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  1. For a good CPU/Mobo Combo. Here are the particulars; I am currently running a 980x in a Rampage 3 Extreme (See sig). I have recently purchased 2xMSI R9 290's, as I have a gaming habit. I am running into issues with the pcix 2.0 not being able to handle the xfire data transfer (or at least I've tried everything else to fix my problems that I know of) and am going to have to move to something newer. I have a decent soundcard (X-Fi Fatality) and a budget of around $600 (somewhat flexible). I do not plan on OC'ing this thing to the moon, but if there is a simple automatic bios setting (like on my Rampage) I will probably set it as high as it will go. Thanks!
  2. Ok team, looking at options for a buddy of mine. He currently has an Asus 6850, and is looking to upgrade. Budget is 300 or less. would he be better suited buying something new, or getting another 6850 for cross fire? Also, he is using a ASRock 970 Extreme3 mobo, any conflicts with that? Thanks in advance...
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    Best option under $300

    Lawl. Bosco, why didn't you say something, dude? Let me chat with my guy, he may be interested in that. I love this board.
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    Best option under $300

    WOW. Nice, thank you, Bosco.
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    Korean 27" 2560x1440 monitors -

    After reading this and the thread on OC.net, I purchased a Qnix Matte version from Hulustar on Ebay. Got it in 5 days, and the thing was perfect, out of the box. This monitor is, in my opinion, the best 300 dollar upgrade I have spent on my computer in a LONG time. Just very sharp.
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    Best option under $300

    Excellent, thanks Gents.
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    Best option under $300

    If it will game on all three, so much the better. He would AT LEAST want it to run three screens while gaming on one of them.
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    Best option under $300

    Can the 7950 run three screens? If not, what would I need to make that work?
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    Help OC'ing new system i7-3770k

    Honestly, I would suggest that I would return it to them rather than accept that compromise. If a place is willing to take the hardline about something this minor, I don;t know that I would want to deal with them. Mind if I ask where you purchased?
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    Help OC'ing new system i7-3770k

    Agreed. Tell them you would be happy to accept the upgrade at no cost if they are out of what they promised you initially. Explain to them that you asked for what you wanted for a reason, and it was understood that they would be providing what you had agreed upon, and as such, they are in default, so to speak, of that agreement. If there is any argument at all that "$25 isn't that much", I would then suggest that in that case, it wouldn't cost them that much to keep their customer (you) happy.
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    Hey!

    Valkyrie needs Cable Managemnt, Badly! Welcome, homie. Possible to tuck those wires behind the mobo? Not just for looks, it will help with the airflow as well.
  12. I agree with those above, but tell me this, what case do you have this in?
  13. Have had one of these for a few years now, but I haven't really been too involved in the PC world for a while. Is this still a strong chip?
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    i7 980x, Still awesome?

    No, actually, though I understand you thinking that as my post was pretty misleading. I am using a corsair H100 on it, so, it is still "under water". I used to have a custom H2O setup that covered it and the 2 MSI 480's I had before. Had a reservoir from FrozenQ as well, looked really cool. I don't think I have ever actually had it air cooled. Used an h50 before (when I first purchased it) EDIT: Pics of the old beast...
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    i7 980x, Still awesome?

    :-) When smart people tell me I'm doing something right, that feelsgoodman.jpg Back in the dizzle, we bought one of the xeon hex chips as well. That thing was a beast in OC'ing. I have had the 980x up to 4.9 under water. It does so well OC'ed, it blows my mind how stable and strong it has been. Obviously, it cost a mint, so feeling like you got your money's worth is a pretty big deal. Been kicking around with the idea of moving to 780's in the next 6 months or so....this stuff is so addictive.
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    i7 980x, Still awesome?

    Thanks for the responses. Trust me, if I were ever to sell it, I wouldn't be looking to gouge anyone. The Kraken still clicks along and rolls over pretty much anything I put in front of it, so it's not a necessity thing. Ah, crap, I just realized my sig doesn't have my specs in it anymore....OK, here goes... Intel i7 980x @ 4.7ghz 18 GB Corsair Dominator RAM Corsair p128 SSD 2x MSI GTX580 X-treme edition (The neat ones with 5gb's of mem and the color changing fans that no one ever sees) Fatal1ty soundcard (can't remember which one) ASUS ROG Rampage 3 extreme mobo It was a real monster back when I built it in late 2010, won a few contests with it and such. Had a radeon 5970 in it back then. Pretty much all I do with it is game and deal with emails re: work. I do love me some games, though.
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    i7 980x, Still awesome?

