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    $600 Budget Gaming Rig

    Posting for a friend: Howdy guys, back again helping another friend get a moderate budget gamer setup. Best bang for the buck is what he is going for with the best gaming performance. I believe it will mostly be WoW-ish related gaming. Thanks ahead of time for any help. <3 1) What will you...
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    Udacity - Computer Science 101 Has anyone used it or heard of it before? It's features a CS 101 class that's supposedly like any CS 101 class in college. The professor focuses on Python, and all the "lecture" is video-based, with no more than 10 minutes of speaking before a quiz to make sure you...
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    Are netbooks still relevant? (note-taking, coding, web-browsing)

    Going back to school, and I don't want to drop $800+ on a laptop just to take notes, do a bit of coding (computer science degree), and browse the web. Are netbooks still a viable option? If any other alternatives are suggested, I'd like the price to be < $400. I've thought about tablets, but...
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    Are netbooks still relevant?

    Going back to school, and I don't want to drop $800+ on a laptop just to take notes and do a bit of coding (CS degree). Are netbooks still a viable option? Like I mentioned above, it would just be used for notetaking, coding, and light web-surfing. If any other alternatives are suggested...
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    [H] Diablo 3 One-Month Survey

    Hey guys, in a few hours Diablo 3 will have been out for a month. Interested to see in what you guys think about the game. There are 18 questions, so it's a pretty quick survey. Please only take this if you've played the game, even if you played just for a little bit, or even if you stopped...
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    Gabe Newell isn't worried about piracy, and responds to Ubisoft's "95%" quote

    Clicky As always, kudos to Gabe Newell and Valve. <insert obligatory ep3 comment>
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    Skyrim - First or third person?

    Which view do you prefer? Poll incoming.
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    Why has this not been posted? Help release Portal 2 early!
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    PSP or DS for the girlfriend?

    I realize there have been other 'girlfriend' threads, but they are far and few in between, and unlike this one. I let my girlfriend play Daxter on the PSP (3000) and she enjoyed the hell out of it. I was really relieved that she enjoyed it, because I'm trying to get her into gaming more and...
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    It's that time again.. for upgrading!

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $500. 3) Where do you live? St Louis metro. 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. "Everything" is not a valid answer...
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    iTunes Music Sorting

    Ugh, iTunes music sorting is frustrating. I have like 90 albums by the same artist, or so iTunes seems to think so. Is there a way I can consolidate this into fewer albums, not going one-by-one? That would take forever. One would think you could select those albums and combine them or something...
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    White Knight Chronicles

    Anyone play it? I didn't find any threads created about it, kind of surprised me. It's pretty fun, I recommend checking it out if you like JRPGs. It's a bit on the easy side though.
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    Phone Financing?

    This may be a stupid question, but is there any way I can get financed for a phone, or any place that allows me to pay monthly payments for a phone? I already have a contract with AT&T, and planning on getting a new phone. Could there be any eBay stores that do this? Thanks in advance. Oh...
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    Blizzard acquires Hmmm... I wonder why Blizzard would need Oh wait. ;)
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    Bad memory block?

    So I noticed my computer started to load extremely slow. It didn't happen little by little, it was just a huge hit all at once. It mainly does this when there's lots of file transfer, either downloading, or moving files from folder to folder. This was on both my Vista and XP boots. I decided to...
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    Bought standalone Rock Band for PS2. Does Explorer controller work with it?

    I looked and looked for about 30 minutes, and couldn't find anything. It also didn't help that I didn't know how to word my search. If it IS compatible, anyone know why mine isn't working? I plug in my guitar in the USB of my PS2, and the Xbox symbol on the gee-tar lights up for about 2...
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    Watching TV on Monitor

    Hello, Let me first start off by saying I *tried* to search this topic on the forum already, but it's hard as the word "TV" is too short for the search to look for. I've spent countless hours looking around on Google about this, as I am very unfamiliar with the names of audio/video cables...
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    TV and Console Gaming on PC Monitor?

    Hello, I've tried to do a bunch of research regarding these two things I would like to do, but I'm getting nowhere, and frustrated. I would like to: 1. Hook up my cable TV (no digital cable, just the regular 60 or w/e channels) so I can watch it on my monitor, if it's possible. 2. Play...
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    Newly built computer doesn't turn on.

    So, my friend built his first computer. I tried helping him out over the phone as much as I could seeing as it was 2am. He plugs everything in, tries to turn it on, and it doesn't turn on. No little fan spins, and no LED lights at the front. I come over the next day to see what I could do, and...
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    Great racing games for PC?

    Since Gran Turismo is for console only (:(), and since the last NFS (ProStreet) wasn't my cup of tea, I'm having racing game withdrawals. Can anyone recommend a great racing game for the PC? It should have decent graphics (hopefully around the graphics of NFS:Underground or slighty lower) and...
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    Guitar Hero 3 for PC

    Hi, Apparently Guitar Hero 3 for the PC has been released @ BestBuy, but I can't find it anywhere else (friend works at BB). I have a question though, that I cannot find anywhere: When playing the PC version, can you battle against other people that are playing the Xbox version? And vice...
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    Best 22" Monitor for Gamer/Movies?

