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    BIOS Drive Boot Order Continuously Changes Itself?

    Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 / i5-4590 / 8GB G.Skill DDR3 Ripjaws X / GTX 970 / Corsair CX550M / Windows 8.1 64 bit / 1TB Toshiba HDD / 1TB WD Blue HDD / 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD / 500GB Adata SSD as my boot drive. The Toshiba and WD drives still have windows installed on them, I use the ssd as my...
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    Need help searching for specific monitors

    I'm hoping to find some monitors that fit these criteria. First, I am looking for monitors that are 1440p, IPS (or a panel technology similar to IPS, like VA I think), and has g-sync, preferably also has a refresh rate over 60Hz (I say preferably because I would really like it to also be...
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    PC stays on and peripherals not working

    This has been happening a lot lately, almost every time my pc is supposed to automatically go to sleep after a couple hours I have set it to. What happens is that the computer stays running with the cpu and case fans running, one fan is and LED fan, and all the LED's stay on, including one on...
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    USB Wireless Adapter with no drivers?

    So I am looking around online for a CCTV surveillance system and I would enjoy it being connected to the internet via our LAN so we can see the video feeds remotely. All the systems under $200, which is my budget for the system+HDD, are not wireless. The systems I'm looking at do have multiple...
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    Which speakers to use with sub in 2.1?

    Sorry if the title makes no sense, its 3am and I've been looking up sound cards, how to connect subs to speakers, how to connect 2.1 systems to sound cards, looking for speakers, etc. Anyways, I want to get the Dayton Audio SUB-1200 subwoofer, but I have been looking for a decent pair of...
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    Connect a sub to 2.0 speaker setup?

    So I'm thinking of getting the Swans M10 and I would want to replace the included midwoofer with a separate powered sub, specifically a Dayton Audio SUB-1200. Would it be possible to just not use the midwoofer, and add in the powered sub in place of where the midwoofer would be? Or would I need...
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    Need to clean CPU, no alcohol, what should I use instead?

    I was going to replace my case and install an Evo 212 cooler today (replacing stock AMD jet engine sounding cooler), but I just discovered we have no rubbing alcohol here. Best I could find is nail polish remover, obviously no way I am going to use that. Tomorrow early morning will be the only...
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    Steam Exploration Sale

    What games would you recommend or get during the sale right now on Steam? I am thinking of getting the Valve Complete Pack, maybe Payday 2, Wolfstein, but I just got on Steam and will be busy today for Thanksgiving. What will you guys be getting or want to get? Recommendations? Thanks in...
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    Help with possible 3TB HDD?

    So for a future build, i chose overkill for storage, i hate running out of space and having to add another or moving around data and stuff, so initially i chose a single large HDD to last me quite a long time. Full build here. I dont remember how, but today i found out you have to mess around to...
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    Anyone know how many Amps each fan header supports on the MSI Z97M?

    I am planning to use a PWM splitter on this MSI Z97M mobo. It has 4 four-pin fan headers, but I need to hook up 5 PWM fans, im just short on one header, so the solution would be a splitter. Initially, I wanted this splitter so I could get power off the PSU instead of drawing double Amps from the...
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    DDR3 1600 with 7 Cas or 1866 with 8 Cas?

    I am debating which variant of G.Skill Trident X's to get. It will be 16GB dual channel. I like to stay under 9 or at the most 9 cas latency, no matter which ddr3 memory it be. So, I am sure this has been asked and answered a million times, but I want to see what you guys think now. It is...
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    Recommend a mATX case?

    So I am looking for a new case. I have a mATX build right now and not much in the case, I feel like it is just taking up so much space, I want to downsize a bit. My full build is in my signature, for reference. I'm looking through mATX cases on Newegg and there are not really any that I like in...
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    How can you connect three QNIX QX2710 Evolution II's to a single GPU?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-27-2560x1440-WQHD-PLS-Computer-Monitor-Matte-/121117252582?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160...
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    GTX 970 - EVGA SC ACX 2.0 or MSI 4G or Gigabyte G1?

