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    daemonowner got a reaction from arniks8 in CPU delidding and questions about   
    The vice method is the best way to do it. Lowest failure rate. Far more reliable than the razor.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from Madfang in Experiences with non-techies   
    I spent four solid hours cleaning my brothers disgusting old keyboard. I mean old, probably approaching 10 years if not older. Hadn't been cleaned ever that I recall. Find the most disgusting keyboard that you can find on the entire interwebs, it was about that bad. So so much hair and dust and crumbs compacted under the keys, kept in place by jam and milk and whatever else that had dried years prior. I was retching a little while cleaning it. The worst part is...
     
    He...
     
     
    Didn't....
     
     
     
    Notice.
     
    Until I told him. 2 Months later. He had no idea that his keyboard was cleaned.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from Max23 in Required PSU Wattage for R9 290   
    As Enderman said, "750 / .8 = 937.5W that it will take from the wall". If your system is pulling 750W, the PSU will be pulling 937.5W from the wall. Of course, we don't really need to consider that here, because your system won't pull anywhere near 750W and a (good) 600W power supply can deliver 600W, not 600W from the wall.
     
    Many companies overestimate the amount of power you will need, and recommend higher Wattage power supplies than what you actually need. The reason is that many people have low end units that can't deliver their rated Wattage, and recommending 750W is simpler than dealing with people who insist their 500W garbage heap is capable of running a high end setup. Also, some have conflicts of interest and sell power supplies themselves. Higher Wattage units cost more, and hence profit.
     
    Learn to quote.
    Learn to spell.
    Learn to research.
    And go back to those sites where they recommend 750W for a 290.
    Interesting that there's a 100W difference between single and crossfire setups. A single 290 would 'melt a 650' and needs 750W minimum, but jump 100W more and you can run two of them!
     
    Let's begin. In no particular order...
    Techpowerup reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290, and the maximum power consumption through the PCIE connectors was 311W.
    In 3DMark06/11, Tweaktown measured the total power consumption of their system including a 3960X at 4.7GHz and the HIS R9 290 IceQ Turbo was 453W.
    Tweaktown also reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC, and with their 4.7GHz 3960X system stressed in 3DMark06/11 they found the maximum power consumption to be 429W.
    While gaming, HardwareCanucks found their system including a 4930k at 4.7GHz and the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC to use 444W.
    Tweaktown reviewed the Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC and found the total power consumption to be 442W.
    HardOCP found their whole test system including a 3770k at 4.6GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC to use 439W.
    With a 3960X at 4.8GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290, Xbitlabs found the total system power consumption to be 537W in Crysis 3. I suspect this included inefficiency (energy lost as heat at the wall).
    HardwareCanucks found the whole system including the XFX DD R9 290 to use 470W in Unigine Valley stress testing. 
    CustomPCreview's review of the MSI Gaming R9 290 found the total system power consumption with a 3570k @stock to be 388W in Furmark 
    HardwareCanucks found the whole system with a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC to use 476W in Unigine Valley.
    Guru3D tested the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC with a 3960X at 4.6GHz, and found the whole system to use 374W in full GPU stress. The calculated GPU usage was 255W at load.
    HardwareCanucks reviewed the reference R9 290, and at load their whole system pulled 468W.
    With an i7 3820 and the reference R9 290, techreport found the system to use 349W at load. 
    Tomshardware found the peak reference R9 290 power consumption to be 255W, and 201W while gaming.
    Guru3D calculated the reference R9 290's TDP as 254W, with their system using 372W at load.
    Tweaktown's review of the reference R9 290 found the total power consumption to be 484W.
    With a stock 3960X and the reference R9 290, eteknix found the system power consumption to be 393.5W.
    Techpowerup measured the power draw through the PCIE connectors and found the R9 290 to pull 263W at most.
     
    Tell me more about those 650W power supplies that melted from running an R9 290.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from TomvanWijnen in Required PSU Wattage for R9 290   
    As Enderman said, "750 / .8 = 937.5W that it will take from the wall". If your system is pulling 750W, the PSU will be pulling 937.5W from the wall. Of course, we don't really need to consider that here, because your system won't pull anywhere near 750W and a (good) 600W power supply can deliver 600W, not 600W from the wall.
     
    Many companies overestimate the amount of power you will need, and recommend higher Wattage power supplies than what you actually need. The reason is that many people have low end units that can't deliver their rated Wattage, and recommending 750W is simpler than dealing with people who insist their 500W garbage heap is capable of running a high end setup. Also, some have conflicts of interest and sell power supplies themselves. Higher Wattage units cost more, and hence profit.
     
    Learn to quote.
    Learn to spell.
    Learn to research.
    And go back to those sites where they recommend 750W for a 290.
    Interesting that there's a 100W difference between single and crossfire setups. A single 290 would 'melt a 650' and needs 750W minimum, but jump 100W more and you can run two of them!
     
