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Into the Black

Link of the Day: See the Real Models for the Archer Characters. Thanks nin.

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7. Re: Video Card Help Feb 7, 2013, 08:36 nin
 

Yeah, I was lookin at 660s last night...no rush, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tempted to get one post tax return.

Let us know what you think!

 
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6. Re: Video Card Help Feb 7, 2013, 00:47 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 23:18:
I've been running a GTX 560 for a couple of years, and gaming at 19x10 is great. I can only imagine what a 660 would do.

Dammit, now you have me pricing shit on newegg! BAD! BAD!!!!!

I went ahead and ordered an EVGA GTX 660 OC FTW for $238 from Amazon. It's factory overclocked for the same price as some stock 660's with performance close to the more expensive 660 Ti's, and with its two big fans it runs cool and quiet (according to reviews).

I like to browse NewEgg, but since I have an Amazon prime account, I usually order from Amazon. NewEgg's site is much easier to search and compare items, but Amazon is usually the same price or cheaper.

I also found out my 470 is still under warranty for 2 more months. I guess I'll RMA it and keep it as a backup or something.
 
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5. Re: Into the Black Feb 7, 2013, 00:39 Cutter
 
Ahh the new season is great so far. That show is just too effing funny. I find myself doing the "phrasing" thing a lot now.

 
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4. Re: Into the Black Feb 6, 2013, 23:28 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 21:05:
Reminds me of the HL2: Raising the Bar book, where they showed the real life people characters were based off of.

And I swear, when I got to Ray, I could just see his real life counterpart saying "Dukes!" (even though its not the same person doing the voice)...


I love that Krieger is an ER doctor.
 
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3. Re: Video Card Help Feb 6, 2013, 23:18 nin
 

I've been running a GTX 560 for a couple of years, and gaming at 19x10 is great. I can only imagine what a 660 would do.

Dammit, now you have me pricing shit on newegg! BAD! BAD!!!!!

 
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2. Video Card Help Feb 6, 2013, 22:57 jimnms
 
What are the chances of people checking and responding to this so late. My video card just crapped out on me. I was out of town yesterday, but played games all weekend just fine. I get home this afternoon (5 hours ago), turn on my system, check email, Blues, get sucked into a few YouTube videos, then my screen gets garbled and the system reboots.

The BIOS POST screen, and BIOS itself looks fine, but then it gets to the Windows recovery screen to select how you want to start Windows after the crash and the video has lines and artifacts all over the place. I select to start Windows normally, but before it gets to the log on screen, it goes black and resets again.

I managed to get to safe mode, checked logs, nothing except the BSOD error which is:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntoskrnl.exe

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006f8,
0xfffff800034c0e1b)

*** ntoskrnl.exe - Address 0xfffff80003495fc0 base at 0xfffff80003417000 DateStamp
0x503f82be

Anyway, to make a long story short (too late?), I pulled the card and went through general troubleshooting for an hour or so before finally ripping an old GTX 260 out of my old system. I put the old card in and it boots up, detects it, tells me to reboot and all is well, so that tells me that the card is toast.

So, what's good in the GPU department these days? I just had a quick look at prices and it seems the GTX 660 is in the butter zone (~$220-250).
 
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1. Re: Into the Black Feb 6, 2013, 21:05 nin
 

Reminds me of the HL2: Raising the Bar book, where they showed the real life people characters were based off of.

And I swear, when I got to Ray, I could just see his real life counterpart saying "Dukes!" (even though its not the same person doing the voice)...

 
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