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How reliable and stable is the ASUS ROG STRIX X299‑E Gaming motherboard?
I have an unopened i7-7820x and I'm looking to get a motherboard so I think I'm pretty much stuck with buying the x299.
I really wanted to get an ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard because I heard the x299 motherboard is really unstable and die really quick but it doesn't support my cpu. If the Hero is better though I'd definitely rather get that and buy an i7-8700k
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CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / Re: Cannot play 4K videos on my new build
« Last post by Ari Altman on August 16, 2018, 10:39:55 PM »
Hi Ari,

The perf measuring was really helpful. I realized that for the previous build I've turned off the GPU both on Chrome and VLC. After turning them on everything works as expected. The heaviest (by the size) images are still stuttering a little bit, maybe once per minute but it is bearable.
Thank you for the response,

Alex

Glad you got it figured out!
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CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / Re: Cannot play 4K videos on my new build
« Last post by aizika on August 16, 2018, 06:50:47 PM »
Hi Ari,

The perf measuring was really helpful. I realized that for the previous build I've turned off the GPU both on Chrome and VLC. After turning them on everything works as expected. The heaviest (by the size) images are still stuttering a little bit, maybe once per minute but it is bearable.
Thank you for the response,

Alex
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Thanks so much for taking the time to respond, it was very helpful!
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The Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build / Re: The TBG Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build
« Last post by Ari Altman on August 13, 2018, 05:24:45 PM »
Ari,

With the migration towards ITX do you still see there being much of an enthusiast space for mATX? It almost seems like no-man's land for this segment. I love the looks and without any decent viable mATX boards supporting the Ryzen 200 series I wonder if it makes sense to use an ITX module? But then it seems overkill in terms of storage and space.

The 3-sided glass panels look outstanding but I wonder how airflow would be affected along with temperatures and acousics.

Actually, there are now some great mATX boards for the Ryzen 2000 series - they've literally hit the market over the past week. I think that's a great use case for a micro ATX case. But yes, generally there has been a trend towards ITX as the importance of expansion slots lessens. What mATX gives you, however, that ITX really can't, is ease of use in with a lower footprint than any ATX case. ITX cases always require a bit more work to build in.

From my preview of the LD01 case at CES earlier this year, I'm pretty confident that thermals will be more than adequate, but that's something that could definitely be examined if a TBG review goes forward.

There are a few other reviews in the works right now, but if TBG does another case review in the near future, it will probably be the LD01.
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The Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build / Re: The TBG Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build
« Last post by Shinrouen on August 13, 2018, 04:44:53 PM »
Ari,

With the migration towards ITX do you still see there being much of an enthusiast space for mATX? It almost seems like no-man's land for this segment. I love the looks and without any decent viable mATX boards supporting the Ryzen 200 series I wonder if it makes sense to use an ITX module? But then it seems overkill in terms of storage and space.

The 3-sided glass panels look outstanding but I wonder how airflow would be affected along with temperatures and acousics.
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The High-End Gaming and Work PC Builds / Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Last post by Ari Altman on August 13, 2018, 01:17:03 PM »
Hi there,

Itís been a really long time since I built my own PCs,  and Iím trying to gather info for a new build.  Looking at the $1,250 quiet build, I notice it has a GTX video card, but a FreeSync monitor.  I was under the impression that it was best to use a G-Sync monitor for GTX cards? 

Sorry if thatís a dumb question.  Last time I built a PC, CRTs were a thing.

Rob

Welcome to the Forum, Rob!

That's actually a really good question, and I've updated the guide to provide a bit more information on the selected model. The issue is that for a PC at this pricepoint, a G-Sync monitor for use with GeForce cards just isn't cost-effective. That's because the Nvidia licensing fee is about the same regardless of monitor size, so at 24" with a TN panel, G-Sync models cost about 75% more than FreeSync models, despite the same refresh rate and panel. At the high end (above $500), G-Sync models definitely make sense, as they only cost about 20-30% more.
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The Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build / Re: The TBG Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build
« Last post by Ari Altman on August 13, 2018, 01:09:08 PM »
Love the look of the new Silverstone LD01's. When will a review be out?

Actually, SilverStone offered TBG a sample of this case as soon as it hit the market, but we've held off because we no longer have nay mATX test boards on hand. Testing with an ITX board is always possible, but it won't quite show off the potential of the case.

To help decide whether to go ahead with reviewing the case, it would be great to know what you would like to learn more about in an LD01 review.
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Hi there,

Itís been a really long time since I built my own PCs,  and Iím trying to gather info for a new build.  Looking at the $1,250 quiet build, I notice it has a GTX video card, but a FreeSync monitor.  I was under the impression that it was best to use a G-Sync monitor for GTX cards? 

Sorry if thatís a dumb question.  Last time I built a PC, CRTs were a thing.

Rob
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The Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build / Re: The TBG Ultra-Compact Micro ATX Build
« Last post by Shinrouen on August 13, 2018, 12:36:48 PM »
Love the look of the new Silverstone LD01's. When will a review be out?
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