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    Strange issue with riser cable

    So, new build in Phanteks P600s, using riser cable... and after night long leak test there is no image on display. Was worried that gpu got damaged when assembling a block. Then I did some testing with riser cable (original Phanteks one listed as accessory in manual). It doesn’t work in top...
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    Don’t be smarter than manual :)

    I was switching from Alu loop and Thermaltake case to Phanteks P600s and copper stuff... Aquacomouter gpu block manual said, that I should use paste in memory and pad on vrms. But I wanted to do better - so I did put thermal pads - and top notch ones from Thermal Grizzly- on memory and VRMs...
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    In need of 21:9 MSI MAG341CQ vs AW3418DW

    My S2716DG is running fine and I don't have issues with it, but after playing a bit with different 21:9 it's just different beast, not only for gaming, but for my home office too, as I can easily put few browser windows word and such around and see everything on them I also now play mostly...
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    Intel 660 2TB - yay or nope?

    My 500 GB 840 is not big enough anymore, and I want something bigger. Right now, the Intel 660p 2TB is at about 990 PLN here (roughly $260) - it makes it cheapest nvme drive I can get- about $100 cheaper from MX500 2TB - and same price as 970 Evo Plus 1TB Now, I use PC for gaming (and mostly...
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    Chat through headset, game sound through home cinema Xbox One X

    Is it possible - similar to Ps4 - set the Xbox that way, that only chat goes through headset and all the game effects go through home cinema? Can't find that option in menu (on newest software) and I hope that's possible, so I can use my phone's headphones for voice chat, while everything...
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    2nd build, new case

    Got fed up my h440, as no dedicated pump mount and some other issues, so swapped it for TT View 31 RGB. Thats a very nice case. Well planned and spacious for midi tower. Had to return everything and I planned the loop again. Still doesn't have the perfect loop, because I need angled fittings...
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    570X vs View 31

    I'm going to swap my H440 for something with more wow effect, so after endless browsing of all the cases, I've narrowed my search to two things 1) Corsair 570X 2) Thermaltake View 31 RGB TG. View looks iMO better, has more space, though for the RGB fully function with 240 radiator in front...
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    SilverStone build quality?

    I got bored with my h440 case (and it being No water cooling friendly without a proper place for pump), I started looking around for new case. This one got my attention - https://www.caseking.de/silverstone-sst-pm01c-rgb-primera-midi-tower-tempered-glass-matt-schwarz-gesv-422.html It doesn't...
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    Not that impressed with ALC1220. Back to Strix Soar

    When I upgraded to my Ryzen setup, I was hoping, that all that shiny,nicely marketed ALC1220 with "professional grade audio" on my x370 Gaming 5 is not that much hyped. However, I'm slightly disappointed with the codec. Compared to Strix Soar (on AKG K-712), sound is more muffled, less crisp...
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    My aluminium loop is ready

    Finally my Ryzen parts have arrived, so i could construct the loop from EK a240g. Thoughts: 1) Disassembling 1080 Ti is a pita. Had to use pliers to remove the screws under the backplate - those are very very tiny hexagonal screws, and it's very easy to kill PCB while taking them off 2) h440...
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    LG launches 240hz 32 1440p screen

    Just got PR notice from LG, that they are launching on IFA on 1st September bunch of new screens. Top star will be 32GK850G 32" g-sync 1440p with 240hz. There will be also 165 hz 21:9 Gsync screen and 27" 240hz Freesync. They didn't mention though if it's IPS or not. All those screens will have...
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    X370 taichi fan control software any good?

    I am on a quest to get me the best x370 board, and despite all of them having some flaw, I narrowed it down to either Taichi or Gaming 5. I know, how good Gigabyte fan software is, but what about Taichi? Can it do the same as Asus or Gigabyte? Just automatically set fans to low rpm, when aim...
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    Pump mounted on top rear fan.

