i5 [email protected], R9 290 Windforce, 16GB DDR3 1600, HAF XB Evo, Dark Rock Pro 3 Cooler
/cast revive thread
*cellphone camera sucks I know, am soo sorry*
Pics from initial installation of the Corsair mesh panel for the 650D case. Replacing the window. I think I'll occasionally just switch back to the window just because the mesh panel simply isn't needed for keeping temps in check.. but wth cool thing..
No more camera "flash" so the following pics look well.. very dark..
I control two fans at a time with an Y-cable from fan controller. Hi-tech.
And the insides since switching to Corsair H100. Push/pull DID fit in a 650D with an ASUS motherboard. I was getting reports that it simply would not.
What in tarnation? :|
Oh well. I've got a full month's scholarship coming in on the 15th and I don't have anything to spend it on. Because rent is down from 2900 to 400 this month as a way to solve the whole bathroom refund thing. This is a most excellent outcome, even if less than the original outcome we were expecting.
Maybe my roomie will dispute it, so I don't want to get ahead of myself at the moment. I'm just going to poke him again 'bout soon'ish and check what's become of his look into it.
Eh, I'd always regret purchasing X rather than Y then.
It's also not for the sake of spending it. I don't want to have a upper mid-range card if or when I hop onto watercooling. This seems like a silly plan to me. And honestly, getting more involved than I am already in my computer's hardware is always worth it imo.
i went with a high powered/budget build:P took some healthy corners in some less important areas and went big with the power
Case: Antec v2 two hundred
Motherboard: Gigabyte z68x-UD3H- B3
Power Supply: Antec HCG 620
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k 4.5GHz no TB
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster V6GT
Memory: Corsair CLS9 2x4gb
Graphics Card 1: Gigabyte 1GB GeForce GTX 560 OC'd to 910mhz
Hard Drive: 2x320gb Hitachi 5200
SSD: OCZ agility 3 60gb
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
Mouse: Razer Naga
Headset: TT eSports Shock
Desktop Speakers: Logitech 2.1
Monitor 1: 21.5" Acer LCD Display
Well, prices are popping up. About 550 bucks for the HD 7970, 450 for the 7950. And the damned things won't even show in stores before February/March.
This puts it above the GTX 580's 3GB editions in price, so I'm more leaning towards the Gainward GTX 580 3GB (Phantom edition). Or alternatively just the 1.5GB editions, I'm not sure. The more I think about it 3GB seems stupid.
It's apparently louder than the reference card though. >> And only reason I'd buy it was because it was the cheapest GTX 580 around. I don't want to pay for cooler, brand or warranties if none of them are going to be applicable, as I believe would the case be if I was to watercool it. :U
Although an alternative would be EVGA's own waterblocked series, where you would presumably still maintain a warranty, but they sure like a premium for the product's feature... Which mostly includes the fact it's a complete product with backplate, waterblock, single PCIe slot taken, stock overclocked, etc, so there shouldn't be a need to modify the card itself in any regard I suppose.
hardware.no, but how much I'd trust them on it I'm not sure of.
And obviously, it's probably not even the price it will have like a month after release, but by then it's been 1/3rd of a frigging year and I'm not waiting that long.