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    TV bias light USB power problem

    I have a Hisense 65 H8G 4K tv. It has 2 USB ports on the back. They are limited to 5v .500 amps. I bought a 14 foot Bias Light kit. The problem is the lights want 1.0 amp. I do not want to burn out the USB ports, so can I power the bias light so it will turn on / off with the TV? The only...
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    Why the irregular spacing on PCIE slots on many mobos?

    I'm sure there's a logical, or maybe just lazy reason. Because if one wanted to run 4 video cards on a mobo, it could not be done.
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    What would cause unused hard drives to die?

    I have 2 internal SATA 6.0 drives, one a 3TB Hitachi, and the other a 2TB Seagate Barracua that I had been using as long term backup drives, sitting unused for over a year, and now neither one will work. Both stored in plastic box hard drive boxes in my closet in my computer room, not...
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    My experiences with Windows 10

    have been trying the latest version (10074) and did a clean install on one of my 120GB SSD. I did not like it too much. Was way too different from my beloved Win 7 Pro. I have not used 8 or 8.1. Then I cloned my Win 7 Pro install to another 120GB SSD, and did an in-place upgrade install on...
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    Asus R4BE USB problem

    I have an Asus Rampage 4 Black Edition that is exhibiting a strange USB issue. I am running the latest 0801 Beta BIOS. I have an Anker USB 3.0 Hub, and when the hub is plugged into a USB 3.0 port AND is it is powered up, the motherboard will not recognize ANY mouse or keyboard, until it...
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    Buy 2560 x 1440 now or wait for 4K?

    I need a new monitor. I want at least a 27". $1,000 is my absolute maximum. I need multiple inputs, and Display Port is an absolute must. This will last me at least 3-5 years. I am only a casual gamer. I spend more time doing other things. After reading the posts over at We Crave Games it...
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    HiFiMan HE-400 / HE-500 Headphones $100 Off

    HiFiMan - HE-400 Headphones @ Amazon Shipped and Sold directly from HiFiMan. Planar Magnetic Headphones (not Dynamic). Also on sale directly from Head Direct the HiFiMan store. Reviews: CNET HiFiMan - HE-500 $100 off.
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    Best USB DAC / Amp under $300?

    Title says it. I’m re-ripping all 400 of my CDs to FLAC with dBPoweramp, and foobar2000 v1.2.4 to play. That will be about 200GB on their own separate drive. Current headphones are Sennheiser 570, but of course they do not play loudly enough without distortion. I really like the...
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    NZXT SWITCH 810 Case $144.49 @ Amazon

    Only for the White 810 and Gloss Black 810 cases.
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    Asus GTX 680 DirectCU II

    I see Newegg has added two brand new Asus GTX 680 to their 'site. Neither is in stock. Anyone know anything about these? Are these built on a custom PCB, or is just the DirectCU II cooler that's custom? Asus site says the cooler provides 20% better performance. They're charging a $30...
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    What's going on with the supply of 7850s?

    I see lots of recommendations for 7850s, but the stock seems low. Out of the eight 7850 models at the 'Egg, only five are in stock. Is there are explanation for the low stock, and when it might improve?
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    Fry's B&M has a great deal until on NOD32 Antivirus v4.0 for a 3 User License for $29.99. Regular price is $69.99. Online 1 pc price direct from Eset is $39.99. Here's the ad page from the Dallas Morning News.
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    Corsair 700D owners chime in

    I’m getting ready to pull the trigger on a 700D. Current system going into the case will be: MSI Big Bang XPower I7 930 6 x 2GB Patriot DDR3-1600 GTX260 / 8800GT Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme Thermaltake Toughpower 1200 / W0133RU (modular version) OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD 4 standard...
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    Palit GTX460 768MB $129.99 after rebate

    At Fry's B&M and Fry's online. PALIT GTX460 768MB Newspaper ad says 1 per customer. $149.99 - $20 rebate = $129.99. Rebate good until 11/15/2010. Dallas newspaper ad.
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    New Thermochill TA120.X Radiators

    Was checking the Thermochill 'site and they have a new blog / press release. Looks like they are still 15mm fan spacing, and the overall size is the same. The changes are a slightly different core, and G1/4' ports. This changeover to G 1/4" ports is long overdue. I love my PA120.3 but hate...
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    Lian Li PC-V2120 (SR-2) Case at Newegg

    Was just checking out Newegg, and I see they have the new full tower PC-V2120 case series. This is the case designed to fit the EVGA SR-2 motherboard. And it has a removable mobo tray. All aluminum to say the least. PC-V2120X. All black inside and out. ($500) PC-V2120B Black outside, silver...
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    EVGA Classified SR-2 Motherboard Officially Announced

    EVGA Classified SR-2 Motherboard Classified (pun intended) as HTPX form factor. 15 x 13.6 inches. Right now Mountain Mods is officially supporting the board in their cases. They have a new mobo tray ready March 19. Forum FAQs
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    Can't get both GPUs to Fold

    I have a problem with getting both of my graphics card to fold. The GTX260 runs great, and I’m doing about 7k PPD. But for some reason I just cannot get the 8800GT to start running. I’ve disabled the 800GT as a Physx card. The GTX 260 is in PCI Express slot 1 nearest the N/B, the 8800Gt is in...
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    Excel 2007 Question

