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  1. THE_EGG

    CPU Heatsink Opinions

    Hey peeps, I have a Corsair 280X case on order as my In Win 301 just isn't cutting for cooling :( . My PSU is getting cooked - almost too hot to touch. I've tried many different fan layouts and adding/removing case fans with limited improvements. I currently use a Noctua D15S and have added a...
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    Custom keycaps

    Hey guys so I'm currently looking to buy some replacement keycaps for my CM Storm Mech kb. My requirements are that it must be dual language - English/Russian, ABS plastic (as close to the OEM plastic and coating as possible) and backlit compatible. So far the best I can find is a dual EN/RU...
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    Monitor problem - not waking up

    Hey guys, I have an issue with my BenQ GW2765HT where if I turn on my computer with the monitor in standby (orange light) status the monitor will not wake up. I must then unplug the monitor from the AC power and then replug it and then also restart my computer before the monitor will wake up...
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    How much sag is too much sag? | MSI GTX 980

    Hey guys so I recently bought an MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G and noticed that even just unpacking it that it seemed bent (like an upside-down 'U'). The area just to the right of the right SLI finger seeming the 'highest' point with both the bracket end and PCIe power connector end seeming lower...
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    Needing a large display for a racing setup

    Hey guys, I'm looking at getting more heavily involved in racing sims and am wanting to upgrade my monitor I use for that purpose. Note: The only use this display will get is for racing games and perhaps the odd other game. It will be used with PC and PS3 mainly along with the odd use with Xbox...
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    Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5 bios/booting issues

    Hey guys, so I bought this board on Saturday morning and I've been having bios and booting problems since I bought it. Essentially after I completed the build I turn it on and tried to enter the bios. All I got was a blank screen with 'A9' written in the bottom right corner of the screen and...
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    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC $149AUD & Gigabyte G1-Sniper M5 $169AUD

    Some epic deals on some outgoing Z87 boards; Gigabyte S1150 ATX GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard SAVE $100 http://www.computeralliance.com.au/gigabyte-s1150-atx-ga-z87x-oc-motherboard-save-$100 Gigabyte S1150 MicroATX G1-Sniper M5 Motherboard SAVE $100...
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    When should I replace my AIO?

    Hi guys, I've currently got an Antec 620 cooling my main rig and wondered when I should think about replacing it as it is getting pretty old now. I'm only a little worried about things like the rubber tubing deteriorating or pump failing or something like that and then it may begin to leak or...
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    $110 PNY XLR8 2.5" 240GB SATA III SSD $100 after mir

    Holy cow that is cheap. Cheaper than a lot of 120GB drives :O http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178456&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL050914&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL050914-_-EMC-050914-Index-_-SSD-_-20178456-L03D Even with the AUD selected in the currency option it is still $110AUD ($100...
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    Slow fan speed Asus R9280x DC2 TOP

    Hi guys, I've been having this issue where my R9 280x DC2T keeps getting too hot for my liking. Now you will see that my fan speed for GPU1 seems a little slow. At 100% it is only ~3000rpm vs GPU2 which is on ~82% and getting 2900rpm. Theoretically I think GPU1 should be at ~3400rpm @ 100% if...
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    A good upgrade from a SS Fortress FT02?

    Hi guys, I'm becoming a little bored with my FT02 and am looking at moving to a different case for my main rig. After around 4 years I thought it is time for a change. Some cases have caught my attention, these being; Corsair 600T (white) Corsair 540 (white) Coolermaster Storm Stryker (white)...
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    Gigabyte R9 290OC and R9 280XOC

    OMG CHEAP! well at least for Australians :P $449 inc. battlefield 4 AMD R9 290 4GB Gigabyte Overlocked PCIe Video Card PN R929OC-4GD-GA, Includes Battlefield 4 in box http://www.computeralliance.com.au/amd-r9-290-4gb-gigabyte-overlocked-pcie-video-card-pn-r929oc-4gd-ga $375 inc. battlefield 4...
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    Newegg ships to Australia now?!!?! w00t

