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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 17 Jun 2016
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Posted By tgfyhre
I can't take a decent picture of my CPU with my...

I can't take a decent picture of my CPU with my lousy camera so I found an image online that had the same kind of marks that I have on my CPU. I saw several images online with marks on the "wings' of...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 17 Jun 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By tgfyhre
Marks on CPU after mounting and removing

I was having trouble mounting my new Skylake CPU to my new Gigabyte Gaming 7 motherboard. I'm new at PC building (only my 2nd build) but it took a ton of force to close the lever down on the...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 10 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
I saw the following blurb recently. It doesn't...

I saw the following blurb recently. It doesn't look like you will be able to get the strong desktop Kaby Lake machines until very late this year at best. I wouldn't expect Skylake to drop in price...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 09 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
I'm still considering if I should step back and...

I'm still considering if I should step back and wait until Kaby Lake gets released. I'm assuming new motherboards will come out when Kaby Lake arrives? One thing I want to be sure of is that my new...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 04 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Get a Waterblock the Third party coolers that are...

Get a Waterblock the Third party coolers that are breaking them are Air coolers

I'm using a Corsair H110i like a champ[/QUOTE]

I mentioned above that I'm not interested in water cooling. I'd...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
My biggest concern with a cooler is that I live...

My biggest concern with a cooler is that I live on the 3rd floor and it gets very warm in the summer even with the air conditioner. And the air conditioner is incredibly loud so sometimes I just have...
Forum: Graphic Cards 03 Mar 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,878
Posted By tgfyhre
Yes, I have a 4k TV. 2015 Samsung - HDMI 2.2a...

Yes, I have a 4k TV. 2015 Samsung - HDMI 2.2a HDMI/HDCP 2.2. I will be using HDMI on occasion with my TV.

And I'm trying to be sure I'm future-proofing to some degree. My main PC monitor is 1080p...
Forum: Graphic Cards 03 Mar 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,878
Posted By tgfyhre
NVidia cards that support HEVC, HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0

I asked in another thread but since this is a video card question I thought maybe I should create a new thread for this question. I'm building a new PC and I need to select a video card. I want to...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Some good advice here. Thanks for the input. I...

Some good advice here. Thanks for the input. I agree with what was said about reviews - it's frustrating that they never mention any of this "marketing babble" that is supposed to differentiate the...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Right, but there's an overwhelming number of...

Right, but there's an overwhelming number of options for computer parts, and even just looking at motherboards, there are some clear differences with some brands compared to others. I have little...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Yeah, all my USB 3.0 ports on my card are wobbly...

Yeah, all my USB 3.0 ports on my card are wobbly and loose. It makes me uncomfortable because I'm always wondering if the cable is connected fully. I thought it was maybe just a cheap card but I see...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Looking at NVidia cards, I want to be sure I get...

Looking at NVidia cards, I want to be sure I get one that can handle HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0 in order to decode 4k HEVC 10-bit, especially if I get the Skylake and don't wait for Kaby Lake since...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
That's a nice-looking board but the price is far...

That's a nice-looking board but the price is far too much for me to handle for a motherboard.

My I7 920 runs very hot. I'm glad to hear the 6700K runs cool. That should make finding a cooler that...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 01 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Yeah, considering the cost of the I7 currently,...

Yeah, considering the cost of the I7 currently, I'm wondering if the best thing to do is wait and see what happens with prices in the weeks/months ahead. The I7 6700 is ridiculous right now and I...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 01 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Hmm, just looked at the Techspot roundup and...

Hmm, just looked at the Techspot roundup and interestingly they had both the AsRock Z170 Extreme7+ and the Gigabyte Gaming 7 in the roundup. One thing I noticed - the AsRock does seem to have 3 PCI-E...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 01 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
That SATA to eSATA link looks ideal as it doesn't...

That SATA to eSATA link looks ideal as it doesn't even use a PCI slot. Only thing is it's 1 to 1 so I'd need to take up 2 rear slots to give me the 2 ports I need - shame they don't have one with 2...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 01 Mar 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Thanks for mentioning AsRock. I actually hadn't...

Thanks for mentioning AsRock. I actually hadn't looked into the AsRock boards, but I just took a quick look through a couple and I'm already intrigued. I wasn't sure how the AsRock boards rated...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 29 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming...

I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard, but one thing I'm concerned about from reading pro reviews on that board is the PCI Express limitation:

from lanoc.org:

"For PCI...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Okay, that's interesting - but this isn't really...

Okay, that's interesting - but this isn't really what I'm looking for.

I have a lot of external USB storage devices - hard drive enclosures, gaming controllers, UPS, scanner, etc. that all need...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
How many is "very limited"? I see Skylake...

How many is "very limited"?

I see Skylake boards under $200 with 7 or 8 USB 3.0 ports and an additional 4 to 6 USB 2.0.

You should chase down benchmarks, which may reveal to you whether or not...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Of course those don't do me much good when it's...

Of course those don't do me much good when it's available in-store only as I don't even have a Microcenter in my state. They also don't have any Skylake I7s online - in-store only.

That 6-core is...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
Just looking now, the Broadwell I7 is about as...

Just looking now, the Broadwell I7 is about as expensive as the Skylake so I don't see why I should consider Broadwell. Sure it can come with 6 cores, but that's almost $600 which is totally out of...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
I can buy a Dell for around $1,000 with 16GB DDR4...

I can buy a Dell for around $1,000 with 16GB DDR4 memory and an Intel I7 Skylake. Why should it cost more for me to buy them separately? I thought the point of building your own was that it's cheaper...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
I was probably going to go with an Nvidia 960...

I was probably going to go with an Nvidia 960 from EVGA as it's one of the only cards that supports HDCP 2.2. I don't know anything about Pascal.

I would like to know more about the issues with...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Feb 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By tgfyhre
I see Skylake brought "Full fixed function HEVC...

I see Skylake brought "Full fixed function HEVC Main/8bit encoding/decoding acceleration. Hybrid/Partial HEVC Main10/10bit decoding acceleration." according to Wikipedia. I'm thinking I should go...
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