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    it's a generic cheapo logitech

    it's a generic cheapo logitech
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    the 212s are just standard tower heatsinks,...

    the 212s are just standard tower heatsinks, they'll fit into any case with a 120mm back exhaust fan so the vast majority of them
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    no problems at all, it's just more bandwidth and...

    no problems at all, it's just more bandwidth and no mechanical drive comes close to the limits of SATA II
    for mechanical drives SATA III is just marketing BS
  • 2x2GB, 2x512MB 1x4GB, 1x1GB

    2x2GB, 2x512MB
    1x4GB, 1x1GB
  • Seasonic is one of the best PSU OEMs, and the OEM...

    Seasonic is one of the best PSU OEMs, and the OEM for many of Antec, Corsair and many other brand's good PSU models
  • http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridg...

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/23.html

    the real problem is the bottleneck caused by whatever CPU fits into a board with PCI-E 1.1
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    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php...

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?266361-EVGA-SR-2-motherboard-tray-measurements might help
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    the point of a proper loop is better cooling a...

    the point of a proper loop is better cooling
    a H100 meets/barely passes the level of a d14 (depending on the review) with far more noise with the stock fans
  • PCI-E is backwards compatible if it's a high end...

    PCI-E is backwards compatible
    if it's a high end card the lower bandwidth might limit performance but other than that it's fine
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    case fans won't help with the sabertooth...

    case fans won't help

    with the sabertooth boards it boils down to three choices
    use a top down air cooler
    use one of the loud tiny whiny fans
    or take the stupid plastic crap off
  • the problem is that "up for the job" isn't good...

    the problem is that "up for the job" isn't good enough for PSUs
    when you're putting $600 of hardware in the hands of one component you want it to be one you can trust to not flip out and throw a few...
  • here where you're talking about the maximum...

    here where you're talking about the maximum output of the PSU as 75% of it's advertised 500W which is incorrect
    it would be possible to pull 500W from a 500W 75% efficiency PSU (ignoring any...
  • completely the wrong attitude to have with PSUs...

    completely the wrong attitude to have with PSUs
    why risk every component in a build with a POS $40 unit when you could be using a $55 seasonic based neo eco, $45 with a current offer

    and rosewill...
  • that's not how efficiency works at all...

    that's not how efficiency works at all
    efficiency affects the draw between a PSU and the wall, and has nothing to do with how much a PSU can output
    at 80% efficiency if components are pulling 80W...
  • uhh that doesn't mean it's automatically a good...

    uhh that doesn't mean it's automatically a good PSU
  • the neo ecos are already seasonic oem

    the neo ecos are already seasonic oem
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    there's no performance difference anyway even...

    there's no performance difference anyway
    even modern high end cards don't need more bandwidth than 2.0 x16
    hell PCI-E 2.0 x8 / 1.1 x16 is still an unnoticeable difference
    ...
  • it's already been done ...

    it's already been done
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490/5
    there's some odd ones in there and all but chocolate aren't too far off actual TIM
    ...
  • the H60 is more suitable for that than a tower...

    the H60 is more suitable for that than a tower heatsink because all the weight is attached to the case rather than hanging off the motherboard, it's one of the few real advantages of closed loops...
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    HWMonitor

    HWMonitor
  • they're great

    they're great
  • the neo eco is already seasonic OEM

    the neo eco is already seasonic OEM
  • probably but I wouldn't bother, TTs PSUs aren't...

    probably but I wouldn't bother, TTs PSUs aren't exactly top notch
    Ultras are terrible, cancel the order if you still have the option
  • Thread: $2500 Build

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    I think you mean no reason to care the...

    I think you mean no reason to care
    the difference between 1333, 1600 and 1866 isn't even worth the time it takes to set it higher than 1333 in BIOS
    the only time you should care is with the AMD...
  • Thread: $2500 Build

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    the capstones are superflower OEMd, they're great

    the capstones are superflower OEMd, they're great
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    wow no one answered your vague question within 10...

    wow no one answered your vague question within 10 hours at the cost of their own time? what a travesty, I'll make sure you get a full refund for the $0 you spent on this service within two weeks
    ...
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    why bother, it's only the stock cooler and the...

    why bother, it's only the stock cooler
    and the preapplied paste is fine http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Intel-Stock-Thermal-Compound-Review/1273/4
  • I don't understand that complaint about the k90...

