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    Friends account banned for spam

    A friend of mine, whom I can vouch for, was banned for spamming. His account was a few years old with around 30 posts, and he made a few posts in rapid succession because he was in hurry to buy something from the Trading forum. He's not a bot and would like his case reviewed. Thanks!
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    Absolute smallest and quietest HTPC with Nvidia card?

    Looking for the tiniest HTPC possible, that has at least a Nvidia 1050. I really like the Intel NUCs, but they don't have any any dedicated graphics I require for madVR NGU rendering. It can be custom built, or barebones prebuilt. I've come across the Zotac Magnus boxes, but they are bit...
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    Which drive to swap, high failure account or SMART failure

    My 24 drive (two 12 drive RAID-Z2s) ZFS storage system isn't look too great today. 4 drives have high error counts, but only one failed the SMART test: I only have 1 cold spare handy. Should I replace the one with the highest error count of 418, or the one that failed the smart_heatlh test...
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    Have 2600K with GTX 770, ok to upgrade to GTX 980?

    So my CPU is an old 2600K, but it's overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Would it be silly to upgrade my 770 to a 980? I'd rather just do an video card upgrade right now, rather than rebuild my whole system.
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    1080p 27" IPS monitors that can do >60 hz

    I have a specific use case where I need a 27 inch monitor that does 1080p natively, not 1440p or 4K. I also want it to be an IPS display. Officially, based on spec sheets, it looks like every single 27" 1080p IPS is 60hz, but can any be overclocked to 75/80/96 hz? I hear the ASUS MX279H is...
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    Need to do my first ZFS drive swap... somewhat confused

    I've had a 12 drive zpool with RAID-Z2 running flawlessly for years. However during a recent zpool scrub I noticed it going much slower than normal. Scrubbing used to hover around 400-600 MB/s, but now it was going around 50 MB/s. I investigated the issue by running iostat -exn As you can...
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    Expand my zpool

    I was never a ZFS or Solaris expert, but with some help a couple years ago I created a 12 drive RAID-Z2 in OpenIndiana. The pool was shared out with SMB. What I would like to do is add another 12 drive RAID-Z2 to the pool. This is how it currently looks: With 12 new drives inserted, what...
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    Monitors with DisplayPort 1.2 for Surface Pro 2

    The Surface Pro 2 dock unfortunately only has 1 mini-DisplayPort output, luckily it's version 1.2 which means it supports MST daisy-chaining. I'm looking for some 24" inch 1080p monitors that are DP 1.2 for this daisy-chaining feature. The Dell U2414H specs explicitly say it is a DP 1.2...
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    Modern equivalent of Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000?

    Back in 2011 I built a ZFS rig with 2TB Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000s, model number 0F12117. They had 512 byte sector size, 32MB of cache, and 5900RPM "CoolSpin" spindle speeds. I put 12 of them in a 24 drive Norco chassis and made a RAID-Z2 resulting in 17.7TB of usable space. Now 3 years laters...
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    Use IR remote with Intel NUC?

    On black friday I picked up an Intel NUC D34010WYK that has a Infrared Sensor on the front. For controlling it I bought a Rii K25 wireless air mouse: http://www.riitek.com/product_Info.asp?id=98 When I plug the RF USB adapter into the NUC, the mouse, back keyboard and some of the front...
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    Cheaper, reliable RAID for VMware?

    My ESXi 5.0 lab is pretty small, so I'm storing my vmdks on a single local drive. (hypervisor is on a flash drive). Normally I'd make a RAID-1 with the onboard Intel FakeRAID, but apparently ESXi won't see the virtual single drive, only the original 2 disks. So I'd like to protect my VMDKs...
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    Pfsense box - Motherboard compatibility with SuperMicro 503-200B

    I wanna get one of the following Atom boards for a Pfsense box: X7SPA-HF-D525 Mini-ITX - http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ATOM/ICH9/X7SPA-HF-D525.cfm X7SPE-HF-D525 FlexATX - http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ATOM/ICH9/X7SPE-HF-D525.cfm X7SPA-HF D510 Mini-ITX -...
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    Asus P8P67 1x PCI-E slot won't work

    I have a Asus P8P67 Evo and yesterday I added a 2nd GTX 460 videocard to do SLI. They are in the top 2 x16 slots: http://i.imgur.com/qlJT9.jpg However, my Asus Xonar soundcard in the 3rd x16 slot was blocking the intake of the second video card. So I moved it to top x1 slot. The card turns on...
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    How to protect a flash-based hypervisor?

