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    Looking to price my gaming rig to sell

    What do you guys think a fair price for this rig would be? CASE: NZXT H500 MOBO: Asus TUF Z370-Plus PROC: 8600K MEM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP VC: Evga 1070 PSU: Corsair 650W SSD1: OCZ 120GB SSD2: Samsung Evo 1TB SSD3: Samsung Evo 1TB
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    PSU Wattage suggestions

    Please suggest a couple PSU's to power the below specs How much wattage would you get for the below? CPU = AMD FX8150 MOBO = ASUS M5A97 LE MEM = 16GB DDR3 VID = XFX 7870 CASE = CM HAF 912 HDD = 2 x SATA 6gbs 500gb
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    Testament to the CM Hyper 212 EVO

    It knocked 15 degrees centigrade off my load temps. Freezer 7 pro was around 70, Hyper 212 Evo stays below 55. Same paste, AS Ceramique 2. It's a good cooler!
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    Upgrade from 5870?

    I recently upgraded from a 775 build (q9550) to an 1155 build (3570k) and have enjoyed a huge jump in fps on Guild Wars 2. Most of this I attribute to going from PCIe 1.0 to 3.0. My 5870 runs at PCIe 2.0 and I am now wondering what kind of jump I would see if I upgraded to a PCIe3.0 card...
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    Question about frame rates

    I recently upgraded everything except my video card (hd5870/PCIe 2.0) and am now getting 100fps higher in GW2. I was expecting a modest bump, but nowhere near what I got. The one thing that I am most attributing to the increase is that the old mobo was PCIe 1.0 and the new one is PCIe 3.0...
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    CPU Cooler that works with Corsair Vengeance

    Looking for a cpu cooler that works with Vengeance, the new Z77 board I got has the ram pretty close to the cpu slot. Any suggestions? Maybe someone else has my mobo and vengeance and can tell me what they are using.... mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK current cooler that doesn't work: Arctic Cooler...
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    Geil DDR3 2400

    Anyone have any experience with this? I'm generally Corsair, but have used Geil in the past and it works fine. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144642
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    Best Aftermarket Cooler for 5870

    Can anyone suggest a good cooler for the 5870, my xfx fan is starting to get REALLY loud
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    Noob 64bit OS question

    Whats the practical application of a 64bit OS beyond it's ability to address more physical memory?
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    Coming back to AMD..whats best chipset?

    Any advice on the best chipset to pair with an x6? PC will be Gaming and general use.
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    5870/BFBC2-Loads into grey screen between rounds

    Between rounds in bfbc2 my card will flicker and then load into a grey screen. I can see all 2D aspects of the game, but all 3d terrain is just a flat gray screen. I have tried 10.2 and 10.1 with the latest 10.1 hotfix. I can usually play the first few rounds without any issues, then about...
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    Which 5870

    So, I talked my gf into dropping $400 on a 5870 for me. Looking at the asus and the xfx. I have been brand loyal to evga for several years, but since they're not in the radeon market I am forced to look elsewhere. I am leaning toward the xfx because I think I have heard they have a...
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    SoundCard for increased FPS?

    I have noticed a significant amount of lag in BF:BC2 when there's alot of explosions, gunfire, and/or alarms going off simultaneously. I am playing on med. sound settings in game. I am currently using onboard sound on my ABIT IP35-Pro which uses a Realtek ALC888. Being that I am only seeing...
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    Upgrade Advice Plz

    Currently on Abitip35-Pro/C2Q9550/8800gtx My question is, is there a big difference between pcie 1.0 and 2.0. If not then I will just upgrade my video card to a 5870, if there is then I may need to go all the way...
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    Just broke 1k threshold in rank

    Finally broke the 1k ranking threshold. Took about 3 months almost to the day. Most of it was done using an intel e2200 which was recently upgraded to a q6600, the whole time running the Linux SMP client 24x7. I wonder how long it will take to break the 500 mark, position gains became...
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    Temperature Apps -- Who to trust??

    I just got done installing a Q9550 into my abit ip35-pro. The first thing I fired up was coretemp that showed 98 degrees centigrade, I double checked with speedfan, and both showed high 90's so I shut down and replaced my older freezer 7 pro with a newer freezer 7 Pro. Booted up and l dl'd...
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    Link to OCCP?

    I lost an un-backed up hdd this weekend and have been looking on google for like an hour for OCCP stress test software. Can anyone link me?
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    Podcast for the [H] minded individual

    Didn't really see a good place to post this so I'll post it here. What podcasts do you guys listen to? I think extremetech is my favorite. It seems like most tech podcasts lean towards tech news and not hardware news and benchmarks. Is there anything out there besides extremetech that covers...
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    [H] Folding Question

    I ahve DL'd the F@H client and set it up and also registered my Folding name with a passkey. I have the client folding now under team 33, but when I try to register w/ hardfolding it asks me for a stats ID. I read the F@H console client setup guide and I cannot figure out where I get my Stats...
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    [H] Folding Question

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    I am one of those people...(Brand Loyalty Thread)

    I am one of those people who will return to the same brand repeatedly if I have had success with them in the past. In the realm of video cards I have been stuck on Evga for the last 3 builds. While the gpu's dictate the MSRP, it seems that Evga does carry a small price premium compared to other...
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    Men of War 1.0 - RTS Heaven

    I saw an earlier post on this forum about Men of War Beta. Well, the 1.0 is out and this game is rts gold, the only issue is the European studio that released it, 1C/Best Way, didn't do enough advertising in America. MoW has an older brother called Faces of War which was picked up for N...
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    Takin' it waay back...Socket 478 question...

