Comprehensive Gaming PC/Laptop Guide: MK II

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05/06/2012 01:11 PMPosted by Kalganized
to SLi your GTX 570?
Overclocking yes, not going to sli the 570 though.
Reduce power supply to a 600W instead.
Oh, I'll have a few electronic music gadgets and whatnot, midi controllers and such.
Those should not require 100W+. At most, few W.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102967 buy that? or what graphic card did u say to buy
Either HD 7770, or spend a bit more for a HD 6870 / GTX 560.
Just a random comment, but I was messing around with MSI Afterburner's video capture option. Using the compressed option a 11 minute video was 1.15 gb I think. Uncompressed (and much better quality) was around 800mb for just 30 seconds >.> . Looks like if I want to do anything with uncompressed, I'll need a 1tb HDD soon.
Yeah. Most people usually record stuff uncompressed, then edit and re-encode in a different format later.
I wouldn't really have an issue with that so much. I was able to get that 11 minute 1.15gb video down to 40mb and minimal quality damage using Windows Movie Maker, but I wouldn't be able to do that with an uncompressed video. I only have 137 gb left on my hard drive, and any length video would probably fill the majority, if not all, of that.

EDIT: Afterburner really didn't kill my framerate at all. I hear FRAPS does that though >.>
That's the thing that sucks. You have to get a big HDD simply to hold the uncompressed format.
Yea. If I did that I would probably record uncompressed, edit it into something else, then delete the really large raw file.

EDIT: I probably should stop reading the forums for tonight. It's distracting me from writing an essay that's due tomorrow >.>
05/06/2012 07:22 PMPosted by Aeox
I probably should stop reading the forums for tonight. It's distracting me from writing an essay that's due tomorrow >.>


It's because computer talk is strangely fun.
I just want to say thank you. I built, build 3 mainly.. I went with a 2120 while waiting for Ivy Bridge. For a case used a NZXT Phantom, because I could get it in Pink! It worked like a charm even logging into MoP Beta and being on screen with hundreds of 85s running arround casting and trying to figure out their new skills and talents it never complained.
I'm beggining to wonder if I've made the right choice with the AsRock Z77 Extreme4-M mobo. I'm reading that it's cheap brand and I keep finding bad reviews about it.
Gracellent:

Glad you enjoy the system ;)

Madawk:

ASRock is not a 'cheap' brand in any way. Z77 is still pretty new, how can there be so many "bad reviews"?
Its predecessor, the Z68, seems to be highly disliked by the [H] guys. They also mention that they've had their ups and downs with that brand.

http://hardocp.com/article/2011/11/09/asrock_z68_extreme4_gen3_motherboard_review/

And since I didn't know anything about AsRock as a brand I took the time to google a bit about them and found out that it's about 50/50.
Well, you will find 50/50 for pretty much any company. :X

Hardware.fr (major French hardware site) has multiple ASUS boards as the most returned board in France. Does that mean ASUS is bad? No.

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/862-2/cartes-meres.html

There is no brand where they constantly pump out bad boards. If they did, they'd be out of business long ago.

You should check out H's later reviews on ASRock board.
Namely, this one:

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/04/03/asrock_x79_extreme4_motherboard_review_take_two/5

Tom's recommended an ASRock Z77 board recently:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187-22.html
Well, you will find 50/50 for pretty much any company. :X

Hardware.fr (major French hardware site) has multiple ASUS boards as the most returned board in France. Does that mean ASUS is bad? No.

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/862-2/cartes-meres.html

There is no brand where they constantly pump out bad boards. If they did, they'd be out of business long ago.

You should check out H's later reviews on ASRock board.
Namely, this one:

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/04/03/asrock_x79_extreme4_motherboard_review_take_two/5

Tom's recommended an ASRock Z77 board recently:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187-22.html


That's an extreme 6 , not 4. What are the differences? Also the AsRock one isn't the same chipset. Although the Z68 wasn't either. I get confused with all of this lol.
Extreme4 and Extreme6 is identical except the Extreme6 has more PCI-E slots, more USB 3 and SATA III ports. Otherwise, they are more or less the same.
I see. What about the x79?

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