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    posted a message on GTX 770 came out today, actually looks promising.

    I think you shouldn't fully take the AnandTech comparison as a reference. You need to remember the 7970 GHz Ed. will always prevail at higher resolutions because of its 3GB VRAM (vs 2GB on the 770). You can notice that, at 1920x1080, the 770 is way better in some games.

    There really is no "winner" here imo. Your choice should depend on the games you play the most and the resolution of your monitor; it's not wise to generalize and buy a videocard based on "X is better than Y".

    That said, I think the 770 is a good card, but it would be better to wait and see what AMD releases against it before jumping to conclusions.

    On a side note, I think it would've been better if NVIDIA sold the 780 for around 550 dollars rather than 650. People would go crazy on it.
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    posted a message on Mechanical keyboard
    I tried the Corsair K90 and the Razer Blackwidow 2013 at Fry's.

    Blackwidow: Nice key feedback - the keys feel solid but also pleasant to press (although it requires some pressure). The problem with that keyboard is it sounds like a typing machine (literally), some people might like that but it is really loud.

    K90: Not as good feedback as the Blackwidow (more similar to membrane keyboard), but also sounds like a keyboard instead of a typing machine - still a bit loud, but not annoying. It also feels sturdy and is heavy.

    So yeah, that's my two cents. Personally, I'll buy the K90 when I have the money cause I simply fell in love with it.
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    posted a message on 500R vs Phantom 410
    I can't really comment on the Phantom but I can tell you you won't be dissapointed if you go for the 500R.

    The case feels and looks sturdy, has plenty of space for cable management, 8 fan slots, great airflow and if you ever go for custom watercooling, you can fit a thick rad on top (although you won't be able to use the top shroud).

    The only thing I would like on the 500R is a side window - but you can either remove the mesh and put one yourself or get a 600T/650D.
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    posted a message on Finally updated my build!
    I had been waiting for quite a while for my trip to the US; now I'm back and I brought some stuff with myself :D

    I got a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD, Corsair H100i and Corsair 500R (I almost bought the 650D but it exceeded baggage size limit by a few centimeters so I would've had to pay an extra $200)

    Damn, Fry's is paradise! I went there and was so amazed by Corsair's AF fans that I got a couple of them for myself - They have a really good airflow and are super quiet (they do produce airflow noise though, but I'm fine with it)

    Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4,6ghz 1,382 Vcore
    Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    EVGA GTX 680 Signature+ @ 1137mhz core / 3505mhz VRAM
    WD Caviar Green 1TB
    WD Caviar Green 2TB
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
    Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 1,35 V
    Corsair H100i
    Corsair TX750M
    Corsair 500R

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    posted a message on A team of international scientists aim to drill into the Earth's mantle for a cost of $1b+
    And what material are they going to use for the drill? It needs to be hard and has to take a lot of heat without melting.
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    posted a message on FSX recommended specs?
    Quote from Penguin236

    How would an i7 3520M work? Keep in mind that this is the mobile version. Also, would the performance be affected by the GT630M?

    Well it would definately be enough for some addons, but doubt it can handle something like 737NGX or AI. And no, they wouldn't really be affected by GT630m.
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    posted a message on FSX recommended specs?
    FSX is almost 100% CPU heavy. i5 2500k is required if you want good FPS with addons and AI; though it also depends on what addons, for example, PMDG 737NGX's Virtual Cockpit is very demanding, and AI only makes it worse (I have i7 2600k and I get around 20fps with 737NGX and AI). Also you will find out FSX has very very bad optimization, so you'll end up spending a few hours optimizing it yourself if you want good FPS (lots of tutorials for this).

    GPU barely makes any difference, it has been proven you get around the same performance with GTX560Ti or 670/680.
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    posted a message on Need a new [email protected]#
    Can you afford one of these? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147135
    Heard the are really good, among the best SSDs. I also like the Corsair Force GS or Neutron GTX series, though the last ones were recently released so they are quite expensive at the moment.
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    posted a message on So, I'm thinking of building a computer for christmas.
    Quote from Ankenmann2

    Why the hell did you buy a 2600k?

