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    Intel 10th Gen rebuild/Uprade Help

    Howdy, [H]. My current build is as follows: i7-10700 Gigabyte H470 AORUS PRO AX Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2933 CL16 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV The build itself has been... meh. I've built several machines before, and...
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    How long do you trust your PSU?

    I have a Seasonic X-1050 1050W that's been in the system for nearly 8 years. The warranty was 5 years. It's been bulletproof. Never overclocked, and frankly, probably never used at 50% capacity. I'm doing a significant system refresh. Should I trust it moving forward, or retire it for a new one?
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    CORSAIR H80 Leaked. Is the coolant conductive?

    Pretty simple question. My LGA 2011 started throwing CPU fan errors, then wouldn't boot. I figured the H80 finally took a dump as the LED on the front only worked on 2/3 of the fan speed settings.My new cooler showed up and the CPU will be here shortly. I figured I'd pull apart the tower, dust...
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    I've been eyeing a GPU upgrade with the RTX 30xx series coming out. I've been toying with the idea for some time that I might want to upgrade, but have not kept up with chipsets/features that much. I'm wondering what the best budget upgrade might be for the following system: Intel i7-3820...
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    As in title. My 680 is finally showing it's age 8 years later. I'd like to move to an RTX for RTX voice (professionally, that has a lot of use for me as I'm behind a microphone all day). That said, bang for the buck is really the higher priority. I do game, but more often than not am running...
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    Entertainment Center Recommendations?

    Greetings, [H]. First, this is furniture related so if it's not appropriate, I'll understand. I need to replace my current media cabinet. It's an old 1950's entertainment stand that used to hold an AM/FM radio, 5" turntable, and cassette to cassette reel, which started like this and was gutted...
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    NEC EA231Wmi Flashes desktop on power, then goes black.

    I've got three EA231WMi monitors. They've been mostly bulletproof. One has been flickering for the last couple days, and today, I think it bit the dust. It will flash my desktop for 2 seconds, then go black. My power indicator stays blue, so it appears to understand it's getting a signal (rather...
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    Need High End Laptop Same-day

    Long story short, I need a dual SLI laptop for a unforeseen VR demo. Does anyone know where I can find one somewhere, in stock, that'll ship same day?
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    Need ipcam input for HIPAA facility

    I've been asked to spec out a system for a small 7 camera system. Ive done the math, and determined that a Synology 2415+ will likely be the host, as it's got software built in for our purposes. I need cameras that have the following. All indoor use. 2-3mp picture Poe Turn/pivot/zoom...
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    Good Value Security Cameras

    So while on Christmas vacation, some tool decided to kick the side of my car repeatedly, severely damaging it. The vehicle was in it's assigned spot in front of our townhouse. The complex has security, but nothing that covers our spot, which is ten feet in front of my door. I'd like to set up my...
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    Headphone experts, please chime in!

    I really want to take the plunge on a nice set of headphones. I prefer they fit over my ear and are durable as I can be a bit rough with things (ei, I'm a 6'1 vet who has to navigate the airport with a 16 month old son. Things tend to get thrown around a bit and I'd like them to survive). I...
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    Microphone in/Out to different devices

    Hello [H], I'm in a fairly unique situation in which I need to communicate to someone in the same room with me via headset. What would be the best way to speak into my microphone, and then deliver my voice into their headset only? Would I need to use a second sound card? Basically, I want...
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    ANC Headphone Suggestions

    Can anyone recommend a good $100-$200 pair of active noise canceling headphones? I'm looking for a pair to replace my Panasonic RP-HC500's that I bought back in 2005 as the circuit finally crapped out on me.
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    $1000 Semi-Portable Oculus Machine

    I realize I didn't answer these question initially. I've added them to assist in feedback. Thanks everyone. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc This build will be pushing a Oculus DK2 that I will be using in my doctoral research protocol. DK2...
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    Budget Gaming Laptop Suggestions

    I'm trying to figure out the best solution for semi-mobile work. By this, I mean I'm looking for either a laptop, or a Mini-ITX system that I can carry in a large backpack. Does anyone have any suggestions for a 15" laptop with a full HD monitor, and the ability to drive 1 (preferably 2)...
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    Best small form factor GPU's? (SLI, and Single)

    Looking to put together a highly mobile platform for running virtual reality experiments (I'm a clinical psych graduate student). I run a GTX680 in my main machine, but it's in a massive Caselabs case. Whats the best small form factor card these days for both single applications and SLI...
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    Gtx 680 mobile Equivalent

    I'm looking into laptops, and was wondering what the mobile equivalents are to my desktop Gtx 680, as I don't want to step down performance worse. What's the minimum gpu I'd need?
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    iSpy Alternative

    Is anyone familiar with anything comparable to iSpy? I really like the interface, would like something that I don't have to shell out for monthly. I don't care if I need to purchase it outright.
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    Replaced Drive in FreeNas Volume, Still shows "Degraded"

    I recently had a replace a failing drive in my freenas ZFS array. Everything went well, and the new drive is re-silvered and working, but I have a device labelled "Replacing-3" listed in the volume status that shows as degraded, and my only option is "Replace" in the GUI. Everything else...
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    Best Data Storage for Confidential Information?

