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    My faulty card used to raise the temp in my room by about 3-5°C. Crazy stuff
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    My 470, before watercooling, would regularly hit 80-90 even when not being pushed 100%.

    After watercooling and overclocking (from 607 to 800Mhz) it was running at 40-50 degrees. Still hot!

    Looking forward to seeing how my 680 performs.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.7Ghz
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    Memory: 16GiB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
    SSD: 240GiB Corsair Force 3
    Video Card: Gigabyte GTX690
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    That's a very nice GPU you have there...

    Any pictures of your monitors & peripherals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wRRM View Post


    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.7Ghz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    Memory: 16GiB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
    SSD: 240GiB Corsair Force 3
    Video Card: Gigabyte GTX690
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
    Power Supply: Corsair AX850
    OS: Windows 8 64-bit at the moment, strongly thinking about going back to W7.
    Monitor: 2x 27 inch Asus VE278Q, 40 inch Sony tv.
    Mouse: Cyborg R.A.T 9
    Mouse Pad: Some sort of QPAD
    Keyboard: Logitech G510
    Headset: Sennheiser PC360
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Music listening headphones: Denon AH-D400
    Hehe GTX690, I remember when GTX590 released, bought it week after release, now with the GTX690, wish I had the money man :P wish I had the money again, great cards the 90 series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    That's a very nice GPU you have there...

    Any pictures of your monitors & peripherals?
    Im at work now but i will take a photo of my whole desk when i get home!
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    This just arrived.


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    Is that a soundcard? What is the use of it, alot better quality sound? My sound is highest quality and I aint got one, or is it just to easy up your motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintank View Post
    Is that a soundcard? What is the use of it, alot better quality sound? My sound is highest quality and I aint got one, or is it just to easy up your motherboard.
    If you don't have a sound card, then no, you don't have the highest quality sound - but you might think you do.
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    Might buy one then, I bought mine when GTX590 released and all and I think I might skipped it due to not willing to spend more cash then the GTX590 and the entire new rig back then , haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintank View Post
    Is that a soundcard? What is the use of it, alot better quality sound? My sound is highest quality and I aint got one, or is it just to easy up your motherboard.
    Onboard audio is pretty good, but I apparently need a lil' more power for my DT 770s, according to head-fi's lil' list. Whether your headphones will benefit or not from a soundcard varies quite a lot.

    I'll see how I feel about that soon, I think.

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    I like where this thread is going. I had a 6670 card where the fan on it broke. My case also only had 2 120mm fans, one for the case, and one for the cpu chip. My record internal temperature was 104C with nothing but two browsers and some background programs before I replaced it all.

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    It's that time of the week again! The thread is starting to go off topic, please keep the discussion to builds and questions/comments directly about said builds. If you'd like to talk about GPU temperatures, case fans, etc please use the Chat Thread (link in my sig!) or make a new thread!

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    posting some pics soon of my gaming cornor not much has changed but some red LED lighting and a Corsair H100 cooler to replace my way too big and way too loud NZXT 140 cooler.
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    In my recent build news, I cried heavily as I decided to return my 3930k and x79 motherboard. I had a lot planned to plop it into the mATX Silverstone fortress case with SLI 7970s. I just couldn't justify spending the amount of money and time that I would have had to spend to mod the case (for airflow) and such.

    On to my future build! I think since Vishera may be AMD's last push into performance desktop CPUs (and the fact that their expected performance doesn't look too far behind Intel's current offerings), I should make a build to remember it by. :P

    I'm thinking an FX-8350 + H100 + Crossfire 7970 Ghz in a NZXT Guardian (red model):



    Sure I can find some red and black motherboard, fans and red + black braided cables. Should be fun, of course I have to actually wait a few weeks until I can get my hands on the processor.
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    FX-8350, really? What for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    FX-8350, really? What for?
    As he said, to remember AMD. I can't really think of any other reason why.

    Instead of just fitting the 3930K + X79 mobo in a bigger case, he's returning them for an AMD build which will almost certainly be worse in games especially with Xfire 7970's which will be heavier on CPU usage -_-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    As he said, to remember AMD. I can't really think of any other reason why.
    A bit of selective reading there by me. Suppose I skipped over that part. The mere idea that someone would want to remember AMD from that crap of a processor eludes me.

    Who am I to judge though (I'm not). It'll at least be unique in the world of generic i5 3570k+random gpu builds.

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    Oh please, it's not going to be that bad.

    For example, my 2500 is beaten in (dual threaded) gaming by an i3-3220. An i3-3220 is matched by an FX-4170. An FX 8350 is going to be stronger core for core than an FX-4170 due to a generational leap. See where I'm going here?

    It's going to be cheap, and everything else can be easily swapped mobo/CPU wise. If Haswell was going to be out sooner than 6-7 months from now, this would of course be a stupid choice. But since the things are benching so close core for core in gaming, and that the "leaked" 8350 benchmarks are showing identical multi-threaded performance to a 2600k~, it's no biggie.

    Basically, I like AMD, and it's not like the system wont be able to handle anything thrown at it. More so, overclocking would easily blur the line. I think people waaaay over estimate the performance differences of the higher clocked (and binned) FX chips that released with the refresh. Vishera even more so.
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