    Let's begin. In no particular order...
    Techpowerup reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290, and the maximum power consumption through the PCIE connectors was 311W.
    In 3DMark06/11, Tweaktown measured the total power consumption of their system including a 3960X at 4.7GHz and the HIS R9 290 IceQ Turbo was 453W.
    Tweaktown also reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC, and with their 4.7GHz 3960X system stressed in 3DMark06/11 they found the maximum power consumption to be 429W.
    While gaming, HardwareCanucks found their system including a 4930k at 4.7GHz and the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC to use 444W.
    Tweaktown reviewed the Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC and found the total power consumption to be 442W.
    HardOCP found their whole test system including a 3770k at 4.6GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC to use 439W.
    With a 3960X at 4.8GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290, Xbitlabs found the total system power consumption to be 537W in Crysis 3. I suspect this included inefficiency (energy lost as heat at the wall).
    HardwareCanucks found the whole system including the XFX DD R9 290 to use 470W in Unigine Valley stress testing. 
    CustomPCreview's review of the MSI Gaming R9 290 found the total system power consumption with a 3570k @stock to be 388W in Furmark 
    HardwareCanucks found the whole system with a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC to use 476W in Unigine Valley.
    Guru3D tested the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC with a 3960X at 4.6GHz, and found the whole system to use 374W in full GPU stress. The calculated GPU usage was 255W at load.
    HardwareCanucks reviewed the reference R9 290, and at load their whole system pulled 468W.
    With an i7 3820 and the reference R9 290, techreport found the system to use 349W at load. 
    Tomshardware found the peak reference R9 290 power consumption to be 255W, and 201W while gaming.
    Guru3D calculated the reference R9 290's TDP as 254W, with their system using 372W at load.
    Tweaktown's review of the reference R9 290 found the total power consumption to be 484W.
    With a stock 3960X and the reference R9 290, eteknix found the system power consumption to be 393.5W.
    Techpowerup measured the power draw through the PCIE connectors and found the R9 290 to pull 263W at most.
     
    Tell me more about those 650W power supplies that melted from running an R9 290.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from B_aker in Required PSU Wattage for R9 290   
    As Enderman said, "750 / .8 = 937.5W that it will take from the wall". If your system is pulling 750W, the PSU will be pulling 937.5W from the wall. Of course, we don't really need to consider that here, because your system won't pull anywhere near 750W and a (good) 600W power supply can deliver 600W, not 600W from the wall.
     
    Many companies overestimate the amount of power you will need, and recommend higher Wattage power supplies than what you actually need. The reason is that many people have low end units that can't deliver their rated Wattage, and recommending 750W is simpler than dealing with people who insist their 500W garbage heap is capable of running a high end setup. Also, some have conflicts of interest and sell power supplies themselves. Higher Wattage units cost more, and hence profit.
     
    Learn to quote.
    Learn to spell.
    Learn to research.
    And go back to those sites where they recommend 750W for a 290.
    Interesting that there's a 100W difference between single and crossfire setups. A single 290 would 'melt a 650' and needs 750W minimum, but jump 100W more and you can run two of them!
     
    Let's begin. In no particular order...
    Techpowerup reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290, and the maximum power consumption through the PCIE connectors was 311W.
    In 3DMark06/11, Tweaktown measured the total power consumption of their system including a 3960X at 4.7GHz and the HIS R9 290 IceQ Turbo was 453W.
    Tweaktown also reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC, and with their 4.7GHz 3960X system stressed in 3DMark06/11 they found the maximum power consumption to be 429W.
    While gaming, HardwareCanucks found their system including a 4930k at 4.7GHz and the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC to use 444W.
    Tweaktown reviewed the Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC and found the total power consumption to be 442W.
    HardOCP found their whole test system including a 3770k at 4.6GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC to use 439W.
    With a 3960X at 4.8GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290, Xbitlabs found the total system power consumption to be 537W in Crysis 3. I suspect this included inefficiency (energy lost as heat at the wall).
    HardwareCanucks found the whole system including the XFX DD R9 290 to use 470W in Unigine Valley stress testing. 
    CustomPCreview's review of the MSI Gaming R9 290 found the total system power consumption with a 3570k @stock to be 388W in Furmark 
    HardwareCanucks found the whole system with a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC to use 476W in Unigine Valley.
    Guru3D tested the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC with a 3960X at 4.6GHz, and found the whole system to use 374W in full GPU stress. The calculated GPU usage was 255W at load.
    HardwareCanucks reviewed the reference R9 290, and at load their whole system pulled 468W.
    With an i7 3820 and the reference R9 290, techreport found the system to use 349W at load. 
    Tomshardware found the peak reference R9 290 power consumption to be 255W, and 201W while gaming.
    Guru3D calculated the reference R9 290's TDP as 254W, with their system using 372W at load.
    Tweaktown's review of the reference R9 290 found the total power consumption to be 484W.
    With a stock 3960X and the reference R9 290, eteknix found the system power consumption to be 393.5W.
    Techpowerup measured the power draw through the PCIE connectors and found the R9 290 to pull 263W at most.
     
