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    Competitive gamer rig

    1080p tests. On field its waiting for gpu 0-9ms prob average around 4ms telling me i need some gpu power, in spec its wating for render 0-4ms so thats cpu i havent tested in the chair it self just yet. I still have good head room for overclocking the cpu any way as his chip has been to 4.9ghz...
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    Competitive gamer rig

    Just had a quick look around reviews say a reference gtx 580 is ~41dba my case hasnt got any mesh over the holes on the side pannels or sound deading properties better than a steel/ aloy box. A reference r9 290x is listed at 51dba thats freaking crazy loud this card def needs aftermarket cooling...
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    Competitive gamer rig

    I can wait longer that’s fine to since the preformance is not unbearable right now I just know I need to do something about expecially when i play better games in the future. I think my best option is 2x7970ghz or a single 290x with a cooling upgrade. Has anyone seen a review or gotten any...
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    Competitive gamer rig

    Love it :laugh: I use a set of Audio technica ATH-A700X they are a closed back headphone, the padding is well worn in though so the noise isolation isnt as good as it used to be. The loudest part in my current system is the Reference gtx 580 when that spins up sitting on 84*c it can be heard but...
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    Competitive gamer rig

    Where both running 1080p i can't use 1440p the fps drops way to low for smooth gameplay. I relise the more vram will help with my fps due to my large resolution the overclock alone netted me between 20-30fps. It is pretty damn nice though still think a 1080p 144hz tn pannel would of fitted my...
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    Competitive gamer rig

    Well I guess most competitive games are more so cpu bound than gpu although I am not able to use 1440p in my current game (Natural Selection 2) which is also more cpu bound. I have played all of the games you listed some more than others. I am not a pro gamer or anything I just really enjoy...
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    Competitive gamer rig

    So my gtx580 gpu is getting a little dated and I am running a qnix evo 2 that does 2560x1440@110hz pls display so i need to do a update. I play a lot of competitive online gaming and that’s mostly what i use my computer for. With current prices of gpu's I can get gtx 680's and 7970's at a pretty...
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    Pci-e 3.0 opinions

    I am wondering how much better will the new cards be with this new support for pci-e 3.0. i did quick search on wiki and found out the following. PCIe 2.0 delivers 5 GT/s, but uses an 8b/10b encoding scheme that results in a 20 percent ((10-8)/10) overhead on the raw bit rate PCIe 3.0 would...