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    My first Xeon machine (unraid server) - Help picking a CPU/mobo combo?

    I'm relatively seasoned in shopping and building standard desktop-based machines (aka: i7) but I'm in the market to build my very first proper server and was hoping for a little help. I currently run a single machine that is both my daily workstation as well as my media+document storage/plex...
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    Persisting Audio Issue with Various Hardware

    I want to first staff off appologizing as this is my first post and it's unfortunately a tech support request. I've always read Hard Forum but haven't registered. My Current PC specifications are as follows; i7-8700K Gigabyte Aorus z390 Ultra 32GB(8x4) DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 300MHz C15...
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    Second Drive disappears

    TL DR Recently bought new SSD intended to host Steam Games, disappears when launching said games. Specs: Laptop: Lenovo Y910-17ISK OS Drive: Samsung 960 Evo 256GB (M.2) Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB OS: Windows 10 Games: Nier Automata, Dark Souls 3, Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy XIV Hi...
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    RTX 2070 or 2080 for play a long time

    Delete please
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    Need help with picking out RAM for a Intel 920 X58 chipset

    Hello All! I need help picking out what RAM to upgrade, I'm looking to go with 16bg's. I went to the G.Skill site to try and use the RAM configuration tool ( ) but I think the X58 is out dated and not an option. Does anyone know by chance? My set up: ·...
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    Need help with picking out RAM for a Intel 920 X58 chipset

    Hello All! I need help picking out what RAM to upgrade, I'm looking to go with 16bg's. I went to the G.Skill site to try and use the RAM configuration tool ( ) but I think the X58 is out dated and not an option. Does anyone know by chance? My set up: ·...
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    What do you look for in a gaming mouse?

    Mice are a crucial part of any gaming set-up, but I've never really known what makes a mouse good. When I bought my first actual gaming mouse it was the Razer Mamba and I mainly bought it because I liked the lights. It was cool, but after a while I realized the sensor wasn't very good and a lot...
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    Is this a good deal? Dell G5 15 (5587) $879.99

    Hello, I'm thinking about pulling the trigger and just wanted a 2nd opinion if this was a good deal or not? I don't care if it is red or black, color is not an issue for me...
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    Could I run PUGB with just getting a 1070 TI / 1080? Or should I just buy or build something new?

    *** Disclosure – I have been out of the gaming and computer world for a long time! *** Also, Yes, I know my computer is old! *** My buddy got me in to PUGB and LOL...Thus the question of what to do. Any and all guidance is appreciated! Questions: Could I run PUGB with just getting a 1070 TI /...
  10. Jyman7

    Enough power? 650w Thermaltake RGB 80+ Bronze

    I'm running a decent tough system with a Ryzen 5 1600x on a Gigabyte x370 gaming and an RX 480. (See profile for full specs) I had problems overclocking and random shut offs I believe was an overheat problem. My second guess is the PSU delivery. Is it possible the PSU can handle the system on an OC?
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    Need opinions on streaming build

    Hi, I want to start steaming fortnite and rocket league. My budget is £1400, would you say this build is ok. I could save money by dropping down to the 2600x, but I'm not sure whether it's good enough. I don't want to have to upgrade my CPU for a few years. Also, is there anything else I could...
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    Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Help!

    Brake pedal went out and after many different troubleshooting avenues, I have the potentiometer at least responding. Unfortunately it's a on a very short throw, 5% depress or so, for two different sets of pedals (stock 2 pedal and the T3PA) -so in game they lock up as soon as sensor hits. Last...
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    Acer xb271hu - pixel brightness "shimmer" - defect or normal?

    When I turn on the monitor after it has been off for a while (1hr+) it has alternating levels of bright/dim in vertical bands. They disappear after the monitor has been on for some minutes (~5-10). The effect is more apparent at lower framerates (such as HotS being capped at 60 fps on title...
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    Build Help

    So I'm thinking of building a PC for the first time. I am going to be using it for gaming, streaming to Twitch, maybe some photoshop, listening to and/or making music, and hopefully some online college courses. This is what I have at the moment: (used this...
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    Samsung CHG70 or an HKC (preferably X3)?

