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    posted a message on LanteaCraft
    Quote from CaerMaster»
    I like the way the Pegasus gates look, BTW. I do still think gate dialling should align glyphs with the chevron to be locked, rather than aligning all glyphs to the same point, so that even dialling to AAAAAAAAA will produce ring movement.

    That is uncanonical. Possibly for a movie gate version, but I wouldn't accept the "base" model having that behaviour.
    Quote from Matthew4170»
    From what I remember the pegasus gates, unlike the normal ones, are random with the symbols that get locked.

    Not actually random; they just light up the symbols that are next to the chevrons.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Shaders Mod (updated by karyonix)
    Also experiencing flickering water with SEUS 10.2, v2.3.28 of the shader mod and a GTX 970 running 347.09.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Help me create a 1500$ Pc build!
    Quote from karlzhao314»

    Funny how you're not noticing the dual 290s now.


    If he's dead-set on a Phantom, the 530 would be better than the "regular" Phantom.

    You "chastise" me enough about "not going with what the OP wants", so I'm trying to reverse that "trend", and now you're complaining again.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Are these computer specs good?
    Quote from karlzhao314»

    TDP =/= power draw.

    Obviously. TDP is, to my knowledge, the maximum amount of power that can be drawn at once.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on r9 280 vs r9 280x vs r9 290 vs gtx 760 vs gtx 770
    Quote from karlzhao314»

    The difference is literally a few degrees. If the R4 can't handle a 290X that would mean that no case under $200 would be able to either.

    "A few degrees"

    With an overclocked 560 Ti and 2700K, the R4 was already trailing the other enclosures by a decent margin. You can't just say "well, that's only a few degrees" and "invalidate" my point. That's about as much of a non-argument as you can get.

    It performs poorly, both thermally and acoustically. You can dance around that point as much as you want with retarded reasoning, but it's still there, and visible in benchmarks.

    Dual 290s are pumping around 600w of heat minimum directly into the enclosure, unless you're stupid enough to use the reference cooler. Now try getting rid of that with only two fans, plus extra heat caused by the CPU, etc.
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    posted a message on AMD FX-9590 vs. Intel Core i7-4790k Haswell
    Quote from karlzhao314»

    You know, more fan mount points usually means better air cooling. So in a way, better air cooling is a byproduct of better water cooling.
    Hmm, the FT04 posts better thermals than the Blackhawk Ultra while using two fans to the Blackhawk's gazillion. That seems to prove that fan placement is far more important than just slapping fans into something.

    Such as?
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2014/05/06/phanteks-enthoo-pro-review/3

    Even if it was thermally inferior (which it really isn't) a few degrees of a difference does not make a case a "terrible choice".
    That testing ideology is flawed. It shows the XL R2 performing worse than the R4, for one.
    You really need to start looking past numbers and start taking into consideration everything else that makes a case good, including construction, aesthetics, and whether or not the builder likes it.

    You need to stop playing devil's advocate and trying to fight everything I recommend because you feel like it.

    Thermal performance degredation is an exponential curve. For every watt of heat you pump into a system, it's harder for the enclosure to dissipate the next one. Throwing a high-end graphics card and CPU into the Pro, and then pointing to a flawed analysis and claiming that it will still be only a few degrees behind, while still posting decently low noise levels, is absurd.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Son wants to build a PC for his birthday help?
    Why are we recommending water cooling enclosures for cooling dual 290s?
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Help me create a 1500$ Pc build!
    You'll want to get the Phantom 530 rather than the original Phantom. It's better in almost every way.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Are these computer specs good?
    Quote from _Xiae»


    i7 3770K: 166W (more if OCed)
    Reference GTX 770: around 245W

    How is the 770 drawing more than its TDP, let alone the 3770K drawing more than double it?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on AMD FX-9590 vs. Intel Core i7-4790k Haswell
    Quote from MomnopTheDwarf»

    While it may be designed for water cooling, it is also designed for cooling with the usage of fans. As seen in this picture: http://puu.sh/bwuuv/4928e7fee2.jpg

    Yeah, it may have 4 installation areas for Water cooling, but as you can see it can hold up to a total of 19 fans.

    One, supporting tons of fans is a byproduct of designing for water cooling and not standalone, and secondly, water cooling still uses fans.

    It's still a terrible choice if you want to air cool, compared to other choices at the same price point.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Pc build
    Look at how noisy it is to achieve those thermals, compared to the Eleven Hundred.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on r9 280 vs r9 280x vs r9 290 vs gtx 760 vs gtx 770
    Quote from karlzhao314»

    And an SS2 does just slightly better than a Define R4 in GPU temps, and I'd like to see you tell me a Define R4 can't handle a 290.

    With a ridiculous amount of noise and throttling, sure.

    The R4 is absolutely not what people make it out to be. It consistently trails the pack in both thermal and acoustic performance under a workload far lesser than that of the OP's build.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on AMD FX-9590 vs. Intel Core i7-4790k Haswell
    Why would you even bother with trying to cool dual 290Xes and an overclocked 4790K in an enclosure clearly designed for water cooling?
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Pc build
    Quote from EtonGaming»

    Have you got first-hand experience with it?
    Why do I need to?
    I just feel you're exaggerating the importance of the case.

    It provides airflow to all portions of your PC. If it's not adequate your temperatures will get out of hand very quickly.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Introductions & Leavings
    Quote from RedAbsol0»

    CST?


    Computers, Science and Technology.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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