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    How to add 20+ HDD to a computer with 1 sata port and many USB ports available. CHIA madness.

    I have a giant box of 500gb hard drives, and I've decided I cannot spend any (ok MUCH) more money being a moron and farming CHIA. I have an extra power supply, so I can get them spinning no problem. Just need to interface them with my farming rig. I have solar panels so electricity cost doesn't...
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    Freesync, enhanced sync, chill. WTF do I use?

    Alright...I've searched for hours and received about 100 different combinations of answers, mostly on reddit. Time to go to the experts. I have a 1440p 144hz freesync monitor, Vega 56 flashed to 64. PUBG is my primary game right now, usually getting around 70-140 FPS in this shit-coded game...
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    Netgear R7000, a few complaints, any reason to upgrade?

    There is my current "home network' setup. We built a house about a year ago and this is where I stand. Upgrades from the picture are just AT&T fiber, 300up/300 down. The nighthawk does a good job, a bit crappy upstairs in the attic (but I'm not there often, just a PITA when I'm trying to...
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    Murdered my GPU I think - suggestions

    Alright...this is a first for me, and I'm a long-ish time system builder. This is a rig upgrade for a friend, and he doesn't have many spare parts to help me test. GPU in question - R9 380 Issue - Near immediate crash any 3d game. Fine for 2d browsing, etc. The story - upgrading old Phenom II...
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    Why can't I pay money for a freaking FM2+ APU

    AMD is starting to irk me....between being unable to pay them money for a VEGA, to being unable to pay them money for an FM2+ A8 series APU...I am beginning to question their ability to actually produce things. I know FM2+ is old news, but I have a dual core APU that I just want to turn into...
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    VEGA 56 OWNERS - anyone found a guide to flash the Vega 64 BIOS?

    Title says it all. I snagged a Vega 56 from newegg (stupid bundle but I was planning on buying Wolfenstein anyways so I only overpaid $40). I usually don't "early adopt" but in this case I wanted to before they "patched" the 56 to 64 BIOS flash. That being said, I can't find a damn guide...
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    B350 vs. x370 for my needs

    Alright folks, I'm about to jump in on a Ryzen build. I'm mostly using this for 1080p gaming, and general computing, nothing overly taxing otherwise. I know 1080p gaming isn't the Ryzen's strongpoint, but let's face it I'm an AMD fanboi running a piece of shit FX8350 at 4.6ghz and I'm just...
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    How much is the FX chip really bottlenecking things?

    Alright...I will be the first to admit I have been a bit out of the Hard loop. I'm not gaming as much these days, I don't do any more video editing with my GoPro videos, and overall I'm a casual PC peasant now. Gaming 5 hours a week, surfing, and that is about it. I'm mostly playing...
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    Finalizing my new home build - Need a switch

    Alright networking guru's...we are a short time away from completing my new home, and I finally have a home network setup that I am happy with. Basically fully networked the house with cat5e and threw some extra conduit in if I want to upgrade in the future. Told the electrician to dump...
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    Dumbest question ever - where do you like your vision to hit your display?

    This is a dumb question, but where do you like your eye level to hit on your monitor? Mid screen, top of screen with it slightly tilted towards your eyes? Top of screen and semi-flat? I have been just keeping a flat display with eyes level with top of screen, but it makes very little sense...
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    Talk me out of building a budget AMD gaming rig?

    OK...I'm not an AMD fanboy by any means, but my last few PC's I've built up for friends have been AMD machines. Just hard to beat the price per performance for a budget rig. But this has been about 3 years, and I need to decide what to do again. I am basically going to build my buddy my...
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    Yet another "help me setup my setup" from a semi-experienced cord cutter

    Alright folks. Help me think outside of the box and try things I haven't gotten around to trying. My current setup: 1) Dedicated Windows 8.1 server, hosting all of my movies, tv series, running a Plex server, hosting a teamspeak server, automatically backing up my gaming rig and my...
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    One more nail in the coffin for WMC - Netflix app is dead

    Sad day for me (more so my wife)...Earlier this month it was announce there will be no WMC support in Windows 10. But yesterday the Netflix app in WMC went the way of the dinosaur. I get a script error and am unable to watch anything on both my W7 WMC machines. No fixes out as far as my 5...
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    AMD Kaveri APU power savings

