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Waco

Member Since 14 Feb 2004
Online Last Active Today, 09:48 PM
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In Topic: PC Power and Cooling failure...

Today, 07:59 PM

They made it very clear that the RMA would not cut my warranty - it's good till mid 2018. I believe the new Mk. III has a 7 year warranty too. I was very surprised when the software readings matched the real DMM readings...that makes this board a first in my experience. :D

The 780 is awesome in terms of performance - I just need to reseat the waterblock with new pads. After a good 30+ minutes of gaming (even at stock) it artifacts just like a bad memory OC. I should have done this before I installed it but I just wanted it up and working. :lol:

In Topic: anyone buy refurbished processors off newegg? these are 9$

Today, 07:52 PM

Newegg won't sell bad parts, and if they do, they'll replace them. If I was in the market for something like that I don't see why I'd hesitate.

In Topic: PC Power and Cooling failure...

Today, 01:44 PM

The BD with the 4870X2s pull about 950 watts from the wall. It's rated at 1000 watts continuous load (and that's output power). Input power would have to have been north of 1200 watts to reach its rated load.


Mine has been a bit funny - long running games would eventually artifact a bit but nothing major. Originally I chalked it down to memory getting hot on the 770. I just got the 780 from El_Capitan so I've been stress testing it a bit - OCCT showed 11.3 volts with the software monitor. I didn't trust it, so I pulled out the DMM.

In Topic: PC Power and Cooling failure...

Today, 12:46 PM

So I found a temporary in our stash, it's noisy under load though. :lol:

I've had the Mk. II since 2011, prior to that I had a first generation Silencer 610 that I used for a few years before giving away. It's had my Phenom II + dual 4870X2 setup, my 8120 + dual 4870X2, the 2600K + dual 4870X2, the 2600K + 5970, the 2700K + 770...and now the 2700K + 780. To say its been stressed a few times is an understatement but it was never been pushed beyond it's ratings.


Still no response to my RMA request form though...

In Topic: are DDR3 prices going up again?

Yesterday, 06:49 PM

I'm not sure what the correlation between DDR3 prices and NAND flash is, but yeah, memory prices have been going up recently.