Are you a gamer? I am and have been for about 15 years. In fact for someone my age, you might think I should be spending less time on video games. But I play games everyday on both PC and Xbox. And I know that when you can’t play, time seems to go by very slowly.
The Maximus IV Extreme was tested using the 2600K and a 4GB memory. Setting the multiplier at 46 and keeping the BaseCLK at 100MHz, a 4.6GHz is easily achieved with a stock speed of only 3.4GHz. It was clearly noticeable a big leap of 1.2GHz on top of its 3.4GHz stock frequency.
The Maximus IV Extreme is packed with the best features that you ever wanted in gaming rig that ASUS can offer. This board is built with the P67 chipset so that you can take the advantage of its overclocking capabilities using the unlock version of Sandy Bridge processor.
The ASUS Maximus IV Extreme has almost the same looks of a traditional ROG family board. This board has an extended ATX form factor with a dimension of 12 inch x 10.6 inch dimension. A combination of black and red has always been the theme color. The ROG logo is noticeable on the top of the heatsink that clearly identify them.
A single USB connection from your computer gets you an instant high-resolution secondary display. This awesome display is perfect for your IM client, widgets, Curved Gaming Monitors tools, your email, a spreadsheet, your PhotoShop tools, or even video! Not only do these displays enhance productivity, they look great!
The first component that should be analyzed in your PC is the processor. Any processor that is below the Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz or the AMD Athlon 64×2 2Ghz will not provide a solid gaming experience. In fact, the aforementioned processors are the minimum requirements for certain top-notch games. For the best gaming experience, PC games require a an Intel Core i5 3.1Ghz or the AMD Phenom II X6. These specifications are high, but certain games also have recommended settings. Any processor between the minimum and maximum requirements will suffice.
We were looking for awesome, cross-platform games made by developers who we were friends with. After the success of the first Humble Indie Bundle it wasn’t as much of a hard sell. We did approach some of the developers but others approached us.
Gamers who play often should also consider purchasing an intercooler for their PC. This fan is necessary if the computer will be on for countless hours. Prices for intercoolers vary but they are crucial for PC games. Intercoolers will prevent the hardware in your computer from overheating when playing for an extended period of time. In the even that a PC overheats, the owner will have to fix costly components; this is avoidable and an intercooler the solution.