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    Anyone backorder 3080 RTX through Tiger Direct ?

    Has anyone placed an order through Tiger Direct for a 3080 RTX? It appears you can place an order, they will ship it as soon as stock is available. I used to buy PC parts from Tiger Direct back in the days when they had a large presence like Newegg. Did anyone have any success in getting a...
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    5900X with asrock taichi x570. Need ram suggestion.

    Hello all, I am slowing selecting parts for my new build and decided on AMD 5900x with x570 Taichi motherboard. This pc is primarily for gaming. Can anyone suggest which DDR4 memory I should consider without breaking the bank (no more than $130, if possible). Considering 32 gb of ram...
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    6700k paired with 3080 (bottleneck?)

    After reading everyone’s feedback, I thinking I’m going to stick with my system for now and just replace the graphics card. I’m going to try to overclock it a bit more...maybe to 4.8 and see how it runs on my 4K tv. I will re-evaluate, see what amd has to offer and upgrade if need be.
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    6700k paired with 3080 (bottleneck?)

    Thanks for the replies. I’ll probably wait til AMDs new cpu announcement, read up on some benchmarks before I decide to overhaul the system or upgrade just the GPUs.
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    6700k paired with 3080 (bottleneck?)

    Hello everyone, I usually upgrade my gpu every other generation. I currently have a 6700k (overclocked 4.6) with a gtx 1080 and plan to game on my 4K tv (120 hz, g-sync) via hdmi 2.1. Do you think a gtx 3080 would be bottlenecked due to my older sky lake cpu at 4K resolution. My current...
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    Swapping Mobo require clean install of windows?

    I have OEM Vista....retail windows 7 upgrade (bought online at Microsoft store)
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    Swapping Mobo require clean install of windows?

    Hi: I have planning to upgrade mobo, gpu, cpu, and ram but keep the hard drive and everything else. Question is since I'm using the same hard drive am I still required to do a clean install of windows? Also, I have the window 7 upgrade version not the full version. Will I be able to...
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    560 ti 2win (Your thoughts?)

    I was wonder what you thought were on the 560ti 2 win for those running on single monitor (1900x1080 max res)....Its essential two 560 ti in one. They are 30% fasters than GTX 580 and cost about the same $500. The only downside is 1gb vram.
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    PSU suggetions for 580 GTX SLI/i5 2500K setup

    Ok...here are the specifications for the Alienware OEM: Alienware N1000P-00 1000W 24-pin ATX Power Supply General Features: Black color Output: 1000 Watt Input: 100 - 240V ~ 14.0A, 50/60 Hz Large Fan One (1) 24-pin ATX Connector Seven (7) Large Molex Connectors Four (4)...
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    PSU suggetions for 580 GTX SLI/i5 2500K setup

    Thanks for all your replies. I will write down the PSUs you listed and start shopping for the best deals. I originally intended to keep my 1000 watt OEM Alienware PSU (to save money) but the only probelm is I have four 6 pin connectors. I don't mind using a 6 to 8 pin converter as long as...
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    PSU suggetions for 580 GTX SLI/i5 2500K setup

    By the way...also running some a lot of fans and case lighting as I'm gutting an alienware area 51 case. Thanks!
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    PSU suggetions for 580 GTX SLI/i5 2500K setup

    Most likely want to buy from Tigerdirect or newegg As far as budget: best price/performance combo....nuthin too cheap but nuthin too extensive either..dunno...$100 to $150 if possible!
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    PSU suggetions for 580 GTX SLI/i5 2500K setup

