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    Need improved adblocking from pihole or similar

    I’ve been using pihole for years and have generally been happy with it. However, the last 6 months have gone generally downhill as Ad Choices seem to have entirely defeated the default and developer Dan block lists. What is everyone else using, and are you having success blocking Ad Choices...
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    Looking for a high power efficiency POE Switch. Do they exist?

    I'm looking for a high power efficiency PoE switch, which is something the switch manufacturers don't seem to emphasize in their marketing. I'm thinking something along the lines of a 90+ Titanium Power supply efficiency - ~95% efficient at 50% load. I'd be looking at something around a 12...
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    Don’t think I flushed my HW labs rad enough. Cleaning tips?

    For the first time in... wow... 18 years I used a new rad in a loop. I gave it the boiling hot water flush with a gallon of distilled, but nothing else (no vinegar or anything like that). About 3 weeks in, my tubing has gone slightly cloudy white, and I have a bit of build up in my block and on...
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    New loop running, now time to upgrade!

    OK, so the new system is up and running, though the picture is from earlier in the build phase, just because its a better picture of the layout. Its a 64GB 5950 build, but for the moment the part to discuss is the loop: Case: Define 7 XL Water block: optimus AMD foundation block, pure copper...
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    Anyone used the Noctua A14 3000rpm industrials?

    I have been looking for a high CFM 140mm fan for an upcoming project, and the Noctua A14s seem to be what I’m looking for. https://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-industrialppc-3000-pwm/specification I’m not terribly concerned about noise - I’ve got a 120cfm 38mm delta on one pc that can hit around 45 dBA...
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    Crossflow Radiator Options?

    Planning out my new loop for the Ryzen 5950, I'm finding that a top mounted, crossflow radiator would be ideal for routing and likely cooling purposes. That said, I'm not finding very many options for crossflow, at least in 420 size - just HW Labs and Alphacool. Any opinions out there between...
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    Anyone Used the Optimus Res?

    I'm getting ready for a Ryzen 5950x, and figured I would give the Optimus blocks a try. While I was busy looking over my current WC kit, I've decided it's time to ditch the Swiftech bayrez (it is annoying to fill and new cases aren't exactly swimming with 5.25" bays), and my D5 is something...
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    Rosetta announces covid breakthrough

    Rosetta@Home just announced a big breakthrough for Covid on their Twitter feed - a lab successful anti viral: https://twitter.com/RosettaAtHome/status/1276324129390555136
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    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    I figured it was time to start a Pi thread instead of hijacking someone else's thread with Pi information. Additionally, this should help people looking for information. I'm already working on a complete set of information at the AT forums (see references at the end of this post), but I...
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    Planning for top end Ryzen 4000

    I’m planning on jumping right into the top end Ryzen 4000 when It releases later this year, hopefully an upgraded 3950 (4950?). I would prefer to start purchasing components now - the question is, how far can I take that? Power supply is easy, presuming I can find stock - I’m thinking a...
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    It’s been years, catch me up!

    My last 2 water cool builds were the i5 Ivy bridge in my sig (I should probably update that) with a pair of thermochill 120.3s and a swiftech block (apogee? Don’t remember) that I pulled apart years ago, and a left over bits build for an A10-7870k with some of the original black ice rads and a...
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    Boinc on Freenas 11?

    Has anyone tried setting up boinc on a free nas box? The mostly idle cpu in that host is a prime target to run Rosetta at home, BUT I really don’t want to end up smoking the build and causing downtime on the host. a well tested set of instructions for freenas 11 would be appreciated - the 9.3...
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    How high volts would you push a 3570k for regular usage?

    I've been using this Ivy Bridge for what feels like forever. I felt fine about the performance until a friend picked up a Ryzen 1800x and OC'd it to 4ghz. His machine doesn't really feel faster, but it just feels... smoother in general and I'm getting envious, lol. At the moment I don't want...
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    Preferred driver cleaning tool

    just got my 1080ti to replace the 980 I sold back in November. I did not remove the old nvidia drivers before installation (doh) and now windows freezes on boot, but works fine in safe mode. I tried to install fresh drivers in safe mode, but no luck. I figure the next step is to fully remove...
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    Looking for mechanical keyboard with detachable 10key

    I travel a moderate amount, and work while traveling. I've found I hate typing on laptop keyboards & touchpads after getting used to my home mechanical keyboard setup and decent mouse. Given this, I've started bringing my own keyboard and mouse with me when traveling, but the keyboard...
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    Cheapest (decent) Case with top mounted 120.2 rad mount?

