Is that our first HD7000 series owner? Gratz!
Lawl, I got it the day after release, even posted pictures here, but because I tried to post the pictures not "quite" long enough after my previous post it got merged with it. :3
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I was thinking of getting a 7970, but I ended up getting a Galaxy Nexus instead. Lol.
red panda red panda red panda!
Well, f@h don't support 7000 series yet anyway. :P
I'm sure it will be supported soon, Drunken. :P
@Asera, certainly not in your office machine! You can still have your computer fold when you sleep though or are not gaming/compressing/etc.
I already noticed from viewing the Heaven benchmark. Tbf, it's a really nice effect at times (such as the dragon statue, which suddenly looks far more amazing), but I would be the first to admit this really did require something to push it like that.
And I'm not so sure I'm hooked on it. It's really pretty when you're just viewing the scenery, but it seems impractical in actual play. Don't bump maps achieve the same, but are less demanding?
Also for first time builders like myself. I read every post and coment from about 2 months out to get an idea on where people might cut corners on cost and gear they might use instead of something from recomended builds. I really do have this post mainly to thank for ideas and help with what to splurge on and what to skimp on for my first build.
CPU : I5 2500k
Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700
GPU : GTX 560TI
Memory : 8GB (2x4) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHZ
Motherboard : AS Rock Z68 X3G3
Case : CM HAF 922
Power Supply : Corsair TX650
Hard Drives : Crucial M4 128G SSD and WD Caviar Black 1TB
Will post picks after it's put together.
However, in the pic the power supply is an Artic Power 700w, and the graphics card is a Powercolor Radeon HD3870, both of which have since been replaced (with the OCZ ZX Series 850w and a Powercolor Radeon HD6970). I had to buy those parts later as I ran out of cash on the initial build and donated those parts from my old system, it was built as a recording system for music, so graphics card was less important, but since i'm a big gamer I just have to have it!. It's also missing 2 harddrives in the pic, as I didnt move them over from the old system until later.
You can also see from the pic that the Noctua DH-14 heatsink + fans, on the side with the memory the corsair memory is too big, I couldnt be bothered to send them back (would have got the smaller G.skill modules) so instead I modified it (the fan) to fit.
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I7 2600k @4.5ghz : 16GB DDR3 : GTX670 : Firestudio : Naga : G27
Finally finished my build, turned out pretty good ^^
CPU : I7 2500K with Swiftech Apogee XT waterblock.
GPU : 2x Radeon HD6970 With EK Waterblocks
Memory : 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz
Sound : Asus Xonar D1
Monitor : BenQ 21inch, T2210HD. 3 of them in Eyefinity mode.
Mouse : Razer Naga
Keyboard : Razer Lycosa
Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 Pro
Case : Lian Li 343B
Power Supply : Corsair AX 1200
Harddrives : Western Digital, 128GB SSD, 650GB Caviar Black and one 500GB
Cooling: 2 watercooling loops, 1 for the CPU and 1 for the GPUs. Keeps it all cool.
Leaving my 2500K@4.4GHz for now and leaving my GPU at stock for the moment. I might try to clock them higher later, but they perform well enough at the moment.
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But yeah, I have spent so much time on this build that for now it will be really nice to just leave it be for a while, and enjoy actually using it!
(.... until the next best thing comes along!) lol
Should be simular if not same (don't have box next to me while at work)