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    Microsoft is closing all of its stores

    New York (CNN Business) - Microsoft is getting out of the brick-and-mortar retail business. The company announced Friday it will close down all of its 83 physical stores and switch to online only. It will keep its London; New York City; Sydney, Australia and Redmond, Washington locations, but...
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    A private equity firm is buying all the .org domains.

    New York (CNN Business) In a move that could shake up the internet, private equity firm Ethos Capital is buying the company that owns every .org domain on the web. Ethos, which was founded in May 2019, is expected to close its deal to acquire the Public Interest Registry (PIR) during the first...
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    Chernobylite

    Came across this trailer while showing the HBO trailer for their upcoming Chernobyl mini-series to my in-laws last night. Still in development but looks promising. 2-minute Story Trailer 30-minute pre-Alpha gameplay
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    click.hardforum.com

    not working for me either. trying to read the article Steve posted about the FX-9000's. Firefox points to: http://click.hardforum.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hardocp.com%2Fnews%2F2013%2F06%2F11%2Famd_unleashes_firstever_5_ghz_processor&id=1&match=1&source=none&destination=none and shows in...
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    X79 Canadian pricing

    Browsing a retailer's website here in Toronto. Came across pre-order pricing for X79 mobos. ASUS Sabertooth X79 - $342.86 http://www.pccanada.com/viewitem.asp?id=36718 GIGABYTE UD3 - $269.23 UD5 - $337.36 UD7 - $365.93 http://www.pccanada.com/inventory.asp?cat=MOTHERBOARDS#GIGABYTE...
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    E8400 OC'ing questions

    Been running at 3.78 (9x420). Prime95 no errors after 3 hours. Wondering though exactly what I should believe when it comes to voltages and temps? SpeedFan: 53C / 1.30v CoreTemp: Core #0 - 63C , #1 - 55C / 1.225v HWMonitor: Core #0 - 63C , #1 - 55C / 1.30v BIOS: voltage set manually...
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    Project: MHR² (75+ pics first post)

    (My apologies to anyone with a slow internet connection...:() These are high-bay light reflectors for metal-halide bulbs. Hence the name MHR²; Metal-Halide Reflectors. I snagged 6 of the shades since those are the only part of the light I’ll use. The shade’s diameter is 16 inches at the rim...
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    Noob to Intel Overclocking - Help please?

    Thread title says it all. I've been building AMD-based systems for 10 years now - first chip was a 380Mhz K6-II. The last was an X2 5000+ Black Edition. Decided it was time to move onto "blue-er" pastures. Picked up an Asus P5E (x38) mobo with an E8400. Didn't feel like losing all my...
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    Advice on HTPC/Media Server build...

    Hello to all. Not new to building gaming PC's, but would like some advice on what components would be required for a HTPC that would also act as a music/pictures file server for my home network. I haven't finished purchasing all the pieces of it though. Currently have: ECS C51GM-M mATX...
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    Mini-Review: Sharp Aquos LC32D62U 1080p (loads of pics)

    After dreaming of big displays, but not wanting to: A: Fork over huge cash for Dell's 30-incher... B: Fork over cash for a videocard upgrade to power the Dell 30-incher's native rez... C: Go for the Dell 27-incher... D: Import a Westy LVM-37W3 37-incher from the USA... I decided to go...
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    memory at different timings

    When building the wife's PC, i decided to save some coin by purchasing generic RAM. I first installed 2x512mb PC-3200 DDR "generic" memory, then about a year later, I bought another 2x512mb set. Same price, however this set turned out to be made by Crucial. The timings for each set are...
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    boot issue

    a coworker of mine is having trouble with his PC. On some occasions, it refuses to boot. I went over to house to see the problem in person, he powers it up, the CPU heatsink fan starts spinning, and thats it. I could not feel any vibration from his harddrives, his videocard fan didnt turn...
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    Acer AL2216WBD mini-review

    Picked this monitor up for the wife since she doesn't game. However, I decided to hook it up to my Shuttle and take a few pics. I'll add more later since my digicam is a battery killer and after about a dozen pics it's dead already. 2 bright pixels, but cant see them unless you squint really...
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    Vista + Radeon X1950Pro (pci-e) = Resource Conflict

    So I burned the latest Catalyst 7.2 drivers for 32-bit Vista onto a CD. Installed Vista. Installed Catalyst. Reboot. Black screen. Can't do anything. Doesn't even make it to Windows User logon screen. Rebooted in safe mode. Turns out I have a conflict with my card, which is odd, because i...
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    HDD caught fire...

    Yes, it's true. Power surge in my building. Lucky the HDD was the only thing damaged. However, I have data on that drive I NEED. A chip on the PCB underneath melted. Could it be as simple as buying an identical HDD and swapping the chip? Or cracking the thing open and swapping platters?
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    SN27P2 watercooling

    Pardon the noob question, but since my next project will be my first using a Shuttle mobo (not to mention my first experience with a SFF in general), I really dont want to screw this up. Because of Shuttle's compact size, are the placement holes for a CPU heatsink different from a standard...
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    New OS install boot issues

    I got a computer from work for free (they were throwing them out). It's an NEC PowerMate 2000, P3-800. I purchased a new HDD and XP Home. I kept getting a boot error PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 071) For Accton EN1207D/EN2242A Series PCI Fast...
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    Project: "Huge Big Tower Thing"

    Largest Home PC Ever? Please note that this is my first case mod. 50 inches height.(without the wood/castor wheeled base). 18 inches width/depth. ... These are teaser pics only. 2 corners are spot-welded to each other down the entire length. I have to Dremel 26 of them out...
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