• 0

    posted a message on Radeon HD 6950 CrossfireX
    Quote from Marx1984

    Maybe because he has? You have to acknowledge also some of the main posters in this section are either current techs, have been in the past, or are studying to be. So many people will have experience with all sorts of brands, myself, have experience with working on lots of dell and corporate Lenovo computers.

    God Dammit, Ninja'd.


    I used to post a lot in this sub-forum. If I'm correct 3/4 of my posts are in here.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on Radeon HD 6950 CrossfireX
    Quote from fm87

    Thermaltake is hit or miss. The coding and product names aren't really clear as to what was made cheaply and what was not. Sometimes they are awesome, other times they are worse than OEM.

    Rosewill is decent, and has been getting a lot better over the years. No one used to touch their products for a variety of reasons but they're getting better.

    OCZ is also hit or miss, but at least it is easy to tell what PSUs are cheaply made and what ones are not. Same with Corsair.


    You speak as if you've had experience with all four of those brands.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on Radeon HD 6950 CrossfireX
    Get this for a PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045

    80+ Gold Certified, Modular and being able to push up to 92% Efficiency, This is what I'd recommend.

    And I have a ZX 850W, myself which runs excellent.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus VS Evo
    You may be right, but I'm speaking NZD here, which $12 NZD is about $9 USD..
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus VS Evo
    Well, here in New Zealand, the 212 Plus is $37 incl. GST and the Evo is $49 incl. GST. Is the minus 3C really worth $12 NZD?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus VS Evo
    Just need some opinions,

    Would it be worth the extra price to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo over the Plus?

    I'm in need of a aftermarket Cooler, and I can't decide. Is it really worth the price?

    I've read that the Evo only has a 3C difference from the Plus..

    So should I get the Plus and save some money or get an Evo?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on 2012 Build
    Quote from CodofMC

    I don't know enough about the differences to tell you myself. All I know is that the H67 and the P67 chipset each have features regarding graphics or overclocking I believe. The Z68 chipset however contains the features of both the H67 and P67 chipsets.


    Actually, H67 Motherboards don't allow overclocking and the only difference between P67 and Z68 chipsets, is that Z68 does SSD Caching.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
  • 0

    posted a message on My new build is finally finished!
    Should've gotten modular power supply. Cost a bit more, but damn worth it. Why? Tidier cable management and if you ever need to upgrade the PSU, then all you'd have to do is disconnect the wires from the PSU, put in the new PSU and re-connect the wires. Totally worth the money.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on PC Build
    Go with what Xaanos said, the 6870 will perform better than the 550 Ti.

    Also, I'd go for either a Cooler Master HAF 922 or a Storm Enforcer, both of which, are great cases.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on AMD Radeon HD7970
    Quote from zSneakyPetez

    Yes, you remember exactly correct. As long as you have a(n?) x16 lane, it will work with it. So if somebody only has 2.0 lanes, don't sweat it, the performance gain from upgrading to a motherboard with 3.0 slots will barely be noticeable anyway.

    So far from what I've read, my only let downs about this card, is that they decided to stick with DDR5 instead of the XDR2 memory. And the price... But I'm guessing that new memory would not have helped the price. But I'm sure the price will drop once the 700 series comes out, so that complaint will probably go away.


    That's good then, I'm thinking about getting a 7970 myself, (Here in New Zealand, they're cheaper than a 6990) but I'm also taken into consideration to wait for the new Nvidia Kepler series cards to come out. Which reminds me, is there any official release date for Nvidia's Kepler series GPU's?
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
  • 0

    posted a message on EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti or XFX Radeon 6950?
    Quote from eftj

    Nope, that's a PowerColor.

    @Everyone who said about power issues with the 6970 BIOS: Would it be worth spending the little bit extra to get a 6970 over a 6950 then?


    Yes, wouldn't want to be risking your 6950 because unstable overclocks and not enough power..
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • 0

    posted a message on AMD Radeon HD7970
    Wouldn't you also have to get a Motherboard with a PCI-e 3.0 slot for a 7970?
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
  • 0

    posted a message on AMD Radeon HD7970
    Quote from fm87

    $550?

    I'll stick with the current gen cards, thanks.

    I'm worried about the single fan design, however.


    There is the XFX Black Edition, which has two fans:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586

    But sells at $600 O.O
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
  • 0

    posted a message on AMD Radeon HD7970
    Well.. The 7970 has been released:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399

    Retails at about $550.. Here in New Zealand, we get them for about $1079 NZD -.-

    But anyways, thoughts? And if anyone's going to get their hands on one?
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
  • 0

    posted a message on EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti or XFX Radeon 6950?
    Quote from eftj

    I'd say, get the sapphire dual fan version and flash the BIOS to a 6970. It gives you the performance of a 6970 for the price of a 6950. All you have to do is flick a switch to unlock the shaders.

    EDIT: The 700 series will not be out for months. The 7000 series from AMD is coming out very soon. But apparently the lower end will just be the same as previous series'. Not sure about the mid-high end though. I know that the 7970 is a new card.


    Flashing a 6950 to 6970 isn't that easy, mainly because the 6970 using a 6+8 pin power connectors and a 6950 uses a 6+6 pin power connectors.

    The only reason why flashing a 6950 to a 6970 isn't safe is because it won't be getting enough power. Heaps of people have problems trying to get it stable at 6970 speeds.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
  • To post a comment, please .