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>>51590421
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First for nuked cards
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>>51596726
amd is dum
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>AMD is finished because drivers that fry videocards
>Nvidia is finished because AMD has better and cheaper performance
>Nvidia and AMD are finished because they are both shit
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nth for advanced microwave devices
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>>51596768

ALL HAIL OUR NEW 3DFX OVERLORDS

In b4 Larabee
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Reposting for some good laughs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruCr6OXbK5E
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>YOUR GPU

>YOUR RESOLUTION

>OC'D OR NOT

>WATERCOOLED OR AIR
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Shorting on AMD stocks tomorrow.
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Daily reminder that AMD Overdrive is very intrusive Malware.
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>>51596820
970 SLI
5760x1080
Not OC'd
Watercooled
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>>51596820
>Sapphire 7970
>1920x1080
>Heavily OC'D but fans are barely running so it must be cool enough, man these crimson drivers sure are great.
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>>51596820
Asus Strix 970
1920x1080x2
Not OC
Air cooled.
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>>51596820
980Ti SLI
4K
OC'D
Watercooled
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How is Crimson frying GPUs? I get the fan speed limiting, but I'm using SpeedFan and it hasn't affected my fan curve at all. Is it only if you're using AMD's own software?
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>>51596820
vapor x 280x
1920x1080
Not OC'd
Air cooled


got a sapphire nitro 390 coming in the mail though, mite b cool
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>>51596820
>>YOUR GPU
gtx 680
>>YOUR RESOLUTION
1920x1080
>>OC'D OR NOT
stock
>>WATERCOOLED OR AIR
stock
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>>51596820
>390x
>1440p
>oced
>air

Card reaches 130°C in games is that normal??
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>>51596889
Only if you enable Overdrive, and then only sometimes. Nobody's sure what triggers it, exactly. GCN 1.2 is possibly unaffected.
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>>51596820
5850

1920x1200

No.

Air.
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>>51596984
stock cooler?
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>>51596995
That's hardcore bruh
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>>51596820

290x
1080p (for now - waiting for a good 4k freesync screen)
OC'd to 1200mhz core/1500mhz mem
air cooled as I like to live dangerously
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>>51596984
Did you install the new AMD drivers? If so, totally normal.
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>>51596820

280x
1080p
no cause I'm scared I'll break something and I don't need OCing now anyway
air
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>>51596882
Pic?
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>>51596820
980 ti
1440p
yes, 1500
wc'ed full load 36c
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>>51596820

>560ti
>1680x1050
>Factory OC
>Air

Sorry if I triggered any of you with my poverty.
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>>51596726
R9 290 reference, with Gelid ICY Vision cooler

Slightly OC'd

2560x1440 for single player games.
1920x1080 for competitive multiplayer
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>>51596984

YOURE A MADMAN
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>>51596820
>970
>1080p
>no oc
>air
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>>51596786
3DFX was bought by nVidia, get your facts right
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>>51597255
What sort of watercooling u have?
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>>51597381

I know they were. I'll give you a few moments to connect the dots.
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>>51596834
>970 sli
>sli
>970
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>>51597411
>dubs for illuminati plot reveal
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>>51596820
>R9 290
>2580x1440 @96hz + 1080p @ 60hz
>Small OC
>Watercooleed
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>>51596726
EVGA GTX 680 ftw+ 4gb
1080p(1)900p(2)900p(3)1050p(4)
mem OC'd to 770 clocks
air all the way baby
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>>51596984

Max operating temperature of the 3XX series is 97 degrees. Ur either a shitty troll or just plain retarded
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>>51596820
760 in TRI-SLI

1920x1080

Not OC

AIR
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What is the difference between MSI and Sapphire and other brands? Honest question here.
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Someone explain to me how SLI/Crossfire doesn't increase VRAM? Like if you put two 4gb cards together why don't you get a total of 8 gigs of VRAM?

Is it because one card's memory can't be used by the other card or something like this?
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>>51597688

Primarily whatever cooler they slap on a card and their warranties.
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>>51597688
different coolers, different quality of components, some come factory overclocked, sometimes the cards are bundled with a certain game, stuff like that.
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>>51596820
XFX HD 5770

1152 x 864

The housefire blower can't handle one.

Reference Blower shit.

She's been dismantled until I build a new tower and jerry rig a CPU cooler I found that can fit.
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Upgrading to 980. Is there any noticeable difference between FTW, SC and SSC other than the way the heat is dispersed? I have H100i cooling
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>>51597688

Depends on the card but it's mostly about the cooling. MSI for example may employ a bigger heatsink, more heatpipes, bigger/more/quieter fans than another. Also the factory overclocks, customer support, warranties, aesthetics, and the like differ.
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>>51596815
>>51597711
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>>51596820
R9 290 TriX
1680x1050 (16:10 for life)
stock
air

I was planning on buying one of the Korean 1440p specials, but then I moved to London,
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>>51596820
>R9 290 Vapor-X

>1920x1080

>OC'd because why the fuck not

>on air
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ordered this yesterday, just playing the waiting game now.
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I'm pretty techilliterate(not compared to the standard user, I can build and maintain my own shit, but compared to you guys, I'm clueless) and I basically know fuck all about cards. I haven't kept up to date on what's good and what's not for about a decade now. need advice please.

