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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    Mainly, when I initially mentioned heat, I just meant having a cooler running device (like a videocard) vs a hotter running videocard, if both were similarly priced/performed close to the same, the cooler one would be seen as a bonus. I guess I didn't really go about wording that properly.
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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    I'm starting to think maybe I should just up my budget, get a GTX 970 and maybe a smaller (120GB or so?) SSD.
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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    I'm not hurting on space so much, but that's because I delete anything I'm not playing.
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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    Heat really isn't a problem per say, it's just that if I could get something that ran cooler, it'd be a selling point. I've got a Hyper 212 Evo on my CPU with a push pull config, and 3 140mm fans, and a 120mm in the rear.
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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    I guess right now, my main decisions are going to be either A) Sell 280X, get a GTX 970 or B) Buy a 2-3TB HDD and a 256GB Samsung SSD
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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    This case: http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/?option=com_content&task=view&id=449&Itemid=61 and this power supply: http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/xigmatek-nrp-pc702-power-supply-review/
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    $220 budget. Need help deciding what to do with it

    So, I more or less have a budget of $220 right now free (Sold an MMO game account of mine, and the money now only resides in my paypal) Anyways, if you need to know my current PC, it's a 280X, 8GB of RAM, a 2500K overclocked to 4.5 Ghz, a 700W PSU, and a 1.5TB HDD. I game at 1080p/60Hz. As far...
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    AMD responds to Hairworks, Gameworks and it's engagement with developers.

    If Nvidia "kills off" AMD, it's going to be because of AMD's poor general support. I mean, freaking seriously. They haven't released a non-Beta since last freaking year. They've only released one beta that actually really changed anything this year, crossfire support is outright abysmal for...
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    AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta Driver for Windows OS

    It's not that bad! It's a solid C+ or B- type game. Not worth $60, but if I had paid $10 for it, I wouldn't of been disappointed.
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    I'd be willing to bet $50 on that
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    That's.... actually really awesome. Kind of a mega-obtuse way to put it/perform it, but wow. I really didn't know that existed. Thanks! You have no idea how much that helps me. I want to give you a giant sack of thank yous.
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    Unless there's some magic option I'm not seeing, where? Show me, because I sure haven't found it.
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    Actually, you've been able to downsample manually with Nvidia's drivers for ages. Years upon years upon years and make custom resolutions. Again, for years and years and years. Doing the same two things on AMD requires CRU for custom resolutions (Which also, for whatever reason, breaks HDCP)...
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    Personally, for myself, I've been frustrated consistently and steadily since I switched over to AMD at the lack of very basic functions I've had since the mid 2000's (Probably earlier! but that's about when I switched seriously to PC gaming) like setting a custom resolution and downsampling...
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    Yeah, it's apparently not coming till April or something. Catch the last few pages of this post: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=395312 I'm sort of fed up with owning an AMD product that is the budget option FEELING like the budget option. It's fine, and I would of still made the...
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    AMD Catalyst 15. 2 Beta Driver - Update

    The major disappointment (for me, anyways) is that this will not have VSR for 280/280X users. That won't be "until later". Slow as snails AMD :(
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    It's been 2 months, do we get a new driver?

    For me, personally, as a long time Nvidia user converted to AMD to just outright insane prices for 280X's last year ($150 or less!), my main beef with their drivers has nothing to do with how they run games. Not at all. What I have beef with is that AMD seems to give VERY few options with these...
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    It's been 2 months, do we get a new driver?

    You got a source on that? Not that I'm doubting you or anything, I'm just really curious. I really hope VSR comes soon for 280X's, too :( AMD's general support/feature set with drivers is downright appalling/appallingly slow.
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    Is my 3, soon to be 4, year old PC in great need of any particular upgrades?

    I just ran down a laundry list of what's in it/on it, and here's that: Case: Lancool PC-K58WBought in 2011 Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3Bought in 2011 Optical Drive: DVD-R DriveBought in 2011 Videocard: 3GB PowerColor R9 280X Bought in 2014 RAM: 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 1333HzBought in...
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    Fradulent aactivity?

