Search results

  1. S

    BATTLEFIELD 1 Revolution $9.99 @ Origin

    As a casual gamer who already has BF1 but rarely plays, is it worth purchasing the Premium Pass for $7.49? Do most other online players have the DLC?
  2. S

    It Looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Will Have a Headphone Jack

    This may be my next phone, if for no other reason than Apple's insistence on only allowing Apple Maps through Apple CarPlay. A 3.5mm headphone jack is icing on the cake.
  3. S

    DAN C4-SFX: The smallest water cooling case in the world

    What about leaving the IO on top but having them behind a small door, e.g. like on the top of some Lian Li cases: This would allow for the cleanest aesthetic IMO and keep the ports free of dust.
  4. S

    2017 WCG X-mas Race

    What was throwing me off was that my user stats showed points/work accumulated, but when I checked my name under the team page, it showed nothing. Since the team stats update less often than the user stats, there was a discrepancy between the two, and I was worried my points were not being...
  5. S

    2017 WCG X-mas Race

    My apartment was chilly last night so I make an account for WCG and started running BOINC. I’m signed up for Team HardOCP ([H]sonyman) and see points getting assigned to me but nothing when I check my name under the team heading. Is this normal? Does it take time for points to be assigned to the...
  6. S

    LGA 2066 cpu coolers?

    There are plenty of cases with full 5.25" or slim drive bays which have both a radiator mount and a sleek aesthetic, although my own personal experience is rather limited. The case you linked is rather nice looking, supports a 360mm radiator, and is inexpensive, but I'd consider other options if...
  7. S

    LGA 2066 cpu coolers?

    That or a similar AIO might be a good option for you as long as you have a case with the proper mounting location for the radiator. If you're traveling with your desktop, something like the NH-D15 I mentioned above might not be best since Noctua advises removing the heatsink during transport due...
  8. S

    LGA 2066 cpu coolers?

    Personally, I'm a big Noctua fan. If you're not looking for a significant (or any) overclock, and custom water-cooling is not in the picture, the Noctua NH-D15 (and its predecessor, the NH-D14, which I personally use) is an excellent albeit pricey option, coming in at near $100. You'd be...
  9. S

    B250M PRO-VDH M.2 SSD compatibility

    Almost, but not quite. That motherboard's specs indicate it supports M.2 lengths 2242, 2260, 2280, so you can use either a SATA or NVME (PCI-E) M.2 drive which is M keyed and is one of those lengths. I stumbled across this page when looking for more information which appears to be a good...
  10. S

    LGA 2066 cpu coolers?

    The heatsink mount is physically compatible with coolers designed for LGA 2011. However, it's still a good idea to verify compatibility with your motherboard e.g. in terms of PCI-e slot clearance and with the TDP of the processor since for some models it's higher than it was for LGA 2011.
  11. S

    So if mining is gentle on GPU cards why all the massive cooling

    Yes, you are correct, and it additionally appears that the effect may be noticeable. For example: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/27.html However, with a sufficiently high power limit, even accounting for the reduction in leakage, the card may still end up...
  12. S

    So if mining is gentle on GPU cards why all the massive cooling

    How so? If the card's performance is being limited by reaching the thermal target, but it's not yet reached its power target, better cooling will provide more headroom and allow it to draw even more power while simultaneously increasing performance. If, on the other hand, the card is limited by...
  13. S

    Hot: True Sine Wave UPS - CP1500PFCLCD $120

    Awesome! I was looking at this model just this weekend but was hoping it would go on sale this week since it had been on sale in the past. Just pulled the trigger. Thanks OP!
  14. S

    Is there a best 1080ti card? not fastest but most reliable

    The reference cooler is never a bad option and is the one best suited for the largest possible configuration space due to the inherent trade-offs of a blower. I'm not a fan of EVGA's own air coolers (although I've never owned a card so-equipped) but their warranty service is top-notch, speaking...
  15. S

    New 1080 Ti Rumor

    My guess is that Nvidia is waiting for AMD to reveal their cards before launching the 1080 Ti.
  16. S

    I was told EVGA had excellent customer service.

    I'm in the process of RMAing a dead GTX 1080 FE through EVGA. This thread reminded me that it's best to do a cross-ship RMA if for no other reason than to be able to inspect the replacement card with the original card still in-hand. Hopefully it goes smoothly.
  17. S

    New Titan X announced, 12GB GDDR5X, $1200

    I imagine that there's probably a significant price premium to the 16Gb chips, as well as the fact that going to 24GB would set a precedent and virtually necessitate that future Titan cards also be 24GB or greater to help incentivize people to continually upgrade.
  18. S

    New Titan X announced, 12GB GDDR5X, $1200

    It has a 384-bit memory interface vs. the GTX 1080's 256-bit interface. Nvidia appears to be using the same density but added 4 additional chips.
  19. S

