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The amount of PCI Express lanes you have available to you through your PC, largely depends on your chipset and your CPU. With Intel’s more modern chipsets, your CPU determines how many PCI lanes you have available to you through your PC. All Socket 1155 and Socket 1150 CPUs only allow for 16 lanes of PCI Express lanes, while Socket 2011 and Socket 2011v3 allow for 28-40 lanes of PCI Express lanes, and Dual Socket 2011v3 motherboards can support up to 80 lanes of PCI Express. Check your CPU’s specifications to double check how many lanes your particular CPU can support. Note: as of the time of this writing, all Socket 1150 CPUs support 16 lanes of PCI Express bus lanes, and all Socket 2011v3 CPUs support 40 lanes of PCI Express bus lanes, with the exception of the i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3 GHz (which has a potential of 28 lanes of PCI Express bus lanes).

What Is Thunderbolt? What is Thunderbolt and how does it compare to Firewire and the current and up and coming USB? Thunderbolt is the latest technology for connecting external devices to your PC, and is replacing Firewire (1394) as the standard connection for audio recording interfaces and pro video devices.

The Good Complete Silence – SSD drives (solid state data drives) create absolutely no noise. Since our company has long specialized in building quiet computers, this is an important benefit for us. SSDs are as quiet as can be and don’t require the noise isolation or dampening that HDDs (hard disk drives) do. Responsiveness –With speeds two to five times as fast as Hard Disk Drives, SSD drives are super fast. SSD’s give you the feeling of an instant response, especially when opening programs and performing tasks.

Power Factor Correction (PFC) Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows power distribution to operate at its maximum efficiency. There are two types of PFC, Active PFC and Passive PFC. All of our power supplies are either Active PFC Power Supplies or Passive PFC Power Supplies. Most quality power supplies include Active PFC. Currently only lower quality power supplies use Passive PFC. Most people prefer to use Active PFC power supplies since Active PFC is more efficient and does not require manual switching when switching between different voltage (depending on which part of the world you are).