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    Need strategy for migrating existing C: drive to SSD + 1TB storage

    got the drive installed and my disk Data transfer windows index went from 5.9 to 7.4!
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    Need strategy for migrating existing C: drive to SSD + 1TB storage

    thanks for the feedback - I've got the 1TB drive installed and My Documents transferred. I'll be installing windows on the SSD this weekend!
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    Need strategy for migrating existing C: drive to SSD + 1TB storage

    I did plan on getting 2x GTX560 Ti for Christmas and possibly doing a fresh install over the holidays...... but that's so far away.....
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    Need strategy for migrating existing C: drive to SSD + 1TB storage

    I have 3xWDCaviarSE16 250G(RAID0) as my C: drive and they are getting old. They are running perfectly, but getting old (almost 5 yrs) and it is time to upgrade. The C; drive is currently using 300G of the 700G available. It is not partitioned and I'm running Win7 Pro x64 I just purchased a...
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    [Mod] Clear Sky Complete

    this mod does look rad and it gives me a good reason to replay SCS!!
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    What is better? GTX 275 or 9800 GX2?

    I had a 9800GX2 for a couple of years but it ran hot and eventually,even after taking off the metal housing, the thing needed the fans on at %100 during any form of gaming. Finally, during an install of Windows 7, my 9800GX2 overheated at the "testing video performance" screen and I sent it...
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    Crysis in Less then 3 days? Really?

    FEAR 2 also let me down a bit in the graphics dept, but it was still fun
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    received order from Direct Canada and want to exchange a few items

    Ha Ha, No everything is still all sealed up. Gonna build on the 25th - oh man, I have to name the rig "Jesus" now, for sure :haha: I'll post something, although I don't know how detailed it will be. I've already taken pictures of the pretty boxes..... Derek
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    received order from Direct Canada and want to exchange a few items

    After some more research and consideration, I've decided to keep the parts and enjoy my 11 days of christmas off work building and testing my new system. :clap: It's not worth the aggravation or $$$ to send the shit back. I just want to enjoy the holidays with some new gear and from what I've...
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    received order from Direct Canada and want to exchange a few items

    I received my order from Direct Canada yesterday and being the dumbass that I am, I want to exchange a few items. I ordered a Evga p55 FTW, i7 860 cpu and 4G DDR3 G.skill ram. I should have done my research properly and bought a Evga X58 SLI because the p55 FTW will only run my video cards at...
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    Fan Controller : Can you use a Splitter?

    Where can we get said splitter and what do they look like?
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    just looking for educated opinions - How much should I ask for this computer

    Thanks everybody for the input - this gives me some sort of idea of the rig's current worth.
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    just looking for educated opinions - How much should I ask for this computer

    Hi, I'm going upgrading to a P55 set up over the x-mas holidays and a few of my friends asked if I was considering selling my FieryPheonix rig thats in my sig. It also has a dvd burner and its got a 250g hard drive. What is a fair price for this rig? I know I paid good money for it, not to...
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    Borderlands

    YEEEE HaWWWW! I just called the Best Buy to see if the game was in after going there this afternoon (but I didn't actually talk to a sales rep - just checked around by myself) and the guy said it literally JUST CAME IN 5 MINUTES AGO!!!! I'm off work in 20 mins and I'll be playing tonight...
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    Borderlands

    holy cow! I can't find a hard copy of this game anywhere! Checked EB Games and BestBuy near my work in Burlington - no dice Called a different EB Games yesterday and the guy said Oct 28th for PC - I'll call that one tomorrow again and am going to check Walmart after work any other suggestions...

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