I live in a building that was constructed in 1929 as a luxury apartment building. Over the years it has gone through some changes in usage and designations, finally being renovated into condominiums over the last seven years. Due to its fortress-like construction, it was actually designated as a bomb shelter during WWII. Mind you, this same construction is what makes contractors I bring in wince once they see what is behind the walls. More often than not, the first words I hear after a wall is opened are “I quoted you way too little on this job…”, but, on occasion, all I hear is a string of expletives.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650Ti BOOST 2GB Windforce 2X OC


I recently remodeled the bathroom, and going in was simply looking at replacing the drywall and tub to freshen things up. Even though I should have expected it, given previous work, I was somehow surprised that once the walls were off I was looking at a total rebuild if I wanted things done right. All new plumbing, complete re-framing, new sub-floor and electrical all were needed. It wasn’t an investment I was looking to make at the time, but the fact of the matter is, now that it’s done, I know that everything is done right, and is going to perform the way I want it and is going to last. Not all rebuilds need to be complete overhauls, but that end result is really the key.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650Ti BOOST 2GB Windforce 2X OC Video Card


The Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost is a complete re-invention and re-build of what is already a proven performance platform. Using the GK106 based GTX 650 Ti Boost, Gigabyte took the rest into their shop, coming out with an all new PCB and Windforce 2X cooler to ensure that every aspect of the platform is done right. The enhanced Ultra Durable 2 PCB features a good rigid base, with low RDS MOSFETS, ferrite core chokes and solid Japanese capacitors delivering clean power, all while upping durability and longevity. A four heatpipe design Windforce cooler with two slim, silent fans keeps the GTX 650 Ti running cool with incredibly low noise. To boost performance, the Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost receives a factory OC to 1032MHz with Boost set to 1098MHz, and 2GB of GDDR5 is clocked to 6008MHz. To help reel in the potential of the 650 Ti Boost, Gigabyte’s OC Genie II can tweak and monitor clock speeds, voltages and fan curves to get the most from your 650 Ti Boost. In addition, OC Genie II will check for driver and BIOS updates and can perform the updates directly through its interface.