    Tell me more about those 650W power supplies that melted from running an R9 290.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from acrx963 in Corsair Air 240   
    Screwed in dust filters. Good job using a bad design Corsair. Aren't toolless externally removable dust filters standard for premium cases these days?
    Good job for making an "Air240" that can't use large air coolers, but can fit 240mm radiators. With most decently sized air coolers it will likely look like crap. Which I imagine was exactly what Corsair was after. Watercoolers or nothing.
    Unimpressive design (CPU connector issue, bad space use, still haven't solved the right angle sata issue, limited fan mounts). For a cube case that makes good use of the back space, see the Node804.
    Also, a low profile air CPU cooler won't likely have direct airflow, and instead pull air from the window area. (fans being parallel to the CPU itself: NH-L9i, NH-L12).
    mATX motherboards typically have poor airflow for the top card, and watercooling is not really an option. Good luck with a custom loop or even G10/HG10 in there. SLI/Crossfire isn't really a sensible option in this case, as with most/all mATX cases.
     
    Can't comment on materials yet. Unsure of the price. Unsure of the exact specs. *Googles*
     
    Good review. Very happy that Slick called the "Air240" name into question.
     
    From now on, I'm calling this the Aqua240. Or the AiO240.
     
    Also, Corsair pls. Why is the webpage for this case still not up?
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    daemonowner got a reaction from Hackzzila in Linus called adblock users scummy   
    The idea that some random kid with an iPhone could provide the same quality and quantity as LTT is fucking hilarious.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from hypnodog in Experiences with non-techies   
    I spent four solid hours cleaning my brothers disgusting old keyboard. I mean old, probably approaching 10 years if not older. Hadn't been cleaned ever that I recall. Find the most disgusting keyboard that you can find on the entire interwebs, it was about that bad. So so much hair and dust and crumbs compacted under the keys, kept in place by jam and milk and whatever else that had dried years prior. I was retching a little while cleaning it. The worst part is...
     
    He...
     
     
    Didn't....
     
     
     
    Notice.
     
    Until I told him. 2 Months later. He had no idea that his keyboard was cleaned.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from spwath in Carey Holzman says some stuff about LTT.   
    Funny, because he's probably nicer than Linus.
     
    Alright, here goes. I'm not jealous of not getting sponsorships. I don't have a YT channel or anything. I don't expect free stuff.
    Linus is biased. I mean, everyone is biased, but he has a direct conflict of interest. He reviews every new Corsair product and makes it out to be incredible. He reviewed the 760T, and instead of commenting on poor build quality when a couple small things broke, he said it was only a minor issue and said Corsair offers great customer service. HardwareCanucks is a better resource for case reviews in my opinion, partly because of excellent B-roll footage and in depth commentary, and partly because they're willing to call it like it is. Corsair has been lowering their quality and asking for a premium price. The 200R, 300R and 230T are examples of this. The 900D has build quality issues. Every time they find a flaw they call Corsair out on it. I want to see Linus do the same.
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    daemonowner reacted to werto165 in Star Citizen client to be around 100GB   
    Probably because 35GB of it was just audio that's why.
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    daemonowner reacted to Laputacake in UBISOFT STEAM SALES   
    They're always cheap for me

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    daemonowner got a reaction from sirtoby in Made a PC Christian gaming steam group   
    Because we need more segregation based on religious beliefs.
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    daemonowner reacted to BallisticPeanut in "Pregnancy" is now available on Steam   
    Those Reviews
     
    "I've been waiting 9 months for this game!"
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    daemonowner reacted to huilun02 in GTAV Updates: Online Heists Coming March 10, GTAV for PC Coming April 14   
    Well for me its delayed until it goes on sale. That is if it doesn't run like crap on PC.
     
    They've shown that they don't value the PC market, so they don't deserve full price from me.
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    daemonowner reacted to Nineshadow in Helping a friend with a gaming laptop, which one is better?   
    The 550JK is an older model.
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    daemonowner reacted to chicksoup in Helping a friend with a gaming laptop, which one is better?   
    the 551jm has a better GPU and he should also buy an ssd
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    daemonowner reacted to QueenDemetria in Helping a friend with a gaming laptop, which one is better?   
    I'm not sure why the better computer is cheaper, but it is. The G551JM is a better deal and better computer from what I can tell.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from Tarou in {NZ} PBTech Gaming Sale   
    I'm taking a jab at the Australians who cry about the availability and pricing of components in Australia.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from Lexias in Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions "This gives the player a choice."   
    Almost every microtransaction can be defended by saying "it's the players choice". That's not an argument, that's not good enough.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from J22G in Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions "This gives the player a choice."   
    Almost every microtransaction can be defended by saying "it's the players choice". That's not an argument, that's not good enough.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from Beskamir in Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions "This gives the player a choice."   
    Almost every microtransaction can be defended by saying "it's the players choice". That's not an argument, that's not good enough.
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    daemonowner got a reaction from crystal6tak in What's a global news site that has the least bias?   
    I don't know much about news either, but my suggestions would be BBC and The Guardian.
     
    Also, certain people hate certain news sites. Expect massive arguments over whether or not certain sites are biased.
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