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  1. Freedom4556

    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Tested on Cheap B350 Motherboard

    @W1zzard You should really use a k-type thermocouple thermometer and not a FLIR camera for measuring electronics temperatures. The FLIR can be affected by all types of emissivity and reflectivity issues with heatsinks and metals used in and around the component you're trying to measure. Many...
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    EVGA's Gargantuan SuperNova 2200W P2 Can Jumpstart Your Pickup Truck

    It is, however, more amps than most alternators. A 5.7L V8 on a new American pickup only puts out ~150A at 12V.
  3. Freedom4556

    ** Urgent ** Need advice for GPU purchase about to happen today

    I've got my HIS 290X on RMA at the moment (bad vram), and I wasn't able to get my IGP to work either. For what it's worth, Intel lists the maximum supported resolution as 1920x1200 for the HD 3000. Hypothetically, there is enough bandwidth on a single link for 1440p @ 30Hz, but I know of no way...
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    ** Urgent ** Need advice for GPU purchase about to happen today

    I have a similar 1440p monitor, and it depends if it has a built in scaler or not. Does this monitor have an OSD? (If so, any old display port to DVI adapter should do you, though single link DVI should work at reduced resolution in that case). If not, you're going to need an expensive active DP...
  5. Freedom4556

    Noctua Unveils Two New Slim A-series Fans

    Yeah, I was just thinking "That's not white it's non-dyed." I hope they don't put it out like that as it seriously conflicts with their quality image.
  6. Freedom4556

    Microsoft Selects Dolby Audio for Windows 10

    This sounds to me like they're trying to create a standard way to stream surround in a browser. Netflix can do it in the browser because they worked it out themselves (in Silverlight), but Youtube for example still only supports stereo in their streams. By paying for the Dolby license...
  7. Freedom4556

    be quiet! Pure Rock

    AMD memory in an Intel board made me giggle. :D
  8. Freedom4556

    AMD "Zen" A Monolithic Core Design

    Not to get anybody's hopes dashed, but the instant I read "16 cores" and "current process" I immediately assumed we're looking at a game console/server-esque sub-2GHz bulk process affair. This just sounds like a double-sized, updated PS4 APU.
  9. Freedom4556

    Vibe Therapy Meridian

    It was a hilarious gag, but now that we're sober again ya'll should probably knock it off the front page. Just leave it up in the forums or wherever. :D
  10. Freedom4556

    GIGABYTE X99, Z97 and H97 Series Motherboards Ready for Intel SSD 750 Series

    Probably for it to be bootable.
  11. Freedom4556

    MSI to Release the H87I AC Mini-ITX Motherboard

    It's the difference between 2 and 3 MIMO. If 802.11n is anything to go by, the desktop equipment will be overwhelmingly two-antennae parts. As to why, only the motherboard OEMs can say for sure, but if I had to guess, I would bet it has to do with the fact that antennae cannot be integrated in a...
  12. Freedom4556

    TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.7 Released

    Perhaps a pop-out option for the sensors tab?
  13. Freedom4556

    AMD A10-7700K "Kaveri" De-lidded

    This is what I was getting at. If they use crap TP and it hurts overclocking, this will only affect people with no interest in de-lidding or replacing the TIM every 6 months. I suppose it makes no difference to stock performance.
  14. Freedom4556

    AMD A10-7700K "Kaveri" De-lidded

    I think he was referring to Doh, can't read. The switch from solder to paste is very unfortunate, IMO, because this only hurts the kind of people who are buying APUs in the first place: mainstream and budget. And btw, the LGA 775 P4s had already switched to the vent slot. The hole was only for...
  15. Freedom4556

    What kind of keyboard do you use?

    You can get reproduction Model M's now. A company called Unicomp inherited the rights are are remaking them (edit: they now come in USB): http://pckeyboard.com/page/category/Classic
  16. Freedom4556

    MSI Rolls Out 760GMA-P34FX Socket AM3+ Motherboard

    It's probably an availability thing. Some of those are surely based on the same die, and the lowest-spec one is likely to be the most plentiful because of die harvesting. It's also the least desirable because of spec, and therefore going to be ultra-cheap. Excess supply and low demand.
  17. Freedom4556

    What kind of keyboard do you use?

    I'm actually surprised with how cheap HDTVs have gotten lately, at least here in the States. $500 will get you a reasonable 2nd or 3rd tier 42" 1080p LCD. Plasmas in that class can be had at ~$400. I have a wired 360 controller as well, and use it on certain games (particularly console ports...
  18. Freedom4556

    MSI Rolls Out 760GMA-P34FX Socket AM3+ Motherboard

    I was just asking myself "Why release this motherboard, for an unofficially-dead socket, now?" I mean, AMD has all but said that the FMx line of sockets and the APUs are their only desktop products going forward.
  19. Freedom4556

    SHARKOON Introduces the SHARK Blades 120 mm Case Fans

    There is no way the difference in CFM and dBa is that large for 'normal' fans like these. I have read in fan reviews that manufacturers use different testing and rating methods to basically make these specs up (they are not standardized). Price is not bad though, especially for PWM.
  20. Freedom4556

    What kind of keyboard do you use?

    I disagree completely, and I would reference Valve's own video on the Steam controller for why I think it would be sub-optimal (Civ V as a specific example: ) for certain game types. Besides, get the control scheme correct, and you'll still have 10-foot display issues. I can't imagine trying...
  21. Freedom4556

    Gigabyte Unveils the U21MD 3-In-1 Mobile Device

    Yeah, that hinge just looks frail.
  22. Freedom4556

    Amped Wireless Debuts 802.11ac Long Range Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter

    This is what we need. Not higher-gain antennae on the routers, but more transmit power on the adapters. That way, we can eliminate unwanted interference (with lower gain antennae) but still have the power for the clients that we do want connected to be heard. Now fingers crossed that the...
  23. Freedom4556

    ASUS Announces RT-N14UHP N300 Single-Band High Power Router

    Yeah, and what makes me laugh is that higher-gain antennae generally means more interference from your neighbors, and that's the speed limiting factor on 2.4GHz, not signal strength. Although, if I could rig one of these to pump out Gaussian noise, then I might get my neighbors around my...
  24. Freedom4556

    What kind of keyboard do you use?

    Sounds like 104-key US/American, so even with key caps it still wouldn't work right.
  25. Freedom4556

    What kind of keyboard do you use?

    I use a Rosewill RK-9000I (MX Blues, ftw!) that I got a few weeks ago on black Friday special. Before that I had a Razer Blackwidow (destroyed by errant Mountain Dew). I've also got some cheap Logitech K120 membrane keyboards around the house. About 'gaming keyboard' though, I really don't...