Vista... is that possible? that HD that vista was on died so I don't have that option, and I want to remove vista from the boot options... Anyway have an idea for me?
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    Some Issues with Vista

    I've searched the forums and google but couldn't find exactly my problem, or no specific solution. So I figured I'd try and post and you can all spam me with "OMG RTFF ( read the.... fine:cool:.... forum" and link me to threads. Vista Booting: I have XP and Vista installed. I keep XP now...
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    Chasing the ball

    So somewhere in my evolution as a computer geek I missed the *nix ball. At home I never ahd the time, at school I was interested in other topics, and now I'm living in Europe and everywhere I only see demand for Unix/linux specialists. I'm currently plugging away in Incident Management(it pays...
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    Build for a Gaming father

    Hey, I'm building a new comp for my dad. That means no overclocking, turn based strategy games, and MMO's (warhammer/Age of Conan). The other problem is, it has to come pre-assembled, which means all from one place, which means overly expensive. Total: $1025, then tax and assembly...
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    Is it superfetch, Vista or something else?

    So, I'm still trying to get used to vista, I notice a small improvement with superfetch, but Firefox and Thunderbird were never programs that took a long time to open, and otherwise, I haven't seen much benefit. Otherwise, the only other GOOD thing I've noticed thats a good thing in Vista is...
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    Dual Boot / Shared Software question

    What would be the best way to use shared software between vista and XP? I'm talking using Thunderbird on both of them and wanting all the email information in the same place, and some games I want installed on both systems (while I still get used to Vista and want to be able to play them on "ol'...
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    Sound Cards for Headphones?

    Hi I'm currently using the onboard sound on my Abit IP-35 pro. I'm wondering if upgrading to a real soundcard will actually make a difference too me with my Sennheiser headphones (not top of the line, but pretty damn good.) Does the sound quality improve or just the features (that I never...
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    Silent(or nearly) Mice

    I'm looking for a fairly silent mouse. I live in an apartment, and my wife is currently going to university. We enjoy listening to music together while she studies and I'm gaming, unfortunately some games require more clicking than others (Medieval 2 total war). I posted this question in the...
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    A new(I think) spin on the "mouse" threads

    I'm looking for a good mouse to replace my standard "Microsoft Laser Mouse"... I don't want wireless, I don't want to pay a fortune(prefeably $60 or less), and I want it to be comfortable. But here's where I diverge from the normal "Razer or Logitech, G5 or G9 threads"... It needs to be...
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    Building a Satisfying FPS experience

    So, after seeing everyone rant and rave about Crysis goodness, I played it. Last night I beat it. I have to admit, I'm disappointed. The biggest reason is that it suffered from Far Cry Syndrome. The aliens were a major minus, I was having FUN at least before they showed up, then it become more...
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    Abit IP35 Pro - Unknown POST Codes?

    It worked great yesterday and overnight, I installed XP, foobar, and your usual array of programs for a new install. While this was all going on last night, I shut it down more than once (I added some of our older harddrives, IDE, in order to get access to the data on them). I had no problems...
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    Oh Noes...

    I just found the Coolermaster RC-690 here in Germany.... I'm stoked... only problem is I'd gotten my heart half set on an Antec P182... Which cools better? Which is quieter? Opinions!? My geeked out little brain hurts now. :(
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    Which OS?

    So I'm doing a big computer upgrade to this: EVGA nForce 680i LT SLI XFX/PINE GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 620W Corsair HX620W Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2x2.67GHz TRAY 4MB Scythe Ninja Plus 2048MB A-DATA PC2-800 Vitesta Extreme CL4 KI (Could easily make it 4GB) But I haven't followed Vista...
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    A Good Practical Case

    I'm looking for a case in the $100-150US (or less) range . I don't care if its quiet, but I'd rather not have a jet engine. I hate LEDs, I sleep in the same room and don't need a nightlight anymore, but I'm not completely against swapping out fans if the case is still good. I currently...
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