||i5 3570k @ 4.4GHz||H100 push/pull||AsRock Z77 Extreme4||16Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz||HD6970/HD6950 crossfire|| Coolermaster Storm Trooper||Corsair TX850 Enthusiast Series||Samsung 840 Pro 128gb(boot drive)||3x 1tb Western Digital HDD||
Or if you don't need the storage, go remove that as well.
This is a build optimised for silence, however, it does not really struggle for cooling much. Best of all. It has dust filters, to reduce the need and frequency of cleaning! :P
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The hardware you already have is still pretty good, do you have the option to go to a good store and have them help you out with recovering the working parts and use them to make a new build for you?
Intel i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz | MSI Z77 Mpower | Noctua NH-D14 | Corsair Vengeance LP White 1.35V 8GB 1600MHz
Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce 3X @ 1372/7604MHz | Corsair Force GT 120GB | Silverstone Fortress FT02 | Corsair VX450
@OP: I'd keep the graphics card if I were you. There's no real benefit in spending hundreds of dollars replacing that. (At least, no benefit that's really worth it.) - You can clean it by using a can of pressured air.
@Shroudster: CPU is melted. Going to put my money on it being ruined.
@Nocturnus: Any normal physical retailer (ie mycom, computerland, salland) will overprice both parts and assembly. If you still feel that's not the case, go assemble a system on Azerty (which is actually the one good shop that you mentioned) and do the same at Mycom. Stop trying to tell us they price their stuff the same. -_- You clearly haven't been in any of these shops in the last few years.
IE: 3570k Boxed @ Azerty: 202 euros. 3570k boxed @ mycom: 214 euros. They do that to ALL of their parts, and accordingly they charge 100 euros (!!!) to assemble it. -_-
2) There are graphics cards out there that are better, but those cost 3500 SEK for a slight improvement in performance, but a huge in temperatures, 9000 SEK and 9900 SEK for those that really improve performance
3) Idling that high is sadly normal when you plug multiple monitors into GPUs, especially hot ones as that one.
3.1) Options? Integrated graphics if you don't play on all monitors at once! Meaning, plug them into the motherboard
What you have really should not give you issues on gaming on 1 screen, unless they run so hot they throttle their performance.
And I only have two screens plugged in since I couldn't plug in the third, it's mostly decoration. I usually have a thousand firefox tabs up one screen and run games on the other
Think I can get a nvidia equivalent on the graphic card though? I like Nvidia
Yeah, then that could be solved by Z-branded motherboard, since you could just plug that monitor into the motherboard instead.
I'm very unwilling to spend other people's money, but I could create you a few builds that could help?
And if you do upgrade graphics cards and what not, I would suggest selling off the GTX 590, since it's quite high in demand for people doing computational works which needs its superior CUDA for instance.
Anyway, I want as good + silent/cool high performance as I can get within that budget :x
Oh, and if you like, check laptops too. For no particular reason other than that I like spending money, I'll get a laptop as well! Budget around 7k
how about RMA for the cpu?
it takes allot to kill a 2600k even with overclocking.
got pictures perhaps how the chip looks like when removed from the mobo?