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    super tight budget gaming rig?

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming web browsing and movies 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $400-500 pre tax 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Near overland...
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    Build me a budget gaming rig / HTPC

    what I have -a couple hard drives and a 64GB solid state sandforce drive -power supply (Antec 620watt Neo Eco) -case -DVD drive and Blu ray -Windows 7 -20" Samsung LCD What I need -ram -motherboard and processor -video card -true 1080p projector BUDGET CHEAP. graphics...
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    Problem with Windows 7 x64 install, AHCI driver is not installing

    I have an Asus X54c laptop The sata controller is: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 1C03 it is working in windows RIGHT NOW, however for whatever reason the drivers will not work if I try to install windows 7 from scratch. This is quite annoying...
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    Is it possible to force windows 7 to revert to a first boot state?

    Is it possible to force Windows 7 to revert to a first boot state? As in no installed drivers...
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    Intel HD graphics showing code 12 (not enough resources)

    Intel HD graphics showing code 12 (not enough resources) this is on my laptop. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver,even updated it. it shows up fine in safe mode. Ideas? Thanks
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    Mother board and CPU upgrade?

    My son recently damaged my computer, he dumped about 350ml of water in it while it was running I am going to have to (most likely) replace the Motherboard, and MAYBE the CPU... with that in mind, I would like to look at budget combos from MICROCENTER. Any ideas? I have the following...
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    toddler dumped water on my computer. Computer shut off... so what now?

    toddler dumped water on my computer. Computer shut off... so what now? First thing I did was tear everything down and blow dry the board, After that I placed the mainboard in a plastic bag full of quick rice and tied it off so what should I do from here? and what is likely to be dead?
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    budget laptop gaming... hard or SSD drive question

    I have an Asus X54c-BBK3 laptop, that was recently dropped (the joys of having kids) and the hard drive is now dead... I have been debating on weather I would get a 64GB SSD, OR another 320GB old school hard drive. The price is the same no matter what I get ($55) The only game I plan to...
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    need to bump the voltage on an OLD PC power and cooling to around 14v

    need to bump the voltage on an OLD PC power and cooling to around 14v it is an old PC Power and cooling 510 SLI .... I adjusted it internally but it maxes out at 12.4
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    need to choose a decent power supply...

    I am open to the idea of used... I want a little bit of room to breathe... thinking a decent 350-450 watt would do silence is important would like to stay under $100 (USD) current system: CPU: AMD Phenom 2 555, unlocked to QUAD CORE @ 3.6GHz (water cooled) video card: GTX 460 1GB (water...
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    I need a new PC game to play...

    I need a new PC game to play... what is there that is worth playing?
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    been out of the loop for a little while...

    currently running a Phenom II 555, unlocked to QUAD @ 3.6GHz, 4GB ram, MSI 890GX board, GTX460 1GB, 64GB Sanforce G2, 1.5TB 7200 seagate, 2TB west dig green, video and cpu are water cooled with 120x2 and 120x3, all are gentle typhoons so what is next?
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    budget upgrade, rebooting and getting Hyper transport sync error

    budget upgrade, rebooting and getting Hyper transport sync error it happens on stocks settings and even while UNDER clocked... It is an AMD Athlon x2 250 (3.0GHz), MSI 785GM-P45 and 2 x 1GB DDR3 1333 Crucial ram ideas?
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    sandforce SSD keeps dropping out and having to be hard rebooted

    Microcenter 64GB Sandforce G2 1222 SSD keeps dropping and having to be hard rebooted it is my boot drive, so the entire computer reboots and when it does it does not see the SSD, however if I turn off the power and then reboot the drive will work just fine it reboots like this around 1 or...
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    price check?

    what is a Black Ice Stealth GT 360 worth? the paint is a little messed up and the side is a little banged up, no leaks, no damage to the channels I was thinking maybe $20 shipped?
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    HELP!!! I think I have become addicted to water cooling...

    yep... I think I am addicted... I find myself not really caring what is in my rig, so long as it's cooled by water...ALL the rigs in my house are water cooled, even the wife's! I am thinking about WC'ing the XBOX 360... I think I have a problem and I need help
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    wha color should I sleeve my wires in?

    I am planning to sleeve all my wiring (some wires will be extended as well) what color do you think would work best for this rig?
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    My HTPC

    HTPC, aka 'The Nest' -Phenom II 555 x2 @ Quad Core @ 3.6GHz (water cooled) -MSI 890GM-g65 -4GB DDR3 1600 -Sandforce 1222 G2 64GB SSD -Seagate 1.5TB 7200.11 -Western Digital 2GB Green Drive -Palit GTX460 1GB @ 925/1900 (water cooled) -Blu Ray drive -PC Power and Cooling 510 SLI PSU...
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    redid my loop, before and after pics

    redid my loop switched from a D5-B and tee-line to a DDC 18 watt (spinning at 5000rpm???!!!) and a XSPC restop added some LED lighting, with one/off switch BEFORE: AFTER:
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    ok I have these drives... what should I do with them?

    this is on a computer that is used for games and converting video from one format to another what drive should be boot? what should be games, what should be programs? storage? (1) Micro Center Sanforce G2 64GB SSD (2) West Dig Raptor 74GB (1) 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 I am...
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    what does it really take to handle HD content?

