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    Internet speed required for mining?

    Crypto is down big time and I'm seeing people near me offloading their mining rigs becuase it isn't profitable any more I guess. I have access to (legit) free power. Our neighbor (a landfil) generates power from methane, and we have a free supply. One day they may get around to billing us, but...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    Dune killed my home theater sub. I think the voice coils overheated and now it makes very loud popping sounds at higher volumes. :cry: It is (was) 400W continuous, 1600W peak and was exrodinary while it lasted. I guess I'm looking at SVS for a replacement, can anyone comment on how these...
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    New server build, looking for recommendations.

    I'm thinking about replacing our aging server at work. It is still fit for purpose but is very long in the tooth and built with off-the-shelf PC parts; Xeon X5670 Asus P6X-58D 48GB ram 743GB of storage (a couple of SATA ssds and a pair of WD Raptors). Running Windows Server 2012 R2 with one VM...
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    Fresh Windows 10 install... temps dropped?

    Finally got sick of my years old install of Windows (never did a clean install from windows 8.1 to 10). Outlook was taking 3-5 minutes to open, microphones would randomly stop working, the sound on my Vive Pro was borked (probably from all the codec packs I've installed/removed over the years)...
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    EKWB Vardar

    Saw a few good reviews for these fans. The things that caught my eye were the high static pressure, linear fan speed and startup voltage that has these fans started at just 300rpm. Great I thought, so I purchased a whole lot for a couple of systems I'm watercooling. So, yeah, all those things I...
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    Silverstone TJ07 Horizontal case mod

    I just got finished moving my X99 system in to the Phanteks Enthoo Elite which you can see here. Here is the original TJ07 build running a dual loop. Yep, two pumps, and three, yes three radiators. Cramming it all in there was no mean feat. I'm not one for letting $800 cases go to waste...
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    Rampage V Extreme + 5960X Core ratio locked when overclocking?

    CPU was running extremely hot (50C under triple radiators, 10C hotter than my SLI 1080tis) as I was running v-core at manual 1.25V. I have changed the v-core to offset with +.2 V which has decreased temps by 10C but I feel like more can be done. I noticed from some monitoring apps that my ratio...
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    Phanteks Enthoo Elite build log

    Phanteks Enthoo Elite build log. Work pays for my PC and while I can't justify the price, I'm the boss. I'm aiming to make this the nicest build I have ever done personally. I used to do this stuff for a hobby but lost my passion for it after working in the IT industry for 12 or so years...
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    Horizontal/HTPC case with space for water

    I'm part way through a new build and decided on an entirely new loop, as a result I have my current dual loop and I'm thinking about a new case for my HTPC for my old loop. My current HTPC is mATX (Maximus VII Gene) with a 7700K and a Geforce 1080 crammed in to a Silverstone FT03. Its quiet for...
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    X99 system build, which CPU?

    I'm building another X99 system, I want at least 8 cores, gaming performance is high priority, and I will be watercooling+overclocking (EK-CoolStream XE 480 for the CPU). Simple question; 6900K or 6950X? Money is not a consideration.
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    X99 memory speed

    Anyone pushing the memory speed envelope with X99? For shits and giggles I swapped my 32GB 2133 kit to a 64GB 3333Mhz kit for my Rampage V Extreme and 5960X. First try spat the dummy, tried increasing the strap to 125 with limited success, it would boot in to Windows at 4.3Ghz at 3333Mhz memory...
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    New Skylake rig, tips?

    So, I bought a Vive and a new employee at work means I got the chance to upgrade the lounge PC and have the company pay for it. (It's good to be the boss). I ended up with this: 6700K Asus Maximus VIII Gene 950 Pro M.2 512GB GeForce GTX 1080 (Founders edition) G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB...
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    Pump and tubing for GTX 980 Ti loop

    In the wake of the lackluster Fury X I'm dropping some coin on a 980 Ti SLI setup with a second custom loop. Water Cooling availability is fairly sparse at the arse end of the world so I pretty much have no choice but to go for a full EKWB setup (although I'm not unhappy about that) I'm just...
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    Getting the upgrade itch

