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Forum: GPU Discussion 4 Days Ago
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Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Tried it with some AS5 to see, and it lines up....

Tried it with some AS5 to see, and it lines up. Load on Dead Island so far is 69C. So, I'd say it works.

-Adam
Forum: GPU Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
HD 6870 heatsink.

I have a 1gb XFX 6870 in my main computer, and it's running hot. My definition of hot is 78C idle, and it just had a shutdown at load. Performance-wise, the card is fine for me, so I'm not really...
Forum: General Hardware 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Hmm. It seems to me that for connecting it to the...

Hmm. It seems to me that for connecting it to the receiver for 5.1, I should be able to use three 1/8 to RCA cables, which I think I have that many somewhere here.

One more question, As of now, I...
Forum: General Hardware 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I found a Sony STR-K502 receiver at my local...

I found a Sony STR-K502 receiver at my local Goodwill store the other day, and I finished modifying the subwoofer from my old set of BA-7900s (had to extend the back with some 2x3 studs to...
Forum: General Hardware 12-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Any suggestions? -Adam

Any suggestions?

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 12-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
So I remembered that I kept the control module...

So I remembered that I kept the control module from my first set of BA-7900s that was killed in a lightning strike (as well as the speakers). I tested this set with the old controller, and it works,...
Forum: General Hardware 11-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I just won this...

I just won this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181261964420?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) amp. It tested good, so, I just need to dig out my receiver (tested it on a friend's), and...
Forum: General Hardware 11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I'm okay with that. Actually, the old amp didn't...

I'm okay with that. Actually, the old amp didn't have any, near as I can find.

What are the rules with impedance? I can never remember if the amp can be higher, or the speakers.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Speaker changes.

So my Boston Acoustics BA7900 SPEAKERS have developed a problem. The front right channel doesn't work. I tested the speaker on another channel and it works, and tried it on my motherboards onboard...
Forum: General Hardware 08-29-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Very. I'm digging it nicely. Hoping to be able to...

Very. I'm digging it nicely. Hoping to be able to grab another 8GB memory kit in a week or two, and an SSD in a month or two.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
My 6870 is having temper tantrums, so I contacted...

My 6870 is having temper tantrums, so I contacted XFX, and they are having me RMA it. So, we shall see what comes of that.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Okay, so I have this...

Okay, so I have this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264) PSU, this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519) memory, and this...
Forum: General Hardware 08-19-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Figures. I was about to order right now, and the...

Figures. I was about to order right now, and the memory (that G.Skill you'd linked) is out of stock. Any other recommendations?

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-19-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Duff link. -Adam

Duff link.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-18-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Yeah, I'll go with the combo of the cpu and mobo,...

Yeah, I'll go with the combo of the cpu and mobo, and get the G.Skill you linked. Better to be safe. I did the math, and the price difference is negligible, so I'd rather go with the better hardware...
Forum: General Hardware 08-18-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Cool, that looks fine to me. Thinking I'll go...

Cool, that looks fine to me. Thinking I'll go with the Rosewill. How does this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1413998)combo look? Same mainboard, but with 8GB of...
Forum: General Hardware 08-18-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
I'm going to have to pass on an SSD for *right...

I'm going to have to pass on an SSD for *right now*. Reason being, I'd want to make it my OS, Applications, and Page File partitions, for which I'd need more space. It's *definitely* in the plans,...
Forum: General Hardware 08-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
If I bump the budget to $500, and stick with my...

If I bump the budget to $500, and stick with my Audigy 2 ZS Platinum instead of getting a better onboard audio solution, would I be able to get a beefier PSU? If I'm going to upgrade my GPU in the...
Forum: General Hardware 08-16-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
That Xeon is looking like it will be my choice....

That Xeon is looking like it will be my choice. I'm not going to OC, but if there are any motherboards with a better onboard audio, I'd like to take a looksie. Basically, while I like the Daniel_k...
Forum: General Hardware 08-16-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Honestly, I'm happy with my 6870, so I'm just...

Honestly, I'm happy with my 6870, so I'm just looking to replace what's needed. Given that my PSU is 4.5 years old, I'd like to replace it, too.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-16-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Does hyperthreading actually give a noticeable...

Does hyperthreading actually give a noticeable performance difference?

Basically I want something I can do some FPS gaming, some rendering, and will last me through grad school, which I just...
Forum: General Hardware 08-15-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Before I order in a couple of days, are there any...

Before I order in a couple of days, are there any other suggestions?

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Okay, looks good to me. I'm using Windows 7 home...

Okay, looks good to me. I'm using Windows 7 home premium, and the Daniel K drivers. Will be ordering in a few days, hopefully.

-Adam
Forum: General Hardware 08-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
Do any of these...

Do any of these (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=30000007&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=haswell&hisInDesc=8gb-_-intel&page=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&PageSize=100) look...
Forum: General Hardware 08-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By Silk_the_Absent1
New mainboard/processor/memory time.

It looks like my mainboard in my main system (system 1 in my sig) is dead. Any suggestions for a good, but affordable, replacement mainboard, processor, and memory? I'd like to keep it under $500,...
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