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    Damn it, why'd I have to stumble on this site last night? http://www.maxkeyboard.com/customize-keyboard.html Now I wantz a new mechanical keyboard, with different color LEDs for different keys. Yeah, it's gimmicky, but also potentially cool as fuck.

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    Different color LEDs reminds me of a female friend of mine who likes colors and bright LEDs. Tacky tacky tacky. She did that with the keyboard on her Alienware m17x if it makes you feel worse/better. lol

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    if you need different colors you have to do it like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wy5YKdbjZQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by gegalfo View Post
    if you need different colors you have to do it like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wy5YKdbjZQ
    you cant do that with a mechanical, at best you could set up three LEDs per key, red, green and blue, and then use a small logic controller to change the colors, but that is a huge amount of work to do, and generally not something you want to do to a quality keyboard, the g15 in that video on the otherhand, is a cheap membrane keyboard, and already has some of the logic controllers needed, and is easier to modify

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    Quote Originally Posted by gegalfo View Post
    if you need different colors you have to do it like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wy5YKdbjZQ
    Yeah... that would be so horribly distracting I don't even want to begin to describe how distracting it is. (Yet I already did begin, I am backing out.)

    Took me a few weeks to get used to the obnoxiously bright blue LED lights on the Corsair K90.... ON THEIR LOWEST SETTING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    6 weeks, still no word on my RMA'd GPU...

    Fuck MSI, fuck em with a broom handle
    Heh, sounds unusually long, maybe you sent it to wrong adress? There could be confused 7970 owner living next to MSI headquarters at the moment :P.

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    I decided to hold off on monitors for now because the shop here in Halifax only has super expensive ones. Instead I am going to bring home my old Altec Lansing set I have (VS4121) and see if using a better audio cable reduces the line noise these speakers have.

    Also, I decided to get an Essence STX card.
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    Hey there! I'm kinda new to this topic, I have a quick question. What do you think about the thermal paste from Cooler Master? I've ordered a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and I'm not sure if it's thermal paste is good enough to keep my processor cool. (phenom II x4 965)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    What was it you used before?
    I currently have an old PCI Soundblaster X-Fi that Creative doesn't support anymore, so the drivers are poor.

    The primary jack is starting to get worn out too. :<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worer View Post
    Hey there! I'm kinda new to this topic, I have a quick question. What do you think about the thermal paste from Cooler Master? I've ordered a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and I'm not sure if it's thermal paste is good enough to keep my processor cool. (phenom II x4 965)
    My honest opinion? It is garbage. Zalman's ZM-STG2, Arctic Silver 5, Noctua's, and others are FAR better.

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    Hey, I use a 212.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    Hey, I use a 212.
    Cool.

    (sorry , I lost my camera's battery and had to use my crappy phone)
    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    My honest opinion? It is garbage. Zalman's ZM-STG2, Arctic Silver 5, Noctua's, and others are FAR better.
    So you say I should replace it's thermal paste as fast as I can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worer View Post
    So you say I should replace it's thermal paste as fast as I can?
    there are good TIMs and bad ones, but all of them will work, some just net you 1 or 2 more degrees of cooling

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    But some of the more grainy, runny or conductive ones are sub-optimal.
    Other than that you can only get "better", but not "worse" so to speak.

    In other words, just because something is better than it doesn't make it actually worse. Paying a lot more for top 3-5°C during the most heavy scenarios with the most heavy overclocking. Eh, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    you cant do that with a mechanical, at best you could set up three LEDs per key, red, green and blue, and then use a small logic controller to change the colors, but that is a huge amount of work to do, and generally not something you want to do to a quality keyboard, the g15 in that video on the otherhand, is a cheap membrane keyboard, and already has some of the logic controllers needed, and is easier to modify
    the g15 wasnt really cheap and it seems pretty durable too

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    I'll be straight up honest: Not going back to G15. I heart the mechanical keys more than the display.

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    Something in my build keeps going *squeak* like a hamster every ~30 seconds-1 minute. Considering I just cleaned out the whole damn build and replaced most of the fans (it had started squeaking before I had done this), I suspect it's my Samsung HDD. Seen some feedback on Newegg with other people having their Spinpoint F3's failing at the 1-1.5 year mark. I better do a full fucking backup and quickly! Haven't backed up in years.

    Anyone recommend a decent backup software (hassle-free and easy to use please! Don't care if it costs), or is the Windows backup utility still perfectly fine?

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    If it isn't your boot drive, try removing it and see if it persists.
    It sounds more like coil whine from GPU/motherboard/PSU to me.

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    GPU's and Motherboards can get coil whine? o_O

    Also my boot drive is an SSD.

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