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    Antec 650W EarthWatt $40AR + Free Shipping

    Antec EA650 on sale for $40 AR + Free Ship. Solid no frills budget supply that won't catch fire. No modular, no sleeved cables, but it'll get the job done.
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    SteelSeries SX Discontinued?

    So my venerable Icemat has begun to show its age, and looks like the SteelSeries SX is the new sexy beast on the block. Unfortunately, seems like no one carries it now except for a few weird retailers that show up on Google Shopping. Did this get replaced by something else?
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    LSI1068E Died

    Went to reboot my Solaris 11 box today after finishing copying data from old pool to new, everything is a-ok. Upon reboot, half my disks don't come back. Do some digging, find out one of my 1068Es (AOC-USAS-L8i) is not being detected by BIOS, at all. LEDs on it flicker nastily upon power-up...
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    AMD Athlon II X2 2xxe availability

    Looking at replacing the 4850e in my fileserver because OpenSolaris doesn't support PowerNow for AMD families older than Family 16. It's a 45W part, nice and easy on the power bill. So, the Athlon II X2 245 Regor (2.9GHz, 65W) has a nice price on the egg, ~59USD, but looking at it on AMD's...
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    FS: Dell Mini 10v - Hackintosh meat!

    Hi folks! I have for sale here a Dell Mini 10v, not a Mini 10, but a Mini 10v. What is the difference you might ask? A 10v is Hackintoshable, a 10 is not. I believe the sleep issue has been fixed now too, but don't quote me on that. Anyways, onto specs: Dell Mini 10v Alpine White 160GB 2.5"...
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    Win2k3 DNS Resolution Problems

    Hi folks - got a problem with a Win2k3 Server I can't figure out. Every other on this machine resolves DNS just fine (want to go to google, www.google.com resolves, it connects). The Win2k3 box takes forever (i.e. 10+ seconds) to resolve www.google.com to an IP, and does not cache it at all...
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    Where are the component US15 systems?

    Just wondering if anyone has had any luck finding an Atom + US15 chipset board out in the wild, that isn't part of the Fit-PC2 or similar. Looking to build a very low power router, yet the existing Atom boards of course still exceed 30W thanks to the 945. I found this board, but it's been...
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    Old School Question

    Got my eBay Proliant DL380 G3 up and running Win2k3 as my secondary fileserver to haul around/pull LAN duty. It's got the regular HP Smart Array 5i controller in it, and I've got 5x18.2 10K Seagate/Dell mix in there, running RAID 5. The connectors were SCA-2, so I assume its Ultra-SCSI2? What...
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    SATA2 HBA Comparison (non-RAID)

    I guess there's been a very recent (like past 2 months) surge in home server builds, mostly based on WHS/RAID-Z/FlexRAID etc. non-hardware RAID setups, that depend on having a large number of SATA ports (usually at least 20 to support the Norco RPC-4020) for the OS to use. Obviously, hardware...
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    Sega Dreamcasts - NIB @ ThinkGeek - $99 + Ship

    Not a terribly hot price if you look at eBay prices and such, but for a brand-new Sega Dreamcast in its box, ThinkGeek has 'em! $99.99 + Ship http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/ba52/
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    Quick LTO Question

    Just a quick question... Whilst reading up on ZFS on various forums, I skimmed a post where an user suggested using a LTO2 drive as a quick-and-dirty way to backup really critical data that might be stored on your RZ2 array. (so, non-replaceable pics and documents, you can always redownload...
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    Question before dropping a load of cash...

    Hey all, Finally looking (now that I have some scrylla in my bank account) to setup a nice RAID5 array to consolidate all my data onto (movies, music, etc), rather than my current desktop with a bunch of drives added in (3 640s, 1 750 and 1 1000, lots of space, 0 redundancy). Was looking at...
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    Quick eVGA Question

    Quick question: does removing stock cooler on your eVGA card void warranty? My 640 GTS is reported @ 71C idle while my 320 is reported @ 59C idle. Temperature delta seems a little high to me, so I was just planning on removing coolers, cleaning off excess thermal goop, and replacing w/ AS5. The...
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    movax WTB (Wii ASAP!)