    On Socket 478 Mobo's there was a black standoff square that went around the processor, it was used for holding the cooler. What is that called? It's the black plastic square that's attached to the mobo that you affix the cooler onto using metal prongs. I need that black plastic square but I...
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    LED Display's and Gaming??

    I saw a few LED displays on sale recently. Are LED displays good for gaming? Any tangible benefits for paying $500 for a 22" LED vs $300 for an LCD?
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    Antec P180b Cable Management

    I did a horrible job when i put this pc together, so i redid the cable job, here's a couple of pics, the ip35-pro has a 4 pin molex directly under the 1st pci slot which makes it kinda hard to reach without showing some cable, but overall it looks way better. The lower HDD cage is way crowded...
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    Memtest 86+ Question

    I have 4 gb of corsair xms2 in my system, sometimes while playing games, namely cod4, my screen will freeze and whatever sound is playing will loop extremely fast where it sounds like a buzzing sound. Sometimes I recover, sometimes it freezes all the way up. I have checked and resat...
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    intel e4500 +asus p5k question

    I'm looking for a mobo for my intel e4500. The specs say it runs @800mhz, I was wondering if I could use an Asus P5k which is rated for 1333/1066MHz, I think it would be ok, I just wanted to check here first.
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    Refresh rate question

    I am wondering why the larger lcd screes, the 22" plus screens, are limited to 60hz refresh rates. Is a lower refresh rate worse for your eye's health?
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    Lacie External -- Advice please

    Haven't heard much about this brand...are they good? This is the one I'm looking at in particular. Would you get this one or one of the WD MyBook External's? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822154208
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    Power consumption question...

    Is there software that can measure the amount of power the psu is pulling. I am currently running Windows XP. I have a 600w PSU and was wondering if it is warranted for the hardware that's in my case. If there is not software that can do this, how does one measure that?
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    Sound Card Questions

    I have an abit ip35-pro and am using on board sound. I was noticing sound sound issues every once in a while playing cod4mp so I'm looking into getting a new sound card. Is there any real benefit going to pcie for a sound card? My last was a CL SB audigy xtreme gamer(pci), it was like...
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    ?? - SLi with different brand/speed 8800gt's

    My question is, can I run an xfx with a core clock of 640 and a bfg with a core clock of 625 in SLi, if not can i match the settings on both cards with rivatuner or ntune and be capable of running SLi. Specs for both below. BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC 512MB PCIe 2.0 GPU NVIDIA GeForce...
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    Crysis Demo Results

    Just wondering how I'm comparing to everyone else, here is a link to my crysis cpu and gpu demo results. Post your so we cna see em'. 200mg.tripod.com/cs
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    This is more a question about the site...

    Is there anywhere to possibly put in a request for a piece of hardware to be reviewed?
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    Abit IP35-PRO Review Comments

    Good review.(http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTM4OCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==) I read so many good things about this board I ordered one from newegg but there was something wrong with the pcie x16 #1 slot, so they are sending me a new one. I did notice this review missed the only...
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    How much power will these specs need

    Q6600 / Abit IP35 Pro / 8800gtx / 4gb Corsair XMS DDR2 800 / 1x 74gb Raptor / 1x 500gb Caviar / Xfi Game Xtream I was looking at this 700w OCZ http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341002 Newegg has a combo with the AntecP182 case and the antec True Power 1kw, I know that...
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    8800gtx vs 8800gts 640

    I just received my abit ip35 pro/q6600/4gb xms and now I need a new vid card for this setup. I've been reading countless reviews on both the 8800gtx and the 8800gts 640. I have a 22" viewsonic that does 1600x1200 so I think that knocks the gts 320mb out of the decent choices. Has anyone...
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    ?'s about vidcard overclocking

    I'm looking at specs on newegg on some different cards. I notice that many of the cards have a flat version, then some KO, and ultra, or XXX version. The only real difference I can see is the clock speeds. All the hardware seems to be exactly the same just clocked higher on the processor and...
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    Help choosing a budget P35 MoBo.

    This wil be for a q6600. Anyone have either of these? I am aware of the funky dual boot on the Abit. Still Leaning towards the Abit, I hear it's a better OCer for down the road, I have read the the NBridge on the Gigabyte gets extremely hot even if not overclocked. Just wondering if anyone...
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    Will a 8800gts 320mb Help Me? aka s939 blues...

    I am currently gaming with an s939 4000+@2.7ghz on an Asus A8N-SLi, 2gb ocz, 2x 7600GT @600/800 and a 75gb raptor.. BioShock hurts my eyes and makes me nauseous because of frame lag. All settings OFF at native resolution(1680x1050 on a 22" 5ms). This setup can rock 2142, but BioShock...
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