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    PSU advice for server build

    Hi [H] PSU experts, I'm working on putting together a home server/NAS/Plex server with the following specs - 2x Xeon e5-2670 Server motherboard (Currently planning on a Supermicro board, may swap out, but expect power draw would be similar) 8x8gb ECC DDR3 found a deal on another 8 sticks, so...
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    NAS vs. DAS vs. other

    I've been tentatively exploring the idea of setting up a NAS or other type of mass storage device, and would value some input. Majority of the storage would be used for my home media collection. My current setup (combo HTPC / Plex server) is - Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF PC i7-4790 24gb RAM...
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    HTPC - Media / Plex server rec

    Swapping out my current HTPC, which also serves as Media/Plex server for myself and a few family members at a time. I got a couple of deals on refurb Dell machines, so trying to choose between them. Current setup is a full-size desktop with an i5-2500 (4 core, no HT, ~6000 CPU passmark), 6gb...
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    Upgrade time - 1x30" or 2x24"?

    Hi all, Have been contemplating an upgrade for a bit now - currently using a 5yr old setup of 2x24" LCDs (1920*1200 MVA panels). Looking to upgrade because the existing setup is starting to show some issues (random blinking on/off, HDMI ports on both busted so using VGA), and well... I guess...
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    LCD detected as non-PnP, not able to display native res

    Hi all, Not sure if this is a display or video issue, but taking a shot... I have a 24" Westinghouse L2410NM LCD (1920*1200 native) hooked up via VGA to my Latitude E6400 (Quadro 160m graphics). I've this monitor for over a year, had it hooked up to this computer up until pre-Thanksgiving...
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    Casual Collective invites

    www.casualcollective.com Currently featuring single player Tower Defense, and more importantly, multiplayer Tower Defense. If you're a fan of TD, this is a lot of fun and will suck up your time. If you would like an invite, post your email. I am able to generate unlimited invites, but can...
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    Retail AMD Sempron 64 2800+ Skt 754 Palermo - $29.99+shipping @ Outpost

    Shamelessly ripped from FW http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4514877?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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    dead a7n8x? or cpu? or both???

    Here's the story: I just installed my Athlon XP 2500+ mobile chip in my A7N8X (regular, not deluxe). It booted, I proceeded to flash the bios to the latest one on their website. After doing that, the processor was correctly recognized in the bios as a 2500, I decided to see if I could...
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    2005fpw tearing issue?

    I just got my 2005fpw from Dell this afternoon, have it set up. In Windows/web browsing it looks fine, but when I play some video I experience tearing vertically from the lower left corner to the upper right of the screen. I'm not sure if it occurs in games or not, as I'm not a huge gamer and...
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    question about dell warranty...

    Hi all, I am looking into buying another laptop, and found a decent deal on a 600m from someone. I got the service tag to look up the warranty on the dell site, and was given this as the status- System Type: Inspiron 600m Ship Date: 3/17/2005 Dell IBU: Americas Description...
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    Just upgraded my 600m...

    I just finished upgrading my 600m, which was a lot easier than I would've guessed. The main purpose of the upgrade was to swap the stock XGA lcd with an SXGA+ screen I picked up from somebody today. The difference in using the computer is unbelieveable. When I first got the machine, I thought...
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    Sony PCG-TR2A - where to get picturegear software?

    So I just got one of these: Only trouble is that I don't have the original disks, and would really like to restore some of the original software that came on this (namely picturegear to utilize built in webcam above lcd). Does anyone know where I can download this software? If not...
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    Difference between launch partners?

    Hi all, I'm writing a paper about nVidia for a management course. I'm taking some info from their website for it, and under their launch partners, it lists OEMs, System Builders, and AICs. http://www.nvidia.com/page/6800_partners.html#sb From what I can understand, AICs are the...
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    Dell 600m - does upgrading my RAM void the warranty?

    I want to change from 2x256 to 2x512 sticks in my 600m covered by completecare. Am I allowed to do this, or will it void my warranty? This is what I have warranty-wise: Description.........................Provider......Start Date........End Date.......Days Left Initial Next Business...
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    Sempron 2400+ and mobo - $65 at outpost

    http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4291744?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG saw this and thought some people here may be interested, good way to build some cheap boxen?
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    Pro vs. Home price question...

    Hey, XP Home for $50 or Pro for ~$75...which is a better deal? Both are OEM as far as I know, unregistered keys as well. For a laptop (pentium m), personal use, if that makes a difference. I use home usually, will I notice anything significantly better about pro? I know a few of the...
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    what is this worth (latitude d400)?

    dell latitude d400 (sub 4lb dell ultraportable) purchased in june of 04, next business day until then, followed by extended and gold tech support until june of 07 pentium m 1.4ghz (banias) 1gig ram 40gig hd 12.1" xga lcd 6 cell battery (provides at least 3 hours run time, closer to 3.5)...
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    how to access password protected windows folders?

    Hi, Before I begin, I should mention that I'm not trying to steal anyone's files or gain unlawful access to anything. These are my files and I have the password. ;) I have a drive that was taken out of another computer. The drive has Windows XP Home on it, and is set up with a...
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    Holy Carp! I just got a d600/600m for $435!

    1.6ghz pentium m 40 gig hd 512mb ram dvd/cdrw combo drive win xp missing power cord...:care: I'm excited. What you do you guys think...good deal? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6759102661 edit: and for the record, "carp" was on purpose, I wasn't sure of the...
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    dell d400, what is it worth?

    nvmd :o
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    w00t hit a milestone! 20k for me.