    EDIT: Ok, I think this counts as a WTTF, so its rule-compliant (if not LMK) Here's the deal: new, straight from Nintendo Wii console unit. I want an "old" Wii from launch era (D2C-DMS, D2A, D2B). You can check what drive chipset you have by giving me your purchase date + looking up your serial...
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    (Another) Laptop Purchasing Advice Thread

    Backstory: My venerable Dell Latitude D600 has started dying...the first DIMM slot is defective, and requires constant pressure on the DIMM for the machine to boot, and using a piece of rubber to hold it down w/ the slot results in a laptop that will hardlock - frequently. I'm running it on a...
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    HOT YMMV - 160GB 2.5" IDE Laptop Drive - 27.99 @ BB B&M

    So a big YMMV, but with pictures! My local Best Buy had about a dozen or so 160GB Seagate 2.5" 5400RPM IDE drives on clearance for 27.99 a pop. Should make a cheap upgrade for any older IDE laptop you have! Pics: (no, they're not all mine, they're divvied up among 5 of us).
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    Which memory to keep?

    Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs) 2GB Kit (1GBx2) DDR2 PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 2.2V • SLI-Ready • 128Meg x 64 Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs) (TO BE RMA'D) 2GB Kit (1GBx2) DDR2 PC2-8000 5-5-5-15 UNBUFFERED &#8226...
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    movax theater (in progress)

    Full log with tons o pics(tm) http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1234750 I'll put more of the A/V orientated details here: Denon AVR-3808Ci Receiver JVC RS-1 D-ILA Triad Omni/4 Silver Inwall Speakers (7.1) Sony Playstation3 (Blu-Ray & DVD) 112" Draper Screen Berkline Chairs, model # escapes...
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    Boxen Storage!

    So, I've finally got my hands on "too many PCs" (yeah, it is possible :eek:). Just wondering if anybody here does anything "special" when cleaning out PCs/ setting them aside in storage; mainly in terms of environment, shielding, etc. At least there aren't any fluids to drain or stabilize like...
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    movax Home Theater (56k noes)

    I'd been meaning to take pics of this for awhile, so they'll start right in the middle, unfortunately. Pics are xbox! Theater is being built in the basement. Obviously, as you will see, soundproofing was a large concern as there is a bedroom right above it. :) The general idea is to do...
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    Vista Activation Question

    Alright, so I've got a MSDN copy of Vista Business installed on my machine atm, 32-bit version. It's activated, all is well... I plan on jumping to 64-bit, and I guess my serial is valid for both since I was offered the choice between the two after typing in my key in the setup. So my question...
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    SoA 2!

    It's rumored that Skies of Arcadia 2 is under development somewhere in the ultra-secret Sega labs! This will be awesome if they don't flub it. Coupled with Grandia II, fucking RPG duo of pwnage on the DC. Hell, that's what my DC collection mainly is, a DC + SoA + Grandia II. :D Only thing...
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    Whiskey...Tango...Foxtrot

    So...I just purchased a 7900GT CO from an upstanding member here in the forums. Put it in, reinstalled drivers...all good, until I try to go 3D, BAM crash (screen goes all garbly, etc). Even in the nv control panel with the spinning logo, the card just dies. So I decided to unplug the 6-pin...
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    Kingston 2GB DataTraveler USB 2.0 Flash Drive - $8 GC

    I know you can find these at the bottom of cereal boxes now, but lose a flash drive? $8 (with GC) nets you a 2GB Kingston drive. Be sure to select the budget shipping option! http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-2gb-datatraveler-usb-2-0-flash-drive/q/loc/101/202743330.html
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    Comcast Business Question

    The SMC8013WG-CCR is in question. This was provided by Comcast to us with the service, and well...it's a steaming pile of shit, TBH. Comcast nerfed a lot of the features (I can't even assign static addresses and such, i.e. to a router (we do not want to use its NAT'ing/firewall capabilities...
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    Nintendo's E3 Thread (I didn't see one!)

    As topic says.... My take: Wow. Nintendo owns my wallet this holiday season. And I liked the bit at the end, about: <Nintendo> WE WANT GAMES TO RULE THE WORLD'S LEISURE TIME! A real nice conference, very lively, and very exciting. I like the custom Wiimote molds, cheap to make, and really...
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    WC'ing nublet, take 2!

