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Those who played the previous FarCry will instantly recognize some familiar tropes in the collection of fauna and flora that’ll make you an expert in botany and ‘arts & crafts’, whilst the generous array of weapons, secondary attacks, skills and upgrades plucks the strings of RPG as much as FPS. Where FarCry 2 and 3 had you jumping in cars, boats and quads, FarCry 4 has you strapping on a wingsuit to glide over valleys, or hopping on an elephant to go rampaging.
We test the G771JM and G551JM; ROG’s ‘mainstream’ 17-inch and 15-inch gaming laptops with an Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor and Nvidia GTX 860M graphics to root out the best playable settings.
So you want a NAS box (ASUStor?), Home Theater (Nexus Player).. PC (VivoPC?) but as gamers we also want to chill on the couch and play big titles like Minecraft, DOTA 2 or Civilization V/Beyond Earth on a big screen with a keyboard and mouse (so, GR8). But you don’t want separate devices each requiring a plug and idle power: it has to be a combination. That’s a big ask, but we decided to take on the challenge and build a ‘HT-Gaming-NAS-PC’ that covers everything.
This DIY guide covers component selection, building, AI Suite III and Fan Xpert software setup, overclocking and performance results in games.
ROG community member, Chino, has put together a Windows install guide for M.2 SSD owners on his Rampage V Extreme (although it will also work with Maximus VII boards featuring M.2 slots as well).
It covers BIOS settings, UEFI/non-UEFI install and suggestions on how to work with Samsung’s popular XP941.