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    Custom case idea

    Something is going to get dust though, if not your external radiator. In saying that... I toyed with this idea a while back and maybe someone has done it, but not that I have seen. Feel free if I am the first to suggest, to use my idea, but basically I considered a sealed design like you have...
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    Custom Cosmos 2 - "Elements""

    Great build, only critical mention I have would be I dont think the white backing behind the motherboard and to the right of the system works well. Personally I might have done blood red or black, but its your design. I see that you are going for a white/red/black theme, but if doing the...
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    Human Bird Wings: Real or Fake?

    SOOOOOO fake. nough said.
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    Logitech G500 vs G9x

    Another vote for G9/G9x, I own several of both of them and helped test both models prerelease. I can say it really depends on your hand size/grip, but unlike mentioned above, I use the "palm" grip on the large G9x grip and it feel great. I dont think either grip would be out of the question...
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    Consoles Became "Lead Platform" Late in BF3 Development

    I love these people who quickly forget how asstastic Steam was and to a large extent still is. Such short memories completely. Points for you to stick to your guns, just no points for you for not choosing the right time to pick your battles. Probably truly the best FPS game ever to release...
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    Captcha Security Not Much of a Gotcha

    All I have to say, is put the other shoe on. Try keeping these bots OUT of your site or network and realise they have to do something to stem the flow. What would you have them do? Not have the site accessible? It is like anything else, a55hats out there are ruining it for the rest of us. I...
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    Battlefield 3 On a PC Make You Twice as Accurate?

    Only that isnt the case with BF3 now is it? And it hasnt been the case for long, last 3 years or so. Software vendors are also coming back around to the fact that the PC gaming industry is not in fact dead as reported by fan boys. They just need to make good games. Look, your console...
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    Company Shows off Kinect Banking App

    My god is that inefficient, it takes so long to get anything done. Who wants to take forever getting their banking sorted. LAME.
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    Mycestro Wearable Mouse

    It looks horrible as a replacement for the current mouse. Personally I think the gyro series mice are better than this.
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    Need painting advice

    Absolutely under special consideration. You need to use a good temp grade plastic that wont melt at your powder curing temperature. There are powders meant for this and cure at or below 250 degree F. They also cure using UV instead of infra-red or convection heating which is easier on the...
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    MurderMod deceased.

    Of which it is still just a tease webpage. Over it really.
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    replace stamped grille with wire guard ??

    You can look at the table listed here to get an idea on air flow, but of course that is relative to the fan installed. So make your assumptions on that. Honestly though for me at least, cutting a hole isnt much bigger a deal than removing everything from your chassis, but I guess that is...
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    What kind of heat reduction can I expect? HAF 922

    I would guess at least 20 degrees C. The rest will depend on your ambient temps and specific case layout.
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    Cathode lights hitting the HDD

    As said, no. They might go blind after a while from the light, but it is unlikely there will be any noticeable harm from the cathode light touching the HDD casing.
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    Steve Jobs Dead

    Didnt approve of the guy, but respected how well he did it. It is too bad what happened, and too young. RIP. Good game.
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    Bethesda on Screen Tearing, Blurry Textures And Texture Popping in Rage

    Game looks like crap, this game looks like a large f'up. Not interested.
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    Will an Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro?

    +1 to SirMonkey, the ACFreezer 7 Pro is crap compared to even newer cheap models. You would get better overclocks (if there to be gotten of course) on a more modern capable new HS, not to mention one with a 120mm or larger quieter fan.
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    Warning! very sad!

    I dont like to get cases via mail for this main reason. Like mentioned lucky to have had a local shop to pick one up at just in case it has damage to get another one. Sucks.
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    best cable sleeving?

    I dont think it is the kit that is going to do the job really. Just about any kit is going to get the job done well. With good technique is really the key. About every kit I see is virtually the same, save the slight variance in thicknesses and length of provided thickness. I have used off...
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    How to make lighted Plexie?

