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Everything posted by Skyfire

  1. Gotta love the Maxwell architecture with its lower power consumption (therefore slower fans for quieter operation), plus the cooler's unique and slick design. Thanks to Zotax and LinusTechTips for the giveaway. Good luck, mates.
  2. It may sound like a stupid answer but whatever's cheaper and suits your needs more (like which red and black looks better to you, lol). There's no real game-changing differences between motherboards around the same price.
  3. The H110 would perform better at the same fan speed because of the higher surface area. I would recommend buying better fans for the H110 though. If you're not willing to spend more money for fans, I'd just go for the H100i. It's only a few degrees warmer. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AlPSGh26Ne0XdHZweHoxckRqazBvM0RTMW5GSFZNRmc#gid=0
  4. Super Sonico ... for the storyline of course. Ah, Speed Grapher would be probably one of my favourites that I can think of at the moment.
  5. The NZXT Source 530 is around that price I believe, and it's a full tower. You could have a look at that.
  6. Wait for the cases that were introduced to be released onto the market, lol.
  7. I only play in the hope I find my true love.
  8. As aforementioned, I really like the Corsair Carbide Air 540 case. It might be your taste, but it's functionality is really nice. You could wait a little for the cases introduced at CES to be released maybe. Some real good looking cases coming out. Got my eyes on the little brother of the Enthoo Primo, the Enthoo Luxe.
  9. H105 and H110 will outperform the H100i by a few degrees. It's whether you're willing to pay the price. But the H100i is a very good AIO. Safe to say it's extremely popular.
  10. You should just give us a number on how much you're willing to spend. There's only so few AIOs out there and they're all pretty similar in performance per dollar (well, the common ones are).
  11. When you install programs, they give you the ability to choose where you want to install it during the installation process. With things like Steam and Origin, you'll have to go into settings to choose what directory you want to save the games. You'll have to uninstall the programs saved on the SSD and reinstall them back on the HDD. Cleanest way possible anyway.
  12. Also, there's a possibility your motherboard may allow you to ignore the CPU fan speed so you don't have to connect anything to the header. Just head into the BIOS/UEFI and look for it.
  13. No worries. They run at around 1200 RPM so it shouldn't be too loud. But noise tolerance is subjective. Besides, you can always turn down the fans anyway with the fan controller if they do run a little noisy.
  14. Either, to be honest. Doubt you can go wrong with any of them. Preference, really.
  15. You should be able to use the NZXT fan controller to control the Coolermaster fans you're looking at. The controller should use 3-pin connectors so you can control the fans by its voltage.
  16. Gotta use one since I have a tempered glass table, and it just makes sense to use a mousepad with a mouse! Tracking's actually good on the tempered glass if I'm just browsing but when quick movements are needed, the cursor goes pretty haywire here and there.
  17. Nothing wrong with that. It's a good case.
  18. Those watts seem low enough. But it still may be risky if the power supply isn't sufficient, as in it needs to provide enough power for the CPU and GPU (without the extra stability from the missing 4-pin). Also, the PSU may have aged components since you're pulling out of an "old Dell". Anyway, there's only one way to find out if it works.
  19. If you don't want to overclock then there's no need for a cooler. However, I'd recommend overclocking an AMD chip. It's one of the reasons why their FX series is great for budget as the price to performance is really good when they are overclocked.
  20. I believe the extra 4 pins supply power to the PCIe lanes. You would definitely be fine running on on-board graphics, but I'm not sure about the HD 5450. A 20-pin power connector is known to work with low-power GPUs though.
  21. Looks nice but you might have to look into an aftermarker CPU cooler as you won't get as much performance possible from a stock FX-8320. And I'm sure you should be able to run BF4 at Ultra easily with a GTX 770. Assuming you're running it at 1080p anyway.
  22. Well, at least we can say that the cards will stay cool and with the extra 25 watts from a 6-pin (most of the non-reference cards should have one I hope), it'd be a nice overclocker. Also, loving the appearance of the EVGA card and I've noticed how the I/O plate is tinted or what not.