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    my baby died :(

    If you have a halfway decent PSU, look for a used R9 280X.
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    New build

    Would be interested in your RMA experience with G-Skill.
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    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    lucky you ;-) usually people are on some kind of a budget, that's why performance or vale/$ is one of the first things to look at for me. monitoring: GPU-Z, CPUz, HW-Info64 and Afterburner if you want to mess around with the GPU benchmarking/testing: Memtest86+ (USB version), Prime95 for stability and heat testing, Cinebench, things like Heaven bench or 3Dmark to determine if the GPU works properly (produces bench scores in line with similar GPUs)
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    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    I ve split your post from the other topic and made two changes to your part list 1) The Kraken X62 is overpriced and the real issue here isn't the performance of the AIO anyway. The problem is with the stock Intel TIM under the IHS and the big gap between DIE and IHS creating the thermal bottleneck. Here is a video that explains the problem of a thermal bottleneck: The solution to that problem is liquid metal and delidding. 2) While both SSDs you selected are good products combining them makes little sense for the avg user/gamer. If you are hvy into video/photo editing or something similar a scrap disk makes sense otherwise it's better to just buy a bigger SSD. You won't notice a difference as avg user between a regular SSD and a NVMe SSD. That's why I swapped these two SSDs for a 1TB drive -> more flash storage for roughly the same price.
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    New build

    More than fine. I 'd only add Memtest86+ - run it over night (from USB stick - not under windows) after enabling XMP profile in BIOS.
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    Dying RX480

    This nope - I dont think so ----------------------------------------------------------- new - 1050Ti used - something like a 280X, 380 or GTX680. Though I d go with AMD in that case because of VRAM
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    WN8 vs WR correlation

    @TanagerComparing KV1S (with 22K battles you probably played while it was still the t6 rofl stomp tank) to a T10 makes absolutly no sense (apples and oranges). And that is totally beside the fact that WN8 was never intended as a tank or balance comparison tool. It was designed to assess player skill compared to other players, especially with the 1250WN8 player with a few thousand battles (aka "Mr. Somewhat Usefull"). WN8 or more accuratly it's development process only highlighted the shitshow that is the WG balance department and the nonsense they create on a daily basis, because it was the first serious outside investigation (by mathematical + gameplay gifted people) into player and tank results outside of Minsk. Ofc there is a correlation between the overall skill of a player and the performance of said player in different tanks no question. But that doesn't change the fact that WNx is the wrong tool for the job of direct tank comparision especially between different tiers and tanks that are at different points on the balance scale. addendum Until you get to at least ~400 battles the error is too big to compare directly bewtween players that are of a similar "caliber", though 100 battles are good enough to usally distinguish between a potato, Joe Avg and so on.
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    Dead XFX R9 280X

    Just to make sure - did you test with the iGPU of your CPU to make sure the monitor is ok? That aside, I strongly suggest that you use the warrenty. The current GPU market (incl. used parts) suffers from totally inflated prices. You might get lucky and XFX will send you a better card as a replacement (the 280X being very old by now ...). 200$ for a used 970 ... *sigh
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    R9 270x dead??

    As I said - very unlikely, though Corsiars budget PSUs arn't the best ones out there. Their highend offerings are a different topic (very good usually). Do the cross testing thing first.
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    R9 270x dead??

    Fucked up images likes yours arn't usually related to driver problems. Driver problems usually result in instable applications/system and faulty images in a certain application(s), but NOT in fucked up images everywhere. The later is a typical indication for faulty hardware. What can be misleading is a instable PSU that triggers crashes and reboots when put under a certain load even during driver installation, when the GPU switches from 2D clocks to 3D clocks (higher load). But that happens relative seldom and probably not the case here. Mangled images arn't usually part of the symptoms there.
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    I need a new router

    I'm not that well versed when it comes to routers, but you might want to take a look at this:
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    R9 270x dead??

    Either try a different monitor or plug your GPU into a different PC.
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    R9 270x dead??

    Looks like a hardware failure.
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    Need new headset - halp?

    Today I got the GSP 303 from amazon and it will go back :-( It fits on my head (barely) have to set it to max size and it's still a close fit- my helmet size is 60 (certainly on the bigger side but far from enormous). But the ear cushions are just too small for my liking, yes they fit around my ears but constrict them from the sides - no I'm not related to Dumbo. Seems to me they designed that thing for boys and women and forgot about adault males bigger than 1.80m (>6ft).
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    r9 270x to 1050 ti

    As I said - a significant performance boost. Thx for giving us feedback - that helps other users with similar "problems". ... Swap to Ryzen+ or CoffeeLake down the line and you 'll get an other one. My 3770K @ 5GHz together with a GTX970 (~GTX1060) running on a 5 year old Win7 installation achieves ~16.5K points at ultra (1080p).
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    r9 270x to 1050 ti

    ~20% faster on avg as long as you buy the 4GB version
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    r9 270x to 1050 ti

    The 1050Ti should be considerably faster than the 270X. If the WoT Encore benchmark is usefull, you should have no problem at 1080p with WoT 1.0. The FX8320 is the bigger question in my book.
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    Forum Software Updated

    Even the permissions seem to work flawlessly. Nice!
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    Graphics card upgrade

    NV and to a lesser degree AMD don't directly profit from the high prices, AIBs and resellers are the ones that are making the huge profits there. NV and AMD "profit" from a higher number of sales/better utilization of their production facilities. There are potentially two potential problems for AMD and NV (and AIBs) resulting from the possible collaps of the gpu-mining market. Nr1 is if they increase production capabilities now, that arn't needed later (if demand drops from miners) and Nr2 the huge amount of cards that would flood the market if gpu-mining collapses (AMD already had that to a degree around 2014/15).
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    Graphics card upgrade

    In 2017 EVGA got unlucky with a supplier which resulted in a batch of 10xx cards that was prone to failure. As far as I'm aware that is sorted out by now. Furthermore their customer support is really good and you are dealing with them directly. I don't know anything about the architecture of the upcoming 20xx cards (how could I ???). I would expect a typcial generational leap in performance around 25% (970 ~ 1060; 1080Ti ~ 2080 ...). As for prices? Who can say with the current crazy market and rumors that NV is working on blocking consumer cards from mining.
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    Graphics card upgrade

    I share lordawesomes sentiment about buying a highend card now. In addition SLI/CF is dead - plain and simple. Nowdays buying a card with the thought of adding a similar card down the line is "stupid". Are there even DX12 titles that support multi GPU properly??? All that aside I have two mayor gripes with these Inno cards. Nr 1 - these coolers arn't that good when it comes to thermal/noise performance, even EVGA's dual fan design is better, let alone Asus Strix or MSI Gaming. The 2nd thing is - how are they handling warrenty complaints/requests ...? A quick check reveals you have to go through the seller of the card (at least in europe). With all that in mind and the current pricing nonsense going on I 'd rather buy directly from EVGA europe. And when it comes to OC/frequency with the 10xx series cards the reference PCB is more than good enough for air/water. The deciding factor is luck of the draw (silicon lottery) and the ability of the cooler to avoid throttling.