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  1. Alwaysrun

    New Build, need Memory advice.

    This PC will be used for many tasks including. NVR home security system monitoring , PTZ camera control/monitoring/recording through Blue Iris software 24/7, FTP/FXP server hosting/managment 24/7, Web surfing, Video/music playback, and PC Gaming. I run a 3 monitor spanned 1080p setup. Parts I'm...
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    Black Friday GPU bust

    After 6 years of solid performance from my SLi GTX 670s I finally saw the light of a much needed GPU upgrade in my future. So being a frugal guy and it being near Black Friday I figured I'd wait a month till the deals hit and I could pull the trigger on a reasonably priced mid tier GPU. All the...
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    Hardware canucks 2016 Banana overclocking.

    As I put to bed my banana grove this morning I got nostalgic remembering all the great Canadian banana overclockers on HWC. rjbarker and BrainEater gave me such great advice and my overclocking efforts have seen a quadrupling of bananas in about the last 4 years. Last night it froze here...
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    Surveillance HDD Advice

    Hi all. My old 3TB Western Digital Green HDD gave up the ghost yesterday, I used it primarily for my home surveillance and this cheap "Green" machine was a champ for 4 long years. So I'm looking for a replacement and drives in the 3TB range still seems to be the best bang for the...
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    Best 2.1 speakers for $150

    Hello all. I'm on the fence regarding the following three choices in 2.1 speakers all in the ballpark of $150 CAD. 1) Klipsch Promedia 2.1 2) Corsair SP2500 3) Logitech Z623 I'm really not an audiophile by any stretch but I do like crisp clean sound while I'm gaming or watching movies in...
  6. Alwaysrun

    Bang for the buck #2

    Well folks it's been 4 years almost to the day and it's well overdue to upgrade this lil puppy. This build will be for gaming and nothing else, and will only be using a single GPU. I will be overclocking the cpu most definately. Here's what I have left to use. Corsair HX 750 Watt PSU...
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    Fresh SSD Boot drive install suggestions

    Greetings. I've been somewhat avoiding using a SSD drive but I got a good deal on a new Crucial M4 128mb so I took the plunge. Now I know I won't realise the unfettered speed of this drive because I have a rather old mobo (Asus P5Q-E Socket 775 with a Marvell 88SE6121 Sata 2 drive controller)...
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    Thermal pad/Tape?

    Greetings. One of my video cards has issues so XFX says it's the cooler so they're sending me another one but unfortunately they can't supply the thermal compound or tape/pad for the other misc parts that contact the HS. You know that foamy pad like substance that is on like 20 parts like the...
  9. Alwaysrun

    EVGA GTX 470 $309 +free shipping +$30rebate

    Seems like a smoking deal to me folks. EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 for $309.99 with free shipping + $30 rebate at Newegg.ca. Newegg.ca - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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    EVGA Geforce GTX 470 SC+ ?

    Hi all. I've recently been looking at the GTX 470 and have a few questions from owners of the 3 different variations that EVGA puts out. I'm primarily interested in the SC+ edition and would like to know from owners if the included meshed backplate and High flow bracket make any real...
  11. Alwaysrun

    New Nvidia 186.18 WHQL drivers

    New drivers from Nvidia out today with updated PhysX version and Ambient Occlusion page added to the control panel, also updates support for Cuda 2.2. No verdict yet in regards to folding but so far it's chugging along just fine on the :censored:511's.
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    Best bang for the buck 24" lcd monitor?

    I'm looking for a 24" lcd monitor thats on the inexpensive side but dosn't sacrifice quality. I game and watch high quality video but don't really need a slew of connection types and prefer that it not have built in speakers. I'd like it to have a height ajustment and the ability to tilt. About...
  13. Alwaysrun

    NZXT Beta video review

    FiXT that was one hellava great video review. All the new reviews and features HWC has adopted lately has really been impressive and your video review of the NZXT beta fits in with the more polished professional look and feel of so many new features at HWC. I must say that looking so close at...
  14. Alwaysrun

    Canadian banana overclocking

    With the weather getting warmer I thought I'd continue last years thread on west-coast banana plants http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/off-topic/11831-palms-n-bananas-westcoast-nov.html really I was suprised how many people managed to grow huge tropical plants and trees in our temperate...
  15. Alwaysrun

    Assignment server problems

    I know assignment servers go down a lot from time to time but I'm experiencing odd connection problems with my second GPU client the last 3 days. OK my primary card sends and recieves work assignments with no problems whatsoever but my secondary client seems to get the cold shoulder when trying...
  16. Alwaysrun

    Custom sleeved 6 plug Pcie power cable

    Awhile back while I was parusing either XS or EOC forums I saw that someone had customized thier pcie power cable on thier Tri-SLi setup. It was one of the most elegant clean ribbons that I've ever seen and I can't for the life of me find the original How-to. Does anyone know what I'm talking...
  17. Alwaysrun

    XFX gtx260 216 Black $211.99 MIR

    Newegg.ca - XFX GX260NADBF GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards I know I'm such a Black edition fanboy. But anyways this is a great deal, I picked up my second one last week for $20...
  18. Alwaysrun

    Disassembling a video card

    I could use some advice and guidance with a small video card related heat issue I'm having with a new GTX 260. This is exactly the same as one I've owned for four months now and both overclock in spectacular fashion. With the exception of 10-15C heat difference that the new card gives me on the...
  19. Alwaysrun

    Duke Nukem Forever shelved

    3D Realms on Thursday announced that it would no longer be financing it's seemlessly endless 13 year work on Duke Nukem Forever. Hard to imagine that the first concept art and ideas started floating around such a long time ago and the developement team has been getting paid ever since for work...
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    New Nvidia Vista 64bit drivers 185.85

    Well it's nice to finially see the 64bit Vista drivers have caught up with 32bit version out now for almost a month, better late than never. Hopefully I will be able to see some PhysX options now in the Nvidia control panel under Vista 64bit as I'm looking forward to some benchmarking with...
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