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    SLI + 4k TV + Oculus Rift...How? Only one active HDMI output.

    Hi All, The sale on Rift has got me thinking about snagging one but I have a few questions. 1. Each card only has 1 x HDMI output but am I right in saying that only the primary card's outputs will work? 2. My main monitor is a 4k TV which only has HDMI inputs. 3. How do I go about connecting...
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    i7-5820K - How relevant?

    Chaps, Wondering if you can help me out with something. I recently started a new job in a new industry and we do a lot of app and game development stuff. Specifically in the VR and AR realms. We have a machine here in the office the guys use for Vive and stuff and it's, broadly speaking, as...
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    Soundblaster Z - "noisy" outputs (in particular Speaker out), any ideas?

    Guys, Hoping someone can give me some pointers before I throw the towel in and get an external DAC or something. I've been using my Soundblaster Z for a while now (years in fact) with headphones (DT 880 Pro) only and never really noticed any issues. However, this week I picked up a pair of...
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    Z87 - PCIe Lanes Confusion...

    Hi All, Hoping someone can help me out with something. I have an Asus Maximus VI Formula - this is a Z87 based board that I am running with a 4770k. The board has a total of three 16x Slots. These can run as follows: 1. x16 2. x8 + x8 - I currently run SLI 780Ti so operating in this mode...
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    Cannot install nvidia drivers

    Hi All, My system (sig below but running at stock) shat the bed last night. I fired up Just Cause 3 and the game hung. After that happened, my system was having trouble detecting my GPUs (SLI 780Ti). It was as if the drivers had been corrupted / lost from the system. Since then I have...
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    Any point in having 32GB of RAM right now?

    Hi Guys, Current spec is in my sig, 16GB of CL11 RAM. There's a good deal on RAM at the moment with another 16GB for £90. Is there any need for a total of 32GB at this stage?
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    Driver /SLI problems

    Gents, Got a problem that is annoying the hell out of me. The last two WHQL nvidia drivers break SLI scaling in Far Cry 4 for me. However, the last version that doesn't causes me problems in Far Cry 4 does in newer games (Dying Light). I don't have the version numbers to hand but the...
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    VLC constantly crashing/video freeze

    Hi All, I've been using VLC as my primary media player for quite some time on various systems, including the gaming machine in the sig below. However, I have recently started experiencing constant crashes. I can't get through a single video without the player crashing multiple times...
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    SteelSeries Diablo III & COD:Blops 2 mice...

    As per my other thread, I'm having issues with my Sensei Raw. Considering grabbing one of the above to tide me over/as a spare. Does anyone know if there's any difference between these branded versions and the plain Sensei Raw? I think they're both supported by the SteelSeries Engine...
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    SteelSeries Support/RMA

    Has anyone got any experiences with SteelSeries and their support process? I have a Sensei Raw (which I really like) which has developed an intermittent middle button. I've raised a ticket but it's been a couple of days now and I've not heard anything back. I'd be interested to know what...
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    Batman: AO - Dynamic Shadows murders frame rate and something else...

    Hi Guys, Playing Batman:AO for the first time on PC and have noticed a couple of issues. 1. Enabling V-Sync seems to cause a weird problem where the frame-rate is smooth but the actual feel isn't. There's a stutter every second or two. I think I have noticed this issue on other...
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    Anyone got a Logitech K830?

    Guys, Bought one of these for my HTPC setup and overall it's ok. However, I am having an issue with the left click button on the top left corner of the keyboard. It seems to miss presses sometimes. I think the switch itself is ok but maybe the position of the button in relation to the...
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    General observations and AMD/CCC...

    So, I put together the HTPC in my sig yesterday. I went down the AMD APU route as I fancied something a little different (to my Intel gaming machine). It's also why I went for a Gigabyte board, I've never had one before. 1. The Xigmatek Aquilla case looks ok but the build quality and...
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    Which CPU with iGPU & form-factor for HTPC?

    Chaps, I'm toying with slinging together a small HTPC for my living room. Currently I am struggling to decide whether to go for an AMD APU or a Haswell i3/5 and which form-factor to opt for (ITX vs. MATX) I'm thinking the i5 is overkill for media playback duties and maybe some light...
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    500GB 840 Evo filling up...options?

