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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.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    WoW has been a CPU-bound game for much of its lifetime.

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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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    True, I spoke out too soon...but you could be doing an equally big blunder by buying a product before reviews are out (this really applies to any product). We shall see...frankly I can't wait! Go Go AMD.

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    Yeah I don't think I'll buy it on release date. If they end up scaling poorly with overclocking I'll just hold onto my 2500/mobo and buy the rest of it then wait for Haswell.
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    I know its off topic but.. Vishera wont be the last thing AMD launches, their next generation will be better. Think i read something about it being a "real" octacore. The thing it is sharing now, wont be shared the next generation. And there should be a die shrink i think as well. But we will see Vishera will be what bulldozer should have been (or something like that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    I know its off topic but.. Vishera wont be the last thing AMD launches, their next generation will be better. Think i read something about it being a "real" octacore. The thing it is sharing now, wont be shared the next generation. And there should be a die shrink i think as well. But we will see Vishera will be what bulldozer should have been (or something like that)
    You are right - this is off topic. Please stop; NWN posted a kind reminder to actually stay on-topic at the very top of this page.

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    Built a new computer this summer and haven't posted it anywhere yet. Here she is:

    Case Corsair 800D
    Motherboard Asus Sabertooth Z77
    CPU Intel i7 2600k, OC'ed to 4.5 GHz
    Memory 16gigs G.Skill Sniper Series
    Graphics EVGA 680 SC Signature+
    SSD 256GB Crucial M4
    Storage Drive 1TB Spinpoint F3
    Optical Drive

    Cooling
    XSPC RX480
    XSPC RX240
    Variable Speed D5 w/ EK Top
    EK Multi-Option Res
    EK Supremacy CPU Block
    EVGA Hydro Copper Waterblock
    Ice Dragon Cooling Nanofluid

    Monitors 2x LG IPS 23" LED
    Keyboard Tesoro Durandal Ultimate
    Mouse Logitech G700


    Ill post some pics here in a bit!

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    Sounding like a beautiful water loop Brandizzle, while you're posting pics may I ask what fans you're using on your rads?

    Also how's your experience with that keyboard? Never heard of Tesoro before o_O

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    Running on a Macbook Pro 13'3" from late 2011...
    Unless I'm home, in that case I use my brothers epic gaming desktop computer, on which every option is set to max...

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    I use Yate Loon High Speeds on a Zalman 6-channel fan controller. Most of the time they stay turned down, but I crank them up if I am folding or whatever.

    I had never heard of the brand either until I was in the market for a new mechanical keyboard. I really wanted the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth at the time, having owned the regular version in the past. However, at the time it was backordered for a month or so and couldn't wait. I researched for a while and it fit all the criteria I was looking for-- mechanical w/ cherry browns, backlit keys, and macro functionality-- although it does not have dedicated macro keys.

    I can say I have been completely satisfied with it and have no qualms about it whatsoever. I think i paid around $115 for it, so its about on par with other mechanical keyboards in that sense.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-17 at 08:54 PM ----------

    Seems I can't post pics yet... can I PM someone my content to post?

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    Ill just find a few random places to post and then come back :P

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-17 at 10:11 PM ----------

    First off, old computer:


    _DSC0128 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Loot lineup:

    _DSC0133 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Unfortunately I didnt have my camera at the time of the case modding, but here is the after photo with rads being test fit:

    _DSC0129 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Thats a lot of rad up there!

    _DSC0147 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr


    _DSC0142 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    I wrapped the bottom panel w/ 3M Di-NoC:

    _DSC0157 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Then moved the through holes:

    _DSC0160 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Starting to put things together:

    _DSC0164 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    I love both the 800D backplate cutout as well as the EK waterblock backplate. This thing is solid!

    _DSC0168 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Tested this stuff out and love it. Better temps than my tried-and-true AS5:

    _DSC0169 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Thanks guys, probably woulda missed this:

    _DSC0171 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    GPU:

    _DSC0176 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Originally how I wanted to do my plumbing. Didn't like it, and Im still not satisfied with the current setup. Future work!

    _DSC0178 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr


    _DSC0180 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    When filling, always make sure that ALL of the ports on your res are plugged!

