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GTX 970 Lawsuit

08 October 2016 - 12:51 PM

So I got this email yesterday and I figured i'd pass it along in case it affects anyone else here:


If You Are A U.S. Resident And You Purchased A GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Processing Unit in the U.S. Between September 1, 2014 to August 24, 2016, You May Be Entitled To Payment From A Class Action Settlement
In re NVIDIA GTX 970 Graphics Chip Litigation, Case No. 15-CV-00760-PJH
A lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, (the “Litigation”) that may affect your rights. The Litigation claims that NVIDIA Corporation (“NVIDIA”), Gigabyte Global Business Corporation, G.B.T. Inc., ASUS Computer International, and EVGA Corporation (collectively, “Defendants”) sold GeForce GTX 970 graphics processing units (“GTX 970 GPU”) to consumers based on inaccurate information regarding the GTX 970 GPU’s specifications and performance. Defendants deny these claims. The Court did not rule in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendants. Instead, the parties agreed to a proposed settlement.
The class is defined as all persons and entities residing in the United States of America who purchased a GTX 970 GPU in the U.S. from the Defendants, the AIC Partners (defined in the full notice) or their authorized retailers between September 1, 2014 to August 24, 2016 other than for purposes of resale or distribution.
Subject to Court approval, Defendants will pay $30 cash for each qualifying GTX 970 GPU device purchased in the U.S. between September 1, 2014 to August 24, 2016. There is no limit on the number of GTX 970 GPU devices a person can submit a claim for, so long as they submit the necessary proof of purchase. If you already submitted a claim for all qualifying GTX 970 units that you purchased, do not submit another claim.
You have a choice of whether to stay in the Class or not, and you must decide this now.
  1. You Can Accept the Settlement. Class Members who wish to receive a Cash Payment must submit claims by November 30, 2016. You can access a Claim Form at www.gtx970settlement.com. Read the instructions carefully, fill out the form, and submit it online on or before November 30, 2016. Alternatively, you may also submit a Claim Form by mailing it to the following address: Nvidia GTX 970 Graphics Chip Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 43431, Providence, RI 02940-3431. It must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2016. Claim Forms may also be e-mailed or faxed to [email protected] or 1-877-811-7556, and must be received by the Administrator no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time onNovember 30, 2016 to be considered valid. If you fail to submit a timely Claim Form and do not exclude yourself from the settlement, then you will be bound by the settlement but will not receive a Cash Payment. If you stay in the Class, you will be legally bound by all orders and judgments of the Court, and you won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue, Defendants as part of any other lawsuit involving the same claims that are in this lawsuit.
  2. You Can Object to the Settlement. You can ask the Court to deny approval by filing an objection with the Court. You can’t ask the Court to order a larger settlement; the Court can only approve or deny the settlement. If the Court denies approval no settlement payments will be sent out and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you must object. You may hire your own lawyer to appear in Court for you if you wish; however, if you do, you will be responsible for paying that lawyer on your behalf.
    Objections to the proposed settlement will be considered by the Court only if such objections are filed in writing by November 8, 2016 with the Clerk of the Court at Clerk of the Court, United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1301 Clay Street, Suite 400S, Oakland, CA 94612. Objections must clearly state your name, address, telephone number, the title of this Litigation, the manufacturer or Product Identification Number for your GTX 970 GPU Unit, and provide a detailed description of the grounds for each objection you make.
  3. You Can “Opt Out” of the Settlement. If you exclude yourself from the Class – which is sometimes called “opting out” of the Class – you won’t get a payment from the settlement but won’t be barred from asserting claims against Defendants. Such notice shall include your name, address, telephone number, Unit brand, approximate date of purchase, and a statement that you want to be excluded from the lawsuit In re NVIDIA GTX 970 Graphics Chip Litigation, Case No. 15-CV-00760-PJH. Send the written notice to Nvidia GTX 970 Graphics Chip Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 43431, Providence, RI 02940-3431 postmarked no later than November 8, 2016.
On December 7, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., the Court will hold a hearing in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to determine: (1) whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should receive final approval; and (2) whether the application for Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and expenses of $1.3 million (which is in addition to and separate from all other consideration and remedies available to the Settlement Class), and a total payment of up to $25,000 to some or all of the 24 named plaintiffs should be granted. Class Members who support the proposed settlement do not need to appear at the hearing or take any other action to indicate their approval.
This is only a summary of the settlement. If you have questions or want to view the detailed notice or other documents about this lawsuit, including the Settlement Agreement, you may visit www.gtx970settlement.com. You may also contact Class Counsel by e-mail at[email protected], or call the Settlement Administrator at: 1-844-312-5253. You may also review the Court’s docket for this case online at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov or visit the Court Clerk’s office during regular business hours.
By Order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