    Has anyone found any way to RAID or mirror or somehow protect a flash drive/device storing the hypervisor? Cheap off the shelf flash drives work great with ESXi but they aren't very reliable. Once it's dead it's a pain to set everything up again. This is how Dell does it:
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    Gaming/enthusiast mobos with 2x intel NICs?

    Usually enthusiast mobos from the common manufacturers have 1 Intel NIC and 1 Realtek NIC. I'm looking for one with 2 Intel NICs. Reason is that with 2 Intel NICs you can use the Teaming function in the Intel driver options to combine them into a single 2Gbit link. My server has 2 Intel NICs...
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    Hitachi MIR @ newegg

    Seems like there's a new Hitachi HDD MIR sale every few weeks at Newegg, here' the current one: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/53637/newegg-2tb-hitachi-deskstar-5k3000-sata-3.5-internal-hard-drive Does anyone know if you can go over the rebate limit if they are different sales? Last month's...
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    Xeon E3 and C200 series mobos - What goes with what?

    So what goes with what? If you have integrated graphics in the CPU, then you should get a mobo without integrated graphics? Or do you need both since server mobos with no integrated graphics usually don't have VGA ports. C202 chipset - No integrated graphics on mobo C204 chipset - No integrated...
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    Who's to blame - ASRock or Corsair

    Friend calls me up and says Windows won't start up. I go over and investigate and I find this: Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme 3 Power Supply: Corsair TX750W Not overclocked at all. No weird power outages. Has a power strip. Only 6 months old. Oddly the motherboard turns on, lights up the...
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    Issues with 25MB System Reserved partition?

    I cloned my Win7 install from a large HDD to a small SSD with Acronis TrueImage Home. I set everything to automatic. Since only 25MB (out of 100MB) was used in the System Reserved partition on the original hard drive, Acronis made that partition only 25MB total on the new SSD. So there's only...
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    Where to buy Fractal Design Define R3 in US?

    NCI X US has it for a very reasonable $97: http://www.n1cixus.com/products/53537/DEFINE-R3-BLACK/Fractal%20Design/ (remove the 1) But they want to charge $60 bucks to ship it to me in NJ! I can't find any other retailers that will even ship it to a US address. Any suggestions?
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    So apparently ECC RAM kills Dell motherboards

    So I work in a small time PC repair shop. A few days ago I'm "optimizing" (aka uninstalling crap/removing startup items) this nice lady's computer, a 3 year old Dell. I notice that she only has 512mb ram, and call her up and tell her that adding some more ram to make it 1gb would help quite a...
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    Recover window size/positions after exiting remote desktop

    So I remote into my Windows 7 Pc from an iPhone sometimes, I use the Mocha Remote Desktop app, which uses the normal RDP protocol. However, I set the resolution really low, like 640x480 so it's smoother to use. When I get back home all the windows and programs are bunched up into the top left...
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    No Nvidia HDMI device listed in sound devices

    Got an eVGA GTX 460 1GB. Installed Windows 7 64-bit and newest Nvidia drivers. I'd like to send audio over HDMI to my receiver but I don't see any way how to. 4 "Nvidia High Definition Audio" are listed in Device Manager but not in the sound settings. Only my Audigy 2 is listed as a playback...
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    500GB hard drive showing up as 593GB?

