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    (XFX) R7 240 at 120hz DVI-D?

    it's not working. will my LG W2363D play with this?
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    HiVi USA via newegg.com !

    http://www.newegg.com/HiVi-USA-Speakers/BrandSubCat/ID-92889-60 3 sets of 2.1 offerings by Swans/HiVi. I came across the speakers on the webz earlier today and found them intriguing. That said, nearly everywhere i looked said that they don't ship the particular model i was looking at, the...
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    dual band router (w or w/o ddrwt) or build my own and run ipfire?

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u429/avihsnis/shiva_net_zpsed81d863.jpg this is my network topology, using e2500 for dualband. everything is very nimble
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    Firewall Replacement

    i certainly understand in that type of situation, but i think it's safe to assume there's probably an exponentially larger amount of businesses making dramatically less than that in daily transactions. and those are probably going to be the businesses that have to ask what firewall they should...
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    Firewall Replacement

    i'd think a couple lunix classes would be cheaper :p top tier shit makes me think of apple fanboiz, only their cpus are RISC based [edit] Cisco ASA seems decent, the 5585 only msrp's for $30,000; holy crap
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    Post your Smoothie/ipcop/etc. specs

    late to the thread; my firewall! http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u429/avihsnis/comatose_zps922a08d1.jpg it's normally buried behind junk, so i had forgotten the specs til i looked at it again. sitting on my nightstand [edit]...
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    Firewall Replacement

    why? 'homebrew' will get the most out of the link itself. and if you want hardcore deep packet inspection, it'll cost like $10,000+ to do what it costs a $50-100 'homebrew' solution, especially on fast links.
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    Firewall Replacement

    Buy a shitty prebuilt p3/p4, stick 2 dedicated network cards in it, install fedora, masq interfaces, install dnsmasq, be amazed. I've done this using a 700mhz p3 and a 1ghz p4. Both worked equally awesomely with 50mbit [edit] something slightly more powerful might be needed for your filtering...
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    dual band router (w or w/o ddrwt) or build my own and run ipfire?

    Hey, I say build your own firewall! Mine is using an ancient 1ghz p4 with 768mb ram and 2 gigabit cards. Even with just a 15mbit cable connection, my upper limits went from ~14mbit to ~17mbit, and with zero fluxuation no matter how hard I slam the connection. I can max downstream to a ramdisk...
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    Am I stupid, or is my router broken?

    how's the performance directly connected to the router over a wire, rather than the modem?
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    Audiophiles: Power conditioning?

    I think I will invest in a unit with 'AVR' at some point, seems worth having when comparing a lot of audio equipment. as far as the ferrite cores are concerned, stripka mentioned placing them at the source of the interference. if the source were a fridge, would this mean it's better to place...
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    Audiophiles: Power conditioning?

    say you hear a slight hiss with no audio playing and popping noises when appliances around the house are turning on and off. with 'perfect' audio equipment, would the hiss be alleviated by a standard surge protector or ups and popping noises mean needing better cabling? 'Blindedbyscience', in...
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    Audiophiles: Power conditioning?

    alright, say you are noticing 'something' in your audio and you have everything plugged directly into wall sockets. in my setup, my headphones have high impedance, so i'm using a small amplifier. on a household scale, what's the most cost-effective way to make sure you're getting 'clean power'...
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    Audiophiles: Power conditioning?

    thanks. i lived somewhere that got regular brownouts, which lead to my finally buying a UPS. I personally have never experienced unusual 'hiss' or whatnot from my audio equipment, at least with the surge protectors and UPS i am using, but i'm in a pretty small house now with very recent...
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    single platter HDD recommendations?

    Very interesting, thank you
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    single platter HDD recommendations?

    very nice; i know Hitachi is going by HGST now, but i saw that HGST is 'A Western Digital Company' at that link, have things changed a lot or is this how it always was? cool drive, though. what's the throughput like on it, out of curiousity? got some hdtune benchies? :) i figured the highest...
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    Looking for good quality DSL modems

    going from my 50/10mbit comcast connection to a 10/1mbit dsl connection, i dropped like 10ms latency to game servers. going from a soho router to my built NAT box also had dropped latency by about that much. that was a bit before i got the 50mb connection. anyway, with dsl and my nat box, i...
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    Audiophiles: Power conditioning?

    Are standard surge protectors up to the task? http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1724108 guy getting EMI from a washing machine to his computer's audio. OP says his system is plugged into a "surge protector (UPS)", so, not sure which it is, exactly. Anybody using dedicated, more...
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    Washing machine interfering with my computer?

    that ac line filter i posted is only good up to 7 amps. so, i guess only consider with a sub-700 watt system [edit2] tripp lite stuff; http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProducts.do?groupId=050&subgroupId=14 looks better and cheaper. idk, a lot of surge protectors offer line filtering, but...
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    Looking for good quality DSL modems

    I have a tiny little dsl modem that came with centurylink. when I got the service, their cs actually said that only their routers would work with their modems, blah blah blah. Well, I specified just the modem and not a combo. It was setup so it would internally nat, but with a single port. I...
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    single platter HDD recommendations?

