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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel View Post
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    Is that a jetengine? :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    Is that a jetengine? :O
    Nope. Just a plastic case for the front fan. It does look a lot better in the dark, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    Is that a jetengine? :O
    Raidmax Typhoon

    Reminds me of the ol' XClio A380 case...


    Named after the famous Airbus A380 jet airliner :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    /drool

    I want an IPS display or 120Hz so badly.

    And for only $260 from one of the top monitor manufacturers... sigh. Wish I could find a job. =/
    I got this thing on the aftermarket for 240 bucks about 9 months ago. Brand new, had only been opened for checkup. 40 bucks off

    120Hz for FPS games and other high awareness/quick response dependant games it's a godsent really.

    IPS isn't that expensive here anymore either, hell they sell among regular 60Hz TN monitors in price dunno how O.O
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    I know I have been threatening to post pics of my setup, I just have not had the time with classes to clean up around muh desk or get the empties out of here.

    Lots of empty Rogues sitting about...

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    @Sidewinder nice current-gen build...but I feel like flying over to your place, completely unplugging your PSU and doing the cables again! CM690 II doesn't have a ton of room at the back for cables, but it's manageable. Plus your PSU is modular :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    CM690 II doesn't have a ton of room at the back for cables, but it's manageable. Plus your PSU is modular :P
    Yeah, there really wasnt much room, when I had it the damn side panel was so hard to put on and the cables actually made a dent in it. I'm glad I got a bigger case now lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    hot damm , how can you survive a 32" screen that close?
    You get used to it, i used to use a 40" at my desk, was a bit further away than that though.

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    Updated my build with Corsair SP120 and AF140 fans after four of my Noctua 120mm fans started leaking oil (Nocuta is replacing them, awesome company). The SP120s are really loud though at max speed, so I purchased a cheap $25 NZXT fan controller that works well.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
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    Mm, dat monitor!

    How are the temperatures on your GPUs? 800D isn't exactly known for its good cooling.
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    Oh damn, the Noctua fans were literally leaking oil? That's bad alright...

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    Love my monitor. Worth every penny

    After spending what I did to achieve great air temps in my 800D, I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to invest around another $100 on fans and filters. My 670s never hit above 67c when using maxed settings on Heaven and Valley benchmarks, but I use an aggressive fan curve since I can't hear them with my headset on.

    The setup I found that worked best for my 800D and cooling my GPUs were to make every fan as intake (with fan filters) and only having the GPUs exhaust along with passive exhaust from the cases vents. It has worked very well. I used to have only the bottom fan as intake like Corsair intended, but the negative pressure in my case caused a lot of dust to get in, along with the cooling not being as great as it is now.

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    120Hz for FPS games and other high awareness/quick response dependant games it's a godsent really.
    Sadly, nobody reacts that fast. The benefit of these displays is that they look very pretty.

    For the sake of argument, let's say you're an average sized adult human-being (anybody past puberty). The length between your brain and your finger tips is going to be somewhere around 1m: you've probably noticed most people you encounter are roughly 2m tall and also that your arm span is 'close enough' to the measure from your head to your toes.

    Action potentials travel 50ms/s (+/- 20%) in alpha motor neurons (the nerves that send signals to the nerve fibres that make your body move about) in your arms/wrist (see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1557081)

    Thanks to the wonders of the metric system we can see that the time a signal takes to travel from your brain to your fingers is 20ms (1m / 50m/s = 1/50s). A 60hz monitor refreshes at 1/60s or 16ms which is already quicker than a signal can get from your brain to your finger tips. if send a signal on frame A, frame A+1 will be displayed before it arrives at your fingers.

    that doesn't take into account the processing time that has to go on your brain in order to respond to a stimulus. The travel time was measured by sticking electrodes on nerves, sending a shock at one end and waiting for it to arrive on the other. You don't instantly respond to stimulus that way: photons from your display hit your eye - they get turned into an image, you decide "i'm going to dodge left, that means press my left index finger, arm go! *signal fired*"

    Even people you would think to be very sensitive, like race-car drivers or fighter pilots, tend to have similar reaction times to "normal people"(http://www.jneurosci.org/content/30/50/17063.abstract). I think it would be fair to put top-ranked 'videogame athletes' into a category with those sorts of people (ie: the worlds best starcraft player isn't 5x better than the worlds best military pilots). Navy pilots have a reaction time for noticing a 100% contrast 'spot' on a at 350 cd/m (pretty similar to what a good LCD today would be) screen of around 220ms with the best measure times around 140ms (see: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a178485.pdf). See a change: press a button is ~220ms, travel time for the signal down your arm is around 20ms so that's around 1/5 of a second just to say "oh look, something is different".

    What does all that mean? Even if you had a brain 10x more 'sensitive/quicker' than a fighter pilot, and nerves that worked 10x faster than any human being, a 60hz monitor would still draw 2 frames before you could react. In the real world of normal brains and nerves: it makes no difference whether 10 frames or 20 scroll past before you press your kill button: your crumby ape body doesn't have the kind of performance needed to react to changes any quicker than that.
    The real reason to want a 120hz screen is because it looks nice. You might not be able to react any faster but you can notice that motion looks smoother (assuming you have hardware to drive > 60 FPS) and you can appreciate the color saturation, viewing angle, contrast, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    Thanks to the wonders of the metric system we can see that the time a signal takes to travel from your brain to your fingers is 20ms (1m / 50m/s = 1/50s). A 60hz monitor refreshes at 1/60s or 16ms which is already quicker than a signal can get from your brain to your finger tips. if send a signal on frame A, frame A+1 will be displayed before it arrives at your fingers.
    Have to stop you there, wrong on too many levels.

    Firstly, the frame doesn't "arrive at your fingers", it arrives to your eyes.

    Secondly, additional frames are only rendered AFTER you input further controls (e.g. move the mouse), not before. How can the game render something to your left when you haven't turned left to look over there? It will only do it as you turn, only when you move your mouse can the game begin to register and render that movement. That takes additional time.

    Thirdly, you're not understanding how input lag works. When they say that it takes 16ms for a 60hz monitor to display a frame, they are referring to the maximum display time. I.e. there is a chance of you moving your mouse at the beginning of a frame and the monitor not displaying that movement until 16ms have passed until the next frame has been displayed. 120hz reduces that maximum response time to 8ms, which is excellent especially in fast-paced games.

    As to the rest of your post, look up what screen tearing and ghosting is, and what 120hz does to address those. No point writing a thesis about 120hz's least significant benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    Navy pilots have a reaction time for noticing a 100% contrast 'spot' on a at 350 cd/m (pretty similar to what a good LCD today would be) screen of around 220ms with the best measure times around 140ms (see: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a178485.pdf).
    completely OT, but all i could think was "that's why they're in the Navy and not the Air Force" :P

    what most people seem to forget that at high levels of intense game play, whether it's counterstrike or guitar hero, top players play pro-actively, not re-actively, meaning that all this nonsense about reaction time is pointless, only a bambi reacts

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