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If the motherboard you get has an old bios version you'll have to put in a supported cpu and update the bios before you can use the cpu. if you order from a good seller like amazon you can just return it if you can't use it. It isn' usually a problem unless it is very old stock
I've found that most people keep their build saved on pcpp, even if they never submitted a completed build
darn, I didn't edit it fast enough, revision 2 of my post ;)
nobody can really give you an answer to your question, every chip is different. Many people can get to 4.2ghz without raising the voltage, so I would try for that first.
Your motherboard is not made for overclocking(4+1 vrm with no heat sync) so raising the voltage for higher clock rates may cause the vrm to throttle under intince loads giving you worse perfofmance than at stock, you can check for vrm throttling by watching the clockrate with an ideal load running (like prime95)
What game specifically are you having trouble running? Does changing the resolution help any?
i edited my post to reflect this and other variables :) i took too long and now I cant edit, but I put up a revision
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaf2a68hmh okay, i looked back over it. 4.2 is about where you can go without a voltage bump. with that motherboard (4+1 phaze vrm and no heat sync) upping the voltage may not end very well (vrm throttling giving performance even lower than stock while under load). I'll edit my original post to reflect this I took too long and now I can't edit, but I posted a revision
true, but bursts of 4ghz is different than being constantly at 4ghz. I think 4.2 is also common.
Side note: he probrably won't get that far without running into vrm throttling anyway
nobody can really give you an answer to your question, every chip is different. I think 4ghz is fairly common for that chip but you'll have to figure out voltage yourself because any value I give you could be either too low or too high and leave you with either an unstable system or more heat and stress than is nessisary
4gb will be plenty then
you could, but I probrably wouldn't recomend it if you are using windows, it would probrably be fine though
hmm, that is something.
I made a cheap-o fan controller with a 2p3t rotary switch and a 2p1t switchy switch and it is always on low (5v) even when I'm encoding video, it never gets to 50c
An i5 wasn't really in the budget when I first built this (an i3 would have been streaching it), but the 6300 is serving me well. I do a bit of multitasking (more recently video encoding because dvd rips) so the extra cores are usefull.
If you're in stable, yes. If you are in testing or unstable you're kinda on your own, but that's kinda expected.
It could have been noise from the usb ports, or luck of the draw. That sounds like a good deal on the headphones.
Yeah, I was looking at the 120gb ssds and they are a bad deal :( I do know where to get $20 though. the keyboard/mouse is also tempting.
I hadn't thought about that, though the dss is doing pretty well in that field (it sounds better than my phone or laptop at least lol) I'm not sure I could get a dac/amp combo that would be a big enough upgrade to warrant it.
If you find the model of the motherboard and look it up the manufacturer probably has a page on it listing at least basic features. Ram should be fine, just get whatever kind is already in the pc. "Better ram" doesn't make much difference with most workloads.
Lol, I remember the way back machine, and pcpp used to be ugly
Nice, with that motherboard and cooler it would be a shame not to overclock, but that's probably going to wait until your cables are sleved and in order
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Similar parts but cheaper and everything is the same or better quality
I've been inspired (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ:･ﾟ✧ ✧ﾟ･: ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)
How quiet do you want to go? here is a site dedicated to really quiet pcs and pc parts
Yes, anything with a lot of current going through it will have some degree of coil whine
MONEY, to fund parts to facilitate my need to tinker ;)
There is something called "coil whine" that sometimes effects psus, but the better quality your psu is the less it should be a problem. And then of course fan noise :P
I would estimate a bit less than a 33% performance hit (because it's about 33% more pixels) (that is actually a somewhat accurate way to do things)
the pixel density is actually about the same as your current monitor (a little higher) so there won't be a particularly big effect on eye candy, but instead the higher resolution let's you have a larger monitor without sacrificing pixel density
I can't do it in windows without looking it up :P
Is the disk drive pluged into a usb 3.0 port or 2.0? (Came from here)
Oah, I see. Carry on :P
Shouldn't it? Q170 is the business/enterprise version of z/h 170 reference
windows usually doesn't require drivers during setup unless it is for the hdd, are you sure the drivers are needed then and not after installation is complete? What driver does it need?
I like to cook, especially for other people (I don't really know why). I usually make pastries/deserts and mexican food
I would say that rpm is more important, 7xxx rpm is pretty standard. A larger cache does make some difference but most drives of the same capacity will have the same or similar cache sizes
my laptop has corner to corner gorilla glass which would be fine with deturgent (not that I would use it anyway). I just use a dry cloth anyway
if there is a plug for an eject bitton on the drive there is nothing stopping you from plugging the eject switch into it exept maby some splicing and a new connector. it is just a switch after all
If you want something cheap but effective you can get something like this it comes with an led controller, power supply (i' asuming it's 12v), and a remote so you just need to worry about cutting lengths (there's a cut mark after every 3 leds) and soldering if you are using multiple lengths. Not AS configurable as using an arduino but it would take much more work to get the arduino to the functionality of this.
lol, good thing rack mounted cases don't have side windows :P
That case looks great, but where is the power button? And is that a dvd drive in the back?
I would say stay to stay white. another white fan in pretty much the same place won't help that much. put some leds in a dimmer eria like at the bottom
There are server grade parts on pcpp if you know what you're looking for such as supermicro motherboards and eec memory, id like to see more like u4 cases and sata/raid controllers and such
large companies like dell dont normally use the same motherboerds as are sold to consumers. the easiest way to find out what a motherboard supports is by the ports. eg if your motherboard has a pci express x1 slot you should be able to plug something into it and it work, if it has ddr2 ram you probrably can't put ddr3 in it, if the cpu is lga775 you cant put an am3+ cpu in it.
That generally isnt a good idea, mostly because some things just shouldn't have administrative access.
I know the debian and redhat security people are very on top of things, cant really comment on slackware.
If the game feels shuttery it's usually a cpu bottleneck. Or if you can't get high framerates at any settings
Do you even know what those are for? It's basically a supercomputing node on a board.
The answer is basically the same as it has been for the last good while. If it's optimized for multiple cores the 6300 will whip it. With optimal load on 4 threads the 6300 will beat it even, if you don't have optimal load on 4 threads or less is where the i3 starts beating it.
upgradability is something to be considered, but if you aren't going to be upgrading for a couple of years you can almost ignore it.
I know that apple only puts very specific drivers in macOS (or whatever it is now) which makes it hard to find things that are supported. They only ship with drivers for hardware that apple puts in macs, anything else and you are probably sol.
Shhh, don't give it away ;)
nope, it should be fine
That's what I did :P