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  1. The two Denon's that I had eventually experienced the same problem - crackling and popping until they finally died. Both were under two years old - I'll never own one again.

     

    Right now I own a Yamaha RX-A700 that I got open box and it works beautifully. It has great sound, great features. I can even hook it to my TV for a graphical configuration of response curves for each speaker, adjust individual volumes, etc. I'm sold on Yamaha now!


  2. Go for the Noctua.

    Will easily beat the Havik.

    I had one of them and my temperatures INCREASED as the base was not flat.

    Fitting the "Rubber" bands to hold the fans on while in the case is also a disaster.

    Many of the reviewers seem to have test benches and so have no "real world" problems

    with installations.

    Would Not recommend this.

     

    Not sure which reviewers you're talking about, definitely not ours here at OCC. What did you use to measure the flatness of the base? In my experience, the Havik outperformed the U12P by a few degrees. Identical setup, nothing else changed, tested back-to-back. I agree about the rubber bands, plus also the fact about a slightly larger chance of a clearance issue with memory depending on the motherboard.

     

    Honestly, the Noctua can be had for a few bucks cheaper than the Havik:

     

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9946/cpu-noc-17/Noctua_NH-U9B_SE2_CPU_Heat_Sink_With_Dual_Noctua_Fans_-_Socket_77511561366AM2AM2AM3.html

     

    And it's a proven name, the mounting is very simple and rugged. Honest opinion


  3. I have to say, my favorite Corsair product is definitely its Obsidian 650D. It's honestly one of the best cases I've ever had! I can't say a lot about Corsair's other products from personal experience, but I KNOW that the SP5100 is superb and sound superb.


  4. I've learned 90% of what I know about computers from this site over the last 8 1/2 years. The time really does fly by. I was a LOT more active back in the athlon xp/ p4 northwood days, on into the early x64's. I still visit the forum every otherday, but I don't post like I did 4 or 5 years ago.

     

    Same. Back in the day of my Athlon 2500+ Barton I was on the forum for hours a day. I still have a lot of time put into reviews and all, so my OCC time hasn't really decreased.

     

    I really think if it wasn't for this site, I'd know nowhere near as much as I do now. :wub:


  5. If you're studying a major that's worth a damn, it's not going to be a lot of fun. Sure, you may enjoy the material, but it's a lot of work. I wouldn't consider yourself a drop-out. If you do decide to stop taking classes, just stop - FOR NOW. Take a break and get a s***ty minimum wage job for a year or two while trying to live on your own.

     

    That will make you want to go back to college, I'm sure!


  6. I was super excited about this, saw the video and thought, "meh", but then realized that the game is still in Alpha and that it's surely to change very much over the next 6+ months. Those of us lucky enough to beta the game in October will have a chance to see this.

     

    The weapon models look like hell, so do the grenades. The weapon menu screen looks like it came straight out of the console version. I'm still going to get the game unless it's the full $60 (not rush out, I'll sit back and let the waves of feedback flow through if I'm not in the beta). The only thing that I'll pay the $50 or $60 for is Counterstrike two - once it's got an engine of its own and features worth marketing.

     

    CS:GO looks nothing more than a prettied-up version of CSS in my opinion (as judging by the video) with a few more features and matchmaking. Not very special to me :(


  7. Okay, Bosco alerted me to this and I hopped on to check it out, and I'm glad that you figured out the problem! I did some digging and saw that some boards may not have the same registers/memory, they may not respond well to the slightly higher voltage from the 6970 BIOS. Not sure if that's completely true or not but it make a little bit of sense.

     

    Cheers, again glad to know it worked out for you! I'll have to keep that in mind if anyone else runs across that problem. I pretty much disable all of that power-saving stuff by default, so that's probably why I didn't run across that problem.

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