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    AMD FX-8320
    RADEON HD 7870 GHZ Edition
    8 GB GSKILL RAM
    with my OS on a SSD

    Nothing amazing by the standards here but it's pretty good for me imo.
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    @IzoGray Doesn't that hurt you neck to be always looking up at your screen? I think that would kill me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzoGray View Post

    AMD FX-8320
    RADEON HD 7870 GHZ Edition
    8 GB GSKILL RAM
    with my OS on a SSD

    Nothing amazing by the standards here but it's pretty good for me imo.
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    also, you might want to change the size of your pics to large thumbnail before a mod wakes up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    also, you might want to change the size of your pics to large thumbnail before a mod wakes up
    I am always awake Cyanotical, always watching, constantly vigilant. o_o

    On-topic: I agree with Akaena, that setup hurts my neck just looking at it, it'd be like sitting in the front row at the movie theater.

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    Unless he was standing? Then he wouldn't have to look up so much. I've seen the occasional "standing" setup, definitely not common though :P

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    dat screen placement. how...the what? :/

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    My computer today. Some stuff changed, some stayed the same!

    2x LG 23" 1920x1080 LED edge-lit IPS Monitors
    Corsair Obsidian 350D, I went down in size
    Intel Core i7-2700K 4c8t @ 4.8GHz
    ASUS Maximus V Gene Z77 mATX motherboard
    Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan 6GB GDDR5
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
    120GB SSD
    3x 1TB WD Caviar Black in RAID0
    Threw out the rest of the hard drives (no space in case for them), now either used with a docking station or gone to my home server.


    Cherry keyboard w/o any cherry mechanical switches Mech-keyboards aren't for me anyway. Love both the look and feel of this one.



    With/without cover. Crappy phone camera still crappy.
    In front are two 140mm corsair AF fans.
    Managed to fit a H110 in there. Gives good temperatures!.


    HTPC (i5 3450S, Radeon HD 7750, TV-tuner capture card) and TV (46" Samsung) moved into a new shelf.

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    Hello there you lovely computer fellas ^^

    Quite a long while ago I posted in this thread, this post specifically!

    As time has passed this build has changed significantly, currently the build is evolving again with some upgrades and some heavy modding and painting!

    The system speccs will end up being:

    I7 4770K
    Asus Maximus VI Formula Z87
    GTX 780Ti
    32GB Dominator RAM
    2 Kingston SSDNOW300 240GB (possibly in raid)
    A few other HDD's just for storage
    AX1200

    Apogee Drive 2 for the CPU
    EK blocks for the GPU's
    EK block for the RAM
    Swiftech MCP35X
    Swiftech 240 Rad
    Swiftech 360 Rad
    MO-RA 3 9x120 Rad(outside of the case, possibly in another room)
    Lian Li 343B case (Slightly modified, ok very modified, ok I admit it butchered and frankensteined back to life)

    So yes, do you want a long post showing off this overpriced project?

    -Nidor
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    I don't get why people like you feel they need to chime in and tell the OP how useless his post was. If it was that useless why did you spend your 2 minutes to craft a response instead of 2 seconds to hit your "back" button?
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    That's what this topic is for.

    Though, that haswell really won't need that cooling.
    Also, poor efficiency due to the PSU being overspecced.

    So yeah, kinda overpriced isn't it? ^^
    Last edited by Majesticii; 2014-02-10 at 11:20 PM.

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    Trust me. It looks higher than it is from where I sit I don't bend my neck at all. I also pushed the mouse and keyboard table forward just to put it in the picture. I don't sit that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    That's what this topic is for.

    Though, that haswell really won't need that cooling.
    Also, poor efficiency due to the PSU being overspecced.

    So yeah, kinda overpriced isn't it? ^^
    Yes I could probably survive without the MO-RA, but since I can place it in the adjacent storage room which is colder and there really isn't any good justification for having it why not?

    My 4770K runs quite hot tbh, I'm going to remount it later on and see if I can push the temps farther down. But with a simple run in IntelBurnTest it hits mid 80's, running only the CPU/Mobo/RAM blocks.

    The AX1200 I've had for quite a long time and it has been the most reliable PSU I have ever worked with, sure it's got waaaay more power than what my system needs, but I'd rather have a lot of headroom than struggle for power.

    Anyhow, after work tomorrow I will see if the 780Ti's will hold up well on air until my waterblocks arrive!
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    omg Nidor, Mr. Super Computer Rig man! Would love to see updated pictures when you can get them!

    I must ask though if you really feel that CPU upgrade was worth it, though if you're rendering videos and such, I would say it probably is. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidor View Post
    My 4770K runs quite hot tbh, I'm going to remount it later on and see if I can push the temps farther down.
    It's a haswell thing. On-die VRM's make them run hot, but they don't produce lots of heat. If that makes any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    omg Nidor, Mr. Super Computer Rig man! Would love to see updated pictures when you can get them!

