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    1.63 volt on the GTX 570? I'm hoping you mean 1.063.

    Also, one of the reasons that reference cards are recommended for SLI and Crossfire, is that they will have an easier time to get fresh air compared to most aftermarket solutions whom just whip the air around and they'd thus be cannibalising on the hot air instead of exhausting it in the back; Even with good air flow, that still happens.
    The top air will be slightly more forced no matter how you set it up in air cooling; it also is the one where you plug the monitor(s) into, adding heat.

    Either way, great to still see pictures of LGA1366

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    1.63 volt on the GTX 570? I'm hoping you mean 1.063.

    Also, one of the reasons that reference cards are recommended for SLI and Crossfire, is that they will have an easier time to get fresh air compared to most aftermarket solutions whom just whip the air around and they'd thus be cannibalising on the hot air instead of exhausting it in the back; Even with good air flow, that still happens.
    The top air will be slightly more forced no matter how you set it up in air cooling; it also is the one where you plug the monitor(s) into, adding heat.

    Either way, great to still see pictures of LGA1366
    Yes 1.063. Exactly the reason why I got the reference cards, because all the air from the bottom fans goes right through them out the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    It seems to be the textbook-style SLI/Xfire setup where you have a whole bunch of reference cards stuck right up against each other. But while it looks awesome, I've always wondered how those cards BREATHE...especially in tri/quad setups. And I keep seeing them everywhere too! Especially in those super-folding rigs :S

    [IMG]http://www.pcgameshardware.com/screenshots/418x627/2008/11/X58_3-Way-SLI.jpg[IMG]
    There is absolutely no way in hell that those card's can run at appropriate temperatures while under load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haxs101 View Post
    Etc
    Sorry, miswrote. Totally meant 570.

    I think you misunderstand. It doesn't hurt the cards (unless it's overheating), but I was wondering what sort of temperatures you were getting out of it. 50/28 degrees though? That sounds interesting. How is it under load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    There is absolutely no way in hell that those card's can run at appropriate temperatures while under load.
    90c top card in BF3 for SLI 580's, I don't see the concern here? Appropriate for a gpu is higher than you know.

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    Nice setup, except for that monitor... ugh the pixels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nab View Post
    Nice setup, except for that monitor... ugh the pixels.
    It's not that bad, just looks bad cos of the sucky phone camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkele View Post
    It's not that bad, just looks bad cos of the sucky phone camera.
    Regardless of camera quality, 1080p on 42" will be pixelated, there's really no way to avoid it - you've got a limited number of pixels to fill up a huge area so the pixels have to be "stretched".

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Regardless of camera quality, 1080p on 42" will be pixelated, there's really no way to avoid it - you've got a limited number of pixels to fill up a huge area so the pixels have to be "stretched".
    Sadly yea. :S

    I'll still enjoy my downloaded bluray movies.

    + I have 24" for few laptops, so I can always change to that if I get too annoyed.
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    It's not the pixels that would worry me on a screen that huge while sitting so close...it's the fact that I'd probably have to swivel my whole head to see stuff coming from the sides if I was playing a first person shooter o_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    It's not the pixels that would worry me on a screen that huge while sitting so close...it's the fact that I'd probably have to swivel my whole head to see stuff coming from the sides if I was playing a first person shooter o_O
    Doesn't that make the gameplay more realistic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkshake86 View Post
    90c top card in BF3 for SLI 580's, I don't see the concern here? Appropriate for a gpu is higher than you know.
    Operating at that temperature under normal conditions is kind of too much for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    Operating at that temperature under normal conditions is kind of too much for my liking.
    Thats the equivalent of not driving above 35 cuz its too scary. 80c is np to reach as is on high end cards in high end games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkele View Post
    Doesn't that make the gameplay more realistic?
    No any training with a firearm will teach right off the bat power stance, you do not turn head away from target and continually move as a solid, this way your reaction time is smaller. Along w/ safety training.

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    I attempted to take a picture of my gaming room and rig, camera not good enough for it so i'll just write what I have :>

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    Headset 2: zombee z700 <-- Budget headset for speaking on skype, microphone quality is unchallenged by any of my gaming headsets.
    Headset 3: steelseries 5hv2 <-- Most comfortable for watching movies or playing games for longer periods.
    Mouse: Razer Naga.
    Keyboard: Logitech K360(wireless) <-- This is by far the best keyboard I have ever used when it comes to comfort, durability and price, Beats any gaming keyboard by miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkshake86 View Post
    Thats the equivalent of not driving above 35 cuz its too scary. 80c is np to reach as is on high end cards in high end games.
    80 isnt anywhere near 90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeavline View Post
    Beats any gaming keyboard by miles.
    Nice setup, but you may want to edit that to say "Beats any gaming keyboard by miles that I have used" because you definitely haven't experienced mechanical switches :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Nice setup, but you may want to edit that to say "Beats any gaming keyboard by miles that I have used" because you definitely haven't experienced mechanical switches :P
    I have used plenty of both to appreciate the many pros and cons with both designs. In my opinion a well designed flat key'd membrane board is superior. This particular keyboard doesn't suffer from the same flaw as most other membrane boards, the keys are amazingly positioned in height, separation and the switch resistance , Oh my, just <3.

    To get a well designed, smoothed switched, flat key'd mech board you have to go pretty high up in the "hierarchy" of quality brands, that costs money, a lot of it. And I'm not even sure if the flat key design can be found in mech boards anymore? Tell me if you know of any, I have been looking for some time without success.

    Anyways, it's personal preference and not actual facts I'm saying here. I can't live with the usual keyboard design with mountains for keys that require the strength of 10 medium sized vikings to push down. That's just me though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeavline View Post
    Anyways, it's personal preference and not actual facts I'm saying here. I can't live with the usual keyboard design with mountains for keys that require the strength of 10 medium sized vikings to push down. That's just me though
    So, you mean membrane boards right? Try out a Corsair K90 at a friend's or at a store... you'll be shocked how light they feel, it's almost like the keys aren't there.

    Anywho, so I haven't posted here in a while, don't ask why, it's retarded. Tonight though, I finally got around to something that's been needed for a while..... first off, Facebook status:

    For two and a half months, you have sat there, unhappy. Two and a half months, you've looked at me longingly. You have begged me and pleaded me, Alex, take care of me. For two and a half months, I've ignored you. I have said, I'll take care of you soon. Days turned to weeks, weeks turned to months, and still you sat there, cowering in the corner, eyeing me, hoping for some sympathy. For two and a half months, you have felt insecure, to a literal extent, you've been running a fever, and for no more, I will take care of you and fix you, dear Computer Black Phoenix.

    Please still be good:



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    Slightly off-kilter and dirty CPU heatsink:



    Dear puppy doggy Jocko was stalking me and hovering....





    Polished the shiiiiit out of the copper base on my Zalman CNPS 9900ALED:



    Dusted it a bit:



    Cleaned up the CPU itself:



    CPU heatsink realigned and seated beautifully:



    Temperatures have literally plummeted. Lol, fuck no to anymore LAN parties! (Bumpity bump on into the college we go, destroying hard drives, CPU heatsinks unseated, WE DON'T CARE!!!)
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    The Corsair Hydro coolers are great for LAN machines. It takes the weight off the CPU and moves it to a spot that is secured to the case.


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