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    WTB: CPU/MB/RAM/GFX Card

    I have about $800 currently to spend on core system components listed in title. I'm looking to Max out 1080p settings with good fps. I was going to buy new but thought I could maybe get more for my money here. I'm usually partial to Intel but will consider AMD as well. I'm looking for 8th i7 or...
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    A case mod....sort of.

    My buddy begged me to build him a Minnesota Wild themed arcade and it turned out pretty decent. The bottom comes off allowing full access to joysticks and easy removal of the tv if needed. Its sitting on a lazy susan type base I use just for taking pics.
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    FS: MSI 7970 and EK water block $110

    Just upgraded to a newer card so this one needs a new home. Card works great, never overclocked or mined. Included factory cooler. I have all the retail stuff but shipping will be cheaper if I can leave some out. Trades: Looking for a nice modular PSU for my son's build. $110 obo...
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    WTB Watercooled GFX card, need a good upgrade from a 7970

    Like the title says I am looking to upgrade my 7970 and use it in a build for my son. I think I want to give NVidia a try. So I am thinking a GTX 980 or something like that. I need to stay around $300.
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    WTB: Water cooled GPU

    I have quite a few spare parts and some water cooling stuff so I thought I would build my son his own Minecraft machine. I am looking for an older card with 2gb of vram and a full coverage WB. I might entertain a newer card to replace my 7970 and I will let him have it. He is 6 so he isn't...
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    $400 budget single vs dual

    I really want to upgrade my aging 24 in Dell 1920×1200 monitor. I have always thought dual monitors would be awesome but I'm not sure I need them. I just do some run of the mill photo/video editing, some gaming with a watercooled 7970, and other general stuff. I would like to be able to turn on...
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    Watch out for Ultra Man

    I am not sure if they are shady or not, but he was acting as a middle man for somebody that bought a gfx card for me. I was basically begged to ship it to an APO and made the deal. When I got paypal payment his "friend" put in the notes that he just changed his address so reluctantly I shipped...
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    Switch Refresh: 1366 Hexcore

    I just did a system refresh and put in some upgrades. System Specs: NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black Corsair AX750 EVGA X58 FTW3 Xeon L5640 @ 3.4 24gb (6x4) Corsair Dominator MSI R7970 3gb 2 256gb Samsung SSD Raid 0 300gb WD VR scratch drive Cooling: HK 3.0 LT EK 7970 Switech MCR...
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    Looking for 775 matx mb and Q9xxx

    Looking to put together a small desktop and use some of my existing parts. I would like a nice matx board that supports quad core, 4 dimms, and possibly hdmi or dvi. Overclocking support would be awesome. Also looking for quad core cpu for this board. I have a DFI DK p45 t2rs plus and...
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    Upgrading my loop while its down for maintenance.

    After being gone for 6mo on my last deployment I decided to tear down my loop and change my fluid and tubes. While it was down I upgraded to a hex core 1366 Xeon and a 7970. I was using a D5, MCR320, MCR240, and MCR120 with medium YL. Temps were pretty good with my 930 and even better with...
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    XFX 7850 2gb watercooled

    I have a XFX 7850 2gb card with an EK 7870 waterblock and backplate installed. I still have stock cooler and packaging. My system was more for looks than anything else so the card was lightly used. I am upgrading while my system is down for maintenance so that is the only reason I'm selling it...
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    Looking for 775 quadcore.

    I am building a plex server and I would like to stick a quadcore in there for transcoding purposes. Looking for a Q9XXX of some sort and I might even be interested in a good quality heatsink for it.
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    NZXT Switch: Maximum Subtlety

    The name is supposed to be some sort of oxymoron. The idea behind the build was keep it understated and not too flashy, but go a little extreme. The hardware isnt anything super fancy, but run fast and does what I need it to do. I like that my lights and fans are all controllable. There are 3...
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    FS/FT Asus G73JH Upgraded

    So after much debate I am willing to let go of my Asus G73. It is a great laptop and has been very well cared for. I have never had one single issue with this laptop and I cant think of one thing that is wrong with it. I have the original box and will take great care when packing/shipping...
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    Do my temps seems high? I think they are.

