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    Need advice on 1080 purchase

    Thanks guys, that was my initial thought. He was asking for more, hopefully its still available when I get back into town.
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    Need advice on 1080 purchase

    I am currently out of town working, but was offered an Asus Rog Strix 8gb GTX 1080 that has not been mined and was purchased in 2018 for $380 through a friend. It appears they sell for more than that on ebay and I think here, but I honestly have limited time to look into it to see if its...
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    Return to Newegg or RMA through ASRock

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. Sixfootduo, I sent you a PM, I wanted your opinion on something if you could. My entire experience with Newegg was bad from the beginning so this will be my last go with them. My order was damaged before it was even delivered and the warehouse held it and...
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    Return to Newegg or RMA through ASRock

    I know, avoid Newegg as much as possible. In this case the deals were just too good. My Asrock board will only recognize channel a memory, so I think it has to go back. Is it preferable to exchange with Newegg or RMA via Asrock? (I am aware of the new egg issues and am prepared to...
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    WD Red 3TB $90 AR

    Seems like a good deal, although there is a bit of a gamble. Anything better out there?
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Already registered and got the games, just need to queue them up.
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    I already did, thanks. The Sapphire was out of stock, got the Gigabyte with the better/easier warranty per reviewers. Hopefully I get the bundle too, IMO that makes a decent enough deal.
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    When is that supposed to happen. I dont want to buy used, especially with the Never Settle bundle. There's a fine line between when prices drop because the new series comes out and when they stay steady because of availability.
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Do they actually have the 3 game bundle in stock?
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Thanks everyone, I was second guessing my decision to move up to the 7970. The 50 will be more than good enough, at least for my current rig.
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Yeah, I worry about that. Bought the 5850 used and it's run ok, but I cannot overclock it at all. The default OC utility works, but this series gets flicker when you use it with dual monitors. No matter what BIOS I use, if it's not the factory one I cannot OC even .1 percent.
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Sig updated, but its not showing. Phenom II X4 965 3.4 - 8GB GSkill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P - Crucial M4 SSD - Win7 64 - HIS 5850 - OCZ Modstream 700 - Corsair 500r Black - Dell 2209WA 1680x1050 + Viewsonic 1440x900
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Wow, sorry, preoccupied with the Seahawks/Falcons game. Currently running a 5850 and an OCZ Modstream 700 watt all wrapped up in a Corsair 500r Main monitor is a Dell 2209WA running @ 1680 * 1050. The reason it would be reference cooling is because those seem to be the cards in the price...
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    It's a bit on the old side, planning on working in more hardware here soon. Phenom x4 965 3.4 8GB Gskill Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P Crucial M4 SSD Win7 Logitech G35 Logitech G500
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    Used 7970 or new 7950?

    Obviously for a used 7970 I am taking whats offered, typically reference designs to keep the prices similar to a new 7950 (maybe Gigabyte triple fan) Thoughts? Is it worth the hassle and possible warranty issues?
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    Newzbin2 Shuts Down Operations

    Might as well get on the bandwagon, have not found anything I liked yet. Tried to register first day matrix went down and never got he confirmation. I would really appreciate an invite.
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    Newzbin2 Shuts Down Operations

    Also just paid for matrix VIP access, need an alternative if anyone has any invites to any.
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    [H]ardOCP & ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II Giveaway

    Your 6870 would be awesom, how about my 5850?
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    BF3 + Joystick + n52te SOLVED

    Bummer, you might want to try my method. Joytokey was a PITA, and on the occasion that my joystick did not self center correctly or if I left my throttle on it messed things up for me. Really wasnt a solution for me.
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    BF3 + Joystick + n52te SOLVED

    Finally got my Logitech Freedom flight stick working in BF3, so I thought I would share. First off, deleting all the bindings did not work for me, the game would not recognized any movements in game but Windows was fine. My problem was that that I have 2 devices, the Belkin n52te and the...
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    5850 Temps with new cooler

    I added a 120mm fan to the back of the hard drive cage, pointing right at the card and it dropped the temps by a full 10 degrees across the board. Kinda hoaky, but it will have to do for now, pretty dissapointed in that cooler and I would not recommend it to anyone. On another note, anyone...
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    5850 Temps with new cooler

    The cooler itself had a strip of TIM on the heatsink itself and I did not touch that, I was referring to all the individual heatsinks that were supplied to attach to the ram and vram chips. They give you a 2 part thermal glue that you are supposed to mix up and the you glue them to the chips...
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    5850 Temps with new cooler

    ...and thanks!
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    5850 Temps with new cooler

    Sorry guys, I see a lot of information on overclocking temps not too much on stock. I have not overclocked my card or done anything to it as it plays the games I like well enough to please me and my time these days is limited. My 5850 fan started grinding so I fired up Hardware Monitor to...
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    The Totally Awesome Directron Drawing!

    Good price to performance ratio, plus I find the mobo's to be cheaper.
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    Alienware TactX $29 @ Dell.com

    Exactly, fingertip grip, my hands were cramping up trying to hold it with claw hands. Obviously a lot of people like them, but not me.
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    Alienware TactX $29 @ Dell.com

    Im going to return/sell mine, if anyone here is interested. Figured I would give the peeps who missed out an opportunity. I tried to like it, but im just too used to the Logitech mice. $36 should mostly cover shipping.
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    Alienware TactX $29 @ Dell.com

    Also replaced my 518, like the display, but damn this thing is small compared to the 518. I dont know that I like the location as much for the dpi buttons. Its very smooth though, and tracks nicely. Im going to give it a week or more, ive been using my 518 for years so some time is needed...
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    [W]arm: Sapphire 5850 $266 BCB + Coupon

    me too, and the seller gave me no acc. :( pretty disappointed about that deal
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    u413.com invites

    looks fun, im in if available, thanks for the share
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    Yeah, its a crossfire board. I didnt bite on the 4series, gonna just wait for a 5850 deal to come along, hopefully something starts happening soon.
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    Plus with the newegg gift cards, you pay them and then they mail them in a couple of days. I am almost going to just do that and have them ready for an egg deal.
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    Still a pain, and I dont know where the deal is going to be, so I would have to pick one and then hope they have the deal. Plus there are limitations to using them for online purchases, for example, Newegg only allows 1 form of payment unless you use a visa and Newegg gifts cards. Amazon is...
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    boooo Saving wont happen, its my slush fund. I actually have more, but its in stupid visa gift cards that I cannot seem to do anything with or convert to usable online spending money.
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    I barely missed that 5850 deal getting my funds together, and that was stretching it.
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    Exactly my dilemma drew, under $200 shipped for the pair and I am close to $100 less than getting a 5850. I am torn on this situation and cannot currently afford a 5850.
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    4850CF to replace my 8800GTS G92 ?

    Thinking about picking up a pair of 4850's, benchmarks show it as being comparable to a 5850, but about $100 less. How much more power would this consume, cant find an exact benchmark? Seems like it would be a worthy upgrade for me, BC2 really lags if I am near a mortor strike. Should I...
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    Whats up with Newegg showing AFTER rebate prices?

    Amazon kicks ass, but I worry about computer components Not only have they had shipping issues, but I contstantly read that people get really old revisions of stuff LINK
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    ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB OEM 229.49 after BCB

    Anybody wanna sell me their card, even though it may only have a 3/12 month warranty? I think I made my point.
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    Fry's B&M AMD Athlon IIx4 635+Biostar A760G M2+...$79AR, $89BR

    Yeah, got a buddy going to pick one up for his media center build, at that price its worth it to go overkill.
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