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    Need a case with lots of drive bays

    Hi, I'm looking for a case that will allow me to mount 5x 2.5" SSDs and 7x 3.5" HDDs. Currently the SSDs are stacked with an elastic band around them and it really doesn't look good. I'm having trouble finding the right case that will accommodate these drives, I am more than prepared to...
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    Decent and cheap mobo for RAID4

    RAID 4 is obsolete and I doubt there's more than a handful of people still using it, if any. RAID 5 was introduced as a successor to RAID 4 and is generally considered to provider better performance and suffer less disk failures due to the distributed parity. Use RAID 5, most boards these days...
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    Xbox 360 controller keeps connecting/disconnecting

    Thanks for that. I managed to find it on the Amazon UK site plus I have an unwanted Amazon voucher given to me. I may get the play and charge kit but for the time being I have a ton of rechargeable AA and AAA batteries lying around but changing batteries mid-game might become a nuisance. :)
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    Xbox 360 controller keeps connecting/disconnecting

    That was exactly the problem. When plugged into my brothers PC it was fine but he sits perfectly still when gaming, I tend to move around a bit and noticed it when I plugged back into my own PC. Every time I moved the cord I noticed it disconnects. I'm going to order a new controller this time...
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    Xbox 360 controller keeps connecting/disconnecting

    I actually think that cracked it, just played a round of rocket league and it didn't disconnect. I think I may have been using an 8.1 driver since there was no 10 release for a while. Fingers crossed as it disconnects every round but update, reboot and round of RL seems to be ok.
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    Xbox 360 controller keeps connecting/disconnecting

    My xbox controller keeps connecting/disconnecting, I hear the audio notification from Windows 10 that it's connected then disconnected constantly. I'm trying to play rocket league but my controller keeps going on/off. I've tried different ports front and rear on my PC and disabling USB power...
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    Your PC ATM

    The one on the right falls off all the time. :p Still working.
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    intel core i7 Owners Club

    It really is a great chip and so easy to OC, it's running at 1.3v and the turbo limit set to 4.5ghz. I ran a few rounds of the CPU benchmarks on AIDA at stock speed, then again with the OC settings, saw a good 30-40% increase in the numbers for each test. I tested it again with a static OC @...
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    intel core i7 Owners Club

    I grabbed a 5820K a few weeks ago, a local PC store was selling up and having a closing down sale. They had a few 5820K's in stock going for £200/$280 so I thought why the hell not. This is my first i7 as I was upgrading from a decade old core 2 extreme QX6700. :rolleyes: So far got her running...
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    Your PC ATM

    Excellent, great all rounder for gaming and general use. Takes a few days to get used to the size but, it allowed me to get rid of my 3 ancient 22" Dell monitors.
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    Your PC ATM

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    how to clean thermal paste underneath the cpu

    I've always used pure acetone from the local pharmacy, but never the nail polish remover stuff. Is acetone actually safe to use even though for 5 years I've never had any problems?
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    Can't achieve desired overclock on GTX 970 SLI

    I am trying to overclock my 970s, the best I can get is +100 on the core and +200 on the memory. I am trying to aim more for +175 on the core and +300/350 on the moemory (and hopefully even a little more). If I try running on +175 and +350 it'll run ok for 10 mins then the game crashes and it...
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    Intel RST RAID 5 - Initialize?

    I've just created a RAID 5 volume from 3x2TB disks, in the RST control panel it's saying the volume is not initialized. It states this is done prior to verifying and repairing data, but do I need to initialize it now? I don't quite understand what the feature does.
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    Screen burn?

    I plugged in an old TV tuner box and it showed the same image ghost... BUT I went into the other room due to the phone ringing. After about 30 minutes on the phone I came back and there was just that fuzzy static you get like on an untuned TV because I had unplugged the ariel just before the...
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    Screen burn?

    Hi, I have a 3 screen setup, my main 30" monitor in the middle and 2x LG 23EA63 monitors each side. One of the LG monitors seems to developed some sort of screen burn/image retention. I can see a faint image of Skype and the taskbar that goes about a third of the way along from the left. I've...
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    Unstable, even at stock

    I replaced the motherboard, and when I took the Corsair h80i off I found the thermal paste hadn't spread properly and there was just a large blob in the middle. I don't think I'd tightened the retention screws quite tight enough, I'm a little careful how tight these days because I used to do...
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    Unstable, even at stock

    Yeah that's another thing I hate about the UD3, it's a 1600Mhz kit but runs by default at 1333Mhz. Getting it to run at 1600Mhz takes some doing, it's not as simple as just setting the speed, voltage and timings to what's on the box as most people mention is all that's needed. So if the new...
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    Unstable, even at stock

    I've been having issues with my system for a while now, it's running an FX 8350 and I cannot seem to get it stable no matter what overclock setting I use. I tried setting it back to stock to try and establish a baseline, but about 5 minutes of OCCT or Prime95 the system either hangs or I get a...
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    Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - Sound card placement

    8 years I've been building my own systems and I never knew this, I always assumed the device had to go into the corresponding lane. :wtf: Thanks all!
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    Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - Sound card placement

    Hi and thanks! So you mean to say I can use a x1 device in a x8 lane?
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    Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - Sound card placement

    Hi, I've ordered a new motherboard (Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0) but I'm now worrying where I'm going to place my sound card (ASUS Xonar DX). The soundcard is a PCI x1 slot and the motherboard has this, but I'm going to be using a pair of 7970s in crossfire and the top card will cover the x1...
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    [Case Gallery] The lastest build.

    I suppose I don't really 'need' 3 monitors, but it's one hell of a convenience. I can still run the centre monitor @ 2560x1440 with the 2 side monitors being @ 1920x1080. I don't use them for eyefinity, I have tried eyefinity on 3 matching monitors but just cannot game comfortably. I much prefer...
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    [Case Gallery] The lastest build.

    To view this case mod, go here. Specs: AMD Piledriver FX-8350 @ 4.5Ghz Coolmaster V8 Cooler Corsair Vengeance 32GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Motherboard 1x 128GB Samsung PRO 840 SSD 2x 2TB WD HDDs in RAID-0 2x AMD Radeon 7970 CrossFire (MSI Branded) EVGA SuperNova G2 1000Watt PSU...