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    We've had multicore processors for ten years, but...

    We've had multicore processors for ten years, but DX11 still isn't properly taking advantage of multiple cores.

    It's also just inefficient with regard to draw calls and multi-GPU.
  2. Well I disagree. It's not just about boot time,...

    Well I disagree. It's not just about boot time, it's also about how fast programs launch. And that's very important in daily use.

    And my GPU and CPU do not drown out HDD noise. The sound from the...
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    The key should be unaffected, though I don't...

    The key should be unaffected, though I don't think anyone has tested this yet. When you upgrade, Windows 10 keeps the data available to directly revert to Windows 7/8 for one month. After that you'd...
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    DirectX 11 is broken, and in dire need of a fix.

    DirectX 11 is broken, and in dire need of a fix.
  5. Thread: SLi & PSU draw

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    Depends hugely on the PSU design and the quality...

    Depends hugely on the PSU design and the quality of the capacitors. In a high-quality power supply I'd expect it to remain a non-issue for around 5 years. 10 years is a long time for capacitors, so...
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    Not really, because a 750W power supply can...

    Not really, because a 750W power supply can handle peaks well above 750W. You need to look at the averages, and you should probably also ignore Furmark since it's completely unrealistic anyway.
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  7. Heh. I happily use them as boot drives, but not...

    Heh. I happily use them as boot drives, but not for storage. A Windows install and some programs and games, not really much of a loss should it randomly crap out on me. Family pictures? Yikes.
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  8. Maybe more devs/publishers get lazy and it...

    Maybe more devs/publishers get lazy and it becomes more common? We're also seeing install sizes continuing to balloon.

    The first game where I noticed a major benefit from an SSD was Skyrim. All...
  9. It's not just a different firmware, it's a...

    It's not just a different firmware, it's a different type of memory chips inside.

    Still, even a slooow SSD is orders of magnitude faster than a HDD when it comes to latency and random IO. So it's...
  10. Asrock Z75 Pro3...

    Asrock Z75 Pro3. You will even be able to overclock the CPU (by 0.4 GHz) with that board.

    CPUs have improved since then, but only incrementally. It's not really worth upgrading to Haswell or...
  11. The XFX Core Edition 450W is based on the...

    The XFX Core Edition 450W is based on the Seasonic S12II platform. The only major difference with the M12II platform is it's modular. Apart from the modular PCB they look pretty much identical inside.
  12. L_No, you should go for a better power supply...

    L_No, you should go for a better power supply than either of the ones suggested. The Cooler Master B500 and Corsair VS450 are both very low-end units. You can get an XFX Core Edition 450W for nearly...
  13. Thread: 1TB SSDs

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    OEMs use them a lot, they're a little lower...

    OEMs use them a lot, they're a little lower profile in retail. OEMs like reliable stuff, and there haven't been any stories of problems with Sandisk SSDs (unlike Samsung's recent problems). So those...
  14. Thread: 1TB SSDs

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    There's also the significantly cheaper Sandisk...

    There's also the significantly cheaper Sandisk Ultra II. Roughly on par with the MX200.
  15. Thread: Update my PC

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    You know what's weird? The Ranger is more...

    You know what's weird? The Ranger is more expensive than the Hero in the US. The Ranger is supposed to be the cheaper board though, as it is in the UK.

    As for the SSD overprovisioning, it's not...
  16. Thread: Update my PC

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    I don't know if I'd go for the cheapest,...

    I don't know if I'd go for the cheapest, necessarily, there are argument for spending some more on, well, the Z97-A for example. It's just that there are diminishing returns as you keep climbing the...
  17. Thread: Update my PC

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    I would hang on to the current CPU and...

    I would hang on to the current CPU and motherboard for now, and see what performance is like with the new graphics card.

    Then if/when you decide the CPU just doesn't cut it, you can go out and...
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    New system -> clean Windows install. Otherwise...

    New system -> clean Windows install. Otherwise you risk odd issues.

    Individual USB ports can go bad, but only if it has individually fused ports; more often you'd have a bunch of ports go dead...
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    Well, googling the first one brought up this...

    Well, googling the first one brought up this support thread.
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    Yeah, for example the front dust filter on the...

    Yeah, for example the front dust filter on the newer versions isn't screwed on, so it's easy to remove for cleaning.
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    Ah, then you can get a nicer case than the "good...

    Ah, then you can get a nicer case than the "good enough" options I mentioned.

    The Phanteks Enthoo Pro is probably what I would point to, based on your focus on good cooling. There are some nice...
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    What's your budget and what are your priorities...

    What's your budget and what are your priorities for the case? Silence vs. great airflow, side panel window, style and so on.

    Oh, and is it an ATX mid-tower or some other form factor?

    Just to...
  23. Well, a nearly equivalent system...

    Well, a nearly equivalent system can be had for less than 650, so you are paying quite a bit more. Other than that it's a solid system and overclockers.co.uk do look like they know what they're...
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    It's really not that bad, as long as you don't...

    It's really not that bad, as long as you don't demand ultra settings.

    The SteamVR and Oculus Rift are both 1080x1200 per eye, which even at 90FPS is less demanding than 1920x1080 60FPS. The...
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    There are no rumors about a 960 Ti, so we don't...

    There are no rumors about a 960 Ti, so we don't know anything.

    There were rumors about a 960 Ti a long time ago, but they did not pan out.
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