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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    So frustrating. I'm doing a new build this weekend (dual 970s with a vii Hero and 4790k in an enthoo primo) and was looking to replace my 30" 2560x1600 Apple Cinema Display with the Swift due to the endless gushing by every single reviewer who got their hands on one of these int he last six...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    Didn't realize that. I could never find the specs for the head-out on my receiver, but always assumed it must be superior to anything I'd ever be able to slot into a motherboard and sort of used it as a reference for quality (which isn't that hard, mind you, since all I've been using is the...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    ...snip... This is what I'd wondered between these and the AKG 712 Pros. The design of the AKGs looks potentially flimsy and I'm nto sure how comfortable the leather strap would be. I'd presume it must be pretty comfortable, since it alleviates the weight and pressure of any solid head strap...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    BTW, I will eventually buy a modmic, no matter what, just because I want to support the effort and the dudes are from my hometown. I just don't want to wait the four months they are currently expecting *just to get some in stock*. :)
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    As a sidenote, may I ask: For you audiophones/headphone-freaks -- how exactly do you manage your hobby? I mean, if you are a real audiophile, I know you need more than one headset to address more than one type of purpose and sound. . . but I know a lot of you own like twenty sets and you buy...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    Can I just retain you to follow me around and synopsize my entire life for me? I think most people around me would greatly appreciate your skill. :P Not being a heavy headphone user, I usually turn it "just loud enough", but that has also always been with closed cups. I *think* I listen around...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    Oh, they definitely look exactly as uncomfortable as a lot of people claim they feel, which is what I was afraid of. I held out some hope based on the one discussion I read where a couple small pads/headband modifications supposedly resolved everything. I can not fathom why anyone would...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    I believe the current wait for a ModMic is a minimum of four months. :/ Admittedly, the beamform is what sold me on this (when I heard someone I trust review it and say it actually worked and replaced their need for using a headset at all, I pretty much bought into it and had to try it) --...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    This is what I suspected, though I usually only hear people talk about open-ear in terms of safety or comfort -- but I've never used open-eared phones. In fact, other than a couple $100 gaming headsets (like the Gamescom 770, which is surprisingly decent), the only thing I've actually owned for...
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    Headset in $400-$1,000 range to pair with Sound Blaster ZXR primarily for gaming?

    Sorry for the length. My months of searching and frustration has left me with so much to say! Short: I need a quality set of around-ear headphones that will be great for general use, but will primarily be used for PC gaming while connected to a Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZXR. I am...
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    Exhausted and need input for $4,500 budget for high resolution triple display setup.

    One of the reasons I haven't opted for smaller monitors is that pixel real-estate is pretty important for my services (and is also why I probably won't end up with them set in portrait mode which would make a lot of my coding work a bit awkward, I think). As much as I'd like to play games...
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    Exhausted and need input for $4,500 budget for high resolution triple display setup.

    After a year of researching choices, I am at a loss and totally frustrated. I beg fellow [H]ers for their wise guidance and experience to help me find the right match. Much thanks, in advance. Synopsis: I've got a $4,500 budget to find the best 2560x1600/2560/1440 triple monitor setup to go...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    At 1333mhz, it used whatever the default timings were. However, the timings for the kit at 1600mhz is 9-9-9-24-2N and that is what the XMP profile uses when I set that. As soon as I changed to using the XMP profile yesterday, the problem seemed to go away. I had also made some minor changes as...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Raja@ASUS: First, thank you for the reply. I've seen you put a lot of patience and effort into helping customers in a number of forums across the net. I hated to add one more voice to the chorus of "help me", but since I've been at this new build non-stop for five straight days, I finally had...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    CPU: i7 3770k RAM: G.Skill 32gb (4x8) Ripjaws X (F3-1600C9Q-32GXM) GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 670 4GB Superclocked (04G-P4-2673-KR) PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000w MOBO: ASUS P8Z77 WS on latest BIOS v703. SDD: Samsung 830 256gb w/ latest firmware (also tested on OCZ Agility 2). OS: Windows 7 Pro This may...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    The H50 I have on a current box from a couple years ago did well enough, so I wouldn't have anything against an H100 (though I hear a lot of criticism about them). I hated the difficulty of setting the tiny radiator into push/pull and finding a place to stick it, but loved how little space it...
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    It's DriCore sub-flooring. It's a treated OSB with a raised rubber backing on the other side for moisture resistance. It's ideal for below-level floors and concrete (of which this room is both). When I bought this house two years ago, I gutted the basement and family room, which both had half...
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    You can also easily switch out the desktop surface with something of your preference. I went with formica as it's fairly durable, quite affordable, and all it needs is a sanded surface and a layer of contact cement to attach. You could get a sheet of stainless steel, instead, if you wanted. Or...
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    That was an important goal with this design. Most desks that I found had limited space to move around and the banquet tables I've been stuck with for years, because I couldn't find another solution I preferred, take up a lot of room underneath with the fold-out table-leg structure. I needed to...
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    So far, it's just my desks. I'll show more when I get machines on them. Also, this is one of my first posts ever, here, after lurking for ages. I've received so much inspiration from these threads over the years (not to mention, jealousy -- some of you are sickeningly clean, organized...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    An additional question: The price is rapidly increasing. Especially if I go for the 4GB FTW 680s and not to mention if I go for the later 4GB HydroCopper FTW 680s. So, I'm wondering if right now might not be the time to go watercooling. And therein lies the question -- is the stock cooling and...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    Right, I was considering the 4gb cards EVGA does or will have out (though that'll add another $400), because of the results of the [H] testing. I wasn't quite aware of how the GPU memory worked, though. So while the processing power is (not quite) linearly compounded, the memory is not? By that...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    I was looking at the P8Z77 WS, too. It looks like that's what [H] used for the 680vs7970 tri-SLI testing. As for the resolution - I have stubbornly stuck to 16:10, but it looks like 16:9 is the "future" (meh) and even the new Apple Cinema Displays are only 16:9 (and only 27", instead of...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    Indeed. I initially planned on MountainMods, but have been convinced of the workmanship and more "finished" quality of Caselabs. The TH10 or TH10D (the dual system version) seems like a good way to go and with the top and bottom extensions you can add, should provide enough room for two or even...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    I'm not even terribly concerned with a transferable warranty, since I'll either get a dual system chassis (like Caselabs' TH10D) and always keep the older system in the second half of the case or I'll just repurpose it to another family member after two or three years. (In other words, I...
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    Advice on high-end triple-SLI GTX 680 based build.

    Please bear with me as I know this is a lengthy post. I’ve been mulling things about in my head for weeks and have finally concluded that (since the 5970 from my two year old rig is in the RMA pipeline with XFX due to desktop/2D artifacting) it’s time to reach out for other opinions...
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