    So I am perfecting my hopefully-soon-to-be ITX beast, and I was taking a look at new options for the gpu. So far, this is the build. As you can see, I have chosen the EVGA SC with the ACX 2.0 cooler (IIRC, it blows out from the two fans) and I was looking around to see what else I could choose...
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    Questions about upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1

    A pop up Windows message just came up telling me to restart my computer to finally upgrade to 8.1. I already have Windows 8. I could only choose to postpone it up to 4 hours, so I have no choice but to bend over and take it in a few hours. I have a couple questions I cant find answers to so far...
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    QNIX QX2710 vs QX2710 Evolution II?

    So I have decided to get a QNIX QX2710. Sounds perfect, 1440p, 60Hz, overclockable, inexpensive. I dont plan on overclocking it though, because at 1440p, a GTX 970 can usually hover around 60fps anyways, so it's not worth overclocking it and getting the disadvantages of OC'ing it. On Newegg...
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    60Hz IPS monitor -$300?

    So ive been looking for a monitor for my future gaming build. For now ive decided on the ASUS VG248QE because it is under $300 and it has 144Hz refresh rate, super damn fast, also has only 1ms GTG response. I was hoping I could find an IPS monitor though, mostly because the better colors and...
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    What do you do for watercooling maintenance?

    I would imagine you have to maintain a closed water loop regularly to prevent a leak or failure. What do you do to make sure you wont get a leak or the pump will fail or the loop will clog or anything? Ive always liked air cooling better because peace of mind, sounds like a dumb reason, but I...
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    Use an IPS monitor for gaming?

    A year or two ago, nobody would use an IPS monitor for gaming, because of the (supposed) low refresh rate, so LCD was the only realistic choice for gaming. Now, I hear people all the time using an IPS for gaming. So, has it changed? Can we actually use IPS monitors and still get at least 60Hz...
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    Stop "Upgrade to Windows 8.1" notification?

    I have W8 and I keep getting notifications to install Windows 8.1. I dont want 8.1, and I will never get it. I have my reasons for not wanting to upgrade. Either way, how do I stop these notifications? It looks like this, but the wording is a bit different, the overall jist of it is the same...
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    Help with Galaxy S5 unlocking?

    So I am going to buy a probably used Galaxy S5, most likely from Swappa.com and I am going to activate it with Metro PCS, which is a GSM carrier, so I know I need a GSM carrier GS5, like from AT&T or T-Mobile. I did a bit of googling and I only ended up with more questions... Are the AT&T and T...
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    What things to look out for when buying used phones?

    Im looking to buy a GS5 soon off craigslist. Ive had good experiences with buying from people on CL and I'm not really worried about being scammed or anything, but I just want to make sure what to look for, research, or ask about when buying the phone. Its easy to see whats wrong or damaged...
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    Do I have to OC RAM manually?

    Im checking out some memory for a future build, and I am debating over Trident X or Ripjaws X. The problem im just having is im wondering if I need to manually change the settings in the BIOS to get them to the speed they are advertised at. For example, if I get 2400Mhz Trident X memory, will...
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    E-mail to mexico being sent in MIME format?

    So my dad has been trying to send emails to a contact in Mexico from here in the US, and according to him (dad), the other guy kept trying to send an email and it kept getting rejected and sent back like four times. This is what an emial my dad sent to the guy looked like, the other guy sent us...
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    Replace ASRock Z97E-ITX WiFi antenna?

    So the ASRock Z97E-ITX has Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac capabilities on board. It has two antenna connectors on the rear I/O and comes with a detachable wifi antenna, but it is not what we usually see for wifi antennas, as you can see in the pictures from the link above. I would prefer it to have two...
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    EVGA GTX 770 SuperClocked ACX 2GB vs 4GB?

