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    Hoping someone from Texas can answer a question for me...

    I am a Canadian who might be moving down to Texas since my better half might have a new position there. Question: How is the internet, specifically in the Houston area? Furthermore, how is the gaming scene down there, any big LAN's etc? Thanks in advance. Bonus question: do you find the...
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    290x & V-sync = STUTTERING galore!!

    System specs: 2 x 290x saphhire radeons, 13.11 v9.5 beta drivers i7 920 @ 4ghz 3 x 8gb 1600mhz ddr3 Asus P6T Deluxe x58 Soundblaster X-Fi corsair hx1000 PSU 2560x1600 resolution So far, every single game is a stutter fest if I enable vsync, and if I don't enable vsync there is major...
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    Can I mix 4x8gb and 2x4gb on an X58 in triple channel?

    I have 4x8gb and 3x4gb, all of which is 1600mhz ddr3. Can I mix 4x8gb and 2x4gb on an X58 in triple channel? I'm guessing my best bet is: 3x8gb 3x4gb total of 36gb of ram Or could I use: 4x8gb 2x4gb total of 40gb of ram any suggestions? I've done some googling but haven't found...
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    BF3 vehicles very disappointing? anyone else?

    Finally got to try caspian border on a 64 player map... and so far I'm wholly unimpressed. BF2 was far superior in my opinion... no radar, no missiles... what the hell, is this world war 1 with afterburners? The whole game seems like a big laggy mess, but the simple fact that helicopters and...
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    GTX 580 SLI and uninterruptible power supply - can they happily co-exist?

    Ok fellow [H]'ers, I'm hoping to leverage the collective power of the internets to solve my dilemma. I have a UPS thats around 1500w, it's the brand APC, and I just upgraded to a second GTX 580 for SLI. When I play games, I hear a loud ass squealing which I think is the video cards being starved...
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    Is it just me or did black ops single player suck?

    Everyone keeps saying how good black ops single player was amazing and revolutionary blah blah... I just finished it and... am I the only one who thought it was completely not innovative, most over-the-top, so far from believable, piece of crap ever? There was literally never a second of...
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    Idea born of boredom... Successor to the registry?

    So... Sitting in my office right now with very little motivation to work :) Taking a 30 minute break and I'm thinking to myself, why do we not have something better than the registry. Here's what I was thinking, why doesn't windows scan all root folders in "c:/program files" looking for a...
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    GTX 480 sli OC'd and i7 @ 4ghz, recommendations please!

    So I'm looking at adding a second gtx 480, but I value silence sometimes so I'm thinking of going all water. I already got a Swiftech Apogee GTZ and a MCR-320 QP rad with a MCP350 pump with a XSPC top for the i7 @ 4ghz. Am I reaching for the stars thinking a single triple rad is going to...
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    Who won galaxy name that fan contest for gtx 470?

    Was it ever announced who won the Galaxy name that fan contest for gtx 470?
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    PC Game Installs - why aren't they more like consoles?

    This is kind of just a random thread, but I can't help but wonder why PC's STILL have installs. PC's have dvd drives that are muuuuch faster than consoles, more ram and more performance as a whole - why is it when we put a DVD in the drive, the game doesn't just start up like a console might and...
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    So... is MW2 actually fun? (Flame-free please. Looking for actual opinions...)

    As the title says.. is Modern Warfare 2 actually fun? I just want to know, from people who have actually PLAYED the game, is the maximum of 9v9 and from what I'm reading 6v6 for most game modes acceptable? Is it a refreshing change of play, or is it just the same old modern warfare with less...
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    8 xbox 360's dead. Anyone have more?

    So... after 14 months I thought I finally found it. An xbox 360 that wouldn't red ring or crash... It was so nice while it lasted... Of all things, I turn my xbox 360 on for a game of CATAN which is about as stressful as picking up a toothpick, and the system freezes, and doesnt wake up...
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    OC'ing i7 pointers from those who've already done it

    Anyone got any pointers for OC'ing i7's that I couldnt of necessarily found by just googling? Just put together the following system and thought I might draw on the experience of the [H] to avoid any headaches in the future! i7 920 Asus p6t deluxe 3x2gb 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v Corsair dominator's...
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    Why no reviews comparing 8800gtx sli to GTX 280 (or GTX 280 sli)?

    Is it just me, or is this not the most important question that can be answered: How does a 8800gtx sli setup compare to a GTX 280 (or GTX 280 sli) setup? I'd have to think anyone buying a GTX 280 would likely have a 8800gtx SLI setup - these are the hardcore first adopters who want the...
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    175.16 - NVLDDMKM.dll error still happening... anyone else?

    UPDATE: The 8800gtx's were simply INCOMPATIBLE with the x58 system. This same behaviour was exhibited by 7 different 8800gtx cards running in SLI. The 8800gtx sli crashing problem was fixed on the 680i system however by swapping out the cards for another pair of 8800gtx's. One, or both, of...
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    Canadians: $93.35 - OCZ SLI XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15-1T

    Great deal on OCZ NVIDIA SLI Ready XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15-1T Dual Channel Memory Kit: $93.35 after $40 mail in rebate. http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220BD7381&vpn=OCZ2N800SR2GK&manufacture=OCZ Fast shipping, got mine in 2 days. Just waiting on the ol'...
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    Pump works.. but randomly stopped working earlier.. do I trust it?

    Ok I've got a Swiftech MCP350, and it's worked great for over a year now. However, I left today for about an hour and a half and when I came back, my computer was off. I turned it on wondering why it shut itself off, it began running but crashed entering windows then turned itself off. This...
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    Wii's IN-STOCK for all you CANADIANS out there!!!

    https://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=Wii_Console&product=5854000 unfortunately, it's a "bundle" that includes an extra wii remote and a 2GB memory card... but you can just return the memory card to a brick and mortar store and get your money...
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    To those wondering about Vista 8800gtx SLI performance with an nforce4 / socket 939

    Well, i decided to pick up a copy of vista since sooner or later I knew i'd need it, so might as well get it now. Needless to say, I already have XP installed again... Counter-strike source on XP ran 100fps constant @ 2560x1600 w/ 16xQ FSAA and 16x AF and maximum details. In Vista? 1fps. Thats...
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    Anyone try 8800gtx SLI with 8x/8x pci-e slots? going to try this on a DFI nforce4

    So.. I got a single 8800gtx and it's the cats pajamas... but im also running a dell 30" LCD (for work, of course ;) ) and most games run great, but not all can run at 4x or even 2x fsaa. Sooo... I'm going to grab another 8800gtx and a silverstone zeus 850w power supply. Anyone have any...
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