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    Are you upgrading your quad core in 2020?

    Still using my X58 system which I recently gave a slightly longer lease on life with a RAM (6 to 12gb), GPU (R9 290 to 1080ti) and CPU (i7 930 to Xeon) upgrade. I think Zen 3 and x570 will finally allow me to retire this rig after 10 solid years of service....and hopefully get 10 years out of...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I'll be joining the club in a few days! Going from an i7 930 to a X5675. Hoping I get a good one to get me to 4.6ghz!
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    i7 930 owner rejoining the Red Team, buy now or wait?

    Great information! Thanks for pulling up the ArcGIS Pro hardware info regarding cores and GPU processing (now I wonder if the software can take advantage of an Nvidia SLI setup on a desktop for Spatial Analysis duties). Concerning the upgrade, I wanted to factor in the gains that software...
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    i7 930 owner rejoining the Red Team, buy now or wait?

    Really appreciate the feedback everyone, it felt like a dumb series of oft repeated questions/hypotheticals but I'm glad I put it out there to see what others thought. Makes me glad to see these forums alive and well still after being away so long. But after even MORE debating (some parts...
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    i7 930 owner rejoining the Red Team, buy now or wait?

    I switched gears and started a 3300x build after seeing their performance per dollar and taking my current monitor setup into account. I'm beginning to realize I'm not the hardcore gamer I used to be with the bankroll and desire to back up a high end build anymore and that the hardware scene...
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    i7 930 owner rejoining the Red Team, buy now or wait?

    I've been out of the game for awhile (checkout my signature for my current rig) and holy s**t a lot has changed. HardOCP only lives on in forum form and the last AMD CPU I owned was a Clawhammer FX-53 that I cooled with a Koolance Exos (remember those?). So I find myself back in HardForum to...
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    290x/290 Performance

    Ill try it again using the GPU tweak, still on the fence about doing the 290x bios swap
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    290x/290 Performance

    Final numbers on this driver and afterburner beta 17 build. Could probably use more voltage to hit 1200+ Using stock Asus 290 bios. +100mv +50 power target Temp: Low idle @ 35c highest temp after uniengine valley for 1 hour @ 50c Core Clock: 1175mhz Mem clock: 1550. Anomaly to note: Had...
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    290x/290 Performance

    Underwater with a EK acetal nickel block. 55C highest under furmark, 50c under regular gaming. Cant get past 1100 without artifacts after a few minutes. Using the beta 17 afterburner file with +100mv and +50 power limit. :( Testing the memory speed now. Currently at 1350..
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    290x/290 Performance

    Asus 290 - 63.9 ASIC score :mad: EK Nickel Acetal block and backplate here on thursday. Then a waiting game for the utilities and bios tweaks.
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    Just ordered 290

    Just a heads up to anyone looking to buy one. Looks like Newegg had some more 290 non x's on sale from sapphire and one or two other vendors as of 10am PST this morning.
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    290x/290 Performance

    so YOU guys are the ones that snagged all the EK blocks in the world. My 290 will be stuck on reference for a little while longer while EK builds more. got 1075/1375 out of it though so far.
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    What video card will you be using for Battlefield 4?

    480 SLI unless it proves to be too slow to run at 1920x1080p on my big screen. Only then will I cave and snag a single 780.
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    Faulty radiator?

    Should leak test with distilled water next time and save the coolant for actual setup in the system.
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    What games would you like to see tested in an upcoming comparison article

    if it hasnt been suggested already, Lord of the Rings Online. Its just recently become Free 2 play so should garner quite a bit more attention. not to mention it aint so bad on the eyes either
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    How About some 8043x1600 Goodness

    following this thread makes me wanna get a third 480 GTX...im gonna go browse the for sale forums now =P
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    Corsair H70 CPU Cooler - First Install @ [H]

    this with HT on or off? My new 930 replacment is at 4.2ghz @ 1.3125v and its running around 87-89c at full load on prime blend after 25min. stock fans, max speed. EDIT: also need to mention i just reapplied as5 only a day ago so it hasnt had the requisite 200 hours to break in.
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    Pictures of my ECO 240 ALC

    wonder if corsair will make a 2x120 rad for their H series at some point, especially since the 600t is out now and made to fit 2x120
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    How About some 8043x1600 Goodness

    until you get that third card, you can run the second gpu on the third slot for better cooling and x16/x16. Thats probably gonna give u a little difference on your setup considering your monitors lol. Sounds like your three 480s will be watercooled by the time you get all that in .
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    How About some 8043x1600 Goodness

    awesome. congrats. massive desktop space AND the deskspace to handle it all ftw.
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    Took the measurements like you asked to the first fitting, both measurements are 4 1/2".
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    Anyone have much info about the logitech g700 mice?

