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    Warm: Acronis True Image 2016 3 Computers - $47.99 (Upgrade for $35.99)

    Currently on sale for $59.99 from $79.99, go to acronis.com, add the 3 user product to cart and go to checkout. Before entering any information, alt-tab then alt-tab back and at this point and it'll pop up an additional 15% off making it 40% off $79.99 for $47.99. Note it says to buy right...
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    37% off pre-ordered unreleased video games

    Assuming $60 game, using 20% off + the $10 RZ certificate you get the game for effectively $38. Note I'm not saying you can use the $10 certificate you get on the game you're buying - but it's still a good deal for future games, TVs, whatever. :eek: If you're a Reward Zone member AND Gamers...
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    It may be time for a new system...

    Seriously considering building a Skylake 6700K if I can find a CPU... Guess I got my money's worth from my Abit IP35Pro! :) Note: All those hours are at 3.6Ghz overclock of 3.0Ghz stock on air cooling. I've never run it at anything but 3.6 since built.
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    Full custom flight sim for sale in WA state

    Friend of mine I used to work with has it - I cannot answer any questions about it but know he's a legit guy, extremely smart and likely did an excellent job on the build. He's got pics of it on his facebook and you can contact him there: https://www.facebook.com/r.t.wickham I do vouch for...
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    Samsung 250GB EVO down to $139.99 again

    It's been at this price before but $139.99 seems to be at least a warming up type deal if not a legit [H]ot Deal. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726
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    5870 HDMI audio output FYI

    Ok, I did better with my Google-fu on this one... ;) My previous card was a BFG 260-896OCE. The BFG says it's "HDMI Capable" which, when I installed that card concerned me a little. HDMI Capable, as it turned out, meant the card came with a small 2 pin cable to connect to a soundcard...
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    EyeFinity weirdness w/different res monitors

    I've got the 5870 installed now and it looks....well ok exactly like the 260 it replaced so far (not played any games yet.) I have played around with configuring EyeFinity and I can't seem to get it quite right. Right now I have two monitors: Vizio 37in 1080p LCD (1920x1080) Dell 2405FPW...
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    Diamond Radeon 5870 - keep it or not?

    I made the mistake of going by Fry's in Dallas today. They had ONE 5870 - the Diamond - so I had to buy it for $399. I don't particularly mind paying $399+tax but... It's been a long time since I've owned a Diamond video card - I assume pretty much all 5870s are about the same right now...
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    Single 58xx/six displays??

    Single card with six displays isn't yet possible, right? There is no way (yet) to daisy chain via Displayport? How did AMD do the six display setups they've shown pictures of - with two cards, 3 displays each?
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    Verizon FIOS ActionTec -> WRT54G -> Internet

    I am confused and hope someone can help me to understand what is going on. Let me start by saying that everything is actually working - I just don't really understand why and it's not working in the way I expected. I have Verizon FIOS Internet & TV. As part of the service, they provide a...
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    Vizio VO37LF - expecting too much?

    I just got this unit at Costco yesterday: http://www.vizio.com/productDetails.aspx?id=2640&pid=1506 It's a 37 1080p set with 3 HDMI inputs, 1 VGA and several component inputs. First thing I did upon bringing it home was hook it up to the PC in my sig (the 8800GTX one.) I previously had...
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    What is inside a heat pipe??

    Specifically inside the tips that stick out of the top of the heatsink on the Xigma HDT-S1283? I've built my brother a new computer and used an old case with sentimental value to him. Everything fits ALMOST perfectly but the tops of the heatpipes sticking out of the top of the Xigmatek very...
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    Q9650 experience so far

    I'm building my brother a computer and figured that was a reasonable excuse to just give him my Q6600 CPU which I'd been running @ 3.2 for about 6 months and get myself a Q9650. Yes, I guess I have more money than sense - the Q9650 was $550ish - about as much as the computer I'm building him...
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    Q6600 -> Q9550 upgrade - maybe....

