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    What kind of LCD defect is this?

    I bought a couple "B" grade U2711's to use as perimeter monitors in a 3xU2711 Eyefinity set up. My center display will be a brand new U2711 as I didn't want any defects, however for the outside monitors it was tolerable because they are not my primary focus. The defects on both displays are in...
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    Monitor mount for three 27" displays?

    Guys, Does anyone know if a quality sturdy mount for three 27" displays, specifically the U2711? I just bought three of them to connect to my new system running an ATI 6990. I do fabricate and metal work so an alternative is me simply bending some tube and cutting brackets on my CNC...
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    DDR3 Recommendations? I need 4-8gb...

    I just purchased a slightly used Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard since I got it for $199 and that seemed like a decent price for a complete with box board. I was going to go with the DFI X48 or the Asus P5E3 Premium, but this came along at a decent discount. I already have a Q9450 on pre-order...
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    Silverstone NT-06 Heatsink in a SFF? Add a lower fan.

    I have not seen reference to anyone installing a fan on the lower side of the Silverstone NT-06 lite heatsink. However there is enough room under the heatsink between the heat plate to install a 25mm thick fan. This is ideal in situations where you're using the NT-06 in a passive manner...
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    Silverstone SG01 Evolution Build

    Well I decided to drop $1500 on a new SFF system to complement the system in my signature. I've been trying to use one computer for media center, Vmware, etc - but it's just not working out. Some bugs in Vista X64 and XP64 prevent me from running more than 2gb of memory and still have a TV...
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    Full Tower Case Needed

    I currently have a Silverstone TJ-09B and it's a very nice case. However the cooling is not that great with the cards I have installed (8800GTX, HVR-1600 Tuner, Areca ARC-1231ML Raid, Adaptec 29160 SCSI. My Areca card runs at 67C and that's the board temperature. If I put another fan in the...
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    8gb (4 x 2gb) on EVGA 680i Motherboard?

    Does anyone have any experience running four 2gb sticks of DDR2 on an EVGA 680i A1 motherboard? I'm running a 4gb kit of Patriot Extreme PC-6400 right now and it works great. However I do a lot of virtual machine work because I'm a Systems Administrator. So converting a physical server to a...
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    SFF build - thoughts?

    Since summer is here I'm wanting to build a secondary system to run my normal apps and games on. My thoughts are that I'll put the system in my signature back to stock for cooler operations and move the 8800GTX to the SFF system. I have ac ATI X600 PCI-E video card I can put in my desktop...
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    So what would you do... EVGA 680i to P35 Express?

    I just received a brand new A1 revision 680i (full sealed package) from EVGA today to upgrade my older AR 680i. I was expecting just the motherboard, but I received the full retail package still sealed. Now I've been pretty happy with the EVGA board. But I've got some pesky BSOD problems...
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    ARC-1220 + 4 x Seagate 750's = Good Plan?

    I'm currently running a EVGA 680i AR revision board, EVGA 8800GTX, 4gb Patriot PC6400, C2D E6600 @ 3.2ghz, Silverstone TJ-09 case using a Silverstone modular 750watt PSU. I've been pondering the idea lately of going with a true raid set up. I've worked the last 10 years as a Systems...
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    Vista RDP and MCE problems

    I installed Vista Ultimate X64 a few days ago. For most things it's working well, however one problem I've ran into is with RDP. I can RDP into my Vista system just fine. For example I'll connect to my works VPN and then once I'm at the office I can RDP to my static IP on our Nortel Contivity...
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    Vista X64 freezes during install

    I work in IT and it's rare for me to ask a question about installing an OS. I've installed Vista X32 several times without any issues, including on this computer in it's exact current form. Well after reading on the forums, ignoring my gut feeling I ordered X64 Ultimate. It arrived today and...
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    I just bought my first Mac

    Well I don't know what I'm thinking, but it was sort of an impulse buy. I ordered a Mac Mini Core Duo last night from Amazon. I picked up the Logitech S530 cordless desktop and 2gb of G.Skill memory for it. I'll most likely swap the processor out for a T2600 Yonah and install a Seagate...
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    Custom CNC X1900 Heatsink - Which do you like better?

    I've started to do CNC machining on the side. I just proto-typed a second revision of my PWM heatsink for the X1900. It seems to cool a bit better than my first generation prototype. Unfortunately I had a slight programming issue and a carbide endmill that had some excessive runout in it...
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    X1900 replacement PWM heatsink - CNC

    Hey guys, Well I've been building my inventory of machinery so that I can try and start a side business down the road doing machining and fabrication. A week or so ago I picked up a small CNC Mill so that I can make some custom parts for vehicles, computers, etc. I'm working on some small...
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    Odd problem - can't connect from certain clients on gigabit

    Guys, I work as a Sr. Systems Admin with Linux, Solaris, and AIX everyday. The time has come for me to upgrade my home network to gigabit as I'm backing up a lot of data to an IBM Ultrium LTO-3 tape drive. Long story short, my two primary systems are based on Nforce4 boards with Gigabit...
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    Lian-LI PC73SLB Project Completed -- Fabrication 'o Plenty

    Well I've put the wraps on my Lian-LI PC73SLB Project. I'm a guy that's more interested in function over form. With that said some people may not appreciate the efforts I put forth into this case and watercooling setup because it does not have a lot of 'bling'. However it does have quite a...
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    Project: STEALTH - Lian-LI PC-73SLB w/ WC, Shrouds, Custom Aluminum Fabrication

    I started a new project a couple of days ago. My goal was to build an ultra quiet and clean watercooling case. Did I mention quiet? I decided to start with a big case to make things easier and cleaner. It also allowed me to mount a large radiator without compromising the usability of the...
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    Damnit! My 2 week old X800 XT PE died!

    Son of a bitch. I did some research about 5 weeks ago and bought a Gainward 6800 GT Golden Sample. Awesome card, but it was defective and artifacted, and blanked out on the windows desktop. So I RMA it, sell the thing on Ebay when the new card shows up from Gainward. Meanwhile on the back...
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    A64 3500+ Winchester OC Results

    Well I'm having mixxed feelings. I went ahead and bought the 3500+ from Monarch for $299 and a K8N Neo2 Platinum from Newegg. I'm using a Zalman 7000A-cu cooler right now, as my XP-120 needs to be lapped badly! It's horrible. However the XP-120 does fit the K8N Neo2 Platinum with no...
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