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    Ram selection help wanted for Z97 build

    I'm building a HTPC system based around an ASRock Z97E-itx/AC with an i5-4690K CPU. I'm looking at 16 GB of RAM to run some VMs in the background, and will be using the iGPU as well. I've pretty much narrowed my selection down to two kits, G.SKILL RipjawsX F3-2133C11D-16GXL 16GB 2X8GB...
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    Replacement for sugarsync?

    Cutting it fairly fine to the wire as Sugarsync free accounts are being terminated in a week, but I'm still hunting for a replacement that's not lacking in 2 features... 1) The ability to sync arbitrary folders on my computer 2) The ability to upload photos from an android device...
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    I believe an alternate solution would be to get an active DP->DL-DVI converter since DP has the bandwidth to push 2560x1440 at higher than 60Hz
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    Monitor buying advice (24" vs 27")

    Unfortunately, both the BenQ and the HP are a bit above my price range. I'm mostly playing older games these days, so my GTX 580 should be OK to drive 1440p for stuff like Metro 2033 and Civ V based on the reviews on [H] If I feel the need for more horsepower, I could always add a second GTX...
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    Monitor buying advice (24" vs 27")

    I'm close to pulling the trigger on the QNIX QX2710 matte version, just waiting on a response from green-sum about his perfect pixel policy. NCX's review makes it sound like a good budget alternative to the much more expensive Samsung, Viewsonic, BenQ, etc 27" monitors, though I'm more...
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    Can anyone confirm whether the brightness adjustment on the monitor actually adjusts backlight level, or if it just adjusts the digital white level as tftcentral found when they reviewed the Achieva Shimian?
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    Monitor buying advice (24" vs 27")

    I realize that this question has been asked before, but with the wealth of information out there, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. My existing LG 246WP-BN is nearing death, and I'm shopping around for a replacement with the following characteristics: 1920x1200 or higher resolution 24" or...
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    LG L246W

    Just posting to say thanks for the info about how to replace the bad capacitors. My L246WP died a slow and painful death where it took longer and longer for it to turn on, while the power LED flashed on and off. I replaced the two 10v 3300uF capacitors with a pair of 16v 3300uF capacitors, and...
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    Keyboard advice requested

    Thank you for the advice everyone. After reading a lot of information, I will be buying a Rosewill RK-9000 most likely.
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    Keyboard advice requested

    As the title says, I'm looking for some advice on a keyboard to replace the cheapo Logitech media keyboard I'm using (an MX230 IIRC, but I could be extremely wrong on that). I find it to be soft and lacking in feedback. I have good memories of the older keytronics membrane keyboards, and I also...
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    Headphone/Headset advice requested

    So my old microphone solution (a cheapass logitech behind the head headset) has bit the dust, and I'm looking for a replacement... But not simply a direct replacement. I've got a decent? set of 5.1 speakers for my desktop, so I'd be OK with just a microphone to replace, I've seen people...
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    MSI N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr II OC Give-away!

    I'm liking the cooling performance you're showing off in the review, those temperatures combined with low noise is pretty sweet.
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    Sandy Bridge adopters -- post your new build.

    i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 4X2GB Corsair XMS3 Zotac GeForce 580GTX OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 SSD Samsung 2TB HDD Lite-On Blueray burner Corsair 850AX power supply Corsair 700D case Watercooling setup consisting of: Swiftech Apogee XT, EK 580-FC, MCP35X, MCR420, MCR220 For the moment...
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    Saw some P67 boards at Fry's today

    You and me both Armpit, though swap Asus for Gigabyte in my case.
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    When SB drops, what motherboard to get for 2600k?

    Lots it would seem... I've created a google spreadsheet of their feature lists because the ASUS website's comparison tool isn't working right now.
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    When SB drops, what motherboard to get for 2600k?

    You may be interested to note that expc is listing the UD7 for $312 CAD.
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    Saw some P67 boards at Fry's today

    $339 CAD
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    Picking the right memory for SB setup.

    Actually, at least part commonly advertised as 1.65V is on the compatibility list, CMX6GX3M3A1600C9. I haven't looked at any of the others, so I can't say if there are more For reference, CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 is rated to 1.65V but has SPD defined voltage of 1.5V according to...
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    Saw some P67 boards at Fry's today

    I picked it up from Canada Computers, they had one in their display case at the location I was at. Their other locations might have some. For reference, I'm in Ottawa, Ontario.
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    Picking the right memory for SB setup.

