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    All White Build: Asus Strix 3080 White or Gundam?

    Which GPU would you choose for an all white build?
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    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    I'm trying to do an all-white build and am struggling to find modern white-themed motherboards. The major OEM's (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/Asrock) don't really have white-themed motherboards (modern ones are all black PCB + a few white heatsinks). The board I currently have lying around is the MSI X299...
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    Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

    So after being made fun of for having a Strix 3080 that won't fit their case, I think the best course of option is to go with a new case. I currently have a Fractal Meshify-C and I like it's rather small size. Are there any suggestions for the most compact case that can do the following, in...
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    Gigabyte X99p-SLI vs UD4, which one to keep?

    I have two Gigabyte X99 boards and want to get rid of one. Not really sure which one to keep, so here we are. The X99P-SLI is about a year newer model wise. X99P-SLI https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-X99P-SLI-rev-10#ov X99-UD4 https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-X99-UD4-rev-10#ov
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    Asus Zephyrus GA502 (15.6" laptop), Ryzen 3750H, GTX 1660Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 120Hz 3ms Panel

    Saw the Zephyrus GA502 on sale. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-g-15-6-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-max-q-512gb-ssd-metalic-hairline-black/6335912.p?skuId=6335912 Really am thinking about pulling the trigger. Some caveats: 1. Although this has...
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    Old school full size chassis (NE area)

    Browsing goodwill and came across this guy: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/70489981 Looks to be in good condition. Reasonably sure the Plextor CDRW's are SCSI.
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    Ryzen 3 3700x vs 3800x

    They are both 8C/16T unlocked. Is there any point getting the 3800x? The mystical claims of better binning?
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    Anyone install a Cyrorig M9 Plus recently?

    I needed a smaller heatsink, so I ordered a Cryorig M9 Plus. Sadly, I'm having issues installing the backplate. I've installed Coolermaster 212 Evos, Noctua D14/D15's, and Scythe heatsinks all without issue. Issue happens around here: My backplate literally does not 'stick' to the motherboard...
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    Any white PCB X470/570 boards?

    Looking to build a new system to match my all white motif. Disappointingly, I do not see any white PCB boards. The last one I could find is the MSI Xpower: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/X370-XPOWER-GAMING-TITANIUM.html Did I overlook one?
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    Are those server 2019/2016 licenses on eBay real?

    I have a Server 2012 R2 install and am interested in upgrading it to 2016 or 2019. I see a bunch of licenses for under $10 on eBay. Is there any catch?
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    Chassis like Fractal Meshify-C but can take longer GPU's (with AIO in front)?

    I have a white Fractal Meshify-C, but I seem to have GPU clearance issues, mainly due to the H150i AIO mounted in the front. Currently with an AIO in the front, max GPU length is around 290mm. I've had to pass on several 1080Ti and RTX 2080 deals because the cards were simply too long. So...
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    Asus Maximus V Formula powers on, but no boot (and USB Flashback question)

    I picked this guy at the electronic recycler. Board looked in okay condition, no bent pins that I see. Put in an i7-2600 ES, 1x 2GB DDR3-1333, Corsair HX750 PSU for testing purposes (all tested working on a Gigabyte Z77 board). Powers on, Q-Code gets stuck on 69, which is 'System Agent DXE...
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    Asrock X470D4U (first Ryzen server board?)

    Saw this on TR: https://techreport.com/news/34490/remotely-manage-your-ryzen-workstations-with-asrock-x470d4u Specs: https://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=X470D4U#Specifications Is this the first Ryzen (not Eypc) 1S server board? It has official ECC support and IPMI. Would...
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    Intel i7-2600 ES overclocking?

    So I bought a local PC for cheap. Guy took a BIOS pic and it clearly showed an i7-2600 (non-K); I figured for the price of the system it was a good deal, so I picked it up. I disassembled the PC, cleaned the heatsink, and low and behind, it's a i7-2600 ES, Q1HK. Am wondering is it worth...
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    Evans and Sutherland Simfusion 6500 (Quad Radeon 9800XT)

    (not mine) https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVANS-SUTHERLAND-simFUSION6500q-QUAD-ATI-R300-9800XT-monster-graphics-card/273657411427 This is a beast of a card, with 4x Radeon 9800XT cores. It takes an AGP *and* a PCI slot.
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    DFI LANparty UT nF4 SLI-DR (S939) in box

    (Not my auction) Since some ppl were looking for older hardware. For $60 shipped in US. Looks like it has most, if not all, accessories. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DFI-LANparty-UT-nF4-SLI-DR-Socket-939-Type-DDR-ATX-Motherboard-/323587452828?&_trksid=p2056016.m2516.l5255 Edit: It's already gone...
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    How to remove thermal epoxy?

