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    Static Electricity Issue - Second KIA Sound Card, Dry Room

    What would you suggest as my grounding habit then? Get an ESD mat? Connect that mat to my case then by wire and a screw? Make a habit of touching the mat before I touch the headphones? I'm open all ears on any solution. I'm already set on getting a humidifier - I already have dry skin, this is...
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    Static Electricity Issue - Second KIA Sound Card, Dry Room

    My PSU is securely/screwed in to my case, and what's funny is that the screws on the (old haunted, static prone) PC are not painted. I know my case should be grounded, I know my PSU is attached to my case, and my case is anondized aluminum with plenty of exposed nonpainted interior (to be...
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    Static Electricity Issue - Second KIA Sound Card, Dry Room

    Do you think I'm kind of shit out of luck then at attempting to migrate this issue at all? Perhaps go to an external sound source? I wish I really brought with me an old Sony (tv receiver I was contemplating using as an amp/possibly DAC from optical out of my sound card since the analog ports...
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    Static Electricity Issue - Second Sound Card dying on me with same issue, Dry Room

    Thanks for the reply. Here's how my system is set up: a) Headphones are HD 595s from Senn, hooked up to dual mic+headphone extension cord that lets me easily wrap the cord around my desk, directly to the 3.5mm port on the Soundcard. b) I run a UPS (1500W?) by CyberPower that I've had since 2009...
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    Static Electricity Issue - Second Sound Card dying on me with same issue, Dry Room

    Hey HardOCP, Long story short, I had a second audio card die on me lately. I think the culprit is accidental exposure to small static discharges when I pick up my headphones in my residence. I now live in a state that is very dry in humidity so I gather static all the time in my place...
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    Static Electricity Issue - Second KIA Sound Card, Dry Room

    Hey HardOCP, Long story short, I had a second audio card die on me lately. I think the culprit is accidental exposure to small static discharges when I pick up my headphones in my residence. I now live in a state that is very dry in humidity so I gather static all the time in my place. This...
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    OC'ed 4770K with EIST/C states enabled does not drop frequencies until 100% load

    FIXED by either disabling core parking as GeneQ said or upgrading to Windows 8.1 which afaik has no core parking for my i7 + with my OC. It's great!
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    OC'ed 4770K with EIST/C states enabled does not drop frequencies until 100% load

    FIXED - Seems like I jumped the gun. Looks like I can't repurpose threads.
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    MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti GAMING 3G Video Card Review @ [H]

    This card design ventilates the exhaust air in to the case, correct?
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    Newest Build in 3 years, need advice on trustworthy/longetivity brand names

    I'd hate to be a pest but, what nowadays is a good aftermarket thermal paste? I know Arctic Silver was all the rave 4-5 years ago, I'm guessing it has changed? Here's my current setup, I pretty much have everything in line, except maybe doubting going for a lower speed or the less pricier...
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    Newest Build in 3 years, need advice on trustworthy/longetivity brand names

    Hmm. Thanks for the updated info then Dangman, I think I'll just have to bite the bullet on the PSU and risk with RMA/return if I get some major coil whine. I did not know this had been an ongoing issue for years now. Many thanks also for that Fan roundup, my goodness, that's a great link! As...
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    Newest Build in 3 years, need advice on trustworthy/longetivity brand names

    Thanks for those super recommendations Dangman! I think I will go with what you listed, the MSI Z87-GD85. I'm not very overly keen of Rosewill products, as I've had a few of their products go sour or just perform poorly on me, I'm willing to pay idiot tax for a bit more of security, like the...
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    Newest Build in 3 years, need advice on trustworthy/longetivity brand names

    Well, I guess I'm open to that eSATA card or more higher quality manufacturers who have solid drivers. The last time I had an eSATA card, it caused Explorer (Windows 7) to lock up whenever the drive would be idle/have its reading arms docked until it full spun up to its proper RPM and Explorer...
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    Newest Build in 3 years, need advice on trustworthy/longetivity brand names

    What model types of Seasonic do you recommend? I failed to mention I'm rocking a Corsair TX850W (or was it HX?, it's the NOT-modular one), I still like corded because way back when I was making new setups I remember modular not having the best DC rails/least amount of noise on the +12/5v ones...
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