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About iRiley

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  1. HD4870 1GB Because I'm poor and want to play current titles but am lacking sufficient funds. Life problems keep getting in the way like mortgage payments, transport and food.
  2. Thanks for your input. A good point that the human experience is often something that doesn't get benchmarked sound quality may get missed in a graphic benchmark and real world factors e.g wifi affect performance too. What about a drop to 4x which would be the case if I were on Z97 with dual GPU and PCIe SSD. Would that be noticeable? Would that performance be worse than Dual GPU at 8x and a Sata3 SSD?
  3. My understanding was wrong then, it's not that there is contention, the system slows the other PCIe devices to accommodate the lane usage. I'm thinking that PCIe SSD wasn't meant for Z97. Even if I went with a single GPU, eg 980ti with SSD, that would then be running at 8x due to the SSD. Some LTT benchmarks on this would be interesting. To quantify the performance difference z97 single GPU with SSD single GPU with SSD raid 0 single GPU with PCIeSSD dual gpu with PCIeSSD x99 dual gpu with PCIeSSD We may then see what the true purpose of x99 is. I think disk drive r/w s
  4. I agree, Z97 was the side I came down on, but how is the performance affected when you bring PCIe 3.0 SSD into the mix? Does the 4Lanes used on the SSD have a serious performance drag on the PCIe bus and therfore would SATA be better in this Z97 scenario? Or is the PCIe interface so mega that even with 3 devices of 20lanes competing over 16Lanes of Z97 still the superior option?
  5. I'm building a new system later this year, but thinking through my options at the moment and wanted some informed, constructive input. The system is going to be my "do everything" PC. Gaming, Music/Video production & CAD My original thinking was Z97 with a 4790k overclocked, 2x GTX980 in SLI with a 1 to 2TB STAT-III SSD (i have a NAS for my main storage), 32GB DDR3 PCI 2.0 audio interface. That's a decent system, right? The bottle neck is likely to be the SSD r/w speed. Maybe i could Raid 0, but then you have to consider redundancy as a potential drawback. But with the new PCIe SSD
  6. Does anyone know the airflow rate of the H100i? The data provided by Corsair for each of the stock fans states 77cfm, however this figure is at zero static pressure and I'm not even certain it's accurate especially when you look at the tests Linus conducted here: Good design demands that the airflow should be balanced, depending upon the design to positive, negative or even. But without knowing the net airflow rate the remaining case fans could be under or over powered for the system. I've asked Corsair but their response was "Hello, We do not have the data you seek available for re