1. #12421

    The new Rig

    I've been running with a heavily modified Dell XPS 8300 for the last 2+ years. It was time to get some new-ish tech. For xmas, family asked me for a wish list. Having been using Intel for the last 8 years, I decided to give AMD a shot, and see what I could do on a small-ish budget. Total spent is around $400 for case, CPU, MoBo, and H60 cooler.

    Total parts list inc...

    AMD A10-6800K (IGP Disabled, Turbo disabled)
    Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H Mobo
    16Gig Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600Mhz Dual Channel DDR3
    Intel 520 Series "Cherryville" 120Gig SSD (Main OS Drive)
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 64Mb Cache (Storage / Backup)
    NVidia GTX 560Ti 1Gig, 256bit Vid card
    Corsair "GS600" 600w PSU *First Gen, Blue LED fan on push button switch*
    Fractal Designs "Define R4 Silent" Case in Black Pearl finish
    Corsair H60 AIO Cooler
    2x Xigmatech 120mm Purple LED Crystal Series fans *One intake, bottom of case, one exhaust, top*
    2x Fractal Designs 140mm Fans *Stockers, front mounted, Intake, on the built in 3 speed fan controller*
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    Here are specs during stress testing. I'm concerned about the CPU temps, as the "Easy Tune" software reports way lower temps. Conflicting numbers bother me. The stock settings fore everything sent this beast to 83c(!!!) thus the under clocking.


    Side shot with case closed up.


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    Last edited by Gravewyrm; 2014-01-01 at 05:22 PM. Reason: Clarification on temps / clock speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheezusCrust View Post
    I ordered the ones with DP, DVI & HDMI.

    As for your friend, I guess he isn't moving it around a lot. :P

    Thanks Tetris, happy new year and all that
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  3. #12423
    CPU: I7 3770
    RAM: 8GB Crosair Vengeance
    GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked
    MB: MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING
    PSU: EVGA Supernova 750W gold certified
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM
    SSD: Kingston Hyper X 240 GB
    Case: CM Storm Enforcer
    Monitor: 23'' Dell s2340M
    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse: Razer Deathadder 2013 edition
    Last edited by gar1234; 2014-01-01 at 11:13 PM.

  4. #12424
    Now that I can finally post images here is my system.

    Intel i7 2700K | ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Mobo | Corsair H100 | 16GB RAM |128GB SSD | 1TB WD Black | HD6950 2GB | Corsair 500D Case | LG BD Writer






  5. #12425
    Should flash that 6950 to a 6970. Unlocks all its goodness and they tend to over clock pretty well. I've a Sapphire 6970, great card, and as far as I know, the '50 has the dual bios switch just like the 90. Flash one, if it doesn't work out, flip the switch, and you are back to stock settings.
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  6. #12426
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravewyrm View Post
    Should flash that 6950 to a 6970. Unlocks all its goodness and they tend to over clock pretty well. I've a Sapphire 6970, great card, and as far as I know, the '50 has the dual bios switch just like the 90. Flash one, if it doesn't work out, flip the switch, and you are back to stock settings.
    Mine doesn't have the switch unfortunately (atleast I didn't see one). Looked into that when I had first got it.

  7. #12427
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravewyrm View Post
    Should flash that 6950 to a 6970. Unlocks all its goodness and they tend to over clock pretty well. I've a Sapphire 6970, great card, and as far as I know, the '50 has the dual bios switch just like the 90. Flash one, if it doesn't work out, flip the switch, and you are back to stock settings.
    Use this modding tool because it mods your default bios & doesnt do anything else than unlocking the extra shaders: http://www.techpowerup.com/wizzard/Mod_BIOS_HD_6950.zip - Just put your bios in the map, name it original.bin, open run.bat and then you will just see moddedoriginal.bin in that map.
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  8. #12428
    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    If he plays mantle games he won't have to worry about it ^^
    Mantle makes CPU even the bigger bottleneck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldev View Post
    Mantle makes CPU even the bigger bottleneck...
    No It does not, PM me If you want to discuss it.
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  10. #12430
    Quote Originally Posted by ldev View Post
    Mantle makes CPU even the bigger bottleneck...
    Mantle removes the possibility of a CPU bottleneck. Back to topic.

