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  1. Mussels

    Pondering case change - will it fit?

    I've been thinking about staying mATX with my ryzen setup, and moving to a smaller/more bling bling case (RGB motherboards, and all that) https://www.pccasegear.com/products/39948/fractal-design-define-mini-c-tg-case Problem: I'm running a fractal celcius S24 with 4x fans in push/pull - and i...
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    3570k Delid - Pics!

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage you to to yourself, or your CPU copying this. I had to clean blood off my CPU, so this CAN go wrong doing it my way. My method is simple: Stick the blade in a corner (angled 'down' towards the CPU to get it in, intially) wiggle it til it cuts and...
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    D-Link DIR-890L overheating - how to fix the stock cooling

    This is mostly being posted so that people googling the DIR-890L overheating end up here and can fix this factory issue. As much as i'd love to use my own pictures, the guide over here at ifixit has better pics https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/D-Link+DIR-890L+Motherboard++Replacement/72067 I...
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    What software do you use on your second monitor?

    Just got myself a second hand monitor for my LAN system and hooked it up dual monitor to test it out... and struggling to find a use for it... so as always, ask TPU! What programs/software/apps do you use on your secondary display? Why?
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    Logitech G403 Prodigy RGB Mouse - User Review

    Logitech G403 Wireless First thing that stands out here has a G700s upgrade is that while its smaller its a better fit, despite my large caveman hands. Somehow this shape lets me use claw grip or palm grip, and switch between them easily while gaming without even noticing. (i use claw for fast...
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    Choosing a 1070!

    **Cards already chosen, read the rest of the thread** First off, i can only really gets what available at the store near me locally due to the way i'm selling my cards (if a sale deal goes through, i'm not waiting weeks with no card). Stock on this website isn't always accurate, but they ship...
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    HDMI for audio only - force a super low resolution?

    My current setup is Geforce 970 -> 4K monitor, with a second HDMI cable going from my intel onboard to my 5.1 receiver. Technically i can do this from the nvidia card, but this works out easier as the Nvidia card isnt forced into a higher power state. This does require windows to be in...
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    Wireless Gaming mouse upgrade from G700s

    Long story short, i've been very happy with my logitech mice over the years, especially the MX518 and future wireless mice i've owned with the same body shape (G700, G700s, recently) Upgraded to 4K and i've noticed that unless they're in max performance mode (which eats the battery rather...
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    TV advice - Australia

    My 2 year old had a train crash, thomas the tank engine survived but our cheapo 55" 1080P HDTV did not. Looking into moving my 46" 1080p sony (see specs) into the lounge and wall mounting it, and getting a 4K TV (or large 4K monitor) for my PC. I could really use advice on finding a screen...
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    Seagate Drive, can't be formatted (Works in RAID, weird issue) [solved]

    I've got a seagate 1TB drive, that i've been using just fine for about a year in a USB 3.0 RAID enclosure. This 1TB drive *STILL WORKS FINE* in this enclosure, IF its used as part of RAID 0, RAID1 or JBOD. It has no corruption issues or data loss. This drive has passed the 'long' test in...
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    File transfers slowing down, W10

    Top image is 2TB (M: ), USB 3.0 RAID 0 to SSD1 (C: ) Bottom image is SSD2 (D: ), to HDD1 (E: ) No antivirus while this is happening (incl windows defender) Task manager shows the mech drive is saturated (makes sense) but doesnt explain the super slow speeds. Resource monitor will show...
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    Free games for elderly woman [Help!]

    Building up a PC for a friends grandmother, and she's after free games like solitaire, mahjong and so on. Googling for these is a guaranteed way to get over 9000 viruses, so i'd love any pointers from you guys on where to find them. Going on an athlon II x2 w/ 2GB ram in windows 7, so nothing...
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    Fractal R5 SLILLY UPRADE [Case/SLI upgrade]

    New case is in, Fractal R5. I realised SLI can be read as silly, so system has its dad joke name now. Pretty picture shown here to lure you into reading the rest: SLI image after its all upgraded: I'll be throwing in pics and before/after results with noise (unprofessional, since i got no...
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    SLI bridges - what do i need?