    Id love to have my pump/ res visible from case window, and the only way to do it in my h440 is (apart from cutting side panel and using bigger glass and I don't want to bother with it) to use vertical pump holder and place the pump res at the top rear exhaust fan. Will there be any drawback to...
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    Just sold my VR

    So, due to the lack of any AAA games being released on VR and those who have some VR moments are reduced to a single extra missions or such, I sold my PS VR. Watching the 3D movies was not enough as a perk to keep it. It's a pity, that Sony which has a great chance for a device to success...
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    X370 - Gigabyte K5 vs MSI Carbon

    As my z97 mainboard died, I decided to - instead of getting z97 - to sell the cpu and get 1700 instead (and don't tell me to wait for Coffee Lake, as I don't want to participate in Intel shens with z370) Now, I know that I don't want Asus board - I stopped being a fan after my z97 deluxe and...
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    Alphacool extendable AIOs

    I'm thinking of putting the extendable Eiswolf AIO for my GPU - and in future add the 280 CPU prefilled system to it (and maybe another rad). However I met with mixed reviews about quality of that Eiswolf / Eisbaer system - some reviews say they are great, while others mention debatable quality...
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    "vanilla" 1080 are getting big rebate right now

    So, I was browsing the stuff at one of the big German stores, that ships EU-wide, and the 1080 Ti has already an effect. 1080s - even the beefy versions are getting large price drop to up to 28% - you can now get a good card for about 500 euro :)
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    What is that rumored "Pascal refresh"

    I know, that this rumour comes from WCCFTECH and they are the Hawaiian pizza of the tech world. But they keep mumbling about supposed Pascal refresh coming this year before Volta comes next year. Something about full chips, much faster versions of 1080/1070 with Gddrx5 and higher clocked cores...
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    Massdrop. Is that a legit source of hardware?

    I'm very cautious of something that looks like "good deal" from a site I don't know. Looks like, MassDrop has good offer on Teac DAC/AMP, that would be half of the price in my country (even with tax/duty). The question is, how legit is this site... do they really deliver, how is their...
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    You all were right about good stereo cans

    So, with Black Friday I got myself nice pair of AKG K712, and well, I'm stunned about how good they sound. I switched from Kingston Revolver, connected to Strix Soar, and I connected my new cans to same card, as it supposedly has good dac/amp parts. The positioning and soundstage are amazing...
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    What are latest roadmap leaks for both AMD and NV

    The upgrade itch is getting stronger, especially with my 980 ti getting barely sufficient for dx12 titles - need either to forget msaa or keep it at 2x in 1440p to have Forza or Gears 4 over 50 FPS. I saw the benchmarks tho, and 1080 gtx does not look like best idea, as it's just about what...
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    War Thunder answer to World of Warships. Meet Knights of the Sea

    had a chance to briefly play Knights of Sea during a gaming fair today. There was only one map and one type of units. But... it has small torpedo boats :) the play is fast merciless and fun. It's much faster than in WoW, aiming is better and engine is superior. The icy sea looked great. The...
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    Need a new mouse mat

    My corsair MM400 is falloing apart - the glue keeping parts together is letting them go, so it's time for new mat. What I need - something that can last, size doesn't matter (desk is big enough). As for the games I play - it's mostly RPG, MMO and strategy, very rarely some FPS. The mouse I use...
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    GOG Connect. Giving you the DRM-free versions of Steam games

    So, GOG Connect just launched. Basically it's a feature that checks your Steam account. Any viable games, that you have on Steam, will be added - free of charge - to your GOG account. The aviable titles do change from time to time, but once you claimed your game, it stays in GOG library forever...
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    When should I swap my AIO?

    My AIO - Nepton 280 just got 2nd birthday. Since there is no indicator to check, how much fluid is in the loop or how clogged the system is, is there a rule of thumb, how long can it work without issues? Right now the temps are stable, though from time to time, there are some weird noise from...
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    Another g600 dead. Razer or Corsair for replacement?

