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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Would it be possible (I know it's a lot to ask) to reccomend a specific graphics card? For example, I know I want a 6950 but that's kinda equal to knowing you want a Ford. Pretty please?

    P.S. The Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD is Tom's Hardware's 6590 of choice ;P

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Do those sound cards reduce load on CPU compared to motherboard sound chips?
    I was under the impression they did, but perhaps I should check first.

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJackPenn View Post
    Would it be possible (I know it's a lot to ask) to reccomend a specific graphics card? For example, I know I want a 6950 but that's kinda equal to knowing you want a Ford. Pretty please?

    P.S. The Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD is Tom's Hardware's 6590 of choice ;P
    The problem is that people have different requirements. On top of this the price changes and models can become EOL too.


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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Oh, I see. Thanks anyway!

    Also, I'd reccomend the Microsoft X4 for your keyboards

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJackPenn View Post
    Oh, I see. Thanks anyway!

    Also, I'd reccomend the Microsoft X4 for your keyboards
    I should add that in as they are £25.


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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    I notice that the MSI P67A-GD53 has no USB 3.0 header - I'm not really after a Z68, so the alternatives don't help me. Are there any other P67 motherboards that you would reccomend, including the aforementioned header?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    MSI P67A-GD65
    Asus p8p67
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3

    I'd recommend either Gigabyte if you like UK based stuff (they have a UK centre/forum) or the Asus if you need a graphical BIOS.
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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    MSI P67A-GD65
    Asus p8p67
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3

    I'd recommend either Gigabyte if you like UK based stuff (they have a UK centre/forum) or the Asus if you need a graphical BIOS.
    Is there much difference between the P8P67 and the P8P67 Pro?

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJackPenn View Post
    Is there much difference between the P8P67 and the P8P67 Pro?
    Graphics slots:

    The vanilla is x16/x4 in crossfire
    Pro is x8/x8 in crossfire (or x16 for single use) and certified for SLI.

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Graphics slots:

    The vanilla is x16/x4 in crossfire
    Pro is x8/x8 in crossfire (or x16 for single use) and certified for SLI.
    I assume that it won't affect me at all using just a single card?

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

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    I assume that it won't affect me at all using just a single card?
    That's right

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Aha! Brilliant. I'm the kind of person who'd pay extra because it has better numbers, regardless of whether I need it. But I'm trying to be conservative in this build!

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJackPenn View Post
    Aha! Brilliant. I'm the kind of person who'd pay extra because it has better numbers, regardless of whether I need it. But I'm trying to be conservative in this build!
    I know what you mean I used a p8p67 for the wife's build and it's a fab board. Just don't mix up your USB and firewire cables

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    Or you'll get a fire on your wires

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    THis is a great Guide. Is this better than scan overclock bundles?

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    I am planning to build a PC with 3D monitor? any ideas? which monitor is good and what spec is good for 3d?

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    Re: Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011

    For 3D your machine has to process the same information twice so you need a gaming setup that can manage more than 80FPS in all games at medium to high settings before even thinking about 3D. Then, when you've spent more than £700 on your PC, you'll need to buy an expensive 120Hz monitor capable of displaying 2 images at the same time and put on glasses when you play that synchronise with the images being displayed to create the 3D effect.

    It's very expensive and not worth it in my opinion. All the new nVidia and AMD cards support 3D but you need different monitors for the different brands because of the way they've chosen to implement the technology. So choosing a 3D setup now means choosing your preferred graphics designer for a few years to come

    This is a good read on the current generation of the technology: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...opic,3050.html

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