How To Build A PC: From Component Selection To Installation

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Crashman

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I see normal? I see 5mm? I said #2 because that's how they're actually sized. Most desktop and compact desktop screws are #2. Rarely, a few are #1.

 
"Grounded wrist straps are an over-the-top method of protection rarely used outside of production environments, yet the extra-cautious will attain peace of mind when wearing one."

I use a static-discharging mat that attaches to both my wrist strap and the PC chassis.
 

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Nice guide, but about the memory (RAM) part, there was no mention about Haswell's ability to scale memory, once you enter the higher frequencies.

In many cases, using 1600 is to the detriment of the system and 2400 is about the fastest you'll ever need to go for better performance. 2133, for Haswell is really the sweet spot.
 

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What's wrong, revanchrist? I didn't fully explain my thought or you're just happy to see me still around?

Haswell's ability to memory scale has been duly noted. And it shouldn't be ignored that, even if you're not using the integrated graphics, you still gain in other areas, performance wise.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-gaming-haswell-richland,3593-17.html
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell

And if you can prove otherwise, please share.
 

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Maybe because you said the article didn't mention things that the article mentioned :) That is, unless you were specifically looking for the word "Haswell".
 

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if you look at the other posts, revanchrist has down voted every post.

 

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Oh, I stand corrected then. I know I read it a couple of times because I saw no mention of Haswell itself....
 

Crashman

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Right, the articles were linked and the discussion was had, but the focus was not narrowed to the point of using the word "Haswell".
 
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