Recent content by AmberClad

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    Mouse similar to g9x?

    I honestly don't know wtf Logitech was thinking here, to discontinue the G9/G9X. Gripless G9/x was my favorite mouse of all time, and I've seen plenty of photos of cyberathletes using that setup as well. I don't know what I'm going to do when I wear out my current one. But I'm currently...
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    MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3GB

    I have a major pet peeve when it comes to enthusiast websites doing noise comparisons, and either they'll do comparisons against various cards with stock coolers (I would never buy a stock HSF video card), or they won't mention the exact brand of the card they're comparing against, so you don't...
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    Rosewill Legacy Aluminum Cases - mATX and ITX

    Not quite enough length for a mid-range card like my 7970 (267mm). The mATX version would come up slightly short too (260mm of clearance).
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    Rosewill Legacy Aluminum Cases - mATX and ITX

    I saw these at the Egg yesterday, while browsing for the BitFenix Phenom. Sooo tempting to get either the itx or matx one with the side window, and build a custom "SteamBox" to show off to my gaming buddies, who have been getting hyped up over PS4/XB1. I love that case designers have finally...
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    PSA to not forgot to replace your PSU every few years

    Ehhh I spoke too soon. My 2TB Caviar is failing chkdsk and WD Lifeguard now. The other three drives including the SSD check out fine and memtest check out fine as well. Gonna see if Windows can repair it (minor FS corruption hopefully from the unexpected shutdown) or if it actually has bad...
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    PSA to not forgot to replace your PSU every few years

    So I think the earlier confusion over the warranty was due to the older OG HX line only having a five year warranty period - the newer HX and AX lines do have a seven year warranty. I ended up ordering the AX860 (regular, not "i") earlier this morning. Hopefully if this one bites the dust before...
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    PSA to not forgot to replace your PSU every few years

    Pretty sure it's 5 years, which would make it just out of warranty. I've been meaning to get a newer smaller one for a planned Prodigy build anyway, so I finally have a legitimate guiltfree reason to pull the trigger on the AX860 I had my eye on. Also, being that it's out of warranty, I guess...
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    PSA to not forgot to replace your PSU every few years

    5+ year old Corsair HX1000 blew up about half an hour ago. Loud "POP", so capacitor must have blown. I tossed my HX520 into the rig for the time being, but I plan on getting a "real" replacement soon, as the HX520 is about as old as the HX1000 was and it doesn't have 8-pin PCIes. I had to use...
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    Rosewill Cherry Blue 104-Key Keyboard $65

    I'm not sure if this is still true, but reds used to be one of the rarest Cherry switches because they stopped production due to lack to demand (before everyone discovered how great they are for gaming). I love my reds though. More so than the blues on my numpad. They're great for button...
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    Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 Ghz Ed. w/ level-up bundle $349.99 AR @ The Egg

    Of course one week after I buy it for $389.99 before rebate. Arrrghhh... I wonder if Crossfire is less of a trainwreck with the new drivers coming in a week...I wonder if I'm eligible for a second rebate...
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    AMD Never Settle Reloaded - currently short on Bioshock Infinite keys

    I ran into this issue as well with my new 7970GE. And to top that off, the Crysis 3 key that came with it is apparently bogus as well, as a buyer found out when I sold it to him. Had to refund him and now I have to take the time to get it straightened out with AMD. They need to get their shit...
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    I think I killed my X-Fi

    Update - the card reappeared and disappeared a couple times since. I've gotten it to show up and work again as of now, but it doesn't sound quite right anymore. There's a slight hiss, kind of like mic feedback hiss, only my mic is not plugged in. Also, music coming out of it in general sounds...
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    I think I killed my X-Fi

    Not that it's a huge loss since it's an XtremeMusic. I've had it for maybe five years now? I had my Pro700MK2s plugged into a headamp which was plugged into the audio out of the X-Fi. I dialed the software volume up to 100% intending to use the headamp for volume control. I heard the start of...
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    The NSA Wants Hackers

    These types of job usually involve security clearances. And security clearances above a regular Secret one often involve polygraphs asking whether you've ever done anything illegal. Like, you know, attempting to gain unauthorized access to a computer system. I'm not sure how NSA is going to...
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    New PC gaming headsets from QPad

    Yeah yeah I know, gaming headsets -- horrible stuff, other than the Sennheiser PC350/360s. These seem to be rebadged Beyers though. (you can clearly see the BD logo stamped into the plastic part of the headband) Three models that range in price from 99 Euro to 299 Euro, and I'm guessing the...