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  1. DAOWAce

    1080 Ti specs leak

    I never forgot about the 780 vs 780 Ti pricing. Because I purchased a 780 a month before the Ti came out for the same price and got completely screwed, and it was my first x80 class card. Was the first Ti card NVIDIA released above x60 in the last few generations.. if ever. Nobody knew...
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    Adaptive Vsync + Frame capping: Experiencing either stuttering or tearing

    I heard it was 3x the refresh rate. Some comments here are stating that Pascal works better with it.. which doesn't make any sense. I guess I'll try to test it and compare between framerate capping with vsync (which isn't an ideal solution in all games due to engine oddities) but I'd still...
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    Nvidia announces new game bundle, a game you've never heard of.

    Confusing the game with Overwatch..? TB felt Paragon was lackluster when he played it, and I agree. Would be a much better game if it was Parawatch and not POTA.
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    What if 1080Ti never arrives?

    Well I went from SLI'd 780's to it and basically paid $630 to get off SLI for next to no performance improvements in well scaled games. (or negative performance in benchmarks) I did some lazy benching here: Yes it produces far less heat, noise and consumes less power, but that's a lot of...
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    What if 1080Ti never arrives?

    4 more months huh.. I guess I'm returning the 1080 I just bought; what a shame. Was nice to finally get off SLI and not have my PC be a furnace.
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    iRST 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon removal?

    Just updated to the latest version of iRST (v14) released yesterday. Now after rebooting, the "safely remove hardware" icon is down in my notification area when it wasn't before. In it is an option to eject my internal RAID array; which is just asinine. Trying to look up ways to get rid of...
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    Acer Predator XR341CK 34" 144Hz Curved Gaming Screen with G-sync

    And here I'm like "Does anyone seriously game in a fully lit room?" Having lights on ruins the contrast of what you're looking at. Sure, it's fine for reading text and consuming bright content, but for dark content it makes things really hard to see. The same is true for trying to watch a...
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    Acer Predator XR341CK 34" 144Hz Curved Gaming Screen with G-sync

    I do. :) Just panning the camera around is enough for me to hate the motion blur of LCDs. I loved my ULMB FG2421, but hated VA panels so I returned it; been running on my 75Hz no strobing PB298Q and even just navigating the desktop is much, much blurrier when in motion, not to mention less...
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    Having a hard time finding a X99 and NAS case

    I think you misread. I mentioned 2x stacking in 3.5" bays and turning my 5.25" bay into a 3.5" HDD RAID hot swap. Though, how do you manage to fit 4 SSDs in there? Use some sort of converter or mod the case yourself? Interesting. I was considering a RAID card for a number of years, but I...
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    Having a hard time finding a X99 and NAS case

    As much as I'd like a 5960X, I can't afford it and will be going with the 5930K (5820 doesn't have enough lanes). I'm not really buying very high end parts at all, but 8GB module DDR4 memory is pretty damn expensive too alongside X99 motherboards.. the ASRock being pretty extreme due to it...
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    Having a hard time finding a X99 and NAS case

    The only one that's even acceptable is the Define XL (the only full tower), and I dismissed it in my initial searching. Looking over it again, it has 8 3.5" bays (16 SSDs) and 4 5.25" bays which is absolutely ideal for my potential mass storage setup (although I'd have to lose my fan controller...
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    Having a hard time finding a X99 and NAS case

    I can convert the 5.25" drive bays to storage bays, so the internal bay space for 3.5" drives doesn't matter as they'll be double stacked by 2.5" SSDs. The HAF-X has 5 3.5" bays, that's 10 SSDs. Most other cases actually have more (up to 8 before super towers), so I don't think it's as much of...
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    Having a hard time finding a X99 and NAS case

    I'd consider a rackmount for a NAS server (which I want eventually, but it's still way out of my price range), but not a desktop PC, so it's out of the equation. I can stack (at least) 2 SSDs in each drive bay, so that doubles the available drive storage. I'd probably at most have a RAID10...
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    Having a hard time finding a X99 and NAS case

    Edit: I have chosen to go with the Primo. Came to the realization that 140mm fans fit with water cooling setups natively (post #9). No side fan will be a bummer for my jam packed GPUs, but there's nothing I can do about it until I finally have enough funds to switch to a full custom loop...
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    BenQ XR3501: 35" 21:9 2560x1080 144Hz CURVED (Q2 2015)

    Oh, so a 144Hz 21:9 is actually going to exist and everyone interested in the Acer one isn't going to be let down? Too bad it's still VA, and a 21:9 35" display and 2560x1080 at that. I'm done with VA after first experiencing one on the FG2421, ugh. Curve or no curve, I doubt it will matter...
  16. DAOWAce

    16:10 120Hz plus monitors?

