I would post images but they are on my cell >
i7 overclocked to 4.0Ghz quad core
2) 2TB hard drives 7200RPM
XFX Radeon 7870 2GB Core Edition
Triple Monitor Setup
Keyboard & mouse (don't ask) Lols
Debating between the Corsair K90 & the Logitech G510 as for a mouse i am unsure
what one i want atm, any suggestions? Also G510 vs K90?
Finally to a presentable level, here it is. after months of saving and swapping parts e.t.c
No internal pics as i forgot too, and after 2 hours of messing about i just want to play!
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.0 Ghz
GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 @ 900Mhz (soon to be upgraded to 7970 or GTX680)
PSU: Corsair TX650
Just a couple fans to go, as theres a couple empty spaces. And some white LED fans on the front, to match the white glow of the power button
Last edited by thunterman; 2012-12-29 at 05:21 PM.
Case: CM Storm Trooper
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
GPU: Gigabyte GTX670 OC
SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
RAM: 8 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
Case: Fractal Design Define XL Black Pearl
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Z77
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k OC 4,4Ghz @ 1.32v (very bad unit)
GPU: Asus Geforce 670 GTX DCII Overclocked @ 1228Mhz Core Boost, 6960Mhz GDDR5
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600Mhz
HDD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB
PSU: Super Flower Golden King Platinum 650W
Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Display: LGW2363D (120Hz Primary), Acer N230HML (Secondary)
Headphones: Razer Megalodon 7.1 Virtual Surround
Controllers: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, Razer Imperator 4G, Steelseries QcK Heavy+
I bought the i7 because i also play a lot of Battlefield 3 and sometimes stream.
Last edited by Manakuski; 2012-12-29 at 05:43 PM.
MB: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
RAM: Kingston Red HyperX 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6770
SSD: Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC
HDD: 640GB Western Digital WDC
Case: Diablotek Elite ATX Mid-Tower
Fans: 2x 120mm Blue LED Clear (side); 1x 80mm Black (rear)
PSU: Corsair 600W Blue LED
Optical Drives: CD/DVD Combo Drive
OS: Windows 8 Pro
Mouse: Razer Naga
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Monitors: 2x 23" Acer LCD S230HL
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics 2.1
Headset: Turtle Beach X12
* User sadly had to be infracted for oversized pictures. Read the opening post, please!
Last edited by tetrisGOAT; 2012-12-29 at 07:08 PM.
Non-reference simply refers to a model for a card that doesn't use (or use less of) the 'stock' design from AMD/NVIDIA, which includes the cooler, PCB and other circuitry, except for the chip itself. Instead, the vendor will most likely have their own designs for it. So, the Asus DirectCUII you've mentioned would be that, which is great for lower temps and even OC'ing headroom.
As with everything, OC'ing is always optional, it's just that non-ref cards are great for those purposes since they help the card run at much lower temps, so that they're able to withstand stress a bit better. Personally, stock coolers do the job just fine if you're looking to save some money as well, since they're supposed to be priced lower.
What I currently got in Greenland, if I manage to find a buyer for the 6850 I'll cancel the order on the 7850 & buy something along the lines of 7970 with a proper aftermarket cooler.
Cooler Master Test Bench v1.0 "chassis"
AMD FX-4300 (Currently being shipped)
4x4GB 1600MHz Kingston RAM
Gigabyte G970A-UD3 Motherboard
Antec Earthwatts 550w 80+ Platinum
MSI 7850 Power Edition (Basic was out of stock) (Currently being shipped)
Kingston 128GB SSD
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
1TB external HDD for Steam Games
Took some picture after cleaned of dust from my buddy.
MOBO: Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4, 965 BE 3.4GHz (currently @ 3.8GHz)
CPU-COOLING: Cooler master Hyper 212 evo
RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz CL8, 4x2GB
GPU: PowerCooler Radeon HD 6870
CHASSI: Fractal Design Define R2
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Max Iops 120GB
HDD: 2+1 TB Storage