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    Upgrade itch.

    I decided the same for now. After removing Asus Smart Doctor and switching to GPU Tweak all of my display driver has stopped responding errors have gone away. Which was another reason I had been thinking of upgrading the video. Such pure bliss being able to tab to desktop and browse the web...
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    Upgrade itch.

    So close yet so far. The brackets worked and I must admit Koolance makes some very nice heavy duty pieces. But the room just wasn't there no matter how I rearranged the fans the power cables coming in and the fins on the motherboard just weren't able to be worked around. On the plus side I...
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    Upgrade itch.

    Ordered a couple brackets that should do the trick. Hopefully they will arrive today or tomorrow so I can play with the fan setup this weekend. I guess I will be moving furniture again and see if I can squeeze a little more space out of the room and drop this thing behind or to the side of my...
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    Upgrade itch.

    I was a bit sick this weekend so did not have the chance to pull it apart and tinker with the fan speeds or setup. After looking around I am thinking of getting an adapter 140mm slot to 120 moving the radiator up top with dual fans this time. After changing speeds to slower I think I will remove...
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    Upgrade itch.

    I have an Anter Kuhler H20 but with only a single fan it seems to be holding it's own. If I am going to tinker with it this weekend maybe it is time to play around and see if I can get that mounted to one of the top 140mm fan spots to have it push and pull. Good to know on the video. I see it...
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    Upgrade itch.

    By midrange I am talking a 670/680 or ATI equivalent. Or anything in the $400-$500 and under. If I am not going to see a huge increase in games I will hold on until the next wave of new cards. Yeah the tower is huge I think it is because I have had to rearrange my office space. It has been...
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    Upgrade itch.

    After looking around I am thinking maybe an AS Rock Z77E-ITX. I am still looking at cases interested in an Silverstone Tek Micro TJ08B-E. Does anyone have a good recommendation for a mini itx case? Or a good mid range replacement for a GTX 570? If I am being an idiot trying to move from my...
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    Upgrade itch.

    I figure it has been at least a year since I built my current system and that it may be time to look into some upgrades. I am thinking the case may be a good starting point. Antec P193 Pros - It stays nice and cool Cons - It is big. I have to clean the filters every week (Only 3 so not too...
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    570 to 560 now to 580 or 7950 or wait.

    So far so good no artifacts showing up on the few games I've tested. Have it running high settings SW:TOR this card is nice and quiet. Can feel a bit of heat but I am really liking the design of this card very heavy duty feeling. I think I will need to get something to give the end a little lift...
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    570 to 560 now to 580 or 7950 or wait.

    I think I must have got lucky as it was $350 when I first looked at it a couple weeks back. When I bought it last night the card was $280 and now it has gone up to $299.99 so I'm crossing my fingers. :rockout:
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    570 to 560 now to 580 or 7950 or wait.

    I put it down to stock but it still appeared. On sending in the 560 I saw a 570 I had looked at before for $30 more. I'm picking that up for now and getting some breathing room until summer and when I can see what performance the new cards hold or don't. ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce...
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    570 to 560 now to 580 or 7950 or wait.

    Yes, I just reinstalled recently within the past few months. I did that as the display driver error that started showing up after driver updates mid last summer. -To thebluebumblebee- It is still under warranty but I purchased it recently enough that I can ship it back. I would rather get a new...
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    570 to 560 now to 580 or 7950 or wait.

    Yeah I just replaced the psu after the first card went. I had an Antec CP850 after the card fried I moved to a Corsair 750 (gold80). Everything is at stock speeds right now so it should have been getting enough power. All that it is powering is a blu ray drive, 2 ssd's, 1 velociraptor hd, mobo...
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    570 to 560 now to 580 or 7950 or wait.

    I had a Galaxy 570 and loved it. It was my first Nvidia card in a long time and ran like a champ nothing I threw at it slowed it down. It died last month in a puff of smoke and was replaced by an MSI 560 Hawk. This was to wait for the next generation of cards to be released. I can no longer...
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    Seagate Momentus XT 750Gb hybrid - For storage

    After going over and looking at what I wanted and needed. I ended picking up an external for now. I cleaned up all the excess files that no longer needed to be stored and have 150Gb's for Steam to play with on the raptor now. BUFFALO 1TB USB 3.0 Black External Hard Drive HD-P... Was actually...
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    GTX570 DCII problems

    My new 560 seems to be getting this more often then my 570 that burned out. Seriously thinking Nvidia may drive me back to ATI. I only seem to see this occasionally on web browsing disabled IE from using the gpu this weekend and haven't seen it since. But I am experiencing it more on game login...
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    new build to replace a cranky laptop

    If that case is anything like the twelve hundred it should have filters in place up front. Hopefully they are easier to access on that model. On the twelve hundred you had to pop off the sides unscrew the drive bays and slide them forward an inch or two. Then you could pull the filter off. Just...
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    Seagate Momentus XT 750Gb hybrid - For storage

    Not a bad thought either. I will have to sleep on that one I just replaced the psu and gpu. If I get to replacing too much I have to fight the urge of just building a new rig. :twitch:
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    Seagate Momentus XT 750Gb hybrid - For storage

    Thanks for the suggestions and info. Looking at the pricing to get another 600Gb VelociRaptor is $300+ almost the same price if I pick up a pair of somewhat speedy 750Gb-1Tb drives. I'm kind of leaning towards picking up a pair of newer drives for raid 0 and leaving the raptor for backing up...
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    Seagate Momentus XT 750Gb hybrid - For storage

    I have a couple ssd's in my system for the OS and a handful of games. But I have Steam +games and all my storage on a Raptor which is slowly filling up. I am wondering how these hybrid drives compare for storage I was thinking two in raid would give me some breathing room. I also had the thought...
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    GTX570 DCII problems

    Got my replacement card last night a GTX 560 ti. Was sad to see the black screen today with the new drivers.
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    Replacement video and psu.

    The psu and video card were waiting for me when I got home. After testing out SW:TOR it was at 99% gpu usage and the card was in the 90's with the fan revving up quickly. It was so loud so I redid the settings in TOR then dropped the voltage a little and setup a custom fan profile. It was still...
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    gtx 550ti vs 7770

    I'd be interested in hearing how it performs for you. I was looking at both the 550 and 7770 as well but ended up with a 560. So I'd definitely like to hear your thoughts once you get some gaming in.
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    Post your first FAIL

    I remember back in the WinNT days when this canuck took pity on me and decided to teach me how to repair pc's. He decided to teach me how to swap out psu's. Step 1 unhook the power cables from inside the pc. I grabbed the first cable yanked and watched about a foot long arc of electricity go...
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    GTX570 DCII problems

    I had the black screen as well. The only games I sweated was when I was playing a fps. Then that black screen lasted an eternity. I kept waiting for it to go away and find whether I was a corpse or not. It has to be something in the drivers because I have friends with a 460 and a 580 that get...