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Originally Posted by Recr3ational View Post

Mr Inc,
You could actually see he movement 'smoothness' but like you said I'm suprised that I can see it? Maybe it's a trick maybe?

Oh and I'm on my phone at work so can't multi reply you guys. So I hope you don't mind me writing your name down like I'm summoning you to court or something lol wink.gif
Yeah no way to know for sure, but hey it is true though whichever way you look at it, 120hz ftw smile.gif

Also no problem dude, sometimes just typing the @names is less messy thumb.gif
Edited by Anonymous Inc - 3/6/14 at 12:42pm
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post #15522 of 18197
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Mr Inc,
You could actually see he movement 'smoothness' but like you said I'm suprised that I can see it? Maybe it's a trick maybe?

Miss Sparkles:
I'm more of a acrylic tubing kind of guy, but I doubt they'll be any difference between the tubing you picked. I just used XSPC ones when I was using normal tubing and that worked perfectly fine. Though some of the Elitez watercooling geeks here might have something to say about it. *cough* Reaper *cough*

Oh and I'm on my phone at work so can't multi reply you guys. So I hope you don't mind me writing your name down like I'm summoning you to court or something lol wink.gif
Personally I would go with primo tubing, but I have never used the others mentioned and it may be best to ask in the water cooling club....I use primo because its highly recommended....
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I might of impulse bought a 280x..
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I might of impulse bought a 280x..

I win....I knew you couldn't resist dipping in your purse to get more pc hardware....biggrin.gif
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600T. I with a deep heart, have decided that this will be my final upgrade for a few years. frown.gif

I just couldn't resist digging this post up....biggrin.gif
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I just couldn't resist digging this post up....biggrin.gif

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post #15527 of 18197
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I'm quite suprised that you could see the difference in a video that is downscaled to 30fps (youtube standard) seen on a 60hz monitor (unless you do have 120hz) Of couse i haven't seen the video you're talking about but was just wondering.

I had to look two or three times before I could really notice the difference. And it was really only an issue for artifacts towards the outer edges of the screen as well and only when mouse turning quickly.

The monitor I use is an Asus VG278H, which is the 120 Hz 3d ready monitor that comes with the 3d Vision 2 glasses and IR sensor. As much as I love the monitor though, I quickly learned that 3d graphics are a sure fire way to get a pounding migraine. It's a shame because some of my favorite games are absolutely gorgeous in 3d.
     
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I just couldn't resist digging this post up....biggrin.gif

Man, i knew you were going to post that. I had good reason ACTUALLY!
Mine, or should i say my girlfriends 6870 is defective. So I bought a 280x SECONDHAND so she could have my 7950. Also it was a £70 saving so SHHH!

BUT, I Recr3ational,
Swear to not buy another piece of hardware for MY rig, for at least another 6 month wink.gif
Edited by Recr3ational - 3/6/14 at 2:33pm
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Lurked for a very long time and learned a lot from this thread, thought I could contribute a little.

Here's what I did for the LEDs on the door. When door is closed, all LED lite up automatically, when you remove the door, you don't have to unplug the connectors. Especially handy if your friends came over, and you don't want them to break off your wires accidentally...
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Below are the pics, but If you are interested, here's how I did it.

You will need some Pogo pins first.

The paint on the door and chassis is non-conductive, but always test yours. I used the continuity test with a multimeter to make sure the door was non-conductive.

But once you drilled through the chassis, the bare metal is conductive, and you wouldn't want to short your PSU. So I used heat shrinking tubes on the Pogo pins before inserting them into the holes. Always use protection around your P...ogo pins.

I used hot glue to fix the pins in place. I didn't find any good looking metal sheets around me, but luckily I found some spare Tamiya battery pins from my old RC bag and thought why not? These are good battery connectors that can handle 60A easily and they are made to take solder. Good enough for a dozen of LEDs.

The most challenging thing is to locate where to drill. My tip is to close the window panel and mark where to drill from the other side. You can try other places, but I chose the lower right corner since that was where my previous LED wires were located and it's easier to manage from the other side. Make sure you clear the fan since the Pogo pins I used are pretty long and they will be useless if bent.

