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PC Gamer Builds – March 2017 (Intel, NVIDIA)

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Intel and AMD offer varying differences in specs and price point but also use variations on the same measuring principles in regard to logic cores. This practice paired with often times non-sequential model numbers has led to some amount of confusion about the performance of each hardware. Presented below are two humble builds for gamers looking to jump into PC Gaming at Entry Tier or Mid Tier and need help picking parts. Although, be warned, we want your games to run well so we won’t be recommending anything below modern acceptable standards.

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Entry Tier: Intel + NVidia Build:

$204.99 (NewEgg) – Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
$86.99 (Amazon) – Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$52.99 (NewEgg) – G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
$89.99 (Best Buy) – PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
$77.95 (Amazon) – Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$134.99 (Amazon) – EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card
$40.99 (Amazon) – Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
$55.98 (NewEgg) – EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

$744.87 Total in Parts.

Also Recommended: 1080P Monitor or HDTV, Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox Controller.

While some may see this as slightly more than they might want to spend, an entry level gamer won’t have to worry about upgrading but will also have the ability to do so without needing a whole new machine. The discreet motherboard and economy budget case combine to provide an adequate support for an i5-7500 that allows our gamer the luxury of fast windows loading times on a 240GB SSD, a vast library of Steam games on a 2TB HDD, and a sufficient amount of DDR4 RAM paired with NVIDIA’s budget gamer deluxe package the GTX 1050 Ti which comes with 4GB of Video Memory. This can easily be upgraded later to a GTX 1080 if the owner wishes to experience higher levels of graphics as well – but isn’t necessary to enjoy the latest in PC Gaming with friends online.

Each build will be broken down in $ Total in Parts. Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox Controller also recommended. We endorse the use of PCPartPicker.Com to track price change trends, and continue refreshing builds as new parts release onto the market and prove worthy of replacing old recommendations.

 

Geforce GTX 1080 RealGamerNewZ PC Gaming Build March 2017

Mid Tier: Intel + NVIDIA:

$313.89 (Amazon) – Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
$102.98 (NewEgg) – MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$99.99 (Amazon) – Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
$246.34 (Amazon) – Toshiba OCZ TRION 150 960GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
$569.98 (NewEgg) – Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card
$71.00 (Amazon) – NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
$99.99 (Amazon) – EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

$1504 Total in Parts.

Also Recommended: 1440P Monitor or 4KTV, Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox Controller.

Coming Soon on RealGamerNewZ.Com . . . 

High End Gaming Builds Are Discussed, Where does the value proposition lie in high-end hardware and which technologies are on the bleeding edge but still worth considering for a high-end build.

Additional Topics: AMD Entry / Mid / High-End Gaming PC Builds, VR Gaming, Driving / Racing / Flight Simulation, and more.

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MSI Z87 XPower Motherboard Review

MSI Z87 XPower Tech Review - RealGamerNewz

So I was looking at motherboards a week or so ago and saw that the XPower was on sale for 60% off on Newegg and thought “Hey this might be a nice board if I went Devil’s Canyon.” I did look at the reviews to see why it had such a low rating and it was mostly BIOS issues from the looks of it. So about 3 days passed and I ended up placing the order for the XPower board and wanted 1 day shipping which turned into 3 days. I received the board last Thursday and immediately took it out of the box and took some photos of it.

My first thought when I was holding the board was, “Holy hell this thing is big and has some weight to it!” I started to look around on the board and noticed it had 1 mSATA port, a BCLK speed stepping switch (.1/1MHz) for on the fly BCLK adjustments, it had the “Ceasefire” switches which was the the PCI-E disable switches. It has a switch labeled OC, but I haven’t found out what it does yet. It also has dual BIOS which in togged VIA a switch near the chipset heatsink. Some things I did like about this board is it had 4-Way SLI and Crossfire support VIA a PLX Chip, the 32Phase Power delivery, 10 total SATA III ports(4 VIA 2 different AsMedia Controllers), Post Code LED Read out, and finally all of the USB 3.0 Ports on the Rear I.O.