    Hey friends, I just build a cheap home server box using an AMD Kaveri quad core 65watt APU. I dont really need the "video/IGP" side of the chip for anything graphics intensive. Just to display the desktop when I remote in. Any suggestions for tweaking this chip to maximize efficiency...
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    Which NAS software - semi-noob

    Alright folks. My server/NAS box is built up, I just need to decide which "OS" I should install to meet all of my needs. I am computer hardware savvy, but when it comes to some of the complexities of some of the FreeNAS guides I have concerns I am not going to be able to pull it off. First...
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    ZFS question - forgive my noobness

    Alright folks smarter than me. I am waiting on parts to build my FreeNAS build, and I wouldn't ask this question if the parts were here and I could just MESS with the actual setup personally. Alas, that will be a week or so, so I will waste your time instead. It all has to do with the ZFS...
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    Building a new house - how would you wire it up?

    Alright, we are building our "dream house" and subsequently I'm running cat5e and networking EVERYTHING. I basically have full control of where the wires are run, how many, etc. The issue is becoming the cost. That being said I am planning on living in this house forever, so I don't want to...
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    CS:GO gaming laptop needed - mid level

    So I have kept up almost ZERO with any mobile computing. I just literally recycled my last laptop, which was 8 years old and had sat under my bed unused for the past 3 years. It couldn't even play my GoPro videos it was so outdated. My desktop is a AMD FX 8 core rig, GTX 770, mid...
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    Price is no object - Cherry MX Brown Tenkeyless, backlit

    I just want a good keyboard. My Noppoo Choc Mini has been great for the past 3-4 years, until I murdered it with a rum drink. It still works, but random double inputs are driving me mad. I do want a backlit keyboard. I would even go as far as to say I want fancy WASD colored differently...
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    Whole house OTA media center ideas. Need some brains

    Alright. This setup is for my parents, who have finally seen the light and are ditching the cable companies. The reason I am prefacing it with that, is due to the fact that this needs to be setup by me, and non-mess-up-able by them. The pops is going to install an attic antenna that...
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    I killed my first CPU...boo!

    I have been building/tinkering for roughly 11 years, and today marks one of my more dumb mistakes...which ultimately killed my FX 8320 processor. Ordered a Corsair H105 water cooler, and went to install it. Removed my Noctua Nh-14d, popped out the CPU to clean it up and get some new thermal...
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    Galaxy GTX 770 GC 2gb - Need more voltage!

    Alright team. Loving my new Galaxy GTX 770 that I grabbed off the hot-deals new. I am bored and sitting down to overclock, and need some more voltage. I slapped my Arctic Cooling Xcellero III on there and it never gets above 55-60degreesC when hammering it with Kombustor or the like...
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    Titanfall Upgrade

    Hello friends. I have about 10-11 hours logged in the beta and I just pre-ordered for $43. This game is amazing. I have an aging NVIDIA GTX 570. Great card, but 3ish years old now and showing it's age. It keeps me >60fps, but never over 80-90. I have a 120hz lightboost monitor and in order to...
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    HTPC Remote controls - finally bought a Harmony. My trials and trubulations

    OK...I have been struggling to find the perfect HTPC remote/keyboard/mouse setup for years...I have made this thread to help put everything in one place and because I am bored. Maybe people will read the thread and save themselves a bit of frustration/$/time. My setup 1) TV -...
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    Power saving options for overclocked FX

    Alright...I have my FX8320 running @ 4.5ghz stable with minimal voltage bump. I have however watched my power bill increase since installing this power hungry bastard. Mobo = Sabertooth 990FX. I want to have it clock down, save energy, etc when not needing 100% cpu usage. I have...
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    2013 release dates? All done this year?

    Has team Green/Red given any info about 2013 releases. I read that Nvidia was done for the year, but haven't seen much about ATI. Just trying to plan my upgrade path. What do you folks know.
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    BF4 - Any GPU info yet?

    2 years ago when BF3 came out I finally got my PC specs semi-up-to-snuff. Now I am sitting here anxiously awaiting BF4 (which I might not even buy if no VOIP), and planning my budget for an upgrade. The main upgrade will be GPU related. My CPU is still a PhenomX4 @4.0ghz, but I honestly...
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    Is it worth even bothering to upgrade my CPU?