    I admit that playing in letterbox isn't too comfortable (I actually quit competitive SC2 over it), but letterboxing/pillarboxing is a highly subjective thing and people deal with it in different ways. I myself prefer pillarboxing since vertical space is scarcer, so I can deal with playing 16:9...
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    16:10 120Hz plus monitors?

    I thought [H] banned discussion years ago talking about 16:9 vs 16:10 because of fights from ignorant people. Can I quote this anymore? This is exactly what I've been saying for nearly a decade. 16:10 does PROPER 4:3 scaling. This is extremely important to anyone who still plays older...
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    Acer Predator XR341CK 34" 144Hz Curved Gaming Screen with G-sync

    ..A VA ultrawide? On a 35" display? Do these companies even test the products they're designing? I bought a FG2421 and haven't turned it on in 2 months because I can't stand the off center contrast shift. Biggest waste of money I've ever spent.
  19. DAOWAce

    Fahrenheit Is A Better Temperature Scale Than Celsius

    Celsius is more logical (0 = freezing, 100 = boiling), but yes, Fahrenheit is much more precise. I've only known Fahrenheit all my life since I live in the US so Celsius is horribly confusing to me, but when it comes to computers we all live by Celsius, which is odd. I can't even convert C to...
  20. DAOWAce

    Where can I get ASUS support?

    Unfortunately I don't have most of those things and have no experience with anything engineering related. At this point I'd just buy a new card if NVIDIA didn't screw up their release cycle, again. (Where's the 980 'Ti' or whatever they're supposed to have released for their highest end...
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    Where can I get ASUS support?

    Because their support system isn't, and has never in any way, been useful. The only support I've ever received from ASUS has been through Raja over the [H] forums. Every time I try to contact them through their support system I get copy/pasted answers and/or broken English, having my questions...
  22. DAOWAce

    Artifacts in dark scenes?

    Monitor? I only ever adjust ingame brightness if I need to see something better for ease of playing, which is fairly rare. I don't touch any driver color stuff.
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    Artifacts in dark scenes?

    Is it really a defect with the monitor, or is it a design issue with the panel being used? I've never seen anything like it before in my life though. Both my CRTs, my old (2004 H-IPS) LCD and now my new LCD; this only shows on the new LCD. Checking the lagom gamma test, it's about 2.25...
  24. DAOWAce

    Artifacts in dark scenes?

    Not a spot problem, no. Brightness at 0% or 100%, doesn't change anything. (I run 0% on this monitor, 5% on old one). Managed to get some pictures, adding them to OP: 0% brightness: http://i.imgur.com/PgW8nIp.jpg 100% brightness: http://i.imgur.com/N61qOu9.jpg Old monitor: 0%...
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    Artifacts in dark scenes?

    Everest (now AIDA) tests, http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test, http://www.testufo.com, maybe a few misc other ones I can't remember. I see no real issues in anything, unless you count greyish blacks in dark scenes (IPS + W-LED backlighting, yay) and minor backlight bleed (or at least, a glowing effect...
  26. DAOWAce

    Artifacts in dark scenes?

    The results I'm finding seem to be either about dust buildup behind the screen or some weird backlight uniformity issue across the display (which makes it look like clouds). This does have backlight bleeding issues (bottom sides have a bit of bleed, apparently because of the 21:9 format), but...
  27. DAOWAce

    Artifacts in dark scenes?

