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    [Epic Store] Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition (Free Till [DEAD])

    I missed my chance at this. Does anyone have a free PC code? Thank you so much in advance. If you have two, I have a friend that would like one.
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    [DEAD] SMOKING HOT! Canon Powershot SX520 HS (Refurb) $90 shipped!

    I picked one up. Thanks OP and those reviewing the camera!
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    RAM for 3930k & X79

    Thanks so much for the info man! I guess my last question would be will RAM sticks advertised as 2133 (OC) timings default to that under XMP? If that means voltage above 1.5V, like 1.65V will that be bad for the CPU?
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    Far Cry Primal

    Watching my friend play this on his Sony FW900 back in the day, with that tropical setting and color...omg amazing ;)
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    NES Games in 3D

    3D NES? Blasphemy!
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    RAM for 3930k & X79

    Can you please explain the IMC with this chip in mind? I'm looking to just stay at 1600 to start. I did some Internet digging and thought this RAM would be the best 32GB Quad Channel RAM at 1600: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile 32GB Kit (8GBx4) DDR3-1600 Can the memory voltage be lower...
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    RAM for 3930k & X79

    Anyone? Just some advice? :)
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    RAM for 3930k & X79

    I wanted to ask the experts what they'd recommend for RAM for a general gaming and home desktop. My to-be rig will have an Intel i7-3930k processor and an Asus P9X79 WS motherboard. I have G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB (4gb x 4) DDR3-2133, PC3-17000, CL9-11-10-28, 1.65v, Model # F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH, but...
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    Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    Picked one of these up off of Amazon, today, because of this review. Thanks Kyle! Good thing my black case doesn't have a window ;)
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    Replacing Intel Q9550 2.83GHz

    I love this thread, and I learned a lot from the different perspectives. Basically, I'm waiting on upgrading my CPU until Star Citizen is released in full, unless there's a new CPU coming out right around the corner at that point. I would never go down to two cores, and hopefully could afford...
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    One last Upgrade?

    Thanks guys! I was thinking a GTX 590 might have been an option. I don't quite understand what possibilities there are between a top end PCI Express 2.0 card versus a mid range 3.0 card on a 2.0 board. Can you have 3.0 cards on old boards and then just don't reach their full potential? I...
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    One last Upgrade?

    Thanks so much for this. I was considering selling my mobo, RAM, and CPU, to upgrade to the next level (still not the top of the line), but I might have to OC the CPU. Since my mobo is older, how much does a 760 get bottle necked with my board?
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    Replacing Intel Q9550 2.83GHz

    Thank you all, I really appreciate the comments and suggestions! My experience with the CPU has been go for the latest, mid-range CPU and watch it last for years, due to being budget minded. Being out of keeping tabs of the Intel products and latest mobo's, what is the latest chip set for Intel...
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    One last Upgrade?

    Thanks, I appreciate the feedback from everyone! I like the GTX 960 idea. Whenever I do a build, I do it slowly, hoping for the best bang for the buck with each purchase. The mobo and CPU upgrade is one that I'm not looking forward to, because the RAM would have to come with it and it just adds...
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    Replacing Intel Q9550 2.83GHz

    For gaming purposes (Star Citizen and Fallout 4), I'm looking to upgrade my old Intel Q9550 2.83GHz to a better chip that is compatible with a Asus P5Q-E motherboard. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm trying to keep this archaic rig alive and playing the latest games.
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    One last Upgrade?

    Okay, I understand this thread isn't about the latest and greatest, but hopefully some of you experts can help me out. With Star Citizen and Fallout 4 out, I'm looking to see if I can push my system (see signature) to the limit without upgrading the motherboard, for gaming purposes. Would two...
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    120mm Case Fans

    There's no bothersome sounds at full-speed, no motor whine, no odd noises, just maybe the faint sound of rushing air. I personally love these fans.
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    120mm Case Fans

    I'm using a Lamptron FC Touch (amazing), but haven't actually set the definite auto settings yet. I've been doing a major overhaul on my rig over the last month and things are still getting tweaked. I have 6 AP-15's (as case fans) running through the controller in a Corsair 300R, all currently...
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    Which LGA 775 CPU Heatsink???

    Link to the fan setup in my rig: Link So, I'll have 6 120mm case fans and 1 120mm CPU heatsink fan. Two front = intake, one side = intake (blows onto GPU), two top = exhaust, one rear = intake (blows onto CPU), and now one on the CPU Heatsink blowing up, through the CPU heatsink towards the...
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    Which LGA 775 CPU Heatsink???

    I ordered the Hyper 212 off of Amazon (thanks for the link Tiporaro). I also got Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste, since there's nothing wrong with a little Noctua in your rig ;) I'm planning on putting my last AP-15 on this heatsink and maybe just setting the stock fan aside. Having two 120mm fans...
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    120mm Case Fans

    With a fan controller, are there really much quieter options that AP-15's (1850RPM's)? The chart that I linked really helped me in my search for good case fans (even though they the best for rads), since it confirmed some recommendations for the AP-15's received in another thread. I couldn't...
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    Which LGA 775 CPU Heatsink???

    I'm leaning heavily towards the Hyper 212. That being said, should I have two fans on it, or just one? If it's just one, should I have it pushing air through, or pulling? I honestly just don't like the Zalmans, with their little noisy fans.
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    Which LGA 775 CPU Heatsink???

