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    Help me choose between Seasonic PSUs

    You guys are truly morons, posting non-sense even after the question has been withdrawn (to starve the trolls).
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    Help me choose between Seasonic PSUs

    NVM
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    DDR3 RAM for Z77

    I know the smart choice would probably be DIMMs without a heatsink but I'm thinking to go a little nuts with a 1866 MHz kit. :) The choice would be among these 3 brands, in order of preference. What do you guys think? - Crucial Ballistix Elite - Corsair Dominator Platinum - G.Skill RipJawsX...
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    More SATA ports

    Hey guys. What options are there to add more SATA ports to a motherboard? I'm not interested in RAID, just more SATA ports, 2-4 would be enough. Speed or bootable not important but reliability is paramount. TY
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    DDR3 RAM for Z77

    Hey guys, I'm trying to choose the right RAM for a new Z77 build (most probably an Asus). 1. Are there any disadvantages to populating all four slots of a board? I hear there might be stability issues when using four DIMMs (as opposed to only two DIMMs), is there any truth? 2. Is it better to...
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    ASUS GTX680 DirectCU II TOP or EVGA GTX680 Classified

    I'm trying really hard to like the DirectCU II but taking up 3 slots? Dumping heat into the case? Come on! :(
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    ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP GPU Review @ [H]

    Does the VGA hotwire from the Maximus V Extreme work with any 680 or only with certain cards like the Asus II Top? Will it work with EVGA Classified (instead of EVBot)? How about a 670 card?
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    ASUS P8Z77-V Premium Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Why do you think that? A lot better? I wanted to get the Premium since I've first seen the specs. But while I'm waiting for it to become available in my area, I can't help wondering if there's something better (especially at this extravagant price). Would the Extreme V be a better candidate for...
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    ASUS P8Z77-V Premium

    I'm looking at this board for a 24/7 multi-purpose system (gaming, multimedia, storage, office). Found another review here. I like the external connectivity (eSATA, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, unfortunately no PS/2) and its expandability (SATA ports, SLI, built-in sound, WiFi/Bluetooth & mSATA...
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    ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP GPU Review @ [H]

    So, dumb question I guess, isn't a factory OCed card going to last less due to the OC (temperature, voltage)? Would it make sense to buy it for the higher binned chip and keep it within reference parameters to ensure an extended lifetime (24/7) and avoid degradation?
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    Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

    Hey Is the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler performing well in Silverstone cases with 90-degree rotated motherboards like RV02 or FT02 or TJ11? I'm wondering whether the cooler's exhaust might be fighting the vertical air-flow of the case. Can you mount the cooler in whatever position you need, maybe...
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    New 23"-24" IPS Display

    If you watch the youtube videos the Asus ProArt PA246Q seems to be suffering from all kind of problems, glow and flickering included. The Prad review however rated it as Good, that is why I included it on the short list. On the other hand, youtube also paints a rather gloomy image for the NEC...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    To answer my own question, in case someone else wonders, yes it would. :) Found a nice review of the Asus P8Z77-V Premium: http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/06/asus-p8z77-v-premium-the-main-lineup-just-got-a-new-top-dog-2/#.T-1-bI5si-8
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    New 23"-24" IPS Display

    Hey Guys I'm looking to purchase a new 23"-24" monitor. I work a lot with text (webpages, ebooks, source code, documentation) and games (TBS & RPG) and moderately with pictures and videos. I need maximum picture quality, an easy on the eyes setup and some decent gaming capabilities. Native...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Hey Would it be possible to boot W7 from the mSATA drive of the Asus P8Z77-V Premium (either the one you receive with the board or a larger one) and do not install any other drives? Thanks.
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    HDDs for home archiving purpose

    Wow, thanks a lot, that was really nice, helpful and quite rare these days! For the moment I couldn't get any pricing on the 3&4 TB Hitachi drives, as the authorized dealers don't list any details on their sites. Depending on the availability I might go with Hitachi (perhaps the Deskstar...
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    Desktop board that takes DDR3 ECC Registered?

    I've been recently looking into this matter as well and unfortunately there aren't any desktop boards supporting registered ECC. Even unbuffered ECC support is a rare bird. Not sure about the upcoming Gigabyte board, there might be a slim hope. http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23054...
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    Why no one talks about X79 mobos here?

    From my point of view, the X79 board would only make sense for its Xeon + cheaper 4 channel ECC RAM capability. But there's no solid consumer-friendly offering in this area. It's either lack of USB3 or not enought PCIe slots or no official ECC support or not enough SATA ports or dubious 3rd...
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    HDDs for home archiving purpose

    Sorry for not clarifying, it means the drive is rated to operate for only 2,400 hours a year, so you have to power it down for about 1/3 of the time. It's not designed to run continuously 24/7. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/4tb-3tb-hdd,3183-4.html...
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    HDDs for home archiving purpose

    Hey there. I need a couple of (3TB) drives for home archiving purposes. They will be powered on 24/7 but only rarely accessed so probably in sleep mode for some hours (definitely during the night), days or even weeks. I say ‘probably’ because I’m not sure about BIOS/Win7 habits, if any, of...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Raja@ASUS, Since the Premium seems to be a higher version of WS, would the P8Z77-V Premium also support Xeon & ECC? What about VT-x & VT-d? Thanks.
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    X79 Motherboards and ECC Support

    I mentioned ASRock because all of their recent models (Fatal1ty X79 Champion, Fatal1ty X79 Professional, X79 Extreme9, X79 Extreme7) nicely confirm: "Supports DDR3 ECC, un-buffered memory with Intel® Workstation 1S Xeon processors E5 16xx/26xx/46xx series in socket LGA 2011". Also the new X79...
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    X79 Motherboards and ECC Support

    Hey So what board did U get? I'm also looking for a Xeon + ECC consumer motherboard and so far only some models from ASRock and Asus seem to clearly support them. Other boards might work as well but unless someone specifically tests them it's too much of a gamble.
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    ASUS P8Z77 WS Workstation Motherboard Review @ [H]

    The P8Z77 WS does not appear to support VT-D. See this thread where on page 15, Raja@ASUS mentions "VT-d is a no for sure". I'm very interested in this board but I'd like some clear notice about Xeon, ECC memory, VT-x, VT-d support (or lack of) instead of having to hunt the answers all over...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    A long time ago I had a similar problem and it turned out to be CPU-related. A BIOS update solved the problem only partially (rarer shutting downs); it went away completely when I upgraded the CPU. But it does sound more power source related in your case ...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Hi all. Raja@ASUS, could you please help me with a few clarifications. I'm about to buy a P8Z77 WS. From the video presentation (right at the end) the board seems to accept Xeon and ECC memory but from the specifications on the website this is not clear at all. Could you confirm, deny...
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    Full Tower Case

    Hey guys, I'm looking into buying a new full tower case within the next 1/2/3 months. After some extensive reading I've narrowed it down to the following cases but I'm having a very hard time choosing one. One of the problems is that I can't see them for myself before buying so reviews and other...
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