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by Raraniel
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: August 2010 Forum Drawing - Coolit Eco CPU Cooler
Replies: 178
Views: 132129

Re: August 2010 Forum Drawing - Coolit Eco CPU Cooler

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by Raraniel
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: July 2010 Forum Drawing - Three XFX Power Supplies!
Replies: 193
Views: 94007

Re: July 2010 Forum Drawing - Three XFX Power Supplies!

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by Raraniel
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ATI vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel
Replies: 14
Views: 3640

Re: ATI vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel

Checking gaming benchmarks between AMD and Intel show very little (If any) advantage in favor of Intel, and I haven't noticed any instabilities from an AMD PC. The $100-$150 difference is enough to be able to upgrade the CPU if at any point you feel that the performance of an outdated chip requires ...
by Raraniel
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 2300$ build
Replies: 10
Views: 6343

Re: 2300$ build

If you're planning to overclock, the 1055t is identical to the 1090 for 100 USD less. The only difference is the lower (and locked) multiplier, but with some good OC skillz you should be able to get it over 4 ghz.
by Raraniel
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2010 CyberPower Power System Drawing w/ Intel CPU
Replies: 470
Views: 166350

Re: June 2010 CyberPower Power System Drawing w/ Intel CPU

geokilla wrote:You know what interests me? The last 7 posts or so are all 1 post members. I got a feeling they're the same person making multiple accounts.
I wouldn't be surprised. I liked the rules for the ibuypower contest which required activity in the forums.
by Raraniel
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2010 CyberPower Power System Drawing w/ Intel CPU
Replies: 470
Views: 166350

Re: June 2010 CyberPower Power System Drawing w/ Intel CPU

Okay, lets hope for the best!

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by Raraniel
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Need input for system I'm building
Replies: 25
Views: 4176

Re: Need input for system I'm building

I believe the 1055 is an identical chip to the higher clocked 1090, which means that overclocking it to 3.2 ghz should be perfectly stable. At that clock you're approaching the 3.4 ghz of the highest end phenom II X4 chip. For such similarly priced chips, the 1055 is really a steal.
by Raraniel
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ATI vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel
Replies: 14
Views: 3640

Re: ATI vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel

If you're on a budget, AMD/ATI is definitely the most bang for your buck. You can get a top end AMD quad core processor for under 200 USD (Or an equivalent lower end processor which can be overclocked for a much cheaper solution) which will meet all of your gaming needs. Intel is definitely faster f...
by Raraniel
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: help troubleshooting
Replies: 18
Views: 2719

Re: help troubleshooting

Last time I had a mobo die, the case fans, cpu fan, and PSU fan would spin when power was turned on, despite the lack of a POST.
by Raraniel
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 2300$ build
Replies: 10
Views: 6343

Re: 2300$ build

I'm dubious about the Matrix. The extra overclocking potential is promising, however that pricepoint is only a hundred dollars shy of getting into the 5970 range. The 2gb frame buffer won't make a huge difference in most games unless you're going for an eyefinity setup, in which case I feel you'd on...
by Raraniel
Sat May 29, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2010 Drawing - NZXT Swag
Replies: 161
Views: 99216

Re: May 2010 Drawing - NZXT Swag

Have fun with the new gear!
by Raraniel
Fri May 21, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 17 button mouse... ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1669

Re: 17 button mouse... ?

Seems like it would be difficult to precisely use at first, but could be pretty awesome if you practiced with it until the positioning of the buttons felt natural.
by Raraniel
Mon May 17, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2010 Drawing - NZXT Swag
Replies: 161
Views: 99216

Re: May 2010 Drawing - NZXT Swag

Here's Hoping!

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by Raraniel
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: new build
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: new build

I'd say if you're considering GTX 480's, go double 5970's. Wayyy more bang for only a little more buck, especially since you're going to be adding another 100-140 dollars for the waterblock per card. That'll bring the GTX 480 up to around 600 dollars and the 5970 up to around 740.
by Raraniel
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ASUS ARES - Dual Radeon HD5870 GPUs and 4GB RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 8962

Re: ASUS ARES - Dual Radeon HD5870 GPUs and 4GB RAM

I hope the cooling is as good as they claim. A custom waterblock for a non-reference card would cost an arm and a leg.
by Raraniel
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: new computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: new computer

For a desktop, I would recommend building your own. It's pretty easy if you read online and use the instruction manual. Not only can you get a much more powerful machine for significantly less money, you usually feel a lot more pride of ownership in something you put together yourself. Check www.new...
by Raraniel
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Whats next for an Upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Whats next for an Upgrade?

The biggest performance upgrade I've noticed was going from HDD to SSD. Made a world of difference for day to day computing as well as boot / recovery times.
by Raraniel
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Vapor-x & ventilation
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Vapor-x & ventilation

The catalyst control center should also show your temps under the overclocking utility. It's a good way to compare various temps with the %load that caused them
by Raraniel
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Post Your Rig!
Replies: 556
Views: 205634

Re: Post Your Rig!

DJ Tucker, I used to have the same side panel on one of my cases. Brought back fond memories.