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    Alphacool Eiskoffer Lucky Draw

    I'm in the middle of a Phanteks Shift X water build and could really use that kit. Count me in!
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    R.I.P. to my FT02

    Thanks, not at all. the lights are out of view when focused on a game and I never notice.
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    R.I.P. to my FT02

    I decided to clean up my office and move the computer off the floor. So I took a hacksaw to the my old FT02 case, saved the motherboard tray and went to town on my IKEA desk. I extended the back of the left shelving by 2 inches, cut holes and closed it off with a plexiglass door. There is still...
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    Post Your Workstations 2016

    Killed my FT02 and decided to change it up for 2016. I still need to finish cable management, paint some more items and add an MSI SLI bridge. This was a fun weekend project and I was surprised at how well it stayed cool under benchmarks.
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    Diablo 3 and expansion.

    This is my first season session. I did get bored with the standard game and wanted to try new skills. It gives us something to do outside the normal. Paragon levels and rifts are out of control on Season 4. I'm already at paragon 400 and I dont play every day.
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    SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure

    I was on site for the launch and watched it go up, everyone cheered then was like "ohhh". However, I am split on the private vs government space program. I learned today that the FAA will be governing all manned flights by contract providers. I worked in the airline industry for 10 years, the...
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    The [H]ardOCP Mini-Giveaway Sponsored by ASUS

    Smaller is better because I share an office with my wife and continue to lose my space to her things! This is occurring in the closet and bed as well. Help!
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    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs
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    Still Impossible to Play 4k

    I am currently running an Acer 4k G-Sync monitor with 970 SLI. I run Call of Duty advanced warfare at a constant 58 FPS without issue. Settings are at High (haven't tried ultra yet) 3840x2160 16:9 SMAA T2x Refresh 60Hz I found that running at constant 60Hz cause micro stutters with...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SLI 4K and NV Surround Review @ [H]

    I just ordered the 4K G-Sync Acer and 2 970s to run it. Glad to know I'll be able to play the games I like.
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    About to pull the trigger on 4K - thoughts?

    Pulled the trigger. I ordered the Acer with the 2 970 SLi. I'll post back when they come in on the performance in COD and some of the other games I play.
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    About to pull the trigger on 4K - thoughts?

    I will be coming from a Samsung S27A950D, which is 120Hz. So not sure how the 60hz will feel in games, but I thought g-sync resolves some of the need for higher refresh rates. That Acer XB280HK is looking really nice, newegg is about to get acer money if this Asus ROG doesn't come in stock.
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    About to pull the trigger on 4K - thoughts?

    Thinking of the ROG as well, just never in stock.
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    About to pull the trigger on 4K - thoughts?

    I'm about to place the order for the following items. Acer XB280HK bprz Black 28" 1ms 4K Widescreen LED Backlight G-sync and 2x MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 for SLI...
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    Drop the FX-8120 for an i5-3570K

    I tend to upgrade when I can trick the wife in to believing my computer has broken or slowing down. Haswell is a good 4-6 months out, so I would probably lean toward the now. As for screen issues, I have noticed freezing or pausing when playing some game; not sure if it is windows 8 or the...
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    Drop the FX-8120 for an i5-3570K

    As the title reads. Should I drop the FX-8120 and grab the i5-3570K? I mainly play games and have an Asus GTX680 DC2T, so performance in most games is fine. I just wonder if I would be better suited to go with the i5 for games that are more processor intensive. I can easily sell my...
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 5

    The dual fan design!
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    XFX AMD Radeon™ HD 7870 GHz Edition Graphics Card Lucky Draw

    Nice, need for my gaming addiction!
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    Asus 680 TOP arrives tomorrow - Wipe the PC?