    Ok well I hope this is right section to post this and yes I realise I'm a few days late and I just can't believe it took me 6 days to realise the egg now ships to Australia (and UK for that matter, which I had heard about). Just be aware that only a handful of products are being shipped at...
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    New gaming laptop or mid-range gaming desktop

    Ok so the easy answer to the title without any questions asked is - desktop. HOWEVER I'll be going to Washington for 5-6 months for a semester abroad studying (first half of 2015) and I'm trying to decide whether it is better to sell my G53 (which can play BF4 on low-med settings) and buying a...
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    SimCity 5 GIVEAWAY

    Hey peeps! I bought this in Russia while I was on holiday for a friend and they changed their mind about wanting it so I've been left without someone wanting it. So it could be in Russian AND/OR English. It should work outside of Russia as I bought Need For Speed: Rivals at the same shop and it...
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    4K 55" 3D TV under $1000AUD

    I read that Kogan was apparently going to sell a 4K TV under $1000AUD on nextpowerup a few weeks ago, but now it has actually arrived! 55" Agora 4K Smart 3D LED TV (UltraHD) - $999AUD (+postage)...
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    Possible PSU issue?

    Hey guys, I got into the mining craze a few weeks ago so I put together some PC with some components I had lying around. This is the specs of the PC I'm having issues with (I know it is overkill for the cpu side of things but using this is cheaper than buying a new i3 system/equivalent); mobo...
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    Required PSU for 5970 with this setup

    Hi guys, I am thinking of buying a 5970 second hand as they seem to go for pretty cheap and I will be using it for mining litecoin/dogecoin. It will be going into a system with the following specs; i3-530 Gigabyte GA-H57M-USB3 4gb 1600mhz g.skill ram 550W Antec TP-550 NEW 320gb hdd Aerocool...
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    Gigabyte Radeon HD7850 1GB OC

    Gigabyte GV-R785OC-1GD for only $119AUD at Umart in Australia Pretty damn good price if you ask me seeing as other 7850s are $50-100 more. http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=2
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    Asus R9 290X DC2 & Asus VN279Q 27" monitor

    Asus R9 290X DC2 $579 with this promo code - EMCPGWG96 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121840&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL031314&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL031314-_-EMC-031314-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14121840-L0B ASUS VN279Q Black 27" $209 after MIR & including promo code...
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    Is it worth upgrading GTX 580 SOC to R9280X (litecoin & some gaming)

    Hi all. Recently I started to get into Litecoin mining and I've been surprised at how well my gtx 780 does in my main rig with mining (520-550kh/s - which from what I've read is quite good for an Nvidia card). I've been using the newest version of cudaminer to achieve this. Now I've been...
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    Nvidia utilization issue

    Hey guys, I recently bought a Vaio Flip 15 - the main reason being that it has dedicated graphics in a tablet and have run into an issue. Essentially I'll be playing a game for about 10-15 minutes, then my frames drop noticeably. Temps are fine CPU is ~75C and GPU (GT735M) ~78C max temps while...
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    ASUS TAICHI 31 issue

    Hi guys, I have a TAICHI 31 and have had it for about 6 months. Anyway while I was checking a game to see if it was working properly before I leave overseas tomorrow on holiday the laptop just turned off INSTANTLY. I mean like all power was lost. It was on full charge and everything and not even...
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    RAPID mode, should I enable it?

    Hey all, I bought a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB about a month or two ago and just saw this RAPID mode article for the 840 Pro and that it has been available for the EVO for some time now. So the question is, should I enable it? Are there any downsides? I believe the 840EVO uses TLC which I think...
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    Choosing a new graphics card

    Hi everyone, so the time has come for me to look for a new graphics card. In a couple of weeks I am travelling to US (NYC and DC) for a holiday and I plan to get a graphics card over there where it is way cheaper - probably from newegg. The hotel does accept deliveries for patrons so it's all...
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