Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
Those might be self made, but they kinda look like the NZXT ones...
i wish, they are NZXT
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Well I definetly think ATI/AMD won last round with their 5800 series. The 6900 series is great too. Coming from a guy who has owned both series. I just sold off two HD6950's and they were great cards. But they did not feel like much of an upgrade from last AMD/ATI gen. The biggest difference was how easily they went through Tessellation compared to the 5800 series. The HD6900 seires also runs very warm. I will tell you though that they do run games very smoothly for the most part though. They also run DX 9 games smoother than my GTX 580's do.
But the GTX 500 series definetly won me over so far this year. I will have to say for pure brut force and power these babies are crazy. They also don't run as warm as the ATI/AMD cards do this gen. As well as even though the HD 6900 series gained allot of tessellation performance.... the GTX 500 series still has them beat. For eample two HD 6950's vs. Two GTX 580's in Heaven benchmark. While sure I know the GTX 580's are more powerful regaurdless.... they also just seem to cut through the tessellation with ease compared to the HD6950's.
I would say if you are buying last gen.... go ATI.... If you are buying this gen Go Nvidia.... But once.... ATI new arcitechure matures.... I think the following gen we will see a real hard core street fight between Nvidia and ATI!!! Hope this helps
nice macro pics
Some before & afters.
Oppsie... around here is where I realised that I didn't peal the sticker things off the GTX/Cyclone writing on the heatsink as you can clearly see
It's great what a can of air can do.
Certainly is... I used to use a (clean/unused) paintbrush but canned air is so much easier/quicker.
I hate pushpins.
so do I. They are great the first time used but after that they become a royal pain in the ass
its very easy to mod into nuts and bolt mount instead
and as always very nice shots
they are worthless,they will no way provide as secure fit as if it would be with screws..and they feel so cheap..When I've build my first i7 rig back in 2009,uppon first try to fit the stock cooler one of these cheap ass push pins broke.fortunately I had another cooler,so I could finish the build the same day.
Freezer 7 Pro. That's what I use.
Not the best though.
Sorry. I just started laughing.
Nothing beats removal completely of the HS and washing it in hot water and Sugar soap the HS will come out looking brand new I did it with both my original CM 212 and HIS's version of the VF900 (the one with the stinking egg cooler) both come out looking all shiny and new looking
i got my mount-kit from Noctua today for my NH-U12P SE1366 so i can mount it on my Asus Maximus III Gene when i get time for it ^^
Noctua are PWN like that They sent me a free AM3 mounting kit before as well, gotta love that.
my pc was starting to freeze and being on stable so i mounted my NH-U12P cooler with my new mount kit, actually really easy even all the bits can be confusing
I'll probably get round to doing that the next time I give things a clean... I hate buying new hardware, well when it comes to cleaning it anyways - I'm very nervous that it'll just break on me in some way so I generally like to have things awhile before I do anything daring as such with them... it's not really daring I know, probably just over cautious if anything :/
And my hardware isn't so new anymore but it still cost me the full whack at the time which actually is the key problem here I now think.
I can Totally get where your coming from Techtu gear isn't cheap here either $279 for the HIS HD5770 when I bought it when they first came out now they still go for $275 and usually an old clean paint brush is enough, but sometimes it just isn't
Some great photos! Here's my pick:
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