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WestlakeTiger
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Coyote, or other master race beings, can you fill me in on this new wireless a/c protocol? ill be building my new pc when i get back and was wondering if the a/c protocol is that much faster than wireless n

Thanks guys


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ILikeLSUToo
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It has a nearly 3x higher theoretical throughput than the highest standard 802.11n, but I have no real-world experience with it, nor would I know how to take advantage of its higher speed with the moderate level of network access I require at home.

Regardless, for a desktop system, I would try to stick with ethernet.


bluebarracuda
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Well guys, I'm officially done with my 7950s and moving up to 7970s.

Never again am I buying a voltage locked card!

Edit: How is this korean 1440p?. I know these are the model they sell at microcenter
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VABuckeye
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I have the Auria 27" that is sold at MicroCenter. It has a matte finish and although I'd prefer glossy the matte really doesn't bother me and obviously I never have to deal with glare.


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LSU Coyote
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Blue

Never settle! Always upgrading, awesome.

Also out of the 4 Koreans I own, crossovers are by far my favorite and highly recommend.


LSU Coyote
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For you Tahiti lovers out there. I know this board has a few owners.

Pretty good review from Kitguru.

LINK
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We managed to push the Sapphire HD7870 w/Boost to 1235mhz core and 1645mhz memory. Any higher and very minor artifacting would occur (analysed with software).


LSU Coyote
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Extremly good read on FPS and "Smoothness" of frames. Some of you with micro stutter and unbuffered frame feeling, check this out.

Frame Rating Pt1

Frame Rating Pt2
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The second part of our final reveal of the Frame Rating performance methods have shown us some interesting results for the $999 and above card lineups as they stand today. The Radeon HD 7970s in CrossFire, representing the currently available and upcoming HD 7990s don't look great in our testing as we mentioned above, and I would seriously consider your buying decision before picking up this configuration.

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 and GTX Titan present another debate though on the issue of single versus multi-GPU options. In our testing the GTX 690 definitely introduces more frame time variance than the GTX Titan, but the cards are so fast as it is that running the GTX 690 at single monitor resolutions like 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 don't cause a big enough problem to be a factor, thus giving it the edge because of the higher average frame rates. The GTX Titan is a powerful card and performs admirably in the single display testing but it really stands away from the GTX 690 on multi-monitor resolutions like 5760x1080 where the 6GB frame buffer can help a TON. Not having to worry about moving frames between GPUs at that resolution also helps produce a smoother animation as well. If you are buying a $1000 card and you think you might want to run NVIDIA Surround, then the GTX Titan is your better solution


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I noticed this has been a hot topic on a lot of websites lately. Apparently some companies are trying to find some new ways to measure frame rates other than fraps for more accuracy.


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LSU Coyote
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Yea that came about from reviewers and consumers all getting different results with the same systems.
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Mr Gardoki
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I read a real good one that talked about how nvidia and amd don't like the use of fraps because of where it measures the frames. I'll have to look later for the article, it was a good read.


LSU Coyote
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I believe I posted that here. I don't remember.

Edt:
About that AMD article, there were also a ton of other great stuff in it. Really enjoyed the read.
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Mr Gardoki
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Ill find it later and link it. I read it on overclock.net last week.


LSU Coyote
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Lol same.

.. But I believe we had some discussion somewhere here, but maybe not. I know which article you are referring to none the less, was a huge deal with us PC guys.


jcole4lsu
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there is a toms hardware article on the fraps issue as well


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jefforize
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nah i think you have enough. i mean u could upgrade to 16gb for like $50 extra bucks so its not a major bottleneck anyways.

the only bottleneck i really see is the GFX card but thats to be expected due to its price and expected performance

but you have a 2g 650ti so you should be good.

you will be able to do whatever you want on your machine.


jcole4lsu
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Intel i5 3570K 3.4GHz CPU
MSI Z77A-G45 Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard

went and got that super cheap combo at MicroCenter didnt ya? let me know how that turns out, im probably going to break down and get it as well.
Im not sure how much OC headroom that board really has.


Klark Kent
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you will be able to do whatever you want on your machine.



parents making the trip to houston this week. i'll finish the build, reload OS, and hopefully be up and running next week.


thinking about Bioshock Infinite being a nice little test for my build.


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LSU Coyote
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Fckk no.. It is gpu but then again still not holding you back from doing what you want to do.

In benches it would be memory also, you woul new tighter timings and up the speed but 8gb is enough to buffer most anything.

Edt:
For the G45, it has a ton of headroom.

I owned the G65 before buying an MPower last year. It OCs well and has like 8phase power to the CPU.

It is an awesome board.
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Mr Gardoki
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there is a toms hardware article on the fraps issue as well

Seems to be the hot topic lately


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