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About niciuffo

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  1. That was apparently the issue. Thanks for the reply.
  2. I own a pair of Gigabyte GTX 970, and a QNIX QX2710 monitor. I have created a custom resolution of 2560x1440 @ 120Hz in the nVidia CP, and it works fine in Windows, but I can't get it to work on games that don't allow to select a custom refresh rate (Insurgency is an example). The games play fine in borderless windowed at 120Hz, but refuse to run above 60Hz in fullscreen mode. I tried using start-up parameters such as "-refresh 120" with no luck, the game still runs at 60Hz max. I would like to point out that I can't see my custom resolution in Color Sustainer, and I have to use the global mode (which is not ideal). I had this problem even before a Windows reinstall with different GPU, so maybe it's a driver issue? Also, if I create a custom resolution such at 3840x2160@60Hz (4k), and it works fine in Windows, I can't see it in games. TLDR: Games run at whatever fps they want to, but only display up to 60 in fullscreen mode. In borderless they run fine.
  3. Yup, it's 3x 230mm on front, top and side. I could just upgrade those to better 230mm, do you think that will be a better choice? Or will the 120mm be quieter and move more air? I didn't use any particular stress test, just general gaming (BF4, Assetto Corsa, Crysis 3, ...), and the card reaches the mid 70s and sometimes even 80°C, all with stock voltage and clock speeds (and fan curve). I mostly based my results with TPU's review, in which they got a max temp of 67°C (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_780_Direct_Cu_II_OC/30.html) at stock and 68°C while overclocked. Mine goes up to 83°C overclocked with stock voltage and +240MHz on the core.
  4. The CPU cooler is a Noctua NH-D14. CPU is a 3770 @ 4.4GHz, but that's not the main issue. My ASUS GTX 780 temps are slightly higher than what they're supposed to be and I think case airflow is the problem. I get 5-10°C higher temps than most reviews say. Thanks for the fans recommendations, I will look into those. I just don't want to buy a bunch of fans and have the same airflow with same/worse noise.
  5. Hello, I am using this case for 2 years now, and I'd like to upgrade its cooling and noise by swapping the top and side fans with 2x 120mm (or 3x if it's possible?), and 4x 120mm respectively. I would like to have better airflow (= cooler temperatures), but no more noise. I have a Lamptron 4-channel fan control that I will use to control the 2 CPU fans Y-splited (Noctua), and probably the side fans with a Y-splitter and the top fans with a splitter too (so that I can control 8 fans with 4 channels only). With a little research, I found the Corsair AF120 to be the best option cost/performance wise (about $100 for 6 fans). Do you think this will work and give me better temps/noise levels or is this just a waste of money? I am waiting for 2x GTX 970 so I want to have the best possible case cooling without compromising with high noise levels. I could switch the front 230mm fan too, any recommendations?
  6. Thanks to all of you for the replies! In the end I ordered 2x Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming, since a website had a 12% sale on all their items. I managed to get them for 707 CHF, which is roughly $737 ($369 per card, which is dirt cheap here in Switzerland atm).
  7. I have a Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced with a Noctua 120mm as back exhaust fan, I don't think I'll run into cooling issues in this massive case. Are the cards really going to be that close to each other? I made the mistake to buy a second GTX 680 in the past (ASUS triple slot design), and those where basically touching each other, there was less than 2mm of clearance between them, I doubt it's going to be that bad with the Gigabyte's since they are not 3-slot coolers, and they produce much less heat than 2x680.
  8. I would be interested to see those benchmarks in which the Gigabyte is louder than the MSI. According to Guru3D (only site I found with most GTX 970s reviewed), the MSI one is 1dB quieter ad idle (and it has the fan-stop technology, so I guess it's theoretically 0dB), but the load noise is the exact same at 39dB. And it runs hotter at 68°C vs 60°C, which is a massive difference for no more noise according to their benchmarks.
  9. So, I am planning to sell my GTX 780 and buy two 970's for that sweet low power/noise SLI. I am not convinced about the best version to buy though. Based on Guru3D's reviews, the G1 Gaming is the best one on almost every aspect (except for idle temps), but most people seem to prefer ASUS or MSI. Here are the current prices in Switzerland for comparison: ZOTAC: 341.95 CHF ($359.90) EVGA SC ACX: 349.95 CHF ($367.80) MSI Gaming: 372 CHF ($391) (Guru3D review) ASUS STRIX: 379.85 CHF ($399.30) (Guru3D review) Gigabyte G1 Gaming: 382.50 CHF ($402) (Guru3D review) EVGA ACX 2.0: 391.70 CHF ($411.70) My first choice was ASUS, since my past 680 and current 780 are from ASUS and have been working great, but Gigabyte seems like a more compelling option, since it costs basically the same and performs way better. The MSI one should be a little better than the ASUS, while costing a bit less, so that would be my second choice. Anything I didn't consider? EDIT: added Guru3D review links.
  10. I remember watching your ghetto unboxings when you were on NCIX... your channel grew so fast and you totally deserve it! I'm in for the Surface Pro 3, since everyone is obviously going to want the gaming rig hehe... Keep up the good work!
  11. Thanks for all the responses. I asked because the auction for the 780 ends in 4-5 hours, and I was not sure what to do. Based on all the rumors, and the fact that this new generation will probably be a heavy rebranding with the 880 and possibly 870 being "new" GPUs but still 28nm, I think I'm going to buy that used one for $345. Last year I sold my 680 for the 780 and spent a total of about $300 for the 20%-30% better performance. I guess buying a second 780 for that price is not a bad idea, considering that some games scale very well and I would have a theoretical performance increase of up to 100% (although probably closer to 60%-80% in most games). And it's a good time too, since I could skip the 800 generation and possibly sell both when 20nm GPUs come out and bring a bigger performance boost. I will also be able to experience SLI and make an opinion about it myself (I heard it got way better in the last years). Thanks again for all the suggestions.
  12. Hello, I have the possibility to buy a second ASUS GTX 780 DIRECTCU II(used) for $345. Would it be a better idea to wait for the 800 series to be announced, or would it be smarter to go SLI, save money but potentially have driver issues, and more heat/power/noise? I ask this because I have never had a SLI setup, but I heard that the new GTX 880 is not going to be that much faster than current GPUs (rumors). So, what do you think? (PSU is a Corsair 850W 80+GOLD, so no problem there). PS: I am playing at 1440p/120Hz, and the second GTX780 would certainly help in some games.
  13. Can I enter the massdrop if I already have an account there? I can't see the drop. EDIT: Never mind, I'm blind.
  14. I love the fact that it's waterproof, and also love dbrand's customizability for their phones!