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    Low Profile / Height Speakers

    Looking for some expertise on finding some replacement speakers. I’ve got a 180cm desk but I have two 27 inch monitors and my case is on the desk (it’s sit stand and I’ve struggled to find one a cpu holder that fits my case, with it being water cooled you’re asking for trouble if it’s on the...
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    Build dramas, aka stuff this I'm buying a Dell

    Just having a little vent and thought you could all laugh at my misfortune, my wife doesn't understand. Anyway I've been in the process of modifying my case for a custom loop, going dual 360's on an enthoo evolv, takes a few minor mods to do and I finished them about a month ago. So starting a...
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    Phanteks Glacier Fittings

    Just got a bunch in for the custom (obv) loop in my build. First impressions, holy shitballs they are expensive. Second impressions, I see where at least some of the money went. Completely excessive packaging. Individual boxes for each fitting. Cut foam inlays And oh look, faux velvet...
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    Q-Comp

    Inspired by the Q Cars / Sleeper vehicles where a tame exterior belies a very sorted interior; that feeling when you open up a vintage muscle car and see a spotless engine bay I'm going to document the build / mod of my new main rig, I decided on an upgrade for VR, haven't had a custom loop in...
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    Add in lenses made all the difference

    This is going to come across as a bit 'ad' like so apologies, I also did do a quick search and couldn't see other threads or posts about it. I bought my Vive about a month ago, had a few games of table tennis etc, played Dirt Rally, wowed my friends with some of the games but I had a major...
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    Building NAS Reliability

    Greetings, I need some advice but first the situation that drove me to look. Basically, just spent the best part of three days doing some heavy lifting to recover data from a RAID 5 after having a double failure on my Synology DS916+ NAS after having 2*3TB WD Red drives fail. It's been in...
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    Asus Maximus Apex IX & 7700k Adventures

    Not seen any other talk about the Maximus IX Apex so I thought I'd share my experiences. At the moment I'm in 'prebuild', I'm waiting on the parts for my watercooling and but I thought I'd share my experiences with AIO in case it's useful to someone as it's a bit more average than the dual...
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    3770K delidding results

    Concept After a long time toying with an upgrade but not being able to justify it for the limited performance gains I've finally pulled the trigger on a VR build, I took [H]'s minimum frame rate argument and ran with it , however as I'm waiting on an aquacomputer order, which knowing AC will...
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    High End Mid-ATX or ITX Options

    Gentlefolk, Want to pick your brains. I'm currently in the process of putting together my new build and looking to see what the options are these days with cases. I live in Australia these days so it's a bit harder to find a list of what's available as there's no real super supplier that...
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    EMI Problem with Corsair HX850

    Random one I thought you guys might have some advice with, I've been having a problem where every time I turn on my computer the tv signal craps out in the house over certain frequencies, it goes away when I turn it off. I narrowed it down to the power supply by unplugging everything and...
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    Single, Dual... whu. Yeah another nubbin

    So after many years of it not being necessary I've caught the overclocking bug a bit so I'm ready to go the watercooling route Asus Rampage II Extreme 920 D0 @ 4.1ghz w/205bclk and 1.29v 3*2GB - Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC3-14400 C9 PowerColor PCS+ 4890 GPU Enermax Galaxy 640W PSU (Getting...
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    Encoding, Need advice

    Basically what I want to do the steps below, in the easiest way possible. I don't mind scripting it if necessary because I have an absolute ton of stuff to get through (500+ Albums) and am really busy with more important stuff, but my music is what normalizes me in the rest of life so not having...
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    Inquirers review of 8800GTX

    1) Hate the Inquirer 2) Think Fudo needs a new job 3) Despite that still interested. http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35604 Boiling all the badly written stuff down it looks like CPU limited at anything below 1600*1200 and for most games cpu limited up to 2560. No...
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    Best video conversion software?

    I have a little bit of a problem at the moment whereby I've gotten my XBox 360 set up as a media centre extender to my Vista PC. I am however having problems where I have literally years of videos on my PC and the Xbox unfortunately only supports mpeg2 or wmv formats. One of the options I...
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    RAM me.

