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    Went to microcenter to start my new monster rig

    i also scourge the microcenter open box bins, couldn't be lucky enough to get a gpu like you though!!
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    Just ordered a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe PCI-E

    you'll be fine installing the SSD under the heatsink. I run a much hotter GPU on top of the SSD using the same board across 950/960's.
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    The show off your tech related purchase thread

    The Ryzen 7 technically scores higher in Cinebench ;)
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    The show off your tech related purchase thread

    I seem to have a spending problem. Decided to upgrade 3 PCs for the family with myself keeping the 8700k!
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    Monitors won't go to sleep... Why?

    i am assuming that you have configured the power settings to enable the monitor/pc to sleep. If that's the case, there is likely something keeping it from going to sleep. you can find out what it is by doing the following: Open CMD Type "powercfg -requests", and see what comes up.
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    What are you playing?

    I am playing Far Cry 1 (i am a few years behind the gaming curve, but at least my hardware is ready!), but it seems i cant Vsync this thing, it runs at 500fps and unnecessarily taxes my GPU.
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    Beware: Apple Macbook False Advertising

    this might get ugly, but your friend should have researched the new macbook to find out that it runs on a Core M processor. Core M processors are not meant for any type of rendering, gaming, etc. They are meant for general computing, ie word, mail, browsing, and youtube. It is fanless and...
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    Pros & Cons to 4k?

    I am actually using a Dell P2715Q, its a 27" IPS UDH 60Hz SST monitor, and i got to say, probably the best upgrade to my PC in years. Granted, the only game i really play is Diablo 3, and i have no problem maxing that out at 3840x2160, any recent triple AAA title will struggle however. As for...
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    Is OC'ing a Micro ATX worth it?

    i am nowhere near a hardcore overclocker, but i have my 4790k @ 4.7GHz on all cores with stock voltage using my GENE VI, i have to increase voltage to go any higher and it's just something I don't want to do. I think with adequate cooling, 5 might be doable, however 5.6 on a devils canyon will...
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    Does Hyper Thread help multitask?

    why not use the HD3000 to drive to the 2nd monitor for video watching and using your 670 to play the games. That's how I use the HD4600 from my 4790K. However, i think windows 7 isn't as robust in supporting this configuration as Win8.
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    GeForce GTX 970 Design Flaw Caps Video Memory Usage to 3.3 GB: Report

    good news! GTX 960Ti will be here sooner than expected!
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    NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 960

    maybe they are reusing PCBs from GTX 660's which had 192bit interfaces? the 960Ti will probably come from a cutdown GM204. They are already selling GM204's identical to the GTX 960 (1024 SPs, 128bit) called the GTX 965M, it would assume they are saving chips between 1024SP's and 1664SP's to be...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Specs Confirmed

    That's strange, NVIDIA uses a cut down GM204 with 1024/128bit for their mobile GTX 965M, but it seems that their GM206 (this GTX 960) has the same configuration? They are stockpiling chips better than 1024/128 for their GTX 960 Ti
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    AMD Releases Catalyst 14.12 Omega Software

    well damn, its not as frequent as before, but i am still getting an intermittent flicker that will happen at the desktop or randomly in games.
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    AMD Releases Catalyst 14.12 Omega Software

    I am still getting an intermittent screen flicker, does anyone else?
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    Old Hardware? Game Server?

    That's not saying much though is it? :laugh:
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    Old Hardware? Game Server?

    ATM, all of my 3.5" HDDS are on my 2600k rig, so I thought about using it as strictly a file server since my main rig is SSD only, but I think it would be a waste of power to keep it running 24/7, even if i underclocked it to 2.0GHz (older chipset, DDR2 ram, etc), and it's a big ole ATX mobo...
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    Old Hardware? Game Server?

    indeed, i think the hardware in question is a little too old to be sold, probably not worth my time.
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    Old Hardware? Game Server?

    Do you run multiple home servers? Is there usage for a second server if the first one does all you need? I was leaning towards this as well, but given that each PC has its own backup and I have Plex running, I don't know if there are huge gains from me running a WHS
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    Old Hardware? Game Server?

    Just out of curiosity, what do people do with older hardware? I see that most people repurpose them into home servers, however I can't really see myself needing a dedicated. I use Plex as my media server on my 2600K and that seems to fit my needs for my media streaming. I have SSDs on all 3...
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    AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Performance Analysis

    is it possible for a registry edit to allow 3840 x 2400 on a R9 290?
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    AMD Releases Catalyst 14.12 Omega Software

    its a shame 3840 x 2400 can't be used except for the 285, wtf AMD. I don't want to use 2560 x 1600! I want the 4K without a 4K monitor!
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    [US] GTX970/980 Open Boxes are starting to hit newegg for really good prices!

    damn good deal on the GTX 970. If people have a microcenter near them, they can also look there for open box deals!
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    underclock qx9650

    the lowest voltage my mobo supports is .85V, now lets see i can get 1.8GHz with .85V, would 1.5GHz at .85V be much of a difference in power consumption?
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    underclock qx9650

    check out this article from anandtech, http://www.anandtech.com/show/2404/2 thats why im not worried about "TDP" it scales really well when underclocked. i plan on getting a 6570 or something after i pawn the GTS250. it doesnt even have HDMI!