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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    2023 and still going strong! Still running my Asus Rampage Gene III that I originally purchased shortly after release. I think I finally stumbled across this thread several years ago and made the jump to Xeon. It's done everything I've needed since then and I'm only just starting to think about...
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    Which games will run at 4k, 60 fps, and high quality on a GTX 1050 Ti?

    Not terribly familiar with the 1050 Ti, but you might be able to swing Overwatch. It runs right around 60 FPS for me at 4k with almost everything turned up (No DSR, obviously - I think the only other setting I tweaked was some kind of AA) on a 1070.
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    why are these cases $600+? Who would fell for it?

    Pretty sure Demciflex filters can be ordered with adhesive backing. You can also custom order them.
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    Cable modding questions - Possible to bypass "consumer" retailers and go to source?

    There's a brand called iSwiss or something that has crimpers on Amazon for ~$20. I found them to work really well...crimps come out looking exactly like the ones from that $40 tool.
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    why are these cases $600+? Who would fell for it?

    CaseLabs cases are amazing. I'll probably never buy another case for my main rig, unless I happen to want to switch form factors. If I do, it'll be another CaseLabs model.
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    Updated! Moving to mATX /w 240mm AIO - Suggestions needed!

    Not sure what their current offerings are, but I know Lian-Li used to make some m-ATX cases with a single 5.25" bay. I actually have one I'm trying to get rid old PC-v351. A 240 rad would be a tight squeeze though....would require some modding and a very short 240 rad. The newer versions...
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    Anyone owns a m.2 PCIe adapter card and your sys. no longer see your m.2 SATA drive?

    I use a $5 PCIe adapter from eBay to run my Samsung 950 Pro as my boot drive on an old X58 system. Very rarely (maybe once every 3 months) I'll power on the system and it won't boot - everything powers on, but the system fails to initialize. Hitting the reset button has worked to get the system...
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    ax 750 failure :(

    Corsair takes care of their customers. I had an AF120 fan that I was sleeving the cable on and I accidentally pulled the wires a bit too hard, ripping them from their solder joints. On closer inspection, I noticed the originally solder joints were somewhat poorly done. Opened a case with Corsair...
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    Cheapest Quiet Decent PWM 120mm Fans

    I'm running 4 of the Arctic F12 fans since they're what came with with the Liquid Freezer 240 I bought. They're not bad, but I'll be replacing them with Corsair ML120's soon - have had them sitting here for months, just too lazy to sleeve them.
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    Lucky Draw - SilverStone ST80F-TI 800W Power Supply

    Yep, for the new to me Nexus 6P I just got.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Yeah, definitely re-seat and re-apply your TIM, cause that's way too hot.
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Love my Max Keyboard Nighthawk x7. Normal looking black keyboard with white LED backlighting. Cherry MX Blues. Came with a wrist wrest too, which I actually like. Very nice braided cable and it has headphone / mic / USB. I like having USB on the keyboard so I can plug in my mouse's receiver and...
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    Why not buy premium, expensive motherboard?

    Back when I bought my Rampage III Gene, $200-300 was the high end. I'm glad I went with it - still running it as my only PC nearly 7 years later. Mobo is the only thing left from the original build, but I'm glad I paid a bit more for all the latest features (at the time) - having USB 3.0 and...
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    GTX 1080 GPU Boost 3.0 fail?

    I remember fooling around with this when I first got my 1070. I found that manual overclocking using the curve did allow me to hold a higher core frequency, but for whatever reason my benchmark (Firestrike) scores were consistently lower. I went back to just setting an OC using the slider and...
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    WiFi Thermostats?

    Don't forget to check if your utility company offers a rebate. I know parts of SoCal can get $125 for a thermostat right now. Makes it tempting to get another ecobee3 for the upstairs AC unit.
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    Samsung 950 pro vs 960 Evo

    I upgraded from an 840 EVO to a 950 Pro. I noticed a difference, especially booting. To be fair, I was running the 840 EVO on my board's crappy pseudo-SATA III controller. The 950 Pro is plugged into a PCIe slot.
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    FS: XB1 Asassins Creed Season Pass, Lian-Li mATX, i7 930, Escort 8500 Radar, XB360 Kinect

    Cleaned up the OP a bit. Lowered prices again.
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    It's BIG and WHITE and a Kilowatt - CORSAIR and HARDOCP PUT IT IN FOR FREE

    Mmm...would go nicely in my white case.
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    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 w/ Older Hardware

    950 Pro will work as a boot drive. Cannot speak for other NVME M.2 drives - I know the 950 Pro works for sure since the controller is compatible with legacy BIOS. I'm running one now as a boot drive on my 6 year old system.
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    Official Overwatch Discussion Thread

    I had such high hopes during my placement matches for season 3... For both seasons 1 & 2 I think I either went 4-6 or 5-5 in my placement matches and it put me exactly at SR 1999 both times. So I'm going through the season 3 placement matches and find myself doing pretty well...was 6-3 with one...