    Owner of a PB298Q. Former owner of a FG2421. In scenes that transition into blackness there's this horrible, blotchy/blocky artifacting at the edges of the transition, almost like the display mode changes to 8bit or something. Edit2: Better words from a friend: "it looks like an oil slick"...
  28. DAOWAce

    Skyrim modded at 1920x1080 experiences? (gtx 760, 770, 780. r290))

    Before I start, new development on 3.1GB memory limit: http://enbseries.enbdev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2729 Edit: Official SKSE integration (alpha) this week, gonna wait for it, no rush to start as I'm currently waiting for Frostfall's update before I play. Coming from someone who put...
  29. DAOWAce

    Skyrim modded at 1920x1080 experiences? (gtx 760, 770, 780. r290))

    Where's your ENB? The lighting looks identical to vanilla (ie; terrible) and you're using hardware AA, not SMAA via ENB. (Also, AF hasn't done anything noticeable to performance anymore for the last few years)
  30. DAOWAce

    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    Funny you should say that. This is all I knew of CPUs my entire life; it wasn't until Sandy Bridge (2011) that I switched to Intel and was presented with the LGA socket and no pins on the CPU anymore. Hell, current AMD CPUs still don't use LGA, do they? I find it easier to not damage them...
  31. DAOWAce

    Skyrim modded at 1920x1080 experiences? (gtx 760, 770, 780. r290))

    Was running skyrim on Ultra with a plethora of INI tweaks to make the game look much better (even tried ugrids 7, but CTD'd), including forcing Quality AO via NVCP 33GB worth of mods (mostly everything in this pack); pretty much every single texture in the game replaced with 1K (if small) and...
  32. DAOWAce

    Bethesda Reveals Elder Scrolls Online Release Dates

    ^ The release date shows that they will not be overhauling the combat system (or anything else for that matter), much to a lot of beta testers' dismay. (Forums were FULL of complains, requesting sweeping changes) The fact that the game has TES in the title will make it sell. The actual game...
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    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    Got that right.. Bought an SSD black friday, came in a small box with those plastic supports you see when you get hard drives back from manufacturers. (Why? I have no idea.) Bought 2 4TB drives to upgrade my RAID backup earlier this week, came in.. well: http://i.imgur.com/qzKuFXH.jpg I...
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    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    Surprised MWave is even still going. I bought a hard drive from them a few years back that I was dissatisfied with and they not only did a replacement for me at no cost, they also exchanged the item for a completely different one that cost $10 more (standard Seagate -> WD Black, better...
  35. DAOWAce

    In Upgrade "Limbo": Phenom II X4 955 BE -> i5 2500k Worth It?

    From personal experience of jumping from a Phenom 940 to a 4.7GHz 2500K (even tested an i7-930), the gains were very significant; blew my mind how badly the processor was holding back my performance. And yes, I'm talking in games; I had 2x GTX 460's at the time. If you can wait, then yeah, I'd...
  36. DAOWAce

    Help! Is my p8p67 pro busted?

    So the rev 3.1 still had the same CPU power delivery issue, huh? Hopefully anyone with the P8P67 line of boards gets them replaced before this happens; sad to see people losing CPUs over it. I can't actually remember if my CPU died or not; it's been just over a year since it happened and I've...
  37. DAOWAce

    BenQ XL2720T: 144hz 1920x1080 Matte Nvidia 3D Vision 2 Gaming Monitor

    ANOTHER 1080p display, just what we don't need. Where are the '1200p' and '1600p' displays? Hell, where's the 1440p displays at that? This is a 27" after all. Cannot believe we are still waiting for non 1080p 120Hz+ displays.
  38. DAOWAce

    ASUS VG278HE - 144Hz

    In theory it should work with any lightboost supported monitor, right? Shame they are all 1080p, else I'd get one. Damnit manufacturers, where are you? DisplayPort 1.2, use it!
  39. DAOWAce

    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Well, looks like you solved it. Just loaded up 1.61.3 and it's reporting 1.6GHz. Guess nothing was wrong with the BIOS after all. Didn't think CPU-z folks could screw something up. But.. why does 1.62 correctly report it when the power profile is set to a low %? Maybe 1.62 fixed something...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Edit: 1.62 version of CPU-z not correctly detecting clock speeds. Ignore post. Stability issues seem to only be with HyperPi. CPU is not downclocking when idle after upgrading to BIOS 1708 on my P8Z77-V Pro. Downflashed to 1616, no change. Downflashed back to 1506 which I had prior to...
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