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MSI Z270 Gaming M5 review: a well-priced, feature-rich Z270 board for your new rigMSI Z270 Gaming M5 review: a well-priced, feature-rich Z270 board for your new rig
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Big fan of MSI having a mb/gpu combo. The reason for temperature is most likely the CPU voltage the MB applies. The auto setting varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Try to set match them manually and see how it goes. It dramatically drops the temperature.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure a near bios update will normalize this thing.

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MSI Z270 Gaming M5 review: a well-priced, feature-rich Z270 board for your new rigMSI Z270 Gaming M5 review: a well-priced, feature-rich Z270 board for your new rig
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Big fan of MSI having a mb/gpu combo. The reason for temperature is most likely the CPU voltage the MB applies. The auto setting varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Try to set match them manually and see how it goes. It dramatically drops the temperature.Reply
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Good shout, with the Kaby Lake CPUs especially the temperature spikes as soon as you even touch the CPU voltage controls in the BIOS.


And yeah, MSI have been nailing their motherboard releases recently - it used to be Asus all the way, but both Gigabyte and MSI have really stepped up their games.

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Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti - release date, specs, pricing and rumoursNvidia GTX 1080 Ti - release date, specs, pricing and rumours
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I am pretty sure it will be 150$ more than 1080, so 750$ for non FE.
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1 Month ago
AMD are still fighting against history and all those forum comments of 'AMD drivers suck.'AMD are still fighting against history and all those forum comments of 'AMD drivers suck.'
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I'm pretty sure neither of those is the fault of AMD or AMD's drivers, but rather the board partner that manufactured the card. The drivers can't kill your HDMI port and they can't fix a broken fan. I've never had a problem waking from sleep mode and I, too, use an R9-290. I believe your disappointment is misplaced.

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As a consumer, I don't care where exactly the blame lies. All I know is I got a terrible end-user experience. With Nvidia, more precisely MSI, I am literally no issues with the 970.

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Rock1m1 commented on
1 Month ago
Titanfall 2 sales rally in November, but COD reigns supremeTitanfall 2 sales rally in November, but COD reigns supreme
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So a digital platform with no digital sales included? Okay....
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Ubisoft say For Honor's single-player campaign is always online despite Steam, uPlay listingUbisoft say For Honor's single-player campaign is always online despite Steam, uPlay listing
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Ubisoft games never runs on steam. Sure you can buy it and download from it, but it activates and uses Uplay in the end.Reply
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I don't think anyone expected this to be different.

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AMD are still fighting against history and all those forum comments of 'AMD drivers suck.'AMD are still fighting against history and all those forum comments of 'AMD drivers suck.'
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My R9 290, which is not a very old card, gave me nothing but headaches. HDMI port died, RMAd and got a new one, only to find one of the fans didn't work. Also the cards had a universal issue as it didn't wake from sleep. AMD didn't fix this issue longer after 8 months I had that card.Reply
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I'm pretty sure neither of those is the fault of AMD or AMD's drivers, but rather the board partner that manufactured the card. The drivers can't kill your HDMI port and they can't fix a broken fan. I've never had a problem waking from sleep mode and I, too, use an R9-290. I believe your disappointment is misplaced.

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1 Month ago
The life and times of John Romero, gaming's original rockstar - part 1: "That's classified"The life and times of John Romero, gaming's original rockstar - part 1: "That's classified"
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Love the guy. I was a fangirl the moment he added me as a friend on Facebook.
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Samsung 960 EVO 1TB review: a heady mix of space, speed and great valueSamsung 960 EVO 1TB review: a heady mix of space, speed and great value
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So I have Z87 MB which does not have M.2. I know I can get an add-in card however apparently it there might be an issue with booting directly to that drive. Can you shed some light on this?Reply
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Hmm, I'm afraid I don't have a Z87 board to hand to test it out on. I've just dropped the 960 EVO drive into a x4 PCIe add-in board to check it and the EVO is booting absolutely fine here, but that is on a Z170 which already has NVMe support.


I've got a feeling you might need to do a fresh install rather than cloning an existing Windows installation, and make sure you have the latest BIOS for your board, but as far as I know Z87 boards should still be able to boot from an add-in board.


And Win10, sorry.

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Console Lucio player proves he can play Overwatch just as well on PC, reaches GrandmasterConsole Lucio player proves he can play Overwatch just as well on PC, reaches Grandmaster
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I don't play with easy heros.

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Nor you play Overwatch at all, otherwise you wouldn't say something so stupid.

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Rock1m1 replied to 11 questions on the Dishonored Review
3 Months ago
Dishonored review snippet Does magic in Dishonored feel powerful?
You are blessed by supernatural powers which make you feel very powerful compared to the regular denizens of the world.
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Rock1m1 replied to 3 questions on the The Fall Review
4 Months ago
The Fall review snippet What do the robots in The Fall do?
They mostly try to kill you
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Rock1m1 replied to 8 questions on the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review
6 Months ago
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number review snippet Just how violent is Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number?
Very violent. Never thought pixelated graphics can glorify gore, but it can.
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Rock1m1 replied to 12 questions on the Overwatch Review
8 Months ago
Overwatch review snippet Would you read more of Overwatch's lore outside the game?
The game doesn't push lore because it will slow down the pace of the game. However make no mistake as Overwatch's colorful characters and the world they live in have a compelling story penned down by the folks at Blizzard. It's Blizzard, so expect quality.
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Rock1m1 replied to a question on the Murdered: Soul Suspect Review
9 Months ago
Murdered: Soul Suspect review snippet How do %%developer%% make you feel like a detective in Murdered: Soul Suspect?
This is the weakest element of the game. Instead of going out and finding clues and join in together in a meaningful way, you just spam the use button around the world until you got right ones and get the right set through trial and error.
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Rock1m1 replied to 13 questions on the Tom Clancy's The Division Review
10 Months ago
Tom Clancy's The Division review snippet Does Tom Clancy's The Division glorify criminals?
It glories killing under the false pretense of being the good.
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