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  1. DerekOldschool

    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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    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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    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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    need a good dvd player that shuffles dvd of mp3s

    I'm looking for a dvd player that gives me lots of options for mp3 playing - like shuffle and full text display. my current el-cheapo Daytek dvd player ($40) barely plays burned cds of mp3 files, but it gets messed up when folder names are longer than 8 characters and it can't play dvds with...
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    E8400 + 780i @ 4175Mhz on air

    After getting my little old e2150 to go from 1.8Ghz to 3.46Ghz I had to get my hands on one of the new 45nm CPUs and I wasn't disappointed. Yeah, I had to jam 1.5v to get it stable, but my temps are ~30C idle and under load they generally stay in the high fifties but will get up to low sixties...
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    e2160@3.4Ghz on 780i overclock

    So far, the results are very good :thumb: temps are 30-32C idle but peaked at 71C (core temps stayed about equal) early during prime testing. Generally, the temps stayed between high 50s and mid 60s depending on what fft length prime95 was using. not a bad cpu for $75 :clap::biggrin: and...
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    E2160 +Zalman9700NT +EVGA780i +4GbG.Skill ddr2-1000

    I finally got fed up of waiting and ordered the upgrade I've been planning for the last 6 months. Zalman CNPS9700NT Copper CPU Heatsink 110MM Fan LGA775 AM2 S939 1250-2800RPM 19.5-35DBA Green LED $67.01 Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 Dual Core Processor LGA775 1.8GHZ 800FSB 1MB Retail...
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    Can't order a EVGA 680i (122-CK-NF68-A1)

    I've been looking for the EVGA 680i (122-CK-NF68-A1) at direct canada, NCIX, tiger direct and tddirect.ca - everyone seems to be out of stock at the moment. Anyone have any information on when DC or any of the other retailers will be getting a new shipment?
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    its hot and its a deal.....half price!

    I was in my local Crappy Tire store yesterday to pick up a new filter for the furnace and I happened to see this toaster/convection oven. Its on sale for half price until November 9 - if I remember correctly. I've been looking for one of these for awhile now because one of my favourite meals...
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    Lots of demos of the new games - and they look good!

    Man, I guess christmas is on the horizon - and I'm lovin' it I downloaded a bunch of demos tonight and they were all good! Call of duty 4 - I have the COD War Chest, so like any fan of the Call of Duty series, I've killed more (computer generated) germans than the Canadian 1st regiment. This...
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    Opinions on my potential upgrade: SLI with DFI Infinity 975X/G (a crossfire board)

    YES it is possible to run SLI on this DFI crossfire board! Read about it from someone who did it here: INF 975X/G - Infinity 975X/G running with SLI... - DIY-Street Forums He used some hacked drivers (there's a link in the thread) and states that it was a simple matter to get it to run. This...
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    Sound Card Advice

    I'm considering buying a soundcard, but I want to know if it's really worth it - and if it is worth it, what are some good sound card options for my Cyclops rig. I'm currently using the Karajan modual (on my DFI motherboard) without any problems, but I'm wondering if getting a dedicated sound...
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    Just bought a MSI 8800 GTS 640MB :P

    I AM TOTALLY STOKED!!! I received my new MSI 8800 GTS from NCIX a few days ago and I'm quite pleased overall. I managed to grab it before they removed the $50 instant rebate, so I only paid $469 for the card. I wanted to get the E-VGA one from Direct Canada, but it was listed as unavailable...
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    PREY is FREAKY

    After downloading the demo, I purchased PREY and I have not regretted my purchase (although it was over 60 :censored: dollars). This game has great eyecandy, trippy weapons, crazy gravity inverting stuff and puzzle/portal things and shuttles with guns and tractor beams.......:punk: I ain't...
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    Rick Mercer Reports - great canadian show!

    Just waiting here for The Rick Mercer Show (Tuesdays @ 8pm on CBC) I hardly watch any tv (I dont have cable and I get 5 channels and its more than I need) but Rick Mercer Reports is awesome! Its like Rick takes the pulse of the nation and then puts his uniquely canadian twist on it. And the...
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    I have no intention of getting Vista, but if I did.....

    Anybody see this interesting article in MyDigitalLife? http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/02/21/sla-20-supported-bioses-for-instant-windows-vista-oem-activation/ thought there were some other interesting and very educational tid-bits on this site that others might like

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