    Hello [H], I'm a doctoral student in a clinical psychology program at a major university and have recently been tasked with managing certain confidential information for my lab. Currently, the information in question is dispersed on multiple portable USB hard drives, with no systematic...
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    Moving FreeNAS OS

    Is it possible to migrate the OS bit of FreeNas to another device while keeping my volumes intact? I've been looking all over the place and haven't had any luck finding a specific guide to doing so.
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    Freenas and CIFS Share keeping files open?

    Hi All, So I've got a CIFS share on my FreeNas 8.3 server that I've been having some issues with. When I attempt to delete directories from my windows machine, every once and a while I get the error that the file/folder cannot be deleted because it's open in windows explorer. If I try again...
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    4U FreeNAS Configuration

    So I set up a small freenas storage system to experiment with the system and i'm really happy with it. My questions are as follows. My main computer case has a 4U bay (the case is a Caselabs TX10D). I would love to utilize the bay I have, but I don't know anything about rackmount hardware...
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    4U FreeNAS Configuration

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    NAS Drives / Controller / Mobo questions

    So a while back I built a duel rig in a Caselabs TX10D. I have a side dedicated to my NAS, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to expand it as I've filled my native SATA ports on the board (Asus E35m1-Pro). My questions are as follows: Firstly, if I want to expand this system to a...
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    WHS 2011: Worst Install Evar...

    Basically, I've been trying to USB install WHS 2011 for hours now. After dealing with lots of "A required CD/DVD driver is missing errors", I got the system to boot into the new OS. However, I'm sitting at the "Preparing your Server Screen" and it's at 5%. An hour ago, it was at 4%. I'm...
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    NEC MultiSync EA231WMi Dead?

    So I was playing SC2 today when I was called away. I paused the game (Which was fullscreen on the middle of 3 monitors running on a GTX 680) and left. I'm assuming that my system shut down on it's inactive timer. Anyway, when I came back, my middle monitor no longer works. It doesn't...
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    Seasonic SS-650KM Pinout

    Might anyone be aware of where I could locate a copy of the Seasonic X650 (SS-650KM) pinout? I've hit a snag with my sleeving, and need to confirm the plug data.
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    Smart Power Strips

    Has anyone used smart power strips? I'm trying to figure out a good way to eliminate Phantom power from my pc rigs. It's not that I'm too lazy to turn everything off, but I'm pretty forgetful. Any suggestions?
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    Smart Power Strips

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    ATX Connectors

    Is anyone familiar with a good place to buy colored ATX connectors? I realize they are molex parts, but it seems like I either have to order 100 of them in a batch, or they don't have the specific connector I'm looking for. Any help would be great! -Wicked
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    Transplant Acer Homeserver possible?

    Is it possible to transplant the 4 hard drives containing my windows home server into another server and run the existing OS as a virtual machine wine retaining its expandability? My Acer Homeserver is full and I cannot expand it as I am out of HD slots. My X58 machine has plenty of space...
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    Best Trifire/SLI Socket?

    I wasn't sure where this would best fit, so I opted for general hardware. I'm just curious, which socket is best for a trifire or 3 way SLI setup, given no budget constraints while attempting to optimize current hardware restrictions and bandwidth? I've been under the impression that 2011 is due...
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    First Watercooling Build: Hardware Check

    I'm considering taking the plunge into Watercooling a new build, and I think I've decided on the guts of the new rig. I'd like to run them by the fellows at [H] and see what the consensus is regarding price / performance, and if there are any methods by which I can do better. Thanks! Pump...
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    WC Loop on a Removable Tray

    Another question regarding my next potential build. I'm looking at building the system in a Caselabs TH10. This case features a removable mobo tray that I'd like to be able to take advantage of. Of course, with a WC rig, this presents a challenge. My proposed loop (which is subject to...
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    Dual Swiftech MCP35X2 Pumps and PWM cables.

    Just a quick question, If I wanted to run dual Swiftech MCP35X2 pumps (knowing that they are in fact already redundant), would I be able to split the PWM to both units as to control them both via the motherboard?
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    Kepler Lineup Released

    I have no idea how solid this information is, but I haven't seen it posted here yet...
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    Upgrading from x58. What is the best course of action?

    Well, it's that time again. I'm looking to upgrade from my x58 system, but don't really know what I should be looking towards in terms of an upgrade. Currently, I'm running the following: EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 (EVGA SLI) Intel i7-920 @ 3.4 12G DDR3 1600 XFX 6970 I realize that we're are on the...
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    HTPC Build / Audio Questions

    Hello, [H], I'm toying with the idea of building a HTPC. I've been using my old Gateway P6831-FX for a while, but it's beginning to show it's age. A fan has failed, and it won't put out anything higher than 2.0 audio though HDMI. I only have three real big requirements for my HTPC: Small...
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    Nvidia 2d Surround: I'm confused...

    Hey everyone, I'm switching over from an Eyefinity Setup (5970) to 2DS, and am having some issues figuring out exactly what I need to get rolling. I've been back on forth Nvidia/Geforce/SLI Zone/Hard and haven't been able to locate any answer that spells out, explicitly, what I need. Right...