    Ooo er missus. I had a module of ram die in my PC last night and so need a replacement matched pair but am not sure which road to go down. I have looked at the 2GB PC4400 Kits from Crucial but at £233 ($419) that seems a bit steep so if there is a closet high performer out there I'd like...
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    Cannot Follow Ad in Firefox

    For about the first time ever I saw an ad that interested me and tried to follow it but I cannot do so in Firefox, it is the Frozen Cpu One. I have allowed HardOCP.com to use popups and when I click on the rotated Corsair ad in the same slot it will open but the FrozenCPU one will not...
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    2* Dual Core Opteron Mobo???

    I don't know if any of you will be able to help but I need some help finding a new server motherboard. It needs to support 2* Dual Core Opterons It needs to support PCI-Express (cards not graphics) It needs to support a minimum of 8GB ram. If anyone knows of anything that will support...
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    X-Fi Xtreme Music - ADLink Cable

    Does anyone here know the specifications of this cable? I have a problem whereby I've just moved house and my computer case is now further away from my monitor (and so the breakout box) than the cable supports. So I need a longer one, I sent a nice e-mail to creative asking them to sell me...
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    Help. Maffs ficko ere - Guidance on new buld

    I've read the FAQ and tried the wattage calculator on the other sticky but can't get any meaningful indication out of them, I've also tried the figures on the PCP&C website but don't trust it too much :) Basically I have at present a 400W Silent Zalman PSU, it's served me well and is...
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    Have we reached a Computing Plateau?

    For the last 5 years I have been heavily into the high end consumer PC market, I've bought in excess of £10,000 worth of PC equipment over that time, and up until last December almost every upgrade opportunity had been taken and enjoyed but now I look at my computer and I think what is the...
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    Visual Basic and WMI

    Bit of a random one here but I'm trying alternate sources before spending $99 on a Experts-Exchange membership. Does anyone have any experience of registry manipulation via wmi. I can't use regwrite in wscript because the string is too long. Basically what I want to do is introduce a 29...
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    Need help spec'ing some test PC's

    After bordering on the lines of techie geekdom for several years I've decided that with my new job I really need a test network at home to well you know. Test. I have decided that as a start for this network I am going to go for 2 PC's to act as servers within this network but as these need...
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    Time to reinstall BF:V?

    Just downloading the release note for the 4.6 Cat Drivers, noticed the following. With that and the 1.02 patch also out today I'm gonna reinstall. Lets hope the game lives up to expectations now. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    I'm a convert

    For the last 5 years that I've been working in IT I've always dismissed Mac's out of hand as being for "finger amputee's" only. This week however I got a delivery to work and now have 3 Dual Processor G5's and 3 20" Cinema Screens on my desk and I'm having a whale of a time with them, it...
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    Eve-Online

    Anyone playing this, just giving it a whirl for a bit of a change from my big underplayed pile of Farcry, UT2004, BF:V et al. I'm really enjoying it. Better than X2 and I'll let you know in a couple of weeks and it might be as good as Frontier Elite, my all time favourite game (I have a saved...
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    Possible fix for BF:V ATI Owners

    Ok bizarrely after I was fine to start it all went to shit after a few hours of playing and exhibited the same symptoms as everyone else. What I did was load the latest DNA drivers from Guru3D and no shit it fixed the problem. It's fixed it for me and 3 of my friends so I'm sharing. If it...
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    PC Suddenly a BBQ

    I have a rather strange problem with my PC, in the last few days it has suddenly got very very very hot. Nothing has changed hardware wise except for the exhaust fan which is now 22cfm as opposed to the horrible 25cfm LCD Coolermaster one that came with. All fans are working, none are...
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    9800XT Suddenly Crap

    I left this for 6 hours in the 4.3's thread but no response, damn OCP'ers getting rusty in their old age. I upgraded to the 4.3's on the 11th and now seem to be getting a few problems but don't know if it is related. First and foremost my computer seems to be more unstable, it seems to be...
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