    I don't understand that complaint about the k90
    I own a filco with browns and not once have I thought "oh yeah I'm so glad I have tactile feedback on the F7 key" or "I use scroll lock so much, I'm...
  • no HDD reaches the limits of SATA II, currently...

    no HDD reaches the limits of SATA II, currently only newer generations of SSDs will benefit from the increased bandwidth
    SATA III on mechanical drives is purely marketing BS, and it's all backwards...
  • there's both dual and triple slot versions of...

    there's both dual and triple slot versions of directcu
    the triple slot is a waste of time but the dual slot is pretty good

    I'm pretty sure the asus 660ti has the best cooler, IIRC both cooler and...
  • significantly, laptops need the drastically lower...

    significantly, laptops need the drastically lower power consumption and heat output
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    with the sheer lack of room and airflow it might...

    with the sheer lack of room and airflow it might as well not be there at all
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    the difference between 1333 and 1600 Mhz isn't...

    the difference between 1333 and 1600 Mhz isn't even worth the time it takes to change it
  • why would you buy a 680 when the 670 exists and...

    why would you buy a 680 when the 670 exists
    and why would you buy a triple slot cooler, enjoy warping your pci-e slots
  • it's to stop multiple cards pulling enough power...

    it's to stop multiple cards pulling enough power through the expansion slots to cause damage to the mobo 24 pin power
    though I have no idea why that mobo would have one, it's only really a concern...
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    it's also noisier the only advantage to a...

    it's also noisier

    the only advantage to a closed loop is you can attach the weight to the case
    if it's not a mobile system then there's no reason to use them over a better performing air cooler...
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    don't waste money on closed loops, get a D14...

    don't waste money on closed loops, get a D14
    you're getting nothing more from that RAM than any other DDR3 1600 kit, get a cheaper one
  • the "only plus" would be better cooling, even if...

    the "only plus" would be better cooling, even if you maintain the same temps with lower fan speed it still means you're achieving better cooling because you can still increase fan speed and get even...
  • I doubt it will be gamechanging, I'm pretty sure...

    I doubt it will be gamechanging, I'm pretty sure it's the same idea that Sapphire uses for their Vapor-X GPU coolers (vapor chamber between GPU and heatpipes) and they don't perform miles ahead of...
  • completely and totally wrong your link refers to...

    completely and totally wrong
    your link refers to Asymmetrical Crossfire between the APUs and low end radeon cards, a very specific situation that doesn't apply to OP at all
  • actually there is Asymmetric Crossfire...

    actually there is Asymmetric Crossfire
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4476/amd-a83850-review/6
    though I have no idea if it applies to laptops
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    no 500W is fine if it's not a POSU, OP can you...

    no
    500W is fine if it's not a POSU, OP can you give us a brand or model
  • it's one of the acer toaster PCs, it's almost...

    it's one of the acer toaster PCs, it's almost impossible to upgrade and what you can change isn't worth the time or effort
  • don't bother asking until you're ready to buy,...

    don't bother asking until you're ready to buy, prices will change so much by the end of the year that any decision made now is pointless

    and in the next thread post which PSU you have, if you're...
  • yes intel stock coolers have thermal paste...

    yes
    intel stock coolers have thermal paste preapplied to the bottom
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    I don't think this could be further from the...

    I don't think this could be further from the truth
    enermax make some of the best PSUs out there but you pay a premium for them
  • closed loops = bad / waste of time / use air or...

    closed loops = bad / waste of time / use air or proper water / etc.
  • use a DVI-I to VGA adapter 16th July 2012 ...

    use a DVI-I to VGA adapter

    16th July 2012



    or buy a DVI cable for that monitor would be the best solution
  • if you have the correct expansion slots and a...

    if you have the correct expansion slots and a suitable PSU then yes (assuming they're both pci-e cards)
    but I don't know why you would want to when one card will support at least two monitors
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    heh no...

    heh no http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7870_Flex/28.html
    and the 670/680 support three displays in games as well as a 4th showing desktop

    CPU brand has nothing to do with GPU...
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