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  1. DrOctopus

    OCZ Vertex - help needed

    Hey guys, i cant see my Vertex in bios. I tried different changing different sata ports, swapping power cables and google'd issues related to the vertex series for some potential fixes, still nothing. This is my first SSD - I'm hoping that I've made some noob mistake but it seems to me...
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    10,000 word Fermi Parody

    Someone with far too much time and anger towards the belated release of Fermi has written a 10,000 word parody of Nvidia's various fermi-related endeavors. Its mildly amusing at some points, but generally grotesque, regardless i felt an obligation to post this here due the sheer amount of...
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    5850/i7 860/SG06 water

    Hey guys, I'm in the process of preparing for my next build and i was thinking of going SFF with a dfi itx-p55/i7 860/5850 and SGO6. Ignoring the obvious potential issues with powering the rig and fitting the 5850 in the case, do you think that a black ice stealth gt120 rad with push/pull...
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    GTX260 problems

    Hey guys, been having an issue with a 192sp 65nm gtx260 in a build for my friend. Basically, when the machine posts i get blue dots/lines/squares against black bios screen with post info still visible.(it occasionally shows white boxes with short equations in them :s) It then continues to the...
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    i7, i5 or am3?

    Planning to sell my rig to a friend of mine that needs a desktop, i have some money from one of my other systems that i sold also. So i currently have the three options go i7 go i5 (im in china its out already) or go am3. Which chipset do you think will be most future-proof/ best choice...
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    PSU Sleeving problem.

    Not sure if this is the right area to post this thread but here goes: I - completely jacked up one of the 6-8pin PCI-E power on my Corsair tx750w! Already sleeved the 8pin cpu and 24pin mobo, no problem. I basically pulled too hard on the pin that joins with the 8pin extension connector...
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    Tempest: Rebuild, Repaint and WC

    Nzxt Tempest: Rebuild, Repaint and WC Ive got a couple weeks until i go back to school and ive recently come about a small sum of money so i figured i may as well attempt to improve my current rig.... So basically my plans are to: - repaint the interior of tempest - Paint the exterior a...
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    [Case Gallery] CM M-ATX

    To view this case mod, go here. Specs: Am2 dual core 7850 2.8ghz Thermaltake "super orb" 8200a mobo 4gb 800mhz OCZ mem XFX 8800gts 320 WD 1tb Corsair 400w Cooler master 360, htpc/sff case Mods: Cable management; i did my best but small cases are hard...Sleeved and shrink wrapped fan...
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    [Case Gallery] Generic Blue Tempest

    To view this case mod, go here. Specs: E8500@4.00ghz 1.35v Asus Triton 81 Zotac 65nm 216sp GTX260 4gb Kingston Hyperx 1066 WD 320gb 780i sli tx750w Nzxt tempest Mods: Painted interior black (badly), swapped out front fans for some evercool ones, removed the dust guards and holders...
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    Boot up problems

    Okay so i installed vista 32 bit on my system without any problems, installed mobo driver to start off, reboot, everythings fine.... then i installed the drivers for my zotac gtx260, reboot, and just as it is getting to the windows logo you hear the 260 start up and it goes black then you jus...
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    e8500 - 9x not 9.5x multiplier???

    Hey guys, so heres what happened. Ive put everything together apart from the hard drives which have not arrived yet, hence no os installed. however, i decided to check that all the temps were O.K and that all the hardware was being registered in the bios. I plugged the comp into my mon, it...
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    First gaming build

    Hey guys, i am a very, very new member, but i've been looking at the builds on here for quite a while. Here's the deal; i'm currently living in shanghai. About a month ago was in the market for a new pc. However, contrary to popular belief brand-name solid desktops are expensive as all hell...
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