    1687 points just from today, quite a few more should be coming in not very long too. I borged ~20 computers the other day, seems they're just starting to cash in now. That is all, carry on. :) edit: 2.8ghz machines, but could only install the graphical client, so they've only gotta be...
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    The old 512->1024 question...

    Specs: P4 2.53ghz 533FSB 512mb Corsair XMSC2 PC2700 on i845 chipset (which only supports PC2700, so increasing speed of stick I put in there is futile except overclocking, which I'm limited anyway...SFF computer with few options to do so) R9500Pro 128mb WD 160gb SE Blah blah blah not much...
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    warm: $31.50 12x DVD+-RW at Staples B&M...YMMV

    I picked up two 12x DVD+-RW drives from Staples instore clearance, they were $31.50 each. I went to 2 stores today, one had them, the other didn't, so obviously this is YMMV. Made by I/O Magic, beige drives with included black faceplate, model IDVD12D, UPC number 788069008921. My total...
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    Cornell is folding -- please help?

    Hey everyone, I go to school at Cornell, which is now experimenting with their own folding software. The school is holding a contest open to all current undergrads, it runs from now until sometime in April. I am currently in 4th place (one place under a prize :o). The software does...
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    stupid video card

    The fan on my BBA 9500Pro has been operating erratically (well, at different speeds, I could watch it and see it slow down sometimes). It finally kicked the bucket today, the fan isn't spinning. The card hasn't overheated yet, I'm using the computer with it right now. Looks like it's time for...
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    Office Depot B&M: 10 floppies if join email list

    Anyone can sign up, but the coupon they send you can only be used in store, so useless if you don't have one around (like me :o) http://www.officedepot.com/promo.do?file=promo/discPromo/form.jsp Coupon Offer Ends 2-5-05 taken from anandtech :)
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    LX700 combo or MX Duo?

    I'm looking to get a keyboard/mouse wireless combo. They have similar specs, and both have rechargable mice. Anybody tried them both and want to give me some input? Which is preferable, the LX700 set, or the MX Duo, and why? Thanks. :)
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    Folding again...

    So I haven't been folding for a couple of weeks, as my comp crashed and I never reinstalled the client after getting it set up again. I also had been folding for genmay for a while, I don't remember why I switched...I think it was when the forum was down for a few months of upgrades, but it's...
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    Sempron 2200+ (1.6ghz) vs Duron 1.6ghz

    Which is preferable for a low end box? Thanks. :)
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    REQ: DVD media deals

    Hey, I just got my NEC-3500 from newegg, and I want to buy some media now (100pack ideally). I'm looking for some good deals on quality disks that burn at at least 8x. I can get some for $39-$5 (Save $5 With Coupon: WR5OFF) here...
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    Opinions of quality and value of Inspiron 4150?

    ack I'm an idiot who can't actually read a description of a computer and be able to tell that it's not what i'm looking for, please disregard this thread. :( edit2: pm sent to supermod requesting lock
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    Gmail invites for all (INSTANTLY!)

    Hey, yes I know that there is a thread meant for requests and links, but this is different, so I thought it merited its own. Came accross this link, I did it once, it seemed to work. Just put in an email address, it sends you an invite. It's automated too, so no waiting for people to...
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    REQ: Inexpensive Firewire Cable/IEEE 1394 cables

    Hey guys, I'm in the market for a 6-pin to 6-pin IEEE1394 cable, pretty much any length, and for as cheaply as possible. I had a few links saved of good places to shop for cables, but lost them recently when my Windows install went south. I've looked on pricewatch, but the majority of...
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    How much$$ to install a hard drive?

    OK, so I'm at school and I saw in one of the emails that everyone gets an ad about some girl here wanting to upgrade the "memory" in her computer. Come to find out, she really wants to buy a bigger hard drive (her current one is ~2.5 gigs), and wants to know how much I would charge her. So...
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    "Business card" cdr's work in stereos?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question...I did a quick google and couldn't find out. Do business card cdr discs work in most stereos? I'm talking discs such as this: http://store.yahoo.com/cdrdvdrmedia/buscarcdrmed.html If not, will round mini-cdrs work in stereos? Thanks for the help. :)
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    My internet is now [H]

    So I just got to school a few days ago, and I've tested the internet...this bitch is fast. Whenever I test on DSLReports, it doesn't seem that impressive, so I've also included a screenshot of downloads to show the more average speeds I'm getting. Anytime morning to afternoon, I can...
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    How much will I regret bringing a 19" crt to college...

    and if you think it'll a lot, can you make me a recommendation for a decent, yet still affordable lcd? (15 or 17" I suppose) Thanks. :)
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    ITT You help come up w/ reasons to buy laptop for college

    Hello everyone, Right now, I have a SFF desktop computer (2.53ghz P4, 9500P, 512mb PC2700, 160gb WDSE, blahblahblah) and a couple of CRTs (15" old and 19" flat). I leave for college August 20 for orientation (wooooooooo CORNELL! :p) Anyway, I really want to bring a laptop to school in...
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    AIM virus

    Alright, so my sister used my computer the other day and decided to click on a link in someone's profile that loaded an instant messenger virus onto my computer which changes my away message every time to or Don't go to links, you will get it too I've tried several methods of removing...
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