    On eBay, I bought a socket 939 CPU + heatsink. For whatever reason, the CPU is literally glued onto the heatsink by some means. I was wondering if there was a safe way to separate the CPU and the heatsink?
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    Cheap, Small Mid-tower ATX case that can fit SSI EEB?

    My search results indicate that the NZXT S340 can do it if you remove some drive bays and add some screw mounts. Was wondering if there was anything else? Don't need any 3.5" or 5.25" or anything aesthetically fancy. I'm trying to build an older workstation around the Tyan Tempest i5400XT...
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    Diamond Edge (Nvidia NV1) on eBay

    Since Erek has been posting some vintage stuff, guess I should too. These are NOT mine. I'm looking for one, but obviously can't pay THOSE kinds of prices :( A bit of history is that NV1 was a pretty big flop that almost cratered Nvidia. It featured quadratic texture mapping (not compatible...
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    Gaming Laptop suggestions

    Likely going overseas for 2+ months and looking for a mobile gaming solution < 15.6" and 5.5 lbs for < $1500 (used/refurb okay). I plan on selling after I get back. So there's the Dell Inspiron 7577 that seems to be the defacto budget gaming standard. Basically you can get a 4C/8T Kaby Lake/GTX...
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    Windows Server 2012 R2/201, GTX 1050 drivers

    Anyone have a GTX 1050/1050Ti know if the standard GeForce drivers will install on Server 2012 R2/Server 2016? I need one for NVENC and don't feel like paying the Quadro tax.
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    Broadcom/Avago/LSI MegaRAID, possible to remove physical disk then rebuild?

    So I have 8x 4TB drives in RAID6 on a MegaRAID 9261. I'm slowly migrating data to new 8TB drives (basically whenever Best Buy has a sale on their Easy Stores). Is it possible to remove one 4TB drive from the RAID6, and then rebuild? Rinse and repeat over a one year period until the 4TB array is...
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    Vega 64 choppy after monitor sleep?

    For whatever reason, when I leave my computer for an extended period of time (I disabled computer sleep, so its only monitor sleep), playing games (like Overwatch) will result in severe frame choppiness (even though its running at 100 fps/Freesync). I can fix this by unplugging the DP cable from...
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    Which PSU? Corsair HX750 vs CX750M

    I can currently choose between these 2 PSU's for my main system... the HX750 (original, 2013 era, caps look okay) Silver Rated and the CX750M (2017 era) Bronze Rated. Was wondering which one was better in terms of stability, build quality, etc? Links below Corsair HX750 Corsair CX750M
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    Where are the white/arctic Z370 boards?

    Moving to a Fractal R5 White window case soon-ish. Scrolling through Newegg, and I don't see any (namely the MSI Tomahawk series, but others will do). The Asus Prime series has white heatsinks, but the PCB is still black-ish. Example Z270/X370 Arctic/Titanium here...
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    Anyone have an Asus Sabertooth P67 BIOS dump?

    I got the BIOS dump from my non-booting Asus Sabertooth P67 (red CPU_LED). I tried using my USB programmer to program the latest BIOS directly on the chip, but I still get the red CPU_LED. I was wondering if anyone had a BIOS dump from a working Asus Sabertooth P67 I could compare to? Thanks
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    What connector do I need to read this Asus Z68/Z77 ZBIOS chip?

    I have an Asus Sabertooth P67 board that has a BIOS chip like below. It's currently giving me a CPU_LED error. I was wanting to read the BIOS to see if it's just a BIOS chip corruption. I have a TL866A USB programmer I have access to. Unfortunately, I don't see any adapter for this chip. I...
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    Is there an Android phone without Google Services?

