Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
That's some deep pockets you got there.
Those are all great cards, two 480's would be epic.
two 480s? Take it you don't care that everyone else in Brazil would be without electric when your gaming?
You made a great choice, there are few things that I hate more than ATI drivers
Electricity here is cheap. All hydroelectric.
No the HSF has got an CM R4 in it as the cpu usually sit around 3.2GHz and is folding it gets a bit to warm to run passive
It'd be the same here except our Govt has no balls and signed up to the ETS (emissions trading scheme) now the power companies think that's a good enough reason to up the prices by 20~30% If only we could harness all the methane coming off of the cow shit from dairy farms we'd be sweet
Check it out! My i7 rig is all put together!
Here is a link to the project log for my new i7 rig! come check it out!
Has the top of your HSF been painted
unless you have a dual GPU card, they tend to be problem free.
I never understood the "bad ATi drivers" thing. I have Catalyst drivers going back to 6.9's. There were some bad releases here and there but an older driver fixed that. ATi drivers have gotten much better too with the ability to overclock and have fan control with CCC. Granted, I never really had a problem with a Nvidia driver either. Perhaps it's just a popular thing to say or some people just don't understand the importance of removing older drivers from differently branded cards. Even then, I have both ATi and Nvidia display drivers installed on my machine with no issues. So, maybe I've just been lucky all these years.
rly? never seem to have any problems with them.
I used to install new drivers without cleaning out old ones back in the days when I wasn't so familiar with the driver cleaning stuff. However, I never ever had a problem. I have had a 9800GX2 and now 8800GTS's in SLI and never an issue. So either or, guess I've been lucky too!
I was referring more towards switching from Nvidia to ATi and vice versa. Perhaps it's certain driver combinations that fail due to some major change in the driver or something. Idk.. I've been wanting some new Nvidia cards, or better yet something with two GPU's on a PCB. Hopefully my luck won't run out.
Well even when doing that I didn't have any issues. I went from C/F'ed 4870's to GX2, then back to 4850's C/F'ed then now to my 5770's C/F'ed. But I've been back and forth, never an issue bro.
Neither ... I've had both SLI and crossfire both are as much of a hassle as each other... and both have no problems on single card.
But I'd prefer ATI when it comes to single card since I'm more familiar with using it and really do appreciate the overwrite installation process. I'd prefer Nvidia for vsync and AA tho...
New Project Alive Soon
The Case is not in the photo. Im goin to use the CoolerMaster Cosmos S with the window.
Only thing missing: Nozzles and tubing. Im goin to order 1/2 ID.
The only thing you can't see is the 2 XSPC RX 360 and 120 radiators at the back.
If you wanna find more check the full specification list.
here is the rig. I redid the water cooling and took out the top rad. It LOWERED temps alittle
while i had the water cooling out i thought what the hell lets have some fun with it on the X2 250
that says 13c
Wow, fuzzy pics... Camera having focus problems?
You got the shakes? lol.
Get some better pictures, we cant drool over them! lol
Sounds like someone could use a free 120.3 I'll be in touch soon...
I am very anal about updating drivers, so its not that issue, its just that ATI cards are unstable at "un-gaming" while gaming great, except for BC2.
Also i dislike ATI CCC its annoying and "loud"
Nvidias is silent and you never know its there.
the 5970 is unstable at 157/300 clocks and they fixed with upping the clocks and temps/noise/power. I tried using 300/500 with profiles, but geez, I should't be the one fixing it. I hate using profiles also. And I hated the lag at setting fan speeds, the fan rises to the setting, doesnt jump to it. Gaming performance was great. But the 480 has a much better minimum, and the noise is "better" like a wooosh, not ATIs BRRRRR
I might get another 480 and 2 GELIDs Icy Vision
I sure could use one. The i7 is in need of an upgrade to the cooling
i can take some pics of the i7 rig later but the AMD rig is back on air and i'm not willing to redo the setup
sorry for the fuzzy pics. It was my fault the camera was on macro
Maybe some pics of the AMD setup where we can see things?
thanks for saying the camera was set to macro i thought i needed new glasses there for a second pheew
well like i said it's back on air now, so its not anything worth looking at now. If you still want a pic of it in the case and being cooled by the xiggy let me know and i will take a pic or 2
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