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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [H]@RD5TUFF, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. manofthem

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    Just have a few drinks. IMO, some of my best posts come after a few long islands or the like. And we'd all love to see those babies installed! How are you liking the Corsair fans?
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    They are a tad on the noisy side, but they work pretty well.
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    Well I was right, I can't sleep so I am going to attempt some work on the project.
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    Made some major inroads on Items #2 and #6 on the list.

    So lets begin with some shots of the 3.5 to 2.5 conversion bracket from Scythe I used.

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    Now the installation of the 830's

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    One in

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    Now 2 . ..

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    From other angles

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    Now some pictures of some cable management in the works

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    Still not very pretty but it's only temporary

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    And now put back together

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    And that's all for now benchmarks to follow this weekend.
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    Oh I also changed the rear 140mm fan from exhaust to intake.
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    Also I have decided I need to purchase the Recon white edition and the new white edition Specter Pro LED fans when they are release.
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    One more benchmark before trying to go back to sleep.

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    Looking very good! Glad to see you managed to get some work done last night, though it looks like you didn't sleep a whole lot. :roll:
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    Didn't sleep at all, started playing Sleeping Dogs, the game is amazing!
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    Shit if booze made me sleepy (as opposed to the opposite) I never would have had to quit.

    Looking good dude!
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    Yeah I just made a trip to fry's and picked up some more goody's, pics coming soon.:toast:
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    All you lucky people with Fry's and Microcenters around, it sucks not having a nice place to go and shop at locally. :banghead:
    Anxious to see what you picked up Hard
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    Ehhh FRY'S is okay, I'd much rather have a microcenter, but one deals with the cards one is dealt.
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    Okay the goody's from the FRY'S trip are . . . .

    A 25 disc spindle of PHILIPS 25 GB 6x BD-R discs

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    Scored these for $30 after getting them to price match.




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    A Hitachi 4TB 7200 RPM, 64MB of cache, SATA III DESKSTAR hard drive


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    Was on sale last week for $200, but the sale ended yesterday, however to my fortune the sign for the sale was still up, so I was able to nag them into giving me a $300 hard driver for $200, then upon waiting for a manager to approve the new price, I was made to stand and wait for nearly an hour! I explained to them the standing for an hour on crutches with a broken foot aside, the waiting an hour for a manger to type 3 seconds worth of authorization in is absurd, and if they wanted my continued patronage the price needed to reflect the "hardship" I had endured. As such I walked out of the store with this hard drive that was not on sale for $200, but at full retail for $300, for a measly $111! I really should have bought more than 1.:D
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    Nice snag on that hard drive:toast:
    Still sucks having to wait an hour (especially in your condition)!!!
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    Yeah I'm happy with it, now I just need a hard drive dock so I can transfer the data.
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    Did some more tweaking and overclocking, so I am going to run/ re-run some benchmarks.

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    Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark Report
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    Created: 2012-10-05 at 13:23:12
    Build Version: 1.05, Jun 7 2012
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    Average FPS: 40.9
    Minimum FPS: 34.9
    Maximum FPS: 52.5

    Number Of Frames: 3132
    Average Frame: 24.453ms
    Minimum Frame: 19.064ms
    Maximum Frame: 28.661ms

    Machine Name: WHITEBOY
    Monitors: 1
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
    System RAM: 16339MB
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Number of Cores: 8

    GPU Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
    Feature Level: DX11.0
    Driver version: 9.18.13.623
    Dedicated VRAM: 4036MB

    Resolution Width: 1920
    Resolution Height: 1080
    Texture Detail: ULTRA
    Shadows Detail: ULTRA
    Draw Distance: ULTRA
    Anti-aliasing: HIGH
    Advanced Shadows: LOW
    Supersampling: 2.25x
    Anisotropic Level: 16
    Compute Shaders: ON
    Ambient Occlusion: ON
    Motion Blur: ON
    Vertical Sync: OFF
    Reduce Mouse Lag: OFF
    Stereo 3D: OFF
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    So over all the tweaks have netted a 2-12 FPS gain depending upon the game, with almost no increase in temps.:cool:
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    Nice.
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    Yeah I am fairly pleased, but I know there is more left in this video card, I am sure I can break 1250 core.
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    Have you hit a wall(clock or temp) on the 3770k or clocked it higher? Last we saw it was 4.3 and you mentioned you thought it was bottlenecking the 680. I believe you also said your RAM was at 2133, and a 3770k IMC should be able to run at least 2400.
    Only reason I ask is because the last few posts regarding overclocking have been mainly GPU, and frankly this tiny monster PC really fascinates me and I want to see how beastly it can run 24/7(funny, it's not even my PC and I'm eager to see the 24/7 clocks:p)
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    ATM the CPU is running @ 4488 Ghz and the memory is running @ 2176 at stock timings. The tmeps though as you see are a tad on the high side (though I am not sure what setting the H100 is running on) , I will likely kick down the multipliers on the CPU and up the buss speed and loosen the timing on the ram some.

    I also have been eyeing a 16GB kit of CORSAIR Platinums @ 2400, so the current ram kit may not be long for this PC.

    But we will see, I am still tweaking and learning this platform.

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