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  1. Typically short power on and then off is due to a power issue. Power supply or bad board are the two most common causes I've seen of that symptom. I'd recommend trying another power supply if you have one on hand or if you can borrow one from someone. Additionally, you could also be seeing some kind of grounding issue. But if you haven't moved the system or opened the case then the culprit should be a failed component.
  2. For just this year I'd have to go with Dishonored. Now if you let me use a new platform release count as this year I'll go with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. ;)
  3. Couple of SSDs at the top of the list. Quick-Draw Deals: $39.99 Rosewill CHALLENGER Case, $199.99 SAMSUNG SATA III 256GB SSD
  4. Another weekend, another 72 hour sale... Newegg.com - 72-HOUR SALE! $89.99 Samsung 128GB SATA III SSD, $16.99 LITE-ON 24X DVD Burner...
  5. I'm not a fan. I should probably leave it there before I end up on a rant. If someone makes a product that looks similar enough (and talking more physical form here than software) that an average consumer is confused then sure take them to court. When it comes to things like 'global search', swipe mechanics, etc my blood begins to boil.
  6. BIOS update did the trick. It does kind of disturb me that I might need to keep an old cheap keyboard around though in the future.
  7. Another day another sale...huge amount of components in this one as well. Newegg.com - Back2School: DIY Style! $59.99 WD Caviar Blue 500GB HDD, $59.99 LG 14X Blu-Ray Burner
  8. Newegg.com - Weekly Eggxclusive! $69.99 Seagate 500GB SSHD, $199.99 Intel Core i5 3.3GHz Processor Too many to list, just take a look over the whole listing.
  9. Well I swapped out the new parts without much issue yesterday (signature updated). Haven't had time to stress test yet but should get to that by the end of the week. However, I did run into one very unusual issue. After getting everything assembled I booted the system up and went to enter the BIOS...and nothing. So reset the computer and same thing again. It turns out the Nighthawk X8 was unable to enter the BIOS, I had to connect my old Logitech G15 in order to get into the BIOS. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue with the Nighthawk (or other Max Keyboards/mechanical keyboards). Initial troubleshooting revealed the following... - Delete key worked fine in Windows and all the keys functioned so it wasn't a bad switch on the Delete key - Tested multiple USB ports with no change so no faulty USB ports on the motherboard - Tested USB 2 ports via the front panel jacks with on change so not a USB 2/3 difference - Logitech G15 worked in multiple USB ports as well so confirmation issue has something to do with the Nighthawk X8
  10. I bought the 2133 G.Skill RAM at $169.99 yesterday. :(
  11. omfg and... Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GXH $139.99 with promo code EMCNBNG52
  12. Fiigures, the day after I buy the 256GB SSD... Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512B/WW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) On sale for $499 with promo code EMCNBNG86
  13. I had a nice post with links and what not but it was eaten. Since I'm lazy and don't want to open half a dozen pages again for the links... If you're fine with 2300dpi check out Zowie mice...some gamers like them. Roccat has an extremely loyal...almost fanatical following in the EU gaming community (personally I don't like the designs but you might). Logitech G9x CM Storm Spawn **Restored Post Below** If you're only looking at a two side button mouse there are a lot out there that you might like. The biggest choice is the form factor. I'd definitely take a look at the listed width dimensions of all the mice you are considering and go from there. It almost seems like you want something in more of a claw grip since you listed the Sensei and the Ouroborous can be more slim as well depending on the grips used. If that is the case I'd take a look at the following... Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER CM Storm Spawn 3500DPI Optical Sensor Gaming Mouse Great bargain for a claw grip mouse. Newegg.com - Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse My favorite minimal button claw grip mouse to date. The MW3 branded model is actually cheaper right now Newegg.com - Logitech Call of Duty: MW3 Edition G9x Black 7 Buttons Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Keyboards & Mice, Mice, ROCCAT I'm not a fan of the brand due to design but a lot of gamers have extreme loyalty to the blue cat. Newegg.com - ZOWIE GEAR AM Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 2300 dpi Competitive Gaming Mouse with DPI Adjustable Switch Not a Zowie fan due to the lower DPI but a lot of SC players swear by them. If you don't exceed 2300 this might be worth a look. And of course Razer has some other mice similar to the Ouroborous with smaller form factors.
  14. wth, the site just ate two of my posts...one here and one in the mouse thread **Restored Post Below** The HAF X is a light weight! Full Tower Comparison : Cooler Master Cosmos 2 vs Cooler Master HAF X - YouTube I used to go with the smallest and lightest I could get away with but considering I haven't gone to a LAN party in over a decade I much prefer the larger and heaver cases now. More room for components, better thermal properties, allow larger fans for a better acoustic profile, and steel construction avoids aluminum which can have a tendency to vibrate sometimes.
  15. Well, just ordered, not even a tracking number yet so hopefully I can test out the board by the end of next week. I got the H70 Core model that doesn't have included fans. Radiator is 38mm thick. To the best of my understanding there are only two manufacturers of the all in one coolers. CoolIt and Asetek. Zalman, Corsair, Thermaltake, Antec, and Intel all use one of those two companies, re-brand it, and slap on their fan choices. So outside of the fan choices you're buying the same exact hardware depending on which you go with. My previous ALC was made by CoolIT and was 120x25mm and I just used the stock fan that came with it. I've never had temp issues but I wanted to see if I could get slightly better cooling without going to a double sized radiator, hence the choice for a thicker radiator. The new H70 Core model is essentially an H80 radiator (120x38mm) and pump without the fans. My other choices outside of the H70/H80 were the Antec Kuhler 920 which has a 120x49mm radiator and the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro also with a 120x49mm radiator. The old H70 model is of Asetek make, the H80 and H70 Core are both CoolIt products.