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus (Newegg Link for Specs) or ZALMAN CNPS9700 (Newegg Link for Specs) Thoughts? Why not the Zalman? If I was to get the CM 212, would I want to swap out that stock fan for, say, a GT AP-15 1850RPM 120mm fan? I have an extra. My Corsair 300R case also came with a 120mm...
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    Which LGA 775 CPU Heatsink???

    Hey all, I'm looking to overclock my CPU (2.83GHz - 3.4GHz) and I need a new heatsink/ fan combo (air cooled only, please). I currently am rocking an ancient Zalman 7700 (Newegg Link). The 7700 is about 2,600-2,700 RPMs and very noisy, so I'm hoping for a quiet heatsink/ fan combo that you...
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    OCing Intel Q9550 on Asus P5Q-E to 3.4GHz

    The CPU voltage is currently set to auto, but the processor's voltage range is 0.8500V-1.3625V. When voltage is on auto, does it fluctuate in that range, or just stay on one number (not talking about power-saving modes)? My RAM, PI Black, has 4-4-4-12 timings, but with all the RAM options for my...
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    OCing Intel Q9550 on Asus P5Q-E to 3.4GHz

    Hey all, I'm looking to overclock my Intel Q9550 2.83GHz CPU (Intel's Website) through my Asus P5Q-E (Asus' Website) to 3.4GHz. Things to know: This is my first time overclocking a CPU, but I've done a decent amount of research. I have some questions about the Bios settings to do this. Here...
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    Which rpm Gentle Typhoon for my case?

    What a nice guy, not calling me out directly ;) I'll concede to the common consensus that you CAN hear the GT AP-15's at 1850RPM's, but with my rig specifically, I have it tucked back, underneath my desk, so maybe that's why I have trouble picking up the sound? Anyway, everyone has different...
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    Which rpm Gentle Typhoon for my case?

    I can have them running steadily at 630-660 RPM's (4V-5V), behind a dust grill, with no hick-ups. This is rated as 35% of the voltage (12V max). I have no desire to go that low, since they are hard to hear even at the 1850 RPM's. If you want to go that low, I tested it and the RPM's surprisingly...
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    Which rpm Gentle Typhoon for my case?

    I would go 1850 and a fan controller. You can have the fans drop to 1200RPM or let them run at 1850RPM when needed (if needed). I just did similar research to what you're asking. Here are some other threads for you to look at that might help you out: Me installing 6-7 1850 RPM GT AP-15's: Link...
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    120mm Case Fans

    Gentle Typhoon AP15's (1850RPM) are in stock at Aquatuning. They are only about $15, too. The AP15's are one of the best fans when it comes to airflow vs noise (see far left line): 6 GT AP15's keep my GPU at 31-32c and my CPU at 24c when just doing things like browsing the internet. They are...
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    Corsair Carbide 300R Case

    My GPU is 32c at idle (just browsing the internet), since I put 6 Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1850RPM fans in this case. The airflow is almost too good ;)
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    My Corsair Carbide 300R Setup

    Thanks for the advice, I'll try threading it underneath the GPU first.
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    My Corsair Carbide 300R Setup

    The 6 Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM fans don't make a sound at 100% capacity, unless you put your ear right up next to the case, but even then they're a whisper. There's no vibrations, or sounds of anything jostling around, etc. The only thing that makes sound from the rig is my CPU fan, which I still...
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    My Corsair Carbide 300R Setup

    About $75 for the Corsair 300R, $105 for the 7 GT 1850 RPM Fans (6 needed, 1 extra), and $70 for the Lamptron Touch fan controller. So $250, total. The case also came with a couple corsair fans, but I didn't even bother to test them out, to see if they were any good. Guys on here spent a lot of...
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    Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 1850rpm fans - $14.81ea + $6 flat rate shipping

    I got my 7 fans from Germany, within 3 days of ordering them. Amazing! Link of them being installed on my new case: Link This is still a "hot" deal :)
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    Best Fan and Controller Combo?

    Thanks again guys. Here's my thread detailing my installation of the Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM fans and the Lamptron FTC fan controller: Link :)
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    My Corsair Carbide 300R Setup

    With many persons help from these boards, I bought a Corsair Carbonate 300R case to move my current build into. I also got 7 Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans (1850 rpm) and a Lamptron FCT Touch Fan Controller to help make the case an optimal air cooling case. Here are the pics that I feel I owe to the...
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    Battlefield 3 and DDR2 RAM

    Well, like I said, not everyone, but a lot of people, can relate to the pic I posted, because not everyone is going to close a bunch of programs just to play BF3. Already you've heard guys say that they are hitting their 4GB max while playing, so they can either get more memory or close a bunch...
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    Best Fan and Controller Combo?

    I'll definitely let you know how the FC Touch works out. It should be a lot of fun setting it up. Where would you put the temp sensors if you were setting your FC Touch and fans up? Ya, I saw some charts on the latest fans and how much sound they gave off in comparison to airflow. These GT's...
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    Battlefield 3 and DDR2 RAM

    I recently bought 8GB of some of the best DDR2 PC 6400 (G.Skill PI) modules, in "like new" condition, from a dude on these forums. He made me pay $85 for all 8GB, shipped, and he even included the original boxes :cool: Do something like that and you can always sell your old RAM, if that...
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