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  1. iskout

    Happy new year 2016!

    It's amazing how much a few days off changes. Like, I fell asleep one night, then I woke up and realized it was 2016 and I hadn't been on here in a year. Wut.
  2. Seriously, I could use it as a tent in dire emergencies.
  3. Sorry I haven't gotten around to posting until now. Life's been crazy busy. and my desk was trashed, so I didn't even want to put my new... deskpad (I can't call it a mousepad, it's much too big for that lol) on it until I got some things straightened out. Here's a small gallery of my new desk, and a bonus of my new computer build (Same components, in a Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 case) http://imgur.com/18nsizY,XkVg7po,Vs6JttM#0 Big thanks to OCC and Xtrac for the new deskpad.
  4. Oh, sick, I have a terrible day at work after not being home for 2 days... and I find some good news. Definitely turned my night around. Edit: Also, I actually laughed pretty hard at IVI winning the Core V51.
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5305527 Hnnnnngggggggggggg :wub: :wub: :wub:
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    IT'S HEEEEEEERE! But... it's been sitting outside all day. Gonna let it sit overnight, because it's been sitting outside at ~35f all day, and it's got some condensation buildup on the PCB. One thing to note... it's freakin' huge. It's half an inch longer, and almost a full inch wider than my 770.
  7. iskout

    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    It shipped tonight. Oh, I cannot wait. Hopefully it'll be here just in time for my next day off (Tuesday) and I can get it thrown in and enjoy some ultra-high-res gaming.
  8. iskout

    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    Honestly, my 770 is enough for a single 1080p, but I like to play Civ 5 at 5760x1080. The 770 just isn't quite enough to make it enjoyable at that res, even at lowest settings.
  9. iskout

    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    I'm not just running a single monitor, though. I'm running 3 1080p monitors And I got it for $415... after the $150 gift card I got for Christmas from my family was applied. The monitor shown in the order history was a gift for someone that was using a 19" CRT from 1998.
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    This has been the longest "packaging" time I've ever felt in my entire life. Far and away the most expensive GPU I've ever bought.
  11. Entered. Good luck guys!
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    Tesoro Giveaway!

    My K70 is starting to die on me, so perfect timing is perfect! Delmar, NY
  13. iskout

    Quick Giveaway

    I'm definitely in. Got a Haswell CPU now, and I'm still running the stock cooler.
  14. iskout

    What is your next upgrade?

    Y'know, I'm gonna say something that I've never said before in my life: I'm pretty content with the parts in my computer at the moment. Just upgraded to 2 LG 24" 1920x1080 panels, and everything else is working out pretty well. If anything, a new storage drive would be nice, but I'd have to put some of the HDD cages back in my case, and I'm not really in need of the space yet.
  15. Intel Core I7 4770k Cryorig R1 Cooler 8 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 770 2GB Black NZXT Source 530 240GB Mushkin Enhances Chronos SSD 2x 1.5TB WD Caviar Greens, 1x 1TB WD Caviar Blue 750W Pc Power & Cooling Silencer MK III PSU Acer H213H, BenQ GL2250TM Corsair Vengeance K70 keyboard Steelseries Siberia V2/Astro Mixamp (Audio) Razer DeathAdder mouse Country: United States
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    Worth the money?

    Thanks for the reminder. Updated!
  17. So I recently bought an EVGA GTX 770 (Just before Black Friday-- got it for $300 on Newegg), and I've been struggling to get it to come into it's own ever since. I'm talking scoring half of what I was scoring with my 470 on 3DMark Vantage, getting 40 FPS on lowest settings at 1920x1080 in GW2 (with fresh drivers, fresh install, on an SSD, etc.). I tried swapping my PSU, running with only a single screen, nothing seemed to work. Finally out of pure curiosity, I changed the PCI-E slot that I was using on my ASRock P67 Professional Fatal1ty. Shouldn't have changed anything, but for some reason, it seemed to work. I'm not getting what I expected, but I'm doing significantly better. I can at least run Diablo 3 on Maximum settings without AA. During this time, I realized that my overclock on my 2500k had become unstable. I was running at 4.5 with 1.32v, and it was always solid. I've since had to remove the OC, since I started getting BSODs while testing it under Prime95 (I was curious to see if it was unstable, and causing my performance issues). So, my motherboard might be having issues. It seems to be running reasonably at all stock and using a different PCI-E slot, but I'm fairly certain I'll be getting rid of it soon. So my question is, is it worth jumping to a new chipset/socket (specifically the 4770k/Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H) for about $515, or do you guys think I should just pick up a new 1155 board? I've been out of the game for a while, and I've come across a lot of conflicting reports about the performance of Haswell, so I figured I'd go to the people I've trusted for years with advice. One small advantage of getting a new setup is that my mother's computer is in dire need of an upgrade. If I upgrade my own, I can then drop the CPU into hers, if I pick up a cheap H67/H77 motherboard. I was originally only going to get her a modest setup, as she's coming from an E8400 and would appreciate anything more modern, but I haven't decided yet. Really just looking for some input.
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    Worth the money?

    I don't intend to. I'm quite glad everything's up and running. Getting the performance I expected to get out of it, as well. ~70 FPS at lowest in a 200 vs. 200 army battle in SC2 on Ultra settings. Only problem I've had is that my Civ 5 install no longer seems to work too well. That said, I'm gonna just try to reinstall it. The other games that I've checked seem to be working perfectly.
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    Worth the money?

    Seems to be working now. Not sure what the issue was, but I screwed the GPU back in, and it works fine.
  20. iskout

    Worth the money?

    I already played with those settings in BIOS, but didn't have any luck. I didn't plug in the ATX4P, since I'm only using one card, but I'll try that later. That said, I've gotten it working... though it's strange, and very worrying. It works as long as it's not screwed into my case for support. I reseated the card, to see if maybe I made a mistake, screwed it in, retried, nothing. Unscrewed it, and had to walk away before removing the card again (cats knocked over an end table in the other room). Came back, forgot what I was doing, and turned it on to test... it worked. I was pretty astonished. But then when I tried screwing it back in, nothing again. So it works... as long as it's not screwed in. Which leads me to believe that the board might be damaged, and that having pressure on the PCIE slot might be fixing some problematic connection or something?
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    Worth the money?

    It's definitely a pretty board. That said, I'm getting quite frustrated. I don't consider myself a novice builder. I've built, tested, and repaired in the range of 50-75 systems. I'm having quite the issue with getting this up and running. I can't get any display out of my 770. I know the 770 works, I was literally just using it earlier today. I've got display out of the IGP, but not the GPU. I've even gone so far as to pull the CPU to check for any damage. Everything looks fine. Tried setting UEFI to output first to PCIE 1, but no change. There's a few things that I'm going to try, like swapping PCIE slots, and/or using an older GPU to test, but any suggestions would definitely be welcome.
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    Worth the money?

    I'm gonna install them tomorrow (Saturday), since it's the first day off I've had since I got the hardware. I've been so excited that I've set the Gigabyte board next to my desk so I can look at it when I have a minute and just admire it's beauty.
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    Worth the money?

    Decided to pick up the 4770k and the UD4H. Got it Wednesday, but I haven't had a chance to throw it in yet. Gonna be an all day affair, and between work and other obligations, I just haven't had the time. It's a damn pretty board, though.
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    Worth the money?

    Well, ASRock hasn't released any BIOS updates since they updated to support Ivy Bridge, nor have I found anyone else reporting compatibility issues with my board. On the bright side, I've gotten quite a bit of overtime this week, so I might be able to afford picking up a 4770k. Either way, I think I've convinced myself that upgrading is worth it lol
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