1. #10021
    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    isn't sli 670 little overkill for 1 screen? apart from the obvious rig-killers like metro2033 there isn't a game i can't max with mine.
    Nice setup though
    Depends on what your refresh rate is. With a 120Hz monitor, no, it's not when running at 1920x1080 with everything turned up.

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    Complementing my previous post:






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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Complementing my previous post][/URL]
    On that post, i like the old-skool winamp lite. I still use it too ^^

  4. #10024
    I got my new Msi Gtx 680 lightning edition and 16gb of Corsair Vengeance in today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    isn't sli 670 little overkill for 1 screen? apart from the obvious rig-killers like metro2033 there isn't a game i can't max with mine.
    Nice setup though
    No dual card setup is overkill on a single monitor aside from GTX 680's or 7970's. I can max out Borderlands 2 and numerous other games with a solid 60 FPS on two 7850's running a single 1080p monitor. It's less overkill when you are talking about 120 Hz screens and 1440p resolutions as well because you need that kind of processing power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    No dual card setup is overkill on a single monitor aside from GTX 680's or 7970's. I can max out Borderlands 2 and numerous other games with a solid 60 FPS on two 7850's running a single 1080p monitor. It's less overkill when you are talking about 120 Hz screens and 1440p resolutions as well because you need that kind of processing power.
    A 7850 CF is nothing like a 670 SLI m8. Anyway, offtopic. The person had a 120hz screen so that makes it a little less overkill.

  7. #10027
    Well, it's a new year so that means upgrades to the rig. I last posted about my set up back in December 2011. I put all of my upgrades in bold. In short, an updated MOBO to prep for a nwe CPU later on, a new GPU, an additional HDD and an upgraded monitor. (upgrade in quality, not size)

    Cooler Master 942 HAF X (with additional 200mm top fan for total 2 intake + 3 exhaust fans)
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    8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Corsair Vengeance LP
    EVGA GTX 670 FTW SIG2
    Corsair 750HX PSU
    120GB Intel 320 SSD
    750GB WD Caviar Black
    500GB WD Caviar Black x2
    Additional Red LED internal lighting

    Logitech G15 keyboard

    Logitech Mx518 Mouse

    Razer eXactMat gaming mouse pad

    Razer Nostromo programmable game pad

    Razer Carcharias Head Set

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    Got my motherboard back and everything is reconfigured, running Windows 8 now though.

  9. #10029
    Quote Originally Posted by Organoth View Post
    Well, it's a new year so that means upgrades to the rig. I last posted about my set up back in December 2011. I put all of my upgrades in bold. In short, an updated MOBO to prep for a nwe CPU later on, a new GPU, an additional HDD and an upgraded monitor. (upgrade in quality, not size)

    ASUS P8Z78 V-PRO Gen3
    What kind of CPU are you looking to get that you couldn't run on your previous Socket 1155 motherboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    What kind of CPU are you looking to get that you couldn't run on your previous Socket 1155 motherboard?
    Only reason I would see is maybe he had an H67 or H61 before and got the want to overclock, so got Z68. He could upgrade CPU to get Gen 3 PCI-E on his motherboard, but obviously we know his 670 won't saturate a full lane of 2.0 16x, so unless he wants to unlock more lanes for better SLI/TriSLI etc, I don't see the point other than for the overclocking.

    Other than his peripherals and case, I approve. *thumbs up*
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  11. #10031
    Just got my new case today: NZXT Source 210

    Got it for $30 from NewEgg on sale.

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    This case is so much better, I'm never getting a cheap brand ever again.
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    Nice job cleaning it up! You're well on your way to learning the ins and outs of cable management and it will start now to always bug you.
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  13. #10033
    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    What kind of CPU are you looking to get that you couldn't run on your previous Socket 1155 motherboard?
    The GEN 3 has the PCI 3.0 support and PCI 3.0 requires a 28nm CPU. Yes the original board I had supported the 28nm chips but not PCI 3.0. It was not an actual purchase upgrade for the board. I had to RMA my original board, it died after like 3 months, and the replacement they sent me was the GEN 3 model. I did not have to pay for it but it's still a change/upgrade from my original post.

    I originally was not going to bother with a CPU upgrade this generation but with Intel's plan on soldering chips directly to MOBOs, I will probably have to make a CPU upgrade on my current system. That upgrade will allow me to take advantage of PCI 3.0. A board can have PCI 3.0 but it still uses 2.0 if you have a 32nm CPU.


    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Only reason I would see is maybe he had an H67 or H61 before and got the want to overclock, so got Z68. He could upgrade CPU to get Gen 3 PCI-E on his motherboard, but obviously we know his 670 won't saturate a full lane of 2.0 16x, so unless he wants to unlock more lanes for better SLI/TriSLI etc, I don't see the point other than for the overclocking.