    When in doubt, I would just assume it's either AMD's really crappy drivers, or DICE's very crappy coding. (I say this as both an AMD videocard owner and a fan of Battlefield.)
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    Wanting to overclock my 2500K, a little confused

    I can't for the life of me figure out how to delete this thread, so, disregard!
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    Probably a stupid question in regards to the temperature of my 280X

    Thanks everyone! That's pretty awesome
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    Probably a stupid question in regards to the temperature of my 280X

    So, I bought a PowerColor R9 280X, got a good deal on it real cheap and all that. It's an awesome card! One thing, though: I don't know if it's just me upgrading from a bad card or what, but my last videocard, a 560 Ti from nvidia, would almost always idle around 40+C, and at load, it'd...
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    Interested in one of your R9 280X's you have listed for sale, sent you a PM.

    Interested in one of your R9 280X's you have listed for sale, sent you a PM.
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    Question about videocard upgrade

    I'm leaning real hard toward that 280X. There's some on ebay in the $200 and under range. That's absurdly cheap and more in line with what I'd realistically like to spend. Curious question: Performance wise, am I going to be at a big disadvantage going with that instead of the 770 Ti? Or is it...
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    Question about videocard upgrade

    I think my current videocard is getting on it's last legs. Half of it's fans (it has two) has crapped out, and it's basically being kept on life support with a 120mm fan rubber banded to it, lol. Anyways, with that being said, I'm wondering a few things. First off my computer: CPU: i5...
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    Help with cooling

    They're fine? I actually thought they were dangerously high, haha :( This is my first new computer in a really long time, so, I guess that shows what I know :(
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    Help with cooling

    The short of it, this is my case/computer: http://i.imgur.com/ZXH6C.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6EilT.jpg http://i.imgur.com/MNZpV.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VcV0j.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hpiNs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/AqvXq.jpg I made this shoddily drawn "map" of where my fans/things are in my...
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    Some quick questions about SLI before I do it

    I have one GTX 560 Ti right now, and I'm considering SLI-ing it up for BF3, and I have some quick questions: 1. Will my PSU suffice? If not, I'm not going to buy another (and will just throw out the idea of SLI), I pretty much just bought this a month ago...
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    Any idea what would cause this in a monitor/how to fix it (if possible?)

    I've had this cloudy spot on my monitor in the corner for over a year now.. I think. It APPEARS, I think, to be behind the glass, or something? (Like, if you look at an angle, it'll appear differently, etc, I don't know if I'm describing that well, haha.) It also seems to be getting bigger :/...
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    Help with a PC Upgrade

    Thanks for those links! I went on ahead and bought the first case on that list, $65 - Lian Li Lancool PC-K58W ATX Case, had a newegg new customer coupon code that got me $10 off on it, too, so it was only $55.
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    Help with a PC Upgrade

    E4g1e, would the case linked above, this one, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 Would that be a sufficient replacement, or do you have any other suggestions for cases?
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    Help with a PC Upgrade

    Hm.... thanks. I'll probably wind up having to get another case then :( That posted case seems nice enough. Thanks again for all the help, folks!
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    Help with a PC Upgrade

    This is the case I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068 Newegg doesn't collect Tax in my state. and I don't live near a microcenter :'(
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    Help with a PC Upgrade

    Wow, thanks! That's about the right price I really want to be at, too!
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    Help with a PC Upgrade

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18388586 I'm thinking about upgrading most of the components in my PC (My Current PC = E8400, a decent enough motherboard, 2GB DDR2, a 9800GTX+, a fairly crummy PSU) Anyways, from that wish list, is there anything...
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    For those experiencing severe framerate drops in Ghostbusters during certain scenes..

    Possible fix: When the game starts up, go into the task manager, lower the process priority to Low. Seems absolutely stupid, doesn't it? Well, I did it, and I went from stuttersville in major areas and the watery part, to actually having a smooth framerate :x Saw it mentioned in the...
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    If you're considering getting Ghostbusters for PC... don't.

    Welp, I've tried all the drivers mentioned here, and things are still choppy :( and the water is still a massive slow downer :'( I guess I'll just have to rent this for the 360 :( Sure wish I hadn't wasted $30 :(
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