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    What a re your thoughts on this Asrock board X99?

    I can't vouch this specific board, but every Asrock board I've ever used has been rock solid. Also, Asrock is owned by ASUS
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    how can i get rid of dust on my hardware?

    +1 on the Datavac best investment on a tool I've ever made!
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    Corsair Hydro Series VGA Cooling Lucky Draw

    1. Of course, I would consider going liquid on my GPU 2. Pre-installed? No way! What's the fun in that?
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    Anyone that can help me remove some nasty malware/viruses?

    Try shutting off your system restore while running these scans. I've ran into bugs that infect it (the restore points) and reinfects the computer every time it's booted up.
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    Vendor Reps...tell everyone if they actually helped or NOT

    Just recently, had an MSI 660ti RMA, with a long turn around (over a month). Eugene the MSI Rep here on the HardForum got involved and I had a 770 in my chubby little hands within a week. Was the turn around too long? Maybe, but between what was sent and Eugene's kindly help, I'm happy with it.
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    [Introduction] MSI Official Rep

    Hey Eugene, I RMA'ed a GPU (660ti) and it was received by the RMA center on the 22nd of December, other than the initial email issuing the RMA there has been no contact and on your website it shows " in processing". Is this time frame normal? To me, the time frame here seems a bit excessive...
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    Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

    Well never had a problem myself, cause my basic philosophy is "I'll call you, you DON'T call me!" Anyway, these scammers try to be relentless. My Sister and family had an fire in their home and had to find other lodgings for about 3 months, before they could move back in. They hadn't even been...
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    Game of course!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Seasonic Black Friday Lucky Draw

    Season's Greeting to all!
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    Antec EDGE 550W Power Supply Lucky Draw

    Antec PSU's have NEVER let me down, I wouldn't think twice about installing one in a system.
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    Minsc says what?

    Don't know about the RUUUUUUSK part ,but I do remember him saying: "Jump on my sword while you can, evil. I won't be as gentle!""
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    Wow, lot's of ads!

    This!
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    What Happened To Episodic Games?

    Yeah, like this is a hard one to figure out. Game producers know they make more money off of the DLC model. Basically the same reason so many are going with "free to play".
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    We “Will Be Paying No Ransom,” Vows Town

    So in the article it was stated that all data had been backed up so, why other than this being an major annoyance for the town, what news is here?
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    Steve Ballmer Agrees To Buy Clippers For $2B

    Ok, maybe I'm just being a hard ass but, why is this worth fron page on a tech site?
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    Ransomware

    PAY or SCRAP?????? The day I let scareware or ransomware win, is the day I walk away from tech and never come back! :mad: I remember the first time I dealt with this type of BS, the wife got that xp antivirus bug, I worked on her computer for 4 hrs. before cleaning it up. Next time I ran into it...
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    Fallout: New Vegas

    I like all the Fallouts with #3 being my favorite. Can't say I understand some of the NV hate so, I'll attribute it to individual tastes. This is my reaction also. I liked the first game, but for some reason Witcher 2 just can't keep my attention.
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    Never had a newly built rig do this..

    Make sure your standoffs are placed right, in my case I had an extra standoff that was touching the bare board instead of lining up with a hold-down hole. Also you might try small fiber washers on all your screws or even small pieces of electrical tape (what I do here is cut a small square of...
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    Microsoft Charges the FBI $50 for a Copy of your Private Data

    Hmm, MS will sell you out for money? :eek: That's a real shocker isn't it? :rolleyes:
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    Government Survey: Who Do You Trust With Your Data?

    Who or what do I trust with my data??? Yeah right, no one and nothing!!!!
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    Never had a newly built rig do this..

    Are you sure there are no shorts? First thing I would check is the MB standoffs, even one out of place can cause all sorts of headaches. I had a new build that hung on the MB's splash screen and wouldn't go any further no matter what I did. I worked on it for hours before pulling everything out...
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    Most Players Don’t Finish Games

    So, does anybody else just see this as game producers looking for excuses for lack of content and short game lengths, while maintaining premium prices?
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    Robots Will Be Smarter Than Us All By 2029

    This is a interesting statement. While I can see a robotic brain being more efficient than a human brain, part of a person's "smartness' is acquired by a lifetime of living and coping with day to day life. I don't see robots having this capacity in the time frame being discussed.
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    Robots Will Be Smarter Than Us All By 2029

    Yeah, we can thank "the Common Core Curriculum" and "no child left behind" for this. All I have seen out of it, is a generation of overly entitled kids, who are so dumbed down, that they can't do math or write properly.
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    Robots Will Be Smarter Than Us All By 2029

    THE CYLONS ARE COMING, THE CYLONS ARE COMING, AWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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    Insane Crypto-Currency Mining Rigs

    Wow!!! Just think about all the cheap cards that will be for sale when these economies crash!!!!!!!
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    Awful experience with ASUS RMA service

    The BBB police their member companies with a rating system, it has no regulatory powers. My advice is, if you continue to have problems, is to file a complaint with your State Attorney's consumer affairs office (this usually can be done online). I've had to do this four different times in the...
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    Lian Li case screws proprietary?

    They are rivets. I would drill them out, then use self-tapping screws,
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    Cleaning options for dusting out computers?

    Metro's Datavac is hands down the most useful tool I have ever gotten to clean electronics, or anything else that builds up dust. As written before this is a duster not a vacuum.
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    Target Data Breach Now At 70M

    I don't shop at Target but, My wife did and used her bank card there during the effected time. She cancelled her card immediately upon learning of the breach. Fortunately, no fraud on the said account but according to Target the thieves now have her name, address, e-mail, and phone number. This...
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    Target Data Breach Now At 70M

    So this is hypothetical:" Target allowed my personal info to be stolen and my identity was stolen and have cost me thousands of $$$$ but, they gave me 10% off purchases WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!" Anyway no thanks, Target doesn't get a chanced to put my financial health at risk for 10% off.
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    Left 4 Dead 2 is now FREE on Steam

    The question should be, is there anybody who doesn't already own this? So how generous is this offer?
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    Silicon Valley As A Separate State?

    Hey, I got a better id ea. Let's give California back to Mexico! :D
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    AMAZON - Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt $47.98

    Sorry, but you're wrong about this. The Datavac is an industrial grade blower not a vacuum, that is strong enough for any job. I have used mini-vacs in the past with disappointing results. Before I got my Datavac cleaning my multiple computers took most of the day and the cost of canned air was...
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    AMAZON - Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt $47.98

    Screw the noise (as said earlier, it's comparable to a shop vac), if you don't own this, BUY IT NOW!!! This is without a doubt the most useful item in my PC tool kit.
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    What's your average PSU lifespan?

    I have never had a failure. I think the reason for this is, I tend to get a PSU that just meets the need at the time so, at upgrade time I buy a new one. Using a PSU over three years is a rare thing for me.
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    Run Windows v1.01 In Your Browser

    First thing to pop in to my head is" Why should I want to?"
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    What happened to all the demos?

    This is why I'll wait for the price to drop to an acceptable level ($50 - $60 NOT!) and reading user reviews before buying a new game or unknown game. I don't play multiplayer so waiting to play a game, has no real impact on me.
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    Ecomaster / Enermax Coenus and Triathlor Lucky Draw

    PSU ,not having a good powersupply in your system is like not having a good General for an army!
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