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    X99 Chipset RAID 0 Benchmarks?

    You could always get the Asrock extreme11 which has a builtin LSI controller. You'll get over 2GB/s easy in raid.
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    Are there SSD holders for 5 1/4" slots?

    To answer your question: http://www.amazon.com/Lian-Li-BZ-525B-Internal-Mounting/dp/B005NKK84K
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    Haswell Z87 SFF motherboard list

    FYI, for those interested, the Asus Maximus VI Impact is available on Newegg and ncix now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132039 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=88847
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    Sprint Cutting Unlimited 4G Data Plans

    At this point, they can't afford to cap their data plans because there would be a mass exodus. If they change the terms of your contract, you have 30 days to cancel for every line of service affected. Plus you get to keep the phone. If they cancelled unlimited data now, they would lose a lot...
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    NewEgg Exclusive Coupons (%15 off all desktop memories and more)

    So I got an email with the EMC coupons but none with the "BTEK" coupons. I really wanted to use this one :( 20% OFF 3ware/LSI/Rosewill/Areca Controller Cards Code: BTEKEKA32
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    [Help] Server Build (WS 2008)

    To be honest, if you don't have more than 10 devices connecting to the system, you don't need a server operating system. Unless this application specifically requires that you run Server 2008, I would just opt for Windows 7. Use the extra money for better hardware. If, however, you actually...
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    Who else has an SSD that died?

    I've owned 9 SSDs at one point or another and I haven't had a single failure. I've had 3 Vertex 30GBs, 2 Intel x-18M G1 80GB, 3 Vertex 2 60GB and a Mushkin Callisto 60GB. I sold one of the Vertex 30GB and the Mushkin Callisto to co-workers and they're both still running solid. I actually...
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    Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Hard Drive: $59.99 FS

    I've bought 9 of these so far and haven't had a single failure. I only had two of them that needed to be flashed. The rest of them came with newer firmwares. That being said, I still wouldn't recommend these drives. I think a good portion of the failures for these drives can be...
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    Intel Retail Edge - i7 970 $215

    I ordered this weekend and still haven't gotten shipping info. I was really hoping to have it by Friday but at this point I kind of doubt it. Oh well. Gives me time to get the rest of my water cooling equipment ordered.
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    Intel Retail Edge - i7 970 $215

    It only took me like 5-6 hours to get to rockstar.
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    Intel Retail Edge - i7 970 $215

    Did you do these?
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    Stay away from OCZ storage products

    3 pages of people asking and we still don't know who he bought the drives from. My bet is that he bought them off ebay, in which case I wouldn't expect OCZ to honor a warranty from an ebay purchase either.
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    DANE-ELEC 80GB SSD Hard Drive w/ 2.5" Adapter SSD = $150 Shipped.

    This isn't a "Dane-Elec" rebranded Intel. It's an actual Intel drive that just comes with a Dane-Elec 2.5 adapter. So there's no issue updating the firmware or anything. I grabbed one a few months back and updated it with no issues. (Well... besides having to wait because Intel pulled the...
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    "Fermi" GF100 performance numbers are out

    Yeah, they had a competition for it. The guy won't get it until its officially released though. Apparently the card is going to be signed by Nvidia's CEO... :rolleyes:
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    "Fermi" GF100 performance numbers are out

    They actually had two GF100's on display at PDX LAN yesterday. They showed a couple slides about how its going to destroy the 5800 series in DX11 performance. They showed the car demo and a physics demo with a guy on a rocket.
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    Win 7 and Intel IMSM 8.9 beware!

