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    LGA 2011 motherboard with no cooler mounts

    I recently ordered a mITX x79 motherboard from aliexpress. (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001321699528.html) I got caught of guard building the computer today because the mounting holes do not have threaded inserts in them. every LGA 2011 motherboard I have worked with had them. If you...
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    Netgear WNDR3300 Dual Band Wireless N Router $24.98 shipped

    http://1saleaday.com/ This is a refurbished unit, it comes in a plain brown box with 90 day warranty.
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    Any Chicago people here? Free Admission Shedd Aquarium and Museum of S & I

    I just got back from chicago. I bought a City Pass. I wasn't able to go to two of the places and now have them left over. The pass says it is good for 9 days from purchase, which would be until the 23rd. But the spot were the date would go is not stamped. So may work past that date. I did...
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    What routers to use for a DD-WRT wireless bridge?

    just a quick question. What wireless routers and with what software should I get for a wireless bridge to span about 100feet? Was thinking of grabbing a couple WRT310N's from ecost refurbished for 59.99 each. Having 802.11n should give me the range and the bandwidth to do what I'm wanting to...
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    Windows not booting after removed a secondary hard drive.

    Not sure if this should be in here or the OS forums, sorry if this is the wrong spot. Little back story: Go to the bottom for the quick and dirty. Just bought Vista Ultimate from my University. Since I was installing a new OS, I figured I would repartition my drives to give my OS more space...
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    where to buy 1/2" OD to 1/4" OD Barbed Elbow

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a few of these. the only thing I've found that would do this if I buy a Danger Den Acetal 90° Elbow and the appropriate barbs. But at $8 bucks plus another $5 for the barbs thats a little over my budget. Don't really want to pay 50 bucks for these...
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    ESX server - Am I in over my head?

    So I just purchased a SageTV HD-1000, so the system in my sig labeled HTPC is going to become unused. I was thinking of grabbing a scsi adapter and drive and throwing it in there and installing an ESX server. Probably add a couple gigs of ram and a few extra nic's too. This would purely be a...
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    Wierd Keyboard question

    I have a problem with my keyboard. Im not sure what im bumping but randomly it will rearrange the keys on my board. Q is . W is , s is o. But anyway it usually happens when im doing a short cut like copy or pasting and only happens in the program I was running. Restarting the program fixes...
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    8400gs good enough?

    Reworking some of my systems around and want to put the HTPC in my sig into the living room. Problem is that its an older SDTV with only Svideo in. I need a low profile card to fit into the case and it looks like the 8400gs is what would fit the bill. Will it be good enough for dvd play back...
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    Beginner Looking at getting his feet wet.

    For the questions go under the picture. For the full story. Ive been doing some research past week or so about doing some watercooling. This spring I plan on taking apart my case and painting the inside. While i do this i was debating removing the HDD and 3.5 internal cage to make room for a...
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    Decent SD LP tv tuner card

    So I purchased a pvr-150 LP quite a while ago from a member here on [H], shortly after purchasing it switched schools and moved and decided to put the whole HTPC on hold for a bit. Got some spare change and am now rebuilding it. Currently running the specs in my sig. The problem is for what...
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    Question about 8pin 12v mb connector

    Hi, I just upgraded my computer, I was on a budget and figured since i upgraded my PSU about 6 months ago i could sneak by without upgrading it. When I put my computer together i found that my new motherboard requires an 8 pin 12v line and my PSU only has a 4 pin. Is there any way around this...
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    Low profile sound cards with optical out?

    Figured if anyone knew about these it would be you guys. Im in need of a upgrade from onboard sound but im using a MCE-301 case which means i need a low profile card. Im hoping for optical, but i guess im just looking for 7.1 digital. In my searching i have only found 1 card that fits this...
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    MCE keyboard work with off brand recievers?

    Hey, I googled this and every one says "the box says that it requires the receiver that comes with the MCE remote and would only work with it", but no one actually said they tried it with any other reciever. I have an non-Microsoft MCE remote and was wondering if i can use the keyboard with...
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    Using Snapstream's IR reciever with universal remote

    Im pretty much broke right now, so i was thinking of just spending the 26 bucks on a snapstream remote since i should have my HTPC up and running by this weekend. I was wondering though, can i just use that IR reciever that comes with it with something like winLIRC later on when i buy a...
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    Gimped 6800gt?

    Hey a buddy of mine is upgrading his video card and asked me what to get in the $250 range. I immediatly thought x800XL but i guess the AGP version is kind of rare and drives it into the $300's, and if he is going that high i told him to just get a 6800gt. well he sent me this link today...
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    Quite and Cheap hard drive

    I know this isnt really HTPC, but i dont go into the harddrive forums and the quite factor is better suited for the HTPC crowd. so here is the deal, i think my old 40gb 5400rpm seagate died on me after 6 loyal years. the major dilemma, and if people could help me out then i wouldnt need a...
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    Half Hight PCI brackets

    I have been searching all over to find these guys, i just bought a Ahanix MCE301 used and it didnt come with any, i was already going to purchase this to convert my gf4 mx 480, but i cant find normal blanks. I need one to convert a Sata host card and 2 more to convert some audio ports. anyone...
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    Low Profile PVR?

    Ok, i thought i had my build all planned out. I dont have everything ordered but i have a working computer, so i decided to get going and install Fedora and MythTV just to play around with it. While reading I heard that the PVR-150 isnt supported in MythTV but the 250/350 are. But the case...
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    Cheap LCD cause for choppy gameplay?

    I was watching my roomate play Counter Strike the other day, using the 9550 that i sold to him, and it was horrible. Very choppy and even low fps, so i started to think that maybe the overclock that i had him do to it was at fault. I went and checked and the overclock was turned off and ati...
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    Slowing building an array

    Hey guys, finally got my htpc up and want to slowly build up a rather large file server. I have a few questions. Background to what i am doing, I have a dvd fetish and buy alot of dvd's on impulse, I only have about 120 dvd's now, but that was all bought in about 10 months. I want to keep...
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    Old motherboard, what PSU does it need?

    Hi, I bought this mobo/cpu/ram about a year ago used from a local computer store "spare parts bin". It has everything onboard and is really small, perfect for a project i have going. But the problem is, i have never seen a power connector like this before. The CPU on it is a Celeron 450...
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    Going through a Receiever

    This is more of a question on my Sony Reciever than an actual HTPC question but. I have a Sony STR-DE885 receiver and want to run everything through it since my tv only have one "input" selection. I live in a dorm and i keep my computer on the desk across the room, i just bought a 25 foot...
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