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    new build 3770k vs 4770k

    Not sure how your personal 'economy' is going but it would be prudent of you to take these guys' advice, spend as little as possible, if MC can save you $$$ you are going to blow otherwise, then yes, it's the best place. However, you can save $$$ by just buying a good sized SSD, even @SATA 2...
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    Anyone find a good 3770k S-spec or batch number?

    I remember the Q6600 had a few great S-spec lots - could do 3.2 easily. Am wondering if any 3770k owners have noticed any good S-spec or batch numbers? or is it just LOTD with all Ivies? I got any Ivy 3770k for a build I have put together for my step-son, A Costa Rica assembled chip, first one...
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    Help with new build.

    It does sound power related - 8 pin aux power ok? Tried it with just the CPU installed/connected? I remember similar things happening to me and it was usually something minor i had overlooked - the other day I was in a rush and tried putting a PCI-e 8 pin plug into the 8 pin aux power, wouldn't...
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    Vram Question On Tri-Sli 780 on 7680x1440 Resolutions?

    Firstly, kudos for playing @nearly 8K res, must be awesome when it runs well!!! Now that you have the choice, why not wait a bit longer, 6GB 780s :rolleyes::rolleyes:are the natural progression and 'could' be out in a few months, or just wait for, wat is it, Maxwell??...however, NV might decide...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Video Card Review @ [H]

    690 - but I have to qualify that - for highest settings etc another 690 to make quadSLI, when working should give the best performance, however it's more GPUs, more of that random instability. I love my 690 but I have to agree with Sycraft that regardless of the improvement of SLI in recent...
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    GTX 690 FS because I bought a Titan..

    If there are any Australians from Melbourne interested, I have a well looked after Palit GTX 690 for sale. The box, manual and receipt are all included - the card is about 9 months old. I don't overclock my vidcards, stock 690 in MGPU mode is fast enough. Anyway, if anyone from Aus is...
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    MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Nice review - as per usual, wd!!! Had to look twice, the board is very ROG looking at a quick glance - red and black looks very good, no matter who uses it. Not surprised the board was a good 'gamer' in b/marks. MSI are very good @wringing every bit out of h/ware, we have seen them do this...
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    Radeon HD 7990 versus GeForce GTX TITAN Review @ [H]

    One thing you should keep in mind is that people who can afford a Titan, or 2, more than likely are after the best gaming experience possible, brands mean nothing when it comes to loyalty(when is a brand loyal to us consumers?) and are likely to have tried ATI/AMD Crossfire but for various...
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    Radeon HD 7990 versus GeForce GTX TITAN Review @ [H]

    sorry, double-posted somehow..
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    Radeon HD 7990 versus GeForce GTX TITAN Review @ [H]

    Quote: Originally Posted by twzTechman View Post I am still wondering about the smoothness issue with the ATI cards. I have read too many reviews (even here on HARDOCP) that ATI Crossfire setups don't have the smoothness of the Nvidia SLI setups. For me - I am debating my next upgrade. I am...
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    Radeon HD 7990 versus GeForce GTX TITAN Review @ [H]

    fgs - sorry all, seems I 3x posted...
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    Radeon HD 7990 versus GeForce GTX TITAN Review @ [H]

    Yes, the price is a bit crazy....however, since the punt paid for mine, I'm happy and it's better than the crashes and shit, I was getting with the 690...25x16 is enuff res for me and the Titan does it easy..BTW, nice review v interesting data..
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Great review, at a perfect time, thnx guys!!! Love the Titan - yes, I feel sick without a second kidney but it's worth it!!! I've played more PC in the past few days than I have in years - no crashes, everything maxed already, fkn excellent!! I do have a question - in the NV panel, you can...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Video Card Review @ [H]

    Bought one of these yesterday - had a massive win @the races, wife was rapt and told me to buy the Titan she had read about - what a great wife!!!! Anyway, they really are all that - I played FC3 all nite, everything on Ultra that can be, using the 305t @ 25x16. Never been able to do that, even...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 3-Way SLI Review @ [H]

    I just re-read this as I had a huge win at the races on Saturday and my wife convinced me it was ok to buy a Titan, so I did..and what a card!!! cya 690..
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    AMD Radeon HD 7990 Video Card Review @ [H]

    True review, :0 , the Asus card was prettier but costs over A$1800..really only $300 more than a 690 but with w/c..This card looks a monster and forgive my bias but after using a 690, which all will admit is a lovely piece of engineering, I can only see this card going into truly dedicated AMD...
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    Battlefield 4 Game (PC Digital Download) Pre-Order $47.99

    Spoiler!!! The game ends with everyone dying!!!!!!:confused::confused::eek::eek::eek:
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Video Card Review @ [H]

    Nice work guys - I know some will complain about choices of games, etc but the results show what they show - best bang for buck in that price segment...and I thought PC gaming was dead a year ago, seems reports of said death were premature. This level of performance/price, AMD or Nvidia is...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Video Card Review @ [H]

    i was thinking same but - OMG, it's a whole 1/2 inch smaller, so will 'fit' SFF cases(yeh, right) and it 'only' has 1GPU, so no microstutter( even though I've never seen SLI m/stutter on my 690)...nice card...
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    DHS: ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Is Okay

    what do you think of the recent anti-gun events? Just curious what an honest opinion would be on that..
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    DHS: ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Is Okay