    Etched acrylic is normally done via sand paper (not my preferred but will work, use very fine grit for best results), acids like muriatic acid and high concentrations of peroxide, or etching paint which emulates the etching effect. Option 1 - sand with high grit automotive sand paper till you...
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    Need painting advice

    I dont see why powder coating is +$300.00 to you though, just saying. It doesnt have to cost that much. Am I to assume you mean to pay someone else to do it? Powder coating can be pretty cheap. The guns that can do the job are not that expensive and pretty well worth it when you consider...
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    Why 80 PLUS® is Irrelevant to You When Buying a PSU @ [H]

    I only buy power supplies that have passed rigorous testing. I plan on sticking to that rule and glad I can count on [H] to provide those results. Thanks! Great article and very well thought out.
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    AT&T Begins Sending Throttling Warnings

    Problem is there will always be a top 5%. Next month they will threaten the top 5% and so on and so forth claiming they are only targeting their "worst" offenders. Which sounds good, but in reality that bar moves. F' em...
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    Senator Wants Call Centers To Identify Location

    It's just like a lot of other thing, if we know how many calories, we might put pressure on the supplier of the goods to improve the "product".
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    Cool Video of the Day

    Yeah, but you can see in the original video (not the slowmo) that when he let go, there was a small variation of downward movement with the ball still settling that is likely the reason that in the slowmo it seemed to move a bit downward. In reality the physics at play are true. The slinky is...
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    Tech Company to Build Science Ghost Town

    I would guess he means physical contact.. duh...
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    NVIDIA CEO Sees Tenfold Growth in Mobile-Chip Biz

    Maybe he just wants his stocks to go up. Me thinks he needs more investment funding for a new design?
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    All-Time Worst Tech Industry Executive Decisions

    Microsoft just needed more Windows Vista Launch Parties!! That would have fixed it. Seemed to work great for Windows 7. /end sarcasm Man those "launch parties" ideas were just so lame... LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ
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    Six Brazen Security Breaches, Courtesy of IT

    In reference to the article though, they already made this movie several times, but the most obvious one would be Hackers.
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    Movie Studio Takes Unprecedented Action To Stop Piracy

    Sustained action like this will never work. They would have to create court systems for the court system. Imagine if every movie made in "Bollywood" went through court proceedings to get this done everytime. Dont they produce like 1000+ movies a year there? I can see the justice system...
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    The Black Art of Dual PSUs in Your Enthusiast PC @ [H]

    OMG, that is just some outdated information though. The average home in the US (depending on region) built in the last few years will have at the very least 15A circuits. And just about any home made in the last few years in many area is required to be wired with 30A wiring regardless. Most...
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    The Black Art of Dual PSUs in Your Enthusiast PC @ [H]

    That is all good an all, but on any given powersupply, even the rails voltages can fluctuate quite a bit based on wire lengths, connector resistances, load, wire quality, etc between them. Understanding your background, but over 26 years of PC experience/engineering and enthusiast rig...
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    IBM Building 120 Petabyte Drive

    For reference, I have had to perform two separate occasion rebuilds over the last 1.5 years on my now 48TB RAID 5 volume of 2TB drives. No issues so far. Part of the secret though has been to buy identical drives from the same lot. I purchased 30 hard drives all at the same time and have a...
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    IBM Building 120 Petabyte Drive

    Incorrect. The failure rate of RAID rebuilds is theoretically greater than 2TB and is also not equated on the same limit as hard drive manufacturers either because the 2.2TB ceiling for RAID rebuilds is in binary 2.2TB and not 2TB decimally. It isn't till 2.5TB hard drives that this becomes an...
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    New Zealand Parliament May Lose Internet Connection

    80GB... LOL. Yes Usenet, here you come, and I am sure it will notice... Just messing with you. Not a NZ'er, but living in NZ for the last 3 years with my kiwi wife of 10 years. Coming from the US, I find it plain impossible to lower my usage down to the caps provided by the likes of...
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    QuakeCon Forums Hacked

    One of the few who doesnt wonder why (as an attender of many years in the past). It has been in steady decline. This story though is a reminder why I use passwords on specific forums completely separate to each other and separate to anything important. Everyone should.
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    The PSU Label Debate

    Oh come on, people would not want to buy their products over this, gimme a break. Its the fail of a few individual(s?), what the heck does that have to do with CM in general? I can hear the cries already, "but what about the misdirection on something like a 500W implication on said PS...
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    Early Days with Google+

    Most social network sites have had this capability in forms that surprisingly work if you care to make distinctions with what you may talk about. This is nothing new and from someone who now uses both, there isnt much difference worth talking about other than actual design layout. Personally...
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    Survey Reveals Extent of Emerging Internet Phone Scam

    I cant understand why someone without IT experience would fall for these calls. I mean really. If there was some plumber "service" that was calling me to run some kind of check on my house plumbing, I would tell them to get stuffed. Clearly not the same thing, but just as ridiculous.
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    The Next Version Chrome Will Pre-Load Your Links

    No thanks, dont see much positive from this, only a lot of negative. Love Chrome, but if this feature is not disabled by default, I think I will have to switch if not only for principle.
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