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    posted a message on I've (almost) finally found my dream specs
    I wouldn't personally get a 6990. Mainly because the downside to crossfire is micro-stuttering. I'd get a single 7970 over the 6990.
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    posted a message on Nvidia Kepler GTX 680 - As powerful as three 580's?!

    What do you think? Yay or nay?
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    posted a message on Tell me what is better
    The Xeon CPUs are meant for server hosting. The bulldozers (FX Series CPUs) are down right horrible. They're even beaten by their older line of CPUs (The Phenom IIs) and even Intel's low-end Sandy Bridge CPUs (For example the i3 2100 and 2120)
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    posted a message on Will this run BF2?
    Try get a job at your local take-away shop or any other food shop. It'll be better than mowing lawns and baby-sitting. The pay should be better too.
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    posted a message on Razer Carcharias
    Hmm.. If I'm correct, the connectors should be two 3.5mm jacks. One for the headphones and the other for the microphone. Make sure they're plugged into the correct inputs and also make sure you have got the latest drivers from the Razer website.
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    posted a message on Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 680
    Quote from MarshallRA

    The 7970 beats the GTX 580 by a good 10-20% in almost all benchmarks and games, the 7950 is a closer match for the GTX 580, but even then the 7950 beats it most of the time. Sometimes, even the 7870 can beat the 580, although that is slightly better than the GTX 570 most of the time.


    If you take a look at the graph I showed, the 7870 beats the 570 and most likely will beat it in every other game. Not to mention, those benchmarks were taken with AMD's release drivers, so when they release more, better the drivers, surely the 7870 will leave both the 570 and 580 in the dust.
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    posted a message on Radeon equivalent to the GTX 560 Ti
    Quote from Kenny85246

    The 7850 looks like a sweet card, anyone have any idea on a release for it?


    I'm pretty sure it should be released around near the end of this month.

    The benchmarks for the upcoming HD7850 and 7870 look pretty sweet. I'm planning to get a 7870 myself. They perform just a bit better than a GTX580 and are supposedly cheaper than a 580.

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    posted a message on Best 720p Render Settings?
    I use the HDV720p30. Brings down 35GB .avi video files that Fraps creates and brings them down to a mere 400-500MB.

    You can see a example on my channel.
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    posted a message on A newbie is needing help building a good gaming PC
    Quote from CodofMC

    If you have an area of your house that doesn't have carpet, I would suggest building it there and making sure all your tools are near you. That way you won't really have to worry about static so much. The easiest way to avoid shocking the components is by touching part of the case that is unpainted every once in a while. That will discharge any static from your body without damaging any components.


    Or just touch the power supply. Working on thin carpet works if you don't have an area in your house without a carpet. Also, wearing denim and clothing that isn't really wooly etc also helps
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    posted a message on Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 680
    I'd suggest taking a look at the HD7870 from AMD which is to be released near the end of this month? Benchmarks show that they perform slightly better than the 580, and slightly under the 7950 and supposedly cheaper. (From where I buy my hardware, they have already got prices on the 7870, and they're still cheaper than a Superclocked GTX580 from EVGA)



    The 7970 is currently the worlds fastest single GPU card at the moment, and surpasses the GTX580 easily. For price:performance, I'm not quite sure on that, but if the price of a 7870 is cheaper than a 580, then the price:performance ratio is pretty damn good.
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    posted a message on Help me get this build under $1000
    Quote from AstroGnome

    Looks good! I hate strict budgets though. No wiggle room.


    Yeah, Still wondering why you put in a Razer mouse & Keyboard. Still boggles my mind when you knew there was a budget. Things like that can be upgraded later.
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    posted a message on Help me get this build under $1000
    There.

    Changed the mouse, keyboard, monitor, motherboard, optical drive and power supply.
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    posted a message on A newbie is needing help building a good gaming PC
    Quote from Catlover341

    K, asking for more help now. Thanks for all the helpful comments.
    I've decided to see what I can do with building my own, and been looking up a bunch of guides, but I'm still extremely confused and don't get too much of what I'm doing.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5ojQ is what I got so far, any help will be welcome. I'm going to spend all of tomorrow trying to learn all I can and remove this confusion, but hopefully some people can help me out while I'm asleep.
    Thanks!
    Also, that's around 100$ above budget, which is also another thing that I'm worried about, unless I want to save up another month.


    Changed your build around.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5ols






    Changed the GTX570 to a GTX560 Ti 448 Core Version. Cheaper, and better performance.
    Changed the RAM to cheaper G.Skill 1333MHz RAM.
    And changed the Optical Drive to a cheaper DVD drive.

    All up, lowest possible price is $1084.70. Saved you roughly $60.
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Quote from chaseoes

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHz Quad-Core
    CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid
    MOBO: Intel DQ45EK Mini ITX LGA775
    Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-667
    Hard Drive: OCZ Colossus 1TB 3.5" SSD
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 5450 1GB
    Case: Lian-Li PC-P80NB ATX Full Tower
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-206DBKS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
    Monitors: x2 BenQ BL2201PU 22.0"
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64)
    Keyboard: Cherry G80-8113LRAUS-2
    Mouse: Cherry M-4200 Wired Optical


    That build is all over the place.

    Old CPU with Liquid Cooling. Dafuq?
    1200W PSU with low-end GPU. Dafuq?
    1TB SSD. Dafuq?
    Mini-ITX Motherboard in a Full-Tower Case. Dafuq?
    DDR2 RAM. Dafuq?

    Unless there is reasoning for this shenanigans, then..
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    posted a message on PC Build
    Quote from Satharis

    I'm not sure why people say this one either. I've had the current video card in this thing for a few years now, and it's a powercolor. Really it's usually dumb luck if a video card goes out or not, it's like getting DOA parts. Granted some brands have a better track record than others, but really.


    Hey, what do ya know, I have a 6950 from PowerColor and it's holding up really good. (Despite that I got it during Christmas). I've seen a lot of people complain about them even though, IMO PowerColor is a good brand. They even still put the dual-bios switch on their 6950 2GB.
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