    Soon enough i'll be getting a second 970, having SLI for the first time ever. As i lose my Nvidirginity to this tag team combo, i know i need some kind of protector on my connector. My soon to be filled slots look like this: I'll have one gigabyte 970 G1 'super overclock, and a more standard...
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    Unusual Ping spike problem to router

    Before people jump in with the simple solutions, please read the next few notes carefully. I was at a LAN when we first noticed this as i was stuck on wifi hosting a game and we got severe rubber banding every 30 seconds or so. *The problem is on my primary desktop - the OC'd i5. Pings are <1ms...
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    AMD driver bug - screen zooming in and out with alt tab [And Fix]

    So recently i noticed my screen was zooming in and out rapidly during alt tabbing from games - roughly 10% or so. Text in a web browser was pretty obvious as it would be fuzzy, then rapidly move a little on screen and be clear again within 2-3 seconds of the alt-tab Finally found the cause...
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    Budget 1155 HSF - advice please!

    I need a stock cooler replacement for an i7 2600, mild OC. Stock cooler handles it fine, but i'm missing a cooler for a pentium G620 and i think the i7 deserves the upgrade more. So... recommend me a cooler i can snag cheap off Ebay Au, with performance better than the stock cooler, preferably...
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    Macbook system/file recovery [Help!!]

    To put a long story short, Friend B has decided to try and upgrade/update the OS on Friend A's macbook. It has gone poorly, and now the macbook boots into a 'system utilities' screen This mac has no internal battery as it tried to explode, and was removed but never replaced. Could be relevant...
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    Signature "line" limtation

    The input box errored trying to add a third line to my sig, yet there is clearly a large wasted space below it in a desktop browser. Thoughts on asking w1zz to raise the limit a bit higher? A lot of us are using it for secondary/tertiary PC specs, and small fonts seem pretty common.
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    TV and speaker remotes conflict - is all hope lost?

    TV is a Thorn 55THL3DS1 Speakers are Logitech Z5500's, over digital coax. TV has no other outputs. Tv volume has no effect on the z55's, so i cant just use the TV's volume control. The remotes conflict for a bunch of tasks, like: Volume down on Z55's mutes the TV "Guide" button changes the...
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    Dinovo Edge -Space Bar problem :(

    somybeloved dinovo edge is playing up. the space bar only works when pressed dead in the center, and removing and reassembling did not seem to fix it. any ideas? its scissor switch in three places, one bar (to lift it?) and one rubber dome button in the center.
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    W10 Antivirus recommendation for IT illiterate

    So i'm catching up with my mother tomorrow, and need to format her PC due to her collecting some wonderful ransomware. I'll be using the opportunity to get her on windows 10, however i'll be forced to disable windows update due to her having a measly 2GB a month of bandwidth on her portable 3G...
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    DDR3 Overclocking Woes - a fun challenge awaits!

    So i've got two totally and utterly mismatched sticks of ram. Individually they run 2133Mhz perfectly stable at 1.65V (probably lower, but its a common voltage so i stuck with it) Together, they wont run above 1600Mhz. I'm wondering if its a CPU/IMC/voltage problem. I've googled a few guides...
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    i5 2500k or i7 2600 (non K) - Debate! [resolved: the 2500k wins!]

    So as an interesting dilemma, i'm being given for free, an i5 2500k when i already own the 2600. I've got two systems, so the 'loser' will end up in my secondary PC. Which would you choose for your primary *gaming* PC, and why?
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    Hardware Cemetary - post your pics

    So a friend of mine powered his PC on from sleep mode, and to his mild shock he found three inches of flame shooting up out of his HIS 7850 2GB, and getting sucked into his CPU fan. He calmly and quietly unplugged the power from the wall, and cried a little. maybe a lot of a little. Turns out...
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