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  1. Pigs can fly

    Home Server advice

    TB3 HDD enclosures are not cheap. IMO grab a R5 mini that will give you 8 x 3.5 inch bays, an mATX, CPU, ram, PSU & OS of your choice and your done.
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    New sim rig pc build check

    I'd be asking this question on a dedicated sim forum, you'll be in like minded company with people running these kinds of setups.
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    umm. so what exactly happened here?

    OCAU seems to be going along quite fine. It has nothing to do with the demise of the printed magazine or other forms of social communications. I do have some observations though. 1. Get rid of the ranks, only need to look at this thread for a great example. It is off putting to new members. 2. The post counts, again this thread is a great example. This is a tech forum first and foremost, General chat should never be included in post counts. 3. Atomic has always had a cliquey feel to it, That's not a good thing especially when you are generally appealing to the nerdy/geeky community.
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    Minecraft banned in Turkey?

    WTF Ok we can make death machines for all the critters, but it doesn't mean you have to. Hell you can be vegetarian in the game if you want to.
  5. Update to this, the performance issues are back I have 2 of these drives, installed the fix on the day of release, OS win 8.1 pro this is my os drive which has my origin and uplay library, the other drive has steam. Regular daily usage
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    What's your media server

    I have a pretty overpowered Plex/NAS server. Xeon 1260l 4c/8t 45w ASrock Z77 Extreme 4 16GB Samsung 1600 DDR3 4x 3tb WD green 2x 2tb WD Green 1x 160GB WD raptor Corsair rm 650 PSU CM Stacker 830 case Windows 7 pro Plex Server Plexconnect The server delivers to 2x HTPC, 2x Apple TV's, 2x droid tablets & Phones. Tested the server with 6 concurrent different transcoding streams without a hitch. downloads are handled via a seedbox/VPN, whilst I can't automate the downloads the peace of mind makes up for it. The only thing I had to purchase when building was the CPU everything else was in my parts bin/ i was originally going for a low power i3 but the price on the xeon was just to hard to pass up.
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    Recommend A Tv For Me

    My old Samsung series 4 plasma is on it's last legs so I have been shopping around of late. I also have a Panasonic 100 Hz 42 inch in the house, which has been a brilliant TV. 4K is atm a waste of time, as Rybags said there are no standards set, nor is there the content. Also as the TV upscale, anything less than 1080 looks bad. Realistically in Australia unless you are a 4k content creator, there isn't a good reason to go 4K and with our abysmal broadband we can't have 4k streaming (if it even existed here). For Australia 1080p is the way to go. The problem with the curved tv's is that if you are not in the optimal seating poistion then the image at the side you are closest to gets trunkated. I had a good look at these while in Singapore and it is a noticible issue. These TV's would need to be 100 inch + to work correctly. Then there is the 4k issue. Other brands to look at Panasonic (IPS panels), Sony & LG (IPS panels). I would also recommend have a look at the TV's in a shop other than JB as you will get more help there, eg taking in a blu ray so you have a visual standard to compare with.
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    Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

    Congrats to the prize winners and thank Gamble for doing it.
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    How dirty is your keyboard?

    Holy crap! I could never let it get anywhere near that on my old keyboards if I saw something down there, out came the vacuum, if that failed I'd take it apart and wash it. Now have a K60 and I can rest easy. This reminds me I need to clean the other keyboards.
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    Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

    3D Mark 11 P11679 Pigs can fly - i7 2600k@4.4GHz(a) - egva GTX770 sc acx@1306/7806(a) - Link
  11. I think I'm going to go with nVidia next actually (probably just before star citizen is released). I've never tried PhysX so I think I'll be waiting to buy dual GTX 690's for around $200 ea. My 6970's are cutting the mustard for now :) I think you will be waiting a long time before they hit that price.
  12. Has he considered the next gen sims such as Asseto Corsa and Project Cars. Also another option is a 21:9 screen As NukeJockey has pointed out 3x 1440 screens will need a beast setup to get it to run at a decent frame rate. Triple screens is big budget for sim racing cause quite frankly 30 fps is terrible you have to target 60 fps minimum. I'll get you a fps on my rig for Dirt 3 Project cars etc later
  13. I've added my score 7746 Pretty damn happy with my new card, I have to work out whats going on with the CPU atm 4.4 @ 1.28v, 4.5 @ 1.315, haven't benched at this speed. GPU core I have got up to 1320 and memory 7908, so more runs to come.
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    Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

    I'll throw in 3dmark Fire Stirke - Single GPU 7746 Pigs can fly - i7 2600k@4.4GHz(a) - egva GTX770 sc acx@1306/7710(a) - linky
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    Found some cheap wc fittings FYI

    wow epic deal nabbed 20 of them ty ugotdan
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    Beware the Sharknado

    Oh my those special effects are just glorious.
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    So what's a good brand of Washing Machine these days

    Hoover are also worth looking at. I have a Hoover (Electra 540) front loader which I bought 2nd hand 22 years ago and it still will not die. Had to replace the cold water valve 6years ago and that's the only thing that has gone wrong with it.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    1. 40 cm lazy susan Brilliant for PC assembly just plonk case on it and spin, rather than lift and turn. Found this at a local $2 shop for $6.50 nabbed 2 of them. 2 Toshiba 3TB HDD No pic seen 1 HDD you've seen em all. 3. Fallout 3 bobblehead and lunchbox one off the wanted list. 4 Drinking Bird Have wanted one of these since childhood, spotted on ebay and nabbed.
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    Show us your Rig

    some nice things in there. lables on drives, the strip LEDs, I have the old led on a sleved wire but that looks so even and clean. the rear is nice too. just put it on the birthday list. is that crbon fibre or a fake , either way it looks nice. I had the NZXT led wires in there before but these give a much more uniform light. All the leads in these new LEDs are sleeved in MDPC. Finally bought me a ratchet crimper so I have to complete the wiring (LED strips switch and Fan LED switch) The carbon is the fake 3D wrap. I'm waiting for the 700 series cards before I order a new set of bitfenix cables.
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    Trouble Shooting a TV Tuner Card

    I have had similar issues in the past with medial portal and it forgetting it has a tuner. I switched to WMC no problems since then. Definitely try it in WMC before you try to RMA.
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    Show us your Rig

    Time for a PC clean and revamp replaced stock coolermaster fans with bitfenix fans. also installed some strip LEDs and created the plate for the 5.25 bays
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    Bent CPU Pins - Return declined.

    Bent pins are classed are user mishandling thus not covered under standard warranty I'm not saying that you did bend pins , it is a great way for the manufacturer/distributor of avoiding having to honour warranty. I would never purchase a PGA board online cause of this issue. A good retailer will inspect the board along with you to verify no bent pins on purchase. If there is an issue upon return repeated inspection at the shop to verify no bent pins. If something happens between the shop and the manufacturer you are covered.
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    Faster internet for free

    Join our 4609 victims and install namehelp today! fixed
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    MSI motherboards

    i've got a MSI 790FX-GD70 in my second rig teamed with a 1055T it's a good bard.
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    $400 to upgrade my sons pc.

    As you said upgrade i thought there could be reusable parts for example there could have being an AM3 motherboard. This is just my opinion with such a budget I'd be look to 2nd hand parts, but otherwise the parts you listed are perfectly fine