I always assumed you built em and sold em. Used the cash for your next build. Thats something I thought about doing, just because I have so much fun building them lol.
Second headphones are the PC 350, which I've owned a little over 2 years.
The last one I found at my parents house in Denmark (Nobody is ever there so I guessed it wasn't being used)
"I'M DONE ASSEMBLING, NOW I'M BORED."
*Splits everything apart*
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i5-4670k 4.2GHz | EVGA GTX 980 | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ Sennheiser HD8
But gosh that's a ton of screens! Do you work from home or something?
I do but not that often, I bought most of them while I was in college actually and I justified it as I was skipping a ton of lectures (hey I could watch all the lecture recordings at once ). Currently I don't do much with my desktop other than play some games. I do most of my work on my laptop. I figured if my house is going to burn down I can just grab my laptop have 99% of my lifetime achievements with me.
I have all my critical stuff backed up on a 2TB HDD (WD Green ftw) which just sits there in the open, connected with eSata. If the shit hits the fan then I can simply grab it and run
With right motive and adrenaline. Easy. :-P
My Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 came in today!
Pretty good card, runs at 49 degrees on load with a modest overclock of 925Mhz on the core clock and 1250Mhz on the memory clock with the fan speed at 60%. Idling at 38 degrees with two monitors plugged in. The PCB is insanely smaller then my 6870 too, and only uses a single 6 pin power connector, whereas the 6870 used two. My 6870 was running at 51 degrees idle with dual monitors and around 56 on load with a game on a single screen.
Here is a visual comparison taken with my phone.
When I get a second, I will post case photos. Suffice to say I am pretty happy with this card, it performs well and is a nice step up from the 6870 in Borderlands 2, the slight frame rate issues I experienced are now gone.
49c load? Wow, very nice.
Also those 6870 idle/load temps look really wonky, how on earth do they only differ by 5c...I'm thinking drivers!
Also was the upgrade from 6870 to 7850 worth the jump? Most benches only show a 10-15% performance gap : /
I noticed a reasonable difference in Borderlands 2, I haven't tested it on a stress game that really pushes it. To be honest, I still can't figure out why people would spend more then 300 dollars on a graphics card, the games I have been playing recently all run smooth as butter at near max settings. I will have to give Metro: 2033 a whirl as I know that game tends to put a lot of pressure on cards graphically. The temperature I was getting while running Borderlands 2 was at max settings with 80% GPU activity at all times on AMD OverDrive (have it in my second window). I would assume unless I cranked the crap out of the overclock settings and got 100% load, I doubt it would go above 60 degrees.
In terms of overall temperatures and performance, I think the extra video memory really helps with the frame rates, I was having frame skips in most of my games running just a single monitor on the 6870, at least two active monitors doesn't strain it as much. Since it's a 2GB card, that is what really makes the difference, there really aren't any visual improvements that I have seen yet. I will test it more tomorrow.