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Old 11-09-2011, 02:09 PM   #16
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Can I get i5-2500k and geforce graphic card I don't want ati
You intend to OC ah?
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:01 PM   #17
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Between Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3 Xfire /U3S6/GB board and Gigabyte Z68XP-UD, isnt Z68P better bargain? Its only 10$ expensive but has LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization technology which can effectively shut down the external GFX card and use the onboard GPU when not doing any graphics heavy activity like browsing. Will save a lot of power and noise !
You are talking about Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 or gigabyte z68xp-UD3-issd?

Using a program or a switch to shut down the external GPU?

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #18
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You are talking about Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 or gigabyte z68xp-UD3-issd?

Using a program or a switch to shut down the external GPU?
Both have it.

http://www.gigabyte.us/WebPage/-32/i...68-models.html

lucid Virtu

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4199/l...idge-platforms
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #19
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Its not a matter of switching off the gpu. Its more of putting it into sleep mode. Current GPUs have idle profile that uses very little power in normal usage. People who use Virtu are most like to make use of quicksync than to save power.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:33 PM   #20
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So is using a program or is a switch/button to off the external GPU??

@FelfireZ, Good To Go?

CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-2500k + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
HSF: Xigmatec Gaia
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333mhz 4GB x2
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB
ODD: Sony 24x DVDRW
PSU: FSP Aurum 700W
CASE: NZXT Lexa S
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Will be using the onboard till early-november then get HD6950 Dirt3 1GB CrossFireX.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:41 PM   #21
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hi,

for $1,300 or less, which system should i go for?

system need to include window 7, hardisk, video card, ram and etc etc.

thank all for the help.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:42 PM   #22
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hi,

for $1,300 or less, which system should i go for?

system need to include window 7, hardisk, video card, ram and etc etc.

thank all for the help.
Usage? Intend to OC? Need Monitors, Keyboard and/or Mouse?

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:02 PM   #23
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i was just wondering, in general how worth it are those PC bundle's advertised in their price lists?
Also, if i ask shop in SLS to custom build for me how should i check that everything is put properly and that they give me all the wires etc back.
Also how do these 2 cases compare, Lancool k62wb $169 or Fractal Design Core 3000 $99
and what is the diff between all the version of the graphics card like all the different brands. Like MSI asus leadtek etc...
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So is using a program or is a switch/button to off the external GPU??

@FelfireZ, Good To Go?

CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-2500k + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
HSF: Xigmatec Gaia
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333mhz 4GB x2
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB
ODD: Sony 24x DVDRW
PSU: FSP Aurum 700W
CASE: NZXT Lexa S
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Will be using the onboard till early-november then get HD6950 Dirt3 1GB CrossFireX.
Do note that the board has only HDMI out. And take note that you get the XP version and not the Z68X.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #25
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Do note that the board has only HDMI out. And take note that you get the XP version and not the Z68X.
Noted, Prepared $20 for the HDMI cable.

May I know what's the different between XP version and Z68X? I chose the Z68XP cause is cheaper.
CPU + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ~ $510/Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P ~ $563.

Anyone know Fortran website?

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:48 PM   #26
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You intend to OC ah?
What u mean by OC?
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:24 AM   #27
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What u mean by OC?
over clocking.
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/fo...play.php?f=154

since you don't know that, you probably won't have it in mind while buying your CPU.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #28
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hi guys, kinda noob in these building rig thingy.

hopefully able to play bf3, l4d, dragon nest, black ops, in the highest setting.
already have a 27" hd ready tv as monitor. dont need keyboard nor mouse.dont plan to oc, cos no idea how to go about. only need the cpu.color dont matter.

now the main question is, whats the min price i would be looking at?
also what sort of configuration would it be?

please advice. thanks!
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BF3 and the other games are on a totally different levels. I guess you will want to play BF3 at the highest setting first since that's what everybody is waiting for. Your tv resolution is at 1920 x 1200? I guess a reasonable to budget with mid-top tier items will set you back by about $1.5-$2k.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:33 PM   #30
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hi guys, kinda noob in these building rig thingy.

hopefully able to play bf3, l4d, dragon nest, black ops, in the highest setting.
already have a 27" hd ready tv as monitor. dont need keyboard nor mouse.dont plan to oc, cos no idea how to go about. only need the cpu.color dont matter.

now the main question is, whats the min price i would be looking at?
also what sort of configuration would it be?

please advice. thanks!
1.2k-1.3k is enough. You might wanna look around the forum for gaming rig threads and have an idea what you're getting.
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