    I've been pretty happy with my X58 system but starting to get that itch to upgrade. I'm holding out for the next gen of M.2 SSDs to hit the mainstream, hoping to see the 2k MB/s r/w speeds for my OS disk and the current hardware seems capable of accepting such a disk (X99 and Z97). So the...
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    Yamaha RX-A2040 + HTPC issue

    Half the time I power on my Amp and TV the amp shows "analog" on the display and there is no sound, I have to power it off and back on at least once to get it to work. I purchased a passive Display Port to HDMI cable which is uncertified, I'm starting to think that the cable is causing the...
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    HBA Recommendation for X58 system

    Can anyone recommend an HBA for my aging X58 system. I tried to install an LSI 9211 but my motherboard refused to boot. My minimum requirements: PCIe v2 x4 RAID levels 1 and 0 supported SATA (or SAS) 6GB/s Reasonable price System specs are in my sig. Thanks.
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    Overclocking results in no sound

    I just upgraded my ageing system with a Xeon X5670, it overclocks like a champ, 200Mhz on the BCLK seems to run just fine (24 hours prime) for a final clock of 4.4Ghz HOWEVER my X-Fi Titanium is not happy, after running a game for a few minutes sound cuts out and is replaced by popping and...
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    New HTPC, AIO CPU Water a good idea?

    I have a HTPC currently with a Megahalems HS and Noctua fan, I need a new HSF combo for another build I'm working on and was considering swapping out the Megahalems for an H80i or similar cooler in the HTPC. Is an AIO going to be as quiet as the Megahalems? or am I going to be plagued by pump...
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    GTX680 or Radeon 7970

    I'm having some trouble deciding between these two cards, perhaps someone can give me some input. I have 3 24" monitors running off a Radeon 5870 which is really showing it's age now. I'm not too concerned about the price, but I should probably factor it in, this is what I have so far...
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    Question about 3DTV with HTPC

    I have a 55" 3D Samsung on the way, I'm just wondering what it would take to get 3D in some form from my HTPC. I have a bluray drive and PowerDVD 11 (3D capable software) the rest of the specs are: Asus Maximus II Formula Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz Radeon 4870 8GB Ram OCZ Vertex 2 SSD So with this...
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    Need a laptop for university with 6+ hours battery life

    I've got my eye on an Asus zenbook but nowhere does it state what the battery life is, can anyone offer feedback or perhaps another option? I like the size and weight of the zenbooks so something similar would be great, I would consider something with discreet graphics as long as it is not too...
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    What the hell kind of monster have I created?!

    I'm in China for 6 weeks so I grabbed some gear for a nice price: LSI HBA 9211-8i (PCIe 2.0 4X, SATA6GB/s) 6 x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs (550/500MB/s R/W per drive) I got it set up in a test system while I'm still here, when I first started playing with it I was only getting 600MB/s, found that...
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    Help? trying to change Intel RAID to AHCI BSOD

    Can someone suggest how I can change my on board Intel RAID to AHCI without reinstalling windows? I have a P5Q-Premium, and until recently I had 4 300GB disks in RAID 10, two of them failed recently so I decided to get an SSD and forget RAID all together. If I change the BIOS option from...
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    Win7x64 what drivers should I install?

    This might sound like a noob question, but it isn't, bare with me... I got myself a Vertex 3 SSD and due to BSOD and lag issues I decided to do a fresh install after updating the firmware a few weeks ago, now done. I did a secure erase and reloaded windows and as yet I have not loaded a...
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    Migrating domain controller roles to mail server

    Hi everyone. I'm thinking about migrating my domain controller over to my mail server, here is a run down of the setup and why. I have a file server running hyper-v, its a Q6600 with 8GB of ram, quad GB nic (on board via Marvell controllers), storage is on 4x300GB WDRE2 drives in RAID 10...
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    %$@%&^! V-LANs how do they work?

    I just finished building my first pfsense router, but I only have 2 NICs, I was thinking about setting up a DMZ for this one box that is dedictaed to downloading keyboard drivers, and my idea was to use V-LANs because a) my pfsense box only has 2 NICs b) my DL box is a VM After a little bit of...
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    Networking help please?

