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    posted a message on Should I Get Some Extra Fans/Cooling?
    Those temperatures are perfectly fine. I overclocked my CPU and the temperatures jumped from 35C idle to 41C idle. My GPU runs at the same temperatures, I think even higher, considering I don't have much airflow in my case, and it's a Twin Frozr III Radeon HD 6950. Whatever you're doing, keep it up. An aftermarket heatsink will drop it to maybe 27C idle, at best, and it doesn't do much unless you overclock.
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    posted a message on Hey, you, can I get some help?
    Don't listen to these idiots. Get a current generation card. And a better power supply if you really do want to future-proof.

    The 260 and 4850 are older cards, which don't even support DirectX 11 fully. 6870 is for mid to high gaming on 1080p, while the 560Ti is for high to ultra (I guarantee it's not overkill).

    And go for at least a 600W power supply, with an 80Plus Bronze Rating. You don't want to skimp on a power supply, EVER.
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    posted a message on Hey, you, can I get some help?
    A 560Ti can max out a lot of games on 1080p. Same with a 6950. I would say your 550Ti could go like, medium, with a few settings on high. Spend a few extra bucks, and get a 6870, like eftj said. You never know when you want to go to heavier gaming.
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    posted a message on Hey, you, can I get some help?
    What is your resolution?
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    posted a message on PC Specs/Overclocking
    Your OC & GPU are complete overkill for your resolution monitor...but okay.

    One Samsung and one Acer 1920x1080 monitors
    AMD Phenom 1100T (stock, because I can't handle a 4.0GHz on regular voltage.)
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333MHz 2x4GB RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 6950 MSI Twin Frozr III 2GB PE/OC
    Corsair HX850W
    ASUS M5A97 Evo

    I didn't feel like OCing anything, but when I did, it was okay.
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    posted a message on What do you think of this rig?
    I can't help but notice the fact that you only spent 100$ on a monitor...your computer is really overkill for any monitor you can get for 100$, unless it's a 1920x1080 resolution...
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    posted a message on Need a good monitor for about $150.
    With that kind of build, you should get a 1920x1080 resolution monitor, which is 21.5" and up. You would get the best performance (maxing out most games) and looking quite sexy at the same time. There's a few, look for a DVI or HDMI connection.
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    posted a message on Major Radeon 6870 Problems.
    Sounds like your GPU died. Had the same problem with a 5850. I would say send it through the RMA process while you still can. I got a nice 6870 out of it. :3
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    posted a message on Gaming keyboards and mice
    Quote from Kenealy

    When it comes to keyboards, I've been looking into the Das Model S Professional Keyboard. Never seen anyone say anything bad about one, and brown switches sound so nice. I like the Razer BlackWidow, too, but they just don't seem reliable enough.

    As for mice, I had no idea where I'd even start looking. I'm ridiculously un-picky about mice as long as it's a laser mouse. Hell, right now I'm using a Microsoft laptop mouse. The thing is TINY.


    The BlackWidow is decent, but just not worth the price. If you really wanted LEDs and all that jazz, you'd look into a Ducky, which is VERY worth the price. The Das is pretty damn awesome, I have used my friend's Das before, and it feels a lot more solid than the BlackWidow, even though they're both MX Blues.
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    posted a message on CPU cooler choices
    Quote from ImThat1Guy

    212+

    No real argument there. There are a few CPU coolers that perform slightly better, but the price:performance of those are much, much lower.

    Friend has the 212+, somehow he's getting 60C IDLE on his i7-920 OC'd to 3.2GHz...

    I'd rather stay with my TT SpinQ than get that...
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    posted a message on CPU cooler choices
    Alright, time to replace my crappy, massive, overly useless, piece of sharp metal I call my CPU cooler, the Thermaltake SpinQ.

    The question is. Which CPU cooler?

    I have the AMD Phenom II 1100T on an ASUS M5A97 Evo AM3+ board.

    I have the Fractal Design Arc Midi for a case, so size isn't really an issue (Unless you recommend the NH-D14, then I have to work with RAM clearance).

    I was leaning toward the H100, with some Cougar fans in a push-pull configuration on top, but then I'd be shelling out like, 150$ for an only decent cooler, IMO.

    I get about 40C on idle in the summer, without an overclock, so I want to fix that.

    What do you guys think? I was also thinking TT Frio, but iunno. Maybe even get a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro if I can find someone willing enough to ship it to me? :tongue.gif:
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    posted a message on My first build!
    Quote from Wervenyt

    Is that an HAF 912? I have the 932, and I'm too lazy to use the cable management to it's fullest.

    Anyway, that's a pretty nice build!

    Nah, that's a Fractal Design Arc Midi.

    Quote from Xaanos

    One of the forums I used to post on had a Rig of the month competition, A lot of people here have pretty nice looking builds here could try something like that.

    I don't know, I want to start modding one day, get on Bit-Tech MOTM. (Mod of the Month)
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    posted a message on My first build!
    Quote from Xaanos

    I think his wire management looks good compared to mine, well more of my lack of wire management mine looks like a bucket spaghetti was dumped inside.



    Looks good congrats on the new computer.
    Wish I had your cpu.

    I don't know, it could be a bit better...This is my own rig here.
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    posted a message on Intel/AMD Equivalents
    Quote from ImThat1Guy

    From what I understand, there is a failure in the chip design that can't be fixed by just software/firmware. They do have potential, though, as they still number crunch and compile code better than some of the best i7s and possibly even Xeons. Piledriver has a lot of potential, if they fix the error.

    Well, I think that's what the B3 revision is going to do. I haven't heard much of it recently, but y'know. That's why I'm laying back on upgrading my 1100T for now, since I want to see what happens.
    Quote from Xaanos

    Ya another stepping will help the power consumption and they can fix minor things, but don't expect something spectacular from another stepping on the phenom2 another stepping got us about 25watts less of power consumption and higher clocks.
    Unless the cache is really causes massive performance loss but according to many sources that is only one of the many problems but they can fix the cache bug.

    The windows 7 hot fixes are already in windows 8 and there was only about a 2% increase plus the performance was not great in linux that had the patch before bulldozer released.

    Just because an older hotfix in a alpha dev release of Windows 8 doesn't give that much of an increase doesn't mean these hotfixes for Windows 7 will do the exact same thing.
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    posted a message on My first build!
    Just needs a bit of wire management.
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