If you are interested in joining in on the wave of Thunderbolt accessories coming out in 2013 you might want to learn about the new MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt motherboard. This new board promises to be the least expensive option with an integrated Thunderbolt port while also offering a great overclocking and feature set very similar to that of the MSI Z77A-GD80.
You can pick it up at Newegg.com today for $159!
Check out our video overview!
PS – Let us know if you have any comments on the new video player / configuration!!
Excellent board for the
Excellent board for the money! and the player works fine, I like that it has the options to set the video quality.
Good quality? Fast
Good quality? Fast loading?
Crappy HWLB ad? 🙂
Quality is good, but a bit
Quality is good, but a bit compressed even at 720p(little blocks of artifacts ). The live steam podcast looks better though. The loading is fast and I don’t mind the Ad, its all good!
We currently have the bit
We currently have the bit rate break down as 3mb, 1.5mb, 900kb, 500kb for the 1080p, 720p, 480p and 360p resolutions.
Oooh i love the new player.
Oooh i love the new player. It looks really good.
Fast loading. Used all available bandwidth to buffer it quickly.
Good video quality
I love the ad for the HWLB too!
We are experimenting with a new player that allows us to bring in more relevant ads on our video content rather than movie trailers and YouTube series promos.
Thanks, you may see more ads
Thanks, you may see more ads for and changes to the HWLB in 2013.
Worked nicely on my galaxy
Worked nicely on my galaxy nexus
Video player is good. The one
Video player is good. The one problem is that you cannot adjust the volume in the ad which is kinda of annoying.
There is a mute though
There is a mute though right?
And I should delete your damn comment now… 🙂
Great quality on the video.
Great quality on the video. I watched the 1080p version. You could see some slight compression artifacts, mainly when looking at the dark table. But, great quality overall!
I didn’t see any ads.
Keep up the good work.
Hmm, no ad for the HWLB?
Hmm, no ad for the HWLB? Odd. What browser were you watching in?
I had AdBlock
I had AdBlock enabled. I actually forgot it was even installed.
I have uninstalled AdBlock and I do see the ads now.
I am using Chrome for what it’s worth.
Great, thanks! Make sure you
Great, thanks! Make sure you put in a rule to allow ads from pcper.com so you can support our writers!
The new player works great –
The new player works great – hope it will used for the live stream too.
No ads here either (Firefox 17.1)
but also use No-Script and ABP 🙂
Well that would be why…
Well that would be why…
Try not to be a butthead everyone and support our writers by enabling ads on our site!!
I’ve noticed that the
I’ve noticed that the accessories are getting less and less. Six SATA connections and only two cables? Really?
the new player is fine, like
the new player is fine, like that there is a 1080p option
Love the video over view. I’m
Love the video over view. I’m look at new build and I want it to have thunderbolt, this opens up the build in other areas from pricing.
Also the new player was good.
It’s nice to have options in
It's nice to have options in different price ranges, for sure.
Thanks for feedback on the video player!