    I recently put together a rig and I have a HeatKiller 3.0LT, MCR320, 3 Med YL pulling, and a D5 cooling an i7 930@4ghz. My vcore is at 1.28, but my idle temps are hovering in the low to mid 30s and its 20C in my room. A 10 degree delta seems high for a cpu on a 360 rad. Is it possible to have...
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    Is it worth it to Crossfire? XFX 7850 2gb

    I currently have 1 XFX 7850 2gb and was thing about getting another one for crossfire. I previously had a 4870 1gb crossfire setup that I never had a problem with. I hear/read a lot of debate about the problems with crossfire. I currently game at 1900x1200 and I will be running dual...
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    Looking for XFX 7850 2gb

    I am looking for a twin to my card to setup some Xfire. Only problem is my card was discontinued for some reason and I dont like the new revision of my card. Update: I would also accept the Double D version of this as well. This is the model number,XFX FX-785A-CNFC. Here is the link...
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    DSLR Cameras/kits

    Not looking to part out at this time. Both cameras are in great shape. Olympus E-620 DSLR kit. Included in this kit is the camera body with 14-42mm lens, 40-150mm lens, 35mm macro lens, Olympus FL36 flash, charger, battery, retail box for camera and 35mm lens, and a 16gb flash card. Well over...
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    Which fan combo for my rads?

    I am putting to MCR320s in series on a single loop with a MCP655. They are going in a NZXT Switch. One is installed in the front of the case and the other on the top I am currently cooling a i7 930@4ghz and a single 7850. I may add a second 7850 later. I could run possibly 4 options. 1. 1...
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    Current monitoring software

    I havent been doing any hardcore overclocking in a while and I am wondering if there is better or more accurate available. The reason I ask is because I dont seems to be getting proper vcore readouts for my 930 with CPUZ. I set it at 1.35 in bios and it only shows 1.235 under load within CPUZ...
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    Build Log: Matte Black NZXT Switch

    It is finally time for me to build a newer system. I wont have the latest and greatest hardware, but it will more than suit my needs. Hardware: NZXT Switch Matte Black Corsair AX750 Intel i7 930 EVGA X58 FTW3 12GB Corsair Dominator XFX 7850 128GB Crucial M4 300GB WD...
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    FS/FT V2000/Black Pearl Parts, Hardware and more

    Putting up some more things for sale. I have a small surplus of case parts I have been hanging onto for too long. I will work with everyone to make sure they get the parts they want and I am willing to accept trades or negotiate. Please be realistic and understand I cannot make multiple trips...
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    2 MCR320s in series.

    I am going to be building a new case soon and I am trying to get my cooling system straightened out. I will be cooling an i7 930@4.2ghz and two 7850s. I have a test rig with just the 2 MCR320s each with 3 med yate loons, HeatKiller 3.0 LT, MCP655. Right now I idle at 30c and loaded with Linx...
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    The Contraption (temp test bench)

    I had recently picked up some newer hardware to replace my more outdated system. I wanted to see what kind of OCing potential the chip had so I whipped up a test bench. I am planning on a new case mod project real soon, but didnt want to have to rush it. With this I can play with new hardware...
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    Anything fit a XFX 6870 2gb

    I have a Swiftech MCW 60 and was trying to find out if any of the unisinks fit these cards. I searched around on google a bit and found that it is the same pcb as the 6950 2gb....or at least I think it is. I looked at the website and it doesnt list it in there. Anyone have any of the cards...
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    Older Seasonic M12 700W

    I have had the above PSU in my main rig for a couple of years now. It has been a great unit, but I am in the processes of building a new system. I can believe how much more efficient everything is these days. This thing has been running a light load most of its life, mostly because once I...
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    HP Proliant NL40 HTPC