    I find myself needing to fix my brother's computer - he needs a new motherboard, CPU and memory because his socket 939 board croaked. I happen to have an extra ABit IP35 Pro motherboard, memory is cheap so that just leaves the CPU. My conundrum is this: I thought about just getting him an...
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    Can't get past snow level on 3dMark06

    WTF... I keep dyeing right after the snow level on 3dMark06 - I zomgpwn the levels up to the point, though return to proxycon can be a drag because I'm doing stuff so fast that it just chugs really slow. How do I find the aliens that made the crop circle in the snow, kill them and get to the...
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    Enabling EIST/C1E causes BSOD during boot?

    IP35 Pro, Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz (8 x 400 - memory not overclocked) @ 1.325v, 1.27v VTT, 1.33v MCH, 68%/68% GTLCPUREF What is strange about this is that the system passed over 24 hours of Prime95 at these settings. I noticed I was getting an event in the system event log about power management not...
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    Running Q6600 @ 3.6 - how'd you get there?

    I am familiar with overclocking in general - not asking a very basic "raise voltage, test, repeat" type question here. I am running a Q6600 at 3.2 currently. Prime95 stable for > 24 hours. It *seems* to run fine at 3.6 also but Prime95 croaks after about 7ish hours and I strongly suspect it's...
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    Westinghouse 47 inch 1080p @ Costco - $999

    Seems to have some hotness to it. Same size Vizio at Costco is $1299 and I think I'd rather have the Westy anyway. 4 HDMI inputs, 2 component, 1 VGA. Just checked their website and couldn't find it but was just standing in their store in TX and saw it. Also found a post on fatwallet about it...
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    ABit IP35 Pro hangs at code 52 during post - fixed...

    Maybe this will help someone else - I know I thought I'd really hosed something... I've just spent the last day tracking down a problem I thought I'd introduced by jabbing my motherboard with a screwdriver. After replacing the motherboard and memory and having the same issue, I found this...
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    Just got done building new Q6600...

    and I want to cry. :( Reseated the HSF once, made the heat situation worse than the first attempt so I figured I'd fix it. After it ran 23 hours of Prime95 at 3.2Ghz (Q6600 w/True120 4gb 8800GTX etc.) Last screw going in, screwdriver slipped and stabbed my mobo. Now it won't boot. :(...
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    Just got done building new Q6600...

    and I want to cry. I'd reseated the HSF once and the heat actually got worse so I figured I'd do it again. This after it had passed 24 hours Prime95 at 3.2Ghz but the temps got higher than I thought that should (as high as 68c.) Reseating attempt #2, last screw going in, the screwdriver...
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    Just got done building new Q6600...

    and I want to cry. I'd reseated the HSF once and the heat actually got worse so I figured I'd do it again. This after it had passed 24 hours Prime95 at 3.2Ghz but the temps got higher than I thought that should (as high as 68c.) Reseating attempt #2, last screw going in, the screwdriver...
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    Remove/reinstall TRUE 120 without removing motherboard?

    Just got my new system built but may want to redo the AS5 application. I installed the CPU, AS5 and TRUE120 before putting the board in the case. Can I remove and reinstall the heatsink - will the backplate stay put because it's behind the board - without removing the motherboard?
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    Anyone done multiple Q6600 OCs?

    Curious if anyone has built multiple Q6600 rigs - what is the WORST OC you've seen from a G0 stepping Q6600? Water cooled? Air cooled? Assuming if you've built multiple and tried OC then you had good cooling/power/etc in all of them.
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    Comments on a semi-budget build

    I may be forced to build a system soon due to stuff being cheap. Appreciate any thoughts on this build - I linked to Newegg on each item even though some of the items won't come from there. Antec P182 - $59 after MIR last month (it's sitting in the kitchen saying 'build meeee' now.)...
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    Where to buy an Accelero Xtreme 8800?

    I think maybe these just came out - I've found several reviews but can't find where to acually buy the product. One of the reviews even lists availability as a negative. I've emailed Newegg to see if they will carry it but no reply there yet. Any ideas?
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    Nehalem; drop-in upgrade from 4 to 8 cores possible?

