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    NewEgg: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti for $669.99

    What irks me about the 770 is that it's a rebadged 680 rather than a cut-down 780. It doesn't matter when you look at the performance gap, but to the enthusiast in me, it just feels off. I want the best architecture. Bought two of these.
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    Upgrade for 3D

    Just beware. 3DVison is dead technology. Nvidia doesn't support it for shit. It's quite the joke. For most games, it doesn't work. For a few, it works only if you can apply a mod made by this one guy on the internet, 'Helix'. A couple years ago it was a somewhat different story, but Nvidia...
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    Free 50" 1080p TV with gaming laptop MSI GS70

    Laptop price is the same now as it was a week ago, so it's not an artificial deal. Price looks perfectly reasonable to me at any rate. 1080P + 765m GPU + lightest 17" gaming laptop + SSD + HD
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    Free 50" 1080p TV with gaming laptop MSI GS70 Pretty sure "buy this good gaming laptop and get this gigantic TV for free" is a hot deal.
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    Affinity 39" LED HDTV 1080P (TigerDirect)

    Beware because there's some kind of issue where the price once you order shows up as $259. Currently arguing with a customer rep over chat who seems to not understand that 309-80 does not equal 259...
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    The North Pole Is Now a Lake

    Denial is not a good policy.
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    3 Monitors, No Surround, No SLI?

    You should have the option to play any game in a single-monitor resolution even with Surround enabled - no? Just choose the resolution of a single monitor and make sure your primary monitor is the one in the center. As far as the stretched out desktop goes, maybe someone with more recent...
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    Gtx680 SLI performace disappointing. Is this normal?

    If you want to see exactly what happens, run your games and take in the experience. It's really that simple. 3D Mark and all that nonsense stopped being relevant five years ago for anything but benchmark comparisons.
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    New Crysis 3 Trailer

    They're not dumb enough to resort to MSAA on all the damn vegetation. Even in Crysis and Warhead I think there were specific AA options for vegetation in the INI file. They'll just use some kind of post-processing or alpha blending.
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    NRA Blames Video Games For Violence

    Advocates of unrestrained access to guns are waxing philosophical and posing puerile questions masquerading as deep ruminations on human nature. "Well you see, human beings can be very bad and very clever, so there is really no stopping violent-minded evil people. Therefore, let's do nothing!"...
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    Klipsch Image X10's are on sale again at Amazon

    There were really people who paid $350 for these in-ear fragile headphones when they first came out. Wow.
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    Far Cry 3 Performance on Nvidia cards

    Uh, yeah, that's the SLI bit I already suggested using. :) And yes, as I further noted, it works! Also, there's no need to try to force AA - you just choose it in-game - so long as you are loading up the DX11 executable. On another note, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my third GTX...
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    Far Cry 3 Performance on Nvidia cards

    Let's avoid petty arguments and stick to helpful information so we can all enjoy the game at its smoothest. Here are the issues I've identified: 1. MSAA is broken using the regular executable and the latest betas. You need to load the DX11 exe to get MSAA. Presumably this also means that...
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    RARE Cooler Master ATC-110 Case ends July 3, 2012 bid or Buy It Now

    Because for they founded (or is it joined?) Silverstone and realized they could charge twice the price, apparently. The Silverstone case that accommodates a 4 x 120 has a somewhat similar aesthetic - Temjin TJ09 or some such. Lacks the classy door, though. Those just ended up falling out of...
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    GTX 680 dedicated PhysX or SLI?

    Physx? Maybe, just run the game and see if performance is higher with SLI or with one card using Physx. But...'dedicated' Physx? More like dedicated to doing jack shit 99% of the time, since less than 1% of games in existence that you'd ever want to play use hardware Physx.
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    Vega's Heavyweight display and computer; edition 2012

    I don't know man, looking at the last pic in your OP, I think you'd found perfection already. Will you be content with the display quality of a CRT array?
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    Where are the 1920x1200 3D displays?

    Honestly it doesn't bother me much but if it's a deal-breaker for you just get a 22" IPS and use it in portrait mode next to your 3D screen. 3D is far more impressive than an extra 120 pixels.
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    Where are the 1920x1200 3D displays?