    I havent seen any issues yet, either, so I guess this is one of those "If it works for you, then it works" kinda things, but I got so used to measuring my "e-peen" with numbers back in the day that I guess I just wondered where it stacked up now. Thanks guys.
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    Sapphire Radeon 5970 4gb

    Selling one Sapphire Radeon 5970 4gb edition. Still plenty of power to play BF3 on high settings, and an overclocking monster. Still, I understand it's a bit long in the tooth at this point. Asking $450 or you can make me an offer. I will consider any interesting trades, as well. Pictures...
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    Water-Cooled Dual GPU setup

    OK guys, It is all out of the computer and ready to get boxed up, So I thought I would take some better shots of everything that is being sold. Danger Den Socket 1366 Nehalem Water block. This may fit other chipsets, I am not sure. Another Swiftech pump. Highly recommended. Another Custom Liquid Fusion Reservoir by Alex @ FrozenQ, and 120x240mm Radiator from Swiftech. Twin MSI GTX 480's wearing Black Chrome Water Blocks from Danger Den. Also want to annouce that I have dropped my prices by $100 dollars. So that is $1100 for the complete set, now. I would also be willing to sell it as a partial set, feel free to ask. Thanks!
  20. Time to upgrade my Computer, so I am getting rid of some things and wanted to give the good folks at OCC a shot at them. The package includes... 2 MSI gtx480’s with Danger Den Black Chrome/ Nickel Water blocks (installed) 1 swiftech 120x240mm radiator 1 custom double helix reservoir from FrozenQ. I will throw in the two UV lights I have. All of the fittings you would need to run a complete setup for the equipment listed above Optional stuff (as in, if someone wants to buy it, I will sell and replace with a self-contained system, no problem) 1 Danger Den CPU water block (fitted for the 1366 nehalem chipset) 1 pump (can’t remember the brand, but it came very highly recommended, and is super quiet) Some pictures of the setup Water Block Again, cause they are sexy. Everything in it's current home. I am asking for $1200 for everything. EDIT: See latest post for reduced price! Am open to offers, and would consider trades for firearms, other high end computer equipment (Planning on replacing with a Matrix GTX580, or Two 580's in SLi). Thanks for looking!
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    Water-Cooled Dual GPU setup

    Ah, shoot. I have been away from my computer for a couple weeks, so my apologies for not responding. So, you would be looking to buy the rad, pump, reservoir, and fittings, along with the CPU block?
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    Water-Cooled Dual GPU setup

    Unfortunately, no. Had I been more foresighted, I would have kept the stock cooling components for the 480's, but I didn't. So, selling the cooling setup without the cards would leave me with two useless cards that I would probably have dificculty selling. I know that I could try and find someone who wanted just the boards, but that seems like it would be difficult. If you know someone who is interested in that, maybe we could work a three way deal, or you could buy the whole kit and then sell the boards to the other guy. Thanks man!
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    Water-Cooled Dual GPU setup

    Thank you for the feedback. Liike you said, I am open to offers. Given your and some other feedback I am receiving, I have adjusted the asking price, just in case.
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    The Kraken

    Here at Viperware, we tend to act like a bunch of overgrown kids and we always want the best toys. Well, last week, we got’em. Smurf and I decided that we wanted to build an absolute monster of a computer, with lots of OC’ing overhead, and so we dialed up Zeus and at our request, he bade us “Release the KRAKEN!” First, we’ll take a look at the components in the machine. The “guts of the beast”, so to speak. Starting with the mobo… By this point, if you are on this board, you probably already know how insane this mobo is. If not, you may want to call a roofer and have them come do something about the large rock you’ve been living under. Cliffs notes: It’s freakin awesome. The manual is as thick as a Tom Clancy book, which is to be expected nowadays, except that it’s totally written in One Language! That means that no matter what language you speak, it’s one thick manual, with lot of good info in it. There is a cd and some other goodies as well… Including one large extra gaudy sticker for your case. (It’s not just the sticky part that’s tacky) Onto the rest Yup. Rampage means intel, and if you’re going intel, and you’re going big, this is the big boy to get. Not only did we break the piggy bank, but then we sold the pieces in order to get this black beauty. Was it worth it? Well, we shall soon see. I can haz graphix pleez?? [strongbadvoice]“Aw, dere are TWO of dem!” [/strongbadvoice] And they came with 4 gigs of GDDR5. And a couple games. Uh, yeah, I got nothing else. Sounds like a winner? Now it does. Let me tell you that this soundcard is probably one of the best ones we have ever used. Easy, cool looking, well supported, oh and it sounds awesome as well. It won’t make your pirated mp3’s sound any better than 128bits, but for games and movies and (gasp) hardcopy music, this is just wonderful. And stop pirating music! That stuff is like masturbation, everyone does it…(except me) Getting kind of warm in here… Easy, Reliable, Effective. In our opinion, Corsair and Asetek hit a home run with this product. We use it in quite a few of our builds. Scotty, get me more power! Aye Cap’n! Whoever thought that modular cabling was a good idea needs a medal. And not some little dinky one, either. We’re thinking maybe something with “Nobel” attached to it or something. Next… Yeah man, we got us some memory. At this point, we’re probably being accused of totally homer-ing for Corsair, but you got to hand it to those guys, they make good stuff. Our first choice for the SSD was actually the OCZ 120 GB, but our supplier was out of stock, and we are an impatient bunch. This is one we haven’t tried yet, so we will be interested to see how she stacks up. To mount up with our H50. As you’ll see in some later pics, these fans are what Willis was talkin bout. They are easily some of the beefiest 120mm’s I have ever seen. I must warn you though, do not let your small children/cats/other family pets anywhere near these things, as they are likely to turn them into hamburger. And the skin of the beast… Not a swimsuit model, and not exactly “sveldt”, but we love this case. Extremely solid, with a very ingenuitive 90’ rotated setup, this case works on a positive air pressure model. Along the bottom there are three huge 180 mm fans that pull in cool air from the outside along that neat little bottom lip you see there.
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    new gaming build

    I agree with Merc.
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