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    Case: Fractal Design Define XL Black Pearl
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Z77
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k OC 4,4Ghz @ 1.32v (very bad unit)
    GPU: Asus Geforce 670 GTX DCII Overclocked @ 1228Mhz Core Boost, 6960Mhz GDDR5
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600Mhz
    HDD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB
    PSU: Super Flower Golden King Platinum 650W
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    I bought the i7 because i also play a lot of Battlefield 3 and sometimes stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Do you need to upgrade the GPU or do you just want to? It should be handling everything fine.
    A bit of both i cant play everything on ultra so i need better i will only nees to upgrade it sometime anyway why not soon if the apparent date on the 8970 is true (q2 2013) im gonna wait for it.

  3. #9643
    Quote Originally Posted by thunterman View Post
    A bit of both i cant play everything on ultra so i need better i will only nees to upgrade it sometime anyway why not soon if the apparent date on the 8970 is true (q2 2013) im gonna wait for it.
    Just make sure you get a nice, non-ref model, particularly if you're going to OC it. I'd personally consider a MSI Power Edition on NVIDIA's side, or a Sapphire DualX on AMD's side.

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    MB: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS
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    Stood in the Fire Jalfrezi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Razer Nagas have an obnoxious tendency to break. Get a mouse from Logitech, Roccat, Mionix, or Corsair. (It seems like the only mice Razer seems to be able to make well, in fact the only product they can really make well - are the Death Adders.)
    Weird... had mine since around November 2010... and it's still going strong.

  6. #9646
    Quote Originally Posted by Jalfrezi View Post
    Weird... had mine since around November 2010... and it's still going strong.
    Yeah I've had mine for I think 2 years now this past Christmas. No problems at all.
    Corsa | Denso | Pooting | Pootle | Stiks | Pootatos | Pootster | Corbs | Pootatoes

  7. #9647
    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    Just make sure you get a nice, non-ref model, particularly if you're going to OC it. I'd personally consider a MSI Power Edition on NVIDIA's side, or a Sapphire DualX on AMD's side.
    This is where im lost, what does non reference actually mean? I was looking at the asus direct cu2 models for both amd or nvidia

  8. #9648
    Non-reference simply refers to a model for a card that doesn't use (or use less of) the 'stock' design from AMD/NVIDIA, which includes the cooler, PCB and other circuitry, except for the chip itself. Instead, the vendor will most likely have their own designs for it. So, the Asus DirectCUII you've mentioned would be that, which is great for lower temps and even OC'ing headroom.

  9. #9649
    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    Non-reference simply refers to a model for a card that doesn't use (or use less of) the 'stock' design from AMD/NVIDIA, which includes the cooler, PCB and other circuitry, except for the chip itself. Instead, the vendor will most likely have their own designs for it. So, the Asus DirectCUII you've mentioned would be that, which is great for lower temps and even OC'ing headroom.
    My knowledge from looking at benchmarks suggest theres no need to oc a 7970. It can handle anything and everything as far as im aware.

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    As with everything, OC'ing is always optional, it's just that non-ref cards are great for those purposes since they help the card run at much lower temps, so that they're able to withstand stress a bit better. Personally, stock coolers do the job just fine if you're looking to save some money as well, since they're supposed to be priced lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    As with everything, OC'ing is always optional, it's just that non-ref cards are great for those purposes since they help the card run at much lower temps, so that they're able to withstand stress a bit better. Personally, stock coolers do the job just fine if you're looking to save some money as well, since they're supposed to be priced lower.
    I intend to oc, just not massive ammonts. Maybe an extra 50hz to make it 1ghz sorta thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalfrezi View Post
    Weird... had mine since around November 2010... and it's still going strong.
    I have had mine for almost 3 years and it's wearing out, the right click is screwed no matter how much I try to fix it. I have put contact cleaner in the right place and it still bugs out and doesn't hold down properly, which makes sniping annoying as hell.

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    What I currently got in Greenland, if I manage to find a buyer for the 6850 I'll cancel the order on the 7850 & buy something along the lines of 7970 with a proper aftermarket cooler.


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    Took some picture after cleaned of dust from my buddy.

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    It's been a while since I last saw a red graphics card PCB
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  16. #9656
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    My brother's Cosmos II as it looks right now. We don't have compressed air or anything on hand, so it's dusty as hell, lol.

    http://i.imgur.com/NhdDzl.jpg

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    Intel i7 3930k
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    Corsair Force 3 240GB... x2

    Thinking of doing some changes to the watercooling, heh. Think a freestanding res and pump (it's currently an Alphacool 5.25" mounted solution) would look good in here?

    Looks for dust, sees none.
    It's like when you go to someone's house and it's like immaculately clean and they tell you "Sorry for the mess" knowing they just cleaned the whole place before you came over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllishaPally View Post
    Noticed my m4 ssd's were getting full so i popped into memory express on boxing day.

    http://i.imgur.com/sliY6t.jpg
    Shipping box says 240g product box says 120g is that old vs new?
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    2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook with integrated graphics and 4gb RAM ftw!!

    But, soon to be i3-3220 with GTX 660, 8gb RAM, Windows 8 and if I have a few bones left over, I'll throw in a Razer Naga just cuz I deserve it after suffering through 2 expansions with a crummy Macbook

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    I'll post pictures when I can.
    I made the jump over this christmas to Sandy Bridge from S-1156 due to an OS switch. With selling old parts the Upgraded Parts came out to be like $32 something w/ shipping.

    CPU: Intel i5 Sandy Bridge 2500K at 4.5GHz (Mild SSDT) Voltage: Stock
    CPU Cooler: Noctua D14 Push/Pull
    Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1
    Motherboard: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Bios: F12 DDST: F12
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (Dremel Fins to Fit D14)
    Case: Corsair 800D
    PSU: Corsair HX650
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    Monitor: Samsung T260HD
    Storage: 2 x Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2 x Seagate 1TB Barracuda 64MB Cache
    OS(s): Main = OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Bastard: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (Strictly For Gaming)
    Last edited by Harukotosh; 2012-12-30 at 02:05 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Looks for dust, sees none.
    It's like when you go to someone's house and it's like immaculately clean and they tell you "Sorry for the mess" knowing they just cleaned the whole place before you came over.
    The plate above the PSU is dusty as hell Look at the finger swipes to the right of the cable grommit
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

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    Nope, got a 120 and a 240

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