    Other than his peripherals and case, I approve. *thumbs up*
    Yes I know a single GPU won't max PCI 2.0, but it's all about upgrades as I go along here. But with the rumors I am hearing about Titan I may break the bank and do a step-up with EVGA. I need to see some trustworthy benchmarks first though.

    My mouse and keyboard are outdated but since I don't use my keyboard for gaming there is no reason to upgrade. I really only bought my G15 for the LCD screen to use to monitor stuff in game. Every time I start shopping around for a new mouse though I can't justify the cost. My mouse works just fine. I don't do anything that requires super precious tracking like sniping or anything like that.

    Also I will never give up Razer Nostromo. I've been using a Nostromo for like 6 years now, since it was made by Belkin. It's a thousand times better then using a keyboard.

    But what's wrong with my case? I'll take big quit fans over little noisy ones any day. People who want to cram everything into tiny little cases are the same people who complain about temps and/or fan noise. For an air cooled rig the HAF X is tough to beat.
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    Your mouse is good, but I'd prefer a mechanical keyboard anyday. I used to use a G15, and it was good... then I used mechanical. Never again!

    I have a HAF X too, and sure it has big fans... that's about its only redeeming quality. The build quality is really lacking when you compare it to cases made by the likes of SilverStone, Corsair, and Fractal.
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  15. #10035
    Quote Originally Posted by Organoth View Post
    I originally was not going to bother with a CPU upgrade this generation but with Intel's plan on soldering chips directly to MOBOs, I will probably have to make a CPU upgrade on my current system.
    The soldering part won't happen to i5 and i7 for a long time, it is only the lower end CPUs this would happen to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Your mouse is good, but I'd prefer a mechanical keyboard anyday. I used to use a G15, and it was good... then I used mechanical. Never again!

    I have a HAF X too, and sure it has big fans... that's about its only redeeming quality. The build quality is really lacking when you compare it to cases made by the likes of SilverStone, Corsair, and Fractal.
    No full keyboard comes close to how comfortable the Nostromo. I've tried other single handed gamepads but they all suck, especially the G13. The Nostromo is the only one that is truly ergonomic to properly fit your hand. The d-pad is also very useful for extra binds. On a normal keyboard your thumb does nothing except press the spacebar. The the Nostromo I give my thumb 5 buttons to press instead of just 1. The Nostromo is not a mechanical but it does use that Hypersponse tech from Razer. Much more responsive then my G15, but again I don't use my G15 except for typing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organoth View Post
    No full keyboard comes close to how comfortable the Nostromo. I've tried other single handed gamepads but they all suck, especially the G13. The Nostromo is the only one that is truly ergonomic to properly fit your hand. The d-pad is also very useful for extra binds. On a normal keyboard your thumb does nothing except press the spacebar. The the Nostromo I give my thumb 5 buttons to press instead of just 1. The Nostromo is not a mechanical but it does use that Hypersponse tech from Razer. Much more responsive then my G15, but again I don't use my G15 except for typing.
    I don't know why you're saying so much about your Nostromo... I didn't even comment on it! Frankly, they don't have mechanical keys, so I'm not interested. Also, I avoid Razer for the most part like the Devil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organoth View Post
    No full keyboard comes close to how comfortable the Nostromo. I've tried other single handed gamepads but they all suck, especially the G13. The Nostromo is the only one that is truly ergonomic to properly fit your hand. The d-pad is also very useful for extra binds. On a normal keyboard your thumb does nothing except press the spacebar. The the Nostromo I give my thumb 5 buttons to press instead of just 1. The Nostromo is not a mechanical but it does use that Hypersponse tech from Razer. Much more responsive then my G15, but again I don't use my G15 except for typing.
    You always have this http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyb...azer-orbweaver
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Yeah I'm happy they finally made a mechanical equivalent. Still I question what its rates for dying will be... I've seen far too many reports of dying Razer keyboards, headsets, and their newer mice.
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    I am finally nearing "completion" on my build and it's finally at a posting point I guess... Sooo here you go:
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    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer S202HLbd 20.0" Monitor ($132.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.62 @ Outlet PC)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($111.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Other: XSPC Raystorm RX240 ($174.99)
    Other: Razer Naga ($70.00)
    Other: 140mm Blue LED Fan ($11.00)
    Other: 200mm CM Megaflow Blue LED(x2) ($38.00)
    Other: Blue Logisys Cathod light bars ($9.00)
    Other: Sunbeam Fan Controller ($26.00)
    Other: Corsair SP120 Twin Pack ($24.00)
    Other: Blue Watercooling Tubing ($15.00)
    Other: Wifi NIC ($24.00)
    Other: Hauppauge TV Tuner Card ($80.00)
    Other: Razer Carcharias Headset ($80.00)
    Other: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600mhz 2x4gb ($62.00)
    Total: $2373.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 23:15 EST-0500)
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    Currently running the CPU @4.7Ghz 1.45Vcore and GPU @1200/1575
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