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Forum: General Hardware 05-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,663
Posted By madmat
The price was right, come tomorrow the price goes...

The price was right, come tomorrow the price goes up to $69.99 for the kit I bought and $119.99 for the 16gig kit which was $99.99 during the introductory sale.

I will say that it makes sense in a...
Forum: General Hardware 05-10-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,663
Posted By madmat
eVGA enters the ram market, no-one notices.

I got an email from Micro Center the other day announcing that eVGA has released PC ram. Oddly, for now at least, it's exclusive to MC.

Since they had PC3 2400 for $50 for an eight gig kit, I had...
Forum: General Technology 04-28-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
The 4690K isn't "faster" on a pure multi-cored...

The 4690K isn't "faster" on a pure multi-cored benchmark, indeed, it's a tad slower. Where it counts, in gaming and in applications that don't leverage more than 1-4 cores at a whack, it kicks the...
Forum: General Technology 04-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
the AMD rig is now my backup. It's running on air...

the AMD rig is now my backup. It's running on air with the GTX470 as the GPU. Now I've made the move to an i5 4690K and damn, I kind of regret throwing all the money I did at the AMD rig although I...
Forum: Modding 04-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By madmat
Very nice. Sorry I missed this earlier, I've been...

Very nice. Sorry I missed this earlier, I've been tied up with a Z97 build. I would love to play with an X99 setup one of these days although the Tesla is totally beyond me.
Forum: Contests 04-06-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By madmat
Too bad I don't do the Twitter.

Too bad I don't do the Twitter.
Forum: General Technology 02-07-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/madmat_2001...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/madmat_2001/th_20150207_040821.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/madmat_2001/media/20150207_040821.jpg.html)

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Forum: General Technology 02-06-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
They bench above a 780. In between a 980 and a...

They bench above a 780. In between a 980 and a 780ti.

The secondary system is going to be strictly backup. just in case my main box goes down or I'm gutting it for some reason, I won't be out of...
Forum: General Technology 01-31-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
No, the GPU's are still rocking the air coolers....

No, the GPU's are still rocking the air coolers. I'm going to plumb the loop after I settle on a motherboard. Right now I'm running the H100i on the CPU and that's the only liquid cooling going on...
Forum: General Technology 01-31-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/madmat_2001...

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/madmat_2001/8320e.1.jpg
Forum: General Technology 01-26-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
A few more parts and my custom loop will be set...

A few more parts and my custom loop will be set to go in. It'll consist of an Apogee Drive II, a Feser X-Changer 240, a pair of MCW82 gpu blocks and a Black Ice X-flow 120 rad. It's only 360mm of...
Forum: General Technology 01-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
The second 760 arrived today. I got it setup and...

The second 760 arrived today. I got it setup and enabled SLI. The scaling on these is fantastic. My frame rates in Furmark and 3DMark went up by 80%. So far I've only played BL TPS but in spots where...
Forum: General Technology 01-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
The conversion top is for the MCW80 I currently...

The conversion top is for the MCW80 I currently have. I'm going to run the GPU blocks in parallel which lowers the restriction compared to series by 75% but requires both blocks to have the same flow...
Forum: General Technology 01-17-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
So far, today, I've spent close to $400 on PC...

So far, today, I've spent close to $400 on PC stuff. The GTX 760 was $135 (used), I also got a used Swiftech Apogee Drive II for AM2/3/3+ for $95, a used MCW82 for $25, a bunch of 3/8" fittings,...
Forum: General Technology 01-16-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
Today I picked up the second 760 (used, online)...

Today I picked up the second 760 (used, online) and ordered $100 worth of WC goodies. 2015 should be epic.
Forum: General Technology 01-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
Next week I'm getting a second GTX 760 for some...

Next week I'm getting a second GTX 760 for some SLI action. Since I'm migrating back to a custom loop I'll have to pick up another GPU water block.
Forum: Motherboards 01-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By madmat
According to the manual there are three bios...

According to the manual there are three bios chips on that board with a switch to choose among them. I would suggest trying to switch to a different bios chip and see if it'll boot into windows on...
Forum: Motherboards 01-01-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,066
Posted By madmat
Necro bump. Remember when I said I'd never own a...

Necro bump. Remember when I said I'd never own a Gigabyte board? Well, I did buy one, ran it for a week and returned it for an ASUS board.

I know you already know this, Rob, but I wanted to point...
Forum: Off Topic 01-01-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,695
Posted By madmat
Happy Festivus to the rest of us!

Happy Festivus to the rest of us!
Forum: General Technology 01-01-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
Well, you know the old saying, if it ain't...

Well, you know the old saying, if it ain't roaches it's spiders. At least it runs and hasn't let out the magic blue smoke.
Forum: General Technology 12-27-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
So, today I pulled the GA-990FXA-UD5 out of my...

So, today I pulled the GA-990FXA-UD5 out of my PC, bundled it back up in its box and returned it to Micro Center. I exchanged it for the ASUS M5A99FX Pro Rev 2.0 and installed it this afternoon.
...
Forum: General Technology 12-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
The past couple of days have been an adventure....

The past couple of days have been an adventure. Sunday, in anticipation of getting a new CPU (something else is in the works) that requires the latest bios I updated to what I thought was the latest...
Forum: General Technology 12-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
Last night I was able to get the 955 up to 3.5Ghz...

Last night I was able to get the 955 up to 3.5Ghz with no issue. Today I updated the BIOS and now the 955 won't OC in the BIOS at all. I can manually set the multiplier to 17.5 but when it POSTs the...
Forum: General Technology 12-21-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
I got some ram for Christmas... ...

I got some ram for Christmas...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/madmat_2001/20141220_190753-1.jpg
so this happened.
Forum: General Technology 12-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By madmat
I ended up picking up a GTX 760 for a buck twenty...

I ended up picking up a GTX 760 for a buck twenty yesterday (used) but I figure, what the heck, if I run across another at (close to) that price I can SLI them and get 780'ish performance for less...
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