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  1. darklord

    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 - ·...
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    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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    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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    Overclocking after ages....

    Benched with LN2 after ages :) While I was at it, also made myself a new pot. Slightly better than the old one. ;) Some pics, Hardware used - Intel Xeon W3570 EVGA X58 SLI Classified 4GB x 3 Geil EVO Veloce DDR3 1600 Kit A few benchmarks , Cheers! :)
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    A-DATA XPG G Series 6GB DDR3-1600G Kit review

    Introduction Sometime ago, Intel introduced their brand new architecture named ‘Nehalem’ or popularly known as Core i7. With the launch of this platform, came some new innovations, one of them being, triple channel memory. Although DDR3 has been in the market for some time now, only dual...
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    AMD Phenom II X2 550 + Gigabyte 790FXT UD5P + LN2 = 6.1GHz

    Some results and pics from our recent LN2 session. Test setup - AMD Phenom II X2 550BE 0925CPMW Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT UD5P Bios Ver.F6 Crucial Value DDR3 1333 2 x 1GB @ 1684 7-6-6-18 Corsair HX1000W PSU Seagate 7200.12 500GB Gigabyte 7200GS 256MB/Asus 6200TC 64 6.134GHz Super...
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    Some Boards & CPU for sale

    1) Asus M4A79T Deluxe. Purchased - ~ 1.5-2 months back Reason for selling - Time to buy something better ;) Notes - Brand new ( Replaced), Socket AM3, DDR3 Expected Price - 10.5k (Shipped) 2) DFI LP P45 DK T2RS Plus - Purchased From - KMD, Still under warranty. Usage - Sparingly...
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    AMD Phenom II 955 BE + Asus M4A79T Deluxe go sub zero !

    Hi, Finally found a local source for LN2 so decided to put my new Phenom 955 to the test this weekend. The participants :D + + Test setup - AMD Phenom II X4 955BE O913APBW Asus M4A79T Deluxe Bios Ver.1303 Crucial Value DDR3 1333 2 x 1GB @ 1600 7-7-7-24 Corsair...
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    A last run on the Foxconn MARS before it retires

    Some benching I did over the weekend. One last run before the MARS is rested :thumbup: Test Setup - Intel C2D E8600 Foxconn MARS Team Xtreem DDR2 667 CL3 1GB x 2 Copper Pot with DICE for CPU cooling Corsair TX750 ATI Radeon 4850 CF / Gigabyte GTX280 Super Pi 32M Super Pi 1M...
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    FS: Asus P5Q3 Dlx + PDP Patriot Viper DDR3 + Intel C2D E8500

    FS: Boards+CPUs+RAM I wish to sell of some of my stuff. Details are as mentioned below, UPDATES !!! 1) Asus P5Q3 Deluxe Motherboard - SOLD !! Purchased From - Newegg Purchased - Last Month Condition - Complete AIR testing ONLY, never used under water cooling or DICE. All accessories...
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    Taming new beasts !

    Hi guys, I havent been benching much lately due to lack of time and new hardware. Yesterday a friend came back from US and he had some packages for me, This is what the package had in it, :D As of now started benching on air to get the hang of it and then later on i...
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    Gskill F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK Test Report

    Gskill is a very well known brand in the memory field and have come up with some very interesting products in the past.From what i remember, they entered the scene with some high performance, extremely overclockable DDR1 modules with Samsung ICs in the A64 era.It would be fair to say they...
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    Gigabyte 9800GTX + E8500 + EVGA 680i : All AIR benching

    I have had this card for quite some time for testing/reviwing purpose but due to lack of time, couldnt do a in depth testing of the card as i would like to do.Anyways, here is a short test run of this card. Here are some pictures of the Card & Bundle. Test Setup Intel...
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    Gigabyte 9800GX2 Testing by Team THL

    Hi guys, We received a 9800GX2 from Gigabyte few days back,since i was busy with office work, my team mate Aditya, did the testing for Team THL this time, Check it out, More here - E8400 + Abit IP35 Pro + Team Xtreem ddr2 667 + Gigabyte 9800GX2 On air Thanks, Amey Team THL
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    Online Overclocking competition with exciting prizes to be won !!

    Details are here - THL Overclocking Competition 2008 This is just the beginning, there will be more in the future ;) Thanks ! Amey
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    Very Simple Fan mod for Gigabyte 8660GT

    Did this for a friend, thought of sharing,maybe it will be useful for folks here,especially with summer already upon us :) This is a passive card and can get pretty hot while gaming. More here - Easy & Simple fan mod for graphic card Thanks ! Amey Team THL
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    Intel Pentium E2140 + Foxconn MARS: Performance Analysis

    Hi Guys, I have been using this very cheap Dual Core CPU, E2140 for quite some time in my Main PC and i am pretty much happy with its performance. This chip is more than sufficient for my usage as i am not into hardcore gaming or 3D work and so on.. Since many here are on a tight budget and...
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    Foxconn MARS + Intel C2D E8500

    I received my MARS a few days back,so we decided to take it for a spin.So here it is, not a lot of results but still, Test Bed - Intel C2D E8400/ E8500 1GB*2 Team Xtreem PC2 5400 CL3 Seventeam ST 600EAD PSU Foxconn MARS Sapphire ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB Some Pics from the benching...
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    Fs: 2 x Sapphire HD3850 512MB GDDR3

    Hi, I would like to sell both my HD3850 cards recently purchased from the US. Following are the details - Item - Sapphire ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB GDDR3 (2Nos.) Purchased - January 2008 Purchased from - Newegg Warranty - As Applicable from Newegg/Sapphire Reason for Sale - Moving on to...
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    My New DICE Pot

    Ok so i had made a very ghetto copper pot for DICE, although it was ghetto, it did pretty well for Dual Cores but thats about it.I always knew from the beginning that this was going to my trial pot and i will need to move on to something better.Whatever things i observed with this pot, i tried...
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