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    Quote Originally Posted by Roblivion View Post
    Wasn't looking for advice, I already know what I am purchasing/building. I'm not very good with determining the whole "overkill" concept, I just saw a lot of similar builds using the HX850. Thank you though.
    While this isn't a build-help thread, with an x79-platform, 850 is "okay" if you intend to overclock, otherwise, the money are better spent elsewhere. And X79 isn't really the best platform for gaming to begin with.

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    Let the guy get a nice psu, its hardly worth pinching a few pennies at that point. Nice build, come home safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    While this isn't a build-help thread, with an x79-platform, 850 is "okay" if you intend to overclock, otherwise, the money are better spent elsewhere. And X79 isn't really the best platform for gaming to begin with.
    You mean the most money effecient? Because as far as i'm concerned.. it harnasses the most beastly of processors out there.
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    This isn't, again, the thread for that discussion.

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    Moved everything around in my room, bought a little table for my case since it was gathering too much dust on the ground.

    Also made monitors more spread out, no more crammed area. (Means more area to lay trash/used plates, because I'm like that.)

    CPU: Core i5-3570k @4.2GHz w/ Corsair H60
    Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
    GPU: ASUS GTX 670 DCUIIT @ 1100MHz/1700MHz
    RAM: 4x8GB Corsair 1600MHz (using it for RAMDISK)
    PSU: XFX Proseries 750w (Was the same price as 550w at the time)
    SSD: Crucial M4 64GB
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
    10 Silverstone Air Penetrator 120mm fans + 1 Noctua 120mm fan

    Peripherals:
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    Logitech G400/Leetgion Hellion for SC2
    California Headphones Silverado for gaming / Generic Creative speakers for music



    Monitors:
    ASUS VH242H x2
    ASUS PA238Q


    Headsets:
    Sennheiser PC 350 (Currently on "danish" version of eBay since I never use them)
    California Headphones Laredo
    Pioneer something something for bass intensive songs
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    Siberia V2 (Currently on "danish" version of eBay, recently found them in my basement)
    Logitech G330
    Fiio e5 amplifier



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    HDD: 750GB SSHD (My 240GB SSD is currently travelling around Denmark for no apparent reason)



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    Hella nice setup dude. I'm so teased to get another monitor now but i have to save for that damn drivers licence (
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    Was a good idea to put 10% of all my money earned since I was 12 into a savings account, was that way I could afford the rig (Sold my old rig in Greenland too, paid for my 3 monitors and GTX 670) & my drivers license which I'll be getting soon :P

    Tried to do a DrunkenValley, failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Tried to do a DrunkenValley, failed
    What, change your case for the thousandth time?

    Kiding! We love drunkenvalleys weekly setups. ^_^

    Also, even if it's only "half artsy" picture it looks sweet. I just love the DCUII cards. Clean and classy looking!

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    Well i'm near working full time now, so it's not going to take me that long really. But i still have to save and hardly spend anything for like 3 months straight.

    And then i don't even have a car.
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    Well, if you wanted more pictures you only had to ask~

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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    I see alot of you guys/gals (if there are any gals in this thread) have SSD's, worth the cost? Best bang for the buck? I've been looking at a couple different brands.
    This is not a fast question/fast answer thread. If you want to discuss SSDs, create a new thread. That being said, there is already a ton of information on these forums regarding SSDs, how important/necessary they are, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firatha View Post
    PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING THREAD-SPECIFIC RULES BEFORE POSTING:

    • This thread is not intended as a "fast question - fast answer" thread; if you want to know what kind of computer + peripherals you can get with a given budget, ask in the "Computer Build / Upgrade Help" sub-forum. Creating a new thread there is greatly encouraged.
    Please make a new thread.

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    Finally got the shrinkless sleeving into the fingers, so to speak. (Also, burnt my fingers doing it. But progress!)


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    Owwwwwww. My fingers are hurting now lol.


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    That's really beautiful Drunken, god damn it haha.

    Puts my NZXT cable extensions to shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
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    God almighty, that is bloody awesome. I really can't wait till I get the money to do a full system overhaul.

    Just out of curiosity, is the difference between u2711 and u3011 big and worth the extra money? If you have seen it of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Owwwwwww. My fingers are hurting now lol.

    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/e5TOa.jpg[IMG]
    I am planning to do some mega cable sleeving for my system which I am hopefully going to build by next year, is it hard and frustrating to do it or?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3llion View Post
    I am planning to do some mega cable sleeving for my system which I am hopefully going to build by next year, is it hard and frustrating to do it or?
    I found it quite easy, but it enjoys hurting my fingers. That, and I nicked my right hand's index finger with the knife I used to cut sleeve to size.
    It's no reason to worry. It's about 2mm big cut lol.



    After a few tries, I found it was silly hard to get the result I wanted with heatshrink, so I wanted to get heatshrinkless instead, since that wouldn't show virtually any errors at all. Also was one less factor to deal with, I found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3llion View Post
    Just out of curiosity, is the difference between u2711 and u3011 big and worth the extra money? If you have seen it of course.
    I have seen both the Apple Cinema Display and the U3011 "in action" and can honestly say that the ACD looks the best, although at a much higher price. However, I sit with a window in my back which means glare galore and as such I need a matte display; alas the U2711 and the U3011. Note though that the ACD is 8-biit only while the U2711 and U3011 is 8-bit with the ability to emulate 10-bit.

    The difference between these two (U2711 and U3011) is simply that the bezel extends down on the U3011. As far as the panel goes, they are near identical. I much prefer the 1440p resolution over 1600p, and the price difference at the time was 5400 SEK versus 9600 SEK. The choice was easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    After a few tries, I found it was silly hard to get the result I wanted with heatshrink, so I wanted to get heatshrinkless instead, since that wouldn't show virtually any errors at all. Also was one less factor to deal with, I found.
    So how do you attach the sleeve then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    So how do you attach the sleeve then?
    There's a groove on the pin where I've melted the sleeve and patted it down into the groove. Basically hooking it end to end on the cable. Lutr0 describes it better.

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    Not exactly a PC component but somewhat related, this is our Sherwood Newcastle R-626 amplifier which has been running great since we purchased it in 1999 (click for full-res).





    Back when we bought it we were still a young family and didn't really know what the hell this thing could even do, only how to clip-in exposed wire from the back (no plugs) to connect the speakers. Now that I'm all grown-up and I decided to open it and HOLY CRAP CAPACITORS. Cleanup time!



    The 5.1 speaker setup that came with it are all nearing their life's end, crackling and giving horrible bass (sounds like someone farting) but the amplifier lives on

    Currently contemplating whether I should keep it around to power the next speaker system that I get. If I do keep it around it'll pretty much only exist for amplification purposes (even though it was aimed at handling video+audio) because back then HDMI hadn't even been invented.

    Apparently audio equipment "ages well" unlike computers, but I don't know to what extent...I mean I've seen people happily using some pretty ancient equipment (like mixers) but what about sound quality :S
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