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    [FS] [US] 1090t, ASUS M4A88-TM, 8GB Crucial DDR3, Xigmatek LOKI, Seagate 750GB

    I Recently upgraded my rig and am looking to sell off my previous CPU, motherboard and memory to help finance the upgrade. All of these components except for the hard drive were used in the same rig for a little over 2 years. If items are purchased individually, you must cover shipping fees...
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    MSI Z77 G45 + IB versus Z87 G43 + Haswell

    I am planning to upgrade my 1090t rig to an Ivy Bridge or Haswell setup. I was leaning toward the Ivy Bridge setup to minimize costs until I came across the MSI G43 board for only $11 more than the initial Z77 MSI board I was thinking of picking up. My initial setup was the MSI Z77MA-G45...
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    Upgrade from 1090t to Haswell, Ivy Bridge or Piledriver?

    I am looking to upgrade my Phenom 1090t and ASUS M4A88T-M (which lacks USB3 and SATA3 support) to a new mATX i5 or Piledriver platform. The major reasons I am upgrading are for USB3 support, SATA3 interface for my SSD, and the higher IPC of Intel CPUs over the Phenom/Thuban (for CPU-intensive...
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    Performance of Crucial m500 SSD

    A few days ago my first ever SSD (Crucial m500 240GB) arrived to replace my older Samsung Spinpoint HDD as my boot drive. I am using it for Windows, program files and games and I am not seeing the huge boost in performance over my HDD that so many people like to claim. My AS SSD benchmarks are...
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    [FS][US] Sapphire HD 6950 2GB with Bios switch

    I have a single Sapphire HD6950 2GB for sale in perfect condition, including the original box and accessories. The card can be registered for a Sapphire Select Gold membership (I never bothered to register it myself). The only reason I am selling it is to help finance my recent upgrade to a GTX...
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    HD6950 2GB versus GTX 560 Ti-448 1.2GB

    Hey, I have a dilemma on my hands. A month or two ago, I purchased a Sapphire HD 6950 2GB (Dirt3 Edition) with a dual-fan HSF configuration. But the drivers and software have been irking me, especially the poor anti-aliasing issues on some older games (Lock On Flaming Cliffs 2), so I am...
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    HD6950 2GB AA doesn't work properly?

    I replaced an HD4870 with a Sapphire HD6950 2GB about two months ago. The performance jump was noticeable, however, one thing that strikes me as odd is the Anti-Aliasing filter (or lack thereof) looks noticeably worse than my previous card regardless of the settings I use in CCC. In...
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    PSU clicking noise on load

    I purchased an Antec High Current Gamer 620 power supply about a week ago and started to notice it making some soft but continuous clicking noises when playing games. When idle the PSU is quiet with no clicking noises whatsoever. However, when I start playing a demanding game like...
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    HD4870 to GTX 560 2GB

    Hey all, I am looking to upgrade my current video card (Sapphire HD 4870 1GB) to something smaller and capable of running newer game titles at higher settings. I have been offered an EVGA SuperClocked GTX-560 2GB (non-Ti version) for ~ $150. My dilemma is this: I am afraid if I purchase...
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    PC will not POST with new motherboard

    Two days ago I had an issue in which a new CPU upgrade did not work. I tried both my 1090T (supported in that motherboard with my BIOS update), and my old 9950BE. Both did not get into BIOS. In my previous thread we came to the conclusion that the motherboard died. Today I bought a new...
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    How to properly ground your PC?

    Going to be installing a new CPU in a motherboard tonight which will require removing the motherboard. To ensure that I do everything right and do not destroy it like I did to my other one last night (view my other thread), I want to make sure I do everything right this time. I know I...
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    PC not starting after new CPU installed

    I just installed a new AMD 1090T on a ASUS M3A78 EM motherboard and now my PC is not starting up. I checked and ensured that all plugs and connectors are connected to my motherboard. I plugged in the PSU cable, and hit the power switch. My motherboard's LED light comes on. I then press the...
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    Good easy to install 92mm cooler for 1090t

    I am looking for a simple CPU heatsink/fan setup for a Phenomx6 1090t that is easy to install (doesn't require a backplate). I am currently eying the Xigmatek HDT-S963, HDT-SD964 and Cooler Master Hyper TX3. My biggest concern with these coolers is that they cannot be mounted so the fan...
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    1090t or 955BE on 780G chipset?

    I currently have a Phenom 9950 running on an ASUS M3A78-EM 780G chipset and am looking to upgrade either to the 1090t or 955BE. I plan on keeping my system and motherboard for another 2-3 years. I am wondering if the 1090t would be severely handicapped on the 780G chipset. Would I still...