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Mar 9, 2012Infired posted a message on Nvidia Kepler GTX 680 - As powerful as three 580's?!
What do you think? Yay or nay?
Mar 9, 2012The Xeon CPUs are meant for server hosting. The bulldozers (FX Series CPUs) are down right horrible. They're even beaten by their older line of CPUs (The Phenom IIs) and even Intel's low-end Sandy Bridge CPUs (For example the i3 2100 and 2120)Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Mar 8, 2012Hmm.. If I'm correct, the connectors should be two 3.5mm jacks. One for the headphones and the other for the microphone. Make sure they're plugged into the correct inputs and also make sure you have got the latest drivers from the Razer website.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Mar 7, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from MarshallRA
The 7970 beats the GTX 580 by a good 10-20% in almost all benchmarks and games, the 7950 is a closer match for the GTX 580, but even then the 7950 beats it most of the time. Sometimes, even the 7870 can beat the 580, although that is slightly better than the GTX 570 most of the time.
If you take a look at the graph I showed, the 7870 beats the 570 and most likely will beat it in every other game. Not to mention, those benchmarks were taken with AMD's release drivers, so when they release more, better the drivers, surely the 7870 will leave both the 570 and 580 in the dust.
Mar 7, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Kenny85246
The 7850 looks like a sweet card, anyone have any idea on a release for it?
I'm pretty sure it should be released around near the end of this month.
The benchmarks for the upcoming HD7850 and 7870 look pretty sweet. I'm planning to get a 7870 myself. They perform just a bit better than a GTX580 and are supposedly cheaper than a 580.
Mar 7, 2012Infired posted a message on A newbie is needing help building a good gaming PCPosted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from CodofMC
If you have an area of your house that doesn't have carpet, I would suggest building it there and making sure all your tools are near you. That way you won't really have to worry about static so much. The easiest way to avoid shocking the components is by touching part of the case that is unpainted every once in a while. That will discharge any static from your body without damaging any components.
Or just touch the power supply. Working on thin carpet works if you don't have an area in your house without a carpet. Also, wearing denim and clothing that isn't really wooly etc also helps
Mar 7, 2012I'd suggest taking a look at the HD7870 from AMD which is to be released near the end of this month? Benchmarks show that they perform slightly better than the 580, and slightly under the 7950 and supposedly cheaper. (From where I buy my hardware, they have already got prices on the 7870, and they're still cheaper than a Superclocked GTX580 from EVGA)Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
The 7970 is currently the worlds fastest single GPU card at the moment, and surpasses the GTX580 easily. For price:performance, I'm not quite sure on that, but if the price of a 7870 is cheaper than a 580, then the price:performance ratio is pretty damn good.
Mar 7, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from AstroGnome
Looks good! I hate strict budgets though. No wiggle room.
Yeah, Still wondering why you put in a Razer mouse & Keyboard. Still boggles my mind when you knew there was a budget. Things like that can be upgraded later.
Mar 5, 2012Infired posted a message on A newbie is needing help building a good gaming PCPosted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from Catlover341
K, asking for more help now. Thanks for all the helpful comments.
I've decided to see what I can do with building my own, and been looking up a bunch of guides, but I'm still extremely confused and don't get too much of what I'm doing.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5ojQ is what I got so far, any help will be welcome. I'm going to spend all of tomorrow trying to learn all I can and remove this confusion, but hopefully some people can help me out while I'm asleep.
Also, that's around 100$ above budget, which is also another thing that I'm worried about, unless I want to save up another month.
Changed your build around.
Changed the GTX570 to a GTX560 Ti 448 Core Version. Cheaper, and better performance.
Changed the RAM to cheaper G.Skill 1333MHz RAM.
And changed the Optical Drive to a cheaper DVD drive.
All up, lowest possible price is $1084.70. Saved you roughly $60.
Mar 5, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from chaseoes
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid
MOBO: Intel DQ45EK Mini ITX LGA775
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-667
Hard Drive: OCZ Colossus 1TB 3.5" SSD
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 5450 1GB
Case: Lian-Li PC-P80NB ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-206DBKS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitors: x2 BenQ BL2201PU 22.0"
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Keyboard: Cherry G80-8113LRAUS-2
Mouse: Cherry M-4200 Wired Optical
That build is all over the place.
Old CPU with Liquid Cooling. Dafuq?
1200W PSU with low-end GPU. Dafuq?
1TB SSD. Dafuq?
Mini-ITX Motherboard in a Full-Tower Case. Dafuq?
DDR2 RAM. Dafuq?
Unless there is reasoning for this shenanigans, then..
Mar 5, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Satharis
I'm not sure why people say this one either. I've had the current video card in this thing for a few years now, and it's a powercolor. Really it's usually dumb luck if a video card goes out or not, it's like getting DOA parts. Granted some brands have a better track record than others, but really.
Hey, what do ya know, I have a 6950 from PowerColor and it's holding up really good. (Despite that I got it during Christmas). I've seen a lot of people complain about them even though, IMO PowerColor is a good brand. They even still put the dual-bios switch on their 6950 2GB.
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