    Hello dearest friends. I am super bored and when I am bored I spend money (mostly in a senseless fashion). When BF3 came out in late 2011, I upgrade my CPU/GPU to the Phenom x4 955/Nvidia 570gtx. Overclocked the sucker to 4ghz, and haven't even paid any attention to the CPU charts since...
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    There are so many cases my brain hurts - Plain, good airflow, black, aluminum ideas?

    OK. I have went through like 100 pages of newegg cases to try to find the perfect case. It is becoming overwhelming, so maybe someone here has a case similar to what I want. Requirements 1) Black, clean (boring by some people's standards), aluminum. 2) Holds LOTS of 120mm fans 3) Mid...
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    Network drive not recognized in win8

    I am tech savvy for the most part...but this one is stumping me. All machines are Win7 currently, with exception of test computer Win8 upgrade. I have a 2tb HDD in an USB external enclosure attached to my ASUS RT-56U router. Simply plug and play for Windows 7. Recognized on all computers...
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    Anyone getting occasional BF3 freezes? GTX 570

    I am using the beta drivers. I am 30 minutes Furmark stable, can run the Heaven benchmark all day and night, but I get an occasional lock-up in BF3 in which I have to control-alt-delete and close the game (it takes about 30 seconds to do so due to the freeze). No artifacts, computer runs fine...
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    Brand new GTX 570 crashing...suggestions?

    Alright folks...my brand new GTX 570 is crashing and it is driving me insane. Here is the lovely screen I get after 3-10 minutes of BF3. Current rig Phenom II 955 overclocked to 4.0ghz 4gb DDR3 1600 850watt Thermaltake PSU Galaxy GTX 570 Gigabyte 870A-UD3 mobo. I originally had a 650...
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    Is this older dual socket Xeon server worth anything?

    The practice manager where I work just handed me down their older server. It is an Intel® Server Board SE7320SP2 with dual socket Xeon (not sure of speed yet, will know when I get home). I don't have any good use for it, and it sat in my closet for 4 months, so I am going to get rid of it...
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    BF3 Beta Crushed my dreams...GFX upgrade time.

    Alright...so BF3 beta brought my GFX to a hault. Currently running the once great but now super old AMD 4850. I know it is time to upgrade badly, I just have been so happy with the card I haven't looked for ages. I have been doing some reading, but want to see some user opinions. Current...
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    New 24in, gaming monitor, monitor selection is next to impossible.

    Dudes and Dudettes (who am I kidding, just dudes here), My 24inch 5 year old Dell (2405?) has a huge yellow center sitting in the middle top half. It is a hot, dying, ugly beast at this point. I loved it until the past week of staring at this off white center. It was a bit laggy, which I...
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    Kingston SNV425-S2 Gen 2 64gb poor write speeds...help

    I just purchased a SNV425-S2 Gen 2 Kingston 64gb SDD HD, and I am getting not so great write results (around 50mb/s). The reads hit 250mb/s easily...but the writes are slower than heck. I am getting frustrated. I am running Windows 7 64bit, Intel C2D @3.2ghz, gigabyte 965p-ds2, 3ghz ram. I...
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    Quick HTPC Check-up. Is this build decent?

    CASE + PSU: Mini ATX desktop + 350watt PSU (already have) RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 HD: 1Tb WD Caviar Green HD2: 80gb randon (will boot Win7 from here, then store all media on 1Tb drive) MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2H CPU: i3-530 retail FANS: I have millions...
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    Samsung 193p + Vista 32 SP1 + MagicTune = Crash. Alternatives?

    So I just added my old Samsung 193p as an extended display to my computer. Sitting next to my 2405fpw it looks incredibly dull, and I wanted to tune things up using magictune (since there are no on monitor adjustments). After installing magictune i got a BSOD, and did some seaching and this is...
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    Out of the overclocking loop...a little help needed.

    Alright folks....I have been out of the OCing scene for awhile now, time to get back in! I just purchased a Visiontek 4850 today, threw her in, and fired things up. Instantly flashed the BIOS following a guide here to bump the fan speed up a bit and make sure I set my voltage on high in the...
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    What card for under $200

    I recently came into money and I want a new GFX card for gaming (mostly TF2). I am currently rocking the 7600gt and it is showing it's age very much so, and won't let me use my 24inch monitor to it's full potential. I want to put about $200 into it. I checked out TomsHardWare guide (yuck)...
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