    I must ask though if you really feel that CPU upgrade was worth it, though if you're rendering videos and such, I would say it probably is. :P
    The CPU upgrade I got kind off half price, did a tradein with a friend for my 2500k + Motherboard + Hyper212 cooler for the motherboard and CPU. Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    It's a haswell thing. On-die VRM's make them run hot, but they don't produce lots of heat. If that makes any sense.
    As far as I know it's the same issue as with the Ivy bridge(I might be remembering wrong), where the TIM used between the CPU and Internal Heat Spreader is not that good. I think the Sandy series used a solder between the CPU and IHS which made sure they ran pretty cool. I have seen posts on different forums where people had a 10-18C decrease in temps after de-lidding and reapplying a proper TIM.

    I am considering de-lidding my CPU and either going direct-die cooling or putting on a new paste. And yes, I know the risks!

    It might take a while for me to get the build finished but when I have time later on I will take some pictures I can show you later this week!
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    I don't get why people like you feel they need to chime in and tell the OP how useless his post was. If it was that useless why did you spend your 2 minutes to craft a response instead of 2 seconds to hit your "back" button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidor View Post
    As far as I know it's the same issue as with the Ivy bridge
    No it isn't. The TIM is fine, direct-die wont do much since the issue is the small die-surface to begin with. I thought i got improvements when i delidded. But i've been comparing it to people who haven't. It really doesn't change diddly squat. Well maybe a little less core deviance, but that's about it.

    Just move your expectations and deal with the fact they run hot. You're not going to ever get 40-50 temps on a Haswell. And thb it's really not that big of a deal. You can slap a cheap H60/H80i and overclock it to your desire. They just get hot... so what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    No it isn't. The TIM is fine, direct-die wont do much since the issue is the small die-surface to begin with. I thought i got improvements when i delidded. But i've been comparing it to people who haven't. It really doesn't change diddly squat. Well maybe a little less core deviance, but that's about it.

    Just move your expectations and deal with the fact they run hot. You're not going to ever get 40-50 temps on a Haswell. And thb it's really not that big of a deal. You can slap a cheap H60/H80i and overclock it to your desire. They just get hot... so what.
    I'm not expecting 40-50 temps, I'd prefer low 70's. If you could PM me some of the places you've looked that'd be lovely. As I said earlier I've found people getting 10-18C drops from delidding and reaplying TIM, but also quite a few getting squat from it.

    Did you de-lid and reapply TIM or go DirectDie?

    They run hot, very hot and I'm fine with that ^^
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    I don't get why people like you feel they need to chime in and tell the OP how useless his post was. If it was that useless why did you spend your 2 minutes to craft a response instead of 2 seconds to hit your "back" button?
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    I don't have anything except stock fans and I've never gone over 71 degrees on my GPU. That was while playing AND streaming Witcher 2. My motherboard has only ever reached 60 degrees Celsius at it's very highest. Sounds like you're not getting proper airflow if you go higher than that. My CPU stays at an even lower temperature than the mobo. I would suggest re mounting your fan on the CPU. Maybe you don't have the CPU grease on properly. It has to be as even as possible when you put the fan on. Not trying to sound cocky or make you out to be a nub or anything, as I am pretty nubbish on computer issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzoGray View Post
    I don't have anything except stock fans and I've never gone over 71 degrees on my GPU. That was while playing AND streaming Witcher 2. My motherboard has only ever reached 60 degrees Celsius at it's very highest. Sounds like you're not getting proper airflow if you go higher than that. My CPU stays at an even lower temperature than the mobo. I would suggest re mounting your fan on the CPU. Maybe you don't have the CPU grease on properly. It has to be as even as possible when you put the fan on. Not trying to sound cocky or make you out to be a nub or anything, as I am pretty nubbish on computer issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    Random post is random.
    ....yeaahh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    ....yeaahh....
    I replying to this post where he says his temp hits 80 degrees for his CPU
    Quote Originally Posted by Nidor View Post
    Yes I could probably survive without the MO-RA, but since I can place it in the adjacent storage room which is colder and there really isn't any good justification for having it why not?

    My 4770K runs quite hot tbh, I'm going to remount it later on and see if I can push the temps farther down. But with a simple run in IntelBurnTest it hits mid 80's, running only the CPU/Mobo/RAM blocks.

    The AX1200 I've had for quite a long time and it has been the most reliable PSU I have ever worked with, sure it's got waaaay more power than what my system needs, but I'd rather have a lot of headroom than struggle for power.

    Anyhow, after work tomorrow I will see if the 780Ti's will hold up well on air until my waterblocks arrive!

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