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    FS - ASUS NVIDIA GTX 285 Video Card 1GB DDR3

    Bump. Will listen to all offers.
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    FS - ASUS NVIDIA GTX 285 Video Card 1GB DDR3

    GREAT WORKING CONDITION. Comes in original box. Model # ENGTX285 TOP/HTDI/1GD3 $90 shipped OBO Only used for a year in a well-cooled computer system. Used by a very experienced computer user. Includes the following: ASUS GTX 285 Video Card (1GB DDR3 RAM) - tested working condition...
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    Looked up my serial number and shows a full 3 years of warranty Wow, I guess I got lucky in that mine was shipped in the protective bubble. Definitely would be wary when the anti-static bag shows signs of holes or punctures from the PCB.
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    Deal is back from this seller. Hopefully packaging will be better the second time around...
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    Questionable Hard Drive Packaging - What to do?

    Good point! as they are shipped everywhere once they leave the production line. Perhaps I'm a bit old fashioned in believing that these drives are delicate creatures and need to be very securely packaged. Since this drive was in a thick bubble enclosure, I'll give it a thorough testing and...
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    Questionable Hard Drive Packaging - What to do?

    Thanks again guys. Definitely planning to do a full stress test (as always with hard drives). Just a bit concerned that it wasn't even in a box and probably was roughed up during shipment. Might be my paranoia but part of me says return it to be safe.
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    Questionable Hard Drive Packaging - What to do?

    Thanks for the reassurance guys. I'll be sure to test the drive out for many hours. Noob question - is there a good Linux emulator out there that will let me run Badblock on Windows? Don't have Ubuntu set up on this machine. Or I can use the WD Diagnostic Utility: Extended Test Write zeros...
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    Questionable Hard Drive Packaging - What to do?

    I completely agree. Always have a backup. But still would like to take precautions where possible to ensure the chances of drive failure are minimized. I would be fine except the drive in this bubble was inside an envelope and was moving around. The envelope itself also provides much less...
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    Questionable Hard Drive Packaging - What to do?

    Ordered a drive from a (seemingly) reputable seller on eBay. It arrived today packaged securely inside a thick 1" bubble shell. The drive was nestled inside the shell and was not moving. This shell with the drive inside, however, was inside an ordinary thin bubble envelope. It was clearly flying...
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    Yeah, but I'm still concerned. It was nicely sealed inside that 1" thick bubble but it would have been better if it came in a box and not in a large loose bubble envelope. My concern is because I'm putting lots of very valuable data on the drive. As such, I'd much rather pay $35 more for...
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    Exact same situation and concern. There's always a catch isn't there when it seems too good to be true. How difficult is it to ship it in a box?? I guess they will have 1,400 angry customers. Mine wasn't even in a box. Was inside a thick layer of bubble wrap inside of a bubble envelope. What...
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    Nothing yet. I am always skeptical of sales like this...doubtful that they actually had 1,400 units in stock in a warehouse somewhere.
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    Slower but optimized for storage and 24/7 use. I got one to use as a drive for music/photos/editing.
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    Western Digital 4TB Red WD40EFRX - $140

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WD-4TB-WD-Red-SATA-3-5-Internal-HDD-WD40EFRX/261493120971?customid=5f428f32173442da875e3cf7b71821e6&pub=5574652453&afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&afepn=5335869999 Have not heard of this seller but minimal risk with the eBay purchase guarantee.
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    Watch Dogs

    Quick question - Do you guys also have black horizontal bars (top/bottom) when playing this game? I'm on a 30" montior (2560x1600) and have the aspect ratio set to 16:10 (native). I still get black bars on the top and bottom. Is this normal? It was also the case with other Ubisoft games such...
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    A Picture I Took 2014 - Contains NSFW Images

    Japanese maple tree
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    Warm - Dell U3014 Black 30" $849

    Sweet deal
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    Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    Thanks. So you have the same 'issue'?
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    Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    Do you guys have the black bars on the top/bottom of your screen when playing this? Is is because it's a console port? I'm playing @ 2560x1600 fullscreen on my 30" and have the bars on my screen as if its set to a 16:9 aspect ratio even though I clearly have it set to 16:10. Anything I'm doing...
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    A Picture I took - 2013

    Fantastic shot!
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    Steam 2013 summer sale is here!

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $3, Dishonored for $10, and Max Payne 3 for $10 are all no-brainers if you don't already have those games.
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    Steam 2013 summer sale is here!

    LA Noire was a very fun detective game. Definitely worth $5 if you want to feel like a criminal investigator.
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    Steam 2013 summer sale is here!

    +1. 1000% agree
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    A Picture I took - 2013

    Visited Olympic National Park in Washington over the weekend
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    A Picture I took - 2013

    Thanks so much! :)
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    A Picture I took - 2013

    Thanks! :) Definitely wasn't an easy shot but honestly also had to do with being in the right place at the right moment. A bit of luck always helps to make a good shot.
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    Dell U3014 unboxing :)

    Great unboxing thread. Now I'm faced with a headache of whether this is a worthy upgrade over my U3011.
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    This did the trick!! Thank you so much! Much appreciated. :) I also loaded the Catalyst 13.5 Beta 2 drivers as there was some optimization for Bioshock noted in the release notes.
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    Darn it - launched the game today and it started doing it again, even on "High" texture quality. I wonder if it's just time for me to get a new video card, or if something happened with the game and it needs to be reinstalled. I have not touched any of the .ini's. Lowering the texture quality...
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    Out of curiosity, what video card are you using? Glad I'm not the only one. I tried every possible combination of the settings and only when I bumped texture quality down from "Ultra" to "High" did I notice an improvement in these blurry texts. Honestly, my eye probably can't even tell the...
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    Fixed it. Had to turn texture quality down from Ultra to High. Very saddened by this. :(
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    I haven't touched any of the settings in CCC. Morphological AA is turned off. The only changes to the video card are being made through MSI Afterburner.
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    Could be. Any suggestions on what I can tweak or do to try and improve it? Odd thing is, I didn't notice these things when I started playing yesterday. But then today I was messing with the graphics settings to optimize FPS and this happened. Could it be an AMD driver issue? I'm using the...
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    Bioshock: Infinite - Blurred Signs and Textures?

    I have been fiddling with my settings in Bioshock Infinite. Most of the things are set to ultra (aside from post processing and shadows). Does anyone know why the signs in the game appear blurry and out of focus, but then sharpen up as I approach them? I don't think this was happening when I...
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    GPU Throttling During Movie?

    I have had my card overclocked with MSI Afterburner for some time now. I just loaded GPU-Z and noticed that my card appears to be throttling between different 2D/3D modes and power states when I watch a movie on the computer (screenshot below). Oddly, if I'm watching a video online for...
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    Issue with Radeon 6950 and Driver Updates

    This is helpful as I was just about to try Trixx to see if it fixes the issue. Are/were you also experiencing this with the newer drivers? Which catalyst version are you currently using? So you are using the beta Afterburner with the latest catalyst driver (13.4) and have no issue with the...
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    Issue with Radeon 6950 and Driver Updates

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions/help on how I can resolve my issue. For some time, I have been running AMD's 12.8 drivers (from August 2012). Each time I have tried to update to the latest version (most recently 13.4), my screen starts to flicker and stutter when the new drivers are...
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