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    Net Neutrality: Five Myths, And The Real Facts

    You can't really let the best company win when many places have 1-2 viable options for an ISP
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    Is there a reason no one uses copper pipe and fittings?

    You can try searching for Steampunk mods, they will sometimes incorporate copper lines. Rigid tubing in general is just less friendly to work with.
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    [Directron] $299 HP Promo ZR2740w 27-inch LED Backlit IPS Monitor 2560 x 1440

    For those that don't want to read it :), I have this monitor and it does not have an OSD. It has brightness controls, but there is no scale to show you where you are. Not usually an issue though, since I just use my eyes as a measure anyways, not a number on a screen.
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    State of SSD Gaming?

    I'm still rocking a 60GB SSD (with Win7 x64) on my main desktop, so you can make due with 120/128. Of course I have to use symbolic links to a spinner for my games, but for the most part it isn't an issue.
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    Display Port Monitor "issue"

    You could always open up a window with a dark background on the spare monitor :D (wonder where to find one of those)
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    4770K 90C with H100i @ stock speeds?

    EDIT: Meant to edit my previous post. My previous build is using LGA 1366, but the difference in programs was not nearly as noticeable, maybe a few degrees.
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    4770K 90C with H100i @ stock speeds?

    I don't know if its just the new architectures, but LinX adds like 20 deg C on top of other stress tests I do, so I don't really use it on Haswell (don't have Ivy Bridge to compare). Prime or AIDA would give me ~70s and LinX (IBT) was over 90C. Not sure that is the most useful program for testing.
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    Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

    Not sure if you're being serious, but a single sheet is transparent. Can't exactly take a picture. SEM maybe, not sure if that would tear through it though.
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    Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

    It has been a while since I have looked, but I'm pretty sure graphene would make a terrible heatsink as it is only really conductive in the 2D plane, not between layers. Pretty much like using a diamond iirc.
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    M/B with 4 SATA 3 Intel ports?

    EDIT: Alright, need to revise my statement, a lot of boards that are $100 and up have 4+ intel ports. Didn't realize they were still using SATAII on lower end boards. Do you have a socket preference? That would help a lot for recommendations. EDIT #2: Assuming you are talking about your x79...
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    Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case Review @ [H]

    I didn't realize this thing was so big :). When I see pictures I assume it has the same dimensions as an SG05/6 but maybe shorter in length. I think they should have just stopped at the top of the PSU.
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    Navy’s New Railgun Can Hurl a Shell Over 5,000 MPH

    There is still recoil...you cannot accelerate something that fast in a short distance without it pushing back..."for every force there is an equal and opposite..." something or other :)
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    remote desktop for playing games over network?

    Can you do HDMI over ethernet and just be hooked up directly to your PC? I haven't really looked into it at all, but unless the adapters add a lot of latency, it should be the fastest.
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    Best low profile single slot video card?

    Deceiving as shit to have the pictures showing the ports not show the cooler sticking up....
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    quietest card for 1440p gaming?

    My cards are not extremely top of the line, but when I used aftermarket cooling on my 6950 it was much quieter, probably close to silent in a quiet case. I think I was using the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo, but they have more effective cooling for more $$$. I would think it would be sufficient for...
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    Would I be content with a Mini-ITX system?

    You can always build a system with a video card if you're concerned about gaming. Unless you *need* multiple expansion cards, most modern mini itx motherboards will offer the same features as full ATX boards. You will lose a few headers and maybe some overclocking potential, but it usually isn't...
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    How fast should a SSD drive boot up to Windows?

    I just did a fresh install of Win7 on a z87 board with a Crucial M500 drive and the boot time is definitely less than 15s to log on, probably around 10s. From a quick google search, NTLDR is only from Windows XP and older installations. Did you upgrade or start on an empty drive with a full copy...
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    Asrock Z87E-ITX

    Alright, thanks. I might try to make a baffle to direct some airflow under the mobo, but I don't think I will put any more effort into it.
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    Asrock Z87E-ITX

    I just received this board for a new office build, and I wanted to know if anyone else can tell me their temperatures for MSATA drives (for those that use them). I installed a Crucial M500 for my OS and it sits in the mid 50s (deg C). While this is in spec for the drive, I am uncomfortable with...
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    How fast should a SSD drive boot up to Windows?