    Cause it was the only one that I could import to this country :V.
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    posted a message on So, I'm thinking of building a computer for christmas.
    Quote from Ankenmann2

    In Skyrim it would. *cough cough* console port *cough*

    You think so? On modded, maxed out Skyrim I get 680 99% usage and CPU around 40%, I have i7 2600k. And I say modded because non-modded can't max out GPU nor CPU.

    Skyrim needs a bit optimization though. For some reason in some heavily-modded areas, GPU and CPU usage go around 40% and I get like 30fps, I wonder why.

    I haven't ever been able to max out my i7 2600k in a game, only in rendering.
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    posted a message on So, I'm thinking of building a computer for christmas.
    Quote from Ankenmann2

    In a build with a 2500k/6850 the 2500k would bottleneck on Ultra.

    No it wouldn't? i5 2500k wouldn't even bottleneck 680.
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    posted a message on Make Case Fans Follow CPU Fan?
    Quote from fm87

    The 4 pin has the speed controller (the blue wire) 3 pins are only + - and ground. You cannot control fan speeds via software with the 3 pin connectors, since that involves controlling the voltage, not the speed. You need to use an actual physical fan controller.

    Your software might show it is adjusting fan speeds, but it isn't.

    Well, both my Coolermaster Excaliburs are connected to 3pin headers and I can still control their speed in levels (1-10). The 4pin header only makes it so that the fan goes max RPM on a certain CPU temperature.
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    posted a message on TTL mods a H100 to get sub zero temps on a 3960x
    Quote from jppk1

    Not wanting to make a long post so I'll just say it kinds works like your freezer. Basic thermodynamics.

    No, it doesn't. Freezers use a special gas coolant and they work by "playing" with the states of matter, pressurizing the gas and making it turn into liquid, then letting it evaporate again by depressurizing it. Changes of pressure do not happen in a Corsair H100 or any watercooling kit.

    Quote from 16cadrian

    Someone clearly didn't take middle school physics...

    Also more fans = more static pressure = faster moving air through the fins to compensate for the pressure = more heat moved away from liquid = cooler temps
    Without getting to in depth that's basically how it works. Again it's been a while since I learned that stuff so its a bit fuzzy and I might be wrong on something.

    The pressure and speed of the air doesn't matter at this point, the temperature (or actually heat) of it does. You need the air to be below zero in order for it to cool the coolant below 0ºC and thus the CPU under 0ºC (yay for the redundancy). The air that flows through the radiator cannot draw its heat if the radiator (and/or the coolant inside it) is at or above the air's temperature. If the air that flows through the radiator is hotter than the coolant inside it and the radiator itself, it will heat it up, no matter the pressure/speed of its flow.
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    posted a message on TTL mods a H100 to get sub zero temps on a 3960x
    Quote from lieutenant54321

    The air moving cools it down? Moving at high speed = less pressure = less temp? idk lol


    Quote from 16cadrian

    Well there's only about 20 billion fans an the darn thing, on top of that I think most liquid coolants have low specific temps so they cool/heat up fast.


    I hope you all realize it's fake cause it's not physically possible. Doesn't matter how many fans you put on it, the CPU won't go under the ambient's air temperature. It is simply cause once the coolant reaches the temperature of the air surrounding the radiator, it is no longer possible for its heat to be removed by the surrounding air in the radiator, it simply won't go any lower, doesn't matter whether you put 100 fans in it.
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    posted a message on TTL mods a H100 to get sub zero temps on a 3960x
    I don't think it's possible to make the CPU go under 0ºC if the air the fans "use" to cool the radiator is over 0ºC... it's like attempting to freeze a water bucket by placing a turbofan aiming at it; the water won't freeze unless the air is under 0ºC. Please explain how it is possible to cool a CPU to subzero point using air at ambient temperature on a radiator.
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