    For what it's worth, Gigabyte has posted their memory compatibility lists for the UD4, UD5, and UD7 boards on their site.
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    Saw some P67 boards at Fry's today

    Somewhat amusingly, I'm in the opposite situation, I've got the CPU (an i7-2600K), but I'm hunting for a motherboard other than a UD4 or P8P67Pro. I've ordered a UD7 from an online retailer that claims to have stock, so we'll see if it arrives before I give in and buy a UD4 locally.
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    Corsair Graphite 600T

    Cannydog, I'm wondering; from your photo, it looks like a 3x120 might fit up top if you took a dremel to the case to open it up a bit. Is there enough space up there, or would you have to cut up the plastic and mesh top to make things work?
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    What generation of desktop CPU does your most modern one use?

    It's kind of funny that you decided to omit Sandy Bridge from the poll options... You see, up until 9am this morning, the most recent desktop CPU that I own would have been the one in my desktop, an Opteron 165 running at 2.97 GHz, but I happened to mention how I was planning on building a...
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    Of the following three options, which makes the most sense for Sandy Bridge?

    I'm planning on building a new PC with 8 gigs of memory in January once Sandy Bridge is released. At the moment, I'm running a dual core Opteron on a socket 939 motherboard with DDR RAM, so I need to buy new memory. Having said that, boxing day is tomorrow, and I can get some pretty good...
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    My 570 is almost faster than an 8800GTX.

    For those telling the OP that he's bottlenecked, while he may not be getting the most out of his card, his CPU isn't the key limiting factor in his graphics scores as compared to the following example, which scores a substantially higher score than his what the OP's 570 scores, while being...
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    GTX 580 Owners Thread

    No kidding, I'm comming from an 8800 GTX, so I know what you mean about making a difference. One of the best upgrades I've ever made. (Though I'm still rocking an Opteron 165 @ 2.97 GHz and 2GB of RAM on an nForce 4 motherboard...)
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    New build problem

    Pull all the ram except for 1 stick while still in the case then?
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    ASUS ENGTX580 Video Card Review @ [H]

    I too would love to see 580 SLI vs 6970 CF, also, overclocked 580 against overclocked 6970... :)
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    Seasonic X-560 Give-Away! 3 PSUs!

    I look for build quality, low noise, and high quality output power. I've used seasonic power supplies for quite a few years and have been happy with each one that I've used.
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    What's the current expected release date for AMD's new high-end cards? I'm debating jumping on a 68xx card if they're as good as they look, but holding off until the 69xx cards come out sounds like it could pay off bigtime in terms of performance.
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    Intel Core i7 Full System Drawing @ [H]

    I'm so in. I could use an upgrade.
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    If you found a gem of a monitor resurface for a fraction of its cost...

    Hmm, guess I might as well call and see if they can't change shipping from FedEx to USPS before it ships to me.
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    If you found a gem of a monitor resurface for a fraction of its cost...

    What number did you wind up calling (instead of the 800 number) 408-855-8000?
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    Best Gaming Mouse?

    That's good to hear. Unfortunately, I already bought my replacement mouse, another Copperhead. (Seeing as it was in stock for a reasonable price at my local computer store, and I was getting sick of the random double-clicks...) And I don't have it in my budget to pick up both. And my local...
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    Best Gaming Mouse?

    How does the Lachesis compare to the Copperhead in terms of hand feel? My copperhead is on its way out (left mouse button registering too many clicks), and I need a replacement. I'm torn between: 1) Another copperhead 2) A Lachesis 3) A Boomslang 1 has the advantage of familiarity, 2 has...
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    20-22" WS lcd monitor for Xbox 360/Pc gaming-recommendations?

    If it's within your budget, I'd suggest looking at 24" monitors, many have component video connections available, and they can display full resolution 1080p, something that no 22" I know of can do.
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    A monitor to go with a LG246WP.

    At the moment I'm running an LG246WP-BN and an old Dell P991 CRT. Unfortunately for me, the Dell is dying, and I want to replace it with a nice new LCD, that will go well with my LG. I know that I want either a 20" 4:3, or a 24"+ 16:10 panel, either UXGA or WUXGA. What are some good...
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    When will the new 33" size LCD panels go on sale ??

    I think I speak for most when I say the following: *DROOL* ;)
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    Samsung 245BW or...

    I hate being inflammatory with a response, but... 1) I enjoy FPSes. 2) I have a LG 246WP 3) I do NOT have issues with pixel response, input lag, OR text sharpness. *note* I am connecting it via DVI, from a GF8800GTX, running at 1920x1200/60Hz
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    Virtual Sound Card

    Good to know, I wonder if there are any external sound cards that might let you install drivers without the device being physically present...