    Is there any reason a CPU upgrade can't take you from 4 to 8 cores? Just swap CPUs to get an extra 4 cores - one hell of an upgrade! I doubt it'll be possible at Nehalem release but that other thread about waiting got me wondering about this. I mean thats possible now with socket 775 from 2 to 4...
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    8800GTX dual PCIE question

    I know this has to have been asked but in a quick search I couldn't find it. I've ordered this card: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130072 ($299AR delivered too cheap to pass up!) My PSU & system is in my sig - 600W OCZ PowerStream (circa late 2005). It has two...
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    SFF system built from spare parts for fun

    Had a lot of parts laying around - as noted below - did not want to see the parts just sit until worthless. I ordered a few things and built a SFF using the spare parts. No questions or anything here - just a brag/project outline. :) Spare parts: Hitachi 250GB SATA (purchased in late 2005)...
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    Foxconn 6150BK8MC-KRSH - new build - immediate shutdown?

    I ordered this board to use spare parts - my old X2 4400 etc. Assemble everything, power on via the PSU switch and all the fans come on for ~2 seconds and then shutdown. System isn't responsive to ATX power switch and will only come on for 2 seconds when hard power switch is used. I've now...
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    3008WFP out of stock now?

    Curious if anyone else is able to order and have one shipped since Friday. I ordered mine Friday, got the price down to $1599 after some arguing over the Canada ads but now they claim it's out of stock and may ship next Monday. This is from Dell US Small Biz. Anyone ordered one in last few...
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    Anyone here running DFI Lanparty NF4+Opty 185 w/623-x BIOS?

    I just made the mistake of trying to upgrade my BIOS - after several hours I gave up and went back to 623-3 which has worked flawlessly for 2.5 years now. I'd like to go to an Opty 185 but I'm not sure if the 623-3 supports Opty - and if it doesn't and I'm forced to upgrade the BIOS I may just...
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    EBay for 3008WFP?

    I haven't seen the 3008WFP directly from Dell for any less than $1999+shipping+tax (I'm in TX with good old Dell.) I see a few $1799 3008WFP deals on EBay and one is even in the DFW area and I can just pick it up locally. For $1799. With no shipping or tax. So...how is this not a great deal...
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    Opteron 185 is the last stop in 939 land?

    My system is in my sig below and it's served me well - since I built it I've upgraded the video card and hard drive (sig is current with the upgrades.) I am considering a Dell 3008WFP monitor upgrade. I suspect my current system won't adequately drive 2560x1600 in games (Call of Duty 4, etc)...
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    Shipping P180 PC in the original case box?

    Just curious if anyone has shipped their PC in a P180 case in the original case box. I need to ship my PC and the only box I have right now is the box the case came in. Obviously the box is fine for the case alone but the case is a hell of a lot heavier with all the PC guts in it. See my sig for...
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    I found the Ballistix PC4000 2gb problem!

    I pried one of mine open since I was so curious about why it was so much lighter than the OCZ Platinum and what did I find inside the heat spreader? Turkey feathers! Apparently some turkeys got loose in the Micron factory. Should all be cleared up shortly, they've been eaten now. (ok, I...
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    XBox 360 line status - post yours here!

    I made the rounds in Southlake, TX and a friend just went by Best Buy in Irving (635 & McArthur brand new store.) Southlake, TX: Circuit City - no line as of 5:30pm - opening at 10am and they have "more than 10" and about 50/50 core/premium Wal-Mart - one guy been in line since 2am this...
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    New Intel Xeon dual core is the way to go...

    if you need a space heater. For use as a CPU, go AMD. ;) http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/22/0714240&from=rss Interesting info - a quote from some of the stuff there:
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    4400 stable - thanks for the help :)

    After much reading which I started here, I built the system in my sig. Now running 260 x 10, prime95 for > 21 hours, memtest86, 3dmark01/03/05, SuperPi, OCCT, http://www.hcidesign.com/memtest for 7+ hours (Windows memtest which found problems memtest86 didn't). 3dmark01: 30766 3dmark03...
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    Samsung paying $300million fine for price fixing DRAM

    Hynix paid $180 million and Infineon is paying something too. Watching the press conf right now... They are paying these fines for price-fixing on PC DRAM. From 1999-2002, Samsung and competitors met and agreed to global DRAM prices. They documented these meetings in internal memos...
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