Is PC industry dying? Nope, I just upgraded my extreme gaming and video editing computer system. Previous PC system serves me well for the past 6 years. And it is still able to do basic office, blogging and surfing tasks. But slow for 3D gaming and of course video, photo editing as well. There are still tasks that cannot be done by tablet and smartphone. So here you are – my latest extreme gaming and video editing computer system. You will need a powerful multi core CPU for fast video editing. Enough memory so that it won’t slow down when hard drive page file kicks in. SSD to speed up the whole process as normal HDD is usually the bottleneck that slows the whole system down. Therefore, slow HDD but big capacity is used for data storage and backup only. And SSD is for Windows OS and storage for ongoing tasks. Fast GPU is required for extreme gaming of course. And finally you will need good cooling system to let you increase performance further by overclock them…
Apple iPad will be charged when attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers), but only when it is in sleep mode. This is not a good way to charge it because you cannot use iPad on the same time. Officially, 10W power adapter is the only tool to charge iPad while using it for PC users. So how to charge Apple iPad on PC?
Microsoft Windows is very stable now. No need to format Windows when system crashed. I still remember the day when using Microsoft Windows 95 / ME. Windows is not so stable and tends to crash if the applications do not running well. Boot disk is a must have to troubleshoot. I was using floppy drive and CD ROM as boot disk back then. But it is replaced by USB flash drive nowadays. How to make USB Pen Drive bootable? There is a tool called Makebootable from PenDrive that can make your Pen Drive bootable.
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There are 2 motherboards in my mind to choose from… ASUS P5Q PRO and GIGABYTE EP45-DS3. I have few must have features in my selected motherboard. First thing is ATI CrossFireX support. I want the ability to add on another display card to improve 3D processing performance in the future. I don’t want to “throw away” the existing card and buy a new one. I seldom upgrade my hardware unless it is a must. I add on usually.
Do you want to own a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card? Here is the chance that you have it without purchase a new Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card and you can have the power of Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi. Gigabyte released new Realtek Azalia audio chip driver with Creative Utility that enables X-Fi crystallizer, X-Fi CMSS-3D, EAX ADVANCED HD4.0. This is a solution provided by Creative to enable premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with only basic onboard audio like Gigabyte sound chip ~ Realtek ALC889A and ALC888. It is called Sound Blaster X-Fi MB solution.