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#4160secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 5:45:18 PM(edited)
yes digi is good. asus and asrock use that.
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#42VolebamusPosted 5/31/2012 5:50:39 PM
Odd, I must've misread when I thought that a decent phase for overclocking has to be at least 4+2. So basically it being an 8 phase was the obvious red flag? What about in cases where the phase isn't even mentioned in the description? Is that a worse offender?
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#43DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 5:52:53 PM(edited)
Speaking of power, how good is HWMonitor's TDP estimations?
I've noticed that the variations and consumption estimates seem pretty believable on paper, but I don't know if it's anything more than (voltsxhz)(tdp/(voltsxhz)) or something.

4+2 digital vrms is probably fine, but 4+2 analogue vrms can probably only deliver ~95w or so, with 8+2 getting around in the mid-hundreds.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#4460secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 6:01:11 PM(edited)
Volebamus posted...
Odd, I must've misread when I thought that a decent phase for overclocking has to be at least 4+2. So basically it being an 8 phase was the obvious red flag? What about in cases where the phase isn't even mentioned in the description? Is that a worse offender?


no way is 4+2 good for overclocking. 6+ is a minimum. if it's not mentioned, you can just count the vrms on the board around the cpu socket. the digi vrms used by asrock/asus are better than standard. also MSI's sfc ones are good too. those ones are ok with 6 phase (4+2).
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#45Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 5:56:50 PM
So I took the old board out and replaced it with the Biostar one. Im good now right?
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#4660secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 5:57:53 PM
lol sorry this got off topic. post the final parts.
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#47DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 6:00:46 PM
You're probably much better off with that Z77 board that was posted.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#48Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 6:05:18 PM
http://imgur.com/9geso
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#49DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 6:08:32 PM
Unless NZXT Source is desceptively bad, it looks like it should be a pretty damn good build.
Perhaps replace the Neo Eco with a CX430. I can't remember how good Neo Eco is, and CX430 could save you some money while also being a reliable power supply.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#50Solid LinkPosted 5/31/2012 6:09:18 PM
Question: Why do the Biostar motherboards say "Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt" Wasn't the point of the whole conversation that just came up, to get a board capable of more than 95W? Probably noobish question, but motherboards are most definitely my weakest area.
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