I got around to testing the board to make sure it would post which it did. Afterwards I got a quick shot of just my NH-D14 Installed with the board on in my case before getting around to installing everything.

Here Are Some Stats and Unboxing Pictures of the MSI Z87 XPower Motherboard:

Unboxing

MSI Command Center XPower Z87

After I got everything installed, I first went into the Board’s BIOS to see what it was like and I felt like I was in another world at first until I was noticing where things were and how they worked. It is overwhelming to say the least at first glance. It has alot of overclocking settings that I can’t even begin to list (Might post BIOS Screenshots later). I finished poking around in the BIOS did a new install of Windows, and noticed that the Killer E2200 NIC wasn’t working at first so I grabbed the driver disk to see if it would install the driver, and behold it’s a driver that does not work with windows 8.1 at all. It wouldn’t even install no matter the compatibility mode. I was pretty annoyed about it at first but then said “eh, I’ll just download them on the laptop,” updated the BIOS and installed the E2200 drivers and restarted.

Well, the BIOS update for some reason broke the Windows install. So I did another re-install, and finally got everything updated and running. Some of the software is sort of confusing at first but pretty easy to navigate and figure out with some Googling. The MSI Command Center for the XPower board has some really nice controls in Windows which is very nice. I like the LiveUpdate 6 tool that they have since it actually works, unlike Asus “EZ Update” which seems to never work.

So overall, the XPower Board is one I was glad I took the risk of buying. I have been able to run less voltage for my normal 4.3GHz 24/7 OC making my peak temp 67C, plus it’s a very nice and extremely well built board. Would I recommend it to someone? Honestly no, unless you needed the additional overclocking features that the board has or just want something extremely overkill.

Written by KingCry Of GeekEssentials for RealGamerNewz

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Steam Dev Days: Performance Tuning Applications for Intel GEN Graphics for Linux and SteamOS [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Performance Tuning Applications for Intel GEN Graphics for Linux and SteamOS presentation from Ian Romanick of Intel for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

PDF Here

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: Steam Machines in 2014 – Opening up the Living Room [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Steam Machines in 2014 – Opening up the Living Room presentation featuring Mike Burrows of Intel, Greg Coomer and Anna Sweet of Valve, and Marc Diana of Alienware for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

PDF Here | PowerPoint Here

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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64-Bit, Cross-Platform 3D Game Engine Developed by Oxide Games for Strategy PC / Console Games

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Oxide Games has announced today their arrival to the game industry. Oxide is put together from developers out of Firaxis, Microsoft, and Stardock who have created Nitrous. Nitrous is a game engine for console and PC strategy games and has been developed in alliance with NVidia, Intel, and AMD as well. You can find more information about Oxide Games on their newly launched Official Oxide Games Website. Beyond that, stay tuned to RealGamerNewz as we bring you more about Nitrous and what it means to gaming.

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Around the Internet in a Minute – Human Statistics by Intel

Intel has released the following data revealing what happens on the internet every time a minute passes. For every single minute that passes, the following internet activity occurs:

  • 639,800GB of global IP Data is transferred
  • 204 Million E-mails are sent
  • 20 Million photos viewd on Flickr
  • 6 Million Profiles viewed on Facebook
  • 2 Million Searches on Google
  • 1.3 Million Videos watched on YouTube
  • 100,000 new Tweets on Twitter
  • 64,141 Hours of Music is played
  • $83,000 in Online Sales
  • 1,300 new Mobile users on the Internet
  • 135 Botnet infections
  • 100 new LinkedIn Accounts
  • 20 New victims of identity theft

The following interesting data was also released:

The Internet also experiences:

  • There’s as many online devices as there are humans on Earth.
  • By 2015, there will be 2x as many online devices as there are humans on Earth.
  • By 2015, 5 Years worth of Video Chat is being communicated between Internet users per Second

CLICK HERE to zoom in on the full-size image and get the visual impact on these statistics of the human species and its most widespread electronic communication network, The Internet (As of 2013).

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