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well i have a new hx 850 fresh from rma but it doesnt match my black and yellow build mad.gif

Black Vinyl and Yellow Pinstripes, easy to apply and easy to take off smile.gif
 
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Black Vinyl and Yellow Pinstripes, easy to apply and easy to take off smile.gif

Thats an idea I just feel like everyone over does the vinyl thing.
Is there still a guy here who customizes the PSU decal for you?
post #18923 of 43993
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Thats an idea I just feel like everyone over does the vinyl thing.
Is there still a guy here who customizes the PSU decal for you?

If you like it then thats all that really matters smile.gif

try here: http://www.overclock.net/f/260/overclock-net-artisans
 
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Meh i really want to paint the yellow shroud red on my 290 Tri-X, but i guess warranty is gone instantly (even tho removing the shroud does not require removing the heatsink completely). Btw does Sapphire allow waterblock installation without losing warranty (atleast it seems that there aint any stickers on any of the screws).

You shoudn't even consider Sapphire's warranty as a warranty. It's more like a repair service.

In Canada, to RMA: we pay shipping both ways (to China), and have to pay their middle-man an admin fee(varies on the province)
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You shoudn't even consider Sapphire's warranty as a warranty. It's more like a repair service.

In Canada, to RMA: we pay shipping both ways (to China), and have to pay their middle-man an admin fee(varies on the province)

which is why the store/distributor handles the warranty under policy. only thing you should pay is shipping to them (for the first two at least), and service fee if it was a false RMA (rarely the case).
   
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Question for 290x trifire or above owners. I am currently running an i5 3570k with 290x trifire. Rig is in sig (updated I think). Would upgrading to a 3770k give me any advantages gaming. I am aware that the advantages are small single and dual gpu but for future games arriving and better cpu management on the horizon will swapping to a 3770k be worthwhile? I would go to 2011 or the new haswell-E 5xxx processors but it is just too much money to justify. So for $249 at microcenter will I see a difference in gaming? I know my 3dmark physics score goes up if I do that but does it translate into games?
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Question for 290x trifire or above owners. I am currently running an i5 3570k with 290x trifire. Rig is in sig (updated I think). Would upgrading to a 3770k give me any advantages gaming. I am aware that the advantages are small single and dual gpu but for future games arriving and better cpu management on the horizon will swapping to a 3770k be worthwhile? I would go to 2011 or the new haswell-E 5xxx processors but it is just too much money to justify. So for $249 at microcenter will I see a difference in gaming? I know my 3dmark physics score goes up if I do that but does it translate into games?

Can you tell us your CPU usage during your most played games? Is it reaching its limits before the cards do? I was in the same boat a few weeks back moved from 3570k to 4770k and I've noticed about a 10 fps difference on the highest settings. This is anecdotal however, just from what it feels like, it is indeed better. I'm also waiting to see what haswell e brings
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What program can I use to log cpu usage in a graph form over lets say an hour period?
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What program can I use to log cpu usage in a graph form over lets say an hour period?


I think Aida64 will do that can't say 100% though.
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What program can I use to log cpu usage in a graph form over lets say an hour period?
Open Hardware Monitor. It automatically log CPU usage. Just need to run it in the background.

3570k @5GHz for 24/7? You didn't experience sudden FPS drop when playing games like BF3/BF4?
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