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  11. #12431

    Update

    So, I decided to remove 8gigs of my ram. I noticed that the H60 hoses were starting to put some side pressure against one of the sticks. Luckily, the DIMM arrangement allows for 2 sticks to be in place, and have the slot nearest the CPU socket free. After that, I decided to try and get the 4.4Ghz this thing is supposed to "Turbo" to, as a 24/7 clock. here's the results. Notice the temp difference between ET6, and HWMonitor. I've concluded that ET6 uses a sensor on the MoBo, while HWMonitor use the actual die sensor.
    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5868/k7nd.png

    Temps shown are basically at idle, and the "Peak" temp shown in HWMonitor is during normal gameplay in WoW. The massive difference in temps between the 2 softwares bothers me, but its never shut down due to heat, so, I dunno.

    I will have some better shots of the entire setup later today, as I got ahold of a friends camera, which beats the iPhone4's snapper all day long.

    ::Edit::

    CPU-Z shows 119mhz on the bus speed, its actually 120, as it fluctuates. locked speed is 4.31Ghz.
    Last edited by Gravewyrm; 2014-01-02 at 04:40 PM. Reason: typos .. apparently too large of an image..
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  12. #12432
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Javelin304: I like the blue theme.
    Thanks wasnt initially going for it, when i got the board and seen the blue heat sinks I just decided to get the corsair ram with the blue heat spreaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravewyrm View Post
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    Why would you go for a 6800K when you're using a dedicated GPU. An i3-4330 would've been cheaper and faster.

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    Please don't use this thread to do the regular "Intel is better!"-arguments. There are reasons for both, such as getting one before one gets a GPU. Not saying it applies, just saying it's a reason.

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    Fair enough. Just seemed odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Why would you go for a 6800K when you're using a dedicated GPU. An i3-4330 would've been cheaper and faster.
    I had been using Intel for 8 years. I figured I'd give AMD a go since it had been a long time since I had owned one. A second reason is so that when I can get a solid i5 Haswell / i7 Haswell-E, I will be passing this CPU on to my Mom, who actually plays WoW, and this chip is a direct drop-in upgrade for her system (Currently running a Trinity).

    I also wanted to see how well it OC's with an AIO cooler, due to the crazy clocks I have seen via LN2 OC's. (8.5Ghz is just bonkers to me).
    Having the IGP and the Turbo locked out, dedicates the entire TDP to the processor.

    TL;DR
    I'ts an experiment that has a future for another system.
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  17. #12437
    Finally my other 770 GTX lighten arrived and I must say it looks pretty good

    Sorry for bad quality, S4 camera is horrible.

    http://i.imgur.com/lso2Gq2.jpg

  18. #12438
    i7 4.1
    MSI 780 ti 1002mhz
    16 GB 1600mhz
    H60
    MSI 65D Mobo
    AX760 PSU
    1TB HDD
    240 GB Corsair SSD
    Corsair 200D Case
    2x HP 25" 2511x Monitors
    42" TV
    Last edited by Typicol; 2014-01-04 at 12:52 AM.

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    First off, apologies for the crappy photo



    My Setup:

    i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz
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  20. #12440
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncutshadow View Post
    Finally my other 770 GTX lighten arrived and I must say it looks pretty good

    Sorry for bad quality, S4 camera is horrible.

    http://i.imgur.com/lso2Gq2.jpg
    I wait for a day when I could afford such a nice, shiny, powerful setup. Poland's a bitch, I must say. The amount of effort required to get a GPU like this in Poland is outrageous when compared to other, normal countries

    Going to get my new shizz on Wed, 8th of Jan after 4 PM. Will post dem screenies once I do some proper cable management this time.


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