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    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Got the MSI 6800 Gaming X Trio two weeks ago (in Canada Newegg usually have stock online at around 2:30 PM on weekdays and they are usually fairly easy to get). Yesterday I was able to score a Sapphire 6800 XT Nitro + SE (again, at around 2:30 but this one went out of stock way faster than the...
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    Seasonic X-750 750W PSU 10 Year Redux @ [H]

    Paul, thank you for all the great reviews over the years!
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    Amazon Announces Plan to Fight Counterfeits

    The new system will probably fix nothing (except making Amazon more money). Interesting article on the subject (it's old but still relevant): Bad sellers will keep finding ways to screw...
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    Metro Exodus Is Now Being Review Bombed on Metacritic

    This game is very much niche just like previous installments. I don't get the brouhaha about this one (except for the Steam/Epic 'controversy'). I've played and enjoyed 1 and 2, and I'm enjoying this one (on Steam ;) ), even with the scenery change. The play mechanics feel like a typical Metro...
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    After 9 Years, Half-Life 2: MMod Is Available for Download

    If your Steam installation is not on C: you will probably need to copy the HL2MMod folder to the Half-Life 2 Update install folder and set Launch Options to " -game HL2MMod". This is from a comment on the mod page.
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    Rage 2 Won't Have Multiplayer

    Great news! Now let's hope it's a good game...
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    Activision: Destiny 2: Forsaken "Under-Performed," Core Player Base Hasn’t Reengaged

    I've been playing for the last few days and it's not bad (for a solo player).
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    The NCIX Data Breach

    FU NCIX! Contacting the cc fraud prevention and detection department now...
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    Influence Buying Comes Under Fire

    Where I live 'influencers' have almost become minor celebrities. Some of them have been paraded on the most popular 'talk-show' on national TV, and given their own show on a private network owned by the largest mass media subsidiary of the largest communications network. This trend can't die...
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    Elder Scrolls 6 is in Pre-Production

    The Elder Scrolls is a game? Feels more like a mod testing sandbox! I’m happy to have started playing after some good mods arrived for the SE version. If the new one arrives in 2020/2021 it should be improved and worth playing by 2025!
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    AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Threadripper 32 Cores Confirmed

    Looking forward to how well current TR4 boards will handle this. It would be a shame to have to upgrade everything again... :D
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    Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review @ [H]

    I guess it depends if you like toying with PC hardware and getting the maximum out of it. Or if you enjoy a silent computer where water cooling would be beneficial (you could probably go with less expensive parts if it was your only goal). But it is HardOCP here, not FlacidOCP... :D But I agree...
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    Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review @ [H]

    Great review (and in my case, hooray choice-supportive bias)! Seriously, it's an incredible block. My only regret is having to get a new one for the GTX 1180 once it's is available... :D
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    Bethesda Almost Confirms RAGE 2 With New Tweets

    I enjoyed Rage once the most troublesome issues were addressed. Still, the ‘idea’ of what the game should have been was always more interesting than the game itself... Nonetheless I’m looking forward play the rumoured sequel, but no preorder this time around...
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    HEATKILLER IV Pro Threadripper Water Block Review @ [H]

    You can also find some Watercool products at AquaTuning (they apparently have a somewhat 'peculiar' reputation but I have not had any issues last time I ordered parts from them). But they do not appear to be stocking the TR block.
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    How To Install the AMD Threadripper CPU

    Great video! I did check the others you made before installing my Threadripper and it made things a lot easier! Like you explained 'Do not be afraid to put a lot of force behind it where you need to'.
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    Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Water Block Breakdown @ [H]

    Looks like the HEATKILLER IV for GTX 1080Ti (ACRYL Ni-Bl version). The Titan/1080Ti block has a angled cutout for the DVI port. Killer looks (in a German Industrial design kind of way), and quite heavy with the backplate (around 1050g total).
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    ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 O8G GAMING Video Card

    Nice review! Could be a nice choice if it was available... And can't beleibe it took that long for AMD to sort the BIOS/Drivers issues... Also, not sure if it's 'proper phrasing' in the conclusion: 'We experienced exceptionally well performance in DX12 API...'.
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    Heatkiller IV TR4 inbound ?

    How are you temps?
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    Heatkiller IV TR4 inbound ?

    I installed one screw without the spring just to keep this from happening. This made it easyer to push down and screw down the other 3 (then I reinstalled that first one correctly). Like you said, it probably would not have been an issue if the motherboard had been outside the case. With 2...
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    Heatkiller IV TR4 inbound ?

