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And it's almost complete!
07-25-2011, 08:47 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-26-2011, 07:12 PM by Garfeild14.)
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And it's almost complete!
My computer is coming to a close... All I need now is my second 460.
Specs:
Gtx 460 talon attack
750w PSU,unnecessary... for now until those 7000 series come out... play on upgrading to 2 of those.
i5 2500k, not yet overclocked but plan to when I get an a70
MSI p67a-g43
8gb gskill ram, Love it and now understand why people get 8gb.
Nzxt phantom red, BEAUTIFUL
I'll try to get some pics up sometime soon.

Edit: Couldn't get pics yet. But still wanted to thank Andrew and Mathieu for all the questions you've answered and this entire site.
I remember first looking at gaming PCs that where pre built and crap. I was looking for a 400$ish one. Then I stumbled upon this website. Back when the 400$ build was around with the powercolor card. I was so excited by the idea that I could have a legitimately good machine for so cheap. A few upgrades and a monitor later 630$ and I had a tricore and a gtx 460 talon attack. Beautiful machine, I had been on a 6 year old 512mb celeron dell thing. I refuse to call it a PC. But then hardware became my thing and I read reviews and benchmarks and learned more and more about it. And soon this became is what I wanted and so here we are.
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07-26-2011, 09:16 AM,
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RE: And it's almost complete!
You can do a fair amount of overclocking just with the stock cooler. ~4-4.5
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64
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07-26-2011, 10:12 AM,
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RE: And it's almost complete!
(07-26-2011, 09:16 AM)van13330gg Wrote: You can do a fair amount of overclocking just with the stock cooler. ~4-4.5

If you want your ears to bleed.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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07-26-2011, 07:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-26-2011, 07:12 PM by Garfeild14.)
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RE: And it's almost complete!
(07-26-2011, 10:12 AM)Brian Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 09:16 AM)van13330gg Wrote: You can do a fair amount of overclocking just with the stock cooler. ~4-4.5

If you want your ears to bleed.

As much as I don't care about sound, I'm not willing to take that risk with my first "mainstream" CPU.


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07-26-2011, 09:00 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-26-2011, 09:04 PM by Brian.)
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RE: And it's almost complete!
(07-26-2011, 07:05 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 10:12 AM)Brian Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 09:16 AM)van13330gg Wrote: You can do a fair amount of overclocking just with the stock cooler. ~4-4.5

If you want your ears to bleed.

As much as I don't care about sound, I'm not willing to take that risk with my first "mainstream" CPU.

Overclocking on a stock cooler = never a good idea. I mean, you can push it with Sandy Bridge, but I wouldn't. I got a Silver Arrow for silence. I'm a huge fan of aftermarket CPU cooling, even if you don't overclock, as less heat means better system stability and usually less noise (thus why I write the CPU cooler article). I'm also a fan of silence so I have a 100% silent, passive computer designed if I ever have that much spare cash.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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07-26-2011, 09:16 PM,
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RE: And it's almost complete!
(07-26-2011, 09:00 PM)Brian Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 07:05 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 10:12 AM)Brian Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 09:16 AM)van13330gg Wrote: You can do a fair amount of overclocking just with the stock cooler. ~4-4.5

If you want your ears to bleed.

As much as I don't care about sound, I'm not willing to take that risk with my first "mainstream" CPU.

Overclocking on a stock cooler = never a good idea. I mean, you can push it with Sandy Bridge, but I wouldn't. I got a Silver Arrow for silence. I'm a huge fan of aftermarket CPU cooling, even if you don't overclock, as less heat means better system stability and usually less noise (thus why I write the CPU cooler article). I'm also a fan of silence so I have a 100% silent, passive computer designed if I ever have that much spare cash.

Yeah, I'm not taking the risk with my first i5 ever waiting till I get a good one. I have a question I heard somewhere that after 4.6ghz you dont see performance increase, ofc I take that with a grain of salt which is why I'm asking. Noise doesnt phase me as I live next to the boiler and someone else lives on the other side of the basement with the TV up all the time and there are no solid walls in between. I've slept through tornadoes and earthquakes a few times now.
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07-26-2011, 09:23 PM,
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RE: And it's almost complete!
(07-26-2011, 09:16 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 09:00 PM)Brian Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 07:05 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 10:12 AM)Brian Wrote:
(07-26-2011, 09:16 AM)van13330gg Wrote: You can do a fair amount of overclocking just with the stock cooler. ~4-4.5

If you want your ears to bleed.

As much as I don't care about sound, I'm not willing to take that risk with my first "mainstream" CPU.

Overclocking on a stock cooler = never a good idea. I mean, you can push it with Sandy Bridge, but I wouldn't. I got a Silver Arrow for silence. I'm a huge fan of aftermarket CPU cooling, even if you don't overclock, as less heat means better system stability and usually less noise (thus why I write the CPU cooler article). I'm also a fan of silence so I have a 100% silent, passive computer designed if I ever have that much spare cash.

Yeah, I'm not taking the risk with my first i5 ever waiting till I get a good one. I have a question I heard somewhere that after 4.6ghz you dont see performance increase, ofc I take that with a grain of salt which is why I'm asking. Noise doesnt phase me as I live next to the boiler and someone else lives on the other side of the basement with the TV up all the time and there are no solid walls in between. I've slept through tornadoes and earthquakes a few times now.

Generally 10% or less difference in performance doesn't make a difference. Going past 4.5GHz-4.6GHz takes lots extra voltage and really isn't worth it.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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