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    5960x / MSI x99 Gaming 7 PWM frequency

    I've been poking around the BIOS to somehow iprove my cpu's overclock/stability (4.3ghz @ 1.28V) and noticed the option for PWM frequency. I know that the higher the frequency - the lower the efficiency on VRMs but lower voltage ripple. I have a waterblock stuck on there (on the cpu as well) so...
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    P8Z77 no sound over optical or coax (no LED on optical)

    Just built a htpc with a Asus p8z77 and a 3570k. Have an older Denon receiver that has no HDMI, but has TOSLINK and coaxial. Before this I used an old acer prebuilt pc with a g45 chipset and a q6600. I built a S/PDIF adapter plate that connected to the motherboard and it worked well. There were...
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    I have a strix raid dlx sound card. In hindsight, it looks like I should have went with an external solution, but I have it now so that's that. It seems to have a lot of background noise when the gpu is under a high load. I'm nearly sure, that when I had the same sound card in a asrock z77...
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    GTX 1080ti FE vs aib

    I ordered a evga 1080ti founders edition but it's still not in stock here and I've been thinking if I should cancel it and get something like the Asus strix or some other "better" model. The gpu will be watercooled with a universal waterblock so waterblock selection is not an issue. However, is...
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    Skyrim mods for better but close to vanilla feel?

    I want to finally finish Skyrim. Started playing it many times but never got to the end. Since game is quite old and looks really dated, what kind of mods would you guys recommend for someone who wants to gave the feel of the original but in modern graphics? Hd texture packs, certain enb? Maybe...
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    HTPC and Steam streaming

    I want to stream games from my main pc to my htpc. Would a q6600 based htpc with an old quadro gpu be enough? How bad is input lag with wired lan and steam in home streaming? I plan on playing dark souls 3, forza horizon 3 and similar. Would a hdmi cable with an active extender be a better...
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    Refilling a AIO cooler

    I have a few broken AIO coolers and one that's fully working. I would like to reuse the radiators from broken ones. The problem is that they use copper plates on waterblocks and aluminium radiators. As far as I know that's supposed to be very problematic, but I have a 5 year old h100i that's...
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    Where to mount 420mm + 2x240mm radiators? Custom case. Parallel radiators?

    Recently got my hands on a pair of used EK PE240 radiators and an Alphacool UT60 420mm radiator. I will be building a custom case for them and need to figure out the most space-efficient way of mounting them. The case will be a bit similar to CaseLabs SM8. I don't want to have any grilles on the...
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    Asus Strix Soar vs Creative SB Z vs ??

    Hello everyone. I'm thinking of buying a dedicated sound card, but where I live there aren't that many options. Anyway, I'm pretty much choosing between Creative SoundBlaster Z and Asus Strix Soar. I coulf also pick up a used Asus Essence STX for the price of the Strix Soar. Maybe the higher...
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    PC crashes when HDMI connected to GPU.

    My friend built a new PC and for the first three weeks everything worked fine. Afterwards the PC started crashing. The screen would get pixelated and then would bluescreen. We thought that maybe the GPU was bad, so got a replacement. Now it's a bit different - nVidia drivers crash and the PC...
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    Damaged motherboard?

    Hi. I have a second PC that's been shutting down randomly. Specs: EVGA 780i SLI q6600 with Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 8800GTS 640 This thing has been built around 5 years ago. About a year ago it started randomly shutting down. Sometimes it would happen while gaming, other times it would...
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    Any info on a Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 2x ?

    I'm looking for an upgrade for my GTX460, and I have in mind either a GTX660ti or a 670. I found this http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4282#ov It is cheaper than any other GTX670 out there, it costs almost as much as any of the 660Tis with aftermarket coolers (MSI Twin...
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    Explanation on various GPU elements, their usage

    Hi. I'm getting ready to upgrade my GPU, but for that I want to expand my knowledge about them slightly. I've been reading thread after thread on all of this 2gb vs 3gb/4gb debate. What I want to know if whether there is a guide, an explanation of some kind, what aspect of a PC game taxes the...
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