    New Titan X announced, 12GB GDDR5X, $1200

    I imagine the people getting pissed about no longer having the fastest card are the same people who are offended when AMD's cards improve from new APIs like Vulkan.
  20. S

    NVIDIA Working On GeForce 10 DPC Latency & Stuttering Issue

    Same here. An improvement, but Nvidia needs to go further to resolve this issue.
  21. S

    asus x79 deluxe NVMe bios update

    I know this is an old thread, honestly I do. However, seeing as the OP is still active, and that ASUS just released a BIOS update for the X79-Deluxe, I decided to see what changed in the new BIOS (4805) vs the previous BIOS (0902). Lo and behold, it appears ASUS added NVME support, so while I...
  22. S

    Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W Luck Draw!!!!!

    C) Efficiency and build quality
  23. S

    Help picking a good 16gb kit!

    I'm pleased with the Kingston HyperX FURY memory I chose for my recent build. I'm using 4x4GB modules but they make 8GB modules as well. I'm running it at 1866MHz/1.5V without issues.
  24. S

    Screen Tearing (I think?)

    That should work fine.
  25. S

    Screen Tearing (I think?)

    You need to initiate an RMA with the manufacturer of the card, not Newegg or Nvidia. Edit: Looking at your post history, if this build contains the card in question, it looks like you need to contact EVGA. See here for details on their RMA procedure.
  26. S

    Screen Tearing (I think?)

    That depends on the card vendor. It used to be that lifetime warranties weren't all that uncommon, but these days it's usually 1-3 years.
  27. S

    What gaming video card lasted you the longest ?

    My GeForce 6800 Ultra AGP. When the industry moved to PCI-E there really wasn't an upgrade path for me without rebuilding my system, so I kept using it until I had the funds for a new system. I would lower the settings on an as-needed basis. It's since been retired.
  28. S

    Borderlands 2 PC Download: $2.99

    It's definitely still worth playing but cooperative play is a big part of the game. The difficulty of the game scales with the number of players, as does the quality of the loot; replayability is also a factor since you can play other players' campaigns.
  29. S

    Borderlands 2 PC Download: $2.99

    It looks like you can get the complete edition for $10 if you're after the DLC as well. Also a good deal. http://slickdeals.net/f/7570194-borderlands-2-complete-edition-pc-digital-download-for-9-50-at-macgamestore?v=1
  30. S

    What's the best time to buy?

    Gross exaggeration. I run all my games off my 2TB hard drive. Load times are longer than on an SSD, true, but they are still quick. OP: Buy as much SSD as you can afford, and supplement with HDD.
  31. S

    Borderlands 2 PC Download: $2.99

    It's easily worth $2.99.
  32. S

    What was your 1st 3D video card ?

    ATI Mach64 GT was my first 3D accelerator although it was embedded on the motherboard so I don't know if it counts. If it doesn't, then a 3dfx Voodoo3. I think it was a Voodoo3 2000 16MB AGP but I can't be sure.
  33. S

    What's the best time to buy?

    One option is to keep the SSD as a boot drive only, and add an HDD for applications and/or games. It's the most economical way to keep an overall snappy system but still have the space you need. If there's still room in your budget for a large enough SSD when you've covered your other bases...
  34. S

    Theater Attendance Lowest In Two Decades

    I used to go to the movies around once a month when I could get a ticket for < $6 and concessions for around another $8. I stopped going when it became > $10 for the ticket and ~ $15 for a drink and popcorn. When it was cheap enough it was worth rolling the dice as to whether or not there were...
  35. S

    mechanical keyboard or not

    Mechanical keyboards are fantastic; once you use one you won't be able to go back to a membrane keyboard. Just be sure to pick the switches that meet your needs. Personally I like the Cherry MX Brown switches as they provide good tactile response without being overly clicky.
  36. S

    Which X99 motherboard?

    Go with the least expensive board that has the features you want, from a brand you trust. For my X79 build I wanted a board that was newly released for Ivy Bridge-E (not Sandy Bridge), with an updated audio codec, > 2 USB 3.0 ports, > 2 SATA 6G ports. You need to figure out what you need along...
  37. S

    Dragon Age 39.99 on Orgin

    Game ratings have become highly inflated in recent times. I'm with the OP on this one.
  38. S

    Where to buy an ASUS X79 deluxe in the USA

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=200964827630
  39. S

    ASUS X79 Deluxe LGA 2011 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    I just bought this board but I wish ASUS would have offered it without the add-on Wifi and Bluetooth. The selection of ATX LGA2011 boards is not that great, especially when looking for a good selection of USB 3.0 and SATA ports. I like the modern components (as compared to the older SB-E-era...
  40. S

    Galaxy GTX 670 GC - $294 amir @ TigerDirect!

    Galaxy does not have UEFI GOP support if it matters to anyone. Most of the big names do, but not them.
Top