I have been told by many accounts how modern Skylake processors can benefit from fast memory so I have a question about which chipset to go with. By even more accounts, I am told to buy a Z170 motherboard only if I were to overclock.
Is it really that inappropriate to combine i5-6500 with Asus...
Ok, I have a rather complicated issue with PCIE lanes.
For reference, the motherboard in question is ASRock Z170 Fatal1ty Gaming K6.
ASRock > Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
I can be wrong so feel free to correct me.
I read that Z170 motherboards have a total of 42 lanes, 16 of which are directly...
I remember when SSDs weren't so relatively inexpensive, people used to talk about the benefit of RAMDisk, especially under Windows 7 (or if they use Photoshop.)
I have never done it myself, but I was wondering if RAMDisk is still so useful if we only use SSDs and in Windows 10?
Are there any...
I used to think high-end, enterprise-level SSDs are made from SLC instead of MLC, because SLC offers greater endurance.
Why then does Intel 750 use MLC? Is my understanding that SLC offers greater endurance wrong?
I was reviewing technical details of some motherboards and Nvidia graphic cards, and a couple of questions stuck me.
In my experience with system memory, the CPU has always been faster than RAM, much faster actually (if one could actually simply compare the clock speed of the CPU and...
Deciding between Asus Z170 Pro Gaming and ASRock Z170 Gaming K6, and according to the specs,
Z170 PRO GAMING - Specifications
ASRock > Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
Both support Nvidia Sli and AMD Crossfire.
I have two dumb questions about these boards.
One, is it possible or at least not...
Because I came across this, "See the i5 and the i7 are the same chips. The i5 is the lower binned chip with 2 mb L3 cache disabled and hyperthreading disabled. "
But the i3 is a different chip. It is the same chip as the Pentiums and the Celeron. It is a higher binned chip which unlike Pentium...
I remember in some iterations of Windows one can disable multi core booting, and it led me to ask a rather unusual, probably dumb, question: why can't you buy an Intel Core i3/i5 processor and enable its Core i7 features?
I don't think it's the two-core versus quad-core difference, correct...
I was just wondering if VA panels are inherently less prone to flickering than IPS or TN.
I saw a YouTube video that compares in-game performance and general Windows usage on 24" 1080P monitors that run at 144Hz versus 60Hz, and while it was evident that with 144Hz, you just see more frames...
I am choosing between 3 Intel Skylake processors, i5-6500, i5-6600K and i7-6700K.
The i5-6500 has a base clock of 3.2Ghz and a turbo boost up to 3.6Ghz, the i5-6600K has a base clock of 3.5Ghz and a turbo boost up to 3.9Ghz and i7-6700K has a base clock of 4.0Ghz and a turbo boost up to 4.2Ghz...
I was wondering if I install GTX1060 on the first PCIE X16 slot on Asus Z170 Gaming Pro, and Intel PCIE SSD 400G (I don't want to use the M2 slot for my SSD) on the second PCIE X16, can I still use the SSD as the primary boot drive with Windows 10 Home?
Here are the specs:
Z170 PRO GAMING -...
I was wondering about where I should put the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Gaming G1 and Intel 750 PCIE SSD.
On Asus Z170 Gaming Pro, there are three PCIE slots.
The first two are PCIE X 16 will run at X 16 / X 8 + X 8, and are connected to the CPU.
The third is PCIE X 4 and runs at X 4 and is connected...
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Mostly web browsing (as many as 50-100 tabs open in Chrome) / torrenting (10G+ each, sometimes even 100G+) / local 1080P movie watching / comic reading from downloaded high-resolution files.
Occasional non-3D single...