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Subzero Cooling Insulation Guide

Sub zero cooling can be an exciting adventure, and is essential to getting the very best possible overclocks. But care should always be taken to make sure you keep your components dry for obvious reasons. With this fool-proof insulation guide, benching with the cold stuff will be like a walk in the park. Read More

Making the Most of Media Centre Remotes: Installation and Custom Mapping

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your remote in Linux? I sure did. I spend a lot of time setting up and programming for media centres. One thing that I have found with Linux is that many of the remotes that are “obsolete” in Windows Vista/7 actually are still well supported in Linux. This makes it easy to get great remotes cheaply.
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Corsair Labs 2009: Home Theater PC Build Log

In December of 2007, Corsair Labs took a look at building a high definition Home Theater PC, or HTPC. Since that time, several exciting new technologies and innovations have become available that give us cause to revisit the the topic.

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HD 5870 BIOS Flashing

I received my spanking new XFX 5870 from Newegg.com. I really don’t have vendor preference and as these cards are in high demand you have to take what you can get. The only issue with the stock XFX card and most other brands for that matter is the BIOS clock limits set by the manufacturer. This article describes how I changed this to overclock it.

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Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks

It has been a while since Windows 7 has been out in one form or another. Now that it has been released to retail, we thought it would be nice to share a collection of tips and tweaks with everybody else!
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Downcore That CPU

In the later parts of Summer 2009, I was in an overclocking competition. Someone was talking about lowering the number of cores so that they could increase the overall speed of the CPU. This made sense, sort of.
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Out of the Loop?

With Microsoft’s new operating system out, are you looking to build a new machine, but aren’t caught up on what has changed over the last few years? Here are my opinions regarding current trends in PC building for those getting back into the game.
 
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