Tag: Hardware

4K gaming requires nVidia 980 slip

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Well, Cyber Monday is nearly here and while I haven’t finished the post of Haswell processors, given that a Haswell Cube would be all about gaming, its a good question to ask about monitors and displays. Right now the state of the art is: 1080p (aka 1920×1080, aka HD). Not surprisingly the most mature, you…

Gamer PC Power Supply Kingwin LZP-1000 Platinum

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Well power supplies don’t seem to have changed much. People are still using ATX connectors and so forth. In fact I have a relatively quiet 750W ATX power supplly around somewhere from five years ago and it seems like it should work. But Tom’s Hardware and SilentPCReview.com did a overview of the issues there which are…

Gamer PC Cases NZXT Switch 810

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The biggest issue with cases is having something that is small but big enough to work in. And if you are going to liquid cooling, something that can actually handle a huge radiator. Tom’s Hardware did a great review of full sized ATX cases that are actually big enough to put a three fan radiator…

Gamer PC Cooling with Swiftech Edge H200-320 or even an Puget Systems Aquarium with Noctua NH-D14

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I’ve always wanted to build a watercooled case. A few years ago, I wanted to build a silent PC and loved silentpcreview.com, but now with water cooling becoming much more turnkey, it makes some sense to go all water cooled and make your machine silent overclockable. Tom’s Hardware has a pretty good guide, but the…

Gamer PC Memory with Mushkin Redline 993997 DDR3-2133 or G.Skill F3-2400

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Time once again to learn the in’s and out’s of memory which right now is SDRAM DDR3, but the basic facts are that you can overclock memory a little and in most benchmarks, once you go from vanilla DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2133, you have had a huge improvement in performance at a relatively low cost. If…

Gamer PC Storage Samsung 830 256GB x 2 soon to be 840

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Well this is a huge area encompassing both the system ram and also the disk. Right now it feels like going solid state on everything is the way to go, so we are thinking just get a 500GB SSD or maybe a pair and put the rest of the stuff on a NAS somewhere. I…

Gamer PC Keyboards with Razer Black Widow Ultimate

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Well, the world is turning back a little. For the true gamer, you can either get a keyboard full of extra keys for macros or go old school and get mechanical keys. These are the old IBM Selectric or original IBM PC keyboards (I wish I kept mine). They go clack, clack, but they feel…

Gamer PC GPU selection nVidia GTX-670 as ASUS GTX670-DC2T-2GD5 or Gigabyte N670OC-2GD

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There are lots of them out there but some quick review at Tom’s Hardware. The unit you get depends a little bit on what you want to do. The big decision is whether to go water cooled or not. If you do then a pair of PNYs (as described by overclocker.com)will really help make a…

Gamer PC motherboards ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe or ASUS Maximus GENE Micro ATX Z77 for water cooled

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Well the big news is that you fit this monster Core i7-3770K in just a tiny motherboard based on the Z77 or you can a big board with room for 4 graphics processors all based on the same firmware. The summary is the size of the board depends on how many graphics cards you will…

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