    had my G700 for a little over a week now.Thoughts: Battery runs out quicker than i expected, ill have to test my other NiMH batteries that i use in my photo equipment to see if it might be a battery issue. I did recondition the eneloop that came with the mouse on a maha charger before i used...
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    lol ill get to that tomorrow afternoon. Its late and i had to advanced RMA my rampage III because of a hyperthreading issue that apparently wasnt the CPU's fault as i thought it would be. So once the replacement comes in and i need to tear everything out, ill get that for you.
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    If i understood your question correctly...the distance between the backplate of the card to the first fitting on the EK waterblock is about 5" to 5 1/4". Also, as far as the EK blocks, it doesnt matter, you can run your inputs and outputs any way you want. Also, if your thinking of using the...
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    sweet! yeah a little dremel work never hurt anyone (unless u were me and decided to try grinding without eye protection on, dumb idea) Put up some pics when your done!
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    260.63 via Nvidia are up!

    NV surround setup is much MUCH easier and more intuitive now. I havent seen a performance difference on SLI 480's on NV surround tho...yet.
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    New pics from its final home (for now lol). FC-6 is mounted to the front, red cathodes and kobra cables added with Air Flow Pro in action under prime 95 blend testing. Also 6 cooler master excalibur fans are in place of my three 800 RPM gentle typhoons and random assortment of 120mm fans i had...
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    Couldnt really tell you about the koolance. But as far as the H70 goes. It works well. Looking back i think it was the right decision not to combine the heat output of my i930 (which seems to run hotter than others as it is) with the output of two SLI 480 GTXs. I dont think the 3x120mm EK rad...
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    i7 930 HT on issue

    Forgot to mention that I just reseated the CPU and H70 block and it still shows the same issue.
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    i7 930 HT on issue

    Windows and all the monitoring programs (CPU Z, real temp, core temp, prime 95) dont seem to recognize my processor as having 4 cores. When I enable Hyperthreading in BIOS i load in to show only two cores in real temp. I tried booting at different multipliers and Bclk but it still only...
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    yeah its clear enough to see air bubbles inside. Backlighting the tube helps even more if you really need to see whats inside.
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    Well, i have higher speed fans pushing through the grill (not sure exactly what RPM but im guessing somewhere in the 1400rpm range) and the 800 rpm typhoons are pulling. i dunno how much more performance id get out of this rad if i had the max speed typhoons on each side (and that would cost me...
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    Air Flow Pro kit.

    lol, good analogy, im glad im a daft punk fan. And yes, its temps through the color changing LED (exact science? not quite) and memory usage. Ill have to try a run through memtest with it but overall i like the effects/look. Only wish it was cheaper. $50 bucks isnt cheap, but im sure it should...
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    Air Flow Pro kit.

    Just got it in today. The install, while not super easy, wasnt that bad. I had a little less room to work with than most though. Some notes I did have to remount it a few times to make sure it was on tight and ensure that none of the wires were poking out and possibly causing trouble for the...
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    Ok so i remounted the fans radiator setup, was a bit of a pain and had to take a bunch of things out...but it really does look better this way lol. Not sure if i want or need to mount some black fan grills on the bottom fans. My Corsair Air Flow Pro LED should be in tomorrow and I also have a...
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    AX1200 just destroyed 3 SSDs, 1 HDD, life?

    a coil silly =P
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    If i had mounted all the fans below, there would be almost no clearance from the bottom fan to the mobo, and it blocks off all the wire grommets at the back. I didnt really intend on having fans at the top but i wanted more air coming through the rad than i had orginally planned. I may just go...
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    AX1200 just destroyed 3 SSDs, 1 HDD, life?

    Did a little more research on it and heres another similar post up at overclockers.net about the issue (coil whine) and a few other things... http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/805273-do-not-buy-corsair-1200ax-psu.html Im about to RMA my unit back to Newegg and see what happens, but they...
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    AX1200 just destroyed 3 SSDs, 1 HDD, life?

    I do understand about the whole coil whine thing, I'm still happy with my AX 1200. Thing doesnt make a peep (with the fan that is) even at full load with my OC'ed 480's, OC'ed cpu, pump and lights going, along with 5 hard drives. It performs wonderfully...so to have this coil whine issue on a...
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    And so it begins...480GTX SLI WC loop build

    I pm'ed him about it and he responded pretty quick. Unfortunately its gonna be about a month before i can get a shot at a cross shipped replacement. Great that theyre gonna take care of it, but a little disappointed its going to take so long and that there was an issue in the first place.
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