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  1. bim27142

    Node 304 Case Airflow Optimization

    I slightly modded my case, removed the side panel vents and replaced it instead with an acrylic sheet (plexi-glass) and had put some LED strip. I might just be the only one that is a fan of LED lights nowadays but I just like it (kinda personal taste) for some reason. As a result, my temps...
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    Seagate USM Interface

    Kinda curios, can I use the USB 3.0 (USM) cable of Seagate external HDD and plug a regular internal HDD on to it? Will it fit? Will it work? Will it not damage the HDD or USM cable? Appreciate your inputs. Thanks!
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    A worthy replacement for "the" Z-5500?

    Ok, I came across a local forum site and it was brought up about the best 2.0 or 2.1 midrange speaker setup. It was suggested there to use Swans M50W and this is the first time I've heard about it but it seriously got my attention when I started doing some further research about it. Now, I...
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    [Case Gallery] R4'ized Define Mini

    To view this case mod, go here. Specs: System Name: MICRO_FRIDGE Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M Pro Cooling: 2nd Gen Corsair H60 + 2 SP120's in Push/Pull Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1866 8GB Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 DC2 TOP Hard Disk: Intel...
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    P8Z77-M PRO BIOS 1908 - anyone tested it yet?

    Just checked it today... and I am particularly interested in the first 2 fixes... P8Z77-M PRO BIOS 1908 1.Fixed Power On By RTC function failed. 2.Fixed F8 function is abnormal under fastboot 3.Support new CPUs. Please refer to our website at: Please share your experiences (if anyone...
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    The New Corsair H60 in Push/Pull setup

    Can this be done in the 2013 edition H60? I was thinking of getting 2 SP120's later and set it up as push/pull... Can it still accommodate another fan? I mean, would it need additional accessory or mounting mechanism/screw to make it accommodate another fan?
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    Asus P8Z77-V iGPU always enabled

    I just noticed it recently that the iGPU is still enabled and is still eating a chunk of my system memory even if I had my discrete GPU set on Primary display (PCIe) in the BIOS. 2 weeks ago I removed my discrete GPU (660Ti) and sold it... used iGPU since then and today I got a new discrete...
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    Asus P8Z77-V IRST Won't Install Anymore

    Background: - 2 days ago, I noticed that I am having difficulty getting into the BIOS and when I do, the keyboard won't work (USB keyboard plugged in to the USB KB port at the back of course)... So I thought it was stability issues, I checked for some BIOS updates and I saw 1805 (been using...
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    Asus Xonar Xense or Asus Xonar Phoebus?

    Ok, my Xonar DX is dying and I can't seem to figure out (tried all troubleshooting I could think of) as the sound card itself is still being detected by Windows and the GUI (EQ bars moving up and down when playing music, movies, etc...) even shows that activity is as if normal and is working...
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    How to determine if mobo/system has SATA 6Gb/s ?

    I am trying to determine if Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C has SATA III since I intend to upgrade it to a SSD. Tried searching for specs but I am not able to find helpful information. How about any software? Are there any out there that can detect it? HDTune perhaps?
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    Intel 330 (180GB) or Samsung 830 (128GB) ?

    On top of the added capacity of course, would Intel 330 (180GB) be a better buy? I am really torn between Samsung 830 128GB and Intel 330 180GB now... I am probably just a typical user and a casual gamer at the same time... I've read good reviews about Samsung's performance and preferred by...
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    Asus P8Z77-V resumes from sleep

    I just noticed, my Asus P8Z77-V will resume from sleep all by itself without any intervention. I put it to sleep (Start > Sleep) then after a few seconds, it resumes. I don't know what's causing this. I have a USB mouse, I tried disconnecting it, still it resumed on its own after a few seconds...
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    Asus Fan Xpert 2 | Server execution failed Error

    Anyone encountered this problem with Fan Xpert 2 from Asus? I can't seem to find anything from Google. :( Uninstalling and reinstalling it didn't help at all. Downloaded latest version from Asus website but still the same problem.
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    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 or CM Hyper 412 Slim?

