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Corday Rynir

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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:08 am

Netheri,

Solid build, though I would suggest dumping the i7-930 and opt for the 950... they're only $300 now...

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Roan Varuna

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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:30 am

Meh... 930.. 950. It's a drop in the ocean compared to the difference between a 5770 and a 5850.

The SSD, I'd consider icing on the cake. The GPU is a much bigger priority.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:35 am

True, but I figure if they're going to sell the 950 at $300, the 930's on it's way out, besides it's only $15...

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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:56 am

There was also a 35$ discount for getting mobo/930 cpu combo, so really it's a $50 difference. The CPU is not what bottlenecks computers these days. It's the GPU and the HD. The jump from 128 to 256 bit GPUs is pretty big, but I was trying to stay under $1200 and this is the best build I could make.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:59 am

Actually the CPU will bottleneck a GPU if its not powerful enough to keep up with these newer cards.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:57 am

When the new video cards come out that may be the case, but for now any i7 is powerful enough for even 5900s unless you buy multiple, and there's always the ability to OC.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:26 pm

Khalus Akuhei wrote:
Actually the CPU will bottleneck a GPU if its not powerful enough to keep up with these newer cards.

example...... my computer lmao
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:21 pm

Half of my parts came in today, and I should get the rest tomorrow so pics will be up tomorrow afternoon Onigiri XD
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:36 pm





and it's done! All the cables are ran through the bakc adn zip tied down, except for the mobo power cable. It was too short so it's going over the video card :(.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:45 pm

Netheri Vaiusi wrote:



and it's done! All the cables are ran through the bakc adn zip tied down, except for the mobo power cable. It was too short so it's going over the video card :(.

Get yourself a cable extension, so it don't look so fugly...hehe

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812170008

Am getting this one myself here soon with my upgrade...already have a 4-pin extension though...doh! Its worth it...


Congrats though...tis nices...
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Roan Varuna

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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:20 pm

Very nice. Once you get the cable situation settled it'll be awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:35 pm

Yer, then ya can make it look all purdy~like; like this:


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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:43 pm

Alright so after a day of messing with bios and drives (no overclocking yet, still using stock cpu fan and cpu cores are idling low 40s) I have all folders mapped to the HDD (E). I even have my user and program files defaulted to the E drive, I just haven't figured out how to move the original program files contents to the E drive without messing up the programs already installed, so I'm going to do a fresh format and move everything before I do any driver installs this time.

Here's my FFXIV benchmarks so far usign 1920x1080:
SSD on Marvell 9128 Sata 3.0 (6gb/s) IDE: 4029 (this was with ATI CCC default settings)
SSD on Marvell 9128 Sata 3.0 (6gb/s) AHCI: 4355 (ATI CCC maxed except AA app settings)
SSD on ICH10R Sata 2.0 (3gb/s) AHCI: untested

I will be buying a new cpu fan/heatsink this weekend, but still debating if I want to OC.
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PostSubject: Re: My next build   Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:34 pm

Just ordered a Corsair H50 water cooling unit. Hopefully I can OC to ~3.6ghz and stay at 40idle and 60 max load.
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