    _DSC0184 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    More or less finalized, minus the sleeving:

    _DSC0186 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

    Speaking of which:

    _DSC0188 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr


    _DSC0189 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr


    _DSC1184 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr


    _DSC1185 by brandon.lundquist, on Flickr

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    That is incredibly beautiful, good job man.

    As much as I hate the 800D for mediocre space for watercooling, and terrible airflow
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    Brandizzle that is nothing but beautiful.

    okay, my build:
    I5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz
    Gigabyte 670 OC version.
    G-skill Ares 8gb kit.
    WD blue 500gb HDD.
    Crucial M4 128gb SSD for windows, wow, diablo and LoL (still about 50gb free space)
    Corsair TX 650 watt PSU.

    Aaand finaly for the change in system and reason for posting: Corsair H100 cpu cooler. Current got 2 120mm fans blowing air through it, with 1 120mm red led fan pulling air through it. the red light is the only reason im using it on the h100 cooler.

    http://imgur.com/a/sj7R3#0

    Added some red LED lights too. I know my cable management is a mess, but its soon christmas and im going to get a new case.
    My current case is a Fractal arc midi, and the backplate is broken somehow and wont come off unless i really damage the case in the process. Sucks, but whatever, my new case will be one with about as good airflow, and it'll have a window on the side so the red light will look more awesome
    "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful"
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    do any of you guys use cyberpower for these systems? It's been around 7 years since I have built a system and when I return to America in the spring I'm aiming towards building a system for around 2-2.5k. Just kind of nervous being such an amateur and attempting to build such a pricey system.

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    Roblivion, this is not a question/answer thread, please make a new thread to ask any questions you have. Thank you.

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    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi
    MoBo: Gigabyte ZA-somethingsomething-something. *
    CPU: Intel i5-2500K (@4.5 GHz)
    GPU : 2x Sapphire RadeonHD 6850 (OC'd) *
    Ram : 4x2GB RipjawsX (the red ones, forgot the details)
    HDD: 2x WD Caviar Blue 500GB (RAID)
    PSU : Corsair TX750 V2

    Keyboard : Saitek Cyborg V5
    Mouse : Logitech Bog standard laser mouse.

    Running W7 64-bit, saying no to tabletising my PC.

    * Future upgrade, Radeon HD7970, and Sabertooth Z77 MoBo. Not bothering with going upto Ivy bridge though.

    Last edited by thunterman; 2012-10-18 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Typed the GPU numbers wrong :P

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    Took some time and listened to you guys and cleaned my cabling up, also replaced all of my 120mm fans with Corsair AF120 Performance.



    The Antec 300 has limited space behind the motherboard tray, so I utilized the dead space between the back panel and the drive tower.
    It springs out at me like a jack in the box if I open that side, but at least the airflow is better now.
    Also the bottom GPU is gone as well, finally got an HDMI to DVI cable for the main GPU.
    Last edited by at05gt; 2012-10-18 at 10:48 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    Better! It's not super colour-coded and it's not perfect, but I don't think you can fix those without scrapping your build and doing a new one.
    That is, of course, not necessary, but something to keep in mind until next time.
    Have you noticed any tempdifferences?

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    Just finished building this last week, it was my first ever build as well.

    Although I wasn't too happy with how the cable management turned out. It doesn't look as bad when you're actually sitting next to it. I had to run the 8-pin CPU power through the middle of the case because it was literally centimeters off actually going into the socket when routed behind the motherboard.





    Specs:
    i5-3570k @ 4.2GHz
    16GB Corsair Vengeance 1666mhz
    Asus Sabertooth Z77
    Asus GTX 680 Directcu II TOP
    Corsair AX850
    Corsair H80
    WD Caviar Black 1TB
    Samsung 128GB SSD
    Last edited by Ineko; 2012-10-19 at 02:09 AM.

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    Mobo - GA-73PVM-S2H
    Processor - Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz (loloverclocked)
    Ram - 4.00 GB RAM @1066MHz
    GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 2GB
    HDD - 233GB WD
    OS - Win 7 Ultimate.

    Btw this setup runs GW2 at 40FPS, used to do 25 man WoW raids at about 30 FPS, and can run Metro2033 without any hiccups.

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