    I'm a little confused between the two... Performance-wise, I think U12P is the winner but it costs a little bit more. Also, the fans are not PWM... does this matter? I mean, compared to 412 slim's fans that are already PWMs... None PWM fans still vary in speed according to CPU load/temps right...
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    Intel 330 (180GB) or Intel 520 (120GB) ?

    Guys, which would probably give better value overall in terms of price/performance? Intel 330 (180GB) or Intel 520 (120GB) ? On top of the added capacity of course, would Intel 330 (180GB) be a better buy? I've read somewhere that bigger capacity SSDs of the same make and model tend to...
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    ASRock Extreme Series Mobo Feedback/Experiences

    I am currently scouting for a mobo for my planned Ivy Bridge build hopefully by June... I'm looking at ASRock Extreme 6 for my mobo since I think this is the best "bang for the buck" around so far compared to other brands with similar specs/features... Would love Asus but it's a little more...
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    Toshiba Portege M900 shuts down right after Windows starts loading

    my toshiba portege m900 shuts down the moment windows starts loading AND this only happens during the first boot up for the day. details: in the morning, i turn it on, first time it was turned on for the day, then the moment windows starts loading (vista - loading bar / windows 7 - when...
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    Google Chrome (16.0.912.63) sluggish AMD website

    Anyone out there experienced this issue? AMD website seems to be sluggish while using Google Chrome. The version I have right now is 16.0.912.63. It doesn't seem to be an ISP nor a computer issue as I have tried it in the office using my office laptop, the same thing happens. AMD website is...
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    HD Tune Pro (2x80GB_Barracuda_raid0 vs. 1x1TB_Spinpoint F3

    Is this for real or am I testing it incorrectly? My Spinpoint F3 seems to be faster than my RAID 0 array of 2x80GB Seagate Barracuda.
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    HD 5770 on Ultra Settings @ 1920x1080 for BF3

    Something's maybe not right or I can't just probably believe it but my rig is able to play BF3 in Ultra settings at 1920x1080... Is it really possible? Based on what I've read, BF3 really makes high end GPU sweat and to think mine is already considered low-end nowadays... Any other HD 5770...
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    Performance Gain when using CL7 and CL9 RAMs

    Folks, theoretically how much or how significant will be the performance gain between having CL7 RAM over a CL9 one? I'm particularly eyeing on these 2 G.SKILL RAMs (G.SKILL) Ripjaws-X 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz (F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH) vs. (G.SKILL) Ripjaws-X 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)...
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    ATI Catalyst 11.2 Issues

    I updated a few weeks back to Cat 11.2 and since then Windows Media Center has been choppy. I thought it was a codec issue so I uninstalled CCCP. Problem persisted and I also just noticed yesterday that my Windows rating for desktop aero was lower (5.6 / 7.4 for 3D games) when it used to be...
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    [Case Gallery] Modding my boring CM Elite 330... \m/_\m/

    To view this case mod, go here. Specs: Phenom II X3 720 BE on CM Hyper 212 Plus (Push-Pull) MSI 785GM-E65 Kingston Value RAM (with fancy heatspreader installed) 2x80GB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0) 1x250GB Seagate Barracuda (Storage 1) 1x1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 (Storage 2) MSI Radeon...
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    MSI 785GM-E65 mobo experiences

    guys, i'm an MSI 785GM-E65 user too. i usually clean my rig every 6 months wherein i remove all components but there was this first incident that i had difficulty making it POST after i reconnected everything... reseated all components twice and after a few tries of powering it up, it finally...
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    A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor - PHENOM II

    hi all! i keep getting this problem though i know very well what's causing it. but just trying my luck maybe anyone around here have tried "going around" this problem. i have an X3 720 BE and successfully unlocked it to 4 cores. but then, kaboom! get this "clock interrupt" BSOD thingy...