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  1. crispex

    I'm Open to Suggestions

    Ok, so, today I accidentally may have loaded up a small cart with a few particular pieces of a possible computer and... Well, short story is they should be here Tuesday. I paid $825 USD, with the potential for $65 in rebates. (We'll see.) I'm waiting on the i7 6700k to reappear in-stock. If...
  2. crispex

    Sanity Check, Mate

    I'm still alive, if anyone here remembers me. It was a close thing for a while, being a worker zombie and all. My last computer fried again (it was named Dragnipur, may it rest in pieces), and I lost the will to do CPR on it anymore. First place I thought to turn was here. Alright, so, I need...
  3. crispex

    EVGA - Always getting in the way...

    ...of larger coolers. The good old EVGA Classified, the first one that came out. Remember that? It was so exciting to pull that thing outta the box, to take in all the blacks and reds... and that extremely tall heatsink right below the CPU socket, with its red, pulsing-heartbeat E-shaped light...
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    Good citizens of HWC...

    It's been quite some time since i last seriously payed attention to this forum, or anything in the computer world at large. I find that i have, yet again, fallen completely out of "the loop." In simple terms, i no longer have any claim to having the slightest clue what is going on. :biggrin...
  5. crispex

    RAID 0 Error

    Well, I realize it's been an exceedingly long time since I've posted here, and that my first post after so long probably shouldn't be one that's asking for help... but it is. Some of you may vaguely remember my build, and the quite enthusiastic build-log that I created here. It hasn't really...
  6. crispex

    Color Calibration

    I'm just wondering if anyone knows of a good calibration program for a monitor. My LG W3000H is very heavy on the reds, and I've just noticed some...uh...tearing? Where there are residual colors off to one side of a block of, say, red. This screen happily displays normal colors, but if any...
  7. crispex

    Sound Cards and Win7

    They don't seem to play nice, haha. The problem: whenever a sound in a game or other application plays that the sound card doesn't like, the given program freezes. It happens quite a bit more than I can simply ignore. Fun driver issue, I guess. I am currently using an Auzentech Forte in...
  8. crispex

    The Amazing Anti-OC Machine!

    :haha: Ok, so I realize it's mostly my noobishness, but I wanted to run by everyone here before actually going and poking something the wrong way, and putting myself out of a computer for a couple more weeks. Some of you may remember the wee lil build log I made, but as a refresher and for...
  9. crispex

    Skydiving

    You should all do it. Now! :haha: Went skydiving yesterday, and I must say that that was one of the most fun days I've ever had in my life. You may be able to watch videos or movies where you see people jumping out of a plane, but they in no way are able to actually confer to you what it's...
  10. crispex

    Dragnipur

    Ah, yeah, so I named it after something in a fantasy novel. Trust me, though, it fits. And those stupid wikipedia articles really don't do it any justice at all. This is going to be a fairly straightforward build, as the only real mod I'll be doing to it is powder-coating. Oh, and a big window...
  11. crispex

    The Hunt for a 920 with D0 Stepping.

    I'm trying to find a 920 with D0 stepping. I can't seem to find any store that is willing to tell you exactly what they're selling. They seem to be fully satisfied with plastering the "BX8060192" tag on it and leaving the customer wondering if they are really going to get what they want or not...
  12. crispex

    Pressure Relief Valve

    Well, I am putting this in here because I find it funny, but there's also a question behind it. First, a quote from Koolance: Gotta love it, hey? :biggrin: Anyway, the actual question: Has anyone here ever used something like that? Secondarily, does anyone here think that a relief valve...
  13. crispex

    CoolerMaster 840 with a window. Seen one?

    Other than the one at frozencpu.com, I mean. Those guys tack on a full $100 USD for that thing. I need me a side window, but I don't want one that huge, and I don't want to pay an extra $100 for it. I just found a site with a bunch of people on it who claim that they do that kind of modding...
  14. crispex

    When In Doubt, Ask HWC.

    :biggrin: I really do love this place. Anyway, I apologize in advance for anything that I may say that sounds extremely random, but I believe I've had a bit too much caffeine, and I'm one of those people with an incredibly low tolerance for the stuff. I recently had a thread here about a...
  15. crispex

    RAM-Related HWC Homage

    :biggrin: Just thought I'd throw it out there that on Corsair's very own Dominator GT "Awards and Reviews" pages, HWC's "Dam Good" picture is one of the first things you see. Welcome to Corsair :: Dominator GT Product Information I just thought that that was pretty cool, and maybe worth a...
  16. crispex

    Things to do When You Build a New Computer

    Well, I figured I could make this kind of thread for the whole HWC community. Seems like a useful idea to me, since there are so many people building their own computers here. Make it into a new sticky or something. I would like it if you would all chip in, and I will edit this post as needed...
  17. crispex

    God-Like 30"

    Or is it? My choice for a new build is an LG W3000H-Bn, 30", 5ms. It sounds good, looks good, and from all I've heard, it is good. Costs ~$1100 USD. I would like to know anything that any of you know about it so that I can make a good choice in monitors. It is the most expensive single...
  18. crispex

    It's very shiny. You might need sunglasses.

    This build of mine, I mean. It's shiny. It's also my first attempt at building a computer from scratch. I am confident in my abilities, as far as computers go, but I probably still have a few noob questions packed away in my head somewhere. I just will not realize their true nature until people...
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