    I'm amazed that I still have this account and since reddit was of no help I'm going onto here for help. I bought the HKC X3 a while ago and aside from some backlight bleed and a green line to the right, it is the best monitor I have ever owned for it's 5,000:1 contrast ratio and it's refresh...
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    Low GPU Usage gaming

    Hey everyone, I recently purchases a GTX 1070 superclocked ACX 3.0 card. Love it, but I've been having some issues. During gaming I'm getting massive fluctuations in my GPU usage. Games Like PUBG (PlayersUnkownBattlegrounds), Rust, and Left for Dead 2, Paladins, CS:GO. During The Forrest...
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    Streaming PC Setup

    Hi, I have a AMD Fx 6300 processor with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics card and 8gb of DDR4 RAM. I am having trouble getting a quality stream even at 720p. I cant play high motion games like counter-strike and Player Unknown's Battlegrounds because the frame rate dips drastically and the...
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    Help With Choosing The Correct Audio Devices

    My knowledge in computer audio is generally lacking. I understand some of the basics, but I don't really know the intricacies and the details, so that's why I'm here. I've grown extremely sick of "gaming headsets", especially wireless ones, as I've had nothing but problems with them, and have...
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    i7 5930k over clock tips and help please

    Hello guys! I recently finished my build and after purchasing a new cpu cooler I started to overclock. I am new to this thing and I need some tips. First of all I read some forums and watch some videos about overclocking. I will begin by telling you what i've done so far and what were my...
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    Looking for a new gaming mouse, any help?

    Hello everyone, First off all if my english is not the best I´m sorry, I´ll try. So I´m looking for a new mouse, and here are the things I´m looking for in it: - Small / Medium size (my hands are about 17.5cm / 6.88 inch middle finger to wirst and 9cm / 3.54inch from thumb to the other side...
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    How can I have sidetone with in ear headphones and a standalone mic?

    I need a mic to talk to friends when I am playing games, but I hate using over the ear headsets; for me, they are uncomfortable, they give me a headache, and they hurt my ears after a while. My problem is that over the ear headsets are the only way I know of to have a sidetone, I cannot use a...
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    AM4 Socket Dimensions Help Needed

    Hey AMD MoBos! We over in the SFF section need help from an AM4 motherboard owner to measure the distance between the IHS surface on Ryzen CPU to the motherboard PCB. Link to OP: LP/SFF Cooler mounting adaptors for AM4 For the LGA 115x socket the "Integrated Stackup Height" (mm) From Top of...
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    High 7700K Temps with Corsair Hydro H80i and Hyper 212?

    Hi All! I did a new build about a month ago and I have noticed some unusually high temperatures with my 7700K. I originally had a Hyper 212 cooler on my build, but after seeing the temps I decided that maybe it wasn't cutting it so I switched to a Corsair Hydro H80i v2. However the temps are...
  24. J

    Korean 32" 100Hz (OC) AMVA Panel.

    Hi guys. I'm so close to pull the trigger on this baby: Before doing so I just want to ask if anyone has tried it? Or if I should reconsider? If not, I'll just buy one and...
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    i5 4690k / MSI z97 Gaming 3 - overclocking HELP thank you

    Hello I am looking to see if I can get to 4.3GHZ overclocked for the 4690k. The default is 3.5ghz and in my BIOS I have a "OC GENIE" that bumps it up to 4ghz and I am 45-50 temperature no problems. I am looking to see what would be the correct voltage setting for 4.3ghz, and if it's possible...
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    Asus GL502VM GTX 1060 M2 - Help

    I just picked up the GL502VM, GTX 1060, with 1TB SSD and purchased an Intel 600p 512GB M2 to use as the system drive. Can anyone walk me through how to install Windows 10 on the M2 as the system drive? I tried to create a recovery drive from the Recovery control panel, removing the 1TB ssd and...
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    Noritake CU20026SCPB-T23C 20 x 2 VFD Display

    I have a 20026SCPB-T23C that was originally from a payphone. I bought it at a surplus store. Can't find a datasheet as it is a custom part and noritake won't help me. I was able to figure out some of the commands, but not all. If anyone knows where I can get a datasheets or an Arduino library...
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    X99 Motherboard Help/Advice

    ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Hey everyone. Looking for a little advice on the above ATX X99 MBs, namely which one I should use as the basis of my new build. This is the first time I'm building on the X99...
  29. Asianic

    Can I build a virtually SILENT/COOL Gaming PC in the SG13?

