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    Will EVGA Z77 FTW LGA fit in Antec 900?

    The Antec 900 specs say it will fit ATX and M-ATX motherboards. The EVGA Z77 FTW LGA motherboard is classified as an E-ATX only because it's just barely larger than a typical ATX. Anyone know for sure if it will fit without having to modify it?
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    New GTX 680 Poor Performance

    You guys are good. Just overclocked the 930 to 3.2ghz and I see huge improvements. GPU usage is now closer to 75% in the games I'm testing, so it looks like I'm shooting for 3.6ghz or maybe 4ghz to remove the bottleneck. The only problem is that this chip has been running overclocked (and...
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    New GTX 680 Poor Performance

    Ah, I didn't realize that. Maybe it's about time to grab an Ivy Bridge and a 1155 socket mobo.
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    New GTX 680 Poor Performance

    We both have the same monitor and run them at 1920x1080. We both went in to the NVIDIA control panel and restored all defaults and reset all Skyrim settings to Ultra and then verified it set them all the same way. Me - i7 930 @ 2.8ghz Him - i7 2600 @ 3.4ghz I can OC to 3.2 or so when I get...
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    New GTX 680 Poor Performance

    I just ran 3Dmark11 and got P9298 for Graphics Score which is above target and P3552 for Physics Score which is below target. I really figured if I was CPU bottlenecked I would have seen the active cores closer to 100% during bottleneck.
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    New GTX 680 Poor Performance

    Hi Guys, I'd really appreciate it if someone could attempt to help me figure out why I'm getting such poor performance with my new EVGA GTX 680. Specs: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz...
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    Quick Save - A key feature that devs keep forgetting

    Does anyone else remember what game got them addicted to quicksaves? For me it was the original Splinter Cell. I don't remember if it was that it was one of the first games I played that supported the feature, or that I HAD to rely on it because I'm not so great at sneaking around in games.
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    I would think people would be most interested in how much they themselves could potientally make using the service. I know that I would be really interested in some real examples such as how much the best player has made, or how much the average player makes.
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    Survey completed. Looks like a pretty cool service, but I don't own any consoles.
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    Real Warfare 1242

    Anyone else pick this game up? It seems like there's a lot of crappy PC titles being released lately. I regularly get game crashing memory related errors and the scrolling is very jerky in game. I have failed in the SECOND level 5 times in a row now, including one failure that happened within 20...
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    Sniper: Ghost Warrior

    After putting about 3 or 4 hours into this game last night, I would say save your money until it's on sale for $10. There have been too many times where I unloaded a clip of small bursts into an enemy and did no damage because the game deemed he was hidden by cover when he really wasn't. Both...
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    Dead Space or Mirror's Edge worth the buy on Steam?

    I definitely recommend Mirror's Edge. They took a gamble making a game that was the first of it's kind, and it worked out really well. The control, soundtrack, and atmosphere are all fantastic. The way the view sways when you run feels very real. I barely knew what parkour was before playing it...
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    Alpha Protocol, my thoughts so far

    I agree that it gets too easy with the highest level of chain shot, but to me it seems like rifles were a little overpowered too. I used only pistols my first playthrough and only used SMGs on my second, but on both playthroughs I carried the gold plated rifle around as a backup in case I ran...
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    Alpha Protocol, my thoughts so far

    Speaking of bugs and frustrating boss fights. During the fight with Championchik I got stuck INSIDE him and couldn't move at all. I just started pulling the trigger on my pistol as fast as I could until he died and then it let me move after the cutscene.
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    Alpha Protocol Discussion Here:

    I don't think he was implying you are a pirate. A lot of people, myself included, feel that the DRM used in AC2 is absurd, and it has had it's problems such as the authentication servers being DoSsed shortly after launch. DRM like this makes it so ONLY the people who actually paid for the game...
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    Alpha Protocol Discussion Here:

    +1 to that. I'm maybe 5 hours into the game now and I'm enjoying the story and character interactions but the bugs are VERY frustrating. 1. The jittery mouse lag. I have implemented the .ini edits but I still get it some of the time. It doesn't even make sense, I can see the view changing...
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    Altitude Free on Steam This Weekend

    Oh wow, I thought all my connection issues from the game were because of my crappy wireless. I guess it happens to a lot of people.
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    Altitude Free on Steam This Weekend

    Just a heads up that there's a 2D cartoon type shooter free on Steam this weekend. I played it for a couple hours last night and it's actually pretty fun. You level up and unlock items sort of like in MW2. It doesn't have much depth, but you get what you pay for (free!).
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    BioShock 2 Gameplay Performance and Image Quality @ [H]