    There is a 2GB model of the EVGA GTX 770 SC ACX, and a 4GB, with the 4GB model being only about $60 more. The 2GB seems to be more popular since it has much more reviews, both are 4 stars. If the 4GB model offers twice the VRAM, for only $60 more, why doesnt everyone get the 4gb model or why...
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    Thermalright AXP-100 vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

    Im planning an ITX gaming build, and I know a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo can fit in my rig, but I would prefer something smaller. I saw LinusTechTips do an ITX build with an AXP-100, so I thought it must be a pretty good cooler, and i liked how small it was, but I cant find any performance...
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    Thoughts on my future ITX gaming build?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zQpYmG So thats my planned ITX gaming rig. Dedicated a lot of time, thoughts, and research into it, im kinda OCD and pay attention to details, try to squeeze the most of what I got. Im happy with the price, although it is quite steep, it is what I want and dont really...
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    Compatibility with ITX case - Fractal Design Node 304

    For an ITX gaming build, I want to double check to make sure a couple of the parts will fit in this itx case, the Fractal Design Node 304. First, the PSU. I chose the Rosewill HIVE 750W, which is listed as being exactly 160mm long, and is semi-modular. Note, the PSU sits sideways in this case...
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    How many years working Help Desk before moving up in career?

    I imagine a Help Desk job would be the first real job in an IT career, which would be good to work as during college or when you graduate. So, if one wants to move up fast enough in the career, how long should one work as a Help Desk tech/specialist? Let me clarify, I was thinking, "I just want...
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    Can I connect wired devices to a wireless access point?

    So I recently bought a second wireless router that I will put in the other half of my house that has poor wifi signal. I plan on setting it as an access point so it can extend the wifi coverage in my house, but I also want to hardwire a device to it since it will be in my room. I just want to...
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    Differences in Wireless Bridge and Wireless Repeaters?

    I know this is probably asked a lot, too much even, but I keep getting mixed answers by searching online. If I have a wireless router, what would be the difference in setting it to either Bridge mode or as a Repeater mode? I believe bridge mode would have it catch a wifi signal and allow you to...
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    Best HDTV to also use as monitor?

    I want to get a larger 1080p hdtv to use as a tv and monitor for everyday use which includes reading text of course, so it has to be sharp and clear, and for gaming on pc and console. What would be the best 1080p tv for this use around 30+ inches? I would prefer to keep the price as low as...
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    Worth it to start bitcoin mining with RPi now?

    Ever since bitcoin mining began to emerge not too long ago I wanted to get in on it, but i didnt want (couldnt actually) to spend hundreds on a/some cards like the 7970. Then not too late after, i heard about the Raspberry Pi and then soon people started using it to mine bitcoins. Ever since, i...
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    ASUS RT-N10P as a wireless repeater?

    On Newegg, i can get the Asus RT-N10P for only $10. I know its not really great, but for $10, why not? I intend to use it as a wireless repeater, since i just added an access point with a better router. Is it possible to use this asus router as a wireless repeater, like with no ethernet cable...
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    LCD monitor looks better than LCD TV?

    I have an Asus VS228H-P monitor that i got for about $140. I really love it, great design, super slim, no big power adapter, 3.5mm audio jack, excellent display quality... i just love it and im glad i didnt cheap out this time. I would love to have a TV this sharp, clear, and bold, and ive been...
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    How much do rj45 couplers slow data?

    I will be connecting a 50' Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cable with a 15' long cable to reach to add an AP. So, to do this, ill need one of these little Cat5 couplers. Im sure it will lower some speed of the data traveling through these cables and the coupler, but how much? That is, if it loses any...
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    Cant bend Cat6 cable?

    So i need a 14 foot long ethernet cable to connect an AP in my house. Naturally, i go for Cat5e, but at Fry's online, i can get a 14' long Cat6 cable for $7. Some of the text in the product description insinuates Ca6 cable cant be bent or kinked much, so i did 5 minutes worth of research and it...
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    Do unmanaged switches boost data signal?

    Cat5e cables usually start dropping packets at around 300 feet. So if one wanted to run 500 feet of cat5e cable and not have data loss or lose data speed, can they run 300 feet, then connect that to a switch and run 200 more feet from that switch without losing any or much data or losing speed...
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    Add an access point with separate coax internet cable?

    So i recently got TWC for internet and TV. My modem/router are in one end of my house, and on the other side there is very poor reception if at all. My room is at the opposite end where there is little wifi reception. I want to add a second router to my network as an AP, mainly to extend the...
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