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    Corsair HS70 Wireless 7.1

    I just received mine, they hiss when powered on for me mostly from the left cup, it's quite annoying. I'm hoping it's a defect and I can get it replaced, as they're otherwise "okay" for a wireless gaming headset. Bringing down the bass will decrease fatigue and increase clarity even without...
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    GeForce GTX 780 Ti Specifications Leaked

    Why not? TITAN _IS NOT_ a 700 series part, remember, it also is not a full GK110 core, it was made "because we can". It still is better for pro work too. Technology evolves, it was a showcase GPU, intended to be superseded soon enough by 'mainstream' parts.
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    GeForce GTX 780 Ti Specifications Leaked

    Well the next division for memory capacity available is 6GB, so get that instead. But then you'd say Dear AMD, you don't fight a 6GB 4K ready card with a 4GB card. That's a big mistake.
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    Thermaltake Unveils the Urban T21 and Urban T31 Mid-Tower Cases

    But I didn't have money for all of that. It's all secondhand, and because I spent less overall I could jam more in :D I never liked tower coolers anyway, I have a C12P and AXP140RT here as spare. Really? I thought you would thank Cooler Master for introducing consumers to full aluminium...
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    Thermaltake Unveils the Urban T21 and Urban T31 Mid-Tower Cases

    I have the S31, same internals different top front and front. Who needs air cooling? I have a 280 top 240 mid and 120 rear rads, 8 drives, 6 cores 8 DIMMS and two GPUS :) I would however not recommended this case. It's cramped, there's no room behind the tray the hdd sleds little nubs break...
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    AMD Radeon R9 290X 4096 MB

    There is no DAC therefore no analogue output AT ALL. I had both the 2900XT and GTX 480 XD
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    Phanteks PH-TC12DX

    With lower thermal loads you will find that heatsinks will perform better, even better if they don't have heatpipes. Heatpipes have a working range, and watercooling introduces heat from the pump and additional 'latency' in cooling. However if you start pushing the boundaries, say at around...
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    Phanteks PH-TC12DX

    Sealed watercooling units are killing off high end air towers. Custom loops are still as popular as ever. As for phase change, they have always had high maintenance costs so were niche just like LN2 or dice. I do know a couple of people with phase, however they're going to go high end water...
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    Arctic Announces Alpine 20 Plus CO CPU Cooler

    For your consideration, here is a photo of the stock boxed cooler that comes with 2011 CPUs Now you tell me, which one do you think will cool the CPU better? There is no stock cooler for 2011. If you were rolling out hundreds of systems based on this CPU you would want to find the cheapest...
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    Enermax Power Supplies Support Forthcoming Haswell CPUs

    Well, I'm using an older Bronze rated PSU with a Seasonic core and it has quite high minimum load ratings, so I doubt I can get away with C7. Previously with teh VRM on the motherboard, you could shutdown all power to a CPU core, even though the motherboard was still draawing power and turning...
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    Enermax Power Supplies Support Forthcoming Haswell CPUs

    DC-DC design just refers to that the minor rails (5/3.3V) are no longer converted from mains AC, but from 12VDC. This simplifies design and makes things much more efficient. However not all PSUs even of this design can run at near 0W loads, so you'd have to check before enabling C7 sleep.
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    Control case fan speed (SYS)

    I should probably also add that it's possible to get fan controllers which only have 3 pin connectors but they use PWM to control the fan speed, ie the mcubed tbalancer allows as near as makes no difference an infinite amount of fan control, including specifying PWM or DC based speed control for...
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    Control case fan speed (SYS)

    Of coursed it wont, but PWM headers still allow DC based speed control (given a non half assed motherboard), which is more ideal over using a PWM converter because DC motors not designed for PWM control tend to tick really annoyingly. You know, the 10 years + before PWM fans were released? DC...
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    Control case fan speed (SYS)

    Your motherboard can't control the system fan headers. You don't want any form of hardware controller (even a $1 inline resistor). Answer: Buy a new motherboard with better fan header control. Even the cheapest Asus motherboards allow custom system/chassis control based on CPU temperature or...
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