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    Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 Ohm Headphones

    These headphones are incredible! Some of the best on the market for music or gaming. These are the Premium version with 600 Ohm impedance. They are ready for some serious amplification, so beware. Sounded great with my Asus Xonar Essence STX. Comes with original travel case, gold adapter, and...
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    Ben Q XL2420TE 1ms LED Gaming Monitor

    Used in great condition with original box, cables, accessories, and documentation. This is one of the best gaming monitors out there! NEW! ZeroFlicker™ For Visual Ease and Comfort 24” Widescreen LED Monitor Native Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution 144 Hz, Nvidia 3D Vision™ 2 Ready 1 ms (GTG)...
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    State of Thermal Pastes 2014

    Naw, use butter. Or better yet, mustard.
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    Zotac GTX Titan Black AMP! What should I do?

    Option 6 bro
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    Opinon before I run to Frys

    Yeah, I tried to skimp on a PSU once.
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    Let the battle for giant smartphone begin

    I like my Evo 4g LTE. I ran Quadrant on it, and my roommate, who is in phone sales, said that it scored higher than any phone he had yet tested (like 3600 I think)
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    WinXP BSoD ticking me off...

    no need for newest version really, just let it run. I am pretty sure you'll see an error rather quickly. Also, make sure to reset your CMOS and in the BIOS make sure your RAM and CPU are getting the proper voltage(s)
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    New build: No Video Output

    Reset the CMOS (jumper the CMOS jumper for > 10 seconds with the power unplugged to the power supply). Try clearing out the residual power in the capacitors by clicking the power button with the power cord unplugged from the wall. Also, try using an old CRT monitor with a standard VGA cable...
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    "Acceleration" work with Intel Processor ?

    Question: WHY ARE YOU YELLING?
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    Overkill? Asus Xonar STX + Beyerdynamic DT 990 600ohm edition

    I have exactly the same combo you are asking about. I enjoy it. The soundcard has enough juice at the high Impedence setting to drive them (and even sounds decent at the middle impedence setting which is 64 - 300 Ohm), and they sound nice with Dolby Headphone. I got my DT990's on sale for...
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    Best sound card

    I think your best bet is optical out to home theater, but if you want the best soundcard, I'd say Asus Xonar Essence STX. Has a 600 Ohm Headphone amplifier.
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    [Sponsored] Aldri Fornøyd STH10, 7990s, EVGA SR-2 & SR-X, Lots o' loops

    Wow, this rig is gonna be sick
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    GTX 680 dedicated PhysX or SLI?

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1684699
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    Great soundcards for 250ohm headphones (don't give a single crap about EAX/Dolby/THX)

    Xonar Essence STX. Has a 600 Ohm headphone amp. Would be perfect for you
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    One 128GB SSD or M4 64GB Raid 0? Need assistance with options.

    The safest option with SSD's is NOT to RAID them for lack of TRIM support and garbage collection (unless this has changed; somebody let me know). However, seeing that you already have one, you might just get a big HDD and use the 64Gb for only a few games and windows.
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    GTX 680 dedicated PhysX or SLI?

    I think you best option would be to just run them in SLI, and just switch one to Physx before firing up Batman or whatever other game that supports hardware Physx.
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    Removed the IHS from an Ivy Bridge i5 3570k

    Thank you. The others seem to think they'd contribute by ripping me.
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    Removed the IHS from an Ivy Bridge i5 3570k

    You won't need much TIM AT ALL. The core should have a very smooth surface without defects. The surface of your H80 will be the only surface that would need TIM to fill in the "cracks." edit: I might actually consider lapping the surface of that H80 to a mirror finish and running it TIMless!
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    3 GTX 580 vs 1 690?

    The 690 will be hard to find I think. Besides, you have a beast of a machine as it sits. Keep them 'til you can't play Crysis 3
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    Removed the IHS from an Ivy Bridge i5 3570k

    Yeah, after having posted that, I went back and looked at images and.....not so much alike.
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    Removed the IHS from an Ivy Bridge i5 3570k

    looks like my old 2500 Barton
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    690 GTX overclocks

    No wonder the GTX 680 stock was so low before. Nvidia was binning them for the 690s
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    Removed the IHS from an Ivy Bridge i5 3570k

    Nice work. Make sure to give us before/after temps, and which TIM used. Also, I wonder if one can actually mount a HSF without the IHS like the old days?
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    Quad SLI ? 690 with two 680's

    Just sell your 2 gtx 680's and get 2 gtx 690's. Done
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    What sound cards are we using these days?

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=asus+Xonar+essence+stx&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12150061145821736264&sa=X&ei=6LCWT_bmMYqFiAKGubTvCQ&ved=0CFsQ8gIwAQ Or...
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    IEMs

    I have these. They kick ass, and that link I gave you is a GREAT price.
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    SG05: AXP-140 w/120mm slim fan or Samuel 17 w/regular fan?

    I wonder why no one mentioned this cooler before when I was searching for my GD04? Does anyone know if it'll fit in my case?
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    NEW (Beta) Nvidia 301.24 Graphics drivers

    New Unified drivers (found HERE) have the new features like adaptive V-Sync and New AA modes and such. Give 'em a shot!
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    Good sound card?

    Asus Xonar series. The DG is decent and cheap. I went all out and got the Essnce STX though to support 600 Ohm headphones ;-)
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    GTX 680 dedicated PhysX or SLI?

    Have you played Batman AC? It's one of the coolest PC games I have played in a while. I would cry if I had to play it on an XBOX or even with and AMD card (the game is neutered). Not having Physx takes away MUCH of the cool effects in the game. All I am saying is if you have the cards in your...
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    pcie 3.0 vs 2.0

    To the OP, this is [H]ard forum not [S]oftforum. Get the PCIe 3.0 board and be ready for whatever....
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    GTX 680 dedicated PhysX or SLI?

    Well, on this site's review, they actually got higher FPS in Mafia 2 with one 680 set to perform Physx instead of SLI.
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    680 + physx bench

    I also appreciate you doing these benches for all the Physx card naysayers out there. Also, what software is that that gives you the red text overlay?
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    GTX 680 In Stock Thread

    No, just Batman really. That will give us a good indicator of Physx performance, and it's the best game for it.
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    GTX 680 In Stock Thread

    Will you run benches with the 680 and with the 680 + 560 Ti for Physx?
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    GTX 680 In Stock Thread

    Just started my Step-Up through EVGA for one of these. #168 in queue. Anyone had bad experiences with this program? Good?
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    Xonar Essence STX crackling in games

    Hello all, I have an Asus Xonar Essnece STX and I get crackling/stuttering at the Nvidia Intro in Batman Arkham City. I have also heard it elsewhere, but always in this intro. It's not occurring in-game that I can tell. It's not that this particular anomaly bothers me as much as I want to...
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    BCLK issue, or "My battle with OCD"

    You most likely will never see 100.00 exactly. You can offset the BCLK in the BIOS to target 100, but you probably won't ever get it perfect. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    Headphone recommendations for STX SoundCard

    Your ears will thank you for saving for some Beyerdynamic DT 770 or DT990 Premiums (600Ohm version)
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