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    Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Liquid Cooled Video Card @ [H]

    Yeah the more I play with the fan with power off, the more clearly it sounds like a ball bearing that simply needs some oil. In 20 years of gaming I’ve never had a card with coil whine. Is this something that ever just kind of works itself out and goes away?
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    Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Liquid Cooled Video Card @ [H]

    Based on this review and being long overdue for a video card upgrade, I went ahead and bought one last week. Unfortunately I've got a really irritating noise coming from the fan on the card itself -- kind of a squeaking noise that almost sounds like the fan periodically rubbing up against...
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    Laughable Anti-Title II Propaganda Video

    Awful video, yes, but ... HOLY SH*T, THAT'S MY NEIGHBORHOOD! I guess that's kinda cool. Mosaic District, Merrifield, VA, for those curious.
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    Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV $426

    Depends on what exactly you want to use it for. I bought the 55 inch recently for use in PC flight sims, where my FPS rarely exceeds 30 anyway -- and it's awesome.
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    Is VDDC Current In spike crashing my system?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. The graphs above actually show some cases where I used both cards in Crossfire and some where I used just one card. After further testing, I realized that it's only one of my cards that behaves this way. The other, 'good' card does not let VDDC Current In climb...
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    Is VDDC Current In spike crashing my system?

    I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem I'm having with lockups while gaming or running benchmarks. I've got an i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz, 8GB DDR3-1333, two 7970s, and a Sparkle 1000W PS. After a few minutes under load, my screen goes black, fans slow down, sound loops, and I have no choice but to power...
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    Anyone compared OCZ firmware 2.15 vs. 2.22

    I just got a second Vertex3, which has 2.22, and ran HD Tune Pro yesterday on it and then compared with my first Vertex3, which has 2.15. The only real differences were in the Seq Write test, where the 2.22 drive scored 167 MB/s while the 2.15 drive (which has two partitions, each of which I...
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    Samsung S27A750D 27" 120hz 3D LED Monitor $399.99 shipped!

    Actually that's not completely correct: for 3D it will do 720p@60Hz or 1080p@24Hz over HDMI, but requires DP to do 1080p@60Hz. This monitor is very much specifically intended for AMD users with DP connections who want to use AMD's HD3D and TriDef3D or iZ3D. That's what I'm using it for, and...
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    Samsung S27A750D 120Hz

    Just got this monitor too, after returning an Acer HN274H to Newegg (I switched from NV SLI to AMD CF recently, and so needed an HD3D-compatible 3D monitor rather than a 3D Vision compatible one). Generally very happy with it, although have the same 'unsupported resolution' and sleep state...
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    27" ViewSonic Geeks.com FS $184.99

    I was tempted by this deal too, but reading the fine print scared me: apparently Geeks.com allows up to 8 "defects" in their refurbished monitors: "Disclosure: LCD displays may have cosmetic imperfections that appear as small bright or dark spots. This is common to all LCD displays used in...
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    Corsair Giveaway - Force Series™ GT 180GB Solid-State Hard Drive

    Because man, DCS: A-10C Warthog takes an ungodly amount of time to load up on my 1.5TB HD drive! If I find SSD makes a big difference, I'll be a permanent convert.
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    ASUS P8P67 PRO adding RAID gives BSOD

    Update for those who might be having similar issues: I actually got RAID1 (mirror) to work on the Intel controllers withOUT having to reinstall my OS. Unfortunately I'm not sure exactly how I got it working ... but the following was the entire process I followed (my 160 GB boot drive is on...
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    ASUS P8P67 PRO adding RAID gives BSOD

    I'm having the exact same problem. Trying to add two 1.5TB disks as a RAID mirror, but since I've already installed W7 on a 160GB drive, when I change the mode to RAID, Windows won't boot anymore. The manual says "setting RAID will change ALL SATA ports", which I think is why this is...
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    Procedure for swapping out P67 board for new B3 board?

    I got my Asus P8P67 Pro from Microcenter months ago, and like everybody else I've got until May 15th to turn it in for a new B3 version. If I got another Pro, what's the safest way to swap the boards out? I've never done a swap of a nearly identical model like this. I'd really prefer to not...
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    Homefront - March 2011

    In GCInput.ini, set bMouseSmoothing (or whatever it's called -- not at my computer right now) to false. That should fix it, if it's what I think you mean. Note, however, that this only works in MP. In SP it is non-functional, and I've yet to find a way to adjust the clearly too zoomed-in...
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