    I have built many HTPCs in the past but they have alway been somewhat over the top I would like to build something simple, quiet, low power draw, cheap is also important I would be hooking up to my 32" 720p LCD upstairs, via HDMI or component (RGB) what do you guys have in mind
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    just picked up a pair (YES 2) of Microcenter 64GB SSD drives new in box for $140!

    got them from a guy on craigslist... they are working great not even opened... he gave me the purchase receipt too... coulnd have been a better deal... ran them through a could test on western digital's lifegaurd software BTW they are the G2 sandforce drives! so on a scale of 1-10...
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    my cheap SSD mount

    take this and remove the top to do this
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    planning a upgrade... help me route my tubing

    keep in mind I have a dremel and I know how to use it ok so here is what I am working with: the big difference is that I got rid of the old GTX260 and got a palit GTX460 1gb with a Cyclone Fusion HL universal water block mounted on top, also I qam dropping the D5 pump and mounting an 18...
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    will a 10 watt DDC with modded top be enough?

    SORRY: the name of the thread should be 10 watt DDC is so loud it is the loudest thing in my HTPC, how can I quite this thing down? it just wines and wines and wines, I feel like I have a new born baby in my HTPC please help! __________________
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    SSD, would like some questions answered

    ok so right now I have a pair of 74GB raptors (the old school ones) in raid 0 for my boot drive, while they are pretty snappy when compared to a single 7200 rpm drive they are a little lacking so I was thinking, even though the raptors will have a somewhat higher transfer rate than most single...
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    Need a cylinder res that mounts on top of a DDC pump, will this one work?

    this is the pump I have one the way right now It looks like this res should mount to my after market pump top... even though it is intended to mount to the stock top on a mcp35X http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swreformcpu.html other than that does anyone have any other ideas for...
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    will a 10 watt DDC with modded top be enough?

    will a 10 watt DDC with modded pump be enough for this? Stealth 360 radiator Black Ice X Flow 240 radiator (single pass) Enzotech Sapphire CPU block Silverprop Cyclone Fusion HL (very low restriction) Swiftech Micro res 2
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    question about DDC wiring... I think it's a MAC DDC pump

    can this be modded to 18 watt? weird 6 pin connector (maybe for a MAC) odd ball wiring, so far I know that with the pump flip upside down that the first one(on the left) is +, and the next to last one is -
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    need help picking a res

    I need to pick a res, my case is a NZXT Gamma with a NZXT M59 side window would really like to keep it under $55 shipped here is my current setup I am adding a water cooled Palit gtx460 1gb on friday I will also likely be moving the d5 pump, and maybe even upgrading to a MCP-350 (modded to...
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    Pailt / Gainward GTX460 VRM overheating issue solved... did not cost a dime

    most of you are aware that the test samples of these cards shipped with heatsinks on the VRMs while the retail models did not... as a result the VRMs on the retail models run insanely hot (this is also due to the piss poor heatsink and fan design) this issue is much worse on the Sonic (non...
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    driver crashes, blue screens, corrupt screen

    this is a new GTX460, nothing done to it, crashes randomly.. no warning could run ATI tool or Furmark for well over 30 mins with no issues, or it could crash withing seconds while surfing the web tried new bios, tried new drivers, tried old drivers, tried blessing it, tried cursing it, tried...
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    GTX460 768, gtx460 1GB or HD 6850 1GB for gaming @ 1680 x 1050

    GTX460 768, gtx460 1GB or HD 6850 1GB Res: 1680 x 1050 CPU: Phenom II Quad Core notes: what ever I get will be Water cooled on the cheap I plan to overclock I want the best bang for the buck, not the highest performance out of the 3 choices... max I want to spend is $180 per...
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    who has the best deal right now on a pair of gtx460? (768 or 1024mb)

    who has the best deal right now on a pair of gtx460? (768 or 1024mb)
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    is it worth it to WC a gtx260 this late in the game?

    is it worth it to WC a gtx260 this late in the game? I need something quite for the HTPC, but something with some brute force I got plenty of radiator to use (a pair of 120x2 rads) So that's not at all an issue I can get a good used universal block for $25 shipped or an EK full...
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    Microcenter , buy any AMD x2, x3, x4, x6, get $40 instant off any mobo!

    Microcenter , buy any AMD x2, x3, x4, x6, get $40 instant off any mobo! some are further discounted to be free out the door or free after MIR! (below is a partial list of eligible hardware) http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html I have bought several MSI...
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    How much VRAM does World of Warcraft really need for 1680x1050 highest settings?

    How much VRAM does World of Warcraft really need for 1680x1050 highest settings? some people are saying that the GTX460 768mb will lag way behind the 1gb version in highly populated areas/large raid parties ideas?
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    Planning light upgrades for 2 computers...

    so basically I need to know what needs upgraded and what really doesn't planning on just doing video cards, but might need other things... if you think something else needs upgraded, please mention it (NOT UPGRADING CPU OR MOTHERBOARDS) Planning to make both computers have water cooling on...
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    Gigabyte RMA is a total joke. I am through with Gigabyte!

    I have been buying Gigabyte for a long time... but I am done... purchased a Gigabyte GA-p55m-ud4 for a buddy of mine it died early on (2 days after building the computer to be exact) due to melted pins on the 1156 Foxconn made socket (typical of early Foxconn 1156 sockets) my buddy then had...
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