I've been running a SLI 460 GTX setup for years, and I feel like they sorely need an upgrade. I've looked at Radeon R9 380, 4gb. Reviews tell me it's a good card at the price. Is there a better alternative at the same price range, though? And how the fuck do I figure out which manufacturer to look for? Club3d is a bit cheaper than MSI, for instance, but would I be screwing myself if I went for the cheaper option?
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>>51598431
Asus, Gigabyte, Evga, MSI are probably imo the 4 brands for video cards.

Also i wouldn't get Radeon personally, they fry your card literally with their drivers.
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>>51598431
Nope, the 380 is THE best budget card out right now. It's competitor is the GTX 960 but the 380 is proven faster in about 3/4 of all games. Make sure you get the 4 GB version though.

Club3d is trash. Get either MSI Gaming or Sapphire Nitro, both are proven good cards.
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>>51596820
GTX 660
1400x900
stock clocks
twin frozr III
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>>51596726
Is it ever worth it to consider SLI/Crossfire as opposed to upgrading to a more powerful card? I'm looking at building a new computer soon and am wondering whether I should considering paying extra for a better motherboard and power supply so I'd have room for expansion later or if it would be cheaper in the long run to just purchase an entirely new graphics card a few years after when the original stops performing as well in newer games.
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>>51598493
>>51598489
Thanks to the both of you. I'll stick with the 380, I'm sure they'll fix the drivers.

I'll have to fork over a bit more for MSI, but if I'm spending money, I'd rather have a card that lasts.
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>>51596820
>YOUR GPU
570 SLI
>YOUR RESOLUTION
3840x1200
>OC'D OR NOT
It's hot enough at stock
>WATERCOOLED OR AIR
Air
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>>51596820
2 x Fury X (CrossFire)
2560 x 1440p x 144hz
Both @ 1150/550
Custom Loop
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>>51598551
Depends on what you'd tolerate.

Most new AAA games will have good support for either (expect better SLI support) but some games can shit themselves with one or both.

You wouldn't encounter nearly as many problems with one powerful card, albeit at worse performance per dollar.
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>>51598431
If I'm not mistaken, the 380 is the best card at its price range. If you can though, save up for a 390 or 970; they're not much more expensive and you'll be much more satisfied.
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>>51598431
Get the 380 anon, I'm picking it up too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131673&cm_re=PowerColor_PCS%2b_Radeon_R9_380_DirectX_12_AXR9_380_4GB-_-14-131-673-_-Product
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>>YOUR GPU
>670 4GB
>>YOUR RESOLUTION
>1440p
>>OC'D OR NOT
>OC
>>WATERCOOLED OR AIR
>Air
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>>51598577

I'd definitely consider saving up a little more dosh for the R9 390 also a great price/performance card with more muscle for the long haul.
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>>51596820
>280x
>1440x900 (lol)
>not yet, might OC when I get a new monitor
>air
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>>51596820
GTX 965M
1080p
That's all you need to know.
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>>51596861
how much did overclocking make a difference in games?
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>>51598551
I'd only go for sli/xfire if you're going for [email protected] on 4k
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>>51598631
>Depends on what you'd tolerate.
I'd be looking at replacing the original card when it starts being recommended in the minimum specs for games or stops running shit as smoothly at whatever resolution I happen to be using.
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is the 960 a good card
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>>51596861
>>Heavily OC'D but fans are barely running so it must be cool enough, man these crimson drivers sure are great.

If you don't know about it already, then go read up on that bug found in the crimson drivers. It might be the reason your temps are high. AMD is releasing a hotfix on monday tho
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>>51598707
R9 380 delivers more performance for your money, but it might get fried by the new drivers.
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>>51598707

Every card is good if you don't try to make it do things it can't do.

The 960 is good enough for 1080p gayman.
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>>51598699
That's not what I meant.

What I meant was how much issues and bullshit you were willing to put up with from a multi GPU setup as compared to a strong single card setup.
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>>51596820
2 EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid (watercooling block coming soon)
Two Acer 1920x1080p 60Hz TN screens plus BenQ 2560x1080p 1440Hz curved screen
Both GPU and memory overclocked
Watercooled GPU, aircooled VRMs
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>>51598812

>hybrid cooling
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>>51598772
I'd prefer minimal issues with actual game play, how much shit related to troubleshooting and getting it working with a game I'd put up with depends on the cost savings. If there'd be regular troubleshooting shit for minor cost savings I'd probably just pay a bit extra and skip the problems.
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I got the gigabyte version of R9 390

Did I do gud
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>>51598955
Go with one stronger card then. You never know what kind of bullshit multi card setups can bring sometimes.
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>>51598727
It was intended as a joke.