    I've been running 9.5.0.1037 for quite a while now with no issues.
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    First Windows 7 Zero-Day Exploit Confirmed by Microsoft

    Externally you would hope, but on an internal network nobody blocks these ports. They're used for network browsing and network file shares. If this were an XP vulnerability, you can bet that there would stuff out to exploit this tomorrow. If for nothing else, they would slip it in with...
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    Intel X25-M 80GB SSD Drive Generation 2 - $234.99 w/FS

    The very first link that comes up actually. They're not in stock, but you can order one and they'll send it to you in a couple weeks.
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    Sixteen Antivirus Solutions Put to the Test

    Everyone saying how the test isn't very good clearly aren't familiar with AV-comparatives. They've been doing tests for years and most of the things you guys are complaining about are covered in other tests. This data was merely a subset of the large number of things they test for on a regular...
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    Time running out on Intel G2 TRIM Win7 support

    Well the Intel drives already have garbage collection so its not like you'll have huge performance issues. On top of that, trim isn't working with raid and probably won't for a while. Everyone is waiting on all the various raid controller manufacturers to support it, including Intel. So even...
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    Which SSD for Virtualization.

    Okay here are the specifics. I'll be using ICH10R for the raid. I'm not convinced any of the raid controllers out there provide improved performance with raid 0 over ICH10R when dealing with 3-4 drives. In terms of the number of VMs, we're talking about maybe 6-8 at about 100-120GB...
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    Which SSD for Virtualization.

    I'm putting a Core i7 system together for running some virtual machines for work. I'll probably be using Workstation 6.5 on either Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2. I'll be running anywhere from 2-3 VMs at a time and my biggest concern is being able to boot these virtual machines as quickly as...
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    Intel SSD Firmware Update

    Some programs won't operate without the swap file, even if you have enough memory not to need it.
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    Foxconn Bloodrage and top PCI-E 1x slot at the top

    The soundcard that comes with the motherboard doesn't use the top slot. It has its own little connector that it uses.
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    Vertex Frist Impressions

    That was after a fresh install with all the drivers. What happened was I had a 6GB rar file I transferred to the drive and then proceeded to extract it. I only had about 10GB of space left so the system locked up when it ran out of space. Then I powered down in the middle of a disk check...
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    Vertex Frist Impressions

    I have a couple 30GB Vertex's in Raid-0. Windows 7 actually worked great for me until I filled up the drives extracting a file. Here's some performance tests I ran with Windows 7.
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    CC deals - YMMV

    Ugh... I went there today and the Logitech remotes were still only 20% off of MSRP. Amazon has them cheaper :(
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    3 User License for Norton Internet Security2009-SYSTEMWORKS 12-GHOST 14 (Free AR)

    Sorry you're wrong. NIS 2009 installs in under a minute, runs only two processes, and takes up less than 15MB of ram. Previous versions were bloated, but the 2009 versions are much better.
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    Seagate 1TB - $126 @ ZZF

    Sweet, 2 please.
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    A hot deal NOW HOTTER - X2 BE 2400 2.3GHz $25 FS

    What about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185063
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    A hot deal NOW HOTTER - X2 BE 2400 2.3GHz $25 FS

    Anyone know a good CPU cooler for low profile operation?
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    Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB 32MB SATA HDD $110

    I'll take a delay over a cancellation any day.
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    Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB 32MB SATA HDD $110

    Dang, I ordered 2. I hope it goes through.
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    AMD Radeon HD 4800 Series @ [H]

    Any particular reason the tests on the GTX 260 were done with with 177.26 drivers again? The 177.34 drivers have been available for quite a while and 177.35 WHQL drivers for Vista 64 have been available for a week. :(
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    Corsair HX1000W $165 at Buy.com

    Ahhhhhhh, I just bought this for $240 last week. :(
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    I'm not going to trust Anandtech for GPU reviews any more.

    There are a number of sites out there, (hothardware, anandtech, and others) that show the 9800GX2 outperforming the GTX 280 in Crysis at 1920x1200. The things I have noticed which may explain the difference are as follows. The [H] review has an overclocked CPU (3.66) and the drivers they...
  37. J

    Preorder The Ultimate Matrix Collection (HD, 10 disc set) - $69 shipped

    Wow, thanks for this. I just ordered a whole bunch of stuff. :D
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    WOOT OFF!!!!

    Sweet, thanks guys.
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    WOOT OFF!!!!

    Anyone have a link to one of those woot-off trackers?
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