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    VR System Check - 1070 + i7 4790k + 16gb DDR3

    Thanks a lot. I have a crappy 670 that won't work for VR, but no CPU. I was going to pick that up first and then save up for the GPU. I'm really loving the Odyssey btw.
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    VR System Check - 1070 + i7 4790k + 16gb DDR3

    Good morning all. I'm looking to finish out a system that I have 1/2 built for VR. I currently own a Samsung Odyssey WMR system. I was curious if the finished build would hold up to something like Skyrim VR. Here's what I have: MSI Gaming 7 1150 16 GB DDR3 2000mhz Here's what I'm thinking...
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    Will this memory work with Asus Rampage III Formula +

    Hi all. Will this memory work with my older Asus Rampage III Formula? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/RAMPAGE_III_FORMULA/ G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-8GXM...
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    Spur of the moment purchase of the EVGA GeForce GTX780

    Didn't think of step up program. Nice!
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    Best video card for an older (e8400) system

    2nd this opinion.
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    Need GPU Suggestions

    Exactly. Give us more info so we can help you out.
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    Time to upgrade from Intel i7 920 air OCed to 4.2 / Asus Ramage III Extreme?

    Wanted title to be as obvious as possible. Here's my current system: CPU - Intel i7 920 2.8 OCed to 4.2 on air MOBO - Asus Rampage III Extreme Memory - 8 GB DDR3 1600mhz GPUs - Galaxy Windforce GTX 670 SLI PSU - 850w Corsair HDD - 256GB Sata III SSD - 3GB Seagate Sata III...
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    Do you still have the Ramage III Formula board for sale?

    Do you still have the Ramage III Formula board for sale?
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    Will I need SLI? (GTX 670)

    Personal experience here. I bought 2 Gigabyte 670s and play at both 1920x and 5760x. At 1920x I can play (almost) everything maxed out.Been playing a lot of Arma 2 and the game goes between 35 FPS and 100 FPS. Game is rough on any system, but looks great. (Also have i7 930 running at...
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    Best high performance card setup for 2-3 month stopgap?

    I started playing Rift for the first time this past week. (Rift Lite) I need to check the settings, but at 1920x1080 I haven't noticed a slow down. I'll fire up Fraps tonight to check FPS. I'll let you know when I get home. Could be driver improvements and differences as well. I've been...
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    Best high performance card setup for 2-3 month stopgap?

    I unloaded my 2 6950s thinking that I would pick up a 7970. That hasn't happened yet. I've been surviving on a GTX 460 1GB for the past week or two and it has been managable. I could be evil and pull the other one out of my wife's computer, but I don't think it would be worth the hassle...
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    Single GTX580 vs 6970 crossfire

    SWTOR info - MSI Afterburner shows 0% usage of 2nd card in my 6790 Xfire setup. Don't expect improved framerates over one card. Hopefully they will patch the support in. Hopefully they will patch a LOT of things in.
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    Count me as someone who experiences tearing. =( I have 2x 6950s flashed to 6970s and have very noticeable tearing that moves slowly from top to bottom of screen. This happens when I am in both Fullscreen or Windowed mode in BFBC2 and WOW. I have enabled V-Sync and Triple buffering, but it...
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    I'll get definitive numbers tonight to make sure. FRAPS the way to go for framerates? I play BFBC2 and WoW at the moment. I do have Just Cause 2 and Metro 2033 installed and can attempt to pull numbers from that as well if you all want. Thanks for the information all. I may try portrait...
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    When you're playing on 3x 30 monitors Portrait, what resolution are you running? I'm currently running 2x 6950's (unlocked) at 5760x1080 landscape on 27" monitors and it doesn't seem like I can turn on all the bells and whistles on games like WOW or BFBC2 etc. Does portrait provide a lower...
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    AMD 6970/6950 CFX and NVIDIA 580/570 SLI Review @ [H]

    What 3rd party drivers? I have a 3D TV (Samsung 58" Plasma) and was planning on trying a bit of 3d gaming with my 460 SLI setup before upgrading to 6950s. What do I need to do to make that happen? :) Any info would be awesome.
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    If you HAVE the option to separate them, do it. Perhaps something like http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-ATI-CrossFire-Long-Bridge-Connecctor-100-mm-/280560538563?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4152b613c3#ht_1295wt_905 ?
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    Here's what I have experienced so far with my CF setup: System Specs: i7 @ 4.2 on air 6GB ram ASUS PX58D-E (BTW, due to connectors and case I am NOT able to use bottom PCI-E slot for CF!!!!! :( ) 2x 6950 flashed 6970 Due to MOBO and Case layout, I have to place the cards right next...
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    I still don't understand why ATI doesn't give you the opportunity to use the DVI ports on the secondary CF card as well. Get rid of this who DP issue altogether.
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    Vega, I may have missed you answering this, but have you tried one card at a time to see if it is the DP on just the top card? Sorry to hear about all the trouble you are having. I am having some issues of my own, but I think it is all videocard stability related. Having one of my 6950's...
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    Can't wait for info on how these benchmarks turn out. First round was pretty detailed. I went ahead and picked up 2 6950's. So far so good.
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    World of Warcraft in 3x1 Portrait SLI, good or bad?