    I have read threads about people using these as HTPCs. Mine currently is running WHS with 10tb of hard drive space. I also upgraded it with 8gb of ram, overkill I know, but it was so cheap. So this is what I am thinking: HTPC: NL40 with modded bios 8gb ram 64gb SSD Bluray reader...
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    FS/FT High end 775 combos/video cards/HDDs/Cell Phone Stuff

    Heat I have the following items for sale or trade to fund an i7/ i5 or AMD AM3 build. I accept paypal and prices include shipping Prices are OBO, but if I cant sell this stuff for close to what I am asking I will just keep it. I am looking for the following: i7 or i5 CPUs Combos are...
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    Would I benefit from an upgrade?

    Ok, so I know that there are faster systems out there. I am trying to decide if I even need a faster system. I do most of my gaming on my xbox, but I like the option to put a game on the pc with good performance. I am using a 24in monitor 1900x1200. I mostly use my rig for ripping my blurays...
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    Upgrading from 4870 Crossfire

    I am rebuilding my current rig because I dont really need to upgrade everything right now. I have a watercooled system with 2 4870s in crossfire. Funny thing is I never really game that much on my PC, but i thought is was cool. Now, I would like to get a newer card that uses less power. I...
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    Cell phone, Cell acc, HDDs, paintball gun

    I have the following items for sale or trade: Samsung Droid Charge in perfect condition. My wife used it just long enough for me to have to pay full price for an iPhone. Come with box, charger, 16gb memory card, new screen protector and a purple case. $160 Motorola Photon Car Dock I...
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    Encrypted network traffic?

    I have been reading a lot lately about network security and just how easy it is for people access information. With all of the devices at my house that are networked I feel I need to step up my security. I have your typical dual band wifi/wired network with WPA2-PSK enabled for both wireless...
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    Cant access WHS 2011 remotely

    I am getting fed up with this. I have read, and read, and read.....followed guides. I still cant access WHS via remote desktop. I keep getting an error that says the router is blocked. I have used port forwarding and tried everything I can find. I am so far down the rabbit hole I dont know...
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    Can I install WHS on a 16gb thumb drive?

    Not sure if this is possible, but I would like to know. I have an internal usb port on my motherboard and didnt want to was a sata slot. I have a 16gb usb drive and wanted to use it as the boot drive. I have searched around, but most people are using a thumb drive to install it onto a HDD. I...
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    Just moved and cleaning up

    This thread should be getting some updates as time goes on, but I wanted to get things started. Refs: Heat Rules: I wont ship unless paid first. I accept paypal only Prices are always OBO and include shipping Discounts for purchasing multiple items There are exceptions to...
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    Replace my 4870 crossfire with single card?

    I am reconfiguring my system after I had to dismantle it for a move to a new state. I am now rebuilding the system and thought I would look into updating my gfx card with something that was a little better and used less power. I am not a huge gamer, but I like having the option to run current...
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    Trying to decide what to do with my rig.

    So, I have a fairly nice rig. Yeah, its a couple years old and there is better stuff, but this thing is still got some life in it. My problem is, I just moved so I had to tear down the rig some what. Now, i am trying to decide if I should part it out and upgrade, just upgrade a couple of...
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    Mutli channel headset with 3.5mm plugs

    I have a pair of older Tritton AX360's I use on my Xbox. I have really liked them, but my mic is jacked and the inline volume controls get moved when they rub on my shirt. This unit came with the external amp and controler for audio and it has 3.5mm outputs on it. So instead of setteling...
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    New house, new network, need direction

    I have just bought my first house and I am wanting to setup of a solid network for all of my devices. My router and modem are located downstairs in my home theater/game room. What I am looking to do make my wireless portion of my network safe and as reliable as possible. My first thought...
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    What should I do with this stuff...?

    So, I have been building systems for a while. I had a dual Athlon MP 2600 rig a few years back running a Raid 5, but parted out due to being out dated. I have just finished building a desk and two matching Lian Li P80's for a friend of mine. We had originally came across a deal on a server rig...
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