If you want sound quality and great soundstage for games then post in the headphone thread listing your budget, uses and music preferences.
Any suggestions for a decent desk mic? I don't want to go over $25, but I don't want to skimp the quality either.
anyone have any idea how big the performance jump would be between a GTX 570 and 670?
580 to 680 is roughly 40-50%
Opinions on my first build? Budget not really important but I don't want to go crazy
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V-Pro
CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge 3570k (when it comes out)
Graphics: Asus nVidia GTX680 2GB
Ram: Corsair 8GB C9 Vengeance
PSU: Corsair AX-850W
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
HDD1: Intel 520S 120G
HDD2: WD 1TB Black
Monitor: Dell U2410w 24in Ultrasharp IPS
Already got case, keyboard, mouse etc.
but it will be really expensive too wont it?
I can get a gtx 570 for 300 dollars and I'm unsure if I should wait for the next generation if I can't find a card that will perform the same for the same price.
570s are $300, cheapest 7870 is $330, am I missing something?
Those are the prices over here so it's a really good deal. The 570 isn't new, it's like second hand sorta stuff but with warranty.
The new 570s over here are 370 bucks as cheapest.
so do you think any card in the 600-series will be available for the same price for performance?
As BRT said, they'll be 30% better in performance (or around there) and will probably be a little more expensive, but not much.
Probably will run cooler, use less power, smaller card, and also will sport GPU boost for weaker games.
Is the "Temp2" value normal?
This is under heavy load (GMod)
here are my specs:
SpeedFan is usually awful with temperatures
I use speccy to view temps, so just assume SpeedFan is reporting a wrong value and post the Speccy under load
In that case, the temperatures reported by Speccy are fine, I wouldn't worry.
Does anyone have a rough time frame of when the 660/670 will be available?
Between now and august. August is the rumored 685 release. So we might see 670's in late april, early may.
So, I have come to a conclusion that the Scythe Mugen 2b, is a bit too bulky and will consume basicly the whole window. Are there any alternatives? I have been looking at the NH-C14, and the H100. Any other recommendations?
Also, stay away from the H100 - Look at the Antec Kuhler 920 instead.
Alright guys so I fucked up bad. I got a new hard drive and I have been trying to make it my boot drive by cloning my old hard drive to my new hard drive. I never altered the old hard drive (99.9% sure of this). I was never able to clone and then add unallocated space to the partition, and i spent hours on it so I just said fuck it, so I put the new hard drive (wiped) into a new comp I am building.
Here is the issue now. My old comp won't start up unless both hard drives are present. With the old hard drive it just won't start up. With the new hard drive it says I am missing windows files. this is odd because the new hard drive is wiped clean. Not even a partition, all unallocated space. Windows will only start up if I have both hard drives connected to my comp, and even then I can't even show the second drive in Disk management OR My computer.
I really need help. Appreciated.
I am building a cheap rig for my friend and the price is about at $450.
His only request about the computer is that it runs minecraft at a playable level. This needs to be as cheap as possible, so I picked a 520 as his GPU. Am I over shooting on the card? If so what cheaper card would you recommend
The H100 is overpriced for what you get, but it's still a solid cooler and looks pretty awesome, TTL really only uses it because it's easy to use on his test bench (doesn't require much mounting and fiddling as a big air heatsink would) and he's sponsored by Corsair.
But it is a good cooler, just a bit overpriced for the performance, if you like the look of it and have the money then go for it.