    Hi Guys, Hoping someone can help me out with this quandary. I have a 500GB 840 Evo which I use as my OS drive and to install programs/games to. All my files/media/porn etc. is spread between a couple of 2TB hybrid drives. However, I am nearing capacity on the SSD and it's going to become...
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    [H].com rendering left justified...

    Why is [H] rendering all over to the left for me? Pretty sure it used to be centred. Any ideas?
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    SweetFX 1.5 & Windows 8.1 - No worky?

    Chaps, Just a quick one, I've recently heard about SweetFX and would like to try it out. However, I can't get it working at all. Is this a straight up incompatibility with Windows 8.1/DX11.2? I've seen a guide that uses RadeonPro (which apparently will work for nvidia users) but this is...
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    Tomb Raider (2013) & nvidia stability issues...

    Hi, I am playing Tomb Raider and have been experiencing stability issues. Mainly a few CTDs and the odd hard lock. Having done some reading, it seems that there were some major issues with nvidia hardware when this game was first released. However, there have been several patches since...
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    Maximus VI Formula...is this normal???

    Hi people of [H], I have a quick question for you all. When making UEFI changes on my Asus Maximus VI Formula, sometimes when I "Save & Exit" the system will seemingly reboot but then shut down completely. Sometimes it may repeat this cycle more than once but it always then starts up...
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    HTPC build...trying to decide on CPU/Mobo

    Chaps, I'm looking to build an HTPC but am struggling to decide between an AMD APU or an Intel i3. This will likely be an always on unit so I would like to keep the power consumption down. Secondly, I would be looking at using onboard graphics (iGPU). In terms of video this is fine, I think...
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    4770k + Maximus VI Formula - Prime95v28.5 Temps & OCing battle

    Guys, It's been a while since I've posted so I am hoping someone can help me out here. My system is as listed in my sig. Namely the following: 4770k + H100i Maximus VI Forumla 2x 8GB Kingston 2400 CL11 AX1200i PSU I've just tried to run prime95v28.5 at STOCK settings (system in sig) using...
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    Phil Sholz killed...

    Sad news whichever side of the Red/Green debate you come down on: http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/25/nvidia-marketing-manager-killed-trying-to-rescue-man-from-train/
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    How stable is 3DMark?

    Hi, Quick question for you all. How stable is 3D Mark? Are issues experienced with it indicative of underlying system problems? The reason I ask is that I've been trying to use it to test my cards/stress them. Generally speaking it runs fine but sometimes, usually on a looped run, it will...
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    Annoying Chrome issue...pages turn white when loading

    Hi Guys, Has anyone had an issue with Chrome whereby when loading a page (in a tab) everything goes white? The computer/OS fine and hasn't crashed but ALL Chrome windows/tabs turn white (content area specifically). Chrome hasn't crashed either...re-sizing the window restores the content...
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    FIXED!!! Really annoying issue with Carbide 540...

    My Carbide 540 was doing my fucking head in! It's sat on my desk and as I type I guess the desk must vibrate a little. That vibration was being picked up by the case and it was rattling. I could not fucking work out where the noise was coming from so I put little felt pads on the side...
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    Sound Blaster Z vs. ZXR

    Guys, I'm looking for a little advice about these two cards. I have a bog-standard Z (retail version) on order for £58 (only £10 more than the OEM so I figured why not). I will be using this with a set of BeyerDynamic DT880 250 Ohm headphones. However, I have recently noted that the Z (and...
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    Any Sound Blaster ZXR owners?

    Hi, I was hoping someone who owns a Sound Blaster ZXR could tell what the length of the card is. My top PCIe slot is positioned such that a long card in that position may clash with my RAM clips/RAM itself. If someone could let me know what the length of that card is so that I can...
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    Maximus VI Formula & Astro A40/Wireless MixAmp (5.8?)...enough?

