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About Seriphx

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  • Birthday 06/23/1992


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    Gaming, Xbox 360. I want to learn more about computers.


  • Computer Specs
    CPU: Phenom II x2 550
    Graphics: XFX HD 4870 1GB
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3p
    RAM: G.Skill 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1600Mhz
    PSU: Thermaltake ToughPower 600W
    HDD: Western Digital 320GB Sata, Seagate 500GB Sata
    Case: CoolerMaster CM Scout w/ 3x Xigmatek XLF 120mm LED Fan
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek HDT S1283 Red Scorpion
  1. Good sir, I thank you, and think I love you... Thank you very much bro. All is good now!
  2. Lol'ed at that, I truely did. If running a fan at optimal speeds could hurt it, for starters it would not be called "optimal"! And secondly, surely companies would make these speeds not accessible. I don't know if it is possible to push a fan past it's 100% speed mark, but if it is, THAT could possibly wear it out or something, but even then, I don't see that happening unless it were A. At something like 400% normal speed or running 200+% for years... So really, there is nothing to worry about. Back on topic, My 4870 Idles ~59C and Loads up to ~80C at times, so do not fret your cards are perfectly safe at these temps, stop worrying and put them to some great use in some gaming!
  3. Yesterday, I went out to the city and got the warranty on my 7200.11 500GB Seagate SATA HDD, which had stopped working about 2 months ago, and since has been lieing on my shelf. I received a 7200.12 in return, This made me pretty happy. However when I installed it into my case and plugged it all in, I turn on my machine (running Win 7 RC) and I see "New device found, installing drivers..." and I thought ok good.. Then I get the message "ST3500418AS ATA Device is ready for use." And once again thought, Well, this is good. So I go to My Computer, and could only see my old drives, Local Disk C (System drive) and Local Disk D, (Partitioned 320GB Western Digital SATA HDD, 50GB & 250GB) I thought the 500GB would show up and I would just have to format it to use it? I can see it in Device Manager under Disk Drives, But cannot find anyway to format it or store on it? I feel extremely nooby atm, but any help right now, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance P.S. Specs in sig.
  4. The answer is no, you definately should NOT leave, a lot of the things you have said in posts and the advice you offer, I have used myself and learnt from... You have been one of my most helpful members of the whole OCC team If you leave, I'd be very distraught
  5. Oooo! I can't wait for the gun to go off! I would love one of these cards! Best of luck to all
  6. Is this in terms of processing ability? i.e. still be good a few years down the track? Or do you mean how long will it physically last? As in how long until it stops working? Need a little more information... <_<
  7. Thats a good choice, But do make sure you get some more RAM asap. 2GB is about bare minimum for a 64bit OS while gaming. Even 32bit I'm sure you'd see a great improvement
  8. Clayderine, you said previously that you have an HD4870 at the moment? If you have this card, there is no real point in spending $250 on a new card that will see you no real performance gain. Stick with the 4870 if it is a possible choice, it will do fine up to 1920x1200. If not my opinion would be to go the cheaper route with a 4890 or just wait till the 5870's come out, but i hear they are launching at $299
  9. To be honest, I have a Xigmatek S1283 Red Scorpion, Which is essentially the same cooler as recommended in the cart, but with a red fan instead of black. It has H.D.T (Heat-Pipe Direct Touch) which the TRUE lacks (just something to note) and I find it performs extremely well, I idle ~16C and never above ~26C Load. It is silent, and comes with thermal compound. I think staying with that recommended cooler would be best, It comes with free shipping too which is a bonus.
  10. Don't worry, running at 1680x1050 will not damage your LCD. So enjoy the extra pixels As for monitor, go for a Sony, Samsung, LG, or BenQ, for brands, I have a BenQ (this is my 2nd) and they have both served me extremely well my old one, (like yours 17" 1280x1024) Is still running strong after ~5 years, Still love it. So stick with 1680x1050 for now, and when you get the chance go to a 22"+ screen, but make sure it supports 1920x(1080/1200) and reap the full benefits of your nice rig. Enjoy
  11. 291. Without cheating, I didn't bother with the tabbing cheat, however I closed and reopened and right clicked, set quality to low hehe. got 386. Specs in sig. Wonder if unlocking my other 2 cores would effect results? As this doesn't seem GPU based.
  12. Pushing the lcd? I don't think it could possibly hurt the screen if you are setting it to a resolution in the menu's. I have an HD 4870 and a 22" LCD (1920 x 1080) and it runs everything I throw at it without any troubles, even crysis is playable on 1920x1080. My suggestion to you my friend, is keep your current 4870. Don't sell it, Don't buy a new card, you also have no need to upgrade CPU or Mobo, they are both quite fine, however, looking at your current monitor, your system seems a bit overkill for a small resolution such as that. So I suggest you buy a 23.6" or something like that with a nice 1920x1200 resolution or something like that I find 1920x1080 is fine too Are you in the US? Where are you located?
  13. Hahaha, Truely rofled. Anyway, On topic, This thing is a beast! Real hawt. I cant imagine it being practical though. Nice idea in theory though, Maybe I just dont understand it well enough
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