Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
Thanks guys! In, what seems like, another life I was a honor roll photography student. Although I would not liken this to any of my assignments, the eye for artistic lingers. Despite a life full of chaos and stress that clouds my concentration on such endeavors.
What they mean is your screen is awfully glossy. At least, that's my interpretation.
Coming next: watercooling
I've been wanting to watercool my 7970s with those blocks, but didn't know how they would look together, how they link together when that close, and how they perform compared to, say, an EK FC block or a Heatkiller FC block.
Waiting on results.
To link together the blocks I'll use 2 crossfire bridges
For performance http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165761
Those bridges are teh awesomz.
I have all necessary for 2, 3 or 4 graphic cards
My 7970 should be delivered today. but for some odd reason the seller didnt deliver it at work, but at home. where there was nobody. so Its gonna be tomorrow. ill post some pics
EDIT: as im typing it, IT JUST GOT DELIVERED. XD. normally it would be tomorrow.
1st Matrix recieved, huuuuge box lovin! waiting on the second and the ram
I shot this with a delayed flash, to get the reflection, then to light the computer with a soft flash.
The screen is not glossy. It is a bit dirty though.
Inside the Compaq Evo. Added a fan that blow air outside through a pci slot, a pci USB 2.0 card and for the inside port I added a Kingston 8gigs for backing up the drivers, softwares and others for when I format the whole computer. Also the psu fan was noisy so I did put an Antec 80mm fan.
You finally got an upgrade! Kudos!
I have that PSU, except they put my sticker on screwy and so I took it off
With the FM2 the stock cooler is a little loud. I looked and looked for an aftermarket cooler and the two that I liked were $50 so I looked threw my junk and found the Zalman Heatsink I use to test boards. The fan and mounting hardware is gone but I think it will fit. So after measuring I e mailed Zalman and ordered a new fan and hardware $9 shipped.
First a vinegar and salt bath
Then new hardware
Ok its not fitting over the memory soooo
Now the memory gets cooled from both directions
GPU /CPU temp was 70c / 56c with the fan at 8. Now 53c / 38c With the fan at 1..... Furmark under load
The PSU is now the loudest thing
last build still in a HAF XB moving to a more "modern" setup as i've said some post above.
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 i5-2400 8gb Gskill ARES 2133 Asus Matrix GTX580 Platinum (a 2nd will come later this week)
a little(huge) bit of dust as usual when i mount a rig but hey the i5-2400 i found in a dump run as fine as if it was new. also i hate ASRock for doing narrower ATX board
i tested my InWin 700w 80+gold PSU in SLI mode (Matrix+Zotac 580) it handle it pretty well at 881/1002(4008) i guess dual Matrix will not be a problem.
now, works to come: i have a spare H80 i think to use it instead of the HR02 (while waiting till i have all the pieces for a custom loop, planning on a CPU loop but not GPU), on the CPU upgrade side i have in mind a i7-3770K (or a non K) still a non K i doubt the price lowering would be worth it, also i came across a Xeon E3-1275V2 at a price of 199chf atm, the Z77E4 is compatible with (does Xeon can run without ECC memory?) iirc a E3-1230 is a i7-3770(minus the useless IGP) equivalent, tho Xeon are barely overclockable.
the question is should i try to find a i7-3770K or should i go for that E3-1275V2, if i can get it at a lower price than a i7-3770(non K) overclockability is not essential (hence the initial dilemma over a i7-3770K or 3770)
I would say either the 3770K or the Xeon. The price difference between the 3770 and 3770K is so small that you may as well go with the K version to allow a bit of tweaking. On the other hand, the Xeon is pretty nice, can be run with non-ECC memory, is essentially a 3770 without the IGP you wouldn't use, is pretty cheap, and, being a Xeon, will run 100% load 24/7 without a hiccup. Its base clock is also 100MHz higher than a 3770, just like the 3770K.
well the price difference where i live is 30chf between a K and non K and the Xeon i saw is 30-40chf ~ more than a 3770K i would be lucky if no one spot this auction and get it at 199chf
Edit: E3-1275V2 has a IGP
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/422/Intel_Core_i7_i7-3770_vs_Intel_Xeon_E3-1275_v2.html still its a i7-3770 with i7-3770K base frequencies
Wait, the 3770K is cheaper than the Xeon? Just get the 3770K and call it a day.
but what if i could get that Xeon for 199chf (+9chf shipping) instead of 339-349chf the 3770K
edit: i said the Xeon is 379-389chf where i live new and from a etailer, the one i say i spoted is 199chf in a auction
That clarifies it.
If you can score the Xeon for that price, get that. Otherwise... I dunno. That's a huge price gap.
to clarify the IGP thing 123X -
x = 0- no IGP;
5 - has an IGP.
my 1230v2 works like a champ! if you dont overclock I'd say go for it
do i have the right to say WTF???
look at the multiplier... i thought non K cpu are locked ... so the max multi on a i5-2400 should be 31x no?
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