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post #1281 of 1800
that splitter is nice if you want three pwm fans controlled by cpu temp. i was useing it but then the sticky spu temp was makeing it dificult to controll fan speed.

so has anyone else tried that NZXT internal usb splitter?
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post #1282 of 1800
Hey guys!

I recently bought an RIIIE and just found out I cant run my 5870s at x16/x16 using the top two PCIe, I have to use the first and the third.

This breaks my ability to use my sound card (as it would be blocked out of the slot by the 5870 in the third PCIe). My question is... Anyone know a good sound card? Lol.

I am assuming if I ran in first and third I WOULD be getting full x16 / x16, right?
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post #1283 of 1800
Except for specific professional applications, I recommend keeping the good realtek onboard sound.

I do not know current offboard sound card that is really useful and bug-free to be worth what it costs.
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post #1284 of 1800
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Originally Posted by C_Matrix View Post
Except for specific professional applications, I recommend keeping the good realtek onboard sound.

I do not know current offboard sound card that is really useful and bug-free to be worth what it costs.
Asus Xonar ST is worth the full $200 (to me) when using headphones.

Just took out the soundcard and split up the 5870s though.. They're both running x16 now and my top 5870 is running a good 20c cooler (lol)

I pretty much was O_O when I heard my fan rev up during global agenda and tabbed out to see msi afterburner reporting 99c.. Needless to say I cranked up the fan to 100% and quit the game . For some reason Global Agenda makes my GPUs way hotter than Furmark ever could. I'm hoping I won't hit over 70-80 when they're split though.

No noticeable difference in sound quality using speakers, though.

Now to either sell this Xonar and pocket the money or trade it for an STX (PCIE version) or something
Edited by X3NIA - 10/28/10 at 11:20am
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post #1285 of 1800
dont waste your money on a sound card. the new realtech ones are really good. c-media makes the sound chips for the xonar cards, and im my opinion they are not worth it unless you need some special features the card has. not to mention if you use a usb headset for gameing (and almost eveyone does) then you really dont need a sound card. the usb headsets have their own built in usb sound card they work off of. the asus xona drivers are nice to use and not that buggy. the only other sound card worth getting would be a creative x-fi. but those drivers are buggy as heck. not to mention the "X-ram" they have is not supported by many games. it was a fad. and wiith todays computers being so fast and haveing so much ram, you dont need a sound card other than the ones built in, unless you are doing something special like recording.
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post #1286 of 1800
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dont waste your money on a sound card. the new realtech ones are really good. c-media makes the sound chips for the xonar cards, and im my opinion they are not worth it unless you need some special features the card has. not to mention if you use a usb headset for gameing (and almost eveyone does) then you really dont need a sound card. the usb headsets have their own built in usb sound card they work off of. the asus xona drivers are nice to use and not that buggy. the only other sound card worth getting would be a creative x-fi. but those drivers are buggy as heck. not to mention the "X-ram" they have is not supported by many games. it was a fad. and wiith todays computers being so fast and haveing so much ram, you dont need a sound card other than the ones built in, unless you are doing something special like recording.
Thanks for completely ignoring my post and taking the time out of your day to type that unreadable wall of text.

Now... Sure, Sound cards are not worth it and I can argue that but the fact that you suggested "USB Headsets" makes me question your audio knowledge.
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hey guys, having some issues with my pc posting. was installing 3 way sli and my pc wont boot now. it was booting just fine before i realized i had put one of my waterblocks on incorrectly. now the 4 red lights come on but when it gets to boot device it stays on that one a bit longer. eventually it goes off and my pc seems to be running but i get no image on the monitor. yes, everything is connected. i have triple checked everything. any ideas for me? please help. thanks.
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For overclocking should i use all 4 cpu power connectors?
Edited by Hokies83 - 10/28/10 at 7:29pm
    
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For overclocking should i use all 4 cpu power connectors?
There are only 2 CPU power connectors. The two 4-pin molex connectors are for the PCI-e slots.

One 8-pin EPS connector should be good enough for standard overclocks. Two 8-pin EPS connectors are needed more for extreme overclocks with DICE/LN2/etc.

It does not hurt to plug them all in though.
post #1290 of 1800
Well i was shooting for 4.2ghz... and i see it has all those connectors...
And if it helps ill plug them in!
    
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