    I've compiled a list of the parts I'll be getting and looking for critique/advice based on what I really need. The few goals I had in mind were -- * Cheap * SILENT (Extremely **Anal**) * LOW-TEMPS (Extremely **Anal**) I'm a student on a low budget so I really can't go any higher with a few...
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    [Help]30-40 FPS with new GTX 970 with Alienware Graphic Amplifier

    So today my new GTX 970 came in and I went ahead and installed it in my Alienware Graphic Amplifier however when I launched the Game Warframe my FPS was 44-48. I done updated my drivers but the problem still continues, also haven't restarted my PC yet so I don't know if that will fix the...
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    Help needed with VMware, Torque, NFS - for school

    Hi everyone :) I may sound like a n00b but I could really use some help with my school project that will define my grade. Professor told me to install VMware and install 3 virtual machines, then to use NFS so clients can see a machine on server, and then to use Torque (PBS) to submit a result of...
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    Help with Ncase M1 build

    Hey everyone, so I recently got my Ncase M1 and am looking for a few tips on cooling. My components are as follows: CPU: Intel i5 4670k Cooler: Noctua U9S(1 fan) or Noctua U9B-SE2(2 fans) or Cryorig C7 Motherboard: Asus Z97I-Plus RAM: Corsair LP 8GB x 2 SSD: Samsung Evo 250GB HDD: Seagate 2TB...
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    CORSAIR H100i v2 Replacement Thermal Compound?

    I recently was giving a USED Corsair H100i V2 Water Cooler. i usually use whatever thermal paste that is pre applied but this cooler has been completely cleaned, so im not sure what kind of paste i should purchase. I have a I-5 4590 and live close to frys electronics and also have amazon...
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    Tron Legacy Digital Clock Screen Saver

    Hi, I have been searching the internet for a screen saver that replicates the picture with no success except for a mac version (it is a .QTZ file). I would appreciate it if anyone could find (or possibly make) a screen saver like this for Windows 10. The number string goes as follows; last two...
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    Help identifying a Capacitor.

    Hello! Could someone help me identify a capacitor? I've tried googling the capacitor but I cant find one that matches expactly how it shoes on the cap. I may be doing it wrong. It has a green cap and it shows this number: 104K 2E R B 633 Sorry for the blurry image that was the best I could...
  36. BigFNDeal

    Avatar issues

    I get this every time I try to upload my new avatar. I've tried png & jpg. The file is 250x250, so it should be okay. Can anyone please help? I've included the avatar.
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    Corrosion in Reservoir?

    So I was cleaning my case yesterday when I noticed what appeared to be some corrosion on the silver in my reservoir.. In my loop I use: -EKWB copper/acrylic blocks -Silver bitspower compression fittings -EKWB Coolstream XTX240, XSPC RX360 V3 radiators -A Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250...
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    Bottlenecking a GPU/Motherboard

    So recently when the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 980 Ti was 10% off I went ahead and went for it. (I know that the new generation is just around the corner, I have a few reasons behind doing this.) I am soon going to be rebuilding my PC in a Manta from NZXT with the motherboard I am going to be...
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    How to Post in the FS/FT Thread

    I was wondering what is needed in order to post on the FS/FT. Thanks for your help.
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    6-8 Pin Connector for Graphics Card

    So I built my first system a while back and am currently using a GPU that uses duel 6 Pin connectors for its power consumption. However I am getting ready to remodel my system and recently purchased a GPU that requires two 8 Pin instead of 6 Pin not thinking it would be a problem. However after...