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    Ye olde upgrade inquiry - Phenom II or FX CPU

    I was recently able to get a Crosshair IV Formula (for free) to replace my dad's HP prebuilt boasting an E8400. The CPU i plan to use is a Phenom II 840T, which can unlock to 6 cores and so far has proven to be stable (still need to finish stress testing it) and was only $20 on eBay. However...
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    PlayStation 3 + SSD = ???

    I currently own a PS3 SuperSlim and a PS4 Fat. Both have the stock 500 GB 5400 RPM (?) HDDs. As I play only a handful of games on both (I play a total of 6 games between both consoles, 3 games on each) I do not need such humongous storage, but I'd like to decrease my load times on both consoles...
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    HyperThreading on Windows 98

    I am building a retro gaming PC, here are my specs: CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz HT SL6WK Mobo: PCCHIPS P25G (VIA P4M800/ VIA VT8237R) RAM: 2x512 MB Elixir DDR400 GPU: ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB DDR AGP 8x HDD: WD Black 320 GB SATA HDD (limited to 137 GB) ODD: Samsung DVD-RW SATA PSU: Generic 400w...
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    RX 460 for 4K HTPC duties

    I plan to get an RX 460 to do HTPC duties to replace my aging GTX 470. I have a QNIX UHD3216R Real4K. I use PotPlayer with madVR. CPU is an X5650 4.2 GHz. Would it be enough to do the trick? I'm planning to go this route since i plan to use an Accelero S1 Plus for silent goodness.
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    290X to R9 Nano?

    As i killed my 290X, i want to try something new. I'm currently using a HD 5770, which needs almost half the VRAM to render a 4K desktop. I'm being drawn to the R9 Nano due to it's relative uniqueness, and the fact that it doesn't eat as much power as the Fury X. Is it a good choice still for 4K...
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    CoolerMaster V1000 Replacement

    I am looking to replace my V1000, however, due to space constraints, i need a PSU under 18 cm long. Is there anything like that on the market?
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    Sandy Bridge-E vs Ryzen

    I currently own an E5 2670, locked at max boost speeds (3.3 GHz on all cores). I am very seriously thinking of upgrading to Ryzen, specifically a 1700 non-X. Are there any benches on how both go face to face?
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    GA-AX370-Gaming K7

    I'm trying to find this motherboard, but it seems it only exists for reviews and on Gigabyte site. Is there any place it is on sale, or at least listed to be on sale?
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    RIVBE NVMe Compatibility

    I will be buying a new SSD to a 500 GB-1 TB SSD, as i no longer fit on my 840 EVO, and the issues it has have finally hit a wall in my patience meter. My most likely candidates are the 960 Pro, OCZ RD400 or the Intel 750, but i'd like to make sure my mobo will support NVMe, otherwise i'd just...
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    Best 4k display with Freesync under 30'' and under $400

    I want to update my ol' trusty Dell SP2309W with something with a bit more of oomph. Later on December i'll be getting a second 290X so all should be good, but i also plan to connect my PS3 and regular PS4, along with my secondary rig to it. I have been looking at the ASUS MG28UQ, LG 27UD68-P...
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    Cheapest HD 5770 replacement

    Looking to replace the aging HD 5770 on the parent's PC. Fan is rattling, and due to heat, it gives random artifacts. Main uses are basic Facebook browsing and Netflix watching (1080p). Preferibly looking for AMD cards, and ones that do not need external power.
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    Compact, high flow QDC

    I have been using 4 Koolance VL4N QDCs on my current build. I am more than satisfied with their performance, plus they greatly help with all the loop maintenance. However, i'd like to get more compact QDC's without sacrificing the excellent flow these give my loop, as they were quite of a hassle...
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    Thermalright Ultima-90 Replacement - Passive Cooling

    I'm looking for a replacement of my Ultima-90 in my HTPC. I have it paired with a single Noctua NF-B9 (non-PWM, running at 1200 RPM) which is turned on only after the CPU gets over 70c, and is cooling a Xeon X3460 (2.8 GHz, HT On, 1.000v). Temps while passive hover between 50-65c, and with...
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    GPU for madVR Upscaling

    I have the following HTPC, and i want to decide which of my GPUs to use for madVR. I use MPC-HC, i watch mostly 1080p and 720p videos, do some Steam streaming and browsing. I like how madVR upscales, that is why i need a good GPU for that. However, i can only choose from these two GPUs, if i...
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    Tablet comparison, Nexus 7 2012 vs LG G Pad 7.0

    I'm looking forward to get a good but cheap tablet as my cheapo no-name tablet broke. I had planned to replace it anyways as comparing a single-core A5 to my Galaxy S5 was an insult, but it seems it decided to die with honor rather than ending in a dark corner of my home, or worse, in a trash...
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    Changing DDC pump impeller - Performance/Noise

    I'm wondering if there would be a performance or noise boost or penalty if i were to use an impeller from a DDC1 (black impeller, really large intake) into any of the DDC3 offerings (blue impeller, small intake) currently on the market. Has anyone tried that? OR are the impellers incompatible...
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