Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
Putting the 3930k to work.
That Noctua D-12 is a freakin huge cooler and works like a charm....but man is it ugly!!! Excellent cooler for a very nice test setup though. That Sapphire looks sooo sexy too..only makes me want mine sooner!
I considered the N-12 for my next build but opted for the louder yet more aesthetically pleasing (not to mention better clearance for RAM heat spreaders) CPNS9900 Max Red LED. Going for 2 HD 7970's (Sapphire just like the one you're got) on a Asus ROG board with the HAF 932 Advanced case. Should look awesome.
Got my 680s today:
Here are the box contents, there was also a poster included but it was too big for this picture
Out with the old, in with the new:
The cards installed in my rig:
All lighted up and ready to go, had to do a small modification to the VGA air duct to fit the new PCI-E connectors, nothing my trusty dremel couldn't handle
Skyrim at 5760x1080 with 3D vision surround, right off the bat I can tell the game runs much smoother and any micro stutter from my previous setup with the 580s is completely gone, running at Ultra settings, 120Hz 3D, 16x AF, 2x FSAA and FXAA enabled through the control panel:
I hope you guys liked it, I'm waiting for more availability for the 680 to get a 3rd card in the near future
EDIT: Special thanks to jhonnyfiive, I could've not got my cards without his help! Thank you mate, I owe you one
I see you've been up all night having fun! Looks awesome!
I had gone to bed already, was very tired today, but I woke in the middle of the night, I guess I was kinda anxious to try the new cards
Too bad tomorrow I get in at 7:30AM, nothing worse than hardware hangover the next morning, better go back to bed, it's 2:30AM already
Didn't you have a couple of HD7970's not long ago?
Know what, I almost purchased a couple 7970s a couple of months ago, it's a very fast card and trades punches with my cards at the resolution I play, the only problem is my monitors aren't supported by the 7970 for 3D unless I use HDMI, then I would have to run at 24Hz due to 1.4 spec limitations
If you get a chance post some 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11 scores.
I'll try to upload them over the weekend
Little bit of a preview
Anyone know where I could get a little adapter to go from that large USB 3.0 header to 2.0? If I could get one of those I could utilize all 4 USB ports on this Switch. I can't right now, since half are USB 3.0 and my motherboard is old sauce.
That case is badass! Nice joe! Very clean looking man!
If I ever go back to a case setup, that is THE case I plan to go with, so many options available in the Switch.
White case is so clean looking!
Nice setup there man. Looks great and im jelly!
Still though, you dont need that 580 in there as Physx as the two 680's will handle it fine. That 580 is there sucking up energy for no real reason at all. Read my previous post in regards to your physx link you gave me.
As always your setup makes me drool lol and I would love to get my hands on a pair of 680's even a pair of 580's lol
So jelly right noa!
Yes, I agree with you, I think I'll take that 580 out, not only the minuscle alleged performance gain is not worth the cost in power use and temp increase, but it also looks out of place and messy, thank you for your suggestion
Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it
How much are you selling your GTX 580's for?
I don't think I'll sell them yet, I've been think and I decided I'll trade my 480s for a couple 680s using the step up program from EVGA once they are available, and keep my 580s for the HTPCs, thanks for asking though
I just did updated on their respective threads:
Vantage no PhysX: 54049
Vantage PhysX: 64032
3DMark 11: 17879
Hope that helps
Currently sorting stuff out:
Memory testing rig:
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
i7 3960X w/ Corsair H100
4x 2 GB Mushkin 1600 MHz 6-8-6-24 1.65 V
XFX HD6950 2 GB (Shader unlocked, no dual BIOS)
Crucial M4 128 GB
Corsair F60 SATA 3 Gb/s
Silverstone Strider 750 W Gold
Current clocks(4625 MHz CPU @ 1.41 V, HT on, mem @ 2333 MHz @ 1.65 V):
Just started playing with Gaming rig:
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
FX-8150 w/ AMD FX Watercooling
2x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance White LP 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 1.35 V
2x HD5850 1GB
Corsair Force GT 60 GB SATA 6 Gb/s
Seagate 2 TB 5900 RPM Green SATA 6 Gb/s
Western Digital 1TB 5400 RPM Green SATA 3 Gb/s
Current clocks(in testing for more, now 4500 MHz 1.3625, 1600 MHz C9 mem @ 1.35 V):
So much awesome on this page!
PRO only WOW! Both on this page is awesome!!!!! It is not that much! but this is my SLI .... soon will I get my SLI GTX680 when in discount is the safest in 4 to 6 months ... Pics of my SLI GTX480 ...
Let me comments!!!!
Nice rig and pics
Nice sandwich press Jokes haha, great rig . Although how hot do they actually get?
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