    Where are the 1200p anything, man? They're dead. No 1200p TN and even among IPS 1200p is no longer a given.
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    Leaked GeForce GTX 680 2GB Benchmarks

    My vision is 20/20 with my corrective lenses, so that's not the issue. "Horrific" is simply hyperbole here. Battlefield 3 looks smudged, but everything else I've tried - Trine 2, Skyrim, others - look great with it. The problem with MSAA, regardless of the merits of post-processing AA, is that...
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    Leaked GeForce GTX 680 2GB Benchmarks

    We need to have a broader reevaluation of the benefits of traditional anti-aliasing. MSAA - the memory-intensive method - has slowly fallen to something approaching irrelevance over the past few years. Most games offer or rely on post-processing AA. We first saw AMD's MLAA, which could make text...
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    [Kepler/GTX 680] Info's in... $400-450? + benches + thermals (56k warning)

    What's up with the 56k warnings in title threads these days? I think we can let that one go...
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    27" IPS 2560x1440 monitor~90hz <$400 FS

    I noticed a tiny speck of something - less than the size of a pixel - today on my screen. I should say in my screen. Pretty sure it's some particle that's stuck behind the tempered glass. Not sure if it was there to begin with, but maybe tempered glass isn't the way to go if it isn't 100% sealed...
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    Mini-ITX form factor?

    It can't be anything but an ATX board, going by both the picture and the description. Just read the expansion slots section. Mini-ITX can't accommodate more than two slots (one single and one double).
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    Jury Convicts AU Optronics of LCD Price-Fixing

    Price fixing? Wait, that doesn't happen because my economy books and Fox News tell me that unrestrained capitalism is better than God and needs to be left unregulated.
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    How hardcore are 99.9% of you that you even need or notice "super fast response" times? I played Tribes: Ascend and it felt no different from playing on the Asus TN monitor (set to 60hz mode for fair comparison). And between 60hz and 120hz mode, there's a noticeable difference in motion on the...
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    Games that don't have Fisheye with Eyefinity?

    You guys are somewhat...obsessed, no? It's a little annoying in some games but I've found no reason to complain the vast majority of the time. I wonder whether some people's eyes or brains find it more annoying - akin to the 3D situation. If it really bothers you line up three IPS in portrait...
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    Yeah, I don't know whether the properties of tempered glass make it more fragile than the usual material, but if so, the packaging is inadequate. While the internal packaging is adequate for an LCD (similar to normal OEM packaging that holds the unit in place so pressure isn't placed on the...
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    The non-dream-seller guy uses Fed Ex.
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    There's no noise. The PQ is just like the 27" Mac computer I have at work. However, extreme off angle viewing looks pretty bad, unlike the Mac. No idea why you'd be doing that in the first place, but there it is.
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    Damn, that was fast. Ordered Saturday, received today. Was from the guy who isn't dreamstar or whatever. Looks gorgeous. IPS, glossy, tempered glass, flush screen, high resolution, no noticeable bleeding or dead pixels - couldn't ask for more for $400. Brightness controls work but there is no...
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    Silverstone SG08 @ Computex

    Anyone else have an issue where the top of the case doesn't sit flush with the bezel when you put it back on?
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    Dell U2412M $299

    But the IZ3D solution is pretty subpar, I think AMD users would agree about that, as they use the TriDef solution whenever possible. The key with 3D in games is being able to manually adjust depth and convergence, and without that feature, it's pretty useless. What baffles me is how the hell...
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    Dell U2412M $299

    I owned one of the best IPS out there, the HP ZR30w, and every day I use the other best IPS, the Apple 27". Sweet for the real estate and required for color matching work, but there's honestly no IQ advantage over the newer good TN monitors unless you're viewing really off angle. The Samsungs...
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    Dell U2412M $299

    Once you go 120hz you never go back. IPS is nice but unless you need it for color matching-related work, it's got nothing on a 120hz monitor for gaming and overall smoothness of motion.
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    AMD Named to Top 20 of Clean Capitalism Ranking

    I like cookies. You probably do too, or someone you know does. Do you know how many rapists and murderers like cookies too? So is liking cookies a codeword for being a murderer or rapist? Pull your head out of your ass and try to think for yourself instead of having Fox News do your thinking...
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    Samsung S23A750D, 23" 3D displayport monitor for $300

    In other news, why the hell has no one created a 3D Vision 2 monitor that's 23" or 24"?
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    7950, Are You Waiting?

    $450 for the second top dog makes no sense at all. When you're paying out the ass, while not go all the way? When I get the runner up card, I expect to pay no more than $350, and don't recall ever having done so, actually.
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    Dissapointed with Asus Service.

    I have heard enough bad things about ASUS support that I'd avoid them when possible. But for gaming monitors, they've got everyone beat.
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    Samsung S27A750D 27" 120hz 3D LED Monitor $399.99 shipped!

    I also don't think 3DVision is even officially supported; someone had found a way to get the monitor to recognize it on Nvidia forums but the info was taken down by Nvidia. And since it's promoted on AMD's 3D page, I'm guessing it's because it's a collaboration between AMD and Samsung.