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    Giveaway! $50 (x2) for the Steam Summer Sale 2017 (Congrats to the winners)!!!

    I'm in! Sadly I'll be working :(
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    Windows 10 + Crossfire issues

    i have found with the latest drivers and 7970 GHZ i need to disable and re-enable crossfire in CCC every reboot.
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    How much power does your PC use?

    as mussels has said the main reason for my lower idle wattage is my mobo, it was one of the key reasons i decided on the mobo in the first place. also if i have worked out my KJ usage for wprime correctly i come out at 28.9 KJ (200.827 * 144 = 28919.088 (28.9 KJ )).
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    How much power does your PC use?

    Add my result Rampage | Corsair HX750 | i7 3770k @ 4.2GHz + 7970 X-Fire | 64w idle | 144w w prime | P16835 590W | 28.56 points per watt | daily settings x-fire Rampage | Corsair HX750 | i7 3770k @ 4.2GHz + 7970 | 64w idle | 144w w prime | P10901 378W | 28.83 points per watt | daily settings...
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    5870 1GB crossfire -> 7970GHz edition worklog

    in comparison here is my msi 7970 single and cross fire results in 3d mark 11 my pc is 3770k @ 4.2 ghz, 7970 @ 1.1ghz / 1500mhz single 1080p X3496 Graphics Score 3185 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7427317? crossfire 1080p X6714 Graphics Score 6381 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7427336?
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    Share R9-290X price in your country.

    australia here 290x AUS $549 > $599 US$530.6> $578.33 770 AUS $549 > $569 US$ 528.49 > $547.75 780 AUS $699 > $900 US$674.88 > $868.95 7970 AUS $ 329 US$317.65 7970 GHZ AUS $429 US$414.20 (all taken from...
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    7 Days to Die - DayZ meets Minecraft?

    and why did you call in sick ? i wonder why :p (big brother)
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    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    im glad i saw some early game footage and then it looked like a consol port. I did get the game and DLC for $50 which is a lot better then the $120 steam wanted in australia. for me the most lacking part is the High pings in co-op, my brother and i were getting 4/500 pings where most things...
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    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    Does anyone know the actual steam unlock time? i know global the 12-feb it unlocks but i cant find any times.
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    Aliens - Colonial Marines "Kick Ass" Trailer

    I've been reading about some early game play on ps3 and Xbox "*cough* *cough*".. i really want this game to be great but some of the comment back were that it was not what it was hyped up to be. i really hope they are just trolling. needless to have i have pre purchased and will play it...
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    Aliens - Colonial Marines "Kick Ass" Trailer

    there is the ending for the game already up on YouTube (pre release), i don't know if its the full ending (8 min) but if it is the full ending i thing many will thank its a shitty ending. i'm not going to link to the ending because i don't want to spoil it for any one, but it is easy enough to...
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    Solar/Crank Battery Charger

    www.kathmandu.com.au/hand-torch-solar-pull-dynamo-grey-lime.html Hand Torch Solar/Pull Dynamo + USB charger
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    Your resolution?

    poll? 1080
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    Space images thread

    i was just looking at the crab nebula last night with my mew telescope, of course it was not a brilient at this but still i LOVED it along with jupiter and a few double stars that i had a good look at. I have not done this sense my early teens, and i was texting my gf at midnight telling her...
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    Upgrade Graphic card or CPU for Farcry 3

    Hello and welcome to TPU. Thanks in advance for filling out your system specs. What sort of budget are you looking at ? your 5850 will be ok for games, a new cpu/ mobo/ ram would be the biggest leap forward, but once again it all depends on budget.
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    to crossfire or not to crossfire

    I have bought the cpu / mobo/ ram as stated above. the monitor in my system specs i have only just bought a few weeks ago so i'll have that for a while. (i should of mentioned i am selling my current cpu/ mobo/ ram for $300 so the upgrade to the Intel system listed is only $300 AU) and for...
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    to crossfire or not to crossfire

    ok, thanks for the quick replies. i held off on the second 7970 and just ordered the cpu/ mobo / ram all will be here before Saturday (my 30th Bday). Yay me
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    to crossfire or not to crossfire

    does any one know how much increase the new gen cards might have 'ati 8000' when they are released? *edit* as a side note in 6 months i may not have the $$$ to blow, so that fact is weighing on my mind too..
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    to crossfire or not to crossfire

    i am currently upgrading the rig in my specs. i am going the following 3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme4 G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-2133C11D-16GZL (2x8GB) 16GB DDR3 Using current monitor and SSD in specs. my question is is it worth me upgrading to crossfire??? 2 X Gigabyte...
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    Anyone can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

    i used the $15 deal, been on it for a few hours, took 10 min for me to work how to "shut down" besides that all is fine, just learning the tricks with metro.
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    Upgrade XFX5870XXX to 78xx Sideways move ?

    i went from 5870 Xfire to a 7970, in general i was not a huge leap in overall performance but some games did like the upgrade, expecially being at 1080p and when enabling the higher textures and AA. come xmas ill be picking up another *as a side note i picked up the gigabyte GHZ edition...
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    Borderlands 2

    anyone having full screen issues ? i can play fine, its just running "wide screen" res is 1680*1050 edit. had to change some further settings
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    Borderlands 2

    reading about everyone playing BL2 is making me sad :( 12 hours and 17 min remaining until we can play in Australia
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    You don't bring a 3D printer to a gun fight -- yet

    just your standard australian gun nut here :p An AR style lower reciever is quite simple design wise in full auto. where the problems begin is with the upper reciever, springs, bolts, barrel threading and the barrel and chamber its self. a 5.56mm > 7.62mm round produces 50,000 > 60,000 PSI of...
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    XFX Black edition 7970 V3.1 voltage locked...

    i cant be much help to the OP but i have just got my 7970 in today. Gigabyte HD7970 GHz Edition 1100mhz/6000 ( GV-R797TO-3GD ) have not played with the voltage, still at stock 1.2v (im at work now so i cant check for another 5 hrs) im still yet to see if its voltage locked. overclocks ok...