    This is my first attempt at WC'ing; the initial post got wiped out because the forums logged me out while typing >< Anywhooo, I've got my greedy paws on a DD 4104 kit: D5 Pump TDX Block BI Xtreme rad 1/2" Tygon Fillport Res Installed in a P180B Rev. 0 (launch variant) on a P5N32-E SLI...
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    Load Testing...Linux. ;)

    Hey, don't laugh. We exist too! ;) Just got my grubby paws on a P5N32-E SLi Plus (the frankenstein board, I find that easier to remember) and E6420, plus 2GB of D9 Ballistix. Just got a WC kit in, so now I'm trying to push it... Except I'm trying to find a efficient way to load test the...
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    I completely missed the memo

    I completely missed the memo. 8-pin ATX12V connector now as opposed to 4-pin? Haven't built a rig since a P4C-Canterwood, and I just replaced my DS3 with an order for a P5N32 and noticed its got the 8-pin connector. Do I need a new PSU, or will its 4-pin connector cut it decently. System is an...
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    Gigabyte RMA

    So, I've decided to cut meh losses and RMA my DS3 and sell the one I get back (decided to go with a P5NE32, always wanted to try a NV chipset) and my question to the folks here are: 1. Does Gigabyte really care that much about the CPU socket cover being there? The reason I'm RMA'ing the board...
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    Whining, rather underwhelming DS3

    Hey folks. Just finished half-assembling my first new system in four years or so, and have noticed a few things wonky. The current parts: Gigabyte DS3 Rev 1.0 E6420 @ Stock 512 MB of Dell pulled PC2-3200 stuff until my 2GB kit of Ballistix gets in. Probably not important stuff: Antec 550...
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    SPDIF/IEC958 - Quick Question

    Herrrro. Got a quick question for you guys. Currently, I've got a Chaintech AV-710 running under Linux optical out'ing (Toslink) to my Pioneer receiver. I just got my new C2D parts in (YES!), and I'm just wanting to make sure...I shouldn't notice a difference between SPDIF out from the...
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    SimpleTech (2-Pack Boxed) 1GB Bonzai Xpress USB 2.0 Flash Drive - $0 AR!

    http://enews.buy.com/cgi-bin5/DM/y/ni5U0KGGwP0JE60B5rh0GQ Dunno if you'd want two 1GB drives, and the rebate price is a tad large, but saw this in the buy.com e-mail letter and thought you guys might be interested. :) Note: You probably have to select Budget Saver to get free shipping (if it's...
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    PS2 + Widescreen Woes

    Alright, this is really irking me now. The setup is a Gateway FPD2185W monitor (16:10 widescreen), and a PS2/GC hooked up to it via Component cables. The problem is...well, I'm not sure if all the settings are right. The PS2 is set to 16:9, the game (in this case, I picked one that has a...
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    Err, LAN "bridging"?

    Well, after figuring out what I was doing wrong(tm), I've decided to post here. Setup: Dorm Residential network. Have a Netgear WGT624 hooked up to the wall to handle routing for the computers here in my room. (Didn't really want to do the switch thing, would have to register *every* device's...
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    Argh, think my Wii bricked too. Whee!

    As topic says, came home for the weekend, brother got a brand-new Wii (new shipment I'm assuming), so I go ahead and do the logical step of setting up Wireless access (WPA-PSK). All's good except mistyping the key the first time. Wii is happy it can connect, and then it does a reboot (I think)...
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    Swapping Laptop Displays

    I received a Dell Latitude D600 for free recently, and one thing that I can't tolerate right now is the low-resolution screen. A member in FS/FT is selling a screen from a Dell 600m...the plugs on both LCDs seem to be identical. I don't think they change motherboards when you bump up to a...
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    Quick PSP Question...

    Just got a PSP from a trade in the FS/FT forum (posted 'bout it in an earlier thread...). Anyways! Is there an easy, less insane and painful way to enter in a WPA key? Unless I'm doing something wrong, it seems like you spend 10 minutes typing in 64 alphanumeric characters, and *then* if you...
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    Quick 'n dirty 120mm Fan Mod

    Ok! So I'm posting this from work real quick-like, but don't worry, high-res pics & such will follow in a hour or two! Anyways! The victim: A Yate Loon D12SL-12. What to do with it? Well, I had a spare one laying around so I thought I'd try my hand at undervolting it. I chose to put...
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    Pentium M vs Pentium 4-M

    H'okay! So, the Pentium M, whilst crazy-old by our standards now, was proven to beat the Netburst core P4s and such. Other issues aside, such as looks, weight, portability, etc, I have two laptops sitting in front of me. One is a Pentium 4-M 2.2, 512 RAM, the other is a Pentium M, 1.4GHz, 512...
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