    Hello everyone, I don't know TOO much about monitors, so I would like to ask your opinion. I want to start off by saying I am upgrading from an HP vs17, so this is going to be a remarkable upgrade, whatever the outcome. And now on with the monitors...
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    Cousin's New Build... Any suggestions / alterations?

    Case: Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply Video Card...
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    Multiplier changes in CPU-Z?

    Doing my first overclock of my E6300, and I set the FSB to 333 (for starters), multiplier to 7 of course, and the PCI-E bus to 100mhz. Vcore is at 1.368 for starters. Then I save. On the POST screen it says it's at 7 x 332, even though I change it to 333. I'm like okay, so I try changing it to...
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    Best 22" LCD for the money?

    So, I was looking at monitors, since I'm running on a 17" HPvs17 LCD @ 1280x1024 max with probably a 50ms response time (exaggerated, I know). I know very little about monitors, and want to get the best bang for the buck widescreen monitor, and since I'm on the computer 6+ hours each day...
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    Requesting Vanguard Buddy Pass

    Anyone have one to spare? I played in Vanguard Beta3 till the end of Beta5, and it was turning out to be a pretty great game. I am torn between Vanguard and LOTRO, and was wanting to try out Vanguard again. Thanks in advance. Edit: Not looking for one anymore btw.
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    Dead stock Intel fan?

    Today I went from a Foxconn mobo to the DS3 mobo. Upon getting everything set up, I turned on the computer, and the CPU fan wasn't spinning, but all other fans were. Panicked, I shut down the computer and tried the SYS_FAN socket (was plugged into the CPU_FAN). The fan spins for a half a...
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    Just ordered a laptop...

    Just wanted to see what you guys think of the laptop i ordered, and the price i paid for it. Latitude D620 Notebook: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz) 4M L2 Cache, 667Mhz Dual Core Certified Refurbished 65W Adapter 14.1 inch WXGA+ Notebook Screen 60 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)...
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    Computer Speakers

    I am looking for some speakers around $110 after shipping, before rebates. I mainly game, listen to music, and watch movies. I have been using JUST headphones for around 6-7 years now, and have never owned speakers. I got a new LCD and since I watch a lot of movies on my computer, I'd like to...
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    Is my 4-month old WD250 dying?

    Wow, this is strange. Picture explains it all. Any idea what's going on? Or how to fix it? Edit: It has to be dying. I am getting random 3 second freezes every 10 seconds or so. I can move mouse normally, but ALL activity stops and I cannot click anything. My music stops as well during the 3...
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    Buying a Laptop..

    I am looking into buying a laptop for personal and college use... I will be getting into engineering, and would want something capable of running CAD and other drafting programs with ease. Also, I do a small bit of gaming, but not much anymore... Anyways, I have absolutely no idea where to...
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    Frequent Wireless Dropping

    As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: Any idea whats going on? I frequently get dropped from my Wireless. I also tried LAN, but that drops as well. Only for this computer too.
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    Who would've thought? Random lock-ups.

    I was asleep one night, and I awoke by the sound of my computer POSTing. I was confused, but concluded it was just a Windows Updated rebooting my computer. It happened again the same night, waking me up. I woke up, started looking around my Event Logs (which show no Warnings or Errors by the...
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    Computer not reading PCI device

    Okay, so after random restarts, I decided to reformat. I have no idea if the restarts are going to continue, but that's not the problem at the moment. After I reformatted, my computer did not read my wireless network card. The green light lights up when it's in the PCI slot, and I haven't...
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    Any new MMOs coming out soon?

    Any word on any new MMORPGs coming out in 2007? I've tried pretty much every new MMO out, with FFXI being my favorite by far. WoW is too easy, and Vanguard doesn't grab my interests. The only ones I've heard of are Warhammer Online (which I can't find any info on), and Darkfall.
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    uh oh.. computer trouble

    So I was planning to overclock, and I did successfully. Then I tried further. Went to 350 mhz bus, (350 * 7). I then changed the DRAM speed from 400 or something I believe, to 800, which is what my RAM is (DDR2 800). I then saved settings and rebooted, and nothing showed up on the monitor. All...
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    First-time PC builder

    Hello, I received my parts today and now I'm putting them together. I put in the PSU, the mobo, and the processor, but having trouble with the processor heatsink. I can only get the 2 pins on the left side in, and can't get the ones on the right in, and I don't want to press any harder, in...
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    Foxconn load plate will not close down on E6300?

    Anyone know what's going on? I'm a first-time builder, and I took the protective plastic thing off. I then put the processor in, aligning it correctly, and its time to close the load plate. When I lower the load plate, it stops on the processor itself, and when pulling the lever down, the load...
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    First time PC build

    Hello everyone. Long time reader, first time poster. And I know you guys get this question A LOT. But, I need to make sure this would all work together and be compatible. Foxconn Socket T Mobo G.SKILL 1GB DDR2 800...