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  1. Darklord

    CPU/Mobo Should I upgrade from Phenom II X4 955 BE

    Haven't come across any major issues when using the CPU.Not sure about the onboard graphics card. Also since you would be using a dedicated GPU, how does it matter ? As far as CPU performance goes, it is very very strong.
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    CPU/Mobo Should I upgrade from Phenom II X4 955 BE

    Overclocking non K CPUs with special BIOS has it's fair share of disadvantages. You should mention that too. Although overclocking Skylake non K CPUs is possible, it comes with caveats.
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    OC & Modding Project *ROG*

    Maximus VII Ranger is based on Z97 chipset and not Z170
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    CPU/Mobo Z170 - Gigabyte or Asus - Which has better durability and Support ?

    I have carried Motherboard with me, didn't face any issue. Had got the Asrock Z87 Fatal1ty Pro. Worked pretty well for 3 years.
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    Budget 90k+ Building A Beast (Mainly for Heavy Gaming and Recording, Video Editing/rendering Short Films)

    GTX 970 has more CUDA cores compared to GTX 1060. Technically speaking, the 1060 is a successor to the 960 and not 970. 1070 would be the successor of the 970. CUDA cores matter in professional apps. I would stick with 970 if work is priority.
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    CPU/Mobo Z170 - Gigabyte or Asus - Which has better durability and Support ?

    I wouldn't say that for a Motherboard though. CPU and to some extent RAM is fine. I personally would prefer purchasing a Motherboard locally. As for the original question, Asus and Gigabyte both make good quality boards. Choose whichever you prefer/ like more.
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    OC & Modding Liquid cooling advice for 2x R9 280X

    Couldn't agree more. If you want to use a Universal Block then better get VRM heatsinks seperately and then stick em up with thermal pad and have a high cfm fan blowing air over them all the time if you want to see the card alive for a longer period of time.
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    OC & Modding BATTLESTATION BLACK PANTHER! - (56K!-scratch build-nvidia pascal-ek watercooled)

    Nice effort but I agree with MAV, get a better case. Will make life so much easier.
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    OC & Modding Painting My Motherboard!

    You could actually do that. ;)
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    OC & Modding Liquid Nitrogen/Dice Coolers?where to import

    You can buy LN2 pots from here- https://kingpincooling.com/ http://der8auer.com/ Good Luck!
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    OC & Modding My first Hardline watercooling build[with Modded Motherboard]

    Nice, clean and extremely well executed, keep up the good work!
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    OC & Modding Scratch Open Frame Case Build

    Interesting build.
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    OC & Modding My first complete WC setup!

    Good stuff :)
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    CPU/Mobo Asus Maximus VI Gene : Unboxing & Close Look

    Following in the footsteps of it's older siblings, Maximus VI Extreme & Maximus VI Formula, the Gene is the juniour member of the Asus Z87 ROG family. Don't let the mATX form factor fool you, this little guy too has some serious fire power Specifications - · CPU...
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    CPU/Mobo Asus Z87 Deluxe : Mainstream Flagship - Unboxing & Closer Look

    It's a well known fact that Asus caters to the Gamers & Overclockers through their ROG series but that doesn't mean their Mainstream lineup is neglected. Take a look at this Z87 Deluxe board and you will understand what I am saying. Feature packed to the core! Fulfills almost all requirements of...
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    OC & Modding LN2 bench session after ages.

    Yeah it was super fun :) Looking forward to the next session!
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    OC & Modding Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z + AMD FX9370 Testing

    Hello, As the title says, I got the Asus Crosshair V Formula - Z and AMD FX9370 to test. I decided to do Air/Water/LN2 benching on this platform. Afterall this is a flagship chip from AMD and I think it deserves that level of attention and effort and so does the board. A few words about the...
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    OC & Modding Mind-therapy Box: a slow dash to completion

    Someone is going flatout ;) Good, should translate into a nice balanced setup. Keep it up.
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    OC & Modding Mind-therapy Box: a slow dash to completion

    Nice! How is the A10 overall performance wise ?