    Nope. Just tells you to run the game via the launcher.exe.
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    BioShock 2 Gameplay Performance and Image Quality @ [H]

    You can't rename the .exe because they use a launcher that just hands the process off to the hard-coded Bioshock2.exe. Changing the name of the launcher doesn't do anything, and changing the name of the actual game .exe results in not being able to start the game. Nothing in the .ini's that I...
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    BioShock 2 Gameplay Performance and Image Quality @ [H]

    Thanks for the reply. This 5850 is the first time I've gone over to the red team in quite a few years and I think I'm almost starting to regret it. First missing out on 2 eye candy graphics settings in Just Cause 2 and now no AA in Bioshock 2. You don't realize how big a deal the whole...
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    BioShock 2 Gameplay Performance and Image Quality @ [H]

    Does anyone know if ATI ever added AA support while using DX10 for this game? I just tried forcing it using CCC and it doesn't seem to be working. Also, the default FOV doesn't bother me at all. Might be because I play at 1280x1024.
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    Galaxy's Name That Fan Contest

    Galaxy HyperCool
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    Video Card Help

    I just upgraded from a 8800GTS 320 to a 5850 and I can recommend you do the same. It's a great card even without any overclocking. Just Cause 2 was one of the first games I played through after getting the 5850 and it played like a dream with all settings maxxed. I only play at 1280x1024 and I...
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    MW2 steam free weekend (5-6-10)

    Thanks for the head's up OP, I wouldn't have realized they were doing another free weekend without this post. I put in about 18 hours of gameplay time last weekend they did this, how's that for taking advantage? I don't know what it is about MW2 that keeps me so hooked, but I think it has...
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    Planning new gaming rig

    Awesome, thanks for the advice. I'll go with that SSD for sure then. The new monitor suggestion is good, but I want to stick to 4:3 for the time being. Also, by going a little overkill with the 5850, I should be able to run newer games at max settings for another extra year or so without...
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    Planning new gaming rig

    How about this? What is it that makes Intel a better choice than OCZ with these? If i do go with the Intel one that I linked, will that EVGA mobo I originally linked come with a data cable I can use for the new SSD?
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    Planning new gaming rig

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming. I usually play the current cutting edge games. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? I'm looking to spend no more than $1400. 3) Where do you live? Boston 4) What exact parts do you need...
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    nVidia GeForce 8200m vs Intel GMA 4500M

    Does anyone know which of these chipsets is better for modern gaming? I know they're both on the low end but I have a choice between only these two for a great deal and just want to make sure I pick the right one. I'm finding it hard to find any good info about specs such as the max memory...
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    Low 3dmark with new 8800GT

    Sounds right to me. I score just a little lower and have a slighty better CPU and slightly worse GPU.
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    How to [H]ot Rod that 8800GTS/GTX/Ultra Factory Heatsink

    Awesome job on the mod! I'm thinking about looking into voltmodding my 8800GTS myself. Did you say the only way involves soldering? I voltmodded my 7950GT via flashing the BIOS and that was easy enough. Even the pencil/lead way to do it sounds fun, but I'm not willing to play with a...
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    GeForce 8800GTS Overclocks... What are you getting?

    Just picked up an EVGA 320GTS from my local Microcenter this past weekend and started OCing with Rivatuner today since I can't seem to get ATI Tool to work. Looks like I'm stopping at 702/1674/1053. This gives 11700 in 3dmark06 with my rig listed in my sig, can't complain! One weird thing...
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    Maximizing 3dMark06 Scores

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    Maximizing 3dMark06 Scores

    I'll break my stuff if I want. And actually, my penis has grown 2 inches now that I score higher in 3dMark06. kthx. 3dMark06 certainly does bench your computer, it just ALSO happens to compare it to other systems so you can see that. Most people with any kind of 8800 score much closer to 10k...
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    Maximizing 3dMark06 Scores

    I don't see what's so funny about the post, but anyways. I think my temps are pretty decent and not the limiting factor of the OC. I have multiple fans blowing at the card and one pulling away. The idle temp of the card is about 44C and the load is around 69C as reported by ATItool. Rivatuner...
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    Maximizing 3dMark06 Scores

    See sig for specs. Last night I flashed the video BIOS to increase the voltage from 1.25 to 1.35 and was able to get the card to run at 640core/740mem from stock 565/715. My original 3dMark06 score at stock CPU/video settings was 5374. After OCing the CPU to 3.2 and the video to these new...
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    What is the best manufacturer?

    Dude, you're the most foolish person I've come across on these boards. Good job showing your ignorance by stating that you choose your video card manufacturer based on their company name. I hope your foot is firmly in your mouth for your Intel comparison now that multiple people have told you...