Recent content by RVWinkle

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    9700k Overclocking - LLC Recommendation

    Someone in another thread said that Turbo is closest to 1:1 so that would probably be your best bet. I think it would be easier to use turbo to set a maximum threshold that you feel comfortable with.
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    Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200

    Well just to be clear, I have only had this system running for a week and only a few hours of that has been spent overclocking. I have followed the Gigabyte guide and set vcore to 1.3 but I'm not sure that cpu voltage tells the complete story. When you start adjusting load line calibration is...
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    Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200

    I researched z390 boards right before the 9 series came out and determined that Gigabyte's midrange Aorus line had the best VRM. I bought the Elite which was the cheapest one and it's been holding up pretty well. Apparently I should have bought the Pro because it has better VRM cooling for only...
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    How important are cores when gaming/streaming? My findings

    Thanks for posting your results. Gamer's Nexus did some game streaming benchmarks as well.
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    Physicist Explains Gravitational Waves to Steve Colbert

    I'm not going to look at those videos because you're not above the hyperlinking rule that's in place for a reason but I just wanted to say that I feel the opposite with the rampant anti-intellectualism that permutates our lives. For example, I really get hung up on things like when presidential...
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    Steam 2013 Winter sale is here! runs from December 19th to January 2nd.

    If you're asking if it's a MMORPG then, yes, it's a MMORPG. If you're buying that type of game but are expecting something else then you will be disappointed. I bought it last year and got about a months worth of enjoyment out of it. It seems like that would be worth $10.
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    HOT! 3ds XL + zelda $150 @ target BF

    Either way, unless you're camping out at Target right now, you're not going to get one.
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    HGST 4TB USB 3.0 External $150

    I don't know why people put so much weight on customer reviews. It could be that they sold 1200 drives and only have a 1% failure rate. It could be 12 people who don't know the difference between a display port and a usb port. It could be that the company didn't buy fake reviews like almost...
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    Polk Audio PSW10 $70

    This is an interesting deal. I researched subs a while back and it seems like your options are either in the $100 range or $500 range. This seems like a good deal and you would have to lay down some serious cash if you wanted anything significantly better.
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    Understanding optimal drive config and page files

    The argument against having a dynamically sized page file is that it ends up being non-contiguous and fragmented. It's not really a problem with an SSD but it's still some nonsense solution. It's true that you don't really need a page file but instead of of inventing some half-baked voodoo, just...
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    HP 23" 1080P LED Monitor **NEW $109.99 + FS.

    How much does a VGA to DVI adapter cost? I've never paid for one but somehow I've ended up with a whole drawer full of them.
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    Blazing [H]ot: FFVII and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced $5 each on Steam

    If you buy FFVII on steam do you have to register an account with SquareEnix?
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    Seagate 4TB Internal HD $150 AR

    I'm hoping for $125
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    OC'ing for the lowest price

    When looking at used processors keep in mind that many people will 'bin' chips by testing their overclocks and then resell the ones that don't perform well. If you're looking for the lowest price motherboard for overclocking then Asus is pretty much off the table because their boards always...
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    OC'ing for the lowest price

    Unfortunately Intel doesn't sell low end chips that can be overclocked these days. The best I was able to do was a 4670k and Asrock Extreme 4 for $300 at Micro Center. The overclock wasn't that high either.