    My new Asus 680 TOP arrives tomorrow. Should I wipe the O/S and install a fresh copy of Windows 7? I'm currently running the 6950s is crossfire.
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    GTX 680 In Stock Thread

    Who the hell would complain about getting a 680 over 670 by mistake, wow.
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    GTX 670 In Stock Thread

    Asus 670 TOP in stock at
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    GTX 680 In Stock Thread

    Asus 680 TOP in Stock Newegg Just ordered 1.
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    GTX 680 In Stock Thread

    Ships in 7 to 21 days :(
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    Stick with 2x 6950s or upgrade to 680GTX

    As the title says. I currently run two 6950s in crossfire. Well I'm down to 1 now that the VRM blew on the second. So I have to replace the unit from eBay for approximately $200. OR Put the other 6970 in my HTPC and jump on a Geforce 680GTX instead. Thoughts?
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    Eyefinity 3x Dell U2312HM vs Single S27A950D

    With 23s I would go landscape and move the computer from my desk to the floor.
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    Eyefinity 3x Dell U2312HM vs Single S27A950D

    I have two unlocked 6950s overclocked to 900/1275 (I don't like heavy overclocking) in crossfire. Most games play without issue, i.e. BF3, L4D2. Would the 6950's suffice for an eyefinity setup?
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    Eyefinity 3x Dell U2312HM vs Single S27A950D

    Need some advice. I mainly play games on my 6950s crossfire setup. I can still return my S27A950D and pick up some Dell U2312HM for eyefinity. The price will be about the same, so that's not the issue. I do enjoy the 3D on some games, but am worried about the growing light bleed in...
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    Best 25"-27" gaming display needed. Consider nothing else...

    I run the S27A950D as my primary and an older 20 Dell as my vent/steam monitor. I have not noticed any eye issues on switching back and forth. I do see the obvious "drag lag" now between the 60 and 120 monitor. Dragging a window on the 20 inch has a slower responsiveness, whereas the 120 moves...
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    Best 25"-27" gaming display needed. Consider nothing else...

    I third the S27A950D! Had it for a week now and going from a Hanns G 28 to this is simply amazing. The color, contrast and clarity are great. I do have a slight bleed on the bottom right like everyone else, I think all the S27 series suffer this.
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    Inspired by the H2O 920

    Do it.. Just be sure you can fit heatsinks on the vram, one looks extremely close on the 7970.
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    Inspired by the H2O 920

    I'll post some mount making pics this evening.
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    Inspired by the H2O 920

    Equalizr: Sorry yea they are 6950 and the shim is around the GPU already. I have the unit on my desk approximately 2 feet away and I rarely see dust in the case; so the fan filter cleaning isn't an issue to me. Idle temps now at 27 on GPU1 and 32 on GPU2. The temp variation is due to the idle...
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    Inspired by the H2O 920

    After spotting the postings two weeks back about zip tie fitting the antec/corsair closed loop coolers to various cards I decided to take the plunge. *Thank you HardOCP* I ordered two Antec H2O 620 units for $120 - $30 in amazon reward points, $90 bucks for water cooling. I had the various...
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    Corsair "Barebones" Christmas Giveaway!

    I currently use a Corsair 1000w Power Supply and Memory. The steady power and memory clock rates keep my system running smooth. Ohhh I smell an upgrade!
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    Four Weeks of Galaxy Give-Aways!

    Because I'm tired of my driver issues in AMD/ATI land!
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    New Silverstone FT02

    The drive cage comes out with the rivets. However, if you remove the cage it would mess up the stability of the 5.25 bays. I cut the cage out, leaving the top of the cage intact.
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    New Silverstone FT02

    No, I cut the USB 2.0 cable out and un-soldered the housing. There are not enough lanes in the existing board to support 3.0. I simply used the existing board as a base, the USB 3.0 was still attached directly to the cable that came with the Asrock bracket.
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    New Silverstone FT02

    The Asrock Extreme6 comes with a front USB bracket and 3.0 header on the board, so I did not have to route back to the I/O plate. The USB and Mic bracket of the FT02 are held on by two screws, easily removed. You will need to un-solder the existing USB 2.0 housing from the board. I...
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    MSI Barebone System Give-Away

    MSI is putting out some extremely nice, near silent cards. I could use the noise reduction and performance.
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    New Silverstone FT02

    First, the case was designed for either. Hence the reason it comes with radiator adapter for the 180mm fans. Second 800D = floor standing coffee table. The FT02 case fit my 20" height requirement to fit on top of my desk. Plus the case rarely has a spec of dust in it due to the...