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I'm trying, I see my doctor tommarow, and a specialist on Monday, but that doesn't really make the pain go away. Also I likely will not sleep so who knows there may be more updates tonight.
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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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?
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.







Now the installation of the 830's




One in




Now 2 . ..




From other angles







Now some pictures of some cable management in the works
















Still not very pretty but it's only temporary










And now put back together










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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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:
Didn't sleep at all, started playing Sleeping Dogs, the game is amazing!
 
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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?
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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Shit if booze made me sleepy (as opposed to the opposite) I never would have had to quit.

Looking good dude!
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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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
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



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




And . . . . .






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





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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Okay the goody's from the FRY'S trip are . . . .

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

http://imageshack.us/a/img255/3782/img1399rs.jpg

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




And . . . . .






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


http://imageshack.us/a/img43/7443/img1398hre.jpg


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
Nice snag on that hard drive:toast:
Still sucks having to wait an hour (especially in your condition)!!!
 
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Nice snag on that hard drive:toast:
Still sucks having to wait an hour (especially in your condition)!!!
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
================================

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.
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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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)
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.