    The light effect is nice but it's not perfectly uniform as you can see from the picture. The installation is really simple (basically place the cooler, insert screws/springs, screw everything down, and voilà!). They have included a nice hex wrench if you do not already have one.
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    Heatkiller IV TR4 inbound ?

    Finally installed my Threadripper and Heatkiller yesterday (basically redid the whole loop). I did the 5-points method using ARCTIC MX-4. I'm running Prime95 blend test with everything at stock to make sure everything is stable. It's been about an hour and it's sitting around 46°C. Edit: At...
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    Nintendo Delays Rollout of 64-Gigabyte Switch Game Cards until 2019

    This! But it won't stop the 'let's bitch about Nintendo' posse...
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    Merry Christmas [H]ard Family!

    Merry Christmas to all!
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    Heatkiller IV TR4 inbound ?

    0.868621 pounds total (including the cable). It feel really solid (probably not as much as the all copper one).
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    Heatkiller IV TR4 inbound ?

    Look what just arrived (thanks to Watercool prioritizing paying customer over reviewer samples and FedEx delivering on a Saturday): Not trying to rub it in... At all... :D Seriously, looking forward to the review since I probably won't have the time to install it before then.
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    Prusa i3 MK2s owners thread

    I would finish what you have before ordering something better/new. You will probably use some during calibration. And on that subject, try this for calibration: It’s a lot...
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    Filament Brand Preferences and Resellers

    I'm mostly using PLA, from Materio3D (made in Canada). A sample (1Kg spool) is provided by Voxel Factory when purchasing the Original RepRap Prusa i3 from them. It has been working great so far!
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    Ryzen Owners Thread

    I just received this from the Egg (1950X). I'm now waiting for the Heatkiller block and a x399 motherboard. Still undecided but the Zenith Extreme and the Designare EX are looking good. The Crosshair VI Extreme currently in my system has been a joy to work with (definitely better than the...
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    Phanteks Glacier C399A Threadripper Waterblock Review @ [H]

    Great review! Nice to see you guys taking the time to do proper reviews of Threadripper blocks!
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    I Bought a Switch from Nintendo, and They Threatened Me with Legal Action

    I guess it depends on what's the law in place where he lives. Still, it's kind of nuts for Nintendo to threaten legal action first instead of politely asking for the device back and making arrangements to pick it up.
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    Prusa i3 MK2s owners thread

    I'm really tempted to go for the full upgrade. I would go for a new MK3 kit but I'm not certain I'll be able to sell the MK2S/MK2.5 locally.
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    EKWB 1080ti Block installed - pics, results, + bubbles question

    A mess that will require a lot of Arctic Cleaner + Q-Tips to clean (did mine a few times). Just have to be careful with the SMT components. But the star pattern works great when you apply a little less. :)
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Finally completed the build. Cabling could still use some attention/sleeving but using 3d printed cable combs did help. I should receive a Watercool HTSF2 3x120 LTX radiator to replace the paint flaking EK-CoolStream XE 360 (Triple) XE currently installed.
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    More Threadripper Waterblocks Come to Market - Watercool and Swiftech

    They are usually somewhat slow to answer but they always do after a few days, mostly on It looks like they do not regularly visit their own forums... :) Jakob is great to deal with and quite helpful!
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    More Threadripper Waterblocks Come to Market - Watercool and Swiftech

    If you are interested, you can now preorder the Heatkiller blocks on the Watercool online store.
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    Installing this board I was reminded that it’s sometime a good idea to RTFM. Having previously used the HERO variant of this board I made some incorrect assumptions. The ROG_EXT (the portion on the right) on the HERO can also be used as an USB2.0 header (header USB1516). I had assumed that...
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    What's best bet MB & Ryzen combo to get 32MB RAM working on 3000ish + ?

    Actually... Installing this board I was reminded that it’s sometime a good idea to RTFM. :confused: Having previously used the HERO variant of this board I made some incorrect assumptions. The ROG_EXT (the portion on the right) on the HERO can also be used as an USB2.0 header (header USB1516 in...
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    What's best bet MB & Ryzen combo to get 32MB RAM working on 3000ish + ?

    Quick update that has nothing to do with the memory compatibility. I'm back with the Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming. After rebuilding everything (including my water cooling loop), I found out that the USB15 header (the only internal USB 2.0 header) on the CH6 Extreme is not working...
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    What's best bet MB & Ryzen combo to get 32MB RAM working on 3000ish + ?

    I could never get 3000+ stable on my ASUS CH6, but it was working perfectly on my Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming, and now on my Crosshair VI Extreme. I'm using 2 sets of G.SKILL Flare X Series (4 x 8GB) F4-3200C14D-16GFX.