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    getting into bitcoining?

    just curious, where do you have them listed?
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    getting into bitcoining?

    If I was going to run 200A (22kW) worth of GPUs, I'd run them OUTSIDE. obviously with a roof over it (or some other easy method of mitigating rain). Why spend money on cooling when you don't have to?
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    getting into bitcoining?

    Does [H] have a list of reputable places? I'd love to replace my aging 6k cards with some newer 7k stuff with BTC - PPD is way, way better on the 7k cards.
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    Butterfly Labs 600GH/s Bitcoin Card

    Heh, If you had a small nuclear reactor, you could probably make more money selling power than mining BTC...
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    Post Your Mac Setup!

    I want those X-serve RAIDs. Why did apple have to kill off the rack mount stuff again?
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    getting into bitcoining?

    This seems like a tolerable place to ask - does anyone here actually buy anything with BTC, or do you just exchange it? I'm a bit wary of spending BTC to buy something, given the likelyhood of being taken for a ride.
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    copper pipes instead of tygon tubing?

    it's done all the time at much higher pressures than you see in PC watercooling: soft copper is soft relatively speaking (compared to yellow brass).
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    My new rig: It's a rather tight fit, but it worked out. parts: PC-z60 AX850 dirt 3 6950 (unlocked) i7 940 (oc pending) 12GB 1600 8-8-8-24 koolance inx-720 w/AP-15s hybrid HDD 3ware 9500S-4LP
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    Would it be ridiculous to pair a 7970 with Q6600?

    There's more to it than just the CPU when you do that too though, different chipsets can weigh in pretty heavily, too. Except for when you do... http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/10/rk-collection-toyota-camry-coupe-v8.html
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    Would it be ridiculous to pair a 7970 with Q6600?

    I'd like to see this as well. According to my guestimath, a 3.0GHz c2q is roughly equivalent to a stock i5-750.
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    Would it be ridiculous to pair a 7970 with Q6600?

    Hmmm. Current rig: Q6700@ 3.0, 6950 (unlocked) @ 910/1320. I notice cpu limitation only in SC2, near the end of maps when there's epic rushing (or at the 40 minute mark in tug-0-war). I'm almost never the first person to get the "your computer is slowing down the game" notice. I usually...
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    Post Your Mac Setup!

    I disagree. I run VMs regularly on my macbook, and the performance difference is incredible. I no longer suffer through long periods of nothing while the harddrive thrashes trying to do the work of four computers. With the SSD, you can't even tell I've got the VMs running. As for weight, I...
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    Electrical for HT question.

    That loose GFCI breaker is retarded. It's not doing anything if the circuit that it's SUPPOSED to be protecting isn't hooked up to it, and it can't do anything if it's not snapped in to the bus bar (that hot connection isn't a magic unicorn). If I were me, I'd fix it myself, and probably add...
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    Password Encryption Protected Under Fifth Amendment

    (double post thanks to posting rules) Imagine if you were using AES-256?
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    Password Encryption Protected Under Fifth Amendment

    Distributed.net is doing that right now, with a 72 bit key: RC5-72 bit. Currently just over 2% done @ 3,373 days. Estimated remaining time at current rate: 45,081 days (123 years). A life sentence or self incrimination. Which to choose?
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    The Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread! - ABSOLUTELY NO COMMENTS

    In the automotive industry, the change has been FROM copper core/finned radiators TO aluminum radiators - mostly because the copper radiators disadvantage is in the mating of fins to the core (and the price of copper - never forget cost). Moving the heat from the core to the fins is the most...
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    Dust prevention in cases...

    Are you for real? the static charge that MIGHT build up will be on the hose, not the air in the hose. When was the last time you got a static shock from the AIR in your house?
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    Dust prevention in cases...

    You should drain the tank from time to time.
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    Seasonic Platinum 1000w OR 860w, which runs cooler?