    We in Australia are in a similar position - the fact we sell our resources to countries in Asia, who then value-add and sell it back to us @a huge profit is alarming, given the trend here, as in the US of closing manufacturing and turning into a services based economy. I fear for both our...
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    ASUS ROG ARES II Video Card Review

    SHHH!!! This is about how wonderful this beast is!!;););) X-fire is terrific...isn't it??? I do agree, SHLi works better clarify, my 690 is fantastic when set to 'maximize 3D performance'..Disable multi-GPU mode is not as good:o
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    ASUS ROG ARES II Video Card Review

    Great review of a niche product - and I say that purely because of the 1000 unit cap. This, like the GTX690, is not priced for everyone but EVERYONE would want one, fwiw. I am the proud owner of a 690 and this card evokes similar feelings for performance enthusiasts, pe's for short. PEs don't...
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    Raidmax Orion Mid-Tower ATX Case Review @ [H]

    Also true, a better way to blow 60 bux..
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    Raidmax Orion Mid-Tower ATX Case Review @ [H]

    +1 - Yes, it's small, you wouldn't want to put 3x280s in it..but for 60....
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    ASUS Maximus V Formula / ThunderFX Review @ [H]

    Thnx for the article, a good read and headsup on a board that needs research given price the point. My first Asus board was an A7M-266, it had onboard C-media sound, a rarity in those days of competitive AMD chips and chipsets. Had been exclusively Gigabyte back then in P2/P3 days and I...
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    GTX 680 vs. Radeon HD 7970 - Multi-Display Showdown @ [H]

    Interesting article, from what I see AMD users have a lot of something to be happy about - I can't see a [H] reading Xfire user NOT using Radeon-pro to smooth things out if it works, which from all reports it does. However, I can see [H]s reasoning - if we start running 3rd party add-ons, where...
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    Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB SSD Review @ [H]

    Nice review guys, finally prices are getting user-friendly and the 7mm ff is great for ANY notebook upgrade - last week I upgraded my wifes 2yo DELL studio XPS with a Samsung 830 256GB($205) and now it is running WIN8 pro, $40 upgrade, like a champion. These higher performing drives would be...
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    Fall 2012 GPU and Driver Comparison Roundup @ [H]

    Nice to see AMD doing better but I won't be selling my 690 anytime soon;);)
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case Review @ [H]

    Wish I needed a case - nice article, this case is definitely 'One with The Lot'..:confused::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    SanDisk Extreme SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    Mb they figure it's the same SF controller but Intel has THE best firmware for these it seems...and the Intel SSD toolbox which does plenty and lets you rip it one with a TRIM pass VIA the optimiser..I mentioned these Sandisk drives months ago, price was unbelievable for the 480GB, under $400..
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    Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH LGA1155 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    can't compare a high-end Asus to any Gigabyte - I have both and the Gigabyte IS not a board to mess with, it's a setup and forget, great for non tech people who just want a PC that works and wont touch the bios, overclock or try to re-install an OS. The high-end Asus are built to mess with, make...
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    BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X LGA 1155 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    interesting read - @editor you might want to check the gaming b/marks page - the biostar is missing from the graph/s, sorry :eek::eek:
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    4 GTX690'S

    But will it play Crysis??? @Ultra;);););)
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    OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Solid State Hard Drive SSD Review @ [H]

    I'm also miffed @ the 'OCZ suks, no SSD, no way thinking, since most premium products are beta tested by a lot of us here, whether you like it or not. Yes S/force based SSDs had problems - Vertex 2(BSOD and no recognise @boot problems) firmware upgrade fixed it for me, works perfectly...
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    OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Solid State Hard Drive SSD Review @ [H]

    I love my SSDs, looking for a third 256GB but your prices don'[t reflect here in AUS. This drive would...
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    Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition Case Review @ [H]'s available here in Au, about the same price :eek:, no rebate/s here though. The mods I've seen with this line are some of the most industrial and interesting. Personally, I would just leave it...
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    Enermax Platimax 1350W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    PSU reviews must be..interesting to do..thnx, I was wondering what amps is required to run this in the US - we have 240v from the wall @!~ 10-12amps, not 100% without looking it up on the interweb...I remeber an Enermax unit sold here a few years ago that needed 15A..don't see anything about it...
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    MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    I love this ''Beyond these odd issues, I did not have problems with the MSI Z77A-G41 overall.'' nice work, shows you get what you pay for and less..Gotta admit, am a bit shocked a board in this era is so bad out-of-the-box. The people who would most likely buy this board, lotsa legacy bits...
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    Need help ..what to buy for 2560x1440 ips monitor

    a 670, with the option to get another down the track. I think the 660s are nice, you could go that way but to me, it is the bare minimum GPU, which is a path I personally don't go down as I am older and can afford(to blow $$$) a bit better setup, so I go that way. AMD have some great cards...