    Hi: Would like some recommendations for a good power supply unit that will be able to handle i5 2500K and two 580 gtx SLI (gonna start with one and another later down the road) and couple of other things like optical drives, hard drive, etc. I need something with at least two 8 pin connector...
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    Good idea...I guess my computer can hold on til december of the Kepler GPUs does it the market. Think I'm gonna grab some RAM and set everything aside and see if I can take advantage of price drop on Fermi or grab a Kepler GPU. By the way, what do you guys think about this ram (link...
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    Thank you so much for the info.I just bought the two items below for $290 bucks (tax included) i5 2500K Sandy Bridge GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard (SLI/CF Ready) Tigerdirect had these two items for $384.87. Maybe I can throw in a PSU now!
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    You know what...that is a heck of a deal and just by ball parking the figures the cost savings is gonna easily offset the sales tax. If this is the case, I'm gonna order today, "will call" the order and pick it up on my way to the gym!
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    Yeah....I live 15 minutes away from a Microcenter (Santa Ana, CA)...I'll look at there deals but I have to figure in the sales tax to see what the bottom line savings are. Thats why I tend to avoid new egg (also in CA, City of Industry) also because of sales tax.
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    My thoughts exactly. Hence....havent hit the "purchase button" yet...lol:). Hopefully by 1st qtr of next year the ivy bridge and kepler hits the market in fully swing and we witness noticable price drops on the Fermi CPUs and Sandy CPUs. I have to admit that I am an impulsive shopper...
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    Keeping my current Alienware PSU maybe the only achillies heel in this setup. The PSU has four 6 pin connectors which means I can either run two 6950 (two 6 pins per card) perfectly or run one 580 GTX (one 6 pin and one 8 pin per card) by buying a two 6 pin to one 8 pin adaptor. However, I...
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    I am considering two 6950s in lieu of 580 GTX (around same price) although I would rather have a single card solution and adding a 580 gtx in the future for SLI will give me more head room.
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    Would like comments on my parts before I hit the purchase button!

    Hello: I have carefully selected all my specs and plan on revamping my old Alienware Area 51 7500. This is my first build so I am pretty excited!:D I am basically keeping the 1000 watt psu, optical drive, and case and am essentially replacing CPU, mobo, ram, and gpu. I have $1,000 budget...
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    My PSU and GTX 580 mismatch pin connectors, is it a problem?

    Its proprietary alienware stuff. Its an alienware area 51 7500 I bought back in 07 which power my two original 8800 gtx in SLI.
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    My PSU and GTX 580 mismatch pin connectors, is it a problem?

    SLI is my progression....suck! I think the 6950 require two six pins. Maybe I should pick up two of those which is roughly the cost of one gtx 580 and do crossfire right away. Plus I get an addition vram ( from 1.5 to 2) since you can't share vram on multi-gpus. Any suggestions?
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    My PSU and GTX 580 mismatch pin connectors, is it a problem?

    I did not buy the card yet....just finalizing my list of parts. I'm basically regutting my alienware and keep the opitcal drives, harddrive, and power suppy....just redoing the cpu, mobo, ram, and gpu. The probem is if I need a new power supply than I need a new case also....from a cost...
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    My PSU and GTX 580 mismatch pin connectors, is it a problem?

    My PSU has 4 six pin connectors which I'm running two 275 gtxs (2 x 6 pins for each card) the newer cards like the 6970 and 580 gtx require one 6 pin and one 8 pin.
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    My PSU and GTX 580 mismatch pin connectors, is it a problem?

    Sorry, I meant the 580 gtx has one 6 pin and one 8 pin input while my psu has two 6 pin connectors
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    My PSU and GTX 580 mismatch pin connectors, is it a problem?

    Hi: My current 1000 watt PSU has two 6 pin connectors while the 580 gtx has one 6 pin input and one 6 pin input. Anyone know if this is gonna be a problem. Are there extention available to convert one 6 pin to an 8 pin? Thanks in advance!
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    New Mobo & Old Computer Compatibility Question

    Hello: I am thinking of regutting my old Alienware PC to add new mobo, cpu, ram, and gpu and was wondering if the new mobo's (with i7 sockets) will fit an Area 51 Case. As a point of reference, I currently have an Nvidia Geforce 680i motherborad. I plan on keep my optical drive, hard drive...
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    QX6700 bottleneck a 580 GTX?

    I heard that Nvidia's Kepler cards is going to be a big jump in performance compared to incremental improvements witnessed over prior generation cards. Thinking of saving up some cash and revamping my whole system with the 6 xxx series. Perhaps the dx11 features would also be more fleshed out...
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    QX6700 bottleneck a 580 GTX?

    I'm not an expert of overclocking or anything just a hardcore gamer and admittely ( a graphics nut). Given my limited experience, I've read that I can overclock the QX 6700 to 3.4 - 3.6 given that its an extreme edition cpu. By the way, my cpu has liquid cooling and small fan sitting on top of...
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    QX6700 bottleneck a 580 GTX?

    Hi: Thinking of upgrading my 275 GTX SLI for a single 580 GTX and would like to know if I might have major bottleneck issues if I do get the 580 GTX given my older hardware. Playing on 27inch with 1920 x 1080 native resolution. Specs: Core 2 Extreme QX 6700 3.0 ghz OC'd 3.2 ghz...
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