    As of this post, it's 24oct2012, est. If I wanted only two single platter drives in raid0, what's the maximum platter density available? I once had hitachi 7k1000.c's, 500gb single platter drives that kicked ass. I know at the time, there were the samsung f3s, which i'd have gotten, but we're...
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    Washing machine interfering with my computer?

    an aside, i starting looking around and found this; http://arraysolutions.com/Products/nqnaclinefilter.htm looks very interesting. i might pick one up at some point just to test it out. no idea if this type of thing would get killed by a high-end built desktop or not
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    Washing machine interfering with my computer?

    agree; maybe try playing with the spread spectrum switch in BIOS. sounds like the washer and the computer all run from the same circuit, no matter which outlet you are testing
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    New Build - You Opinions & Suggestion Please

    while i've used asrock and have had no problems with them, i didn't do very heavy overclocking with it. i would probably go with an Asus board, considering the rest of your machine.
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    Xonar Dg $25.00 worth it over Onboard?

    When using a digital signal, i am pretty sure you wont get better quality from a soundcard over spdif. in most cases, what you want to pay for a sound card is gonna ultimately depend features, specifically quantity of sound channels and the interface you intend to use. that said, i had one...
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    Does it matter? G.Skill, Geil, Crucial, Kingston, Corsair...

    As I said, With a couple of the sticks, I could run at 1620 or so. With most, only ~1540.
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    Does it matter? G.Skill, Geil, Crucial, Kingston, Corsair...

    My 920 would go 200+ with a couple of the sticks, but only as high as like 1620 or something error-free. I tested all cpu oc's with smallffts, primarily. I then cycled combination of sticks of ram til I ran blends error-free. I got smallffts running at 210x21 by stepping down the ram multi...
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    Best reason for a prebuilt under 500 is the os, for sure. That said, if you intend t build it, unless the parents are particularly fond of downloading media, i'd scale back on everything to make room for a tiny ssd. On pretty much any hardware, it'll blow their minds
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    At what point is a person better off buying a prebuilt PC?

    for a home user, instant gratification or need to fill the place of a recently departed machine immediately. Most other cases would be a contract for multiple/many machines for a business, which usually includes tech/hardware support from the distributor, like dell, and often at a decent rate...
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    Does it matter? G.Skill, Geil, Crucial, Kingston, Corsair...

    that's what i thought when i dropped to 3 sticks. no amount of tweaking would get them (again, G.Skill 1600) to exceed 1600, though. and for a perfect, error-free oc i had to keep them around 1540/1560. I think i was just unlucky, but i see perhaps too many people with glowing reviews about...
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    yea, i totally did the fiscal year backwards. i should not post any further without sleeping
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    that is probably true, at least as far as prices are concerned. haswell comes out Q2, which means fall, right? that's a bit less than a year from now, but it'll be in good time for when i can do a higher end build. i enjoyed my 275 sli, i imagine a 660ti sli would be awesome point being...
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    i just wanted to know the i3's limits :p [edit] specifically with a 7950/660ti ranged card [edit2] i save before i complete my thoughts; something i was considering was should i stick with the i3 for this build, i'd take the 660ti with me and sli it in a new build. again, intending to hand...
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    i believe i read somewhere that bf3 would make use of 4 threads even in an HT scenario. not sure if it uses more than 4 threads. i'll see if i can find it
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    i5 at 2 cores != i3
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    i had to remove the i3 link, guy said it was sp. it was using a 5870 rather than a 7850, anyway
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    i said i'd go with an i5 if it were within budget. ultimately, the point of this thread was that there's nowhere on the internet that indicates exactly what performance an ivy bridge i3 coupled with a 660ti/7950 would get in MP BF3, and if somebody out there had such a configuration, i wanted...
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    Does it matter? G.Skill, Geil, Crucial, Kingston, Corsair...

    my understanding was that hitting 1600+ was a much more significant problem when populating 6 slots than 3.
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    Looking for some 1866 ram kit input

    for the capacity of ram you are asking, i don't see many options on newegg. this crucial stick has way nicer timings, though. i'd assume this to be much newer tech and probably more reliable, though not thoroughly tested...
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    High-end gaming with ivy bridge i3

    finances permitting, i'd go for a similarly clocked non-oc'able i5. danny_bui said it before, i'm planning too early. the goal is to get the most for ~700usd. it seemed like bf3 mp would be the only game noticeably bottlenecked by cpu, were i to get a 660ti, though. this machine would likely...
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