    So now that Windows Phone is dead, I need to choose between an iPhone or Android based device. Still pissed off Google created all kinds of controversy on Windows Phone, so if it's Android, it needs to be devoid of Google services. Aside from buying a phone from China, are there any decent...
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    Cheap ATX Test Bench Kit?

    Looking for a cheap ATX test bench kit. Nothing fancy, just something with 2 layers so I can save some desk space and for portability. I ordered a DIYPC Alpha-GT3 years ago; I think it's nice and functional. But for $50, it doesn't seem worth it. I'd rather shell out an additional $20 for a...
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    Where to buy Rosewill Internal PSU/SATA power cables?

    I bought a Rosewill Quark 550W during a sale for a storage server. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182349 The PSU seems to have 5 slots for modular SATA power. However, it only comes with only 2 SATA modular power cables. Is there a place to buy more? I've searched on...
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    LSI RAID-5 to RAID-6 conversion?

    System is a Xeon E3-1275v3, 2x 2GB ECC, LSI 9261-8i with BBU, 4x 4TB WD Red's in RAID-5, Server 2012 R2. Disk space is getting full, so I plan on adding an additional 4x 4TB WD Red's. But instead of having two 4 disk RAID-5 arrays, a single 8 disk RAID-6 solution seems better. Any...
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    Anything new on Thunderbolt 3 External GPU?

    Saw a thread on this forum when it was announced in June/July timeframe. Haven't heard a peep since then. Now that mainstream Skylake laptops are shipping with Thunderbolt 3 connectors (like the Dell XPS 13), you'd think there should be some news?
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    Anyway to game without a monitor?

    So my server on WoW is one of the few with a queue. It's not terribly long (maybe half hour), but I'd still like to avoid it. Is there anyway to run the game headless (so I can get in the queue when I leave after work)? I don't want to have port forwarding setup for my primary system if...
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    Professional Monitors advice

    We have some extra expense money freed up and decided to allocate some to purchase new monitors. We're software developers using Linux/Windows and most people currently have 2-3 24" Dell Ultrasharp/HP equivalents @ 1920x1200. We're looking at 27-30" 2560x1440 Dell Ultrasharps, but may be...
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    What will it take to passively cool an i3-4130?

    Not 100% passive cooling, just wondering if I can use a passive CPU heatsink. The chassis is a 4U Rosewill L4500 (http://www.rosewill.com/products/2312/ProductDetail_Overview.htm). Do you guys think something along the lines of a Coolermaster 212 Evo heatsink (120mm fan taken off) plus the two...
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    Lite-On SSD's off eBay

    I vaguely remember reading that Lite-On SSD's are just rebadged Plextor's. Based on some eBay research, it looks like they're used in Lenovo and Dell laptops. I picked up a used LCS-128M6S (128GB, SATA III) off eBay for $65 shipped, which seemed like a good deal. The closest Plextor's are the...
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    Anyone use the Rosewill RSV-L4500?

    I looked at Norco and eBay supermicro options, and they run around $300. This Rosewill runs for $100 on NE/Amazon. Cons for this is that the drives appear to be arranged in 3 columns of 5 and no hot-swap (don't think I'll need it). Pro's are cheap, quiet (I have SM's at my work lab, and...
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    Low write performance with Intel 520 / Lenovo X220

    Just got a Lenovo X220 outfitted with an Intel 520 480GB. The write performance seems incredibly low. I'm using CrystalMark (writing 0's), and am getting the following results below. It is substantially lower than Anandtech/StorageReview numbers. Any suggestions what might be wrong? System is...
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    Dell R720 / PERC H310 question

    I have a Dell R720 with 8x 2.5" drives on a PERC H310 (6 Gbps SAS controller). It has 2x mini-SFF8087 that connects to the back-plane. So question: Does this mean I have 2x 6 Gbps bandwidth available (if I use RAID)? I assume 0-3 is channel 0 and 4-7 is channel 1 of the SAS controller. I...
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    Linksys E4200: Cannot log in

    So I bought an E4200, did the initial setup for wifi and security, and let it sit there. It's been running fine for a few months. Last week I go and try to change some firewall settings, and I cannot access it. I can get to the webpage where it warns you about a certificate error. However, when...
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