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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I only wanted one card, but the guy was selling two. For a time I'm probably going to put it in SLI just to see this microstutter thing in person and get some idea about the hassles involved, but generally I'm only going to use one card per machine.
    Yea, thought it was weird that you went for dual 680. But if it's for 2 separate machine, why not try SLI on one first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirv3s View Post
    How much microstutter / problems in general people have had with 6XX in SLI? I haven't actually read about them lately
    It's present, and honestly there's no reason the issue would be less prominent than before. The guy I was buying them from admitted he noticed it really easily when he had them in SLI, so he almost immediately moved one card into his other rig instead. GTX 690 introduced an Alternate Frame gimmick, but that didn't help much according to reviews.

    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnus View Post
    Yea, thought it was weird that you went for dual 680. But if it's for 2 separate machine, why not try SLI on one first
    That's what I just said I will. I look forward to when the stuff arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    It's present, and honestly there's no reason the issue would be less prominent than before. The guy I was buying them from admitted he noticed it really easily when he had them in SLI, so he almost immediately moved one card into his other rig instead. GTX 690 introduced an Alternate Frame gimmick, but that didn't help much according to reviews.



    That's what I just said I will. I look forward to when the stuff arrives.
    Ah, my apologies for jumping to conclusions. Makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naididae View Post
    Samson 4a
    ooooo

    So how do you like them? Get pretty loud don't they? I know the 3a's get loud enough for me, but the 4s are even louder.

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    Pretty loud =p I still didn't have the chance to try 100% volume, but at the max I tried (around 15% lol - I got it installed at nighttime, it would piss/wake too many neighbours hehe). Sound quality is pretty good, miles ahead of the crappy speakers I had before.
    Originally I was going to get the 5a, but the cheapest I could find where I live was around 340 USD >.<, so I settled with the 4a.

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    $340? Damn! At my local Sam Ash the 3a's are $100, 4s $150, and 5s $200. =S

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    Let me know when you come to Brazil. I'd totally want some hardware =p

    It was the cheapest I could find, cause in almost every other store it was closer to 500usd... Yes, a gigantic ripoff, but the 4a, although still a robbery (~250usd) was the best I could afford over here =/ Pretty good sound though, just wish I could either pay less for it, or with the same amount of money, get what would be a lot better in the US =p

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    New stuff! Corsair SP2500 and K90...






    (yeesh it's dirty already)


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    Always love seeing your setup Xuvial.

    How do you like the K90's braided cable? :P

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    At first I was like "why is a PSU cable coming out of this keyboard?" followed by "holy fuck, you could strangle a cow with this". Also two USB connectors, because one connector isn't worthy enough for this keyboard.

  14. #7574
    To be fair, one of the USB cables is for the USB pass-through hub on the back of the keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    To be fair, one of the USB cables is for the USB pass-through hub on the back of the keyboard.
    Which is absolutely amazing of Corsair to give you. :P

  16. #7576
    Makes using a thumb drive a lot easier, I must admit. I tend to use it to connect my phone to my computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Makes using a thumb drive a lot easier, I must admit. I tend to use it to connect my phone to my computer.
    Well little thumb drives or connecting phones to computers can be on low-powered USB ports, but I actually found that an actual portable HDD needs a full-powered USB port, which this gives ya.

  18. #7578
    If there's only one USB I'd rather use it for my mouse, possibly.

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    I'll make sure to post here when I finally get my Watercooling setup installed, still waiting for the Radiator.
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    Computer I'll be building within the next day or so(waiting on Corsair fans to arrive for the H100). Was a birthday present to myself, so I decided to just go for what I wanted. I'll eventually upgrade the motherboard to a Z77 Extreme 4, I didn't do it this time around because I didn't think I'd ever SLI or CrossFire, but having the 7950 now, I'm extremely tempted to give it a whirl, and if I don't like CrossFiring them, I'll just put the additional 7950 in my ol' ladies rig. Also buying some sleeved PSU cables from corsair, but I'm not going to wait for them to arrive before building this.

    Oh, and the GPU was bought from BestBuy, I originally wanted to go for the 670 but it was sold out, and they haven't been selling the 7970's(or so they told me, as BestBuy.com wasn't carrying them either). So, I opted for the 7950.
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