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GPU and CPU power connections

Is the connections we are making, bad for our devices? A mistake like this can cost you a lot of money. A GPU is a “Graphics Processing Unit”, it is located in the video card. A CPU is a “Central Processing Unit”, it is located on the main board. I, at one time had a lot of questions about there power connectors, their current rating, the cross compatibility, jumper wires and unorthodox looking configurations, and what adaptors are safe to use. I did a lot of research and found conflicting answers. I looked at how reputable the source was, and how often I saw other... read more

To built a 4k monitor gaming rig - what type of hardwares needed and what kind of problem it have.

Firstly is to introduce myself and my hardwares that make up a 4k gaming rig. My name is Sam, I am not a professional in computer hardware and my English written language was not good. I just wanted to share the hardware and some problem and difficulty on building a 4 k gaming rig or is it worth to build a 4k gaming rig now? I am running an Intel I7 4930k ivy-B extreme CPU ocing to 4580mhz. 4 x 8g Quad channel 2666mhz g skill trident x memory, actually running at only 2400mhz no further. To build a 4k monitor gaming rig the first thing come across my mind is a good... read more

What Could Have Been - The PlayStation 4 APU

I wrote a small article to take a very hard look at what we got from this current gen, and ask, is that all that was possible? This originally was an odyssey covering both consoles, but there was just too much going on so I decided to break it down into separate articles. If you feel something is missing/broken/disjointed let me know The research into the BOM / manufacturing costs of the PS4 was done by the IHS Research Firm.Quote:The bill of materials (BOM) for the PlayStation 4 amounts to $372. When the manufacturing expense is added in, the cost increases to $381.... read more

The 2014 Year In Tech

  • by Chipp

If there is one thing we can all agree on in the computer hardware industry, its that the industry moves fast. If you aren't constantly following tech blogs, reading through company roadmaps, and staying abreast of the latest acronyms and product names, it can quickly become difficult to just jump back in, read a review or two, and feel like you know whats going on. This guide is designed to help with that - I've done all the research that I needed to do to understand what all these new things are and why they're cool, and now, I've written it down to share with... read more

Editors Pick Deals - Black Friday 2014

  • by Chipp

The holiday season is a special time full of friends, family, and more buying guides and lists than you can shake a stick at - and we're adding another one of our own to the party. Our Forum Editors have shared some of the deals they are most excited about this week, and we'll continue to keep the list updated as Black Friday / Cyber Monday grow ever more near and more information about various sales becomes public. Sean Webster Our resident Storage guru has a hard time getting excited about the hardware sales these days. The week-long deals are "meh", he says - but... read more

EVGA Hadron Air Chassis - Tips & Compatibility Guide

Quote:"Why sacrifice appearance and size when choosing a performance rig? The EVGA Hadron Mini ITX chassis was designed to not make any compromises." - Hadron Air manual The Hadron's appearance and size are the main reasons owners decide on this chassis, however it's not without some compromises. As long as you are aware of what limitations the case has, and plan your parts around it, you shouldn't run into many problems. Your choice of components is primarily limited by size. It was worth doing the extra research to find the appropriate parts, but it wasn't easy.... read more

A Guide on how to fix Heat Problems

What is heat, and what causes it? Heat is displaced energy. Any action that causes a change to an electrical flow, will generate heat. The amount of work done, the devices designs, and the energy they waste are what determines the amount of heat that is generated. We deal with this heat from each device by ether brushing it with air or sinking it away with a cooler, then moving it out of the case into the air circulation of the room. The configuration and design of each cooler and fan, and the part it plays in the overall cooling system, determines there heat handling... read more

The Truth About FPS

2nd Revision Purpose:Now that I am being quoted on the internet and approaching 90,000 views... I find some of my typos and grammar appalling, I have gone back and edited some content and fixed some glaring mistakes. I took feedback from here and Reddit and attempted to appease certain more knowledgeable readers who were definitely correct. There were some ideas, especially with the math, that implied concepts that weren't apparently picked up to readers so I have added an addendum where I thought it would best illustrate implications.I have also been told this article... read more

How to Solder Electronics

How to Solder Electronics Bring a Friend Back To Life Last week, I replaced six bad capacitors in a power supply, and saved a 300 dollar, 22 inch LED monitor from the junk pile. The monitor looks and now works like new. Two weeks ago, I re-soldered some bad cracked solder connections on the amp board going to the controller of a Harman Kardon speaker system. The system sounds great again. When it's not economically feasible to have an item repaired, or the pc board you need to repair it is no longer available, you have nothing to lose by breaking out the soldering... read more

Dream a little dream of me.. (1090FX speculation and thoughts)

Hi guys been thinking about this off and on for around a year now. AMD 1090FX AMD produced the 990FX two years ago now.. and at the time, their heads were up in the clouds with APU innovation, and quite rightly they should be proud! the AMD APU's today boast the best IGP's you can buy for cash money! they even let you crossfire these with low end cards, they have also released couple of chipsets for the FM socket. already you can see they have put a lot of work into this new innovation.. this is perhaps why.. as yet no 1090FX chipset. The 990FX while good in it's day... read more

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