    Hi Guys, I've got a Maximus VI Formula which I believe uses the RealTek ALC1150. I also have an Astro A40 headset with the wireless MixAmp (the MixAmp 5.8 I believe). Now, my understanding is that the wireless MixAmp only supports Dolby Digital for surround sound. After doing some reading...
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    Windows 8.1 UEFI Install...

    Hi Chaps, I need a bit of help with the "correct" way to do an install of Windows 8.1 on a UEFI based system. Over the weekend I followed the instructions HERE and I thought it all went rather well. I just used the tool in the about.com link, created a bootable USB and it all seemed to...
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    2x EVGA 780Ti SC, Enable SLI = BSOD

    Hi Guys, I've just put the system in my sig together. For the most part everything went pretty smoothly. The build went without hitch and I've got my OS and a bunch of games etc. installed. All my motherboard drivers are installed (Chipset, MEI & Audio), I'm running the latest WHQL nvidia...
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    CODG:Ghosts + SLI 780Ti = Flickering textures?

    Hi Chaps, I've put together a new build this weekend and upon playing COD:Ghosts I was treated to flickering textures when SLI is enabled. I did some digging and it seems the "fix" is to disable SLI :rolleyes: Is this the current situation? Disable SLI to fix? Is there an SLI profile or...
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    Z87 Chipset drivers...

    Hi guys, I'm hopefully going to be doing a new build over the weekend and in the past I've always used reference drivers for everything (i.e. chipsets and GPUs). However, I seem to be having trouble finding the Intel Z87 chipset drivers. If anyone can point me in the right direction it...
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    Been a while...could do with a bit of hand-holding.

    Hi Chaps, I've got the components of a new build coming at the weekend (hopefully) and while I'm comfortable putting it all together it has been a while so I just wanted to seek some guidance on what is considered best practice in terms of the software install side of things these days. The...
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    First build in 8 years on its way. Excited doesn't cover it!!!

    Boom - Item: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case - Qty: 1 Item: Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Qty: 1 Item: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA Z87 Socket 1150 HDMI ATX Motherboard - Qty: 1 Item: Intel Core i7 4770K 3.50GHz Socket 1150 8MB Cache...
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    Aiming to buy today, which PSU?

    Chaps, Quick question, I'm putting together the following system: 1x Corsair Carbide 540 1x Corsair H100i Cool 2x Corsair SP120 fans 1x Asus Maximus VI Hero 1x Intel Core i7-4770k 2x Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1x Samsung EVO 500GB SSD 2x Seagate 2TB Hybrid 2x GPU - Not yet decided but...
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    Which Mobo? Asus Max VI Hero vs. Asus Z87-Pro vs. Gigabyte UD4H

    Gents, Looking to put a new machine together which will be used solely for gaming. I will be looking to overclock and would like something fast and stable. The above 3 have all reviewed well and I'm struggling to decide between them. I was also considering the Z87-Sabertooth...
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    Need help...can't decide and itching!!! R9-290X or GTX780Ti

    Gents, I'm on the cusp of pulling the trigger on a new machine but I cannot decide which GPU to go for. I will be gaming at 1440p and like to crank up all the settings, bit of a graphics whore I am :p I tend to play FPS games, the usual AAA releases and some indie stuff (plus a back-cat...
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    290x underwater/aftermarket air questions...

    Hi, I assume some of the [H] crew have modded their 290x cards with either aftermarket air coolers or stuck them underwater. What sort of gains have you seen in terms of extra performance? Do the cards clock themselves higher automatically while staying within temp/power limits? If...
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    Couple of case/mobo questiosn (re: PCIe/SLI/XF)...

    Hi Chaps, I'm looking at putting a new system together and have a couple of questions. Are there any mobos that have 16x PCIe slots (physical and lanes) arranged such that GPUs can be installed in XF/SLI but with a gap between them? Does that make sense? Also, it seems things have...
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    Thinking of new gaming rig, is this a good time?

    Chaps, I used to be a through and through PC gamer. However, around 2005 my PC died and I never bothered to put a new one together. Therefore this current gen I've been 100% console (XBox 360). That's a long time to be out of the game!!! With the new XBox about to launch with what I would...
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