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Silas13013

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  1. Fun fun fun This list is copy/pasted from a past post with the parts crossed out that have since died CPU: i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14 blue Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 RAM: 16GB G skill Ripjawx Graphics card: 1x AMD 6950 Boot Drive: Crucial 128GB M4 SSD Storage Drives: 2TB WD caviar green and 750GB Samsung Now down to only boot drive PSU: 1000W bronze certified Kingwin Case: HAF 922 Speakers: Microsoft speakers "liberated" from work Keyboard: Razer black widow Ultimate Mouse: CM Sentinel II Microsoft mouse "liberated" from work Monitor: HANS-G LCD display Old CRT monitor "liberated" from work *note, "liberated" items were not stolen, just salvaged from the trash.
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    Tesoro Giveaway!

    Neat Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Thermaltake Giveaway

    I'm in Mi, USA
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    Quick Giveaway

    This still going on? If so, I'm in.
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    Recovering data from a somewhat working drive

    Would that actually be it? I'm in the midwest and my window is open to cool my computer so it's not exactly hot.
  6. Alright so my storage drive is taking a slow dive into the ground and I need to get my data off of it. Unfortunately, I have 1.3TB of data on this drive. Granted 520 gigs are Steam games, but that still leaves quite a bit that I would like to recover. The issue arises when I try to do a standard Windows backup and I get an I/O error about 20 minutes in, usually before it's even finished calculating how much data will actually be copied. Is there any advice that you can give me to help with this issue?
  7. So one of my Sapphire vapor-x 6950s had a run in with my wireless card while the fan was running and snapped off two of the fan blades. The card still works fine but it makes a banshee racket when starting up and rattles at anything above desktop idle. Normally I would send it off to Sapphire but it's 3 months out of warranty. Is it possible to replace individual fans on graphics cards or do I have to replace the entire heatsink?
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    Old board, new card

    Alright, thanks for the info guys. Basically we are looking at a full rebuild of his system based on what you guys have told me Probably not what he wanted to hear but it is what it is.
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    Old board, new card

    So my friend is looking to upgrade his computer for the first time and has come to me for help. I've been out of the game for a few years so I don't really know the waters that well. That being said, he has the following mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186155 His first upgrade is to get a graphics card (he doesn't have one currently) and I can't for the life of me remember what exactly the limiting factors are on a graphics card. He wants to spend about 400 on the GPU alone so he has a pretty decent budget but I don't know if his board can support any newer cards. Can someone give me a crash course on what determines whether or not a board can support a card and what my friends options are? Thanks
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    Done with multi-card setups

    1920x1200 single monitor setup.
  11. Well I've had several problems with my crossfire setup over the months and It's time I moved to a single card setup. Since one of the problems I've experienced is that crossfire will just randomly stop working, I've essentially been running a single 6950 1GB instead of the 2 I have in my case. So my intention is to sell my 6950s and get a single card. Manufacturer doesn't really matter and from what I've seen, an R2 280x looks to be about what my 6950s should be but in a single card format that won't break the bank. So thinking about an R2 280x to replace my current setup. Does anyone have any words of advice or other suggestions before I proceed?
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    Official 2012 OCC Christmas Contest

    Woo! First time I've ever won something in a contest like this. Thanks for the contest Bosco and grats to everyone else who won. Merry Christmas all!
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    New setup for appartment

    Actual performance is more important than cost but we don't really want to spend over $100 but we will if we have to.
  14. Alright, so college is back in session and my apartment is currently without internet. We have 1 choice of cable provider and that is comcast. Anything else is too slow or too expensive. Now there are 6 people in my apartment, each with laptops, cell phones and even a desktop or two. Basically, we will be using our internet quite a lot. Comcast has offered to rent us a modem for the low price of $7 a month but one of my roommates wants to buy his own and then take it home at the end of the year. Since it will save the other 5 of us money, we decided to go for it. However, none of us knows much about modems in general so I have come to you OCC seeking advice. Basically, we are getting 20Mb/s down from comcast and need a modem and wireless router to support it. There will be 6 of us with laptops as well as several cell phones. The apartment is very sectioned off so wiring each laptop is not an option. We are willing to do a modem/router in one option but it still must be robust enough to handle ~10 wireless connections at once for the majority of operation. We aren't too willing to spend more than $200 for the combined total but will if its necessary. So any advice?
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