24 September 2016 - 12:47 AM

First off the anniversary update took well over an hour to complete however I do like some of the changes I have noticed so far.  They did reset my toolbar however that was a quick easy fix.  The start menu is nice now that you don't have to have the icons there and it opens up to what used to be "all programs".  They also added a icon in the system tray for Windows defender which makes it easier to access instead of having to go through Settings to get to it...rarely did update this or run virus checks due to this.  Haven't looked into all the things they did but from what I have noticed I like so far.  Here is an image of the start menu and system icon tray.



Evga GTX 980 TI Kingpin on eBay is really 780 TI Classified

10 September 2016 - 04:45 AM



I saw this up on ebay and couldn't help but laugh...its a pawn shop that is trying to sell a "980 TI Kingpin" however if you examine the pictures its clearly a 780 TI Classified and in their description it says the pictures are of the actual item...looks like someone pawned a 780 ti classified in a 980 ti kingpin box to them...they got "pwned"!

GamerStorm Cube Case

16 August 2016 - 03:25 AM

So a while back, June 2015 to be exact DEEPCOOL unveiled a case which can be seen at http://www.overclock...com/news/38821/ which I very much liked and anticipated.  Every now and then I check retailers out and also check DEEPCOOL's website and never see anything about it.  I finally decided to email them just to get this response: 


Dear valued customer ,


Thanks for your attention on DEEPCOOL and contacting DEEPCOOL support!


We are sorry that we don’t have plan for this case temporarily, please keep attention on us and if we have any latest info we would keep updated on our website:www.deepcool.com , thanks!


Deepcool strive to offer the most reliable product and best service.


Best Regards

Simons Song
DEEPCOOL Oversea support
Support line: +86 10 5640 1919
Working time: 22:00
 Work days, Beijing time, China



Its so very disappointing and frustrating that companies would do this...I mean why go through the hassle of creating one just to not follow through with it and tease us with it? What a waste of time and resources in my opinion and yet they decided to keep the Tri-Stellar Case instead...YUCK! /end rant


Sorry just got off work and read that email and felt the need to share


Edit: Sorry apparently the copied email was blue text on blue background and was hard to see/read 

Evga 17th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Contest

24 July 2016 - 02:03 AM

I just got the email last night however this contest actually started on July 15th.  Unfortunately it only runs until July 31st 11:59 Pacific time.  You can go to http://www.evga.com/17/scavenger/to sign up.  It requires you to scour through endless pages on their website to find 10 medals and each medal will have 2 questions with reference websites from which the answers can be found.  The list of prizes is amazing so may be worth your while to enter. Good luck


Edit: Sorry meant to also include the list of prizes however my 7 month old daughter woke up briefly and I had to feed her so here it is


Prizes: (Prize/Qty/ARV/Sponsor)

