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    in a dilemma

    ASUS ROG MAXIMUS V FORMULA Z77 is the motherboard you are looking for. Its water-cooling ready, and it has everything anyone could possibly want. Here it is > http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2012/03/06/Formula.jpg?t=original&k=539b8f99 Note: it hasnt been released yet. They decided to...
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    MSI Z77 Series Mainboards Lead the Global March Towards 7 GHz

    Hmm, mind sharing why u dont like it? :twitch:
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    My first time build, would welcome comments before I purchase hardware!

    Strange, i honestly dont know... The read/write speeds according to the benchmarks is fine (around 100mb/sec), the seek time is horrible, and the smart attributes report the drive as OK, and its not old. Its been like this since i got it, and its the same still. But as soon as i try play a...
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    My first time build, would welcome comments before I purchase hardware!

    Tell that to my WD Green drive which even has 64mb cache... It can stutter sometimes, and when u try rewind or similar, it just stutters to hell , sometimes hard enough to cause VLC to crash, the search speed on the WD green is abyssmal, i cant describe how much i hate this drive, worst purchase...
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    My first time build, would welcome comments before I purchase hardware!

    I would not recommend getting the WD green drive unless ur gonna use it ONLY for storage, i feel its too slow and i would have picked anything else then the green drive. The OCZ agility3 is a solid choice and a nobrainer , it performs flawlessly, i got one myself, and many of my friends got...
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    Help me choose Thermal Paste

    Oh dear lord, so many answers i cant quote u all, that would make the reply post too large :D so im just gonna say this: I went with 2x different pastes actually, i went with the Noctua NT-H1 and the Thermalright Chillfactor3 (i really like'd the chillfactor3 the last time i used it, it did...
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    Help me choose Thermal Paste

    So i have been researching what thermal paste im gonna use in my new build (i5 2500k), i got these to choose from: Noctua NT-H1 EVGA Frostbite Arctic Cooling MX-4 Arctic Cooling Arctic MX-2 Arctic Cooling AS5 Arctic Céramique 2 Cooler Master Thermal Grease Nexus TMP-1000 Note: The cooler i...
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    Upgrade tips: AMD or Intel?

    Thanks everyone for ur answers :toast: I went with this setup: Intel i5 2500k MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz CL9 total cost for upgrade: 377euro :rockout: Waiting for the things to arrive, its like being a baby waiting for christmas presents, lol
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    4.5ghz i5-3570k ~ 4.9ghz 2500k Cinebench CPU Rendering

    Well, take cost into consideration. 2500k = 185euro (amazon) 3570k = 232euro (amazon) the price difference does not make up for the "gains" if u ask me.... there really is no gains almost, and the heat output is simply too high to achieve any gains at all unless its getting cooled with a...
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    Asus P8Z68-v lx + i5 2500k voltage can't be manually set

    Yup, this is normal, this board is not ment for overclocking, at all. Im sorry OP; but u should have researched this before u bought it
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    Upgrade tips: AMD or Intel?

    Thanks everyone! I was just finishing a thing in swtor for the rest of the night and checked back on the forum and i see that literally Everyone has recommended me the intel system . I love this forum , should check back more often :respect: but im busy doin :nutkick: to people in warzones on...
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    Upgrade tips: AMD or Intel?

    Yeah i agree, but i had to be sure, since i will be doin overclocking and i like saveing money, but maybe even with overclocking, the 2500k may be even more ahead with decent 4ghz+ overclock that i would put it to. More data to the graphics card = better fps in my brain, and fast cores achieves...
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    Upgrade tips: AMD or Intel?

    Hey everyone! Im in the thought about getting an upgrade in the upcoming month and i got a very limited budget. My budget cannot exceed 370euro. I want to be able to play SWTOR without dropping to the sub 30s fps in warzones as i do with my current setup. Im 80% sure that im getting...
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    Best gaming card for me?

    The thing is.... if OP already has money to buy new PSU and video card, then i cant see why not just save that money in a moneybox or something until the day he can buy an entire new pc instead. These days PC's are very very cheap, much cheaper then before. Upgrading the machine OP...
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    Do you think multi GPUs are worthy ?

    Well, remember the old times with 3dfx ? what about the 3dfx voodoo5 6000? 4 beastly gpus on same board... Times! In the future, with small enough manufactoring process: Totally doable! Looking forward to have 100x core card.
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    Low GPU utilization Crysis2 DX11not CPU bottleneck

    Yes of course, turning off vsync will remove the Hz lock from ur screen (lets say u have a 60hz screen, then ur framerate wont go above 60fps) and it will sync every frame which removes the screen tearing effect which appears when having vsync off. Also, turning off vsync will lead to higher...
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    Is my HD dying?

    Alright thanks! hopefully i can get one soon :) I will try, unfortunately, i dont have either a second harddrive to backup my data, or a usb drive, or a dvd cd to burn.... im pretty screwed, i know... I will bring up my cellphone camera and start take pictures on the screen :D
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    Is my HD dying?

    Alright thanks for clarifying this, im a total noob when it comes to harddrives as its very rare for me to have problem with drives :laugh: Btw, SEAGATE - Barracuda 7200.12 1 Tb Sata 600 Buffer 32 Mb 7200 Rpm <--- Any good? its quite cheap
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    Is my HD dying?

    Basicly, if i buy a wd black to replace my drive with, i will get roughly the advertised speed out of the drive? thats what im asking :)
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    Is my HD dying?

    i thought mechanical drives wasnt even close to max out even the older sata200? why would it run at a slower speed ?
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    Is my HD dying?

    :cry: problem is that i dont have money for a new drive, and my work is on the computer, this is a very unfortunate situation, it just happend over night :ohwell: A question tho: can i buy lets say a WD black 500gb sata600 drive ? will it work just fine with my sata300 motherboard?
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    Is my HD dying?

    I've experienced some strange stuff for 3days now with the computer, it all ended up with a complete format (i suspected it was a virus) Now, here is a screenshot of HDtune i just ran.. The disk was purchased in the end of 2009, its a samsung F3 500gb. Thoughts?
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    My GTX 590 seems to be under performing

    No not exactly... the AMD 1100T is faster then the 1090T and it gets obliterated in games by intels lower end i7 and their high-end i5's. Take a look at these charts: BFBC2: http://www.sweclockers.com/image/diagram/2019?k=b24ba1b308d0695bd9513641ef221767 Far Cry 2...
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    Western Digital Green Power [Problem]

    As i mentioned above in a previous post, i tried the RMA, but apperantly WD does not replace drives that has been taken out of a plastic enclosure, for example in this case: WD mybook.. which i find kinda strange, because the enclosure is made for being able to swap the drive if you want...
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    Western Digital Green Power [Problem]

    Unfortunately i did not put it in a tight bag... i simply just put it next to the vodka bottle in the freezer.... It was very wet once it actually got a little warm, i just dried it off with a piece of paper and plugged it in, and behold... it did not work... it was actually worse then it was...
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