    It looks like an impending house move is going to sideline a case mod project I've been working on (modding an old coolermaster stacker for watercooling). As such, I'm going to need a temporary case that I can mount my new 3570K + swiftech mcr220 in, while I move and get settled in at the new...
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    Fan Control Software?

    Is there any really good fan control software out there? I'd love to pick up a bunch of PWM fans, drop them on a few MB headers, and then just let the whole system roll on its own, but I don't really know of a way to make that happen. I used speedfan once upon a time, but it doesn't seem to...
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    Recommended Desks for 3x 30" +?

    I'm looking for any suggestions on huge desks that could fit something along the lines of 3x 30" monitors for one workstation and potentially another 2 or 3 24" monitors for a second workstation. Ideally said desk comes apart in a few pieces as well so it can be moved without immense hassle...
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    Intelligent Upgrade Path?

    I'm trying to decide on the most intelligent upgrade path possible and I'm looking to you, [H] forum to lend a hand. My current rig (I suppose I should add this to my sig, but its going to be replaced so soon...): Q6600 @ 3.4 (runs at 3.7 on water, but I've pulled the block for now and...
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    Durable paint options?

    Just finished working with an older case as practice for an upcoming mod. Decided to paint the old beige box using duplicolor auto paint. I decided to go with the auto paint as I had used basic Krylon on a past project and it had almost 0 durability. I used the following procedure...
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    Stupid Casemod Question -- MB Tray

    Is the Motherboard cut out a handy thing for installing heat sinks without removing the MB, or is it required for backplates to fit on a motherboard? I'm modding an old AT/ATX case from 1998 and forgot to mark out an area for a back plate. Since I've already painted the tray, I'm only...
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    2x 7970 or 3x 7950?

    I've heard that 3x Crossfire has much less micro stuttering than 2x crossfire, so the question is, do I go 2x 7970, or spend an extra $250 and pickup 3x 7950? I'm currently running a 30" and a 20" monitor on my old 4870 1GB, though I'm highly likely to go 3x 30" a couple of months after I've...
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    Cutting that perfect hole for a fan?

    I've been doing simple case mods for quite a few years, and one thing that has always vexed me is cutting a perfect hole for a fan without using a hole saw. Generally my circles end up slightly oval, 3 of the 4 mounting holes for the fan will be fine, but the 4th won't line up, etc. My...
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    I've gotten out of Date!

    Hello all, When i was last seriously into water cooling, Cathar's storm silver blocks were the best of the best, the thermo chill 120.3 was THE radiator to have, and procooling.com was the watercooling forum to visit. It seems things have changed -- Themochill and Cathar seem to be gone...
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    Preferred Monitor for 3x 30" Eyefinity?

    I'm currently running an OC'd Q6600 w/ a single 4870 1GB, and I've been saving pennies for a while for Sandy Bridge -E or Bulldozer (which ever was better). After seeing the reviews on both, I've decided to reallocate my PC money ($4,000) into 30" monitors for Eyefinity and then upgrading to...
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    Raid 0 w/ USB flash drives for Ready Boost

    I picked up the bits for a new machine a few nights ago, and I was debating readyboost. 4GB flash drives are pretty cheap and I was just going to grab one (even if its of minimal value, its only $20) when I saw that the Egg has free shipping on a 4.99 1GB flash drive. I thought to myself...
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    What happened to all the 1600x1200 LCDs?

    I've got a Samsung SyncMaster 204B sitting here on my desk, and I was hoping to grab another matching monitor (if not matching, at least black bezel and 1600x1200). Where did they all go? The next option for x1200 Rez is a 24" widescreen which is either more of the same TFT panels at ~$450 or...
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    Multiple Networks with Vista?

    Lets say I've got 4 machines (2x Vista, 1x XP, and 1x SLES) on my desk, each with dual 1gb nics. 1 nic from each machine is connected to a 10/100 network with a domain, and 1 nic from each machine is connected to a 4 port 10/100/1000 netgear switch. Lets say I need to copy 20GB worth of data...
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    Problems with Linksys WRT54G

    Hello fellow Hard Forumites. I don't normally post to the hard forums, because I don't normally have anything to say. However, I am now stumped with a problem that should be so simple I shouldn't need to post it here. One of my buds had an ancient D-Link router that didn't want to recieve...
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