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  1. The Von Matrices

    Cheap case for massive number of hard drives?

    Hi everyone. I need to expand my storage server by adding more disks, and at this point I am stuck by one issue - cases. I need to find a new case to house a system with a lot of hard drives. I cannot find anything in the market that fits my needs I need to find a solution that fits my...
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    Clicking noise in system?

    Hi everyone, I've searched over the internet to try to find out what in the world is happening in my system. I try to avoid posting help questions, but I am truly stumped and I cannot find any answers online. I am wondering if any of the smart TPU users have any clue what is happening. I...
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    AMD's new bundle: Battlefield 4 free with all >$200 GPUs

    I don't know if or when this will be posted in the News section, but AMD released its slides showing that from now on Battlefield 4 will be bundled free with all its GPUs from the R9 270 and up. Seeing the number of people in these forums who enjoy the game I can see it selling a lot of...
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    7970 Die Size

    I stumbled across something interesting today. I looked at GPU-Z, and it has the 7970 listed at 365mm^2 However, AMD's recent slide for the R9 290X lists the 7970 GHz edition as 352mm^2: Which is correct? Did the die size of Tahiti change due to a revision? One thing to also mention is...
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    UEFI GOP BIOS for Reference HD7970?

    I have a reference design Diamond HD7970. I am wondering if there is a UEFI GOP compatible vBIOS file available for this card. I know that manufacturers have these vBIOS files available, but they are for non-reference design cards. For example, I have a non-reference design Powercolor 7970...
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    Question about Zalman CNPS9700

    Hi everyone. I just purchased two old Core 2 Quad PCs from a friend and am planning on parting them out for sale. The processors both have Zalman CNPS9700 LED heatsinks on them. I have looked at the specifications of the heatsinks, and I notice that Newegg's site has LGA1155/1156 support...
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    [WTB][US] X58 Motherboard + LGA1366 CPU

    I'm looking to buy any X58 motherboard and any LGA1366 processor. Price is my most important consideration. My power supply exploded, and the surge caused my X58 system to stop working. I am not sure if it took out the motherboard, processor, or both, and I have no way to test them. I...
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    Is my 1000W power supply too small?

    Hi everyone, I just bought and installed a 3rd HD 7970 in my system (primarily for bitcoin mining, but also for games). I am now surprised to find out that my system is unstable. At first I assumed that my CPU overclock was affecting something with the new card, so I put the CPU back to...
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    Which BIOS files are compatible with my PowerColor 7970?

    Hi everyone, I've been trying to determine which BIOS files are compatible with my PowerColor HD 7970 model is AX797-3GBD5-2DHV3. I have hit the CCC memory clock ceiling and I am looking for a BIOS with a higher memory clock limit but with the same reference clocks and voltages. For my...
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    [WTB][US] HD 7950 Cooling - Need VRM/Memory Heatsink Plate or Full Coverage Water Block

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to water cool my new Powercolor Radeon HD 7970. It doesn't use the reference 7970 PCB; instead it uses one that is extremely similar to the reference HD7950 PCB 109-C38137. I already have a Swiftech MCW82, but I still need to cool the memory and VRM. If someone...
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    [WTB] HD 7970 and/or 7970 water block

    Hi everyone, I am interested in acquiring another HD 7970 for my system. I would prefer a reference card since it has the most options for aftermarket cooling, but I would consider other options. I also need a full-coverage water block for a 7970, with or without a card. I have a...
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    [WTB] Video Card Low Profile Bracket

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a low profile bracket that will fit this card: http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/Graphics-Cards/XFX-ONE/XFX-ONE-R-Series/XFX-One-R-Series/ON-XFX1-STD2.aspx If you have one, please send me a PM with an offer. My Heatware is The Von Matrices, same as my TPU...
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    New 7950 - what chips do I need to cool

    Hi everyone, I just bought and received two ASUS AMD Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II. I plan to use it for my water cooling system with my MCW82 blocks. I already have the adapters for the cores, but I know I need to cool more than the core, so I bought some aluminum heatsinks with thermal tape...
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    MCW82 with 7970

    Hi everyone. I need some advice. I'm considering buying a 7970 and I would like to use my MCW82 on it. I have two questions about compatibility: I know that the Tahiti core is recessed below the core shim and thus you can only use heatsinks with an embossed core contact area. I have seen...
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    GTX 470s support DirectX 11.1?

