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#2029553 2Gb card or 1gb?

Posted by Waco on 03 June 2012 - 08:27 AM

At this point I'd say the card might be busted too. Are you running tessellation now? That wouldn't have run on your 4870 and there's no way a dual core and a 7850 will run BF3 on ultra smoothly.

Someone more familiar with BF3 should be able to tell you how to disable it temporarily...

#2028561 Well, I'm screwed

Posted by Waco on 30 May 2012 - 12:38 PM

Sorry. :cheers:

I like Onion but I really think this is a terrible idea.

#2028549 [Poll Closed] What Do You Believe?

Posted by Waco on 30 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

+1 on all of that!..

edit: @ xPeter......have you ever studied science?...look at the complexity of earth....do you think that just HAPPENED to be made...like by accident....or even Man made?????

or is there someone(God).. up there...with a purpose..

Not by accident. By evolution. :P

#2028299 [Poll Closed] What Do You Believe?

Posted by Waco on 29 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

That's just called not being a dick.

Agreed. :lol: I don't follow any particular religion's moral code...I'm just not an asshole. :)

#2024895 Intel Comparrison

Posted by Waco on 12 May 2012 - 06:28 AM

I assume you are. Wait, there is no assuming there. You act like you own a core i7 and every other piece of hardware. Thats the difference between you and me. I do. So lets agree on that.

You assume I am what? :huh:

You pop into threads and post some condescending remark without even understanding what you're responding to. If you think that's okay...I don't know what to tell you.

#2023933 NVIDIA is Preparing Something..

Posted by Waco on 07 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

I hope its reality, then I can get a GK110 for little more than my launch-day 7970 :D

And in games they'll perform imperceptibly different. :lol:

#2023744 How to ship a X58 CPU

Posted by Waco on 06 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

You do not need a static bag.

CPUs are sensitive to static...

#2022051 NVIDIA is Preparing Something..

Posted by Waco on 29 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

They're GK104. The GTX670 specs have been released and its only got one SLI finger - Just like the GTX560 Ti has one finger - more evidence that the 680 is the GTX570 successor and is mid range in the Kepler series. They may appear high-end since AMD's high end card is beaten by it but doesnt take away the fact that Nvidia intended the 680 to be mid range but are now milking the market as any company would.
Even the PCB screams mid range, the 7970 has a far better PCB. The 680 only has 5 phase power, 256bit (common on mid range cards) and dual 6 pin connectors. The mem bandwidth on the 680 only matches the 580 mem bandwidth at 192Gb, a far cry from the 264Gb/s of the 7970. The GK110 is the GTX580 succesor with probably more phases, 8+6pin and at least 384bit.

I see nothing in your logic that makes sense. It doesn't have to be a power hog to be high end.

What's next, claiming that AMD CPUs are better because they use more power? :lol:

#2022017 NVIDIA is Preparing Something..

Posted by Waco on 29 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

1000$ for basically 2 mid-ranged gpus. I find that ridiculous really.


They aren't mid range. They're the fastest GPUs you can buy.

#2021213 So THIS is what the mobile version of OCC looks like...

Posted by Waco on 25 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

OCC can now be added to his list of banned sites. Its guys like him on the net that really hurts forums and I personally can't stand that sort of attitude.

He is now longer welcomed here at OCC and was banned by me personally.

You're awesome. :D

#2020550 Benefits of Push/Pull and cases

Posted by Waco on 23 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

Well, to put it in perspective, I kept my Phenom II X3 720 unlocked to a quad and overclocked to 3.5 GHz (which took 1.55 volts) along with a pair of 4870X2s within reasonable temperatures with a single 35mm thick 360mm radiator. The temps weren't great, but they were "okay" as long as I didn't fire up Furmark for a long time. :lol:

So yeah, a single thick radiator like the RX360 with push/pull fans will probably be more than enough for a CPU and a pair of GPUs.

#2020433 Benefits of Push/Pull and cases

Posted by Waco on 23 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Push/pull is definitely worth it, especially if you're trying to keep noise down.

My HAF 932 easily fits a thick radiator (XSPC RX360) with 25mm fans in push/pull at the top of the case. You'll sacrifice the top two 5.25" bays, but who actually uses them anyway? :lol: This is a pic of my old setup, but the radiator is still in the same place:
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EDIT: To keep costs down you might consider one of these two: http://www.frozencpu...30c95s161#blank and http://www.frozencpu...l?tl=g30c95s161

#2020285 NVIDIA is Preparing Something..

Posted by Waco on 22 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

But the HD 4870x2 released months (nearly a full year) before the HD 4890 ever came out.

This. The 4870X2 launched a LONG time before the 4890 came out.

Nyt's probably too young to remember that though. :lol: I bought my first 4870X2 on launch day. :teehee:

#2020045 NVIDIA is Preparing Something..

Posted by Waco on 21 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

Does AMD even need to release a 7990 now?? They're beat before they even release it lol

Why do you say that? The 7970 and 680 are neck and neck in nearly everything. I have no doubt that the "7970X2" and the "680X2" will be roughly comparable as well.

#2019974 "Attractive" Rigs

Posted by Waco on 21 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

Could you PM me a few pictures of a Red/Black rig next to a different colored set-up? They can be seperate photos, I'm just curious how different your rigs look by color. I have the white phantom, with blue fans, and a lot of black/blue internals. So i'm working with White/Blue, and black trim basically. And I've been curious about how it would look if I painted it black and red instead (not just the case, also my heatsinks, PSU, etc.. Anything that can be spray painted.)

Here's one of the few shots I have of both my and BluePanda's old setups (sorry for the crappy picture, it's from my old cell phone):
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I'm not sure I'd spray paint any heatsinks since it'll hurt thermal conductivity. Your PSU would obviously be out of warranty if you painted it too. :P