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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Probably just how the picture looks, it's flat all the way across for me. And it's definitely in there for good, not coming out without either some serious yanking or unscrewing it like it should be. ;p

    I guess you're right about the vacuum, but hey, at least I'm careful, and I don't do it a lot. Now that I remember this fact though, I'll either be more careful or maybe get compressed air. /groan

    (Taking my computer out to an open area - lol don't forget the thing is probably like 60 LBs and WoW has given me some weight myself) ;p
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    Even if I drain mine, it's a PITA to move. Not something I take outside. I use canned air where I need to, but try to use a towel or cloth to wipe stuff off.
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    I'd advise to use canned air as well when cleaning out dust with a vacuum nearby to take up most of the particles. Vacuuming works, but the risks are greater as Fuzzy pointed out. And filters, really, do yourself a favor and buy some fan filters. You can thank me later.

    I picked up a new screen so thought I'd post some new pictures because.. why not? It's an LG Flatron IPS236 (the left one). Pretty pleased so far, more-so since i got it about 25% cheaper. Btw, like my coaster?


    And another from inside the case. Soon time for a first clean I guess.


    Still considering this as a budget build with a pricetag of ~8700 SEK, excluding accessories and monitor (I guess that translates to somewhere around 900 dollars).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    I'd advise to use canned air as well when cleaning out dust. Vacuuming works, but the risks are greater as Fuzzy pointed out. And filters, really, do yourself a favor and buy some fan filters. You can thank me later.

    I picked up a new screen so thought I'd post some new pictures because.. why not? It's an LG Flatron IPS236 (the left one). Pretty pleased so far, more-so since i got it about 25% cheaper.


    And another from inside the case. Soon time for a first clean I guess.
    Nice rig! Hey, was wanting to ask you, did you go into the BIOS and OC your GPU or did you use the MSI Afterburner software? It would appear we have the exact same video card otherwise though. ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Nice rig! Hey, was wanting to ask you, did you go into the BIOS and OC your GPU or did you use the MSI Afterburner software? It would appear we have the exact same video card otherwise though. ;p

    You can OC a GPU in BIOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    You can OC a GPU in BIOS?
    ldskhglwgiwegweown

    Don't you realize by now? I'm still very new to a lot of this stuff, but have been catching up on a lot of it fairly quick thanks to you nice folks. ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    ldskhglwgiwegweown

    Don't you realize by now? I'm still very new to a lot of this stuff, but have been catching up on a lot of it fairly quick thanks to you nice folks. ;p
    I'm pretty new to computers myself. *Looks at join date*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    You can OC a GPU in BIOS?
    You can fiddle with the PCI-E speed I guess.. it's 100MHz per default I believe but not advisable to fiddle with at all as it could seriously damage your GPU.

    I used MSI Afterburner. Pretty nice Software. Far from the only option though.

    Edit: Not sure how out-dated this is (read: relevant), but here is a seemingly nice guide to GPU OC:ing:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...utes,1731.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    I'm pretty new to computers myself. *Looks at join date*
    But you always talk about "all the rigs" you've built. ;p

    That's more than can be said for me. >_<
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    I guess you could technically reflash the bios on the card with modified clock speeds and that could count as overclocking with "a" bios lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    I'm pretty new to computers myself. *Looks at join date*
    I still remember your i5-2300 and your GTS450 which you argued was one of the best GPUs ever, because it could handle a console-port reasonably well



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebthet View Post
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    (gonna order all of this in a couple of days @ bday - did i do smth wrong?)
    <3 GLH-editions
    Also, buying two 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ will be cheaper and give you 500GB extra storage. If you were planning on RAIDing them, then I can assure you that RAID1 is almost as good as RAID5.
    I personally prefer bigger screens, and I consider CL8 a waste for RAM, as you'd notice no difference from CL9 unless benchmarking (and in price).
    The headset is seriously not worth its price. But otherwise, it looks a-ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisgoat View Post
    <3 GLH-editions
    Also, buying two 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ will be cheaper and give you 500GB extra storage. If you were planning on RAIDing them, then I can assure you that RAID1 is almost as good as RAID5.
    I personally prefer bigger screens, and I consider CL8 a waste for RAM, as you'd notice no difference from CL9 unless benchmarking (and in price).
    The headset is seriously not worth its price. But otherwise, it looks a-ok.
    actually im planning on having 3 hdds in order to have one for the os, one for games and one for fraps / songs, etc. i dont need all that space anyway, the price just scales so bad with gb / price ratio lol.
    as for the ram, on the site im buying from the cl8 are equal price as the cl9, so why not as for the monitor and headset i already have those and satisfied about them, just listed here as they're part of my actual gaming setup
    thx for the feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebthet View Post
    actually im planning on having 3 hdds in order to have one for the os, one for games and one for fraps / songs, etc. i dont need all that space anyway, the price just scales so bad with gb / price ratio lol.
    as for the ram, on the site im buying from the cl8 are equal price as the cl9, so why not as for the monitor and headset i already have those and satisfied about them, just listed here as they're part of my actual gaming setup
    thx for the feedback.
    Then I would actually advice you to either buy an SSD for OS+games, and two 500GB drives for your FRAPS-drive, and put them in *shudder* RAID0. But hey, that's me. It'd be a bit more expensive, but a lot more faster in everything you'd do, not to mention more responsive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisgoat View Post
    Then I would actually advice you to either buy an SSD for OS+games, and two 500GB drives for your FRAPS-drive, and put them in *shudder* RAID0. But hey, that's me. It'd be a bit more expensive, but a lot more faster in everything you'd do, not to mention more responsive.
    man those ssd are waaay too expensive considering i gotta stand a 1000€ budget, would surely cut down cpu / gpu and stuff. are they rly worth that much? i mean afaik they only speed up loadings :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebthet View Post
    man those ssd are waaay too expensive considering i gotta stand a 1000€ budget, would surely cut down cpu / gpu and stuff. are they rly worth that much? i mean afaik they only speed up loadings :/
    It's more of an all around thing. EVERYTHING will be more responsive. Some say it's minimal, some see a huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ispano View Post
    It's more of an all around thing. EVERYTHING will be more responsive. Some say it's minimal, some see a huge difference.
    This.

    If you are good with platter drive upkeep (like myself /epeen), then the difference is miniscule.
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    Well I notice a good difference even between an SSD and a Velociraptor. And I know how to take care of my drives. Short Stroking and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ispano View Post
    Short Stroking and all.
    I swear I always chuckle a little bit when I see that term used
    (don't worry, I know what it really means)


    In more serious news... who else is looking forward to the new Corsair H100/80 coolers to come out? If the H100 reviews well I might get one of those (been thinking of getting something better than my Hyper 212+ to lower my temperatures a bit)
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