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    2080 Ti 1080p

    Running a 1080p monitor running at 240 Hz, I'd love to get a sense for where the CPU cap is for a 2080 Ti running at 1080p.
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    H100i GTX Water Temp v. Core Temps

    I did some searching, but I couldn't find this anywhere, and I'm a bit concerned about the performance I'm getting from my H100i GTX and wondering if it may be a heat transfer issue (if there even is an issue). CPU: i7-5820K @ 4.5 GHz (100x45) @ 1.328v core Ambient: ~22ºC At 10% CPU usage...
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    New Build Worked then Died

    I just completed a new build with the following specs... i7 5820K X99S Krait Edition msi motherboard 12GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 2333 2x 980 Ti in SLI Thermaltake Toughpower 1200w PSU 3 256 GB SSD's in RAID 0 (PCIe RAID controller -- SIIG brand) 3 500 GB SSD's (will be RAID 0 on a...
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    Build Recommendations

    I want a system built around the Tempest 27" 2560x1440 monitor (unsure whether to go with glossy or matte, some recommendations would be helpful -- it'll be a room with well-controlled lighting). The reason for the choice is to have an IPS panel capable of supporting higher refresh rates from a...
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    Beginning PCIe RAID

    In order to not be capped by the motherboard bus, I'm looking at purchasing a PCIe RAID adapter. Something along the lines of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816151122. I'm planning on setting up several http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147359 in...
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    Minsc says what?

    In the original Baldur's Gate game. Minsc is a dumb but strong ranger that can join your party (for those few who don't know). I started playing it again recently (original, not Enhanced), and it reminded me of something that's always perplexed me.... Every quote I find of Minsc's famous battle...
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    CPU cap

    I would love to have the ability to determine the CPU cap on various configurations and frame rates. Is there any way to predict such a cap without having to test various hardware and configurations on that hardware at various frame rates?
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    What's after DVI?

    I've been doing some reading regarding 4K displays, and apparently they require 2 DVI connections in order to support that high of a resolution at 60Hz, and that one DVI connection results in 30Hz. So I imagine that must mean there's new solutions on the horizon that we'll be looking at as 4K...
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    What Causes Fans to Stop Working?

    This even applies to desk and box fans as well as CPU and GPU fans -- pretty much anything that uses an electric motor that drives it. Eventually, no matter how clean you keep them, it seems like every fan in the world simply eventually stops working. It will go through a period where it starts...
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    5760x1080 @ 144 FPS Possible?

    Taking into consideration modern games like Metro, Battlefield 4, Arma III, Crysis 3 and the like, is playing at 5760x1080 @ 144 FPS w/ max settings ASF/AA possible on any hardware combination?
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    Cooler Master V8 Fan

    My Cooler Master V8 fan recently stopped working properly. The computer was in storage for a couple of months, and it was running great up until the day it went into storage. Now, however, its 120mm fan has been struggling to move. I've taken it apart, removed the stickers and all of the solder...
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    Time for a New Build

    To give you an idea where I'm starting from, I currently have an i7 920 @ 3.6 GHz with 6 GB of RAM and 2x GTX 580s (this will be going to my wife). I want to change to extremely high-resolution gaming (triple monitor setup). I currently have a Samsung 2233rz, and I LOVE 120Hz gaming. I...
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    680 Quad SLI vs 690 Quad SLI

    When it comes time for me to look at a new system, it's always difficult to find reviews, even on HardOCP, of setups this high end. So what I would like help with is finding reviews comparing a quad 690 setup versus a quad 680 setup. I don't anticipate much change in the FPS and the highs would...
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    I'm Interested in a T1 Line

    I'm interested in getting a T1 line to my house for gaming. I've done some research and a base 1.544Mbps isynch line will cost me about $250 a month. But before I spend money on such a thing, I want to ensure it will meet my needs, and I don't trust the biased info and claims from the...
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    What's the upper FPS limit of data transfer?

    I may ask the question wrong, but I had it posed to me that KHz refresh rates won't make a difference with OLED's (if they make it to market) because video cards (or perhaps through a cabling limitation) won't be able to send that many frames to the monitor. So does anyone know the...
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    Trade from 2x 5970's to 2x 580's a Trade Up?

    Currently I have two 5970's in my system. I got them because I was disappointed with the 400 series of NVidia. But I do have money invested in NVidia 3D Vision and I also like being able to have PhysX enabled. I've looked, but I personally can't find reviews that compare these two setups...
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    ATi + Physics?