    I would say ~50-60 processes is about right for W7 64. I have multiple things open right now and am sitting at 73...
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    ITX case with 4 Bay 3.5 recommendation?

    Fractal Node 304 has 6 internal bays, not sure if they need to be external for hot swapping or not.
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    Power supply connector question

    Depends on the PSU. Some have multiple 12V rails and some just have a single (although I think there are far more single rails than 5 years ago when I paid more attention).
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    Office build recommendations

    Building a PC at my job and I'm looking for any recommendations or changes. Haven't done much in the ITX area, so I'm not familiar with the best coolers and could use recommendations. Use will be ~90% web browsing/office and <10% CAD (Solidworks). Motherboard: Asrock Z87E-ITX - CPU placement...
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    QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ll 27" 1440p $289 on Ebay Free Shipping

    Has anyone connected to the DP or True version using HDMI or DP with the HD 4600 chipset (looking at getting z87)? I am only using it for an office setting and would like to avoid buying a dedicated card if possible. Thanks.
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    ASUS & [H]ardOCP Haswell Z87 Motherboard Giveaway! Week 1

    Post my result on [H] for the epeen
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    Neverwinter MMO, 100% FREE! :)

    Just wanted to let you know that I am also on Mindflayer...currently have ~25 DC and like a 52 GWF, but I feel like the GWF is lacking. I am on randomly, but would be interested in joining a guild. IGN hiodie@hiodie for DC
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    Neverwinter MMO, 100% FREE! :)

    So I am trying to download the game, and after about 2-3 minutes of downloading, the client starts uploading and maxing out my connection on the upload (was at like 300 KB/s). I can change the QOS on it, but I have no idea what it could be uploading. I stopped it and tried to download it again...
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    Carnegie Mellon Seeks Triple Damages in Marvell Patent Case

    Agreed...I wouldn't mind test flying an F16 or staying in the White House because I helped pay for it...
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    Bitcoin Discussion Thread Part 2

    It hasn't been down that low for about a year now. Oct was around $12.
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    AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire Bundle Lucky Draw

    Able to game at 2560x1600 for less than $300 :)
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    Nitro's FS Thread

    YGPM on a couple drives
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    Dayton Audio B652, $29

    Thanks for the response, but unfortunately the wife put the kibosh on them due to their size. Oh well...
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    Dayton Audio B652, $29

    So my main LCD has down firing speakers and is in a corner cabinet, which means I am usually listening at 70 - 80% volume for a lot of my content. I was intending on getting a speakerbar for a cheap solution, but how would this compare (these speakers and the Lepai amp mentioned)? I realize...
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    Can I do with no VRM cooling on a VGA?

    I had a 6950 that only had cooling on 4 of the 8 memory chips, and when I stressed the card one of my temps hit 120°C. I placed a 1/4" aluminum bar that I notched with a hack saw (probably much less efficient that anything purchased) on the open 4 and the temps don't break 90°C anymore. So they...
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    AMD Radeon HD 7770 CrossFire Bundle Lucky Draw

    Their continual beating of the other team in performance/$
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    Graphics Card Installation Problems!!

    If you plug your monitor into the video card and then turn on the computer, does it show anything up until windows loads?
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    This being [H] anyone tried removing monitor frame for Eyefinity?

    I think it depends on the monitor. Some monitors still have a relatively thick metal frame supporting the screen, so you trade off the black plastic for a shiny metal. I think some can be much better in that regard though.
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    Adjust Gentle Typhoon fan speed?

    No one wants to address the fact that it is plugged into the mobo header and the PSU directly? To the OP, you do not need both. Plugging it into the PSU will run the fan at 100%. Plugging it into your mobo header may give you the option to control it, but that depends on the mobo and which...
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    Pioneering Scientists Turn Fresh Air into Gasoline

    But there is a convenience cost associated with continuing to use liquid fuels that work with existing infrastructure. However, I can be pretty confident in saying that it is currently no where near close enough to matter.
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    v7 download link missing

    Thanks for the quick response. Installing on my lappy for the time being while my house is freezing.
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