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Nice job.
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That's a really smart idea! wow.. Wonder why nobody else thought of that before.. thumb.gif

Actually, others have done this. If you dig through the thread you can find examples. Might take a while though.
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Trust me when i say that there is a huge difference between 60 and 120 fps. People saying there isn't any either haven't tried it or they need their eyes fixed. It's true though that the human eye can't distinguishe each frame much over 60 fps, well if even. But you can definitely see the smoothness of 120 fps for sure.

And yes i know there is a difference between fps and refresh rate, but in this case running 120 fps on a 60hz monitor wont benefit you much you will just get screen tearing after 60fps then, which is why vsync is there, can't wait until gsync becomes the norm though.

It's not 120 fps, it's 120Hz. There is a difference between frame rate and refresh rate. Even if you have a crappy video card, if you purchase a 120Hz monitor it will run at 120Hz, regardless of the video card.

I honestly don't see how everyone is bragging about these high frame rates since they are dependent on graphics settings. Unless everyone has exactly the same settings, comparing frame rates is meaningless.

For example, I have 2 x HD6970 in cfx, but my system, running Guild Wars 2, zoomed out all the way with all the graphics setting up all the way, during the busiest content (tons of other players, tones of bad guys, everyone setting off skills constantly) will drop below 20 fps (but the monitor is still running at 120 HZ).

Sure, when there is hardly anything happening on screen (like when I'm in a town) I get fps between about 70 and 130, but during those heavy graphical moments, the frame rate isn't all that good. However, it still looks smooth and is perfectly playable. I have been wondering if there is something wrong with my software, or an issue with cfx or something, but as I mentioned the game still is smooth and playable even when the frame rates drop so low.

My roommate, right beside me, plays the same game on a 60 Hz monitor, but he only has a Core 2 quad and a year-old high end NVidia card. During those same moments, when my system drops below 20 fps, his system is really choppy and you can see how it's struggling. If it wasn't for the fact that I was curious as to what my frame rate was during those moments, and checked in the settings tab in GW2, I would never have guessed it was going below 60 fps because of how smooth it is.

Think maybe I should try Fraps instead of the settings tab in the game or do people here think the GW2 fps monitor is accurate?

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It's not 120 fps, it's 120Hz. There is a difference between frame rate and refresh rate. Even if you have a crappy video card, if you purchase a 120Hz monitor it will run at 120Hz, regardless of the video card.

I honestly don't see how everyone is bragging about these high frame rates since they are dependent on graphics settings. Unless everyone has exactly the same settings, comparing frame rates is meaningless.

For example, I have 2 x HD6970 in cfx, but my system, running Guild Wars 2, zoomed out all the way with all the graphics setting up all the way, during the busiest content (tons of other players, tones of bad guys, everyone setting off skills constantly) will drop below 20 fps (but the monitor is still running at 120 HZ).

Sure, when there is hardly anything happening on screen (like when I'm in a town) I get fps between about 70 and 130, but during those heavy graphical moments, the frame rate isn't all that good. However, it still looks smooth and is perfectly playable. I have been wondering if there is something wrong with my software, or an issue with cfx or something, but as I mentioned the game still is smooth and playable even when the frame rates drop so low.

My roommate, right beside me, plays the same game on a 60 Hz monitor, but he only has a Core 2 quad and a year-old high end NVidia card. During those same moments, when my system drops below 20 fps, his system is really choppy and you can see how it's struggling. If it wasn't for the fact that I was curious as to what my frame rate was during those moments, and checked in the settings tab in GW2, I would never have guessed it was going below 60 fps because of how smooth it is.


Think maybe I should try Fraps instead of the settings tab in the game or do people here think the GW2 fps monitor is accurate?
As i did say i know there is a difference between 120hz and 120fps and i do know it will still run at 120hz regardless of the videocard, but to truly take advantage of the high refresh rate you usually also need a somewhat descent fps. If you dip lower or around 60fps for instance you get a much smoother experience still on a 120hz than a 60hz panel that's true yes.

Haven't tried going lower than about 40fps on this card in any games I've run on my 120hz monitor so i don't know if going that low will still look better than what a 60hz would, but i'm sure you're right it would make a lot of sense that it look smoother on a 120hz panel even at those frames.

Also Fraps is fine but it does drop your frame rate a bit. If you want 100% factual data, then recording it's frame time is a lot better, just don't know any programs off the top of my head that records that. But just for casual testing Fraps will do just fine.
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