    An unvented power brick may seem hot to the touch, but a small block (lets call it huge @ 2"x2"x3") of plastic with a surface temp of 40C compared to a box venting 40CFM @ 35C, the box is putting out waaaaaay more heat. you can't judge power output by surface temp.
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    I want a mac.

    1 That was done to waste less space, which is a premium in laptops 2 Uhm, it's a laptop? there's almost nothing serviceable in a laptop 3 you don't like 13" laptops? 4 agreed - HD3k FTL. Bring back the days of nvidia chipsets (wait, that doesn't work with sandy) and the 330m (it's faster than...
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    Apple Co-Founder Prefers Android Phones, Blasts Siri

    So much truth there - it sucks buying something and then finding out it's been abandoned, and there's no custom roms because they did something weird and proprietary.
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    I want a mac.

    I stick to virtualbox on my 5 year old macbook. the 2.2GHz core2, 4GB ram, and 160GB SSD seem to keep things moving pretty smoothly at work.
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    Star Trek 2 Filming has Begun

    They had a few episodes on boston legal...
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    Seasonic Platinum 1000w OR 860w, which runs cooler?

    That's a good way to learn, but sometimes "trial-by-fire" can be fun, too. Just don't try it at home ;)
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    Star Trek 2 Filming has Begun

    It was about time a ship fired more than one blast, followed by a three day conference to determine if they should consider a followup shot.
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    Seasonic Platinum 1000w OR 860w, which runs cooler?

    #1: a kill-a-watt meter. Google it. It works on a toaster, too. Operating temp of the measured device isn't relevant. #2: that would be dumb. the transmission losses in low voltage power transmission are massive - you'd need 000 gauge wires in the wall just to make it feasible.
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    Star Trek 2 Filming has Begun

    I think DS9 is probably the best star trek, but if you haven't seen the G&S adaptation U.S.S. Pinafore, you don't know what you're missing.
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    WMC 7 record to usb 3

    Media center seems to have a thing about recording to non-local drives. I've been trying to get it to record to a network share with no luck, but the sym-link option is not one i've tried yet.
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    Seasonic Platinum 1000w OR 860w, which runs cooler?

    Mine just barely runs when I fold, with a plug power draw of 300W.
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    Seasonic Platinum 1000w OR 860w, which runs cooler?

    why on earth are you replacing an AX850? your new rig specs suggest a half decent 650W would be more than necessary.
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    Untangle Worth it for Home Network?

    ESXi seems to be very picky re: the hardware it's running on.
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    Untangle Worth it for Home Network?

    ESXi would be where i'd look first. One was related to a licensing issue, and don't worry about the other.
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    Seasonic Platinum 1000w OR 860w, which runs cooler?

    If you really want that last little edge, run your computer on 220V. Every single PSU i've seen reviewed has higher efficiency on 220V than 110V.
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    Did HD mfr ever make SSDs for SCSI U320 interface?

    Everything has had its own controller since IDE, what exactly do you mean?
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    Best Overclocking Tool for HD 6950?

    You can't just pick an arbitrary speed that worked for someone else and expect it to work for you. As for furmark, powertune +20?
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    Untangle Worth it for Home Network?

    You're forgetting that ANY UT subscription comes with support. I've called them twice since I started using it, and I had my problem solved nearly instantly. From dialing, to hanging up, One call was 3 minutes long, the other was around 4 minutes. That's truly epic . They even spoke good...
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    Where to find black. non-vented replacement PCI brackets?

    In case you want them cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Dip-Intl-11203-Plasti-Dip/dp/tech-data/B000LNOOEO
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    Untangle Worth it for Home Network?

    Only? what on earth are you doing? 10k concurrent connections is enough for an entire school district.
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    Untangle Worth it for Home Network?

    I love my UT box - running on a dual 2.8GHz Xeon (netburst) rig. I do run real services though, so it's not entirely foolish. UT isnt really a router, it's more of and edge device - if you want routing, head over to pf sense, and run UT in bridge mode. You can run them both on the same box in...
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