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    I played a few rounds of Battlefield: Hardline last night. you can definitely tell it is beta. I enjoyed the gameplay for the most part, but it did feel clunky. The vehicles seemed more difficult to drive than those in BF3 or 4. I kinda liked the earning money to buy your guns and accessories.
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    Battlefield: Hardline. I got in for the Beta, just finished downloading
  3. If you look at the spec sheet and install manual, it has supplied mounting plates that mount through the motherboard and puts the weight being supported by the mobo and not the socket. I have had one that was bigger than this and stood out further, I had the same concern, but it was fine.
  4. I saw this this morning on the ASUS FB page.
  5. In my experience, anything more than a small pea sized spot right in the center is too much. it will spread on its own when you put the heatsink down and secure it.
  6. I finally got my advance replacement board yesterday, I take apart the computer and install it... No boot. I am now getting a CPU FAN error. They are trying to blame my Seidon, but just 2 hours before, my computer was up and running and the Seidon was just fine. I did try plugging the stock cooler in just in case and it does not work either. Now they want me to send both boards back and I will have no computer for 2-6 weeks while they either repair mine or find me a replacement. I am not happy with ASUS right now. UPDATE: Several more calls to ASUS and I am told my only option is to send both boards back and wait for a replacement. This was after the blamed my case, then my PSU. Any suggestions for a good motherboard that is not ASUS?
  7. If you just got it last week, you should be able to return it to the store you purchases it from depending on their policy. Where I live in the US, the local store gives you 2 weeks on most components. In my experience, this is faster than returning it with the manufacturer. If you wish to continue with a RMA, here is the support request form.
  8. I have the cooler but not that case, but from the specs I found on the case it should be able to accept it where the top case fans are. Be careful when installing as the screws that go into the radiator can be stripped easily if you over tighten.
  9. The only thing I could find as a possible ID for the cable is for case intrusion. But yes a pic of it would help with identifying the cable. The last couple computers I built had the audio and usb as a solid block so there was no chance of getting wires reversed
  10. The article you linked is looking at only full tower cases, do you need a case that big? with the parts you listed, you may not. The poster didn't state what kind of liquid cooling system he was using or wanting to use but many newer mid-tower cases have room for a 240mm radiator like the Seidon 240M, some can even go up to a 280mm radiator. Both are great cases, I think it comes down to your needs and space where you will put the computer. The Cosmos cases are big, very big. I built a system for my uncle with the Cosmos case and it was incredible. That case made his beastly build much easier with the cable management and the big heavy duty rails. I loved that case, but holy cow was it big. I later built a gaming system for a friend with the HAF case, it also had great cable management and was a dream to build. The HAF series offers models that are not quite as tall as the Cosmos, so if space is a concern you might look at some of those and the features they offer. I don't think you can go wrong with either case series, look at the features the case offers, the styling and size and figure out which is going to be best for you.
  11. OK, some newer higher-end PSUs are now starting to have a top fan instead of bottom or can be flipped. So your PSU will be exhausting warm air from within the case then. I am confused about your radiator setup, in the first description you said it was an exhaust pushing air through the radiator, now it is pulling through as an intake? It should be set up to get the hot air out of the system quickly. It doesn't matter if it pulls it or pushes across, you don't want to heat up the air you bring into the case. PCI slot fans mount in an open PCI case slot and provide extra air movement, usually configured to pull the warm air from within the case and exhaust it out the rear.
  12. The PSU mounted on the bottom doesn't count towards your exhaust as it will pull in fresh air from outside via the bottom of your case, then the air blows directly out the back. This air is not put into the case and does not pull air from within the case and push it out. The GPU is going to exhaust a minimal amount of the air being brought in, I would worry most about having stagnant warm air sitting in the case. Your system is cooled better by air movement, not pressure. The cooler you can keep the ambient air in the case, the cooler you computer will run. If you are pulling in more air than you are exhausting, the air will become warm and then you will be blowing warm air across your Seidon and GPU cooler and not bringing down their temps as much. Without moving/changing any of the fans, I might add a PCI slot fan.
  13. Yea your PSU is huge, I wouldn't worry about it. That fan is probably one of the least productive ones. What fan configuration are you running?