EVGA Ultimate Gaming Bundle
Grand Prize / 3 / $5000 / EVGA

Falcon Northwest
Gaming PC / 1 / $3000 / Falcon Northwest

Gaming PC / 1 / $2800 / Origin

Gaming PC / 1 / $2500 / CyberPowerPC

Xotic PC
Gaming PC / 1 / $2400 / Xotic PC

Puget Systems
Gaming PC / 1 / $2400 / Puget Systems

Gaming PC / 1 / $2300 / Xgamerpc

Doghouse Systems
Gaming PC / 1 / $2200 / Doghouse Systems

Velocity Micro
Gaming PC / 1 / $2100 / Velocity Micro

AVA Direct
Gaming PC / 1 / $1800 / AVA Direct

Gaming PC / 1 / $1500 / iBuyPower

Vive VR
Headset / 1 / $800 / HTC

DXRacer King Series
Chair / 2 / $450 / DXRacer

Intel® Core™ i7 6800K
Processor / 5 / $429 / Intel

28-Inch UHD Select Series Matte 4K Pixel Perfect Display
Monitor / 3 / $370 / Monoprice

DXRacer Formula Series
Chair / 2 / $290 / DXRacer

Intel® Core™ i5 6600K
Processor / 6 / $240 / Intel

MX300 750GB Sata Internal SSD
SSD / 2 / $200 / Crucial

HD 60 Pro
Game Capture Card / 3 / $200 / elgato

Define R5 Window Titanium
Case / 5 / $150 / Fractal Design

HyperX Cloud Revolver
Headset / 1 /$150 / Kingston HyperX

Enthoo Luxe Black
Case / 1 / $150 / Phanteks

Savage SSD 240GB
SSD / 1 / $142 / Kingston HyperX

Node 202 with PSU
Case / 2 / $140 / Fractal Design

Define XL R2 Black Pearl
Case / 10 / $130 / Fractal Design

HyperX Cloud II Pink
Headset / 2 / $120 / Kingston HyperX

Keyboard / 1 / $120 / Patriot Memory

CPU Cooler / 5 / $120 / Asetek

Ballistix Elite 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR4
Memory / 2 / $110 / Crucial

Savage DDR3 Mem K2-16GB Red
Memory / 2 / $106 / Kingston HyperX

HyperX Cloud White
Headset / 2 / $100 / Kingston HyperX

CPU Cooler / 5 / $100 / Asetek

Cypher Computer Eyeware
Glasses / 5 / $100 / Gunnar

Star Wars Battlefront + Season Pass
Game / 38 / $90 / EA

Trident Z DDR4 16GB
Memory / 1 / $90 / Gskill

FURY DDR4 Mem K2-16GB Black
Memory / 1 / $89 / Kingston HyperX

Trooper Gaming Eyeware
Glasses / 5 / $80 / Gunnar

Eclipse P400S Black Edition
Case / 1 / $80 / Phanteks

Define S Window
Case / 5 / $80 / Fractal Design

Define Nano S Window
Case / 3 / $80 / Fractal Design

Ignite 240GB
SSD / 2 / $78 / Patriot Memory

SSD / 2 / $75 / Kingston HyperX

PH-TC14PE (Premium Edition)
CPU Cooler / 1 / $75 / Phanteks

Ballistix Sport LT Red 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR4
Memory / 2 / $72 / Crucial

G303 Daedalus Apex
Gaming Mouse / 1 / $70 / Logitech

Define Nano S Non-Window
Case / 2 / $70 / Fractal Design

16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400
Memory / 3 / $70 / Microcenter

EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon
Gaming Mouse / 5 / $67 / EVGA

Gaming Mouse / 5 / $60 / EVGA

Headphone Amp / 5 / $60 / Monoprice

HUE+ Advanced
PC Lighting / 1 / $60 / NZXT

Need for Speed
Game / 38 / $60 / EA

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Game / 38 / $60 / EA

Battlefield 4 + DLC
Game / 38 / $60 / EA

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Game / 38 / $60 / EA

CPU Cooler / 1 / $55 / Phanteks

Gift Card / 4 / $50 / Microcenter

Core 1100
Case / 5 / $50 / Fractal Design

Gaming Mouse / 5 / $40 / EVGA

8GB DDR3 1600 (2x4)
Memory / 1 / $40 / Microcenter

Case Fan / 2 / $20 / Phanteks

Starter Kit / 2 / $20 / Phanteks

FURY MP Medium
Mousepad / 5 / $20 / Kingston HyperX

Flash Drive / 5 / $15 / Kingston HyperX