    I was just checking my system information in the Nvidia control panel and I noticed that it states that my GTX 470s support DirectX 11.1. Is this an error or is this true? If so, that would be a nice bonus for cards that are two years old, even though I doubt they'd be able to reasonably use...
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    Mouse right click is intermittent; what should I check?

    Hi everyone, I've been having a problem with my Razer Copperhead mouse. Holding down the right mouse button no longer sends a constant hold-click to my PC; instead it repeats an endless cycle of click and release, like the "turbo" buttons on old console controllers. Still, the mouse makes...
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    Auzentech X-Fi Forte is not working properly; need suggestions for repair

    Hi everyone, My Auzentech X-Fi Fotre stopped working properly tonight. I have my z-5500 connected to it, and the front left and right channels emit no sound whatsoever while the center, sub, and rear channels emit a heavily distorted version of whatever audio I play. I know after reading a...
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    Microdrives - why would anyone want one?

    I just saw this on Newegg - a 6GB 1" hard disk for $3.20 shipped after promo code. I didn't know such drives existed, although I can imagine they were useful before flash became cheap. I have no clue why anyone would buy one today though. Refurbished: HGST Microdrive 3K8 HMS361006M5CE00 6...
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    RAID card and Z68 - Compatibility question

    Hi everyone. I always have very esoteric computer problems, and this one is no different. I'm wondering if anyone can help me with it/ The motherboard in my storage/web hosting/HTPC server (a EVGA Z68 SLI) is beginning to fail and I need to RMA it. But I can't be without the server while the...
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    Teamed gigabit adapters don't provide increased bandwidth? Help please.

    Hi everyone. I have some computers with RAIDs in my network, and they always max out the 1-gigabit connection when transferring files between them. I have upgraded them all to dual-Marvell network adapters (two PCIe x1 Gigabit ethernet cards in each) and configured them to use static teaming...
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    [FS] Hard Drives

    My Heatware is The Von Matrices (9 feedback) but I primarily sell through eBay under my username von_matrices (350 feedback). Payment is accepted through Paypal, personal checks (shipped once the check clears) or money orders. I will ship to anywhere in the US or world through USPS. Please...
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    Compatibility of Xeon 5xxx in my board

    Hi everyone, I found a cheap Xeon L5640 online and I'm considering buying and overclocking it, but I am wondering if it is compatible with my motherboard. It's not stated on ASUS's site, so I am wondering if there is any chance it would work. I do a lot of heavily multithreaded video and...
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    Small SSD + VR or Large SSD + sell VR

    Hi everyone, I want to get an SSD as my boot drive, but I'm unsure how of what storage configuration to get. I currently have a 300GB VelociRaptor in my system as my boot drive, and I have ~200GB of files on it, about 100GB of which are games. I am looking for advice on my upgrade path. I...
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    Enabling Deep Color over HDMI

    Hi everyone, I have my HTPC (with Radeon HD 6570) connected via HDMI to my Samsung PN64D8000 plasma TV. I have been scanning some photographic negatives at 48-bit color, and I would like to look at them at higher than the 24-bit color of my primary monitor to see if the higher bit depth...
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    How to recolor SATA cables

    Hi everyone, I just bought an eSATA backplate for my system (stock image below) and its SATA cables are colored Gigabyte yellow but my system theme is black. What would you suggest to do to change the color of the SATA cables to black? Thanks for the advice in advance!
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