    I'm learning how to use Excel 2007 with The Smart Method. Going pretty well so far, but I have done something dumb that I don't understand and don't know how to fix it. I have expanded the Cell Styles in some fashion and I can't collapse it back to the default setting. This only occurs...
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    Toughpower 1200 @ BB Online @ 279.99

    Thermaltake Toughpower 1200-Watt Power Supply W0133RU Note this is the MODULAR version reviewed by the [H]. It's available online only. Also get 10-15% off PC cases and components when you purchase multiple items. This can drop the price as low as $251.99.
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    Very Disappointed in NOD32 v3

    My tale of woe over at Wilders Security Forums For now I've gone back to v2.7. Not a bit of problem. Something is definitely aims with v3 for me. Anyone contemplating buying v3 should also D/L v2.7 just in case. They both use the same User Id and Password.
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    Buying Refurb 60GB PS3 - Good or Bad Idea?

    I'm thinking of getting a 60GB PS3 since they have PS2 hardware compatibility. I see lots of them on sale at eBay are refurb units. What do you think about these units? Why so many refurbs of this unit?
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    Raytek Infrared Thermometer @ Tooltopia

    Raytek MT6 Mini Temp Infrared Thermometer $55.84 shipped. Sale ends Wed 12/12/2007. Lots of other stuff on sale.
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    Watercooling Review @ Anandtech

    Swiftech H2O-120 Compact and Corsair Nautilus 500: Is Water Better? This review is going to start some debate last page.
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    New Silverstone HTPC Case

    My GAWD... look at this frigging case at the 'Egg. SILVERSTONE Crown Series CW02B-MXR HTPC Computer Case That is the slickest HTPC case I've ever seen. Unbelievable. :eek: :)
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    WD 750 GB SATA 179.99 @ Limit 5 per household. WD7500AAKS SATA 3.0 Gb/s / Perpendicular recording / 16MB cache.
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    Q6600 + Mobo on sale $499.99 @ Fry's B&M Only

    Fry's selling a BOXED Q6600 and the ECSP4M900T mobo for $499.99 It's a cheap mobo ($50) but for $500 bucks for the CPU, what do you want? Yeah, I know you can wait 2 months and save over $200, but this is NOW.
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    Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 at Club IT for $270

    Just got an email from Club IT GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 Express Note that this is the DDR2 version. They have 43 of them as of 0100 CST 5/5/2007.
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    Best Buy and Price Matching

    Seems like Best Buy has been shown by a Consumer Watchdog to have two different websites for pricing items. The "Official" BB online 'site, and a secret company intranet site. The intranet is being used to deny customers a lower price, even when the lower price is shown on their own internet...
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    CompUSA to Close Over Half Their Stores SEVEN out the nine stores in the DFW are getting the chop, in fact they're not even listed on their website any more. CompUSA is having in store Inventory Blowouts, bet they'll be some good deals.
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    White Crud in Your Loop? Here's Why...

    I've torn my system down and currently rebuilding it, see below. I have ditched the Koolance EXOS AL and have gone to system below. It's currently undergoing leak testing. I should have it up and running tomorrow and will post a build thread, but this issue deserves its own thread. I bought a...
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    HOT Corsair 6400PRO $249 @ Fry's

    Either $239 @ Fry's.Com or $249 at B&M. Limit one per customer. $323 @ 'Egg.
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    [H]ard|OCP Front Page News Question

    Why if I'm browsing the foums and go to the [H]ard|OCP Front Page News section and click on the link inside a posting Steve has made I go to the Front Page post instead of directly to the article in question?
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    Ultimate Bling-bling Keyboard

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    Has the Supply of Fast DDR2 Dried Up?

    I thought supplies of DDR2 were supposed to improve and prices were to drop. Seems like no one has any real selection of the "fast" DDR2. (DDR2-1000 or faster). The 'Egg has most fast 2 x 1GB DDR2 modules as "Auto-Notify". They have even dropped some completely, like the G Skill. "Black" HZ...
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    Bulgin Switch to Run CCLs and LEDs?

    I really like the look fo the Bulgin Illuminated Ring Swtiches but they are SP Momentary Contact Swtiches. What would it take to use them as the power switch for running CCL and LEDs for case illumination? A small solenoid?
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    Free Motherboards for N. Texas

    No catch I'm cleaning out my closet, you come and get them they're yours. (1) Asus A7N8X Deluxe v1.04 w / all accesories run great but won't go past 185mhz due to chipset limitations. (2) Asus A7N8X Deluxe v2.0 bare board, damaged but will run at stock speeds. Messed up board applying...
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    HOT! 300GB SATA II @ CompUSA $82.48

    This drive here is 109.98 in store. Upon being rung up, there's a $27.50 discount. Final price before tax is $82.48. The info on the CompUSA website is wrong, it's not a SATA I, it's a SATA II w / 8mb cache. The Samsung model is HD300LJ. Stock is limited, you will have to call and speak to a...
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    Advertisements Within Threads

    I jsut started seeing this today within posts here in the forums. Like many 'sites, a word will be highlighted in color (in this case green) and double underlined. When I mouse over the word a Window pops up with an ad. They all say IntelliTXT. When clicking on that I get a link to IntelliTXT...