    Omegas - When playing in landscape, what Mods do you use to fix the great divide between the Minimap and the Status bars? (Also text is HUGE) Thanks
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    I often run the BF exe instead of the version checker. Took me a bit of time to realize that I needed to do that. I ordered 2 AMD 6950s Monday afternoon. Crossing my fingers that everything flashes properly. Daines1
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    Xbox 360 Component Washed Out

    Man that sucks! I am still within my first year since purchase so I'm gonna call Westinghouse and see what they can do for me. I LOVE the monitor, but if that is the case, I'd hate to think it was a manufacturing flaw. Looks like it is. Thanks again for your input. I am really lucky to have...
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    Xbox 360 Component Washed Out

    I'll hook my original Xbox up component. (Think I still have to cable.) The XBOX360 component cable has a switch on it regulating whether it is a Standard TV or HDTV. Wonder if that was fried somehow. Hopefully it is something simple. Daines1
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    Xbox 360 Component Washed Out

    I've only tried Component as of this post, but I will try HDMI soon. I have black level set to default. Daines1
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    Xbox 360 Component Washed Out

    I have a Xbox 360 Elite and it is hooked up to my Westinghouse 37" 37w3 monitor via component cables. I was playing Mass Effect last night and after finishing a long run, I turned my console off. When I started the console up again, I noticed the XBOX boot screen was REALLY faded and washed...
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    Those who are interested in my new build (advice and/or shame)

    Final Build: CPU: INTEL core 2 duo e6750 (https://www.mwave.com/mwave/Skusearc...iteria=BA24051) Mobo: XFX 680i Motherboard (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2959596&CatId=13) Ram: OCZ ocz2rpr8002gk 2gb kit (x2 = 4GIGS)...
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    ANTEC P182 + XFX 680i Mobo

    My father-in-law and I decided to get creative. Right before I was ready to start taking pieces out of the system, we popped the front of the case off to expose the hole front panel and its wires. With barely any effort, we pulled one of the two wire connectors from the power switch. The heat...
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    ANTEC P182 + XFX 680i Mobo

    Thanks for the ideas! I checked them all. We did test the Power Switch one and made sure it was indeed the correct one. Could the wires be mislabeled from Antec? Daines1
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    ANTEC P182 + XFX 680i Mobo

    Gotta make this quick! Sorry for lack of details! I just put together a new system last night. I have the ANTEC P182 case and the XFX 680i mobo. I have the OCZ XStream 700w PSU. I hooked everything up and when I hit the power button, nothing happened. (I checked the back of the PSU to make...
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    XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition in Stock

    QFT! I just got 2 Alpha Dogs in the mail yesterday. Tigerdirect ftw. It was before they were asking freaking $329 for them! Gotta love capitalizm! Daines1
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    Computer Build..$3,000.00 Budget. Gaming not important. Christmas Gift

    If you have the cash, m3ta1head's suggestions are great. I'm just getting back into the building scene, but these are great ideas. From EVERYTHING I hear, avoid the striker at all cost. Could be rumor, but I'm not going to take the chance with my new system. Daines1
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    What can I expect from this sort of Computer?

    You mean minimum right? List some of the games you'll be playing. I currently have a slower system with a x1950 Pro and I am able to play COD4 w/o shadows at 1400x800 pretty well. It isn't the fastest, but you know, you can always upgrade when you come up with some more cash. All I know is...
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    Logitech G7 - clubit - $29.99 after MIR

    Thanks for all the advice guys. Man I am loving Hardforums! You guys are awesome. I'm gonna hold off on the mouse. I have the MX1000 and it does ok. I'm gonna save up for a new speaker set for my PC. Best of luck this Christmas guys! Daines1
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    HOT? Sea Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive - $119 + new GCO dc No Rebate/Not Refurb

    I'm getting this drive in this week. Should have my system together by Monday so I'll post my opinions on it soon. I'm pretty pumped about it. Had a friend who really did a lot of research for me as to what to get and he said the speeds on this were as good (and sometimes better) than the Raptor...
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    Those who are interested in my new build (advice and/or shame)

    Mark, I noticed that you're currently using the EVGA 680i A1 board. I've been trying to get it for a while and wanted to know what your experience with the board has been. Looking at the rest of the system, I would assume that you could easily change it out if you were not satisfied with...
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    Those who are interested in my new build (advice and/or shame)

    Thanks tiraides and the rest. I just found this article and thought it was interesting. Check out the performance hits Vista 64 takes compaired to XP over 9 games. http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=702 I think it's pretty substantial. Think this review is valid? After...
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    Those who are interested in my new build (advice and/or shame)

    With Christmas coming up, I was thinking about getting Vista 32/64 "whatever". I talked to my friend and he felt that the hit in memory wasn't worth the headache and money Vista would cost me. He felt that $200+ was just too much when other things are coming out I could use. Am I insane...
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    Logitech G7 - clubit - $29.99 after MIR

    My GX1000 is getting old (and heavy). And I completely agree with the previous poster about Logitech's CS department. I called and told them my first GX1000 was crashing and they said another one was on my way. I asked if I needed to pack the old one up and he said nope. Just trash it...
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