    First g600 had left click issue that was most of the time registering as double click. Pretty irritating that was. It was on last month of warranty though, so got new one in October, but as a replacement it didn't have warranty extension. And today it just died - was booting PC, when the lights...
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    Free Tomb Raider code giveaway

    With Rise of Tomb Raider from my etailer, I got free code for the 1st part of that game (not 1st TR ever, but that one from few years ago). The Steam code is in the spoiler tag.
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    XCOM1, pirates and Ace Patrol giveaway

    I bought HumbleBundle, as I wanted the Starship and Beyond Earth for $15. I also got some games, that I already had, so will give them away. There is a single Steam code for the pack of 4 games - Civilisation 3, Ace Patrol, Pirates and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Just PM me, and you get the steam code.
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    Tiamat 7.1 yay or nay?

    WIth that 50% off Razer stuff, that they will run tomorrow (at least tomorrow in EU), I started considering the Tiamat. WIth their real 7.1 sound, they could be heaven when paired with my new Asus soundcard with 7.1 output (especially as that combo was praised by KitGuru) Some of the reviews...
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    RMA by MSI, will never buy anything from them

    So my 980 Ti was sent for RMA. Shop sent it to distributor, he then forwarded it to MSI authorized repair center.... and for two weeks it's absolute silence. Noone knows, when the card will be repaired, will I get a new one, or what's going on. Shop is flawless - they try to get the infro...
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    Jade Empire is "on the house" on Origin

    If you liked this game and somehow lost the cd or just like the mix of RPG and Kung fu and China setting, and never played this game, then Jade Empire is free on Origin. Loved really this game on my old x360, now will try it on PC. Yes, it's old. Yes, it works better on pad than on M/k. But...
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    RIP 980 Ti Gaming6

    Was playing Battlefront, when suddenly PC shutdown. I thought it's some issues with new PSU or something else, so I just press power button. Nothing, not even fans start, but led blinks on mobo, so it's powered. Switching off everything, waiting 60 seconds, nothing. Okay, that's more...
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    Hybrid III-140 and MSI 980 Ti Gaming compatibility

    Do you guys know, if Hybrid III would be compatible with MSI Gaming 6G 980 Ti? On their webpage, AC says, that they can only guarantee the reference board compatibility, and I'm not that happy about paying over 100 euro for the product that might now work...
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    WTF is happening to my PC?

    OKay, I've some serious issue with PC, and I don't know what's to blame. From time to time PC crashed when I started playing games - image disappeared, all fans and LEDs on the board blinked and restarted, and monitor was going into sleep mode - that required reset button. It was solved only...
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    Strix Soar impressions

    So the Soar finally is with me - I decided on the "lowest tier", because the only difference between it and Raid Pro is that volume knob, which I'd pay about $50 more, and the DLX is too expensive. The visual impressions are okay - though, the orange eye on the card glows in orange, so if you...
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    G.Skill vs HyperX Savage 2400mhz cl11 ddr3

    With the way gaming is going, for 1440p ultra details it seems the 16gb is new black. After reading various reviews, looks also like 1600 is meh, and you should get as fast as you can for 4790k (especially as the price difference is very small). So instead of getting another 2x4 gb set, I'll...
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    Corsair RM 750 vs EVGA 750 G2 vs Leadex vs Antec Edge

    It looks like I need new PSU for my PC. I'm looking for some gold efficiency and the modularity is not a must (I can hide most cables beyond the mobo compartment in my 540 Carbide). I've narrowed the list to three choices: 1) Leadex Super Flower...
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    PES2016, shame on you Konami

    One could think, that with MGS5 on PC, Konami is good on track with pc gaming. Yeah, I was thinking that too, until I got new PES. It's just a port fro last gen consoles, has flat crowds, poor textures and even worse animations. Frankly, arkham knight port is years ahead of what Konami...
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    New Asus sound cards incoming

    Asus is making new line of sound cards for gamers. Most expensive one of the lineup is, at least in Poland, in Zxr price range, the lower tier are more expensive than Zx and Z. THey even have same volume control model as their Strix headsets have. On paper they look nice, wonder how they...
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    So no, you can't "talk your way through the boss fight" in new Deus Ex

    Seems there was miscommunication, how Eidos handled the description of the game. Now two of their people explain, how the boss fight will work. "Even saying that I'm nervous because 'Patrick Fortier said you will talk to…' - I don't want to mislead people to thinking you will talk your way...
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