    I've searched around, and I have kind of got the impression, but no outright answer if I'm able to have a primary ATi card for graphics and an Nvidia card for physics. Clarification please.
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    Modern Warfare 2 and Crossfire/A.I.

    I've been searching all over the net and searched this forum but couldn't find anything regarding this. I have a Core i7 @ 3.7 GHz with two ATi 5970's and 6 GB of RAM running Windows 7 64-bit. I knew when I got the cards that some games would not perform well with 4 GPUs, but I've been having...
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    32-bit Applications and a total of 10 GB of RAM

    I have 4 GB of RAM on my video cards and 6 GB of primary RAM. So when I run a 32-bit application (which to my understanding is limited to using 4 GB of RAM), what happens?
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    Relation Between CPU and GPU

    I hope I'm putting this in the right location. (I'm asking here because I'm looking at buying video cards soon.) At any rate, I wanted to know what exactly the relation is between the CPU and the GPU. I know this is probably a lot more complex of an issue than a simple question. Let's say...
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    Fermi "495"

    I have done some searching and couldn't find any information yet on the release of the obligatory 2-GPUs-on-1-PCB for the Fermi. Does anyone have any information or a link for this, or is there simply no info out there as of yet?
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    The New Myth about Frames Per Second

    We all know about the myth that the human eye can't see more than 60 FPS that had been running rampant around the Internet. But there's a new myth that I've been seeing more and more of: Having more FPS than your monitor's refresh rate is pointless. Perhaps it's not as new as I think, but it...
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    Core i7 High-end Build

    After spending months doing some research and watching the market, I think I have my next system lined out. I plan on building this in the next week or two. Basic questions answered: 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc High end gaming. I want to be able...
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    ATi 5970 Availability

    I did a search and didn't find anything regarding the availability of the ATi 5970 except for a thread that stated they're available at Newegg.com (for all of apparently 5 minutes lol). When will the 5970 be readily available? I have to buy a card in the next week and this is the one I really want.
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    Would You Trust a Pre-overclock?

    Specifically, I'm interested in this eBay seller. This individual overclocks the processors before selling them and advises the settings to use. He guarantees 4.4GHz at 1.457v (I think 1.45v is the highest recommended by Intel, right?) This is also temps up to 97°c (I don't know how hot an i7...
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    Updated i7 Build Needing Criticisms

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc High-end gaming, Photoshop, 3DSM/Maya. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? Open. 3) Where do you live? Portland, OR 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc...
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    4x PCI-e 2.0 16x?!

    Is this accurate or is there some fudging going on here? This may just change my upcoming build. Would it be better to have quad 4870's or dual 4870 x2's? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186161
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    Water Cooling Optimization

    As I was advised in another thread, it appears the standard setup for water cooling is a daisy chain of water blocks instead of each node having its own path to the radiator. This raised the question of efficiency. For instance, once the water goes through one block and picks up heat, it will...
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    Cooling Options and Questions

    I'm going to be building a new system, and I was intending on using water cooling in the case. 2 4870 x2s, 1 CPU, triple-channel RAM, and of course the north and south bridge chips are what I have to cool. - Besides air/heat sink and water, are there any other cooling options available? - If...
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    Hard Drive Cooling

    I was looking for information as to why there are hard drive cooling solutions. I don't believe there's anything that calls for extra cooling for the drive itself. I am guessing that it exists to lower the ambient air temperature inside the case, but I'm just not sure. In short, I'm curious for...
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    New High-End System Build

    This is a system build I've been putting together for the last few weeks. There will be two systems built. The feedback I'm looking for is compatibility and overclocking concerns. I'm also interested in doing water-cooling for the components (GPU/CPU/bridge) for accoustical and overclocking...
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    Choosing Proc or Video Card

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    Choosing Proc or Video Card

    I have $200.00. Currently I have an ATi 2600 XT video card along with an Intel Dual Core 2160 running at 1.8 GHz. 2 gig DDR2 RAM. Can't recall the latencies. I'm looking at the following video card: PNY VCG88512GXEB-FLB GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI...
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    New system, no budget...

    I am looking to build a computer system without regards to money. I would like a multiprocessor, something near a terahertz total (6-8 GHz seems feasilble), but the higher the better. Fiber optic HDD. I'm thinking of 2 gig ram sticks for about 8 gig of RAM Corsair or Kingston. Dual SLI GeForce...
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