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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. GreiverBlade

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    oh im not doing it only for lowering the watts bill :D but also for the sake of benching, now i know that a 7850 would give me better results but the price of the 7700K (with the rebate) + the 240/250 will cost me less than a 7850 actually, mind you i have a 760K+ a GTX 580 and i had a R9 270 before the 580 did cost me 89chf less than the R9 and give better result for FPS ingame but eats more watts, so if i can achieve a playable FPS (with minor tweak on the settings) with a 7700K and some DDR3 2133mhz i am happy

    for the 240/250 i will take a LP model so if i decide to take a new GPU later on, i can use it for the DC7900 :D

    now for staying on the to-pics some pics of the Arima dual 940 board that replaced my Master3-133 FA4R
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    still some work to do on it :roll:

    edit: my question was not about the APU's RAM but the vRAM type of the card since eteknix recommend DDR3 type over DDR5 (at last there is some 2gb model in DDR3):

    "Before you even get started with the Dual Graphics/ Hybrid CrossFire setting up process you first have to select an appropriate graphics card appropriate for your APU. AMD’s recommendations are seen below, however, we’ve chosen to do things slightly different. We paired up the A10-7850K with the Sapphire R7 250 2GB DDR3 graphics card and the A10-7700K with the XFX R7 240 1GB DDR3 passive graphics card, both pictured above. We feel if you’re buying into the A8-7600 you’re unlikely to want to CrossFire discrete graphics as the A8-7600′s main selling point is its low power – adding a discrete graphics card ruins that advantage. All Kaveri APUs will work with any “Oland” based R7 series graphics card meaning in theory you can use the R7 240 (Oland Pro) and R7 250 (Oland XT) with any APU. Note that only Oland GPUs work, the R7 250X is “Cape Verde” and the R7 260(X) are “Bonaire” so will not.

    You may also be thinking, why DDR3 models? Well this is simple. The APU uses system memory, your system memory is DDR3 and its speed determines the graphics memory speed of your APU graphics. If you use DDR3-2000MHz memory then you should use an R7 240 or R7 240 that also uses DDR3 memory of a similar frequency. Using a GDDR5 card will bring no benefit because both cards have to operate at the same frequencies to work as far as I am aware. Therefore if you have 5GHz GDDR5 you are no better off than with 2GHz DDR3 in Dual Graphics. This obviously means that the faster your system memory is, which is effectively the bottleneck in an APU system, the faster your graphics card can run and the better the overall performance is. However, the caveat to this is that APUs are often budget systems so you’re unlikely to have expensive high speed memory, most people will opt for something in the 1600-2133MHz range as this is where it is most affordable."
     
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  2. Vario

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    R7 250 is kind of a stinker if its like the r7 240, I was talking with a fellow on here about his build and he was really dissatisfied with the 240 (granted its not a 250 but its close), really don't think you should go this route, plus why not run ddr5, if the hybrid crossfire x doesn't work out then you are handicapped even more than the regular r7 250. If you run ddr5 on the vga and ddr3 in the apu, wouldn't it just run the ddr5 at ddr3 speed anyway?

    get another Athlon x4 760 instead of a apu if you are gonna use a discrete at all, jmho

    edit: also r7 250x is way different than the 250, and way more powerful, maybe run a 250x without hybrid crossfire, i just really think hybrid crossfire is a bad idea
     
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    Updates to the case
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Not saying I don't like it, because I do love a big fan on that heatsink, even more so on an itx board. Does that not defeat the purpose of that cooler over other options? Or are you just using what you had around?
     
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    Just using what I have around, there's literally no performance to be gained with a better cooler, although at some point I do want to start colour coordinating the system so I'll be getting an MSI Dragon water cooler in the near future.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Tossed in another 780ti?
     
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    And turned the SLI bridge the right way. ;)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yeah, got 3x 780Ti now, plus some changes to fans, plus new HDDs, since everything I had when my PSU blew up has died now(Everything has been swapped, including board and CPU). Technically, this is a completely new rig, top-to-bottom.


    :laugh: Yeah, that too. :p
     
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    Planning on doing multi monitor again or something?
     
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    bummer.....all that poor innocent hardware caught in the crossfire.....:shadedshu: wonder what has taken out more hardware....failed psu's or failed water cooling.....
     
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    Planning? WTF...

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    For me...PSUs.
     
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    .....could be in 4k territory but man those monitors are still pricey. Man if I ever become a doomsday prep-err after cheesy puff... a rig like this would be a must have
     
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    Wednesday happy day? true that ... a local shop hosted a giveaway and ... i won
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    yet my retailer delayed for no reason the delivery of my A10-7700K and the R7-240 i ordered ... damn i expected it today but it will be tomorrow :eek:

    running on a X4 760K + a HD5450 for the moment :D 20fps FFXIVARR and Rift FTW :laugh: (the 760K is already sold at the original full retail price albeit 3month of use, oh well since none of the retailer have it in stock i guess that made the trick ... even if a 750K is cheaper people still run after the highest one)

    i really hate the waiting game, when it happen ... (usualy i get a 1 day delivery :cry: )

    i think my camera hate blue light ... and aluminium ... the green you see isn't green ... anyway : ready to test while i wait for the 2 last shipping i need :)
    the A10-7700K arrived (posing with his A64 sealed older brother and the X4 760K
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    PS Oland chips are quite fun !
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    Stepping up my fan game
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    I got a bunch of other san aces installed on a few other computers so they aren't in the picture, but these will likely go on the mk13 vga cooler and the phtc12dx cpu cooler. The big san aces are brushless, not sure if I can run them horizontal
     
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    San Ace FTW.
     
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    109r1212h1011 Woot
     
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    feedback, while i have some problem setting up hybrid cfx... the A10-7700K alone perform way better than the X4 760K with the R7 240

    mostly due to the IGP being on a R7 250 level and my 2133mhz RAM ... until i sort out the problems i think i will run on the IGP
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    yep i can game with a APU all settings max on 1080p in RIFT or Tera or FFXIVARR give me 25-30fps and if i play on the settings a bit i can have a decent fps with good eyecandy

    i came a long way since the pc i had when i first posted on TPU
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    "cable management"? whats cable management?
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Yep I had a fairly large collection of San Ace fans a few years ago.
     
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    I wonder if I can run them 100% without going insane
    Just made a couple spacers out of some junk sleeve fans and I'm going to run a single one on the Phanteks for sure, that should probably be nice


    Definitely a long way lol, overclocking forums are like crack
     
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    "budget bound enthusiast" are still tech addict... as i said once if i don't tinker around my comp i can't sleep well ...
    i have to say: i am rather impressed of the A10-7700K perf level it handle every game i play at a decent fps without too big compromise, ofc it doesn't mean i will resell the R9 270X i won and use only the IGP ahah but just like the R7 240 bluffed me in the perf/price ratio the A10-7700K does a pretty good job :D
     
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    Better CPU cooler and powerfull graphics card and im done. Both expected next month.


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    Awesome case (inwin 901)!
     
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    That is one SICK freaking rig man. You got my vote. Exceptionally impressive with the carbon fiber and the red/black.
     
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    the more i see the 900 serie from In Win the more i want one ... but i love my SG09B ... hum ... and doing a cheap mITX build would be ...

    oh well ... thanks MSI to bundle free LP bracket unlike powercolor... now the DC7700p is R7 powered :roll:
    and my camera still hate blue tone ... the SATA cable is blue the heatsink of the 240 is still blue ... i figured out if i don't set High Dynamic Range (HDR) on, the color are messed up but if i activate it i can't use the flash o_O
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