    I have setup a couple of pfsense boxes to handle a site 2 site VPN, I was wondering if someone could help me lock it down. I had to put an allow all rule on the WAN interface for the public IP at each site, otherwise the VPN would not connect, I tried several variations and port combinations...
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    OK what the F... VPN and VOIP issue?

    First of all, my setup: I have 2 sites, home and office. my DSL routers are Draytek Vigor2810e (office) and a 3com Office connect 3CRWDR101A-75 (because the identical Draytek at home is an unstable POS so I swapped it out) I have 2 x Netgear FVS318G to provide a VPN tunnel between my home...
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    Wierd issue with IE9 + Logitech peripherals

    I'm pretty sure this is a problem with IE9, whenever I'm surfing my KB and/or mouse will stop responding briefly and when the mouse comes back online it will no longer be functioning properly in regards to setpoint (speed settings change) if I leave it for long enough it will go back to normal...
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    Dell PERC 5/i cold boot find, warm boot fail?

    I just installed a Dell PERC 5/i in my server at home and noticed a strange problem, I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my motherboard, but no idea how to fix it. When I power on my server it goes through POST fine and the option ROM is displayed for both the PERC 5 and my Intel on...
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    New case for Phobos

    I upgraded my case since my WC + 5870 wouldn't fit in my old one, here is a pic of my old case: Original thread is here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1341595 And here is the new PC, I didn't bother with a work log for this because time was limited, its also not quite...
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    So much for RAID 10! can someone help?

    I created a RAID 10 array for my server on an intel ICH10R, one of the drives dropped out while it was running (my own stupid fault), the server rebooted, and now I have one member disk with "error", the other 3 are green but the array has come up as failed and not bootable... WTF? I thought...
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    Water cooling in a SS TJ07

    I've been looking at a whole lot of TJ07 mods for inspiration but I'm still wondering how people mount thier rads? I was going to get a bracket fabricated out of 3mm aluminium, but all the WC setups I've seen so far either have no mounting at all, or some double sided foam tape type deal. I'm...
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    Need help sourcing parts in NZ

    I'm getting really pissed off with the lack of enthusiast stuff in NZ, I spent the whole day trying to track down an active displayport to DVI adapter for my 5870, pretty much the entire country is sold out, have to wait a month to get one. But what I'm really eager to get is a new rad for my...
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    Overclocking Radeon 5870 produces undesirable results?

    I got my 5870 last week, with a koolance block, temps are awesome but I'm having some problems overclocking. Using overdrive, if I set it at anything but stock speeds I get flickering on monitor number 2 when doing anything with the desktop (minimising/maximising windows, scrolling through...
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    Silverstone TJ07 discontinued?

    I've got my heart set on one of these cases but a couple of places I have been have said that it has been superseeded or discontinued, is this for real? If anyone knows, I'm just wondering if I can wait, or if I have to beg my wife to allow me to buy one now before they are all gone...
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    Server naming scheme

    I'm setting up a new mail server (exchange 2010) and I'm just wondering what to name it, my current mail server is ex1, I was going to use the same name but that would mean I would have to set up a temp mail server, migrate mail off the server, create the new sever and migrate mail back (PITA)...
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    Are there any Cisco gurus who can help setup SSL VPN?

    I had a go, followed a couple of online guides, tried using SDM but can't get the SSL VPN web page to load once configured and enabled. I have a Cisco 2821 router, existing config: NAT is enabled and port 443 is forwarded to the internal network (mail server, RPC over HTTPS), I also have a...
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    4GB installed only 2GB usable? (Win 7 x86 ultimate)

    So yeah, WTF is going on? 64bit Win 7 sees and will use all 4GB but after I reloaded with x86 Win 7 it says 2GB usable?? I thought it would at least show 3GB?
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    USB 3.0 support in Windows 7?

    supported? or not? [H]ardOCP did a preview of USB 3.0 on Windows 7, and from the performance figures they posted you can only assume that it is supported, otherwise how can they achieve higher than USB 2.0 performance right? Doing a search on both Microsoft.com and google I can't find a...
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