    Both disk 2 & 3 are identical external 500GB WD hard drives hooked up USB. However I got a new hdd drive today and when I went to disk management disk 2 is showing up as 593GB. It should only be 465GB in a single partition, and no unallocated space, just like disk 3. What's the deal, disk...
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    GT 220 vs 8800 GTS

    I have the original G80 8800GTS 640MB. I need a new card with better HTPC options like the GT220. I rarely play games anymore, but in case I feel the need to, how does the 8800GTS640 compare to a GT220 w/ 1gb? 8800s are never listed in reviews of the 220 so that's why asked here.
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    Realtime remote control of PC with laptop

    I have a high-end desktop computer connected to a HDTV at 1920x1080p60. I want to be to launch and control playback of HD movies with a shitty old laptop over the network. I tried the built-in Remote Desktop but it logs the desktop computer out when I log into it with the laptop. The desktop...
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    Nvidia cards that can send audio over HDMI?

    Do any Nvidia cards exist that can send audio over HDMI? It doesn't have to be bitstreaming TrueHD/DTS-HD from PowerDVD/Arcsoft, but I need at least 8-channel PCM over HDMI. If not, will the GeForce 300 series have any audio over HDMI support?
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    New water cooling setup questions

    Current setup to be watercooled: Asus P5B deluxe E6300 7900GTO Corshair 520hx Creative Xfi-gamer 2 gigs corshair 1066 ddr2 Cooler Master 534 Case Watercooling Parts: Swiftech MCP655 EK-Supreme EK-FC79 Acetal Now my question is about the radiator, in that case do you think i...
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    Will a eVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR support a Q9300?

    I see in a BIOS update they added: "Updated Wolfdale CPU microcode" I believe the Wolfdale and Yorkfield both use the same voltage, so it might work?
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    Value of this PC

    try to sell this pc, haven't read computer news/reviews/prices in a while, need an opinion on how much i can sell it for amd x2 4200+ m2n sli-deluxe ocz 500w psu lian li case ati x1800xt pcie seagate sata2 320 WD sata2 160 tunik tower cooler two dvd burners thanks
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    Power unit differences

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    Power unit differences

    I got a new hard drive enclosure kit, but the power cord that comes with it is very short. Then I noticed that the longer power cord from my old enclosure kit has had same plug for the case. I was wondering if I can use my old power cord with my new enclosure. I tried it out for a few minutes...
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    Brick motherboard with WinFlash?

    So I went to update a BIOS today on a typical machine. Grabbed the latest .bin from the manufacturer's website since it fixes a FSB issue I have been having with the motherboard. Went to update with WinFlash, did it before with no issues, but got an error this time. After WinFlash did the first...
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    Samsung 215TW?

    Anyone have this monitor? After some research I found that it has a S-PVA panel, something very few 22" inch monitors have. Anyone have it and can comment on it? I'd get it used since it's out of production. Thanks. EDIT: I meant SPVA, not TN
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    Vista PC won't reformat

    A friend of mine asked me to upgrade his new Dell laptop from Vista to XP. When I go to install XP from boot, it gives a error message no hard drives are found. Ok, so I thought I'd try something a little more forceful. I ran DBAN to wipe it, and it also said no hard drives were found! Vista...
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    Cheapest Quad-core PC

    Hey, I've been out of the loop, and haven't had time to read up on what's the latest and greatest.My friend is asking me to help design him a system, and I don't really have the time do a full investigation. I'd like some tips. He's mostly going to be doing video editing. No gaming. So I...
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    e-Sata drive speeds become very slow

    I have one of these guys: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136082 It's very fast right after a boot. Faster than my older internal SATA drive. But gradually over a while, the speed of the drive slows considerably. I can actually sense it slowing down. I know it sound...
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    XP won't boot after installing drivers

    I'm working on a someone's PC, I installed a 9800 Pro. After I driverclean'd the old drivers, I installed the new ones, and the PC has to reboot. It does but after the POST the screen is just black. I can get into safe mode though. I uninstalled the drivers in safe mode and tried it again, same...
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    FREE: Counter-strike source guest pass

    I got the guess pass in steam for CS:S so you can play online for a few days. Pm me.
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