>>51598671
To be serious for a second, it entirely depends on how much you OC. A light overclock can give you 5FPS in some of the more heavier games, though. It's usually worth it, especially for a relatively old (but still capable) card like the 7970. Plus Sapphire has great aftermarket cooling.
I mean, you'll be wanting to buy a new card soonish anyway, get as much out of your current card as possible.
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>>51596820
Gtx 960
[email protected]
Not for now
Air
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>>51598114
>DotA and CS:GO player detected.
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>>51599263

Jokes on you, actually LoL and TF2 player
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>>51598910
Hybrid Cooling.

Advantages:
>Extremely cool temps
>Quieter than both reference and open air
>MUCH Quieter when overclocked vs open air
>No fuckhuge cards
>Much lower CPU temps
>Lower case temperature in general, leading to more reliability from components

Disadvantages:
>Can be expensive
>If you have no room to mount the radiator that's your fault for being a poorfag and buying a shitty case

It's only real con is price.
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>>51599340

The con of hybrid cooling is you don't cool secondary components as well as watercooling which - especially for gpus - is important balls out overclocks.

This is why (though cpu related) EKWB make some mobo vrm blocks.
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>>51599306
>haha you're wrong! it was the other shitty gaymes!
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>>51599340
You forgot
Disadvantages
>DOES NOT COOL THE VRMS
That's why I'm getting full waterblocks for both of mine ASAP. It's also a waste to have two 120mm radiators on a mount that could fit a 280mm radiator.
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>>51596820
>7850
>1080p
>1220Mhz on core/1350Mhz memory

1080p is a breeze at 60fps at various settings depending on title, although the OC is quite necessary. If you care more about framerate than dumb special effects then you don't need anything much newer than this.
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>>51599380
>>51599391
Great point actually. Will consider if I ever decide to go with a Hybrid.
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>>51599420
Get the Gigabyte Waterforce card. It directly cools the VRMs like the Fury X block does.
It also overclocks so much better than a reference 980 Ti
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>>51598114
I just ordered a 960 for that price yesterday.

I was hoping to see a 950 for $100 this weekend, but there weren't many sales.
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>>51599453

where at?
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>>51598643
>>51598632
>>51598431

I just bought a 290 for 200$ and im beginning to wonder if that was a mistake instead of getting the 380, which card generally performs better?
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>>51599472
your 290 is much better than a 380
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>>51599472

The 290 is a whole performace tier (well, two if you count the 380x) above a 380.
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290 vs 970?
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>>51599470
Jet by using a -20% off first purchase promo code. Hopefully everything goes well and I get it by the end of the week.
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>>51596820
970
1080
yep, 1200
air
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>>51599542
290, don't be a kek
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BLOWER OR OPEN AIR
GO
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>>51599490
>>51599502
Nice, well since that is the case i'll link the one i got for all those who feel like spending 40$ more for a 290 over a 380.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202043&cm_re=r9_290-_-14-202-043-_-Product
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>>51599542
290

$100 cheaper and identical performance
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>bought a 7870 for 250 AUD in 2012
>it's now almost 2016 and the best card you can get for that price is a fucking 7850 (R7-370)

...is it real life?
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>>51599609
What a silly question
Watercooled
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>>51596820
>Home made graphene GPU which runs at 1.7 terahertz. Virtually no heat so there's no heatsink
>Oculus rift with 4k per eye. Oled of course.
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>>51599651
Arctic Islands bro, arctic islands. Not worth upgrading your card until then.
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>>51596820
290x Xfire
2560x1600
Not oc'd
air cooled
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i paid 125 for a pre owned sapphire dual x 280x.
r8?
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>>51596820
>YOUR GPU
750 Ti
>YOUR RESOLUTION
1080
>OC'D OR NOT
Yep, 1365Mhz
>WATERCOOLED OR AIR
Air
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>>51596820
MSI R9 270
2560x1080
No point in OC
Air
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>>51599691

But the human eye can't see more than 2K
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Cybermonday is tomorrow and I can spend in the $200 range.

I've been using this 460 since the reagan administration and Im not entirely sure what my options are for an affordable upgrade. I need help /g/.
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>waiting for r9 390 sale again because i forgot to do the stupid visa checkout bullshit
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>>51600041
r9 290
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>>51600065

What about the Visa checkout BS?
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>>51600128
visa was running a black friday promotion that if you used visa checkout you got $25 off
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>>51600143

Oh dayum, they've been pushing that crap pretty hard. You get 50% off any menu item at Pizza Hut's website if you order via Visa Checkout as well.
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>>51600082

I'd be concerned if his power supply can feed it if it is as old as a 460 (which is a likely scenario).
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