Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Radical_Edward, Feb 1, 2010.
Why not going with a Phenom X6?
Sadly, there are some money limitations. Plus the only reason I'd get one would be for crunching, and I'd have to get the BE one... Plus then I would want a 5870 or 5970....
So, a Phenom X4 is all I get. Plus I have to build the GF's PC as well. I plan on using my current Mobo/CPU/Ram for that.
You don't want a 5970, trust me. Your better off getting two 5870's The 955 is awesome and can be very easily oc'ed to a 965.
Yeah, I figured as much.
Plus, there's another reason I have to save up cash, but the GF doesn't know about that one.
oh damn, you really gonna do the biggie
good luck to you
Yeah. We've been dating for 3 years this October. We've been living together for the past year. Things have been going well and I can't see myself being with anyone else besides her...
Anyways, here's some photos of my ASUS EAH5770.
well then, i guess its time to "move on" to the next step
i wish you 2 the best of luck with it.
and that 5770 looks waaaaay better than your old one bro , and remember, benches might be a bit dissapointing, but the force is in gaming,
Yeah. I've already had the pleasure of testing it out in MW2, and Combat Arms. Works great.
AC2 is still being a pain thou.
Got AC2 working. Turns out I left my onboard drivers installed. D'oh
Don't click the spoiler unless you've beaten the Venice area.
My current windows score.
Got a new 320GB Seagate HDD today.
Current Windows 7 score.
So, I have a Antec Spotcool and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ coming sometime this week.
i have the same disk i think, its pretty fast for a regular drive i think... but i still miss my SSD
oooh, a Hyper, they are pretty nice, but arent they huge? havent seen one irl yet, is it replacing the zalman?
They are supposed to be tall. But I did some research and alot of people have them in their CM690's.... It will be replacing the Zalman. It's a great cooler and all, but the copper color doesn't quite go right with my blue theme.
I plan on a new mobo and a X4 in the not so far away future. (As well as a new PSU and quite a few other things.)
then you also have good CF options in the future if you're going that way
and that AII x4 is very nice for the price imo
Yeah, I'm thinking a second 5770 is in my future.
they are awesome in cf
what other things beside the psu are ýou thinking about?
New mouse, mousepad, headset, 2 fans, ram, and PSU.
if you have 4gb already then i think its waste of money to get 4gb more when you wanna go with a new mb soon....but idk when that is of course and if youre doing photoshopping/editing on your rig
and for psu then i would go with this one maybe? COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12...
should be really nice afaik.
not that seasonic is bad, its very good
i just love that mousepad
I want to stick with Corsair/SeaSonic for PSUs.
I do a bit of photo/video editing. My GF does ALOT of photoshop for her art, and uses my computer pretty often.
As for the Mousepad, it's cheap and funny. I just can't help but get it.
UPS man brought me a present today.
Got some cable management done too.
So far I've seen a 3-4*C temp drop under load compared to my Zalman.
Antec spotcool should be here soon...
Got my Antec spotcool. So far I have to say I'm not impressed one bit. The way the fan is mounted is BS. It's basically held together with their brand name sticker on the back and the wires that power the fan. :shadedshu
It does help my 5770 stay a tad bit cooler, but not enough for me to want to keep it whatsoever. Pretty much $12 down the drain as I see it.
Somehow during shipping the "ball" of the shaft came loose, letting the fan "float" I simply clicked it back into place and all is well!
Edit- This didn't work. It comes out of it's track. Time for some glue.
So I used some "rubber" two part epoxy with great success. Here's a photo. (The zip ties were clamps to keep the PCB in place to where I wanted it to stay.)
I can now use the spot cool whichever way I choose to turn it. Without that horrid noise.
I mounted it like this for two reasons, it cools a area my VGA cooler doesn't, and I don't see it in my case window unless I look from an angle.
Did some testing with my 5770/Antec spotcool while playing AC2 at max settings with AAx2
So far so good. Looking at about a 3-6*C drop. Which isn't that bad. Considering that's enough to turn my GPU fan down a little and not worry as much.
Picked up a Corsair HX520W Modular PSU.
Next up on the list that I need VERY soon is some replacement fans for my CPU cooler, more case fans, a second Seagate 320GB HDD, a WD 500GB HDD with a enclosure, and some new damn headphones or some speakers.
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